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Sarcophagus of Apis Bull, Memphis--Showing where the Israelites got the idea of the golden calf
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Sarcophagus of Apis Bull, Memphis--Showing where the Israelites got the idea of the golden calf
Title:
Sarcophagus of Apis Bull, Memphis--Showing where the Israelites got the idea of the golden calf [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Sarcophagi
Apis Bull
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, xxv: 22.)--'And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.' It is impossible to imagine a contrast greater than that found between the elements of worship among the Egyptians and such as were introduced among the Hebrews by Moses. The great difference in the civilizations developed by the Egyptians and the Israelites may be accounted for by considering the infinite distance between their religions. In this twenty-second verse we have reference made to the mercy seat between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, and in this picture we have a view of an immense sarcophagus of an Apis Bull in the Serapeum near Memphis. The Apis Bull was the sacred animal of Ptah. No wonder the Egyptians were a degraded people, and that the Israelites through a pure form of worship came to the highest civilization of ancient times." "F" is printed below the text. See 5147BAI/LVi65CAJS (Voyager # 358014)
A sarcophagus in a stone enclosure
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5339 LVii65CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries