Genesis 16:12

And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren.
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Didymus the Blind

AD 398
There are a number of differences that distinguish a man who is studious, sophisticated and urbane from a man who is none of these things. We say then of this latter type that by comparison with one who is a city person and a man of science, he is a simpleton, a rustic or “man of the country,” and that by comparison with an educated and cultivated individual, he is uneducated or at least of low education. The fruit engendered by virtue is a style of life conformed to laws. So the person who does not live as a citizen according to the laws of the “city of the living God,” of the heavenly city, is a man of the country. For, since he is not able to live up to the constitution of this city, he lives in the country and not yet in the city. And it is well that the text says not only that he is “of the country” but also that he is “a man,” for a share in the Word of God is not yet given to one who is just beginning. This will not happen until he has made some progress—for those whom Scripture...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Wild. Hebrew: like a wild ass, not to be tamed or subdued. The Saracens or Arabs, have almost all along maintained their independence. Over against, ready to fight, without any dread of any one. (Calmet)

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

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