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Egyptian ChristiansSome of this is from the History Channel Thu Oct 03 2002
HEBREW TEXT OF THE TORAH / TALMUD
The Israelites absorbed into the different Arab lands lost the Hebrew language. Only a very small part of scholars practiced Hebrews. Even the Talmud and present version of the Torah was translated from Greek / Latin. It is quite humorous to hear the importance the Blights of Europe put on the ability to read Hebrew, when the Hebrew they have is just a translation from Greek or Latin. The only exception being text like the dead sea scrolls, but they are not the original text, they are only fragments and they were not written until AFTER Christ.
( Hebrew was
an ancient Iraqi / Chaldean language. The Israelites began losing the language of Hebrews long before Christ.
In one passage of the Torah, it is written how the Israelite children could no
longer speak Hebrew because they had become such a pot luck of children from all
the Arabs around them. Nehe 13:24 And their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and
could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.)
2,000 years ago, Egypt and most of the western world was ruled from Rome. In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth began his ministry. After Jesus was crucified, his followers fanned out across the empire.
Church tradition credits st. Mark with bringing Christianity to Egypt during the first century. Christianity spread throughout Egypt. It would eventually become known as the Coptic church.
The Egyptians believed in the trinity, in a flesh trinity, which was basically a father and a mother and a son. And that's why we know when st. Mark spoke about the holy trinity, the Egyptians didn't have a major problem in accepting the holy trinity as three in one.
Christianity that emerged in Egypt. Its early teachings had remained something of a mystery until the discovery in 1945 of mystical Christian texts buried for more than 1,000 years. Named for the Egyptian town near which it was unearthed, this collection of some 50 works is known as the Nag Hammadi library.
What the Nag Hammadi discovery shows is that the early Christian movement was interesting and complicated. It shows us that, instead of four gospels, which we have in the new testament, there were dozens, and it shows us what they said, and that they're really quite different.
The Nag Hammadi library paints portrait of Mary -- as a trusted and outspoken confidant of Jesus. Here, she's one of his closest disciples and one to whom he entrusted special teaching. Peter tells Mary that she can't possibly have heard things like this from the lord because he would never tell them to a woman, and she objects and speaks against peter, and is defended by the other disciples.
Texts like the gospel of Thomas encourage one to have direct access to the divine. You don't have to go through the local priest or bishop.
There were a great many writings about Christianity and the accounts of Christ. The bible of Today's Christians is the composite of books put together by Egyptians.
At the time of Christ the Romans ruled Egypt as they ruled Egypt. The major language of educated Egyptians (as the rest of the Roman Empire) was Latin or Greek. The text of the Torah was also Latin or Greek.
THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE
Athanasius, the head of Egypt's Christian church selected the books of the bible that is used by Christians today. Athanasius proposed this list of acceptable texts, and the books found in the bible today are those he suggested in Egypt.
As you open your bible, know the text was selected from the Coptic Christian writings ( in Greek / Latin ) by the Egyptian Athanasius. Of course the Israelites were a composite of Egyptians. The tribe of Joseph came out of the womb of the Egyptian mother Asenath.
MATTHEW 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appear to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into *EGYPT*, and be you there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
MATTHEW 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into *EGYPT*:
MATTHEW 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of *EGYPT* have I called my son.
Find how long after Joseph fled into Egypt till the time Christ died and know how old Christ was when he left Egypt. It is not known but we know Egypt was the childhood home of Christ. We know there were Egyptians were devout followers of Christ AND by the prophecy of the scriptures, we know when God comes to set up his home on the mountain, that he will gather descendants of the Israelites out of Egypt.
Jesus spent his childhood living in Egypt with other little Arab children. He is not found in Israel until he was 12 years old. What Christ did in Egypt in his youth is only a guess, but we know in Acts there were Christian Egyptians who followed him.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of *EGYPT* have I called my son.
Of course the tribe of Joseph came out of the Egyptian mother Asenath, Solomon married and Egyptian, the Israelites married Egyptians (Ezra 9:10) living in Canaan / Israel and on and on.