Primitive Monitor and Church Advocate Volume 35-36

Primitive Monitor and Church Advocate Volume 35-36

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... low rubble wall. At the northern end a trench has been dug and lined with uncut stone: 'An altar of earth shalt thou make unto me.' Across this altar two large copper kettles, filled with water, are placed. Beyond the northeastern end of the enclosure, and higher than its level, is the lanoor, or ground oven, for the lamb roasting. It is a pit, the depth equal to a man's height. The ceremony commences just before sunset, and ends with an exciting feast at midnight. Before all prayers, the Samaritan goes through the prescribed ablutions; and, like the Moslem, he spreads the prayer-cloth, which in some instances has the mi/zrab design. "When all have assembled--that is, the male population, for the women do not take an active part in this sacrificial service--the venerable high priest of the Samaritans, Yakoub (Jacob) feeble and infirm, takes his place in front of the congregation. The two second priests, Ishak (Isaac) and Tewfik, stand slightly behind him. Then come in rows the elders, according to rank. I "The service consists in the saying of prayers, readings from the Scriptures and the singing of hymns. Many of the prayers are repeated by the congregation. Whenever any petition isasked their hands are outstretched to heaven, and they constantly bow their heads in unison, touching their foreheads to the ground. Every time Gods name is mentioned the men stroke their beards downward thrice. "As the sun begins to set, the congregation, which has been facing the crest of Gerizim, turns about, and the high priest commences reading the Mosaic account of'the first Passover. Meanwhile, the lambs have been brought to the altar, where the caldrons of water are already boiling. Over the lambs stand three...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936922
  • 9781236936929