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Transcriber's note:

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note.
Irregularities and inconsistencies in the text have been retained as
printed.

Missing page numbers are page numbers that were not shown in the
original text.

Page 116: The transcriber has supplied the missing closing
bracket - "and Him crucified (when I was among the pupils of
Gamaliel, all of whom despised my chosen theme)".







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