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. 1748 Excerpt: ...Cirumcision, theirtPassover, the Feast of Pentecost, that of Tabernacles, the Feast of Purim, _ and other Rituals, which are (though not ...Read MoreThis 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. 1748 Excerpt: ...Cirumcision, theirtPassover, the Feast of Pentecost, that of Tabernacles, the Feast of Purim, _ and other Rituals, which are (though not according 'to their. 'primitive Institution, yet in some manner) still retained and coni sciencioufly observed, amongst the Jaw: to this Day: _ These, fay, eare a further Evidence, to us, of the Truth and divine Au thority-of those Scriptures, which have recorded their lnstitutiz' on, and the Occasions and Reasons thereof; and, by conse-'si quence, of the whole Old Testament, in most Parts whereof these are occasionally mentioned. ( 5.) And lastly, the obstinate Zeal, with which the People os the fewe, 'to this Day, retain those very Scriptures, whilch lso. '.-'---c ear y of those Scriptures; and particularly, their retaining, without 4 sily recollect upon this Subject. And I think, to all unpreju _Will, for the Regulation of their whole Actions, civil and sa si Rome has, by her Authority, ascertained the genuine and true Sense and Interpretation of the Holy Scriptures Of the Old Testament, by eonfirming th; Verfions of the Septuagint. and St. Jerome, to preserve from the Danger of being led, into. Errors, zfrom the undetermined Sense' of the unpointed Hebrew, and ffflm between these two Editions of the Old T estament, which are absolutely incapable of Reconciliation. _ (1.) The_ first remarkable Difference which I shall mention, between the Septuaginfs Verfion, and that of St. Jerome, is in the Chronology of the Antediluvianr. was the Father of Sella, at the Age of one hundred and thirty Years. The Septuag. say, at the Age of two hundred and thirty. The same Difference is in the Account of the Ages of five more of those Patriarchs, at the Birth of their respective Such cessors; The Difference of the whole Account may be ea..Read Less
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