[b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant (Iron Age Exemplar Found ?)

Walter R. Mattfeld mattfeld12 at charter.net
Thu Jul 15 19:47:49 EDT 2004

Dear Tony,

Here's a quote illustrating that "some" individuals thought pharaoh was a
"god" in a clay tablet letter written in Akkadian (Babylonian) to Pharaoh
Akhenaten by one of his vassals :

"Say to the king, my lord, my GOD, my Sun, the breath of my life: Thus
Zimreddi, the mayor of Sidon. I fall at the feet of my lord, GOD, Sun,
breath of my lfe,...7 times 7 times." (p. 230. EA 144. "Zimreddi of Sidon."
William L. Moran. _The Amarna Letters_. Baltimore. John Hopkins University
Press. 1987)

Regards, Walter
Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld y de la Torre, M.A. Ed.
mattfeld12 at charter.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Costa" <tmcos at rogers.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant (Iron Age Exemplar Found ?)

> Walter, you make the assertion in your article of "Pharaoh being reckoned
> a god". Was the Pharaoh seen as a god? Most current Egyptologists dispute
> this concept. What is your source for this? Thank you.
> Tony Costa

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