Jewish Coins

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Page xiii - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 48 - I shall see him, but not now : I shall behold him, but not nigh: There shall come a star out of Jacob, And a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, And shall smite through the corners of Moab, And break down all the sons of tumult.
Page 63 - Atque utinam numquam ludaea subacta fuisset Pompeii bellis imperioque Titi! Latius excisae pestis contagia serpunt victoresque suos natio victa premit.
Page 72 - De veteri nomismate gentis ludaicae lusta sacerdotum demonstrat munera Siclus, Cuius in Ebraeis urbibus usus erat. Ut sint doctrinae custodes, virga Aharonis, Utque regant mores cum pietate, monet, Significantque preces calicis fragrantia thura, Praecipuum munus sunt pia vota Deo. Filius aeterno Genitori hos praestat honores, Emmanuel casta virgine natus homo.
Page 68 - Hebraeoruin, etc., Zurich, 1605, was known to Leusden. It is surprising, therefore, that the genuine shekel, which is moderately well represented by Waser (pp. 59 f.), should be ignored by the later author. Waser does not represent the false shekel with the censer, but it is worth while to glance at his method of dealing with Hebrew coins. On p. 77 and elsewhere he illustrates what (reading hastily) one would take to be a halfshekel of the second year, a one-third-shekel of the third year (Fig.
Page 68 - ... the types and legends are as well represented as in the case of the whole shekel, the letter sh (initial of shenath, year) is omitted before the numeral. Now, the only genuine shekels and halfshekels on which this initial is absent are those of the first year. Waser lets the cat out of the bag when he comes to the onethird-shekel (p. 78). Of the existence of this as a coin we have no evidence; but Waser says : " It is probable that the types and symbols of this coin were the same as those of...
Page 65 - October 1902. 64 arising from it, for a pot full of incense. No one who has seen the genuine struck shekel could for a moment be deceived by this cast piece. Nevertheless, so few people take the trouble to test the truth of what is told them about Biblical antiquities, that tradesmen find it worth their while to offer for sale facsimiles of these impostures. Before me is an atrociously...
Page 12 - The fact that not a single specimen of the shekels ever found was restruck on a Roman coin.
Page 70 - Waser, published a plate representing a number of Jewish coins, including shekels of which we have no reason to doubt the authenticity, and also one of the censer-pieces (PI.
Page 64 - Hebrew letters, and that no date is given. The types approximate to those of the true coin ; but instead of the lily with three flowers we have a branch with many leaves ; and the chalice is replaced by an object apparently meant, to judge by the fumes 1 This appendix is extracted, with the permission of Messrs.

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