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John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ancient Egyptians were the first culture that we know of systematically to correlate an afterlife with good and evil actions in this world. Far from being obsessed with death, the Egyptians were ... More


Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more ... More


Introduction

Rabbi Selden

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The main subject of this book is the cultural influence of rabbinic and especially talmudic scholarship on some early modern British poets and intellectuals, as mediated principally by Selden, the ... More


Scientific American Poetry: Rae Armantrout, Jackson Mac Low, and Robert Duncan

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how four poets made use, or may have done so, of specific articles from Scientific American, a magazine that deliberately set out to provide the public with sufficient ... More


Abydos: The Sacred Land

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Abydos became the capital of the eighth Upper Egyptian nome during the Old Kingdom and also became the administrative seat of Upper Egypt from the Fifth Dynasty onward. The tombs at Umm al-Ga’ab were ... More


The Cult and Necropolis of the Sacred Ram at Mendes

Susan Redford and Donald B. Redford

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the dawn of Egyptian history, the roster of numina worshiped in the territory of the sixteenth township of Lower Egypt has always featured ram and fish at the head. Together the two animals ... More


Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Mark Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

Osiris, god of the dead, was one of the most important deities in ancient Egypt. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates to the fifth dynasty (c.2494–2345 BC). He continued to be ... More


Interpretation

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Almost every Egyptologist has their opinion when it comes to the structures of the Akhenaten and the colossi in particular. In order to identify and establish colossi, there are different exercises ... More


Remarks on the Architecture of the <i>Lichthof</i> in TT 223, Karakhamun

Dieter Eigner

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the architecture of the Lichthof in the tomb of Karakhamun and its symbolic meaning. The term “Lichthof” refers to a sunken courtyard below surface level in the Late Period ... More


Philae: The Pearl of Egypt

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

With its grand monuments mirrored in the waters of the Nile, the island of Philae, by the southern edge of the First Cataract not far from Aswan, is one of the most enchanting places in Egypt. In the ... More


New Rulers, New Beliefs? Osiris and the Dead during the Transition from the Late Period to the Ptolemaic Period

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter investigates two questions. First, did the establishment of the Ptolemaic dynasty have an impact on Egyptian ideas about the afterlife, and second, did it have an impact on the way in ... More


The Isis Effect: How Joyce and Lawrence Revitalize Christianity through Foreignization

Martin Brick

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As traditional religious authority was challenged by scientific discoveries and the rationalism of the Victorian era, many modernist authors responded with literature that appeared to further ... More


The Deified Culture Bringers

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter further explores Diodorus’s Euhemerism through the gods, or culture bringers, who dominate the first six books of the Bibliotheke and are legitimized by his inclusion of mythology. He ... More


The Egyptian Religion: The Religion of Mystery

Jon Stewart

in Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198829492
eISBN:
9780191868030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829492.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel refers to the Egyptians’ belief system as “The Religion of Mystery” or, with an alternative translation, “The Religion of the Enigma.” With this designation he intends to emphasize the hidden ... More


Introduction

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Introduction outlines the main topics that are discussed in the book, giving a short summary of the contents of each individual chapter. It also considers why Osiris was such an important deity ... More


Unreading the Pyramid Texts. So Who is Osiris?

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter investigates the earliest evidence for the god Osiris in royal and non-royal sources of the Old Kingdom and explores how these conceptualize the relationship between him and the ... More


Democratizing the Afterlife? Aspects of the Osirian Afterlife during the Transition from the Late Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter challenges the theory of the democratization of the afterlife, according to which privileges that were restricted to royalty in the Old Kingdom, like association with Osiris, were ... More


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