Leo
HP Pinedjem I = King Pinedjem in Year 16
Sun Feb 26, 2017 23:59
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Dear Tory,

I'm afraid that this will be my last post on this Forum. This Forum is not what it was when I participated on it 11-14 years ago. Yes there is clear evidence that Pinedjem was a simple HP in Year 15 and a king Pinedjem in a Year 16. See page 6 of this 2013 article by Jennifer Palmer on the High Priests of Amun at the end of the Twentieth Dynasty: http://birminghamegyptology.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Jennifer-Palmer-The-High-Priests-of-Amun-at-the-End-of-the-Twentieth-Dynasty.pdf?e82a0c

Jennifer Palmer's reference from Kitchen's book checks out as Kitchen says the same thing on page 78 of my copy of his 1996 edition of TIPE with a clarification that "the 'reign' of [king] Pinudjem I remains a purely nominal affair, without a year count of its own, and overlaps the Real reigns of his contemporaries the Tanite kings." (my emphasis with the capital R in Kitchen, TIPE, p.78) For the actual bandage linen incription evidence, look especially at S382 & S383.

In Year 15 of an anonymous king's reign, Pinedjem I is still a High Priest but in Year 16, he is king Pinedjem and his son Masaharta is the High Priest. Clearly the Year 16 date belongs to the Tanite king here since there is no year change to Year 1 at all to mark the accession of Pinedjem. Later Masaharta dies and perhaps Djedkhonsuefankh too and another son of Pinedjem I, Menkheperre, replaces them as High Priest. But Menkheperre dates his accession as High Priest under the Tanite king Smendes as Kitchen notes. S384 notes the induction of Menkheperre as High Priest in a Year 25 that can only be Smendes. (p.77 of TIPE) If this king was Pinedjem, Menkheperre certainly would have mentioned his father's name and dates it to a low number--likely Year 9.

Please don't take the easy way out an argue for a scribal error here as the scribes knew well enough what they were writing.

Goodbye ANECF, FB


  • Re: Ramesses XIITory, Sun Feb 26 21:08
    There is no year 16 document where Pinudjem I "proclaims himself king." This is incorrect and misleading. There is a year 16 (anonymous) record when Masaharta was HPA. It says nothing about his royal ... more
    • HP Pinedjem I = King Pinedjem in Year 16 — Leo, Sun Feb 26 23:59
      • I'm afraid that this will be my last post on this Forum. This Forum is not what it was when I participated on it 11-14 years ago. Yes there is clear evidence that Pinedjem was a simple HP in Year 15... more
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