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I.-A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.1


Origen, Dionysius, Pierius, Eusebius of Caesareia, Didymus, and Apollinaris, have interpreted this epistle most copiously;2 of whom Pierius, when he was expounding and unfolding the meaning of the apostle, and purposed to explain the words. For I would that all men were even as I myself,3 added this remark: In saying this, Paul, without disguise, preaches celibacy.4

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