Dr. Craig M. Lyons’ article is reproduced in full below because it expresses the views and sentiments similar to my own. I too have sought to seek the “historical Jesus” and I too have gone down a similar path and come to very similar conclusions, reflecting Dr. Lyons’ views as can be observed in my article, “In Search of Historic Jesus,” https://mbplee.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/in-search-of-historic-jesus-2/
But an independent view of “historic Jesus” written by a Theologian is an important affirmation that there are others who have questioned the historical accuracy of the Bible. Hence I have included it here as a crutch for those who may need it.
Craig M. Lyons Ms.D., D.D., M.Div.
WAS TUTANKHAMUN THE PROTOTYPE FOR THE “HISTORICAL JESUS”? #1
My ongoing search for the “historical Jesus” is finally coming to a close. I have been searching since my graduation from Seminary for the “Jesus” and have not been able to find any demonstrable evidence for a Jewish Rabbi who lived in the first century in Palestine which was where the “expected Messiah” was to return. I have looked almost everywhere and read and studied everything available in my efforts to find the clues that will reveal this “Jesus” as a historical personage. My search has been tedious and exhausting and fruitless. Only when I began to trace the roots of Judaism back to Egypt was I finally rewarded for my efforts around 15 or more years ago. It is there, in Ancient Egypt that I finally found the “historical Jesus”. The only problem is that he is only “half-Hebrew” and was a “murdered” Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. This statement sounds almost impossible and many will begin to doubt my sanity upon reading it but let me warn the reader to not make any hasty decisions until he or she (as I have) has sifted through the evidence which proves without a doubt that the “historical Jesus” stories we find scattered down through history and applied to various “redeemers” had their origin with the life and death of Tutankhamun in Egypt. My search for the truth hidden in our Bibles and the stories surrounding the “historical Jesus” that we cherish, finally culminated in the necessary acquired knowledge that puts all these puzzle pieces together surrounding the “historical Jesus”. I could finally see the whole convoluted picture surrounding the “historical Jesus” of Egypt. Such a view of the evidence convinced me for certain that the identification of Pharaoh Tutankhamun as the “historical Jesus” is certain. This article will give the reader the required information to see how this information was concealed from all but those with the most “inquiring” eyes and the time necessary to do the required investigation and study. Before we begin I want the reader to view a cover of a book I read many years ago by Richard Cassaro entitled The Deeper Truth. In this we have the figure of an Egyptian Pharaoh and a typical representative image of Jesus imposed upon each other, both split down the middle. It serves perfectly what this article will teach the reader: namely, that the “historical Jesus Story” in the New Testament finds its origin with the Osiris-Horus myths of Egypt personified in the lives of the Pharaohs; in particular the Pharaoh Tutankhamun as you will come to see.
Before the nineteenth century, when Christians sought to understand Jesus and the ancient world depicted in the gospels, they adhered to naturalistic literalism. Southwestern Theological Seminary taught the same approach to the Christian Scriptures and the “historical Jesus”. “Naturalistic literalism” is the practice of reading the Scriptures and accepting the events that are described therein as the literal truth. In so doing we expect to find a “historical Jesus” in first century Palestine. No one had ever given much thought to reading the New Testament (NT) any other way. Things have changed dramatically since then. Today, the only Christians that still hold to a natural-literal reading of the NT are Fundamentalists who believe it to be “plenary,” which is to say that every word is inspired by God. However, even a quick glance at the NT reveals inconsistencies.
But there is one major problem with this “naturalistic literalism” as the approach to the Christian Scriptures; there is no evidence existing today outside of this one New Testament that proves that such a Jewish Rabbi and expected Messiah existed in the first century and was a real person. Let me repeat there is NOT one shred of contemporary evidence to support the New Testament story of the birth, life, and death of a Jesus of Nazareth. However, there is an expanse of evidence that exits which will prove that this “Jesus Story” in the New Testament is but a retelling of the life and death of another who lived many, many centuries earlier in Egypt; that one being the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The only problem for the reader at present is that he has not seen this evidence that both reveals conclusively that there is not a “historical Jesus” of the First Century in Palestine. Therewere clumsy forgeries and vain attempts by overzealous early Christians and when challenged over this problem in the early centuries A.D. they created a “historical Jesus” and “wrote this Jesus” into later writings which included the formation of their Bibles. Lacking as well is the reader’s acquaintance with the corresponding evidence that supports this very same “Jesus Story” as taken from the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.
