Ninive und Nahum: mit Beiziehung der Refultate der neuesten entdeckungen historisch exegetisch bearbeitet (Google eBook)

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J.J. Lentner, 1861 - Bible - 119 pages
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Page 92 - Homer, has generally been thought to refer to the 100 gates of its wall of circuit ; but this difficulty is happily solved by an observation of Diodorus, that many suppose them " to have been the propylsea of the temples," and that this metaphorical expression rather implies a plurality than a definite number.
Page 92 - Diodorus, that many suppose them " to have been the propylsea of the temples," and that this metaphorical expression rather implies a plurality than a definite number. Were it not so, the. reader might be surprised to learn that this 100-gated city was never enclosed by a wall — a fact fully proved by the non-existence of the least vestige of it; for, even allowing it to have been of crude brick, it would, from its great thickness, have survived the ravages of time, equally with those of similar...
Page 26 - Mahommedans and Christians, but especially by Jews, who keep the building in repair, and flock here in great numbers at certain seasons of the year. The tomb is a simple plaster box, covered with green cloth, and standing at the upper end of a large chamber. On the walls of the room are slips of paper, upon which are written, in distorted Hebrew characters, religious exhortations, and the dates and particulars of the visits of various Jewish families. The house containing the tomb is a modern building....
Page 26 - Alkoshite as he is called in the introduction to his prophecies. It is a place held in great reverence by Mohammedans and Christians, but especially by Jews, who keep the building in repair, and flock here in great numbers at certain seasons of the year.
Page 3 - Aracli et Achad et Chalanne in terra Sennaar. De térra illa egressus est Assur et aedificavit Niniven etc.

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