or of any other compounded sweet balsams, had reference to Him, we have also proved,  inasmuch as the word says: Therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.'  For indeed all kings and anointed persons obtained from Him their share in the names of kings and anointed: just as He Himself received from the Father the titles of King, and Christ, and Priest, and Angel, and such like other titles which He bears or did bear. Aaron's rod, which blossomed, declared him to be the high priest. Isaiah prophesied that a rod would come forth from the root of Jesse, [and this was] Christ. And David says that the righteous man is like the tree that is planted by the channels of waters, which should yield its fruit in its season, and whose leaf should not fade.'  Again, the righteous is said to flourish like the palm-tree. God appeared from a tree to Abraham, as it is written, near the oak in Mamre. The people found seventy willows and twelve springs after crossing the Jordan.  David affirms that God comforted him with a rod and staff. Elisha, by casting a stick  into the river Jordan, recovered the iron part of the axe with which the sons of the prophets had gone to cut down trees to build the house in which they wished to read and study the law and commandments of God; even as our Christ, by being crucified on the tree, and by purifying [us] with water, has redeemed us, though plunged in the direst offences which we have committed, and has made [us] a house of prayer and adoration. Moreover, it was a rod that pointed out Judah to be the father of Tamar's sons by a great mystery."
 [Myrrh. Christ the (Anointed) Rock is also referred to by Jacob (Genesis 49:24).]  In chap. lxiii. probably, where the same Psalm is quoted.  Psalm 45:7.  Psalm 1:3.  The Red Sea, not the Jordan. [Exodus 15:27.]  Literally, "a tree."
 In chap. lxiii. probably, where the same Psalm is quoted.
 Psalm 45:7.
 Psalm 1:3.
 The Red Sea, not the Jordan. [Exodus 15:27.]
 Literally, "a tree."