Whatever can now be known of the idolatry of the ancient Arabians may be found in Pocock (Specimen, p. 89 - 136, 163, 164.). His profound erudition is more clearly and concisely interpreted by Sale (Preliminary Discourse, p. 14 - 24); and Assemanni (Bibliot. Orient tom. iv. p. 580 - 590) has added some valuable remarks.