It is certain that, practically, the Egyptians were polytheists.
They had been for a long series of centuries polytheists, believing in many gods.
In their writings we have the reflections of polytheists upon the actions and attributes of the gods.
They are at once Monotheists and Polytheists--believers in "one God" and "many gods."
By their lofty claim of superior sanctity the Jews might provoke the Polytheists to consider them as an odious and impure race.
We have already seen how various, how loose, and how uncertain were the religious sentiments of Polytheists.
The pantheists are thus no separate sect from the theists, any more than the theists are from the polytheists.