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Identifier: thronespalacesof00newm
Title: The thrones and palaces of Babylon and Ninevah from sea to sea; a thousand miles on horseback ..
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Newman, John Philip, 1826-1899
Subjects: Babylonia -- Description and travel Iraq -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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is name; but Xisuthrus wasnot seen any more. Only his voice answered them out of the air, saying, Worship God ; for because I worshiped God, am I gone to dwell with thegods; and they who were with me have shared the same honor! And hebade them return to Babylon, and recover the writings buried at Sipi^ara,and make them known among men; and he told them that the land inwhich they then were was Armenia. So they, when they had heard all,sacrificed to the gods, and went their way on foot to Babylon, and, havingreached it, recovered the buried writings from Sippara, and built many cit- BABYLON AND NINEVEH. 349 ies and temples, and restored Babylon. Some portion of the ark still con-tinues in Armenia, in the Gordiajan (Kurdish) Mountains; and personsscrape off the bitumen from it to bring away, and this they use as a remedyto avert misfortunes. The earth was still of one language, when the primitive men, Avho wereproud of their strength and stature, and despised the gods as their inferiors,

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THE DELUGE TABLETS. erected a tower of vast height, in order that they might mount to heaven.And the tower was now near to heaven when the gods (or God) caused thewinds to blow and overturn the structure upon the men, and made themspeak with divers tongues; wherefore the city was called Baliylon.* * Rawlinsons Ancient Monarchies, vol. i., pp. 145-147. 350 THRONES AND PALACES OF Of greater importance, because we have the original,is the Assyrian account of the Deluge. We are indebt-ed to Mr. George Smith, of the British Museum, notonly for the discovery of the tablets on which the ac-count is inscribed in the cuneiform characters, but alsofor the translation of the record. He was fortunateenough to find, amidst the ruins at Kuyunjik, twelve tab-lets, which purport to contain a record of the adventuresof a hero called Izdubar, supposed by him to have beenthe Nimrod of the Bible. Associated with Izdubar wasa seer, whose name was Heabani. The two heroes wereno less distinguished as hunter


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Date: 2014-07-29 16:52:54
bookid:thronespalacesof00newm bookyear:1876 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Newman__John_Philip__1826_1899 booksubject:Babylonia____Description_and_travel booksubject:Iraq____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York__Harper___brothers bookcontributor:Princeton_Theological_Seminary_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:353 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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