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Weighing of the Heart

Weighing Pharaoh’s Heavy Heart

According to ancient Egyptian belief, a person’s heart was weighed after death to determine whether they are righteous or wicked. By referring to Pharaoh’s heart as heavy, the exodus story originally expressed the extent of his guilt.


Daniel M. Zucker



Our Mummified Patriarchs: Jacob and Joseph

Explaining the practice and theology behind mummification in Ancient Egypt.


Rachel P. Kreiter



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