Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jesus and the Horus Narrative

“The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.”--Fyodor Dostoevsky

Alice C. Linsley

Recently a reader named Jonathan asked (here) about the significance of the Horites. I had identified Abraham's people as Horites. Using kinship analysis, I've shown that Abraham's father and mother were both Horites. So were Abraham's wives, Sarah and Keturah. (Read about this here.)

The research on the "Time of Division" and "Horite Territory" addresses, not Abraham's descendents, but rather his Horite mother, his Horite father, and his Horite grandfather, Na'Hor. If Abraham's mother was Horite, that means Abraham was Horite, as these people traced bloodline through the mother, as Jews do to this day.

The Horites appear to have been a caste of ruler-priests whose God - Horus - was regarded as the "Son of Ra". Horus was said to be the parthenogenetic child of the virgin mother, Hathor-Meri. Her totem was the cow and she is shown in Nilotic shrines holding her infant in a stable.

Abraham's Nilotic ancestors considered Horus the "Seed" of Ra because Hathor was said to conceive when she was overshadowed by the Sun. In the oldest known Messianic tradition the Son of God is born as a calf to Hathor-Meri who is portrayed as a sacred cow, and the birth took place in a stable with the Babe sleeping in a crib.

According to some stories Horus was killed by his brother and rose again. Horus is said to have died on the 17th of Athyr. His death was commemorated by the planting of grain. On the third day, the 19th of Athyr, there was a celebration of Horus’ rising to life. It is no coincidence that Jesus alludes to the Horite myth when describing his passion and resurrection. “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit" (John 12:24). He identifies himself as the "Seed" of Genesis 3:15.

Horite belief in a deified son who would embody kindness and unite the peoples found fulfillment in Jesus Christ, a descendant of the Horite ruler-priests, the divine son of the Virgin Mary, daughter of the priest Joachim of the line of Nathan. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham's Horite ancestors in Eden (Gen. 3:15). This is why Frank Moore Cross cannot avoid the conclusion that the God of Israel is the God of the Horites.

Consider how Horus, the archetype of Christ, describes himself in the Coffin texts (passage 148):

"I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of 'Red Cloak'." (Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt by R.T. Rundle Clark, p. 216)

Here we find the words of Psalm 110:1, a messianic reference: The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."

The parallels between the Horus myth of the Proto-Saharans and the Christian account of Jesus are striking. Either Christianity absorbed ancient the ancient Proto-Saharan myth to explain Jesus, or Jesus is the fulfillment of the Messianic expectation of Abraham and his Proto-Saharan ancestors.

Horite Priests were Ha-biru/Hebrew

The Egyptians had many gods and goddesses, but the Horites were followers of Ra and Horus from whom they received divine enlightenment. Horus was identified with the daily journey of the sun from the eastern horizon to the western horizon. As the kinship pattern of Abraham's people reveals, they were very concerned with preserving the bloodline through the mothers, and their concern was motivated by an expectation that a great King and Savior would be born from them whose radiance would shine over all the earth, who would be a light to the nations. And they were right!

Why would preserving a kinship pattern wherein priests marry daughters of priests matter? It would matter if you believed that God had made a promise that a Son would be born of Woman who would crush the serpent's head and restore Paradise. That is why it is so significant that the kinship pattern of Abraham's people never changed. The Promised Son was to be born in Bethlehem, which was a Horite settlement. Because the kinship pattern didn't change, the genealogical material in Genesis drives us from the Garden of Eden, to Bethlehem, to the empty Tomb. The kinship concerns of the Horites were based on their expectation of the Promised Son of God.

The Protoevangelium (Gen. 3:15) is a promise to neither the serpent nor to Eve. It is the Word gone forth that shall not return void. We note also that "the woman" to whom God speaks in Genesis 3:16 is not Eve. The name Eve was given by Adam four verses later. So, who is "the woman" whose offspring will crush the serpent's head? "The Woman" can only be Mary, the Mother of God.

Mary's father was a priest who married a daughter of a priest, following the same pattern that we see with Abraham's people. This is the same unchanging pattern that I discovered in my analysis of the kinship of Abraham's ancestors AND his descendants.

Jesus' Horite ancestry is demonstrated through analysis of the distinctive Horite marriage and ascendancy pattern. He is the Seed of the Woman of Genesis 3:15, the long-expected Immortal Mortal who tramples down death by death and receives an eternal kingdom.

Related reading:  Who is Jesus?Royal Babies; The Horite Ancestry of Jesus Christ; Samuel's Horite Family; Moses' Horite Family; The Horite Marriage and Ascendancy Pattern


Georgia said...

As I read Genesis 3:15 - it seems to say that the Seed (Christ) of the woman (Mary) would crush the head of the serpent, not the woman herself.

Mike said...

to believe that God was talking to Mary is rediculous- he was administering a curse to the two people who fell and disobeyd God by eating the forbidden fruit.

Alice C. Linsley said...

The Church Fathers, knowledgeable pastors, and most Christian Bible expositors recognize that Gen. 3:15is the first promise of deliverance in the Bible. It was not made to Eve, but to "the Woman." The question of the Woman's identity would stir the hearts of every young Jewish maiden, wondering if she might be the chosen.