Table of Contents
The Temple: Its Ministry and Services
Temple Order, Revenues, and Music
Second Temple Inferior in Glory
--Comparison of the first and second Temple--What was wanting in the latter--'Without the Gate'
Lines of Sanctity
Different degrees of sanctity attaching to different localities
Rules of the Rabbis
--Ordinances enforcing due reverence in the Temple--'Provide neither gold,' 'nor scrip,' 'neither shoes, nor yet staves'
--Punishment of high-handed profanity--'Death by the hand of God' and 'cutting off'--'Anathema Maranatha'--The punishment of 'the rebels' bearing'
--The 'forty stripes save one,' and how administered
Necessity for Discipline
--Need of strict discipline from the size of the Temple and the number of worshippers
The Temple Treasury
--The revenues of the Temple--Things dedicated and free gifts
The Tribute Money
--The Temple-tribute--How collected--Discount allowed to be charged by 'the money-changers'
Annual Sum of Tribute
Tribute Enforced By Law
How the Money was Spent
--How the Temple revenues were employed--Splendour of the Temple services
The Temple Hymnody
--The hymnody of the Temple--References to it in the Book of Revelation--Singing in the Temple--Threefold blast of the priests' trumpets
The Influence of David
The Harp and Lute
The Human Voice