The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 11

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 11

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...but the account of it must have come from Balaam himself, it may have been reported with much variation, for which the writer of this book was not answerable. 36. This respect shewn to Balaam by the king of Moab is very extraordinary, and shews how highly his blessings were valued, and his curses dreaded. 41. The deity of the Moabites was called Chemosh, but in all these countries Baal was a general appellation for " See Shuckfbrd, B. xii. lll. pp. 269, 270; Rosenmiiller in Geddes, p. 393. 1' " Grotius, who understood this story literally, has the following note: ' Haze omnia Maimonides facta pntat in visione; ut Gen. xxxii. 24; Josh. v. 18, 14. Neque tamen similium portentorum desunt historiaz, Agnus locutus Bocchoride in Egypto regnante apud Eusebium, Bos locutus apud Liviunl saape, et apud Ensebium. Meminere et Plinius, Polybius, Plutarchus."' See " Fragment of Mr. Farmer's Manuscript Treatise on the History of Balaam, extracted by the late Michael Dodson, Esq." annexed to Mam. of Mr. F. (by the late Rev. S. Palmer, ') 1804, .109. " Mlfzimonides and others," says Bishop Newton, " have conceived that the matter was transacted in a vision. And it must be confessed," says he, "that many things in the writings of the prophets are spoken of as real transactions, which were only visionary; and these visions made as strong impressions upon the minds of the prophets as realities." Ibid. p. 108. Mr. Farmer seems to have " considered the whole scene, like that of Christ's temptation by the devil, as visionary." Ibid. See " upon the character of Balaam," Bishop Butler, Serm. vii. their principal god, and signified the sun, by whatever other name it...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236886518
  • 9781236886514