Egyptian Religion 's Influence Over Christianity

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Egyptian Religion’s Influence Over Christianity Religion is present in almost every single culture in the world and has been for several thousands of years. Egypt is one of the first known and recorded civilizations in the world and has been studied for as long as its artifacts have been founded. In the discoveries of these artifacts, historians have found religious-like stories with Gods and supernatural elements. This is one of the first ever recorded religions in the world and the religions that followed Egyptian religion have taken some influence from these stories, including Christianity. Christianity, arguably founded in 33 C.E, (“Timeline of Christian History.”) was heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian religion, arguably founded…show more content…
(Tyldesley) Horus then went onto to become the sun god or god of the sun in Egypt and Set (also known as Seth), his enemy, was known as the god of night or the darkness. (Aneesh) Horus was known to have a falcon’s head, which in Egypt symbolizes a king, and a human man’s body with jewels and clothing adorning it. Horus was also known as “The Truth”, “The Lamb of God”, and “The Light.” (Aneesh) Horus and his mother, Isis, hid from Set in Egypt to avoid being killed because of Horus being Osiris’s, the former king and Set’s brother, son. While Horus was in hiding, he taught and helped many people and even had 12 disciples that helped him in his journey. Horus and Set had many battles and some stories even claim that every day Horus won the battle against Set seeing as it was daylight and every night Set won the battle against Horus because it was dark. (Aneesh) Horus was said to have performed many miracles, which is expected of a religious figure, and he even walked on water. Additionally, it was stated that Horus was crucified and was then resurrected 3 days later when he was not found in his burial site. (Vento) One author even connected the thought of him being the sun by saying, “The resurrection of Horus in large part represents the return of the sun from both its nightly and annual decent into the darkness.” (S) Some of these stories about Horus most likely seem familiar if someone was of the Christian faith.
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