Most people already know this, but for the sake of those who are new here, I'll post the facts on this. The 10 Commandments – doctrine of men from
2600 BC – Egyptian Book of the Dead is written.
2100 BC – The Code of Ur-Nammu (Summerian)
1770 BC – The Code of Hammurabi
1490 BC – 10 Commandments
All pretty much state the same thing … Do not kill, do not commit adultery, do no steal, do not lie, so not falsely accuse others, do not go against
whatever god or gods are named. Sure, it's all good stuff to live by and helps keep civilization in tact (which is the purpose of the laws). But,
those that adhere to the 10 Commandments claim they came directly from the hand of God. Did they? Not likely.
Moses was an Egyptian prince and he learned in the best schools that the world had at that time. The Egyptian libraries were renown. Moses would
have intimately known the Egyptian Book of the Dead, as well as the Code of Ur-Nammu and the Code of Hammurabi. So when it came time to set the rules
down for the Jews, Moses wrote what he knew from the Egyptian Book of the Dead; the Code of Ur-Nammu; and the Code of Hammurabi and incorporated the
Jewish God into the rules. Oh .. and then claimed that God Himself had given him the commandments. The uneducated peasants ate it up and, from then
on, gave their unquestioning loyalty to Moses.
Ahmed Osman – Out of Egypt
There seems to be a similarity between the moral codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites. The Ten Commandments given by God to
Moses on the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian tradition and would seem to have common roots with the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Except for the first two commandments, we find the same moral rules in the Hebrew Bible that are also found in the Egyptian hieroglyphic writings.
Egyptian religion was a polytheistic belief, and hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshiped in the Nile valley.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Chapter 125 etc -
" I have not reviled the God.
I have not laid violent hands on an orphan.
I have not done what the God abominates . . .
I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a killer.
I have not caused anyone's suffering . . .
I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I have not diminished the palm; I have not encroached upon the fields.
I have not added to the balance weights; I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
I have not taken milk from a child's mouth; I have not driven small cattle from their herbage...
I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I have not built a dam against flowing water.
I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
I have not kept cattle away from the God's property.
I have not blocked the God at his processions.
Protestants and Catholics use different 10 Commandments .. but for the discussion it is unimportant which is used.
The 10 Commandments -
1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
Comparison of Egyptian and Hebrew Texts
Commandments/Egyptian Book of the Dead
Comparing another translation of the Book with the King James Version of Exodus:
Book of the Dead: "I have done away sin for thee and not acted fraudulently or deceitfully. I have not belittled God. I have not inflicted pain or
caused another to weep. I have not murdered or given such an order. I have not used false balances or scales. I have not purloined (held back) the
offerings to the gods. I have not stolen. I have not uttered lies or curses."
Exodus 20:7-16: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain....Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery...Thou shalt not bear
false witness against they neighbor..." 6,7
the Book of the Dead originates at least from 2600 BCE with many versions following. They contain instructions for life after death, a sort of
manual. The Hebrew version (10 commandments) originates also IN Egypt (1490 BCE Hebrew exodus from Egypt).
- the main difference is that the Hebrew version is shorter, the 42 gods are replaced by 1 god and the sabbath has been added. This version has been
passed on to the Christain community totally disregarding the fact that they took a selective chapter out of the book of death. It is a good
management summary for a small set of people endulged in a thousands of year old civilization.
The truth of the matter is that Moses didn’t get the 10 commandments from the hand of God … he got them from inside his own head because he had
been schooled in them in other forms as a high priest and prince in Egypt.
The 10 Commandments are man made and therefore are a human doctrine.
Congratulations to anyone following the 10 Commandments and/or who insist on Sabbath worship based on the 10 Commandments .. you follow the doctrines
of men from pagan cultures.
edit on 2/15/2013 by FlyersFan because: fixed link