The Life and Epistles of St. Paul Volume 2

The Life and Epistles of St. Paul Volume 2

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...And we observe that, while Cornelius (x. 1.) and Julius (xxvii. 1.) are both Roman names, it is at Caesarea that each of these cohorts is said to have been stationed. As regards the Augustan cohort, if the view above given is correct, one result of it is singularly interesting: for it seems that Julius, the centurion, who conducted the Apostle Paul to Home, can be identified with a high degree of probability with Julius Priscus, who was afterwards prefect of the Praetorian Guards under the Emperor Vitellius." This brief notice may suffice, concerning the troops quartered in Palestine, and especially at Csesarea. The city itself remains to be described. Little now survives on the spot to aid us in the restoration of this handsome metropolis. On the wide area once occupied by its busy population there is silence, interrupted only by the monotonous washing of the sea; and no sign of human life, save the occasional encampment of Bedouin Arabs, or the accident of a small coasting vessel anchoring off the shore. The best of the ruins are engulfed by the sand, or concealed by the encroaching sea. The nearest road passes at some distance, so that comparatively few travellers have visited Cresarea.3 Its glory was short-lived. Its decay has been about the early dates in the Acts. If the " Augustan cohort" is identical with the Augustani of Nero, it is clear that the "Italic cohort" is not the same. 1 See Wieseler's argument, p. 393., and the Addenda at the end of his Chronologic The passages on which it is based are Tac. Hi-t. ii. 92. iv. 11. s From the British Museum. For the coins of Cxsarea see Sestini. p. 149. Eckhel ill. 428. Mionnet v. 486. Supp. viii. 334. Thus Dr. Robinson was prevented from visiting or describing what...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236502612
  • 9781236502612