IMAGINING ANCIENT EGYPT IN THE 19TH CENTURY
FINDING BIBLE TRUTH?

MURRAY LEE EILAND


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cient Egypt loomed large in the minds of the Victorians because of the associations that country had with the Bible. By carefully examining the texts and illustrations of books from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there is a notable shift in how ancient Egypt was appreciated. A moral tone gradually gave way to a more scientific approach. Ancient Egypt was first viewed through the lens of the Bible, and later, the Bible was only one source for Egyptian history. The latter part of the Victorian period was the heyday of Egyptology as there was both great public and academic interest in the field. This flowering also marked the birth of archaeology - the study of material remains - as a separate discipline.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Egypt in the Bible
James Ussher
The Books
     
Rambles in Bible Lands
     The Story of Man
          Ramses II
          Ramses III
     The Story of Nations
          Joseph and the Shepard Kings
     The Book of History Volume 1
     The Book of History Volume 5
Sir Flinders Petrie
Victorian Egyptology

     
Contact        
Murray Lee Eiland

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