I see your context for this is the fact that you once had a conversation about Egypt here on ATS. In conclusion to this, you equate me as Ignorant.
Let me provide some context from my perspective on the subject. Maybe you know more. Feel free to comment.
The first Hebrew in Egypt was Thoth (Enoch). I say Hebrew in the sense that he predates Abraham. Enoch is not hard to match to Hermes. The first
circulation of Hermetica to the Greeks arises in the 2nd centuray BC. According to the Islamic tradition of the East, Hermes Trismegistus was
considered the one that gave man science, language, philosophy, alchemy and so on. They called him Idrís. The Jews knew him as Enoch and the
Midrash calls Enoch Idris. Bahá'u'lláh writes, in the Tablet on the Uncompounded Reality:
"The first person who devoted himself to philosophy was Idrís. Thus was he named. Some called him also Hermes. In every tongue he hath a special
name. He it is who hath set forth in every branch of philosophy thorough and convincing statements. After him Balínús derived his knowledge and
sciences from the Hermetic Tablets and most of the philosophers who followed him made their philosophical and scientific discoveries from his words
Another quote from Plato, Phaedrus 274d
"The tradition that Thoth had revealed the arts of writing, number, geometry, and astronomy to King Ammon at Thebes was known to Plato and related by
him in the Phaedrus." The early philosophers derived their idea of Nous, Gonsis, duality, and so on to Enoch. There were 40 volumes of his books in
the library of Alexandria before it burned at the hands of the Romans.
Augustine: City of God
"Hermes makes many...statements agreeable to the truth concerning the one true God Who fashioned this world," Augustine did not agree with
Aesculapius much and had obvious problems with Hermetica in some areas.
It is worth nothing that Hermes was a man that brought the world a great deal of knowledge, he lived 300 years, he was messenger to God and he spoke
at great length of topics that are straight out of Biblical theology. He spoke of God as light and nous and he called the Word the Son of God. Enoch
1 is a prophecy about the flood, God, Science and our day and age. He even describes a black hole in detail. He describes parts of the universe in
great detail. The entire book is nearly all related to current cosmology.
Where else do we find a man such as this, who also fits this description?
In the Book of LINK
, chapter 3, we read that Enoch was this very man. He lived 65 years
before walking with God for 300 more. He visited the realms of heaven and was privileged to have access behind the veil of reality.
The next character we see entering Egypt is Joseph. In Isaiah 19:19, we see that the Pyramids was constructed as a monument to the Lord. Enoch has
often been credited for this building project. It is also possible that it predates Enoch and even mankind. Either way, Joseph was there to learn.
He was PtahHotep, a Visier in the courts of the 5th Dynasty. He lived 110 years old and wrote the Maxims of PtahHotep.
The next character in Egypt was Moses. Yes, an Egyptian name. Moses was schooled in Hermetica and then left with the value Egypt offered. Hermes
left us with a prophecy that the people of Egypt would be left desolate and destroyed by their idolatry. He was right. The nation lost its glory,
just as Hermes stated.
If you need evidence for Moses in Egypt, see the book, Riddle of the Exodus by James Long. I don't really care if you believe me on this. I'm sorry
you feel that I am ignorant. Do your research or simply provide some context of your own. My context above is accurate.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by SuperiorEd
I'm going to start swearing in my native tongue if this ignorance keeps going on. I've addressed the whole 'Biblical pyramids' thing...in fact, it was
one of the very very very first discussions I had when I joined ATS.
The pyramids of Egypt predate the Hebrew language, Hebrew society, or anything resembling monotheism. Furthermore, there is absolutely no
archeological evidence to support the idea that the Hebrews ever resided in Egypt, let alone that the account of that time given in the Bible is
anything resembling accurate.
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