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NOTES TO LECTURE II 1. For the legend of the Flood, see L. Delaporte, Mesopotamia (Kegan Paul, 1925) pp. 20-21, 138-9, 207-8. Page 31, 1. 26. Sabae (Page 3, Note 1-A in the Bible The Joktanite Sbiba' occurs). The kingdom of Shiba embraced the greater part of the the Yemen or Arabia Felix. Its chief cities and probably successive capitals were Seba, San'as and Sephar. Seba was probably the name of the city and generally of the country and nation. One Sheba, son of Raamah, son of Cush, settled somewhere on the shores of the Persian Gulf, It was this Sheba that carried on the great Indian traffic with Palestine in conjunction with the other Sheba, son of Jokshan, 2. The Phoenicians and India : Trade with India : The foreign commerce which the Phoenicians carried on with the nations of the interior of Asia may be divided into three branches, according to its three principal directions. The first of these comprises the southern trade or the ArabianEast-Indian and the Egyptian; the second, the eastern, of the Assyrian-Babylonian; and the third, that of the north, or the Armenian-Caucasian. It is evident, from the various particulars mentioned by the Hebrew poets, as well as by profane writers, that the first of these three branches of commerce was the most important. We call it the ArabianEast-Indian, not because we here assume it as proved that