New post "The Aten Bomb: Cultural Fission and Conquest in Exodus" on PF front page

Discussion in 'Old Testament - False Dialectic' started by Jerry Russell, May 5, 2018.

  1. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    https://postflaviana.org/exodus-aten-bomb/

    The Exodus emerges as a covert operation, and an act of synthetic culture creation. The voice of God (through Moses) is saying that he wants the Israelites, the slaves of Pharaoh, to go into a new land and conquer it. But really, it is Pharaoh who is directing the Israelites, as his front line troops, to go and conquer the land of the Canaanites.

    For now, it's also showing as the feature post at the top of the homepage.
     
  2. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    In Laurent Guyénot's From Yahweh to Zion, also discussed in the blog post, he also makes the typological comparison of Christianity's Father, Son, and Mother respectively to the earlier Egyptian Osiris, Horus, and Isis -- ignoring, of course, the orthodox obfuscation of replacing the Mother with the Holy Spirit or Ghost (and that the Church has since restored the Virgin Mary to a typologically correct divine status, via the Marian movement).

    With the onset of Christianity, most of the Mosaic Laws of cultural inversion were revoked, thus making it easier for the various 'pagans' across the Roman empire to convert to a pseudo-monotheistic religion ironically built atop the canonic strata of the Jewish religion. As Ralph Ellis put it, Christianity is like "Judaism Lite", albeit that the behavioral nature of the heavenly father god must change his nature (and more) yet once more as well. In doing so, the previous synthetic cultural dialectic from the Mosaic Laws gets retained even with the reforms under the Rabbinic system imposed and controlled by imperial Rome and the later Church (see Carroll's Constantine's Sword and Shahak's Jewish History, Jewish Religion, chapter 4).

    With this typological equation in mind, we can also further examine the following about Horus:
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    Joshua ben Nun and Seti I
    Continuing on, the authors mention that Seti I, Ramesses I’s son and also equated with the Biblical Joshua ben Nun, wrote a declaration that corresponds to the Biblical account of the Exodus. From Dominique Valbelle’s Histoire de l’Etate Pharoanique (1998) pg. 288, as quoted in Secrets of the Exodus pp. 143-144:

    (The text in brackets is the authors [the Sabbah brothers - rs] , the red highlighting is added.)

    I speak of what I did [what I became] until I was the master of the two shores. I came from the womb [of my mother] like the Bull of Maat [Emet in Hebrew], impregnated by good counsel and teachings. When he [Ramesses I] was Re, I was with him as a star at his side […]. I [subjugated] the lands of the Fenekhu, I drove out for him the dissidents [the Yahud monotheists of Akhet-Aten] into the desert country. I organized his monarchy like Horus on the throne of Unennefer. I chose Maat for him everyday, and I bore him on my bosom […] in his name Mehenyt. I assembled his army and gave him a single heart [Lev in Hebrew: the army of the Levites]. I sought for him the subsistence of the double land and I placed my arm in the service of his close protection in the foreign lands the names of which were [still] unknown. I was a courageous hero in his presence in order that he might open his eyes upon my perfection.

    There are many exegetes who claim that Jesus is a 'type' of Joshua, and in fact Jesus's name was was really 'Yeshua', the same as Joshua. Hence consistent with one reason that many Jews of the day considered that the expected messiah was supposed to be a military leader just like Joshua ben Nun (Seti I) was reputed to be.

    So with the Sabbah brothers equating the Exodus characters to Set I and Ramesses I et al. and that Horus is invoked in connection to these pharaohs as well. The Sabbah brothers then note in brackets that the Hebrew word lev means 'heart'. As such, is it also possible to see the precursor to the latter day invocation of the Sacred Heart of the Jesuits, their iconography also being solar - like the Egyptians?
     
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  3. Sgt Pepper

    Sgt Pepper Member

    @Jerry Russell Any chance this being discussed with Atwill in a podcast format?
     
  4. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Sarge, thanks for visiting.

    This article has been in the works for some time. Much of it was posted here on the forum first. Joe and I have already discussed various aspects (including Ellis and the Sabbah Brothers book) on the old podcasts. What's completely new since then, would be the Guyenot material, the Tel Dan finds, and the Habiru discussion. Of course, we can go into everything in much greater detail in the post format.

