Coffin Text 157 (1.19)
(635 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Cosmologies


This spell for “Knowing the Souls of Pe” (with its descendant Book of the Dead 112) provides a theological explanation for the Egyptian pork taboo, a prohibition never uniformly accepted (Darby et al. 1977:171–209; Miller 1990). The conclusion to the companion Coffin Text spell 158 is instructive: “Not to be said while eating pork.” No le…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Coffin Text 157 (1.19)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>

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