Budge. The book of governors [by Thomas, Bishop of Marga]. Volumes 1 & 2. 1893

The book of governors

by Thomas, Bishop of Marga

Editor, translator Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
Publication date 1893
Topics Beth Abbe (Nestorian monastery), Nestorian Church — History
Publisher London : K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & co., ltd.
Collection majorityworldcollection; Princeton; americana
Digitizing sponsor Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Language English
Volumes 1 & 2
2 volumes : 22 cm

Vol. I has added t.-p. in Syriac

History of the monastery of Beth Abhe and of Nestorianism for three centuries

I. The Syriac text, introduction, etc.–II. The English translation

The object of the present work is to give in a convenient form the complete Syriac text of the “Book of Governors”, together with an English translation and necessary notes.
The “Book of Governors”, better known as the “Historia Monastica of Thomas of Margâ”, was written in the Syriac language in the first half of the ninth century of our era. Its author Thomas was originally a monk in the famous Nestorian Monastery of Bêth ‘Âbhê, which was founded at the end of the sixth century by Jacob of Lâshôm, the modern Lasim near Kerkûk. Bêth ‘Âbhê was practically an offshoot of the “Great Monastery” of Mount Îzlâ near Nisibis, where the first Christian ascetics of Mesopotamia, under the direction of Mâr Awgîn of Clysma near Suez, established themselves in the early part of the fourth century. It was a building half fortress, half monastery, and it stood in a forest (hence the name Bêth ‘Âbhê, i. e., “house of the forest”) upon a mountain peak between two valleys on the right bank of the Great Zâb river. This monastery had been endowed with large estates and many possessions by several Persian noblemen, and to it was given the proud title of the “King of Monasteries”; its society generally contained several members of noble Persian families. The monks of Bêth ‘Âbhê were renowned for their learning, and under the shadow of its walls the revision and re-arrangement of the “Ḥudhrâ” or Service-Book for all the Sundays of the Year were made, and the famous recension of the Syriac version of the “Paradise” of Palladius was completed. Attached to the monastery was a fine ecclesiastical library in which were preserved copies of histories and other works which are no longer extant. Four, if not five, of the Patriarchs of the Nestorian Church were educated at Bêth ‘Âbhê, and during the period of which we have any written record of its existence, i. e., A.D., 595—850, at least one hundred of its sons became Bishops, Metropolitans, and Governors of Nestorian dioceses in Mesopotamia, Arabia, Persia, Armenia, Kurdistan and China.

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Bugde. The history of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The history of the likeness of Christ which the Jews of Tiberias made to mock at. Vols. 1 and 2. 1899.

The history of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The history of the likeness of Christ which the Jews of Tiberias made to mock at.

Author Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934; Philotheus, deacon of the country of the East, fl. 5th cent.?
Publication date 1899
Topics Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Jesus Christ, Apocryphal books (New Testament)
Publisher London : Luzac
Collection Princeton; americana
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Language Syriac.
Volumes 1 & 2
“The history of the likeness of Christ” purports to be written by “Philotheus, the deacon of the country of the East.”

[v. 1] The Syriac texts — [v. 2] English translations


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Online Resources for Peshitta

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Antigo Testamento


Vetus Testamentum Syriace.
Lee, Samuel. British and Foreign Bible Society. [link]

Translatio Syra Pescitto Veteris Testamenti Ex Codice Ambrosiano Sec. Fere VI.
Ceriani, Antonio Maria. Williams & Norgate. [link]

Biblia sacra iuxta versionem simplicem quae dicitur Pschitta. 2 Volumes.
Mar Georges Ebed-Iesu Khayyath (?) for the Dominicans Fathers in Mossul. Mossul – Typis Fratrum Praedicatorum. [link]

The hexaglot Bible
Edward Riches de Levante.
Volume 1: Introdução, Pentateuco [link]
Volume 2:  Josué – 2 Reis [link]
Volume 3: 1 Crônicas – Cânticos [link]
Volume 4: Isaías – Malaquias [link]

ܟܬܒܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܗ ܕܝܬܩܐ ܥܬܝܩܬܐ.
Trinitarian Bible Society. [link]

Lamsa Bible Online – English Peshitta Translation (OT).
George M. Lamsa. [link]


Pentatevchvs Syriace.
Georg Wilhelm Kirsch. Sumtibus et typis editoris. [link]

Die syrische Bibel-Version Peschita im Urtext. Volume 1.
Moritz Altschüler. Verlag Lumen. [link]

Pentateuchus Syriace post Samuelem Lee.
British And Foreign Bible Society. [link]


Psalmi Davidis Regis, & Prophetae, lingua Syriaca nunc primum, ex antiquissimus codicibus manuscriptis, in lucem editi à Thoma Erpenio. Qui & versionem Latinam adjecit.
Thomas Erpenio. Leiden: Ex typographia Erpenia linguarum orientalium, prostant apud Joh. Maire, & Elzevirios. [link]

Liber Psalmorum Davidis idiomate Syro.
Romae : ex typographia Petri Ferri. [link]

Psalterivm Syriacvm / recensuit et Latine vertit Thomas Erpenivs. Notas philologicas et criticas addidit Ioannes Avgvstvs Dathe.
Johann August Dathe. Halae : sumtibus Orphanotrophei. [link]

Psalterium Syriace.
Samuel Lee. Londini : Societatis Biblicae. [link] [link2] [link3]

ܟܬܒܐ ܕܡܙܡܘܪܐ ܕܕܘܝܕ ܡܠܟܐ ܘܢܒܝܐ.
Constantinopla?. [link]

ܟܬܒܐ ܕܡܙܡܘܪܐ ܕܕܘܝܕ ܡܠܟܐ ܘܢܒܝܐ.
Mosul : Tab̒ a de-Kaldājē. [link]

Psalterium syriacum.
Joseph David. Mausili : Typis Fratrum Praedicatorum. [link]

Psalterium tetraglottum: Graece, Syriace, Chaldaice, Latine.
Eberhard Nestle ; Samuel Gideon Frederic Perry. Fr. Fues. [link]

Psalterium syriacum : juxta versionem simplicem, pschittam vulgo dictam ad usum cleri Ecclesiae Antiochenae Syrorum.
Mausilii : Typ. Fratrum Praedicatorum. [link]

A Translation of the Syriac Peshito Version of the Psalms of David.
Andrew Oliver. E. P. Dutton and Company. [link]

Outras Partes do A.T.