Many went down this road in search for the “historical Jesus before, but most of them pulled back because they reached areas of conflict between history and religion which is usually a touchy area. Besides no one like to trash what he has grown up revering and I understand that so well but let never forget that if it (is) not the truth it is a LIE! Surely our God and Creator is not glorified in a lie; especially when we are commanded in the Ten Commandments to “not bear false witness”. Thus our search for truth should be ruthless and sought with all our might as we run after the God of all Truth. Amen!
Answer for yourself: What were some of these stumbling blocks to finding a “historical Jesus”? Well there were many but one is most important as I see it.
Many Pagan religious belief systems permeated the Mediterranean region during the 1st century CE. There were numerous male heroes, saviors and god-men within Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Hindu, and other pantheons of Gods whose lives had many points of similarities to Jesus. Of these, the Egyptian God Horus probably had life events attributed to him which were closest match to those of Jesus. Yet, Horus was worshipped in Egypt thousands of years before the first century CE when Jesus is believed to have been ministering in Palestine. The more I studied the more I saw “Egypt” coming up in my studies and it began to appear that behind both Judaism and Christianity lie source for all later “redeemers” and that source continually turned out to be Egypt so there I had to begin a 5 year study in order to check out all the possibilities. In so doing I would come upon the evidence that would show me why these “Osiris” and “Horus” stories were replayed down through history and attached to a host or “redeemers” like Tutankhamun, Chrishna of Hindostan, Budha Sakia of India, Odin of the Scaudinavians, Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia, Baal and Taut, “the only Begotten of God,” of Phenicia, Indra of Thibet, Bali of Afghanistan. Jao of Nepaul, Wittoba of the Bilingones, Thammuz of Syria, Atys of Phrygia, Xaniolxis of Thrace, Zoar of the Bonzes, Adad of Assyria, Thor, son of Odin, of the Gauls, Cadmus of Greece, Quexalcote of Mexico, the Divine Teacher of Plato, Adonis, son of the virgin Io of Greece, Quirinus of Rome, Prometheus of Caucasus, Mohamud, or Mahomet, of Arabia, and finally Jesus of Nazareth.
Answer for yourself: What should all these above “redeemer stories” which overlap abundantly in similarities teach us? Is this just a coincidence?
There has been a pattern for this “redeemer story” motif that has existed since the origin of the myths of Osiris and Horus and has been applied to both historical and non-historical personages ever since. Bet Emet Ministries has devoted several websites dealing with this pattern “redeemer story” as applied to the mythical like Osiris and Horus. Behind this we found that Astronomy was the backbone of these concepts and this is quite a “mind blowing” study as you find that God’s Divine Patterns and Cycles in the Heavens and in Nature were understood on a “deep spiritual level” by the Ancients which we have no clue today. They in my estimation were “spiritual masters” par excellence and really knew the depth of this God like hardly anyone today. Of interest to us in our current study is the application of this “redeemer pattern” to the earliest of the “historical examples” in which we find this “redeemer motif” applied and we have only to look at the Pharaoh Tutankhamun who serves perfectly as the prototype for the later “historical figure of Jesus”.Both follow this same “pattern”; one historical (Tutankhamun) and the other mythical (Jesus of Nazareth).
Answer for yourself: If we make the identification of Tutankhamun with the historical Jesus you should ask “How can that be since the two characters Jesus and Tutankhamun supposedly lived “apparently” in different places and different times”? Let us go through the evidence.
I stated above that there is not a shred of contemporary evidence to support the New Testament story of the birth, life or death of Jesus. However, there is an expanse of evidence proving that Jesus had lived many centuries earlier.
Answer for yourself: One wonders, if Jesus lived, suffered and died during the period of Roman rule in Palestine, as the New Testament states, then why did not his name appear in the writings of three distinguished contemporary authors of that time: Philo Judaeus, Justus of Tiberias and Flavius Josephus?
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that absolutely no reference is made to a “historical Jesus” in the thirty-eight works left behind by Philo Judaeus, who was born c. 15 B.C.E. and died about twenty years after the supposed date of the Crucifixion? This is very problematic since he lived in the same years of this supposed historical Jesus and given the account in the New Testament one would have to think that at least one reference to such a dynamic person who stirred up Roman ire would be found somewhere in all his writings. Well there is not one reference.
