Circumcision Before The Bible

The 6th Dynasty tomb of Ankh ma-Hor who was a high-ranking official during king Teti’s reign.  His titles included overseer of all the king’s works, overseer of the two treasuries, priest of Maat, and lector priest. The scene depicts men being circumcised.

Text #1

sb.t “circumcision”

Hm-kA “Ka Servant, a preist title”

Text #2

nDr sw m rdi dbA=f “Hold him do not let him fall over.”

Text #3

iri=i r Hzt=k “I will do as you desire.”

Text #4

sin wnn.t r mnx “Cut, indeed, thoroughly.”

Text #5

iw(=i) r irt r nDm “I will proceed comfortably.”

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