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

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Jul 16 05:50:18 EDT 2004

On 16/07/2004 00:47, Walter R. Mattfeld wrote:

>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)
Akhenaten was hardly a typical Pharaoh, certainly from a religious 
perspective. He may have claimed divine titles, but that certainly does 
not prove that other Pharaohs did.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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