The Friends Of Christ In The New Testament; Thirteen Discourses: thirteen discourses (1853)

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byNehemiah Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 Excerpt: ... SETtMON I. THE WISE MEN FROM THE EAST. MATTHEW H. 1, 2. NOW WHEN JESUS WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM, IN THE BAYS OF IIKROD THE KINO, BEHOLD, THERE CAME WISE MEN FROM THE EAST TO JERUSALEM, SAYING, WHERE IS HE THAT IS BORN KINO OP THE JEWS? FOR WE HATE SEEN HIS STAR IN THE EAST, AND ARE COME TO WORSHIP HIM. Over those mountains and wastes divided by the Tigris and Euphrates, a caravan shaped its way toward Jerusalem. Departing from Persia, (according to the most approved opinion,) we see it winding its way over and around the steep, rough places of Kurdistan, penetrating the fertile Assyrian plain, toiling through the parched places of Mesopotamia, and the deserts of Syria. It was a wearisome journey. Ezra, with a large company, and therefore travelling at a slow rate, was four months on his way from Persia to Jerusalem; so that probably not far from three months were occupied by this caravan in a journey of about fifteen hundred miles. It was a company of Magi. They were the learned class among the people of the east, employed chiefly with the study of religion, medicine, and astronomy, including the superstitious observance and worship of the heavenly bodies, to which were assigned special influences over the destinies of men. The evening sky was to these Magi their book of revelation. Each orb and constellation had a certain character and certain influences ascribed to it; and in advising kings, in going forth with them to battle, and in directing the movements of armies, the Magi noted carefully what constellations and planets were in the ascendant. The nearness of one of the planets to the earth at the birth of a royal personage was used to foretell his character, and that of his reign. For some time previous to the Saviour's birth, there was a wide-spread ex...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 Excerpt: ... SETtMON I. THE WISE MEN FROM THE EAST. MATTHEW H. 1, 2. NOW WHEN JESUS WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM, IN THE BAYS OF IIKROD THE KINO, B...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217295649

ISBN - 13:9780217295642

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