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1. Ra as Saturn [SIS Internet Digest $]
... The Sun. From the paper read at the Portland World Conference.... Thus, for example, Ra was often lauded as "Lord of the Circles" and "he who entereth [or liveth in the circle. (12) He was described as "the sender forth of light into his Circle" and the "Governor of [his circle." (13) What is this Circle that the hymns allude to? Egyptologists will immediately inform us that this Circle of which the hymns speak was what the Egyptians referred to as the Duat (or Tuat), a word that has been rendered into English as "the Underworld." Egyptologists will also inform us that this Underworld, or Netherworld, was supposed to have consisted of a great valley enclosed by mountains. Through this valley ran a river on the banks of which lived a multitude of monstrous beasts and devils. (14) These were evil spirits who were supposed to be hostile to the souls of the dead. (15) But, as Wallis Budge informed his ...
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2. Chapter XXVI: the Sothic Cycle and the Use Made of it [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... vast literature is far from my intention, nor is it necessary to attempt to settle all the differences of opinion which exists; and which are so ably referred to by Krall in his masterly analysis [1 to which I own myself deeply indebted. The tremendously involved state of the problem may be gathered from the fact that the authorities are not yet decided whether many of the dates met with in the inscriptions really belong to a fixed or a vague year! Let us, rather, put ourselves in the place of the old Egyptians, and inquire how, out of the materials they had at hand, a calendar could be constructed in the simplest way. They had the vague year and the Sirius year, so related, as we have seen, that the successive coincidences of the 1st Thoth in both years took place after an interval of 1460 years. Now, for calendar purposes, they wanted not only to know the days of the years, but the years of the cycle. This latter is the only point we need consider here. How ...
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3. Abraham In Egypt [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... constant danger in this age, soon forced him to move again, this time to Egypt. Now, if Velikovsky is correct, synchronisation of the collapse of Early Bronze Mesopotamia with Old Kingdom Egypt will afford us a unique opportunity to fix the entry of Abraham and his tribe into Egypt. By allowing Abraham to be a contemporary of the First Intermediate Period, it may be possible to identify his incursion into Egypt from the somewhat meagre records of this period that have survived. Genesis makes it quite clear that Abraham's meeting with the Egyptians was not an entirely friendly one: "Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, 'I know that you are a woman beautiful to behold; and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, "This is his wife"; then they will kill me, but they will let you live. Say you are my sister, ...
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4. The Land(s) of Punt [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Egypt than is Palestine. Juergens and Greenberg (11) have called attention to a pre-Amarna 18th Dynasty hymn to Amun which reads, "Lord of the Medjai and ruler of Punt....the beautiful of face, who comes (from) God's Land (to the east)....". It is impossible to know why the Medjai and ruler of Punt were mentioned together in this hymn. Based on the hymn and other references, Gardiner (12) stated that the Medjai and Punt were coupled by the Egyptians from the Eighteenth Dynasty onward. He identified the Medjai as Nubians but not Negroes who lived south of Egypt, probably between the 1st and 2nd or 3rd cataracts of the Nile. Breasted (13) quotes from the Punt Reliefs as follows: "No one trod the myrrh terraces, which the people knew not; it was heard of from mouth to mouth by hearsay of the ancestors- the marvels brought thence under the fathers, the Kings of the Lower Egypt, were brought one to another, and since the time ...
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5. Morning Star* [Aeon Journal $]
... also, were associated with the heavenly bodies..." (3) As if to prove the point, we find that the Neo-Babylonians worshipped not only the effigies of the gods but their planetary symbols as well. (4) Moreover, in the Eblaite tablets, the word for "temple" is not only given as e-dingir, which, as is to be expected, means "house of god," but also as e-mul, which means "house of the star." (5) To the ancient Egyptians, the synonymy of gods and planets was so complete that, in some instances, the same word was employed to signify either. Thus sba, among other things, meant "star;" but Sba was also the name of a star god. (6) The word netru meant "stars;" but it also meant "gods." (7) This belief can actually be traced to the oldest civilization that we presently know of. In the language that was Sumer's, very much as in that of ...
