The History of All Religions
General Books LLC, 2009 - 186 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813. Excerpt: ... NAZARITES. The Nazarites were those who made a vow to live a more pure life than the generality of professors. The ceremony of the vow was looked on as a most solemn ceremony, as by it they engaged themselves to live devotedly to God: and the consecration continued about eight days. Numb. 6. Levites. The Levites descended from Levi, and were called after the three sons of Levi; from Gershon, Gershonites; from Koath, Koathites; and from Merari, Merarites. They were set apart to perform all the inferior services of the Tabernacle, to fix it and to take it down. The Gershonites had the charge of the coverings and the hangings; these were taken down and put up by them, and conveyed from place to place. The Koathites had the care of all the furniture belonging to the interior part of the sanctuary. and they had the care of the whole wood-work, while in the wilderness. At the time of David they were divided into 24 orders, to fill the offices or inferior places in the temple: to these were added four orders consisting of one thousand each, who praised the Lord with instruments; four orders of porters, and six orders of officers and judges concerning all things, which had relation to the temporal state of religion. The number of Levites who had offices assigned to them in the temple, was twenty four thousand. To these were added the Gibeonites, whose office it was to provide, and hew wood, as well as to procure water for the house of God. CHRIST, THE TRUE MESSIAH. It is now near 1800 years since the dispersion of the Jews took place, agreeably to the words of Moses, and during this great length of time, they have been expecting their Messiah to make his appearance. And, notwithstanding that the whole of the prophecies which foretold the coming of the true Messia...
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