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By Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin

This Elibron Classics booklet is a facsimile reprint of a 1888 version via T. Fisher Unwin, London.

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7. But if both the Hebrews and Assyrians referred their military acts to direct divine command and guidance, the immense power thus created was With the very differently distributed in both. Hebrews it was all in the hands of the priesthood and prophets, and scarcely any of it rested with the kings when royalty was established. The kings were but instruments, one might almost say servants, of the priests and prophets, elected, anointed by them, and by them deposed was if not found sufficiently sub- Even to offer a sacrifice before the people not lawful for the king it was the priest's privi- missive.

Its bound And right willingly did the Pharaohs indulge them. , a conqueror the mighty surely must have satisfied vengeance and the most in- ordinate covetousness. 15. In one of these campaigns he encountered a well organized and obstinate re- more than usually sistance from a coalition of Canaanite princes, who waylaid him in the passes of the Southern Lebanon. There was a great battle near the city of MEGIDDO, situated between the Jordan and the sea, and the victory which the Pharaoh won on this occasion laid the land open before him to the Euphrates, perhaps even THE STQRY OF ASSYRIA.

The Hittites had begun to reach out From towards the west, or, rather, north-west. the cold, rugged mountain known home, they passed region, their oldest into the vast peninsular region of Western Asia, known as ASIA MINOR, pushing onward to the beautiful littoral of that loveliest portion of the Mediterranean. There they THE STORY OF ASSYRIA. 34 founded or conquered cities shall find their traces again and states. when those There we countries, in their turn, take their places in the panorama which the history of the East slowly unrolls before us ; but there, for the present, we must leave them.

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