Jonas Propheta, Syriacè Stylo Stranghelico.
Lut. Parisiorum. [link]

The book of Jonah in four Semitic versions, viz. Chaldee, Syriac, Aethiopic, and Arabic, with corresponding glossaries.
William Wright. Williams and Norgate. [link]

Libris Veteris Testamenti Apocryphi Syriace.
Paul Anton de Lagarde. Lipsiae F.A. Brockhaus. [link]

The fourth book of Maccabees and Kindred Documents in Syriac.
Bensly, Robert Lubbock, ed; Barnes, William Emery, tr. Cambridge, The University press. [link]

The Apocalypse of Baruch: Translated from the Syriac, Chapters I-LXXVII.
Robert Henry Charles. A. and C. Black. [link]

An apparatus criticus to Chronicles in the Peshitta version, with a discussion of the value of the Codex Ambrosianus.
W. E. Barnes. Cambridge, Univ. Press. [link]

The second letter of Baruch: a translation from the Syriac.
William Carpenter Bompas. Winnipeg : R.D. Richardson. [link]

A critical examination of the Peshitta version of the Book of Ezra.
Charles Arthur Hawley. Columbia Univ. Press. [link]


Excerpta Veteris Testamenti syriaci.
Christoph Cellarius. sumtu Io. Bielcki. [link]

Palaestra linguarum orientalium.
Georg Otho. [link]

De prophetarum minorum versionis syriacae quam peschito dicunt indole, dissertationes philologico – criticae.
Carolus Augustus Credner. Typis Dieterichianis. [link]

Specimina e versione syriaca Peschito selecta, quae cum vocum notionibus suae institutioni ad linguam aramaeam ducenti.
Swyghuisen Groenewoud. L. E. Bosch et Filium. [link]


Microfilms des manuscrits syriaques du Mt Sinai – Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut Orientaliste.
Ancien Testament (Sinai Syr)

Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART – BYU) – Brown Manuscripts.
SMC 1-2 Principal Work: Genesis to Judges; Language: Syriac; Folios: 108; Date: 1500
SMC 1-3 Principal Work: Psalms; Language: Syriac / Garshuni; Folios: 117; Date: 1500

Virtual Manuscript Room (Birmingham) – Coleção Mingana
Mingana Syriac 11 – (dated 1702). Contains Old Testament books and other religious texts.

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana – TECA Digitale
Or. 013 Vetus Testamentum Syriacum
Or. 014 Vetus Testamentum Syriacum
Or. 058 Vetus Testamentum Syriacum
Plut.01.12 Psalterium characteribus Syriacis exaratum

Novo Testamento


Liber Sacrosancti Evangelii de Iesu Christo Domino & Deo Nostro.
John Albert Widmanstadt. Vienna: Michael Zimmermann [Cymbermannus. [link]

Novum Domini Nostri Iesv Christi Testamentvm Syriace – littera hebraice.
Plantin. Antverpiae : Plantin. [link]

Novum Domini Nostri Iesv Christi Testamentvm Syriace.
Martin Trost. [link]

Novum Domini Nostri Iesv Christi Testamentvm Syriace.
Aegidius (Giles) Gutbier. Typis & Impensis Autoris. [link] [link2] [link3]

Novum Testamentum Syriacum et Arabicum 1 : Sacrosancta Jesu Christi Evangelia.
Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide. [link]

Novum Testamentum Syriacum et Arabicum 2 : Acta apostolorum, Epistolae Catholicae et Divi Pauli cum Apocalypsi D. Joannis.
Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide. [link]

Novum Domini Nostri Iesv Christi Testamentvm Syriacum.
Leusden & Schaaf. Typis Joh : Mulleri, Joh : fil. [link] [link2] [link3]

Novum Testamentum Syriace.
Samuel Lee & Claude Buchanan. British and Foreign Bible Society. [link]

ܟܬܒܐ ܕܐܘܢܓܠܝܘܢ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ Gospels/Evangelhos.
Thomas Pell Platt. British and Foreign Bible Society. [link]

ܟܬܒܐ ܕܕܝܬܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ.
J. Perkins. [link] [link2]

The Syriac New Testament.
Ebenezer Henderson. Bagster & Sons. [link]

Les saints évangiles d’après la Pschitta.
Mossoul : Impr. des Pères Dominicains. [link]

Les actes des apotres, les épitres, l’apocalypse d’après La Pschitta.
Mossoul : Impr. des Pères Dominicains. [link]

Le Nouveau testament d’après La Pschitta – Gospels/Evangelhos.
Mossoul : Impr. des Pères Dominicains. [link]

Les actes des apotres, les épitres, l’apocalypse d’après La Pschitta.

Mossoul : Impr. des Pères Dominicains. [link]

Tetraeuangelium Sanctum: juxta simplicem Syrorum versionem adfidem codicum, massorae, editionum denuo recognitum.
Philip Edward Pusey, George Henry Gwilliam. Oxonii, e Typographeo Clarendoniano. [link]

The New Testament in Syriac.
British and Foreign Bible Society. [link]

The Hexaglot Bible – Volume 5 – The Gospels.
Edward Riches de Levante. New York, Funk & Wagnalls company. [link]

The Hexaglot Bible – Volume 6 – Acts-Revelation.
Edward Riches de Levante. New York, Funk & Wagnalls company. [link]


Horae Aramaicae: comprising concise notices of the Aramean dialects in general, and of the versions of Holy Scripture extant in them: a translation of the Gospel according to St. Mathew, and of the Epistle to the Hebrews, from the ancient Peschito Syriac.
John Wesley Etheridge. Simpkin , Marshall. [link]

The Syrian churches : their early history, liturgies, and literature : with a literal translation of the four gospels from the Peschito, or canon of holy scripture in use among the oriental Christians from the earliest times.
John Wesley Etheridge. London : Longman, Green, Brown and Longmans. [link]

The apostolical Acts and Epistles, from the Peschito : or ancient Syriac to which are added, the remaining Epistles, and the book of Revelation, after a later Syrian text.
John Wesley Etheridge. Longman, Green, Brown and Longmans. [link]

The New Testament : or, The book of the holy gospel of our Lord and our God, Jesus the Messiah a literal translation from the Syriac Peschito version.
James Murdock. Stanford and Swords. [link]

A translation, in English daily used, of the Peshito-Syriac text, and of the received Greek text, of Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, and 1 John.
William Norton. W. K. Bloom. [link]

Lamsa Bible Online – English Peshitta Translation (NT).
George M. Lamsa. [link]

Peshitta Aramaic/English Interlinear New Testament.
Paul Younan. [link]


Codex Khabouris

Codex Khabouris

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana – TECA Digitale

Or.004 Novum Testamentum Syriacum cum Interpretatione Carsciunica

Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART – BYU) – Brown Manuscripts

SMC 2-2 Principal Work: Entire New Testament; Language: Syriac; Folios: 274

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana – TECA Digitale

Plut. I No. 56 Evangelia characteribus Syriacis exarata

Plut. I No. 58 Evangelia characteribus Syriacis exarata

Virtual Manuscript Room (Birmingham) – Coleção Mingana

Mingana Syriac 148 – An East Syrian manuscript from the seventeenth century (dated 1613). Contains an important text of the Peshitta version of the New Testament and other religious texts.

Goodspeed Manuscript Collection – University of Chicago Library.

Ms. 716 – fragmentos

Ms. 823 – fragmentos

Ms. 829 – fragmentos

Microfilms des manuscrits syriaques du Mt Sinai – Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut Orientaliste

Nouveau Testament (Sinai Syr)

Batiffol, Duval. Anciennes littératures chrétiennes. 1907.

Anciennes littératures chrétiennes (1907)

Author: Batiffol, Pierre, 1861-1929; Duval, Rubens, 1839-1911
Volumes: 2
Subject: Christian literature, Early — History and criticism; Syriac literature — History and criticism; Greek literature, Hellenistic — History and criticism
Publisher: Paris : V. Lecoffre
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: French
Call number: AKF-0523
Digitizing sponsor: msn
Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto
Collection: robarts; toronto

Bibliography: v.1, p. [335]-337; v.2, p. [413]-414
1. La littérature grecque / Pierre Batiffol.–2. La littérature syriaque / Rubens Duval

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Batiffol. La littérature grecque [Anciennes Littératures Chrétiennes I]. 1901.
Duval. La littérature syriaque. 1900.

