(man's duty is simply to obey the commands of God, for God will bring everything into judgment) are irreconcilable with the oft-repeated statement that there is no difference in the earthly lots of the righteous and the wicked, and no ethical life after death.
sign, with the life after death is evident in a monu ment of Assyrian origin described by Clermont-Ganneau, showing a corpse guarded by a pair of fish-gods. ?
The preservative climate of Upper Egypt and the belief of the Egyptians in life after death must be the causes which led them to take unusual care for preserving the bodies of their dead.
Beliefs regarding the gods and life after death were self-contradictory and variable, but none interfered with the custom of preserving the body.
The reasons for the belief in a life after death are discussed in the article Immortality.