Biblical Plagiarism

The sage, savant, and scholar Paul Pearson, my friend, has a new blog (https://pearsonally.com) that I recently commented on in brief concerning Ben Carson 1. Carson, currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and neurosurgeon and devout Seventh Day Adventist is a biblical literalist who has no knowledge of ancient pre-Biblical or biblical languages, yet pontificates on a wide range of Bible myths concerning ancient Egypt (soundly pointed out by Pearson). Carson does not offer a shred of historical evidence to support his wild claims from “Joseph built the pyramids” and the pyramids were “built in order to store grain” since “many chambers [were] are hermetically sealed”. Pearson notes these chambers: “had air holes leading to the outside, so that even if a passage were well sealed, the chamber behind the seal still had airflow2.”

Carson, like other strict biblical literalists, argue that their Bible is the Word of God, infallible, and the only record. Yet, nearly all of Christianity and its myths can be found in ancient literature, especially that of Egypt and India (Hindu Vedas) testified by Herodotus, Plato, Salon, Pythagoras, and Pisistratus that the religion of Egypt proceeded from India. For example:

Eating the body and blood of the god (Communion: Utterances 273 and 274 Pyramid Text of the Old Kingdom.) 3

A god who lives on his fathers,
who feeds on his mothers…
Unas is the bull of heaven
Who rages in his heart,
Who lives on the being of every god,
Who eats their entrails
When they come, their bodies full of magic
From the Isle of Flame…

The resurrection (Utterance 373) 3

Oho! Oho! Rise up, O Teti!
Take your head, collect your bones,
Gather your limbs, shake the earth from your flesh!
Take your bread that rots not, your beer that sours not,
Stand at the gates that bar the common people!
The gatekeeper comes out to you, he grasps your hand,
Takes you into heaven, to your father Geb.
He rejoices at your coming, gives you his hands,
Kisses you, caresses you,
Sets you before the spirits, the imperishable stars…
The hidden ones worship you,
The great ones surround you,
The watchers wait on you,
Barley is threshed for you,
Emmer is reaped for you,
Your monthly feasts are made with it,
Your half-month feasts are made with it,
As ordered done for you by Geb, your father,
Rise up, O Teti, you shall not die!

Eternal life (Utterance 213): 5

Ho, Unis! You have not gone away dead: you have gone away alive.
Sit on Osiris’s chair, with your baton in your arm, and govern the living;
with your water lily scepter in you arm, and govern those
of the inaccessible places.
Your lower arms are of Atum, your upper arms of Atum, your belly of
Atum, your back of Atum, your rear of Atum, your legs of Atum, your
face of Anubis. 

Horus’s mounds shall serve you; Seth’s mounds shall serve you

Utterances 213 – 219, the hieroglyphic record:

Arks of the Covenant

Rather than being a box carried by Jewish priests (Hebrew: אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית, Modern: Arōn Ha’brēt, Tiberian: ʾĀrôn Habbərîṯ), also known as the Ark of the Testimony, and in a few verses across various translations as the Ark of God, is a gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.as defined in the Old Testament: (Exodus 25:10-21:

10 וְעָשׂ֥וּ אֲר֖וֹן עֲצֵ֣י שִׁטִּ֑ים אַמָּתַ֨יִם וָחֵ֜צִי אָרְכּ֗וֹ וְאַמָּ֤ה וָחֵ֙צִי֙ רָחְבּ֔וֹ וְאַמָּ֥ה וָחֵ֖צִי קֹמָתֽוֹ׃

11 וְצִפִּיתָ֤ אֹתוֹ֙ זָהָ֣ב טָה֔וֹר מִבַּ֥יִת וּמִח֖וּץ תְּצַפֶּ֑נּוּ וְעָשִׂ֧יתָ עָלָ֛יו זֵ֥ר זָהָ֖ב סָבִֽיב׃

