An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time: Compiled from Original Authors; and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes, &c. With a General Index to the Whole. ...

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T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn; A. Millar, in the Strand; and J. Osborn, in Pater-noster Row., 1747 - World history
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Page 392 - Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Page 391 - And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Page 392 - And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail: That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
Page 391 - Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him ; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the twoleaved gates ; and the gates shall not be shut...
Page 392 - Who is there among you of all his people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah ; and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, he is the God which is in Jerusalem.
Page 161 - When the people assembled for public worship, the priest put on a white vestment and a mitre, with a gauze or cloth passing before his mouth, that he might not breathe on the holy element. Thus he read certain prayers out of the liturgy, which he held in one hand, speaking very softly, and in a whispering sort of tone ; holding in his left hand certain small twigs of a sacred tree, which, as soon as the service was over, he threw into the fire. At these times, all who were present put up their prayers...
Page 150 - ... Persia and India, do, without any variation, after so many ages, still hold even to this day." (Anc. Hist. Vol. I. p. 395.) " A friend of Dr. Hyde asked the priests of the Persians at what seasons and with what ceremonies they adored the Sun. They answered, they never adored the Sun, or paid any sort of divine honours to that luminary, to the moon, or to the planets ; but only turned themselves toward the Sun when praying, because they looked upon it to come nearest to the nature of fire."* Tavernier...
Page 5 - They were seven in number, all of a circular form, and gradually rising above each other by the height of the battlements of each wall. The situation of the ground, sloping by an easy ascent, was very favourable to the design of building them, and perhaps first suggested it. The royal palace and treasury were within the innermost circle of the seven. The Book of Judith states that the walls of this metropolis were seventy cubits high...
Page 39 - There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living ; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
Page 308 - Darius, in which that monarch treated him with greater respect than before. He now gave him the title of king ; he offered him ten thousand talents as a ransom for his captive mother and...

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