Pyramid Texts 213 and 219 (2.8)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Mortuary Inscriptions; Pyramid Texts

Commentary

First carved in the Fifth Dynasty tomb of Unas (ca. 2350 BCE), the collection of 759 spells known as the “Pyramid Texts” was originally restricted to royal use, appearing in varying numbers in the pyramids of nine kings and queens of the Sixth to Eighth Dynasties. The texts stress the divinity and immortality of the monarch, a…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Pyramid Texts 213 and 219 (2.8)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 25 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_8>



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