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skai
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:59:21 AM

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I've been watching this documentary about the Egyptian art and
came across this expression in a scene where the narrator explains about
a wall painting of a tomb.

What could 'cross one register into next' possibly mean here?


Here there’s a fish which has actually been pulled out of the water,
crossing one register into the next.
taurine
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:55:03 AM

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In simply words it is about 'life register' and 'death register'.
Two books were especially important in religious rituals for ancient Egyptians, namely: Book of Life and another one, the Book of Death.
Just to mention about it I may add that the crossing was guarded by somewhat nasty guy called Anubis.
As to the fish it represents a human's life, or soul. Christians took this symbol from Israelis who in turn took it from Egyptians.

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skai
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:08:00 PM

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jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 1:56:37 AM

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taurine wrote:
In simply words it is about 'life register' and 'death register'.
Two books were especially important in religious rituals for ancient Egyptians, namely: Book of Life and another one, the Book of Death.
Just to mention about it I may add that the crossing was guarded by somewhat nasty guy called Anubis.
As to the fish it represents a human's life, or soul. Christians took this symbol from Israelis who in turn took it from Egyptians.



I always understood that the Christian fish symbol came directly from the Greek. See the Wikipedia entry on the Christian fish symbol.

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Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:01:47 AM

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taurine wrote:
somewhat nasty guy called Anubis.


Why, the guy isn't nasty, he is just doing his job. Somebody has to do it.
He does not cause deaths, only "weighs" souls after death and ushers them to the realm of the dead.
That's what I understood from the Wikipedia article.
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