The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With Historical Surveys of the Chief Writings of Each Nation..., 1

Charles Francis Horne
Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb, 1917


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˹ 435 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
˹ 315 - To the king, my lord, my Sun-god, say: Thus says Abdiheba, thy servant. At the feet of the king, my lord, seven times and seven times I fall.
˹ 281 - To the King, my Lord, my Gods, my Sun-god, the Sun-god who is from Heaven, thus (writes) Zimridi, the Governor of the City of Lachish, thy servant, the dust of thy feet, at the feet of the King, my Lord, the Sun-god from Heaven, bows himself seven times seven.
˹ 15 - They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee. And consider thee, saying, "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, That did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; That opened not the house of his prisoners?
˹ 402 - I took them; 200,150 men, young [and] old, male and female, horses, mules, asses, camels, oxen and sheep without number I brought out from them, I counted them as spoil. [Hezekiah] himself I shut up like a caged bird in Jerusalem his royal city; the walls I fortified against him [and] whosoever came out of the gates of the city, I turned back.
˹ 208 - O man of Shuruppak, son of Ubara-Tutu, Break up the house, build a ship, Abandon your property, seek life ! Throw aside your possession and preserve life! Bring into the ship seed of all living things! The ship that thou shalt build, Let its dimensions be measured, (so that) Its breadth and length be made to correspond. On a level with the deep, provide it with a covering."*0 In another version the name of the hero of the Deluge is given as Atrakhasis, signifying "the very clever one.
˹ 93 - West in its full extent. 5 He united them under one control; he set up his images in the west; Their booty he brought over at his word.
˹ 19 - And he mentions that there were written accounts, preserved at Babylon with the greatest care, comprehending a period of above fifteen myriads of years...
˹ 255 - What, however, seems good to one, to a god may be displeasing. What is spurned by oneself may find favour with a god. Who is there that can grasp the will of the gods in heaven ? The plan of a god is full of mystery who can understand...
˹ 128 - Thou shalt not possess me," the reason for her dislike shall be inquired into. If she is careful, and has no fault, but her husband takes himself away and neglects her ; then that woman is not to blame. She shall take her dowry and go back to her father's house. 143. If she has not been careful, but runs out, wastes her house, and neglects her husband ; then that woman shall be thrown into the water. 144. If a man has...