“In the mean time there arose a murmuring of the people against the Lord… For a mixed multitude of people… burned with desire…and said: Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt freecost… Now Moses heard the people weeping, every one at the door of his tent. And the wrath of the Lord was enkindled exceedingly: to Moses also the thing seemed insupportable… [Moses said to them] the Lord may give you flesh, and you may eat: Not for one day, nor two, nor five, nor ten, no nor for twenty. But even for a month of days, till it come out at your nostrils, and become loathsome to you… And a wind going out from the Lord, taking quails up beyond the sea brought them… The people therefore rising up all that day, and night, and the next day, gathered together of quails… As yet the flesh was between their teeth, neither had that kind of meat failed: when behold the wrath of the Lord being provoked against the people, struck them with an exceeding great plague. And that place was called the graves of lust…” (Numbers 11)
St. Maximus the Confessor, Opuscule 2, on the heretics Nestorius and Severus: “Truly, this is a pair of evil and law-breaking men who would thus insanely and wickedly transgress the truth of correct dogmas in opposite [ways].”
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