From Coffin Texts Spell 75 (1.5)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Cosmologies

Commentary

Spells 75–81 of the Coffin Texts, which identify the deceased as a manifestation (ba) of the first element of the world (Shu), are a major source for the evolutionary view of creation promulgated in Heliopolis. In at least two mss (S1C and S2C), these seven spells were treated as a single text, with the title “Spell of the ba of Shu and evolution into Shu” (CT I 314a). Spell 75, one of the most freque…

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Allen, James P., “From Coffin Texts Spell 75 (1.5)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_5>



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