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Hatshepsut’s Appointment As Crown Prince And The Egyptian Background To Isaiah 9:5

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The majority of scholars seem to support the idea of an Egyptian connection, including the authors of a number of standard commentaries on Isaiah. It is the aim of this study to review these issues in light of an ancient Egyptian text that has not received full consideration in the debate. An enthronement oracle in which the god in Egypt Amun, proclaims who the new king is to be, but with an announcement of his identity made by the reigning king from or in the palace to the courtiers and the people is not dealt here. The major obstacle to the possibility of seeing Egyptian influence on the theology of kingship in Jerusalem that one frequently encounters in the writing of Biblical commentators is the belief in the concept of a relationship of physical sonship between the deity and king in Egypt.

Keywords: Amun; Biblical; crown prince; deity; Egyptian background; Hatshepsut; Isaiah 9:5; Jerusalem; king; sonship



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