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Nancy Crawley GPS 10/19/10 Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun and Psalm 104 “Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun and Psalm 104 are stories written in the past from two different perspectives of cultures, Egyptian and Hebrew. Though they both may appear to share some comparisons and contrasts with each other, each poem has its’ own interesting background and some of the literary terms being used help the author’s get their ideas across to the readers. Through each of the two different types of religious backgrounds, it is apparent how the different aspects, beliefs, and ideas can affect the types of literature that is being persuaded toward their readers. The background and cultures of both these stories are in such great detail that they are very interesting to read on and learn more about. “Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun,” is an Egyptian writing that occurred during the 18 th dynasty, which was being ruled by the Pharaoh Akhenaten himself. In the reading it stated how the Pharaoh Akhenaten had ruled over the land of Egypt for about seventeen years. As it seemed, literature was not an important piece of culture back during this time, so it was surprising that the ruler had actually taking the time to write a piece of writing that is now shared with us today. At this time during their culture, their religion was polytheistic versus being monotheistic. Since they were polytheistic, they believed in many gods versus just one god. Akhenaten, the pharaoh, wanted this to change during his time of rule so that he could change the way the people saw things in the near future. He went as far as scratching off all carvings of other gods names on inscriptions throughout the land (Akhenaten ll. 82).
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course GPS 220 taught by Professor Ms.mitchell during the Fall '10 term at Wingate.

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