The illuminated atlas of Scripture geography

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...country into Upper and Lower Egypt, which our Map exhibits, as it is the most obvious was probably the earliest of its divisions; although it was afterwards separated into three provinces, consisting of Lower Egypt, from the sea to the head of the Delta, and including the city of Heliopolis within its limits;--Heptanomis or middle Egypt, the capital of which was Memphis, extending thence to the Thebaica Phylace (lat. 27 35');--and the Thebaid or Upper Egypt, which, comprehending the city of Thebes, occupied the remainder of the country. These provinces were subdivided into nomes, which took their names from the chief city they contained, and the number of which is variously stated by ancient writers. Memphis, sometimes mentioned under the name of Noph (Jer. ii. 16; 'On the Nile, and the Present and Former Levels of Egypt.' By Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson. 'Journ. of Royal Geog. Sue.,' vol. ix. p. 431. t Ibid. p. 439. ASSYRIA, CHALDAEA, AND MEDIA. 2l xlvi. 19), which during the residence of the Israelites in Egypt was probably the capital of that part of the country with which they were most closely connected, was the metropolis of the land during the remaining period over which the Old Testament history extends, although its rank in this respect was posterior to that of Thebes, the more ancient and celebrated capital. No. IX. ASSYRIA, CHALDAEA, AND MEDIA, &c, DURING THE ASSYRIAN AND BABYLONIAN EMPIRES. The chief interest which these countries possess at this period for the student of the Bible arises from their being those to which the inhabitants of Israel and Judah were carried into captivity by the monarchs of Assyria and Babylon (2 Kings, xv. 29; xvii. 6; xxiv. 14, 15). From the manner in which the names of Assyria, Chaldaea, and Babylonia are used by a...

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William F. Hughes, Ph.D., is professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in England and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Sydney in Australia.

John A. Brighton, Ph.D., is a dean of engineering at Pennsylvania State University and has taught at Purdue, Carnegie-Mellon, Michigan State, and Georgia Tech.

Nicholas Winowich, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Tennesee, Knoxville, and a member of one of the foremost computational fluid dynamics research groups in the country.

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