The crook (heka) and the flail or flabellum (nekhakha), are two of the most prominent items in the royal regalia of ancient KMT. Actual, very fine examples of both survive to and through ancient Egypt and then in the bible, as do other Metaphysics, Allegories, and Symbolism as well in statues and various wall reliefs, paintings and papyrus with representations of these objects to this divine intelligence.
The triple sceptre was made up of a whip, a staff and stick, representing domination over matter, control of feeling and domination of thought. It is a symbol of the central axis, like the king himself, the intermediary between god and his subjects, a guarantee of peace and justice. The royal symbol of the kings was adopted from the god Osiris and the ancient shepherd deity, Andjeti. It denoted Pharaoh's role as guardian of the People of the Nile. The shepherd's crook symbolizes his role as shepherd of mankind.
Images of Ausar in his new position of rulership portray him as a mummified, bearded king who carries the shepherd’s crook and the flail, and sits on the throne of judgment, which was ornamented with a checkerboard pattern that represented the good and evil who were to come before him. Ausar also becomes the representation of the deceased king, as well as all deceased individuals. He was commonly referred to as the ‘good shepherd’ and is the personification of the cycles of death and rebirth, and of spiritual salvation.” [Browder 1992: 86-89]
Osiris, had well over 200 divine names, including Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God of Gods, Resurrection and the Life, Good Shepherd, Eternity and Everlastingness, the god who "made men and women to be born again"
Horus the Good Shepherd, with the crook upon his shoulder and the flail (symbolizing the ability to separate wheat from chaff).
The shepherd motif is encountered in the 23rd Psalm; “thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me”. copied from an Egyptian text appealing to Osiris the Good Shepherd to lead the deceased to the 'green pastures' and 'still waters' of the nefer-nefer land, to restore the soul and body, and to give protection in the valley of the shadow of death...