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J. J JIIE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, MARCH HI. 1910. 3 T ?! if 1 ! ( s! t r If If 7 rSLLat.a .a aUU 1 I J Si i if It Mi ii 2 11. Some Thines You Want to Know Archaeological Research. SS ront discovery of an ancient tablet eonflrfiilnc the Blbls story of the delug-o taa baen welcomed by thone orthodox Christiana and Jews wBo have faith In the historical accuracy of the 014 Testaminl as -further Justification of their atand against that form of "hlaher criticism"' which denies or doubt nearly all of the ancient hero tale of the Hebrews. The translation of the deluge tablet by Dr. Hetprecht of the University of Pennsyl Yanla In regarded as a long step forward la the campaign of archeologlcal research that Is being carried forward with such vrtr fruitage In Egypt and the Holy Land. YrAhodoxy points out that It Is a remark able coincidence that when higher criticism easfied to be roost successful in attacking the truth of the Bible, the strongest kind of avldenoa should be forthcoming In vin dication of Its historical aocuracy. The nineteenth century has marked the beginning of the syaiema.Ua archeologlcal research and philosophical study which re sulted In the "higher criticism," and which also la now being used by the faithful to refute all doubts and criticisms. Beginning with, the finding of the Roeetut Stone by Naseleon'a expedition to Egypt, and com ing down to the present day, there have been many discoveries and translations of hitherto unknown and unreadable docu ments and monuments which bear out and confirm Bible history. The higher critics, soma of them, destructive and some of them professing' to be constructive, - have bajsea nraoh of their criticism upon arch eologlcar vrork, also, but the orthodox be lievers now claim to hare the better of the aonteat. - j . "4 b record ef triumphs " of research to taa Coedst C the believers In the Bible Is a oasr. fee JTbr 'Instance, the critics attack jtba fkearsassrUi chapter of Genesis, saying Tim wis saia ce-rve'Tcmjn-T.aertia ie b rated ves at nor thati a myth Invented la glorify. Om cwputaUoa of Abraham, But the archeolrtglst has 'found tablets of that time whtoh ,praolcally bear out the atory In all Its detail. IV of the ChaMeaa -was but a mythical city,' said the critics. But the arfcaeololsts have. toc&Aed that ancient dty which -was the birthplace of the patriarch. When the nineteenth century began not A word of the Inscriptions of the temples and monuments of Egypt and Assyria could be read. Then came the discovery of the Roeett Stone with Its Inscription In three languages, which afforded the key, to un lock the mysteries of Egypt. The hiero glyphics were deciphered, the languaga was 1 learned and the whole story of the political and social life of ancient Egypt was retold o mankind after 4,000 years of silence. Even more wonderful Is the story of the opening up of the mysteries of Babylon and Assyria-' On the great rock of Behes , ton, over 2,000 years ago, Darius caused to be Inscribed la three languages the record of bis triumphs.' This , rock Is 1,700 feet high and the Inscription la 300 feet above the base. 'In T846 Major Henry Rawllnson, a British ancy officer, climbed up to this Inscription and copied It, thereafter pub . lishlng a complete translation. Later the mounds of dust which covered the ancient sites of the eltlea of Babylon and Nineveh a era located, and they gave up the secrets the paAt. By aid of the Rawllnson dis covery the; entire language became known. Va grammar reconstructed and Ha records nde arena Die. since that time thousands ef " Inscriptions have been translated and the orthodox claim that this application of the acid teat of archeology has proved the Bible atory to be made of the pure gold of to. ... Tbe layman has little notion of tha vast ma of money and the great amount of i patient toll being expended to read the rid dles of the past, nor has he any adequate knowledge of tbe great results that have . rewarded tii U expenditure of meaus ana j palna.Kmsr Edward and' Emperor Wlt i 11am have taken great Interest In the- work, j the Brills monarch as the patron of .he 1 Palestine exploration fund and the German kaiser as the financial backer of tha Oer ' man -researches (a Mesopotamia. The United States does 'not lag behind, there being dosen American societies and unl veraitlee emetntly engaged In the work. The recet disoovertee on the Nile Island of Elephantine, eondlstlng of papyri de- ! posited In the British museum, have added j no mean testimony to the truth of tha i Scriptures.' tr.y Elbllcal critics have In- alsted 'that tha book of Nehemtah and Esra wre mere or lees apochryphal. The ! Elephantine 'Inscriptions, according to j learned Egyptologiata. - glaalpate these Mloubta by nMutl 'orcefui evidence. They J ire said to show that the kings of Judea aold .their subjects to the Egyptlana for warriors, taking horses for their own use In excheoK. . The book of Ahikam, hUherto known only by name. Is proved to have ac tually existed and many extracts from it were found tot the Elephantine papyri In the excavation at Memphis the palace f has been, found and positively Identified, thus demonstrating the truth of the refer ences -of Jeremiah. i lar3abyiaiM wry palace of Nebuchad besaar hue t-e.