The Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great; Being a Series of Ethiopic Texts Edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nati

The Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great; Being a Series of Ethiopic Texts Edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nati

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...didst leave thy troops who "were with thee in the ship?" And he said to him, "Four days, but one hundred days will be "ended before I return to them." And the Twohorned bowed down and did homage to God Almighty in the heart of the sea, and prayed that He would lengthen his days until he should come whither he would be.1 And the angel said Alexander unto him, "Lift2 up thy head that thou mayest see hi8Ur"hip. "a wonderful thing," and he lifted3 up his head, and behold he was nigh unto his troops who were in the ship. Then the Two-horned took pen and paper, and wrote an account of the wonders of the deep. Now when his friends saw him they rejoiced in him with an exceedingly great joy. And the Two-horned commanded his friends to bring the ship to the little sea whereon men do sail; and he embarked with his soldiers in peace and in safety. He sets out Then the Two-horned and they that were with for Babylon. cjeparted from that place to Babylon, singing praises unto God Almighty and returning thanks 1 We must understand that Alexander is still in the glass ark in the depths of the sea, and it would appear that the three monsters which he saw were seen by him during the three submersions of his wonderful diving-bell. 2 Read flitch - 3 Read (Dfi'ih - 4 Read flflWl'fe'lJ - unto Him as they went. And it came to pass that when he had come to Babylon p. 165 he sought out the wonders which Solomon, the son of David, had made, and he went on until he had seen the city and its idols (?). The First Wonder. Now this was a building Solomon's in which was a shrine (?), one half of which waswonders' white, and the other half black. And Solomon had made it that he might be able by its means to find out...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530098
  • 9781236530097