The Sacred Plains Volume 20

The Sacred Plains Volume 20

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...There had been a great breach in Israel. The, children of Benjamin had been nearly exterminated, and that, too, by the swords of their brethren. A certain Levite, with his concubine, had been evil-treated in Jerusalem, belonging to the Benjamites, by certain sons of Belial. His concubine had been slain; and he, to arouseI the Israelites to revenge her death, took the! extraordinary resolution of dividing her into twelve parts and sending one to each of the twelve tribes of Israel. This, like the cross of blood and fire dispatched among the clans of Scotland, had thoroughly aroused them, and they had gathered together in Mizpeh to inquire into the matter. The Benjamites had been summoned to surrender the culprits, and on their refusal, war had been declared against them. At first the Benjamites were victorious; but afterward they were conquered and slain, their cities burnt, and their inheritance laid desolate. Six hundred alone of all the tribe had escaped, and they had taken refuge in an inaccessible rock, situated in the wilderness, which they had made a temporary home. But the hearts of the Israelites soon repented. The storm of anger had passed away, and the sun of mercy shone forth.-They wept when they remembered that a tribe was lacking in Israel. During their anger they had sworn a great oath, saying, "Cursed is he that giveth of his daughters to Benjamin to wife," and the women of Benjamin being exterminated, they were troubled to find wives for the six hundred remaining. So, after consulting together, and finding that there were none of the inhabitants of J abesh-Gilead at the assembly, they sent and slew all the males, and reserved four hundred young maidens as wives for the bereaved Benjamites. Yet, notwithstanding, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858468
  • 9781236858467