American Journal Of Semitic Languages And Literatures.

American Journal Of Semitic Languages And Literatures.

Continuing “Hebraica”.


General Index to Volumes XII – XXXVIII (for vols. I-XI see Hebraica)

American Journal Of Semitic Languages And Literatures – Index Vols. XII – XXXVIII



Burkitt. S. Ephraim’s quotations from the Gospel. 1901.







THIS book is an attempt to determine what text of the Gospels was used in the genuine works of S. Ephraim, and to investigate the bearing of his quotations upon the date of the Peshitta. S. Ephraim, commonly known as Ephraem Syrus, is the only one of the worthies of the Syriac-speaking Church whose name is well known both in the East and the West, and his surviving works, even when all doubtful and spurious pieces have been set on one side, are by themselves as voluminous as all the other remains of Syriac literature earlier than 400 AD. He himself died about 373 AD, so that any version of the Bible used by him must be at least as old as the fourth century.

Burkitt. S. Ephraim’s quotations from the Gospel (1901).

Mingana. Theodore of Mopsuestia on the Nicene Creed [Woodbroke Studies 5]. 1932.











The present volume is the fifth in the series of Woodbrooke Studies, the contents of which are drawn from MSS. in my collection. Owing to the fact that I have relmquished ray duties in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, it was not foimd convenient to continue the publication of the ” Studies ” in serial parts in the ” Bulletin ” of that Library. Slight changes have accordingly been made in the preliminary matter as well as in the headings of the ” Studies,” and it is hoped that these will be found more suitable to works of this kind.

This volume contains the hitherto lost commentary of Theodore of Mopsuestia {c. 350-428) on the Nicene Creed, which is undoubtedly one of the most important theological works of the golden age of Christianity. In places I experienced some difficulty in following the author’s method of reasoning, but it may confidently be stated that the translation which I have adopted in the following pages reveals as accurately as possible the secret of the author’s argumentation, which is nearly always fresh and illuminating.

Short passages were by inadvertence omitted in the first part of the work, which was published in the January issue of the ” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library “. These have been inserted in the present edition together with some corrections.

It is a pleasing duty to offer here my sincerest thanks to Mr. ELdward Cadbury whose generosity has again made possible the publication of the ” Studies ” in their new form.


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Anecdota Oxoniensia: Semitic Series. 1882-1913.

Anecdota Oxoniensia.
Texts, Documents And Extracts Chiefly From Manuscripts In The Bodleian And Other Oxford Libraries.
Semitic Series.

The Anecdota Oxoniensia comprise materials, chiefly inedited, taken direct from MSS., particularly those preserved in the Bodleian and other Oxford Libraries. These materials fall into five classes: (i) unpublished texts and documents, or extracts therefrom, with or without translations; (2) texts which, although not unpublished, are unknown in the form in which they are to be printed in the Anecdota; (3) texts which, in their published form, are difficult of access through the exceeding rarity of the printed copies; (4) collations of valuable MSS. ; (5) notices and descriptions of certain MSS., or dissertations on the history, nature and value thereof. They are issued in four Series:
I. Classical. II. Semitic. III. Aryan. IV. Mediaeval and Modern.

Part I and Part II

Part I – Commentary On Ezra And Nehemiah By Rabbi Saadiah.
H. J. Mathews.
Part II – The Book of The Bee.
Ernest A. Wallis Budge.

Part III

A Commentary On The Book Of Daniel By Jephet Ibn Ali The Karaite.
D. S. Margoliouth.

Part IV and Part VI

Mediaeval Jewish Chronicles And Chronological Notes
A. D. Neubauer.
Part IV (I) – 1887
Part VI (II) – 1895

Part V

The Palestinian Version Of The Holy Scriptures.
G. H. Gwilliam.

Part VII

The Churches And Monasteries Of Egypt Attributed to Abu Salih, the Armenian.
B. T. A. Evetts; A. J. Butler.

Part VIII And Part IX

Part VIII – The Ethiopic Version Of The Hebrew Book Of Jubilees.
R. H. Charles.
Part IX – Biblical And Patristic Relics Of The Palestinian Syriac Literature.
G. H. Gwilliam; F. C. Burkitt ; J. F. Stenning.

Part X

The Letters Of Abu ‘L-‘Ala of Ma’Arrat Al-Nu’Man.
D. S. Margoliouth.

Part XI

The Ethiopic Book Of Enoch.
R. H. Charles.

Part XII

Theological Texts From Coptic Papyri
W. E. Crum,

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Hebraica – A Quarterly Journal In The Interests Of Semitic Study


A Quarterly Journal In The Interests Of Semitic Study

Volume I : March 1884 – April 1885.


No. 1. – March, April, May, 1884.

[Note. – “Hebraica” was commenced as a Monthly, and three numbers were issued, for March, April and May. It was then determined to publish It as a Quarterly, and count the three monthly numbers as No. 1.]


I. The Purpose Of Hebraica. By William R. Harper 1-5

II. The Higher Criticism, A Witness To The Credibility Of The Biblical Narrative. By Hermann L. Strack, Ph.D 5-10

III. The Intermediate Syllable. By Prof. T. J. Dodd 10-13

IV. Contributions To Hebrew Synonymy, I. By Rev. P. A. Nordell 13-14

V. Books For The Study Of Assyrian. By Prof. D. G. Lyon, Ph.D 14-15

VI. General Notes:

– The Ethical Dative.

– The Word ***.

– Davidson on Delitzsch’s Hebrew New Testament

– Rules of Life 15-17

VII. Editorial Notes 18-20

VIII. Questions And Answers 20-21

IX. Book Notices:

– Delitzsch’s Hebrew and Assyrian.

– Lehrbuch der Neuhebraeischen Sprache.

– Ballin’s Hebrew Grammar 21-23

X. Semitic Bibliography 23-24


I. A Phoenician Inscription In New York. By Isaac H. Hall, Ph.D 25-26

II. The Psalms With Their Superscriptions. By Barnard C. Taylor 26-31

III. Contributions To Hebrew And Assyrian Philology. By K. Kohler, Ph.D 31-33

IV. Contributions To Hebrew Synonomy, II. By Rev. P. A. Nordell 33-36

V. Pirke Aboth. Translated By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 36-40

VI. Hebrew Chirography. By Archibald C. Wheaton 40-41

VII. General Notes:

– The Accentuation of the Poetical Books.

– Michaelis on Hebrew Study.

– *** in Later Hebrew.

– Two Epigrams of Aben Ezra ” 41-43

VIII. Editorial Notes:

– Intermediate Syllables.

– Hebrew Study at Vanderbilt University.

– A Pastor’s Testimony

– Hebrew Study in the Junior Vacation 43-46

IX. Questions And Answers 46

X. Book Notices:-Turpie’s Chaldee Manual 47-48

XI. Semitic Bibliography 48


I. Books For The Study Of The Neo-Hebraic Language. By Hermann L. Strack, Ph.D 49-51

II. The Varieties Of The Semitic Alphabet. By Prof. John C. C. Clarke 52-59

III. On “Intermediate Syllables.” By B. Felsenthal, Ph.D 60-65

IV. Contributed Notes:

– *** Verbs: First Person Sing. Impf. Qal 66-67

V. Editorial Notes 67-70

VI. Book Notices 70-71

VII. Semitic Bibliography 72

No. 2. October, 1884 .

