The History of the Destruction of the City and Temple of Jerusalem, and of the Ruin and Dispersion of the Jewish Nation; To Which Is Added Dr. Priestley's Letters to the Jews, and an Answer by David Levi

The History of the Destruction of the City and Temple of Jerusalem, and of the Ruin and Dispersion of the Jewish Nation; To Which Is Added Dr. Priestley's Letters to the Jews, and an Answer by David Levi

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...remained ever since, suffering great changes from time to time. There are among us some of the children of Israel, (Benni Israel, ) who came from the country of Ashhenaz, from Egypt, from Isoba, and other places, besides those who formerly inhabited this country., The native annals of Malabar confirm the foregoing account in the principal circumstances, as also the Mahoinetan histories in latter ages. The desolation of Craganer, the Jews describe as being similar to that of Jerusalem. In this last account we see the efl'ect of peace. As long as they lived in peace they were prosperous and a happy people, and to this place of peace many from different places were' glad to resort. " But as soon as discord takes nlace the scene is changed, and by entering into war they become a ruined people, which has almost always been the case since the time of David and Solomon. In very few instances have they bettered themselves by a war, and indeed it is much the same with 'all other nations. More or less ruin always attends war on both sides, besides the loss of lives. We might suppose that from the past, having so many examples of its dire effects, the nations of the earth would begin to learn wisdom; particularly those who profess the christian religion, for there is nothing more contrary to the gospel of Christ and to the happiness o'f mankind than quarrelling, war and fighting; of which this history affords abundant proof. The state of the Jews in Spa.in, l_in the 13th, 14th and 15th ' centurtes. AT the commencement of the thirteenth century, the bishop of Toledo perceiving the Jews to increase in number and wealth, excited the populace against them, and putting himself at their head, entered and plundered their houses and...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952332
  • 9781236952332