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By denying and persecuting this royal line the Christian Church sought to destroy it - because it was a direct threat to the power of the Pope.
Originally posted by ralphellis2
. . .In Egyptian tradition the elder princess became God's Wife, and was also known as the Handmaiden of God. This was a very prestigious position. She served the god Atum by masturbating him with her hand, and thus ensuring the creation and regeneration of the world - hence the strange title of Handmaiden (sometimes more graphically called God's Hand). Because no sex was involved (as President Clinton claimed) the Egyptian princess was also called a Virgin.
I don't see there being a 'problem' at all with the very early and true church--it was replaced by those who did promote their own version--but these were not Paul.
Originally posted by ralphellis2The main problem in the early Church was Saul, the inventor of Christianity. He was the persecutor of the Church of Jesus and James and sought to destroy it even while he promoted his own version of it.
What does that have to do with your theory about Jesus and the Magdalene? How can you prove your own theory with something found in scripture--which is a theory totally unfounded according to scripture in the first place?
She was said to be a half-sister (which was also taboo), but since she looked so much like Abraham, it is likely that she was his full sister.
What you are offering is not any better --in fact even more far out than the actual truth (which is deeper than the pages of any book or human mind)
The biblical account does not make much sense in its current format.
And the Priest Ezra might have been Alexander the Great--they died the same year, after all!!
Abra-ham may have been the Hyksos Pharaoh Mam-Aybre.
This is absolute conjecture--a look into linguistics would prove this . There seems to be three roots of language--one of which gave rise to Hebrew, one becoming Egyptian heiroglyphics, and the third becoming sanskrit.
The Egyptian princess was using a 'Semitic' title because Hebrew is a daughter language of Egyptian.
You cannot present one of your own theories as proof for another one of your own theories.
Err, I think you have missed the point. The Jews were originally Egyptians (see thread on the Hyksos and Israelites).
Good point. Did you hear it?
It is not so much that they are untrustworthy, more misinterpreted.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
Have any of you posters and members seen Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ?
It offers even the most devout or agnostic something to think about..
So why marry a sister, surely this is against the law in Leviticus? Perhaps, but Abraham married his sister and Lot married his daughters. King David also possibly married a daughter - Bathsheba, but the evidence here is complicated.
Originally posted by ralphellis2
>>You amazing person, don't you realize that "Handmaid" is an
>>artifact of King James' English?
Of course it was, and a fine job they made of it too. Your comparison with field-hand is incorrect, for 'hand' in this context means 'person'. Under your argument 'handmaid' would become 'young lady person', which means nothing. In fact, the similes to handmaid are actually: milkmaid, housemaid, nursemaid, and lady'smaid. So what was the hand in handmaid used for?
No, the real explosive secret is that she was not only his wife but also his sister. '' She was Mary of Bethany, and thus the 'loved disciple', Lazarus, was Jesus' brother. (Lazarus was probably Judus, Jesus' brother - as in James, Jude, Joset and Simon.)
This is also why Mary Magdalene was sometimes called a prostitute (pro-stitute). The term comes from the Latin 'pro statuere', meaning 'before the statue'. This describes her function precisely, because she stood before the statue of Atum and masturbated it to ensure the regeneration of the world.