Philo’s brother was the head of the Jewish community living in Alexandria. His son was married to a granddaughter of King Herod.
Answer for yourself: How can we expect a man like Philo Judaeus with all his family connections not to mention Jesus in all his voluminous writings, if Jesus ever existed? This should alert you to the idea that something is wrong and amiss here.
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that the Talmudic rabbis do not relate or report of a “historical Jesus” at the time of Herod or Pontius Pilate? Now we have two great voices of the first century who are absolutely silent on this supposed “historical Jesus”.
Answer for yourself: Do these Talmudic rabbis mention at all the name of “Jesus”? Well yes they do but our problem now blows up in our face. Instead of mentioning this “Jesus” as existing in the first century they write and say that a priest named Pinhas killed him.
Answer for yourself: What? Who is this Pinhas? Well here we got to Egypt for Pinhas was a contemporary of Moses and his Priest.
There was no Israelite priesthood before the time of Moses. Moses arranged the priesthood in two main levels, the high priest and the ordinary priests. Across the Nile from Tell-el-Amarna, there is the city of Mallawi, which means literally “The City of the Levites”. The Levites held priestly positions with Akhenaten, the father of Tutankhamun at Amarna. Now pay close attention.
Akhenaten’s two highest priestly officials were:
- Meryre II…who was the High Priest of the Aten, at the Amarna temple
- Panehesy…was the Chief Servitor of the Aten at Akhenaten’s temple
Likewise, Moses’ two highest priestly officials were:
- Merari, who is described in Genesis, 46:11, as one of the sons of Levi. The Egyptian equivalent of his name is Meryre.
- Phinehas, who was the son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron according to Exodus 6:25. His name in the Talmud is Pinhas. The Egyptian equivalent of his name is Panhesy.
Answer for yourself: What should this startling piece of knowledge teach us?
It is therefor evident that we are dealing with the same high officials who served Akhenaten (the Biblical Moses) at Amarna and then accompanied him to Sinai afterwards. Yet another confirmation that Moses and Akhenaten are one and same person. So it appears that Moses’ son might be crucial in helping identify the “historical Jesus” since the Talmudic rabbis tell us that a “Jesus” was killed by Pinhas who we now know was a Priest to the Pharaoh Akhenaten (the Biblical Moses). Now in previous articles we have already proved that the Biblical Moses is the Pharaoh Akhenaten as well as the fact that the Biblical King David is the Pharaoh Thutmose III and the Biblical Solomon is Amenhotep III, the father of the Biblical Moses. It seems the deception continues and we find that we have a “Jesus” being killed all right, but not in the first century but more than likely at Sinai in the time and days of Moses.
Answer for yourself: How is this possible? Is there evidence for a “Jesus” being killed in the time of Moses not only in the Rabbinic records of the Talmud but in Egyptian records and history? Well yes there is.
Answer for yourself: Was this “Jesus” someone important and possibly could this “Jesus” have been Moses’ son known as Tutankhamun?
Already we are seeing that many things recorded in the Old Testament are written in order to confuse the events and identities of personages in many of the stories we read.
Answer for yourself: The Bible is full of names; people as well as places but were you aware that not one time is any Pharaoh mentioned by name? If the Bible will give us the name of a “well” from which to drink water then why not the name of the Pharaoh of the Exodus? Is something being hid from us?
Well it would appear in light of the lack of disclosure at places in the Bible as well as its mixed up chronology where “Jesus” is placed in Egypt some 1400 years before we should expect then we definitely need to look into matters for ourselves; especially Tutankhamun if we want to get on the trail of the possible “historical Jesus” since many scholars like A. Osman and M. Gadalla tell us that Tutankhamun is the “historical Jesus”.
We will begin with his birth. Tutankhamun was born in the city of Amarna, which was named after the biblical name of Moses’ father. A linen shirt found in Tutankhamun’s tomb and dated to Year 7 of Akhenaton, indicates that this was the year of his birth. Of major importance for our study is the fact that he belonged to the Tuthmosside royal family of which Thutmose III (King David) reigned four generations earlier.
Answer for yourself: Why is Tutankhamun being in (the) family line of Thutmose III, the Biblical David, so important for us? Simply because the Bible tells us that the Messiah will come from the family of David and Tutankhamun is from the family of Thutmose III, the Biblical David.
