A History Of The New Testament Times; The Time Of The Apostles Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAdolf Hausrath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...life, could seek admittance to the synagogue alone. Here they were terrified by no perilous symbol, insulted by no trace of wild nature-worship. Here they found the holy Godhead they sought for, and the encouragement of the hopes their hearts desired. Here was the field which waa to bear the harvest of the future. THE EELIGIOUS MISSION OF THE JEWISH DISPEESAL. THE EELIGIOUS MISSION OF THE JEWISH DISPERSAL. 1. The Jews In The Dispersal. " It is not easy," says Strabo of the Jews, " to find a spot in the world that has not sheltered this people and is not in their power."1 The same testimony is given by Judaism itself, for as early as the second century before our era the Jewish Sibyl sings of her people: " Thou hast filled every land and every sea, All men thy foes for thy supremacy."2 Indeed, in both the great empires of the time, there was hardly a single great town without Jews. As they had been settled in the land of the Euphrates by the stern rights of war in former centuries, so numerous colonies had obtained a footing in Egypt and Asia Minor, partly as prisoners of war, partly attracted by great privileges. The desire of commerce, however, had led them to Greece, Macedonia, Italy and Spain. Nevertheless, this long-continued emigration was always a matter of necessity, for never was the barrenness of a country so disproportionate to the fertility of its inhabitants as in Judaea. However, it was easy to over-estimate the strength of this Jewish population, because they forced themselves to the front in all the chief cities, even where the open country was free from them, and still more because it is given to this notable race to be the object of universal remark, where another and equally strong section of the population would long...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...life, could seek admittance to the synagogue alone. Here they were terrified by no perilous symbol, insulted by...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662935

ISBN - 13:9780217662932

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