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The Great Hymn to the Aten

Here is the Great Hymn to the Aten, translated by Miriam Lichtheim; also here.

God is the Lifegiver, and when God turns his face away, we are blind and incapable; then when God appears, we are enabled to live our lives. 511 more words

Being Human

An Important Archaeological Discovery: A Seal of Seti I

Image: Anthropoidal Coffin Lid

Credit: Clara Amit/Israel Antiquities Authority

An Important Archaeological Discovery (Courtesy of Foxnews.com):

Archaeologists uncovered a Bronze Age ceramic coffin and a golden scarab in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday.

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9 July 2001 (2)

Dreams last night. Whoa. I don’t even know if I should go there. Dark in the black metal sense of the word. Deeply eerie shit. The first major dream started with a scene from The Highlander, me watching Christopher Lambert hiding out in an alley, raising a sword to his face. 680 more words

Monotheism in Egypt

Akhenaten, the first monotheist, had a belief and ritual system very close to that of his predecessors. His rule began around 1352 BC, when Egypt enjoyed a period of unprecedented prosperity. 467 more words



I knew nothing about Ancient Egypt before I visited the country — and when I did I was one of countless tourists who are shown the most impressive temples, and told about the most important pharaohs. 467 more words


Inspiration and the Psalms: Solar Imagery

The Psalms are a large and varied collection, and can provide parallels to many poetic works from the Ancient Near East. Eventually, I will post about more of them, but this post will focus on one Egyptian Hymn in particular. 1,300 more words

Old Testament