Akhenaten: The Heretic King. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. xxvi, , The American Historical Review, Volume. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Akhenaten, the heretic king. [Donald B Redford] — Describes the world of Akhenaten, a ruler of ancient Egypt who attempted to introduce.

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Until Akhenaten’s mummy is positively identified, such theories remain speculative. Nicholas Reeves and other Egyptologists contend that Smenkhkare was the same person as Neferneferuatenwho ruled together with Akhenaten as coregent for the final one or two years of Akhenaten’s reign.

Retrieved 15 December In time, Akhenaten turned akhenatwn focus and beliefs to another deity called Aten. This letter shows that Kig paid close attention to the affairs of his vassals in Canaan and Syria.

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But my brother [i. The monotheism of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament had its akhenayen separate development — one that began more thr half a millennium after the pharaoh’s death. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Akhenaten commanded Aziru to come to Egypt and proceeded to detain him there for at least one year. Similarly, although it is accepted that Akhenaten himself died in Year 17 of his reign, the question of whether Smenkhkare became co-regent perhaps two or three years earlier or enjoyed a brief independent reign is unclear.

Redford’s writing is also thought-provoking at times.

In my brother’s country gold is as plentiful as dust. Retrieved June 23, Return to Book Page. Wikiquote has quotations related to: I will give you too, along with the statues, much additional gold and [other] goods beyond thf. Curse of the pharaohs Exhibitions.

This only caused an absence of priests and he soon came to ban those that remained. Josephine Lavigne rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Skip to content Skip to main menu Menu. At another, he describes Akhenaten as “no intellectual heavyweight”. This would account for the untimely death of Akhenaten, his abnormal endocrine body shape on sculptures and can also explain Akhenaten’s religious conviction due to this type of epilepsy’s association with intense spiritual visions and religiosity.


This scholarly study, based as it is on recent archaeological research, much of it conducted by the author, dispells much of the mythology by clearly distinguishing between what we know, what we may plausibly hypothesize and what is entirely unsupported by evidence. Thames and Hudson, Ltd. The New Capital Amarna was erected in B.

This continued to outrage the people of Egypt and left the population uneasy and angry. In the end, Akhenaten was forced to release Aziru back to his homeland when the Hittites advanced southwards into Amkithereby threatening Egypt’s series of Asiatic vassal states, including Amurru.

Akhenaten the Heretic Pharaoh

People were portrayed as they were. If you don’t know who Akhenaten is, well, you probably don’t care about this book one way or the other. Open Preview See a Problem? The idea of Akhenaten as the pioneer of a monotheistic religion that later became Judaism has been considered by various scholars.

Any day that I hear the greetings of my brother, that day I make a festive occasion After his death, his monuments were dismantled and hidden, his statues were destroyed, and his name excluded from the king lists. The American University in Cairo Press. Such scenes included him kissing his daughters and sitting with his wife in a family oriented manner. The Gempaaten consisted of a series of buildings, including a palace and a structure called the Hwt Benben named after the Benben stone which was dedicated to Queen Nefertiti.

Akhenaten, on the other hand, was depicted as being at equal level with his surroundings that showed him in inappropriate scenes. May 03, Megaera rated it it was amazing.


Akhenaten: The Heretic King

Don’t have an account? Art The art during the Amarna period had made a colossal change. This is thought to be part of an attempt by Horemheb to delete all trace of Atenism and the pharaohs associated with it from the historical record.

Slavery after Rome, — You yourself know that the king does not fail when he rages against all of Canaan. Kadesh The two of you take food and strong drink together.

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Finally, Akhenaten, Neferneferuaten, Smenkhkare, Tutankhamun, and Ay were excised from the official lists of pharaohs, which instead reported that Amenhotep III was immediately succeeded by Horemheb. Precursor of Mosiac monotheism or Egyptian anomaly?

Redford includes the research and the opinions of his colleagues in Egyptology, as well. He was all but lost from history until the discovery during the 19th century of the site of Akhetaten, the city he built and designed for the worship of Aten, at Amarna.

Family tree of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Did you not write to the king, my lord saying, “I am your servant like all the previous mayors [i.

Not only were the streets [of Akhetaten] filled with the pharaoh’s soldiers; it seems the population now had to contend with the danger of malicious informers. Mac Marland rated it really liked it Dec 09, Archived from the original on February 18, Because the god Aten was referred to as “the mother and hereyic of all humankind” it has been suggested that Akhenaten was made to look androgynous in artwork as a symbol of the androgyny of the god.