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The Nestorians by Asahel Grant MD

Jun-27-2011 at 08:38 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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The Nestorians
by Asahel Grant MD

Contents

Part I.

Chapter I.

Nestorian Mission — Importance of a Physician — Embarkation — Smyrna — Constantinople — Black Sea — Trebizonde — Tabreez — Ooroomiah — Character of the Nestorians — Notice of the Mission — Description of the Country — Independent Nestorians — Koords ... Page 3

Chapter II.

Practicability of visiting the Mountain Nestorians — Journey to Constantinople — Storm in the Mountains — Journey to Mesopotamia, Diarbekir, and Mardin - Providential Escape ... Page 13

Chapter III.

Departure from Mardin — Plain of Mesopotamia — Mosul — Ruins of Nineveh — Yezidees, or Worshippers of the Devil ... Page 22

Chapter IV.

Battle-ground of Alexander — Akra and its Scenery — Reception by a Koordish Chief — Journey to Amadieh ... Page 34

Chapter V.

Arrival at Duree — Intercourse with the Nestorian Bishop — View from the Mountains — Arrival among the Independent Tribes — Remarkable Incident — Kind Reception ... Page 45

Chapter VI.

Nestorians — Churches — Worship — Sabbath — A Tale — Preservation of the Scriptures — Strife with the Koords — Pastoral Life — Resources — Character — Females ... Page 55

Chapter VII.

Mountain Bridges — Defiles — Medical Practice — Roads — Arrival at the Patriarch's — Kind Reception — Character of the Patriarch — Social Intercourse — Ruined Castle — Female Fidelity — Church Government — Patriarch's Family ... Page 70

Chapter VIII.

Departure from the Patriarch's — Journey through the Mountains — Visit to a Koordish Chief — Scenes in the Castle — Arrival at Ooroomiah — Patriarch's Letter — Return to the Mountains — Visit to Julamerk ... Page 80

Chapter IX.

Hospitality of the People — Return by Way of Van — Night in the Valley — Visit to Koordish Villages — Pastoral Life — Death of Shultz — Van — Interview with the Hakary Chief — Change of his Relations — Incident among the Koords ... Page 89

Part II.

Chapter X.

The Revolt of the Ten Tribes — Their Idolatry — Captivity — Are lost sight of in History — Not yet found — Their separate Existence highly probable — Difficulties of the Subject — Its interesting Nature and great Importance ... Page 101

Chapter XI.

Tradition of the Nestorian Christians that they are Descendants of Israel — that they came from Palestine — supported by the Testimony of Jews and Mohammedans ... Page 109

Chapter XII.

The Places to which the Ten Tribes were deported: Assyria, Halah, Habor, Gozan, Hars, Media — Now occupied by the Nestorian Christians — But few Nominal Jews in these Places ... Page 119

Chapter XIII.

The Ten Tribes have not been removed from Assyria — Historical Proof — Various circumstantial Evidence — Inference from the Prophetical Writings ... Page 130

Chapter XIV.

Their Language — The same as that spoken by the Jews in their Region — Evidence derived from it that they came from Palestine or Syria — That they are Descendants of Israel, and not of Judah ... Page 141

Chapter XV.

Names applied to the Nestorian Christians — Proof derived of their Hebrew Origin — Beni Israel — Nazareans — Syrians — Chaldeans — Nestorians not appropriate — Why used ... Page 152

Chapter XVI.

Observance of the Mosaic Ritual — Sacrifices — Vows — First Fruits and Tithes — Keeping the Sabbath — Regard for the Sanctuary — Forbidden Food — Ceremonial Impurities — Separation of Women ... Page 163

Chapter XVII.

Physiognomy — Names — Tribes — Government — Avenger of Blood — Cities of Refuge — Sentiments regarding the Jews — Various Proofs that they are a distinct People or an unmixed Race ... Page 178

Chapter XVIII.

Social and Domestic Customs — Forms of Salutation — Hospitality — Regard for the Poor — Entertainments — Dress — Ornaments — Espousals — Marriage — Children — Their Occupations ; the same as those of the ancient Israelites ... Page 192

Chapter XIX.

The Conversion of the Ten Tribes to Christianity ... Page 205

Chapter XX.

Scriptural Proof of their Conversion — Speech of Paul — Epistle of James ... Page 215

Chapter XXI.

Prophecies relating to the Conversion of the Ten Tribes, and their future Prospects ... Page 227

Part III.

The Sealed Remnan of Israel ... Page 247
The Two Witnesses ... Page 253
The Prophesying of the Witnesses ... Page 257
The Church in the Wilderness ... Page 267
The Kings of the East ... Page 289

Appendix.

(A.) — The Yezidees ... Page 299
(B.) — History of the Nestorian Mission ... Page 308
(C.) — Jews of Media and Assyria ... Page 316

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