The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      The first, complete English translation of the ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books The ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books, important compositions that decorated the New Kingdom royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, present humanity's oldest surviving attempts to provide a scientific map of the unseen realms beyond the visible cosmos and contain imagery and annotations that represent ancient Egyptian speculation (essentially philosophical and theological) about the events of the solar journey through the twelve hours of the night. The Netherworld Books describe one of the central mysteries of Egyptian religious belief—the union of the solar god Re with the underworldly god Osiris—and provide information on aspects of Egyptian theology and cosmography not present in the now more widely read Book of the Dead. Numerous illustrations provide overview images and individual scenes from each Netherworld Book, emphasizing the unity of text and image within the compositions. The major texts translated include the Book of Adoring Re in the West (the Litany of Re), the Book of the Hidden Chamber (Amduat), the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns, the Books of the Creation of the Solar Disk, and the Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity. Features: Accessible presentations of the main concepts of the Netherworld Books and the chief features of each text Notes and commentary address major theological themes within the texts as well as lexicographic and/or grammatical issues An overview of later uses of these compositions during the first millennium BCE
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780884142768. 9781628371277. 9780884140450.
    • Accession Number:
      1010578752
    • Accession Number:
      1917743
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    • ABNT:
      JOHN COLEMAN DARNELL; COLLEEN MANASSA DARNELL. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018. ISBN 9780884142768. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743. Acesso em: 31 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      John Coleman Darnell, Colleen Manassa Darnell. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. SBL Press; 2018. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743
    • APA:
      John Coleman Darnell, & Colleen Manassa Darnell. (2018). The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. SBL Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      John Coleman Darnell, and Colleen Manassa Darnell. 2018. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. Writings From the Ancient World. Atlanta: SBL Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743.
    • Harvard:
      John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Manassa Darnell (2018) The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. Atlanta: SBL Press (Writings From the Ancient World). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743 (Accessed: 31 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      John Coleman Darnell & Colleen Manassa Darnell 2018, The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books, Writings From the Ancient World, SBL Press, Atlanta, viewed 31 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      John Coleman Darnell, and Colleen Manassa Darnell. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. SBL Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      John Coleman Darnell, and Colleen Manassa Darnell. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books. Writings From the Ancient World. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      John Coleman Darnell, Colleen Manassa Darnell. The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books [Internet]. Atlanta: SBL Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 31]. (Writings From the Ancient World). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1917743