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Give ear, O my people, to my law incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable I will utter dark sayings of old Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the p... [More]

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And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice;

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Title: The Life of Flavius Josephus


Author: Whiston, William



The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity, is an indication of the splendor of a family. Now, I am not only sprung from a sacerdotal family in general, but from the first of the twenty-four courses; and as among us there is not only a considerable difference between one family of each course and another, I am of the chief family of that first course also; nay, further, by my mother I am of the royal blood; for the children of Asamoneus, from whom that family was derived, had both the office of the high priesthood, and the dignity of a king, for a long time together.