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Media, Babylon and Persia: Including a Study of the Zend-Avesta or Religion of Zoroaster, from the Fall of Nineveh to the Persian War (Classic Rep

ISBN: 9781290509367
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Number of pages: 510
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Mir.KAT lONS AND l- okKIC. NI NKI.UKNCF.S TlIF. VkNDIDAH 111 A lllKX RkVIVAI. I llK KlIO kDKM A vi.STA .... I 13-168 I. Character of the Vendklad. 2. The tliree principles if the priestly legislation. i 3. I ower oftlie priesthood. 4. The A lhravans and Zoroastrian sacrifice. 5,6. Holiness of an agricultural life. 7. Care of the body enjoined ;asceticism denounced. t8, g. Exposing of the dead. 10. Tlie Dakhma. ij 11. Questions on jnirity and pollution. 12. I nipurily of theD akhnias. i; 13. Treatment of corpses in winter. 14. Sinfulness of l)urying a corpse. 15. Impure creatures become clean by dying. i 16. On sickness. 17. On I hrifliness. iS. Tlic Nasu, or corpse-fiend. Kigiils of purification. 19. Dangerous sinfulness of carrying a corpse alone. 20. On physicians. 21. Sacredness of the dog. 22. Of the cock. g23. Signs of nomadic life in the Vendidad. g24. 25. Turanian influences encountered by theE ranians in their westward migration. g26, 28. Traces of these influences in the A veta. 29. Hebrew affinities. 30-31. Puzzling penal legislation. 32. The Khordeh-A vesta. Heathen Revival. 33, 34. The Chinvat Bridge, and tlic trials of the soul after death. 35. High standard and beauty of Mazdcism. I ts high place among religions. VII. TnK Last Days OF Jt DA ii .. 169 185 tI. Affairs inS yria. 2. Neclio II. of Egypt plans an invasion of A sia. g3. His campaign inS yria. 4. Battle of Megiddo, and defeat of Josiah of Judah. 5. Battle of Karkhemish ;defeat of Necho by Nebuchadrezzar. 6. The Median and Babylonian empires. 7. Submission of Syria. S. The prophet Jeremiah. 9. First taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadrezzar. 10-13. Jeremiah spreaching and unpopularity. 14. Destruction of Jerusalem. 15, 16. The siege ofT yre. Nebuchadrezzar.
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