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Egyptology

Levantines in 15th and 14th Century Egyptian Art

Egyptian artists depicted their northern Levantine neighbors as prisoners or warriors being smitten, as dignitaries presenting tribute, and even as slaves working on royal building projects. This gives us a glimpse of what Levantines looked like in this period from an Egyptian perspective, including, perhaps, those who later identified as Israelites.

Dr.

Flora Brooke Anthony

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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 Magicians Khamwaset and Meryra

Moses and Aaron compete with the Egyptian ḥarṭummīm, “magicians,” who have the power to perform wonders. What do we know about such magicians from Egyptian sources?

Dr.

Flora Brooke Anthony

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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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The Title “Pharaoh”

The change in usage over time and what this tells us about the biblical text

Dr.

Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

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Egypt's Attitude Towards Foreigners

New Kingdom Egypt (1550-1070 BCE)

Dr.

Flora Brooke Anthony

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Ancient Egypt Population Estimates: Slaves and Citizens

Dr.

Mark Janzen

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Our Mummified Patriarchs: Jacob and Joseph

How was ancient mummification carried out? What does it say about Jacob and Joseph that their remains were handled in accordance with Egyptian burial practices?

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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Pharaoh's Mudbrick Palace

The structures, the thrones, and the artwork.

Dr.

Rachel P. Kreiter

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Why Pharaoh Went to the Nile

Privy to Midrash and Egyptian Ritual Practice

Prof.

Scott B. Noegel

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Ancient Egypt: An Overview of Its History

Prof.

Gary Rendsburg

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