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The interest attached to this word is in connection with the birth of Christ. Luke 2:7-16 . The word is φάτνη, which in classical Greek is used for a 'manger' or 'feeding trough;' but it has been doubted whether the modern manger was introduced into Palestine so early. Schleusner contends that the word implies in scripture "any enclosure, but especially a vestibule to the house, where the cattle were, not enclosed with walls, but wooden hurdles." With this agrees the Vulgate praesepe and the Peshito-Syriac. The word φάτνη occurs in the LXX in 2 Chronicles 32:28 ; Job 6:5 ; Job 39:9 ; Proverbs 14:4 ; Isaiah 1:3 ; Joel 1:17 : Habakkuk 3:17 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Manger '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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