Alice C. Linsley
The image (right) shows a cross over the head of the "Son of God". The seeing eye of Horus is shown above in the Sun. Other images associated with Horus show him with the body of a man and the head of a falcon. The falcon was a symbol of divine kingship. Horus was called "lord of the sky." The title appears in hieroglyphs at the beginning of dynastic Egypt (c. 3000 BC).
This Egyptian temple of Horus closely resembles the temple architecture of Petra. The pillared temples expressed the cosmology of Abraham's Horite people.
The Horites were ruler-priests who diffused their worldview across the vast Afro-Asiatic Dominion. Research in linguistics, molecular genealogy, climate change, archaeology and anthropology indicates that the Horites, whose oldest known temple was a Nekhen in Sudan, spread their cosmology and religious practices from Africa to the Indus River Valley and even beyond. The features of their worldview and religion are evident in the Bible and can be identified using tools from the disciples named. This is the work of Biblical Anthropology.
The Horites are called Hapiru in Akkadian and Habiru in the Proto-Saharan and Kushite languages. These words are related to the Arabic yakburu, meaning “he is getting big” and to the intensive active prefix: yukabbiru, meaning "he is enlarging." Likely, this is a reference to the morning ritual of Horite priests who greeted the rising sun with prayers and watched as it expanded across the horizon. This is the origin of the morning ritual whereby the sun is blessed daily in every devout Hindu home and the Jewish Sun Blessing ritual (Birkat Hachama) that is performed every 28 years.
They conceived of the Creator as the giver of life and light. This religion venerated the Sun and its apparent east-west movement. The Sun was the emblem of the Creator and the source of life and light on Earth. The overshadowing of the Sun at high noon marked the temporal center, and noon on the mountain top marked the spatial center. This is the significance of sacred pillars or rising mounds (bnbn in Ancient Egyptian) that connected heaven and earth.
Abraham's Nilotic ancestors believed that Earth emerged as a peak rising out of a universal sea. Life began when the Sun rested exactly at the peak of that mound. This is likely the origin of the belief that a woman of their Horite priestly lines would be overshadowed by the Creator and would conceive the Seed of Genesis 3:15. In Orthodox iconography sometimes the pregnant Theotokos is drawn as a mountain. As such, she became the sacred center, the tabernacle of God, the new mount Zion. For Abraham's ancestors the swelling of Sun, river and the female belly spoke of the Creator's power to give life.
The Horites had a hereditary priesthood, blood sacrifice at stone altars, often in the shape of a falcon, the totem of Hor/Horus, who was called "Son of God." This is why the Shulba Sutras state that "he who desires heaven is to construct a fire-altar in the form of a falcon."
The Horites regarded the earth belwo as an imperfect reflection of the heavens above. They were star watchers who observed and recorded the clock-like motion of the constellations. The knew about the precession of the equinoxes and the erect cross.
When the galactic plane, the ecliptic plane, and the Earth's equatorial plane, all tilted at unique angles to one another, create the geometric orientation of the two intersecting lines, there is an erect cross. Due to Earth's precession of the equinoxes, one cross member (the vernal axis) rotates around the ecliptic ring while the other cross member (the galactic equatorial axis) remains stationary. This is the 25,000-28,000 year "Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross," or what Plato called "Earth's Great Year." When the vernal axis is perpendicular to the galactic equatorial axis, there is an erect cross. This may be what is depicted in very ancient drawings of orbs with crosses inside them.
The Horites used the cross and plumb line to triangulate the position of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Abusir, aligning them to Heliopolis. They used the Pole Star and the eastern horizon to calculate direction and distance.
The same method was used to triangulate the oldest mosques in Iraq, Arabia and Egypt to Dedan.
The sun and the cross were associated with Horus. Both were found on stone reliefs at the Temple of Horus in Edfu (shown below). The relief also shows the sun resting over the banks of the Nile (directly below the bird). A variation of this image is the Hebrew horned altar, an apophatic solar image. The sun resting over a place or person represents divine appointment and blessing. The Canaanite Y is another example.
|Photo: Maureen Palmer|
The image (right) of an Egyptian priest shows his status as a ruler in Egypt. He likely served the Horite Triad Re, Hathor and Horus on a rotating schedule at a temple such as the one shown above.
The Horites were a caste, and as such practiced endogamy. The priests married the chaste daughters of priests. Abraham married the daughter of the Horite ruler Joktan. Moses married the daughter of the Midianite priest Jethro. Joseph married Asenath, the daughter of "priest of On" (Heliopolis).
The exclusive intermarriage between priestly lines is first found in Genesis 4 and 5 and continues to the birth of Jesus to Mary, the daughter of the priest Joachim. This endogamous marriage practice means that these words should be taken literally: "For me you shall be a kingdom of priests, a holy nation." (Ex. 19:6)
Abraham's father and mother were Horites, if we are to accept the Genesis geneological information. They viewed reality as cross-shaped, in the sense that they expected angels to descend and ascend between heaven and earth and to guard from the east as far as the west. Furthermore, they lived in expectation of the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 - awaiting the appearance of the Son of God, their Deity Horus, after whom these ruler-priests were named. Abraham must have wondered about that ram caught in the thicket by its horns - an image of the sacrificial victim caught up on a tree.
When we begin looking, we find the cross everywhere, as if it were holding things together. The earth's symbol consists of a circled cross, representing a meridian and the equator. A variant of this places the cross atop the circle, just as in the symbol of Horus above, the cross is shown atop the circle of the Son of God's head.
Consider this image of laminin from chemistry (right). Laminin is a cell adhesion molecule that holds the body together. It is cross-shaped and points to Jesus Christ. “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17) It is interesting also that the beta and alpha chains of laminin "influence pre-synaptic and post-synaptic development, thus providing a way to coordinate maturation of the sending and receiving sides of the synapse."
Before Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri died at age 108, he left a signed note indicating Messiah's identity: Yeshua - Jesus. His manuscripts, written in his own hand, have cross-symbols painted all over the pages. Many Jews have attempted to explain away the crosses, arguing that the great Rabbi Kaduri was not a Christian. Whether he believed in the Incarnate Son who died on the Cross to save sinners, only God knows. We can say that as one of the world's authorities on Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Kaduri knew the Tradition of Abraham's people, especially as expressed in concealed symbols. Those apparently lead him to Jesus, the Son of God, whose symbol is the Holy Cross. He holds all of life together and He has left his sign everywhere in creation.
The cross is first found in Genesis 1 where we are told that the Spirit separated the waters above from the waters below (a vertical axis) and then separated the sea from the dry land (horizontal axis).
Related reading: Reality is Cross Shaped; The Sun and the Moon in Genesis; The Swelling of Sun and River Speak of God; The Rabbi Who Found Messiah