12 וְיָצַ֣קְתָּ לּ֗וֹ אַרְבַּע֙ טַבְּעֹ֣ת זָהָ֔ב וְנָ֣תַתָּ֔ה עַ֖ל אַרְבַּ֣ע פַּעֲמֹתָ֑יו וּשְׁתֵּ֣י טַבָּעֹ֗ת עַל־צַלְעוֹ֙ הָֽאֶחָ֔ת וּשְׁתֵּי֙ טַבָּעֹ֔ת עַל־צַלְע֖וֹ הַשֵּׁנִֽית׃

13 וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ בַדֵּ֖י עֲצֵ֣י שִׁטִּ֑ים וְצִפִּיתָ֥ אֹתָ֖ם זָהָֽב׃

14 וְהֵבֵאתָ֤ אֶת־הַבַּדִּים֙ בַּטַּבָּעֹ֔ת עַ֖ל צַלְעֹ֣ת הָאָרֹ֑ן לָשֵׂ֥את אֶת־הָאָרֹ֖ן בָּהֶֽם׃

15 בְּטַבְּעֹת֙ הָאָרֹ֔ן יִהְי֖וּ הַבַּדִּ֑ים לֹ֥א יָסֻ֖רוּ מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃

16 וְנָתַתָּ֖ אֶל־הָאָרֹ֑ן אֵ֚ת הָעֵדֻ֔ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֶתֵּ֖ן אֵלֶֽיךָ׃

17 וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ כַפֹּ֖רֶת זָהָ֣ב טָה֑וֹר אַמָּתַ֤יִם וָחֵ֙צִי֙ אָרְכָּ֔הּ וְאַמָּ֥ה וָחֵ֖צִי רָחְבָּֽהּ׃

18 וְעָשִׂ֛יתָ שְׁנַ֥יִם כְּרֻבִ֖ים זָהָ֑ב מִקְשָׁה֙ תַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה אֹתָ֔ם מִשְּׁנֵ֖י קְצ֥וֹת הַכַּפֹּֽרֶת׃

19 וַ֠עֲשֵׂה כְּר֨וּב אֶחָ֤ד מִקָּצָה֙ מִזֶּ֔ה וּכְרוּב־אֶחָ֥ד מִקָּצָ֖ה מִזֶּ֑ה מִן־הַכַּפֹּ֛רֶת תַּעֲשׂ֥וּ אֶת־הַכְּרֻבִ֖ים עַל־שְׁנֵ֥י קְצוֹתָֽיו׃

20 וְהָי֣וּ הַכְּרֻבִים֩ פֹּרְשֵׂ֨י כְנָפַ֜יִם לְמַ֗עְלָה סֹכְכִ֤ים בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם֙ עַל־הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת וּפְנֵיהֶ֖ם אִ֣ישׁ אֶל־אָחִ֑יו אֶל־הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת יִהְי֖וּ פְּנֵ֥י הַכְּרֻבִֽים׃

21 וְנָתַתָּ֧ אֶת־הַכַּפֹּ֛רֶת עַל־הָאָרֹ֖ן מִלְמָ֑עְלָה וְאֶל־הָ֣אָרֹ֔ן תִּתֵּן֙ אֶת־הָ֣עֵדֻ֔ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֶתֵּ֖ן אֵלֶֽיךָ׃)

being built by “Israelites” who were the Apiru priestly craftsmen who used “acacia wood (sic: cedar wood”) Arks of the Covenant were an established reality meaning “boxes” or coffins in which pharaohs were placed to be transported into the pyramids. Boxes that held images (stones) of various gods and goddesses existed for thousands of years. 6

Chapter 2 (Sura 2) of the Quran (Verse 248), is believed to refer to the Ark:

And their prophet said to them, “Indeed, a sign of his kingship is that the chest (tābūt) will come to you in which is assurance (sakīnatun) from your Lord and a remnant of what the family of Moses (Mūsā) and the family of Aaron (Hārūn) had left, carried by the angels. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” قَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ ءَايَةَ مُلْكِهِۦٓ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ ٱلتَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِّمَّا تَرَكَ ءَالُ مُوسَىٰ وَءَالُ هَٰرُونَ تَحْمِلُهُ ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِي

