Origines Hebraeae; The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republick. in Four Books. the Arts and Sciences, Professed by the Hebrews Volume 3

Origines Hebraeae; The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republick. in Four Books. the Arts and Sciences, Professed by the Hebrews Volume 3

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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. 1725 edition. Excerpt: ...some-times they baked upon hot Stones. Their Grain, in.the first Ages, was parched, afterwards they used a Mortar to pound it; and at length they invented Mill-stones, such as our common Mills; ajid there were two Sorts of them, a greater Sort and Book. VI. and a lesser. They made use of Horses or Asses V'V"' to turn rhc great, the small were turned by Men, and Slaves were often condemned to this Work by Way of Punishment. Hand-Mills also were in use among the Jews, they were made of two i Stones, which they put one upon another. Jtuth-ii. i4-Their Sauces to relish what they eat was commonly nothing but Sal; and Vinegar. They had Cheese, but not Butter in that hot Country, as w, c now understand the Word, but only a thick Cream skimmed off their Milk when it had stood some Time. In the Country of Judea there was abundance of wild Honey, which dropped from the hollow Trees, or the Clefts of Rocks, where Bees made their Combs, which they sometimes did upon the very Ground, wi. uj Manna was the Food of the Hebrews in the Wilderness. It fell upon the Evening Dew, and was covered with the Dew of the Morning, by which Means it was inclosed, and kept pure and free from the Dust that was upon the Ground. It Wisd xi ao, seems to have been like a Drop of Dew frozen, ai' as to its Form and Figure like unto Coriander Seed, of a pure white Colour, and bright, like Pearl, when newly fallen; it tasted like Honey, but when it was prepared by boiling or baking, it had the Taste of fresli Oil. The Jews indeed fay, it had all Sorts of Tastes, according to every ones Appetite: It is certain it pleased every Btdi Man's Palate, was grateful to. Young "and old, Numb, xi t. refrestied the Spirits, and kept their Bodies in good Order. It is compared, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696280X
  • 9781236962805