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The writer of Hebrews demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the Old Testament and the LXX in particular. Sheepskin In Hebrews 11:37 we read ἐλιθάσθησαν, ἐπρίσθησαν, ἐν φόνῳ μαχαίρης ἀπέθανον, περιῆλθον ἐν μηλωταῖς (sheep skin), ἐν αἰγείοις δέρμασιν, ὑστερούμενοι, θλιβόμενοι, κακουχούμενοι. The LXX has five references to the same same word all in ...

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