By David Klotz
Hibis Temple, tucked away within the distant Khargeh Oasis, includes the longest enormous hymns to Amun-Re ever carved in hieroglyphs. those non secular texts, inscribed throughout the reign of Darius I, drew upon a wide number of New state 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 fitted to learning Egyptian theology through the Persian interval, at the eve of the meant "new theology" created through the Graeco-Roman priesthood. This new examine, the 1st huge remark at the 5 liturgically hooked up hymns, positive factors new translations with specific notes. The e-book additionally considers dominant theological topics found in the texts, together with the concept that of "Amun in the Iris."
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