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Analyzing Chapter 154 of the Book of the Dead

Trimijopulos

Hard-core atheist
Premium Member
Eduard Naville wrote in his book “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” the following regarding Chapter 154:

“This chapter is interesting as it shows how repulsive to the Egyptians was the idea of corruption, of the decay of the body, which is described here in most realistic terms. This is one of the reasons why they gave such importance to mummification.
Parts of this Chapter are very obscure."


There are no obscure parts as long as we admit the fact that the Osirian after-death judgment was inspired by and is imitating the real-life judgment to which youngsters born and raised in human breeding grounds were subjected.
What was repulsive to the Egyptians was not the idea of corruption and of the decay of the body, but the idea of living after death without a body!

The kings ruling the ancient Near East kingdoms were augmenting their population -and at the same time producing slaves- by having humble foreign women, confined into what were known as “Enclosures”, being raped by noblemen of the particular kingdom.
The offspring, the product of the human breeding grounds, were assessed at a certain age to have social ranks assigned to them before joining the society outside of the Enclosures.

The life that the youngsters were living as normal citizens after their assessment, i.e., their “Life after judgment”, the ancient theologians converted into a “Life after Death” and thus the concepts on which modern theology is based: Last Judgment, afterlife, and immortal souls were produced.

The terms and phrases that cause the text to appear obscure derive their meanings from -or are directly connected to- the procedure of the real-life judgment and cannot be understood in the context of the Osirian judgment. Furthermore, key terms like “ankh”, “Ba”, and “Maat” have been rendered by the translators with only the Osirian judgment in mind with the result of transforming the text into ridiculous magical blabber.

The relevant article with a word-for-word translation of the hieroglyphic text and commentary is attached herewith.
 

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