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6. Were Abraham, Joseph, and Moses Located in the Old Kingdom? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Were Abraham, Joseph, and Moses Located in the Old Kingdom? David Yorkstetter David Fry has come up with an interesting thesis. He puts Abraham, Joseph, and Moses in the Old Kingdom. He places Abraham in the middle of the First Dynasty. He then positions Joseph in the Third Dynasty and early Fourth Dynasty. Finally, he theorizes that Moses should be placed at the end of the Sixth Dynasty. Abraham One of the supports Fry uses to place Abraham in the First Dynasty is that Josephus claims Abraham taught the Egyptians mathematics and astronomy. That would necessitate Abraham's entry into the Egyptian Kingdom prior to the building of the pyramids. A second reason is that the Bible states that Hebron was built seven years before Tanis (Zoan). The Book of Jubilees states that Abraham lived during the time of Hebron's construction, and further Egyptian history mentions Tanis/ Zoan in the Old Kingdom. A third reason claims that the artifact found in the Royal Cemetery ofUr, called by archaeologists the "Ram in the Thicket," is indeed a very close ...
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... Darkness-- Set THERE was to all early peoples all the difference in the world, of course, between day and night, while we, with our firm knowledge, closely associate them. There was no artificial illumination such as we have, and the dark night did not so much typify rest as death; so that the coming of the glorious morning of tropical or sub-tropical climates seemed to be a re-awakening to all the joys and delights and activities of life, thus the difference between night and day was to the ancient Egyptians almost the difference between death and life. We can imagine that darkness thus considered by a mythologically-thinking people was regarded as the work of an enemy, and hence, in time, their natural enemies were represented as being the friends of darkness. Here a very interesting astronomical point comes in. With these views, there must have been a very considerable difference in the way the Egyptians regarded those stars which were always visible and those which rose and set. The region occupied by the stars always visible depends, of course; ...
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8. The Genesis of Israel and Egypt [SIS C&C Review $]
... stop there however, for we are told that during a time of famine Abraham led his followers into Egypt. The Scriptures tell us very little of Abraham's sojourn in the land of the Nile, save that after an initial welcome he and his followers were asked to leave by the pharaoh. The Romanised Jewish historian Josephus Flavius has rather more to say and provides a curious story, evidently derived from Jewish oral tradition. According to this, Abraham was the inventor of numerous arts and sciences and it is hinted that he taught the Egyptians the rudiments of civilised life. Pharaoh, according to Josephus, gave Abraham'... leave to enter into conversation with the most learned of the Egyptians: from which conversation his virtue and his reputation became more conspicuous than they had been before. For whereas the Egyptians were formerly addicted to different customs, and despised one another's sacred and accustomed rites, and were very angry with one another on that account; Abram conferred with each of them, and confuting the reasonings they made use of, every one for their ...
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9. The Crescent II [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... ) Chapter CXXXVI of the Book of the Dead is thus entitled "The Chapter of Sailing in the Great Boat of Re to Pass over the Circle of Bright Flame." (24) Moreover, this connection of the crescent-boat with an enclosure will be found also in Mesopotamia. Though the crescent of Sin was the ma-gur boat possessed by Ninurta (Saturn), the sign for gur means "circular enclosure." (25) Is there any direct statement that the enclosure depicted in the sign is the ship's pathway? The Egyptians called the band Aten or khu (" glory," "halo"): "Hail to you who sails in his Khu, who navigates a circle within his Aten," reads the Book of the Dead. (26) Clearly, the subject is the crescent-enclosure. In the Pyramid Texts, King Unas announces, "I revolve round heaven like Re, I sail round heaven like Thoth." While Re's image is the Aten, the common symbol of Thoth is the crescent-enclosure. Allowing the one image to ...
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10. Menelaos in Egypt [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . With the help of these troops, Psammetichus was able to overcome his rival Dodecarchs, wrest Egypt from the Assyrian empire, and launch a great imperial epoch of Egyptian history. These events are generally dated to the second quarter of the 7th century. In conformity with this dating, Greek pottery and artifacts of the early 7th century are discovered with great frequency in the Delta, especially at those sites specifically linked to the Greeks. However, in apparent contradiction of these facts, both archaeology and tradition record contact between Hellenes and Egyptians in an earlier epoch. In his history of Egypt Herodotus informs us that the Egyptians of his time were well acquainted with the story of the Trojan War. They also told of a violent incursion into Egypt by Menelaos, husband of Helen, immediately after the sack of Ilion [2. Although that tradition is now generally dismissed as fantasy, it apparently finds a vague echo in the very real contacts between Mycenaean Greece and Egypt discovered by modern archaeology. Scholars have found that links between early Greece and Egypt were strongest during ...
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