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POSTILS, postillae. Marginal notes made in a book or writing for reference to other parts of the same, or some other book or writing.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(15.) "Advent Church Postils," (1521), WA 7:502, 34 f.: "Quando autem pene universa scriptura totiusque Theologiae cognitio pendet in recta cognitione legis et Euangelii (Nearly the entire Scripture and the knowledge of all theology depends upon the correct understanding of law and gospel.)" Though nearly identical, this is not the Advent Postil on Matthew 11:2-10 translated in The Sermons of Martin Luther (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1996) 1:87-113.
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Second, under the title "Blossoms and Bouquets from Luther's Thought," he describes topical collections and reprints of various publications by Luther, such as postils, catechism, hymns, prayers, and prophetic predictions (chapter 7).