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JOURNAL 



AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY. 



FIFTEENTH VOLUME. 



NEW HAVEN: 
FOR THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY, 

Printed by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers to Tale University. 
MDCCCXCIII. 



CONTENTS 



OF 



FIFTEENTH VOLUME. 



Page 
Art. I — Tiamat. By George A. Barton, of Harvard University 1 

Art. II. — Arabic Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases. Collected, Trans- 
lated, and Annotated by James Richard Jewett, Instructor in Brown 
University, Providence, R. I 28 

Art. III. — The Letter op Holy Sunday ; also, The Computation of the 
Sick: Syriac Text and Translation. By Professor Isaac H. Hall, of 
New York City : 121 

Art. IT. — Contributions to the Interpretation of the Veda. By Mau- 
rice Bloomfield, Professor in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 
Md .. .143 

Art. T. — The Divinities of the Gathas. By Morton W. Easton, Profes- 
sor of Comparative Philology in the University of Pennsylvania, Phila. 1 89 

Art. VI. — The Aucanasadbhutani ; Text and Translation. By James Taft 

Hatfield, Professor in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 207 

Art. VII. — Where was Zoroaster's Native Place? By A. V. Williams 
Jackson, Professor in Columbia College, New York City 221 

Art. VIII. — Extracts from the Jaiminiya-Brahmana and Upanishad- 
Brahmana, parallel to passages of the Catapatha-Brahmana and Chan- 
dogya-Upanishad. By Dr. Hanns Oertel, Instructor in Yale Univer- 
sity : 233 

Art. IX. — Problematic Passages in the Rig -Veda. By Edward Wash- 
burn Hopkins, Professor in Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa 262 

Art. X. — A Syriac Charm. By Rev. Willis Hatfield Harris, of Harvard 

University, Cambridge, Mass 284 

Art. XI. — The Jvdmo- Aramaean Dialect of Salamas. By Richard J. H. 

Gottheil, Professor in Columbia College, New York 297 

Art. XII. — Two Assyrian Letters. By Dr. Christopher Johnston, In- 
structor in Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 
Md _ 311 

Art. XIII. — The Sumero- Akkadian Question. By the same 317 



IV 

Page 

Proceedings of the Society, May, 1890 ; October, 1890; 

May, 1891; April, 1892 i-ccxxx 

Communications (in alphabetical order of authors). 

C. Adlee, Notes on the Johns Hopkins and Abbott collections of Egyp- 
tian antiquities, with the translation of two Coptic inscrip- 
tions by Mr. W. Max Muller xxxii 

" Christopher Columbus in Oriental literature . ccix 

" Note on "William B. Hodgson ccx 

W. M.-Arnolt, Schrader's Keilinschriftliche Bibliofhek, Vol. ii xviii 

" On the translations of the Deluge-tablets cxc 

6. A. Barton, Tiamat (abstract) , xiii 

" Esarhaddon's account of the restoration of Ishtar's temple 

at Erech (with a plate)... cxxx 

" A peculiar use of Hani in the El-Amarna tablets cxcvi 

" An Ethiopic Octateuch at Haverford College cxcix 

C. W. Benton, Nasif-el-Yaziji's Book of the Meeting of the two Seas cxix 

S. A. Binion, Critical Remarks — cix 

M. Bloomfield, Vedic charms for extinguishing fire — xxxix 

" Women as mourners in the Atharva- Veda xliv 

" On talldyd, AV. vii. 76. 3 xlvii 

" On the Niruktaof Kautsavaya.. xlviii 

" Announcement of a Vedic concordance of padas and 

sacrificial formulas . clxxiii 

L. Bradner, Jr., The sentence in the Tayor inscription of Sennacherib xxiii 

" Order of the sentence in Assyrian historical inscriptions cxxviii 
J. H. Breasted, Order of the declarative sentence in the Hebrew parts 

