DR. ASHRAF EZZAT: The Egyptian Torah

Why did the ancient Israelites lie about ancient Egypt?

By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat/ Staff Writer

James Henry Breasted

We prefer to define ourselves in terms of where we are going, not where we come from.  Man is so much smarter now than he was before that anything from the past is outdated and irrelevant to us. Our ignorance of the past is not due to a lack of information, but of indifference. We do not believe that history matters. 

The concept of history plays a fundamental role in human thought. It raises the possibility of “learning from history” And it suggests the possibility of better understanding ourselves in the present, by understanding the forces, choices, changes and circumstances that brought us to our current situation.  It is therefore unsurprising that historians and philosophers have sometimes turned their attention to efforts to examine history itself and the nature of historical knowledge. These reflections can be grouped together into a body of work called “philosophy of history”

The American historian, archeologist and Egyptologist, James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) is one of those historians who examined history and did not merely stop at the dates and names of predecessors and their recorded events in the remote past but he worked his intellectual chisels way beyond the surfacing appearances and embarked on a deeper journey into the enshrouded historical truth which took him to the then still mystified world of ancient Egypt where he came to discover for the whole world that this where human conscience first emerged in the history of mankind.

Dawn of conscience

In his masterpiece book “Dawn of conscience” Breasted wrote ..

Like most lads among my boyhood associates I learned the Ten Commandments. I was taught to reverence them because I was assured that they came down from the skies in the hands of Moses, and that obedience to them was therefore sacredly incumbent upon me. I remember that whenever I fibbed I found consolation in the fact that there was no commandment, “Thou shalt not lie”. In later years when I was much older, I began to be troubled by the fact that a code of morals which did not forbid lying seemed imperfect; but it was a long time before I raised the interesting question: How has my own realization of this imperfectation arisen? Where did I myself get the moral yardstick which I discovered this shortcoming in the Decalogue? When that experience began, it was a dark day for my inherited respect for the theological dogma of “revelation.” I had more disquieting experiences before me, when as a young orientalist I found that the Egyptians had possessed a standard of morals far superior to that of the Decalogue over a thousand years before the Decalogue was written”

The after-life

In a book of instructions, Amenemhat, an Egyptian king, advised his son, Sesostris, to attain the highest qualities, because upon his death he will see his whole lifetime in a single instant and his performance on earth will be reviewed and evaluated, by the judges. In recent years, numerous books addressed the near-death experiences of many people. In this phenomenon, it is reported that seeing the person’s whole life span in an instant, is a recurrent theme for all persons with near-death experiences. Death is not the end, but rather it is a transitional state. Such an experience matches exactly the Egyptians’ belief of the afterlife process, which starts with the Day of Judgment where the life of the person is evaluated.  

Judgment day

This detail scene, from the Papyrus of Hunefer (ca. 1375 B.C.), shows Hunefer's heart being weighed on the scale of Maat against the feather of truth, by the jackal-headed Anubis. The Ibis-headed Thoth, scribe of the gods, records the result. If his heart is lighter than the feather, Hunefer is allowed to pass into the afterlife. If not, he is eaten by the waiting chimeric devouring creature Ammut composed of the deadly crocodile, lion, and hippopotamus. Vignettes such as these were a common illustration in Egyptian books of the dead

Ancient Egyptians were the first to believe in a day of judgment. According to the recorded rituals, the spirit of the deceased denied committing each sin/fault before its assigned judge, by reciting the forty-two negative confessions (analogous to the famed Ten Commandments). A lot of historians and Egyptologists believe that the Ten Commandments were transcribed by the Israelites from These Egyptian negative confessions which come from The Book of the Coming Forth by Day (commonly and wrongly known as The Book of the Dead.)

In the judgment of the dead the heart, as a metaphor for conscience, is weighed against the feather of truth, to determine the fate of the deceased. The seated God of afterlife —Ausar (Osiris)—presides in the Hall of Justice. The jury consists of 42 judges/jurors. Each judge has a specific jurisdiction over a specific sin or fault; each wears a feather of truth on his/her head. The assigned juror/judge will declare his/her acceptance of the deceased following his reading of the 42 negative confessions by declaring Maa-Kheru (True of Voice/Action).

Tehuti (Thoth), scribe of the neteru (gods), records the verdict, as Anbu (Anubis) weighs the heart against the feather of truth. The outcome is either:

If the pans are not balanced, this means that this person lived simply as matter. As a result, Amam (Ammit) would eat this heart. Amam is a protean crossbreed. The unperfected soul will be reborn again (reincarnated) in a new physical vehicle (body), in order to provide the soul an opportunity for further development on earth. This cycle of life/death/renewal continues until the soul is perfected, by fulfilling the 42 Negative Confessions, during his life on earth. This if you have not noticed is reincarnation.

