A Historical and Critical Commentary on the Old Testament; With a New Translation Volume 3

A Historical and Critical Commentary on the Old Testament; With a New Translation 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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...5; Jer. VIII. 2; where sun and moon (rTV) are joined; comp. also Job XXXI. 26, 27; Dent. IV. 19. ppT 17, 18. '- Comp. Tacit. Hist. II. 3 (alluding to the Ashtarte at Paphos), simulacrum dcae, non effigic humana, continuus orbis laliore initio tenuem in ambitum metae modo exsurgens; Herodian.V'. 3; Plin. H. N. XXXVI. 8 or 14 (trabes ex eo fecere Reges... obeliscos vocantes, Solis numini sacratos). It must be left undecided whether lBT"7j!r is "the god of Chemnis" in Upper Egypt orKhem, asBraun (I.e. I. 350) contends, in conformity with his scheme of reducing all mythology to an Egyptian source or primitive myth. is Isai.XVII. 8; XXVII. 9; Jer.XLHI. 13; Ezek. VI. 4, 6; 2 Chr. XIV. 4; XXXIV. 4, 7; comp. Lev. XXVI. 30. i- 2 Ki. XXIII. 11; comp. p. 89 note 12; Selden, 1. c. p. 325; Mfmter, Rel. d. Karth. pp. 13,14. The horses served probably, as was the case in Persia, for a kind of royal oracle. It has hence been conjectured that the great mass of the people considered the Temple to have been dedicated specially to the worship of the Sun. " Ezek. VIII. 16. custom of putting "the branch to their nose";' for the Persians held in their hands, during incantations, "bundles of thin sprays of tamarisk,"2 or date-twigs, known as the holy Barsom,3 which has a remarkable analogy in the lulav (ifob) used by the Jews on the Feast of Tabernacles and consisting of a date-branch coupled with twigs of the myrtle and the willow of the brook.4 At the same period, the Hebrews began also to deem sacred the twelve Signs Of The Zodiac (n'T-TD), in which the sun was believed to rest or lodge during the twelve months of the year,5 and to which Ezekiel alludes in that remarkable passage, "I went (into the Temple) and...show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560221
  • 9781236560223