Volume 119 / Number 4 / October-December 1999

ISSN 0003-0279

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Articles

FRANCESCA ROCHBERG, Empiricism in Babylonian Omen Texts and the Classification of Mesopotamian Divination as Science    559
VERA B. MOREEN, A Sh¯i`¯i-Jewish Debate (mun¯azara) in the Eighteenth Century    570
WILLIAM G. BOLTZ, The Fourth-Century B.C. Guodiann Manuscripts from Chuu and the Composition of the Laotzyy    590
HARTMUT SCHARFE, The Doctrine of the Three Humors in Traditional Indian Medicine and the Alleged Antiquity of Tamil Siddha Medicine    609

Review Articles

CHRISTA MÜLLER-KESSLER, Christian Palestinian Aramaic and its Significance to the Western Aramaic Dialect Group    631
GEORGE SALIBA, Artisans and Mathematicians in Medieval Islam    637
LEONARD W. J. VAN DER KUIJP, Remarks on the “Person of Authority” in the Dga' Idan pa/Dge lugs pa School of Tibetan Buddhism    646

Brief Communications

MARTIN KERN, A Note on the Authenticity and Ideology of Shih-chi 24, “The Book on Music”    673

Reviews of Books [complete listing to appear]   679

Books Received    727