The Pictorial Bible; Being the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version Volume 1

The Pictorial Bible; Being the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version Volume 1

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...and valuable for its texture. A reference to Theophrastus, iii. 11, shows us that the fEcpoe or cedar was a species of juniper, which produced berries, and leaves that were remarkable for their thorny stiffness. One variety is mentioned as peculiar to Syria or Phoenicia, and as serving for nautical purposes, in conformity with what is said in Ezek. xxvii. 5, "they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee." The word is described by Theophrastus as "cross-grained," errtirrpapficva, with a red heart, durable and odoriferous. From this latter quality it was used on the occasion mentioned in the text, and at other times, when a purification was to be effected, in a ceremonial way. "Scarlet."--By this we are to understand that lock of wool was used that had been twice dyed in purple or scarlet dye, according to the words of the poet: Te bis Afro Murice tinctse Vestiunt lame. 34. "Leprosy in a house."--The house-leprosy, here described, has occasioned much perplexity to inquirers; and the difficulty has probably arisen from persons being led by the name to look upon this "leprosy," as well as that in clothes, as something akin to the human disease so called. Men, clothes, and stones have not the same diseases, but from some analogous circumstances, real or fanciful, the diseases of men may be, and have been, by a figure of speech, applied to diseases in other things. Indeed, to this day, there are certain disorders of trees, in Egypt and Palestine, to which the name of "leprosy" is given. In Switzerland, also, they speak of a cancer in buildings on the same principle; and why should we not understand the leprosy in buildings, of the present text, as something of a similar...show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563654
  • 9781236563651