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Egyptian mythology and Egyptian Christianity : with their by Samuel Sharpe

By Samuel Sharpe

Oil jtfT l- PREFACE. The examine of errors is usually just a little less significant than the examine of fact. The historical past of the human brain in its growth from lack of knowledge in the direction of wisdom, may still let us know the blunders into which it has occasionally wandered, in addition to its steps within the correct course. We flip certainly with extra excitement to study the resources from which the realm has won any of its worthy truths, within the wish of there discovering a few extra wisdom that could be both important; whereas for our error, as long as we're unwilling to recognize them to be mistakes, we too frequently close our eyes, and refuse to be shewn their beginning. The Emperor Marcus A ntoninus, in his philosophical paintings, mentions different tutors and pals from whom he received his solid conduct, and people perspectives of existence which he mainly valued; yet notwithstanding we needs to believe that he was once conscious of a few failings in his personality, he doesn't let us know to which of his partners he owed them. And so it truly is with the advantages of civilization, arts, and faith ;and additionally with the evils of superstition. glossy Europe without problems recognizes what percentage advantages it bought fromE ome, from Greece, and from Judea, yet has been prepared to overlook how a lot of its superstition got here fromE
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16 or rather goddesses, of good (see Fig. 25). The hawk was a bird of dignity, and so dedicated to Horus the king. The Scarabæus, or beetle, rolls up before it a ball of dirt in which it wraps its eggs, and hence was made sacred to the Sun (see Fig. 26). These animals were looked upon as the representatives of the gods mentioned above, and each received a more particular honour in its own city, where their embalmed remains were in many cases buried with almost royal honour. In many cities the earnestness and zeal for their favourite animal often carried the Egyptians into civil war.

41. Fig. 42. Fig. 40 p. 31 the one over the other by the Jewish high priest in the service of the temple (see Exodus xxviii. 36, 39; Leviticus viii. 9). Other priestly ornaments, borrowed by the Israelites from Egypt, were the little bells and pomegranates which were sewn on to the. hem of the high priest's robe (see Exodus xxviii. 33). htm (19 of 36)02/07/2003 03:17:29 The Religion of Upper Egypt. Fig. 44. be found in our Museums among the Egyptian Antiquities, and they seem to have been copied from the painted borders which form the collars round the neck of the wooden mummy cases, and which are made of lotus flower and fruit alternately (see Fig.

P. 16 or rather goddesses, of good (see Fig. 25). The hawk was a bird of dignity, and so dedicated to Horus the king. The Scarabæus, or beetle, rolls up before it a ball of dirt in which it wraps its eggs, and hence was made sacred to the Sun (see Fig. 26). These animals were looked upon as the representatives of the gods mentioned above, and each received a more particular honour in its own city, where their embalmed remains were in many cases buried with almost royal honour. In many cities the earnestness and zeal for their favourite animal often carried the Egyptians into civil war.

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