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Egyptian Literature
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Reviews the diverse body of literature produced in Egypt from the mid-third millennium bc until the early years of the Roman Empire. The hymns, prayers, instructions, dialogues, and tales that make up this collection reveal the social, theological, and individual concerns of the Egyptian people through the various dynasties.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Egyptian Literature
Egyptian Literature Reviews the diverse body of literature produced in Egypt from the mid-third millennium bc until the early years of the Roman Empire. The hymns, prayers, instructions, dialogues, and tales that make up this collection reveal the social, theological, and individual concerns of the Egyptian
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Egyptian Literature
EGYPTIAN LITERATURE. Writers in ancient Egypt produced a great quantity of texts that can be considered as “literature” in the sense that they partake in a tradition and were not composed simply to meet immediate needs of communication and finance. This entry consists of four articles. The first provides
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Egypt
Egypt ee’jipt. A country in the NE corner of Africa, including the Nile delta and valley, with their flanking deserts. In antiquity, it extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the first cataract of the Nile (to the second cataract in modern times). In the Table of Nations, Egypt (Heb. miṣrayim H5213)
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
1. Egyptian Literature
1. Egyptian LiteratureWhat we have of Egypt’s ancient love songs come, primarily and interestingly, from one particular era: the Ramessides of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties (c.1300–1150 bc). This is not to say that Egypt had no love songs before the Ramessides, but only that we possess nothing
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PEASANT, PROTESTS OF THE ELOQUENT
PEASANT, PROTESTS OF THE ELOQUENT. This Middle Kingdom Egyptian text tells of a Job-like farmer who, robbed of his goods, loudly and repeatedly proclaims his misfortune is undeserved. Hearing of his poetic eloquence and eager to be entertained by it, Pharaoh sets up a situation similar to the debates