From the egyptian book of the dead, the 42 principles of maat, commonly known as the negative confessions. Maat represented the normal and basic values that formed the backdrop for the application of justice. The negative confession also known as the declaration of innocence is a list of 42 sins which the soul of the deceased can honestly say it has never committed when it stands in judgment in the afterlife. Moses was not only familiar and knowledgeable with 42 negative confessions but also with the 10 categories of sins that existed. A het abehu of the infant, not have i sinned against the god of the town. Are the ten commandments taken from the fortytwo precepts of maat.
Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. You have the power but not the right to ignore gods law. The very long chapter 125 of the book of the dead lists names and provenances either geographical or atmospheric of the assessors of maat. The reason why there were 42 negative confessions is because there were 42 nomes or districts in ancient kemet at that time. Maat or the feather of maat maat or maat egyptian m3. Instead of a fitting temporal punishment for getting caught in a crime, the confessions relies on the fear of oblivion common to men to enact its justice. The fortytwo precepts of maat are a list of principles named after an ancient egyptian goddess of truth, justice, and order. Sep 29, 2017 42 negative confessions compare w10 commandments you have to battle every day to reach your higher conscious egyptian concept kemet or km. The negative confessions is a superior moral instrument i think. Check out all of the spectacular designs or make your own. The 42 judges represented the spiritual aspects of the 42 nomes districts of ancient egypt and it is thought that each of the confessions. Choose to follow the law of god with the love and joy that grows out of your understanding, and the wisdom and power of gods spirit will flow through your being. The daughter of the egyptian sun deity ra and wife of the moon god thoth, she served a kind of spirit of justice to the egyptians.
Maat 42 negative confessions free download as pdf file. Blacks wrote the 147 negative confessions now known as 10. The most famous list comes from the papyrus of ani, a text of the egyptian book of the dead, prepared for the priest ani of thebes c. As the ancient egyptian book of the dead can be consider the forefather of the bible and quran, correspondingly the 42 negative confessions can be considered the forefather of the law of moses and especially of the ten commandments.
I have not committed theft i have not slain man or woman i have not made light the bushel. Hello, great topic i have a question to ask about the 42 laws of maat, the 42 laws of maat where written thousands of years before the 10 commandments, and if i am correct they are contained in the book of the dead or written there my question too you is, who was the author or who wrote the 42 laws of maat and or the book of the dead. The doctrine of maat is represented in the declarations to rekhtimertifentmaat and the 42 negative confessions listed in the. The daughter of ra and thoth, maat was a goddess in the ancient. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading maat 42 plus god. Maat 42 negative confessions middle eastern mythology ancient. The negative confession ancient history encyclopedia. Hail, heptkhet, who comest forth from kheraha, i have not committed robbery with violence. The egyptian book of the the gospel of mark acommentary francis j.
The 42 ideals of maat of the temple of isis a positive confession for the present day 1. A declaration of innocence corresponds to each deity. The negative confessions of maat ancient mysteries. Living in maat and the 42 truths posted by templeofmaat on september 5, 2010 leave a comment there are several names for the 42 truths. I embrace the all loreon, of isis oasis, was one of the 9 priestesses of the temple of isis who traveled to egypt in 1995 and undertook to rewrite these laws, now changed to ideals, from the ancient text.
Dealing with the same subjects they were updated and made positive rather than negative. The scales of maat would weigh ones heart against the feather of maat representing truth and justice to ascertain whether one was worthy of joining the gods in the fields of peace. Wallis budge in the early part of the 20th century. And one must attest about moral sins, such as lying, not for just once, but for ones entire life. The laws of maat, the 42 principles of maat are one of africas, and the worlds, oldest sources of moral and spiritual instruction. Maat 42 plus god kindle edition by pagebalkcom, latonya. The hall of maat is where the judgment of the dead was performed. Thats right, in normal use we only refer to the 42 negative confessions, partly, as i mentioned, because there is duplication between the priestly confessions and those that came later for all others, everybody except the king. The laws of maat are called the 42 negative confessions and they were revealed in the egyptian book of the dead, or the papyrus of ani a book that was written more than 3,000 years ago. What is interesting is that the ten commandments are very similar to the 42 principles of maat that appeared at least 2,000 earlier. The fact is that as a high priest during the reign of pharahoh akhneton, xxvth dynasty, 70 52 b. Maat represented the normal and basic values that formed the backdrop for the application of justice that had to be carried out in the spirit of truth and fairness. The first phase is also referred to with the word maat, because these confessions are pronounced in the hall of maat in the process of weighting. Maat 42 negative confessions middle eastern mythology.
The negative confessions from the book of coming forth by. The black africans wrote the 147 negative confessions talking about what not to do. These were written to accompany the 42 assessors, although the confessions did not always conform to the proper assessor, budge states. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Thus, the categories of sins that moses, the afrikan, used as the basis to formulate the socalled ten commandments already existed. Maat was also personified as a goddessnetert, regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. The practice of maat leads to mental ease and purity of heart. You can see a list of the confessions here on this page about ancient egyptian law. An agitated mind and an impure heart are obstacles to spiritual growth.
They come from what has been titled the papyrus of ani, part of the larger book known by some as the book of the dead, and by others as the book of coming forth by day. Egypt 42 laws of maat also known as 42 positive pontifications to maat or 42 negative confessions vs 10 commandments whats the problem because the black conscious community dont follow none. I have not done iniquity i have not committed robbery with violence i have done violence to no man. The egyptian book of the dead, nuclear physics and the substratum. Maat represents the entire law that ruled the life of. Maat, daughter of god, she represents the truth and the justice, with her feather on her head. We get out of hell by unearthing the truth but since the devil is crafty there is much confusion and thus until one is enlightened by the truth does one become free of. Are the ten commandments taken from the fortytwo precepts. The 10 commandments and 42 laws of maat must watch the bible 10 commandment and the 42 laws of maat aka 42 negative confessions silenceisgod youtube channel. At that time also, there were ten 10 categories of sins.
These precepts of maat popularly known as the negative confessions, are declarations of purity that come from the ancient kemetic ancient egyptian wisdom text, book of the coming forth by day popularly known as the book. Egypt 42 laws of maat vs 10 commandments whats the. Wallis budge 240 bce hail, usekhnemmt, who comest forth from anu, i have not committed sin. Usually this would take the form of the 42 declarations of innocence, sometimes called the negative confessions of maat. At this point, we may recall the teachings of jesus where he told us that the law given by moses was actually not the entire law. He was also familiar with the spiritual concept of monotheism that akhneton introduced to the people. Feel free to share but please give credit where credit is due. The 42 negative confessions are a part of an ancient egyptian tradition. And so the most significant depictions of her were.
The 42 negative confessions 42 laws of maat, or 42 negative confessions, or 42 admonition to goddess maat, or 42 declarations of innocence or admonitions of maat, 42 laws of maat of ancient egypt, or the laws of the goddess maat. The god thoth, or djehuti in ancient egyptian, was the scribe of judgment. She decided whether a person would successfully reach the afterlife. The doctrine of maat is represented in the declarations to rekhtimertifentmaat and the 42 negative confessions listed in the papyrus of ani.200 1564 1385 264 805 1492 1051 586 813 430 1424 697 291 580 1314 1536 1119 1353 105 1070 681 1310 397 102 103 378 1464 1144 756 626 1217