A 4.6 Billion Year Old Prophecy
By John W. Milor
Posted @ http://www.TheStrongDelusion.net
In early April 2008 I received an email from someone asking me if I’ve ever read about The Zeitgeist Movie.1 I hadn’t, so I visited the link to the interactive transcript, and read the entire transcript, which was researched really well. I enjoyed the read, surprisingly, (despite the fact that the author concluded that Jesus, the Son of God, never existed, and is nothing more than a myth spawn from ancient astrology). Like many pseudo-theological researchers these days, he gathered a great number of facts, yet the truth completely eluded him.
Quoting directly from the Zeitgeist Movie transcript, below is the text that the author expects to cause the greatest amount of controversy among Christians:
The attributes of Horus, whether original or not, seem to permeate in many cultures of the world, for many other gods are found to have the same general mythological structure.
Attis, of Phyrigia, born of the virgin Nana on December 25th, crucified, placed in a tomb and after 3 days, was resurrected 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Krishna, of India, born of the virgin Devaki with a star in the east signaling his coming, performed miracles with his disciples, and upon his death was resurrected.8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Dionysus of Greece, born of a virgin on December 25th, was a traveling teacher who performed miracles such as turning water into wine, he was referred to as the “King of Kings,” “God’s Only Begotten Son,” “The Alpha and Omega,” and many others, and upon his death, he was resurrected.13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Mithra, of Persia, born of a virgin on December 25th, he had 12 disciples and performed miracles, and upon his death was buried for 3 days and thus resurrected, he was also referred to as “The Truth,” “The Light,” and many others. Interestingly, the sacred day of worship of Mithra was Sunday.18, 19, 20, 21, 22
The fact of the matter is there are numerous saviors, from different periods, from all over the world, which subscribe to these general characteristics. The question remains: why these attributes, why the virgin birth on December 25th, why dead for three days and the inevitable resurrection, why 12 disciples or followers? To find out, let’s examine the most recent of the solar messiahs.
After reading this far, I thought to myself, perhaps this author is on to something. There is obviously a master source fueling all these stories, because they are all so alike. According to the author, that master source is the sun, moon, and stars. The research continues.
… the character of Jesus, a literary and astrological hybrid, is most explicitly plagiarized from the Egyptian Sun-god Horus.23, 24, 25, 26 For example, inscribed about 3500 years ago on the walls of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt are images of the enunciation, the Immaculate Conception, the birth, and the adoration of Horus.27 The images begin with Thaw announcing to the virgin Isis that she will conceive Horus, then Nef the Holy Ghost impregnating the virgin, and then the virgin birth and the adoration. 28, 29 This is exactly the story of Jesus’ miracle conception. In fact, the literary similarities between the Egyptian religion and the Christian religion are staggering. 30
And the plagiarism is continuous. The story of Noah and Noah’s Ark is taken directly from tradition. The concept of a Great Flood is ubiquitous throughout the ancient world, with over 200 different cited claims in different periods and times.31, 32 However, one need look no further for a pre-Christian source than the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in 2600 BC. 33, 34 This story talks of a Great Flood commanded by God, an Ark with saved animals upon it, and even the release and return of a dove, all held in common with the biblical story, among many other similarities.35
And then there is the plagiarized story of Moses. Upon Moses’ birth, it is said that he was placed in a reed basket and set adrift in a river in order to avoid infanticide. He was later rescued by a daughter of royalty and raised by her as a Prince.36 This baby in a basket story was lifted directly from the myth of Sargon of Akkad of around 2250 BC. Sargon was born, placed in a reed basket in order to avoid infanticide, and set adrift in a river. He was in turn rescued and raised by Akki, a royal mid-wife.37, 38
Furthermore, Moses is known as the Law Giver, the giver of the Ten Commandments, the Mosaic Law.39 However, the idea of a Law being passed from God to a prophet on a mountain is also a very old motif. Moses is just a law giver in a long line of law givers in mythological history.40 In India, Manou was the great law giver.41 In Crete, Minos ascended Mount Dicta, where Zeus gave him the sacred laws.42 While in Egypt there was Moses, who carried stone tablets and upon them the laws of god were written.43
And as far as the Ten Commandments, they are taken outright from Spell 125 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.44 What the Book of the Dead phrased “I have not stolen” became “Thou shall not steal,” “I have not killed” became “Thou shall not kill,” “I have not told lies” became “Thou shall not bear false witness” and so forth.45 In fact, the Egyptian religion is likely the primary foundational basis for the Judeo-Christian theology. Baptism,46 afterlife,47 final judgment, 48 virgin birth 49 and resurrection,50 crucifixion,51 the ark of the covenant,52 circumcision,53, 54 saviors,55 holy communion,56 the great flood,57 Easter,58 Christmas,59, 60 Passover,61 and many, many more, are all attributes of Egyptian ideas, long predating Christianity and Judaism.