Answer for yourself: Could this Tutankhamun be the possible Messiah whom we read about as “Jesus” in the New Testament and the writers of the New Testament tell an older Egyptian Messiah story out of its time period? Well it is too early to say that for sure so let us keep reading.
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that the “virgin birth” teaching began thousands of years ago in Egypt? Are you aware that although Pharaohs had “natural” parents it was believed that they (had) “spiritual virgin births?
Answer for yourself: Was this doctrine applied to the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Son of God? It sure was. Let us look into this as it became the “example” for all other “Messiah-Kings”; not only in Egypt but in successive nations culminating with the “Joshua/Jesus” of the New Testament as well.
We must begin with the birth of Tut-Ankh-Amen in order to see how this was applied not only to the Egyptian Son of God but to the “Joshua/Jesus” of Egyptian history. First of all Tutankhamun was born in the city of Amarna, the capital city of his father, Akhenaton (the Biblical Moses).
Answer for yourself: What makes this city of “Amarna” so important? Its immense importance is because “Amarna”, the city, was named after Amran (or Imran), which is not only the name of Akhenaton’s god (father) but which is also the name given in the Bible for Moses’ father.
Answer for yourself: Is this city connected with a link to the Biblical Moses in other ways? Yes it is. Across the Nile from Tell-el Amarna, or the city of Amarna, there is the city of Mal-lawi (Mal-Levi), which means literally The City of the Levites. The Levites, according to the Bible, not only held priestly positions with Moses, but they also held the very same positions with Akhenaton (Tutankhamun’s father).
Now we move on to the “virgin birth” doctrine in Egypt. We have previously seen that the idea of a “messiah” began in Egypt. The idea of the birth of this Messiah without sexual intercourse originated in ancient Egypt as well. What you will find is that many dogmas and religious beliefs connected with “Jesus” and the New Testament find their origin with Egypt.
When assessing the validity of a Savior or Messiah, two major events are consistently mentioned:
- Immaculate Conception or virgin birth, and
- The Resurrection or rising from the dead and ascending into Heaven or Paradise.
Nothing supersedes these two occurrences as the most important in classifying one as a “Savior”.
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that the first Messianic promise of a Savior is given to Egypt in the Book of Isaiah?
Isa 19:19-20 19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. (KJV)
Answer for yourself: Who was this “savior”? Could this have been the “Jesus” that the Talmudic Rabbis spoke of who was killed in Egypt by the Priest Pinhas?
The problem we face here, particularly in the western world, is associating these events, the virgin birth and the resurrection from the dead with only one being, Jesus, the Christ of the New Testament, when history teaches us that these same events have been applied literally to numerous characters down through history.
Things become very difficult for the western mind when looking at these two events from other parts of the world, during different historical periods, even before the birth of Jesus. These two events, the virgin birth and the resurrection from the dead have been associated with various other beings in different cultures for thousands of years prior to the New Testament “Jesus”; in fact going all the way back to the very “neteru” of Egypt which is explained best by understanding that these events (virgin birth, resurrection) stood for “forces” and “powers” and “concepts” that consist in God and that operate in the metaphysical realm and which man experiences in this pilgrimage of the soul we call life.
The first human recording of these two events are found in northeast Africa, Kemet, which the Greeks called Egypt, around 4100 B.C.E. It focuses on Ausar (Osiris), Auset (Isis) and Heru (Horus), reputably known as the original trinity; the father, the mother, the son [parentheses indicates Greek names].
Let us first focus on the virgin birth before we deal with the resurrection. There are temples in Egypt where these events are carved in stone thousands of years before the birth of the Jesus of the New Testament. The Temple of Luxor, inscribed by King Amenhotep III (1538-1501 B.C.E.) shows four scenes on the birth of Horus):
- The Annunciation,
- The Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth
- The Birth and
These same 4 “religious doctrines” are repeated identically as applied to many “historical saviors” and find their culmination with the Jesus of the New Testament.
Let me say in passing that in the Temple of Seti I, in Abydos, the home of Ausar (Osiris), and in the temple at Denderah, one can see this Resurrection of Horus which was applied to the later Pharaoh-kings of Egypt.
Answer for yourself: Then are we to understand that the teaching of the virgin birth and resurrection from the dead was applied to Pharaohs like Tutankhamun which many scholars believe today provided the “historical” account for the later “historical Jesus Story” in the New Testament even when there is not one shred of evidence for the existence of a “historical Jesus” in the first century? We certainly are.
