The Tale of Sinuhe

The Tale of Sinuhe

This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.).

Author: R. B. Parkinson

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: UOM:39015080827002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940 1640 BC

The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems  1940 1640 BC

"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.).

Author:

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192839667

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

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"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket.
Categories: Poetry

Thought Couplets in the Tale of Sinuhe

Thought Couplets in the Tale of Sinuhe

Includes text of the Tale of Sinuhe in English and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Author: John Lawrence Foster

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015028786872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Includes text of the Tale of Sinuhe in English and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Notes on the Story of Sinuhe

Notes on the Story of Sinuhe

Author: Alan Henderson Gardiner

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101038152078

Category: Egyptian language

Page: 193

View: 587

Categories: Egyptian language

Gods in the Desert

Gods in the Desert

We find a similar veneration of the king , as well as the expression of deep love for Egypt itself , in The Tale of Sinuhe ( Simpson , 54-66 ) .

Author: Glenn Stanfield Holland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742562263

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 970

Explores the religious practices and traditions of ancient Middle Eastern cultures, discussing pyramids, tombs, and Egyptian temples, and describing the gods, rulers, beliefs about afterlife, and worship rituals of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine.
Categories: Religion

The Literatures of Asia Africa

The Literatures of Asia   Africa

THE TALE OF SINUHE The Story of Sinuhe was the finest and best known because of the romantic and high adventures of a man who loyally served his king .

Author: Carolina Reyes Duka

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712329577

Category: African literature

Page: 241

View: 923

Categories: African literature

Sarah wife of Abraham Fairy tale or real history

Sarah wife of Abraham  Fairy tale or real history

However, the period of military activity seems to have stopped after the year 24 since the story of Sinuhe describes peaceful relations between Egypt and ...

Author: Gerard Gertoux

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365705557

Category: History

Page: 148

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Historians as well as Bible scholars consider the biblical account about Chedorlaomer's campaign against Sodom as a pious fiction but a chronological reconstruction based on synchronisms shows that among dynasties from Sumerian lists the 3rd and last Elamite king of the Awan I dynasty was indeed Kudur-Lagamar (1990-1954). The route of Chedorlaomer shows that this king came to this region near Egypt in order to maintain control over this new land trade route. This ambitious project had to have worried Amenemhat I (1975-1946) and to block the progress of this powerful Mesopotamian king, he built the Walls of the Ruler and planned to create an Amorite rival confederation. In order to achieve his goal he proposed an alliance to Abram, who came from Shinar (Sumer), a region close to Elam, and began preparations by appointing Sarai as a bearer of offering to his personal service, then by marrying her to seal this alliance (Gn 12:19). The wedding was cancelled, but the statue remained.
Categories: History

Texte Theben Tonfragmente

Texte   Theben   Tonfragmente

1975 , 61-80 ; Parkinson , The Tale of Sinuhe , 247-272 . The examples : ( 1 ) Verse [ 63 ] mt3 jb = k r = k “ When your heart takes up the challenge ...

Author: Dieter Kessler

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447058641

Category: History

Page: 462

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Als langjahriger Ordinarius fur Agyptologie in Munchen und Generalsekretar des Internationalen Agyptologenverbands gehort Gunter Burkard zu den im deutschen Sprachraum und daruber hinaus angesehenen Vertretern seines Fachs. In der Festschrift zu seinem 65. Geburtstag widmen sich 47 Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus dem In- und Ausland in 41 Beitragen den im Titel genannten Themenbereichen, die zugleich die Schwerpunkte der Interessen des Jubilars umschreiben: da ist zum einen geographisch der thebanische Raum, und zum anderen inhaltlich Literatur und die Arbeit mit Texten, nicht nur auf Ostraka. Ein Schriftenverzeichnis Gunter Burkards rundet den Band ab.
Categories: History

A History of Egypt

A History of Egypt

The Tale of Sinuhe might be classified as historical fiction , with its references to Twelfth Dynasty court life , the Walls of the Ruler , and Sinuhe ' s ...

