The Search for the Monotheistic Revelations of God in Ancient Egypt: A Case on the Perspectives of the Amen and the Egyptian-Christian Correlation

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CONFERENCE: Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Publication Year:
2018
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https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/sss/2018/Posters/6
Author(s):
Hiller, Michael H.
Tags:
Near Eastern Languages and Societies; Other Religion; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
conference paper description
The purpose of this research is to identify Ancient Egypt’s monotheistic revelations of God through archaeological and biblical perspective, therefore providing a possible solution to their predominantly perceived polytheistic belief. If Egypt was monotheistic in its beginnings, what went wrong with Egypt? How did monotheism arise from a polytheistic belief or does monotheism precede polytheism? As one views the early dynastic period of Egypt and examines the early religious text, could it be that one can find a case for monotheism among the Egyptian culture? The dawn of the Egyptians’ civilization holds the key to accessing the perspective of the Egyptian culture and unlocking the understanding of their philosophy and monotheistic belief. Through the archaeological evidence and religious texts of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and the Bible, this research will investigate Egypt’s relation to Israel and Christianity, the extent to which Egypt’s Astrotheology was biblical, the loyal Egyptian cities the Bible identifies that preserved the original principles established by the Creator, evidence for the Egyptians’ anticipation of Christ through the Sanctuary, and the similarities between the Egyptian Amen and Jesus the Amen.