Sunday, December 18, 2011

Horite Expectation and the Star of Bethlehem

Alice C. Linsley

Sidereal astronomy is real science based on observation of the arrangement and movement of the fixed stars and planets. This science originated among Abraham's Nilo-Saharan ancestors who had recorded information about the fixed stars and clock-like motion of the planets and constellations for thousands of years. By 4245 BC, the priests of the Upper Nile had established a calendar based on the appearance of the star Sirius that becomes visible to the naked eye once every 1,461 years. Apparently, they had been tracking this star and connecting it to seasonal changes and agriculture for thousands of years. The priest Manetho reported in his history (241 BC) that Nilotic Africans had been “star-gazing” as early as 40,000 years ago. They shared this knowledge with the kings of Egypt.

The ancient Egyptians shared the knowledge with the ancient Greeks. Plato claimed that the Africans had been tracking the heavens for 10,000 years. Plato studied with an Egyptian priest for 13 years and knew about Earth's Great Year, also called the "Platonic Year." This is the time of between 25,000 and 28,000 years that it takes for Earth to complete the cycle of axial precession. This precession was known to Plato who defined the "perfect year" as the return of the celestial bodies (planets) and the diurnal rotation of the fixed stars to their original positions.

The ancients were motivated to understand the celestial pattern because they believed that the order in creation was fixed by the Creator and they were concerned about trespassing boundaries or violating the order in creation. They believed "As in the heavens, so on earth."

Attorney Rick Larson spent many years researching the Star of Bethlehem and discovered that sidereal astronomy is real science, based on observation of the arrangement and movement of the fixed stars and planets. Watch Rick Larson's Star of Bethlehem as a Christmas treat to you and your family.

For the ancient Nilo-Saharans and Egyptians the stars in the constellation of Leo were especially important because the Nile rose when the Sun passed through the constellation of Leo. Therefore, they associated the arousal of the Lion with the arousal of the waters. The lion was the totem of the tribe of Judah. In Genesis 1, we read that the Spirit of God hovered over the watery deep at the beginning. In John's Gospel we are reminded that the Son was with the Father and the Spirit before the world was made and that all things were made through Him.

The Magi were sidereal astronomers who lived east of Israel, likely in Babylon or Persia. They were heirs of the same astronomical knowledge as the ancient Egyptians because they were from Judah, like Daniel and the other Judahites (Jews) who served as advisors to King Nebuchadnezzar. The people of Judah knew of the ancient Horite prophecy concerning a Woman of their people who would bring forth Messiah in Bethlehem. When the Magi appeared before Herod they were told that the King of the Jews was to be born in Bethlehem.  I Chronicles 4:4 claims that Bethlehem was a Horite town. Abraham and David were of the Horite ruler-priest lines. Joseph, a descendant of Abraham and David (Luke 1:26) , went there to register for the census.

The Magi were aware of God's promise concerning a King whose kingdom would endure through all the ages because reference to the Messianic promise of Psalm 145:13 is found repeatedly in Daniel. It punctuates the rise and fall of kingdoms and proclaims the coming of an eternal kingdom. As astrononers, the Magi recognized the singular event of Jupiter's triple spiral that brought it in close proximity to Regulus. The Babylonians called Regulus Sharu, which means king.  In the Persian language Shir means lion.

Using Starry Night, a software program that tracks celestial events at any time in history, Larson discovered that Jupiter, the King Planet met Regulus, the King Star at the beginning of the Jewish New Year in 3 BC. The conjunction of the King Planet and the King Star produced the appearance of an extraordinarily bright star. Larson believes this is when Gabriel announced to Mary that she was chosen to bear the Son of God.  When Mary asked how this could be, she was told that she would be "overshadowed"; the very expression used by the Horites to speak of the virgin conception of Hor. Hathor, Horus' virgin mother, was believed to conceive by the overshadowing of God and she brought forth her son in a stable.

The Horites commemorated the death and resurrection of Horus in a 5-day festival. As Plutarch noted in Isis and Osiris, 69, the first 3 days were marked by solemnity and mourning for the death of Horus. His death was commemorated by the planting of seeds of grain. On the third day, the 19th of Athyr, there was a joyful celebration of Horus’ rising to life.

Skeptics claim that Christians based the story of Jesus on the ancient myth of Horus.  Christians have done a poor job of answering this ridiculous claim.  It takes more faith to believe that Christianity is the Horus myth reworked than to accept that Abraham's ancestors were Horites. This is why the Jews call their ancestors "Horim"  and this is what is revealed by analysis of the Genesis King Lists. The Horites believed the promise made to their Edenic ancestors (Gen. 3:15) that a woman of their ruler-priest lines would bring forth the Son of God.  This is the origin of Messianic expectation.

