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pir'-a-mid puramis: Pyramids are mentioned in connection with the splendid monument reared by Simon Maccabeus in memory of his parents and brethren at Modin (1 Maccabees 13:28; compare Ant, XIII vi, 6). Josephus describes them as "very surprising, both for their largeness and beauty." There is nothing to show how the pyramid allotted to each was distinguished, whether by difference in size or by inscriptions. It is remarkable that in Scripture there is no allusion to the giant structures in Egypt; but these may have supplied the suggestion to Simon's mind.

W. Ewing


Volume ii. , Part B. The Memphite Empire
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Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
... Tamerlane asked for one hundred and sixty thousand skulls with which to build a
pyramid to his own honor. He got the skulls, and built the pyramid. ...
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The Burning Æsculapius; Tricks with Fire.
... As regards, however, the burning like a taper of the pyramid, though composed
of stone, the cause of this is the following. Chalky ...
/.../chapter xxxiii the burning aesculapius tricks.htm

The Conquest of Lydia.
... He set up a pole on the plain in an upright position, and then measured the pole
and also its shadow. He also measured the length of the shadow of the pyramid. ...
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System of the Peratæ Explained Out of one of their Own Books.
... [478] He that is encircled with the pyramid of twelve angels, [479] and darkens
the gate into the pyramid with various colours, and completes the entire in the ...
/.../hippolytus/the refutation of all heresies/chapter ix system of the peratae.htm

The World Turned Upside Down
... are deeply studied"not quite so skilled as the former, but still exceeding
wise,"who look down at those who stand at the basement of the pyramid, and who ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the world turned upside down.htm

The Rise of the Assyrian Empire
... before the ancient tombs, affording examples of the two archaic types combined"the
mastaba more or less curtailed in its proportions, and the pyramid with a ...
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The Journey of the Three Holy Kings to Bethlehem
... [114] Everything was prepared for their departure. They were on a pyramid-shaped
tower looking through long tubes at the Star of Jacob, which had a tail. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xiii the journey of the.htm

The Death of the Blessed virgin Mary at Ephesus
... It is wild but not desolate, and scattered about it are a number of trees,
pyramid-shaped, with big shady branches below and smooth trunks. ...
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Yokes of Wood and Iron
... The broad basis of the pyramid, as it were, is laid in the faculties nearest the
earth, the appetites which are inseparable from our corporeal being, and these ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A solid body standing on a triangular, square, or polygonal base, and terminating in a point at the top; especially, a structure or edifice of this shape.

2. (n.) A solid figure contained by a plane rectilinear figure as base and several triangles which have a common vertex and whose bases are sides of the base.

3. (n.) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.

... 3. (n.) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle
at spot. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PYRAMID. ...
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Memphis (8 Occurrences)
... from the Coptic form Menfi (now Arabic Menf), the abbreviation of the Egyptian name
Men-nofer, "the good haven." This name was applied to the pyramid of Pepy I ...
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Pygarg (1 Occurrence)

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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering
as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. ...
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Right (4703 Occurrences)
... line. 2. (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique;
as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone. 3. (a ...
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Resen (1 Occurrence)
... high, they were of brick. He speaks of a stone-built pyramid near the city-possibly
the temple-tower at Nimroud. See CALAH; NINEVEH, 10. TG Pinches. ...
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Diamond (5 Occurrences)
... of a diamond. 4. (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid,
used for ornament in lines or groups. 5. (n.) The infield ...
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Pyre (1 Occurrence)

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Calah (2 Occurrences)
... 4. The Temple-Tower: The most prominent edifice was the great Temple-tower at the
Northwest corner-a step-pyramid (ziq-qurat) like the Bah towers, constructed ...
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Egypt (596 Occurrences)
... about 5000 BC, and a new power rapidly raised the art from an almost barbarous state
to its highest triumphs by about 4750 BC, when the pyramid building was ...
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