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Definition of the noun akhenaten

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  1. early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)


Who is Akhenaten?

Akhenaten known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods.


  1. Akhenaten a.k.a. Akhenaton is a fictional character from the 2007 film La Reine Soleil.
  2. Akhenaten is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Based on the real life Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, circa 1351-1334 BC, the character first appeared in the Incredible Hulk #457, and was created by writer Peter David and artist David Brewer.


  1. "Akhenaten" is a book by Cyril Aldred.
    • also known as "Akhenaten: King of Egypt"
    • genre: Biography
    • subjects: Middle East, Egypt, History, World
  2. "Akhenaten" is a book by Dorothy Porter.
  3. "Akhenaten" a.k.a. "Akhenaten: Son of the Sun" is a novel written by Moyra Caldecott in 1986. It was first published in 1986 as The Son of the Sun in hardback by Alison & Busby, UK.


  1. "Akhenaten" is a composition.
  2. "Akhenaten" is a musical album of Nat Birchall.
    • released on (6 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Akhenaten

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Google previewGods of Our Fathers (2002)

The Memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity by Richard A. Gabriel

Akhenaten is a figure of history whose teachings were later expunged from Egyptian history, reducing him in the Egyptian...

Google previewHeaven on Earth (2011)

The Varieties of the Millennial Experience by Richard Landes

For both the lowest motivations of popular culture, and the highest concerns of historical analysis, Akhenaten is a superstar. One historian called him, “history's first individual.”24 ANOMALIES Despite the relative richness of the historical record ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

AKHENATEN Neferkheperure Akhenaten (ca.1380–1334 BCE) was the second, ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

Akhenaten is credited by many as being the first monotheist and, indeed, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Other prominent and well- known pha- raohs from this period include Hatshupsut, Thutmose III, and Akhenaten.

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenophis/Amenhotep IV [1352—1336 BC]) moved the capital from Thebes to the virgin site of Tell el-Amarna and named it “Akhetaten” ( “Horizon of the Sun Disk”). The religion and iconography of the Amarna period are ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2012)

by George D. Chryssides

Other Essene groups, such as Reginald Therrien's Essenes of Arkashea, gave the Essenes a pedigree dating back to Pharaoh Akhenaten (1354 BCE). Some have claimed that clandestine Essene communities survived and were only recently ...

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Small photo of Queen Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife (or chief consort/wife) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was the mother-in-law and probable stepmother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.Small photo of EGYPT - CIRCA 1995: A stamp printed by Egypt, shows Statue of Akhenaten, circa 1995Small photo of Sun Worship, Akhenaten AtenSmall photo of EGYPT - CIRCA 1998: Queen Nefertiti (1370-1330 BC) on 5 Piastres 1998 Banknote from Egypt. Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.Small photo of GERMANY - CIRCA 2013: a stamp printed in the Germany shows Bust of Queen Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, Treasures of German Museums, circa 2013Small photo of CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 21, 2015: A stamp printed by Egypt shows the Queen Nefertiti wife of Egyptian Pharaoh AkhenatenSmall photo of CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 21, 2015: A stamp printed by Egypt shows the Queen Nefertiti wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten More...

Scrabble value of A1K5H4E1N1A1T1E1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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