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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 among the such a lot interesting rulers of old Egypt. His extraordinary visual appeal and his preoccupation with worshiping the solar disc Aten have influenced educational dialogue and controversy for greater than a century. regardless of the varied books and articles approximately this enigmatic determine, many questions on Akhenaten and the Atenism faith stay unanswered.

In Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, James ok. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten used to be no longer, as is frequently stated, a thorough advocating a brand new faith, yet quite a primitivist: that's, person who reaches again to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's suggestion was once the previous state (2650-2400 B.C.E.), while the sun-god Re/Atum governed because the unequalled head of the Egyptian pantheon. Hoffmeier reveals that Akhenaten was once a real convert to the worship of Aten, the only writer God, in line with the Pharoah's personal testimony of a theophany, a divine come across that introduced his monotheistic spiritual odyssey. The publication additionally explores the Atenist religion's attainable dating to Israel's faith, supplying an in depth comparability of the hymn to the Aten to Psalm 104, which has been pointed out via students as inspired through the Egyptian hymn.

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

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