By James K. Hoffmeier
In Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, James okay. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten was once now not, as is usually stated, an intensive advocating a brand new faith, yet relatively a primitivist: that's, person who reaches again to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's idea used to be the outdated country (2650-2400 B.C.E.), while the sun-god Re/Atum governed because the unmatched head of the Egyptian pantheon. Hoffmeier reveals that Akhenaten was once a real convert to the worship of Aten, the only real writer God, in accordance with the Pharoah's personal testimony of a theophany, a divine stumble upon that introduced his monotheistic spiritual odyssey. The ebook additionally explores the Atenist religion's attainable dating to Israel's faith, delivering an in depth comparability of the hymn to the Aten to Psalm 104, which has been pointed out through students as encouraged through the Egyptian hymn.
Through a cautious analyzing of key texts, artistic endeavors, and archaeological reviews, Hoffmeier presents compelling new insights right into a faith that predated Moses and Hebrew monotheism, the influence of Atenism on Egyptian faith and politics, and the aftermath of Akhenaten's reign.
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