Peogeess of Egyptology.
the occurrence of the late Egyptian names Zaphnathpaaneh and Potiphera
in the story of Joseph ; but to these there is no reference.
J. Euting publishes a tomb inscription from Antinoe, in Hebrew, which
dates from the first or second century a.d. (A. Z. xxxiv. 164).
Feies considers that the mention of Israel in the Merenptah tablet
necessitates throwing back the exodus earlier than has hitherto been
done—" if there is any truth in the story of Israel in Egypt " (Sjphinx, i.
Breasted has an article on tho same tablet in the Biblical World (1897,
p. 62) concluding : " One thing is certain, that Merncptah can no longer
be called the Pharaoh of the exodus, unless the wilderness wandering
be given up. To sum up, although this inscription does not identify
the Pharaoh of the exodus for us, it gives us a definite date, the latter
part of the 13th century b.c., at which we find Israelites in Palestine.
Unless we accept the improbable hypothesis of a divided Israel, this is a
certain terminus ad quern for the date of the exodus/'
Altogether the tablet has been the object of much discussion in
Hommel publishes a notice of a text from Glaser's collection recording
a gift of slaves to the god of the Minaean capital. Seven of these slaves
are from Misri—Egypt (?)—but all bear Arab names. Apparently
these names were not given to them by the Minaeans, so probably their
bearers came from the eastern desert under Egyptian dominion (libers'
Festschrift, p. 25).
ScuiAPAEELLr (Congr. Genera, iv. 105) gives the resume of a volume which
he is preparing on the geography of Nubia. He places the Wawdt, &c,
much further south than Egyptologists are now disposed to do.
In view of the remarkable connexions established by archaeology
between Egypt during the New Kingdom and tho Mykenaean age in
Greece, Cyprus, &c\, we may hero mention Professor Manatt's transla-
tion of Tsountas' valuable work The Mycenaean Age, brought up to
date by the translator, and furnishing a luminous account of the present
state of knowledge on the subject.
B. von Tueaieff has written an article on the Kef tiu and the Mykenaean
civilization : unfortunately the Bussian dress in which it appears prevents
me from reporting upon it more fully.
Eeman (A. Z. xxxiv. 51) deals with the transliteration of Egyptian.
In the Zeitsch. </. 1). M, G. xlvi. 709, Steindouff had already expounded