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Excerpt from Scriptures, Hebrew and Christian, Vol. 2: Hebrew LiteratureAccording to the original plan of this work, Vol. I. should have carried Hebrew history forward through the time of Ezra, with an additional section devoted to Hebrew laws andMoreExcerpt from Scriptures, Hebrew and Christian, Vol. 2: Hebrew LiteratureAccording to the original plan of this work, Vol. I. should have carried Hebrew history forward through the time of Ezra, with an additional section devoted to Hebrew laws and customs, while Vol. II. should have dealt with Hebrew literature, containing further two appendices, the one for the period between Ezra and Jesus, and the other for Assyrian and other inscriptions bearing directly upon Hebrew history. This plan has undergone some modifications in the execution, and especially it has seemed best to the editor of this portion to omit the proposed appendices, at least for the present, and devote the space thus gained to a fuller treatment of the classical or canonical books of the Jews. The labor spent upon the work has also far exceeded the first intentions of the editors, and the publication has been delayed in consequence. They had designed a mere selection and arrangement from existing translations, with few changes beyond those needed to put the selections together- but as the work progressed the editor of the Old Testament portion became convinced that for his purposes it was necessary to make his own translation, and he alone is responsible for volumes I. and II.Part I contains the history of the Jews from the destruction of Jerusalem to and through the time of Ezra. The material for the political history of this period is very meagre.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.