Justin Martyr, one of the first Christian historians and defenders, wrote: “When we say that he, Jesus Christ, our teacher, was produced without sexual union, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into Heaven, we propound nothing different from what you believe regarding those who you esteem Sons of Jupiter.”62 In a different writing, Justin Martyr said “He was born of a virgin; accept this in common with what you believe of Perseus.”63 It’s obvious that Justin and other early Christians knew how similar Christianity was to the Pagan religions. However, Justin had a solution. As far as he was concerned, the Devil did it. The Devil had the foresight to come before Christ, and create these characteristics in the Pagan world.64
Several years back, I ordered some books from a seminary, and the first thing I encountered in my first book was some of the above information about the story of Moses being plagiarized from ancient Ugarit texts. I suspect that Christians who have done their homework are familiar with this information.
But what do we Christians make of this?
Could Justin Martyr be right, or was something else going on? Could it be that prophecy was at work, rather than plagiarism? Or could it be that both prophecy, and deception, could be at work?
When I first read about the story of Moses being plagiarized from earlier works, I treated the mystery as I do all mysteries; I left the file open, awaiting further information, before formulating a hypothesis. Concerning my belief in Jesus, on that matter I have no doubt. My belief in Him comes from personal revelation and needs no further confirmation. He came to me in a dream, and spoke His name in my ear while I was awake. I’ve experienced miracles working through me while calling on His name. I’ve seen personalities change because of Him. To suggest that He never existed; that He was simply made up is absolutely preposterous! Let’s get real! Superman is made up, so where does the transition take place between being a comic book character, to entire nations all over the world actually believing there really is a Superman worthy of worship, and worth dying for?
But on the matter of other religions having fictional characters with striking similarities to Moses and Jesus, among others, this is an intriguing fact that deserves special consideration. Justin Martyr took the easy route to explain this, and he might be right, but such an explanation closes the case too quickly in my opinion.
Regarding legends in general, they frequently begin with a basis in fact. A modern day example of this is the Santa Clause character. He didn’t travel about in a flying sleigh with magical reindeer, but he certainly existed, and was even affiliated with the realm of the miraculous. Consider the following historical excerpt:
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals—murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day.65
The above excerpt continues on for several more pages, speaking of many more works about the real Santa Claus. A much more ancient version of truth giving birth to numerous legends is explicitly mentioned in Genesis 6:4.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Legends of the men of renown in Genesis 6:4 are spoken of in nearly every ancient culture in the world. The Greeks mythos in particular speak in depth of the ‘gods’ mating with humans. Their children were imbued with supernatural power, (Horas, and Perseus, among them), and some were giants, referred to as the Titans, (hideously evil beings the Bible calls Nephilim). If these beings never existed, then why do so many legends about them proliferate the globe with such abundance? And what of the archeological evidence, such as the anchor stones of Noah’s Ark that are apparently scattered across Turkey,66 and the two nine and one half foot tall mummies that were discovered buried side by side, and now reside in the Golden Museum in Lima, Peru?67 In fact, hundreds of archeological findings of giant humans have been documented throughout history, under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute, but unfortunately disappeared in their warehouses.68
It’s no secret; both the ancient Greeks, among many others, and Hebrews wrote of the same events, but one thing stands out clearly when comparing the events depicted in the ancient writings of other cultures around the world with the Bible. The Hebrew author of Genesis 6:4 is the only author depicting these beings mating with humans as sinful and fallen in nature, whereas all other ancient literary sources speak of them as gods worthy of worship. The ancient Hebrew writings were strangely monotheistic, completely counterculture to all their pagan counterparts. This overlooked fact is monumental in importance. Other ancient texts viewed in this context actually support the Bible as a historical record, rather than refute it. The Epic of Gilgamesh, for example, is actually accepted among Christian scholars to be additional confirmation of the flood of Noah. Gilgamesh is believed to be the Biblical character Nimrod.69 Never mind the fact that the Epic of Gilgamesh depicts Gilgamesh as a godlike hero in the context of the Epic. The fact that the Epic further defines him with an enormous ego, an insatiable lustful appetite, and that he undertook the task of defying God by building a tower to the heavens, thereby escaping any future flood God might bring upon the Earth, says it all. This is the same story of Genesis 11, simply told from Nimrod’s perspective. But Genesis 11 tells us the real version of the story. God destroyed their pathetic monument of pride, and scrambled their brains so they spoke different languages and couldn’t understand each other anymore; so much for your tower, Gilgamesh.
