Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Egyptian G-d Khnum And YHWH 2 !!!

                                                                               

Egyptian G-d Khnum 


Egyptian G-d Khnum was depicted as a ram headed. It was believed that he created the first children on his potter's wheel with clay from the banks of the Nile. In Iunyt (Esna) it was believed that it was he who molded the First Egg from which the sun hatched, and thus was a creator god who was 'Father of the Fathers and of the Gods and Goddesses.

Khnum also protected the sun (in the form of the G-d Ra) on its daily journey through the underworld.
Whatmost people don’t know is that Biblical story of Joseph found in Book Of Genesis is nothing but a direct borrowing from much ancient sources found in Egypt.

The Famine Stela is an inscription written in hieroglyphs located on Sehel Island in the Nile near Aswan in Egypt, which speaks of a seven-year period of drought and famine during the reign of the 3rd dynasty king Djoser.
Imhotep

It describes that during the 18th ruling of King Djoser, the king is upset and worried, as the land of Egypt has been in the grip of a drought and famine for seven years, during which time the Nile has not flooded the farm lands. People were suffering as a result of the drought and that they are desperate and breaking the laws of the land.

Djoser asks the high lector priest Imhotep for help. The king wants to know where Hapy (a river deity directly identified with the Nile) is born and which G-d resides at this place.  

Imhotep decides to investigate the archives of the temple Hut-Ibety (“House of the nets”), located at Hermopolis and dedicated to the G-d Thoth. He informs the king that the flooding of the Nile is controlled by the G-d Khnum at Elephantine from a sacred spring located on the island, where the god resides. 

Imhotep travels immediately to the location which is called Jebu. In the temple of Khnum, called “Joy of Life”, Imhotep purifies himself, prays to Khnum for help and offers “all good things” to him. Suddenly he falls asleep and in his dream Imhotep is greeted by the kindly looking Khnum. The G-d introduces himself to Imhotep by describing who and what he is and then describes his own divine powers. At the end of the dream Khnum promises to make the Nile flow again. Imhotep wakes up and writes down everything that took place in his dream. He then returns to Djoser to tell the king what has happened.
                                                                                        
Famine Stele Describing Story of Imhotep
Discovered By Charles Wilbour in 1890.
The king is pleased with the news and issues a decree in which he orders priests, scribes and workers to restore Khnum´s temple and to once more make regular offerings to the god. In addition, Djoser issues a decree in which he grants the temple of Khnum at Elephantine the region between Aswan and Takompso with all its wealth, as well as a share of all the imports from Nubia.

In this story, biblical Yoceph is nothing but Imhotep. If the Exodus took place in 1446 BC, and Joseph brought his family to Egypt during the Seven Years of Famine, it would place Joseph about 1876 BC - meaning that the first seven years would have begun in 1883 BC. While many historians say Imhotep and Djoser existed in the 11th Century, while others say 27th Century BC, it is a "educated guess." 

Note: It is a very interesting fact to note that the Ram as a symbol of Yah appears in the Old Negev inscriptions. 

In any case, the parallels of Khnum and Yah are striking: both formed human beings from clay, sheep were sacred to both (albeit in different ways), both breathed the soul into the body (Khnum's consort did this), and both were symbolized by a Ram. 



In The Name Of Humanity !!!
Robert Mascharan

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Egyptian G-d Khnum And YHWH 1 !!!

                                                                               

Egyptian G-d Khnum


Khnum is a ram-headed deity working at his potter’s wheel, fashioning men and all living creatures out of clay. Khnum, in Egyptian, means molder

A passage from an Egyptian creation legend by Khnum follows:

“The mud of the Nile, heated to excess by the Sun, fermented and generated, without seeds, the races of men and animals.”

Passages of the Bible leave no doubt about the belief in the concept of the Divine Potter. Genesis, 2:7 mentions the material used to make man, the same type of substance used by Khnum :

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.



                                                       


The well-known Ancient Egyptian illustration showing Khnum, the Divine Potter, at his potter’s wheel, fashioning men from clay, was echoed thousands of years later in Isaiah, 64:8:
Yet, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou art our potter; we are all the work of thy hand..


Robert Mascharan !!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Egyptian G-ds As The Ten Plagues In The Torah !!!

                                                                       




                            Egyptian G-ds As The Ten plagues Used In Torah


                     Plagues
                              Gods & Goddesses
1. Nile water into blood
1. Hapi: god of the Nile

2. Frogs
2. Heket: Egyptian goddess of Fertility

3. Gnats or Lice from dust

3. a) Geb: Egyptian god of the Earth;

    b) Khepri: Egyptian god of creation, movement of the Sun.

4. Flies (gadflies)
4. Khepri: Egyptian god of resurrection, creation

5. Cattle/livestock disease
5. a) Hathor: goddess of love and protection; possibly absorbed Bat, the cow-headed goddess.

    b) bull cult gods Apis, Buchis, and Mneuis

6. Boils

6. a) Isis: goddess of medicine and peace

    b) Im-Hotep: real person turned deity, patron of wisdom and medicine.
    c) Sekhmet: lion-headed deity of plagues, believed to bring about or prevent epidemics or pestilence.

 
7. Thunder/hail
7. a) Nut: Sky goddess

    b) Shu: god of air; associated with calm or cooling

    c) Tefnut: goddess of water/moisture; linked to sun and moon

    d) Seth: associated primarily with chaos
but also thunder, the desert, and infertility.


8. Locusts
8. Senehem: possibly locust-headed, god of protection from ravages of pests.

9. Darkness
9. a) Amon-Ra: G-d of the sun
    b) Horus: sky god; sun was his right eye, moon his left.

10. Death of the firstborn

10. a) Min: G-d of reproduction
      b) Ra: G-d who was believed to create all things
      c) Anubis: G-d of the dead and embalming.

NOTE:- Ex 11:7 refers to no dogs barking,
possibly referring to jackal(or dog)-headed
God Anubis having no power over Israelites during this plague.



 The ancient story of Israelites and the mention of ten plagues in the Torah is nothing but a Mish-Mash of Pagan Dieties pulled together from the closet and mashed haphazardly.

Robert Mascharan


Monday, 6 May 2013

Goddess Neith: The Virgin Mother of the World !!!

                                                                         



Neith, Virgin Mother of the World

The worship of the Egyptian goddess Neith is traceable to atleast around 7,000 years.She is also the mother of our Crocodile God Sobek.

It is important in discussing Neith as autogene, or self-created Virgin Mother...first to establish her preeminence in the Egyptian pantheon. Neith...was one of the oldest of all Egyptian deities and one of the most important divinities during the early historic period. There is strong evidence that her worship was widespread in predynastic times... She is first documented iconographically in the last phase of the predynastic period (c. fourth millennium B.C.E...[ Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso ,Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity ”]

Greek Plutarch refers to an inscription on her statue in Sais :

"
I am everything that has been, and that is, and that shall be, and no one has ever lifted my garment (peplos)…


Neith (Nit, Net, Neit) was an ancient goddess of war and weaving. She was the patron goddess of the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the city of Zau (Sais, in the 5th Nome of Lower Egtpt) in the Delta. According to the Iunyt (Esna) cosmology, Neith was the creator of the world and the mother of the sun, Ra. This made her the mother of all of the gods and connected her with Nun (a member of the Ogdoad of Hermopolis who was the personification of the primeaval waters of chaos from which Ra emerged at the beginning of time). However, she was also credited with creating Apep, the great serpent and the sworn enemy of Ra, by spitting into the waters of Nun.


Robert Mascharan