The Shipwrecked Sailor (1.39)
(2,153 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Narratives

Commentary

The tale is set in a narrative frame. A high official is returning from an expedition that apparently failed in its objective, for he is despondent and fearful of the reception awaiting him at court. One of his attendants exhorts him to take courage, and as an example of how a disaster may turn into a success, tells him a marvelous adv…

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Lichtheim, Miriam, “The Shipwrecked Sailor (1.39)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_39>



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