By David B. O'Connor
“O’Connor offers the wealthy end result of his lengthy labors during this quantity bound to attract students and Egyptophiles alike.”—KMTThe old web site of Abydos lies among the towering cliffs of the Egyptian excessive wilderness and the luxurious eco-friendly floodplain of the Nile. As either the burial position of the first kings of Egypt and a cult heart for Osiris, god of the useless, this sacred region has lengthy tantalized archaeologists with magnificent reveals. With over 40 years’ event of excavation and examine at Abydos, David O’Connor is in an unmatched place to supply the main authoritative and up to date account of this particular Egyptian web site. right here, for the 1st time, Professor O’Connor now not simply explains the complicated historical past of Abydos but in addition vividly conjures up the ability that the sacred panorama held for modern Egyptians. This superbly illustrated ebook may be of curiosity to somebody who has ever puzzled concerning the origins of 1 of the maximum civilizations in international historical past. 15 colour, one hundred twenty five b&w illustrations
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This was two years after the flood. In Genesis 11:12, when Arphaxad was 35 years old, he begat Salah. In Genesis 11:14 when Salah was 30 years old, he begat Eber. In Genesis 11:16 when Eber was 34 years old, he begat Peleg. In Genesis 11:18-19 it says that Peleg lived a total of 239 years. Add these years together and you have 338 years, or about four generations. This is very interesting because in Genesis 10:25, we find that in the days of Peleg, God divided the earth. This is the day of the breaking up of continents and islands which God did in order to again salvage mankind by segregating and separating wicked men from the good.
This was not a physical problem—it was not something that just happened. Before God could bring about the promise to Abraham and produce a son through whom a redeemer would come to bruise the serpent's head, He had to cause a miracle of conception to take place. Abraham was 100 years old and his wife was 90 years old before a male child was born to them who could be the emancipator of the human race. And so the devil lost his struggle. Though Sarah for fifty, sixty, or seventy-five years had desired a son, the devil stood off and tormented her, causing Ishmael to be born through a handmaiden who could have no part in bringing the Messiah.
God had to cleanse the earth in order to keep the seed pure—it was the seed of woman that was to fatally bruise Satan's head. This is The Battle of the Ages. It is thrilling to me that Christ held a revival campaign between the crucifixion and the resurrection in order that He might reconcile all things in heaven, earth and hell unto the Father before He went back to stand before God's throne. This is one of the most glorious truths in the Bible, that Jesus Christ actually did preach to every creature in the universe who needed salvation during the time He was here upon this earth.
Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (New Aspects of Antiquity) by David B. O'Connor