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897 B

Two hundred denarii worth of bread

The word "denarii" is the plural of "denarius. "AT: "The amount of bread that cost two hundred days' wages" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-bmoney)

five bread loaves of barley

"Five loaves of barley bread." Barley was a common grain.


A loaf of bread is a lump of dough that is shaped and baked. These were probably small dense, round loaves.

what are these among so many?

This remark appears in the form of a question to emphasize that they do not have enough food to feed everyone. AT: "these few loaves and fishes are not enough to feed so many people!" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-rquestion)


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