-n laid bare by the pick and shovel of the archeolcgiat. The German jrrce.ilng regularly, but It Is be- that years will be required to un- ail th f mnadtlona of tbe buildings .Delated wth the palace of tha great i 'king. That the task la a huge one la lndi- Bated by the fact that soma of tha walla unearthed are twenty-four yards thick. Vn( j supposed to have been the royal t,i..e dining room, where Belshazxar be he, 4, too Ute,' the handwrtUog on the wall, fcaa beaa exouvated. la connection with P feast C Uelahaasar H is Uilar eating lo note that he was never king of Chaldea, the tablets found speaking of him until the day of his death at the hands of the Per sian conqueror Darius as "the king's son." In the Book of II Kings It Is recorded that Mesha, king of Moa, was a sheep master who paid an annual tribute of wool to the king of Israel, but that after the death of Ahab he rebelled. In IS6I there was found on the east aide of the Dead Sea a block of black basalt which bore a record of this very revolt. Excavations made re cently at Baghaa Ke4n the ancient capital ef the HlttKea. have shown that tha Bible description of that people was true. It appears that the archives of the Hlttlte government have been found and they show that the language of diplomatic Intercourse In that day was the tongue of Babylon, as It Is that of France today. There was a regular correspondence, on bricks, between tite Hrttlte kings and neighboring monarchs. Many ot these brick missives have been found Intact, constituting some of the moat valuable "rinds in that region. As some of the letters are written both 1a the Iltttle and the Babylonian languages. It la hoped i that a key to ths HJtlte Inscriptions will. be found. The Hlttlte empire was. only few years ago, regarded by soma critics as being entirely mythical. One of the moat Interesting discoveries In Biblical archeology was that of tbe Tal el Amama letters In 1ST". Some Egyptians digging there found a chimber containing several hundred clay tablets. They were carried In a sack to Luxor before their value was recognized and many ot them were broken and destroyed In transit. About 290 of the tablets were saved and moat of them have been translated. These tablets proved to be a diplomatic corres pondence and they relate to the condition of affairs Canaan before that land was promised to the Children of Israel. The Old Testament is full of references to the high places where the heathen worshiped. Even the prophets of the True God are shown to have gone Into these high places. When Baul was seeing his father's lost asses he went to consult the Seer Samuel. Samuel was going up to the high place without the city to preside at a sacrificial meal. Saul accompanied him and took part in the feast which preceded his selection to be king of Israel. Later thene high places became seats of corrup tion, and efforts to abolish them were made by Heseklah and Joalah. Nocning definite was known about these high places until a few years ago, when one was dlecovered in the hills above Petra. the ancleat capital of Edom. Another high place was found St Gexer, where monoliths and obelisks still remain, the very "standing stones" of the Canaanltes which Israel waa com manded to destroy and the like of which they were forbidden to rear beside the altars of Jehovah. Work In archtologleal research In Bible lar.ds Is now highly exacting In Its nature. "A title an untrained archeologlst may oc casionally find a Moabite stone or some thing else of great value, the work above ground has been aimoet exhausted. Ex cavation Is required and the work has been begun In many anclont cities. The careless or Inexperienced worker may do great damage, therefore, only picked men are permitted to engage In the research. The European and American societies en deavor to regulate all exi-avationa. In tha Holy Land permits for excavations must be obtained from the aultan of Turkey, and sometimes he Imposes hampering condi tions. To archeology as a science the race is deeply Indebted. The records of thousands of years of human endeavor have been' rescued from oblivion. The twentieth cen tury man may know the political institu tions, the laws, the amusementa. the dally habits of his brother who flourished under tbe light of a civilization long since ex- tlnguished. And by many who value highly their belief In the record of the scriptures, the archeologlata will be thanked for giv ing to the world the setting In wok-h was enacted tbe great historical drama through I which the religion of Jehovah has corns I down to living man. ! it rusnio 3. aTJUrxXsT. Tomorrow The American Oriental So ciety. CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND BOYS SLimcil R3oQl2irini SsSoirvlcscB Hie clothing man who las behind is lost. Progress is too swift. We must give you the best or we must turn to the wall. 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