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774160916

Category: History

Page: 382

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No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. Rarely, however, is this nation's history presented as a comprehensive panorama, since scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras--pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern--that are rarely studied in connection to each other, despite the strong elements of continuity running through all of these periods. But here, historian Jason Thompson has written a cohesive account of Egypt's millennia-long past. In A History of Egypt, readers are offered a sure guide through the sometimes labyrinthine corridors of Egypt's past, from the mysterious predynastic kingdoms to the nation-state of the twenty-first century. The author addresses central scholarly issues such as how Egyptian history can be treated as a whole and how the west has shaped prevailing images of it, both through direct contact and through the lens of western scholarship. Drawing on current historical scholarship as well as his own research, Jason Thompson has written a remarkable work of synthesis and concision, offering students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging one-volume narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile.
Categories: History

The World in Ancient Times The ancient Egyptian world

The World in Ancient Times  The ancient Egyptian world

The story goes that Sinuhe, overhearing their message, panicked and fled Egypt. Crossing the desert, he thought he had met his end: “Thirst's attack ...

Author: OUP

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780195222449

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page:

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Categories: Civilization, Ancient

Was Ist ein Text

Was Ist ein Text

So wird gewöhnlich von der „ Erzählung des Sinuhe “ - oder ähnlich - gesprochen . ... PARKINSON , The Tale of Sinuhe , betitelt seine Übersetzungsanthologie ...

Author: Ludwig D. Morenz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110184966

Category: Religion

Page: 393

View: 317

Die Arbeit von Ägyptologen, Altorientalisten und Bibelexegeten richtet sich auf Texte, die übersetzt, kommentiert und als Quellen verwendet werden. Textproduktion und Textrezeption in diesen eng verflochtenen Kulturen scheinen mit entsprechenden Mustern unserer Welt kaum vergleichbar. Der vorliegende Band ist aus einer Tagung zu jenen Differenzen und Gemeinsamkeiten hervorgegangen und widmet sich der Frage, wodurch in den genannten Kulturen ein sprachlicher ,,Text" konstituiert wird. Er versammelt Beiträge zur Rekonstruktion kulturspezifischer Textbegriffe aus der Perspektive der beteiligten Fächer.
Categories: Religion

Peace in Ancient Egypt

Peace in Ancient Egypt

8 Sinuhe's Reintegration into Egyptian Life The word hetep does not appear with any frequency or intensity in literary sources, except in the Tale of Sinuhe ...

Author: Vanessa Davies

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004380226

Category: History

Page: 228

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In Peace in Ancient Egypt, Vanessa Davies offers a new analysis of the ancient Egyptian concept of hetep ("peace").
Categories: History

Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context

Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context

The Tale of Sinuhe Approximate Date of Composition The setting of the tale is in the mid - twentieth century B.C. , and the earliest manuscripts are from ...

Author: John H. Walton

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310365910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This book surveys within the various literary genres (cosmologies, personal archives and epics, hymns, and prayers) parallels between the Bible and Ancient Near Eastern literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Joyful in Thebes

Joyful in Thebes

A Brief History of the Sources for The Tale of Sinuhe and The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant The Tale of Sinuhe is justifiably considered to be the crown ...

Author: Kathlyn M. Cooney

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781937040413

Category: History

Page: 544

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An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.
Categories: History

Current Research in Egyptology 17

Current Research in Egyptology 17

The Tale of Sinuhe is one of the best known and most influential works in the surviving corpus of ancient Egyptian literature. Set over a period of several ...

Author: Julia Chyla

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785706011

Category: History

Page: 350

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This volume reflects the most recent state of research on ancient Egypt presented and discussed at the international conference Current Research on Egyptology XVII, May 2016. Nine papers are arranged chronologically covering the wide time span from the Predynastic till the Graeco-Roman Period, with the remaining five considering more general thematic, theoretical and cross-cultural topics. Papers re-examine the archives from early exacavations of pre-Dynastic tombs in the light of modern research; discuss various types of object from different periods; consider the roles of travelling artists and regional artistic schools styles and the mobility of ancient high-skilled craftsmen. Thematic, theoretical, and cross-cultural papers consider the relation of gods, cosmic sacredness and fertility beliefs; take a comparative approach to cultural identity extracted from narrative poetry of Greek and Egyptian origin; the inclusion of Egyptian musical elements incorporated into Greek traditions and the analysis of artifacts from the Egyptian collection of Zagreb, illustrating the range of information that essentially unprovenenced objects may have for future research.
Categories: History

EGYPTIANISMS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON AND OTHER STUDIES

EGYPTIANISMS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON AND OTHER STUDIES

As John Gee has recently observed, the Tale of Sinuhe not only presents a correct picture of the socio-political circumstances in Syria at the time of its ...