I. The Syllables In The Hebrew Language. By Prof. Hermann L. Strack, Ph.D. 73-75

II, Methods In Hebrew Grammars. By Prof. George H. Shodde, Ph.D 75-79

III. On A Hebrew Manuscript Op The Year 1300. By Cyrus Adler 80-95

IV. ***. A Contribution To The History Of The Terminology Of Hebrew Grammar. By Prof. Wilhelm Bacher, D.D 96-97

V. The Aramaic Language. By Prof. E. Kautzsch, D.D 98-115

VI. Miscellaneous Notes. By Prof. John P. Peters, Ph.D 115-119

VII. Pirke Aboth; Or Sayings Op The Fathers. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 119-123

VIII. Contributed Notes:

– Remarks on the Ethiopic.

– Kautzsch’s Aramaic Grammar.

– The Study of Arabic in the University of Cincinnati.

– ***-***. 123-130

IX. Editorial Notes:

– The Study of Assyrian.

– Unaccented Open Syllables with a Short Vowel 130-132

X. Book Notices 133-134

XI. Semitic Bibliography 135-136

No. 3. – January, 1885.

I. The Massoretic Vowel-system. By Prof. Crawford H. Toy 137-144

II. The Daghesh In Initial Letters. A translation by Rev. O. O. Fletcher 145-152

III. The Old Testament In The Time Of The Talmud. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 153-174

IV. Assyrian Phonology, With Special Reference To Hebrew. By Prof. Paul Haupt. Ph.D 175-185

V. Assyriological Notes. By Francis Brown, Ph.D 182-183

VI. Miscellaneous Notes. By John P. Peters, Ph.D 184-186

VII. General Notes:

– A Question in Hebrew Grammar.

– Additional Aramaic Words in the New Testament.

– The Religion of the Kassites.

– A Chaldee Hymn. By Israel Nagara 187-191.

VIII. Editorial Notes:

– The Institute of Hebrew.

– The Present Number of Hebraica.

– Professor Haupt’s Series of Articles 192-193

IX. Book Notices:

– Mitchell’s Hebrew Lessons.

– Koenig’s Historisch-kritisches Lehrgebaeude der hebraeischen Sprache 194-198

X. Semitic Bibliography 199-200

No. 4 – April, 1885

I. The Cylinder Of Nebukadnezzar At New York. By J. F. X. O’Connor. S.J 201-208

II. The Scribe. By Prof. H. L. Strack, Ph.D., D.D 209-211

III. Pirke Aboth; Or, Sayings Of The Fathers. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 212-216

IV. Wateh-Ben-Hazael. By Prof. Paul Haupt, Ph.D 217-231

V. Syriac Version Of Epistle Of King Abgar To Jesus. By Prof. Isaac H. Hall, Ph.D 232-235

VI. Pleiades, Orion And Mazzaroth. By Prof. John G. Lansing, M.A 236-341

VII. Miscellaneous Notes. By Prof. John P. Peters, Ph.D 242-243

VIII. Grammatical Questions. By Prof. F. B. Denio 244- 246

IX. Contributed Notes:

– On the Semitic Languages in General.

– The Relatives *** and ***.

– Genesis XX., 16.

– Note on *** (Dan. II., 23; Ezra V., 16), *** (Ezra IV., 10, 11; VII., 12), *** (Ezra IV., 17).

– *** or *** ?

– Moriah.

– “Conscience” for ***.

– Errata in the Baer-Delitzsch Edition of Proverbs.

– Purpose without a Connective.

– On the Source of the Name *** 247-257

X. Book Notices:

– Some Recent German Books 258-262

XI. Semitic Bibliography 263-264

XII. General Index To Vol. I 265-267.

Volume II: October, 1885 – July, 1886.


No. 1. – October, 1885.

I. A South-Babylonian Aramaic-Greek Bilingual. By Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schrader 1-3

II. On The Etymology Of Mutninu. By Prof. Paul Haupt, Ph.D 4-8

III. Some Phoenician Inscriptions In New York. By Prof. Isaac H. Hall, Ph.D 7,8

IV. The Use Of *** And Its Compounds In The Hexateuch. By Prof. E. C. Bissell, D.D 9-12

V. The Massora Among The Syrians. By Prof. Benjamin B. Warfield. D.D 13-23

VI. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 24-32

VII. Grammatical Notes:

– On Genesis II.9 b.

– On *** (Jer. X., 6, 8).

– On 1 Samuel I., 5 (***). By Canon S. R. Driver, D.D 33-38

VIII. Emendations Of The Hebrew Text Of Isaiah. By Rev. Dr. K. Kohler 39-48

IX. Notes On Genesis I.1, And XXIV.14. (1) On the Rendering of Genesis I.1. (2) On Genesis XXIV.14 (***). By Rev. T. K. Cheyne, A.M.49,50

X. A Note On The Relative (***). By Prof. A.H. Sayce, D.D 51

XI. Modern Ideas In Hebrew. By Mr. W. Willner 52

XII. Suggestions Toward A More Exact Nomenclature And Definition Of The Hebrew Tenses. By Prof. Wm. G. Ballantine, D.D 53-55

XIII. Editorial Notes:

– The Second Volume.

– Proof-reading.

– An Important Help for the Study of Assyrian.

– Other Semitic Helps 56-58

XIV. Book Notices:-

-Dr. Socin’s Arabic Grammar, Prof. J. G. Lansing, D.D.

-Third Edition of Delitzsch’s Assyrische Lesestuecke, Prof. D. G. Lyon, Ph.D 59-62

XV. Semitic Bibliography 63,64

XVI. A List Of Semitic And Old Testament Instructors In The United States And Canada.

No. 2. – January, 1886.

I. The Attitude Of The Revised Version Toward The Textual Criticism Of The Old Testament. By Prof. Charles A. Brlggs, D.D 65-78

II. Sippara. By Rev. William Hayes Ward, D.D., LL.D 79-80

III. Inscription Of Asurbanipal, From A Barrel-cylinder Found At Aboo-Habba. V. Rawl. 62, No. 1. By James A. Craig and Robert F. Harper 87 -89

IV. Advantages Of A Slight Knowledge Of Hebrew. By Prof. Frederic Gardiner, D.D 90-92

V. Moriah. By Rev. Edward G. King, D.D 93-94

VI. A Note In Reference To The “Massora Among The Syrians.” By Prof. Isaac H. Hall, Ph.D 95-97

VII. On The Penitential Psalm “De Profundis.” By Prof. Paul Haupt, Ph.D 98-106

VIII. Driver On The Hebrew Tenses. By Prof. James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D 107,108

IX. The Divine Names As They Occur In The Prophets. By Prof. Barnard C. Taylor 109-110

X. University Notes From Abroad. By Ira M. Price. M.A 111-115

XI. Contributed Notes:

– Qamhi, Cyrus Adler.

– On Genesis I., 1-3, Prof. T. K. Cheyne

– A Prayer in Hebrew, Benjamin Douglas.

– A Note on the Relative (***), Prof. Charles Rufus Brown 116-118

XII. Editorial Notes:

– The Study of the Hebrew Vowel-System.