Related reading:  Ancient Wisdom, Science and Technology; Who Were the Wise Men?Mary's Ruler-Priest Lineage; Joseph's Relationship to Mary; Jesus Fulfills the Horus MythThe Christ in Nilotic Mythology; Frank Moore Cross: Israel's God is the God of the Horites


Moose said...

I found this interesting; however, there are problems.
1: Herod died at the time of a lunar eclipse - 4BC.
2: There were three triple conjunctions in 7BC of Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun. Jupiter represents the Father; Saturn represents the Son; the third member of the triple was our Sun.
3: According to tradition, Jesus was 18 months to two years old when the Magi arrived.
This could either suggest that Jesu was born in 7BC; however, according to your date, possibly 5BC because the Magi might have been waiting for his birth since 7BC, which would be clarified by Regulus in 3BC. The Magi would then have arrived in Bethlehem two years after the Messiah's birth. HOwever, there is still the problem of the lunar eclipse in 4BC. It's never easy. There was another lunar eclipse in 1AD, which some have suggested is the real time of Herod's death, but no one can confirm this.
In general, I find your work interesting, although I am still trying to work out how Abraham can come from both Anatolia (today's Turkey) and from Kush. Today's Islamists visit a cave in Ur-Fa (Turkey0 where they celebrate Agraham's birth. It is a significant place of pilgrimage for them.

Alice Linsley said...

The triple conjunction is called the "triple coronation."

Genesis 10 explains that Abraham's ancestors came from the area of Africa we know as the Nile Valley and the Sudan. Nimrod was the son of Kush, the son of Ham, the son of Noah. The ruler-priest lines of Ham and Shem intermarried. Abraham is a descendant of both Ham and Shem. His father was a priest also. Tera or Terah means priest. Terah's territory was between Haran and Ur along the Euphrates. This explains why we first encounter Abraham in Genesis 12 in that area. However, his ancestors came out of Africa as part of the Kushite expansion which has been verified by DNA studies, linguistics, archaeology and cultural anthropology.

Genesis 4 and 5 list earlier ruler-priests. Kain and Seth's lines also intermarried. These were Proto-Saharan rulers, which explains why Noah lived int eh region of Lake Chad. Genesis 4:17 and following and Genesis 5 are the oldest known king lists, even older that the Sumerian lists.

Muslim have several sites that they claim to be associated with Abraham.

Daniel Kalinowski said...

From where do you take all the information about Horites? i.e. that they were using the word "overshadowed" and that they were worshiping Horus?

Alice Linsley said...


Those are good questions!

I have been researching Abraham's Horite people for over 30 years. The key understanding the Horites is analysis of their unique marriage and ascendancy pattern. You will find this analysis in the aINDEX. It is also important to trace antecedents using linguistics, DNA studies, anthropology and archaeology. The oldest site of Horus worship is in Sudan, the shrine city of Nekhen. This is the point of origin of Abraham's Proto-Saharan ancestors. The Sun was the emblem of the Creator (Ra) and the sun's rays were perceived to inseminate the earth. The Horites believed that a woman of their clans would bring forth the Seed of Ra. See Genesis 3:15. This imagery is found surrounding Hathor-Meri in Egypt and at Afro-Arabian shrines such a Timnah. Also see this:

Other information can be found in the INDEX unnder Horites.

Best wishes to you!

Daniel Kalinowski said...

Thank you.
But has this topic ever been penetrated in any book?

I recall that you were going to write one on subjects mentioned on the blog, was it published?

I'm very interested in the subject and would like to have that book and also hear critic of your work.

Maybe in near future a book covering some of these topics will apear in Eastern Europe written by me - it would be perfect if I could place some of your aricles in footnotes, but they (articles) must be scholarly reviewed.

Alice Linsley said...

Finding a publisher takes too much time from the research and I am not inclined to waste my remaining years trying to get a book published. I would rather share my research with interested and thoughtful people, such as yourself. This blog reaches many more people than a book.

I would be pleased if you would take up this work. I had been mentoring a young man in Nigeria who I thought would take it forward, but he has not risen to the challenge.

I don't expect to make money from this, but I do wish to be recognized for the breakthroughs I have made. I'd be honored to be mentioned in the footnotes of your book!

Don't worry too much about peer review. If you have read Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" you are aware that paradigm shifts result from an individual's work, not the work of a community of academics or scientists.

Don't rely on government grants which can co-opt your work. My research would never pass the prejudices of the National Science Foundation, for example. Nor would any institutionalized peer-review committees deem it worthy of publication. For some lack of recognition is crushing. For me, it is unimportant. I prefer to be left alone so I can get some work done!

Best wishes to you, Daniel.