Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
- Author(s): Enmarch, Roland
- et al.
Theodicy, the enquiry as to the justness of the divine, is a prominent theme in mythological descriptions of the struggle between order and chaos. It is also an important feature of Middle Egyptian pessimistic poetry, which probes weaknesses in this mythological argument. Although less explicitly articulated, theodicean concerns recur in Egyptian written culture down at least to the Graeco-Roman period.