The Legend of Astarte and the Tribute of the Sea (1.23)
(1,146 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Other Myths

Commentary

The tattered remains of a once magnificent manuscript, the “Astarte Papyrus” nevertheless provides tantalizing evidence of Egyptian traditions regarding the Asiatic goddess who had been adopted into cult and mythology by the beginning of the New Kingdom. While this legend has been shown to have an indigenous Egyptian setting, it is yet par…

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Ritner, Robert K., “The Legend of Astarte and the Tribute of the Sea (1.23)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_23>



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