Eisenbrauns has just announced a new book in the Writings from the Ancient World series by SBL, Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt. This series provides ancient texts in romanized transliteration along with an English translation and brief study. Here is a description of the texts in this volume:
The Ramesside period in Egypt (ca. 1290-1070 B.C.E.) corresponds to the late Bronze Age, a time of great change both in Egypt and the Near East. Viewed as an age of empire, dominated by the figure of Ramesses II, this period witnessed crucial developments in art, language, and religious display. Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt offers insights into these cultural transformations through the voices of thirty-one priests, artisans, civic officials, and governmental administrators who served under the kings of the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. Forty-six biographical texts, which were inscribed in tombs, on statues and stelae in temples, and even on temple walls, give details of their careers and character.
Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt
Writings from the Ancient World Society of Biblical Literature – WAWSBL
by Elizabeth Frood
Society of Biblical Literature – SBL, 2007
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