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10 Jan 2011

The Priests of Ancient Egypt

Book review - 3 pages - Ancient history

While some aspects of Egyptian civilization have changed over the centuries, their concern for religion has remained immutable. Historical documents have left the image of deeply devout priests (a good example is the biography of Petosiris included in his tomb of Tuna el-Gebel) yet we must not...

03 Jul 2009

The significance of the book of Tobit

Book review - 4 pages - Ancient history

An unknown author wrote the Book of Tobit, written sometime during the second century B.C.E. (Bergant 1989, 832) or the third century B.C.E. (Mays 1988, 720), in an unknown location. Even though the date is not known exactly, it is widely thought to have been written during the Diaspora due to...