The Book of the Dead, Volume I: The Chapters of Coming Forth By Day or The Theban Recension of The Book of the Dead

1st Edition

E. A. Wallis Budge

Routledge
Published January 12, 2018
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9781138554047 - CAT# Y380362
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

E. A. Wallis translated and transcribed this work. The Book of the Dead is the name given by the ancient Egyptian funeral text 'The Book of Coming '[or 'Going']' Forth By Day'.

The book details the Egyptian view of the afterlife. Included are spells, hymns and instructions for the dead to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. This papyrus scroll was placed in the coffin of the deceased. The Book of the Dead was first thought to be a Bible but is it not a religious work. It is an instruction manual for the recently departed.

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