شوق المستهام في معرفة رموز الأقلام, Arabe

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W. Bulmer and Company and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1806 - 190 pagina's
 

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Pagina 37 - It is asserted by Bin Washih that the first dynasty of the earliest Egyptian kings, " invented, each according to his own genius and understanding, a particular alphabet, in order that none should know them but the sons of Wisdom. Few, therefore, are found who understand them in our time. They took the figures of different instruments, trees, plants, quadrupeds, birds, or their parts, and of planets and fixed stars. In this manner these hieroglyphical alphabets became innumerable. — They were not...
Pagina 72 - Freemasonry. 7 growing, with its leaves spread over it. The divinity was standing upon the coffin, with a staff in his hand, out of the end of which a tree shot forth and overshadowed it. Behind the coffin was seen a pit full of blazing fire, and four angels catching serpents, scorpions, and other noxious reptiles, throwing them into it. On his head a crown of glory ; on his right the sun, and on his left the moon, and in his hand a ring with the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Before the coffin an olive...
Pagina 7 - Almasnad, we are still in total darkness ; the traveller Niebuhr having been unfortunately prevented from visiting some ancient monuments in Yemen, which are said to have inscriptions on them.
Pagina 72 - Here was also the figure of a man whose head was in the sky, and whose feet were on the earth. His hands and feet were bound. Before the deity stood seven censers, two pots, a vase filled with perfumes, spices, and a bottle with a long neck (retort), containing storax.
Pagina 71 - A man of perfect wisdom and understanding, accomplished in all his ways, and without the least blame, was painted with a beautiful face, with wings like an angel, holding in his hands a book, in which he looked, a sword and a balance, and behind him two vases, one of them full of water and the other of blazing fire, under his right foot a ball, with a crab painted on it, and under his left a deep pot full of serpents, scorpions, and different reptiles, the covering of which had the shape of an eagle's...
Pagina 73 - ... painted. There was also an urn filled half with earth and half with sand, (viz., the hieroglyphics of earth and sand being represented therein). A suspended, ever-burning lamp, dates, and olives, in a vase of emerald. A table of black basalt with seven lines, the four elements, the figure of a man carrying away a dead body, and a dog upon a lion These, O brother," says the author, " are the mysterious keys of the treasures and secrets of ancient and modern knowledge.
Pagina 73 - ... containing storax. The hieroglyphic representing day, was under his right foot, and the hieroglyphic representing night under his left. Before the divinity was laid, on a high desk, the book of universal nature, whereon a representation and names of the planets, the constellations, the stations, and every thing that is found in the highest heavens, were painted.
Pagina 13 - Bahwnid and its translation. — Bahumed or Bahumet is related, in the History of the Templars, to have been one of their secret and mysterious formulas, with which they addressed the idol of a Calf in their secret assemblies. Different etymological explanations and descriptions of this word have been brought forward, but none surely so satisfactory as this, which proves that the Templars had some acquaintance with the hieroglyphics, probably acquired in Syria.
Pagina 13 - On which, M. Hammer remarks : " It is superfluous to recall here to the memory of the reader the great antiquity and mysterious sense of the idolatrous veneration in which the Calf has been continually held ; — or to repeat any thing that has been said on the worship of Apis in Egypt, renewed by the Israelites in the worship of the Calf, and preserved, at this moment, in the mysterious rites of the Druses. Let us remember only a circumstance which shows wonderfully the concordance and relation...

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