Observations on Various Passages of Scripture: Placing Them in a New Light; and Ascertaining the Meaning of Several, Not Determinable by the Methods Commonly Made Use of by the Learned, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson, 1808 - Bible
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Contents

Dead
68
Coffins anciently used for Persons of Distinction
69
Burning Perfumes at the Graves of the Dead
81
A very curious Method of honouring deceased
89
memoration of the Dead
101
Boughs Flowers c used in ornamenting
108
WhitewashingSepulchresinuseintheEant
115
CHAP VIII
127
Method of Preserving their Writings
135
tol in
141
The same Subject continued
150
The same Subject continued
157
Solomons Portrait of Old Age 184
164
Farther Remarks on Solomons Portrait of
201
CHAP IX
222
Of Hedges in the East
229
A Proof that by Horn of the Son of Oil used
241
Of the Fish found in the Mediterranean the
251
Of the Dryness of the Ground previous to the
259
Curious Account of certain Kinds of Seeds men tioned by Isaiah chap xxviii 25 26
260
Different Kinds of Seeds eaten with their Bread
265
Eastern Gardens not remarkably well stored with Fruit Trees
269
Ancient Method of gathering the Olives
271
Oil Jars frequently buried in the Ground the bettet to preserve their Contents
274
Of the Time when the Vine and Olive blossom
275
Wine Presses sometimes in the Vineyards but mostly in the Towns Curious Customs of the Ancient and Modern Greeks
282
Curious Explanation of Gen xlix 22 23
290
Of the Time in which the Vine leaffalls off
294
Different Kinds of Wines in the Holy Land
296
Superior Excellence of the Wine of Lebanon
299
Curious Exposition of Hoseaxiv 57
304
Fires often made in the Fields to burn up the dry Herbage previous to the autumnal Rains
309
Different Kinds of destructive Insects in Judca
316
Curious Account of Locusts
318
Small Flies very troublesome and often de structive in Judea
323
Different Kinds of Goals in Judea
326
Different Kinds of Sheep at Aleppo
329
Of some peculiar Quadrupeds mentioned in Scripture
331
Peasants in Persia permitted to approach the Throne with Complaints of Oppression against their Rulers
367
Of the Bastinado in the East
370
Prompt undarbitrary Executions frequent in the East
372
Of the Extermination of ancient royal Families in the East
376
Of the Power and Influence of ancient Palmy ra and Balbec
384
Certain Particulars relative to Palmyra
385
Some curious Remarks on the Euphrates
387
Of the Woods andThickets in J udea
390
Of the wild Beasts in the Holy Land
394
Hurtful Animals common in the Holy Land
395
Hollow Rocks and Caves Places of Defence
399
Tents usually pitched near Fountains
401
The great necessity of Fountains and Reservoirs of Water in the East
403
Fountains the lurking Places of Robbers and Assassins
409
Of the Water Engines wrought by the Feet
410
Cutting down valuable Plantations one of the Me thods used to distress an Enemy 483
413
Strong Watch Towers built in the Vicinity of Cities to keep their Inhabitants in check
414
LVIL Curious Particulars relative to Askelon
417
Of the Importance of Settlements near the Red Sea
419
Towers used for People tofiy to in Times of
425
Curious Remarks on Habbakkuk i 8
431
A remarkable Illustration of Gideon Defeat
438
Curious Illustration of I Sam v 110
450
Dust very iiyurious in the EastOf the bitter
467
Of the Time of the Year in which they usually
476
Farther Particulars on the same Subject
482
rence to the dead Bodies of their Enemies
492
The Heads of Enemies cut off to serve
498
Of their Writings relative to the Convey
506
Money counted and sealed up in Bags
515
Manner of the Expeditions of petty Princes
522
Remarks on the Title given to Ali Bey by the
528
Method of catching the Crocodile in Egypt
536
Cause of the Pestilence in Egypt 513
543
Explanation of the third Plague of Egypt
549
Of the Illumination made on the Nile
557
Of the Excellence of the Waters of the Nile
564
Farther Illustration of Exod tu 19
571

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Page 109 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 231 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 447 - And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine that they might drink.
Page 93 - Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Page 509 - Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not ; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes ; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert; and be healed.
Page 59 - Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead In the rock for ever!
Page 243 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Page 567 - And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood ; and that there may be blood throughout the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
Page 37 - Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come : and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Page 82 - By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

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