If the two pans are perfectly balanced, Ausar/Osiris gives favorable judgment, and gives his final Maa-Kheru (True of Voice). The perfected soul will go through the process of transformation and the subsequent rebirth. The outcome of his/her evaluation will determine which heavenly level (2-6) a person reaches.

By maintaining the conditions of the physical vehicle, the body mummifeid, the soul was able to continue its existence in the unknown world of the Duat. As a result, the soul was eventually capable of working towards its own resurrection, and thence, excluding the necessity of another physical reincarnation. The perfected soul will go through the process of transformation, and as the Egyptian writing describes it, “becomes a star (goes to Heaven) and joins the company of Ra, and sails with him across the sky in his boat of millions of years”.

“Though thou goest, thou comest again.

though thou sleepest, thou wakest again

though thou diest, thou livest again”

                                                         verses from the Egyptian funerary texts

 

The “negative confessions”

from the Papyrus of Ani

 The Declaration of Innocence from the Book of the Dead
Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge
c.1240 BCE

 Hail, Usekh-nemmt, who comest forth from Anu, I have not committed sin.
Hail, Hept-khet, who comest forth from Kher-aha, I have not committed robbery with violence.
Hail, Fenti, who comest forth from Khemenu, I have not stolen.
Hail, Am-khaibit, who comest forth from Qernet, I have not slain men and women.
Hail, Neha-her, who comest forth from Rasta, I have not stolen grain.
Hail, Ruruti, who comest forth from heaven, I have not purloined offerings.
Hail, Arfi-em-khet, who comest forth from Suat, I have not stolen the property of God.
Hail, Neba, who comest and goest, I have not uttered lies.
Hail, Set-qesu, who comest forth from Hensu, I have not carried away food.
Hail, Utu-nesert, who comest forth from Het-ka-Ptah, I have not uttered curses.
Hail, Qerrti, who comest forth from Amentet, I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.
Hail, Her-f-ha-f, who comest forth from thy cavern, I have made none to weep.
Hail, Basti, who comest forth from Bast, I have not eaten the heart.
Hail, Ta-retiu, who comest forth from the night, I have not attacked any man.
Hail, Unem-snef, who comest forth from the execution chamber, I am not a man of deceit.
Hail, Unem-besek, who comest forth from Mabit, I have not stolen cultivated land.
Hail, Neb-Maat, who comest forth from Maati, I have not been an eavesdropper.
Hail, Tenemiu, who comest forth from Bast, I have not slandered [no man].
Hail, Sertiu, who comest forth from Anu, I have not been angry without just cause.
Hail, Tutu, who comest forth from Ati, I have not debauched the wife of any man.
Hail, Uamenti, who comest forth from the Khebt chamber, I have not debauched the wife of [any] man.
Hail, Maa-antuf, who comest forth from Per-Menu, I have not polluted myself.
Hail, Her-uru, who comest forth from Nehatu, I have terrorized none.
Hail, Khemiu, who comest forth from Kaui, I have not transgressed [the law].
Hail, Shet-kheru, who comest forth from Urit, I have not been wroth.
Hail, Nekhenu, who comest forth from Heqat, I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
Hail, Kenemti, who comest forth from Kenmet, I have not blasphemed.
Hail, An-hetep-f, who comest forth from Sau, I am not a man of violence.
Hail, Sera-kheru, who comest forth from Unaset, I have not been a stirrer up of strife.
Hail, Neb-heru, who comest forth from Netchfet, I have not acted with undue haste.
Hail, Sekhriu, who comest forth from Uten, I have not pried into matters.
Hail, Neb-abui, who comest forth from Sauti, I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
Hail, Nefer-Tem, who comest forth from Het-ka-Ptah, I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
Hail, Tem-Sepu, who comest forth from Tetu, I have not worked witchcraft against the king.
Hail, Ari-em-ab-f, who comest forth from Tebu, I have never stopped [the flow of] water.
Hail, Ahi, who comest forth from Nu, I have never raised my voice.
Hail, Uatch-rekhit, who comest forth from Sau, I have not cursed God.
Hail, Neheb-ka, who comest forth from thy cavern, I have not acted with arrogance.
Hail, Neheb-nefert, who comest forth from thy cavern, I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
Hail, Tcheser-tep, who comest forth from the shrine, I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.
Hail, An-af, who comest forth from Maati, I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
Hail, Hetch-abhu, who comest forth from Ta-she, I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

