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71. The Shrine of Baal-Zephon [Aeon Journal $]
... these would also have registered their disapproval. It is therefore not surprising that Pharaoh is reported to have had a change of mind. He therefore asked Moses to compromise. "Go ye," he is reported as saying, "sacrifice to your Elohim [but in the land." (10) In other words: "Perform all the religious ceremonies that you want, but do so within the boundaries of Egypt." Moses shrewdly replied that were the Israelites to hold their religious rites in Goshen, they might offend Egyptian sentiment and even cause a riot. (11) And there is, again, nothing unbelievable about this, especially since the Israelites were not exactly popular during that time. So again Moses told Pharaoh: "We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh Elohim, as he shall command us." (12) Brick making with foreign labor in Egypt. Although those depicted here are identified as Syrians and Nubians, the scene is reminiscent of the enforced labor of the Israelites as described ...
72. Egyptian Astronomy [Maverick Science Website]
... maverick science.com Artists menu Home Saturn Theory Venus Mars Myth Archaeo- astronomy Evolution History Site Map Home Archaeoastronomy Egyptian Astronomy Egyptian Astronomy Tutankhamun Mask The following web site gathers together various articles on Egyptian astronomical lore. The primary focus is on the astral traditions attested in the Pyramid Texts, these being the oldest body of texts to survive from antiquity. As is evident from the extensive literature on the subject, the identification of the various celestial bodies described in the Pyramid Texts is fraught with difficulties. Authorities rarely agree on the identifications in question, and where agreement is found there are grave problems with the interpretations offered. There are several reasons for this situation, including the obscurity of the language employed in the texts themselves and the fact that at the time the Pyramid Texts were composed astronomy itself did not yet exist — thus systematic observations and scientifically rigorous descriptions of the various celestial bodies and constellations are not to be found. In order to achieve a satisfactory understanding of the Egyptian traditions, it is instructive to compare them with the astral traditions from Mesopotamia and elsewhere ...
73. A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors [Aeon Journal $]
... Sargon. Thus it can hardly be stated that Naram-Sin, the grandson of Sargon, was the founder, or first king, of his dynasty. In fact, I have always wondered why Heinsohn chose Naram-Sin as the alter ego of Ninos rather than Sargon. Narmer Bronze head from the Akkadian period, Nineveh, believed by some to represent Sargon of Akkad, now in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad. (Illustration by Marie-Josèphe Devaux.) Not being satisfied with this, Heinsohn next identifies his Ninos/Nimrod/Naram-Sin with the Egyptian king Narmer. [72 In this respect, Heinsohn himself called attention to what he considered an anomaly. As Jill Abery succinctly phrased it for him: "Other material styles reached a peak in the Old Akkadian culture, only to disappear and reappear later with the Old Assyrians. Among later material was a seal depicting a bull with its horns in an unusual position, supposedly never seen before by the experts. We were, however, shown a picture [by Heinsohn of this seal and invited to compare it with a ...
74. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 20: QUAIRO: RAISING THE KA [Quantavolution Website]
... force could be felt in the bare rock, or a capacitor could be assembled and charged from the atmosphere, a dangerous procedure at a time of electrical storm conditions. The essential devices for capturing the electrical god were something hollow, a box, chest, ark, in Hebrew aron, in Latin arca, and a rod. Hebrew arah means collect. The Etruscan goddess Vacuna may be the one in the empty box: Latin vacuus is 'empty', cavus is hollow. In each of these two words there are the Egyptian ka and khu. Camera, a container, is a ka catcher; mer is Etruscan for 'take'. As we have seen, a pit full of stones could be situated under the altar to increase the likelihood of a lightning strike, as at Chamaizi. At a shrine where there was a capacitor, the priest tried to obtain an epiphany of the god. Quairo, I ask, is composed of the Greek airo, raise, and qu. The priest tried to raise the khu, the spirit soul of ...
75. Sothis and the Morning Star in the Pyramid Texts [Aeon Journal $]
... stellar regions until he ultimately comes to reside in a celestial Elysian fields. Despite numerous attempts to identify various stars and planets in the Pyramid Texts there is little agreement as to the specific asterisms involved and, in any case, there are grave problems with virtually every one of the identifications proposed thus far. In this essay we will examine the passages which have been advanced as referring to Sirius and the Morning Star. The correct identification of these two bodies is a matter of paramount importance not only for a correct understanding of ancient Egyptian religion, but-- because of the heavy reliance upon astronomically-oriented methods of retrocalculating history (via the Sothic cycle)-- of an adequate foundation for ancient chronology as well. (2) On Spd.t And Sirius The Pyramid Texts are thought to have been compiled in the third millennium BCE, although many of the passages may reflect predynastic beliefs. (3) Composed by various scribes throughout the centuries and renowned for numerous conundrums and internal inconsistencies, these texts are not without their difficulties for the researcher of comparative mythology. ...
76. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... are due once again to Clarice Morgan for her hospitality. Discussion centred initially on the alternative chronology of the ancient Near East developed by David Rohl and Peter James and published in S.I.S. Workshop, Vol. 5, No. 2. However, the main topic of discussion was initiated by Tom Chetwynd, who suggested that the possibility of a more radical revision needed to be explored in parallel with the Rohl-James proposals. He argued that there were strong grounds for placing the Exodus and Israelite conquest of Canaan at the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom and Early Bronze Age in Palestine. First, in spite of the scholarly controversy about the date of the Ipuwer papyrus, there were strong reasons for placing it in the First Intermediate Period; secondly, the pattern of destructions at the end of the Early Bronze Age in Palestine matches closely the biblical account of the Conquest; thirdly, there is evidence at this period for a large-scale occupation of the Negev, analogous to the "40 years in the wilderness" recounted in Exodus; and, fourthly, there are ...
77. Chapter XIX: the Personification of Stars -- the Temple of Isis at Denderah [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter XIX The Personification of Stars-- the Temple of Isis at Denderah WE have now to pass from the building ceremonials and a general consideration of the temples at Karnak, to the worships to which the various temples were dedicated. And to do this we must face the problems of Egyptian mythology, so far as the names and origins of the various gods and goddesses are concerned. Plan of Denderah (Mariette) There is ample evidence that each temple was sacred to some god or goddess, although in many cases the name of the patron divinity has been lost. Fortunately, at Denderah the patron divinities are well known, so it will be well to begin with the temples there. We find a general plan of Denderah among the magnificent drawings which we owe to the French expedition of 1798. This shows the wall round the temple-space containing the temple of Hathor, the great temple; and the smaller temple of Isis at right angles to it. We find, roughly, that the great temple points to the north-east; the smaller temple of ...
78. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... basis for judging the revised chronology. Much of the conventional chronology's "evidence", heavily theory-laden, might also be used (invalidly) against the Glasgow chronology if the latter ever appears. The Glasgow chronologists should also pay more attention to strategic questions. How can their attacking Velikovsky help bring Velikovsky the attention they themselves say he deserves? Peter James replies: Professor Rose is correct in assuming that the proponents of the "Glasgow Chronology" accept the ideas put forward in Ages in Chaos, as a working model for Biblical/Egyptian synchronisms between c. 1450 and 820 BC that is worthy of further investigation. The evidence in support of these proposals is impressive, as it is for Velikovsky's general thesis regarding the "Dark Ages" of the ancient Near East. However, certain basic problems must be tackled before we will really know how well Velikovsky's scheme compares to that generally accepted. Three areas of difficulty figure prominently: (A) A satisfactory scheme of archaeological synchronisms must be developed for all the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean, resolving the chronological anomalies ...
79. Ra as Saturn [SIS Internet Digest $]
... 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 readers as early as the beginning of this century, this concept was the result of an accumulation of legends from various localities and belonging to different periods.(16) The truth of the matter is also explained by Budge, who wrote: "... it must be distinctly understood that the Egyptian word does not imply that it was situated under our world, and that this rendering is only adopted because the exact significance of the name Tuat [or Duat is unknown. THE WORD IS A VERY OLD ONE, and expresses a conception which was originated BY THE PRIMITIVE EGYPTIANS, and was probably known to their later descendants, WHO USED THE WORD WITHOUT TROUBLING TO DEFINE ITS EXACT MEANING... In the XIXth Dynasty we know that the Tuat was believed to be situated not below our earth, BUT AWAY BEYOND THE ...
80. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER TWO: THE SCENARIO OF EXODUS [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS GODS FIRE Moses and the Management of Exodus by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER TWO THE SCENARIO OF EXODUS Amidst the escalating terrors of the plagues, the Egyptian government struggled to control the total situation. Boldly exploiting the disasters, Moses and his followers hastened to organize the Exodus. Negotiations proceeded in an ever more tense setting, The antagonist of the God-King Pharaoh Thaoi Thoum was the man Moses. What Moses was really like and what his background was will be portrayed later. In anticipation, here one may consider that Moses was a Hebraic Egyptian raised in a royal household, on the princely level of an adopted son of a princess. He had a named father whom he never saw. He was exiled by his pharaoh-father, and was now back on the scene of his earlier life, dealing with a pharaoh who, considering Egyptian royal incest practices, could have been his step-brother, his step-uncle, or his step-father, or even a combination thereof, and whom he had once known well. Much that the ...
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