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Examples of Actium
In the first instance he had much to suffer from Cleopatra, who would willingly have seen Palestine reduced under Egyptian domination once more, and who actually succeeded in inducing Antony to take from Herod several fair and valuable provinces of his realm.
The seventh year, which is there a relative one, has here become fixed,-not varying for the various properties, but common for the whole land, a sabbatical year after the manner of the Sabbath day.
The reign of the high priests.
South of Epirus, on the Ionian Sea, and west of Ætolia, was Acarnania, occupied by a barbarous people before the Pelasgi settled in it.
Jacob, in the mean time, became rich, although his flocks and herds were obtained by a sharp bargain, which he turned to his own account.
But Laban, unwilling to lose so profitable a son-in-law, raised obstacles.