Friday, September 11, 2009

Architecture Links Horites and Petra

I have shown that Abraham's people were Horites and that their territories were vast. Na'hor the Elder's territory extended virtually the length on the Euphrates. Other Horites controlled a territory from Mt. Hor northeast of Kadesh-barnea to Mt. Harun at Petra. So it should not surprise us that the temple of Horus in Egypt (above right) resembles the architecture at Petra (above left).

It can be argued that this architecture shows the influence of Egyptian culture on a non-Egyptian people, but that doesn't explain why Petra was built in that style. It is more likely that temple construction was overseen by Horite ruler-priests who followed the tradition associated with Horus who was called the "Son of God."

“Horite” refers not to ethnicity, but to the deity Horus whose symbols were the falcon’s head, the all-seeing eye, the Sun, and Jupiter. Minutius Felix, an early Christian apologist, discerned even in the gross darkness of paganism a ray of truth concerning Jesus, the Son of God. He wrote, “Those who make Jupiter the sovereign deity, err only in name; they are one with us as to the unity of the power.”

The region of Bethlehem is associated with the Horites in 1 Chronicles 4:4. This indicates a connection between Abraham's people and David, the son of Jesse. On December 24 A.D. 3, the king planet Jupiter completed a triple coronation of and aligned with the king star Regelus in the constellation of Leo (symbol of Judah) to produce the brightest heavenly light ever seen. The ancients who expected the Son of God to be born recognized the sign and followed the Bethlehem Star to Jesus who is called the Christ. This event is confirmed by sophisticated astronomical software. Read more here:


Dharmashaiva said...

"Jupiter" is also called "Brihaspati" among the Hindus. Monier-Williams on Brihaspati:

• He is 'lord of prayer or devotion'; Name of a deity (in whom Piety and Religion are personified)
• He is the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifices, and therefore represented as the type of the priestly order, and the Purohita (priest) of the gods with whom he intercedes for men.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Very interesting, Agni. Thank you for the link to Monier-Williams English-Sanskrit lexicon. I wasn't able to find the meaning of "Brihaspati" however.

I find it interesting that Horus is often shown with the body of a man and the head of a falcon and that so many of the ancient altars were falcon shaped. Might this be evidence of the diffusion of Horite religion across the Afro-Asiatic Dominion? In other words, were these ruler-priests the earliest "missionaries" that we can identify?