Recent Research in Bible Lands: Its Progress and Results

Recent Research in Bible Lands: Its Progress and Results

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Recent Research in Bible Lands: Its Progress and Results

Recent Research in Bible Lands: Its Progress and Results

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The present century has witnessed the deciphering of the hieroglyphics by Champollion and of the cuneiform script by Grotefend, two of the most remarkable achievements of human ingenuity. A radical change of our whole conception of the political and social conditions in the ancient world was the natural result of these memorable events. In fact, the rich history of the two most influential centers of ancient civilization, Egypt and Babylonia, of which the latter had been forgotten almost completely, was thereby restored to our wondering and working age. And now, when the nineteenth century draws slowly to its close, the stupendous assiduity and great mental gifts of Jensen of Marburg have forced the Hittite sphinx to surrender her long-guarded secret. Asia Minor, the most unexplored and unknown part of the pre-Christian world, begins to tell us from its own inscriptions and tombs about the different peoples which took a leading part in the great movements of the ancient East.

The Bible student has watched the results of these researches in Egypt and Babylonia, Palestine and . . .

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