From Coffin Texts Spell 335 = Book of the Dead Spell 17 (1.10)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Cosmologies

Commentary

This spell, the most frequently copied of all major Egyptian funerary texts, equates the deceased’s passage from the tomb to daylight with the sun’s journey from night to day, a theme summarized in its title. It originated in the Coffin Texts and was subsequently incorporated in their New Kingdom descendant, the so-called Book of the Dead…

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Allen, James P., “From Coffin Texts Spell 335 = Book of the Dead Spell 17 (1.10)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_10>



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