every three years as far as India, or Tarshish, " bring-ing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks."These animals, no doubt, were brought to JerusalemDigitizedbyGoogk THE ELEPHAT. 245for King Solomon's Zoological Gardens there. TheHebrew names given to the apes, the peacocks, andthe ivory, are almost identical with the words usedin the Cingalese language of the present day. Wenowhere read in the Bible that any elephant was everbrought to Jerusalem, but we read a great deal aboutivory, the product of the elephant, being broughtthere.The Hebrew word for ivory is ahen — that is, atooth. The Israelites knew perfectly well that ivorywas the product of a tooth of some great animal, andnot of a mere horn, like a goat's horn, or cow's horn.In the marginal reading of our text to-day, aboutthe ivory brought to Jerusalem, along with the apesand the peacocks for King Solomon's garden, the wordtranslated " ivory " reads " elephants' teeth ; " so that,while we do not read of elephants in the Bible, wedo reaxi of the ivory which was manufactured out of their tusks. There are a number of places in theBible in which ivory is distinctly mentioned as form-ing part of the adornment of houses.