It was a small white bone approximately one inch long.
According to these estimates the total Jewish population of the world in the year named was approximately 11,500,000.
The palace itself approximately formed a square with a large paved court in the centre.
The history of Assyria can now be traced back approximately to 2500 B.C., though it does not rise to political prominence until c. 2000 B.C. The name of the god is identical with that of the city, though an older form A-shir, signifying "leader," suggests that a differentiation between the god and the city was at one time attempted.
Some of the material may have existed in aphoristic form before, but the composition of the present book may be put approximately in the century 300-200 B.C. Even its simplest maxims have a certain academic form.