Brother AACOOLDRE : Turn on the Lights...

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TURN ON THE LIGHTS

    THE MYTH: Let there be Light: and there was Light (Gen 1:3)

    The Reality: Genesis follows the Theban creation doctrine when it begins the creation process with the appearance of light.

    In Genesis, God’s spoken command causes light to appear suddenly, an event that signifies the start of the creation process. No such doctrine appears in the Mesopotamian myths, but many Egyptian myths follow the same sequence. After the Egyptian creator god speaks, light suddenly appears. One particular passage from a hymn to the Egyptian Amen shows how closely the Biblical sequence follows the Egyptian

    [ The one {Amen} that came into being in the first time when no god was {yet} created, when you (Amen-RA) opened your eyes to see with them and everybody became illuminated by means of the glances of your eyes, when the day had not yet come into being]

    ( In the beginning was the Word… “And that life was the light of men” John 1:1-3)

    This is interesting because it states not only light appeared at the beginning of creation but that it appeared when the day had not yet come into being, and Genesis makes the same claim. Immediately following the appearance of light, the Bible says:

    And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (Gen 1:4-5)

    In both the Theban and Memphite creation myths, after Ptah appears, he commands the appearance of Atum, the Heliopolitan creator god who first appears in the form of a flaming serpent, the first Light.

    In Genesis and Egyptian myth, Creation began when a deity summoned forth the first light by verbal command. This light originally corresponded to Atum, but the Hebrew writers eliminated the direct reference to this deity Atum and simply described the appearance of light.
     
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    the reason why is plain. it's solar symbolism. the creator god is ra or ra in the form of temu. the genesis creation story is basically an observer that has travelled east to see where the origin of the sun is. they reach water and can go no further. thus, they see that the sun is the self-created god, that rises from the primeval waters (the horizon above the water). this self created god then commands that light come forth, and the sun begins to shine in it's brilliance.
    the light of the sun separaten the night sky from the earth, separating the heavens above from the earth below.
    then, the reflection of the sun, the face of the god, travels across the surface of the water as the god ascends.
    finally reaching land...etc. thus land is brought forth.

    very poetic imho. too bad the old testament deity is denied it's identity as a solar deity. ironically being associated with yah & allah...both lunar deities.
     
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    And you spoke of my thesis being "brilliant".......This is sheer genius. :teach:
     
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    nibs Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (SAMURAI36) - And you spoke of my thesis being "brilliant".......This is sheer genius. :teach:

    thank you. it's issues like this where part of the symbolism of the old testament is broken as the association with a solar deity is lost; that completely undermines the claims of these that say "akhenaten wrote the old testament". akhenaten would not have broken the link with the deeper symbolism of his solar deities.

    there is no doubt that the old testament was influenced by kemetic and specifically akhenaten's doctrine in many areas; but the old testament must be acknowledged as inauthentic, and possibly a plagiarized doctrine reflecting a haphazzard blend of several doctrines.
     
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    The "logic" here (or rather, the lack thereof), is almost oxy-moronic in nature:

    For them to call for claims of "inauthenticity" for scholars of Kemetic thought, yet no such idea would even pass their minds, with regards to the Bible.

    How many hands has the Bible passed, in its history? And how many of those hands, were some of the most infamous and notorious in the history of all humanity?

    Yet, the audacity is to continue to call it the "Holy Scriptures".

    PEACE
     
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    Actually the Hebrew writers simply transformed "Atum" to "Adam".
     
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