Har-Moad; Or, the Mountain of the Assembly. a Series of Archaeological Studies, Chiefly from the Stand-Point of the Cuneiform Inscriptions

Har-Moad; Or, the Mountain of the Assembly. a Series of Archaeological Studies, Chiefly from the Stand-Point of the Cuneiform Inscriptions

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...complicated, at the starting-point. 1st. It has been shown in a previous chapter that the Babylonian-sphere had been taken as a symbol of the cosmos. The two divisions, the upper and lower hemispheres, represented respectively the two chief divisions of the cosmos, namely, heaven and earth, the upper portion being put for heaven, and the lower for the earth. In this way, the zodiacal temple, with its main line of separation drawn through the sign Aries, denoted by the Accsidian Bara, corresponded precisely to the Hebrew tabernacle, with its two apartments separated by a vail. The term Bara equals the Assyrian Pa-rak-ku, which Dr. Delitzsch, heretofore cited, compares with the Hebrew Pa-ro-keth, denoting the vail of the tabernacle. 2d. But the original cosmos, that to which in point of fact the earliest traditions referred, consisted of the particular heaven and earth known to the first men, and which had been conceived, the one as the celestial paradise, especial seat of the divine powers, the other as a terrestrial paradise, happy abode of primeval humanity. These two abodes, therefore, constituting the original cosmos, were symbolized by the two divisions of the Babylonian sphere, since it had been taken to represent creation in its chief apartments. The upper portion, the superior heaven, was put for the celestial, and the other, the inferior heaven, for the terrestrial paradise. Hence, this lower hemisphere had a double assimilation to the earth and to the terrestrial paradise, just as the upper hemisphere represented heaven and the celestial paradise. 3d. The assimilation of the inferior portion of the sphere to the earth, to a particular earth, identical with the 'paradise of man, had been neglected, had been in fact forgotten. A sufficient...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526813
  • 9781236526816