Egyptian Customs and Festivals

She describes how some traditions differ between the two religious communities, the Muslims and the Copts, and how some customs are shared by all EgyptiansOColike the spring festival of Shamm al-Nisim (OCysmelling the breezesOCO) that goes ...

Egyptian Customs and Festivals

Author: Samia Abdennour

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781936190034

Page: 136

View: 922

How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do CoptsOCoEgyptian ChristiansOCocelebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby?Samia Abdennour, once an outsider from Palestine, now thoroughly at home in Egypt, is here to tell you all about these mattersOCoand many more. In a book that aims to introduce the unfamiliar newcomer or interested foreign reader to the hows, whats, and whys of Egyptians life, the author covers such diverse topics as birth, marriage, and death; religious festivals and fasting; food in the home and on the street; business etiquette and terms of politeness. She describes how some traditions differ between the two religious communities, the Muslims and the Copts, and how some customs are shared by all EgyptiansOColike the spring festival of Shamm al-Nisim (OCysmelling the breezesOCO) that goes back to pharaonic times.With Egyptian Customs and Festivals, you need never be at a loss in a social situation in EgyptOCoor fail to understand what your neighbors are up to. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of daily life and special occasions, this fascinating and informative book is a must-have for anyone new to Egyptian culture."

The Life Of Ancient Egyptian

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book.

The Life Of Ancient Egyptian

Author: Reuben Sey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 284

View: 417

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book. Thanks to the care with which the Egyptians depicted upon the walls of their sepulchers the minutest doings of their daily life, to the dryness of the climate which has preserved these records uninjured for so many thousand years, and to the indefatigable labor of modern investigators, we know far more of the manners and customs of the Egyptians, of their methods of work, their sports and amusements, their public festivals, and domestic life, than we do of those of peoples comparatively modern.

Egyptian Cooking

With 485 recipes and mouthwatering color photographs, this versatile guide gives users a wide array of basic meals and sumptuous dishes.

Egyptian Cooking

Author: Samia Abdennour

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789774167119

Page: 240

View: 243

Since its original publication in 1984, Samia Abdennour's Egyptian Cooking has become a true classic. From hearty staples like foul midammis and kushari to more complex meals such as roast leg of lamb and baked stuffed fish, Egyptian Cooking runs the gamut of the national cuisine. Now, in this revised and expanded edition, Abdennour has added over eighty new recipes from all over the Middle East, including some of the most popular dishes from the Levant, the Gulf, and North Africa. With 485 recipes and mouthwatering color photographs, this versatile guide gives users a wide array of basic meals and sumptuous dishes.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Author: Rivka Ulmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110223937

Page: 411

View: 327

Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.

Discover Ancient Egypt

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book.

Discover Ancient Egypt

Author: Rodolfo Bethey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 284

View: 391

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book. Thanks to the care with which the Egyptians depicted upon the walls of their sepulchers the minutest doings of their daily life, to the dryness of the climate which has preserved these records uninjured for so many thousand years, and to the indefatigable labor of modern investigators, we know far more of the manners and customs of the Egyptians, of their methods of work, their sports and amusements, their public festivals, and domestic life, than we do of those of peoples comparatively modern.

Urgent Socio Anthropological Queries on Contemporary Egyptian Society

... Folk Traditions and Customs of the Life Cycle in Egyptian Society” First - The Customs and Traditions of Pregnancy and Childbirth Second - The customs ...

Urgent Socio Anthropological Queries on Contemporary Egyptian Society

Author: Mohamed Abdo Mahgoub

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893692

Page: 172

View: 958

This book investigates a number of urgent issues in contemporary Egyptian society, brought to light through over fifty years of fieldwork. The subjects explored here include folk traditions and customs of the lifecycle; pregnancy and childbirth; the socialization of boys and girls; engagement and wedding ceremonies; funerary rituals and the traditions of mourning; the social stratification system and tribal relationships; and violence in contemporary societies, among others.

Egypt Culture Smart

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Jailan Zayan, Culture Smart! the shape of their new country. ... Egyptian Customs and Festivals. Cairo: The.

Egypt   Culture Smart

Author: Jailan Zayan

Publisher: Bravo Limited

ISBN: 1857336720

Page: 168

View: 444

This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts. The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, with new parties, movements, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape. But the situation remains fluid. Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country's political and social identity has yet to be defined. Egypt's heady spirit of change is both rooted in and challenged by traditional and deeply conservative values. The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor. In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It outlines the country's history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

We have here the transference of customs, but not of the concrete forms those ... And the Egyptians hold festivals not once a year, but have several, ...

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

Author: Jon D. Mikalson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807862010

Page: 288

View: 535

The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion at this pivotal moment in their history. In the period of the invasions and the years immediately after, the Greeks--internationally, state by state, and sometimes individually--turned to their deities, using religious practices to influence, understand, and commemorate events that were threatening their very existence. Greeks prayed and sacrificed; made and fulfilled vows to the gods; consulted oracles; interpreted omens and dreams; created cults, sanctuaries, and festivals; and offered dozens of dedications to their gods and heroes--all in relation to known historical events. By portraying the human situations and historical circumstances in which Greeks practiced their religion, Mikalson advances our knowledge of the role of religion in fifth-century Greece and reveals a religious dimension of the Persian Wars that has been previously overlooked.

Cairo

Egyptian Customs and Festivals . AUC Press , 2007. A must - have for anyone new to Egyptian culture . Jim Antoniou . Historic Cairo : A Walk through the ...

