Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Transfiguration (detail)
Raphael Sanzio (1483 - 1520)
Vatican Museum


And it came to pass when Jesus had fully ended these words, the people were in admiration at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.
(Matt. 7:28-29)

JESUS, THE GREAT PROPHET: In Him was fulfilled Moses' prophecy: "The Lord thy God will raise up to thee a Prophet of thy nation, and of thy brethren, like unto me. Him thou shalt hear" [Deuteronomy 18:15]. He promulgates by His own authority the Law of the New Testament, which is far greater and more perfect than the Law of the Old Testament given on Mount Sinai.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.] (1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)