– To Hebrew Students 119,120

XIII. Book Notices:-A Criticism of Driver’s Hebrew Tenses, F. J. Gurney.

– An Unpointed Text of Genesis, William R. Harper

– The Early Chapters of Genesis, Prof. HI. P. Smith.

– Professor Strack’s Hebrew Grammar, William R. Harper 121-126

XIV. Semitic Bibliography 127,128

No. 3. – April, 1886.

I. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied. II. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D. 129-139

II. Throne-inscription Of Salmanassar II. By J. A. Craig 110-146

III. “The Semites.” By Prof. W. Volck. Translated by Prof. D. M. Welton, D.D 147-161

IV. The Hebrew Synonyms *** And *** By Rev. Philip A. Nordell 162-163

V. Hebrew Poetry. I. By Prof. Chas. A. Briggs. D.D 164-170

VI. Miscellaneous Notes.

– Nebuchadrezzar I.

– Eine unedirte Nebukadnezar-Inschrift.

– The Date of Sargon of Akkad.

– Hebrew Use of Numbers -Amos VI.2.-Amos V., 6.-Isaiah VII., 14. By Prof. John P. Peters, Ph.D 171-175

VII. The Word “Kidron.” By Rev. Thos. Laurie, D.D 176-177

VIII. Notes For Beginners. In General.

– Origin of Various Vowel-Sounds.

– Relative Occurrence of Vowel-Sounds.

– The Nominative Absolute.

– The Word *** or ***.

– Circumstantial Clauses. By Prof. Wm. R. Harper, Ph.D 178-182

IX. University Notes From Abroad. By Ira M. Price, M.A 183-185

X. Editorial Notes 186-188

XI. Book Notices:

– Some Newly Discovered Temanite and Nabatean Inscriptions, Cyrus Adler.

-Brown’s Aramaic Method, Prof. Geo. H. Shodde, Ph.D 189, 190

XII. Semitic Bibliography 191,192

XIII. A List Of Semitic And Old Testament Instructors In Great Britain And Ireland.

No. 4. – July, 1886.

I. Notes On The Use Of The Hebrew Tenses. By Wm. Henry Bennett 193-208

II. Writing Among The Hebrews. By Hermann L. Strack. Ph.D., D.D 209- 217

III. Suzub The Babylonian, And Suzub The Chaldean, Kings Of Babylon. By Prof. C. P. Tiele 218-220

IV. An Assyrian Record Of Receipts Of Taxes. By Theo. G. Pinches 221,222

V. The Study Of Hebrew And The Dialects. By Prof. Geo. H. Schodde, Ph.D 223-227

VI. Hebrew Syntax. By Prof. Jas. Strong, D.D 228-233

VII. Micah.,6. By Prof. A. Kuenen 234-236

VIII. On The Text Of Psalms XIV And LIII By Rev. Eduward G. King 237-239

IX. More Phoenician Inscriptions In New York. By Prof. Isaac H. Hall 240- 243

X. Notes For Beginners. II.:

– The Origin of Long Vowels in Hebrew.

– Repetition of Words.-

-A Noun in the Construct Relation with a Clause. By Prof. Wm. R. Harper 244-247

XI. Contributed Notes:

– The Memorial Volume of Dr. Leemans, Abel H. Hinzinga.

– The Emendation of 1 Sam. XVI., 20, Henry S. Morais.

– Some Hebrew Lines, B. Berenson.

– An Assyrian Precative in Dan. II., 20, Thos. Laurie 248,249

XII. Editorial Notes 250,251

– Hebrew in College.

– The Summer Schools of Hebrew.

– Professors of Hebrew.

– Assyrian Manual.

XIII. Book Notices:

– A Review of the Hebrew Text of Ezechiel, Prof. Geo. H. Schodde, Ph.D.

– A New Commentary upon the Book of Job, Dr. B. Felsenthal 252-254

XIV. Semitic Bibliography 255,256

XV. General Index To Vol. II 257-259

XVI. A List Of Semitic And Old Testament Instructors In Continental Europe.

Volume III: October, 1886 – July, 1887.



I. The Alleged Composite Character or Exodus I., II. By Prof. W. Henry Green, D.D.,LL.D 1-12

II. The Law Of Inheritance In Ancient Babylonia. By Theo. G. Pinches 13-21

III. Notes On The Use Op The Hebrew Tenses. II. By William Henry Bennett . 22-29

IV. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied By The Ancient Synagogue. By Rev.B. Pick, Ph.D 30-38

V. The Passive Of QAL. By L. N. Dembitz 39,40

VI. Contributed Notes:

– Diqduq, Nathaniel West, D.D.

– Notes on Malachi, H. J. Weber.

– Abraham Firkowitsch, Henry S. Morais.

– Mr. Bennett’s Articles On the Hebrew Tenses.

– An Examination on Psalms XL.-LXXII 41-48

VII. Editorial Notes:

– A New Volume.

– The Present Number.

– Dr. Jastrow’s Dictionary.

– A Little Knowledge of Hebrew.

– Comparison of Greek and Hebrew.

– An Essay on the Book of Proverbs.

– A Note from Prof. Hall

– The Study of Syrlac 49-52

VIII. Book Notices:

– Lyon’s Assyrian Manual, Charles Rufus Brown.

– Lansing’s Arabic Manual, George H. Schodde.

– Bezold’s Zeltschrift für Assyriologie, Morris Jastrow, Jr.

– Praetorlus’ Grammatica Aethiopica, Robert F. Harper.

– Neubauer’s Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts, M. Friedlander 53-61

IX. Semitic Bibliography 62-64


I. Notes On A Comparison Of The Texts Of Psalm XVIII. And 2 Samuel XXII. By William Henry Bennett 65-86

II. Mene, Tekel, Pehes, And Tub Feast or Belshazzar. By Prof. M. Clermont-Ganneau. Translated by Robert W. Rogers 87-102

III. Jewish Grammarians Of The Middle Ages. By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 103-106

IV. On The Etymology Of Nekasim. By Prof.Paul Haupt, Ph.D 107-110

V. Miscellaneous Notes. By Prof. John P. Peters, Ph.D 111-116

VI. Contributed Notes:

– Some Textual Remarks on the Old Testament. M. A. Altschueler.

– An Old English Semitic Series, Isaac H. Hall 117-119

VII. Book Notices:

– Jewish Literature, H. P. Smith.

– Friedrich Delitzsch’s Prolegomena, R. D. Wilson.

– Smend and Socin: Die Inschrift des Königs Mesa von Moab, Morris Jastrow, Jr 120-126

VIII. Semitic Bibliography 127-128


I. On The Synonyms *** And ***. By Rev. Philip A. Nordell, D.D 129-135

II. Kottek’s “Das Sechste Buch Des Bellum Judaicum.” By Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 136-151

III. The Strophical Organization Of Hebrew Trimeters. By Prof. Charlet A. Briggs, D.D 152-165

IV. Inscription Of Nebuchadnezzar, Variants Of An Unpublished Duplicate Of The New York Cylinder. By Rev. J. F. X. O’Conor, S. J. 166-170

V. Jewish Grammarians Of The Middle Ages. By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D. 171-174

VI. Notes On *** , ***, Etc. By Rev. Prof. T. K. Cheyne. D.D 175,176

VII. Some Corrections To The Texts Of Cylinders A And B Of The Esarhaddon Inscriptions As Published In I R., 45-47, And III R., 15,16. By Robert F.Harper, Ph.D 177-185

VIII. Contributed Notes:

– Neubauer’s Etymologies, Henry S. Murais.

