E–book (Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur)


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  • Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur
  • Jan Assmann
  • English
  • 15 December 2020
  • 9780674587397

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Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur Read ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Standing at the very foundation of monotheism and so of Western culture Moses is a figure not of history but of memory As such he is the uintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this work the study of historical memory a study in this case of the ways in which factual and fictional events and characters are stored in religious beliefs and transformed in their philosophical justification literary reinterpretation philological restitution or falsification and psychoanal. There are a number of interesting perspectives on the MosesExodus myth Its generally fictional nature lack of confirmation in archaeology and Egyptian and other bronze age historical records The Bible Unearthed Archaeology s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts The seemingly connected invention of monotheistic religion by Akhenaten whose reign was roughly contemporaneous with Rabbinical dates for Moses Freuent historicalnarrative connections between MosesAkhenaten and some sort of epidemic illness or plague The expulsion of the Hyksos believed by Josephus and many modern historians to be the historical event whose garbledpoliticized memory became the Exodus story The strange ancient counter narratives of Exodus One example is that recorded by Manetho recounted in Against Apion in which Moses was a renegade Egyptian priest named Osarseph seemingly a mashup of Osiris and Joseph who became the leader of an army of lepers These lepers took over Egypt for a time but were later expelled and established Jerusalem It s a thought provoking story in part due to the odd connections between Moses and leprosy in the Pentateuch ie Moses turning his hand white with leprosy as a magical sign Exodus 45 7 or Miriam becoming leprous when she criticizes Moses Numbers 12 Connections between Egypt and Israelite religion eg circumcision and the pork taboo deriving from Egyptian customs as described in Herodotus Book II Or the Egyptian embalmingfunerals of Jacob and Joseph which end the book of Genesis Genesis 50 Freud s appreciation of the connection between Akhenaten and Moses and his weird theory of two Moseses one of whom was murdered Moses and MonotheismIf you re unfamiliar with these perspectives and have an interest in the subject you may find Moses the Egyptian uite stimulating Personally I was already familiar with much of the material and found the book to be too long and leisurely for my taste It also spends a lot of time discussing issues in the history of European Egyptology that don t directly pertain to the Moses topic The most interesting new concept I picked up from Assmann is normative inversion The concept arises in response to an obvious uestion that always bothered me If Moses was raised as a Egyptian or was an Egyptian priest Joseph certainly married into an Egyptian priestly family of On Heliopolis Genesis 4145 why is the religion of the Pentateuch and 99% of the Hebrew Bible so hostile or indifferent to the idea of an afterlife when the afterlife was the overwhelmingly dominant idea of Egyptian religion The normative inversion explanation is that Mosaic religion was intentionally drafted as a counter religion making an explicit point of rejecting inverting Egyptian pieties like the afterlife idols sacred animals and so forth Apparently normative inversion was first systematically deployed as an explanation of Mosaic law by Maimonides although the basic principle had been noticed by figures like Tacitus and Manetho It s very interesting and sheds light on a lot of mysteries about the Pentateuch Another interesting tangent I ran across through reading this book was the papyri of the proto Judaic mercenaries on Elephantine an island of the Nile in upper Egypt Writing around 400BC these Jews were polytheistic and had their own temple on Elephantine Indeed they even write to the high priest in Jerusalem soliciting support to rebuild their temple after it s destroyed by Egyptian religious zealots That s an extremely odd reuest because the book of Deuteronomy explicitly forbids the building of worship sites outside of Jerusalem and promulgation of the book of Deuteronomy is supposed to date back to King Josiah circa 600 BC or perhaps to Ezra 480 440 BC after returning from the Babylonian exile The upshot is that there were passover practicing proto Jews in Egypt in 400 BC who d it seems never heard of the Torah and never mention it In fact none of the proto Jews mentioned in the papyri bear the name of any person from the Torah or ever mention any person from the Torah And yet the Torah was supposedly written by Moses 800 years before Following up I was surprised to learn that there are zero references to any Hebrew written scriptures prior to the time of the Septuagint circa 300 200 BC That s very odd and has led a number of scholars eg Niels Peter Lemche Philippe Wajdenbaum Russell Gmirkin and Thomas L Thompson to assert that the Torah was actually written very late in the Hellenic Period Apparently Gmirkin Berossus and Genesis Manetho and Exodus Hellenistic Histories and the Date of the Pentateuch argues that the Torah and the Septuagint were composed at the same time by Jews associated with the library of Alexandria That s an intriguing idea Pre Christian Jews like Philo and Josephus considered the Septuagint eual to the Hebrew text and only prioritized the Hebrew after the Septuagint was adopted by Christianity And the large Jewish population of ancient Alexandria is well known What better place to compile a book of ancient HebrewSemitic stories than the greatest text repository of the ancient world

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Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur Read ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ytic demystificationTo account for the complexities of the foundational event through which monotheism was established Moses the Egyptian goes back to the short lived monotheistic revolution of the Egyptian king Akhenaten 1360 1340 BCE Assmann traces the monotheism of Moses to this source then shows how his followers denied the Egyptians any part in the origin of their beliefs and condemned them as polytheistic idolaters Thus began the cycle in which every counter religion by establishing itself as truth denounced all other. WEE WOO WEE WOO MOSAIC DISTINCTION ALERT

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Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur Read ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF S as false Assmann reconstructs this cycle as a pattern of historical abuse and tracks its permutations from ancient sources including the Bible through Renaissance debates over the basis of religion to Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism One of the great Egyptologists of our time and an exceptional scholar of history and literature Assmann is uniuely euipped for this undertaking an exemplary case study of the vicissitudes of historical memory that is also a compelling lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and belief. The book is full of interesting tidbits regarding history and culture whether Akhenaten s failed monotheism examples of how Judaism constructed itself as a counter religion to Egyptian practice and Moses meaning child in Egyptian I was a little lost on the Freudian thesis not having read Freud but I gleaned that he postulated two Moseses one from Egypt who was killed by the people and one who was a native Israelite to fit in with his own theories of societal Oedipal activities I read this as part of my project to read one book from every aisle of Olin Library at Cornell a fuller reaction is here


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    E–book (Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur) Summary Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur A masterpiece that everyone should read who has an interest in religion violence psychoanalysis politics philosophy especially German Idealism the Enlightenment the Counter Enlightenment intellectual history translation studies cultural memory the hermetic tradition political theology It will change the way you see a lot of things The book is not without weaknesses His theses have been contested and he deals with some of the criticism in t

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    E–book (Moses der Ägypter Entzifferung einer Gedächtnisspur) Assman is a brilliant writer and scholar in my highly unualified opinion You probably won't be able to read for long periods of time; his deeply voluminous data may overwhelm but you will finish this book There are 56 pages of footnotes and index so it is not really 288 pages He explains the differences in separationtranslation; in rejectionsilence; in pantheism panentheism polytheism and cosmotheism; in immanencetransc

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