Moriah, Or Sketches of the Sacred Rites of Ancient Israel
It was the great error of the Jews, that they practised the duties of their worship with hearts as carnal as their rites themselves were... But of this error there is little danger now, since in the fulfillment of the purposes of the legal dispensation the Christian distinctly perceives the mystic and hidden purpose it was intended to accomplish.-from "The Daily Worship"Ostensibly an appreciation of the rites and ceremonies of the ancient Jews and their importance in the development of Christianity, this 1848 volume is most striking today for its old-fashioned concepts of tolerance and understanding. From the process of siting and erecting the ancient temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem to the sacred duties and ritualistic garments of the high priests of old to explanations of the deeper meanings of Jewish festivals such as Pentecost and Passover, Rev. Fraser, in attempting to connect us to Judaism's perception of God's hand at work in the universe, instead offers the contemporary reader remarkable insight into the religious mind-set of the mid 19th century.Robert W. Fraser also wrote Ebb and Flow: The Curiosities and Marvels of the Sea-shore; A Book for Young People (1860).
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Moriah: Or Sketches of the Sacred Rites of Ancient Israel
Robert W. Fraser
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Page 283 - Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Page 222 - When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
Page 159 - And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.
Page 141 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
Page 87 - I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night : ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Page 99 - Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Page 149 - The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech Thee, deliver my soul.
Page 20 - But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.