Books such as: The Egyptian Book of the Dead (originally titled The Book of Coming Forth by Day and by Night) by E. A. Wallis Budge; The Coffin Text and The Pyramid Text; The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors by Kersey Graves; and Christianity Before Christ by John G. Jackson, among others, have recorded these various stories and all you have to do is read them to see this evidence for yourself. Some Egyptologists feel that the triad of deities: Amon, Mut and Khonsu, at the temple in Karnak, was copied by the early Christians to form the present Holy Trinity. I kid you not when I say that “all roads lead to Egypt and not Rome”. Rome has just lied about it.
As a side note, according to most Christian scriptures, Jesus was said to have been born in Bethlehem, or Nazareth. In the Coptic writings, where the oldest Christians called Copts still reside (Kemet and Ethiopia), and according to Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, a Kemetologist, born in Ethiopia, Jesus was said to have been born in Kemet (Egypt). In Matthew 2:15, it still says, “Out of Egypt shall I call my son!” Contrary to written sources, Kemet (Egypt) is where Christianity was born, while Ethiopia built the first Christian Church and was the world’s first and oldest Christian nation. Christianity was originally an African religion, as was the Hebrew African religion called Judaism.
When the Roman Empire converted to Christianity (312 A.D.), and wrestled it from Africa, the story was changed. This was further confirmed at the Council of Nicea, on May 20th, 325 A.D., called by the Roman Emperor Constantine, and attended by 318 bishops and religious scholars. Together, they formed a new Imperial State Religion, known today as The Roman Catholic Church.
As mentioned earlier, other beings were associated with the Immaculate Conception and Resurrection story. Their life stories parallel that of Jesus, which parallel that of Horus. In Mexico, in the Codex Vaticanus, this being is called Quexalcote. In China, in the History of the Rajahs, the name Xaca is mentioned, and also Yu. In India they are called Buddha and Krishna. Sakia, Scipio, Arion, Zulis, Bacchus, Alcides, and Hesus are some of the beings associated with the two events previously mentioned. In actuality, the virgin birth/resurrection story has floated all over the world, in various cultures, various interpretations, before, during and after the Mary Jesus version. But it began with Horus, the son of Osiris. Isis is said to have conceived her son Horus after her husband’s (Osiris) death. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father but understand such a New Testament teaching is a “carbon-copy” of the events of Osiris-Isis written at least ten thousand years ago or more.
Answer for yourself: What is this really then? This is the earliest record on this planet of a “non-sexual” birth of a child which we call the “virgin birth” today. The cosmic force responsible for her impregnation was MeSSeh, the crocodile star, as per Spell 148 of the Coffin Texts: The crocodile star (MeSSeH) strikes … isis wakes pregnant with the seed of Osiris.” And this I remind you occurred after the death of Osiris and was thus considered a miracle often repeated down through history.
As mentioned above this holy (virgin) birth of the Egyptian king is a recurring theme in temples and writings throughout ancient Egypt. In ancient Egypt, divine birth was looked upon as an aspect of royal birth. Although the child was regarded spiritually as the son of the deity, this did not exclude the human father or the sexual relationship between the parents. In symbolic terms, the Egyptian King was considered to be the Son of God.
So in an understandable way not we see how connected with Egyptian kings is the teaching of the “holy virgin birth” of their Pharaohs and it was “symbolic” ONLY and never was understood as if a “literal” occurrence.This is why this theme of the “holy virgin birth” of the Egyptian king is a recurring theme in temples and writings throughout ancient Egypt. In symbolic terms, the spirit of the deity (the Holy Spirit) used the physical body of the king to produce the child. In Christian belief, however, no human father is involved: the mother is a virgin, and the child is conceived by the Holy Spirit without any sexual relationship.
This holy birth of the king-Pharaoh is documented in scenes as well as texts found in many places, such as on the north wall of the central colonnade of Queen Hatshepshut’s mortuary temple at Deir el Bahari, as well as at the Luxor Temple. In the Luxor Temple, at the Birth chamber, as called by classical Egyptologists, we find the scene of the spiritual conception and birth of the king. The reliefs on the west wall depict a scene with many similarities to the familiar Christian’s Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth which is applied to the New Testament Jesus just the way it is to Tutankhamun! The king was a royal, conscientious man, with divine potential. The Egyptian king is therefore considered to be the spiritual Son of God, the son of the neteru, the divine principles of the Cosmos that constitute the whole of God, our Creator.
