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Proof of Bible Accuracy.

In the Deutsche Rundschau, Dr. Brusjsch, the famous Egyptologist, reports a remarkable discovery. In January last there was found near Luxor m Egypt (close to the site where stood Thebes) a tablet, written m hieroglyphics, m which a person named Chitbet relates that he had accomplished many mysterious things, "owinc;," as this interesting inscription goes on to say, " to the great distress that had been caused by the Nile not overflowing itsi banks for seven years," The words are very distinct, and admit of no other interpretation, The reference to Joseph and the / seven years of famine will at once suggest itself. Dr, Brugsch critically examines the writing upon the stone m his article, and gomes to the conclusion that it is perfectly genuine, and is the work of a prieist whq lived 400 years before the common era. The name of the Pharaoh is unfortunately not given, bub the reference to Joseph is undoubtedly correct. This marvellous discovery adds another link to the long record of the hidden things of the past that have been laid bare to the modern eye. The inquisitive modern explorer has gradually revealed, to us the monuments"' and treasures of hoary antiquity*;, has, idiQwn us the stone histories of Assyria, Babylon, Moab, Egypt, Such wonderful '.testimony to the historical accuracy of the Bible,

if any were necessary, cannot be looked upon as a matter of pure chance. Who knows wh»t |s yet m store for coming generations ; what strange and miraculous discoveries are still to be made, which will really read to the amazed world as "sermons m stones!''—Jewish Chronicle.

The slave trade betAveen Madras and Rangoon still continues. The Coolies are sold m th« latter place at twenty.five rupees oacb,

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Proof of Bible Accuracy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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Proof of Bible Accuracy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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