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Alleged comparisons between Jesus and Horus' life events.
What do similarities between Jesus and Horus mean?
There are an amazing number of identical or very similar life events, characteristics, and teachings shared by Horus and Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ). Horus was considered a god in ancient Egypt. Jesus was considered: A Jewish prophet by Jewish Christians in the ﬁrst century CE, As a man-god by later Christians, and As history's second greatest prophet by Muslims. If these points of similarity were between Horus and any other historical Jewish individual -- for example Pilate, the Procurator of Judea -- then
there would be universal agreement that someone in ancient times had simply copied elements of Horus' story and falsely attributed them to Pilate. That is, both life stories would be myths -- events that never happened but which have great spiritual signiﬁcance. But Pilate was not involved. The ﬁrst century CE individual was Yeshua of Nazareth! His story is found documented in in the Christian Scriptures -the New Testament of the Bible. How these points of coincidence are interpreted depends upon one's view of the Bible: If it is viewed as an inerrant book, free of error, whose authors were inspired by God, then one would suspect that a massive fraud must have taken place. The events really formed part of Jesus' life because the Bible is free of error. Somehow the events were also attributed to Horus in Egypt for many centuries before Jesus' birth.
at the age of about 35 gathered a small group of followers and toured the Galilee. there would be not much left of the stories other than an an account of: An exceptional Jewish itinerate preacher and native healer who had an uneventful birth. After removing these myths from the Gospel. Probably none actually happened in reality. The events are ﬁctional. Spread a type of reform Judaism that matched the teachings of Hillel from the ﬁrst century BCE. Who. like other cultures' holy books. then it is obvious that events in Jesus' life were copied from stories that had been associated with Horus for many centuries before Jesus' birth. If the Bible is viewed as a historical document. .
Life events allegedly shared by Horus and Yeshua (a.a. not vice-versa. and Was routinely executed for treason by the occupying Roman army. By that time. Jesus) There is a near consensus that Yeshua was born circa 4 to 7 BCE. it was the myths and legends of Horus that were incorporated into Jesus' biography. In short. . Jesus' story would be very similar to that promoted by the Jesus Seminar today. along with thousands of others in the ﬁrst century CE.k.Was convicted of aggravated assault in the Jerusalem temple. stories from the life of Horus had been circulating for centuries before. If any copying occurred by the writers of the Egyptian or Christian religions.
Anglican priest. Folklore about him naturally proliferated during this interval. in his book: "[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. studied the works of three authors specialized in ancient Egyptian religion: Godfrey Higgins (1771-1834)." 1 He argued that all of the essential ideas of both Judaism and Christianity came primarily from Egyptian religion. and theologian. for example. Harpur writes. journalist. . Gerald Massey (1828-1907) and Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963)." 2 One problem with comparing events in the life of Horus and Yeshua relates to time. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ. So. an author. Harpur incorporated some of their ﬁndings into his book "Pagan Christ.Tom Harpur. Horus was a leading ﬁgure in Egyptian mythology for millennia.
even if he was tied to a tree and died of exposure. So. clothing was stripped from him. Roman cruciﬁxion followed a speciﬁc procedure by which the victim was made to carry the crosspiece through the city. if the writers of the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) did copy events from Horus' life.or in rare instances. Thus.there is more than one story about the method by which he died. with a simlar procedure in ancient Egypt. one cannot compare cruciﬁxion in 1st century CE Judah. etc. Comparison of some life events of Horus and Jesus: Event Horus . they would have had multiple options from which to choose. his limbs were tied -. Nothing precisely like this existed in ancient Egypt. nailed -to the cross. one cannot strictly call Horus' execution a cruciﬁxion. Further.
Annunciation: By an angel to Isis. 4 Miriam (now often referred to as Mary). Of royal descent. There is some doubt about this matter By a virgin. In a cave or stable. 3 .a. By an angel to Miriam. 3 Father: Only begotten son of the God Osiris. Only begotten son of Yehovah (in the form of the Holy Spirit). Jesus Conception: By a virgin. Foster father: Seb.k.Yeshua of Nazareth. his mother.k. 4 Joseph. a. Mother: Isis-Meri. (a. his mother. Foster father's ancestry: Of royal descent.a. Birth location: In a cave. Jo-Seph).
he was not a human. An unidentiﬁed "star in the East. 3 Later witnesses to birth: Three solar deities. In reality." Birth date: Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21). However. . etc. The date was chosen to occur on the same date as the birth of Mithra. the morning star.Birth heralded by: The star Sirius. Dionysus and the Sol Invictus (unconquerable Sun). he had no birth date. Birth announcement: By angels. his birth date is now celebrated on DEC-25. By angels. Born during the fall. 3 Birth witnesses: Shepherds. Shepherds.
