Book of the Dead 125 (2.12)
(3,461 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Mortuary Inscriptions; The Book of the Dead

Commentary

The most famous of all Book of the Dead chapters, Spell 125 contains the celebrated protestation of innocence by the deceased before an underworld tribunal of forty-two gods, corresponding to the like-numbered nomes, or provinces, of Egypt. The duality of the “Two Truths” also reflects geographical, not ethical, considerat…

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Ritner, Robert K., “Book of the Dead 125 (2.12)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_12>



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