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IN WHICH IS SHEWN
THE PECULIARITY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS,
THEIR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE RITES
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A PREFATORY DISCOURSE,
CONCERNING THE GRECIAN COLONIES FROM EGYPT.
BY JACOB BRYANT, ESQ.
PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON AND R. OGLE; J. OĠLE, EDINBURGE;
AND T. JOHNSTON, DUBLIN,
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THE following Treatise, together with those
illustration. Particularly in respect to the plagues in Egypt, it does not appear that any writer has observed that correspondence which seems to subsist between the offence and the punishment, as well as between the people and their customs. It will afford me great satisfaction if this correspondence should appear universally obvious and precise, and founded in truth. As what I here present to the public is a small part of a large collection, I may possibly, if I live, venture to produce other observations upon similar subjects, and of a like tendency, For my chief labour has been, ever since I have had opportunities of reading, observing, and forming an unbiassed opinion, to do honour to the religion which I profess, and to authenticate the Scriptures upon which it is founded.
OF Egyptian Rites, and of the Colonies by which they
were introduced very early into Greece
Concerning the Judgments of God in Egypt, and of their
OF THE PLAGUES INFLICTED UPON THE EGYPTIANS.
The First Plague-THE RIVER TURNED TO BLOOD
Antiquity of Worshipping Rivers
The Peculiarity of the Punishment by this Plague
The Destruction of the Aquatic Tribes
Of the compound Deity Atargatis
Extent of this Worship, and its Fallacy
The Frog an emblem of Prophetic Influence
esteemed Sacred from its Inflation
Other Reasons for this Animal being a Sacred Emblem
A more determinate Proof of the Author's Opinion
Frequent Prohibitions of this Worship
The Miracle of Flies ascertained
The Fifth Plague-MURRAIN OF BEasts
The Fourth Plague-Kuvouviai, or FLIES
The Worship of Achor, and Acoron, the God-fly, &c.
The true Place ascertained where Ahaziah sent to enquire 63