As on the First Day: Essays in Religious Constants

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Brill Archive, 1987 - Religion - 174 pages
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Contents

Preface vn I Simeons Ancestors or the Skeleton on the Column
1
The Heritage of the Stylites
10
The Passage of the Sea
36
Dumuzi at the Court of David
50
Josephs Grave under the Tree by the Omphalos at Shechem
60
An Egyptian God at Shechem
71
The Upside Down Tree on the Vatican Hill
86
The Mother Maid at Bethlehem
104
Tradition on the Birth of Christ in Christianity and Islam
121
The Egyptian Sparagmos
131
Dead Egyptians African Demons
146
The Fire of Life and the Fire of Death
156
Index
168
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