Jesus: Last of the Pharaohs
This book is the first one of a series written by Ralph Ellis. I have not read the rest. But I feel that I have skirted the central premise of this work, mainly due to a ‘different’ reading of scripture (and also through a Gnostic point of view).
If the New Testament life of Jesus of Nazareth is actually a work of fiction, through and through, who was this individual, really? This book attempts to explain his true identity.
In looking at The Pagan Christ, Tom Harpur’s book, I came to see the myth that needed to play out in order for belief in Jesus’ divinity to take hold. But if he really was a descendant of an Egyptian Dynasty, he was a king already. There was no need to create a ‘new’ image of his mission on earth.
In 1996, when I compiled the manuscript bearing this name, and drew up astrological charts, I was trying to reconcile what the Bible says to be true (about his birth, death, resurrection and ascension) with what seems to be the energy of those times (6 BC to 30 AD). The Last of the Pharaohs tries to show that the timing of these events was actually out by almost 40 years, two generations later. And that the Roman destruction of the temple and the scattering of the people were due to Jesus’ acting as the High Priest in Jerusalem. Could that be why the fiction of his earthly life was created, to hide this fact?
But does this make what I compiled wrong? Because I relied on Gnostic traditions, a lot of what has been written is spiritual in context, not rational, and definitely not factual.
Like everything else, you can believe what you choose to believe. The good guys will win, anyway.