All the Pharisaic ordinances which Hyrcanus had abolished were reaffirmed as binding.
They regulate matters concerning public worship and ordinances, and have appellate jurisdiction from the kirk session.
While the population of Brazil continued to increase, the moral and intellectual culture of its inhabitants was left in great measure to chance; they grew up with those robust and healthy sentiments which are engendered by the absence of false teachers, but with a repugnance to legal ordinances, and encouraged in their ascendancy over the Indians to habits of violence and oppression.
Again and again these ordinances were repeated in subsequent ages, and intolerance for infidels is still a distinct feature of Mahommedan law.
The suppression of the Pharisaic ordinances and the punishment of those who observed them led to some disturbance.