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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter IV

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And again, contemplate 1 So U: all other Eth. MSS ‘I contemplated’; Aram. ‘consider’. the days of summer, how at its beginning 2 at its beginning: so GQU; D′ corrupt; all other Eth. MSS ‘opposite it’, viz. ‘how the sun is above it, opposite it’. the sun is above it. 3 above it: i.e. the earth. You seek shelter and shade because of the heat of the sun, and the earth burns with a scorching heat, and you cannot tread upon the earth, or upon a rock, because of its heat.

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1 So U: all other Eth. MSS ‘I contemplated’; Aram. ‘consider’.

2 at its beginning: so GQU; D′ corrupt; all other Eth. MSS ‘opposite it’, viz. ‘how the sun is above it, opposite it’.

3 above it: i.e. the earth.

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