Destined to be a classic enjoyed by both the professional scholar and the lay person, this comparative religion book contains a startling perspective of the extraordinary history of the Egyptian religion and its profound influence upon the later Christian faith…
Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection
Destined to be a classic enjoyed by both the professional scholar and the lay person, this comparative religion book contains a startling perspective of the extraordinary history of the Egyptian religion and its profound influence upon the later Christian faith. Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection uses a massive amount of primary sources and the works of highly credentialed authorities in relevant fields to demonstrate that the popular gods Horus and Jesus possessed many characteristics and attributes in common.
Drawing from thousands of ancient Egyptian texts in an assortment of translations along with the original language, as well as modern research in a number of other languages, controversial independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock puts together an astonishing amount of fascinating information that shows many of our most cherished religious beliefs and concepts did not appear suddenly out of the blue but have long histories in numerous cultures found around the globe, including and especially in the glorious Land of the Pharaohs.
As stated, this book focuses on the correspondences between the Egyptian religion and Christianity, especially as concerns Horus and Jesus. The chapter titles are:
- Horus, Sun of God
- Horus versus Set
- Born on December 25th
- The Virgin Isis-Mary
- The Star in the East and Three Kings
- Horus at the Ages of 12 and 30
- “Anup the Baptizer”
- The Twelve Followers
- Performing Miracles, Walking on Water, Healing the Sick and Raising the Dead
- “The Truth, the Light and the Good Shepherd”
- Was Horus “Crucified?”
- Burial for Three Days, Resurrection and Ascension
- The Alexandrian Roots of Christianity
Christ in Egypt contains almost 600 pages, with nearly 2,400 citations drawing from over 900 books and articles, including primary sources and the works of highly credentialed individuals in a variety of fields.
The citations include cross-references for a variety of translations of Egyptian texts, from the earliest in English to the most modern, including the translations of Raymond O. Faulkner and James P. Allen, as well as Thomas George Allen, Samuel Mercer, E.A. Wallis Budge and Samuel Birch.