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Ancient Egypt

Nebuchadnezzar Fails to Conquer Egypt So Jeremiah’s Prophecy Was Updated

Jeremiah’s prophecy (ch. 46) that Nebuchadnezzar will conquer Egypt never materializes. As a result, a later scribe updated the prophecy to refer to Nebuchadnezzar’s brief raid of Egypt during the civil war between Pharaoh Amasis and Pharaoh Apries in 567 B.C.E.

Prof.

Dan’el Kahn

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Psalm 104 and Its Parallels in Pharaoh Akhenaten’s Hymn

Themes from the Egyptian Great Hymn of the Aten, the divine sun disk, appear in Psalm 104: dangerous animals at night, human activity during the day, a focus on humans as opposed to Israelites, the great power of water, and many more.

Prof.

Aaron Koller

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Ancient Egyptian Clothing: Real and Ideal

Before the Israelites leave Egypt, they borrow clothing from the Egyptians. What kind of clothes did the Egyptians wear?

Dr.

Rachel P. Kreiter

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Ancient Egypt Population Estimates: Slaves and Citizens

Dr.

Mark Janzen

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Ḥeka: Understanding Egyptian Magic on Its Own Terms

The all pervading cosmic force. 

Dr.

Flora Brooke Anthony

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Ancient Egypt: An Overview of Its History

Prof.

Gary Rendsburg

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The Philistines: Ancient Records, Archaeological Remains, and Biblical Traditions

The current scholarship about the identity of the Philistines, who they were, when they came to the Levant, and why.

Dr.

Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

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