Author: Robert F. Smith

Publisher: Deep Forest Green Books

ISBN: 9781736176115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Three studies of the Book of Mormon: (1) Detailed analysis of the Egyptian characteristics of the Book of Mormon, (2) editorial markers in the Book of Mormon, and (3) a broad look at the realia of the Book of Mormon as evidences of historical authenticity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Canaanites Chronologies and Connections

Canaanites  Chronologies  and Connections

Egyptian Textual Evidence: “The Tale of Sinuhe" “The Tale of Sinuhe" is one of the primary written sources for understanding early second-millennium Canaan.

Author: Susan L. Cohen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004369856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The Middle Bronze Age (MB IIA) in Canaan set the stage for many of the cultural, political, and economic institutions in the ancient Near East. Theoretical models for the analysis of complex societies examine textual, pictorial, and archaeological evidence.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pharaoh of the Exodus Fairy tale or real history

The Pharaoh of the Exodus  Fairy tale or real history

The Tale of Sinuhe”, a fictional account composed during the reign of Senwosret I (1946-1901), indicates an increased interest in the southern Levant and ...

Author: Gerard Gertoux

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365702914

Category: History

Page: 232

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For Egyptologists as well as archaeologists, and even now Bible scholars, the answer to the question: Who was the pharaoh of the Exodus, the answer is obvious: there was nobo because the biblical story was a myth (Dever: 2003, 233). Consequently, who to believe: Moses or Egyptologists? Several scholars (Finkelstein, Dever and others) posit that the Exodus narrative may have developed from collective memories of the Hyksos expulsions of Semitic Canaanites from Egypt, possibly elaborated on to encourage resistance to the 7th century domination of Judah by Egypt. For these scholars the liberation from Egypt after the "10 plagues," as it is written in the Book of Exodus, is quite different from the historical "war of liberation against the Hyksos." What are the Egyptian documents underlying this hypothesis: none, and what is the chronology of this mysterious war: nobody knows! Consequently, who to believe: Moses or Egyptologists? This study will give the answer.
Categories: History

Cracking Codes

Cracking Codes

79 Ostracon of The Tale of Sinuhe ( pl . 28 ) EA 5629 H. 17 cm , W. 29.5 cm , D.5.2 cm 19th Dynasty Provenance unrecorded , probably Thebes Purchased from ...

Author: R. B. Parkinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222482

Category: History

Page: 208

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Napoleon's troops discovered a granitoid slab in the village of Rosetta in the western Delta in 1799. The Rosetta Stone was to become one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as an instantly recognizable icon of script and decipherment. In this exciting, beautifully illustrated work, Richard Parkinson tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers that it inspired. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone's discovery, and including a selective catalog of the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond. The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a stela inscribed with a priestly decree in honor of Ptolemy V. The main significance of the text lies not in its content, however, but in the fact that it is written in three scripts--hieroglyphic, demotic, and ancient Greek. Early Orientalists recognized immediately the potential of the Stone for the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thomas Young made great advances, especially with the demotic text, but it was Jean-Fran�ois Champollion who made the final breakthrough in 1822. In so doing he cracked much more than two Egyptian scripts: He opened up Egyptian culture as a whole to historians. Among the subjects discussed in Cracking Codes are the relationship between hieroglyphs and art, the social prestige of literacy, and the power of writing and its practical aspects (scribal equipment and training). A brief description of other decipherments is also given, drawing on examples such as Linear B and Meroitic--a language which remains to be read. A selection of the History Book Club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Quality Paperback Book Club
Categories: History