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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Looking for Book of Gates Reply with quote

Hey everybody, I am looking for suggestions on which publication of the Book of Gates to buy. I don't know if there are different translations, or if the translation differences make a big difference or not. I read a brief summation, it seemed like, of the 12 hours of the Book of Gates. I read it online, it feels like there is much to be desired, it numbered about 15 pages, I am trying to find something more rooted as this can hardly be taken too seriously. Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scientific issue is by Erik Hornung :

Das Buch von den Pforten des Jenseits - Nach den Versionen des Neuen Reiches. - V 1: Text, XII, 410 p. - V 2: Übersetzung und Kommentar, 317 p., fig., 12 pls. - Genève : Éditions de Belles-Lettres, 1979 & 1984. - [Aegyptiaca Helvetica 7 & 8].

The English version :

The Egyptian Book of Gates. - Einsiedeln : Daimon Verlag, 2014. - 475 p. - ISBN : 978-3952388051.



Better suited, accessible and affordable to the interested layman and from the same author :

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. - Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 1999. - 224 p. - ISBN : 978-0801485152.

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Underworld - Books of the Amduat & Gates, Caverns, Earth & Related Texts. - London : Karnak House, 2000. - 240 p. - ISBN : 978-1872596051.

The last two are translated from German original. I know and have this German version and can only recommend. They are also used as a study book on universities around the world, as far as I know.

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz, I can't seem to find a copy of the Book of Gates by Einsiedeln. Do you know where I can buy it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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