KEMET THEOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN DOGMA
Any well read person would see the input of Kemetic/Egyptian theology into Christian dogma although believers generally tend to deny any plausible logical deduction that may unseat the foundation of their respective religions. But the facts still remain steadfast that Christianity is an offshoot of Nile Valley Spirituality. On top of the many similarities and shared dogmas between Kemetic theology and Christianity, the two belief systems are allegorically connected. For instance, Kemetic magical numbers such as 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 12 do not only represent simple computation but they also symbolically reflect philosophy, ontology and cosmology as related to human nature and truth.
For example, 3 represents the manifestation of Asar (Osiris) as a triad representing the Morning Sun, the Evening Sun, and the Night Sun. The triad manifestations in Christianity, of course, are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit that constitute the Trinity. Christians believe that Christ rose from the dead three days after he was dead and buried. In many traditional African societies, the accused or the sickly invokes the name of God three times in order to absolve him or herself from his/her crime or be cured from ill health. Among the Yoruba a nursing mother and child pass three times through sacred dripping water poured on top of the thatched roof of their house. In Ethiopia, especially in the areas of Tigrigna and Amharic speakers, if a female baby is born the women gathered to celebrate and welcome the newly born ululate three times.
Four (4) represents the four sons of Horus or the grandsons of Asar, and in turn, the four cardinal points of East, West, North, and South. Depicted like the pharaohs, Asar holds in his hands four symbols of stability, life, serenity, and power (dominion). Moreover, in Kemetic astrology, we encounter the four gods of Amset (man), Hapi (ape), Tuamutef (jackal) and Gebhsennuf (hawk) which became the Four Beasts of lion, calf, man, and eagle in Christianity (Book of Revelation).” 7 Kemetic mythologies further symbolize ideas such as the Four Rejoicing Ones, Four Nemset Vases, Four Faces, Four gods etc. In many traditional African societies the Four Elements that characterize human nature are the body, the soul, the double, and the shadow.
The number 5 was associated with sacrifice. According to classical historians Asar was born on the first of the five epagomenal days of the Kemetic year and as per Biblical prophesy Christ was to be born five and half days (interpreted as 5,500 years) after Adam and was to be sacrificed in order to cleanse humanity from its sins, very much like the role of Asar. The five times of incense in Christian orthodoxy where the priest and the deacon burn incense and go around the altar three times. The five pillars and five prayers per day of Islam most likely correspond to the incense ritual of Christianity.
Seven (7) represents completion in Kemet. After a child was born, it was in the Egyptian tradition to wash the baby with water or oil and the latter signifies the Seven Holy Oils used in the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony. Likewise after a male child is born in Ethiopia (especially in the central and northern regions) the women ululate seven times. The nursing Yoruba woman mentioned earlier would perform the three times walk seven days after her child is born. In the Book of Gates there are the symbolic seven stands for seven gods. Moreover, in Kemetic theology we come across the Seven Hathors, the Seven Arits, the Seven Cows, the Seven Uraei, the Seven Spirits, and the Seven-headed Serpent.
In almost similar fashion, seven is prefixed with either animals or spirits in the Book of Revelation. Nowadays, humanity in general is stuck in the number 7 even if the subject does not logically represent seven: the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas, the Group of Seven etc or in more practical terms the seven days of the week or the seven sounds (vowels) of each Ethiopian character of the alphabet. The Muslims during pilgrimage walk seven times around the Kaaba and the Luminaries, by the same token, believe in the Seven Chakras (Sanskrit) or energy points of the human body and they assemble in Kemet and walk around the pyramid seven times.
Nine (9) also represents completeness and finality in Kemetic philosophy. The company of the Gods contained nine members and during judgment day, thus, Asar was accompanied by nine gods who stand on the nine steps that lead to the pedestal where Asar is seated on a chair. Moreover, we have Nine Mourners, Nine Watchers, Nine Task-masters, and Nine Holders of the Rope for measuring land. In most African societies nine symbolizes sacredness and to be sure there are the most revered Nine Saints in Ethiopia.
Twelve was essentially the 12 points of the Zodiac in Kemetic astronomy but later the Kemeytu incorporated the calculations of lunar movements. Hence 12×30= 360 plus 5 days for harvest would be 365 days, the calendar that all of us use to this day. In fact, like the KMT/Egyptian or Coptic calendar, the Ethiopian Calendar has 12×30 days plus five or epagomenal days. By the same token, the Jewish calendar known as Sod ha-ibbur is a derivation of the Kemetic system of intercalating the solar and lunar cycles. In the Book Am-Tuat the Kemeytu have illustrations of 12 serpents. In Christianity, the 12 meant the twelve Apostles as astronomers did for 12 months. In most African societies the kings council or judges were 12 in number.