And we have heard that the Jews would not consent to my father to turn to the rites of the Greeks, but that they would keep to their own manner of living, and therefore that they request us to allow them to live after their own laws.
I understand that the Jews do not wish to adopt the Greek way of life, as my father had intended, but prefer their own way of life and have requested that they be allowed to live according to their own customs.
we have heard that (the) Jews assented not to the father (or to our father), to be translated (or transferred over) to the custom of (the) Greeks, but will (or desire) [for to] hold their (own) ordinance, and that therefore they ask of us, that their lawful things be granted to them.
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