Jesus & Horus' life events - Archeology vs. WT Library

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  • tooktheredpill

    Hi guys!

    I was checking various websites about Egypt history. Something that grabbed my attention was the similarities between Horus and the life of Jesus.

    Searching "Horus" in the WT Library CD, basically only 2 aspects are mentioned: That Horus was part of a pagan "Trinity", and that the images and sculptures of Isis and Horus resemble the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

    Check the following list, and tell me what do you think: (details from

    EventHorusYeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus
    Conception:By a virgin. There is some doubt about this matterBy a virgin. 3
    Father:Only begotten son of the God Osiris.Only begotten son of Yehovah (in the form of the Holy Spirit).
    Mother:Isis-Meri. 4Miriam (now often referred to as Mary).
    Foster father:Seb, (a.k.a. Jo-Seph). 4Joseph.
    Foster father's ancestry:Of royal descent.Of royal descent.
    Birth location:In a cave.In a cave or stable.
    Annunciation:By an angel to Isis, his mother.By an angel to Miriam, his mother. 3
    Birth heralded by:The star Sirius, the morning star.An unidentified "star in the East."
    Birth date:Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21). In reality, he had no birth date; he was not a human.Born during the fall. However, his birth date is now celebrated on DEC-25. The date was chosen to occur on the same date as the birth of Mithra, Dionysus and the Sol Invictus (unconquerable Sun), etc.
    Birth announcement:By angels.By angels. 3
    Birth witnesses:Shepherds.Shepherds. 3
    Later witnesses to birth:Three solar deities.An unknown number of wise men. 3 They are said to have brought three gifts; thus the legend grew that there were three men.
    Death threat during infancy:Herut tried to have Horus murdered.Herod tried to have Jesus murdered.
    Handling the threat:The God That tells Horus' mother "Come, thou goddess Isis, hide thyself with thy child."An angel tells Jesus' father to: "Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt."
    Rite of passage ritual:Horus came of age with a special ritual, when his eye was restored.Taken by parents to the temple for what is today called a bar mitzvah ritual.
    Age at the ritual:1212
    Break in life history:No data between ages of 12 & 30.No data between ages of 12 & 30.
    Baptism location:In the river Eridanus.In the river Jordan.
    Age at baptism:30.30.
    Baptized by:Anup the Baptiser.John the Baptist, a.k.a. John the Baptist.
    Subsequent fate of the baptiser:Beheaded.Beheaded.
    Temptation:Taken from the desert of Amenta up a high mountain by his arch-rival Sut. Sut (a.k.a. Set) was a precursor for the Hebrew Satan.Taken from the desert in Palestine up a high mountain by his arch-rival Satan.
    Result of temptation:Horus resists temptation.Jesus resists temptation.
    Close followers:Twelve disciples. There is some doubt about this matter as well.Twelve disciples.
    Activities:Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He "stilled the sea by his power."Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He ordered the sea with a "Peace, be still" command.
    Raising of the dead:Horus raised Osirus, his dead father, from the grave. 5Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave.
    Location where the resurrection miracle occurred:Anu, an Egyptian city where the rites of the death, burial and resurrection of Horus were enacted annually. 5Hebrews added their prefix for house ('beth") to "Anu" to produce "Beth-Anu" or the "House of Anu." Since "u" and "y" were interchangeable in antiquity, "Bethanu" became "Bethany," the location mentioned in John 11.
    Linkage between the name of Osirus in Egyptian religion and Lazarus in the Gospel of John:Asar was an alternative name for Osirus, Horus' father. Horus raised Asar from the dead. He was referred to as "the Asar," as a sign of respect.Translated into Hebrew, Asr is "El-Asar." The Romans added the prefix "us" to indicate a male name, producing "Elasarus." Over time, the "E" was dropped and "s" became "z," producing "Lazarus." 5 Jesus is said to have raised his friend Lazarus from the dead.
    Transfigured:On a mountain.On a high mountain.
    Key address(es):Sermon on the Mount.Sermon on the Mount; Sermon on the Plain.
    Method of deathBy crucifixion or by the sting of a scorpion; sources differ. 6By crucifixion.
    Accompanied by:Two thieves.Two thieves.
    BurialIn a tomb.In a tomb.
    Fate after death:Descended into Hell; resurrected after three days.Descended into Hell; resurrected after about 30 to 38 hours (Friday PM to presumably some time in Sunday AM) covering parts of three days.
    Resurrection announced by:Women.Women.
    Future:Reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.Reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.

    Comparison of some characteristics of Horus and Jesus:
    CharacteristicsHorusYeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus
    Nature:Regarded as a mythical character.Regarded as a 1st century CE human prophet by Jewish Christians; viewed as a human man-god in the Gospel of John.
    Main role:Savior of humanity.Savior of humanity.
    Common portrayal:Virgin Isis holding the infant Horus.Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus.
    Title:KRST, the anointed one.Christ, the anointed one.
    Other names:The good shepherd, the lamb of God, the bread of life, the son of man, the Word, the fisher, the winnower.The good shepherd, the lamb of God, the bread of life, the son of man, the Word, the fisher, the winnower.
    Zodiac sign:Associated with Pisces, the fish.Associated with Pisces, the fish.
    Main symbols:Fish, beetle, the vine, shepherd's crook.Fish, beetle, the vine, the shepherd's crook.


  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    If you try to verify this you will probably find that these supposed similarities disappear.

    I have heard it referred to as an 'internet myth'. I haven't seen anything concrete to refute that.

    I recommend reading Arthur Weigall's 'Paganism in our Christianity' (Quoted in the Trinity brochure).

    Arthur (a Christian himself) recognised that there was Paganism introduced into Christianity before the Bible canon was settled on.



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  • tooktheredpill

    Thanks Chris! I'll look into that.

    Have a great weekend!


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