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Abhir/ Aheer/ Abhiras’ History in the Egyptian History.

Abhir/ Aheer/ Abhira History in the Egyptian History.

There is caste name Aheer/ Abheer / Abhira live in India , Which Most People Identified as Yadav. According To Indian scriptures The Founder of Aheer/ Abheer / Abhira caste is Atri / Atreus . According rigved Atri desendents Panchaarya / Panchjanya ( Yadu, Turvasu, Drahyu, Anu and Puru) rulled across the world.

Now here We will discuss History of Aheer/ Abheer / Abhira ( Desendents of atri ) in Egypt.

The reference is taken from ” Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land Volume 1 By Alexander Crawford Lindsay Earl of Crawford” Page No 107 – 108.

History OfAbhira/ Abhir/ Ahir ( A royal Shepherds tribes )
Book Title: Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land
Authors: Crawford, Alexander Crawford Lindsay, Earl of, 1812-1880
Keywords: Egypt – Description and travel;Palestine – Description and travel
Issue Date: 1838
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Now, when we read in the Bible that the
Philistines came out of Lower Egypt, and
were settled in the land of Canaan before the
arrival of the Israelites, from whose triumphant
exodus (though Manetho ignorantly, and Jo-
sephus wilfully, confounds them) their’s dif-
fered in being so calamitous an expulsion that
“a remnant” only survived, though that rem-
nant was numerous enough to subdue the
Avim, and occupy their country ; and when,
naturally inquiring what light Egyptian his-
tory throws on the subject, we find this story.

of the expulsion of the shepherd kings, in the
direction of Canaan, at a period anterior to the
arrival of Joseph ; is it possible to doubt the
identity of the royal shepherds and the Phi-
listines ?— that warlike people, those “ fo-
reigners” of the Septuagint, speaking a lan-
guage distinct from that of the Jews, who,
‘occupying the sea-coast between the Nile and
Ekron, gave it their own name, Palestina, con-
fined by the prophet Isaiah to their pentapolis,
but afterwards extended to the whole land of
Israel, Palestine—a word, mark you, not He-
brew, but Sanscrit, and still implying, in that
language, “ the shepherd’s land !”

If this needed confirmation, we should find
it in the testimony borne by the Hindoo re-
cords, that a branch of the great Pali, or
shepherd race of India, whose sway extended,
from their far-famed capital, Pali-bothra, to
Siam on the east, and the Indus on the west,
the intermediate country bearing the same

name Palisthan, or Palestine, afterwards im-
posed on the land of Canaan—conquered Egypt,
and oppressed the Egyptians, in the same
manner as the Egyptian records tell us the
royal shepherds did. Nor is it less remarkable
that while Abaris, or Avaris, the stronghold of
the Auritae, or royal shepherds, in the land of
Goshen, derives its name from Ab/ir,() the Sanscrit word for a shepherd — Goshena, or Goshayana, in the same language, implies “ the abode of shepherds,” and ghosha is ex- plained, in Sanscrit dictionaries, by the phrase Abhiropalli, “a town or village of Abhiras or Palis.”()

And who, then, (to revert to the point from
which I set out), who can the shepherd Phi-
litis,* who fed his flocks near Memphis, whose

name the popular tradition of the Egyptians,
in Herodotus’s time, gave to the pyramids,
built by his cofemporaries Cheops and Ce-
phrenes, the tyrants who shut up their temples,
and forbade the sacrifices, and whose names
the people held in such abhorrence that they
would not pronounce them—who and what can
he be, but a personification of the shepherd
dynasty —the Palis of the Hindoo records,
who, after erecting the Pyramids, those im-
perishable monuments of their glory, after the
models they remembered in their native As-
syria, re-appear in later years, and when fallen
from their high estate, as the Philistines, “the

remnant of the country of Caphtor,” ever at
enmity with the people of God, and now, like
every nation that oppressed them, vanished from
our eyes?

T have argued it clumsily, but do you not
now agree with me, that the pyramids ‘were

built by the shepherd kings of Egypt, the
ancestors of the Palestine’s, in the time of

And will you not sympathise with me, dear
A—, when I add that the name of Pali, that
‘once rang as the slogan of victory from the
Irawaddy to the Po,—which blazed on the
banner that, ages before Rome was thought of,
waved as free to the wind on Mount Palatine
as on the hills of Meroe, and the towers of
Palibothra (what a pyramid of empire’), is
now a reproach, a curse, and a hissing, to the
wretches on whose outcast heads that crown
of glory has descended—Pali, Pelasgi, Palatines
all extinct —its sole inheritors; dwelling on
the hills where erst Palibothra rose, girt round
by the Rajpoots who supplanted their power

and called their country by another name, and
still worshipping Mahadeva, their ancestral
god, who, in the twilight of Egyptian history,
Jed their kinsmen to the conquest of Meroe
and the Nile,—robbers, thieves, outcasts; of

all the degraded tribes of India, there are none
more miserable, one only more despised, than
the Bheels, the Palis of Malwah !

Bear with’ me a few minutes longer. Is it
too much to argue from the fact that both ma-
tions were punished only, not exterminated,
by a just and discerning God — that, fearfully
as both had gone astray, neither the Royal
Shepherds at the period of their expulsion
from Egypt, nor the Egyptians at the time of
the exode of the Israelites, had reached that
acme of depravity, which, at corresponding
seasons in the history of the chosen people,
caused the earth to swallow up the cities of
the plain— to vomit forth the tribes of the
Canaanites ?

And were, then, the Anakim, the Emim, the
Zamaummim, the Horim, the Avim, equally
depraved? Else why were they thus exter-

Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land Volume 1 By Alexander Crawford Lindsay Earl of Crawford” Page No 107.
Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land Volume 1 By Alexander Crawford Lindsay Earl of Crawford” Page No 108.

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