As   points out “The required rectangular box shape of ‘terrible power’ for any such “monstrous instrument” had to be built into its dimensions, so that a prototype Ark could be activated by and “between the two prototype cherubim” of Isis and Nephthys as described repeatedly in The Great Pyramid Texts for activating the Eye of Heru.” (cf. Pyramid Text “had occasionally “fiery jets” issuing “from the cherubim” … which “burned and destroyed nearby objects” ( … it is because a Candidate [a dead pharaoh] has come near you, O fiery serpent” 155d … “repeatedly killed ( … so that whomever the Godhead wishes that he will live, it is he who will live; and whomever he wishes that he will die, it is he who will die {explaining the “curse” of the defiled or open tomb}” 194b).  Cf.:

167a. djed Said (in the King’s Chamber facing the so-called Kh’afr’a Valley Temple) medu were the words: Tem O Godhead, za ek pu whenever such a son of yours pe nen is this one here, Usir the Activator of the Eye, di en ek it is because you have caused sedjeb ef him to be reincarnated, ‘anekh ef so that he may live.

167b. ‘anekh ef But he lives, ‘anekh Un-is pen so that such a Candidate Activator of the Eye may live; ne met ef he does not die (a second time), ne met Un-is pen so that such a Candidate will not die (a second time);

167c. ne sek ef he does not fail to be the Polestar, ne sek Un-is pen so that such a Candidate will not fail to be ensouled; ne nehhep ef he does not copulate, ne nehhep Un-is pen so that such a Candidate will not copulate,

167d. en because hhep ef he is in accord with the Law, en and because hhep Un-is pen such a Candidate is in accord with the Law. …

The first three arks (coffins/tombs within coffins/tombs) had double doors, but the fourth ark had no doors.

The birth of the Son of God (Hymn 1)

I say by Nut, the brilliant, the great: This is my son, my first-born, opener of my womb; this is my beloved, with whom I am pleased.

Compare to: Matthew 3:17.

And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

That Osiris was not a human or born of a human mother nor the son who took on human form is explicit in:

Hymn 412: The Great Maiden who dwells in On has placed for you her hands on you, because there is no mother of yours among men who could bear you, because there is no father of yours among men who could beget you.

Hymn 438: Oho! Oho! I will make it for you, this shout of acclaim, O! my father, because you have no human father and you have no human mother; your father is the Great Wild Bull, your mother is the Maiden.

Psalm 18 notes (that even the Queen of Heaven could not stop nor temper) when the god(s) were angry and spit out the venom of volcanoes):

6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.

7 The earth trembled and quaked and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.

8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

the Apiru, living in the shadow of volcanoes that were their earliest god(s) 7 again plagiarized from their Egyptian overlords/employers:

Hymn 364: O! Osiris the King, you are a mighty God, and there is no God like you.

Jeremiah 32:18 — O! great and mighty God whose name is Yahweh of hosts.

1 Kings 8:23 — He said, “O! Yahweh, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth beneath.”

Christian Trinity

Christianity plagiarized the Trinity from the Egyptian Trinity (Osiris, Isis, Horus) using the role of Osiris the Creator as the Spirit:

Hymn 364

Live, that you may go to and fro every day; be a spirit in your name of `Horizon from which Ra goes up’; be strong, be effective, be a soul, and have power for ever and ever.

John 4:24 — God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

2 Corinthians 3:17 — Now the Lord is a Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

A hymn to Amun written in the 14th century BC defines the Egyptian trinity:

‘All Gods are three: Amun, Re, Ptah; they have no equal. His name is hidden as Amun, he is Ra,

Ancient Egyptian Trinity

… before [men], and his body is Ptah’ 8. The plurality of gods and wall hieroglyphs give strong evidence that the source of the Egyptian deities was from India and Hinduism.  9. This influenced the evolution of Middle Eastern gods among Akkadians, Sumerians, Babylonians (Babylonia was called “the country of Akkad” (Māt Akkadī in Akkadian), a deliberate archaism in reference to the previous glory of the Akkadian Empire: greatly expanded during the reign of Hammurabi in the first half of the 18th century BCE), and other “nations”.

