THEBES, EGYPT: THE LAND OF NOD By Andre Austin The city of Thebes foundation was laid before the dawn of history (papyrus writing). King Menes before he united Egypt under one kingdom was called the Theban. Before Egypt was called Egypt they were called Thebes. These Black Thebans came from Ethiopia and brought their God (Amen) with them. No (Thebes) Prehistory worshiped Ethiopian God Amen Memphis 3100 bc Worshiped Ptah, the god of masonry Egypt=Ptah Rome village 1000bc Named after the Egyptian Remus Rome town 250 bc Athens village 1200Bc Named after the Egyptian Neith Athens city 360 Bc Some of the first Kings of Egyptian origin Antioch 400bc Jerusalem 1400bc Babylon 2100bc The black heads were first settlers Many great Temples are in prehistoric ruins even five thousands years ago. Thebes belief in life after death was the great inspiration for building on such a grand scale, erecting structures that stand forever. Thebes was the world’s oldest city and Diodorus affirms that the Thebans were the oldest men on earth. The first five dynasties were ruled by Thebes African lineages. The Greeks called Thebes and Ethiopian black or sun burnt people. Herodotus told us Zeus was Amen and the Greeks called Zeus “Ethiopian” (Black). Amen was unseen and had attributes of truth and faithfulness. When the Biblical character Cain (a smith mason) left Eden to build the first city in the land of Nod where did he go (Genesis 4:16-18). The Biblical name for Thebes was No (Jeremiah 46:25), a close approximation to Nod. So even the Bible recognizes Thebes as the real first city in Egypt and their surrounding areas. In Hebrew the second root word for faith was Aman, another close approximation to the Egyptian Amen. My concern for Amen was compounded in the whole chapter 11 of Paul’s Hebrew’s. Paul linked faith with not seeing. In Egypt Amen was unseen. Paul goes on: A. Faith= Universe created by command of words. In Egypt this was Amen working through the Memphis theology of Ptah and Thoth. B. Abel was looked over Cain. Cain built black Thebes but the Jews lived in Memphis. C. Enoch (Thoth) pleased God by his faith D. Noah (Nun) built the Ark based on Egyptian deities. E. Abraham was looking forward to a city with foundations whose architect was God f. by faith Jacob blessed each of Joseph son as he leaned on top of his staff. The name of Thebes itself is the name of the imperial scepter of Ethiopia, a golden staff. We see in Revelations 3:14 of Amen being the ruler of God’s creation. In Egypt Amen creates the universe, mankind and cities by truth and faith.