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elsewhere shewed, that was one Reason why these hieroglyphical Figures were retained after Writing was revealed. From what these Appearances exhibited the Christian Religion took its Rise, and now the. Fools may dispute how old it is; from this was the Pattern of Persons, Things, and Actions, in the Heavens, and from this all the Institutions to exhibit them, typically upon Earth, took their Rise; from these all the hieroglyphical Representations, not only of the true, but of the false Aleim, of Persons or Actions, took their Rise ; from this Adam took all the Ideas, and framed Words, or applied thosc then already framed, which fitted the Ideas, as Aleim, &c. Glory, Justice, Mercy, Propitiation, Expiation, Atonement, Redemption, and all the rest: Hence these Figures joint or separate; and these Creatures, by their Presence, became the outward Objcēt, and so constituted the Places of Worship, not only to the true Worshippers, but to the false ones, and were sacred to all Mankind; hence the Ox in Egypt, hence the Lions, not only in the Temples, but on Altars, Sepulchres, doc. hence the Eagle, hence the Halves of the Lion and Eagle joined, which they called a Gryffon; hence several Heads to one Body, hence Parts of one sort of Body
to Parts of another fort, as Wings to Men, Beasts; hence the Figure of a Man withi a Crown, and other Insignia of Divinity, Power, c. so in innumerable other Things.
As the outward Part of the true Religion consifted chiefly in performing the Institutions before these Representations, and that doubtless they had them large and fixed, so small and portable, as Ezek. xi. 16. “ Therefore say thus faith the Lord Jehovah, Although I have cast them far off among the Heathens, and although I have scattered them among the Countries, yet I will be to them a little Sanctuary in the Countries where they fall come. Jer. xvii. 12. The Throne of the Glory set up from the first, the Place of our Sanctuary." And that all Directions and Responses came from them. Besides shewing us the Rise, Use, &c. of things early and frequently mentioned, such as Sacrifice, bc. it shows us why they were limited to Place, to Person; c. Now we understand Passages which could have no other Sense, as when Cain says, Gen.iy. 14. From thy Faces Mall I be hid. v. 16. and Cain went out from the Faces of Jea hoyah. Ibid. x. 9. He was a mighty Hunter after the Faces of Jehovah, &c. Vol. VI.
that is, in finding, taking, and destroying the Emblems, the Faces. xvii. 1. Walk before me (i. e. act the Part of Priest to, or before these Faces) v. 18. And Abraham said, O that Ishmael might live before thee. xxv. 22. And she went to enquire of Jehovah, and Jehovah said unto her. xxvii. 7. And bless thee ngo5 with respect to the Faces of Jehovah. v. 15. And Rebekah took the Garments of Efau ber elder Son, the desireable (or sacred) ones, which were with her in n') the House sc. of God. By which it appears that, after Isaac was superannuated, Efau had exercised the Office of Priesthood, 'till Ifaac had blessed yacob. Ibid. xxviii. 19. And he called the Name of that Place na the House of the Irradiator, and Jacob vowed a Vow if
that I come again to my Father's House in Peace and this Stone which I have set up for a Pillar shall be the House of the Aleim. ch. xxxv. 14. And Jacob set up nasu a standing Representation, in the Place where he talked with him, Leven a standing Representation of Stone :
And he poured a Drink Offering thereon, and he poured Oil thereon; and Jacob called the Name of the Place where the Aleim fpoke with bim Beth-el. Ibid. 31. When Laban searched for his Aleim. v.
37. 37. What hast thou found of ail the Instruments 7042 of thy Temple. Ibid. xxxy. 2. Put away the strange Aleim. Job i. 5. Job rent and fanétified them, and rose up early in the Morning, and of fered Burnt-offerings, &c. So in a Convocation, Exod. xvi. 9. Come to the Faces of Jehovah.. So in depositing the Manna, v. 33. Lay it up before Jehovah—fo Aaron laid it before the pyn Testimony. Exod. xviii. 15. And Moses said unto his Fatherin-law, because the People come unto me to enquire of the Aleim. Hence xxii. 9, &c. where Aleim are read Judges, read Aleim. xix. 22. And let the Priests also which come near to Jehovah sanctify themselves. v. 24. Let not the Priests—break through. xxiii. 19. The First-Fruits of thy Land salt thou bring into the House of Jehovah thy Aleim. There is a Time mentioned, when the sacred things, of which the Tabernacle and Exhibitions in it were included, which represented the Presence, were separated from the People of Israel; viz. when they had worshipped the golden Calf, and were threatened to be destroyed : The Word used is 'gy and the same Word is used, Ezek. vii. 28. for the Temple, and the Representations in it. Exod. xxiii. 6. And the Children of K2
Israci stript themselves of their instituted Ornaments, by the Mount Horeb. And Moses took the Tabernacle and pitched it without the Camp, and called it nya 5778 Ael Muod ; and it came to pass that every one which fought the Lord, went out unto the Tabernacle 7713 of the Congregation which was without the Camp. These and the new ones are distinguished, Numb. ii. 17. And the Ael-Muod by which the Levites encamp in the Midst of the Camp shall fet forward. x. 33. And they departed from the Mount of Jehovah three Day's Journey; and the Ark of the Purifier Jehovah went before them the three Days Journey, to search out a Resting-Place for them.” By which it appears there were two Tabernacles ; nay, 'tis strongly implied, that they had both an Ark with Cherubim, and a Temple, in Egypt, 2 Sam. vii. 2, 6. (1 Chron. xvii. 1, 5, 12. But the Ark of the Aleim (of the Covenant of Jehovah) dwelleth. Under Curtains- whereas í have not dwelt in any House, since the Time that I brought up the Children of Ifrael out of Egypt, even to this Day, but have walked in a Tent and in a Taber. nacle (from Tent to Tent, and from a Dwelling) v. 13. He shall build an House for my Name. Though the Ark made by