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Head of a ram’s mummy

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Egypt was an extremely

religious polytheist country.

The ram was devoted mainly to Amun-Re, and Khnum.

The extreme importance of the place held by animals in the Egyptian grammar symbols is well worth taking not of. Many gods were portrayed with a human body and the head of an animal or bird.

Most sacrifices by the Israelites would have

deeply shocked the Egyptians, which explains

the request of Moses to Pharaoh:

"Suppose we would sacrifice a thing detestable to the Egyptians before their eyes; would they not stone us? " - Exodus 8:26.

Fortune telling.

The superstitious beliefs led Egyptians to practice
idolatry which is condemned by God (Exodus 20:3, Romans 1:22-23) mummifying hundreds of thousands of animals.

Any hypothesis to explain monotheism of Moses’ writings by an Egyptian influence is absolutely unfounded AE37
                             Mummy cat     AF 9461     >


As noted by J. Garnier (The Worship of the Dead, London, 1909), polytheism, gods Trinitarian worship of the mother’s child, immortality of the soul, hell, astrology, zodiac, are all Egyptian beliefs (original Babylonian) sometimes mentioned in the writings of Moses.

But this does not mean that the Bible really teaches. It is therefore possible to have a different approach from that of the authors of the book Ce que la Bible doit à l’Egypte, Bayard, Paris, 2008.



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