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3. Conceiving and Bringing Forth the Divine Word

For as the Virgin Mary conceived the work of the Holy Spirit and brought forth THE WORD OF GOD clothed with human flesh, so also these sacred writers, inspired by the Holy Spirit, conceived and brought forth the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD. And just as divinity lay concealed in human nature, carrying therein all the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge, wherefore his human nature was luminous with the splendor of divinity; so also beneath the literary garments of the sacred scriptures there lies hidden divine truth, shining through with divine wisdom.

THE REV. J. V. BAINVEL, S.J. (1895)