1 Samuel 30:24

For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goes down to the battle, so shall his part be that waits by the supplies: they shall part alike.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Alike. Nothing could be more just and prudent; as this decision prevents continual murmurs and inconveniences. Those who are left behind, are bound to defend the baggage at the hazard of their lives, and each man must obey the orders of the general. Hence all nations seem to have adopted similar regulations, though Achilles declaims against it. (Homer, Iliad i.) Coriolanus observes, that formerly the Romans brought all the spoil into the public treasury. (Hali car. vii.) The soldiers promised on oath to bring all they should take, and an equal division was made to the whole army. (Polyb. x.) The sick and absent also partook of the plunder. (Calmet) The same was observed by the Machabees, 2 Machabees viii. 28. (Haydock)


AD 387
Let there be no special food for anyone working in the kneading room. Let the food be the same for everyone, for those who bake and those who are appointed to any task, in accordance with what was established from the beginning by the father of the koinōnia, Apa, to whom God entrusted this great calling. If other fathers who have succeeded him have made canons granting special food to the bakers, they did so after Moses’ manner, as we have learned in the Gospel that says, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses has allowed you to repudiate your wives, but in the beginning it was not like this.” If, for some light fatigue, a man separates himself from his brother and differs from him in his food more than do those who are to leave for the harvest or for any other task at which they will have to endure the heat, let us not allow the brothers who have been appointed for any other task in the community to eat with these, since they have not set out to endure the heat and to work strenuou...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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