About Yeshua of Nazareth: He is commonly referred to as Jesus Christ, although Joshua would be a more accurate translation of his first name.
"Christ" is not his last name; it is simply the Greek word for "Messiah," or "anointed one." Theologians have discovered about 50 gospels which were widely used by Jewish, Pauline and Gnostic groups within the early Christian movement. Only four of these were chosen by the surviving group, Pauline Christianity, and were included in the Bible. Those four Gospels describe Jesus as a Jew, a follower of the Hillel the Elder and his liberal school of religion.
Yeshua is said to have been born in what are now the occupied territories -- formerly called Palestine - circa 4 to 7 BCE. Two of the Gospels say that Yeshua was born of a virgin; John seems to deny the possibility, and Mark is silent on the virgin birth. Yeshua is variously portrayed as a rabbi, teacher, healer, exorcist, magician, 18 prophet, and religious leader who had a one year (according to Mark, Matthew and Luke) or a three year (according to John) ministry, starting when he was about 30 years old. Most Christians believe that he was executed by the Roman occupying army, visited the underworld, was resurrected, spent 40 days with his disciples, and then ascended to heaven. Most Christian denominations view Jesus as God, and as the Son of God, the second person in the Trinity. Muslims view him as a great prophet, second only to Muhammed. They believe that God is indivisible and that the Trinity concept is perhaps the greatest blasphemy one can believe in.
Many evangeical Christians view the Gospels as being inerrant whose authors were inspired by God. The Gospels and other passages in the Bible are mostly interpreted literally.
About Horus: Various ancient Egyptian statues and writings tell of Horus, (pronounced "hohr'-uhs;"
a.k.a. Harseisis, Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis), Heru-ur (Horus the elder), Hr, and Hrw), a creator sky God. He was worshipped thousands of years before the first century CE -- the time when Jesus was ministering in Palestine. 2 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 [or lion] with a hawk's head." 3 He is often shown as an infant cradled by his 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. Each of the Egyptian pharaohs were believed to be the living embodiment -- an incarnation -- of Horus. 4
Life events shared by Horus and Jesus
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.
Author and theologian Tom Harpur studied the works of three authors who have written about ancient Egyptian religion: Godfrey Higgins (1771-1834), Gerald Massey (1828-1907) and Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963). Harpur incorporated some of their findings into his book "Pagan Christ." He argued that all of the essential ideas of both Judaism and Christianity came primarily from Egyptian religion. "[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." 7
Comparison of some life events of Horus and Jesus:from http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jcpa5.htm
|Event||Horus||Yeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus|
|Conception:||By a virgin. There is some doubt about this matter||By a virgin. 8|
|Father:||Only begotten son of the God Osiris.||Only begotten son of Yehovah (in the form of the Holy Spirit).|
|Mother:||Isis-Meri. 9||Miriam (a.k.a. Mary).|
|Foster father:||Seb, (Jo-Seph). 9||Joseph.|
|Foster father's ancestry:||Of royal descent.||Of royal descent.|
|Birth location:||In a cave.||In a cave or stable.|
|Annunciation:||By an angel to Isis, his mother.||By an angel to Miriam, his mother. 8|
|Birth heralded by:||The star Sirius, the morning star.||An unidentified "star in the East."|
|Birth date:||Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21).||Born during the fall. However, his birth date is now celebrated on DEC-25. The date was chosen to occur on the same date as the birth of Mithra, Dionysus and the Sol Invictus (unconquerable Sun), etc.|
|Birth announcement:||By angels.||By angels. 8|
|Birth witnesses:||Shepherds.||Shepherds. 8|
|Later witnesses to birth:||Three solar deities.||Three wise men. 8|
|Death threat during infancy:||Herut tried to have Horus murdered.||Herod tried to have Jesus murdered.|
|Handling the threat:||The God That tells Horus' mother "Come, thou goddess Isis, hide thyself with thy child."||An angel tells Jesus' father to: "Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt."|
|Rite of passage ritual:||Horus came of age with a special ritual, when his eye was restored.||Taken by parents to the temple for what is today called a bar mitzvah ritual.|
|Age at the ritual:||12||12|
|Break in life history:||No data between ages of 12 & 30.||No data between ages of 12 & 30.|
|Baptism location:||In the river Eridanus.||In the river Jordan.|
|Age at baptism:||30.||30.|
|Baptized by:||Anup the Baptiser.||John the Baptist.|
|Subsequent fate of the baptiser:||Beheaded.||Beheaded.|
|Temptation:||Taken from the desert of Amenta up a high mountain by his arch-rival Sut. Sut (a.k.a. Set) was a precursor for the Hebrew Satan.||Taken from the desert in Palestine up a high mountain by his arch-rival Satan.|
|Result of temptation:||Horus resists temptation.||Jesus resists temptation.|
|Close followers:||Twelve disciples. There is some doubt about this matter as well.||Twelve disciples.|
|Activities:||Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He "stilled the sea by his power."||Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He ordered the sea with a "Peace, be still" command.|
|Raising of the dead:||Horus raised Osirus, his dead father, from the grave. 10||Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave.|
|Location where the resurrection miracle occurred:||Anu, an Egyptian city where the rites of the death, burial and resurrection of Horus were enacted annually. 10||Hebrews added their prefix for house ('beth") to "Anu" to produce "Beth-Anu" or the "House of Anu." Since "u" and "y" were interchangeable in antiquity, "Bethanu" became "Bethany," the location mentioned in John 11.|
|Origin of Lazarus' name in the Gospel of John:||Asar was an alternative name for Osirus, Horus' father, who Horus raised from the dead. He was referred to as "the Asar," as a sign of respect. Translated into Hebrew, this is "El-Asar." The Romans added the prefix "us" to indicate a male name, producing "Elasarus." Over time, the "E" was dropped and "s" became "z," producing "Lazarus." 10|
|Transfigured:||On a mountain.||On a high mountain.|
|Key address(es):||Sermon on the Mount.||Sermon on the Mount; Sermon on the Plain.|
|Method of death||By crucifixion or by the sting of a scorpion; sources differ. 19||By crucifixion.|
|Accompanied by:||Two thieves.||Two thieves.|
|Burial||In a tomb.||In a tomb.|
|Fate after death:||Descended into Hell; resurrected after three days.||Descended into Hell; resurrected after about 30 to 38 hours (Friday PM to presumably some time in Sunday AM) covering parts of three days.|
|Resurrection announced by:||Women.||Women.|
|Future:||Reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.||Reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.|