The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 2)

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byWilliam Warburton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... could belong only to a large and well policied kingdom; and these again are distinctly confirmed by the circumstantial history of Moses. But it is not only in what they agree, but likewise in what they differ, that sacred and profane accounts are mutually supported, and the high antiquity of Egypt established. To give one instance: Diodorus expresly tells us, that the lands were divided between the king, the priests, and the soldiery; and Moses (speaking of the Egyptian famine and its effects) as expresly says that they were divided between the king, the priests, and the people.f Now as contrary as these two accounts look, it will be found, upon comparing tbem, that Diodorus fully supports all that Moses hath delivered concerning this matter. Moses tells us, that before the famine, all the lands of Egypt were in the hands of the king, the priests, and the people; but that this national calamity made a great revolution in property, and brought the whole possessions of the people into the king's hands; which must needs make a prodigious accession of power to the crown. But Joseph, in whom the offices of minister and" patriot supported each other, and jointly concurred to the public service,J prevented for some time the ill effects of this accession, by his farming out the new domain to the old proprietors, op very easy conditions. We may well suppose this wise disposition to continue till that new king arose, who knew not Joseph;§ that is, would obliterate his memory, as averse to his system of policy. He, as appears from Scripture, greatly affected a despotic government; to support which, he first established, as I collect, a standing militia; and endowed it with the lands formerly the people's; who now became a kind of Villains to this order, which resemb...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... could belong only to a large and well policied kingdom; and these again are distinctly confirmed by the circumstantial history of Mos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217280382

ISBN - 13:9780217280389

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