The Threshold Covenant: Or the Beginning of Religious Rites

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892280759
  • Publisher: Impact Christian Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Pages: 257
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Primitive Family Altar
(1.) A Blood Welcome at the Door 3
(2.) Reverence for the Threshold Altar 9
(3.) Threshold Covenanting in the Marriage Ceremony 23
(4.) Stepping, or Being Lifted Across, the Threshold 32
(5.) Laying Foundations in Blood 41
(6.) Appeals at the Altar 51
(7.) Covenant Tokens on the Doorway 59
(8.) Symbol of the Red Hand 77
(9.) Deities of the Doorway 84
II. Earliest Temple Altar
(1.) From House to Temple 89
(2.) Sacredness of the Door 92
(3.) Temple Thresholds in Asia 98
(4.) Temple Thresholds in Africa 115
(5.) Temple Thresholds in Europe 120
(6.) Temple Thresholds in America 131
(7.) Temple Thresholds in Islands of the Sea 135
(8.) Only One Foundation 139
III. Sacred Boundary Line
(1.) From Temple to Domain 151
(2.) Local Landmarks 152
(3.) National Borders 161
(4.) Border Sacrifices 167
IV. Origin of the Rite
(1.) Anatural Question 175
(2.) An Answer By Induction 176
(3.) No Covenant Without Blood 177
(4.) Confirmation of this View 178
V. Hebrew Pass-Over, or Cross-Over, Sacrifice
(1.) New Meaning in an Old Rite 185
(2.) A Welcome With Blood 186
(3.) Bason, or Threshold 188
(4.) Pass-Over or Pass-By 190
(5.) Marriage of Jehovah With Israel 194
VI. Christian Passover
(1.) Old Covenant and New 197
(2.) Proffered Welcome By the Father 198
(3.) Bridegroom and Bride 200
(4.) Survivals of the Rite 203
VII. Outgrowths and Perversions of this Rite
(1.) Elemental Beginnings 205
(2.) Main Outgrowths 206
(3.) Chief Perversions 209
Bible Testimony 221
Woman as a Door 222
Symbolism of the Two Sexes 228
Symbolism of Tree and Serpent 229
Covenant of Threshold-Crossing 231
Doorkeeper, and Carrier 235
Passing Over Into a Covenant 238
England's Coronation Stone 241
Supplement: Comments of Specialists
From the Rev. Dr. Marcus Jastrow 245
From Professor Dr. Herman V. Hilprecht 246
From Professor Dr. Fritz Hommel 249
From Professor Dr. A. H. Sayce 250
From Professor Dr. W. Max Muller 251
Scriptural Index 255
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