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THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SEMITIC 
LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES 



THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Agrata 
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 

LONDON AND EDINBURGH 

THE MARUZEN-KABUSHIKI-KAISHA 

TOKYO, OSAKA, KYOTO 

KARL W. HIERSEMANN 

LEIPZIG 

THE BAKER & TAYLOR COMPANY 

NEW YORK 



The American Journal 

of 

Semitic Languages 

and 

Literatures 



FOUNDED BY WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER 



Editor 
ROBERT FRANCIS HARPER 

Co-operating Editors 
EMIL GUSTAV HIRSCH IRA MAURICE PRICE 

JAMES HENRY BREASTED JOHN MERLIN POWIS SMITH 

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 XXX 
OCTOBER, J9I3-JULY, J914 




THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Published 
October, 1913, January, April, July, 1914 



Composed and Printed By 

The University of Chicago Press 

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



OCTOBEB. 1918 

I. Source Study and the Biblical Text. By A. T. Olmstead - - 1-35 

II. The Ordeal in Num., Chap. 5. By Julius A. Bewer - 36-47 

III. Business Documents of the Hammurabi Period. III. By Leroy 

Waterman ........... 48-73 

IV. Book Notice 74-80 

Dr. Harri Holma, Die Namen der Korperteile im Assyrisch- 
Babylonischen, S. Langdon. 

JANUABY, 1914 

I. The Composition of Judges, Chap. 19. By Julius A. Bewer - - 81—93 

II. On I"131Dn PnrnM ("The Day after the Sabbath"). By Morris 

Jastrow, Jr. ----------- 94-110 

III. Old Testament Parallels to "Tabellae Defixionum." By W. 

Sherwood Fox 111-124 

IV. The Ancient History of the Near East. By James Henry Breasted 

(with remarks on Western Asia, by Daniel David Luckenbill) - - 125-137 

V. Book Notices ----- 138-148 

F. D. Thornton, H. R. Nicholson, T. H. Weir, "Thornton Arabic 
Series," Charles C. Torrey. — Paul Casanova, Mohammed et la fln du 
monde; Leone Caetani, Chronographia Islamica, Richard Gottheil. — 
Otto Puchstein, Boghaskoi, Die Bauwerke, George A. Barton. 



APRIL, 1914 

I. The Composition of Judges, Chaps. 20, 21. By Julius A. Bewer - 149-165 

II. Babylonian Legal and Business Documents from the First Baby- 
lonian Dynasty, Transliterated, Translated, and Annotated. 
By George S. Duncan --------- 166-195 

III. The Oath in Cuneiform Inscriptions. By Samuel A. B. Mercer - 196-211 

IV. The Babylonian Equations for Syria. By J. Dyneley Prince - - 212-218 

V. Two Inscriptions of Mesilim, King of Kish. By D. D. Luckenbill - 219-223 

VI. Book Notices 224-232 

Klauber, Politisch-religibse Texte aus der Sargonidenzeit, S. Langdon. 
— Boeser, Beschreibung der aegyptischen Sammlung des nieder- 
landischen Reiehs-Museums der Altertiimer in Leiden, James H. 
Breasted. — Montgomery, Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur, 
George A.Barton. 



vi Table of Contents 

JULY, 1914 

I. Zur Politik ond Kulttjb der Sargonidenzeit. Von Ernst Georg 

Klauber 233-287 

II. Lexicographical Note on ulu^innu, Balsam, Pistacea Wine. 

By S. Langdon 288-289 

III. A New Inscription of An-am. By C. H. W. Johns ... - 290-291 

IV. Book Notices 292-294 

Sellin und Watzinger, Jericho, die Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen, 
George' A. Barton. — Eoeder, Agyptisch. Praktische Einfuhrung in 
die Hieroglyphen und die agyptische Sprache, etc., James Henry 
Breasted. — Brunnow's Arabische Chrestomathie aus Prosaschrift- 
stellern, Charles C. Torrey. 

V. General Index ----- 295-296