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THE 

AMERICAN JOURNAL 



OF 



SEMITIC LANGUAGES 
AND LITERATURES 

FOUNDED BY WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER 



Editor 
KOBERT FRANCIS HARPER 

Cooperating Editors 
EMIL GUSTAV HIRSCH IRA MAURICE PRICE 

JAMES RICHARD JEWETT JAMES HENRY BREASTED 

JOHN M. P. SMITH R. CAMPBELL THOMPSON 

Associate Editors 

GEORGE FOOT MOORE FRANCIS BROWN 

Harvard University Union Theological Seminary 

HENRY PRESERVED SMITH CHARLES C. TORREY 

Meadville Theological School Yale University 

MORRIS JASTROW, Jr. JOHN DYNELEY PRINCE 

University of Pennsylvania Columbia University 



VOLUME XXIV 

OCTOBER, J 907- JULY, 1908 

€i)e Stntbetsitg of ©i)icago $ress 

CHICAGO AND NEW YORK 

Luzac & Co., London Otto Harrassowitz, Leipzig 



Published 
October, 1907, January, April, July, 1908 



Composed and Printed By 

The University of Chicago Press 

Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



OCTOBBK, 1907 

I. Assyrian Prescriptions for Diseases of the Head. By B. Campbell 

Thirmpson. ---.---..-. 1-6 

II. The First Chapter of Ezra in its Original Form and Setting. By 

C. C. Torrey 7-33 

III. Theophorous Proper Names in the Old Testament. By Henry Pre- 

served Smith. .......... 34-61 

IV. A Hymn to the Goddess Bah. By J. Dyneley Prince. - - - 65-75 

V. The Character of the Anonymous Greek Version of Habakkck, 

Chapter 3. By Max L. Maryolis. ------- 76-85 

VI. A MS of AbO HiffAn's Collection of Anecdotes about Abo Nuwas. 

By Duncan B. Macdonald. -------- 86-91 

VII. The HrLPRECHT Case. - 92-94 

VIII. Announcement. .......... 95 

JANUARY, 1008 

I. Critical Notes on Esther. By Paul Haupt. ..... 97-186 

II. The Strophic Structure of the Book of Micah. By John Merlin 

Pnwis Smith. 187-208 

APRIL, 1908 

I. The Aramaic Portions of Ezra. By C. C. Torrey. .... 20J-281 

II. Lamentation to the Goddess of Sirpurla. By St. Lanydon. - - 282-285 

III. A Communication from Professor Hilprecht. .... 286-290 

JULY, 1908 

I. The Temples of Babylonia and Assyria. By D. D. Luckenbill. - - 291-322 

II. Assyrian Prescriptions for Diseases op the Head (Continued from 

AJSL, October, 1807). By B. Campbell Thompson. - - - - 323-353 

III. The Verbal Prefixes and Infixes in SuMERrAN. By J. Dyneley Prince. 354-365 

IV. The Root ]3fl . By B. Halper. 366-369 

V. A Letter from Professor Charles E. Lanman. .... 370 

VI. General Index. .......... 371