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作者 Diamond Reed, Kelly-Anne
書名 Ancient Egyptian funerary ritual: The term h&dotbelow;3i
國際標準書號 9780549118947
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說明 269 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-07, Section: A, page: 2917
Adviser: Leo Depuydt
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brown University, 2007
The research carried out for this dissertation deals with the ancient Egyptian word h&dotbelow;3i, which encompasses the idea of "revivify" or "rejuvenate." This topic materialized through a study of "mourning words." In an attempt to assemble the references for "mourning a deceased individual," I discovered that the word h&dotbelow;3i had been mistranslated. Actually, this term had an association with jubilant behavior
My methodology entailed collecting all of the available sources that referenced the word h&dotbelow;3i and then studying the examples according to the following divisions: genre of sources, participants in h&dotbelow;3i, location and time of h&dotbelow;3i, and significance of the A 28 gesture associated with h&dotbelow;3i
The ritual of h&dotbelow;3i encompasses numerous steps connected to the magical act of physical and spiritual transformation, namely, assembling, protecting, and resurrecting the corpse. The ritual involved such actions as dancing, singing, and clapping, even though it always appears in a funerary context. The earliest clear vestige is found in the Fourth Dynasty tomb of Debehni at Giza. I suspect that the original form of the h&dotbelow;3i ceremony dates back to prehistoric times, although we do not have direct evidence indicating as much. Predynastic female figurines, with upraised arms, suggest the practice of a comparable rite of rejuvenation. According to ancient Egyptian religious belief, a person needed to have his body intact in order to prosper in the Hereafter
It was necessary to help the deceased in becoming a spirit; it did not happen automatically. The rite of h&dotbelow;3i was a prerequisite in the resurrection process which magically enabled the deceased to reach the Hereafter. In redefining the word h&dotbelow;3i, I have discovered new information that contributes to our knowledge and understanding of ancient Egyptian burial rites and practices. The ceremony of h&dotbelow;3i was jubilant in character and celebrated the prospects of the deceased in the Afterlife
School code: 0024
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-07A
主題 Language, Ancient
Religion, History of
History, Ancient
Alt Author Brown University
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