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OF THE

AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY.

EDITED BY

E. WASHBURN HOPKINS, AND CHARLES C. TORREY
Professor in Yale University,

Professor in Yale University,
New Haven.

New Haven.

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THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY.

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A.

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A copy of this volume, postage paid, may be obtained any. where within the limits of the Universal Postal Union, by sending a Postal Order for two dollars and fifty cents, or its equivalent, to The American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

According to the conversion-tables used in the United States money-order system as the basis of international moneyorders, two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) = 10 shillings and 3 pence = 10 marks and 30 pfennigs = 12 francs or lire and 70 centimes = 9 kroner and 25 öre = 6 florins and 9 cents Netherlandish.

[This volume is for January-July, 1906. Issued August 1, 1906, in an edi.

tion of 500 copies.)

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Copyright, 1906, by
THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY.

The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press.

CONTENTS

Page

THE VIDDHAŠĀLABHANJIKĀ OF RĀJAŚEKHARA, NOW FIRST TRANSLATED

FROM THE SANSKRIT AND PRĀKRIT.-By Dr. Louis H. GRAY,

Newark, N. J.................... ..................

........ 1

SEVEN EMENDATIONS OF THE TEXT OF THE RIGVEDA.—By MAURICE

BLOOMFIELD, Professor in the Johns Hopkins University, Balti-

more, Md. ......

......... 72

THE ABOLITION OF THE COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS IN CHINA.- By

John C. FERGUSON, Ph.D., Shanghai, China.......... ......... 79

AN ASSYRIAN GRAMMATICAL TREATISE ON AN OMEN TABLET; C. T. 20,

PP. 39-42.-By STEPHEN LANGDON, Ph.D., Columbia University,

New York City ........

......... 88

ON BLOODY SACRIFICES IN PALESTINE.—By Hans H. SPOER, Ph.D.,

Meadville, Pa. -...-.-.-.-.....

----........ 104

DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE OF THE ROLL OF A SAMARITAN PENTATEUCH.

-By Hans H. SPOER, Ph.D., Meadville, Pa...---.....

105

110, 10.......................

THE METRICAL FORM OF THE SONGS OF DEGREES. -By Dr. T. C. FOOTE,

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. ---..-... ......... 108

WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE CODE HAMMURABI PROMULGATED ?-By

David GORDON LYON, Professor in Harvard University, Cambridge,

Mass. ...................... ............................. 123

THE SEAL IMPRESSIONS ON AN EARLY BABYLONIAN CONTRACT (HARVARD

SEMITIC MUSEUM, No. 109).-By DAVID G. Lyon, Professor in Har-

vard University, Cambridge, Mass....

............ 135

THE INFIXES LA, LI, LO IN TAGALOG.-By Louis B. WOLFENSON, Johns

Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md..

DID THE BABYLONIAN TEMPLES HAVE LIBRARIES ?-By MORRIS JASTROW,

Jr., Professor in the University of Pennsylvania, Pa............... 147

EXPRESSION OF CASE BY THE VERB IN TAGALOG.--By FRANK R. BLAKE,

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. ------ ........

TEXTUAL NOTES ON THE OLD PERSIAN INSCRIPTIONS.—By Professor A.

V. W. JACKSON, Columbia University, New York City.....

RACE AND CUSTOM IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO.-By Miss MARGA-

RETTA MORRIS, of Philadelphia..

...... 195

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