– Syriac and Assyrian, Richard J. H. Gottheil 186,187

IX. Book Notices:

– Vatke’s Old Testament Introduction, Henry P. Smith.

– S. A. Smith’s Asurbanipaltexte, William R. Harper 188-190

X. Semitic Bibliography 191,192


I. The Text Of Jeremiah. By Prof. Henry Preserved Smith, D.D 193-200

II. The Monolith Inscription Of Salmaneser II. By James A, Craig, Ph.D 201-232

III. Tikkun Sopherim. By Rev. Oliver Turnbull Crane 233-248

IV. A Synopsis Of Greek Philosophy By Bar ‘Ebhraya. By Richard J. H. Gottheil. Ph.D 249-254

V. S. J. Finn’s New Hebrew Dictionary. By Rabbi B. Felsenthal, Ph.D 255-260

VI. Notes On Ps. LXXIV. 4, 5. By Rev. F. H. Woods, B.D 261,262

VII. Genesis II.25 And XLVIII.10. By Rev. John Edwards 263,264

VIII. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied By The Ancient Synagogue. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 265-268

IX. Contributed Notes:

– “Prof. Peters’ Notes,” Cyrus Adler 269

X. Book Notices:

– Bezold’s Babylonish-Assyrische Literatur, R. F. Harper.

– Derenbourg’s La Science cles Religions et I’lslamisme, Prof. Harris Jastrow, Jr.- 270-272

XI. Semitic Bibliography 273,274

XII. General Index To Vol. III 275-276

Volume IV : October, 1887 – July, 1888.


No. 1. – October, 1887.

I. Balaam’s Prophecy (Numbers XXIV.17-24) And The God Sheth. By Prof. A. H. Sayce, M.A 1- 6

II. The Greek Words In The Book Of Daniel. By Prof.Hartwig Derenbowrg 7- 13

III. An Arabic Version or The “Revelation Of Ezra.” By Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 14- 17

IV. Some Unpublished Esarhaddon Inscriptions. (Cylinder C; 80,7-19,15; PS. And K. 1879.) By Robert F. Harper, Ph.D 18- 25

V. Jewish Grammarians Of The Middle Ages. By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 26- 33

VI. Some Observations Upon Tikkun Sopherim. By Prof. Henry M. Harman, D.D., LL.D 34-42

VII. Egyptian Notes. By Prof. J. G. Lansing, D.D 43-45

VIII. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied By The Ancient Synagogue. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 46-51

IX. The Cuneiform Inscription In The Tunnel Of NeGub. By Hugo Winckler, Ph.D 52, 63

X. Contributed Notes :

– Mr. Crane on Tikkun Sopherim, Hermann L. Strack, Ph.D., D.D.

– Pronunciation of **** , Charles Rufus Brown, Ph.D.

– The de Sarzec Inscriptions, Ira M. Price, Ph.D 54-56

XI. Book Notices:

– Wickes’ Treatise on Hebrew Accentuation, William R. Harper, Ph.D.

– Delitzsch’s Assyrisches Woerterbuch, Robert F. Harper, Ph.D.

– Tableau Compare des Ecritures Babylonienne et Assyrienne, Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 57-62

XII. Semitic Bibliography 63. 64

No. 2. – January, 1888.

I. The Hebrew Tetrameter. By Prof.C. A. Briggs, D.D 65-74

II. The Text Of Micah. By Prof. Henry Preserved Smith, D.D 75-81

III. The Nestorian Ritual Of The Washing Of The Dead. By Isaac H. Hall, D.D. 82- 86

IV. On The Separation Which May Take Place Between The So-called Defined And Defining Noun In Arabic 87-91

V. Two Cruces Interpretum, Ps. XLV.7 And Deut. XXXIII.21, Removed. By Professor Giesebrecht (translated) 92- 94

VI. The Arrangement Of The Words In The Hebrew Nominal Sentence. By C. Albrecht (translated) 95-98

VII. Transliteration And Translation Of Cylinder A Of The Esarhaddon Inscriptions (I R. 45-47). By Robert Francis Harper, Ph.D 99-117

VIII. Jewish Grammarians Of The Middle Ages. By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D. 118-122

IX. Contributed Notes:

– On Job III.14, ****, T. K. Cheyne, D.D 123

X. Book Notices :

– Einleitung in den Thalmud, Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D.

– Notes on the Hebrew Text of the Book of Genesis, Charles Rufus Brown, Ph.D 124,125

XI. Semitic Bibliography 126-128

No. 3. – April, 1888.

I. The Hebrew Pentameter. By Prof. C. A. Briggs, D.D 129-139

II. The Targum To Jeremiah. By Prof. Henry Preserved Smith, D.D 140-145

III. Cylinder B Of The Esarhaddon Inscriptions (British Museum; III R. 15-16) Transliterated And Translated. By Robert Francis Harper, Ph.D 146-157

IV. Notes On The Psalms. By Samuel Davidson, D.D., LL.D 158-166

V. A Tract On The Syriac Conjunctions. By Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 167-173

VI. Nebuchadnezzar’s Artificial Reservoir. By Hugo Wincler, Ph.D 174,175

VII. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied By The Ancient Synagogue. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 176-185

VIII. Contributed Notes:

– The Native Language of Abraham, W. O, Sproull, Ph.D.

– Two Corrections. Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 186

IX. Book Notices:

– Teloni’s Chrestomazia Assira, R. F. Harper, Ph.D.

– Delitzsch’s Genesis, George H. Schodde, Ph.D.

– A Targum Chrestomathy, Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 187-191

X. Semitic Bibliography 192

No. 4.-July, 1888.

I. Specimens From The Nestorian Burial Service. By Prof. Isaac H. Hall 193-200

II. The Hebrew Hexameter. By Prof. C. A. Briggs, D.D 201-205

III. A Syriac Fragment. By Prof. Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 206-215

IV. Pentateuchal Analysis. By Rev. Benjamin Wisner Bacon 216-243

V. Some Notes On “The Monolith Inscription Of Salmaneser II.” By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 244-246

VI. Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied By The Ancient Synagogue. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 247-249

VII. Contributed Notes:

– “On the Separation which may take place between the So-Called Defined and Defining Noun in Arabic,” Lawrence M. Simmons.

– Kalilag Wedamnag in Syriac Literature, Richard Gottheil.

– The Orientalische Bibliographie, Richard Gottheil 250-252

VIII. Semitic Bibliography 253,254

IX. General Index To Vol. IV 255,256

Volume V : October, 1888 – July, 1889.



