A painstaking compiler of catalogues and indexes, the biblical scholar and bibliographer Thomas Hartwell Horne (1780-1862) first published his most famous work in 1818, having begun his research for it many years earlier in 1801. Reissued here in five parts is the expanded four-volume tenth edition of 1856, which includes revisions by the scholars Samuel Davidson (c.1806-98) and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813-75). This monumental and influential work of nineteenth-century biblical scholarship remains a valuable resource for modern researchers, reflecting the methods and perspectives of its era. Volume 3 contains a summary of biblical geography and antiquities, including the historical geography of the Holy Land, with discussion of its physical and agricultural features, as well as an account of the political and judicial systems of the Jews and Romans, a study of the existence and location of sacred artefacts, and a survey of Jewish customs mentioned in the scriptures.
Table of Contents
Part I. A Sketch of the Historical and Physical Geography of the Holy Land: 1. Historical geography of the Holy Land; 2. Physical geography of the Holy Land; Part II. Political Antiquities of the Jews: 1. Different forms of government, and political state of the Hebrews, from the patriarchal times to the Babylonian Captivity; 2. Political state of the Jews, from their return from the Babylonish Captivity to the subversion of their civil and ecclesiastical polity; 3. Courts of judicature, legal proceedings, and criminal law of the Jews; 4. On the Jewish and Roman modes of computing time; 5. On the tributes and taxes mentioned in the scriptures; 6. On the genealogical tables of the Hebrews, and public memorials of events; 7. On the treaties or covenants, contracts, and oaths of the Jews; 8. Laws respecting strangers, aged, blind, deaf, and poor persons; 9. Of the military affairs of the Jews, and other nations mentioned in the scriptures; Part III. Sacred Antiquities of the Jews: 1. Of sacred places; 2. Sacred persons; 3. Sacred things; 4. Sacred times and seasons observed by the Jews; 5. Sacred obligations and duties; 6. On the corruptions of religion among the Jews; Part IV: Domestic Antiquities of the Jews: 1. On the dwellings of the Jews; 2. On the dress of the Jews; 3. Jewish customs relating to marriage; 4. Birth, nurture, etc., of children; 5. On the condition of slaves, and of servants; 6. Domestic customs and usages of the Jews; 7. On the occupations, literature, studies, and sciences of the Hebrews; 8. Amusements of the Jews; 9. On the diseases mentioned in the scriptures, treatment of the dead, and funeral rites; Appendix 1. Table of weights, measures, and money; Appendix 2. Chronological table; Appendix 3. Concise dictionary of the symbolical language of the scriptures; Appendix 4. Historical, biographical and geographical dictionary.