A New System Or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology ... Volume 6

United States Congressional House,United States Congress House,Jacob Bryant

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... called by the Greeks and Romans Cercusium a place of great note and antiquity, as I have shewn: which Ptolemy can hardly be supposed to have omitted but rather to have called it by another name, taken from the river, at the mouth of which it stood. The real city Chabor was far above near the source of the river, to which The first is the city of Chemmis or Cham answering to a city of the same name and purport in Egypt. By the other is meant the city of Chm: Cercusium and Carcusium, the Karkisiya of n Nasir Ettusceus, being no other than Carcushan and probably built in memory of that city, of which we have taken so much notice. The prophet Jeremiah mentions, that Pharaoh IS echo came up against Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken. It seems by this to have been for some time before in the hands of the Egyptians who gave it, I imagine, the name of Carchemish. It was originally called Carcush, or Carcushan which name it again recovered. Here too was a land of Goshen called by the sacred writers Gozan, and by the Romans Gausanitis with a river Gozan, the same as the Chabor. The other river in Mesopotamia, called by Ptolemy the Saocoras, was probably the Seghor, or Sehor which was the name of the Nile in Egypt. All these circumstances prove that the sons of Chus forced themselves very early into the upper provinces of Mesopotamia, and maintained themselves therein. And it gave name, as well, as to a hike, out of which the river issued. Its true name was Ur, synonymous to that in Chaldea but was changed to Abor and Chabor, iike the city Avaris in Egypt. See 1 Chron. 5. v. 26. Vide Geogr. Vet. vol. 3. 31 J-erem. 46. v. 2. there is great reason to think, that they were part _ of that numerous body, which retired out of Egypt....