    Joe and I have given up our Revolution Radio platform, and I think we were often working at cross purposes in terms of our differing views on the modern relationship between Jews and Gentiles. So I don't see us getting together in the near future to do more podcasts. We do exchange email and phone conversations from time to time, and I think our relationship is still on an amicable basis.

    Joe has been continuing to do weekly podcasts with Tim Kelly. Most of Tim's other guests are staunch Catholics, along with Tim himself. I've never heard them address Caesar's Messiah or its implications. I have no idea whether Tim Kelly would be comfortable talking about this sort of analysis, or whether he would feel that undermining orthodox views of the Old Testament might be undermining the New Testament as well.

    Do you do Facebook? I've been thinking about posting a notification about this article to Joe's FB wall.

    Or, you can email Joe at joeatwill@gmail.com.
     
  5. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    I have taken a long route below to mention Joe and CM.
    Weidner and Bridges, in their The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye, point out that it was first the Cistercian Saint Bernard, sponsor of the Knights Templar, who proposed the elevation (or restoration rather) of the Virgin to her 'proper' status, "back to the future". Some, like Catholic traditionalists, might see this as further evidence of Templar heresy - especially as in how W&B link Templar (and Cathar) foundations back to the earliest strata of Christianity in southern France. Foundations that appear to have links to the original non-Roman form(s) of Christianity, including gnostic ones. In this case, however, related aspects like the numerous 'black Madonnas' also seem to demonstrate even earlier origins in Egypt with Isis worship and such.

    The apocalyptic subtext of the Hendaye Cross book, literal catastrophism, makes the 'Aten Bomb' blog post title perhaps even more apropos. Somewhat like the famous Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, W&B stated that a cosmic doomsday was immanent, based upon the esoteric interpretations they discuss. But we are now several literal years past their figurative 12:00 midnight. Jerry and I are researching whether W&B's clock, if not the BAS's, should really have been a 24 hour clock and not a 12 hour clock (and we're only really at 12:00 noon on the former). Or, if it's all a broken clock on a crock pot.

    In any case, the entire background discussion in the Hendaye Cross book is invaluable for seeing that the esoteric underpinnings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, 'paganism', mystery cults, the Vedic religions, even the Nazis etc. are all really focused generally on the exact same thing (perhaps sometimes corrupted). And that at the esoteric level, information regarding the big existential mystery of the cosmos would pass to and fro amongst them.

    The Roman Church and even the mainline denominational Protestants took various forms of the Preterist interpretation towards the End Times, and Joe Atwill's CM is a secularist take on Preterism. Given that the Flavians, per such as John Bartram, Valliant and Fahy (the fish and anchor imperial Flavian and Christian simultaneous symbol), and others, appear likely to have been Chrestian (sic) adherents of esoteric mysteries focusing on such as Pythagorean aspects that made its way into exoteric canon, that the entire Preterist focus was at least partially a veil to obscure or distract the attention of most that the real End Times to worry about were yet to come. But exactly when? At 12:00 or 24:00? Or?

    Whether a literal apocalypse is soon coming or not, we have problems, if only because there are so many convinced that there is one coming, and that they are the Chosen Elect - as opposed to everyone else. And in most all cases, the respective Chosen Elect of each (or some of each?) will best make it through the 'real' apocalypse's tribulation to the next phase, or age. How then does this compare to Darwin's "survival of the fittest"? But the exoteric churches tell everyone that all their respective true believers, in the superficial mythic fairy tales and such, are included within the Elect.

    BTW, based upon their research W&B interestingly centered their 20 year time window for a cosmic/solar apocalypse on September, 2002. Their book first published in 1999. But maybe they didn't synchronize their clocks properly?
     
  6. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    I just incidentally decided to rewatch Jacobovici's and Cameron's Exodus Decoded and was struck by how with Ahmose I and the Hyksos exodus Jacobovici was also really describing the Greek mythic 'legend' of Aegyptus versus Danaus, two feuding Egyptian royal princes where the latter took off for Greece, apparently becoming the 'actual' legendary people of Mycenae, later of Trojan War fame. And later, nearer the time of the Trojan War, the seafaring Danaoi also becoming of the Hebrew seafaring tribe of Dan of Samson fame, and also accredited with building the Ark of the Covenant, which looks identical to Egyptian arks.

