5 Holy Books That Predate The Bible

The Funerary mask of king Amenemope of the 21st dynasty of Egypt in the Cairo Museum

The Funerary mask of king Amenemope of the 21st dynasty of Egypt in the Cairo Museum, Credits: Wikimedia

Institution of Amenemope

This particular Egyptian work is believed to have close ties with the Book of Proverbs and was written sometime between 1300-1075 BC – a few centuries after The Book of the Dead. Unfortunately, very little of the work from that period has survived and to date, there aren’t any coherent translations available.

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