An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Volume 9

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T. Osborne, 1747 - World history

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Page 185 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, Shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there ; Neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
Page 333 - ... promised, sent Athenobius, one of his friends, to him, to demand the restoration of Gazara, Joppa, and the fortress of Jerusalem, with several other places then held by Simon, which he claimed as belonging to the kingdom of Syria, or else five hundred talents in lieu of them, and five hundred talents more for the damages that were done by the Jews within the borders of his other dominions. On f Athenobius...
Page 401 - Pursuant to this resolution, he commanded all the Jews who lived in any part of Egypt to be brought in chains to Alexandria, and there to be shut up in the hippodrome, which was a very spacious place without the city, where the people used to assemble to see horse races and other public shows.
Page 373 - Egypt by the Greeks, or other foreigners. The books were transcribed in the museum by persons appointed for that purpose; the copies were then delivered to the proprietors, and the originals laid up in the library- Ptolemy Euergetes...
Page 209 - ... views of his own which he had therein, overbore all opposition to it, and prevailed with the king to send another general with more forces into the east, and proceed himself in his former intended expedition into CoeleSyria. The general sent into the east was...
Page 567 - Murxna to forbear molefting a friend and ally of the Roman people ; but afterwards, calling him afide, he had a private conference with him, in which it is fuppofed...
Page 602 - ... to the army according to the "' cuftom of the camp ; but ordered thofe who were by him to form a kind of mount with their...
Page 591 - Rome, where he was received by the fenate with great marks of efteem, moft men thinking him highly injured by the authors of the Manilian law. Pompey purfued his march into Pontus ; but finding that he could not by any means draw the king -to a battle, he marched back into Armenia Minor, with a deiign either to reduce that province, or oblige Mithridates to venture a battle in order to relieve it.
Page 373 - Cleopatra deposited those 200,000 volumes from that of Pergamus, which were presented to her by Antony. This addition, with other enlargements that were made from time to time, rendered the new library of Alexandria more numerous and considerable than the first : and though it was ransacked more than once, during the troubles and revolutions which happened in the Roman empire, it always retrieved its losses, and recovered its number of volumes. In this condition it subsisted for many ages...
Page 223 - The high-,prieft informed him of the holinefs of the place; and the exprefs law of God, by which he was forbid to enter it. The priefts and Levites drew together in a body to oppofe his rafh dcfign, which the people alfo.

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