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Pedubast

 

Pedubast1, god's father, prophet of Ptah, priest of the gods in the temple of Memphis, scribe of Ptah and (the goddess) Philadelphos, scribe of the Secret in the "House-of-Life", scribe of the ritual book of Ptah's endowment in every district, .... prophet of the book, prophet of the great god, scribe of the "House of Life" of Ptah, master of secrets of the temple of Ptah, master of secrets of the the High Priest of Memphis, master of secrets of the great king in Rakoti2, son of Horemhotep3 by Herankh4, chronology unknown, married Berenice daughter of Psherenptah III and Taimhotep5 in year 13 of Cleopatra VII = 40/396, by whom he had Psheren(ptah)7 and at least 1 other daughter8.

[1] Not in PP. His inclusion depends on Reymond's reading and translation of Young's transcription of stele BM 392, E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 203ff. Young's transcription of the stele is dismissed as illegible by J. Quaegebeur, CdE 49 (1974) 59, 69f. (23). However, D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983)) 135, 140 accepts Reymond's reading of the genealogical sections of the stele. Ý

[2] Stele BM 392, per E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 203f. This translation is per Reymond, with certain modifications of similar titles as taken from PP and Quaegebeur. Reymond's translation of titles is not altogether trustworthy. D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983)) 135, 140 regards the main post as Hry-sStA pA wr-Hmw, master of the secrets of the HPM. Ý

[3] Stele BM 392. Ý

[4] Stele BM 392. Ý

[5] Stele BM 392. Ý

[6] Stele BM 392. Ý

[7] Stele BM 392. Ý

[8] Stele BM 392 refers to the burial of Pedubast's wife Berenice and "every daughter" of Pedubast. The speculation of E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 54, that "some political circumstances" lie in the backgound of this event seems unwarranted. Rather, one suspects that the entire family was lost to disease or perhaps an accident. Ý

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