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The Complaints of Khakheperrē-sonb (1.44)
(2,307 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; “Prophecy”


The work was composed during the Middle Kingdom and has been preserved on a writing tablet from the 18th Dynasty. This tablet, no. 5645 in the BM, is the single surviving copy. The author is a priest of Heliopolis and his name contains the pronomen of Sesostris II who ruled during the 12th Dynasty.

Unlike other compositions pertaining to the genre of speculative wisdom literature — “The Eloque…

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Shupak, Nili, “The Complaints of Khakheperrē-sonb (1.44)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>

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