The Pharaoh, as seen as the “son of God”, was in the service of Horus and ruled over the whole of Egypt as his servant. In this role he had to keep his people safe, ensure the adequate rising of the Nile, care for the continued existence of those in the beyond by bringing them offerings to feed on, i.e. he had to uphold the divine order of all creation. Egypt called this “Maat”. It was, perhaps, not so much the man who was identified with Horus himself, but rather the ka of the pharaoh, which while it was the body’s twin, was also an expression of the life force, more than just an aspect of his personality.
Answer for yourself: What exactly is the “ka”?
The Ka, represented by two raised arms, is one of the many spiritual components of gods and humans. The word “Ka” has regularly been translated as “life-force” or “life-energy”for lack of a better translation. In ancient times it may have referred to the “male potency”, but it soon must have come to mean intellectual and spiritual power. There is a difference between the Ka of the gods and the kings on one hand, and the Ka of the common people on the other. Where the Ka of the gods and the kings represent some kind of individuality, the Ka of the common people relates the individual to his or her family. The Kas of common people are (their) ancestors which are passed on from generation to generation. From the Old Kingdom on, the Ka is represented as a “double” of the human it is part of, which may be yet another example of the Egyptian dualism. The Ka of the kings was created at the same time as his or her body: in the scenes representing the divine birth of Hatshepsut in her temple at Deir el-Bahari, the god Khnum can be seen fashioning the body and the Ka of the Queen on a potter’s wheel. This, however, does not mean that the Ka and the body are inseparable. When the body died, the Ka left the body and joined its divine creator. The phrase “going to one’s Ka” is a euphemism for “dying”.
The Pharaoh-king was above all the carer of his people, the representation of the Good God and the Good Shepherd, a role often also played by the God Amen (representative and symbol for this “Invisible Creative Force or Spirit”). So likewise we must understand correctly that the Pharaoh was as the “Son of God” only His representative and the term again was not to be understood “literally” as if born “virginally” by being impregnated “literally” by God. This concept is totally debased by Christianity as you can tell as they teach that the Jesus of the New Testament is not the biological seed of Joseph. This is totally opposite from what Egypt taught yet similar in “terms”. Basically, the Egyptians seem to have thought of their pharaohs as touched by the divine, sons and servants of the gods rather than equals of Re or Amen: they were their bridge to the gods and this “Creative Force” we call God today. Importantly as well these Pharaohs were also the first humans to achieve eternal life after death, joining the gods in the heavens. They were in reality the “first fruits of the Dead” as have come to think about being “in Christ”. The Pharaoh being identified with Osiris in death is like being “in Christ” when we die as well. Being a “Living Horus” was like being “in Christ” as we live. The spiritual concepts are the same. By the New Kingdom any Egyptian could hope to identify with Osiris in death as has his Pharaoh-king and thereby perpetuate the immortal constituents which were part of his being for all eternity and be resurrected from the dead as was his Pharaoh-king thanks to the rituals developed in the Old Kingdom for his kings.
We have spoken of the birth of Tutankhamun so now let us now focus for a second on the New Testament Jesus. The writer of the Gospel of Luke describes the forthcoming birth of Jesus in the following terms:
Luke 1:32-33 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (KJV)
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that Tutankhamun, like Jesus, can also be described as “Son of the Highest” and was “seated upon the throne of his father Akhenaten (the Biblical Moses who was of the same family of the Biblical David whom we see is the historical Thutmose III? Is this again another coincidence?
Answer for yourself: Since we know for sure that the Biblical King David is Thutmose III and the Biblical Moses then should we begin now to look for the “house of Jacob” in Egypt as well?
Answer for yourself: Since the writer of Luke is speaking of the New Testament Jesus and three other items mentioned in these two verses in look refer to “hidden Egyptian identities” then is it a safe bet to begin to think that behind his “Jesus” is possibly another Egyptian identity? You bet it is.
I would be amiss if I failed to mention to the reader that the birth of Jesus is not mentioned in New Testament writings of the first century C.E. let alone is not mentioned in the first New Testament given to the world by Marcion in 150 A.D. as this “first New Testament” only spoke of the “Mystical Christ Jesus” within each of God’s children. This is the “risen Christ” in all men once they are awakened to the God within which we call today “that still small voice”.
