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ABANA and PHARPAR, rivers of Da-i adder, 427, 428. Its colour in-
· mascus, i. 230. Her only river in tensely deep, 428.
modern times is the Barrady, ib. ADOPTION permitted in the east, iii.
· Kushes down from the mountain 160. Regulations concerning it,
with great rapidity, not twenty ib. First practised in Asia, ib.
yards over, ib. On entering the Different effects of adoption on the
plain it is divided into three streams, condition of men, 161.,;
231. One runs directly to the city, | ADORATION exacted by the oriental
the others are drawn round, one to princes from their subjects, iii. 229,
the right hand, the other to the left, 230.
for the use of the gardens, ib. The AFFAIRS of the greatest importance
small portion which escapes, loses discussed at public feasts in the east,
itself in a morass, ib. The Bar. iii. 118.
rady of the utmost importance to AGRICULTURE ; the most useful
Damascus, 232. in
and necessary of all human sciences,
ABARIM, mountains of, lie beyond suggested by Heaven, ii 454, 455.
Jordan, i. 184. One part of these AKKAR, mount; next to Lebanon,
mountains distinguished by the the highest part of Syria, i. 154.
names of mount Nebo and Pisgah, Appears like an immense flattened
ib. Pisgah, probably the highest cone, ib. Its top always covered
peak of Nebo, ib.
with snow, 155.
ACCAD, city of ; situation unknown, ALABASTER box of ointment, what
is meant by breaking it, iii. 108.
ACCUSED, name of; posted up in ALARM of war, how given, iii. 349.
some public place, iii. 294. His ALKAHOL ; powder of lead ore, used
station in an eminent place in the by the orientals to tinge the hair
court, 295. Appeared in a sordid and edges of their eye-lids, iii. 35.
dress at his trial, 296. Sometimes | The operation, how performed, ib.
appeared before his judges in black, The practice traced to a very re-
and his head covered with dust, ib. mote period, ib. Imparted a jetty
His near relations, friends, and ac blackness to the eye-lid, 36. The
quaintances, deprecating punish practice still continued, 37.
ALMOND tree; the first tree that re-
ACCUsers and witnesses stood in vives in the spring, i. 370. The
the eastern courts, iii. 295. When rods of the princes of Israel, pro.
the case was capital, and sentence of bably of this tree, 371. Almond
condemnation was pronounced, the rod of Aaron in Parkhurst's opi.
witnesses put their hands upon the nion, an emblem of Christ, 372,
head of the criminal, 297.
The hoary head, beautifully com-
ADAM, the first husbandman, ii. 444, pared to this tree, ib.
Aloes, i. 297. Exquisite smell of
ADDER the, known to the Hebrews its wood, ib. Aloes of Syria,
under various names, i. 427. Black Rhodes, and Candia, a thorny
shrub, 298. The true aloes, al mind, reason, and memory, 388.
plant or herb, ib. Its juice ex- Called a people, because gregari.
tremely bitter, ib. Used in em- ous, ib. Feeble insects, 389.
ANTELOPE, the, ii. 180. Proofs
AMALEKITES, nation of; neigh that the name Tsibi in the Hebrew
bours to the Horites, i. 141. De Scriptures does not signify the roe,
scended from Amalek, a grandson but the Antelope, 180, 181. An-
of Esau, ib.
telope remarkable for its beautiful
, an Arabian tribe, eyes, 182, 183. Difference be-
doomed by God to utter destruc tween the Antelopes of the moun.
tion ; reasons of it, iii. 391.
tain and those of the plain, 183.
AMBASSADORS, sent to offer peace The swiftness of the Antelope men-
or demand satisfaction by the ori tioned by writers of every age in
entals before they engaged in war, terms of the highest admiration,
iii. 389, 390. Usually persons 183, 184. A timid creature, 185.
of great worth and high rank, in Eastern shepherds amused them.
ancient times, 439. Held sacred selves by contemplating the beau-
among all people, ib. Injuries of tiful form of the sleeping Antelope,
fered to them, supposed to be re 186. Manner of hunting it, 187,
venged by the immediate wrath of 188. The Antelope often pro-
duces twins, 188, 189. Its flesh
AMORITES, mountains of; a ridge very grateful to the taste of an ori.
which separates Canaan from Ara ental, 189. Belonged to the class
bia, i. 186. Some of its branches of clean animals, 190.
run up northward to Hebron, ib. APARTMENTS of the women count-
, nation of the, dwelt in ed sacred and inviolable, all over
the mountainous region of Ca the east, iii. 147. Custom of the
naan, in the neighbourhood of the | Arabs in reference to their women,
Hittites and Jebusites, i. 132. ib. Reason of Jael's invitation to
Their primitive settlements, about Sisera, 147, 148.
Kadesh-Barnea, near the wilder- APOLLO received from the Greek
ness of Paran, 133. Not the same poets the name of the dancer, from
with Kadesh in the wilderness of his fondness for that amusement,
Zin, ib. The most numerous and iii. 117.
powerful of all the families of Ca- APPLE tree of no value in Canaan,
i. 367. The original term ought
AMPHISBENÆ; a kind of serpent to be rendered the citron, 368. Bi-
with two heads; of which one is at shop Patrick's opinion refuted, ib.
the tail of the animal, and is only Proofs that it is the citron, ib.
apparent, i. 456. The tail, so APPLES, cedar ; their smell exactly
shaped as to resemble a head, not resembles turpentine, i. 179. Ex-
easily to be distinguished from it, ude a juice from small oval grains,
ib. Moves at pleasure with either which also resembles turpentine
head or tail foremost, ib. A kind both in smell and clamminess, 180.
of serpent often found with two | ARAB prince will often dine in the
heads growing from one neck, street before his door, and invite
all that pass, beggars not excepted,
ANAMIM, settlements of, in the to sit down to meat, iii. 219.
country about the temple of Jupi- ARABIANS, the descendants of Ish-
ter Ammon, i. 92.
mael, ii. 161. Their manners and
Ant; a minute insect, i. 386. Its customs have suffered no change,
admirable instincts and conduct, · except in regard to their religion,
an example to man, 386, 387. Su. for three thousand years, ib. Tliey
perior wisdom, 387. Supposed have occupied the same country,
by the ancients to be endued with and followed the same mode of life