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Egyptian Religion
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Religion of the ancient Egyptians. A complex system of intertwined beliefs and ideas concerning the gods, magic, and the afterlife. Since the civilization itself flourished for nearly 3,000 years, Egyptian religion underwent many changes and developments.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Egypt, Religion of
Egypt, Religion of Religion of the ancient Egyptians. A complex system of intertwined beliefs and ideas concerning the gods, magic, and the afterlife. Since the civilization itself flourished for nearly 3,000 years, Egyptian religion underwent many changes and developments.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Egyptian Religion
EGYPTIAN RELIGION. The religion of ancient Egypt may be viewed in terms of the following categories:A. PolytheismB. Communal RitualC. Divine RevelationD. Personal PietyE. Myth and SacramentF. EthicsG. AfterlifeH. Anthropology of “The Soul”A. PolytheismThough there have been repeated attempts
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Religions of the Biblical World: Egypt
Religions of the Biblical World: Egypt This article is concerned with the religion of Egypt from earliest known times until the beginning of the Christian era. I. Introduction II. SourcesA. Literary1. Pyramid and Coffin Texts2. The Book of the DeadB. Nonliterary1. Funerary Items2. Paintings
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)
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Egypt
EGYPTI. Origins of ChristianityII. LiturgyIII. Archaeology. Ancient Egypt, in N-E Africa, extended along the Nile valley as far as the first cataract (Philae/Aswan), including part of the Libyan and Arabian deserts. The pharaohs of the middle kingdom, the Ptolemys and the Roman emperors pushed its
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
E. Religion
E. ReligionAncient Egyptian religion was polytheistic. Every aspect of life, and death, was associated with one or more deities. There were gods and goddesses for natural phenomena, including the sun, the moon, the earth, and the sky. Another set of deities was associated with life experiences, such