And these bottles of wine, which we filled, [were] new
That is, on the day they came out on their journey:
and, behold, they be rent;
which were owing to the long use that had been made of them, as they pretended:
and these our garments, and our shoes, are become old by reason of the
very long journey:
quite worn out through length of time and tedious travels. Isidore of Pelusium F17 thinks these Gibeonites were Cappadocians, of whom he gives a shocking character, and particularly that they were prone to lying and deceit; but his reason for it, that they were of the Philistines, will not hold good.
F17 L. 1. Ep. 281.