Fresh Light from the Ancient Monuments. A sketch of the most striking confirmations of the Bible, from recent discoveries in Egypt, Assyria, Palestine, Babylonia, Asia Minor - with - Ancient Egypt: Its Antiquities, Religion, and History, to the Close of the Old Testament Period - A. H. Sayce, Rev. George Trevor 1883 - The Religious Tract Society, London - First Editions Two volumes, the first by the renowned British Assyriologists Professor Archibald Sayce, details the numerous 19th century discoveries and deciphering of Egyptian text, and how they confirm relevant Biblical stories. Amongst Sayce’s numerous achievements in the deciphering of hieroglyphics and cuneiform inscriptions was the first translation the Siloam inscription, much of this is described in this little work that went through numerous later printings.

The discoveries and achievements of men such as Sayce cast not only light but also doubts as to the veracity of certain biblical texts, and it is therefore interesting to compare Sayce’s work with the concerns outlined in the second volume by Rev. George Trevor titled ‘Ancient Egypt: Its Antiquities, Religion, and History, to the Close of the Old Testament Period’, published in 1863.
  Two small volumes pp. 199 [1] [2 (publisher’s ads)]; xxii 356, 4 (publisher’s ads). ‘Fresh Light’ in publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered in black, front board lettered in gilt and black and with gilt-blocked ‘Siloam Inscription’, patterned endpapers. ‘Ancient Egypt’ in publisher’s blue patterned cloth, spine intricately decorated and lettered in gilt, front board decorated in black and gilt, rear board in blind.   Condition: Fresh Light’ near fine, light rubbing to boards corners and spine ends, ‘Ancient Egypt’ very good, gilt to spine bright, minor rubbing and spotting to boards, foxing to endpapers, one or two spots to text.   Ref: 109167   Price: HK$ 900