They are amongst the earliest examples of the "catenic" (catena, chain) form of commentary, consisting of a series of extracts from the fathers, arranged, with independent additions, to elucidate the portions of Scripture concerned.
He gave himself out as an angel sent from God to elucidate the prophecies.
To elucidate the rule of faith as set forth in the creed, and further to point out its agreement with the Scriptures, is the object of Irenaeus as a theologian.
Blunt and C. Huber have done much to elucidate the main physical features of the country.
More important still is the application of Semitic study to elucidate the Gospels.