Zarathustra, Philo, the Achaemenids and Israel: Being a Treatise Upon the Antiquity and Influence of the Avesta

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Open Court, 1906 - Avesta - 460 pages
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Page 216 - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia : All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD, the God of heaven, given me ; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Page 224 - Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail ; that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and of his sons.
Page 216 - Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord, the God of heaven, given me ; and He hath charged me to build Him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whosoever there is among you of all His people, his God be with him, and let him go up...
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Page 262 - I have made the earth, and created man upon it : I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Page 472 - THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL, Popular Sketches from Old Testament History. CH Cornill. Transl. by SF Corkran. $1.00 net. (5s.) 259. THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, From the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.
Page 248 - Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him ; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the twoleaved gates ; and the gates shall not be shut...
Page 484 - There may be different aspects and even contrasts, diverse views and opposite standpoints, but there can never be contradiction in truth. Monism is not a one-substance theory, be it materialistic or spiritualistic or agnostic; it means simply and solely CONSISTENCY. All truths form one consistent system, and any dualism of irreconcilable statements indicates that there is a problem to be solved; there must be fault somewhere either in our reasoning or in our knowledge of facts. Science always implies...
Page 206 - The Avesta in no sense depends upon the Jewish Greeks. On the contrary, it was Philo who was in debt to it. He drank in his Iranian lore from the pages of his exilic Bible, or from the Bible-books which were then as yet detached, and which not only recorded Iranian edicts by Persian Kings, but were themselves half made up of lewish-Persian history. Surely it is singular that so many of us who 'search the scriptures' should be unwilling to see the first facts which stare at us from its lines.

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