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last of those empires, slightly mentions the Syrians of Palestine, who, according
to their own confession, had received from Egypt the rite of circumcision. ll. C. Io.4
. *Diodorus Siculus, l. xl. (2 sqq.). Dion Cassius, l. xxxvii. p. 121 [c. 17] Tacit.
When the posterity of Abraham had multiplied like the sands of the sea, the Deity,
from whose mouth they received a system of laws and ceremonies, declared
himself the proper and, as it were, the national God of Israel; and, with the most ...
It became the most sacred duty of a new convert to diffuse among his friends and
relations the inestimable blessing which he had received, and to warn them
against a refusal that would be severely punished as a criminal disobedience to
... and was governed almost as many years under the immediate inspection of his
apostle, should be received as the standard of orthodoxy.” The distant churches
very frequently appealed to the authority of their venerable Parent, and relieved ...
The name of Nazarenes was deemed too honourable for those Christian Jews,
and they soon received from the supposed poverty of their understanding, as well
as of their condition, the contemptuous epithet of Ebionites.” In a few years after ...
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841