The Oriental and Biblical Journal, Volume 1

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Stephen Denison Peet
Jameson & Morse., 1880 - 224 pages

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Page 123 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 139 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds: I will be like the most High.
Page 131 - Therefore, thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
Page 90 - Almost everybody who has knowledge enough of Roman law to appreciate the Roman penal system, the Roman theory of the obligations established by Contract or Delict, the Roman view of Debts and of the modes of incurring, extinguishing, and transmitting them, the Roman notion of the continuance of individual existence by Universal Succession, may be trusted to say whence arose the frame of mind to which the problems of Western theology proved so congenial, whence came the phraseology in which these...
Page 122 - And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Page 147 - There are two extremes, O Bhikkhus, which the man who has given up the world ought not to follow, — the habitual practice, on the one hand, of those things whose attraction depends upon the passions, and...
Page 147 - There are two extremes, O bhikkhus, which the man who has given up the world ought not to follow -the habitual practice, on the one hand, of those things whose attraction depends upon the passions, and especially of sensuality - a low and pagan way of seeking satisfaction, unworthy, unprofitable and fit only for the worldly-minded - and the habitual practice, on the other hand, of asceticism or self-mortification, which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable.
Page 213 - Here the second element steps in to complicate the account. At the moment when our investigation begins, the main center of civilization lay around the eastern Mediterranean. The other isolated civilizations— India, China, Mexico, Peru — had, some of them little, and others no connection with the Egyptian, Assyrian and Hellenic culture. While we allow that the Aryan blood of the Hellenes had much to do with the differences which mark them off from the Negroid Egyptians, must we not equally grant...
Page 204 - And if I am wrong in this, that I believe the souls of men to be immortal, I willingly delude myself : nor do I desire that this mistake, in which I take pleasure, should be wrested from me as long as I live ; but if I, when dead, shall have no consciousness, as some narrow-minded philosophers imagine, I do not fear lest dead philosophers should ridicule this my delusion.
Page 92 - ... four faces. More than seventy such pyramids once rose on the margin of the desert, each telling of a king, of whom it was at once the tomb and monument. Had not the greater number of these sepulchres of the Pharaohs been destroyed almost to the foundation, and had the names of the builders of these which still stand been accurately preserved, it would have been easy for the enquirer to prove and make clear by calculation what was originally, and of necessity, the proportion between the masses...

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