Friday, November 5, 2010

Christ as Alpha and Omega

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8

"He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life." Rev. 21:6

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." Rev. 22:12

The alpha and the omega, the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet, do not correspond to the Phoenician exactly and do not resemble Egyptian hieroglyphics. However, the alpha and the omega are used to describe Jesus Christ because the Apostles recognized in Him the fulfillment of an ancient conception that is traced back to Egypt through the Canannite Phoenician language, from which Hebrew emerged.  The prophet Isaiah tells us that Hebrew is a “language of Canaan” (Isaiah 19:18), which has been confirmed the study of ancient inscriptions.

The Greeks recognized that hieroglyphs were symbolic and depicted the esoteric theology of the ancient Egyptian priests. In fact, the word hiero is derived from the word hiereus, meaning priest. The priests were wise in astronomy, geometry, animal behavior, medicine and metaphysics. That Helioplois was a center of astronomical knowledge is reflected in the high priest's title, “Chief of Observers” or “Greatest of Seers."

When Herodotus visited the priests at Heliopolis (449-440 B.C.) he praised them for their wisdom. When Strabo visited in 25 B.C., he wrote "At Heliopolis we saw large buildings in which the priests lived. For it was said that anciently this was the principal residence of the priests, who studied philosophy and astronomy." This suggests that the esoteric knowledge of the ancient Heliopolitan priests was by Herodotus' time lost or obscured by the prevalent Hellenistic worldview.

Plotinus, a 4th-century A.D. Egyptian-born philosopher, interpreted hieroglyphic writing from the viewpoint of his priestly training under Ammonius Saccas, a priest of Heliopolis.[1] It is not clear how well Ammonius understood the meaning of the hieroglyphic writings, but his association with Heliopolis and his name, which means Teacher, suggest that he was recognized as a learned man.

Heliopolis is the Greek name for the ancient Nile shrine which was dedicated to Horus. The Egyptian name was lunu, which means "place of pillars" because the temples were constructed with many wooden pillars. Arabs call the place Ain Shams, which means "the well of the Sun." The well was the Nile and when the Sun rested over the waters at noon, it was midway between the mountains on the east of the Nile and the mountains on the west.

According to Egyptologist Maspero, King Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, investigated the earlier sources of the Pyramid Texts. Maspero notes that “the likeness between what was copied in the various Pyramid Texts suggests that some of their information were directly derived from old written sources." Those sources are represented by the pictographs found at Hierakonpolis (Nekhen).
There is evidence that Horus was regarded as the beginning (alpha) and the end (omega). The beginning and the end of each day was symbolized by a double lion (Aker). In the New Kingdom, the lion was sometimes pictured as a falcon and called Hor-em-akhet ("Horus in the Horizon") because Horus' emblem is the Sun. At the earlier Horus shrine in Hierakonpolis Horus was also known as "Nekheny", meaning falcon.

Hor-em-akhet (Horus) was represented as a child, a falcon, or as the leonine sphinx. The great east-facing Sphinx of Giza was viewed as "Horus in the Horizon" and it lay between the twin peaks of the giant akhet (horizon/mountain) formed by the pyramid of Khufu and the horizon/mountain of the pyramid of Khafre). In the relief scene carved on the "Sphinx Stele" at Giza, Tuthmosis IV is shown making offerings to twin sphinxes which represent the aspects of Horus in the Horizons. Horus' name appears above the animals' heads. These sphinxes are placed back to back with the winged sun disk above and between them, depicting Horus at the sacred center.Horus who is the beginning (east) and the end (west) is also present at the center (the eternal).

