A guide to the Babylonian and Assyrian antiquities

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Page 7 - And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand : and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
Page 102 - The Lord bless thee, and keep thee : the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee : the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Page 35 - Assurbanipal for his library ( 226), bore his " bookmark " just like a book in a modern library. To prevent anyone else from taking the book, or writing his name on it, the Assyrian king's bookmark contained the following warning: " Whosoever shall carry off this tablet, or shall inscribe his name upon it side by side with mine own, may Assur and Belit overthrow him in wrath and anger, and may they destroy his name and posterity in the land " fields to fill the ranks of an ever-growing standing...
Page 195 - Hezekiah of Judah who had not submitted to my yoke, and I captured forty-six of his strong cities and fortresses and innumerable small cities which were round about them, with the battering of rams and the assault of engines, and the attack of foot-soldiers, and by mines and breaches (made in the walls). I brought out therefrom 200,150 people...
Page 126 - Tablet sculptured with a scene representing the worship of the Sun-god in the Temple of Sippar, and inscribed with a record of the restoration of the temple by Nabu-pal-idinna, king of Babylonia, about BC 870. In the upper part of the tablet the Sun-god is. seen seated...
Page 196 - I reduced his land. I added to their former yearly tribute, and increased the gifts which they paid unto me. The fear of the majesty of my sovereignty overwhelmed Hezekiah, and the Urbi and his trusty warriors, whom he had brought into his royal city of Jerusalem to protect it, deserted. And he despatched after me his messenger to my royal city Nineveh to pay tribute and to make submission with thirty talents of gold, eight hundred talents of silver, precious stones...
Page 171 - Ashurbanipal, the great king, the mighty king, the king of the world, the king of Assyria...
Page 16 - ... inscribed with the names of the early Assyrian kings, Shamshi-Rammanu, Pudi-Ilu, about BC 1350; Rammanu-nirari, about BC 1325 ; Shalmaneser I., about BC 1300; and the famous inscriptions upon baked clay cylinders which record the history of the reign of Tiglath-Pileser I., BC 11oo.
Page 170 - And as for me, Nabonidus, the king of Babylon, protect thou me from sinning against thine exalted godhead, and grant thou me graciously a long life ; and in the heart of Belshazzar, my firstborn son, the off-spring of my loins, set the fear of thine exalted godhead, so that he may commit no sin and that he may be satisfied with the fulness of life ! " (See Plate XXIX.) w Pi > . Nos.
Page 35 - The palace of Ashur-bani-pal, king of '" hosts, king of Assyria, who putteth his trust in the gods " Ashur and Belit, on whom Nabu and Tashmetu have, " bestowed ears which hear and eyes which see. I have " inscribed upon tablets the noble products of the work of " the scribe, which none of the kings who have gone before " me had learned, together with the wisdom of Nabu in so " far as it existeth [in writing].

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