You claim - without any foundation - that I am familiar with the "Antiquarian Handbook" and suggest that I cite "extensively" from it.
By this, I assume you mean the orthodox, mainstream view of ancient Egypt based on actual research, study and investigation that has been challenged and revised many, many times as understanding evolves.
Describing such as view as "antiquarian" is an ignorant dismissal of two centuries worth of field work and is designed to suggest that anything I have to offer on the topic ought to be discounted because - in your view - it is somehow "antiquarian."
Putting semantics aside, I note your ad hominem response rather than addressing the points I raised, challenging your view that the "fiery serpent" and King Cobras could be associated with a "healing device". After all, this is why you chose those two images in your post.
Underneath the image of Moses with his functioning "fiery serpent" device, you write the words: "Anyway, AMAZINGLY IT WORKED!"
Erm ... how do you know this to be true?
You state your opinion as though it were a fact and have the audacity to mock me for adhering to a mainstream view of AEs, which you also imply is mere opinion presented as fact.
Would you not agree that this is hypocrisy on your part?
Again, scientific, clinical studies show that the neurotoxin from a King Cobra causes paralysis, coma, cardiovascular collapse and death, typically within 20 minutes without an anti-venom.
How does this sit with your choice of Biblical citation (ironically enough, 'Antiquarian Handbook' anyone?) and your choice of words: "Life giver? Healing device?" Please expound and clarify your position here.
I simply pointed out that from the first dynasty, the Djed pillar was associated with death, not life: unless, of course it is the symbolic representation of life eternal ... in which case, to my mind at least, it makes sense why two carved ivory Djed pillars were placed in a grave.
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