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Page 19 - Nay, his rage was grown so extravagant, that his barbarity proceeded to the degree of impiety ; for, when he had ordered eight hundred to be hung upon crosses in the midst of the city, he had the throats of their wives and children cut before their eyes ; and these executions he saw as he was drinking and lying down with his concubines.
Page 109 - Theudas, persuaded a great part of the people to take their effects with them, and follow him to the river Jordan ; for he told them he was a prophet, and that he would, by his own command, divide the river, and afford them an easy passage over it : and many were deluded by his words.
Page 102 - Now her coming was of very great advantage to the people of Jerusalem, for whereas a famine did oppress them at that time, and many people died for want of what was necessary to procure food withal, queen Helena sent some of her servants to Alexandria with money to buy a great quantity of corn, and others of them to Cyprus, to bring a cargo of dried figs.
Page 90 - Caesar, upon his being informed that there was a certain festival, celebrated to make vows for his safety. At which festival, a great multitude was gotten together of the principal persons, and such as were of dignity through his province. On the second day of which shows, he put on a garment made wholly of silver...
Page 26 - Now here is the most fruitful country of Judea, which bears a vast number of * palm-trees, besides the balsam-tree, whose sprouts they cut with sharp stones, and at the incisions they gather the juice, which drops down like tears. So Pompey pitched his camp in that place one night, and then hasted away the next morning to Jerusalem ; but Aristobulus was so affrighted at his approach, that he came and met him by way of supplication.
Page 92 - ... country, and besought God for the king's recovery. All places were also full of mourning and lamentation. Now the king rested in a high chamber, and as he saw them below lying prostrate on the ground, he could not himself forbear weeping. And when he had been quite worn out by the pain in his belly, for five days, he departed this life, being in the fifty-fourth year of his age, and in the seventh year of his reign...
Page 170 - And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Page 125 - [And brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called CHRIST, whose name was JAMES, and some others. And when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned...