the Story of Sinuhe


This page provides a comprehensive bibliography for the Story of Sinuhe, a popular text for students of Middle Egyptian and a valuable source of information for the Middle Kingdom period in Egypt and Middle Bronze Age Canaan.

Ostraka with a partion of the Tale of Sinuhe, British Museum, EA 5629

Text Editions

Listed in order of published appearance
Gardiner, Alan

[1916] Notes on the Story of Sinuhe, Paris, 1916.

Sethe, Kurt

[1928] Ägyptische Lesestücke, Leipzig, 1928 (and reprints), pp.3-17.

Blackman, A.M.

[1932] Middle Egyptian Stories, [Bibliotheca Aegyptiaca II], Éditions de la Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth: Bruxelles, 1932, pp.1-41 (and reprints)

Barns, J.B.

[1952] The Ashmolean Ostraca of Sinuhe, London, 1952.

Koch, R.

[1990] Die Erzählung des Sinuhe, [Bibliotheca Aegyptiaca XVII], Bruxelles, 1990.


Gardiner, Alan

[1916] Notes on the Story of Sinuhe, Paris, 1916.


Gardiner, Alan

[1916] Notes on the Story of Sinuhe, Paris, 1916.

Lichtheim, Miriam

[1973] Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I, Los Angeles, 1973, pp.222, ff. (and reprints).

Studies on Points of Detail

Allam, S.

[1986] “Sinuhe’s Foreign Wife (reconsidered)”, DE 4 (1986), pp.15-16.

Baines, John

[1982] “Interpreting Sinuhe”, JEA 68 (1982), pp.31-44.

Berg, D.

[1984] “Note on Sinuhe B 5-7”, GM 79 (1984), pp.11-13.

Derchain, P.

[1970] “La reception de Sinouhe à la cour de Sesostris I”, RdÉ 22 (1970), pp.79-83.

Fischer, Henry G.

[1976] “Milk in Everything Cooked (Sinuhe B 91-92)”, Egyptian Studies I: Varia, New York, 1976, pp.97-99.

Foster, J.L.

[1982] “Cleaning Up Sinuhe”, JSSEA 12 (1982), pp.81-85.

Goedicke, Hans

[1984] “Sinuhe’s Duel”, JARCE 21 (1984), pp.197-201.

[1984] “The Riddle of Sinuhe’s Flight”, RdE 35 (1984), pp.95-103.

[1984-85] “Sinuhe’s Foreign Wife”, BSEG 9-10 (1984-85), pp.103-107.

[1985] “The Encomium of Sesostris III”, SAK 12 (1985), pp.5-28.

[1986] “Three Passages in the Story of Sinuhe”, JARCE 23 (1986), pp.167-174.

[1988] “Readings V: Sinuhe B 10”, VA 4 (1988), pp.201-206.

[1990] “Sinuhe’s Self-Realization (Sinuhe B 113-27)”, ZÄS 117 (1990), pp.129-139.

[1992] “Where did Sinuhe stay in ‘Asia’? (Sinuhe B 29-31)”, CdÉ 67 (1992), pp.28-40.

Green, M.

[1983] “The Syrian and Lebanese Topographical Data in the Story of Sinuhe”, CdÉ 58 (1983), pp.38-59.

[1984] “The word ng3w in Sinuhe B 13″, GM 70 (1984), pp.27-29.

Parant, R.

[1982] L’affaire Sinouhe: tentative d’approche de la justice repressive egyptienne au debut du II millenaire av. J.-C., Aurillac, 1982.

Patane, M.

[1989] “Quelques remarques sur Sinouhe”, BSEG 13 (1989), pp.131-133.

Purdy, S.

[1977] “Sinuhe and the Question of Literary Types”, ZÄS 104 (1977), pp.112-127.

Shirun-Grumach, I.

[1984] “Sinuhe R 24 – Wer Rief”, in Junge, F. (ed.), Studien zu Sprache und Religion Ägyptens, volume 1, Göttingen, 1984, pp.621-629.

Theodorides, A.

[1984] “L’amnistie et la raison d’état dans les ‘Aventures de Sinouhe’ (debut du IIe millenaire av. J.-C.)”, RIDA 31 (1984), pp.75-144.

Yoyotte, J.

[1964] “A propos du pantheon de Sinouhe (B 205-212)”, Kemi 17 (1964), pp.69-73.

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