The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected...


The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected, from the Creation of the World to the Dissolution of the Assyrian Empire, at the Death of Sarda

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Author  Samuel Shuckford
Publisher  General Books LLC
Publication Date   February 7, 2012
ISBN  1235767019
Pages  124

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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.1808 Excerpt: ... cians could turn water into blood, was not convinced by this miracle, and so refused to part with the Israelites. Some time after Moses and Aaron came again to him, requiring the dismission of the people, and withal assuring him, that if he did not grant it, they should bring a great plague of frogs upon all the land; and in order hereto, Moses directed Aaron to stretch his rod again over the waters, upon doing which there came up abundance of frogs, so as to cover the land of Egypt, and to swarm in the houses, bed-chambers, J. : to purify themselves every morning, by washing in the river. Virgil represents./Eneas as thinking such a purification necessary, before he might tonch the Trojan sacra, having polluted himself in battle; he says to his father Anchises, Tu, genitor, cape saera manu, patriosque penates; Me, bcllo c tanto digressum, et c«dc rcconti, Attrectarc ncfas, donee me flumine vivo Abluero. Virg. Jes. 2. v. 717. but the Egyptians used these purifications twice every day, says Herodotus, lis w ii/tfai narnf, %xi hs txapif nnSu. lib. 2. c. 37. Ghaeremon says, thrice every day (amXaotro-v, yjju airon xoirns, xxi irgo &fis"H, xa/ irfos vw ap. Porphyr. mtfi »mx-lib-4. § 7.) when they came from bed in the morning, just before dinner, and at night when they went to sleep. Moses was here directed to go to Pharaoh in the morning, at his going out to the water; so that Pharaoh was here going to perform the morning purification. upon the beds, in the ovens, and kneading troughs of the Egyptians;1 but here it likewise happened that the magicians also produced frogs, so that Pharaoh was not much influenced by this miracle.y There were several other miracles wrought by Moses and Aaron in Egypt after the same manner. The swarms of lice;z the ...

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