The Khita and Khita-Peruvian Epoch: Khita, Hamath, Hittite, Canaanite, Etruscan, Peruvian, Mexican, Etc (Google eBook)

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N. Trubner & Company, 1877 - Hittites - 88 pages
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Page 1 - And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah ; the same is a great city.
Page 2 - And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
Page 71 - ... to be condemned by the Christian church, as a thing that men of learning ought not to learn, but reproduced in our own language by Sir John Mandeville. He insisted that the world was a globe and could be circumnavigated, and he tells a tale of a man from Norway, who had gone so long by land and by sea that he had environed all the earth, that he was come about to his own marches. The intercourse in times of yore between the new world and the old, now again brought to light, rests upon no slight...
Page 25 - Lore," p. 147. In Buchan, Aberdeenshire, the housewives tie a piece of red worsted round their cows' tails before turning them out to grass for the first time in the spring. It is, however, better shown in Germany (p. 229), where herdsmen lay a woman's red apron, or a broad axe covered with a woman's red stocking, before the threshold...
Page 4 - Jessup endeavored to purchase a blue stone containing two lines of these strange characters, but failed to obtain it because of the tradition connected with, and the income derived from it. Deformed persons were willing to pay for the privilege of lying upon it in the hope of a speedy cure, as it was believed to be efficacious in spinal diseases.
Page 69 - However this may be, it is certain that the natives had no other epithet by which to designate the large collection of tribes and nations who were assembled under the sceptre of the Incas, than that of Tavantinsuyu, or
Page 81 - Indo-China, and thence, by way of the islands of the Pacific, reached America. Hence, in an illustrative table of Sumerian words arranged under four heads, as Western, Indo-Chinese, Peruvian, and Mexican, etc...
Page 4 - Mission, we came upon a stone in the corner of a house which contained an inscription in unknown characters. We did not succeed in getting squeeze-impressions, for fanatical Moslems crowded upon us when we began to work upon the stone, and we were obliged to be content with such copies of this and other inscriptions subsequently found on stones over and near the city gate, and in the ancient bridge which spans the Orontes, as could be obtained by the aid of a native painter.
Page 71 - ... was it then said of Babel, " And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech " (Genesis xi, 1). The fall of that power was indeed confusion of nations and of tongues. After a time, the tradition alone of these other worlds lingered, as we have seen, as a theory of cosmography ; lingering to be condemned by the Christian church, as a thing that men of learning ought not to learn, but reproduced in our own language by Sir John Mandeville. He insisted that the world was a globe and could...
Page 1 - Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison : that is it which encompasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold ; and the gold of that land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

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