Origines Hebraeae; The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republick. in Four Books. the Idolatry of the Hebrews Volume 1

Origines Hebraeae; The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republick. in Four Books. the Idolatry of the Hebrews 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. 1724 edition. Excerpt: ... Gate. Amongst all the Porters (fays a Jewijfi Rabbi) there were four and twenty, according to the rest of the Courses, fix on the East Side, four on the North, four on the South, at Asuftint two and two, four in all, four on the West, and two at Parhar; behold four and twenty, and our Rabbins have distributed them into four and twenty Places. As the Priests shared the SerTice among them by Lot, so the Levites likewise, as well those that were Singers as those that were Porters, decided by Lot what Order of Course stiould be observed in their mufical and ministerial Employment by the one, and what Gates of the Temple should be attended upon by the other. The Office of the Porters was, first, to open and shut the Doors of the Mountain of the House, and of the Court of the Women, (for the Priests were the appointed Guards to open and shut the Gates of the other Court) and to attend in those Gates all the Day, to prevent any Inconvenience that might happen, in prejudice of the Purity, Safety, or Peace, of the Place or Service. Befide this Care of the Porters at the Gates by Day, there were four and twenty appointed to watch the Temple by Night. To guard the Sanctuary (fays MaimoniJes) was an inBctK Sabaffirmative Precept, though there was no Fear b"h-E," either of Enemies or Thieves; and the Command concerning this Guarding was, that it /hould be by Night: They that warded were the Priests and the Levites. Now whether the Levites, that were of these Guards, were the Porters only, and Book II. anl not tne Singers also of every Course as it S/sj came in, is difficult to judge: However, the Guards were in Number four and twenty, and were kept every one in four and twenty Places every Night; three of Priests, and one and twenty of...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752287
  • 9781236752284