Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

To: Jandy on Genesis

So far as I understand it, Osiris was cut into 14 pieces, but the mother goddess couldn’t find the 14th piece (his willy), so she formed one and stuck it on. Horus was then conceived, which maybe the heathens consider the Resurrection of Osiris. He (Osiris) didn’t rise again, but rather was zombified and went off to dwell in the underworld. Horus, however, is never said to have died and risen again. They are also wrong about him being called “the son of God” and other things. There is no evidence for these claims, or they occur after the time of Christ. Even his birth date, which they sometimes mention, isn’t even in December. It’s in October, or November.

These are simply the inventions of heathens making claims with no historical evidence.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 10:39:34 PM PDT by RaisingCain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: RaisingCain

Raising Cain, I have seen that idea of Osiris being cut into 14 pieces, but I can’t trace it to the Horites. It appears to be a Babylonian story that pertains to Nimrod who according to the legend was cut into 14 pieces. It is certainly from a Babylonian context, not Horite, and much later than Abraham.

Horus was the son of Ra, the Creator whose emblem was the Sun. Hathor-Meri (later Isis) conceived when she was overshadowed by the Sun. Her animal totem was a cow. She is shown at the Dendura Temple holding her newborn son in a manger or stable. The stable was constructed by the Horite priest Har-si-Atef. Atef was the crown worn by deified rulers. The Arabic word atef or atif means “kind.” The ruler who wore the atef crown was to embody kindness and unite the peoples.

Horite belief in a deified son who would embody kindness and unite the peoples found fulfillment in Jesus Christ, a descendant of the Horite ruler-priests, the divine son of the Virgin Mary, daughter of the priest Joachim of the line of Nathan. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham’s Horite ancestors in Eden (Gen. 3:15). This is why the Biblical scholar Frank Moore Cross cannot avoid the conclusion that the God of Israel is the God of the Horites.

Consider how Horus, the mythical archetype of Christ, describes himself in the Coffin texts (passage 148):

“I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’.” (Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt by R.T. Rundle Clark, p. 216)

Here we find the words of Psalm 110:1, a messianic reference: The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”


11 posted on 07/24/2012 1:28:26 AM PDT by Jandy on Genesis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson