- "When I arrived home and my wife Anna and my son Tobi'as were restored to me, at the feast of Pentecost, which is the sacred festival of the seven weeks, a good dinner was prepared for me and I sat down to eat. "
- "Upon seeing the abundance of food I said to my son, ""Go and bring whatever poor man of our brethren you may find who is mindful of the Lord, and I will wait for you."" "
- "But he came back and said, ""Father, one of our people has been strangled and thrown into the market place."" "