THE TEN COMMANDMENTS : And their links with Egyptian law By Andre Austin The goal of an Egyptian seeking justice was to get a gold chain symbolizing truth or a gold coin for a boat ride in heaven. You get no free rides below or above. You see nobody overturn the law but Paul and he’s in danger of violation #21 of the sodomy code section Justice when he allowed himself as a slave submitting to everything (Titus 2:9) to his Master Domitian to be sodomized. Jesus brother James was right on the Law setting you free. 1. I have not done iniquity 2. I have not robbed with violence 3. I have not done violence to any man 4. I have not committed theft 5. I have slain neither man or woman 6. I have not made light the bushel 7. I have not acted deceitfully 8. I have not purloined the things which belong to God 9. I have not uttered falsehood 10. I have not carried off goods by force 11. I have not uttered vile (or evil) words 12. I have not carried off food by force 13. I have not acted deceitfully 14. I have not lost my temper and become angry (see also #25) 15. I have invaded no man’s land 16. I have not slaughtered animals which are the possession of God 17. I have not laid waste the lands which have been ploughed 18. I have not pried into matters to make mischief 19. I have not set my mouth in motion against ant man 20. I have not given way to wrath without due cause 21. I have not committed fornication, and I have not committed Sodomy. (The Christians were extremely vulnerable in the last area here because of the gnostic Christians charges of Jesus homosexuality and making eunuchs out of young men. This would explain why they have been so hostile in this area). 22. I have not polluted myself 23. I have not lain with the wife of a man 24. I have made any man to be afraid. 25. I have not made my speech to burn with anger. (The Egyptians hated for men to have a hot-heart. This is consistent with the theme of Rev 3:15 of not letting your deeds be Hot or Cold. see 2 Cor 11:28-29 & Matthew 24:12). 26. I have not made myself deaf unto the words of right and truth (Tefnut/Maat). 27. I have not made another person weep 28. I have not uttered blasphemies 29. I have not acted with violence 30. I have not acted without due consideration 31. I have not pierced my skin or vengeance on the God 32. I have not multiplied my speech beyond what should be said. 33. I have not committed fraud or looked upon evil 34. I have not uttered curses against the King 35. I have not fouled running water 36. I have not exalted my speech 37. I have not uttered curses against God 38. I have not behaved with insolence 39. I have not been guilty of favoritism 40. I have not increased my wealth except by means of such things as are mine own possessions. 41. I have not uttered curses against that which belongeth to god and is with me. 42. I have not thought scorn of the god of the city. Compare these principles with the ten commandments, the fundamental ethical doctrine of Moses thought who was schooled in all the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians (Acts 7:22. If you were able to convince a judge in an Egyptian court you were not guilty of any of these 42 admonitions of Maat or negative confessions the Chief Judge would give you an image of truth from a golden chain. It was the duty of “The Thirty” to give the golden chain to the winner (Diodorus book 1:75). The thirty were a college of high officials apparently made into a pun of thirty sayings for the OT court (Proverbs 22:17-29). Notes: If you were a resurrected soul you would need a gold coin for a boat ride through the fire of the underworld to the sky in heaven. The boat was made of gold to protect you from the fire. Likewise the boat nicknamed Noah #2 protects you from the similar fire of Sodom (Luke 17: 26-37). Speaking of fire may relate to the native Egyptian Prometheus’s fire and Noah’s flood as the Nile’s leak. Luke 17 relates Noah’s flood to an Eagle/Vulture. Diodorus Book 1:19 reports the similar theme of Noah/Nile’s flood (see my essay Noah’s ark Niles flood). The ferry man needed eyes to look backwards and forward as he took you on the boat ride to heaven. “The Egyptian believed that the gates of morning (sun eye) and evening (moon eye)were guarded by lion-guards both the living and the dead, and to keep evil spirits and fleshly foes from entering into the gates to do harm to those inside them” (The Gods of the Egyptians Volume 2. P.361 By E.A. Wallis Budge). Plutarch reports a similar story: “They (Egyptians hold the Lion in honor, and they adorn the doorways of their shrines with gaping lion heads, because the Nile overflows” p91. Tefnut (aka Maat 7 Heat of Heaven) was connected with other lioness goddesses as the Eye of Ra. The ferryman would very well take the gold coin refined in fire (Rev 3:18) by the heat of heaven (Tefnut) and would seek out good eyesight from Tefnut’s spit as (lukewarm Rev 3:16).