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Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with those of the Heathen Nations of Antiquity Considering also their Origin and Meaning

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Heathen." (Abbott and Conant: Dic. of Relig. Knowledge, art. "Christian.")

"We are called Christians (not, we call ourselves Christians). So, then, we are the best of men (Chrēstians), and it can never be just to hate what is (Chrēst) good and kind;" [or, "therefore to hate what is Chrestian is unjust."] (Justin Martyr: Apol. 1. c. iv.)

"Some of the ancient writers of the Church have not scrupled expressly to call the Athenian Socrates, and some others of the best of the heathen moralists, by the name of Christians." (Clark: Evidences of Revealed Relig., p. 284. Quoted in Ibid. p. 41.)

"Those who lived according to the Logos, (i. e., the Platonists), were really Christians." (Clemens Alexandrinus, in Ibid.)

"Undoubtedly we are called Christians, for this reason, and none other, than because we are anointed with the oil of God." (Theophilus of Antioch, in Ibid. p. 399.)

"Christ is the Sovereign Reason of whom the whole human race participates. All those who have lived comformably to a right reason, have been Christians, notwithstanding that they have always been looked upon as Atheists." (Justin Martyr: Apol. 1. c. xlvi.)

Lucian makes a person called Triephon answer the question, whether the affairs of the Christians were recorded in heaven. "All nations are there recorded, since Chrēstus exists even among the Gentiles."

[568:1] "Egypt, which you commended to me, my dearest Servianus, I have found to be wholly fickle and inconsistent, and continually wafted about by every breath of fame. The worshipers of Serapis (here) are called Christians, and those who are devoted to the god Serapis (I find), call themselves Bishops of Christ." (The Emperor Adrian to Servianus, written A. D. 134. Quoted by Dr. Giles, vol. ii. p. 86.)


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INDEX.

  • A.
  • Abraham, story of, 38;
  • Hindoo parallel, 39;
  • other parallels, 39, 40;
  • the foundation of, 103;
  • his birth announced by a star, 144;
  • supposed to have had the same soul as Adam, David, and the Messiah, 504.
  • Absolution from sin by sacrifice of ancient origin, 181;
  • by baptism, 316;
  • refused to Constantine by Pagan priests, 444.
  • Abury, the temple at, 180.
  • Achilleus, a personification of the Sun, 485.
  • Adam, was reproduced in Noah, Elijah, and other Bible celebrities, 44;
  • no trace of the story of the fall of, in the Hebrew Canon, after the Genesis account, 99.
  • Aditi, "Mother of the Gods," 475;
  • a personification of the Dawn, 475;
  • is identified with Devaki, 475.
  • Adonis, is born of a Virgin, 191;
  • has title of "Saviour," 191, 217;
  • is slain, 191;
  • rises from the dead, 218;
  • is creator of the world, 249;
  • his temple at Bethlehem, 220;
  • his birth on December 25th, 364;
  • a personification of the Sun, 484;
  • in Hebrew "My Lord," 485.
  • Æolus, son of Jupiter, 125.
  • Æon, Christ Jesus an, 427;
  • there have been several, 427;
  • the Gnostics believed Christ Jesus to have been an, 511;
  • the Essenes believed in the doctrine of an, 515.
  • Æschylus' Prometheus Bound, 192.
  • Æsculapius, a son of Jove, 128;
  • worshiped as a God, 128;
  • is called the "Saviour," 194;
  • the "Logos," 374;
  • Death and Resurrection of, 217.
  • Agni, represented with seven arms, 32;
  • a Hindoo God, 32;
  • the Cross a symbol of, 340.
  • Agnus Dei, the, succeeded the Bulla, 405;
  • worn by children, 405.
  • Agony, the, on Good Friday, is the weeping for Tammuz, the fair Adonis, 226.
  • Akiba, Rabbi, believed Bar-Cochaba to be the Messiah, 433.
  • Alcmena, mother of Hercules, 124.
  • Alexander, divides the Pamphylian Sea, 61;
  • believed to be a divine incarnation, 127;
  • visits the temple of Jupiter Ammon, 127;
  • and styles himself "Son of Jupiter Ammon," 127.
  • Alexandria, the library of, 438;
  • the great intellectual centre, 440;
  • and the cradle of Christianity, 219, 442.
  • Allegorical, the, interpretation of the Scriptures practiced by Rabbis, 100;
  • the historical theory succeeded by, 466, 552, 563.
  • Allegory, the story of the "Fall of Man" an, 100.
  • All-father, the, of all nations, a personification of the Sky, 478.
  • Alpha and Omega, Jesus believed to be, 250;
  • Crishna, 250;
  • Buddha, 250;
  • Lao-Kiun, 250;
  • Ormuzd, 251;
  • Zeus, 251;
  • Bacchus, 251.
  • Ambrose, St., affirms that the Apostles made a creed, 385.
  • [Pg 570]America, populated from Asia, 540;
  • was at one time joined to Asia, 541.
  • American Trinity, the, 378.
  • Americans, their connection with the old world, 533.
  • Ammon, Jupiter, his temple visited by Alexander, 127.
  • Amphion, son of Jove, 124.
  • Amulets and Charms, worn by the Christians, 405;
  • are relics of Paganism, 405.
  • Ananda, and the Matangi Girl, 294.
  • Andrew's, St., Cross, of Pagan origin, 339.
  • Angel Messiah, Buddha an, 116;
  • Crishna an, 196;
  • Christ an, 196;
  • the Essenes applied the legend of, to Jesus, 442.
  • Angels, the fallen, 386;
  • believed in by all nations of antiquity, 386-388.
  • Animals, none sacrificed in early times, 182.
  • Antiquity, the, of Pagan religions, compared with Christianity, 451.
  • Apis, or the Bull, worshiped by the children of Israel, 107;
  • symbolized the productive power in Nature, 476, note 5.
  • Apollo, a lawgiver, 61;
  • son of Jove, 125;
  • has the title of "Saviour," 194;
  • is put to death, 191;
  • resurrection of, 218;
  • a type of Christ, 500;
  • is a personification of the Sun, 500-506.
  • Apostles, the, 500.
  • Apostles' Creed, the, not written by them, 385.
  • Apotheosis, the, of Pagans, 126.
  • Apollonius, considered divine, 126;
  • cured diseases, 261;
  • raised a dead maiden to life, 262;
  • his life written by Flavius Philostratus, 264.
  • Arabia, "wise men" came from, 150, note 1.
  • Arabs, the, anciently worshiped Saturn, 393;
  • celebrated the birth of the Sun on December 25th, with offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh, 480.
  • Ararat, Mount, Noah's ark landed on, 21.
  • Arcas, a son of Jove, 125.
  • Architecture, the, of India same as Mexico, 538.
  • Aries, the sign of a symbol of Christ, 503;
  • personified and called the "Lamb of God," 504;
  • the worship of, the worship of the Sun, 504.

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