Yeme Melekh Hamashia , Or, a Comparison of Certain Traditions in the Thalmud, Targumin, and Rabbinical Writers, with Circumstances That Occurred in the Life of Our Saviour; Being a Course of Lectures Preached During the Sundays in Advent

Yeme Melekh Hamashia , Or, a Comparison of Certain Traditions in the Thalmud, Targumin, and Rabbinical Writers, with Circumstances That Occurred in the Life of Our Saviour; Being a Course of Lectures Preached During the Sundays in Advent

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...corresponding words also in the learned languages, are in very numerous passages of the classic writers used in the same sense. It is, however, equally certain, i that this was also the peculiar denomina ' Vide-Sp-anl1-eim, Dub. Evang. 18.-."' Hist. Chaldaic Phil-. p., l.05. u-. Hyde, Rel. vet. Persarurh, c. 3. p. 872, 373. See also Lud. de Dieu, in Matt. ii. 1; and Dr. Adam Clarke, ibid. "-I tion given to a very extensive sect of philosophers, without any reference toluthose occult sciences which it always signifies in modernlanguage. It appears moreover, that this use of the word was the most antient; and that from thence originated, in a manner which we shall soon explain, the sense which.we now attach to-it. The word being thus ambiguous, it will be necessary to' examine more fully the signification attached to it in the profane writers, and afterwards-its usage in' Scripture; that we may be enabled to determine in what sense St. Matthew uses it in the passage now under consideration. 9' Every one, -familiar with those writers who-'t"eat"of the affairs of Persia, will have frequently tfietwith the term Magi used in a sense most remote from the common obnoxious one, as designating that body' of men who constituted the Priests, Politicians, and Philosophers of the Persian nation. Xenophon, speaking of the piety bf'CyruS, says that by him ka"reo'"rof911o'av oi, uoi'yocents, ai, uveiv Te oiei ei/ua 1-5 "rolls Qeolis', Kai Qiieu/iiv ei/ccentsz'o'1'-17v viuepau ofs oi, uoi'y0i Qeois e'l1roiev'; and he speaks of this 'institution as continued by his successors., Plato, having mentioned that the education of the Persian princes was committed to four of these Magi, specifiesshow more

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