Sumerian Trinity

The ancient Sumerian trinity, about 4000 years ago, defined its trinity that was carried to other Middle Eastern Civilizations. It consisted of Anu: the primary god of heaven, the ‘Father’, and the ‘King of the Gods’; Enlil, the ‘wind-god’ was the god of the earth, and a creator god; and Enki was the god of waters and the ‘lord of wisdom’.  10

Babylonian Trinity

Babylonian Trinity

H. W. F. Saggs, (The Greatness that was Babylon: A Sketch of the Ancient Civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. New York: New American Library. 1968.) explains that the Babylonian triad consisted of ‘three gods of roughly equal rank… whose inter-relationship is of the essence of their natures’ (316). Nanaya was originally a goddess of lust and sexuality who shared many of her aspects with Inanna. During the Old Babylonian Period, she and Inanna, as well as her daughter Kanisura, were worshipped as a trinity of goddesses in Uruk and later in Kish.

Dr. Gordon Laing, retired Dean of the Humanities Department at the University of Chicago, agrees that ‘the worship of the Egyptian triad Isis, Serapis, and the child Horus’ probably accustomed the early church theologians to the idea of a triune God, and was influential ‘in the formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity as set forth in the Nicaean and Athanasian creeds’ (Laing, Gordon Jennings. Survivals of Roman Religion. New York: Cooper Square Publishers. 1963. pp. 128-129).  Pope Gregory the Great admonished a missionary: ‘You must not interfere with any traditional belief or religious observance that can be harmonized with Christianity’. 11

Hindu Trinity

Hindu Trinity

The Hindu Trinity are frequently presented as having multiple heads symbolizing that they are ever watchful. The gods of the Trinity are BrahmaVishnu and Shiva.  They are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. Vishnu is the preserver of the universe, while Shiva‘s role is to destroy it in order to re-create. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha are considered the highest gods of Hinduism, next only to Brahman in importance and hierarchy. Functionally they represent the triple functions of Manifested Brahman. Hence they are also called the Trimurthis or the Trinity of Hinduism.

Brahma is the first god in the Hindu triumvirate, or trimurti Brahma is the “father of all” and has traditionally been recognized as the creator god. He is rarely depicted and is not worshiped as other gods in part because he has already fulfilled his duty by creating everything and will not do anything until the beginning of the next creation cycle.

They are assisted in their duties, by their consorts, or associated goddesses namely, Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathi respectively.

Saraswathi is the goddess of speech and Lakshmi, of wealth while Parvathi is usually worshipped as Mother Goddess. These three gods are rulers of three different worlds. Brahma is the ruler of Brahmalok, Vishnu of Vaikunth and Shiva of Kailash.

Worship images are quite similar in Indian Hindu theology and in ancient Egyptian theology. Water played a central role as the life force for both civilizations, as seen in these two illustrations where the divine spirit was a part of the Hindu and Egyptian trinity that would regenerate itself in the Christian ceremony of baptism to confer (new) life:

Water divinity offering deceased drinking water for new life.

Vanadevatas water spirit hand issuing from tree trunk offering water as new life











(image source: India and Egypt – edited by Saryu Doshi  p. 69).

