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Author Sederholm, Val Hinckley, 1963-

Title Papyrus British Museum 10808 and its cultural and religious setting / by Val Hinckley Sederholm
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 244 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations
Series Probleme der Ägyptologie, 0169-9601 ; v. 24
Probleme der Ägyptologie ; 24. Bd
Contents Preface -- Compararive Interlinear Transcription : Sederholm, Crum, Osing -- Osing's Egyptian Transliteration and German Translation (with selections from Crum and Volten) -- Phrase-by-Phrase Old Coptic Transcription, Egyptian Transliteration, and English Translation -- Egyptian Transliteration and English Translation with Running Commentary -- Annotated Commentary -- The Ram -- The Enemy of Osiris -- ṯmś.w : The Red Tally of Fate -- The rn m}' -- Works Cited -- Author and Subject Index -- Index of Comparisons of Words -- Index of Selected Passages
Summary "In nine chapters of transcription, translation, and commentary, Sederholm considers such features as taboo, secrecy, and the efficacy of magical words and names
"This volume presents a new reading of a Proto-Coptic magical text
"Val H. Sederholm reveals a coherent and distinctive text that contributes to the illumination of Egyptian thought in the Graeco-Roman period just before the great shutdown of the ancient temple learning."
He also discusses the destructive nature of the stars and the role of Fate in the bloody slaughter of divine enemies within the text."
Papyrus British Museum EA 10808 features a unique spell for a victim of divine wrath composed in the liturgical language of ancient Egypt but in Greek script with a few Demotic signs."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232) and indexes
Notes Old Coptic text in Egyptian transliteration with English and German translations; commentary in English
Print version record
Subject British Library. Manuscript. Papyrus 10808.
Incantations, Egyptian.
Egypt -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Osing, Jürgen. Spätägyptische Papyrus BM 10808
British Library. Manuscript. Papyrus 10808.
ISBN 1281396664
9047407350 (electronic bk.)
9789047407355 (electronic bk.)