The Religion of Ancient Egypt


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The repudiation of sins before the judgment of Osiris is the earliest code of morals . . . [and] the permanence of the Egyptian character will strike anyone who knows the modern native. The essential mode of justification in the judgment was by the declaration of the deceased that he had not done various crimes; and to this day the Egyptian will rely on justifying himself by sheer assertion that he has not done wrong, in face of absolute proofs to the contrary.2

2Petrie, W.M. F.n/an/an/an/a, , 86, 89.

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Chicago: The Religion of Ancient Egypt in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed October 16, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YVZP5CW7WMGQ9D.

MLA: . The Religion of Ancient Egypt, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 16 Oct. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YVZP5CW7WMGQ9D.

Harvard: , The Religion of Ancient Egypt. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 16 October 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YVZP5CW7WMGQ9D.