Ancient History

Download e-book for iPad: Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism by James K. Hoffmeier

By James K. Hoffmeier

ISBN-10: 0199792089

ISBN-13: 9780199792085

Pharaoh Akhenaten, who reigned for seventeen years within the fourteenth century B.C.E, is likely one of the such a lot interesting rulers of historic Egypt. His ordinary visual appeal and his preoccupation with worshiping the solar disc Aten have motivated educational dialogue and controversy for greater than a century. regardless of the varied books and articles approximately this enigmatic determine, many questions about Akhenaten and the Atenism faith stay unanswered.

In Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, James ok. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten used to be now not, as is frequently stated, a thorough advocating a brand new faith, yet quite a primitivist: that's, one that reaches again to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's idea was once the outdated country (2650-2400 B.C.E.), while the sun-god Re/Atum governed because the unmatched head of the Egyptian pantheon. Hoffmeier unearths that Akhenaten used to be a real convert to the worship of Aten, the only author God, in response to the Pharoah's personal testimony of a theophany, a divine come upon that introduced his monotheistic spiritual odyssey. The ebook additionally explores the Atenist religion's attainable courting to Israel's faith, supplying an in depth comparability of the hymn to the Aten to Psalm 104, which has been pointed out by way of students as encouraged by means of the Egyptian hymn.

Through a cautious analyzing of key texts, artistic endeavors, and archaeological reports, Hoffmeier offers compelling new insights right into a faith that predated Moses and Hebrew monotheism, the influence of Atenism on Egyptian faith and politics, and the aftermath of Akhenaten's reign.

Show description

Read Online or Download Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism PDF

Best ancient history books

Download e-book for kindle: Religion in the Roman Empire (Blackwell Ancient Religions) by James B. Rives

This e-book offers a fascinating, systematic creation to faith within the Roman empire. Covers either mainstream Graeco-Roman faith and neighborhood non secular traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterised spiritual existence as a complete attracts on quite a lot of fundamental fabric, either textual and visible, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments bargains perception into the spiritual global during which modern rabbinic Judaism and Christianity either had their foundation

Get Glas in der Antike: So verbreitete sich Glas um das PDF

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, observe: 2,0, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Glas ist im Alltag zu einem unersetzbaren Gegenstand geworden. Ob Geschirr, Beleuchtung, Schmuck, Haushaltsgeräte oder Dekoration – Glas ist ein robustes, langlebiges, schadstofffreies und schön anzusehendes fabric.

Download e-book for kindle: Early Christian Historiography: Narratives of Retribution by G. W. Trompf

First released in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Download e-book for iPad: Das Vermächtnis der Besatzung: Deutsch-griechische by Kateřina Králová

Die Okkupation Griechenlands durch die Deutsche Wehrmacht beeinflusst bis heute das deutsch-griechische Verhältnis. Kateřina Králová nimmt die bilaterale Beziehungsgeschichte in den Blick. Ihr Buch bietet grundlegendes Wissen für eine sachliche Diskussion fernab aller Klischees. Ein gemeinsames deutsch-griechisches Erinnern an die Besatzungszeit gibt es (noch) nicht.

Extra resources for Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Example text

Download PDF sample

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism by James K. Hoffmeier

by Jason

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 33 votes