The Egyptian Chronology Analysed; Its Theory Developed and Practically Applied, and Confirmed in Its Dates and Details, from Its Agreement with the Hieroglyphic Movements and the Scripture Chronology

The Egyptian Chronology Analysed; Its Theory Developed and Practically Applied, and Confirmed in Its Dates and Details, from Its Agreement with the Hieroglyphic Movements and the Scripture Chronology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...suspicio." F Petav. Doct. Temp. tom. ii. p. 368. ad. an. J. P. 4689. A. C. 25. " Hoe anno videntur.'Egyptii annum Julianum usurpasse, cum neomcnia Thoth ad Aug. 29. pervenit." If this date be carried back 1460 years, ---the period of the great canicular cycle, ---it will bring us to the year which has been assigned to the colonisation ofGreece, J. l'. 3:29. B. C. 1485. At both epochs, Thoth lst havin fallen on Aug. zgth, Athyr rytg ('(ll'Ulll.'lll'v full mi Nov. 13th. ('uni l'ct: '. ih. tom. i. p. 293. 230 THE EGNPTIAN Paar rr. where it was always observed as an anniversary. Had it been observed as such in both countries, it could have afibrded no test for distinguishing one year from another. But while it remained fixed in. the one; I have already observed, it was movable in the other ." On a principle, originating in superstition, that every festival should be kept, in succession, on every day of the year, in the course of the great cycle; it was contrived that it should retrograde, -----from the auttnnnal trope, at which it was institute(l, _--until it completed the round of the seasons'. Now, as a period of 14-60 years, the length of that cycle, must have intervened from one coincidence of this festival with the same day of the Julian year, to another; that which met, as we have just seen, on Nov. 18 B. C. 1485, seems to identify this year, as the. precise epoch of the colonisation of Argos, beyond all reasonable exception. 3. Beyond this date, the continuance of the Phenicians in Egypt, has been protracted by Josephus 118 years, having been estimated at 511 instead of 393 yearsk: which, if computed from the time of their invasion, and establishment under Salatis, would...show more

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