Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians; including...


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Author  Sir John Gardner Wilkinson
Publication Date   June 25, 2012
ISBN  1232360627
Pages  106

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: it denounced in the prophecies of Ezekiel.J The Deity threatens to make the land of Egypt "utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene§ even unto the border of No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries. Yet.... at the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered; and I will Jerem.xlvi. 25. In the Hebrew version it is "Amun of No," or Na; in the Syriac, "Amun of the waters;" in the Targum, or Chaldee Paraph., " Alexandria," which was not yet founded. + Jerem.xlvi. 21,25, 26. J Ezek. xxix. 10. et seq. § In the Septuagint and Arabic versions it is "from Migdol and Syene (E'Sooan) unto the borders of Ethiopia." The Hebrew and Syriac, as well as the Targum, have "from the tower of Syene," or, "from Migdol to Syene (PU»D) and to the confines of Ethiopia" (Cush). Syene being on the borders of Ethiopia, the sense seems to require "from the towers of Syene," or " from Migdol to Syene," (which is) on the confines of Ethiopia. Syene, Elephantine, and Philae continued to be the frontier towns of Egypt, even in the time of the Romans, though their dominions in the Pharaonic times extended beyond. "Regni claustra Philae." Lucan, x. 313; vide also Strabo and Procopius. bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into...

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