On the Structure of Greek Tribal Society; An Essay

On the Structure of Greek Tribal Society; An Essay

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...viii. 3. Chap. Hi. approach), and of the partaking therein as proof of the whole admission and pure blood of those present, so in Deuteronomy the expression 'the Congregation of the Lord, ' is used to denote that sacred precinct, forbidden to all save pure tribesmen of Israel. It may be inferred from the following passage that if a stranger resided in Israel, and his family continued to do so for nine generations, the tenth generation would in any ordinary case be admitted to the Congregation of the Lord as full Israelites. Deut. xxiii. 2 and 3. 'A bastard, or an Ammonite, or Moabite ( shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord even to their tenth generation, for ever.' Shorter In special cases (exactly as was the rule in speck? Wales)--such as the Edomite who was partly akin already, and the Egyptian who was united to the Israelites by the mysterious bonds of hospitality--a shorter sojourn in the land was held to qualify for full tribal privilege. Deut. xxiii. 7 and 8. 'Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, because thou wast a stranger in his land. The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the Lord in their third generation.' The third generation of children would be the greatgrandchildren of the original settler, and this is just one third of the length of time implied as required from the ordinary stranger, who only attained the tribal privilege in the third succession of greatgrandchildren. It is worth notice in this connection that the land of Canaan was divided up in the names of the greatgrandchildren of Abraham, to whom the promise was cases. made; Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph, Chap. Hi. taking their place amongst the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236792076
  • 9781236792075