posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:24 AM
I can believe it. If anyone has read The Hiram Key, it is somewhat along the lines of what the authors of that book were saying. I will paraphrase a
part of their hypothesis:
The Semite tribe the Hyksos, were proto-Jews. When they captured the throne of Egypt, they wanted to know the secrets of Egyptian king-making. These
secrets were only known to the former Pharoah, Seqenenre Tao II, still king in Thebes, and his two senior priest/advisors. The Hyksos king who wanted
to know these secrets was Apophis. Vizier to Apophis was Joseph.
Apophis tasked Joseph to extract the secrets of becoming Osiris, so he could achieve eternal life, which was his right as the reigning king of the Two
Lands. Joseph sent his brothers Simeon and Levi.
The brothers approached the two senior priests first. They did not reveal the secrets and were killed. They then confronted Seqenenre in the temple
while he prayed. Again, they were refused and Seqenenre was murdered. Thus, the secrets of the Egyptian king-making ceremony were lost forever.
Later, the Hyksos were driven out of the Egypt. They went on the become the tribes if Israel, and developed Judaism, which is basically the Egyptian
king-making ceremony without the actual 'secrets' which made it work. The Hyksos copied what they knew of the ceremonial rituals. This is also the
basis of the masonic myth of Hiram Abif.
Some say the Templars found these secrets buried under Solomon's Temple during the Crusades. But, I don't know how this could be true if the
secrets were lost. However, it could be the reason why so many Christian mystical traditions resemble the ancient Egyptian ceremonies.