History of the People of Israel

History of the People of Israel

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...last king of Bashan was not known. tin the plains of Hor. The Makarites formed part of the Manasseh branch of the family of Joseph, which preserved more than ever its ascendency over the rest of Israel. These two great wars had given a very advantageous position to Beni-Israel. The two kingdoms of Sihon and of Og, become their domain, brought them an extent of territory over thirty-five leagues in length, which amply sufficed for their numbers. It is probable, in fact, that after the conquest of the kingdom of Bashan there was a breathing time. The tribes no doubt waited, before passing the Jordan, until the fertile country they occupied had come to be too small for them. These were years of youth and vigour. The centre of Israel at this epoch was what was called Arboth-Moab, "the plains of Moab." This was a plain situated on the banks of the Jordan, opposite Jericho, at 'the foot of Mount Nebo, and, more strictly speaking, the, place called Shittim, "the acacias." The ark remained at this place under a tent, and constituted as it were the vital knot of the nation. This apparition of a new force in the little world of Palestine, already overcrowded, naturally excited the most lively apprehensions on the part of the primitive settlers. Ammon does not appear to have been very much alarmed; Moab, already so weakened by the Amorites, was obliged to confine itself to intrigues. In the oldest historical books is to be found a curious tale on this subject, attributed to Balak, the son of Zippor, an assumed King of Moab. The nabi existed at this epoch among the Semitic races, but of a very different character to that which he afterwards assumed. He was still the sorcerer, the man possessing mysterious secrets, who was...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757610
  • 9781236757616