Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, Chaldaean, Egyptian, Tyrian, Carthaginian, Indian, Persian and Other Writers: With an Introductory Dissertation, and an Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Trinity of the Ancients

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Pickering, 1832 - History, Ancient - 361 pages

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Page xvi - So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city.
Page xlii - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 39 - Babylon, that none who should besiege it afterwards might have it in their power to divert the river, so as to facilitate an entrance into it ; and this he did by building three walls about the inner city, and three about the outer.
Page l - Id actum est, mihi crede, ab illo, quisquis formator universi fuit, sive ille deus est potens omnium, sive incorporalis ratio ingentium operum artifex, sive divinus spiritus per omnia maxima ac minima aequali intentione diffusus, sive fatum et immutabilis causarum inter se cohaerentium series — id, inquam, actum est, ut in alienum arbitrium nisi vilissima quaeque non caderent.
Page 27 - Deluge; the history of which is thus described. The Deity, Cronus, appeared to him in a vision, and warned him that upon the fifteenth day of the month Dassius there would be a flood, by which mankind would be destroyed.
Page 318 - Babylonians, like the rest of the Barbarians, pass over in silence the one principle of the universe, and they constitute two, Tauthe" and Apason, making Apason the husband of Tauthe and denominating her the mother of the gods.
Page 24 - There was a time in which there existed nothing but darkness and an abyss of waters, wherein resided most hideous beings, which were produced of a two-fold principle. There appeared men, some of whom were furnished with two wings, others with four, and with two faces. They had one body, but two heads ; the one that of a man, the other of a woman ; they were likewise in their several organs both male and female.
Page 173 - Syria; but that as they were in fear of the Assyrians, who had then the dominion over Asia, they built a city in that country which is now called Judea, and that large enough to contain this great number of men, and called it Jerusalem.
Page 355 - Water, Spirit, or Air. From the Sidonians, Cronus, Love, Cloudy darkness. From the Phoenicians, Ulomus, Chusorus, The Egg. From the Chaldaean and Persian Oracles of Zoroaster, Fire, Sun, Ether. Fire, Light, Ether. From the later Platonists, Power, Intellect, Father. Power, Intellect, Soul or Spirit. By the ancient Theologists, according to Macrobius, the Sun was invoked in the Mysteries, as Power of Light of Spirit of the world, the world, the world. To which may perhaps be added, from Sanchoniatho,...
Page 18 - Egyptians ; for this animal was esteemed by him to be the most inspired of all the reptiles, and of a fiery nature, inasmuch as it exhibits an incredible celerity, moving by its spirit without either hands or feet, or any of those external members by which other animals effect their motion, and in its progress it assumes a variety of forms, moving in a spiral course, and darting forwards with whatever degree of swiftness it pleases.

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