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Egypt, Religion

The Egyptian “Magicians”

Is the Bible’s portrayal of the magicians (Ḥarṭummīm) in accord with Egyptian literature and ritual practice? How did the Israelite writers obtain this knowledge?

Prof.

Scott B. Noegel

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The Tabernacle in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

The parallels between the Tabernacle and ANE structures such as Rameses II’s military tent shed light on what the meaning and function of this ancient structure might have been.

Prof.

Michael M. Homan

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Nehushtan, the Copper Serpent: Its Origins and Fate

The Torah describes Moses building a copper serpent to heal the Israelites. According to Kings, Hezekiah destroys it because it was being worshiped. Archaeology and history clarify the religious and political meaning of this image.

Dr.

Richard Lederman

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YHWH's War Against the Egyptian Sun-God Ra

Reading the Plagues of Locust, Darkness, and Firstborn in their Ancient Egyptian Context

Prof.

Gary Rendsburg

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Our Mummified Patriarchs: Jacob and Joseph

Explaining the practice and theology behind mummification in Ancient Egypt.

Dr.

Rachel P. Kreiter

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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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Pharaoh's Divine Role in Maintaining Ma'at (Order)

Prof.

Jan Assmann

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Ancient Egypt: An Overview of Its History

Prof.

Gary Rendsburg

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