The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage: The Admonitions of Ipuwer (1.42)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; “Prophecy”

Commentary

The “Admonitions” was composed during the First Intermediate period (c.a. 2000 bce) or the late Middle Kingdom.1 The text is preserved on Papyrus Leiden 344, dating to the 18th or 19th Dynasty (1580–1200 bce).

The original composition contained a narrative frame which has been lost, and which established the setting of the utterances of the sage as a council at the ro…

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Shupak, Nili, “The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage: The Admonitions of Ipuwer (1.42)”, 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_1_42>



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