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Akhenaten: Religious Revolutionary

Here is a list of articles and historical research pertaining to Akhenaten and his transformation of Egyptian religion.

Akhenaten religion Aten
  • This article give a good overview of who Akhenaten was
  • Talks about the importance of Aten, which Akhenaten centered his religion around
  • Breaks down the Hymn of Aten
Akhenaten and Moses - Biblical Archaeology Society
  • A good article about the possible influence of Akhenaten, founder of Egyptian monotheistic worship of Aten on Moses
  • Fairly recent, written last year 2015
  • Written by Emeritus professor of anthropology Brian Fagan
The Great Hymn to the Aten

The Great Hymn to the Aten, by Pharaoh Akhenaten. This hymn was written by Akhenaten for Aten with whom Atenism was devoted. In it he forbade the worship of other gods and this was a huge departure for the time.

Atenism & Early Judaism

This scholarly article gives insight into the similarities shared between Atenism and early Judaism. One of the striking similarities between the two religions was the Great Hymn and Psalms 104 indicating that perhaps Judaism used elements from Atenism in its early development.

A HYMN TO ATEN WHEN HE RISES ON THE HORIZON AND WHEN HE SETS

This Hymn was written to Aten in praise of his greatness. While there are not a lot of first hand accounts of the religion during ancient Egypt what we are left with is are the original Hymns in praise of Aten.

Amarna Art

This is a link to some of the art that was done during the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten. This art is important because this is what tells us about the life and time during his reign and also gives a glimpse into what the religion was all about.