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Life and Times of Jesus as Related by Thomas Didymus (Paperback) Loot Price: R452
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Life and Times of Jesus as Related by Thomas Didymus (Paperback): James Freeman Clarke
Life and Times of Jesus as Related by Thomas Didymus (Paperback): James Freeman Clarke

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Life and Times of Jesus as Related by Thomas Didymus (Paperback)

James Freeman Clarke

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER HI. I GO TO A SCHOOL OF THE SCRIBES. The teacher who had charge of our synagogue was Master Jehuda. He was of the family of Ezra the scribe. He gave his whole mind to the study of the Thora, and of the traditions. He was filled with the spirit of understanding. He knew the sayings of renowned men, and could expound subtle parables. He sought out the wisdom of the ancients, and studied the meaning of prophecies. He not only knew and could repeat the whole written law, but also that which had never been written, but was sent down from one Sopher, or scribe, to another. I now see, my children, how dead this knowledge was; but then we all reverenced our scribe as the very voice of God .in our midst. I wished to go and sit at his feet, and learn his wisdom, but dared not say so, even to my mother. The thing seemed too great for me. One day I saw Rabbi Jehuda walking in the meadows which lay near the high hills on the western side of our valley. He walked, as was his custom, lost in thought. He seemed like a man moving in his sleep. They said of him that he had forgotten all common things. As one who goes to the bottom of a deep well, and looks up, and can see the stars in the day, but nothing else, so men said, "The Master Jehuda looks from the deep well of his knowledge, and sees the stars of eternal truth." They said of him that he would walk into a house, and think it his own, and sit down at the board spread for the mid-day meal, and eat and drink as if he were at home, notspeaking to any one, but plunged in thought. At other times, when he met any one, either a carpenter who was only wise in his work, or a potter who put his trust only in his wheel, he would begin to speak to him of whatever he was turning over in his mind, not knowing but that he was talking w...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Freeman Clarke
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 260
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-50362-4
Barcode: 9780217503624
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-50362-4

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