General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1887 Original Publisher: G. P. Putnam's sons Subjects: Assyria History / Ancient / General History / Middle East / General History / Civilization Social Science / Archaeology Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Canaanitcs called ZuiUM and ZAMZUMMIM, names simply indicative of a language which sounded to the foreigners like a monotonous gibberish, an unintelligible buzzing. The last remnants of these primitive races were destroyed by the Hebrews; but even then they were numerous enough, and report represented them as sufficiently terrible to inspire the new conquerors with even greater misgivings than the Canaanitic nations they came to dislodge. When Moses sent twelve men of trust and high standing, one from each tribe of Israel and " every one a ruler among them," to " spy out the land of Canaan " and " see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein," "whether they be strong or weak, whether they be few or many," they came back disheartened, and declared to Moses and the assembled tribes: " We be not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we. . . . There we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight" (Numbers, xiii.)- And of the land of the Moabites by the Dead Sea (at its southern end) it is further said: " The Emim dwelt therein aforetime, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim, which also were accounted giants, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim." And again of the people that preceded the Ammonites, a little to the north of the Moabites: ." . . . the Ammonites called them Zamzummi...
The Story of Assyria; From the Rise of the Empire to the Fall of Nineveh (Continued from" The Story of Chaldea. " )
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