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The Codex Vaticanus text for this passage is: ἔκχεον τοὺς ἄρτους σου ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον τῶν δικαίων καὶ μὴ δῷς τοῖς ἁμαρτωλοῖς. Pour out your bread upon the grave of the righteous and do not give it to the sinners (my translation). Textual Difficulties The Latin also says 'wine': panem tuum et vinum super sepulturam iusti constitue et noli ex eo ...


The main arguments in the recent literature seem to be about whether the original was Aramaic or Hebrew. I was unable to find any post-Qumran scholarship arguing for a Greek original. There seems to be very good evidence that all the existing Greek texts descend from a Semitic version similar to what is found in Qumran (just as all the non-Qumran Hebrew ...


It was likely a Canaan dog, or rather its ancestor the desert pariah dog, which appears to be the only breed indigenous to that area.

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