The message in ancient Egypt and India, and elsewhere in the plethora of religions, is found duplicated  (plagiarized in a paraphrased in a colloquial allegory) again in the New Testament (John  4:10-14):

10 απεκριθη ιησους και ειπεν αυτη ει ηδεις την δωρεαν του θεου και τις εστιν ο λεγων σοι δος μοι πιειν συ αν ητησας αυτον και εδωκεν αν σοι υδωρ ζων

11 λεγει αυτω η γυνη κυριε ουτε αντλημα εχεις και το φρεαρ εστιν βαθυ ποθεν ουν εχεις το υδωρ το ζων

12 μη συ μειζων ει του πατρος ημων ιακωβ ος εδωκεν ημιν το φρεαρ και αυτος εξ αυτου επιεν και οι υιοι αυτου και τα θρεμματα αυτου

13 απεκριθη ο ιησους και ειπεν αυτη πας ο πινων εκ του υδατος τουτου διψησει παλιν

14 ος δ αν πιη εκ του υδατος ου εγω δωσω αυτω ου μη διψηση εις τον αιωνα αλλα το υδωρ ο δωσω αυτω γενησεται εν αυτω πηγη υδατος αλλομενου εις ζωην αιωνιον

There is nothing original in the Bible or Christianity. However,the biblical Jesus 12 never spoke of a Trinity, nor did he ever claim to be a god or a son of a god (a demigod). Jesus was candid about his relation with a god whom he addressed as the Father, Jesus said, ‘… I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me’, (John 5:30) declaring ‘my doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me’;(John 7:16) ‘my Father is greater than I’ (John 14:28) leaving no doubt as to their relationship: the creator of originator of the tribe (from the Sanskrit पितृ ( pitRi ) ) for “father” or local community “nation”, uniquely not of all people or the world.

  1. https://pearsonally.com/blog/ben-carson-examined/
  2. ibid
  3. Lichtheim, Miriam (1975). Ancient Egyptian Literature1. London, England: University of California Press.
  4. Lichtheim, Miriam (1975). Ancient Egyptian Literature1. London, England: University of California Press.
  5. Allen, James (2005). Der Manuelian, Peter (ed.). The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts. Writings from the Ancient World, Number 23. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, p. 31.
  6. Callum Paton (Aug 30, 2017). “Israel: Archaeologists Hunting the Ark of the Covenant Believe Ancient Relic May Have Held Pagan Gods”. Newsweek.
  7. Gardner, Craig Shaw (1989). Slaves of the volcano god / Craig Shaw Gardner. New York : Ace Books. When the Hebrews called their volcano god Yahweh, their deity, like ancient Arab gods, had at least one wife (Asherah or Astarte) and by this goddess the god had children (some borrowed from ancient Sumeria and Babylon as found in Job 2:1), see Ide, Arthur Frederick (1991). Yahweh’s wife : sex in the evolution of monotheism : a study of Yahweh, Asherah, ritual sodomy, and Temple prostitution. Las Colinas, Tex. : Monument Press, 1991.
  8. Hornung, Erik. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many. Trans. John Baines. Ithaca: Cornell UP. 1982. p. 219
  9. http://www.hinduwisdom.info/India_and_Egypt.htm with bibliography. https://www.pri.org/stories/2012-11-28/archaeologists-confirm-indian-civilization-2000-years-older-previously-believed; cp. https://grahamhancock.com/dmisrab13/
  10. S. H. Hooke. (c1963). Babylonian and Assyrian Religion. Norman: U of Oklahoma P., pp. 15-18.
  11. Quoted in Laing, p. 130.
  12. Kenneth Humphreys (2014). Jesus Never Existed : The Tragic Fabrication of a Saviour of the World. Charleston, WV. ; Price, R G. (2018) ; Deciphering the gospels : proves Jesus never existed / R. G. Price. Bloomington, IN : Lulu, 2018. ; Deinard, Ephraim (1846-1930). Yaʻar be-en dov (microform0 : yokhiaḥ be-otot uve-moftim neʼemanim ʻal pi ha-Torah, ha-Talmud ṿe-divre yeme Yiśraʼel … ki-Yeshu ha-Notsri lo hayah ṿe-lo nivra = The zoo without an animal : conclusive evidence … that Jesus never existed. St. Louis : Moineshṭer prinṭ. ḳo., 5689 (1929) Hebr Fiche 103 Hebr.

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