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Why Amen is said after prayers
[ Nubian Origins of Amen (Ra) ]

I recently discovered a number of scholars and articles discussing the origins of the word Amen. Amen is always heard in church and at the end of a prayer. I believe to find truth, we must go back as far as possible to find its origins. Thanks to the ancient Egyptians, we can read the writing on the pyramids which  predate the Bible and Christianity by thousands of years.

Amen begins in Egypt with the Pharaoh Akhenaten,. Akhenaten was one of ancient Egypt’s most influential and controversial pharaohs.  He is considered as one of the world’s most important religious innovators.  Akhenaten was known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV.  He was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty and he was the father of Tutankhamun, husband to Queen Nefertiti.  He ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC.

Prior to the Pharaoh Akhenaten, Egyptians worshiped many Gods. Akhenaten single handedly made a very important religious change. He established the worship of one God, RA, the sun, and its full name was Amen-RA.  The Pharaoh said when you pray to God, you must pray through the sun of God, Amen RA because it represented God so at the end of every prayer in the temples of Egypt they said Amen. The ancient Egyptians were the first in their temples to say Amen at the end of their prayers.

In the scriptures Jesus said, “if your eye be single the there will be light in you”. Paramahansa Yoganada refers to this as the point between the eyebrows — the seat of concentration, and of the spiritual eye of divine perception.  This single eye was the symbol of Amen RA and the eye was always in the circle, the sun, the eye of God.

back of dollarThe the back of the US dollar bill you will find the chief corner stone separated from the rest of the building and in the center is the eye of Horace the eye of God, the eye of RA. The same God we pray to and say Amen. There are many references in the Bible where Jesus is referred to as the chief corner stone.  Ephesians  2:20. Architect’s refer to the chief corner stone as peak. Greeks referred to it as the peak of the pyramid or the cap stone. Bible references


Egypt and God worship in the Bible

Isaiah 19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.  And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt.

In the middle of Egypt stands Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the first pyramid at Giza. It’s the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. It’s been been standing thousands of years before the Bible was written.