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TUBAJEFF, "Zwei Hymnen an Thoth," Z.A.S. 33, 1895. NUMEN, Suppl. XXVI 1 2 INTRODUCTION significance. Still there is reason to wonder whether Hathor and Thoth are not more characteristic of the living, Egyptian piety. The sun-god Re is praised in many hymns, but it is only in the famous hymn of Pharao

In: Hathor and Thoth

the living. '8 Human life, according to these phrases, is more than a mere biological existence: it is always life in society; hence the importance of being able to conduct oneself 'like a prince'. The implication of social superiority only confirms the observation that such statements come from an

In: Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel

continued to have an impact. The dead were included in the community of the living. This continuing communion with the earlier generations was manifested and, in a sense, realized through the cult of the ancestors. To fully appreciate the nature of the society constituted by the family, an analysis of the

In: Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel

Israelite state religion was designed to become the religion of the entire nation . It was to serve as a force of national cohesion fostering a spirit of community and loyalty to the house of the king. The transformation of the time-honoured forms of religious life did not happen overnight. For a long time

In: Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel

individuals may have suffered, the expatriate community as a whole seems to have recovered and continued life much as before. The more fortunate nobles kept their estates and still enjoyed local esteem;60 and since the villages and small towns of western Anato- lia were in general ethnically constituted

In: A History of Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrianism under Macedonian and Roman Rule

concept ‘religion’ in this context turns out to be puzzling. Is there something like a ‘realm of religion’ in ancient Mesopotamian society? There is no institution, no domain of society, no separate province of reality that is mainly or exclusively concerned with superhuman beings, with questions of life

In: Religion, Literature, and Scholarship: The Sumerian Composition Nanše and the Birds

motivates its actions, whether with God or with man. The personal discipline of atonement through repentance on the Day of Atonement and a life of virtue and Torah-learning on the rest of the days of the year-these form the foundations of the Isra- elite society, shaped by God's presence. In that

In: The Social Teachings of Rabbinic Judaism (3 vols)

insights from philosopher and cultural historian Michel De Certeau, 59 who is interested in the idea of the city as a locus of everyday life and the people who are actively engaged in the continuous production of living space. The views of Samuels and De Certeau with respect to ‘landscape authorship’ are

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In: The Saqqara Necropolis through the New Kingdom

observations on Nile water that we have. The expanding number of intellectuals who investigated this phenomenon and other related Egyptological concerns were undoubtedly motivated in no small measure by an increasing general curiosity about Egypt and its ways, a curiosity strongly felt within Graeco

In: Water in the Cultic Worship of Isis and Sarapis

continuously, the god's image on earth (ibid., 99) or its "living divine ka" (Silverman, this volume) , we can see that the processional arrival of both disc and pharaoh in the city is designed to graphically enact this dictum, and make it literally part of the life of the city (O'Connor 1989a). It has also

In: Ancient Egyptian Kingship