Two journeys to Jerusalem: Containing first, A strange and true account of the travels of two English pilgrims some years since, and what admirable accidents befel them in their journey to Jerusalem, Grand Cairo, Alexandria, &c. Secondly, the travels of fourteen Englishmen in 1669, to Jerusalem, Bethlem, Jericho, the river Jordan, the lake of Sodom and Gomorrah, &c. With the antiquities, monuments, and memorable places mentioned in Scripture. A description of the Holy Land, its situation, fertility, &c. The several captivities of the Jews, after they were possess'd thereof. Probable conjectures of what is become of the ten tribes who were carried captives by the Assyrians, with divers pertinent relations pursuant there to .... The state of the Jews since their extermination, with the present condition of Palestine. Together with a relation of the great council of the Jews in the plains of Hungaria in 1650, to examine the Scriptures concerning Christ. By S[amuel] B[rett] an Englishman there present. With an account of the wonderful delusion of the Jews by a false Christ at Smyrna, in 1666. Lastly, the final extirpation and destruction of the Jews in Persia in 1666 and the occasion thereof. Collected by R.B. [pseud.]., Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 38 - For their original, I am ready to believe them of the Jewish race, I mean, of the stock of the Ten Tribes, and that for the following reasons; first, they were to go to a land not planted or known...
Page 132 - And yet most of them affirm that Shabbethai is not turned Turk, but his shadow only remains on earth, and walks with a white head, and in the habit of a Mohametan, but that his body and soul are taken into heaven, there to reside until the time appointed for accomplishment of these wonders.
Page 95 - Hungary; where (as I was informed) they had fought two bloody battles: yet both princes, notwithstanding their own differences, did give leave to the Jews to hold their council there. And for their accommodation there, the Jews did make divers tents for their repose, and had plenty of provision brought them from other parts of the country, during the time of their sitting there.
Page 131 - ... that he was contented to turn Turk, and that it was not of force, but of choice., having been a long time...
Page 42 - ... Sabbath, and then ceased ; and that every Friday in the evening, this Arabian would walk through the streets of that city, and shew this glass to the Jews who counterfeited Christianity, saying, Ye Jews, shut up your shops, for now the Sabbath comes ! I should not speak of these glasses, saith he, but that the authority of my father has great power over me, and induces me to believe that the miracle is from God.
Page 97 - ... second day of their meeting; and so they adjourned till the next morning, which was the third day of their meeting. When being assembled together again, the point that was chiefly agitated was concerning the manner of Christ's coming. And this, some said, shall be like a mighty prince, in the full power and authority of a king, yea, in greater power than ever any king had; and that he will deliver their nation out of the power of their enemies, and their temple shall be rebuilt again; and, that...
Page 130 - Adritnople, without further excufe or ceremony. not affording him an hours fpace to take a folcmn farewel of his Friends, his Followers and Adorers; who now were come to the vertical point of all their hopes and expectations. The Grand Signior having by this time received divers informations of the madnefs of the...
Page 100 - Zebedee, who of the Pharisees there did most opprobriously revile him, and vehemently urge these things against him; but I conceive he did it not to the well-liking of many there that heard him, even members of the council.
Page 42 - Ben Israel (and fathers do not use to impose upon their sons), that there was an Arabian at Lisbon in Portugal, who had an hour-glass filled with the sand taken out of the bottom of this River, which ran all the week till the Sabbath, and then ceased ; and that every Friday in the evening, this Arabian would walk through the streets of that city, and shew this glass to the Jews who counterfeited Christianity, saying, Ye Jews, shut up your shops, for now the Sabbath comes...
Page 135 - Sevi things v>wre reveal'd unto him, which he had committed to Paper , and difperfed to all parts of the World. At length Nathan arrives near Smyrna, on Friday the third of March, towards the Evening , and on Sunday thefe Legates made their...

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