From Coffin Texts Spell 76 (1.6)
(952 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Cosmologies

Commentary

This text continues the tale of Shu’s birth by describing how the structure of the world-space and its contents derive from the initial creation of the atmosphere. It also contains one of the first references to the four negative qualities of the primordial waters, later developed by the theologians of Hermopolis into a cosmogony of four divine couples, the Ogdoad.

From Coffin Texts Spell 76 (1.6)

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Allen, James P., “From Coffin Texts Spell 76 (1.6)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_6>



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