Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ...except the prostrate granite pillars, over which the wave is ever beating. We remembered, too, as we looked along the bare shore, the minute prediction of Ezekiel, "They shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ...except the prostrate granite pillars, over which the wave is ever beating. We remembered, too, as we looked along the bare shore, the minute prediction of Ezekiel, "They shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God." Alexander the Great seems actually to have scraped away the very rubbish as well as the stones of Old Tyre to construct his causeway;+ and now the bare rocks along the shore, on some part of which the ancient city must nave stood, are literally a place for the spreading of nets. The first man we met in the gate of Tyre was a fisherman carrying a load of fish, and the fishing-boats in the harbour we have already mentioned. If, indeed, the sea has made an advance upon the coast, then the very rocks where Old Tyre stood may be now under water, and the nets of the fisherman may thus also be literally spread over them. And this, also, would give new meaning to the expression, " Thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters although at the same time the ruin of her fleets and merchant-ships will completely satisfy the terms of this prophecy. How interesting, too, is the very uncertainty that hangs over the true situation of ancient Tyre, some placing it on the shore, some at Ras el-Ain farther inward, and some on a rocky eminence called Marshuk, to the north-east--all combining to shew how awfully the thrice-repeated curse has been fulfilled, "/ will make thee a terror and. thou, shalt be no morei" and how true to the letter, " Though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again." Looking to...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781248434901
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Pages: 772
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.54 (d)

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