The Works of Flavius Josephus

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Alden & Beardsley, 1857 - 880 pages

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Page 137 - And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation ; and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Page 433 - ... but the roofs were adorned with deep sculptures in wood, representing many sorts of figures : the middle was much higher than the rest, and the wall of the front was adorned with beams, resting upon pillars, that were interwoven into it, and that front was all of polished stone, insomuch that its fineness, to such as had not seen it, was incredible, and to such as had seen it, was greatly amazing.
Page 218 - He put a ring that had a root of one of those sorts mentioned by Solomon to the nostrils of the demoniac, after which he drew out the demon through his nostrils ; and when the man fell down immediately, he abjured him to return into him no more, making still mention of Solomon, and reciting the incantations which he composed.
Page 94 - I mean, that were in the nature of buttons on the high priest's shoulders. And for the twelve stones, whether we understand by them the months, or whether we understand the like number of the signs of that circle which the Greeks call the Zodiac, we shall not be mistaken in their meaning.
Page 42 - And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
Page 40 - ... he began to have higher notions of virtue than others had, and he determined to renew and to change the opinion all men happened then to have concerning God ; for he was the first that ventured to publish this notion, That there was but one God, the Creator of the universe ; and that, as to other [gods], if they contributed anything to the happiness of men, that each of them afforded it only according to his appointment, and not by their own power.
Page 36 - ... 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 32 - They also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies and their order.
Page 32 - For many angels" of God accompanied with women, and begat sons that proved unjust, and despisers of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecians call giants.
Page 362 - I would now explain is this, that the Pharisees have delivered to the people a great many observances by succession from their fathers, which are not written in the law of Moses ; and for that reason it is that the Sadducees reject them, and say, that we are to esteem those observances to be obligatory which are in the written word, but are not to observe what are derived from the tradition of our forefathers.

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