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Eber, the Hebrews, referred to powers, at first considered as
the neighbourhood of Mesopo- separate existences, i. 143-145;
tamia, ii. 250.
the Creator of the universe, at
Ebionites, authenticity of the the commencement of Genesis,
Pentateuch questioned by the, i. 146 ; the Deity of the patri-
archs, i. 147; in the latest He-
Ecclesiastes, author of, does not brew writings acquired amono-
allude either to the law or the theistic and spiritual meaning,
priesthood, i. 252.
i. 306 ; portions of Genesis,
Eden, probably in the north of Me- more ancient and simple in
dia, ii. 31; in Thelassar, ii. 32. their character, i. 300 ; portions
Egypt, influence of, on Hebrew bear a Chaldæan date of the
literature, i. 54; intercourse eighth century before Christ,
with, in the reign of Solomon, i. 310.
i. 55; the asylum of political Epic, embellishment of early his-
fugitives, i. 55 ; alliance with, torical facts, i. 9; unity as-
under Hezekiah, i. 55; emi- sociates national peculiarities
grations of Jews to, i. 56; Ju- with the infancy of the nation,
dah subject to, i. 56 ; harbours i. 9; of the Hebrews, the Pen-
of, open to strangers, i. 57; tateuch, according to De Wette,
Jews resident in, mentioned by i. 25.
Jeremiah, i. 58; institutions Etymologies, invented, i. 10;
of, described in the Pentateuch quent in Hebrew writings, i.
and in Herodotus, similar, i. 320; double, in Genesis, i. 321.
61; errors respecting, in the Europe, zoological realm of, in-
Pentateuch, i. 62; plagues of, cludes the white race of men,
i. 64; residence of the Israelites ii. 275; nations of, ii. 277.
in, i. 115, 292.
Evil, cause of, according to Ge-
Egyptian words in the Penta- senius, in man's inclination, ii.
teuch, i. 61 ; language, distinct 77.
from languages of Canaan and Ewald, remarks on Genesis by, i.
Assyria, ii. 273.
Egyptians, introduced an orna- Exaggeration in narratives of the
mental variety in the more destruction of human life, i.
ancient and ruder letters, i. 103.
38; privilegedin Deuteronomy, Exodus, book of, i. 291-294; de-
i. 58; never subjected to a de- scribes Moses as the founder
luge, ii. 190; flourishing at the of the Hebrew state, i. 292.
period ascribed to the Flood, Expulsion from Paradise, ii. 52.
Ezekiel quotes the words of the
Eichhorn, explanation by, of the law, i. 249; arranges names
myth in Gen. ii., ii. 75.
of nations in the same order
’El, singular form, corresponds as in Genesis, ü. 208.
to the Arabian Allah, i. 144. Ezra, the compilation of the law
Elevation of the human race attributed to, i. 22, 181.
towards the Deity, the object
tical enactments respecting, of popular legends in the East,
must have had their first exis- i. 2; of early patriarchs, ii.
tence in Palestine, i. 224.
96; numbers in, seem to be
Female sex, the means of con- arbitrary, ii. 97 ; of nations,
tinuing human nature, ii. 51. referred to the period of the
Finite existence, idea of, attained Babylonish exile, ii. 207.
through consciousness, ii. 66. Genesis, book of, the vestibule to
Firmament, a partition separa- Israelitish laws and history, i.
ting the waters of rain and of vii; written in Palestine, i.
the sea, ü. 11.
70; division of, i. 290 ; objects,
First-born child to be redeemed, i. 291 ; fragmentary structure,
i. 298–311 ; portions of, distin.
Flood, difficulties in the narrative guished by the names Jehovah
of the, ii. 114 ; arguments for, and Elohim, i. 299; brought to
ii. 115; Greek and Roman le- its present form near the time
gends of, ii. 118, 169; predict- of the Exile, i.311; presents an
ed, 129; follows the Chaldæan historical apology for the right
year, ii. 156; remarks on the of the Hebrews to Palestine, i.
narrative, by Tuch, ii. 161; ad-
318; poverty of invention of
ditions by the compiler, ii. 163; the writer, i. 319; date of the
scene of, the original home of first ten chapters, ii. 207; allu-
the Hebrews, ii. 175; regarded sions in chap. X., ii
as a sin Flood, ii. 167; legends Geographical position and lan-
derived from annual inunda-
guage, the guides of the ethno.
tions, ii. 177.
graphical pedigree in Genesis,
Foreign names interwoven with ii. 202; distribution of animals,
the myths of Hebrew primæ- a part of the plan of the Crea-
val history, i. 49.
tor, ii. 280.
Foreigners, dialects of, in Baby- Geological considerations, ii. 116.
lon, might appear as a confu- Gesenius, the founder of a ra-
sion of tongues, ii. 257.
tional exposition of the He-
Forty, on the use of the number, brew Scriptures, i. 25 ; letter
in the Pentateuch, i. 83; years
of, i. xxv.
in the desert, i. 85-90.
Giants on the earth, ï. 124.
Fossil remains previous to the Glory, sought for in building the
creation of man, ii. 117.
tower, ii. 263.
Fowls, common, of Eastern Asia- Gods, the, in a plural sense, ii. 45.
tic origin, ii. 278.
Goethe, remarks of, on the forty
Fragments, ancient, in Genesis, years in the Desert, i. 86.
i. 298–311; two different, inter- Gomer, the ancient inhabitants
woven in the narrative of the of the Crimea, ü. 210.
Flood, ii. 108.
Græco-Roman nations in the
Freedom of worship under early Southern European peninsulas
kings, i. 170.
and Asia Minor, ii. 277.
Fruit of the forbidden tree, effect Grass, herbs, and trees created,
of eating, attainment of per-
ceptions of mature age, ii. 46.
