house of papyrus rolls hieroglyphs

House of Papyrus Rolls

House of Papyrus Rolls of Horus equipped with the ba’a spirits of Horus-Ra

Par Madja’at na Har ‘apar ma ba’w Har-R’a

The Books and the great parchments of pure leather for bringing about the overthrowing of the Evil One, the repelling of the Crocodile Seth, the blessing of the hour, the preservation of a boat, the procession of the great boat

The book for setting the Pharaoh off on procession.

The book for performing the ritual for the protection of the city, of the houses, of the White Crown, of the year.

The book for appeasing the goddess Sekhmet.

The book for hunting the lion, repelling crocodiles, driving away reptiles; knowing the secrets of the Ointment-Workshop knowing all the details about the divine offerings, all the lists of the secret forms of the god and all the aspects of the associated deities, copied for the temple day after day; one after the other, for the souls of the deities which live in this place and never leave this temple.

The book of the temple inventory.

The book of capturing enemies.

The book of combat.

The book of temple regulations.

The roll book of temple guards.

Instructions for the decoration of a wall; the protections of the body.

The book of magical protection of the Pharaoh in his palace.

Formulae for warding off the Evil Eye.

Information about the regular appearance of two stars (sun and moon) and the periodical return of the other stars.

Enumeration of all the sacred places and knowledge about what is in them.

All the rituals concerning the God leaving his temple on festival days.

The Temple of Edfu: A guide by an Ancient Egyptian Priest, Dieter Kurth

About the Par Madja’at

A small library where sacred books used frequently by the Temple were stored. The title Ba’w R’a is frequently found as a name for sacred books. According to the inscriptions on the wall, a reader-priest was on duty for twelve hours of the day. It is most likely that the main temple library called the Par ‘anakh – House of Life was a building outside the main walls of the Temple in the Temple complex, and has since been destroyed. Columned niches carved into the side walls stored the texts, and though the books themselves were never recovered, the niches were labeled with its contents.





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