The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
Whether the primitive rite of water-offerings (I Sam.
(b) The rite of the goat devoted to Azazel.
True, this rite was used both in East and West as early as the 4th century; it was not, however, universal.
They sacrifice the paschal lamb, which is probably the oldest religious rite that has been continuously kept up. In two important points they differ from later Jewish interpretation.