Cram Packet: December
Death of God
Create a Chart and a set of notes to assist you.
Compare and Contrast Egypt's view of death to that of Mesopotamia and the Abrahamic religions.
Death and Resurrection
- The Dead Pharaoh Ascends to Heaven from Pyramid Texts (Ca. 2425-2300 B.C.) [At Eliade Site]
Among the oldest Egyptian religious texts. At this stage survival is for the pharoah.
- The Dead Pharaoh Becomes Osiris from Pyramid Texts [At Eliade Site]
- Osiris - the Prototype of Every Soul Who Hopes to Conquer Death Coffin Texts, I, 197 [At Eliade Site]
The Coffin Texts from the interior of coffins, belong to the Middle Kingdom (2250-1580 BCE) and indicate 'democratization' of the ancient funerary ritual - each soul now hoped to achieve a ritual assimilation to the god. [At Eliade Site]
- Man's Soul Identified with Osiris and Nature Coffin Texts 330 [At Eliade Site]
- Survival as Ba, Survival in the Tomb are Complementary [At Eliade Site]
- The Egyptian Land of Silence and Darkness [At Eliade Site]
- The Book of Ani, or the Egyptian Book of the Dead [At Upenn][Full text in E. Wallis Budge's translation.]
- Hymn to Ra, from the Book of Ani, [At this Site]
- Judgement of the Dead Book of the Dead, Chapter 25 [At WSU]
- The Egyptian Negative Confession Book of the Dead, Chapter 125 [At Eliade Site]
- Herodotus (c.490-c.425 BCE): Herodotus: Description of Mummification, from The Histories [At this Site]
With link to a CT scan of a mummy.
- WEB Walk Like an Egyptian [Website-AOL]
An odd site in some respects, but has useful summaries of topics usch as Ma'at, Ba and Ka.
- WEB Death in Ancient Egypt [At ABZU]
Includes an illustrated guide to various topics, including Ba and Ka.
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