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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 likely one of the such a lot exciting rulers of old Egypt. His peculiar visual appeal and his preoccupation with worshiping the solar disc Aten have prompted educational dialogue and controversy for greater than a century. regardless of the various 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 okay. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten was once now not, as is usually stated, a thorough advocating a brand new faith, yet fairly a primitivist: that's, person who reaches again to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's thought was once the outdated state (2650-2400 B.C.E.), while the sun-god Re/Atum governed because the unequalled head of the Egyptian pantheon.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 real author God, in line with the Pharoah's personal testimony of a theophany, a divine stumble upon that introduced his monotheistic non secular odyssey. The booklet additionally explores the Atenist religion's attainable dating to Israel's faith, providing a detailed comparability of the hymn to the Aten to Psalm 104, which has been pointed out by means of students as stimulated through the Egyptian hymn.

Through a cautious studying of key texts, works of art, and archaeological reports, Hoffmeier presents compelling new insights right into a faith that predated Moses and Hebrew monotheism, the impression of Atenism on Egyptian faith and politics, and the aftermath of Akhenaten's reign.

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