Oh, I'm sooooooooooo scared that you know your Egyptology!!!!Robert F. Smith wrote:Yes, the printing plates degraded over the years, and, in any case, these are not scenes of masturbation (which Chuck Larson put into facsimile 1). Indeed, it is likely that both the bird-serpent and the seated falcon-wing-backed god are ithyphallic -- representing procreative power. Jews in late antiquity are known to have used phallic emphasis in some representations of their God, YHWH, not to mention the scholars who sometimes find phallic symbolism in the Bible (I Samuel 2:1,10, II Samuel 22:3 = Psalm 18:2, Job 16:15, Psalms 75:4-5, 89:17,24, Luke 1:69, etc.). Anti-LDS Egyptologist S. Mercer described register 2:7 as follows:
The seated god is Min-Amun-Re, sometimes called AArm-raising Horus,@ ATall-plumed son of Osiris,@ AHorus strong-armed,@ ASovereign of all the gods!@ The Neheb-ka figure opposite is a composite animal holding a Wd3t-eye in its paws. The Wd3t is Athe full, healed and intact eye@of Horus or of Re, is Athe symbol of divine life which can overcome death,@ i.e., the Wd3t is an amulet.
The Neheb-ka is a taker away of power and a bestower of powers, with authority from the Great Ennead of Atum, i.e., the Divine Council, or is seen as seven uraei exalted and identified with the Bull of the Tribunal-Ennead (see Faulkner on Coffin Texts 85-88 [II, 51-54]). The ka-element in Neheb-ka has been translated variously as Aghost, phantom@ (Edfu, IV, 266, 7; Shipwrecked Sailor, 114), Aspirit, soul; essence; personality; fortune; fate; will (of king); kingship; goodwill; genius; guardian spirit; power; double@ (Pyramid Text 587), Ahyper-physical vital force.@
 J. Campbell, The Masks of God, III: Occidental Mythology, 273-276.
 W. A. Smalley in M. Black and W. A. Smalley, eds., On Language, Culture, and Religion, 365.
 S. Mercer, Utah Survey, I/1:24.
 M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, I:204.
 Bleeker, Hathor and Thoth, 125, citing Kristensen, Het leven uit de dood (1949), 26-27; A. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar, 3rd ed., '266:1; Urkunden, V, 37, 13.
 Cf. Shorter, AThe God Nehebkau,@ JEA, 21 (1935):46B47.
 J. Wilson, Culture of Ancient Egypt, 86,299 n. 27; J. Zandee, Death as an Enemy, 184; LES, 68, 19; Gardiner, JEA, 36:7 n. 2; Greven, Ka in Theologie und Königskult des alten Reiches, reviewed by Faulkner, JEA, 41:141; Albright, From the Stone Age to Christianity (1940), 130; Albright, VESO, 26, 61, and XVII.C, citing ZÄS, 48:152-159; 54:56-64; JEA, 5:64.
 S. Morenz, Egyptian Religion, 170.
What will I do???
Hey, Robert-baby, what's the king's name in Facsimile No. 3?
What happened to Anubis's nose?