Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible; With the Biblical Fragments Volume 3

Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible; With the Biblical Fragments Volume 3

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...quantity of sand is strewed upon the area for the (Pello-wans) wrestlers to fall upon; whilst the roof of these cloysters, round about, are crowded with spectators of their strength and agility. I have often seen several hundreds of people diverted in this manner upon the roof of the Dey's palace at Algiers; which, like many more of the same quality and denomination, hath an advanced cloyster, over against the gate of the palace (Esther v. 1.), made in the fashion of a large pent-house, supported only by one or two contiguous pillars in the front, or else in the centre. In such open structures as these, in the midst of their guards and counsellors, are the Bashas, Kadees, and other great officers, to distribute justice and transact the public affairs of their provinces. Here likewise they have their public entertainments, as the lords and others of the Philistines had in the House of Dagon. Upon a supposition therefore that in the house of Dagon, there was a cloystered structure of this kind, the pulling down the front or centre pillars only which supported it, would be attended with the like catastrophe that happened to the Philistines." Shaw's Travels. The reader will have remarked the usage of the Court Veil (no. Clviii.) to shelter the internal area of the House: of the ballustrade, on the top of the House. We do not perceive that the Doctor has alluded to Peters vision, Acts x. 9. yet as that was on the Top of the House, on the terrace, we see how fit a place it was for such a purpose; as being (1) open to the heaven, whence the sheet seemed to descend; (2) private, and at that time secluded, fit for prayer. We have seen that the House-top was frequently slept upon (No. xcix.), and we submit, as a query, whether this was not the fact in...show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517857
  • 9781236517852