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1855 edition. Excerpt: ...of our present lectures. Balaam was a
true prophet, though he lived in an idolatrous nation. The
Midianites were idolaters, yet Jethro preserved his faith in the
true God pure and unsullied, through the medium of Lux or Masonry.
And he was held in such high estimation, even by Moses, who was,
beyond all competition, the most learned man then existing in the
world, that he united himself to this priest by the most tender
ties of affection. On this visit, though the actions of Moses were
directed by the immediate inspiration of God, he preserved his
usual reverence for Jethro. He explained to his fatherin-law how
God had effected the miraculous deliverance of Israel with a high
hand and a stretched-out arm, and expatiated on the mercies of
Jehovah in the most animated terms. Jethro rejoiced in the
omnipotence of this great and good Being, and offered up a solemn
sacrifice of thanksgiving, in his sacred character of a priest. He
gave Moses some weighty advice on the subject of legislation and
government; in obedience to which he divided the twelve tribes into
separate societies or lodges, over which he placed masters, with
certain specified powers, which they were prohibited from
exceeding, without a - North. Const., p. 16. reference to himself,
as the grand superintendent of the whole system. After this, a
great chapter, or grand assembly of the tribes was instituted,
consisting of six rulers from each, of which Moses was the
Principal governor. In this place Moses was publicly ordained by
the command, sanctioned by the presence, and hallowed by the
visible acceptance of his God. He was first charged with a message
to the people, directing them to assemble on the third day,
purified from their uncleanness, to witness a solemn revelation
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