Copyright © By Dr. Adel Elsaie, Book Title: "Please Revise the Bible, Again"
2.1 Egyptian Trinity
In the Egyptian myth, Horus and his father, Osiris,
are frequently interchangeable, as in “I and my Father are one.” John
According to Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets:
“Of all savior-gods worshipped at
the beginning of the Christian era, Osiris may have contributed more details to
the evolving Christ figure than any other. Already very old in
to Egyptian scriptures, "As truly as Osiris lives, so truly
shall his follower live; as truly as Osiris is not dead he shall die no more;
as truly as Osiris is not annihilated he shall not be annihilated." These
same concepts still exist in the Christian theology. Osiris coming was
announced by Three Wise Men: the three stars Mintaka,
Anilam, and Alnitak in the
belt of Orion, which point directly to Osiris' star in the east, Sirius, as a
sign of his birth. Angelic voices hailed the coming of the 'Universal Lord' on
this occasion, which marked the rising of the
Certainly, Osiris was a prototypical Jesus. His flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat, the plant of Truth. Osiris was 'Truth,' and those who ate him became 'Truth' also. Each of them became another 'Osiris,' a 'Son of God,' a 'Light god,' a dweller in the 'Light-god.' Egyptians came to believe that no god, except Osiris, could bestow eternal life on mortals. He alone was their 'Savior,' the Good One.' Egyptians were much afraid of death's corruption awaiting them without the kindly intervention of Osiris.
The cult of Osiris contributed a number of ideas and phrases to the Bible. The 23rd Psalm copied an Egyptian text appealing to Osiris the Good Shepherd to lead the deceased to the “green pastures” and “still waters” to restore the soul to the body, and to give protection in the valley of the shadow of death. The Lord’s Prayer was prefigured by an Egyptian hymn to Osiris - beginning by Amen, “O Amen, O Amen, who are in heaven.” Amen was also invoked at the end of every prayer. This word Amen is one of the left over rituals of the monotheistic origin of all polytheistic mythologies.
As Col. James Chruchward naively exclaims, “The teachings of Osiris and Jesus are wonderfully alike. Many passages are identically the same, word for word.” Osiris was also the god of the vine and a great traveling teacher who civilized the world. He was the ruler and judge of the dead, just like Jesus. In his passion, Osiris was plotted against and killed by Set. Like that of Jesus, Osiris’ resurrection served to provide hope to all that they may do likewise and become eternal.
brother Seth envied his power and popularity and killed him by luring him into
a coffin, which he sealed with lead. Seth set the coffin adrift in the
Horus was conceived magically after the death of
Osiris and brought up by
M. D. Aletheia suggested that al least 2500 years before Jesus, the Egyptian god Osiris (Horus), in some accounts, was crucified on “an accursed tree” in an event of sin-atonement. “Osiris, after being put to death, rose from the dead, and bore the title of the Resurrected One,” he said “The suffering, death, and resurrection of Osiris formed the great mystery of the Egyptian religion.” While some might dispute the Egyptian’s god legend of crucifixion, there is no denying that the stories of Jesus and Horus are quite similar. Even the name Horus has been suggested as a contributing factor in the name Jesus. Originally, because Horus was depicted as a hawk or a falcon-headed god, the Romans turned Horus into an eagle-headed god and the eagle symbol was transferred to Christianity. Hence, the podiums and pulpits in the Roman Catholic Churches often bear eagle symbol taken directly from the Egyptian god Horus.
At least 2500 years before John baptized believers in the
According to the Egyptian mythology, the 'Father' and
'Son' were inseparable and of
'one essence.' The pharaohs stepped into
trinity on Earth (as
became the heavenly element (as
after death. In the endless cycle
According to author and theologian Tom Harpur: "[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ."
The following are examples of quotes by Horus, according to Tom Harpur, and the corresponding quotes of Jesus from the New Testament:
"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."
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me..." Matthew 25:35-36
"I am Horus in glory...I am the Lord of Light...I am the victorious one...I am the heir of endless time...I, even I, am he that knoweth the paths of heaven."
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
Egyptian priests practiced "transubstantiation", claiming to be able to transfer the sun god Osiris into a circular wafer. In rituals prefiguring Catholic Mass, the faithful then ate the "body" of their god to nourish their souls. The letters IHS on the sun-shaped wafers stood for Isis, Horus, and Seb (later, Roman Catholics claimed they were the first three letters of Jesus' name in Greek).
The myth of Osiris included some monotheistic features, such as belief in the hereafter, resurrection of the dead, Day of Judgment, and beginning and ending the prayer with Amen. This suggests that Osiris might have been a prophet of God, and his original message was not preserved and corrupted by time. Some scholars believe that Prophet Idris (Enoch in the Bible) was the same as the Egyptian god Osiris.