The Bible and Its Story

The Bible and Its Story

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...us and in truth hath comfort in us. So they were all destroyed, the death of the youngest being more severe and cruel than that of any of his brothers. Last of all, after the sons, the mother died. "In the meanwhile the king's officers, such as compelled the people to revolt, came into the city of Modin to make them sacrifice. And when many of Israel came unto Mattathias, the priest and his sons came also together. Then answered the king's officers, and said to the priest, Thou art a ruler, and an honorable and great man in this city, and strengthened with sons and brethren; now therefore come thou first and fulfil the king's commandment, as all the heathen have done and the men of Juda and such as remain at Jerusalem; so shalt thou and thy house be in the number of the king's friends, and thou and thy friends shall be honored with silver and gold, and many rewards. Then Mattathias answered and spake with a loud voice: "Though all the nations that are under the king's dominion obey him, and fall away every one from the religion of their fathers, and give consent to his commandments, yet will I and my sons and my brethren walk in the covenant of our fathers. God forbid that we should forsake the law and the ordinances. We will not hearken to the king's words, to go from our religion, either on the right hand or the left. Now when he had spoken these words, there came one of the Jews in the sight of all to sacrifice on the altar which was at Modin, according to the king's commandment. Which thing when the priest of God saw, he was inflamed with zeal, and he trembled and was angry, and ran and slew him upon the altar. Also the king's commissioner who compelled men to sacrifice, he killed at that time, and the altar he pulled down. "So...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503589
  • 9781236503589