I. Jastrow’s Talmudic Dictionary. By Rabbl K. Kohler 1- 6

II. Pentateuchal Analysis. II. By Rev. Benjamin Wisner Bacon 7-17

III. The Pentateuchal Question. By Prof. W. R. Harper, Ph. D 18-73

IV. Babylonian Letter.-The Joseph Shemtob Collection of Babylonian Antiquities Recently Purchased For The University Of Pennsylvania. By Robert Francis Harper. Ph.D 74-76

V. The Present Status Of Semitic Studies In This Country. By Prof. Morris Jaitrow, Jr., Ph.D., in Addresses on “Semitic Studies in America.” 77-79

VI. Retrospect And Prospect. By William Hayes Ward, D.D., LL. D, in Addresses on “Semitic Studies in America.” 80-82

VII. Semitic Study in The University. By Prof. William R. Harper, Ph. D. Ibid. 83- 85

VIII. Semitic Study In The Theological Seminary. By Prof. Francis Brown, Ph.D, D.D. Ibid 86- 88

IX. Brief Addresses In Connection With The Same Topics. By Professors Crawford H. Toy, D.D., Paul Haupt, Ph.D., William Henry Green, D.D., and David G. Lyon, Ph.D. Ibid 88-91

X. Book Notices:

– Wortabet’s Arabic-English Dictionary, Prof. Henry W. Hulbert.

– A New Assyriologlcal Journal . 92, 93

XI. Semitic Bibliography 94-96


I. Notes On The Psalms. By Samuel Davidson, D.D., LL.D 97-109

II. Erman’s Egypt. By F. C. H. Wendel, Ph.D 110-114

III. Jewish Grammarians Of The Middle Ages. VI. By Prof. Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 115-120

IV. The Use Of Pesiq In The Psalms. By Prof. A. J. Maas, S.J 121-130

V. The Hapax Legomena Of The Minor Prophets. By Rev. A. S. Carrier 131-136

VI The Pentateuchal Question. By Professor W. Henry Green 137-189

VII. Notes On The Hebrew Verb-Plural In A. By Rev. John P. Peters, Ph.D 190,191

VIII. Pronominal Roots. By Prof.A. J. Maas, S.J. 192-195

IX. Contributed Notes :

– Devise Evil, Thomas Laurie.

– House of their Fathers, T. L.

– Mouth, T. L.

– The Inscription of Tabnit, Richard Gottheil, Ph.D.

– Prof. Bickell’s System of Hebrew Metre.

– Judges XV.16.

– Postscript to Semitic Studies in America, Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D.

– A Manuscript of the Ethioplc Psalter, Prof. G. H. Schodde, Ph.D.

– An Arabic Coin, J. F. X. O’Conor, S.J.

– The Use of Tenses in Hebrew Narrative, W. H. Bennett, M.A 196-204

X. Book Notices :

– Krall, Tyre and Sidon, F. C. H. Wendel, Ph.D 205,206

XI. Semitic Bibliography 207,208


I. The Hapax Legomena Of The Minor Prophets. By Rev. A. S. Carrier 209-214

II. A Syriac Lexicographical Tract. By Prof. R. J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 215-229

III. Corrections To The Text Of The Black Obelisk or Shalmaneser II. By Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 230-242

IV. The Analysis Of Gen. XII.6 – XVII.27. The Pentateuchal Question. II. By Prof. W. R. Harper, Ph.D 243-252

V. The Analysis Of Gen. XVIII.1 – XXIII.20 252-265

VI. The Analysis OF Gen. XXIV.1 – XXVIII.9 265-274

VII. The Analysis Of Gen. XXVIII.10 – XXXIII.17 275-285

VIII. The Analysis Of Gen. XXXIII.18 – XXXVII.1 285-291

IX. Book Notices:

– Schrader’s “Kellingschriftliche Bibliothek,”. Morris Jastrow 292-296

X. Semitic Bibliography 297,298

XI. General Index To Vol. V 299,300

Volume VII: October, 1890 – July, 1891.


October, 1890.

I. The Pentateuchal Question. III. Gen. XXXVII. 2 – Ex. XII. 51. By Professor W. Henry Green, D.D 1-38

II. Contributions To The History Of Geography. II. Candelabujjm Sanctorum And Liber Radiorium Of Gregorius Bar ‘Ebhraya. By Professor Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 39-55

III. Notes On The Publications Contained In Vol. II. Of Eberhard Schrader’s Keilinschriftliche Bibliothek. I. The Inscriptions Of Sennacherib. By Rev. W. Muss-Arnolt, Ph.D 56-71

IV. Hebrew And Rabbinical Words In Present Use. By Professor William O. Spronll 72-74

V. Notes On The Analysis Of Gen. XV. By Rev. Benjamin W. Bacon 75, 76

VI. Contributed Notes 77- 79

– Azazel (Lev. XVI. 8,10,26), C. J. Ball.

– Three Contract Tablets of Asuritililâni, Robert Francis Harper.

VII. Semitic Bibliography 80

January, 1891.

I. Notes On The Publications Contained In Vol. II. Of E. Schrader’s Keil – Inschriftliche Bibliothek. II. The Inscriptions Of Esarhaddon. By Rev. W. Muss-Arnolt, Ph.D 81-108

II. The Pentateuchal Question. III. Gen. XXXVII.2 – Ex. XII.51. By Professor W. Henry Green, D.D 104-142

III. The Blessing Of Isaac, Gen. XXVII. -A Study In Pentateuchal Analysis. By Benjamin W. Bacon 143-148

IV. The Sign Of The Breath At The End Of Words In The New-Babylonian And Achaemenian Inscriptions. By Richard Kraetzschmar, Ph.D 149-151

V. Book Notices 152-158

– Sellin’s Verbal-Nominale Doppelnatur der Hebräischen Participien und Infinitive, A. S. Carrier.

– The Divine Name Adonaj and its History, Philip A. Nordell.

April, 1891.

I. The Colloquy Of Moses On Mount Sinai. By Isaac H. Hall 161-177

II. The Moabite Stone And The Hebrew Records. By Professor John D. Davis. 178-182

III. Assyrian Etymologies. By Rev. W. Muss-Arnolt, Ph.D 183-185

IV. “Sonhood,” Or Adoption Among The Early Babylonians. By Theo. G. Pinches 186-189

V. The Septuagint Text of Hosea Compared With The Massoretic Text. By Gaylard H. Patterson, Ph.D 190-221

VI. Notes On The Analysis Of Genesis I.-XXXI. By Benjamin W. Bacon 222-231

VII. Book Notices 232-238

– Wright’s Comparative Semitic Grammar, George H. Schodde.

– Keilschrifttexte sum Gebrauch bei Vorlesungen, Richard Gottheil.

– Driver’s Samuel, Robert Francis Harper.

– Scheil’s Samsl-Hamman IV., Robert Francis Harper.

VIII. Semitic Bibliography 239,240

July, 1891.

I. Two Nestorian Ritual Prayers. By Isaac H. Hall 241-244

II. The Order Of The Sentence In The Hebrew Portions Of Daniel. By James H. Breasted 245-252

III. Assyrian Etymologies. By Rev. W. Muss-Arnolt, Ph.D 253-256

IV. A Phoenician Seal. By Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 257-267

V. An Arabic Version Of The Abgar-Legend. By Professor R. J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 268-277

VI. Notes On The Analysis Of Gen. XXXII.-L. By Rev. Benjamin W. Bacon 278-288

VII. Annexion In Assyrian. By Charles F. Kent, Ph.D 289-301

VIII. Book Notices 302-305

– The Apology of Aristides, Isaac H. Hall.

– Amiaud and Scheil’s Les Inscriptions de Salmanasar II., Robert Francis Harper.

IX. Semitic Bibliography 306

X. General Index To Vol. VII 307,308

Volume VIII: October, 1891 – July, 1892.


