posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 01:10 AM
Step back consider this then engage in a lot of research on the myths I outline. As well, deprogram from your mind of all that you have been told
about the Bible stories. Read your Genesis and research in the context as though you know nothing of Egyptian, Jewish or Christian religion.
Of the Gods, One God.
The Egyptian Ogdoad and generally accepted creation myth:
Out of Chaos that were the eight, arose the following exemplified by; Water (Nun and Nunet); Hidenness (Amun and Amunness); Darkness (Kek and Kauket)
Infinity (Heh and Hauhet).
The story continues that Atum, the sun God was given existence by Nun, or created himself. Nevertheless, Atum heads the Ennead, or nine, where he
divided himself and created;
Moisture (tefnut) and Air (Shu), and they in turn created Heaven (Nut) Earth (Geb), their offspring being;
Osiris, Seth, Isis and Nephthys. Two men, two women. Seth was often depicted as an animal of some sort with a forked tail; is associated with reviled
beasts such as pigs; killed his brother Osiris, whose form is represented as a human carrying the crook and flail and associated with crops.
Repeating the above but substituting the names of the Egyptian Gods for their meaning, and inserting the genesis creation in Italics, we can
match the two stories, where Genesis begins its transformation of the Egyptian Gods from the ethereal gods into human form:
he Ogdoad as it relates to genesis:
Infinity : In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and the earth was without form
Hiddenness :And void.
Darkness :and darkness…
Water :was upon the face of the deep
The head of the Ogdoad was:
Atum- the Sun God :let there be light…
Atum then divided into air which is, SHU- transparency and moisture: TEFNUT opague :And God divided the light from the darkness (note not dark, but
Heaven (Nut) :let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters…and called it Heaven
Earth (Geb) :let the waters under the heaven be gathered together…and let the dry land appear…And god called the dry land Earth…
Their children in turn in genesis were represented as Gods still bringing forward the basics of earth:
Osiris :Let the earth bring forth grass…
It is here we come to the Genesis two creation theories that conflict. God has already created light, and as we know, there is no light without
those of the stars/suns. He now creates what we presume to be moonlight and sunlight, without rotation however, we would experience same only on one
side of the planet. And the chain of events suggests he made our sun and moon first and then all the others in the universe, however, Gen.1:18 claims
he is dividing the light from the darkness, which he has already done in Gen. 1:3. We know that Isis is represented by a sun disk on her headdress,
but of Nephthys, very little except that she always appeared opposite Isis. So I exercise poetic licence here and apply the Egyptian Gods creating the
earthly necessities or realms:
Isis :And God said let there be lights in the firmament…the greater light to rule the day…
Nephthys :the lesser light to rule the night…
Seth :…and God created whales and every living creature.
This covers all of creation up to Gen.1:25. Where the cosmos, the earth, and all within it is represented by Egyptians in name. Now from there,
quoting Genesis first, the Godly manifestations of these characteristics of our earth need representation on earth:
And God said,… :Atum, tefnut and Shu. Where Atum divided himself to create both of these sexes.
let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea… In the image of God he created he him;
male and female created he them :
Atum, Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, Seth. The Godly manifestation to rule over their respective realms as created, and told as per the Egyptian story of
Atum. The sun (Gen. 1:15) flora (Gen1:11), day (Gen.1:18), night (Gen 1;18) fauna, (Gen. 1:20)
…I have given you every herb bearing seed…and to every beast of the earth,… :
Of Osiris and of Seth (Gen.1:29:30)
At this point, the creation story seems to suggest a different creation myth. In Genesis 2:5, it appears that the flora was created but there
was no "man to till the ground," where previously it appears that man already was created and granted the fruits of the earth, albeit for
sustenance, while 2:19 has God creating the animals, which were already created in 1:24:25. Logically then, Genesis makes sense, as thus far, we have
creation only up to the Godly manifestations, and 2:5 onwards has not yet happened.
As best as can be dated, somewhere between the 16th and 14th centuries BCE or the 18th dynasty of the Egyptian Kings, Atum’s pre-eminent sun god and
divine status was temporarily replaced by Aten, usurped in fact by this God elevated above all others and worshipped in an almost monotheistic manner.
Thus while we also have two Egyptian creation myths they are all identical except in one way, the God kings; Atum and his offspring, have been
relegated to mortal status in the second story.
At the head of both the Ogdoad and Ennead was Ptah, the supreme deity who by just speaking "the word", created the Ogdoad, likewise we have at the
head of Genesis; God.
The two supposedly conflicting stories within Genesis may have been as a result of an error in redaction by the Jewish scribes, but I do not believe
this to be so. It seems more likely that it was a chronology to the Jews to recount the earliest tradition of creation as well as record the move to
their monotheism; a chronology they would well be aware of at the time Moses was striving to remove idolatry. The inclusion then, although appearing
to us a mystery, would have been a familiar tale to the Israelites during this struggle. The Egyptian creator is represented as "God" in Genesis
chapters 1 through 2:4. which if applied in context should be Gen.1 verses 32, 33 and 34, where Gen.2:4 should be 2:1, as it is here that the usurper
has been given a more hierarchal term; "Lord God," despite the varied interpretations of the sudden language change for identifying God. From there,
the Jewish God’s "generations" take over and literally rewrites the story placing all of these afore mentioned Gods in mortal context.
HaShem G-D in the Hebrew genesis account, is translated for us as; Lord God, and is taken to mean; The Name, where the name refers to the one that is
forbidden to be spoken. In other words, the Aten god.
And that effectively takes us up to Gen.2:8, the other three chapters are equally as fascinating, relate directly to 1 and 2, and filled with the
Egyptian saga of the gods.
Something very important here:
On the doorjambs to the tombs of the elite at el-Armana, are found prayers to Aten. Deuteronomy 11:20; "and thou shalt write them upon the door posts
of thine house, and upon thy gates." The mezuzah! which says in The Shema: "Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One."
el-Armana is where Egypt's move to a one-god religion at the same time of the story of Exodus was centred.
[edit on 3/2/05 by SomewhereinBetween]