The island of Biga played a vital part in religious life at neighbouring Philae. It contained part of the dismembered body of Osiris, and the source of the Nile was celebrated as springing from his left leg buried under the rocks.
– Lise Manniche
For the Egyptians pursue a philosophy of their own. This is principally shown by their sacred ceremonial. For first advances the Singer, bearing some one of the symbols of music. . . . And behind all walks the Prophet, with the water-vase carried openly in his arms . . . He, as being the governor of the temple, learns the ten books called “Hieratic” [ἱερατικά “priestly”]; and they contain all about the laws, and the gods, and the whole of the training of the priests.
– Clement of Alexandria (c. 150 – c. 215 AD), Stromateis Book VI
And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”
But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.
And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
– Gospel of Mark
N. de Garis Davies (1943), The Tomb of Rekh-mi-Rē at Thebes, Vol. 1, Pl. V, Burial Rites (detail from the scenes on Pls. LXXXIII, LXXXIX)
Papyrus of Shemaynefer (17, OIM E2538972017), in Foy Scalf ed. (2017), The Book of the Dead: Becoming a God in Ancient Egypt
Lise Manniche (2012), Biga, Papyrus 32/2 (Ægyptologisk Tidsskrift)
J. Gwyn Griffiths ed. (1970), Plutarch’s De Iside et Osiride
Lucie Lamy (1981), Egyptian Mysteries: New light on ancient knowledge, p. 5
James P. Allen (2014), Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, pp. 70, 474
Raymond O. Faulkner (1981 ed.), A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, pp. 57, 77
The Gospel of John (2003 THINKfilm)
Gospel of John chapter 13 (Good News Translation)
Gospel of Mark chapter 9:33-35 (English Standard Version)
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