Ham — Deified by Egyptians as Horus

Some comparatively recent history, say, within two hundred years such as Butch, Sundance, and Ethel is disputed. For that matter, there is dispute about the tall tales of Paul Bunyan. Some say there is no historical basis, others say Paul was a combination of two actual lumberjacks.

It is a fact that the Bible provides accurate history, and no claim has ever been overturned by historical records or archaeology. Biblical people were real, not myths, allegories, fairy tales, or anything like that. Threads of history and culture relate to Noah's son Ham and his relationship with Egypt.

Edited photo of poster of Horus, who was probably a deified form of Noah's son Ham.
Horus, WikiComm / Eternal Space (CC BY-SA 4.0), modified with PhotoFunia and others
Repeated verification of biblical records over such great amounts of time add support for the divine authorship of the Bible.

You've heard of the Egyptian god named Horus, right? Mayhaps seen the Eye of Horus symbol, too. Sometimes he's a falcon, other times a dude with a falcon's head, or other manifestations. That bird guy is Ham. No, not quite. The image and stories are what devolved from the real man.

If you study on it, eight people survived the Genesis Flood and brought pairs of animals to repopulate the earth. The patriarchs had long lifespans which sharply declined after the Flood. To their descendants, Noah's family and their narrative about the Flood, plus their impressive longevity, would have made them larger than life. Maybe even (holding my pinkie to the corner of my mouth) godlike?

The author of the article below wrote about  "Adam, the Genesis Flood, and Ancient Egypt," the condensed form of which is linked. He has a two-part article showing through history, culture, linguistics, and other ways that the real person Ham was embellished almost beyond recognition into the Horus character of the ancient Egyptians.

One of the most famous and ancient of Egypt’s many deities was Horus, the falcon sun-god. In two articles I explore 12 key motifs of the life of Ham (Noah’s third son) drawn from the Genesis text. I then compare them to Horus drawn from Egyptian evidence, concentrating on the oldest evidence first. Part 1 looks at the following motifs: 1) Ham is 11th from Adam; 2) etymology of Ham’s name; 3) Ham came from a family of eight; and 4) Ham, the youngest of three brothers. These comparisons support the thesis that Ham was deified by the pagan Egyptians as Horus.

Considering some hints in the Bible about Ham's character, perhaps he liked being idolized. Anyway, to read the rest, click on "Horus—the deified Ham: part 1." The second part should be posted in a couple of weeks.