The Bible Student in the British Museum; A Descriptive Guide to the Principal Antiquities Which Illustrate and Confirm the Sacred History

The Bible Student in the British Museum; A Descriptive Guide to the Principal Antiquities Which Illustrate and Confirm the Sacred History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...malediction, and scatter his race." Fields were not divided by hedges, walls, or ditches; hence the danger of properties becoming confused, and the temptation to add field to field by encroaching on the property of others through removing the landmark. The sacredness of landmarks was an idea shared alike both by the Babylonians and by the Jews, and the law of Moses utters a similar curse on any who removed their neighbour's landmark (Deut. xix. 14, xxvii. 17; cf. Prov. xxii. 28, xxiii. 10). Portion of a bronze doorstep, with an No. 109. inscription of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon.--About B.C. 605. This doorstep seems to have been "presented by Nebuchadnezzar as a votive offering" to the temple at Borsippa. Trade documents in clay from Babylonia. Table-case K. No. 3. Outer case and inner tablet.--About B.c. 2400. Inscribed with a deed of partnership or brotherhood. Professor Sayce thinks that in Hezekiah's time this method of writing on clay was employed in Israel; and the mention of the documents recording the sale of a field in Jer. xxxii. 11, where we read of "the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom and that which was open" is an allusion to a tablet and the clay envelope enclosing it, which was sealed by the witnesses. The purchase-deed of Jeremiah was preserved in an earthen vessel (v. 14), as were the numerous clay deeds of the Egibi banking-firm which existed at Babylon from the age of Nebuchadnezzar to that of Darius. See notes on Assyrian Room. Large tablet recording the sale of a house and grounds.--Dated at Babylon in the twenty-sixth year of Nebuchadnezzar. The document is attested by nine witnesses, and the seal of the scribe is impressed on the left-hand...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490355
  • 9781236490353