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Conceptions Of God In Ancient Egypt

Author : Erik Hornung
ISBN : 0801483840
Genre : History
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Osiris, Horus, Isis, Thoth, Anubis - the many strange and compelling figures of the Egyptian gods and goddesses seem to possess endless fascination. The renowned Egyptologist Erik Hornung here studies the ancient Egyptians' conceptions of god, basing his account on a thorough reappraisal of the primary sources. His book, now available in English for the first time, is the most extensive exploration yet undertaken of the nature of Egyptian religion. Hornung examines the characteristics, spheres of action, and significance of Egyptian gods and goddesses, analyzing the complex and changing iconography used to represent them, and disentangling the many seemingly contradictory aspects of the religion of which they are a part. He seeks to answer two basic questions: How did the Egyptians themselves see their gods? Did they believe there was an impersonal, anonymous force behind the multiplicity of their deities? Throughout, he attempts to evoke the complexity and richness of the religion of the ancient Egyptians and of their worldview, which differs so greatly from our own. A work of extraordinary distinction, Hornung's book will appeal to anyone interested in ancient Egypt, in ancient religion, and in the history of religion, as well as students and scholars of ancient history, anthropology, and archaeology. Sensitively translated by John Baines and with a new preface by the author, this edition has been amplified and updated with an English-language audience in mind.

Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : John Baines
ISBN : 0801497868
Genre : History
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Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987, sponsored by Fordham University.

Propheten In Mari Assyrien Und Israel

Author : Matthias Köckert
ISBN : 3525538855
Genre : Religion
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English summary: These essays interpret Old Testament prophetic writings and their social criticism in the cultural context of ancient near Eastern prophecy. German description: Die radikale Gesellschaftskritik der alttestamentlichen Propheten in Israel und Juda wird haufig in scharfem Gegensatz zu prophetischen Texten auaerhalb der Bibel gesetzt, besonders zu den herrschaftskonformen Aussagen aus Mari und Assur. Die Beitrager dieses Bandes stellen diese Alternative in Frage: Martti Nissinen, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Reinhard G. Kratz, Jorg Jeremias, Herbert B. Huffmon und Elisabeth Pongratz-Leisten.

Die Welt Der G Tter Im Alten Gypten

Author : Richard H. Wilkinson
ISBN : 3806218196
Genre : Egypt
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The Origins Of Biblical Monotheism

Author : Mark S. Smith
ISBN : 9780195134803
Genre : Religion
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One of the leading scholars of ancient West Semitic religion discusses polytheism vs. monotheism by covering the fluidity of those categories in the ancient Near East. He argues that Israel's social history is key to the development of monotheism.


Author : Erik Hornung
ISBN : 3491690765
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Tod Und Jenseits Im Alten Gypten

Author : Jan Assmann
ISBN : 3406497071
Genre : Death
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Der Eine Und Die Vielen

Author : Erik Hornung
ISBN : OCLC:473906567
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Author : Geoffrey W. Bromiley
ISBN : 0802837840
Genre : Religion
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Presents thousands of alphabetized entries on topics and terms related to the Bible and its study, providing biblical references and cross-references, and includes hundreds of drawings, photos, and maps. This volume covers A-D.

Die G Ttin Mr T

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Among the numerous deities invested with special spheres of responsibility in ancient Egypt "Mr.t" is charged with the salutation of the deity (king or god) and the provision of cult-music. Since there is no lack of source material relating to the goddess from all periods right down to Roman times, "Mr.t" readily provides an exemplary demonstration of a minor deity's transformation through time. Her original deification must have taken place during the 4th and 5th dynasties when the chorus designated "Mr.t" came to be personified as the ritual figure ""Mr.t" upon the house of Gold" at the Hebsed and the first "Priests-of-"Mr. t""-titles appeared. To the characteristic iconography, tress of hair and special gesture taken over from the chorus by the deity more symbols came to be added: the mysterious House of Gold, the place where statues were fashioned; the heraldic plants of Upper and Lower Egypt; and, in Ptolemaic times, the harp.

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