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    The Egyptian Origins of the term "Messiah"

    I just found this by accident!

    Richard Ho and his co-religionists have some explaining to do.

    from the Book

    The Ancient Egyptian Roots of Christianity

    The Egyptian Crocodile G-d : The Chosen One Of Isrealites

    The New Testament Greek words for anoint is “Chrio” which means “to smear or rub with oil ” . The annointing of priest-kings dates back to ancient Egyptian traditions. The interesting thing is the oil which was used in Egypt came from crocodiles which were called "Messeh", hence the word "Messiah" or "Annointed king" came out to be .

    According to one account, Pharaoh’s bride was required to anoint him, before their marriage, with oil drawn from fat of the holy and deified crocodile (messeh)[ Sir Laurence Gardner, “The Hidden History of Jesus and the Holy Grail].

    In another version, crocodile oil was used to anoint Pharaoh for his coronation. Thus, the crocodile G-d gave up its life to foster the reign of the earthly god, Pharaoh.

    The Egyptian term messeh was allegedly adopted by the Hebrews (ca. 1250 BCE) as the mashiach (anointed).

    The Hebrew word for “anointed” was then Hellenized by the Greeks to “Christos” and, later, by the English to “Messiah” and “Christ”.
    The noun (christos), meaning anointed, comes from the Greek verb (chrio), meaning to smear or anoint.

    The Book of the Dead suggests that Sobeks, the crocodile G-d’s closeness to Horus can be traced back to his participation in the birth of this god. Sobek was responsible for calling Isis and Nephthys to aid in the protection of the dead. He was the G-d from the Dark Water. Sobek may have been an early fertility god or associated with death and burial.

    He was at once an aggressive and dangerous god, but also linked to procreation and vegetative fertility, the latter by being obviously linked to the Nile and its fertile green banks and fields. Partly for this reason, Sobek is often linked to the colour green.Sobek is said to be the son of Neith or Nuit, another very ancient goddess deity.

    The kings and queens of the 13th dynasty particularly favored the cult of Sobek, and kings and queens alike would incorporate the name of the god in their titles, for example Sobek-hotep (Sobek is merciful or satisfied) . In this connection, Sobek was closely related to the Royal god Horus and there are a number of depictions of Sobek as a crocodile with the head of a falcon adorned with the double crown.

    According to ancient visitor,Strabo, writing in the 1st century BCE records his visit to the shrine of Sobek accompanied by the then Roman Prefect of Egypt. He visited the Temple that housed the sacred crocodile. As with all Sobek temples there was a small pool where the living Sobek could lie at leisure. When visitors arrived for a godly consultation, they would be required to call upon his name, “Suchos! Suchos!”. If the animal responded and turned towards the visitor this was considered a fairly good sign.

    The temple of Sobek is at Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt. Sobek shared this temple in a dual dedication which included Haroeris, better known as Hawer or “Horus the Elder”. Hawer was the husband of Heket the fog goddess responsible for the creation of children along with Khum, the ‘potter’ god responsible for fashioning children on his potter’s wheel.

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