This chapter, written for Zeev Herzog's publication of his Iron IIA-B excavations at Tel Beersheva, describes four Egyptian faience amulets, the rim of a vessel made of Egyptian blue, five Egyptian and locally-made Egyptian-style ceramic vessels, and a large sherd engraved with the name of the goddess Nephthys. Egyptian, and subsequently Nubian, interests in Judah in the late eighth century BCE may have led to a modest increase in trade between Egypt and Judah.
This paper deals with some of the most prevalent pathologies in ancient Egypt; which were those and how were those prevented. They were mainly caused by diet and hygiene care, or the lack of it, plagues and infestations, and how the ancient Egyptian peoples dealt with them.
This work critically examines every one of the spells and rites translated in Hans Dieter Betz's "Greek Magical Papyri in Translation" and Daniel & Maltomini's "Supplementum Magicum" (plus texts drawn from a number of other lamellae, amulets, etc) with a view to identifying the precise magical technique used in each case. This categorisation is done on the basis of the original Greek or Demotic headwords or key words rather than upon the translation or later imprecise descriptions. The result is an identification of 40+ magical techniques such as autoptos, systasis, agoge, niketikon,...
Jewish Love Magic: From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages is the first monograph dedicated to the supernatural methods employed by Jews in order to generate love, grace or hate. https://brill.com/abstract/title/21914
Mourning and weeping were an essential part of the ancient Egyptian ritual of rebirth, due to their mythical background. Rare figurines found inside tombs appear to confirm the desire to maintain this practice, in addition to the well-known painted or relief evidence. Recovered examples, dating back to at least the Middle Kingdom and up to the Greco-Roman period, show the typical mourning attitudes suggestive of grief. These objects were probably buried next to the deceased, to guarantee everlasting mourning.