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King Lists (1.37)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Historiography


King–lists of various types abound in ancient Egyptian sources. Technically, a collection of three or more names is a “group” and a true king–list arranges names in proper historical order and provides the length of reign. Following this definition, the only Egyptian source that meets these requirements is the Turin Canon, and it is not fully preserved. Nevertheless, the term king–list has been applied to a wider variety o…

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Hoffmeier, James K., “King Lists (1.37)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <>

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