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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Fig. 313—1. A Scythian. 2. A Scythian General

Scyth´ian, a name which occurs only in . It was anciently applied sometimes to a particular people, and sometimes to all the nomad tribes which had their seat to the north of the Black and Caspian seas, stretching indefinitely eastward into the unknown regions of Asia. It had thus much the same latitude as 'Tartars,' and was in like manner synonymous with Barbarian.

The Scythians were, in fact, the ancient representatives of the modern Tartars, and like them moved from place to place in carts drawn by oxen.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Scythian'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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