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Re: The Time of Enoch
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Hi Robert, You may be interested in the book by Ahmed Osman, Jesus in the House of the Pharaohs. It postulates that the essense were the followers of Essa - the Arabic name for jesus. Ahmed further thinks that the real Jesus was Tutankhamun rather than a 1st century AD Jesus!

I am concerned that the dates of Akhenaten and Tutenkhamun are just too distant 1200 - 1000 BCE to be releveant to the "Jesus" of 32 CE. But religious groups existed to keep the names of their founders alive. Much of history, it seems to me, is a species of ancestor worship in one form or another.

PS re Enoch, I still think it is more related to Babylon than Egypt. Compare it to the individual salvation offered in the Papyrus of Ani. The celestial barque would have been a little full, if the congregations of the elect would all try to accompany Ra, all at the same time! The barque might have sunk!

I believe the religion that developed as christianity includes Babylonian and Egyptian ideas. To me, and I could be wrong, it is a mistake to think that it is just one or the other.

PS You mentined the Psalms but remember that many of the Psalms were directly related to the Babylonian captivity.

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