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CONTENT S.

MAMMALIA.

THE APE.

The Monkey tribe rarely mentioned in Scripture—Why the Ape was introduced

into Palestine-Solomon's ships, and their cargo of Apes, peacocks, ivory, and gold—Various species of Monkey that might have been imported— The Rhesus Monkey—The Hoonuman, or Entellus-Habits of the Monkey, and reverence in which it is held by the natives—The Egyptians and their Baboon worship-Idols and memorials—The Wanderoo-Its singular aspect-Reasons why it should be introduced into Palestine-General habits of the Wanderoo -Its love of curiosities— Probability that Solomon had a menagerie- Various species of Monkey that may be included in the term Kophim, The Satyr of Scripture-Babylon in its glory and fall—Fulfilment of prophecy--Judaic ideas of the Satyrs, or Seirim

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THE BAT.

The Bat mentioned always with abhorrence-Meaning of the Hebrew name- --The

prohibition against eating Bats—The edible species, their food and mode of life—The noisome character of the Bat, and the nature of its dwelling-placeIts hatred of light-Baruch and his prophecy- Appropriateness of the prophecy-Singular Mahommedan legend respecting the original creation of the Bat—The legend compared with the apocryphal gospels—The Bats of Palestine

- Mr. Tristram's discoveries—Bats found in the quarries from which the stone of the Temple was hewn-Edible Bats in a cave near the centre of PalestineAnother species of long-tailed Bat captured in the rock caves where hermits had been buried—Other species which probably inhabit Palestine ... 11

THE LION.

Frequent mention of the Lion in the Scriptures—Probability that it was once

a common animal, though now extinct-Reasons for its disappearance-The Lion employed as an emblem in the Bible—Similarity of the African and Asiatic species—The chief characteristics of the Lion-Its strength, activity,

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THE HYÆNA.

HE BADGER.

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THE REÊM, OR “UNICORN” OF SCRIPTURE.

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