of much the same age; as is a damsel of 12 years old called a little
child, Mark 5:39-42, five several times. Herod is also said by Josephus
to be a very young man at 25. See the note on Antiq. B. XIV. ch. 9. sect
2, and of the War, B. I. ch. 10. And Aristobulus is styled a very little
child at 16 years of age, Antiq. B. XV. ch. 2. sect. 6, 7. Domitian also
is called by him a very young child, when he went on his German expedition
at about 18 years of age, of the War, B. VII. ch. 4. sect. 2. Samson's
wife, and Ruth, when they were widows, are called children, Antiq. B. V.
ch. 8. sect. 6, and ch. 9. sect. 2 3.
and a woman unprovided of necessaries; but at length he agreed to it, because
God was pleased with what Sarah had determined: so he delivered Ismael
to his mother, as not yet able to go by himself; and commanded her to take
a bottle of water, and a loaf of bread, and so to depart, and to take Necessity
for her guide. But as soon as her necessary provisions failed, she found