It’s actually easy to extract the basic facts from ancient texts, and ignore the theological perspective of the writers. And in some instances, where we read of the same events depicted from multiple sources, it doesn’t necessarily mean the writers were all plagiarizing each other, either. They were simply writing about the same real events, from their own perspectives. That’s why the creation story of Adam and Eve, as well as the flood of Noah, are imbedded in nearly every ancient culture in the world. The numerous versions are diluted, sure, but the fact that there are so many versions that all have the same basic elements speaks volumes.
And then there’s prophecy.
Could it be that in some cases, we may have examples of prophets in nations around the world, who were actually writing prophecy? If, for example, the story of Moses really is depicted in Ugarit texts, might the Ugarit texts be ancient prophecies speaking about Moses?
What’s even more intriguing than written prophecy is something we see in scripture called foreshadowing. With foreshadowing, certain events are actually repeated in history, with past events prophetically foreshadowing future events. Many written prophecies were actually events in history that foreshadowed the future. This is a God thing; part of the way He designed our reality, to reflect truth to us. He repeats things to get His point across. Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son, Isaac, for example, is a foreshadowing of the Father sacrificing His son, Jesus, (Hebrews 11:19). Jonah spent three days and nights in the belly of a whale, foreshadowing Jesus’ journey into the heart of the Earth for three days and nights, (Matthew 12:40). The king-priest Melchizedek, who blessed Abraham, and Abraham paid tribute to, is yet another example of a real person in history, foreshadowing the arrival of a king-priest in the future, who is Jesus, (Hebrews 7:1). Scripture is replete with foreshadowing. The characters and events of all these stories are real; their actual lives were prophecies.
God laying down all His power, coming to Earth in the form of a human being, and sacrificing Himself to save all of humanity, as well as possibly other beings in the vastness of the cosmos in the same fallen condition as humanity, is a BIG DEAL! This event is so enormous it would stand to reason that prophecies of all kinds, written, living, and practically anything else imaginable regarding it, would span all of time and space. After all, from God’s perspective, according to Revelation 13:8, the lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. This statement tells us that the Jesus’ time on Earth and His crucifixion in particular, actually transcends linear time!
Of course most Christians are familiar with the numerous Old Testament prophecies that speak directly of Jesus, as well as the New Testament scriptures that show when these prophecies were fulfilled. Sixty of these prophecies are posted here (http://www.cynet.com/Jesus/prophecy/ntquoted.htm) for anyone curious to know about them.70 But now, with the information listed at the beginning of this article, Christians might consider broadening their horizons. Perhaps the ancient Greeks, among others, had real prophets, and they actually got the prophecies right, or at least partially right.
Exactly where did the Greeks derive the bulk of their inspiration? Judging from the Biblical account, many Greek legends originated from the events of Genesis 6, but historical and archeological evidence also tells us that their beliefs were infused with the stars. The Zodiac, with all of its associated mythos, was greatly expounded upon by the Greeks, but the Greeks actually inherited astrology from the Egyptians, who inherited it from the ancient Babylonians around 4000 BC.71 Ancient Babylon is the true seat of all world religions spawn from astrology, the previously mentioned master source I alluded to earlier. So when we see similarities in all world religions, it’s because they all originated from the same source. Even Christianity isn’t immune to this, because at one time in early Christian history, one of the Popes was actually a Babylonian high priest, who integrated a great deal of the Babylonian religion into what is now modern day Catholicism.72
What has persevered throughout the eons, however, is the fact that the ancient Hebrew writers were strictly monotheistic, much unlike their polytheistic predecessors, as previously mentioned. This is still clearly evident in the scriptures, despite the Babylonian influences in Catholicism, which has remained rooted in Catholic tradition, rather than infused into scripture.
What’s more, it may sound somewhat heretical to say, but the Babylonians might have been on to something with their star gazing. Satan may have used their blurred glimpses of truth to sew seeds of deception, as speculated by Justin Martyr, but on the flipside, as previously stated, the fact that the same stories are found in so many ancient texts could also be viewed as a confirmation of truth, rather than refuting it. It’s all a simple matter of perspective. In my opinion, if Satan was sewing false prophecies via false prophets throughout the centuries, they contain so much truth in them, that in today’s age of knowledge, we can put it all together, and it looks as though he overplayed his hand.