The Jews who affirmed Jesus as the Son of God thought in the language and symbols of the Phoenician Canannites. John McClintock observes, "The Hebrews adopted Phoenician as their own language, or, in otherwords, that which is called [ancient] Hebrew language was in fact "the language of Canaan." It is not merely poetic but literal and in the philological truth. One of the proofs for this is taken from the Bible itself: Isaiah 19:18 says "In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD Almighty. One of them will be called the City of Destruction -- City of the Sun (that is, Heliopolis). --John McClintock, Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature


  1. The Celtic Irish knew this at Newgrange some 2500 yrs before the Egyptians. They knew 1.618033 before the Greeks referred to it as the "Golden Number." Mythology is the truth, and the so called truth ( e.g. KJV), is Mythology. The NASB makes much of this clear, about the logos was in the beginning, and the logos was with theos, and the logos was theos. Jesus said, "I am the word (i.e. logos). What I'm writing here by the Spirit of God, or YHWH, or Jesus, or logos, was written before the foundation of the world. Your response to it was also. Φ

  2. Look at the widow's mite, and tell me it's not the ancient Irish symbol for the sun, with god in the middle, 6 rays coming from it, with a circle around it. It' the symbol for creation. Not a wheel. and the other side and anchor, come on, it's the greek letter φ. This coin is the story of creation. Oh, and sorry 500 yrs older than the pyramids. It's the same rock carving on the stone in the burial chamber at the Hill of Tara. It's creation. Look at the other carving and see that on the 6th day, God created man, because "the wheel" ha ha, is not finished. Come on. I'm just tired of people not thinking for themselves, you just accept what History changed the TRUTH into, a lie. Jesus is the incarnation of Theos. Adoni, Lord God. Remember what he told Moses his name was, I am that I am. Oneness. Love thy neighbor as thyself. Think for yourself, don't just accept this BS. They have distorted it to fit their needs to control the people. Jesus is God, and God is Jesus, the word is Jesus, the Holy Spirit is Jesus, and God, and the word, They are all ONE. Thank you, Gary H.

  3. Gary, I am not sure what your point is. Are you attempting to make a case for Ireland as the cradle of civilization? That's been attempted before and have been refuted.

    Before the Egyptians, there were older Nilotic civilizations. Plato wrote that the Nilotic peoples had been tracking the stars and constellations for 10,000 years before his time (5th century BC) The oldest human artifacts and the oldest human bones have been found in Africa.

    Symbols of the Sun are found worldwide on very ancient monuments and monoliths. Among the Horites (Horim) the Sun was simply a circle - O and was often affixed to words such as O-piru or O-biru. These words are found in ancient texts as are their variants Hapiru or Habiru. Habiru is "Hebrew" in English.

    I recommend that you read these essays:

  4. Good Morning Alice, I am not sure how you inferred what you did from what I wrote. All I was trying to respond to was the truth is the Egyptians were Polytheistic and that Christians are Monotheistic. The way that the Egyptian worship of more than one God had assimilated into Christianity known as the trinity is what I was addressing. The Fibonacci sequence upon which the pyramids were built predates the Egyptian culture, thus the reference to Newgrange and the summer solstice, and supports the theory that all that is seen was created from one who is unseen, the only part of that is that Scientists can't figure out what that one is. Now they finally call it the "God Particle" but that's as close as they can get. I was addressing the way the Egyptian belief of polytheism has infiltrated Christianity by way of the Trinity idea was not the truth as I see it. I do agree that YHWH is not a name, but it translates to a name which is Jesus. He is the One God who was incarnate in the flesh and now dwells in believers through the Holy Spirit, but that is not three, it is ONE. That's all I was trying to communicate. Jesus is the I am.

  5. Again, Ancient Egyptian religion appears to have had several period of development. the Earliest expressions are not polytheistic as much as henotheistic. There are elements of henotheism in Christianity also with the hierarchy of angels who serve the one supreme creator God. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity is not an expression of the Egyptian sacred triad. The Christian Gospel is Trinitarian. Jesus is the Word incarnate about whom the Father said, "This is my beloved Son..." at the same time that the Spirit hovered over Jesus at Jordan. The Trinity, which is hinted at throughout the Hebrew Scripture, was made manifest at Jesus' baptism.

  6. Ecclesiastes 1-18 May the Spirit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ open your eyes. Amen. Gary


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