A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ Volume 2

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A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ Volume 2 PDF ebook download This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...from the west and east, from the north and from the Isles, and come to Jerusalem. The Greek Book of Baruch expresses a partly verbal agreement with the Psalt. Sal. (iv. 36, 37, v. 5-9). Philo sees the dispersed under the leadership of a divine appearance coming from all quarters to Jerusalem (Be exsecrationibus, 8-9). The prediction too of Isaiah, that the heathen nations shall themselves bring the dispersed as an offering to the temple (Isa. xlix. 22, lx. 4, 9, lxvi. 20) reappears in the Psalt. Salom. (xvii. 34), while the gathering is at the same time described as the work of the Messiah (Psalt. Salom. xvii. 28. Jonathan on Jerem. xxxiii. 13). According to the fourth Book of Ezra, the ten tribes departed 64 Comp. Gfrorer, Das Jdhrhundert des Heils, ii. 235-238. The sequence is: (1) the renovation of Jerusalem; (2) the gathering of the Dispersed, according to the Sohar in Gfrorer, ii. 217, above. into a hitherto uninhabited country called Azareth (so the Latin version) or Arzaph (finis mundi, so the Syrian), that they might there observe their laws.65 Thence will they return at the commencement of the Messianic period, and the Most High will dry up the sources of the Euphrates, that they may pass over (4 Ezra xiii. 39-47). With this universal hope of the gathering of the dispersed, it is striking, that the return of the ten tribes is altogether doubted by individuals like R. Akiba.56 From the daily prayer however of the Shemoneh Esreh: "Lift up a banner to gather our dispersed and assemble us from the four ends of the earth," it is seen that such doubts were confined to individuals. 8. The kingdom of glory in Palestine. The Messianic kingdom will indeed have the Messianic King at its head, but its supreme ruler is God Himself...

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