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Alien God Church
Today we look at the word Amen, where did it come from of course Ancient Egyptians. The worship to the sun called Amun and later Amen and also fused with the sun god Ra Amen-Ra. How did it get transformed into the Bible?
The word first occurs in the Hebrew Bible in Numbers 5:22 when the Priest addresses a suspected adulteress and she responds “Amen, Amen”. Overall, the word appears in the Hebrew Bible 30 times.
The woman cried out to her God Amun-Ra and now coined the phrase Amen
Distinct Biblical usages of amen may be noted and then note Egyptian usage:
Initial amen, referring back to words of another speaker and introducing an affirmative sentence, e.g. 1 Kings 1:36.
Detached amen, again referring to the words of another speaker but without a complementary affirmative sentence, e.g. Nehemiah 5:13.
Final amen, with no change of speaker, as in the subscription to the first three divisions of Psalms.
The use of “amen” has been generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers and hymns and an expression of strong agreement.
Amen is the conjecture that amen is a derivative of the name of the Egyptian god Amun (which is sometimes also spelled Amen). Some adherents of Eastern religions believe that amen shares roots with the Hindu Sanskrit word, Aum.
Amun (also Amon (/ˈɑːmən/), Amen; Ancient Greek: Ἄμμων Ámmōn, Ἅμμων Hámmōn) was a major Egyptian deity and Berber deity. He was attested since the Old Kingdom together with his spouse Amaunet. With the 11th dynasty (c. 21st century BC), he rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Monthu.After the rebellion of Thebes against the Hyksos and with the rule of Ahmose I, Amun acquired national importance, expressed in his fusion with the Sun god, Ra, as Amun-Ra or Amun-Re.Amun-Ra retained chief importance in the Egyptian pantheon throughout the New Kingdom (with the exception of the “Atenist heresy” under Akhenaten). Amun-Ra in this period (16th to 11th centuries BC) held the position of transcendental, self-created creator deity “par excellence”, he was the champion of the poor or troubled and central to personal piety. His position as King of Gods developed to the point of virtual monotheism where other gods became manifestations of him. With Osiris, Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods. As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshipped outside of Egypt, in Ancient Libya and Nubia, and as Zeus Ammon came to be identified with Zeus in Ancient Greece.
This is one of the old Egyptian prayers“[Amun] who comes at the voice of the poor in distress, who gives breath to him who is wretched. .You are Amun, the Lord of the silent, who comes at the voice of the poor; when I call to you in my distress You come and rescue me…Though the servant was disposed to do evil, the Lord is disposed to forgive. The Lord of Thebes spends not a whole day in anger; His wrath passes in a moment; none remains. His breath comes back to us in mercy. .May your ka(spirit) be kind; may you forgive; It shall not happen again.”Amun-Ra was Lord of truth, father of the gods, maker of men, creator of all animals, Lord of things that are, creator of the staff of life.”
Egyptian hieroglyphs show Amun-Ra and confirm the truth.
Notice that all older churches were built so the sun God Amen-Ra still shines on the front of the church.
Rememeber who said- Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
Amen or We can just say Amen-Ra to the new understanding!
Funny that the word Amen is not considered Pagan?