The History of the Jews, Volume 3

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John Murray, 1829 - Jews
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Page x - He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
Page 54 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness...
Page 55 - ... and toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
Page 96 - Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen ; because the mighty are spoiled : howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
Page 128 - Rome, to enjoy municipal honours, and to obtain at the same time an exemption from the burdensome and expensive offices of society. The moderation or the contempt of the Romans gave a legal sanction to the form of ecclesiastical police which was instituted by the vanquished sect. The patriarch, who had fixed his residence at Tiberias, was empowered to appoint his subordinate ministers and apostles, to exercise a domestic jurisdiction, and to receive from his dispersed brethren an annual contribution.
Page 285 - The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea...
Page 403 - Joseph published his edict of toleration, by which he opened to the Jews the schools and the universities of the empire, and gave them the privilege of taking degrees as doctors in philosophy, medicine, and civil law.
Page 157 - ... circumcised, in defiance of the law of Hadrian. His whole life was of the most spotless purity, hence he was called the Holy, or the Holiest of the Holy. R. Jehuda was the author of a new constitution to the Jewish people. He embodied in the celebrated Mischna, or Code of traditional Law, all the authorized interpretations of the Mosaic Law, the traditions, the decisions of the learned, and the precedents of the courts or schools.
Page 116 - Akiba went back for twelve years more to the seat of learning. He returned again, followed by 24,000 disciples ; and the father, at length appeased or overawed by the fame of his son-in-law, broke his vow of implacable resentment, and bestowed on them sufficient property to enable them to live in splendour.
Page 185 - Nor, indeed, does the miracle, if we may presume so to speak, appear necessary for its end; for, according to the will of the Divine Ruler of the world, a more appalling and insuperable obstacle interrupted the unhallowed work. The discomfiture of the Jews was completed — and the resumption of their labours, could they have recovered from their panic, was for ever broken off by the death of Julian.

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