The Life and Writings of Solomon, King of Israel [By P. P. Thoms]

The Life and Writings of Solomon, King of Israel [By P. P. Thoms]

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...is termed "The House of the Lord," it being modelled by God himself. Infinite Wisdom was the architect, who gave the plan by the Spirit, not by word of mouth only, but, for the greater certainty and exactness in writing, as he had done to Moses in the Mount, when he gave him a draught of the Tabernacle. It being dedicated to him, and devoted to his honour and service, God was pleased to manifest Ins presence there in a visible manner, in which he did in no other building; it therefore justly acquired the appellation of " The House of the Lord." The priests ministered in the inner court where the altar was. This was separated from the court where the people were by a low wall, three rows of hewn stone, tipped with a cornice of cedar, so that the people could see over it and hear what the priest said. Within the square of the temple there were other buildings, which formed the court of the Israelites, the court of the priests, the court of the women, &c.; and as the building is supposed to have had four fronts exactly similar, with open space around the temple, enclosed with a high wall, it exhibited a most noble and regular appearance. Doubtless at this time there were many large heathen temples; but the temple suggested by the holy David, and built by Solomon, surpassed them in magnitude, in nobleness of structure, in the richness and chastity of its ornaments, and being overlaid with gold and embellished with gems, without those hideous and monstrous figures so essential to idolatrous temples, it became the admiration and wonder of the world, and was the glory of Israel. Solomon finished the house of the Lord in the eleventh year, in the month Beel, which is the eighth month. So Solomon was seven years in building...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675039X
  • 9781236750396