The Divine Drama of History and Civilisation Volume 1

The Divine Drama of History and Civilisation Volume 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...Jerusalem, as Rome itself. Let any man imagine a better type of the translation of Petra into Rome; of Idumeans into Romans; of the Jewish High Priest into the Roman High Priest, by the substitution of Christianity for both J ewism and Romanism, as belonging to the old trilogue of the Drama, if he can. There is nothing wanting to make it complete. Even the double priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, which puzzles historians to account for their respective relationships and duties, is the finishing stroke of the Master's hand. The time was come; and the Priesthood was destined to pass to another people, even in the lifetime of the former: and the great future fact was represented in the less or individual fact of the Priesthood passing from one individual to another, in the former's lifetime, atthe Christian Epoch. The Jews were first ruled by Kings, and, after the captivity, chiefly by Priests, till they became Idumeans. The Romans also were ruled by Kings and temporal authorities, and afterwards by Priests; and now, in the Middle Ages, the reign of the Roman Aaronic Priest begins, and he builds his temple, like Solomon, the Prince of Peace, on the cloven mountain. How is it that the mountain of the temple should be called the cloven mountain? Mount Moriah is double. It is the mountain of the temple and the mosque, besides being literally a cloven mountain in itself; and Rome also is double, and has a bridge that passes through it from the old to the new or modern world. It has a double destiny: its mitre is cloven like the Holy Mountain: it has two classical languages, which no other city has. Is this double character of Rome an accident? It is the natural character of The vaulted substructions of the Harem es-Sherif, or site of...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943767
  • 9781236943767