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Title: Das Opferritual des agyptischen Neuen Reiches: Band I: Texte. Band II: Ubersetzung und Kommentar
Author: Tacke, Nikolaus
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2013
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789042927278
Volumes: 2; Pages: 780
List Price in Cloth: $162.00 Our price: $138.99
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The PhD thesis from FU Berlin (in German; with a preface by Jan Assmann and an English summary) provides the first complete edition of "The Offering Ritual of the Egyptian New Kingdom", formerly known as "Ritual for Amenhotep I". The ritual's liturgy covers the daily offering of food to Amun-Re in Karnak and comprises 51 spells for the daily cult and 17 additional spells for certain religious festivals. Part I contains a full synopsis of the liturgical texts in hieroglyphic transcription, based on a new reconstruction of the two separate Papyri Cairo CGC 58030 and Turin CGT 54041, Papyrus Chester Beatty IX, the texts of respective scene sequences in the temples of Karnak, Abydos and Medinet Habu, as well as ca 400 other textual sources from all periods of Egypt's religious history. Part II consists of a full translation, commentary and ciritical apparatus of the Egyptian texts, together with an in-depth analysis of the ritual, covering its theological, historical and practical aspects, and placing it into the context of other rituals and religious structures of Ancient Egyptian religion. In that sense, the book does not only fill a long-due desideratum in Egyptology but also provides new insights relevant for audiences in the fields of theology and history of religions.