Do Chinese and Hebrews have common roots?—2

Are the components of the Chinese character for righteousness just a coincidence or ...

Ethel R. Nelson, M.D., is serving as a pathologist at the Bangkok Adventist Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
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1 W. A. P. Martin, The Lore of Cathay (London: Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, 1901), pp. 165-198.

2 Edward Reese and Frank R. Klassen, The Chronological Book (Nashville: Regal Publishers, 1977), p. 17 (2218 B.C.). See also Robert Young, Analytical Concordance to the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1973), p. 737 under "Peleg" (2222 B.C.); "The Chronology of Early Bible History," The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Pub. Assn., 1953), vol. 1, pp. 174-1% (2201 B.C.).

3 Raymond B. Blakney, A Course in the Analysis of Chinese Characters (Shanghai: The Commercial Press, 1926), p. 12. See also Robert K. Douglas, The Language and Literature of China (London: Trubner and Co., 1875), p. 15; Joseph Edkins, The Evolution of the Chinese Language (London: Trubner and Co., 1888), p. v.

4 James Legge, The Notions of the Chinese Concerning God and Spirits (Hong Kong: Hong Kong Register Office, 1852), pp. 28, 29.

5 Lin Tze Ching, Ting Cheng Lui Shu T'ung (Shanghai: Kwan Yee Publishing Co., 1937), p. 450.

6 Ibid., p. 167.

7 Ibid., p. 44.

8 Ibid., p. 115.


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Ethel R. Nelson, M.D., is serving as a pathologist at the Bangkok Adventist Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

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