Conclusion

Breasted concluded in his book It is now quite evident that the ripe social and moral development of mankind in the Nile Valley, which is three thousand years older than that of the Hebrews, contributed essentially to the formation of the literature which we call the Old Testament. Our moral heritage therefore derives from a wider human past enormously older than the Hebrews, and it has come to us rather through the Hebrews rather than from them

But then, why ancient Egypt was portrayed in the israelite holy scriptures as the seeds of all things evil and immoral while history is telling us a different and truer story . And if modern history and archeology have refuted the inaccurate Israelite narrative about Egypt, including the exodus, what does that say of the accuracy of the overall narrative of the Old Testament? Why did we follow the alleged Israelite Exodus out of such a refined and morally elevated civilization?

Even more why did the ancient Israelites lie about ancient Egypt?  Ancient Egypt, the land where man first learned to discern between right and wrong, where the God of truth resided and where uttering lies was conceived as a grave sin.

For more articles by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat visit his website:http://ashraf62.wordpress.com/

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– DR. ASHRAF EZZAT: Power to The People of Historic Egypt

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– The exodus from Egyptology

22 Replies to “DR. ASHRAF EZZAT: The Egyptian Torah”

  1. Although you addressed your comment to Dr. Ezzat rather than me, I will allow myself to thank you for your comment which I like.

    To see this issue only in terms of a pissing competition, especially against Jews, is immature and you go beyond this.

    I particularly like your reminding people that courage is a cornerstone of any real morality. We are going to need much of it. I hope we will rediscover this virtue within ourselves. Otherwise what the point?

    1. “courage is a cornerstone of any real morality. We are going to need much of it. I hope we will rediscover this virtue within ourselves. Otherwise what the point?”

      Agreed.

      We’re all in it together, take care and hoping the best for you Hass.

      “Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing,’ said Einstein. ‘But an inner voice (God) tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the “Old One” The only True Reality …”

      “I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”
      Albert Einstein

      And neither should we, with our lives.

  2. “You have hit on the atomic core of “jewish superiority/entitlement”. The reason the 10 Commandments dont include lying is that Jacob “the deceiver” became Israel.”

    “jewish superiority/entitlement” They are nothing to do with the people of Jacob Israel, only that “jewish superiority/entitlement” has like some cuckoo tried to replace their identity for themselves alone rather that the whole of mankind. And with the help of the so called British royal family who are Jews Judah that have married into the banking fake Jews families, Rothschild’s for example. Hundreds of years ago as explained in the Bible or the works of William Shakespeare as another example.

    1. First of all, the Zionists are NOT Semites, nor Israelites, nor descendants of Judah,

      The Zionists are counterfeit-Jews who have stolen the name Jew (Judah) from its true owners and are falsely masquerading as the descendants of Judah, when in reality they do not have one drop of his blood in their veins.

      They misquote the Bible by claiming that the Holy Land is theirs because God gave it to the descendants of Jacob/Israel and his son Judah, when they are not Judah’s descendants and thus their claim is false and fraudulent.

      The Zionists and 96% of modern so-called Jews are ASHKENAZI (Ashke-Nazi) and are not descended from Shem (Sem-ites), but from Japheth’s grandson Ashkenaz –
      Genesis 10:1 Now these [are] the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem (Sem-ites), Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
      10:2 The sons of JAPHETH; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
      10:3 And the sons of Gomer; ASHKENAZ, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

      In the time of Jesus, 2000 years ago, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and Judaea, and their ruler king Herod, were Edomites (sons of Esau not Jacob/Israel) and thus were counterfeit-Jews, who had stolen the land from the “House of Judah” whilst the House of Judah had been in slavery in Babylon and the Idumeans were pretending to be Israelites when they were really Edomites (Idumeans) – sons of Esau.

      Jesus condemned them and warned the world against them in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.

      Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are NOT, but [are] (Idumeans) the synagogue of Satan.
      3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are NOT, but do LIE (Idumeans); behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

      In the 8th century AD the Khazar nation descended from Ashkenaz, who lived North of the Caucasian Mountains, well outside the Holy Land, converted en-masse to Talmudic Judaism and since then have inter-married with the Edomites and like the Edomites falsely claim to be descendants of Jacob/Israel’s son Judah.

      (the Babylonians and the Romans are the same race with a new name and country – note well New Covenant/Testament – Revelation 17:5). They destroyed both the First and Second Temples. They destroyed the First Temple as Babylonians (c.588 B.C.) and the Second Temple as Romans (70 A.D.)

