Profane Chronology

Profane Chronology

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: would be a son, who therefore was called Schabour doulaktaf, " the king's son on the shoulder," or upon " whose shoulder the government devolved before his birth This was a title of THE MESSIAH. Isa. ix. 6. SAPOR II. OR SCHABOUR DOULAKTAF. When this great prince came of age, he resolved to revenge the injuries of the Arabs during his nonage, and put their king to ' Others say, that he got this title from breaking the shoulder or collar bones of the inhabitants of Yemen, to prevent them from hearing arms. But so singular a punishment may well be questioned. It is unexampled, we believe, in history. 13 death, and treated the inhabitants of Yemen with great cruelty; having been advised by his astrologers, that some one of their nation would, in future, subvert the Persian empire. But Malek ben Nasser, an ancestor of Mahomet, their ambassador, remonstrated with Sapor, either that the prediction might be false, and should not be minded, or that, if true, his cruelties would only provoke the Arabs to retaliate. Reflecting on this, the king altered his conduct, and treated the Arabs so kindly, that they called him Doulaknaf, " on the wings, -" or their Protector; from the eagles carrying their young on their wings. This also was a title of the tutelar GOD OF ISRAEL, Exod. xix. 4; Dent. xxxii. 11; and of JESUS CHRIST, Matt. xxiii. 37. Sapor was at continual variance with the Romans; but during the reign of Constantine the Great, durst not wage open war with them. He opposed them, however, underhand, and more effectually, by stirring up the barbarian tribes, residing on their frontiers, to ravage and harass the Roman provinces. Wishing to learn the true state of the Roman affairs, he went himself in the...
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758692
  • 9781236758699