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The Apology of Aristides on Behalf of the Christians Volume 1, Nos. 1-4; From a Syriac Ms. Preserved on Mount Sinai (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Apology of Aristides on Behalf of the Christians Volume 1, Nos. 1-4; From a Syriac Ms. Preserved on Mount Sinai...

The Apology of Aristides on Behalf of the Christians Volume 1, Nos. 1-4; From a Syriac Ms. Preserved on Mount Sinai (Paperback)

Aristides

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...impurity more than all peoples that are upon the earth. For of old time they worshipped Isis; and they say that she forsooth is a goddess, who had forsooth a husband Osiris, her brother; but when forsooth 20 Osiris was killed by his brother Typhon, Isis fled with her son Horus to Byblos in Syria and was there for a certain time until that her son was grown: and he contended with his uncle Typhon and killed him, and thereupon Isis returned and went about with her son Horus, and was seeking for the body of Osiris her lord, 25 and bitterly bewailing his death. If therefore Isis be a goddess, and was not able to help Osiris her brother and lord, how is it possible that she should help others? Whereas it is impossible that the divine nature should be afraid and flee, or weep and wail. Otherwise it is a great misfortune. 30 But of Osiris they say that he is a god, a beneficent one; and he was killed by Typhon and could not help himself; and it is evident that this cannot be said of Deity. And again they say of Typhon, his brother, that he is a god, J- a fratricide, and slain by his brother's son and wife since he was 35 unable to help himself. And how can one who does not help himself be a god? Now because the Egyptians are more ignorant than the rest of the peoples, these and the like gods did not suffice them, but they also put the name of gods on the beasts which are merely soulless. For some men among them worship the sheep, and others the calf; and some of them the pig, and others the shadfish; and some of them the crocodile, and the hawk, and the 5 cormorant, and the kite, and the vulture, and the eagle, and the crow; some of them worship the cat, and others the fish Shibbuta; some of them the dog, and some of them the serpent, and some the asp, and ot...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Aristides
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-159-38156-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-159-38156-9
Barcode: 9781159381561

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