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The Monuments of Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia: With A New Key for the ...
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Page 2 - Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Page 2 - Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Gyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Page 348 - Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day. I also and my maidens will fast in like manner; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
Page 270 - Now there were with us seven brethren : and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
Page 241 - Jews ; they have traditions among themselves of such a descent ; and it is even asserted, that their families are distinguished by the names of Jewish tribes, although, since their conversion to the Islam, they studiously conceal their origin. The Pushto language, of which I have seen a dictionary, has a manifest resemblance to the Chaldaic ; and a.
Page 81 - I had business in Mosul, and was giving directions to the workmen to guide them during my absence. Standing on the edge of the hitherto unprofitable trench, I doubted whether I should carry it any further: but made up my mind at last not to abandon it until my return, which would be on the following day. I mounted my horse; but had scarcely left the mound, when a corner of black marble was uncovered, lying on the very edge of the trench.
Page 341 - For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be but life from the deadj?
Page 94 - The king is twice represented, followed by his attendants ; a prisoner is at his feet, and his vizir and eunuchs are introducing men leading various animals, and carrying vases and other objects of tribute on their shoulders, or in their hands.
Page 9 - Babylonian is unquestionably the most ancient of the three great classes of Cuneiform writing. It is well known that legends in this character are stamped upon the bricks which are excavated from the foundations of all the buildings in Mesopotamia, Babylonia, and...