The Sacred Mirror,or Compendious View of Scripture History

Voorkant
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 166 pagina's
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1803. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 14 chap. ii. From the Deluge, to the Confusion of Languages at Babel. B.C. A 2347. znxious to express his gratitude for that distinguished act of mercy which had preserved his familv from the recent judgment, Noah, immediately upon his debarkation, built an altar, and offered a sacrifice of every clean beast and of every clean fowl. An action which proved so acceptable, that God is said to have smelled a sweet savour, and to have declared that he would no more curse the ground for man's sake; but that it should enjoy an uninterrupted succession of seasons, till the period of its final dissolution. The patriarch and his family were also honored with a solemn blessing, and received the Divine permission to appropriate the beasts of the field, the fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea to their own use, and to eat of them as freely as they had hitherto done of the herbs and fruits of the earth: they were, however, strictly enjoined to abstain from the blood of every living creature; to avoid shedding that of their fellow mortals, and to punish the crime of murder with deaths The Deity, likewise condescended, on this memorable occasion, to make a covenant with the objects of his especial favor, respecting the future safety of the terraqueous globe, and promised as a token of his im mutable determination, to set his bow in the clouds when it rained, that the sons of men might look on it, and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature that moveth upon the earth. Noah, having received these inestimable marks of affection from the Great Object of his adoration, descended from the mountains of Ararat, whereon the ark. had rested, and applied himself to the labours of husbandry. He also planted a vineyard, where, at the time of the vin...

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