In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Ancient Egypt Resources

The following resources pertain to the subjects of ancient Egypt (and/or elements of modern Egypt that are relevant to Egyptology). These are just some of the sources I’ve used to study this subject. This list is in no way exhaustive and I will continue to update it as necessary. At the same time, the opinions expressed in these sources do not necessarily represent my own.

Ancient Egypt

Alford, A. F. (2004). The midnight sun: The death and rebirth of God in ancient Egypt. Walsall, UK: Eridu Books.

Allen, J. P. (2010). Middle Egyptian: An introduction to the language and culture of hieroglyphs. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Almond, J., & Seddon, K. (2004). Egyptian Paganism for beginners. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn.

Andrews, C. (1994). Amulets of ancient Egypt. Great Britain: The Bath Press.

Asante, M. K., & Mazama, A. [Eds]. (2009). Encyclopedia of African religion, volume 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Assman, J. (2001a). Death and salvation in ancient Egypt. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Paperbacks.

Assman, J. (2001b). The search for God in ancient Egypt. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Paperbacks.

Assman, J. (2003). The mind of Egypt: History and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Assman, J. (2008). Of God and Gods: Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Assman, J. (2010). The price of monotheism. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Assman, J., & Frankfurter, D. (2004). Egypt. In Johnston, S. I. [Ed.], Ancient religions (pp. 155–164). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Baines, J. D. (1991). Religion in ancient Egypt: Gods, myths and personal practice. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

Bell, M., & Quie, S. (2010). Ancient Egyptian civilization. New York, NY: Rosen Publishing Group.

Betro, M. C. (1996).  Hieroglyphics: The writings of ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Abbeville Press.

Betz, H. D. (1986). The Greek magical papyri in translation, including the Demotic spells, volume 1. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Bierbrier, M. L. (2008). Historical dictionary of ancient Egypt. Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press.

Bonnefoy, Y., & Doniger, W. [Eds.] (1992). Greek and Egyptian mythologies. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Booth, C. (2005). The Hyksos period in Egypt. Buckinghamshire, UK: Shire Publications.

Booth, C. (2007). The ancient Egyptians for dummies. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Brewer, D. J., & Teeter, E. (1999). Egypt and the Egyptians. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Budge, E. A. W. (1904a). The Gods of the Egyptians: Or, studies in Egyptian mythology, volume 1. London, UK: Methuen & Company, LTD.

Budge, E. A. W. (1904b). The Gods of the Egyptians: Or, studies in Egyptian mythology, volume 2. London, UK: Methuen & Company, LTD.

Budge, E. A. W. (1934). From fetish to God in ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Dover.

Budge, E. A. W. (1971). Egyptian magic. New York, NY: Dover.

Bunson, M. (2002). Encyclopedia of ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.

Butzer, K. W. (1984). Long-term Nile flood variation and political discontinuities in Pharaonic Egypt. In Clark, J. D., & Brandt, S. A. [Eds.], From hunters to farmers: The causes and consequences of food production in Africa (pp. 102-112). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Caldecott, M. (2000). Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun. Bath, UK: Mushroom Publishing.

Carus, P. (1901). Anubis, Seth and Christ. Open Court, 15, 65–97.

Collins, R. O., & Burns, J. M. (2007). A history of sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Cori, P. (2009). Where pharaohs dwell: One mystic’s journey through the gates of immortality. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Cott, J. (1995). Isis and Osiris. New York, NY: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Cowie, S. D., & Johnson, T. (2002). The mummy in fact, fiction and film. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

David, A. R. (1998a). The ancient Egyptians: Beliefs & practices. Portland, Oregon: Sussex Academic Press.

David, A. R. (1998b). The handbook to life in ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Dunand, F., & Zivie-Coche, C. (2004). Gods and men in Egypt: 3000 BCE to 396 CE. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Ellis, R. (2004). Eden in Egypt. Chesire, UK: Edfu.

Fossum, J., & Glazer, B. (1994). Seth in the magical texts. Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 100, 86—92.

Fowden, G. (1986). The Egyptian Hermes: A historical approach to the late pagan mind. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Frankfort, H. (1948). Ancient Egyptian religion: An interpretation. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Frankfurter, D. (1998). Religion in Roman Egypt: Assimilation and resistance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Frankfurter, D. (2010). Religion in society: Graeco-Roman. In Lloyd, A. B. [Ed]., A companion to ancient Egypt. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Gabriel, R. A. (2002). Gods of our fathers: The memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Gabriel, R. A. (2005). Jesus the Egyptian: The origins of Christianity and the psychology of Christ. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.

Godley, A. D. (2011). Herodotus with an English translation. Charleston, SC: BiblioBazaar.

Gordon, A. H., & Schwabe, C. W. (2004). The quick and the dead: Biomedical theory in ancient Egypt. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

Gmirkin, R. E. (2006). Berrosus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Hellenistic histories and the date of the Pentateuch. New York, NY: T & T Clark.

Gray, C. (Director). (2009). Out of Egypt [Television series]. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Channel.

Gray, L. [Ed.] (2009). The new cultural atlas of Egypt. Tarrytown, NY: Brown Reference Group.

Green, A. R. W. G. (2003). The storm-God in the ancient Near East. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

Green, L. (2005). Seth. In Littleton, C. S. [Ed.], Gods, Goddesses and mythology (pp. 1279–1284). Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corporation.

Hornung, E., & Lorton, D. (1999). Akhenaten and the religion of light. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Paperbacks.

Hunt, P. (2007). Rosetta Stone: The key to Egyptian History. Ten discoveries that rewrote history.  New York, NY: Plume.

