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Sacred words of the Hindus, 111.
Samaritan version of the Penta-
view of Chinese chronology, 124. | Sanskrit, discovery of, 103, 210; con-
value, 106; scholars, 213; key to
Saros, a measure of time, 95, 99.
Satya Yuga, 28.
not always literal, 153.
Scyths, migrations of, 156,
Seasons in Egypt, 58.
Sexagenary cycle in China, 122, 126,
Shem and his family, 146.
Shepherd kings in Egypt, 79.
Shu-king, 130; ascribed to Confucius,
137; how mutilated, 139; burning of,
139; how recovered, 140.
Simeto, wearing of the bed of, 313.
Smith, Philip, date of destruction of
temple, 41; on the Sarus, 99.
Smyth's discussion with Agassiz,
172; on primitive traditions, 236.
Somme valley, 301; history of chan-
ges in, 308.
Species, unity of, 183.
Stobart's tablets, 65.
Syncellus, 53, 68, 74, 77, 78. .
Tahitian tradition of creation, 240.
Temple, date of, 36, 38.
Temptation and fall, tradition of,
244; myth of, 276.
Theclog.pened to pirty,
Versions of the Pentateuch, 2.
Weeks, time divided into, 245; days
InDes of prive times. 5 Whitney ca date of the Vedas, 113; of an g e t the creation, 20; on changes in races, 196; on elassif.
eation of languages, 221; on unity of
A. Chronology of Ransen, 27.
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