Adoration of the Ram: five hymns to Amun-Re from Hibis by David Klotz

By David Klotz

Hibis Temple, tucked away within the distant Khargeh Oasis, includes the longest huge hymns to Amun-Re ever carved in hieroglyphs. those spiritual texts, inscribed in the course of the reign of Darius I, drew upon a wide number of New nation assets, and later they served as assets for the Graeco-Roman hymns at Esna Temple. As such, the hymns to Amun-Re from Hibis are excellently fitted to learning Egyptian theology throughout the Persian interval, at the eve of the intended "new theology" created via the Graeco-Roman priesthood. This new examine, the 1st large remark at the 5 liturgically attached hymns, good points new translations with certain 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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Berlin 3056, II,1) writes imy. w by itself was understood as singular by the Hibis scribes. ” As the text describes the solar deity, this epithet should not be understood as a reference to Amun as the source of the Nile (Ba 4), but instead as a rather clever statement concerning his primevalness. While all creator gods (beginning with Atum) come forth initially from the primordial waters (Nun), here we have an image of a cosmic bull anterior to Nun. ” Nonetheless, in this Hibis hymn one expects more cosmic epithets, rather than local epithets.

466 (32d); from a handcopy made in situ. 79 Zivie, Le Temple de Deir Chelouit III, No. 148, 8. , 7). Many gods receive the epithet “ejaculating bull (kA sTj/wsn)” or “ejaculating ram” (bA sTj), cf. Goyon, BIFAO 65 (1967): 136, n. 234. 80 Another possible parallel is Junker and Winter, Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Philä, p. ” Unfortunately, the section is damaged and this restoration is not entirely certain. 81 Barguet, La Stèle de la Famine, p. 19, n. 6; for bovine associations of Hapi, see Bonneau, La Crue du Nil, pp.

In this sense, it is through Amun’s manifestation of πνευμα (= Ba of Shu) that the Royal Ka is passed from generation to generation, and thus Shu is truly “the bearer of the Royal Ka” or the Royal Ka himself. ”  SEVENTH BA Illustration: Lion-headed, has hooves instead of feet.

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