Egyptian Wisdom Texts- The nature of these texts was based on the polytheistic concept of religion. A common appearance in the texts of Egyptians is the reference of many gods but then there are also references to a single indefinite being. However, there is consistency throughout the text with regard to the reference of God or Gods as indefinite.
Comparison: The Wisdom of Israelite in their Book of Proverbs shows an apparent follow up from the texts of wisdom of Egyptians (Englund 7). The texts are similar in terms of the wisdom literature orientation being defined to be a medium to reach the perspective of human life. The literature of wisdom in both these books delivers an advice for the readers over the way they should live in community, how they need to collaborate with their surroundings and the way one should behave in accordance to their society.
By a simple comparison, it seems evident that the focus of wisdom texts is on the teachings of morality according to the ethical and moral concepts. This principle of grounding draws implicitly a link with the background concept for religion of Israeli’s. From this, it becomes evident that the influence of Egyptian Wisdom texts is present over the Book of Proverbs.
The nature of Myth creation by Egyptians and Hebrews
Creation Myths of Egypt: All comprised the creation as a concept and tried defending the cosmos order coming out of the chaos primordially. The creation myths of Egyptians initiates after the existence of Atum as primary God (Brostrom 76). This aspect had 3 important elements associated with it. The first was the fluctuation of Nile in a seasonal way and locating the mythology of Egypt with regard to its existence. The final connection was the metaphor of the God repeatedly evident in maintaining the world order. Land was created and its appearance was a consequence of creation.