Occam, who is still a Scholastic, gives us the Scholastic justification of the spirit which had already taken hold upon Roger Bacon, and which was to enter upon its rights in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Even the Hebrew historian ascribes to this act the effect of rousing divine indignation against the invading host of Israel; it would not, therefore, be surprising if under the miseries brought on Palestine by the westward march of the Assyrian power, the idea of the sacrifice of one's own son, as the most powerful of atoning rites, should have taken hold of those kings of Judah (Ahaz and Manasseh, 2 Kings xvi.
They were also taken hold of by the Greeks when making their most solemn oaths.
impudent scoundrel who had taken hold of my arm came up and began to speak to the chamberlain in German.
But directly afterward the impudent scoundrel who had taken hold of my arm came up and began to speak to the chamberlain in German.