This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1816. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Again, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, attended by a few of the Israelites among them, scattered throughout Asia, Africa and Europe, have no pretensions to any king among them. But the Indians have a king to every tribe, and as we have seen, the Natchez had once five hundred kings in that one nation. Now if part of the nations to the north-west, should again return over the straits of Kamschatka, and pass on from the north-eastern extremity of Asia, by the way between the Euxine and the Caspian sea, through ancient Media, which formerly extended west to the river Halys, on the Black or Euxine sea* and Asia Minor, into Palestine, then they must pass through the territory of the Grand Porte. Therefore that government must necessarily be destroyed, to make way for these kings from the cast, as it is not likely that despotic power would consent to their passing through in peace, to deprive her of the region of Palestine. Another remarkable circumstance attending the foregoing account is, that before the Babylonish captivity, the Jews had but one temple for public worship, whither the males assembled three times in the year. The Samaritans, after the captivity, observed the same at Samaria, the capital of their kingdom. The ten tribes were carried captives into the north-west parts of Assyria, before the Babylonish captivity, and therefore had no idea of but one place of worship for a nation. * The different empires of the Lydians and the Medes, were divided by the river Haly's (which has two branches, ) which rising in a mountain of Armenia, passing through Celicia, leaving in its progress the Matenians on the right, and Phrygia on the left; then stretching towards the north, it separates the Cappadocian Syrians from Paphiagonia, which is on the left of th...
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