Biblical Archeology: Important Inscriptions by Dr. Johnson C. Philip

By Dr. Johnson C. Philip

Whereas you'll be able to notice archeological artifacts, analyzing them isn't constantly that straightforward. additionally, artifacts desire a lot old historical past to interpret them. hence written fabric is of significant significance in archeology.

This quantity bargains a opt for examine a few of the vital inscriptions that experience a bearing upon biblical archeology. a number of very important discoveries were left during this quantity as they are going to be coated intimately within the following few volumes.

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So much so that none was able to understand anything of the Egyptian, and some of the Roman thinkers even went so far as to claim that these inscriptions were only some kind of decoration and not in any way connected to any language. Since the pictorial language was made up of pictures resembling many real objects, it was natural for this viewpoint to go unchallenged. All was then forgotten for a long time, till the medical doctors developed a fascination for mummies. Demotic Script From A Replica Of Rosetta Stone, By Chris 73 In the Middle Ages, bitumen with ground up mummies, was a widely used cure for many ailments.

Some still maintained that they are not a language. However, most of them came to the conclusion that it is a picture-based language where the pictures represent real objects, symbols, or ideas. There was considerable debate as to whether they could also be considered as alphabets of the language. Meanwhile, the interest in ancient civilizations was growing, and such study was becoming part of the mainstream. Some people thus began taking a deeper interest in ancient civilizations, one whom as Napoleon.

They kept building temples in Egyptian style, but their language and lifestyle was exclusively Greek. As a consequence with the rise of Ptolemies, Greek began to dominate, with Egyptian still being used here and there but gradually falling out of use. Once the Romans conquered them, Latin became the prominent language, with an occasional Greek. Within a hundred years of Roman dominion, the Egyptian language fell dead. So much so that none was able to understand anything of the Egyptian, and some of the Roman thinkers even went so far as to claim that these inscriptions were only some kind of decoration and not in any way connected to any language.

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