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Coffin Text 261 (2.9)
(506 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Mortuary Inscriptions; Coffin Texts


This spell provides the longest Egyptian theological discussion of Heka, eldest son of the creator and embodiment of the deity’s ineluctable generative and destructive power (heka), conventionally termed “magic.” By direct identification with Heka, the deceased controls the underlying force of the universe and gains command over the gods themselves.

Coffin Text 261 (2.9)


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Ritner, Robert K., “Coffin Text 261 (2.9)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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