Scripture tells us in Genesis 1:14 that the lights in the firmament of heaven were to be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. Exactly how to discern the signs is not stated, but the fact that giving signs is one of the functions of celestial bodies is directly stated. Furthermore, scripture tells us that the children of Issachar had understanding of “the times, to know what Israel ought to do,” (1 Chronicles 12:32). So there is apparently a valid form of astrology floating around out there somewhere, but it must be a highly unusual spiritual gift, because the Bible actually condemns astrology in numerous places. But at the same time, we have Genesis 1:14, and 1 Chronicles 12:32, so somewhere in the night sky, there is truth, yet in ancient times, this truth became greatly muddled with garbage.
Truth mixed with garbage. Is this not what we see in the research uncovered in the Zeitgeist Movie? The story of Jesus repeated again and again, but with His name given to other deities, who were exonerated throughout history via idolatry.
Then there came along a few displaced Hebrew prophets that lived among the Babylonians for a time, who probably saw the real story in that starry sky. The prophets Ezekiel, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, all lived among the ancient Babylonians during their exile, in the years ranging from 597 BC to 530 BC.73 Perhaps they had a few friends from the tribe of Issachar?
I can imagine the awe they must have felt, when they first came upon the realization that they were gazing at a prophecy some 4.6 billion years old in the night sky, existing even before the foundation of the world.74
Where do I derive this crazy theory from?
Most people have heard the story of Jesus’ birth, with the familiar nativity scene, Joseph, Mary, the baby Jesus in a manger, (except for He was actually in a house by the time the three wise men came), and the three wise men, (though we don’t know if it was really three wise men; all we know was that there were three gifts, but nothing is mentioned as to how many wise men there were).
Then there’s that peculiar star; the Star of Bethlehem. Oddly, King Herod couldn’t see it, but the Magi from the east, who were actually astrologers, could. Why was that?
Hey, wait a minute! The Bible condemns astrology, doesn’t it?
Well, yes, but apparently not the astrology practiced by these Magi from the east; they had the valid version of astrology previously mentioned, because their prophecy was correct. Exactly where did they get this correct form of astrology from? Scripture doesn’t explicitly tell us, but scripture does tell us that these Magi came from the east, in the direction of the ancient land of Babylon. Since the information these Magi were operating with was accurate prophecy, I have a sneaky suspicion it was left behind some 500 years prior, by a few prophets that left their mark among the learned astrologers of Babylon. A few of the astrologers way back then most likely scrapped everything they knew when they saw Daniel walk out of the lion’s den, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah walk out of a burning furnace of flames completely unscathed, and Ezekiel raise the dead. Perhaps a group of them got together, sat down at the Hebrews feet, and said “Teach us.” And from those individuals broke off a sect that held to the true knowledge that remained in ancient Babylon until the birth of Jesus.
Part of this knowledge is most likely what we call today, the Gospel in the Stars, which is outlined in a book with the same name.75 Each of the constellations actually depicts truths about Jesus, many of which could have easily resulted in the various stories of ancient texts as uncovered in the Zeitgeist Movie. But even more intriguing than the Gospel in the Stars is what has recently been discovered by astro-archeologist John Charles Webb Jr., in a seven year research project conducted in the late 1990’s, called the Jupiter Project.76
According to the data outlined in the Jupiter Project, the Star of Bethlehem wasn’t a star in the night sky, but rather a diagramed star on an ancient star chart, which provided them with the time of Jesus’ birth. As for where He lived, they simply went strait to Jerusalem, where He was prophesied to be born.
The diagram was formed from astrological aspect lines connecting the planets in our solar system in a unique planetary alignment, which occurred on March 2nd in the year 5 BC. This planetary alignment, which lasted for ten days, created three mystic rectangles, a Star of David, an ancient seal known as the Seal of Solomon, a Grand Sextile, a Grand Cross, and two five pointed stars. What’s more, this messianic configuration of planets only occurs once every forty million years!
I can’t say I agree with everything John Charles Webb Jr. believes in, if the man is into horoscopes and such; there’s quite a bit of New Age type material on his site. But on the account of the Star of Bethlehem, which is based primarily on mathematical calculations, I think he just might be right.
