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. 1892 Excerpt: ...22: Mai. ii. 7. - Num. iv. 15; vil. 9; x. 2I. Thenins, JjU B. d. Kdnigc, p. 434. Keil, B. d. Chronik, p. 377. The Rabbis say that Josiah ...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. 1892 Excerpt: ...22: Mai. ii. 7. - Num. iv. 15; vil. 9; x. 2I. Thenins, JjU B. d. Kdnigc, p. 434. Keil, B. d. Chronik, p. 377. The Rabbis say that Josiah concealed the Ark, to prevent its being carried off to Babylon. Barclays Talmud, p. 345. There was no Ark in the second temple, and 2 Mace. il. 4, perhaps on the strength of Jcr. iii. 16, attributes this to i: s concealment by Jeremiah, for which there is no ground. Hitzig thinks that it had fallen to pieces from old age and decay, while hidden, in the time of Manasseh. But articles of wood, in the dry climate of the East, last for immense periods, as may be seen in any Egyptian collections. Neither in Jer. iii. 16, nor elsewhere, is it said that it was destroyed, or that it perished daring the reign of Manas-eh. See Graf, Der P. Jeremla, on iii. 16. the Holy of Holies, and the Levi tea were to attend exclir sively to the ritual of the temple and its minor duties, taking care, above all, that every detail of the legal prescriptions was exactly observed by the crowds who came up to the temple, or to the feasts. The Levitical purity of the worshippers; the provision of wood, salt, etc., for the altar; the inspection of victims for sacrifice, and their being properly slaughtered; the superintendence of the Passover, and of the other feasts, constituted from this time their distinctive office.1 The task before the Commission deputed to instruct the people for the approaching Passover would have been easy, even with only the details of ritual in the Books of the Law. Besides these, however, they had subordinate helps of the greatest value, in ancient manuscripts of the forms used by David and Solomon, which supplied precedents and explanations of the highest authority. That such written documents should have existed in..Read Less
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