October, 1891- January, 1892.

I. The Order Of The Sentence In The Assyrian Historical Inscriptions. By Lester Bradner, Jr., Ph.D 1- 14

II. The Pentateuchal Question. IV. Exodus XII. – Deuteronomy XXXIV. By Prof. William Henry Green, D.D 15- 64

III. Contributions To The Histort Of Geography. By Prof. Richard Gottheil, Ph.D 65-78

IV. Chronology Of The Account Of The Flood In P. – A Contribution To The History Of The Jewish Calendar. By Benjamin Wisner Bacon 79-88

V. The Use Of Paseq In The Psalms. II. By Professor A. J. Maas, S.J. 89-97

VI. Psalms XXII, 17 -***. By Rev. Frederick Kramer 98-100

VII. New Names For The Forms Of The Hebrew Finite Verb. By Rev. F. P. Ramsey 101,102

VIII. Contributed Notes 103,104

– A Note on the Pronunciation of ***, Prof. B. C. Taylor.

– A-bi-e-shu’ = Ebishum, Prof. Robert Francis Harper.

IX. Book notices 105-108

– Wilson’s “Elements of Syriac Grammar” and an “Introductory Syriac Method and Manual,” Isaac H. Hall.

– Bezold’s Kouyunjik Catalogue, Robert Francis Harper.

V. Semitic Bibliography 109-112

April – July, 1892.

I. On An Unpublished Cylinder Of Esarhaddon. By S. Arthur Strong 113-123

II. II. The Calendar Of Enoch And Jubilees. By Benjamin Wisner Bacon 124-131

III. A Charm Worth Reading. By Isaac H. Hall 132,133

IV. Old Persian Names In Babylonian Contracts. By Theo. G. Pinches 134,135

V. The Views Of Jehuda Halevi Concerning The Hebrew Language. By W. Bacher 136-149

VI. The Vowel-points Controversy. By Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D 150-173

VII. The Pentateuchal Question. IV. Ex. XIII.-Deut. XXXIV. By Professor W.Henry Green 174-243

VIII. Book Notices 244-249

– The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia, Vol. IV., Robert Francis Harper.

– Assyrian and Babylonian Letters belonging to the K. Collection of the British Museum, James A. Craig.

Volume IX: October, 1892 – July, 1893.


October, 1892 – January, 1893.

I. A Letter To Assurbanipal. By S. Arthur Strong 1

II. Inscription or Nebuchadnezzar, Son or Nin-Eb-Nadin-Sum. By Rev. J. N. Strassmaier, S.J. 4, 5

III. Comparative Study On The Translations or The Babylonian Creation Tablets With Special Reference To Jensen’s Kosmologie And Barton’s Tiamat. By Rev. W. Muss-Arnolt, Ph.D 6-23

IV. The Letters Of Abdiheba. By Prof. Morris Jattrow, Jr., Ph.D 24-46

V. History or The Printed Editions or The Old Testament, Together With A Description or The Rabbinic And Polyglot Bibles. By B. Pick, Ph.D. D.D 47-116

VI. Contributed Notes: Contributions to the History of Geography, Richard J. H. Gottheil 117,118

VII. Book Notices:

– Aus dem Babylonlschen Rechtsleben (I. & II.) von J. Kohler und F. E. Peiser, Morris Jastrow, Jr.

– Some Recent German Works, Prof. George H. Schodde

– Kohuts ‘Arukh Completum, B. Felsenthal.

– Abel’s Vorarbelt, William O. Sproull. 119-130

April – July, 1893.

I. The Semitic Istar Cult. By George A. Barton, Ph.D 131-165

II. The Syriac Versions Of The Categories Of Aristotle. By Richard J. H. Gottheil, Ph.D 166-215

III. A Critical Copy or The Samaritan Pentateuch Written In A. D. 1232. By Rev. W. Scott Watson, A.M 216-225

IV. Das Hebraeische Neue Testament Von Franz Delitzsch. Von Rev. Dr. Gustaf Dalman 226-231

V. Semitic Bibliography 232-234

VI. General Index To Vol. IX 244

Volume X: October, 1893 – July, 1894.


October, 1893 – January, 1894.

I. The Semitic Istar Cult. By George A. Barton, Ph.D 1-74

II. Prayer Of The Assyrian Kino Asurbanipal (Cir. 650 В.C.). By James A. Craig 75- 87

III. Litre Intitule Laisa, Sur Les Exceptions De La Langue Arabe, Par Ibn Khâloûya, Dit Ibn Кhâlawaihi. Texte Arabe Publié D’après Le Manuscrit Unique Du British Museum. Par Hartwig Derenbourg 88-105

IV. Contributed Notes 106

– Corrections to the text of the Monolith of Shalmaneser as given in ” Hebraica,” II., No. 3, James A. Craig.

V. Book Notices 107-110

– Bezold’s Oriental Diplomacy, Robert Francis Harper.

– Harper’s Assyrian Letters, James A. Craig.

April – July, 1894.

I The Relation Of Lev. xx. то Lev. xvii.-xix. By Prof. Lewis B. Paton 111-121

II. A Critical Copy Of The Samaritan Pentateuch. By Rev. W. Scott Watson 122-158

III. The External Evidence Of The Exodus. By Professor Nathaniel Schmidt 159-174

IV. On The Hebrew Element In Slavo-judaeo-German. By Leo Wiener 175-187

V. Notes On Semitic Grammar. By Dr. Max L. Margolis 188-192

VI. Мusannitu(m). By Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D 193-195

VII. Assyriological Notes. By Robert Francis Harper, Ph.D 196-201

VIII. Notes. By George A. Barton, Ph. D 202-207

IX. Book Notices 208-217

– Erman’s Egyptian Grammar, .Duncan B. Macdonald.

– A Concise Dictionary of the Assyrian Language, James A. Craig.

X. Semitic Bibliography 218-224

XI. General Index 225,226

Volume XI: October, 1894 – July, 1895.


October, 1894 – January, 1895.

I. A Critical Commentary On The Songs of The Return With A Historical Introduction And Indexes. Part I. By Daniel Gurden Stevens, Jr. 1-100

lI. An Assyrian Incantation To The God Sin. (Cir. 650 B. C.) By James A. Craig, Ph.D 101-109

III. Book Notices 110

– Stumme’s Grammatik des Tunisischen Arabisch nebst Glossar, Paul Haupt.

IV. Semitic Bibliography 111-117

April – July, 1895.

I. A Critical Commentary On The Songs Of The Return With A Historical Introduction And Indexes. Part II. By Daniel Gurden Stevens, Jr. 119-173

II. The Letters or The Rm 2. Collection. By George Ricker Berry 174-202

III. The Present Order Of The Alphabet In Arabic. By Joseph K. Arnold 203-208

IV. A Study In Old Testament Names. By Henry L. Gilbert 209-234

V. Note On Driver’s Deuteronomy. By Benjamin W. Bacon, D.D 235-241

VI. Book Notices 241-244

– Strack’s Genesis, Exodus und Leviticus, I.-VI., W. Taylor Smith.

– Riehm-Baethgen’s Handwörterbuch des Biblischen Altertums, Band I., W. Taylor Smith.

– Davidson’s Introductory Hebrew Grammar, Samuel Ives Curtiss.

VII. Semitic Bibliography 245-253

VIII. General Index 254

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