The History of the Jews: From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Present Time

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London Society, 1840 - Jews - 576 pages
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Page 550 - I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee; though I make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee, but will correct thee in
Page 151 - seized the occasion of an accidental tumult, and summoned them to embrace his religion, or contend with him in battle. " Alas!" replied the trembling Jews, " we are ignorant of the use of arms; but we persevere in the faith and worship of our fathers; why wilt thou reduce us to the necessity of a just defence.
Page 126 - At the call of their great deliverer, the Jews from all the provinces of the empire assembled on the holy mountain of their fathers ; and their insolent triumph alarmed and exasperated the Christian inhabitants of Jerusalem. The desire of rebuilding the temple has in every age been
Page 447 - of the Indus. The resident Jews are divided into two classes, called the Jerusalem or White Jews, and the ancient or Black Jews. The White Jews reside at this place. The black Jews have also a synagogue here ; but the great body of that tribe inhabit towns in the interior of
Page 474 - commandments, and commanded us to hear the sound of the trumpet." After this ceremony, they repeat with a loud voice the following verse, " Happy are the people who hear the joyful sound, they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance." On the morning of the second day they repair to the synagogue, and repeat nearly the same prayers as on the preceding day. They then read the
Page 78 - The days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side." Upon this, the famine raged with augmented violence, and destroyed whole families; while Jerusalem exhibited a horrid spectacle of emaciated invalids and putrescent
Page 474 - Blessed be thou, O Lord, our God ! king of the universe, who has sanctified us with his commandments, and commanded us to hear the sound of the
Page 536 - that the ten tribes, after a wandering journey, came to a country called Arsareth, where we may suppose they settled. Now the best Persian historians affirm, that the Afghans are descended from the Jews; and they have among themselves traditions of the same import. It is even asserted, that their families are distinguished by the names of Jewish tribes, though since their
Page 483 - perfect faith, that all the law, which at this day is found in our hands, was delivered by God himself to our master Moses, (God's peace be with him.) 9th. " I believe, with a perfect faith, that the same law is never to be changed, nor any other to be given us of God, (whose name be blessed

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