Now from the Biblical text documenting the Star of Bethlehem, it appears that the star was actually moving, because scripture states that the star literally stopped over a house, (Matthew 2:1-2, 7, 9-11). But how can a star chart move? Easy, the star chart didn’t move, but rather the literal star, (being our sun), to which the star chart was centered on, is what the wise men were actually following. This is why only the wise men knew how to follow it. As for the house the sun stopped over, this was Jesus’ literal house, but it was also a position the sun settled in on their astrological chart. This is explained on the website, as quoted below.
The term “ house“ is an (ancient) astrological term indicating a component of an astrological configuration. In archetypal astrology the 4th house is the house of the mother (astrological sign of Cancer) the beginning of which also marks the place where the Sun “stands still” at the summer solstice.
The time of the summer solstice marks the day with the greatest amount of light in the northern hemisphere. The date for the summer solstice, at the time of Christ, was June 25th. The astrological sign that the Sun leaves to enter the 4th house is Gemini (The Twins). The astronomical/astrological “code” shows the Christ (the Son/Sun) with his mother (in the 4th house, the ancient astrological house of The Great Mother, the astrological sign of Cancer, the house of the “psychological base” in contemporary astrology) as the Magi (approaching “from the East”) found the Christ (Sun / Son) and is a perfect symbolic “picture” of the Sun between the signs of Gemini (the twins) and the sign of Cancer (the Mother) which occurs precisely at the time of the summer solstice when the Sun “stands still.” 77
I just barely scratched the surface of everything John Webb has to say about the Star of Bethlehem; his research is fascinating, and the diagram of this star chart speaks something to me. It makes me wonder, if indeed God actually used our solar system from the beginning of time, as the canvas of a grand masterpiece. What an awe inspiring work of art; what beauty, what omniscient knowledge of all events and all times, what mathematical precision, and what grand purpose, to command a solar system to function as a clock, ticking to the heartbeat of God. King David’s declaration in Psalm 19:1 is an excellent summation of the Star of Bethlehem:
<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Going back to the ancient texts mentioned at the beginning of this article, it should be evident now that there are a few more possibilities to explain ancient stories that are similar to the Gospel, other than to suggest that Jesus never existed. Briefly summarized, those discussed in this article are as follows:
Nowadays, we are the generation of increased knowledge, (Daniel 12:4). Deception may run rampant, with pseudo-theologies such as the Zeitgeist Movie, but at the same time, true knowledge is also on the rise. The true version of astrology is beginning to re-emerge, as seen with the Gospel in the Stars, and in the Jupiter Project. The sciences are coming full circle and pointing back to the God who inspired them. As for ancient texts, if one wonders whether the Bible was translated correctly, they can simply return to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and study the original works for themselves. Surely there is no lack of information these days, for those who wish to challenge the words of others, and seek matters out for themselves.
1. Acharya S, “The Zeitgeist Movie,” http://zeitgeistmovie.com (accessed April 22, 2008). Notes 2 through 64 come from the notes referencing the material listed on The Zeitgeist Movie website.
2. Acharya S.: The Christ
Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. Page 107-108.
3. Frazer, James.: The Golden Bough, Touchstone, 1963. Page 403-409.
4. Jackson, John: Christianity before Christ, AAP, p. 67.
5. Doane, Thomas: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 190-191.
6. Berry, Gerald: Religions of the World, B&N, p.20.
7. Weigall, Arthur: The Paganism in our Christianity, Thames & Hudson, 1999 p115-116 .
8. Carpenter, Edward: Pagan and Christian Creeds, p 12.
9. Acharya S.: Suns of God , Adventures Unlimited Press, 2004. Chapter 7.
10. Doane, Thomas: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 113-115.
11. Wilkes, Charles (translator): Bhagavat-Geeta, 1785 p 52.
12. Doane, Thomas: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 278-288.
13. Freke & Gandy: The Jesus Mysteries, Three Rivers Press, p. 29, 33, 38, 48, 56.
14. Frazer, James.: The Golden Bough, Touchstone, 1963. Page 451-452, 543.
15. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. Page 111-113.
16. Doane, Thomas: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 193.
17. Weigall, Arthur: The Paganism in our Christianity, Thames & Hudson, 1999 p220-224.
18. Carpenter, Edward: Pagan and Christian Creeds, DODO Press, p10.
19. Freke & Gandy: The Jesus Mysteries, Three Rivers Press, p. 33, 42.
20. Frazer, James.: The Golden Bough, Touchstone, 1963. Page 415-420.
21. Doane, Thomas: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 223.
22. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. Page 118-120.
