Lefebure studies the efficacy of the funerary sacrifice in the Old and
Middle Kingdoms, under the heads of the bark, the griffon, the sacrifice,
Sphinx vii. 185, the ox, the hide, the haunch, the rite, the "justice," audi
the Veda. ib. viii. 1.
Review of Moret's Rituel du culte divin journalier en Egypte, by
Nayille, Sphinx vii. 143 ; and the same author's Caractere religieux de
la royaute pharaonique, ib. viii. 109.
Review of Schack's Zweitcegehuch, by MaxMoller, 0. L. Z. 1904, 276.
Professor Nayille prints the continuation of his translation of the
Booh of the Dead, eh. clv.-clxxxvi., in P. S. B. A. xxv. 299, 339, xxvi. 6,
45, 79, 117, 181: and the final number of the large-paper reprint (of
Renouf's translation as completed by Nayille) has been issued by the
Society of Biblical Archaeology.
3; An extensive and well-known papyrus of the second century a.d. written
in demotic, part of which is in Leyden and a smaller part in the British
Museum, contains magical and medical receipts with many glosses in
Greek and Coptic words in secret writing, It gives very full directions for
divination by the lamp and bowl and child. It has often been called
Gnostic, but though words connected with Gnosticism occur in it, except
for the language it is of the ordinary type of magical papyri written in
Greek. A complete translation with commentary has been printed by
Griffith and Thompson with the title The Demotic Magical Papyrus of
London and Leiden, and a revised copy of the text and indices are to
follow. Reviewed by Spiegelberg, 0. L. Z. 1904, 195.
Jacoby writes on Egyptian paganism in Christianity—Christ as the
youthful old man. Sphinx vii. 107.
Benkdite publishes a broken statuette which he believes represented
Horns as a Roman legionary holding a bow, and discusses other allied
representations of Horns. Rev. Arch. iv. ser. iii. 111-118.
Vogelsang's dissertation, Die Klagen de* Bauern, gives portions of
several laments from the Middle Kingdom story of the Eloquent Peasant.
The laments are exceedingly difficult to understand, but are very im-
portant philologically. Vogelsang promises a complete edition, and
these extracts show that the new doctor of Berlin is exceptionally well
qualified to undertake it with success.
Spiegelberg notes a proverbial expression in the inscription of Ahmes
at El Kab, and quotes examples of the influence of Middle Kingdom inscrip-
tions on the Saite texts. Pec. de Trav. xxvi. 41.