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This is a very interesting book. The writer gets the credit for deciphering the Egyptians hieroglyphs before the French did. He did it in the 9th century, and of course it follows that the Rosetta Stone wasn't discovered yet. He deciphered the inscriptions 1,000 before they were commonly known to be deciphered by the French linguist Jean-Franšois Champollion. He relied on the legacies of the Egyptian language in the surrounding area, especially the Coptic language. His deciphering are astonishingly accurate or maybe the most accurate since there is no firm ground on which we could contrast his results with the French's, but both works are overwhelmingly similar. He gives brief and precious accounts of the Egyptian social classes. The writer seems to be the missing piece of puzzle that links the Egyptians with the Abrahamic religions. He has accounts on how the Egyptians became pagans after they were believers in God and that the first King of Egypt was the God Hermes, who is known to the East as Idriss (Son of Adam). I am very inspired by Jean-Franšois Champollion but Ibn Al-Wahshiya, to me, has overshadowed him.
according acquainted Agathodaimon alpha alphabet of king alphabet see orig amongst ANCIENT ALPHABETS Arabic astrological tables astronomy Belbeis Bezoar bibliographical Borax C J J Calif called celestial Chaldeans CHAPTER characters child classes Clay coffin Conjuring buildings constellations Curds curious deposited divinity Egyptian priests English explanation express figures fixed star fumigations Greek philosopher guttural sound head heaven Hebrew Herbs Hermes Hermesian alphabets hieroglyphical alphabet holy books Ibn Wahshih id ditto Indian influence inscription tables invented kind Kircher knowledge learned letters Lord Maghrabin magical alarm-posts magicians manuscript Marcasite mentioned moon Naptha Oriental original Orpiment Persian phabet Pharaohs phers philoso planets prayers purified quadruped raohs represented Sabeans sacrifice Sagittarius Saturn sciences scorpions secrets and mysteries Section VII serpents soothsayer Spikenard spirits Storax Syrian alphabet talismans temple thing thou tion translated treasure chambers Trituration Upper Egypt wisdom