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, Bind 3

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J. Johnson, 1808
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Warriors often buried with their Armour
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Coffins anciently used for Persons of Distinction
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Burning Perfumes at the Graves of the Dead
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A very curious Method of honouring deceased
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Songs and Music used daily at Graves in Com
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Boughs Flowers c used in ornamenting
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Provisions placed near to or on the Graves
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CONCERNING THE LITERATURE BOOKS C OF
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Method of Preserving their Writings
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Of Inscriptions Seals c of Letters
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The same Subject continued
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Eastern MSS highly ornamented
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Strong Figures and Metaphors used by the Eastern Writers
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The same Subject continued X The same Subject continued
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A curious Description of the Spring from an Eastern Writer with Remarks 1 59
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Solomons Portrait of Old Age
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Solomons Portrait of old Age continued
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Assemblies among the Asiatics
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Of WaterSpouts on the Syrian and Jewish Coasts
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Curious Remarks on the Brook Kidron
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Remarks on the Plain where Sodom and Gomor rha stood
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Of Hedges in the East
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Of the Roses and Balsam of Jericho
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A Proof that by Horn of the Son of Oil used by Isaiah Syria is meant
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Of the Fertility of Judea
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Of the Fish found in the Mediterranean the Sea of Galilee and the Nile 201 CHAP IX
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Of the Mulberry Trees mentioned in Scripture
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Of the Olive Tree in the Promised Land
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Of the Dryness of the Ground previous to the Au tumnal Rains
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Curious Account of certain Kinds of Seeds men tioned by Isaiah chap xxviii 25 26
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Different Kinds of Seeds eaten with their Bread
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Eastern Gardens not remarkably well stored with Fruit Trees
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Ancient Method of gathering the Olives
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Oil Jars frequently buried in the Ground the better to preserve their Contents
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Of the Time when the Vine and Olive blossom
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Wine Presses sometimes in the Vineyards but mostly in the Towns Curious Customs of the Ancient and Modern Greeks
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Curious Explanation of Gen xlix 22 23
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Of the Time in which the Vineleaf falls off
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Different Kinds of Wines in the Holy Land
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Superior Excellence of the Wine of Lebanon
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Curious Exposition of Hosea xiv 57
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Fires often made in the Fields to burn up the dry Herbage previous to the autumnal Rains
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Different Kinds of destructive Insects in Judea
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Curious Account of Locusts
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Small Flies very troublesome and often de structive in Judea
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Different Kinds of Goats in Judea
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The Luxury of the Harams very oppres sive to the People of the East
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Public Justice badly administered in the East
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Peasants in Persia permitted to approach the Throne with Complaints of Oppression against their Rulers
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Of the Bastinado in the East
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Prompt and arbitrary Executions frequent in the East XLII Of the Extermination of ancient royal Families in the East
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Of the Power and Influence of ancient Palmy ra and Balbec
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Certain Particulars relative to Palmyra
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Some curious Remarks on the Euphrates
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Of the Woods and Thickets in Judea
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Of the wild Beasts in the Holy Land
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Hurtful Animals common in the Holy Land
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Method of charming noxious Animals
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Hollow Rocks and Caves Places of Defence
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Tents usually pitched near Fountains
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The great necessity of Fountains and Reservoirs of Water in the East
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Fountains the lurking Places of Robbers and Assassins
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Of the Water Engines wrought by the Feet
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Cutting down valuable Plantations one of the Me thods used to distress an Enemy
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Strong WatchTowers built in the Vicinity of Cities to keep their Inhabitants in check
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Curious Particulars relative to Askelon
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Of the Importance of Settlements near the Red 409 Sea 483
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Towers used for People to fly to in Times of In surrection or Danger
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Farther Information concerning the Use of these Towers
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Mountains also resorted to as Places of Refuge
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Nature of the Encampments used in the East
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Curious Remarks on Habbakkuk i 8
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Of the ancient Division of Companies into ten Men each
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A remarkable Illustration of Gideons Defeat of the Midianites
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Curious Illustration of 2 Kings vii 12
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Curious Illustration of Joel iii 3
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Stopping up the Wells an Act of Hostility in the East
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Curious Illustration of 1 Sam v 110
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Manner of introducing a Captive Prince into the Towns of a victorious Kingdom
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Dust very injurious in the EastOf the bitter
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Waters c
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Of the Time of the Year in which they usually began their Campaigns in the East
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Farther Particulars on the same Subject
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Hail and Rain dreadful in the East
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Curious Illustration of 2 Kings vii 15
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A Sword hanging at the Neck a Token of Humiliation and Subjection
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Curious Illustration of 1 Kings xx 34
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Barbarous Customs used by Victors in refe rence to the dead Bodies of their Enemies
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Particular Places used for Prayer previous to Battle
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People in the East often carry their whole Fa milies with them when they go to Wur
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The granting of a Banner a sign of Protec tion
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The Heads of Enemies cut off to serve
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Of their Writings relative to the Convey
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Taxes paid in Kind i e by a Part
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Mode of Drawing up Decrees in the East
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CHAP X
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Method of catching the Crocodile in Egypt
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Cause of the Pestilence in Egypt
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Explanation of the third Plague of Egypt
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Of the Illuminations made on the Nile
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Of the Excellence of the Waters of the Nile
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Farther Illustration of Exod vii 19
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