Egypt's Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, 1867 - Egyptian language
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Page 183 - And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterwards shall they come out with great substance.
Page 207 - And after that, he gave unto them judges, about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
Page 184 - And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
Page 32 - Egypt, with its limestone and granite, its dry climate, and the protection afforded by its deserts against the overpowering force of nature in southern zones. Such a country was adapted, not only for securing its monuments against dilapidation both above and below ground for thousands of years, but even for preserving them as perfect as the day they were erected. In the North, rain and frost corrode ; in the South, the luxuriant vegetation cracks or obliterates the monuments of time. China has no...
Page 132 - The extent and depth of his geographical researches as known to us through Strabo prove that his historical inquiries were not limited to the world of Hellas, but in this latter department he is more especially distinguished as the first and greatest critical investigator of Egyptian antiquity. His remark upon the tyrant Busiris, as recorded by Strabo, and the ridicule with which he treated the popular Greek legend concerning him and his human sacrifices, may here be cited as peculiarly characteristic....
Page 48 - And the two perpendicular lines of hieroglyphics on the right convey the response of the kings as follows: " The speech of the Lords of the West to their son, the creator and avenger, the Lord of the World, the Sun who conquers in truth ; we ourselves elevate our arms to receive thy offering and all other good and pure things in thy palace ; we are renewed and perpetuated in the paintings of thy house...
Page x - As regards the Jewish computation of time, the study of Scripture had long convinced me that there is in the Old Testament no connected chronology prior to Solomon.
Page 173 - Samuel, for thoroughly examining the snbject, " in a spirit of reverence as well as of liberty," the learned critic thus proceeds : ' " Whoever adopts as a principle that chronology is a matter of revelation, is precluded from giving effect to any doubt that may cross his path, as involving a virtual abandonment of his faith in revelation.
Page x - ... means of forced, isolated etymologies, but by taking a large and comprehensive view of the organic and indestructible fabric of individual tongues, according to the family to which they belong.

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