Journal of Sacred Literature Volume 7

Journal of Sacred Literature Volume 7

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...very short. Cylinder of Tiglath Pileser.--A.t the Syro-Egyptian Society, Feb. 9th, Mr. G. C. Harle read a paper on the Cylinder of Tiglath Pileser I.---The reading of the copy of the inscription on this cylinder " lithographed under the superintendence of Sir H. Rawlinson, by the authority of the trustees of the British Museum, under the sanction of the government," is as follows: --" Inscription of Tiglath Pileser I. (about 1120 B.c.), completed from four octagonal prisms (two almost perfect and two in fragments), found at the four corners of the great temple of Asshur (or Kolah Sherghat), and now in the British Museum." They are made of whitish clay baked. They are beautifully inscribed with small cuneiform characters, --probably formed by a tool, not by a stamp. Each is about 15J inches long, which is the length of each column of the inscription, and 2J inches wide. The diameter is GJ inches. The inscription comprises 53 paragraphs, which contain 809 lines. The Royal Asiatic Society appointed a special committee to receive and examine the sealed translations of this cylinder, as made by W. H. Fox Talbot, Esq., Rev. Dr. Hincks, Dr. Oppert, and Lieut-Col. Sir Henry Rawlinson. This society has published the several translations of these gentlemen in parallel columns. The agreement which exists in the translations generally proves that the reading of this writing is now a matter of certainty. It opens with an address to the Assyrian gods, of whom Asshur appears the supreme. It gives an account, in many instances a detailed one, of the campaigns of Tiglath Pileser, of his exploits and of palaces built by him. It gives 16 proper names of countries traversed, and 23 of countries whose kings were subdued by him. In paragraphs 27, 30, 31, 34, 37, are...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660196
  • 9781236660190