Egypt and the Pentateuch; An Address to the Members of the Open Air Mission

Egypt and the Pentateuch; An Address to the Members of the Open Air Mission

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... and the cosmos to a goose's egg.4 And though it may provoke a smile, the now derisive epithet "great goose" was in those early days nearly sacred and most honorific address of praise. The hawk would seem to have been their largest bird of prey, and that which soared the highest; hence it was accepted as the favourite of the sun. Heaven was invariably represented as a long valley, its road was a river, and its only vehicle a boat. All these things point out the characteristics of the country whence the race originated. It is not a little confusing to find that all these details do not agree with each other, and thus clearly point out that the geographical division of the state into the two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt had a racial origin also, and that two peoples of very different nationalities and ideas were mixed together without becoming entirely fused into one body, in precisely the same manner as the Turanians of Babylonia and the Semites of Assyria were united under one sceptre by the Chaldean kings, and were often considered as one and the same people by their contemporaries, and especially by the compilers of the Hebrew Scriptures. 1 Exod. viii. 26; Deut. xx. 18; xxix. 17. 2 No other terms than those employed by the Roman church will so well express this differentiation of spiritual worship. 1 Birch, Egypt, Introduction p. xii. 2 According to the Greek explanation the Cynocephalus was sacred to the moon, on account of his stated regular micturations; to the goddess Thmei, because all his extremities were equal; and to the god Thoth the god of writing, because the marks upon the palms of his hands resembled lines of writing. All this is probably nothing else but a fanciful development of a forgotten cultus, such as takes...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542495
  • 9781236542496