From the “Memphite Theology” (1.15)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Cosmologies


Perhaps the most famous of all Egyptian creation accounts is preserved on a worn slab of black granite, created for erection in the temple of Ptah at Memphis during the reign of the Nubian pharaoh Shabaqo and now in the British Museum (BM 498). As its dedicatory text records, the stone was purportedly inscribed in order to preserve a much older document, probably on papyrus or l…

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Allen, James P., “From the “Memphite Theology” (1.15)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <>

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