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CONTAINING TRANSLATIONS, WITH AN ALPHABET AND GLOSSARY, OF

THE H AMYARITIC INSCRIPTIONS

RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN HADRAMAUT.

BY

THE REV. CHARLES FORSTER,

B.D.

ONE OF THE SIX PREACHERS IN THE CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST, CANTERBURY;

AND RECTOR OF STISTED, ESSEX :

AUTHOR OF “MAHOMETANISM UNVEILED."

They call their lands after their own names.- Psalm xlix. 11.

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LONDON:
DUNCAN AND MALCOLM, 37. PATERNOSTER-ROW.

MDCCCXLIV.

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Over us presided kings far removed from baseness,
And stern chastisers of reprobate and wicked men :
And they noted down for us, according to the doctrine of Heber, good judgments, written

in a book, to be kept ;
And we believed in miracles, in the resurrection, in the return into the nostrils of the
breath of life.

Adite inscription, engraven on the rock at Hisn Ghoráb.

Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book !
That they were graven with an iron pen, and lead, in the rock for ever!
For I know that my Redeemer liveth ; and that He shall stand, at the latter day, upon

the earth :
And though, after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet, in my flesh, shall I see God :
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.

JOB.

LONDON :
Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE,

New-Street-Square.

15'?

Tappan Pred. an 4 -9-1932

ΤΟ

HIS GRACE

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

MY LORD,

In submitting the following pages to Your Grace's censure and indulgence (and to whom can the fruits of Oriental studies be inscribed more appropriately, than to the venerated successor of their first and most illustrious patron in this country ?) I would avail myself of the privilege of again publicly addressing you, to say a few words upon the origin and design of the work itself, as well as upon some results most unexpectedly arrived at, during its progress through

the press.

The present work, like that on the authority of the Epistle to the Hebrews, was commenced under the auspices of Bishop Jebb; and, like it also, has been brought to its close, and before

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