Egyptian gods And Priests
Much has been written about Egyptian gods. The same for the priests of these gods. We now know the Egyptians had gods for just about everything. They did not believe in one God as contained in the Bible. They believed in sky gods: sun, moon, stars, planets; they believed in human gods: Osirus, Isis, Horus; they believed in animal gods and placed them stratigically after death and as objects of fear and dread before death. Human gods were often pictured in dual roles and animal heads were placed upon their body. The most feared was the serpent which was worn on the heads of the rulers as a sign their power was great even unto death. How much the serpent itself is worshipped is a matter of debate. But, this use of the serpent is never a practice of the Israelites or Jews, except in the one case of the idolatry of the brazen serpent, which was later destroyed.
Sun god Ra head of falcon and sun disk (priest of R, when vowel "a" is added priest of Ra).
Osiris god first human god of Egypt (priest of SRS, when vowels are added priest of Osirus).
Isis god wife of Osiris and sex goddess (priest of ISS, when vowels are added priest of Isis).
Horus god son of Osiris and Isis (priest of HRS, when vowels are added priest of Horus).
Hathor god female with cow horns and sun disk (another form of Isis) (priest of HTHR, when vowels "a and o" are added priest of Hathor).
Sekhmet god head of lion (priest of SKHMT, when vowels are added priest of Sekhmet).
Sky god Nut blue with golden stars (priest of NT, when vowels are added priest of On or priest of Nut the sky god).
Earth god Geb colour of plants and Nile mud (priest of GB, when vowel "e" is added priest of Geb).
Set god animal head with long curved snout (priest of ST, when vowel "e" is added priest of Set).
Thoth god, also Yah moon god, head of ibis (priest of THTH tetragrammaton (this is the only tetragrammaton god of Egypt), or priest of Yh when vowels "o and a" are added priest of Thoth or priest of Yah).
Anubis god head of jackal (priest of NBS, when vowels "a, u, i" are added priest of Anubis).
Ma'at god feather in her hair (priest of MT, when vowel "a" is added priest of Maat).
Amun god crowned with feathers (priest of MN, when vowels "a and u" are added priest of Amun).
Bastet god head of cat (priest of BSTT, when vowels "a and e" are added priest of Bastet).
A question often asked: is if the Egyptian moon god Yah is the origin of the use by Israelites of this name which is affixed to the names of many Israelites as "iah?"
Scholars have noted that Moses incorporated "Yeh" as a contraction of "Ehyeh" to the name of Oshea and formed Yehoshua, from which we get J(eh)oshua. There is a distinct difference between names beginning with Yeh or Jeh and those ending in "iah or yah." Some scholars believe this is owing to the error or placing the "a" vowel between "i" and "h" or between the "y" and the "h." The weight of this lies in what Moses did when he changed the name of Oshea to Yehoshua. Did he add "Yeh" knowingly as the contraction of Ehyeh, the God at the burning bush and which delivered Israel by this name?
Clearly, use of the Egyptian "yah" by Israelites, indicates a worship of the moon as one of the idol gods of heaven they adored (see Deut 17:3, 29:16, 1Kings 9:9, 2Kings 17:16, 21:3, 23:5, Ezek 8:16). It is very clear from ancient times that adding "iah" to a name could refer to the moon god Yah. It may be possible that adding this name of the moon to a proper name would not signify idolatry was intended. But, if Yah is used to mean the moon as a god, idolatry certainly cannot be ruled out.
The moon was a favorite god of many nations. Even Mt Sinai is derived from the word "sin" for moon in Akkadian and Mesopotamian nations. This same name was apparently adopted by the Jews from the semitic connection to these ancient civilization. The original name of Mt Sinai is Mt. Horeb. The name "Horeb" is an ancient word meaning "Lord". Mt Horeb is then the mount of the Lord. Mt Sinai on the other hand means "moon mountain." That is, sacred to the moon god 'sin." It is obvious that in the antiquity there is ample proof the Israelites worshipped the host of heaven and the moon god was part of this idolatry. We can find then use of "sin" and "yah" (iah, ia) in several names. Praising God as "Yeh" would be appropriate but praising a god named "Yah, Jah, Ia) would be idolatry.
Did the Jews err in their translations by placing the "a" vowel between the "I and the H (Y and H or J and H), or did they intend to indicate a connection to the moon god "yah?" We may never know the answer, but we can be assured if there is any idolatry associated with any name, it is not a valid name for God.
This brings us to the word hallelujah. This word is also halleluyah. It is abreviated as alleluia (Latin). In each case there is no mistake. Hallelu is from the Hebrew "halal" said to mean praise. There is no mistake additionally that "yah, jah. and ia" are the object of the praise. Saying "hallelu-iah" means praise to "iah." Now just who is "iah?" Who is "ia or ya?" For this is the object of the praise. This Yah is not God, it is not Jesus, it is anciently an idol god. The apostles and early Christians did not use hallelujah. It is not in the New Testament. They did not use the Latin "alleluia" because this word was not known to the New Testament Church. It is not mentioned until Revelation 19 and there recorded by John around 100AD after all the early Church is dead. Alleluia is believed by many scholars to be an interpolation added by later translators of the Latin Bible.
It has now been discovered many years ago that "yah, jah, ia" is nothing but the moon god. Saying hallelu-jah means praise the moon god. Even if Jews did use this in the Psalms, or was interpolated in the Psalms of David, it will never make it right or acceptable to true Bible believers who have faith Jesus is the highest name. And saying hallelu-Jesus is the highest praise. And if we abbreviate the Hebrew Je(h)sus to "Yeh" and say hallelu-Yeh, we are worshipping the true God.
Eyptian gods and priests is an interesting study that has modern implications.
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