Col 1:27 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (KJV)
This is the real Paul we seek, the Gnostic master of the first century who is made into a Frankenstein by Rome whose writings are so contradictory today that almost no one can make any sense out of them. Rome will counter such a teaching of the Gnostics by not only killing millions of these “Gnostic Chrestians” later called “Christians” but by writing their own version of Marcion’s “first New Testament”. In so doing the world was given a gross forgery known today as the “Second New Testament”; added of course are maze of conflicting genealogies that open the Gospels of Matthew and was inserted in Luke’s Gospel to this life of Rome’s “historical Jesus” which was but the retelling of the life and tragic death of the Egyptian Messiah Tutankhamun, the Son of God. In so doing as well as inserting references to a “historical Jesus in the flesh” under the name of Paul we have completely lost the “gnosis” of the Christ or “Karast” as taught by Egypt thousands of years ago. Interestingly only the later Gospel-writers refer to this virgin birth; a birth by the way that is never mentioned once by Paul in all of his seven authentic writings and the host of others penned in his name which are but Roman lies and forgeries.
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that two of the four Gospels refer to his birth, yet they differ in their details?
His death and resurrection were the main focus of interest rather than his birth but ironically it has always been that way; the death of our lower selves and resurrection of our higher self when the Christ and “Karast” within us all is awakened to the God within our flesh as we awaken to the descent of the soul within this matter we call “flesh”. God, this Spiritual Force and Power, this Ka is hidden within.
Eph 5:14-15 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead (awaken to the fact that we are divine and that we are the manifestations of the creator; the soul descended into physical matter-flesh) and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise (knowing that we are divine in this flesh and believing to life and act like it by obeying the laws of God which bring harmony and as Egypt called it …”Ma’at”) (KJV)
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that by the year 200 CE, the Church issued a Creed for its members. The Creed stated that Jesus Christ was “conceived by the Holy Ghost” and“born of the Virgin Mary”?
The virgin concept evolved further, when the Council of Trullo in 692 C.E. declared that Mary, the mother of Jesus was “ever-virgin’.
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that this declaration contradicts Matthew 1:25 and 12:46, Mark 3:31 and 6:3, Luke 8:19, and John 2:12.?
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that the virgin concept evolved further, when the Council of Trullo in 692 C.D. declared that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was “ever-virgin”? This declaration contradicts the following verses of the Bible, stating that Jesus had brothers and sisters:
Matt 1:25 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (KJV) Matt 12:46 46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. (KJV)
Matt 13:56 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? (KJV)
Mark 3:31-32 31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. (KJV)
Mark 6:3 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. (KJV)
Luke 8:19 19 Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. (KJV)
John 2:12 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. (KJV)
The virgin idea reached its peak, in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, in the thirteenth century. The church endorsed his writing:
“Because she conceived Christ without the defilement of sin (Immaculate Conception), and without the stain of sexual mingling, therefore did she bring him forth without pain, without violation of her virginal integrity (Virgin Birth), without detriment to the purity of her maidenhood.”
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that the released Dead Sea Scrolls did not mention a virgin mother either?
Answer for yourself: Are you also aware that story found in the book of Matthew, about the three wise men who came from foreign countries to offer tribute and presents to the newborn king, is of Egyptian origin?
During the time of the Empire such visits and gifts were common practice. A box was found, in the Valley of the Kings, which contained several pieces of gold leaf, bearing the names of Tutankhamun and Aye (the Biblical Ephraim). One of these pieces of gold leaf has the two royal cartouches of Aye on one side, faced on the other side by three foreigners whose arms are raised in a position of reverence towards the king’s names (shown above).
- The first man looks like a typical Syrian from the Mediterranean coast.
- The second man is undoubtedly from the Sudan.
- The third man represents the white-skinned races of the North, such as Libyans and inhabitants of the Mediterranean islands.
Answer for yourself: What are we to make of this ? Here, then, is a representation of the three Biblical races, Shem, Ham and Japhet. This, therefore, is the original idea of the three wise men, who represented the different people of the ancient known world who came to listen to the wisdom of Solomon and other Pharaohs who were the “Sons of God” and who showered others in the wisdom of Egypt; both scientific and spiritual.