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Title: He dates the origin of mankind

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown

Date: Undated

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00048

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE NOW LOST OR UNKNOWN.

—At your request I have copied out, from the collection I have made, the ten unwritten (I think) lost books, but should be glad to see the rights by better information:

I. The Prophecy of Enoch. See epistle to Judges 14.
II. The Book of the Wars of the Lord. See Num. xxi. 14.
III. The Prophetical Gospel of Eve, which relates
to the Amours of the Sons of God with the Daughters of Men. See Origen Contt. Celsum. Terful., etc.
IV. The book of Joshua. See Joshua x. 13; and 2 Samuel i. 17.
V. The Book of Idde, the Seer. See Chron. ix. 29; and vi. 15.
VI. The Book of Nathan, the Prophet. See as above.
VII. The Prophecies of Ahijah, the Shilonite. See as above.
VIII. The Acts of Rohoboam, in Book of Shemaiah. See 2 Chron. xii. 15.
IX. The Book of Jehu, the son of Hanani. See 2 Chron. xx. 34.
X. The Five Books of Solomon, treating on the nature of trees, beast, fowl, serpents, and fishes. See 1 Kings iv. 37.
XI. You may add the 15th Psalm. I have it somewhere in the house, but I can not at present find it.—Mr. Ames to Mr. Da Costa.

[What has become of these Books of the Hebrew Scriptures? Their discovery and history would be quite as interesting at the present day as any explorations or excavations of Ninevah, the Tower of Babel, or any thing else connected with Biblical history. Who can give us "more light" on this subject?]

He dates the origin of mankind!!

 


CHEVALIER BUNSEN'S CHRONOLOGY.

  • Years before Christ.
Origin of Mankind................................20,000
Flood in Northern Asia—Emigration of the Arians from the valley of the Oxus and Jaxartes, and of the Shemites from the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates—between...............10,000 and 11,000
Egyptian nomes (provinces) under republican form 10,000
But, the use of hieroglyphical writing already probable at about.........................................12,000
End of the republican phase in Egypt..............9,086
Bytis the Theban, 1st Priest-king.................9,08[cut away]
End of the Priest-kings...........................7,23[illegible]
[About this time Nimrod, and a Turanian empire in Mesopotamia, &c.]
Elective kings in Egypt, from............7,230 to 5,41[illegible]
Hereditary kings in Upper and Lower Egypt—a double empire, from......................5,413 to 3,62[illegible]
Menes, King of United Egypt............B. C. 3623
Great Chaldæan empire begins in Babalonia.... " 3784
Zoroaster, between........................3500 and " 3000
Foundation of Babylon............................. " 3250
Tyrian chronology begins.......................... " 2760
Exodus of the Israelites.......................... " 1320
Semiramis..................................1273 to " 1200
Solomon's era.............[cut away]"[cut away]7
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THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA.

—John Hanley, a Chinese interpreter, in California, says that Chinese history shows that the continent of America was discovered by Buddhist priests one thousand four hundred years ago, or in the year 459 A. D. They called the country Fusang, from a tree which is very prolific in Mexico, and which served the inhabitants with food and raiment.— The historian does not designate the Chinese Columbus.


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Population of the World.

Mr. C. F. W. Deitterich, a statistician and director of the Statistical Department of Berlin, estimating the population of the world at 1,300,000,000, sets down the Asiatic religions as believed by 600,000,000 or about 46 per cent; the Christian religion by 335,000,000, or about 25 per cent; Pagans 200,000,000, or about 15 per cent; Mohammedans, 160,000,000, or about 12 per cent. The 335,000,000 Christians are again divided into 170,000,000 Roman Catholics, or about 50 per cent; 89,000,000 Protestants, about 25 per cent; and 76,000,000 Greek Catholics, about 22 per cent

                                                                                       Herald, Feb. 13, '60


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