Hours with the Bible; Or, the Scriptures in the Light of Modern Discovery and Knowledge Volume 5

Hours with the Bible; Or, the Scriptures in the Light of Modern Discovery and Knowledge Volume 5

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...court, after the sanctuary was built. Pesachim, v. 6-8. But on special occasions, such as the Passovers of Hezekiah, Josiah, and Ezra, the slaughter of the lambs was committed to the Levites. 2 Chron. xxx. xxxv. Ezra vi. ' 2 Chron. xxxv. 18. ' Keil, p. 378. ' In Hezekiah's time the nobles gave away 1,000 oxen, and 10,000 sheep. ' The lay "princes" are called Sarim; those of the temple priest, Hilkiah, of the line of Eleazar; Zechariah, apparently his deputy; and Jehiel, probably the head of the line of Ithamar gave 2,600 lambs and kids, and 300 oxen, to the priests, their subordinates, while six of the principal Levites, ' oflicials, apparently, at the head of the working departments of the temple, its stores, protection, and oversight, gave their brethren 5,000 lambs and kids, and 500 oxen. Thus, on the eve of the Passover, everything was ready. The priests, in their white robes, with bare feet and covered head, stood at their posts at the altar;3 the Levites in their successive courses, at their side, according to the king's command.' As the sun was setting, and before the stars appeared,5 the lambs and kids were slaughtered and flayed by hundreds of Levites, the blood being handed by them in bowls to the priests, to sprinkle on the altar; each Levite having first washed himself in the temple laver. The part of the victims required for a burnt offering, ' was then given back to each householder, who forthwith bore it to the priest, to lay on the altar flames.' The same was done with the oxen during the next week, parts of them being sacred to the altar, while the rest remained the property of the ofierer, to whom it was returned The cooking of the flesh for the people, however, was reserved, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236750500
  • 9781236750501