Temple of Horus at Edfu
I have shown that Abraham's Horite Hebrew caste dispersed into many territories. Nahor the Elder's territory extended virtually the length on the Euphrates. Other Horite Hebrew chiefs 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 (above ) resembles the architecture at Petra (below).
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 Hebrew ruler-priests who followed the tradition of their ancestors who established shrines and temples in many parts of the ancient world, including Nekhen on the Nile,the oldest known site of Horite Hebrew worship (4000 BC).
“Horite” refers not to ethnicity, but to the caste's belief that the Creator God Re (Anu in Akkadian) had a son named Horus (Enki in Akkadian). His totem was the falcon, and he is connected to 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.”
Petra is in modern Jordan. In ancient times this region was called Edom and was the home of the Horite Hebrew chiefs listed in Genesis 36. The land was called "Idumea" by the Greeks which means "land of red people" because, like Esau of Edom (and King David), the people had a distinctive red skin tone.
Abraham's territory was entirely in ancient Edom. His northern and southern borders were marked by the settlements of his two wives. Sarah resided in Hebron to the north, and Keturah resided in Beersheba to the south. Those locations are shown on the map.
(Robert Bewley/APAAME) An aerial view of Baydha, north of Petra. The site
contains archaeological evidence spanning more than 10,000 years.
This region holds great interest for biblical archaeologists and biblical anthropologists. People were living in this region since Paleolithic times. Early farmers were settled here in 7000 BC.
Related reading: The Substance of Abraham's Faith; Abraham's Faith Lives in Christianity; The Ra-Horus-Hathor Narrative, Horite Mounds, Horite Temples