Demigods of Greece and Egypt
Long have the learned wondered what
foundation Grecian Mythology might have had. Now, taking heed to the sure
Word of God, we perceive that the angels who materialized before the Flood
were the gods of Mythology, while their offspring, the giants, were the
demigods. The suggestion may well start a flood of reflection in thinking
Egyptologists have been astonished by their
findings in the tombs of the Pharaohs. In some of these, historic tablets
have been found, tracing the ancestry of the Pharaohs apparently back to
Creation--the first Pharaoh--Adam. But these tablets show so many more
generations than the Bible record that Egyptologists lose all faith in the
Genesis account. They become Higher Critics, discount the Bible record and
pin their faith to the Egyptian tablets. They confess, however, that these
tablets vary, and more or less contradict each other. Concededly, the most
accurate is THE ABYDOS TABLET, found in the sepulchre of Seti I.--probably
the Pharaoh who made Joseph his Prime Minister and who is supposed to have
died about 120 years before Moses was born.
The chief fault found with this Tablet is
that it is not so lengthy as some of the others. Nevertheless, Pharaoh,
Seti I., preserved this Tablet for us with great care. He sank a shaft
sixty feet deep through solid rock. At that level his masons cut out the
stone staircase on which THE ABYDOS TABLET is portrayed. An exact copy of
it is to be found in the British Museum. At considerable expense and with
difficulty we have secured the photograph of it, which we here present.
Our object is to show that this best of Egyptian records fully
corroborates the Genesis account.
This list of Pharaohs is shorter than the
others because it omits the names of gods and demigods. It is the complete
Egyptian record of the purely human line of rulers back to Adam.
Furthermore, these omissions occur at the appropriate place--at the time
of the Deluge.