On your “double-entry journal” handout, quote at least three different places of the hymn on the left side, and what each quote teaches you about the impact the Nile river had on life in ancient Egypt.
You can use text from either of the two translations
“ Hail to thee, O Nile! Who manifests thyself over this land, and comes to give life to Egypt! ”
Inferences (Hidden Message)
▶ The ancient Egyptians clearly considered the Nile their source of life, and it comes to “give life to Egypt.” It might very well be their only source of water in the midst of the lifeless African dessert…..
▶ Being called the “giver of life” is a big deal, even for a long river, so I think people back then might have worshiped the Nile River. They might even have considered it as important and holly as the sun..