Your servant loves your promise;
it has been proved by fire.
1 Davide: the spelling of this word is not uniform, perhaps because of different sources.
2 Neemia or Nehemia: a variable spelling (cf. preceding note).
3 The close relation between the apostolate of editions and the study of the Bible is one of the fundamental themes of LS (cf. pp. 72ff; 98ff, 191-193, 289-294, 306, 317ff) as it was of the preceding Apostolato Stampa, and it is along the line of Vatican Council II's teaching: “The bride of the incarnate Word, the Church, taught by the Holy Spirit, is concerned with attaining an ever deeper understanding of the Sacred Scriptures, so as to be able to feed her children continually with the divine words.” Therefore, “she encourages the study of the holy Fathers of both East and West and of sacred liturgies. Catholic exegetes then and other students of sacred theology, working diligently together and using appropriate means, should devote their energies, under the watchful care of the sacred teaching office of the Church, to an exploration and exposition of the divine writings. This should be done in such a way that as many ministers of the divine word as possible will be able to offer with fruit to the people of God the nourishment of the Scriptures which enlightens the mind, strengthens the will, and sets men's hearts on fire with the love of God.” (Dei Verbum, no. 23)
4 This is about sensus plenior, or full meaning. Cf. p. 40, note 7, n. 3.
5 “The seed is the word of God.” - LS erroneously indicates “Luca XVII, 11.” (“Lk 17:11)
6 Charles Gounod (Paris 1818 - St. Cloud 1893), former seminarian, besides music had also studied literature and philosophy. He won the Grand prix de Rome, where he stayed in 1840 and 1841. He became enthusiastic of Palestrina's polyphonic execution, in such a way that he himself composed a mass that made him deserve the designation of chapel master in the Roman Church of St. Louis of the French. In his brilliant opera career, he was successful in Vienna and in Leipzig, aside from Paris. He is most popular for his Ave Maria adapted from a prelude of J. S. Bach.
7 LS indicates 1Kings for 1Sm.