The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 10

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...line, which he and Bunsen agree in identifying with thefiflh or Arabiandgnaslg of Berosus, counting nine kings, whose reigns comprised a period of2i5 or 245 years. The beginning of their domination is placed by Chwolson between 1540 and I488 11.0., and its end between 1295 and 1273 (p. 78). Consequently Kfithami must have lived not later than the commencement of the thirteenth century before Christ, or about four hundred years before Homer; but, as Chwolson believes, after the invasion of Palestine by the Israelites, on account of a. statement made in one passage of the A 1-it-ulture, in which the author says that a learned Canaanite, w 0 had come to Babylon, told him that his countrymen used "in their time" (fi dahrihim) to cultivate the cherry-tree in a articular way; an expression which of course implies that " their time" was past, and that they were no longer the sole possessors or rulers of Palestine or Phcenicia. Chwolson here feels himself obliged to return once more to the oints discussed at the beginning of his dissertation, and to combat various objections that may bc made to his statements and inferences, dwelling in particular upon the great antiquity of the literature of the Phcenicians and Israelites (the latter one of the youngest of the Shemitic nations) as com ared with that of the Greeks. To tho objections raised by E. eyer in the third volume of his Gcschichte der Botanik, Chwolson attaches little im ortance, as this writer knew the Nabathaean Agriculture on y from Quatremere's articles in the Journal Aciatique and a few fragments in Arabic writers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Those of Ewald, put forward in private letters as well as in an article published in the .."."show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236744722