Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly, bring out the best robe and put it on him. And put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
What did you expect to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? Look, people who wear fancy clothes live in kings' palaces.
They love to recline at the head place at dinner tables [Note: This referred to the practice of lying down on their left side on a couch next to the dinner table, and leaning on their left elbow, while eating with their right hand], and to occupy the principal seats in the synagogues.
and to occupy the principal seats in the synagogues and the head places at dinner tables.