Herod tried to have Jesus murdered. thus the legend grew that there were three men." Rite of passage ritual: Horus came of age with a special ritual. hide thyself with thy child. Death threat during infancy: Herut tried to have Horus murdered. Age at the ritual: 12 12 Break in life history: No data between ages of 12 & 30. Handling the threat: The God That tells Horus' mother "Come. 3 They are said to have brought three gifts. Baptism location: . thou goddess Isis.An unknown number of wise men. No data between ages of 12 & 30. Taken by parents to the temple for what is today called a bar mitzvah ritual. when his eye was restored." An angel tells Jesus' father to: "Arise and take the young child and his mother and ﬂee into Egypt.
John the Baptist. 30. Age at baptism: 30. . John the Baptist. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today. This list is continued in another essay References used: The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. Baptized by: Anup the Baptiser. Subsequent fate of the baptiser: Beheaded.In the river Eridanus.k. In the river Jordan. Beheaded. a.a.
Tom Harpur." Thomas Allen. Read reviews or order this book. before 1700 BCE. Ibid. Recovering the Lost Light. a pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty. documentary based on this book won the Platinium Award at the WorldFest Remi Awards in 2008. 1. Items as seen in the Temple of Luxor. Page 80. Parallels suggested between Jesus & Horus . built by Amenhotep III. (2004). Page 5. "The Pagan Christ. 3. 2. A Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Page 85. Ibid.
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a.k. a.k.a. Set) was a precursor for the Hebrew Satan. Jesus Temptation: Taken from the desert of Amenta up a high mountain by his arch-rival Sut.This table is a continuation from a previous essay Comparison of some additional life events of Horus and Jesus: Event Horus Yeshua of Nazareth. . Sut (a.
He ordered the sea with a "Peace. There is some doubt about this matter as well. healed the sick. Twelve disciples. cast out demons.Taken from the desert in Palestine up a high mountain by his arch-rival Satan. be still" command. He "stilled the sea by his power. healed the sick. his dead father. from the grave. Result of temptation: Horus resists temptation. Location where the resurrection miracle occurred: . restored sight to the blind. restored sight to the blind. Activities: Walked on water. cast out demons. 1 Jesus raised Lazarus. his close friend. Jesus resists temptation. Close followers: Twelve disciples. from the grave." Walked on water. Raising of the dead: Horus raised Osirus.
an Egyptian city where the rites of the death." as a sign of respect. Linkage between the name of Osirus in Egyptian religion and Lazarus in the Gospel of John: Asar was an alternative name for Osirus. producing "Elasarus. On a high mountain. Horus' father. "Bethanu" became "Bethany." the location mentioned in John 11. 1 Hebrews added their preﬁx for house ('beth") to "Anu" to produce "Beth-Anu" or the "House of Anu. Asr is "El-Asar." Over time. burial and resurrection of Horus were enacted annually. Transﬁgured: On a mountain. the "E" was dropped and "s" became "z." 1 Jesus is said to have raised his friend Lazarus from the dead.Anu. Translated into Hebrew." Since "u" and "y" were interchangeable in antiquity. Horus raised Asar from the dead." The Romans added the preﬁx "us" to indicate a male name. Key address(es): ." producing "Lazarus. He was referred to as "the Asar.
In a tomb. Future: To reign for 1. Women. 2 See note above. By cruciﬁxion. Accompanied by: Two thieves.Sermon on the Mount. resurrected after three days. Resurrection announced by: Women. Fate after death: Descended into Hell. sources differ. Method of death By cruciﬁxion or by the sting of a scorpion. Burial In a tomb. resurrected after about 30 to 38 hours (Friday PM to presumably some time in Sunday AM) covering parts of three days. Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:17-49). Descended into Hell. Two thieves.000 years in the Millennium. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5 to 7). .
