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2 The Introduction of the H. Graetz 1 ,  which are inserted as excursuses to their histories of the people of Israel. The former, who wrote his important work in 1863, is necessarily not abreast of the present day as to palaeography, but he mentions all the documents re-lating to the subject in the Talmudic and patristic litera-ture, and offers also valuable suggestions as to the alphabet in which the text used by the L X X must have been written, judging from the variations which their translation presents from the Massoretic text. In 1863. the Phoenician inscription dedicated to Baal Lebanon 2 ,  that of the Moabite stele 3 , and of the Siloam Pool4 ,  were not yet discovered. For the Aramaic, Dr. Herzfeld could only base his argument on the characters found in the Carpentras inscription and the TurinPapyrus5.  And above all, he could have had no knowledge of the early inscriptions in square characters, viz. of the BeneHezir6,  and in the synagogue of Kefr Berem7,  and some others. He therefore stands in the infancy of palaeographical science, speaking with . Ewald of an alphabet brought from Egypt by the Hyksos, and maintaining with Saalschütz that the Phoenicians cannot be the inventors of the alphabet, because the original names of the letters presuppose an agri-cultural tribe, and not a maritime nation, such as the Phoe-nicians are known to have been. But, in spite of these unavoidable defects, Dr. Herzfelds essay is still worth study-ing, and we can only admire the sagacity brought to bear by him upon the subject, even with the imperfect knowledge 1 Geschichte der Juden, II. ii. ( Leipzig. 1876), p. 400 sqq. 2 See Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum ( Paris,  1881), part i. No.  5 ( p. 22 eqq.), and our table of the alphabets. 3 See Records of the Past, new series ( London, 1889), ii. p. 194, and our table, which is the work of the talented Semitic  scholar, Prof. Rudolf E. Brünnow. 4 Ibidem, i. p. 168, and our table. 5 See Corpus Inscriptionum  Semiticarum, part ii. pp. 143- 148, and our table. 5 See below, p. 17 · 7 See Corpus Inscriptionum  Hebraicarum, etc., von D. Chwolson ( St. Petersburg, 1882), p. 87. To this important work Professor Euting of Stras-bourg has added facsimiles and an extended table of the various  Semitic alphabets, which our readers may consult with great benefit.   Chapter Home  | TOC t t t t t t t

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Front Matter Half Title Page Title Page Copyright PagePreface Table of Contents List of Illustrations Forms of Early Semitic AlphabetsCairo MS. of the Old Testament. 1 Sam. iv.15-v.8Cairo MS. ColophonCambridge MS. No.12. Gen. xxi.19-xxii.8Cambridge MS. No.12. 2 Chron. xxxvi.13 to endContents I. THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SQUARE CHARACTERS IN BIBLICAL MSS. AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE EARLIEST MSS. OF THE OLD TESTAMENT SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES II. THE ARGUMENT OF ROMANS IX - XI III. THE MATERIALS FOR THE CRITICISM OF THE PESHITTO NEW TESTAMENT, WITH SPECIMENS OF THE SYRIAC MASSORAH SPECIMENS OF THE SYRIAC MASSORAH. ACTS XIX.40—XXIII.1.The Glosses and other Marginal NotesTHE NUMBERING OF THE MSS. OF THE APPARATUS CRITICUSINDEX OF THOSE SYRIAC CODICESSYNOPSISIV. AN EXAMINATION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT QUOTATIONS OF EPHREM SYRUSADDITIONAL NOTEQUOTATIONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT IN EPHREM SYRUS COMPARED WITH THE PESHITTO, ETCV. THE TEXT OF THE CANONS OF ANCYRAA. TEXTComparative Table of MSSB. ESSAYAPPENDIX I THE SYRIAC VERSIONTEXT APPENDIX IITHE ARMENIAN VERSIONEXORDIUMANCYRANI CANONES, CAPITA XXVI. THE CHELTENHAM LIST OF THE CANONICAL BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND OF THE WRITINGS OF CYPRIANTHE CANON AND ORDER OF THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENTTHE CANON AND ORDER OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENTTHE STICHOMETRIESTHE LIST OF THE WRITINGS OF CYPRIANTHE EPISTLESAPPENDIXTHE OLD TESTAMENT STICHOMETRYNEW TESTAMENT STICHOMETRYTHE CYPRIANIC STICHOMETRYNOTE ON THE EVIDENCE OF ST. AUGUSTINE IN RELATION TO EP. 72 (THE KABTHAGINIAN COUNCIL TO STEPHEN)
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