Background material about Horus: Various ancient Egyptian statues and writings tell of Horus, (pronounced "HOHR'-uhs;)". Worship of Horus began during the Egyptian Predynastic period, prior to 3100 BCE.

Horus was often represented as a stylized eye symbol, symbolizing the eye of a falcon. He was also presented "in the shape of a sparrow hawk or as a man with a hawk's head." He is often shown as an infant cradled by his virgin mother Isis.

He was considered to be the son of two major Egyptian deities: the God Osirus and and the Goddess Isis. In adulthood, he avenged his father's murder, and became recognized as the God of civil order and justice.

Since Horus predated Jesus by tens of centuries, the belief has grown that many of the stories in the Gospels about the life of Jesus were actually copied from the life of Horus. Some of the comparisons follow.


were born on December 25th. (Actually, the Christ’s birthdate is not known; this date was only adopted by the Christian Church in the early 3rd century CE, and remains today)

Were born of a woman who was a virgin when he was conceived.

Had a star in the East that signaled his birth.

Were visited by three kings. (However, the number of kings who visited baby Jesus is an inference derived from the three gifts -- gold, incense, myrrh mentioned in the Nativity Story)

Started their teaching careers when they were 12 years-of-age.

Were baptized and started their ministries when they were 30 years-of-age.

Had mothers with the same name: "Meri" was Horus' mother; "Mariam" was Jesus' mother. Both names are "Mary" in English.

Both performed many miracles during their lifetime.

Gerald Massey (1828-1907) wrote ““Christianity was neither original nor unique, but that the roots of much of the Judeo/ Christian tradition lay in the prevailing Kamite (ancient Egyptian) culture of the region. We are faced with the inescapable realisation that if Jesus had been able to read the documents of old Egypt, he would have been amazed to find his own biography already substantially written some four or five thousand years previously.”

According to the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke, the ministry of Jesus lasted for one year and was largely spent in the Gallilee.

However, in the Gospel of John, it was described as a three year ministry spent largely in Judea.

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