The Nation's Sin And Punishment; Or, The Hand Of God Visible In The Overthrow Of Slavery by Stephen Alexander HodgmanThe Nation's Sin And Punishment; Or, The Hand Of God Visible In The Overthrow Of Slavery by Stephen Alexander Hodgman

The Nation's Sin And Punishment; Or, The Hand Of God Visible In The Overthrow Of Slavery

byStephen Alexander Hodgman

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... 146 XL RACHEL'S LAMENTATION. Hark! what voice was that, heard in Rama? " The voice of lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not." Herod, that monster of iniquity, than whom a more cruel tyrant never sat on a throne, finding that he had been mocked of the wise men, who came from the East to worship the Infant Jesus, issued a decree that all the children of Bethlehem, and the coasts round about, should be put to death. Under this bloody edict, some hundreds, perhaps several thousands of tender and helpless babes, were torn from their mothers' embrace, and cruelly slaughtered. The intention of the decree, was, to cut off the infant Saviour, whose advent to the world had been proclaimed by angels. I presume not to decide what share this event may have had in the fearful retribution which fell upon the guilty city and capital of the nation, from which that edict was issued, seventy years afterwards. But history tells ns that more than a million of the inhabitants perished miserably, who were put to the sword, or died of famine. During the siege, delicate females fed on the flesh of their own babes, to appease the gnawings of their hunger. There is another similar record in history, still more ancient, of the wholesale slaughter of young children, with the retribution which followed, but stated in such terms as to leave no doubt as "to the connection between the crime and the punishment. The king of Egypt, in order to prevent the too rapid increase of the Hebrews, ordered that all their male children, should be strangled at their birth. How just and striking was the retribution, that was visited on the whole land of Egypt! The Lord sent a destroying angel, which passed over th...
Title:The Nation's Sin And Punishment; Or, The Hand Of God Visible In The Overthrow Of SlaveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217093094

ISBN - 13:9780217093095

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