A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.
Origen, Dionysius, Pierius, Eusebius of Cæsareia, Didymus, and Apollinaris, have interpreted this epistle most copiously; [1271] 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, [1272] added this remark: In saying this, Paul, without disguise, preaches celibacy. [1273]


[1270] This very brief quotation is preserved in Jerome's Second Epistle to Pammachius.

[1271] Latissime.

[1272] 1 Corinthians 7:7.

[1273] Vol. iv. p. 243, edit. Benedictin. [No doubt he does, as did his Master, Christ, before him, and under the same limitations. Matthew 19:12.]

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