The Ancient History by Charles Rollin; In Eight Volumes. Containing an Account of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians Volume 5

The Ancient History by Charles Rollin; In Eight Volumes. Containing an Account of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ... version of the Bible. their passions; if we, perhaps, except the Jewish nation, whom heconfidered as his own peculiar people. To prevent our falling into a temptation so repngnant to religion and even reason itself, God breaks at every interval his filence, and disperses the clouds which hide him, and condescends to discover to us the secret springs of his providence, by causing his prophets to foretel, along series of years before the event, the fate he has prepared for the different nations of the earth. He reveals to Daniel the order, the succession, and the different characteristics of the four great empires, to which he is determined to subject all the nations of the universe, viz. that of the Babylonians, of the Persians and Medes, of the Greeks; and, lastly, that of the Romans.. It is in the same view that he insists, very strongly, on the two most famous conquerors that ever existed; I mean Cyrus and Alexander, the one founder, the other destroyer, of the potverfttl empire of Pcrfia. He causes the former to be called by his name two hundred years before his birth; prophecies by the mouth of Isaiah his victories; and relates the sevgral circumstances of the taking of Babylon, the like of which had never been seen before. On this occasion, he points out Alexander, by the mouth of Daniel, and ascribes such qualities and characteristics as can agree with none but him, and which denote him as plztinly as if he had been named. These passages of scripture, in which God explains himself clearly, should be considered as very precious, and serve? as so many keys to open to us the path to the secret methods by which he goveins the world. These faint glimmerings of light should enable a rational and religious man to see every thing else...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795741
  • 9781236795748