The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus: The Jewish Historian: Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, Seven Books of the Jewish War, and the Life of Josephus, Written by Himself, Volume 2

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James Cundee and M. Jones, 1806 - Jews

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Page 285 - to that feast whereon it is our custom for every one to make tabernacles to God * in the temple; and began on a sudden to cry aloud " A voice from the east ; a voice from the west ; a voice from the four winds; a. voice against Jerusalem and the holy house; a voice against the bridegrooms, and
Page 293 - levelled with the ground, by those that dug it up to the foundation, that there was left nothing to make those who came thither believe it had ever been inhabited. This was the end which Jerusalem came to, by the madness of those that were for innovations : — a city otherwise of great magnificence, and of mighty
Page 144 - that he who cannot be believed without swearing by God, is already condemned. They also take great pains in studying the writings of the ancients: and choose out of them what is most for the advantage of their soul and body-; and they enquire after such roots and medicinal stones as may Cure their distempers.
Page 265 - famine ; and the lanes of the city were full of the dead bodies of the aged. The children also, and the young men wandered about the market-places like shadows, all swelled with the famine, and fell down dead, wheresoever their misery seized them. As for burying them, those that
Page 146 - souls of good men only are removed into other bodies : but that the souls of bad men are subject to eternal punishment. But the Sadducees are those that compose the second order, and take away fate entirely ; and suppose that God is not concerned in our
Page 143 - As for their piety towards God, it is very extraordinary. For before sun rising they speak not a^ word about profane matters : but put up certain, prayers, which they have received from their forefathers, as if they made supplication for its rising,. After this every one of them
Page 293 - the wall as enclosed the city on the west side. This wall was spared, in order to afford a camp for such as were to lie in garrison: as were the towers also spared in order to demonstrate to posterity what kind of city it was, and how well fortified, which the Roman valor had
Page 302 - the wicked, that enter into men that are alive, and kill them; unless they can obtain some help against them. Here are also fountains of hot water, that flow out of this place, which have a •very different taste one from the other : for some of them
Page 308 - of his companions together, and encouraged them to take that course: by a speech which he made to the following effect. " * Since, we long ago, my generous friends, resolved never to be servants to the Romans, nor to any other than to God himself, who alone is the true and
Page 145 - good souls have their habitations beyond the ocean; in a region that is neither oppressed with storms of rain, or snow, or with intense heat : but that this place is such as is refreshed by the gentle breathing of a west wind, that is perpetually blowing from the ocean. While they allot to bad souls a

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