Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

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Stellar House Publishing, 2008 - History - 592 pages
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Destined to be a classic enjoyed by both the professional scholar and the lay person, this comparative religion book contains a startling perspective of the extraordinary history of the Egyptian religion and its profound influence upon the later Christian faith. "Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection" uses a massive amount of primary sources and the works of highly credentialed authorities in relevant fields to demonstrate that the popular gods Horus and Jesus possessed many characteristics and attributes in common. Drawing from thousands of ancient Egyptian texts in an assortment of translations along with the original language, as well as modern research in a number of other languages, controversial independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock puts together an astonishing amount of fascinating information that shows many of our most cherished religious beliefs and concepts did not appear suddenly out of the blue but have long histories in numerous cultures found around the globe, including and especially in the glorious Land of the Pharaohs. D.M. Murdock, also known as "Acharya S," is the author of the bestselling books "The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold"; "Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled"; and "Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ." Ms Murdock's books focus largely on the history and origins of religion, dating back thousands of years and encompassing religious ideologies and beliefs of a wide variety that nevertheless reveal common cultural heritage and a keen interest in and reverence for the natural world.
 

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The author claims there are over 600 sources used to make the argument, but these sources are either taken completely out of context or have problems in their own right. The author will not source anything that disagrees with her assumed premise, and thus should be taken with a large grain of salt. Her translation of Menard seems to be a slightly punched up version of a Google translation. She even considers her previous books a viable resource to validate her own points.
In all, this is am effort mired in amateurism and should not be considered any more seriously than one would consider a Bugs Bunny cartoon a documentary on the nature of rabbits.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
A Word about Primary Sources
4
Egyptian Language Translations
7
God Man or Myth?
10
Who Is Gerald Massey?
13
Timeline of Destruction
23
The Art of Mythmaking
24
Horus Sun of God
28
The Gnostic 12
277
Serapis and the Twelve
278
Performing Miracles Walking on Water Healing the Sick and Raising the Dead
285
The Bread of Life
288
The Lord of Wine and the Sacred Meal
291
Commanding the Waters
293
The Raising of Osiris
297
The Truth The Light and The Good Shepherd
309

The Loving Immortal FatherMother Sun
29
The Deceased as Osiris
35
Of Mysteries and Myths
39
Who Is Horus?
43
The Many Horuses
48
Son of the Sun
49
Priest as Horus
51
AmenRaOsirisHorus
52
Polytheistic MonotheismMonism?
56
A Fluid Faith
59
The Moon and Morning Star
60
Horus is Osiris Reborn
62
Horus versus Set
67
The Astrotheology of the Passion
69
Who is Set?
71
Set as Satan
74
Born on December 25th
79
Ancient and Modern Voices
83
Hieroglyphic Evidence
93
Calendrical Considerations
95
Monumental Alignments
98
Clockworks
102
Festivals of Osiris
103
Dual Birthdays of Horus
106
Festival of Ptah
107
Festivals of Isis
110
Christian Sun Worship?
112
The Virgin IsisMery
120
The Beloved Mother of God
124
Loved by the Gods
127
Merry Deities
128
Isis the Loving and Loved
129
Mery Miriam and Mary
135
Perpetual Virginity
138
Son of Neith
140
Isis the Pure Star of Lovers
148
The Virginal Mystery
154
Isis Mary and Virgo
156
Other Virgin Mothers
158
Mary is Mery Redux?
164
The Nativity Scene at the Temple of Luxor
167
The Amenhotep Birth Cycle
170
The Birth of Pharaoh Hatshepsut
172
The Christ Connection
173
The GodKing as Horus
176
SoftCore Porn?
179
The Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth?
189
Further Parallels to the Gospel Story
191
The Magi Presenting Gifts?
192
The Star in the East and Three Kings
198
A Sirius Star
200
Orion and the Three Kings
203
Stellar Commonality
207
Horus at the Ages of 12 and 30
210
The Sed Festival
215
The Gnostic Horos
218
Anup the Baptizer
233
Who is Anubis?
236
The Boat of the Dead
241
The Living Water
242
The Baptism
244
Horus the Baptist
247
Anubis the Jackal Lake and HouseTent of Purification
248
Aquarius the WaterBearer
253
The Twelve Followers
261
The Egyptian Zodiac
265
The Book of Amduat
269
The Book of Gates
272
The Fishers of Men
276
Lord of Truth and Good Shepherd
310
Sin Bearer and Redeemer
312
Osiris the Christ?
313
Horus the Anointed and Beloved Son of the Father
319
Horus the WordIusa the Coming Son and Savior
321
The Shu Theology
324
The Lord of Light and Lamb of God
329
Was Horus Crucified?
335
The PreChristian Cross and Crucifix
336
Shu in Cruciform
343
Outstretched Arms as the Sign of the Cross
346
Osiris and Djed Pillar
350
Set Crucified
352
The Divine Man Crucified in Space
353
Astrotheology of the Cross
356
The Two Thieves?
357
The Mystery of the Cross
364
Burial for Three Days Resurrection and Ascension
376
The Resurrection Machine
378
The Passion Play of Osiris
381
Three Days in the Tomb
382
The Descent into the Underworld
385
EasterThe Resurrection of Spring
389
Horus and Osiris at the Vernal Equinox
395
The Ascension into Heaven
398
Spiritual or Bodily Resurrection?
402
The Word Resurrection
403
The Dying and Rising Debate
404
Osiris as the Life Force in the Material World
407
Bodily Necessity
409
The Canaanite Connection
411
Jewish or Greek?
414
The Glorified Body
415
Horus as the Resurrection
417
The Egyptian Heaven and Hell
419
The House of a Thousand Years
420
The PhoenixBenu Bird
421
Osiris Horus and the Benu
424
Jesus and the Phoenix
425
The Astrotheological Millennium
427
The Alexandrian Roots of Christianity
431
The Therapeuts
433
The ProtoChristians?
449
Lake Mareotis
456
The Hybridizing Emperor?
457
The Library of Alexandria
464
Philo of Alexandria
466
The Hermetic Writings
469
The Poimandres
475
The Gnostics
478
The Pistis Sophia
484
EgyptoChristian Texts
486
The Gospel of John
488
The Memphite Theology
493
Who Wrote John?
494
Conclusion
498
A Unique Divine Revelation?
499
Gods Truly Walked the Earth?
500
The Horus Christian Class Dismissed?
501
Dangerous Endeavors and Occupational Hazards
503
Nolo Comprehendere
508
Blotting Out the Sun
509
Mysterious Omissions
512
Mutable Mythology
514
Well Known in Egypt?
515
Which Came First?
517
Bibliography
522
Index
561
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