Comparative History of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian Religions: Egypt, Babel-Assur, Yemen, Harran, Phoenicia, Israel

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Página 25 - If a man knows this book thoroughly, and has it inscribed upon his sarcophagus, he will be manifested in the day in all (the forms) that he may desire, and entering in to his abode will not be turned back...
Página 114 - They had been attacked by Indians and made a doleful appearance. During their trip they had once remained six days without any kind of food, except withered grass. Here it may not be amiss to say a few words about the origin of this inland mercantile expedition, and the dangers with which the traders are menaced. In 1807, Captain Pike, returning from his exploring trip in the interior of the American continent, made it known to the United States...
Página 230 - ... good being (Unnefer), in opposition to the evil power by whom he is persecuted, Apepi the serpent, or, at a later period, Set, his brother. And, to crown all, we have that striking feature in the religious views of the sons of Ham, the judgment of the dead, with its great tribunal of forty-two judges, who each institute an inquiry as to one particular transgression; and presiding there we see the Great God, the Lord of Ages, Osiris himself with his unerring balance and his sure retribution. All...
Página 83 - Hail, thou who art come as Turn, and who hast been the creator of the gods ! 3 " Hail, thou who art come as soul of the holy souls in Amenti ! " Hail, supreme among the gods, who by thy beauties dost illumine the kingdom of the dead ! " Hail, thou who comest in radiance and travellest in thy disk ! " Hail, greatest of all the gods, bearing rule in the highest, reigning in the nethermost heaven ! 1 See my Outlines of the History gods.
Página 109 - The priestly offices were state functions . . . which did not differ at all in kind from that of commander of the troops, governor of a district, architect, and chamberlain. In fact, both kinds of office were, for the most part, filled by the same persons." And since, as Brugsch tells us, " Pharaoh's architects (the Mur-ket) . . . were often of the number of the king's sons and grandsons,' we see that in the governing group the political, ecclesiastical, and professional functions were united.
Página 178 - ... ecclesiastical element. Egypt which, by its records and remains, exhibits so well the early phases of social progress, shows us how at first various governmental functions, including the professional, were mingled in the king and in the cluster of those who surrounded the king. Says Tiele: — "A conflict between the authority of priest and king was hardly possible in earlier times, for then the kings themselves, their sons, and their principal officers of state were the chief priests, and the...
Página 136 - Nor could they have originally belonged to him, even though we accept it as being the case that they were brought to Africa by the Ethiopians, who about this time migrated thither from Arabia, driven out, it would seem, by Phoenicians (Puns). While this may possibly have been the case, it cannot now be proved. The view has been adopted that Sebak is the darkness of night which triumphs over the sun, and is in its turn overcome by him (Mariette). I think, however, that those who adopt this explanation...
Página 216 - In all that the monuments tell us about the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, two things may be clearly observed: first, a vivid consciousness of the spiritual nature of the deity combined with coarsely sensuous representations of the various gods; secondly, a no less vivid consciousness of the oneness of God conjoined with the greatest diversity of divine persons.
Página vi - Professor CP Tiele. HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIAN RELIGION. Translated from the Dutch, with the cooperation of the author, by JAMES BALLINGAL.
Página 184 - As high as heaven, as widestretching as the earth, as deep as the sea, the gods fall down before thy majesty extolling the spirit of him who has created all things. . . . Praise to thy spirit because thou hast made us ; we are thy creatures, thou hast placed us in the world.

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