Kemp, B. J. (1995). How religious were the ancient Egyptians? Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 5(1), 25–54.

Kipfer, B. A. (2000). Encyclopedic dictionary of archaeology. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Kjeilen, T. (2013). Naqada. LookLex Encyclopedia website, April 25, 2013, (accessed April 25, 2013).

Klijn, A. F. J. (1977). Seth in Jewish, Christian and Gnostic literature. Netherlands: E. J. Brill.

Lesko, B. S. (1999). The great Goddesses of Egypt. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Levai, J. (2008). Anat for Nephthys: A possible substitution in the documents of the Ramesside period. In Ross, M. [Ed.], From the banks of the Euphrates: Studies in honor of Alice Louise Slotsky (pp. 135-144). Warshaw, IN: Eisenbrauns.

Lothian, A. (1997). The mighty sons of Re. In The way to eternity: Egyptian myth and mankind. London: Duncan Baird Publishers.

Loy, J. (1998). Egyptian hieroglyphic dictionary, May 16, 2013, (accessed May 16, 2013).

Meinardus, O. F. A. (1999). Two thousand years of Coptic Christianity. New York, NY: The American University in Cairo Press.

Mercatante, A. S. (1978). Who’s who in Egyptian mythology? New York, NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.

Mertz, B. (2008). Red land, black land: Daily life in ancient Egypt (second edition). New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Millmore, M. (2007). Imagining Egypt: A living portrait of the time of the Pharaohs, volume 3. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.

Mojsov, B. (2005). Osiris: Death and afterlife of a God. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Monaghan, P. (2011). Goddesses in world culture, volume 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Najovits, S. (2003). Egypt, trunk of the tree: Vol. I: The contexts. New York, NY: Algora Publishing.

Naydler, J. (1996). Temple of the cosmos: The ancient Egyptian experience of the sacred. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International.

Ocansey, J. (2002). The roots of our faith: Ancient Egypt and the Bible. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.

Parsons, M. (2013). Egypt: Priests in ancient Egypt, a feature Tour Egypt story. Tour Egypt website, (accessed March 12, 2013).

Payne, E. A. (1964). The pharaohs of ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Random House.

Pinch, G. (2002). Egyptian mythology: A guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and traditions of ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Plutarch (1970). De Iside de Osiride. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales.

Redford, D. B. (1993). Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in ancient times. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Reidy, R. J. (2010). Eternal Egypt: Ancient rituals for the modern world. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.

Remler, P. (2010). Egyptian mythology, A to Z [third edition]. New York, NY: Chelsea House.

Rice, M. (2003). Egypt’s making: The origins of ancient Egypt, 5000—2000 BC. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Roth, A. M. (2011). Objects, animals, humans, and hybrids: The evolution of early Egyptian representations of the divine. In Craig, D. [Ed.], Dawn of Egyptian art (pp. 194–202). New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Ruiz, A. (2001). The spirit of ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Algora Publishing.

Sauneron, S., & Lorton, D. (2000). The priests of ancient Egypt. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Scott, J. (1995). Isis and Osiris: Exploring the Goddess myth. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Shaw, I. (2003). Exploring ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Siuda, T. L. (1997). Nephthys. Encyclopedia Mythica website, January 16, 2004,  (accessed May 13, 2013).

Smith, W. S. (1998). The art and architecture of ancient Egypt (third edition). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Spence, L. (1990) Ancient Egyptian myths and legends. Mineola, NY: Dover.

Sproul, B. C. (1979). Primal myths: Creation myths around the world. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Szpakowska, K. (2010). Religion in society: Pharaonic. In Lloyd, A. B. [Ed.], A companion to ancient Egypt, pp. 507–525. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Taylor, J. H. (2001). Death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Taylor, J. H. (2010). Journey through the afterlife: The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. London, UK: British Museum Press.

te Velde, H. (1977). Seth, God of confusion: A study of His role in Egyptian mythology and religion. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill.

Teeter, E. (2011). Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Tvedt, T. (2004). The river Nile in the age of the British: Political ecology and the quest for economic power. New York, NY: I. B. Tauris.

Van Henten, J. W., & Abusch, R. S. (1996). The depiction of the Jews as Typhonians and Josephus’ strategy of refutation in Contra Apionem. In Feldman, L. H., & Levison, J. R., Josephus’ Contra Apionem: Studies in its character and context with a Latin concordance to the portion missing in Greek (pp. 271-309). New York, NY: Brill.

Webb, D. (1996). The seven faces of darkness: Practical Typhonian magic. Smithsville, TX: Runa Raven.

Wepwawet Wiki. (2011). Apep. Wepwawet Wiki website, December 10, 2011, (accessed May 1, 2013).

Wilkinson, T. A. H. (1999). Early dynastic Egypt. New York, NY: Routledge.

Willis, R. G. (1993). World mythology. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company.

Wilson, J. A. (1951). The culture of ancient Egypt. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Winters, K. (2003). Voices of ancient Egypt. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

Woods, M., & Woods, M. B. (2000). Ancient agriculture: From foraging to farming. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company.

Zahran, M. A., & Willis, A. A. J. (2009). The vegetation of Egypt. New York, NY: Springer.


8 responses to “Ancient Egypt Resources

  1. Louise Pare-Lobinske July 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Hello. I’m glad you discovered my blog, because that way I got to discover yours. I invoke Seth every time I do Daily Rite, but I know very little about Him because most of the sources I have are biased against Him. Can you recommend the best single source of information about Seth from this list? Thanks in advance.

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