Sights in Ancient Egypt

Sights in Ancient Egypt

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...those poor slaves now passing through Goshen towards us; passing through its orchards, its pomegranates, and its vines, and under its fig trees, seeming not to have the heart to admire, or smile at any. Yes; they are Israel. Yet, why should they not live happily; surely our working man is happy enough, in spite of his labour. True; but those poor things are worn out with fatigue, and dying for want of rest. Dying? Yes, dying. They die by hundreds, through nothing else but cruel bondage and hard labour. We cannot fully understand the meaning of the words, "And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour, and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service of the field; all their service wherein they made them serve, was with rigour." "And they cried by reason of the bondage in anguish of spirit, because of their cruel bondage" (see Exodus). But how do these people live? Well, cattle are still owned by the rich and favoured among them; and what they do have, the Lord prospers and blesses, and feeds. Meat is distributed among their fellows, and earned by those who can. Then there is abundance of wild fowl, easily to be obtained; and the branch of the Nile that waters Goshen, abounds with fish. Besides all this, their almighty Gardener supplies them with every kind of vegetable delicacy. Still, think of what we should feel, were we compelled to work as slaves for a lifetime, without any prospect of remuneration. A tremendous truth shines brilliantly forth in this dark scene of Bible history; it is this, "That God is the Judge; He raiseth up one, and setteth down another." In proportion as we can lose sight of man in everything, and act as...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687305X
  • 9781236873057