of Daniel -- cviii 

H. Collitz, On the existence of primitive Aryan s .' liv 

J. D. Davis, The Moabite Stone and the Hebrew records lxvi 

E. Diokerman, Etymology and synonyms of pyramid - . xxv 

C. J. Elofson, Position of the adjective in Assyrian historical Ascrip- 
tions - --- cxxviii 

C. J. Goodwin, The Skandayaga, text and translation v 

R. J. H. Gottheil, An Alhambra vase now in New York (with a plate) xxiii 

" Note on an Alhambra vase _ — ex ■ 

" Dawidh bar Paulos, a Syriac grammarian _ cxi 

" Bibliography of the works of Lagarde . _ ccxi 

L. Grout, The Tonga as a standard Bantu language. civ 

I. H. Halt,, A recently discovered bronze statuette now in the Metropoli- 
tan Museum of Art, New York cii 

' ' A new inscription at the Metropolitan Museum ccviii 

" A scarab seal with Cypriote inscription at do. " 

R. F. Harper, Abel and Winckler's Assyrian chrestomathy lxxiii 

" Kraetzschmar's views as to the a-vowel in an overhang- 
ing syllable - - -- cxix 

yi. R. Harper, Notes on historical Assyrian syntax lxxiv 

E. W. Hopkins, Note on the development of the character of Yama-... xciv 

" English day and Sanskrit (d)ahcm clxxy 



Page 
H. Hyvernat, "Work of the Popes for the advancement of Oriental 

learning cliii 

A. V. W. Jackson, Skt. hradl'caksus, RV. x. 95. 6 iv 

" On Avestan ' molten metal '. lviii 

" Miscellaneous Avestan notes lxi 

" Notes on Zoroaster and the Zartusht-Namah clxxx 

" Brief Avestan notes " 

M. J astrow, Jr., On the founding of Carthage .. . . .. lxx 

0. P. Kent, Annexion in Assyrian cxxvi 

C. B. Lanman, Mortuary urns.. xcviii 

D. G. Lyon, Peiser's Keilschriftliche Actenst&cke xviii 

" The Harvard Semitic museum ;... ci 

W. A. P. Martin, On Chinese ideas of inspiration lxxvi 

W. R. Martin, On the transliteration of Pahlavi lxii 

G. F. Moore, Etymology of the name Canaan .- Ixvii 

B. Nestle, Pathros in the Psalms cviii 

G. N. Newman, Contraction in Arabic cxix 

H. Oertel, Meaning of sunrta in the Rig- Veda _ _ _ xcv 

J. Orne. Two Arabic manuscripts in the Harvard Semitic museum cciii 

" Arabic mortuary tablets in do - ccv 

J. P. Peters, On the Babylonian expedition of the University of Penn- 
sylvania cxlvi 

J. D. Prince, On the writing on the wall at Belshazzar's feast clxxxii 

G. A. Reisner, The construct case in Assyrian cxxi 

" The different classes of Babylonian spirits cxcv 

H. C. Tolman, Syntax of Old-Persian cuneiform inscriptions c 

W. H. Ward, Babylonian gods in Babylonian art xv 

W. D. Whitney, On Bohtlingk's TJpanishads 1 

" Narrative use of perfect and imperfect in the Brahma- 

nas lxxxv 

" On Delbriick's Vedic Syntax clx 

" Announcement as to a second volume of the Atharva- 

Teda clxxi 

J. K. Wight, The cosmogonies of India and China lxiv 

W. C. Winslow, The sculptures and inscriptions of Beni Hasan ccvii 

Additions to the Library, May, 1889-June, 1891 cxxxiii 

" " August, 1891-March, 1893 ccxxxi 

List of Members, March, 1893 eexl 



CORRIGENDA. 
Page 3, line 14, omit (?). 
Page 4, Note, line 3, read gim-ri-sii-wi. 
Page 6, line 24, for dibba read "garment." 
Page 12, line 14, for " 1. 13 " read " 1. 14." 
Page 21, line 22, read JHf 
Page 21, line 26, for " 3." read "4."