Comparison of some characteristics of Horus and Jesus: Characteristics Horus Yeshua of Nazareth. and by Christians in the 2nd century CE and later. God-man. Status: God-man.000 years in the Millennium. Main role: Savior of humanity.To reign for 1. Viewed as a man-god in the Gospel of John.k. a. .a. Regarded as a 1st century CE human prophet by Jewish Christians. Common portrayal: Virgin Isis holding the infant Horus. Jesus Nature: Regarded as a mythical character. Savior of humanity.
the Word. Main symbols: Fish. the winnower. the ﬁsher. Christ. the vine. the vine. Zodiac sign: Associated with Pisces. the bread of life. the winnower. the bread of life. the lamb of God. the ﬁsh. Other names: The good shepherd. the anointed one. Associated with Pisces. Fish. the ﬁsh. the anointed one. the lamb of God. beetle. . the ﬁsher. the shepherd's crook. shepherd's crook. beetle. the son of man. Title: KRST. the son of man.Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus. The good shepherd. the Word.
k." . and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger. the Prince of Eternity. Jesus Criteria for salvation at the time of judgment "I have given bread to the hungry man and water to the thirsty man and clothing to the naked person and a boat to the shipwrecked mariner. even I.." 4 "I am Horus.. a. and ye took me in: Naked.." Matthew 25:35-36 (KJV). am he that knoweth the paths of heaven.Comparison of some teachings of Horus and Jesus: Characteristics Horus Yeshua of Nazareth.I. and ye clothed me..a.I am the Lord of Light." 3 "For I was an hungred. and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty. "I am" statements "I am Horus in glory.I am the victorious one......I am the heir of endless time..
. the truth and the life... I have bread in heaven with Ra."I am Horus who stepeth onward through eternity.Eternity and everlastingness is my name.I am the way." "I am the light of the world. and today and forever.." (All from the Gospel of John) ." "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. I am" "Jesus Christ.." "I am the possessor of bread in Anu." "Before Abraham was. the same yesterday.
Read reviews or order this book. 3. Tom Harpur. "The Ritual: The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Ibid. Robinson . The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today. Recovering the Lost Light." Thomas Allen. Page 74. Google horus crucified to see conﬂicting accounts on the way in which Horus died. A Canadian Broadcasting Corp. 4. 2. From the confession that humans made in the presence of Horus at the Hall of Maat -. Pages 128 to 136. 1.References used: The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. (2004).the place of judgment for all.A." Author: B. documentary based on this book won the Platinium Award at the WorldFest Remi Awards in 2008. "The Pagan Christ.
Isis seems to have been originally a virgin (or.Parallels suggested between Jesus & Horus Debates about the validity of the evidence for the copycat thesis Was Horus born of a virgin?: Acharya S. . quotes priest and author Joseph McCabe: "Whatever we make of the original myth.
as it appears to have been celebrated in Syria and Egypt. 1. in a scenic reconstruction of a stable. sexless) goddess. 2 James Frazer writes in The Golden Bough: 3 "The ritual of the nativity.perhaps. His birth-festival was a real Christmas before Christ. He was their avenger against the powers of darkness. in a sense.2 Acharya S. and in the later period of Egyptian religion she was again considered a virgin goddess. was . It is at this period. apparently. in the temples. about December 25th. Horus was. a ﬁgure of Horus as a baby was laid in a manger. that the birthday of Horus was annually celebrated. the Savior of mankind. he was the light of the world. As both Macrobius and the Christian writer [of the "Paschal Chronicle"] say. mentions a number of other references to Egyptian virgin births in her essay on Horus. and a statue of Isis was placed beside it. demanding very strict abstinence from her devotees.
" 4 On the other hand. they unanimously agreed that there is no evidence that Horus was born of a virgin 5 . they brought forth and exhibited to his worshippers. from which at midnight they issued with a loud cry.remarkable. Christian theologian Ward Gasque surveyed twenty contemporary Egyptologists. the winter solstice. "The Virgin has brought forth! The light is waxing!" The Egyptians even represented the new-born sun by the image of an infant which on his birthday. No doubt the Virgin who thus conceived and bore a son on the twenty-ﬁfth of December was the great Oriental goddess whom the Semites called the Heavenly Virgin or simply the Heavenly Goddess. Ten responded. He asked them about the relationship whether Horus experienced a virgin birth. The celebrants retired into certain inner shrines.
