Astrotheology: The Truth about Jesus Christ  and the New Testament

jesus between age 12 and 30: the silent years?


Millions of people claim that they belong to the Christian religion, but few of them know anything about the alleged life of the founder of their religion. Never studying completely or reading scholarly accounts on the New Testament few ever encounter what modern scholarship has to say about "Jesus of Nazareth". There is a growing consensus today, in light of archeological evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure and not a historical person as we have been taught to believe and interpret when reading the New Testament. Instead of a "literal" understanding of this "Christ" we are coming quickly to see that the earliest believers in "the Christ" understood this Christ in an allegorical manner whereby was conveyed the deeper and hidden Divine Truths of the Creator to all mankind.

Answer for yourself: Why is this so? Since secular history is silent on the historical actuality of the alleged life and teachings of Jesus, and our only non-forged references to this Jesus is the one book given to us by Rome, the New Testament, then our only source of information on him is the New Testament which is full of contradictions and whole life can be shown to be a replay of the events of prior sungods and sungodmen.

"The Christian myths were first related of Horus or Osiris, who was the embodiment of divine goodness, wisdom, truth and purity...This was the greatest hero that ever lived in the mind of man -- not in the flesh -- the only hero to whom the miracles were natural because he was not human" (Gerald Massey, The Natural Genesis," Black Classic Press, (Reissued 1998).

Massey tells it like it truly is and this is confirmed when one gathers up the courage to do these kind of studies and examine the evidence, or lack there of, in coming to the hard truths about Jesus of "Nazareth". G. Massey, a supreme Egyptologist, relates that stories from the life of Horus had been circulating for centuries before Jesus birth (circa 4 to 7 BCE). If any copying occurred by the writers of the Egyptian or Christian religions, it was the followers of Jesus who incorporated into his biography the myths and legends of Horus, not vice-versa. According to author and theologian Tom Harpur: "[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ."

But our focus in this article is the parallel of events in the life of Hours and Jesus concerning the "hidden years" in common between their lives.

Answer for yourself: Are you aware that many of the world' saviors have in common many years in their lives where there is abject silence about where they were and what they said? Like Horus, for example, Jesus has no history between the ages of 12 and 30.

Answer for yourself: How can this be explained?

Thy myth of the "Jesus Story" give us our answers. There is a silence in the life of Jesus that exists for 18 years.

We lose sight of Jesus in the Gospels at the same place we lose sight of Horus; namely, their respective Temples. In the story the reference to God at midday, 12 noon when the Sun is at its highest point explains the reference to the Temple being called "the Temple of the Most High".

It is written that Horus stayed with his mother until the age of 12. Between the ages of twelve to thirty there is no record of the life of Horus. Ironically Jesus stayed with his mother until 12 years of age and between the ages of twelve to thirty there is no record of the life of Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the book of Acts. At age thirty, Horus was baptized by Anup. At age thirty, Jesus was baptized by John

Answer for yourself: Is this just a coincidence or does this show a "pattern" or "parallel" between these two godmen?

The story of Jesus being baptized and beginning his ministry at age 30 is a retelling of the identical tale of Horus, representing the Sun moving into a new constellation at 30 degrees. "Age 30" is a reference to 30 days, which is one month - the time it takes the Sun to move to the next house of the Zodiac.

It is taught of Horus that he was a child teacher in the temple and was baptized by “Anup the Baptizer” when he was thirty years old. Horus was also baptized by "Anup the Baptizer," who becomes "John the Baptist" in the New Testament (himself a personification of the constellation Aquarius).

Answer for yourself: Is this account in the live of Horus just a coincidence when contrasted with the life of Jesus? Let us be fully aware that the story of Horus, a major Egyptian God, is told in the “Book of Vivifying the Soul Forever” over 3,000 years before the birth of Christ. When one begins to do a comparison between the life of Horus and the life of Jesus he quickly comes to a most startling revelation: the "Jesus story" in the Bible is a recycled version of the Horus story. The entire story of Jesus was plagiarized in bits and pieces, and sometimes blatantly intact, from ancient god/man mythology passed down by Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Persian cultures.

In fact, in the catacombs at Rome are pictures of the baby Horus being held by the virgin mother Isis - the original "Madonna and Child".

Jesus is alternatively depicted by some as beginning his ministry at 28 years and not at 30 years, which represents the 28-day cycle of the moon, or the month, as reckoned by the Egyptians.

We are taught in our culture that Jesus is the divine hero, but other cultures have different saviors that parallel the life and events recorded for us in our New Testaments concerning Jesus. Religious beliefs are a function of the culture in which one lives. If we had been reared in a different culture, we would have heard the story of a different savior, instead of the Jesus story. Upon comparing the stories of the different saviors, one finds that the similarities are so striking, it is beyond a doubt that they are more than just a coincidence.

The Egyptian Horus myth mystical elements of annunciation, immaculate impregnation, birth, and adoration are similar to the mythical elements of the early life of Jesus found in the Jesus myth. When one looks into the religious doctrines of past cultures, it becomes plain to see that what we are forced to believe today is no different than the beliefs that came before it. In fact, in regards to Christianity and the Bible, it becomes even clearer how the story of Christ was nothing more than a rehash of much older religious traditions and beliefs that existed in the area.

The first Horus was the child, who always remained a child. In Egypt the boy or girl wore the Horus-lock of childhood until twelve years of age. Thus childhood ended about the twelfth year. But although adultship was then entered upon . . . the full adultship was not attained until thirty years of age.. . as with the man so it is with the god, and the second Horus, the same god in his second character, is the Khemt or Khem-Horus, the typical adult of thirty years. The god up to twelve years was Horus the son of Isis, the mother's child. The virile Horus, the adult of thirty years, was representative of the Fatherhood, and this Horus is the anointed son of Osiris.

Answer for yourself: What has this to do with the "Jesus Story"?

These two characters of Horus:

  • Horus the child of 12 years of age
  • Horus the adult of thirty years

are reproduced in the two phases to which the life of Jesus is limited in the gospels

Thus from the time when the child-Christ was about twelve years of age until that of the typical hommefait of Egypt, which was the age assigned to Horus when he became the adult god, there is no history. This is in exact accordance with the Kamite allegory of the double Horus. And the mythos alone will account for the chasm which is wide and deep enough to engulf a supposed history of eighteen years. Childhood cannot be carried beyond the twelfth year, and the child-Horus always remained a child, just as the child-Christ does in Italy and in the German folk-tales. The mythical record, founded on nature, went no further, and there the history consequently halts within the prescribed limits, to rebegin with the anointed and regenerated Christ at the age of Khem-Horus, the adult of thirty years (Gerald Massey, The Historical Jesus and The Mythical Christ, Star Publishing Co., Springfield, Mass., 1886, pp. 56-58.)

There you have it in a nutshell.

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