By James K. Hoffmeier
In Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, James ok. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten was once no longer, as is usually acknowledged, an intensive advocating a brand new faith, yet quite a primitivist: that's, one that reaches again to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's notion used to be the outdated nation (2650-2400 B.C.E.), while the sun-god Re/Atum governed because the unmatched head of the Egyptian pantheon.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 author God, in response to the Pharoah's personal testimony of a theophany, a divine come upon that introduced his monotheistic spiritual odyssey. The e-book 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 through students as stimulated via the Egyptian hymn.
Through a cautious analyzing of key texts, artistic endeavors, and archaeological experiences, Hoffmeier offers 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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