Instruction of Amenemope
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Instruction of Amenemope
Amenemope, Instruction of A 12th-century bc text of Egyptian Wisdom literature that contains guidance from a father to a son. It is frequently studied for its relationship with Prov 22:17–24:22.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amenemope, Instruction Of
Amenemope, Instruction ofAn Egyptian didactic text dated to the late 12th century b.c.e. The only complete copy is preserved on a 6th-century papyrus. Framed as the words of Amenemope to his youngest son, these instructions for well-being and proper conduct are divided into a prologue and 30 numbered
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amenemope, Instruction of (Writing)
AMENEMOPE [äˊmĕn ĕmˊō pē], INSTRUCTION OF.†. The collected teachings of Amenemope (also rendered Amen-em-opet) son of Ka-nakht, a minor official and member of Egyptian wisdom circles. Although its anthological nature (typical of much wisdom literature) makes possible a date within the range ca.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AMENEMOPE, INSTRUCTION OF ah´men-em´oh-pi. Although the several manuscripts preserving this piece of Egyptian wisdom literature are from a later date, it was likely composed in the Nineteenth to Twentieth Dynasties (ca. 1305–1080 bce). The instructions, set up as if a father were teaching his son, bring