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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... us all the details we want. In the East, the usages of daily life do not vary; this is a fact upon which too much stress cannot be laid. The East is stationary. In Palestine the same customs have survived not only the most terrible convulsions through which any country has ever passed, but also a total change of the population. The Arabs of to-day have the same practices as the Jews of old. Many of these are described in Genesis, and are as old as the times of the patriarchs. Jewish Children. It is well known that among the Jews the birth of a child was hailed with special delight, and the barrenness of a woman was a reproach, and might even be made sufficient reason for a divorce. There was less joy over the birth of a daughter than of a son; yet much care was bestowed upon her education.1 A midwife assisted at the birth.2 The child was bathed and rubbed with salt to harden the skin, and then wrapped in swaddling clothes.3 The father, who was not present at the time of the birth, then came in and took the child upon his knees. If the grandfather was still living, he sometimes had this privilege.4 It was expressly forbidden to make an exhibition of the children. Philo has an admirable chapter on this subject;5 and although the law of Moses says nothing on this point, it is certain that the exhibition of children, as practised by the Greeks and Romans, horrified the Jews. The mothers 1 EccUis. xlii. 9, 10. 2 Gen. xxxv. 17; xxxviii. 28. 3 Ezek. xvi. 4. Gen. 1. 23. 5 See the fragment of Philo translated by E. Havel, "Le Judaisme," p. 437. nursed their children themselves, and the Talmud enjoins this as a duty.1 Great personages, however, had wet nurses for their infants.3 They were not weaned till two or three years old, and on this...
bound: 146 pages
publisher: TheClassics.us (September 12, 2013)
isbn: 1230269738, 978-1230269733,
weight: 9.8 ounces (