The Story of Media, Babylon, and Persia: Including a Study of the Zend-Avesta Or Religion of Zoroaster from the Fall of Nineveh to the Persian War ; (continued from "The Story of Assyria")
G.P. Putnam's sons, 1888 - 447 pages
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Page 177 - And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name...
Page 180 - He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans, that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
Page 184 - Tyre : every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled : yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyre, for the service that he had served against it : therefore thus saith the Lord God...
Page 406 - ... where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black marble.
Page 178 - I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
Page 360 - To the state he thus falsely declared : " I am Bardes the son of Cyrus, the brother of Cambyses." Then the whole state became rebellious ; from Cambyses it went over to him, both Persia and Media, and the other provinces. He seized the empire ; on the pth day of the month Garmapada,* then it was he thus seized the empire.
Page 184 - Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.