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 A Jeremias, Handbuch der altorientalischen Geisteskultur (Leipzig, (1913), pp. 208f, 313f, 171f. The idea was completely at home in Palestine, A.F. Silverstone. "God as King," Jnl. Manchaster Egypt. & Or. Soc. XVII (1932), 47-49: "The numerous (Hebrew) Hymns which were intoned durintg the services on the New Year invariably lay stress on the role of the King which God assumes on that day." This is the very interpretation that Mosiah puts on the business: not that the King is God, as elsewhere in the East, but that God is the King! Even at Uppsala at the Great Assembly "the king was worshipped in the Oriental manner," C. Clemen, Religionsgeschichte Europas (Heidelberg 1926) I 353. If the King failed to preside all the rites were considered null and void and life and property would be withheld from the nation for the coming year; for that reason any king who refused to officiate in the great sacrifice at Uppsala forfeited his throne, according to Adam of Bremen (in Mon. Hist. Ger. VII, 379). Even the Welsh gorseth seems to have been "but a continuation of a court of which the Celtic Rhys, Celtic Heathendom (London, 1898), p. 129.