Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of Ancient Egypt: Delivered in May and June, 1879

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Williams & Norgate, 1880 - Egypt - 259 pages

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Page 99 - And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Page 73 - I was just and true without malice, placing God in my heart and quick in discerning his will. I have come to the city of those who dwell in eternity. I have done good upon earth ; I have done no wrong ; I have done no crime ; I have approved of nothing base or evil, but have taken pleasure in speaking the truth, 1 Tablet of Antuf, Louvre, c.
Page 103 - is not far from any one of us, for in Him we live and move and have our being...
Page 89 - No one has called in question the fundamental meaning of the principal passages by the help of which we are able to establish what ancient Egypt has taught concerning God, the world and man. I said God, not the gods.
Page 223 - O let us give glory to the God who hath raised up the sky, and who causeth His disk to float over the bosom of Nut, who hath made the gods and men and all their generations, who hath made all lands and countries, and the great sea, in His name of
Page 102 - The sanctuary of God abhors (noisy manifestations?). Pray humbly with a loving heart all the words of which are uttered in secret. He will protect thee in thine affairs ; He will listen to thy words. He will accept thine offerings.
Page 70 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 71 - Mind thee of the day, when thou too shalt start for the land, to which one goeth to return not thence. Good for thee then will have been (an honest life,) therefore be just and hate transgressions, for he who loveth justice (will be blessed).
Page 91 - It is, therefore, more than five thousand years since, in the valley of the Nile, the hymn began to the Unity of God and the immortality of the soul, and we find Egypt in the last ages arrived at the most unbridled Polytheism. The belief in the Unity of the Supreme God and in his attributes as Creator and Lawgiver of man, whom he has endowed with an immortal soul — these are the primitive notions, enchased, like indestructible diamonds, in the midst of the mythological superfetations accumulated...
Page 226 - ... fruitful trees for men : causing the fish to live in the river: the birds to fill the air : giving breath to those in the egg: feeding the bird that flies : giving food to the bird that perches : to the creeping thing and the flying thing equally : providing food for the rats in their holes : feeding the flying things in every tree.

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