A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology ...

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Page 10 - 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. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Page 374 - ... we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. 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.
Page 237 - 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.
Page 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. One species of sacred bread which used to be offered to the gods was of great antiquity, and called boun.
Page xiii - Treatise on the Authenticity of the Scriptures, and the Truth of the Christian Religion.
Page 2 - 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.
Page 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 ; with a prefatory discourse concerning the Grecian colonies from Egypt/
Page 374 - 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.
Page 295 - This practice in early times was almost universal; and every mountain was esteemed holy. The people, who prosecuted this method of worship, enjoyed a soothing infatuation, which flattered the gloom of superstition. The eminences to which they retired were lonely, and silent; and seemed to be happily circumstanced for contemplation and prayer. They, who frequented them, were raised above the...
Page xxx - They were joined in their expeditions by other nations, especially by the collateral branches of their family, the Mizraim, 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 A mon : and having in process of time raised him to a divinity, they worshipped him as the Sun ; and from this worship they were styled Amonians.

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