Compare also the material cited in the footnotes above, and note the correspondence between Briinnow and Halevy in the Revue semitique (1906).
Main, identified by Halevy as the seat of the former, is on a hilltop surrounded by walls still well preserved.
Even in remote Nejran, Halevy, himself a Jew, found a considerable colony of his co-religionists.
Xiii.; Assyrian: Halevy, Melanges (1883); Jager, in Beitr.
This non-Semitic system, which is found, in many instances, on alternate lines with a regular Semitic translation, in other cases in opposite columns to a Semitic rendering, and again without any Semitic equivalent at all, has been held by one school, founded and still vigorously defended by the distinguished French Assyriologist, Joseph Halevy, to be nothing more than a priestly system of cryptography based, of course, on the then current Semitic speech.