Egyptian Religion

The ancient Egyptians were a very religious people.  Egyptian religion was polytheistic and their gods were related to the elements of nature. Egypt’s most important gods were Horus, Amon-Ra, and Osiris.  Egyptians priests served in the temple, which was considered to be the dwelling place of the gods.  A priest’s duty was to serve the gods and attend to their needs.

One of the main religious texts in Egyptian religion was the “Book of the Dead.”  The Book of the Dead contains religious instruction about the afterlife.  It taught Egyptians how to prepare for life in the next world.

The video below introduces Egyptian religion and a few of the gods in the Egyptian pantheon. It discusses the acts of Horus and Osiris.  It also discusses the Book of the Dead.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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1 Response to Egyptian Religion

  1. Steve Fryar says:

    Rabbi Daniel Lapin has a great message on this.


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