This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... possible that the Greeks obtained their name from the Chaldaeans, whilst the Jews coined their own special name. However that may ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... possible that the Greeks obtained their name from the Chaldaeans, whilst the Jews coined their own special name. However that may be, the existence of these names is sufficiently noteworthy. A second point must be considered. In ancient Egyptian representations the country Punt or Phoun is mentioned, and Sanch Kara of the gth dynasty, about 2,500 B.c., and the Queen Hatsepsu, of the:8th dynasty, about 1,600 B.c., sent expeditions thither. They brought back gold, ivory, several kinds of valuable timber, leopard skins, and two kinds of monkeys, among them baboons, too. The interpretation of the word Punt is just as much disputed as that of Ophir; but judging from the above-mentioned products, it is probable, that under Punt an-African country has to be understood, most likely Somaliland (see Soetbeer as above, fol. 52). I lean towards the conjecture that the root Phoun is identical with the Latin Puni or Poeni, which, again, is the same as the root of Qoivii; or Phoenicians. Now, the root of that name is folvo;, which means epvOpos or red (see Pape Woerterbuch der griechischen Eigennamen). In ancient interpretations the Phoenicians were already called the Red or Reddish. We have thus three facts which all converge in the same point: three names, the roots of which mean red, and all three point to the South: Afir or Ophir; Phoun or Phoenix; and 'Epv&pa. 0ada-ra. The second of these names has two meanings, a tribe, and the red bird, which symbolised the South in the Chinese celestial maps, and was there called Phoung. The Erythrean or Red Sea (see Pape as above, fol. 3893), formerly included that part of the Indian Ocean, which, south of Asia, reaches from the Arabian Gulf to the Island of Taprobane (Ceylon). It was only in much more recent times, ..Read Less
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