In your name of Sarcophagus: The “name formula” in the Pyramid texts

Show simple item record Hellum, Jennifer en 2018-10-07T22:02:18Z en 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 0065-9991 en
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dc.description.abstract The “name formula” (“…in your name of…”) in Egyptian religious literature is quite common and is found from the Fourth Dynasty to the Thirtieth Dynasty. A consistent feature in the formula is the application of paronomasia. In this context and in the context of religious literature generally, paronomasia is used as a means of aligning one’s self with the divine. Other features of the “name formula,” such as its essentially binary structure and the types of names given, also work to promote this divine connection. In fact, all of these features together are important enough to the application of the “name formula” that they seem, indeed, to be the reason for its use, rather than the actual meaning of the names themselves. This study examines the use of names in the Pyramid Texts through a study of nicknames, paronomasia, and the latent divine power inherent in naming in a religious context. en
dc.publisher American Research Center in Egypt en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt en
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dc.title In your name of Sarcophagus: The “name formula” in the Pyramid texts en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.5913/jarce.51.2015.a012 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 235 en
pubs.volume 51 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 242 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 538165 en Arts en Humanities en Classics & Ancient History en
dc.identifier.eissn 2330-1880 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-04-05 en

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