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Thy house, and make haste with favour and love to accept of the burnt sacrifices of Israel, and their prayers ; and let the worship of Israel Thy people be continually well pleasing unto Thee.--Blessed art Thou, O LORD, who restorest Thy Divine presence to Zion.

“18. We will give thanks unto Thee with praise; for Thou art the LORD our God, the God of our fathers, for ever and ever. Thou art our rock, and the rock of our life, and the shield of our salvation. To all generations will we give thanks unto Thee, and declare Thy praise, because of our life which is always in Thy hands; and because of Thy signs, which are every day with us; and because of Thy wonders, and marvellous loving-kindness, which are morning, and evening, and night, before us. Thou art good, for Thy mercies are not consumed; Thou art merciful, for Thy loving-kindnesses fail not. For ever we hope in Thee. And for all. these mercies be Thy name, O King, blessed and exalted, and lifted up on high for ever and ever; and let all that live give thanks unto Thee. Selah, And let them in truth and sincerity praise Thy name, O God of our salvation, and our help. Selah. - Blessed art Thou, O Lord, whose name is good, and to whom it is filling alway to give praise."

19. Give peace, beneficence, and benediction,

this place after the Babylonish captivity were wanting the ark, the mercy seat, the Shechinah of the Divine presence, and the Urim and Thummim, which causing an imperfection in their worship in respect of what it was formerly, a restoration of them seems to be what is prayed for in this place.

grace, benignity, and mercy unto us, and to Israel Thy people. Bless us, our Father, even all of us together as one man, with the light of Thy countenance. For in the light of Thy countenance : hast thou given unto us, O LORD our God, the law of life, and love, and benignity, and righteousness, and blessing, and mercy, and life, and peace.

And let it seem good in Thine eyes to bless Thy people Israel with Thy peace at all times, and in every moment.-- Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who blessest Thy people Israel with peace. Amen."

Every thing in the present state of this people must lead the attentive reader to say with the apostle, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this day.

Behold the goodness and severity of God : on them who fell severity, but toward thee goodness, if thou continue in His goodness; otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so, all Israel shall be saved : for there shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Paul, Rom. xi.

May God, in mercy and pity, convert these outcasts of Israel!

The following prayer, which is used on entering

'For the prayers, readings, &c. performed in the different parts of the synagogue service throughout the whole year see the synagogue service published in Hebrew and English, by Mr. Alexander; London, A. M. 5531, 6 vols. 8vo.

the synagogue on the morning of a fast-day, has something both solemn and affecting in it. The original is in a kind of unequal verse, the endings of which rhyme to each other.

I come into Thy house in the multitude of T'hy mercies; and in Thy fear will I worship towards Thy holy temple.

tress :-and shall the lion still continue to roar in the forest? The father and the children, the poor and the needy, with hope, wait for Thy salvation.O stand in the breach, and suffer us not to become a derision? Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD ? Thy people are brought even to the gates of death. O Thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth! grant us help, and deliver us from the adversary. Is the power of the Lord limited ?Renew our days in this long captivity! Awake, why dost Thou slumber, O God! Remember Thy children in a land not their own; nor suffer aliens to approach them to their hurt! Reveal unto Thy people who sit solitary the happy period of their restoration! Let Mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad! Let our supplications ascend to the highest heavens, O God, the King, who sittest on the throne of compassion !"

INDEX.

A.

ABRAHAM, a sort of king, 11-numerous servants, 12-

waits on his guests, 15
Adam, probably the first who offered a sacrifice, 295, note
Administration of justice among the Israelites, 165
Adoring, what, 112
Age, the first foundation of authority, 162
Agriculture, see Husbandry
Aliendion of lands revoked every fifty years among the Is.

raelites, 49
Altars erected for memorials of great events, 9
Altaschith, what, 236
Angel of the church, what it signifies, 327, 398, note
Anointing, reason of it, 62
Animals used in sacrifice, 299~manner of killing such, 300-

flaying, salting, &c. 301-offered at the door of the taber.

nacle, 303
Animals, different, eaten and abstained from among different

nations, 71, 72
Apocrypha, books of, considered canonical by the Catholics,

168
Apostles atnong the Jews, their office, 209
Arabic language abounds iu obscene terms, 114, note
Arms, all persons capable of using them, ecclesiastics as well

as laymen, made up the antient militia, 173—what the
antient arms consisted of, 174, 175—not worn by the

Israelites except on duty, 174
Arts, curious ones among the Hebrews, 50, 51
Artificers, few among the Israelites till the time of David, 51

-inany of the Greek heroes such, 52, 53
Arure of land, how inuch, 42

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