17 [Comp. Recognitions, x. 17-19, 29-36, 41, for statements similar to those in chaps. 12-19.-R.]
18 This is Wiesler's conjecture.
19 [Comp. chap. 2, and Recognitions, 40, 41.-R.]
20 The Latin ta,es "moira" in the sense of "district," and trnslates, "these props of the districts of the sky."
21 This is Wieseler's conjecture for reading of the mss.. "contrived."
22 This is Schwegler's restoration of the passage. Davisius proposes, "He is in the bloom of life, at which time if any one desires", etc.
23 [Compare with the arguments here, Recognitions, x. 35-38.-R.]
24 [Comp. v. 23, and Recognitions, x. 24.-R.]
25 [Comp. Recognition, x. 25, where these facts are also used.-R.]
26 [The conclusion of the discussion is noteworthy, not only from the fairness of the argument, but from the skill with which the position of Clement, as a heathen inquirer, is maintained.-R.]
1 [The historical details of this Homily also have not parallel in the Recognitions.-R.]
2 [With this discourse respecting Simon, compare Recognitions, ii. 6-18. But the statements respecting Simon's power and the design of are much stronger than here.-R.]
3 We have adopted Wieseler's emendation. The text may be translated thus: "And after that, among his other wondrous deeds, all the rest (who had not been baptized) sat down," etc.
4 [Compare with this chapter the recently discovered "Teaching" and Apostolic Constitutions, book vii. chap. 1, in Vol. vii. pp. 377, 405.-R.]
5 [Comp. Recognition, iv. 36. The language recalls Acts xv. 20 and I Cor. x. 21.-R.]