Monday, October 29, 2018

Identifying the Horite Hebrew?

Horus unites the peoples.

Alice C. Linsley

The Horite Hebrew were a caste of ruler-priests who were devotees of God Father and God Son. The father was called Ra or Ani, and the son was called Horus or Enki. Horus comes from the ancient Egyptian HR which refers to the Most High One.

The word Hebrew is derived from the ancient Akkadian word abru, meaning priest. Variant forms of the word appear in ancient texts including 'Apiru, Habiru, and Hapiru. The word is rendered "Hebrew" in English Bibles. These people are the oldest known caste of ruler-priests. (In the ancient Egyptian language nibit piru means "lady of the house.")

In Akkadian the word for a caste of priests was abrutu. In the ancient world, there were many castes of priests. They were identified by the deity they served, and that deity was believed to have appointed the ruler in whose realm the priests served. The Horite Hebrew served Re, which simply means "father of..." in ancient Egyptian. Re was the father of Horus who was miraculously conceived by Hathor. The name Horus is derived from the root HR, which means the One on high. Related Egyptian words include her, meaning over or above; horiwo - head, and hir - praise.

The earliest known references to this the Hebrew are found in ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets and ancient Egyptian literature. The Habiru are mentioned in the Amarna Letters, a collection of 14th century B.C. letters. The Harris papyrus also speaks of the 'Apriu of Ra at Heliopolis (biblical On), a prestigious ancient Sun city. Joseph married Asenath, the daughter of the High Priest of On. Isaiah 19:18 says that Heliopolis was one of the five cities in Egypt that swore allegiance to the Lord of Hosts.

Plutarch wrote that the “priests of the Sun at Heliopolis never carry wine into their temples, for they regard it as indecent for those who are devoted to the service of any god to indulge in the drinking of wine whilst they are under the immediate inspection of their Lord and King. The priests of the other deities are not so scrupulous in this respect, for they use it, though sparingly.”

The Hebrew priests were unique in the ancient world and greatly respected. Therefore, they were sought as servants of the early high kings who constructed palaces and royal temple complexes at what the Bible terms "high places."

The Hapiru served in the ancient Sun temples and shrines. These were build at high elevations near major sources of water. A temple was the mansion (hâît) or the house (pirû) of the god, so Ha'piru refers to those who served at the god's house. The ancient Dravidians referred to their East-oriented temples as Opiru, meaning "Sun House."

The Habiru priests were to meet certain requirements while on duty. They wore only linen or clothing made from plants. Clothing made from animals was not permitted. This is one of the differences between the priest and the shaman. They shaved their heads and bodies daily. Cold water baths were taken several times a day. They practiced sexual abstinence before and while serving at the temple or shrine.

Evidence of the religious devotion and ubiquitous presence of the Horite Hebrew is reflected in the many place names that are associated with Horus: Haryana means "Horus is the vehicle." Harappa means "Horus is Father" in Dravidian. In southern India, it was the custom to build temporary fire altars in the shape of a falcon, the totem of Horus. According to the Shulba Sutras, this is the sign for those who desire heaven: "he who desires heaven is to construct a fire-altar in the form of a falcon."

Because the "piru" housed the deity, only the priest was permitted to enter the most sacred area of the temple. The people prayed at the gate or in the court. They directed their prayers toward the rising Sun, the emblem of the Creator and his Son. Their ruler-priest acted as a mediator between the people and God.

The Hebrew caste of priests were dispersed widely in the service of the Mighty Men of Old (Genesis 10). These are the first known potentates or High Kings. Among them were the Kushite kingdom builder Nimrod, who is probably Sargon.

The priests of Ani/Enki (Mesopotamian) or Ra/Horus (Nilotic) were identified as Horite Hebrew. They spread their devotion to the son of God across the ancient world. This is long before the emergence of Judaism as a world religion.

In the ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts and Coffin Texts fascinating details are found about Horus. He was said to be co-equal with the Father, and to die and rise on the third day. Horus was conceived by the overshadowing of the Sun. That is shown in this image of his mother, Hathor. She appears to foreshadow the Virgin Mary. According to Luke 1, Mary conceived by divine overshadowing.

The offspring of the Woman of Genesis 3:15 is called the "Seed." Some argue that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of God. However, he identified himself as the Seed when he told his disciples that he was going to Jerusalem to die. "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernal/grain/seed of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." (John 12:23)

The Messianic expectation of Genesis 3:15 was expressed about 1000 years before the Psalms in the ancient Pyramid Texts. "Horus has shattered (tbb, crushed) the mouth of the serpent with the sole of his foot (tbw)" Utterance 388

Consider how Horus describes himself in the ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts (148):
I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’. 

Here we find the words of Psalm 110:1, a clear messianic reference: The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

Horus unites the peoples.This is why he is said to wear the double crown. "Then take silver and gold, and make crowns [ataroth], and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest..." Zechariah 6:11

The ruler-priest Yeshua (Joshua/Jesus) wears the double crown as a sign that he unites the peoples. The double crown was worn by the rulers of a united Nile Valley. The red crown (desher) represents Lower Nile (Egypt) and the white crown (nefer) represents Upper Nile (ancient Nubia). After the unification of the Upper and Lower Nile regions the two crowns were joined to represent a unified Egypt.

The early Horite Hebrew were a ruler-priest caste that believed that heavenly recognition of a people depended on the righteousness of their ruler-priest. Therefore, purity of life was highly valued. The proof of heavenly recognition and acceptance was the resurrection of the dead ruler-priest on the third day.

The New Testament speaks about Jesus as the ruler-priest. He is the firstborn from the grave and by his resurrection He delivers to the Father a "peculiar people." He leads us in the ascent to the Father where we receive heavenly recognition because we belong to Him.

Heavenly recognition for the Horite Hebrew was never an individual prospect. Heavenly recognition came to the people through the righteousness of their ruler-priest. Horite Hebrew rulers took this seriously, some more than others. The best were heavenly minded and the worst were so earthy minded that they shed much blood enlarging their territories. All failed to be the Ruler-Priest who rose from the dead. Therefore, none have the power to deliver captives from the grave and to lead them to the throne of heaven (Ps. 68:18; Ps. 7:7; Eph. 4:8). The evidence of a long-standing Tradition points to the Son of God, Jesus, who alone fits the pattern of Messianic expectation.


  1. Man, just 'happened' to stumble upon this site and these marvelous articles of great value in explaining OT texts. Much obliged for your labors.

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  3. Can you take your time to explore the priestly kings of the Yoruba, I see many attributes similar to your description of the priests of On here. Also, Yoruba often cited a city/town of Orun/On in their Ifa verses and the wearing of robes or plants are just African in pure forms.

  4. Yes, Temitope, there are many parallels between the Yoruba beliefs and traditional social structure of Yoruba chiefs and the Horite and Sethite Hebrew rulers. You might find this interesting:

  5. I Just can't get enough of what you post . I'm in love with all your articles. I'm oromo from Ethiopia and this story belongs to my people. We still celebrate hora in irreccha celebration. And we still have luba meaning anointed one and priests that lead gaadaa system.


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