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  1. Amenemope: Pharaoh Amenemope was the son of Psusennes I. Amenemope/Amenemopet's birth name or nomen translates as "Amun in the Opet Festival." He served as a junior co-regent at the end of his father's final years according to the evidence from a mummy bandage fragment. All surviving versions of his Manetho's Epitome state that Amenemope enjoyed a reign of 9 years. Both Psusennes I and Amenemope's royal tombs were discovered intact by the French Egyptologist Pierre Montet in his excavation at Tanis in 1940 and were filled with significant treasures including gold funerary masks, coffins and numerous other items of precious jewelry. Montet opened Amenemope's tomb in April 1940, just a month before the German invasion of France and the Low Countries in World War II. Thereafter, all excavation work abruptly ceased until the end of the war. Montet resumed his excavation work at Tanis in 1946 and later published his findings in 1958.
  2. Amenemope the son of Kanakht is the ostensible author of the Instruction of Amenemope, an Egyptian wisdom text written in the Ramesside Period. He is portrayed as a scribe and sage who lived in Egypt during the 20th Dynasty of the New Kingdom and resided in Akhmim, the capital of the ninth nome of Upper Egypt. His discourses are presented in the traditional form of instructions from father to son on how to live a good and moral life, but they are explicitly organized into 30 numbered chapters. Although once thought to be unique, they are now seen to share common themes with the wisdom literature of other ancient Near Eastern cultures including Babylonia and Israel, most notably the biblical books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Sirach.
    • also known as 阿门内莫普

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Google previewA Survey of the Old Testament (2009)

by Andrew E. Hill, John H. Walton

The Schoyen Collection MS 2788, Oslo and London The Instruction of Amenemope is an Egyptian wisdom composition that Proverbs A SURVEY OF THE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (2005)

by Kathryn A. Bard

Another striking point of contact between Egypt and southwest Asiais thatthe Instructionof Amenemope served as asource for the ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Egyptian (2007)


Amenemope, rt. 7:4, Wb II 157, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Black Studies (2004)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

Thus, the names of ancient African philosophers such as Ptahhotep, Imhotep, Akhenaten, Amenemhat, Amenemope, Duauf, and Amenhotep, son of Hapu, have been heard in the classrooms of America's most prestigious universities because ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1986)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren

For a critical comparison with Amenemope, ...

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Wooden Coffin, Amun Amenemope

Painted wooden coffin of the priest of Amun Amenemope from Thebes. Late 21st dynasty, around 900 BC.

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