Patriarchal Times; Or, the Land of Canaan. in Seven Books. Comprising Interesting Events, Incidents, and Characters, Founded on the Holy Scriptures

Patriarchal Times; Or, the Land of Canaan. in Seven Books. Comprising Interesting Events, Incidents, and Characters, Founded on the Holy Scriptures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ..." Now am I convinced that our parents are reconciled: for these are the flames arising from a burnt-offering.--Whilst they sacrifice, let us kneel, my brethren, and lift up our hands and hearts to the Lord, praying that he would bless our aged father Laban, and our beloved father Jacob, and never again suffer division to come between them." This pious duty performed, they rose, and conducted by Gad, reached the summit of Galed, the Hill of Witness, where, on an altar of stones, they perceived the burnt bones of the peace-offering, mingled with dying embers. To know the mind of man, a child examines the countenance, for by that alone it judges; wherefore, on entering the circle formed around the altar, the eye8 of the children were fixed on the face of Laban, and the next moment they rushed into his extended arms. "Where hast thou been, thou little wanderer!" inquired Leah, placing Zebulun on her lap; who eagerly displayed to her his collection of shells, which he designed to give to Reuben, who had promised to bu Id him a rotto, when they should reach their abiding-place: then turning to the three elder, she warned them of the dangers of straying from the tents, and reminded them that they were now in a strange country, where they mil-t not expect, as at Haran, to meet a friend at every step, who would bring them back in safety to their mothers. " If ye must stroll away," she added, "like wild roes of the hills, at least take not this cliild with you; he is too young to join in your pastimes, and each day I look to see ye return without him." Heedless of her wo-ds, the restless Zebulun, having struggled until he freed himself from her hold, ran forward to meet young Naphtali and Dan, who, having laid a snare for a spotted fawn, and caught...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236672267
  • 9781236672261