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    Description"Bojana Mojsov" tells the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end, sketching its development throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history. The book draws together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt; demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was the most popular and enduring of the ancient religions; shows how the cult provided direct antecedents for many ideas, traits and customs in Christianity, including the concept of the trinity, baptism in the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist; and, reveals the cult's influence on other western mystical traditions and groups, such as the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons. It is written for a general, as well as a scholarly audience.


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    Title
    Osiris
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bojana Mojsov
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 282 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405131797
    ISBN 10: 1405131799
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC22: 299.312113
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.312113
    LC classification: BL2450.O7 M65 2005
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, NHC, NHG
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    9
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    28 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Bojana Mojsov was born in Skopje, Macedonia. She is a celebrated Egyptologist and has worked in the Egyptology Departments of both the Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums in New York. She has also acted as an advisor to the American Research Center in Cairo on restoring the tomb of Sety I in the Valley of the Kings, and as an advisor on the new collections at the National Museum in Khartoum, Sudan.
    Back cover copy
    Osiris, ruler of the netherworld, played a central part in the religious life of the ancient Egyptians, and his cult grew in popularity down the ages, resonating in all the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. This is the first book to tell the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end. Drawing together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium BC to the Roman conquest of Egypt, Bojana Mojsov sketches the development of the cult throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history. The author proves that the cult of Osiris was the most popular and enduring in any ancient religion. She shows how it provided direct antecedents for many ideas, traits, and customs in Christianity, including the resurrection after three days, the concept of god as trinity, baptism in the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist. She also reveals the cult's influence on other Western mystical traditions and groups, such as the Alchemists, Rosicrucians, and Freemasons.
    Table of contents
    List of Plates. List of Figures. Maps. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Prologue: The Myth. 1. The Myth Makers. 2. Enter the Divine King. 3. Abydos. 4. Pyramid Builders. 5. The Mysteries. 6. Rise of the Empire. 7. Golden Pharaohs. 8. Books of the Afterlife. 9. Toward the Sunset. 10. Greeks in Egypt. 11. The Roman Legacy. Epilogue. Notes. Glossary. Egyptian Chronology. Bibliography. Index