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Author Topic: Surviving the Exodus Movie Documentary  (Read 547 times)
Chuck-Star
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« on: August 11, 2017, 07:28:01 PM »

Tonight the media storm for "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (in theaters starting Friday, Dec. 12) was in full force.  A teaser documentary called "Surviving Exodus" aired on at least five channels at the same time!!  

For some strange reason, rising NatGeo star and Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi (featured in the new series Strip the Cosmos) was asked to step into a glass booth filled with locusts rather than comment on any cosmological basis for the biblical Exodus account.  Yes, really!

The Enuma Elish tells us that the archetypal Great Flood of our solar system was associated with the tempestuous, noxious approach of Marduk and then the parting of the seas of Tiamat (by him), which not only resulted in the creation of twin planets (Venus and Earth) from her severed body, but also the liberation or "exodus" of a vast army of asteroids.  Tiamat is variously depicted as an unstable goddess or as a vain and haughty "firstborn son" that was sacrificed (ala Osiris) on the eve of the Exodus itself.

http://www.cresourcei.org/enumaelish.html

While planets are spoken of in myth as gods and kings, asteroids are referred to as people (or unruly beasts, see below).  They are the commoners that must be kept in check by the lofty gods and kings.  In cosmological terms, the asteroids are shepherded by the giant planet Jupiter on one side and the small planet Mars on the other.  

In the Book of Genesis (37:9), Joseph (representing Jupiter) has a dream in which he foresees that "the sun and moon and eleven stars [i.e., the wandering stars or planets] were bowing down to me."  Later in Genesis (49:10) we are told, “unto him [Joseph] shall the obedience of the people be.”  We now know the role that massive Jupiter plays in regulating the Asteroid Belt from its vantage point.  Jupiter also seems to play this role almost effortlessly due to its enormous size.

On the opposite side, Mars had a perhaps more difficult job and a lot less clout to do it with.  Although Marduk (represented by Moses) led the asteroids out of cosmological Egypt, it was left to Mars (as Joshua) to bring them into their "promised land" of the Asteroid Belt and "drive out" the former occupants.  However, like Joshua, Mars died before his mission could be totally finished.  Further conflict for the surviving people ("Israelites") and their gods and kings would be inevitable.

In a famous tale about the late Hyksos Period in Egypt called “The Quarrel of Apophis and Seqenenre,” Apophis writes to Seqenenre and commands him to “do away with the pool of hippopotamus, which is to the east of the city, for they prevent me from sleeping day and night.”  Apophis in the role of Marduk was directing Seqenenre in the role of Mars to deal with a commotion of dangerous "hippos" to his east (cosmologically, toward the Asteroid Belt).  Seqenenre, rather than being excited about this challenge, sits down and weeps.  It was a battle he could win but not survive.  His mummy bears the marks of brutal impacts from battle axes and other weapons.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ew4JV7yVAg0C&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=apophis+pool+of+hippos&source=bl&ots=bc2XGL14C4&sig=KAB-wf5EWs0t59KFlq4TFs0WDZE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XYaAVI6aBYWiNsfNgMgC&ved=0CEoQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=apophis%20pool%20of%20hippos&f=false

http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/seqenenretaoII.html

(By the way, it seems that a shift is now occurring from viewing asteroids solely as threats to one of potential resources.  Perhaps that is of some comfort to "we the peons" of the world!)

The main idea is not that biblical or even Egyptian stories are pure allegory.  They are a reflection of royal culture that orchestrated courtly relationships and historical events in accordance with their beliefs about cosmology.  Exodus events literally occurred throughout ancient times and on a regular/cyclical basis, and the various princes of the royal family were expected to play the traditional roles.  These roles were called by different names by different groups (Egyptian, Hebrew, etc.), but the script was always a variation on the original cosmological theme.

The biggest Exodus event was associated with the Great Flood that brought an end to the Ice Age.  Smaller renditions were associated with the end of every major epoch, (Egyptian Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, Hyksos Period, and 18th Dynasty).  There is even a Moses figure of the 19th Dynasty known as Bocchoris.  The invasion of Greece by Xerxes was portrayed as an Exodus event, as was the later invasion of Persia by Alexander.

It is astonishing that the ancients considered cosmology (perhaps even a flawed cosmology) to be of sufficient importance to be preserved through perpetual dramatization.  "As Above, so Below" was obviously much more than a slogan.


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