23. Jackson, John:
Christianity before Christ, AAP, p. 109-118.
24. Budge. Sir. E.A. Wallis: The Gods of the Egyptions Vol I, Methuen and Co. p566-599.
25. Churchward, Albert: The Origin & Evolution of Religion, p 394-403.
26. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 122,190,213,222,256,327,363,476,484.
27. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. p.115-116.
28. Jackson, John: Christianity before Christ, AAP, p. 110-112.
29. Massey, Gerald.: The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ, The Book Tree, . Pages 32-35.
30. Massey, Gerald.: Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, Page 663-671.
31. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. p.237-239.
32. Walker, Barbara: Women’s Encyplodia of Myths and Secrets, p. 315.
33. Thompson, R. Campbell (tr. by ): The Epic of Gilgamish, 1928.
34. Budge. Sir. E.A. Wallis: The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamish, 1929.
35. Teeple, Howard M.: The Noah’s Ark Nonsense, Religion and Ethics Institute, 1978 .
36. King James Version, The Holy Bible, Holman, Exodus 2:1-10.
37. Blavatsky, H. P.: The Secret Doctrine Vol 1, p 319-320.
38. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. p.241-243.
James Version, The Holy Bible, Holman, Exodus 20:2-17.
40. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 55-61.
41. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. p.241.
42. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 60.
43. Graham, Lloyd, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible, Citidel, 1991, p. 147.
44. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, Pages 526-528.
45. Budge. Sir. E.A. Wallis: The Book of the Dead, Gramercy, Chapter CXXV.
46. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 319-321.
47. Budge. Sir. E.A. Wallis: The Book of the Dead, Gramercy, p66.
48. Budge. Sir. E.A. Wallis: The Book of the Dead, Gramercy, Chapter CXXV.
49. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, p99-148.
50. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, p84, 197-198,200, 202, 213, 215, 888-893.
51. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 181-205.
52. Maxwell, Tice, Snow: That Old-Time Religion,The Book Tree, p51-53.
53. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, p942, 951-952.
54. Doane, Thomas.: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions, p. 85-87.
55. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, Book 4, p149-196.
56. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics , p92 180, 192, 26-266.
57. Acharya S.: The Christ Conspiracy, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999. p.237-239.
58. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World , Cosimo, p130, 228, 274, 584-585, 859, 870, 880.
59. Olcott, William Tyler : Suns Lore of All Ages, The Book Tree, 1914. chapter IX .
James: Egyptian Belief and Modern Thought, C. Kegan, 1878, p.237.
61. Massey, Gerald. :Ancient Egypt The Light of The World ,Cosimo Classics, p888, 797 [* also see 59].
62. Martyr, Justin: First Apology / The Apostolic Fathers: Martyr and Irenaeus by Philip Schaff. Eerdmans Pub.
63. Martyr, Justin: I Apol., chs. xxi, xxii; ANF. i, 170; cf. Add. ad Grace. ch. lxix; Ib. 233.
64. Freke & Gandy: The Jesus Mysteries, Three Rivers Press, Chapter 3 -”Diabolical Mimicry”.
65 St. Nicholas Center, “Who is St. Nicholas?” http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=38 (accessed April 22, 2008).
66. Jerry Bowden, “Anchor Stone International Website,” http://www.anchorstone.com (access April 22, 2008). See the “Noah’s Ark” photo gallery, which show several extremely large boulders with holes hewn through the tops of them. Locals of the area said these stones, which trail up to Mt. Sinai, were anchor stones to Noah’s Ark.
67. Glenn Kimball, “Giants,” http://www.stevequayle.com/Giants/articles/giants.Kimball.html (accessed February 24, 2008). I plan to personally verify the existence of these mummies by visiting this museum in November of 2008.
68. John Milor, “The Giant Conspiracy,” http://www.AliensAndTheAntichrist.com (access April 22, 2008). Click on the “Articles” link once inside the website, to find The Giant Conspiracy article.
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74. Wikipedia Encyclopedia Online, s.v. “Solar System,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System (accessed April 22, 2008).
75. Joseph Augustus Seiss, The Gospel in the Stars (New York, New York: Cosimo, Inc., 2005).
76. John Charles Webb Jr., “The Jupiter Project,” http://www.aloha.net/~johnboy/pageone.htg/pageone.htm (access April 22, 2008).
77. John Charles Webb Jr., “The Jupiter Project,” http://www.aloha.net/~johnboy/chrono.htg/chrono.htm#Matthew%27s%20description (access April 22, 2008).