And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at evening. Judges 19:16
Though an “old man,” yet a “workman,” and at “field work,” and “till the evening.”
It was wonder that this honest man had not been banished out of Gibeah, as once Hermodorus was out of Ephesus, merely for his honesty and frugality. At which time also this law was made there, ουδεις ημων ονηιστος εστω.
Let there be none honest amongst us: let no man excel others in any point of good husbandry; or if he do, let him be packing.
Which law of theirs, when Heraclitus heard of, he said, it was pity they were not all hanged for public pests and botches of mankind.