(19.) When a plague afflicted the Massilienses, they fed a poor man deliciously, and adorned him with sacred vestments; then led him thro' the city, and sacrificed him, by throwing him headlong down from a steep rock, after the people had poured their execrations up∣on him, and prayed that all the calamities of their city might fall upon him. — Such practice shews that Christ being offered for the sins of the whole world, was in conformity to the ideas of mankind. The Jews had their devoted animal:—and the Gentiles had their sa∣crificed poor man, and other ways.
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