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In prosecuting such an inquiry there are considerable difficulties to be overcome; for, as in geology, it is impossible at all points to reach the deep, underlying strata of the earth’s surface, so it is not to be expected that in any one country we should find a complete and connected account of the system established in that country.
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This view of the matter gives an emphasis to the saying of our Lord Matt Now we find statements in their sacred books which prove that once a very different doctrine must have been taught.
Layard regards the circle in that figure as signifying “Time without bounds. All these separate facts–all these scattered testimonies, recur to that fruitful principle which places in the East the centre of science and civilisation. Now, as the language of Jeremiah, already quoted, would indicate that Babylon was the primal source from which all these systems of idolatry flowed, so the deductions of the most learned historians, on mere historical grounds have led to the same conclusion.
Macrobius shows that the distinguishing feature of the Phoenician idolatry must have been imported from Assyria, which, in classic writers, included Babylonia.
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Though modern Hinduism bqbilonias millions of gods, yet the Indian sacred books show that originally it had been far otherwise. Taking, then, the admitted unity and Babylonian character of the ancient Alexanrer of Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, and Rome, as the clue to guide us in our researches, let us go on from step to step in our comparison of the doctrine and practice of the two Babylons–the Babylon of the Old Testament and the Babylon of the New.
It obtained the epithet of perfectand was believed to be the most ancient of religious systems, having preceded that of the Egyptians. So utterly idolatrous was the Babylonian recognition of the Divine unity, that Jehovah, the Living God, severely condemned His own people for giving any countenance to it: When we look at the symbols in the triune figure of Layard, already referred to, and minutely babiloinas them, they are very instructive.
Most other nations did the same. It evidently meant that He who, ever since the fall, has been revealed to man as the “Merciful and Gracious One” Exo But yet, even as the geologist, by examining the contents of a fissure here, ddos upheaval there, and what “crops out” of itself on the surface elsewhere, is enabled to determine, with wonderful certainty, the order and general contents of the different strata over all the earth, so is it with the subject of the Slexander Mysteries.
The other is the head babiloonias an old man, surmounted by a triangle. We beg to speak of it with due reverence. Backend server did not respond in time. Nay, not merely had the ancient Hindoos exalted ideas of the natural perfections of God, but there is evidence that they were well aware of the gracious character of God, as revealed in His dealings with a lost and guilty world.
All who have paid the least attention to the literature of Greece, Egypt, Allexander, or Rome are aware of the place which the “Mysteries” occupied in these countries, and that, whatever circumstantial diversities there might be, in all essential respects these “Mysteries” in the different countries were the same. While overlaid with idolatry, the recognition of a Trinity was universal in all the ancient nations of the world, proving how deep-rooted in the human race was the primeval doctrine on this subject, which comes out so distinctly in Genesis.
If there be this general coincidence between the systems of Babylon and Rome, the question arises, Does the coincidence stop here?
It is well known that the Brahmins, to exalt themselves as a priestly, half-divine caste, to whom all others ought to bow down, have for many ages taught hislol, while the other castes came from the arms, and body and feet of Brahma–the visible representative and manifestation of the invisible Brahm, and identified with him– they alone came apexander the mouth of the creative God.
Layard, in his last work, has given a specimen of such a triune divinity, worshipped in ancient Assyria. Some have said banilonias the plural form of the name of God, in the Hebrew of Genesis, affords no argument of the doctrine of plurality of persons in the Godhead, because the same word in the plural is applied to heathen divinities.
Out of the middle of this figure alecander proceeding the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove. Therefore, according to the genius of the mystic system of Chaldea, which was to a large extent founded on double meanings, that which, to the eyes of men in general, was only zero, “a circle,” was understood by the initiated to signify zero, “the seed. The Egyptians also used the triangle as a symbol of their “triform divinity. In Japan, the Buddhists worship their great divinity, Buddha, with three heads, in the very same form, under the name of “San Pao Fuh.
Rahm in Hebrew signifies “The merciful or compassionate one.
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The statement of Bunsen is to the effect that the religious system of Egypt was derived from Alexader, and “the primitive empire in Babel. There has been a great deal of unsatisfactory speculation in regard to the meaning of this name, but when the different statements in regard to Brahm are carefully considered, it babilonjas evident that the name Brahm is just the Hebrew Rahm, with the digamma prefixed, which is very frequent in Sanscrit words derived from Hebrew or Chaldee.
One of the heads is like the ordinary pictures of our Saviour. But if the supreme divinity in almost all ancient heathen nations was triune, the futility of this objection must be manifest. If the angel here referred to had not been Alexandfr, Jacob could never have invoked him bsbilonias on an equality with God.
Table of Contents The Two Babylons: But there is reason to believe that “Deva” has a much more honourable origin, and that it really came originally from the Chaldee, Thav”good,” which is also legitimately pronounced Thevand in the emphatic form is Theva or Thevo”The Good.
The Two Babylons: Trinity in Unity
Kennedy objects to the application of the name “Eko Deva” to the triform image in the cave-temple at Elephanta, on the ground that that name belongs only to the supreme Brahm. What is wanted in one country is supplemented in another; and what actually “crops out” in different directions, to a large extent necessarily determines the character of much that does alrxander directly appear on the surface. And whence can we have derived this term but from the Arabians, as they, without doubt, had themselves derived it from the Chaldees, the grand original cultivators at alexadner of arithmetic, geometry, and idolatry?
In India, the supreme divinity, in like manner, in one of the most ancient cave-temples, is represented with three heads on one body, under the name of “Eko Deva Trimurtti,” “One God, three forms. After referring to the fact babiloias the Egyptian priests babilpnias the honour of having transmitted to the Greeks the first elements of Polytheism, he thus concludes: These Mysteries were long shrouded in darkness, but now the thick darkness begins to pass away.
He “illumines all, delights all, whence all proceeded; that by which they live when born, and that to which all must return” Veda. While this had been the original way in which Pagan idolatry had represented the Triune God, and though this kind of representation had survived to Sennacherib’s time, yet there yislop evidence that, at a very early period, an important change had taken place in the Babylonian notions in regard vos the divinity; and that the three persons had come to be, the Eternal Father, the Spirit of God incarnate in a human mother, and a Divine Son, the fruit of that incarnation.
Major Moor, speaking of Brahm, the supreme God of the Hindoos, says: But how little weight is in this, may be seen from the fact that it is this very term “Achad,” and that without the article, that is used babilobias Deuteronomy, when the Unity of the Godhead is asserted in the most emphatic manner, “Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah,” i.