The Pharaohs of the Bondage and the Exodus

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCharles Seymour Robinson

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... in MUMMIES AS EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is bat a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.--Jeremiah xlvi. IT. IN the New Revision this clause reads somewhat differently, with a subtle but very forcible suggestion of a shift in the responsibility of the sin implied: "Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is but a noise; he hath let the appointed time pass by." That is to say: Pharaoh is of no account now; he has had his chance and lost it; he has outlived his influence; his day is over; he is not a sovereign any longer; he is only a noise. Or, as Matthew Henry paraphrases it: "Pharaoh can hector and talk big; but that is all; all his promises vanish into smoke." The whole verse is a plain description of what the Egyptian kings had come to as late down in the history as the age in which Jeremiah wrote his prophecy. It is likely that some Scripture readers will grow confused over the recurrence of this name so often, and at such widely extended periods, through the Old Testament and the New. It needs to be borne always in mind that Pharaoh was not a man's name, but the name of an office. It was like the word Czar among the Russians, like Casar among the Romans; it was the title of the king in all the dynasties. Scholars tell us that it is one of remote antiquity; originally it was Per-ao, or "the Great House "; this would be to the Hebrews Pharaoh. It is like the term "Sublime Porte" applied to Turkey. Hence, it is not inappropriate for us to use this fragment of Jeremiah's book in speaking of the entire line of Pharaohs running back for a thousand years before his time; they are all naught but a noise out in the air. In trying to interest you in a subject so dry as mummies, I am at a loss how to proceed intelligently, unless we take a glance over ...

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... in MUMMIES AS EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is bat a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.--Jeremiah xl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217101720

ISBN - 13:9780217101721

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