A new system: or, An analysis of antient mythology ...

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Seite 372 - But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
Seite 235 - Summe deum, sancti custos Soractis Apollo, 785 quem primi colimus, cui pineus ardor acervo pascitur et medium freti pietate per ignem cultores multa premimus vestigia pruna, da, pater, hoc nostris aboleri dedecus armis, omnipotens. Non exuvias pulsaeve tropaeum 790 virginis aut spolia ulla peto (mihi cetera laudem facta ferent) : haec dira meo dum vulnere pestis pulsa cadat, patrias remeabo inglorius urbes.
Seite 290 - But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
Seite xi - Observations on the Poems of Thomas Rowley, in which the Authenticity of these Poems is ascertained.
Seite xiii - Observations upon the Plagues inflicted upon the Egyptians, in which is shewn the peculiarity of those Judgments and their correspondence with the Rites and Idolatry of that People. To these is prefixed a prefatory discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt.
Seite 372 - It is said of Cecrops that he first offered up this sort of sweet bread. Hence we may judge of the antiquity of the custom, from the times to which Cecrops is referred. The prophet Jeremiah takes notice of this kind of offering, when he is speaking of the Jewish women at Pathros, in Egypt, and of their base idolatry ; in all which their husbands had encouraged them. -The women, in their expostulation upon his rebuke, tell him : " Did we make her cakes to worship her?
Seite 8 - And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
Seite 371 - The offerings which people in ancient times used to present to the gods, were generally purchased at the entrance of the Temple ; especially every species of consecrated bread, which was denominated accordingly.
Seite lii - Patriarch, who was the head of their line; and worshipped him as the fountain of light : making the Sun only an emblem of his influence and power. They called him Bal, and Baal: and there were others of their ancestry joined with him, whom they styled the Baalim.
Seite xxx - Caphtorim, and the sons of Canaan. These were all of the line of Ham, who was held by his posterity in the highest veneration. They called him Amon: and having in process of time raised him to a divinity, they worshiped him as the Sun: and from this worship they were styled Amonians.

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