Two Hymns to the Sun–God (1.27)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Hymns

Commentary

In the course of the 18th Dynasty, the rise to prominence of Amun of Thebes resulted in his assimilation to the supreme god, the sun–god Re. Furthermore, the conceptual dominance of sun worship had turned the sun–god into the all–embracing creator–god who manifested himself in many forms and under many names. Thus he absorbed Amun and Horus, an…

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Lichtheim, Miriam, “Two Hymns to the Sun–God (1.27)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 March 2017



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