The Origin of Laws, Arts, and Sciences, and Their Progress Among the Most Ancient Nations, Volume 2

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A. Donaldson and J. Reid, 1761

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Page 2 - For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people. Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Page 103 - And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning "work.
Page 124 - Almighty, and sometimes to receive the orders of their sovereign, present in a sensible manner in the presence of his people. I think then we ought to look upon the tabernacle as a work which God would have, that the structure should have relation with the edifices destined in the East, whether for the worship of the Gods, or the habitation of Kings. The whole construction of the tabernacle presented moreover, the model of an edifice, regular and distributed with much skill.
Page 145 - ... which alone could give us the information we require. Homer, for instance, in speaking of the palace of Priam, says that it had at the entrance fifty apartments well built, in which the princes his children lodged with their wives, and that it was surrounded with porticoes of stone wrought with care. At the bottom of the court there were twelve other apartments for the sons-in-law of that monarch,* and a magnificent dwelling for Paris,!
Page 236 - Etfery one had a right to go and confult them, and to chufe the remedy of which he thought he had need *. Afterwards, the number of thefe receipts being augmented, it became neceflary to put them in order. Thofe who were charged with this care, came to know more particularly...
Page 124 - It served at once for the temple and the palace. The Israelites went there sometimes to adore the Almighty, and sometimes to receive the orders of their Sovereign, present in a sensible manner in the midst of his people.
Page 288 - ... extent of countries, comprised under the name of the land of Canaan. They lost the greatest part of it by the conquests of the Israelites under Joshua. The lands, which fell in division to the tribe of Asher, extended to Sidon ; that city, notwithstanding, was not subdued. If the conquests of Joshua took from the Phoenicians a great part of their dominion, they were well paid by the consequences of that event. In effect, the greatest part of the ancient inhabitants of Palestine, seeing themselves...
Page 89 - OF all the arts of which we have to fpeak in this fe. cond part, there are none which appear to have been more or better cultivated than thofe which concern cloathing. We fee tafte and magnificence fhine equally in the defcription Mofes gives of the habits of the high prieft and th'e vails of the tabernacle. The...
Page 133 - Homer sayst that Thebes was able to furnish twenty thousand chariots of war, by which we may judge of the number of inhabitants which it contained. Tacitus relates^ that, when Germanicus visited its magnificent ruins, there were still to be seen, on ancient obelisks, a pompous description, in Egyptian characters, of the wealth and grandeur of the place. From the account of an elderly priest who interpreted the hieroglyphics, it appeared that Thebes...
Page 2 - Goguet, in his elaborate and learned treatise on the Origin of Laws, observes, that " the more we meditate on the laws of Moses, the more we shall perceive their wisdom and inspiration. They alone have the inestimable advantage never to have undergone any of the revolutions common to all human laws, which have always demanded frequent amendments ; sometimes changes ; sometimes additions ; sometimes the retrenching of superfluities. There has been nothing changed, nothing added, nothing retrenched...

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