Apophis: On the Origin, Name, and Nature of an Ancient Egyptian Anti‐God*

  title={Apophis: On the Origin, Name, and Nature of an Ancient Egyptian Anti‐God*},
  author={Ludwig d. Morenz},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={201 - 205}
Apophis is an impressive supernatural figure. This anti-god and enemy of order surely deserves to be studied in a monograph.1 Here, however, I offer a brief study of only some of his attributes. Apophis is not attested in written or pictorial sources of the Old Kingdom. Does this reflect the absence of the concept of Apophis, or is this an accident of transmission or intended restriction caused by decorum? His first appearance dates to the Period of Regions (PoR),2 where he is mentioned in the… Expand
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        The Transcription of the Royal 34 To translate the language of Yahweh was seen as one of the most important prophetic tasks of Moses
          ff. 21 The construction is equivalent to nfr hr