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Author: C. J. Bleeker

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

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
Author: Niek Veldhuis

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
Author: Jacob Neusner

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)
Author: Robert Wild

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
Author: Rune Nyord

existence as opposed to taking a point of departure in modern concepts such as ‘personality’ or ‘life force’. On the one hand, this approach accords a more central status to certain groups of sources than they have had in previous discussions, but on the other it also makes it possible to draw on the

In: Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture

maintain that YHWH treats him unjustly with regard to his obedience. Rather, the re- vealed will of God is an indispensable aid to living a blameless life in relation to aggressive and provocative surroundings. When 180n these Psalms see now G. Kwakkel, 'According to My Righteousness': Upright

In: Theodicy in the World of the Bible
Author: Javier Teixidor

. In the first century B.C. Yarhibol had a shrine at Efca (ibid., p. lI4, n. 39). The preeminence given to the god by the Palmyrenes living in Dura-Europos is manifested by a dedicatory formula that conse- crated one of the temples of the town to Bel and Yarhibol. The inscription reads as follows

In: The Pantheon of Palmyra

whether or not they posed a threat to Yahwism. Mixed marriages were not only objected to for religious rea- sons, but also for ethnic reasons. During the post-exilic period, Ezra intended to maintain the identity of the Israelite people and motivated his attempt to preserve its group boundaries

In: Women in Ugarit and Israel
Author: Harco Willems

the ritual texts expressed in the second and third person singular; but it concerns a private ritual enacted by a living person for his own benefit. He performs it at home, and in secret, in the hope of acquiring benefits both in this life and in the next. Such a Sitz im Leben in a private cult is

In: Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture