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Berean Expositor Volume 4 & 5
Sidelights on the Scriptures.
BIBLE AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
MANUSCRIPT SALOON.--Hebrew and Greek Manuscripts of the Scriptures.
BUDDHIST ROOM.--Scroll of Law, Phylacteries (tephillin),
Talith (or prayer shawl) with fringes, etc.
BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN ROOM.--
Bricks from Babylon stamped with names and titles of Nebuchadnezzar.
Door step with name of Nebuchadnezzar.
Four cylinders from Ur of the Chaldees, one of them mentioning Belshazzar.
The account of the taking of Babylon by Cyrus.
Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem, mentioning Hezekiah.
Seal of Darius.
THE EGYPTIAN ROOMS.--
Brick with straw. See No. 14 stamped with name of Rameses.
Mirrors, razors, cosmetics, hairpins.
Dolls, toys, draughts, model of granary.
Canopic jars (reminding of cherubim).
Mummies, vignettes on wall from the Book of the Dead.
Egypitan Gallery.--Note the Pharaohs and gods as you pass along. Rameses II is
considered to be the Pharaoh for whom the Israelites built the treasure cities. At the
extreme end of the gallery is the Rosetta Stone. This stone, written in Greek and
Egyptian, supplied the key to the Hieroglyphics.
THE ASSYRIAN SECTION.--
Human headed bulls and lions (reminding of cherubim).
Swimming with aid of inflated skins.
The Black Obelisk mentioning Jehu.
Siege of Jerusalem (?).
Sennacherib's building operations.
The "Creation" and "Deluge" tablets.
The Assyrian Saloon.--Some of the finest sculptures of Assyria, depicting
lion-hunts, etc. At the end of the wall is Sennacherib before Lachish.