Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, ChaldÆan, Egyptian, Tyrian, Carthaginian, Indian, Persian, and Other Writers: With an Introductory Dissertation and an Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Trinity of the Ancients

W. Pickering, 1832 - 751 páginas

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Página xviii - So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city.
Página xliv - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Página 27 - ... fearlessly to the deep. Having asked the deity whither he was to sail, he was answered: 'To the Gods;' upon which he offered up a prayer for the good of mankind.
Página 39 - Babylon, that none who should besiege it afterwards might have it in their power to divert the river, so as to facilitate an entrance into it ; and this he did by building three walls about the inner city, and three about the outer.
Página 27 - Deluge; the history of which is thus described. The Deity, Cronus, appeared to him in a vision, and warned him that upon the fifteenth day of the month Dassius there would be a flood, by which mankind would be destroyed.
Página 181 - Syria; but that as they were in fear of the Assyrians, who had then the dominion over Asia, they built a city in that country which is now called Judea, and that large enough to contain this great number of men, and called it Jerusalem.
Página 65 - Hercule gloriatus est. [Aemilius Sura de annis populi Romani : Assyrii principes omnium gentium rerum potiti sunt, deinde Medi, postea Persae, deinde Macedones ; exinde duobus regibus Philippo et Antiocho, qui a Macedonibus oriundi erant, haud multo post Carthaginem subactam devictis summa imperii ad populum Romanum pervenit. Inter hoc tempus et initium regis Nini Assyriorum, qui princeps rerum potitus est,3 intersunt anni MDCCCCXCV.] 4 1 VII.
Página 289 - that the Egyptians esteem the sun to be the Demiurgus ; and hold the legends about Osiris and Isis, and all their other mythological fables, to have reference to the stars, their appearances and occultations, and the periods of their risings, or to the increase and decrease of the moon, to the cycles of the sun, to the diurnal and nocturnal hemispheres, or to the river.
Página 351 - Chaldean and Persian Oracles of Zoroaster, Fire. Sun. Ether. Fire. Light. Ether. From the later Platonists, Power. Intellect. Father. Power. Intellect. Soul or Spirit. By the ancient theologists, according to Macrobius, the sun was invoked in the mysteries, as Power of the World. Light of the World. Spirit of the World. To which may perhaps be added, from Sanchoniatho, the three sons of Genus, Fire. Light. Flame.
Página 28 - Xisuthrus sent out birds from the vessel; which not finding any food, nor any place whereupon they might rest their feet, returned to him again. After an interval of some days, he sent them forth a second time: and they now returned with their feet tinged with mud. He made a trial a third time with these birds; but they returned to him no more: from whence he judged that the surface of the earth had appeared above the waters. He therefore made an opening in the vessel, and upon looking out found...

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