Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1913
This edition has been taken from the Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Old Turkish, Greek, and Slavonic Versions. The story has been rescued from The Arabian Nights and restored to the Biblical Apocrypha.
Ahikar was the vizier of Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, and was famous for his wisdom in all that concerned morality and politics. There is a question as to whether the story, in whole or in part, actually originated in a much older and more reverend form than that told by Scheherezadia.