      The irony is that the Semitic People are the British, Americans, Celts, Scandinavians, Baltic states, Dutch, Northern and Sothern Spain, AUS, NZ: Who are Jacob (Israel) brothers to Esau (Edomites) in that they are also (I)saac’s sons – Saxons; with the Arabs also from Abraham, but not Saxons.

      In that Abraham’s two sons: Isaac (Saxons) and Ishmael (the Arabs) who was half brother (different mother; hence half Semitic) to Isaac.

      Isaac had two sons: Jacob (Israel) who had 12 sons making up the Israelites and Esau (who was neither Israelite nor could be Jewish) the Edom-ites, who were pretending to be Israelites more than 2000 years ago (who had stolen the land from the “House of Judah”) while the Jews Judah-ites and Benjamin-ites were in slavery to the Babylonians. When we get to 2000 years ago The Babylonians were in a different country and called Romans. Approximately at the same periods, the 10 tribes remaining of Jacob Israel were in slavery to the Assyrians; some moving into other lands and isles, later joined by most of the 10 tribes and some of the other 2.

      In the 8th century AD the Khazar nation descended from Ashkenaz, (Japheth not Semitic) who lived North of the Caucasian Mountains, well outside the Holy Land, converted en-masse to Talmudic Judaism and since then have inter-married with the Edomites and like the Edomites falsely claim to be descendants of Jacob/Israel’s son Judah. The Zionists and 96% of modern so-called Jews are (Ashke-Nazi)

      Following on from there, not only should it not matter what race people are, but it seems (is) that between these brothers (inter-married); it’s important for some of these people to keep this racism issue hidden. When we come to why, it should be obvious that many Zionists (who are not all counterfeit Jewish (Judah Royals so called) or otherwise; but predominately) are the worst racists.

    2. xxx,
      If you were so kind to give some credible references to your story, I would be most grateful. Particularly re: the Khazars-Ashkenazi transformation and the Idumeans supplanting Judeans.

      But do not use “The 13th. tribe” nor the Shlomo Sand book for these are mere speculations.

      To my knowledge nobody has been able to prove that there’s more than a drop of Khazarian blood in the Ashkenazi gene pool. All those fables of mass conversion of Caucasian nomads and remaking them into Talmudic Jews of the shtetls in the Union of Poland and Lithuania, later – the so called Pale of Settlement in western Russia are just that – fables and wishful thinking.

      Sure, the Jewish population of Eastern Europe was indeed huge but the local conditions favored their multiplication over the centuries.

      I may of course be wrong but, please, prove me wrong, xxx, before you curse me. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs.

      On hte other hand, I can only agree that racism and racial supremacism are ugly and idiotic.

    3. “To my knowledge nobody has been able to prove that there’s more than a drop of Khazarian blood in the Ashkenazi gene pool.”

      As you most likely know not a great source but for instance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Jews

      “Sure, the Jewish population of Eastern Europe was indeed huge but the local conditions favored their multiplication over the centuries.”

      No not many at all realy of Ashkenazi people “estimated 8.8 million Jews living in Europe at the beginning of World War II” Wiki

      They Make a scape goat though, for the so called royal family who are Jews Judah, who are married into the Ashkenazi Rothchilds etc. Who the so called royals (or the Queen that never was, QE2)try and hide thier identity now; and to their many kin folk. I mean who would put Ashkenazi people in a place that they knew and planned was going to be a war zone.

    4. I am trying real hard, Mr(s). XXX but I can’t get your point.

      I would advise you to try writing in a simpler manner and tell me who is the good guys, the bad guys, why and what can we do about it.
      And what it has to do with the subject of the article above.

      Thank you.

  3. The ancient Celts also had a much larger and better moral code than the Jews. People may search on the phrase “Celtic triads” and learn about that.

    The Celts Keltoi(Greek)are a part of the people Israel Tribe of Dan for instance Tuatha de Danaan The Irish people are a mixture of Celts; Danaans; Milesians; Judah/Zarahites (of the “Red Hand” – Genesis 38:28-30§); (Dan-ish) Vikings and Norsemen and are all racially cousins. Look at the flag of Ulster. But all divided by politics and organised religons. And freemasonry.

  4. Why The Ancient Israelites Lie About Ancient Egypt?

    How do you know that Egyptian society was so righteous at the time of the Exodus? Who says the people actually followed this “Decalogue”? Meybe they were even more corrupt than Mubarak of today?
    And who knows when that Exodus happened with any approximations anyway? And whether it happened at all?

