A Book of the Beginnings

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Social Science - 516 pages
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After enjoying years as a popular journalist and poet, intellectual and freethinker Gerald Massey turned his vast studies in the field of Egyptology into A Book of the Beginnings, a bold statement that the origin of all civilization lays in ancient Egypt. His assertions, radical at the time-indeed, almost a century before the discovery of three-million-year-old human remains in Africa-resonate loudly today, when molecular biology is making corresponding discoveries alongside the still-raging creation-versus-evolution controversy. In Volume I, Massey lays the foundation of the Egypt-centric position through a scholarly comparative analysis of language, names, and mythology-delving not only into our most basic actions of naming and communicating, but also man's beloved, universal myths of death, awakenings, and love. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including The Natural Genesis and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.
 

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Egypt
1
Comparative Vocabulary of English and Egyptian
49
Hieroglyphics in Britain
83
Egyptian Origines in Words
135
Egyptian WaterNames
180
Egyptian Names of Personages
208
British Symbolical Customs and Egyptian Naming
249
Egyptian Deities in the British Isles
311
Egyptian PlaceNames and the Record of the Stones
370
TypeNames of the People
444
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Page 21 - ... when the river has come of its own accord and irrigated their fields, and having ' irrigated them has subsided, then each man sows his own land and turns swine into it ; and when the seed has been trodden in by the swine, he afterwards waits for harvest-time : then having trod out the corn with his swine, he gathers it in.
Page 34 - Yet thus saith the Lord God; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: and I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation ; and they shall be there a base kingdom.

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