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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 74 (search)
s relative to this subject, I have transcribed from his letters. " I ate a little bread and some small dates, in my carriage." Again. " In returning home from the palace in my litter, I ate an ounce of bread, and a few raisins." Again.. "No Jew, my dear Tiberius, ever keeps such strict fast upon the Sabbath,Sabbatis jejunium. Augustus might have been better informed of the Jewish rites, from his familiarity with Herod and otlers; for it is certain that their sabbath was not a day of fasting. Justin, however, fell into the same error: he says, that Moses appointed the sabbath-day to be kept for ever by the Jews as a fast, in memory of their fasting for seven days in the deserts of Arabia, xxxvi. 2. 14. But we find that there was a weekly fast among the Jews, which is perhaps what is here meant; the Sabbatis Jejunium being equivalent to the nhsteu/w di/s tou= sabba/tou, 'I fast twice in the week' of the Pharisee, in St. Luke xviii. 12. as I have to-day; for while in the bath, and after