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Egypt Cont. and Hell

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Winter

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February 8 12 Late Emergence of an Egyptian Hell from the New Kingdom eranarrates passage ofBook of Gatesthe deceased to the underworld Tuat after judgment before OsirisMust pass through a series of 12 gates with guardian goddesses th In the 8 region the fireserpent burns up the bodies and souls of wrongdoersBook of AmTuatdescribes and depicts the deceased pharaohs 12 hour night journey with Ra in cosmic battle with Apep demon of darkness and disorder a snake below the horizonKhet serpentAlso contains scenes of torments with 5 firepits and a serpent breathing fire burning up bodies and souls and in another pit the wrongdoers are hung upside down and hacked to pieces If there are equal rewardsnot fair to people who lived their lives in a good mannerEgyptian hell features destruction rather than eternal punishments Death as a THEODICY problem and a SOCIAL CONTROL problem Postmortem punishment and rewards Societies become more complexneed for another layer of
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