Ham, legend respecting, ii. 149;
Garden, or enclosed park, ii. 30. descendants of, ii. 218.
Genealogy, the favourite source Hebrew language, dialects of the,
i. 45, 47 ; changes in the, i. 51 ; i. 4; of the Hebrews, tradi-
roots of, compared with San- tionary and fragmentary, and
scrit, ii. 266 ; alphabet in Eng- probably not written previous
lish characters, i. 335.
to the time of the kings, i. 40;
Hebrew literature, change in its of the heaven and the earth, i.
character, i. 51; exhibits no 28.
trace of imitation, i. 52; Egyp- Hittites, friendly with the He-
tian influence, i. 54.
brews, ii. 242.
Hebrews, early records of the, i. Household gods, or "Teraphim,"
13; the fountain of a pure re-
and other objects of worship,
ligious faith, i. 13; crossed the i. 161.
Euphrates as a nomadic fa- Housetops, in Deuteronomy, to
mily, i. 14 ; origin of name, i. be furnished with parapets,
14; migration to Egypt, i. 16, showing the settlement of the
69; forty years' wandering in nation in Palestine, i. 78.
the Desert, i. 85–90; residence Human sacrifices among the He-
in Egypt, i. 110; their number, brews, i. 166.
i. 111-115; departure from Humboldt, Baron, statement by,
Egypt, i. 117; national consti- that tides caused by the action
tution, i. 131, 133 ; religious of the sun and moon can never
system, i. 132, 139; religious overflow elevated portions of
development, i. 140-155, 227; dry land, ii. 187.
Jehovah their national deity. Hyksos, the dynasty of, in Egypt,
i. 148; popular worship, i. 156. B.c. 2567–1639, i. xxx, i. 116.
Herbivorous animals, according Idolatry not entirely suppressed,
to Dr. Buckland, originally among the Israelites, before the
created in multitudes, ii. 201. Babylonish captivity, i. 164.
Heroes, age of, i. 6.
Illustrations from independent
Heywood, James, additional ob- Asiatic myths, ii. 58.
opinion of Bishop Thirlwall re-
specting, ii. 55.
Intermarriage of Israelites with
Canaanitish women frequent
in early Hebrew history, i. 80;
allowed with Midianitish vir-
gins in Numbers, i. 81; with
Canaanites forbidden in the
Pentateuch, i. 80.
Interpolations in the Penta-
teuch, i. 123–130; really inte-
gral parts of the Pentateuch,
and inseparably connected with
the context, i. 127.
Interpretation, Jewish, method
of, in relation to law and tra-
dition, i. 127.
Inundation, determined accord-
ing to the phænomena of dif-
ii. 151; of the Euphrates and
Tigris, ii. 154.
Invention of names of places of
encampment in the desert, i.87.
Iran, in Central Asia, bounded
the oriental knowledge of the
Hebrew writer, ii. 265.
Israel designated as a nation in
Genesis, i. 92.
Israelites. See Hebrews and
i. 150; character of, rises in
grandeur, from the reign of
David, i. 154;_explanation of
the name, in Exodus, too ab-
stract for a very early period,
i. 152; progress of the worship
of, i. 227; portions of Genesis
distinguished by the name of,
trace the genealogy of the He-
brews no further back than
Abraham, i. 302, and allude to
customs of a later period, i. 303;
name of, familiar to foreigners,
i. 307; ideas of, human, i. 307;
walking in the garden, ii. 48
shut him in,' an interpolation,
Jeremiah, considered by Nach-
tigal as the compiler of Deu-
teronomy, i. 274.
Jerome, admission of, that the
Pentateuch might have been
Javan, the Greeks in Asia Minor,
Jehovah, according to the Levi-
tical law, the Lord of the soil
in Israel, i. 95; the ancestral
deity of the Hebrews, i. 139 ;
first known by that name to
Moses, according to the Pen-
tateuch, i. 148; the name anti-
cipated in Genesis, i. 148; the
national Deity, i. 148, 149; the
name not Semitic, i. 149; He-
brew conception of, i. 153 ; se-
parated from the gods of other
nations, i. 168; worship of, im-
plied in the book of Judges, i.
150; worship of, not proved an-
terior to the hymns of David,
Genesis, i. 92 ; regulations re-
specting, in Deuteronomy, re-
fer to Solomon and those of
his successors who followed his
example, i. 97; mentioned as
in existence at the time of the
composition of the book of
Judges, i. 138; reigns of the
three first, characterized by
simple sacerdotal rites, i. 191.
Kings, books of, familiar with
the written law, i. 248; and
Chronicles, contain extracts
from more ancient annals, i.
Kittim, the island of Cyprus, ii.
Lamech, revenge of, ii. 94.
Landmarks mentioned in Deu-
teronomy, as fixed by the fore-
fathers of the Hebrews, i. 77.
Languages, different, causes of, ü.
256; of Syrians and Canaan-
ites classified together, ii. 273;
affinities of, not a proof of the
common origin of nations, ii.
Lansdowne, Marquis of, and fa.
mily, kindness of, to Professor
von Bohlen, i. xxii.
Law, the, not written by Moses,
but transmitted by tradition
until many centuries subse-
quent to his time, i. 21; porta-
ble tables of the could not have
contained the Ten Command-
ments, in any early size of writ-
ten characters, i. 31; publicly
read in the Temple after the
return from Babylon, i. 251,
278; discovered during the
reign of Josiah, i. 256 ; Levi.
tical and Brahminical, com-
pared, i. 286–288.
Laws, under a priesthood, based
on a moral and religious foun-
dation, i. 8; relating to Ca-
naan, ascribed in the Penta-
teuch to Moses, who lived be-