Christ and Other Masters; An Historical Inquiry Into Some of the Chief Parallelisms and Contrasts Between Christianity and the Religious Systems of the Ancient World. with Special Reference to Prevailing Difficulties and Objections Volume 2

Christ and Other Masters; An Historical Inquiry Into Some of the Chief Parallelisms and Contrasts Between Christianity and the Religious Systems of the Ancient World. with Special Reference to Prevailing Difficulties and Objections Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...years. Those writers should again remember, that the testimony of Egyptian priests is not above suspicion; that Herodotus and Diodorus both derived their information from the same authorities, and yet that while Herodotus extends the number of obscure descendants of Menes to 330, Diodorus limits them to 52; and while the former makes the native monarchy of Egypt to have lasted in all 11,340 years, the calculation of the latter stops short 1 The sum total for this period, Septiiag. (Vat) 1172; Septwy. according to the various authori-(Alcxand.) 1072; Josrphut, 1001. ties, is Heb. 352; Samar. 942; 2 Lassen, Ltd. Alterth. 1. 501 at 4,700.1 These, and other discrepancies, are so Chap. I. 'enormous and so fundamental as to preclude the idea that they can have been superinduced by lapse of time, and a variety of narrators, on a-history originally authentic' And on turning to the works of Manetho, the Kamtho's earliest of native historians, who died in the third Ist f 'htnys. century before the Christian era, we find that such of his remains as have descended to us must be taken at third hand. His famous lists of kings commence with gods, with manes and with heroes, who are said to have held sway in Egypt for a period of more tban thirty thousand years; and even if it were conceded that a writer of his age, the first Egyptian priest who had been gifted with 'historic consciousness, ' was equal to the task of carrying back the annals of his country for three or five thousand years, an obstacle was lying in his way which must have stubbornly resisted all real progress. Vast as may Want of a have been the astronomical knowledge of the Old "ul"1.. T epoch. Egyptians, great as was their aptitude in framing chronological cycles,8 they 'do not appear...show more

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  • 9781236562159