21 The manuscripts give a0nta/rtaj, for which Migne proposes a0nqrw/pouj or a/nterga/taj. [Unworthy, wholly so, of our author. This curious specimen of the romances of antiquity might better have found its place with other Protevangelia in vol. viii., this series.]
18 On this terebinth, see Scaliger (ad Graeca Euseb., p. 414); Franciscus Quaresimus, in Elucid. terrae sanctae; Eugenius Rogerius, etc.; and also Valesius, ad Euseb. De Vit. Constant., iii. 53, notes 3 and 5.
19 Scaliger acknowledges himself ignorant of this word e/ktena/j. In the Eastern Church it is used to denote protracted prayers (preces protensiores) offered by the deacon on behalf of all classes of men, and the various necessities of human life. See Suicer, sub voce. Allatius thinks the text corrupt, and would read, e0f' o@n ta/ o0lokautw/mata kai\ ta\j e9kato/mbaj a0neferon = on which they offered both holocausts and hecatombs. [Littledale, Eastern Offices, p. 253.]
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