RingsAround the altar, a chorus of Syrian damsels performed their lascivious dances to the sound of barbarian music, whilst the gravest personages of the state and army, clothed in long Ph?nician tunics, officiated in the meanest functions, with affected zeal and secret indignation. RingsMortals cou
preferredMen were important only as citizens preferredHow widely this method was practised in Alexandria, may be judged from the writings of Philo, in which we see the most extensive use made of allegorical interpretation, and find the contents of the Old Testament blended intimately with everything
unveiledRoom 100, Bible House, unveiledDown to the present time the Servians catch the water which rebounds from the paddles of mill wheels unveiledWATER-WORSHIP IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND IN MEXICO.
DevelopedSome of the early Fathers, those who were least tinctured with Greek thought, especially Tertullian, opposed this method at the first DevelopedNuns abounded alike in Christian and Buddhist countries, as they did formerly in Isis-worshipping Egypt; and if their maidenhood is not sacrificed a
collections!But among the Fathers of the fourth century there were some who followed sounder principles of exegesis, and carefully investigated the literal sense of the holy oracles collections!Clement on the Sabbath Law. collections!In default of water, sand was used, and salt, which, as a symbol o
PeterWhat could any one want more? PeterThe Bible, with its simple truths and plain ethical teachings, was an insipid book to men whose tastes had become abnormal and perverted through feeding on such pagan fancies and superstitions. PeterAugustine, writing against Faustus, of having made the same c
BustedIn X., 17, 10, their purifying power, and in VI., 50, 7, their healing power, is celebrated BustedStarting first at Alexandria and strengthened by the union of Greek philosophy and Hebrew theology, it gathered force like an increasing tide, and overwhelmed all other forms of exegesis BustedThu
BSMThe people clung to them because they obtained a cessation from labor, and obtained excitement BSMCoupled with the allegorical method of interpretation, it was an easy task for this opposition to create a violent anti-Jewish prejudice, and a combined no-lawism, and no-Sabbathism, which became the