By David Klotz

ISBN-10: 0974002526

ISBN-13: 9780974002521

Hibis Temple, tucked away within the distant Khargeh Oasis, comprises the longest enormous hymns to Amun-Re ever carved in hieroglyphs. those spiritual texts, inscribed throughout the reign of Darius I, drew upon a wide number of New nation assets, and later they served as resources for the Graeco-Roman hymns at Esna Temple. As such, the hymns to Amun-Re from Hibis are excellently suited to learning Egyptian theology throughout the Persian interval, at the eve of the meant "new theology" created through the Graeco-Roman priesthood. This new examine, the 1st large observation at the 5 liturgically attached hymns, good points new translations with precise notes. The booklet additionally considers dominant theological topics found in the texts, together with the idea that of "Amun in the Iris."

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V. t). 41 Dendara VI, 1, 13–14; 106, 8–9. t Hr-sA tA. This phrase is not limited to the Hathoric cult statue-processions; it occurs as well in the Sokar procession among others (cf. Assmann, LL, p. 253).  In those texts, these conditions provide the ritual setting in which the mummy of the deceased is resurrected. By extension, since mummies and statues were interchangeable (just as the Ba of a human would inhabit his or her mummy, so would the Ba of a deity inhabit his or her cult statue), statues themselves could have the same ritual performed for them, as in the Amun ritual of Pap.

C 113 Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride, 367d; trans. Griffiths, Plutarch’s De Iside et Osiride, p. 183. 114 Fowden, The Egyptian Hermes, p. 25; see also Merkelbach, Abrasax III, pp. 41–42. 115 Horapollo, Hieroglpyhica, I, 36; trans. of Van der Hoorst, Chaeremon: Egyptian Priest and Stoic Philosopher, p. 43; cf. , p. 73, n. 15, for further references. The actual derivation of “ibis = ib” most likely involves the above mentioned epithet “heart of Re” (Fairman, ASAE 43 [1943]: 256, XXVII; Daumas, Les mammisis des temples égyptiens, p.

99 Lorton, SAK 21 (1995): 174, n. j. 100 Edfou I, 499, 5–7. 101 For example Edfou I, 68,6; 162,4; 164,7; 412,13; 450,16; 524, 4–5; Edfou II, 39, 4–5; 41,3; 136,8; 184,11; Edfou III, 51, 16–17; 53, 7–8; 55,2; 119,6; 209,11; Edfou IV, 59, 11; 165, 9–10; 270,11–12; 307,2–3; 384,11; Edfou V, 20,6; Urk. VIII, 55g (= Clère, La porte d’Évergète à Karnak, Pl. , Pl. 7); 202c (= Husson, L’Offrande du Miroir, Doc. 68, 212–13); Daumas, Les Mammisis de Dendara, 213, 13; Chassinat, Le Mammisi d’Edfou, 76,11; 117,3; De Morgan, Kom Ombo I, No.

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