A Sketch of Semitic Origins: Social and Religious

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Macmillan, 1902 - 342 Seiten
 

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Seite 322 - For as in the individual the truth of the apostle's statement is discerned, "that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural, and afterward that which is spiritual...
Seite xiii - JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JBL Journal of Biblical Literature...
Seite 95 - ... and sorrow is he, Dreaming where the beloved may be. And when the warm south-winds arise, He breathes his longing in fervid sighs, — Quickening odors, kisses of balm, •That drop in the lap of his chosen palm.
Seite 64 - have their property in common, the eldest being lord ; all have one wife and it is first come first served, the man who enters to her leaving at the door the stick which it is usual for every one to carry ; but the night she spends with the eldest."* Glaser3 and Winckler4 think that they have found confirmation of this statement in Sabaean and Minaean inscriptions.
Seite 48 - ... during the term limited, there must be a commutation of money paid by the separating party to the other , according as they can agree ; and so they become free to make a new marriage elsewhere.
Seite 35 - The complete proof of early totemism in any race involves the following points : (1) the existence of stocks named after plants and animals ; (2) the prevalence of the conception that the members of the stock are of the blood of the eponym animal, or are sprung from a plant of the species chosen as totem ; (3) the ascription to the totem of a sacred character...
Seite 105 - athar are all explained. 'Ath&r means according to Lane " a pit dug for a lion or other animal that he may fall into it in order that he may be taken.
Seite 13 - We know that in Asia there is a vast region bounded on the south and south-west by the Himalayas, on the west by the Bolor mountains, on the north-west by the Ala-Tau, on the north by the Altai range and its offshoots, on the east by the Kingkhan, on the south and south-east by the Felina and Kuen-Loun.
Seite 100 - The circumstances under which it is performed in Arabia point to the origin of circumcision as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility, by which the child was placed under her protection and its reproductive powers consecrated to her service.
Seite 4 - The Semitic traditions! all point to Arabia as the original home of the race. It is the only part of the world which has remained exclusively Semite. The racial characteristics — intensity of faith, ferocity, exclusiveness, imagination — can best be explained by a desert origin.

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