Book of the Dead

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Book of the Dead

n.
A collection of ancient Egyptian funerary texts from various periods, containing prayers, magic formulas, and hymns to be used by the soul of the deceased for guidance and protection on its journey to the afterlife.
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Spell 125 was deposited with the deceased, to facilitate passing through the judgement.
The conclusion is that whilst Spell 125 overall is a mortuary text, the protestations themselves are somewhat in form and more so in function a code of law--a priestly codification of the divine law of Maat.
The negative statements in Spell 125 can easily be seen as similar legal pleading.