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As yet the Indian knew no close priestly caste. Worship consisted in prayers and offerings, especially in the Soma-offering, which was offered as food to the gods. No fear of future torment after death as yet embittered the enjoyment of life and made dying fearful. Yama was the friendly guide of the souls of heroes to the heaven of Indra or Varuna, and not yet the inexorable prince of hell who tormented the souls of the ungodly in the kingdom of the dead. Of later barbarous usages also, such as the widow's sacrificing herself on the funeral pile of her departed husband, there was as yet no trace; and in the heroic poetry, as yet not disfigured by later Brahminical alterations and additions, the heroes Krishna and Rama appear as types of courage and self-sacrifice, and not, as later, as avatars, or human incarnations, of the deity.

Vii. 31; xix. 5; xxxii. 35; Micah, vi. 7; Ezek. xv. ] xvi. 20, Comp. I Kings, xviii: 28. [10] Numb. xxv. 1, et seq; Josh. xxii. 17; Baruch, vi. 41, 43. [11] Judges, vi. 32. and elsewhere. [12] 1 Chron. viii. 33; ix. 39. [13] 1 Chron. viii. 34; ix. 40. [14] 2 Sam. xi. 21. [15] 2 Sam. ii. 8, and elsewhere. [16] 2 Sam. iv. 4, and elsewhere. [17] Judges, viii. 33; ix. 4. Comp. with ix. 46. [18] 1 Chron. xiv. 7. [19] 1 Chron. iii. 8; 2 Sam. v. 16. [20] Gen. xxii. [21] Gen. xvii. 23-27. [22] Ex. iv. 24-26.

1-14. [34] 1 Kings, iii. 2; xi. 7; 2 Kings, xii. 3; xiv. 4; xvii. 11; xviii. 4; xxiii. 5, 19; 2 Chron. xxi. 11. [35] 2 Chron. xxxiv. 3; Ezek. vi. 3; xx. 28. [36] 1 Kings, xii. 28, 33. Comp. Ex. xxxii. 4, 19. [37] Levit. xviii. 21; xx. 2; Deut. xii. 31. [38] Gen. xxiv, xxviii. [39] Gen. xiv. 18-20; xx. 3, 4. [40] Gen. xxxi. 19, 30, et seq; xxxv. 2-4; Joshua, xxiv. 2, 14. [41] Judges, xviii. 14, et seq; 1 Sam. xix. 13; 2 Kings, xviii. 4; Ezek. xx. 7. [42] Ex. iii. 13, et seq; vi. 2. [43] Ex. xx. 2, 3.

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