    I mentioned the documentary some time ago: https://postflaviana.org/community/...ten-moses-and-even-more.1810/page-2#post-5752

    Unfortunately, Jacobovici seems to have gotten the meaning of Ahmose's name wrong, even as a pun, which story of feuding brothers would make the main thesis linkage very compelling indeed. Even with this problem, however, I think the argument about the Hyksos is generally very strong, and agrees with Josephus, BTW.

    Jacobovici has another problem with the name of the god El. That El would have been used by many Semitic Hyksos is not an issue, except for the fact that El was the heavenly father god of the Canaanite pantheon, later merged with Yahweh (and almost 70 other gods). El was the head of a polytheistic pantheon, not a monotheistic god, unless one has a fairly sophisticated view of theology that is (such as all the multiple gods are merely manifestations of one real god). I seriously doubt that the slave in a Sinai turquoise mine was that sophisticated.

    Serabit el-Khadim turquoise mine, a labour camp in the Sinai with a Semitic alphabetic inscription that reads "O El, save me from these mines." He argues that the use of "El" suggests that it was written before the alleged revelation at Sinai, supporting the thesis that Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt, although this inscription was undated.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exodus_Decoded
    The Wikipedia link then goes on to poorly attempt to debunk:

    A Gold ornament excavated from one of the tombs in the Grave Circle is believed by Jacobovici to show the Ark of the Covenant against a background of the tabernacle altar. However, when you compare the photo of the gold ornament to the Biblical story of God telling Moses how to build the Ark, the descriptions differ in several ways. Jacobovici suggests that members of the Tribe of Dan may have emigrated to Mycenae after the Exodus. This, the documentary suggests, is why Homer refers to the buried at Mycenae as "Danaoi." The Greek myth states, however, that the Danaoi were descended from the Argives under the matriarch Danaë.

    Houston, we have a problem. Below from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaë

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  7. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    From the above genealogical diagram we also get a clue as to why the famous letter quoted by Jonathan in I Maccabees 12 is likely correct about the Jews being related to the Spartans, as I've discussed before.

    Here's an excerpt from a long and interesting discussion of matters from Sparta to Moses involving 'Dan' peoples:

    ...
    ‘IN OUR BOOKS’: HECATAEUS AND THE SEPTUAGINT

    ‘Abominable sacrifice’ is one of many themes common to Israelite and Spartan stories – ancient stories weave in and out of each other in all sorts of baffling ways. The theme of flight from Egypt and vengeance on Egyptian pursuers is common to the stories of Moses and of Danaus. Gershon Hepner in his adventurous study of Israelite identity politics Legal Friction (2009, p. 518) countenances the idea of a link between Danaus and the Israelite tribe of Dan and even between the ‘Dinah’ of Genesis and the ‘Danaids’ of Greek myth. Samson sprang from the tribe of Dan: which is intriguing because the Spartiates, like Samson, favoured long hair.

    It is still, for all that, inconceivable that a Spartan king in 265 would have proclaimed that he was of Abraham’s race: as Gruen argues, no one in Greece had heard of Abraham then. But even by 265 Hecataeus and others were sowing seed that would flower by 100 in the claims of I Macc.

    Hecataeus claimed that Moses and Danaus were linked in religion, presumably noting and probably over-interpreting some common elements in their stories. Both, he says,were driven from Egypt in the same outbreak of religious hostility in time of plague. Moses, ‘a wise and courageous’ leader and lawgiver, took a mixed bag of foreigners in Egypt and from them forged (this story leaves no room for Abraham!) the new Jewish nation. ‘At the end of their laws’, says Hecataeus, seeming to show knowledge of Deuteronomy 29: 1, ‘it is even written that Moses spoke these things having heard them from God’. Bremmer notes this sign of authenticity and also notes that Hecataeus shows Moses calling for rigorous military training of Jewish youth in Spartan fashion. Berthelot (Hecataeus and Jewish Misanthropy 2008) notes the general prevalence of Spartan imagery in the Hecataeus-based picture of the Jews. Bremmer sees this as a way of accepting, while slightly regretting, the Jews’ stern separateness. But I think it was more than this and must be connected with Hecataeus’ – and Ptolemy’s – political agenda. ...

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/a-spartan-israel-from-finkelstein-to-hecataeus/
     
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