The Works of Flavius Josephus, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian: To which are Added Three Dissertations, Concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's Command to Abraham, &c : with a Complete Index to the Whole
Simms and Mʻintyre, 1841 - 880 pages
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Page 32 - ... might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars ;* the one of brick, the other of stone ; they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind ; and also inform them that there was...
Page 34 - There is a great mountain in Armenia, over Minyas, called Baris, upon which it is reported that many who fled at the time of the Deluge were saved; and that one who was carried in an ark came on shore upon the top of it; and that the remains of the timber were a great while preserved. This might be the man about whom Moses the legislator of the Jews wrote.
Page 190 - And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, having taken nothing. 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat ; for this is for your health : for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
Page 126 - Canaan,") he dismissed the senate ; and as he was going to embrace Eleazar and Joshua, and was still discoursing with them, a cloud stood over him on the sudden, and he disappeared in a certain valley, although he wrote in the holy books that he died, which was done out of fear, lest they should venture to say that, because of his extraordinary virtue, he went to God.
Page 224 - He composed such incantations also by which distempers are alleviated. And he left behind him the manner of using exorcisms, by which they drive away demons, so that they never return; and this method of cure is of great force unto this day; for I have seen a certain man of my own country, whose name was Eleazar, releasing people that were demoniacal in the presence of Vespasian, and his sons, and his captains, and the whole multitude of his soldiers.
Page 439 - ... the valley was very deep, and its bottom could not be seen, if you looked from above into the depth, this...
Page 77 - ... destruction. As soon, therefore, as ever the whole Egyptian army was within it, the sea flowed to its own place, and came down with a torrent raised by storms of wind,* and encompassed the Egyptians. Showers of rain also came down from the sky, and dreadful thunders and lightning, with flashes of fire. Thunder-bolts also were darted upon them ; nor was there any tiling which used to be sent by God upon men, as indications of his wrath, which did not happen at this time ; for a dark and dismal...
Page 224 - Now these contributed to the king's table, and to his supper every day,* thirty cori of fine flour, and sixty of meal ; as also ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen...
Page 321 - Whereupon God warned him in a dream, which came upon him after he had offered sacrifice, that " he should take courage, and adorn the city, and open the gates ; that the rest should appear in white garments, but that he and the priests should meet the king in the habits proper to their order, without the dread of any ill consequences, which the providence of God would prevent.