Peogeess of Egyptology.
The final memoir on The Excavation of Gezer for the Palestine Explora-
tion Fund, by Macalistee, consists of three substantial volumes. Every
object of any importance is figured, including numerous scarabs and other
antiquities of Egyptian origin. The most remarkable of these are a block
of granite with remains of very large hieroglyphs about 18 inches wide,
which points to the former existence there of a great Egyptian temple,
and a small stone box or base with the name of JSTepherites I. of
Hall opposes the equation Fenkhu = Phoenicians. Bee. de Trav.
Toee suggests that the ships called seqedu, associated with those of Keft
and Byblos, are to be similarly connected with a place-name Shigati in
the Amarna Tablets; this he would identify with Gigarta, and at the
same time would place Keft at the Syrian Agbatana on Mount Carmel.
The as/t-wood, used for shipbuilding, he identifies with the moringa.
Rev. Arch. xviiL 264.
Naville seeks the equivalent of Shittim wood in the ash of the
Egyptian inscriptions; this he considers to be an acacia tree, and
Kemenen, where it is felled, he suggests may be Lemna or Libna, near
the sea, instead of Lebanon. P.S.JB.A. xxxiv. 180. Eeviewing papers of
Sayce and Hieschfeld, he writes on the derivation of the Canaanite
alphabet, ib. 37.
Embee makes a number of observations regarding sound-changes
in the Semitic-Egyptian vocabularies, and points out a number of new
words in the two languages that may be radically connected. A.Z.
xlix. 87, 93.
Plessis of Angers has published a thesis, Les propheties d'Ezckicl
contre I'Egypte, fully utilising the Egyptian and Assyrian evidence. He
considers that they date from 587 to 570 b.c.
Bissing reviews Wincklee's theory regarding Musr and Misraim and
the possibility of an Arabian Musr as distinct from Egypt. Bee. de Trav.
Schulze examines the expression regarding Cambyses " having his own
death" in the inscription of Darius. It has usually been interpreted as
referring to suicide, intentional or accidental, but Schulze concludes that
it is only a vague phrase for dying the death determined by fate. Sitzb.
Berl. Ac. 1912, 685.
Buechaedt publishes several Egyptian monuments from the Berlin
collection dated in the reigns of Persian kings, including a vase with the
name of Artaxerxes. The known specimens of such vases from other col-