Execration Texts
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Execration Texts
Execration Texts A set of Egyptian curse texts written on ceramic objects from the early second millennium bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Execration and Execration Texts
EXECRATION AND EXECRATION TEXTS. The formal cursing of persons deemed undesirable by the Egyptian state, and lying outside direct Egyptian control, a practice attested from the Old Kingdom into the early New Kingdom. The rite involved either figuring the individual in a terra-cotta, stone, or wooden
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Execration Texts
EXECRATION TEXTS* Certain Egyptian Middle Kingdom texts containing curses (execrations) directed against the pharaoh’s enemies. Such texts have been found on 20th- to 19th-century bc bowls from Thebes, and on 19th- to 18th-century figurines from Saqqara. The bowls or figurines, inscribed with names of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Execration Texts
EXECRATION TEXTS In modern literature denotes a special group of Egyptian documents of the Middle Kingdom (20th–18th centuries bc). The documents take the form of potsherds, or clay figurines, on which are written the names of rulers, various cities and ethnic groups, accompanied by a curse (or ‘execration’)
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Execration Texts
Execration Texts. Egyptian texts inscribed on bowls and figurines, dating mainly from the Middle Kingdom period (approximately 20th–18th cent. B.C.) and consisting of formal curses pronounced on the enemies of Egypt and on evil forces (for a sample from the Berlin texts, see ANET, 328–29). The shattering