The Nestorians; Containing Evidence of Their Identity; An Account of Their Manners, Customs, and Ceremonies; Together with Sketches of Travel in Ancient Assyria, Armenia, Media, and Mesopotamia; And Illustrations of Scripture Volume 1

The Nestorians; Containing Evidence of Their Identity; An Account of Their Manners, Customs, and Ceremonies; Together with Sketches of Travel in Ancient Assyria, Armenia, Media, and Mesopotamia; And Illustrations of Scripture Volume 1

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...the Book of Esther that a part of the two tribes remained there, it is not unlikely that there may be still remains from the Babylonish captivity, or of the two rather than the ten tribes. selves, adopted the language, as well as the religion, of those around them; a circumstance the more likely to occur if their numbers were small. But, with our want of evidence that any of the Israelites are to be found there, this idea can only be received as mere conjecture. Admitting that small parties from the ten tribes migrated to more distant places, this no more proves that " the ten tribes" are not now in Assyria, than the existence of foreign colonies of the French proves that "the French nation" is not now in France. Hence, if the Nestorians of this region CHAPTER XVI. are Israelites, we may, with all propriety, consider them as the Ten Tribes. Observance of the Mosaic Ritual--Sacrifices--Vows--First-Fruits and Tithes--Kecping the Sa.bbath--Regard for the Sanctuary--Forbidden Food--Ceremonial Impurities---Separation of Women. v THAT the converted Jews continued to observe the ce remonial law, as far as was compatible with their profession of Christianity, there is abundant proof in history; while the evidence is equally clear that these onerous rites were never imposed upon the Gentile. converts. Hence the observance, by the Nestorian Christ has offered himself a sacrifice to atone for the sins of his people; that we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, is the foundation of the Christian's hope; consequently, it is clear that it would be a virtual denial of Christ as " the propitiation for our sins," to continue to offer the atoning sacrifice or sin-offering of...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940202
  • 9781236940209