Josaphat sentence example
- The story of Barlaam and Josaphat occupies a great part of book xv.; and book xvi.
- While his edition was passing through the press, it was observed by the present writer that all the while the work had been in our hands in Greek, though in a slightly abbreviated form, as it had been imbedded as a speech in a religious novel written about the 6th century, and entitled "The Life of Barlaam and Josaphat."
- After this king, Abenner by name, had long been childless, a boy greatly desired and matchless in beauty, was born to him and received the name of Josaphat.
- Prince Josaphat grows up in this seclusion, acquires all kinds of knowledge and exhibits singular endowments.
- The attendants reply as may be imagined; and Josaphat goes home more pensive than ever, dwelling on the certainty of death and on what shall be thereafter.Advertisement
- At this time Barlaam, an eremite of great sanctity and knowledge, dwelling in the wilderness of Sennaritis, divinely warned, travels to India in the disguise of a merchant, and gains access to Prince Josaphat, to whom he imparts the Christian doctrine and commends the monastic life.
- Josaphat surrenders the kingdom to a friend called Barachias and departs for the wilderness.
- The latter dies, and Josaphat survives as a hermit many years.
- Some of the correspondences in the two stories are most minute, and even the phraseology, in which some of the details of Josaphat's history are described, almost literally renders the Sanskrit of the Lalita Vistara.
- More than that, the very word Joasaph or Josaphat (Arabic, Yudasatf) is a corruption of Bodisat due to a confusion between the Arabic letters for Y and B, and Bodisatva is a common title for the Buddha in the many birth-stories that clustered round the life of the sage.Advertisement
- A church dedicated Divo Josaphat in Palermo is probably not the only one of its kind.
- Subsequent researches have been carried out by Zotenberg, Max Muller, Rhys Davids, Braunholtz and Joseph Jacobs, who published his Barlaam and Josaphat in 1896.
- The Norse version of the famous Barlaam and Josaphat, made for Prince Haakon (c. 1240), must not be forgotten.
- Josaphat immediately called a synod to put his reforms into action.
- In addition to these there is the history of St Sylvester and the conversion of Constantine, &c., all still in MS. The History of Barlaam and loasaf (see Barlaam And Josaphat) may also be mentioned here, for it appealed to the people not so much for its religious interest as for the romantic career of the hero.Advertisement