Idolatry of his father's hero and leader had now superseded the earlier superstition inculcated by his mother.
The company was held in unity by the charms of his personality, and by the free intercourse which he inculcated and exemplified.
Hillel also inculcated the duty of making converts to Judaism.
With the growth of the Oxford Movement in the English Church, the practice of observing Lent was revived; and, though no rules for fasting are authoritatively laid down, the duty of abstinence is now very generally inculcated by bishops and clergy, either as a discipline or as an exercise in self-denial.
The importance of which has caused it to usurp, in modern languages, the general name of " charity " - it ought to be observed that Christianity merely universalized a duty which has always been inculcated by Judaism, within the limits of the chosen people.