especially when it was a question of helping a poor man obtain
his due. If one of the parties to a suit cited before his
tribunal was known to be a man of violence, he would surround
himself with his army and inspire him with fear, so
that the culprit could not but show himself amenable to his

He endeavored to inculcate his benevolent ways upon his
children, by accustoming them to wait upon the poor. On
the morrow after a feast he would sacrifice bountifully to
God, and together with the pieces upon the altar his offerings
would be divided among the needy. He would say:
"Take and help yourselves, and pray for my children. It
may be that they have sinned, and renounced God, saying in
the presumption of their hearts: 'We are the children of

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