תמונות בעמוד
PDF
ePub

CONTENT S.

Page.

INTRODUCTION to the Essay
General Division of the Subject
Definition of the terms Adultery and Divorce ....

SECTION 1.

[ocr errors]

Regulations of the Mosaic Law, and the Customs

of the Ancient Hebrews
State of that people, antecedent to the Law, in the
Patriarchal Ages

..........

Mosaic Law.

1. In reference to Adultery :-
Distinction between the Moral and the Judicial Law
The Prohibition of the Crime in the Decalogue
Definition and Derivation of the Term in the Original
Penalties attaching on this Crime ......
Modes of Punishment in use among the Jews
The Test of Adultery in the Waters of Jealousy
Particulars of this Test
The Punishment in later times
Alterations introduced by the Glosses of the Rabbies

[ocr errors]

22

2. The Hebrew Laws and Customs in reference to
Divorce :

Page.
Divorce, not practised by the Patriarchs
- -, in after ages, so multiplied as to become a

subject of reproof by the Prophets
The permission of Divorce by the Law
The Causes for it
Definition of the terms in the original
The two great divisions of sentiment on this point in the

Schools of the Rabbies, Hillel and Shammai
The Bill of Divorcement
Effect of this Bill
The form of it as given by several Writers
Actual instances of Divorce

..........
No mention of the Bill of Divorcement till Isaiah
Vague Traditions of the Rabbies
Other Laws of the Jews tended to render the Liberty

less frequent
Cases of the Levite, Samson, David, and Ezra, consi-
dered

...................
State of the people in after ages
Allowance of this privilege to the women
First instance of its use
Subsequently, the instances numerous

..................

....................

[ocr errors]

.........

Conclusion of first Section

« הקודםהמשך »