Cairo

Author: Claire E. Francy

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162039

Page: 225

View: 802

The guide described by The New York Times as "indispensable," revised and updated for 2008, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize--and enjoy--the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life--finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt's famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one's family from the local market--are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for. The format of this edition addresses the needs of independently minded tourists as well as residents by the inclusion of: an A-to-Z directory of goods, services, and interests subdivided by neighborhood; a language section on the basics of Cairene Arabic; and details on shopping and sightseeing from a resident's perspective. Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its sixteenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world's most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.

The Ancient Egyptians

Documents in extraordinary detail the habits, customs, art and methods of the Egyptian civilization.

The Ancient Egyptians

Author: John Gardner Wilkinson

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517671931

Page: 438

View: 340

Documents in extraordinary detail the habits, customs, art and methods of the Egyptian civilization. Covers the arrangemnet of houses, games and amusements, music and instruments, armor, transportation, festivals, farming methods, laws and scientific knowledge.

Christians in Egypt

Rumors surfaced that the Copts were planning to break off from Egypt and form a state of their own in Upper Egypt. 22. ... Egyptian Customs and Festivals.

Christians in Egypt

Author: Andrea B. Rugh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137566124

Page: 256

View: 598

Christians in the Middle East have come under increasing pressure in recent years with the rise of radical Islam. Nowhere is this truer than Egypt, where the large Coptic Christian community has traditionally played an important role in the country's history and politics. This book examines Christian responses to sectarian pressures in two contexts: nationally as Church leaders deal with Egyptian presidents and locally as a community of poor Christians cope in a mostly-Muslim quarter of Cairo. This intensive study, based on the author's five years of research in Bulaq, looks existential questions surrounding the role of religion in poor communities. The book concludes with a review of strategies Egyptian Christians used to improve their minority status, showing that although expressed differently both Church leaders and members of the Bulaq community ultimately worked toward similar goals. The study suggests that under the al-Sisi Government, Christians may be emerging into a more active period after a relative quiescence before the events of the 2011 Uprising.

God s Biblical Festivals Passover and The Feast of Unleavened Bread

(Anon, Easter: The Pagan Origins of Common Easter Traditions) "The egg has become a popular Easter symbol...In ancient Egypt and Persia, friends exchanged ...

God s Biblical Festivals  Passover and The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Author: James Malm

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 177535105X

Page: 354

View: 396

An in depth study of the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread with their prophetic and spiritual meaning. Including the Egyptian Passover and the last Passover and crucifixion of Christ, the Wave Offering and the resurrection of Christ and the Feast of Unleavened Bread journey out of bondage to Satan and sin. Also includes the origin and meaning of Easter and the edict of Constantine concerning Passover/Easter.

Egyptian Festivals

Another important book by Bleeker is Egyptian festivals, enactments of ... an insight into the purport of ancient Egyptian representations and customs” one ...

Egyptian Festivals

Author: Bleeker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004378049

Page:

View: 719

The Life Of Ancient Egyptian

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book.

The Life Of Ancient Egyptian

Author: Alonzo Warens

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 284

View: 252

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries buried for thousands of years in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians? If so, join us in exploring this book. Thanks to the care with which the Egyptians depicted upon the walls of their sepulchers the minutest doings of their daily life, to the dryness of the climate which has preserved these records uninjured for so many thousand years, and to the indefatigable labor of modern investigators, we know far more of the manners and customs of the Egyptians, of their methods of work, their sports and amusements, their public festivals, and domestic life, than we do of those of peoples comparatively modern.

Ancient Egyptian Dances

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography.

Ancient Egyptian Dances

Author: Irena Lexová

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486409061

Page: 161

View: 766

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography.

The Customs Etiquette and Traditions of the Old Testament

70) If this custom obtained among the ancient Egyptians, the transaction recorded in the text would be perfectly natural. 7. EGYPTIAN BRICKS 5:7.

The Customs  Etiquette and Traditions of the Old Testament

Author: James Freeman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1936392194

Page:

View: 921

Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library, not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. Indeed, there are scores of tomes, which are mere commentaries, yet there is no other work such as this, which provides the valuable understanding of the concept and implications regarding the ‘context’ in which the biblical works were written. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined.

Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity

These textual images can be compared to scenes from Egyptian culture. ... Nile and its festivals, the Osiris myth, Egyptian gods, pharaohs, funeral customs, ...

Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity

Author: Isaac Kalimi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567192458

Page: 280

View: 339

This volume comprises fifteen essays classified in three major sections. Some of these essays raise theoretical and methodological issues while others focus on specific topics. The time span ranges from late biblical period to the present. The volume reflects the current thought of some of the major scholars in the field in various shapes and contexts as well as from a variety of perspectives: inner-biblical, qumranic, New Testament, various rabbinic literature (targumic, midrashic, halachic, and Medieval kabalistic), and some modern interpretation. The essays reflects the contemporary thought of some of the foremost scholars in the field of biblical exegesis from a variety of standpoints, move the biblical exegesis well beyond its conventional limits, and enrich the knowledge and deeper the understanding of the readers.

Egyptian Mystics

The Egyptian Customs, Traditions and Expressions. Cairo, 1999 [Arabic text]. Arafa Abduh Ali. The Mouleds of the Protected (Mahrosa) Egypt.

Egyptian Mystics

Author: Moustafa Gadalla

Publisher: Tehuti Research Foundation

ISBN: 9781931446051

Page: 192

View: 238

This book explains how Ancient Egypt is the origin of alchemy and present-day Sufism, and how the mystics of Egypt camouflage their practices with a thin layer of Islam. The book also explains the progression of the mystical Way towards enlightenment, with a coherent explanation of its fundamentals and practices. It shows the correspondence between the Ancient Egyptian calendar of events and the cosmic cycles of the universe. It also provides the evidence that Ancient Egypt is the source of the Christian calendar of holidays (ex: Easter, Last Supper, Christmas, Lent, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Epiphany, Transfiguration, etc).