For you Lausten I took the time to read through that. Interesting, if I were more interested I’d say fascinating.
But then I’m always a little amazed that people see so much in the Bible. Every time (in my adult life) I’ve given it a change and open it to read some,
I get so turned off by the stories and messaging, sometimes disgusted even, that it’s become totally irrelevant to me, though I know most people seems to think it’s some master piece - so it’ll never be totally irrelevant, not even for me. I’m stuck with the world I was born into.
As for Biblical origins, seems to me, how can there not be a Gilgamesh connection. (not that that answers your question or anything)
Written in 1280 BC, the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” describes a God, Horus, son of Goddess Isis.
Egyptian mythology predates the birth of Christianity by 1500 years.
-Born Dec 25th.
-Born to a virgin mother(Isis), a virgin birth.
-Birth marked by a bright star in the sky.
-Birth announced by angels. Jesus’ birth was announced by angels.
-born in a cave. Caves were used as stables. Laid in a manger.
-birth event witnessed by 3 wise men bearing gifts whom traveled from afar.
-during infancy, Herut tried to have Horus murdered. Herod tried to have Jesus murdered during infancy.
-Earthly father named Seb. The name/word Seb translates into Jo-seph.
-Both Horus and Jesus were baptized at age 30.
- Horus was baptized in a river by Anup the Baptizer. The name/word Anup translates into John.. as in John the Baptist. Anup was beheaded shortly thereafter, like John the Baptist.
-at age 12 he was led to a temple for his “coming of age” ritual. At age 12 Jesus was led to a temple for the same. Now called the bar mitzvah.
-no data on his life between ages 12-30. No data on Jesus between ages 12-30.
-Both Horus and Jesus disappeared for 18 years from age 12-30.
-Horus wandered into the desert alone at age 30 and was tempted. Jesus wandered into the desert alone at age 30 and was tempted.
-Horus had 12 disciples. 2 named Anup and Aan. Both names translate into John.. the 2 Johns from the 12 disciples of Jesus.
-Horus walked on water.
-Horus healed the sick, the blind, cast out demons, performed miracles.
-Horus raised Asar/El-Azarus from the dead. El-Azarus translates into Lazarus.
-His personal epithet was “Iusa” the “ever-becoming son” of “Ptah,” the “Father.” He was called the “Holy Child.”
-Horus was called “The Messiah”
-Horus’ many Titles: Way, the Truth the Light; God’s Anointed Son; Son of Man; Good Shepherd; Lamb of God; Word made flesh; Word of Truth.
-was a fisherman and associated with “Ichthys”. Similar to Jesus.
-was called the “KRST” or the “Anointed One”. KRST may be the root of the word “Christ”.
-after age 30 Horus delivered a “Sermon on the Mount” and his followers recounted the “Sayings of Iusa.”
-after the sermon, Horus was captured.
-Horus was crucified on a cross or tree between two thieves.
-after 3 days, 2 women announced Horus, the Saviour of humanity had been resurrected. Brought back from the dead to reign for 1000 years. The exact same destiny of Jesus.
Mithra- Persian god 600 BC
-born Dec 25th
-born to a virgin birth.
-crucified and resurrected 3 days later.
-known as the Lamb, The Way, The Truth, The Light, The Savior, The Messiah.
Krishna- India 1000 BC
-was a carpenter
-born of a virgin birth
-baptized in a river
Dyonisis, Greek mythological god.
-Born to a virgin mother, a virgin birth.
-turned water to wine, performed miracles.
-crucified and resurrected 3 days later.
-was called the Saviour of mankind.
-believed his followers should partake in a feast of his flesh and blood. The root of communion.
-his followers believed they could feel his presence inside them.
The strictest tenets of Christianity, the tenets used to proselytize the non-believer into becoming a Christian appear to be completely copied from various mythologies that predate Jesus by 1500 years.
The story of the miraculous life of Jesus is used to proselytize the non believer. The virgin birth, 3 wise men, the star in the sky, his baptism, his preformance of miracles, casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead, his crucifiction between 2 criminals, his resurrection 3 days later…
ALL COPIED FROM EGYPTIAN, GREEK, PERSIAN MYTHOLOGY AND LORE.
For the past 2000 years the Christian church has gone through great, often murderous pains to stifle and hide these facts.
They never prepared for the information age or the internet.
Why don’t our public schools teach our children this information?
It’s high time they start teaching it.
Google “Horus and Isis” “Mithra” “Krishna” “Dyonisis”
Here’s a pretty good resource to get your search started..
I have the feeling most of this sidesteps what you’re really asking here, but it’s not irrelevant background either. :)