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how many laws of maat are there

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42

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  • Do you know about the 42 Laws of Maat?

  • What I find interesting is so many know about the 10 commandments but have never heard of the 42 Laws of Maat. Maat was the Egyptian Goddess designed to avert chaos (Islet) and maintain truth (Maat) in ancient Kemet (Egypt).

  • Why is Ma’at important to Egyptian law?

  • Because Egyptians saw Ma’at as the judge of souls in the afterlife, Egyptian judges based Egyptian law on the teachings of Ma’at. The spirit of Ma’at became the idea behind how Egyptian judges applied justice. Starting in the fifth dynasty, Egyptians referred to the head of justice as the Priest of Ma’at.

  • What is Maat?

  • Maat was the Egyptian Goddess designed to avert chaos (Islet) and maintain truth (Maat) in ancient Kemet (Egypt). In the biblical story, Moses was adopted into Egyptian royalty and was educated in 鈥榓ll the wisdom of the Egyptians鈥?according to Acts 7:22. This means the biblical Moses would have been well aware of the 42 Laws of Maat.

  • Do the laws of Maat predate the Ten Commandments?

  • The laws of Maat are dated as far back as 2925 B.C.E., meaning theirexistence predates the commandments received by Moses by 2000+ years! I found it very interesting that the biblical 10 commandments can be somewhat found in the 42 Laws of Maat.