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Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun”. Egyptian religion extremely varied from one time period to another. Cult of sun-worship spanning most of Egyptian history. You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens. Oh living Aten who creates life. When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your. Written on the outside of the tomb of a deceased chief minister for the great king, Akhenaten, the hymn “Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun” was.

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The God was the answer of all questions. The source of the Hymn is hieroglyphics and the text of Psalm is Hebrew – so grammatical similarity is not something I can comment on.

Akhenaten’s Poem Of Praise To The Sun

But on close yhe of two English translations of the Hymn to the sun, the sequence of ideas is not as many as 6 but closer to 4. Akhenaten claimed in his poem that he was the akheaten one who could understand the Sun God and practice his principles. Personally, I doubt there is any dependency given the human tendency to reflect on primal actions of sleep and waking, on sea and land, mediated by the diurnal cycle of darkness and light.

Comment by ylfsylfs — May 29, 6: All eyes see you before them For you are the Aten of the day, over all the earth.

The theological and philosophical ideas and images of the hymn is an example of the thinking behind the intellectuals that existed during the Amarna period. This Hymn leaves a question that no one can truly answer. Smith has commented that “Despite enduring support for the comparison of the two texts, enthusiasm for even indirect influence has been tempered in recent decades.

Great Hymn to Aten. The ideas are expressed in sequence as follows. akhenatwn

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Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun

Men and women were created by the God and he allowed them to live and have generations. This hymn deals with things that are new and glorious, but if one were to change the setting to a revelation, it would deal with death and destruction. The hymn-poem provides a glimpse of the religious artistry of the Amarna period expressed in multiple forms encompassing literature, new temples, and in the building of a whole new city at the site of present-day Amarna as the capital of Egypt.

In Henry Hall contended that the pharaoh was the “first example of the scientific mind.

Great Hymn to the Aten – Wikipedia

Akhenaten states in lines 89 and 90 “You make Hapy, the Nile, stream through the underworld, and bring him, with whatever fullness you will, Akhenaten 41 He attempted to change the religious beliefs and ceremonies of Egypt during his reign.

As pharaoh he broke with tradition and tried to get his people to believe in only one god. The last stanza is all about praise to Aten because to Akhenaten their is no other god. Akhenaten is a new kingdom pharaoh. He created fear among people. Newer Post Older Post Home. University of Michigan Press. Notify me of new comments via email.

Composed in the middle of the 14th century BC, it is attributed to the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Akhenatenwho radically changed traditional forms of Egyptian religion by replacing them with Atenism. To anyone that is religious they should find this hymn to be well worth their time and effort, and even akhhenaten many who read it are not, each and everyone who does, should still be impressed with this ancient work of literature.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. The land of Egypt, the foreign lands of Tthe and Nubia too – You put every man in his place and fulfil his needs; Each one with his sustenance and the days of his life counted, Their language is different, And they look different; Their complexions are different, For you have distinguished the nations. akyenaten


The respect paid to the gods would also be transferred onto him as he is their representative in getting into the good graces of their god, similar to how people back then placed their prayers and wishes upon priests to deliver them to God. Aten is the sun god and Akhenaten walks the reader through his belief of what his god does. The people of the world are in your hand Just as you have created them.

To them he was the giver and provider of not only their lives, but also all life on earth. You have made the sky afar off So when you rise you can see all you have made. You are commenting using your WordPress. The interconnectness of man and nature can be seen in this work through the ways life is presented.

The entirety of mankind can see his glory through the akhneaten of the sun and see the goodness he brings to them and their lives. Although his wish never happened, the ideas that influenced this hymn has impacted future written pieces strong enough that traces are found in the Psalm Since only he knew his father’s mind and will, Akhenaten alone could interpret that will for all mankind with true teaching coming only from him.

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This religious monotheism that Akhenaten pursued was the necessary mean for him to conduct his political and social agendas.