Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801 ... (Google eBook)

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R. Phillips, 1802 - World history
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Page 349 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 349 - The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hair was grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds
Page 349 - Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken ; The kingdom is departed from thee.
Page 20 - Judea, in its most extensive sense, was divided into maritime and inland, as well as into champaign and mountamous ; and again subdivided into Judea on this side, and Judea beyond Jordan. But the most considerable division was that made by lot among the twelve tribes, for the prevention of murmurs and discontent, when two tribes and a half were seated beyond the river, and the rest on this side. In the reign of king Solomon it was divided into...
Page 347 - They contained a square of 400 feet on each side, and consisted of terraces, one above another, carried up to the height of the walls of the city ; the ascent from terrace to terrace being by steps ten feet wide. The whole pile consisted of substantial arches upon arches, and was strengthened with a surrounding wall of twenty-two feet thick.
Page 60 - Babylonia, that he should become a great nation, and that in his seed all nations of the earth should be blessed...
Page 37 - ... this is another small chapel fronting the body of the church. At the west end is the chapel of the sepulchre, hewn out of the solid rock, and ornamented with pillars of porphyry. The cloister round the sepulchre is divided into several chapels for the use of the different Christian sects who reside there; and on the north-west are the apartments of the Latins, who have the care of the church. It may be proper to mention here an edifice erected on Mount Moriah, called Solomon's temple, though...
Page 30 - In each division are alla-s for the celebration of divine worship ; and the whole is cut out of the solid rock. The monument of king Jehoshaphat is divided into several apartments; one of which contains his tomb, adorned with a stately portico and entablature. That of Absalom, two furlongs distant from Jerusalem, is about twenty cubits square, adorned below with four columns of the Ionic order, with their capitals, and entablatures to each front. From the height of twenty to forty feet it i...
Page 329 - His will that they should receive from man the same veneration as the servants of a great prince justly claim from the subject multitude. Impressed with this notion, they began to build temples to the Stars, to sacrifice to them, and to worship them, in the vain expectation that they should thus please the Creator of all things.
Page 324 - Ptolemy, on the north by Mesopotamia ; on the east by the Tigris ; on the west by Arabia Deserta ; and on the south by the Persian Gulf and part of Arabia Felix.

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