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The Historical Bases of Religions, Primitive, Babylonian and Jewish (Paperback) Loot Price: R420
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The Historical Bases of Religions, Primitive, Babylonian and Jewish (Paperback): Hiram Chellis Brown

The Historical Bases of Religions, Primitive, Babylonian and Jewish (Paperback)

Hiram Chellis Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... it forms the basis of all geometrical calculation. To the same source we are indebted for the division of the zodiac into twelve spaces of thirty degrees each, giving rise to and corresponding with the twelve months of the year, the lunar cycle by which eclipses are calculated, weeks of seven days, and the institution of the Sabbath. Investigation for the same sacred purpose would unavoidably lead to some knowledge of medicinal properties in plants and even in inorganic substances, and some skill in dgaBng with disease and personal injury; still the principal agency relied upon to effect cures, especially among the masses, was exorcism, --the driving out of the demons of disease by conjuratioru---In mathematical science large and substantial progress had been made, primarily for purposes of augury and divination, which were adjuncts of their religion./ This science was applied, however, for the practical purposes of measuring, not only the heavens, but also the earth. Land was accurately surveyed and stupendous works of building and irrigation projected and carried out by its means. It formed the basis of a compli cated and highly developed business life, in which financial, commercial, and manufacturing enterprises, unequalled for magnitude by those of any other ancient people, were successfully carried on, contributing very materially to the peace, security, and happiness of the people./ The lowest stratum upon which society was built was slavery; but no such slavery as that upon which the society of the southern half of this country rested but little more than a generation ago. In Babylonia a slave could hold property, --even be master of other slaves, --and behind him for his protection stood precedent, the common law of the land, dating back for unknown

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Hiram Chellis Brown
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-19765-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-19765-3
Barcode: 9781151197658

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