    On the other side and (even) more seriously: compare the description of Egypt by the Exodusees of that time with the description of Europe/Germany by the Exodusees of 1945-6. See what I mean?

    But the basic question: “WHY?” remains a mystery.

    1. The ancient Egyptian believed in the after-life and he knew he wouldn’t attain immortality if he didn’t observe righteousness in all his worldly affairs.
      The ancient Egyptian civilization is all about religion, truth and immortality.
      Most historians and modern scholars of theology and comparative religion believe that ancient Egyptian theology was one of the main sources upon which Judaism evolved.
      ..The Israelites lied about everything about Egypt, meanwhile ancient Egyptians never lied about the Israelites for the simple fact that they never existed- Israelites- in the history of ancient Egypt, no slavery, no Exodus and no parting of the sea, it is all a pack of historical myths.

    2. That sound like Freemasonry Dr. Ashraf Ezzat, which is very deceptive if you research it.

      ————

      “parting of the sea” Parting of the red sea
      “Sea”: Restless, moving people who are not as oppressed and are free to move around.
      “Red” Sea Like athiesm just the same today with red communism for example.

      ————
      And you say Dr. Ashraf Ezzat about “Thou shalt not lie” how can you possibly know that they actually followed this. We know the true Israelites never and it’s repeated over and over in the Bible and all the prophets were murdered. Even Jesus was murdered. Or just look at history from any perspective it’s a lunatic asylum, reform school “Seek and ye shall find”

    3. “The ancient Egyptian believed in the after-life and he knew he wouldn’t attain immortality if he didn’t observe righteousness in all his worldly affairs.”

      You could say that about the Pope, but 10 minutes reading the Commandments (which also includes all the moral Laws) he’s one of the most evil people.

    4. There’s a common theme that runs through this. The counterfeit Jews say they are the chosen ones and distort every thing in the Bible for themselves alone and deny the true people Israel. But when they would otherwise get blamed for saying anything about ancient Egyptians the Jews all of a sudden go missing and the Israelites get blamed, although apparently the true people Israel never existed (A lie) and the apparently counterfeit Jews also remain missing in this story. But what do we expect from counterfeit Jews and freemasonry. And the sources quoted.

  5. “Ancient Egypt, the land where man first learned to discern between right and wrong, where the God of truth resided and where uttering lies was conceived as a grave sin.”

    (nothing to do with Egyptians today)

    I don’t think so and the book of the dead? There are different interpretations, but the pyramids stand as a testament as told by the God of truth.

  6. If only our “leaders” had a thorough knowledge and appreciation of history. Would they have invaded Afghanistan for instance.

    Assuming there is no hope that our glorious leaders will change their mendacious ways, poor Ammut will be morbidly obese after they and their puppeteers pass on.

    I predict a 100 percent failure rate.

  7. “Why did the ancient Israelites lie about ancient Egypt?”

    To build pyramids is a bad thing (nothing to do with Egyptians today) other that the whole world at the moment seems to be building Babylon with all the immoral usury and immoral ways and so called laws and such.

    People were in slavery building pyramids consuming all their labour until they then could not feed themselves in that area.

    For instance:

    Usury is the use of money or means of exchange to cheat people out of money or means of exchange. Unless it is used to graft people in to where ” to the end that there are NO poor among you, etc.” The issuers can just give not loan and/or charge interest so that “we the people” can trade peer to peer where both parties can benefit (so long as we do not cause harm, loss or injury to others) Whilst keeping the supply in proxy to the sum total of national constructive effort so there is no inflation/deflation.

    Or another way of saying it:
    Usury is the use of money for good or bad. Collecting it to a few at the top in a pyramidal system where each decreasing fewer people as it gets towards the top, each suppressing those bellow them is bad.

    As clever as those people towards the top or cheating those bellow them may feel, it will have very dire consequences for them. Regardless to whether some people who are ignorant of it, at whatever level.

    1. Modern history and Archeology proved that the pyramids were not built by slavery, moreover your idea of the the Ancient Near East up to Ancient Mesopotamia(Babylon)- with all the talk about usury- is driven from the Old Testament, which is historically refuted and incorrect.
      It’s time we separated Israelite myths from historical realities.

    2. Don’t be so ridiculess proved that they were not built by foolishness at the very best.

      And usury as explained is how the world is being run at the moment in a very bad way. Does the book of the dead tell us how to stop this? And how the Laws should be?

    3. “Israelite myths”

      I think you have been listening to the counterfeit khazars who are neither Jews nor Israelite, but control all money, commerce, education (so called), news, organised religions etc ect.

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