But I cannot ﬁnd twelve anywhere..my research in the academic literature does not surface this fact. And I can ﬁnd reference to an unnumbered group of followers called mesniu/mesnitu ('blacksmiths') who accompanied Horus in some of his battles. .. I can ﬁnd references to sixteen human followers. Gasque's survey came up empty on the matter of Horus' disciples as well.Did Horus have 12 disciples? Glenn Miller wrote: ". I can ﬁnd references to four 'disciples'--variously called the semi-divine HERU-SHEMSU ('Followers of Horus')." 6 Of course.. . the early Christian movement might have imported the concept of many disciples from Egypt and changed the number so that the number of Jesus' disciples matched the number of the tribes of Israel..
the answer is deﬁnitely no. tying his or her limbs in place (or rarely nailing them to the wood beams). forcing the victim to carry the cross arm to the place of execution. and then throwing the body on a garbage heap for scavengers to eat. stripping the victim. The Roman Army that occupied Judea at the time of Jesus' execution had a highly organized method of executing uppity slaves and insurrectionists. It involved a ﬂogging. lingering death. . waiting for the victim to die a slow.Sponsored link: Was Horus cruciﬁed? If the term "cruciﬁed" is deﬁned as a Roman cruciﬁxion. The whole procedure was carefully calculated to terrorize the population.
Miller writes: I can ﬁnd no references to Horus EVER dying. Yeshua. However. and thus Horus was deﬁnitely not given a Roman-type execution. some sources claim that he was cruciﬁed in the sense of being tied to a tree and allowed to die from asphyxiation and exposure.. Many of them contain statements like "Horus was cruciﬁed" or "There is . reading these information sources can be frustrating. until he later becomes "merged" with Re the Sun god. And even in this 'death'. after which he 'dies' and is 'reborn' every single day as the sun rises. On the other hand. and the copycat theory: Unfortunately.. 7 Some websites discussing Horus.That type of cruciﬁxion did not exist in ancient Egypt. Glen M. there is no reference to a tomb anywhere.
org/ "Horus: Is Jesus' life story a copy?.notyourmamasreligion.." Not on your Mama's Religion. Part 1.vox. Christian websites denying any connection: "Is Jesus a myth from Egypt. 2007-AUG-12.tektonics. at: http://livingsounds.." or "I have found no evidence for. at: http:// www." Tektonics Apologetics Ministries." The reader is left hanging.org/ Zeitgeist Analysis. 2007SEP-11. at: http:// www.no record of Horus being cruciﬁed. 2008-OCT-07. "Walk like an Egyptian. at: http://paxblog.com/ James Holding.com/ ." Living Sounds." Paxton's Blog.
"Zeitgeist.com/ This site has the movie." Near Death.wordpress. the Zeitgiest Addendum" movie and various interviews online.com/ "Jesus as a Reincarnation of Horus. "The World's Sixteen Cruciﬁed Saviors." King David 8." at: http:// atheistempire. the movie.com/ Websites asserting a connection: Kersey Graves. at: http:// www.bibliotecapleyades. at: http://www." the Zeitgeist Movement. "The Cult of Horus.kingdavid8." The Atheist Empire of Liverpool.net Peter Joseph. Biblia y Nazarenos.com/ . at: http://near-death."Aren?t there some striking parallels between the Jesus and Horus stories?. at: http:// www.zeitgeistmovie.
(1998)." Unitarian Church of Edmonton." Oxford University Press. at: http:// www. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.truthbeknown. "Born of a Virgin on December 25th: Horus. James George Frazer." Stratford Co.ca/ References used: The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. Brian J. Joseph McCabe.. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon. 1. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today. Kiely.com online book store . "The Pagan Christ. Acharya S.com online book store 2.Rev. (1929). "The Story of Religious Controversy.com/ 3.uce. Sun God of Egypt." at: http:// www. 2004-MAY-16. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.
at: http:// www. Page 5.tektonics. 4." Tektonics Apologetics Ministries. "Comparing Osiris. Recovering the Lost Light. James Holding. Les Carney.lescarney." at: http://tektonics.A. Robinson . Horus and Jesus. 6. Read reviews or order this book." at: http://www. James Patrick Holding. "Krishna born of a virgin?. Tom Harpur. "The Pagan Christ. "Walk like an Egyptian.com/ 5. (2004)." Thomas Allen.org/ Author: B.org/ 7.
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