The Mound of the Jew and the City of Onias: Belbeis, Samanood, Abusir, Tukh El Karmus. 1887, Volume 7

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1890 - Egypt - 76 pages
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Page 20 - In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts ; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
Page 22 - that the country around was not cultivated, but left as pasture for cattle, because of the strangers. It was abandoned since the time of the ancestors.
Page 20 - In that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt; and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.
Page 70 - Shu had departed to heaven: there was no exit from the palace by the space of nine days. Now these [nine] days were in violence and tempest: none whether god or man could see the face of his fellow.
Page 28 - The ceremonies at the feast of Isis in the city of Busiris have been already spoken of. It is there that the whole multitude, both of men and women, many thousands in number, beat themselves at the close of the sacrifice, in honour of a god, whose name a religious scruple forbids me to mention.
Page 20 - ... Yahoodieh by the fact that he saw there fragments of statues of Bast which had been brought from the temple of Mut at Thebes. Those fragments had disappeared when I made my excavations, and nothing which I saw indicated a sanctuary dedicated to Bast. I am inclined to think that in the letters Josephus has mixed together and applied to one settlement circumstances which refer to several Jewish establishments. North of the Heliopolitan Nome was the Nome of Bubastis, ie the Nome of the lioness-headed...
Page 53 - ... A quantity of the burnt bones remain, and although they are reduced to the merest fragments, the wellknown anatomists Dr. Garson and Mr. O. Thomas have identified some of the best preserved as probably of calf, and lamb or kid. Why are they burnt, if they are not the remains of Jewish sacrifices ? The most probable site for the temple of Onias, if it stood here at all, is on the top of the mound just south of this point.
Page 18 - ... dimensions, that may be for the benefit of thyself, and thy wife and children, that those Jews which dwell in Egypt may have a place whither they may come and meet together in mutual harmony one with another, and be subservient to thy advantages; for the prophet Isaiah foretold, that there sftould be an altar in Egypt to the Lord God* : and many other such things did he prophecy relating to that place.
Page 9 - I am thy venerable father, the lord of the beauties . . . thou art prosperous like Turn in the Great Hall . . . (like) Khepra every morning crowned on the throne of Ra in the vestibule of Turn. I am protecting thy limbs every day ; thy might and the power of thy sword is above all lands. Thy hand is never opposed in all countries, King Rameses, friend of Harmakhis, the great god.
Page 9 - ... possible that it may go as far back as the Twelfth Dynasty. No monument of that epoch has been seen by other explorers or by myself ; but it is a curious fact that a considerable number of the small pots dug out by the natives in different parts of the Tell are of exactly the same pattern as those which I discovered at Khataanah two years ago, and which, from the style of the scarabs found with these, may be attributed to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Dynasties. They are made of black earthenware,...

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