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Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with those of the Heathen Nations of Antiquity Considering also their Origin and Meaning

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by the Jews, 524;
  • the martyrdom of, has been gratefully acknowledged, 527;
  • nothing original in the teachings of, 529.
  • Jews, the, where their history begins, 54;
  • driven out of Egypt, 52;
  • worshiped Baal and Moloch, 108;
  • their religion the same as other nations, 108;
  • did not crucify Jesus, 524.
  • John, the same name as Jonah, 83;
  • the gospel according to, 457;
  • Irenæus the author of, 458.
  • John the Baptist, his birth-day is on the day of the Summer Solstice, 499.
  • Jonah, swallowed by a big fish, 77;
  • parallels to, 78, 79;
  • the meaning of, 79;
  • the Sun called, 80;
  • identified with Dagon and Oannes, 82, 83;
  • the same as John, 84;
  • the myth of, explained, 105.
  • Jordan, the river, considered sacred, 318.
  • Josephus, does not speak of Jesus, 564.
  • Joshua, arrests the course of the Sun, 91;
  • parallel to, 91.
  • Jove, the Sons of, numerous, 125;
  • the Supreme God, 125.
  • Judea, the Virgin of, 111;
  • a counterpart to, found by the first Christian missionaries in China, 119.
  • Judaism, its doctrine and precepts, by I. M. Wise, referred to, 527.
  • Judge of the Dead, Jesus, 244;
  • Sons of God, 244;
  • Buddha, 244;
  • Crishna, 245;
  • Osiris, 245;
  • Aeacus, 245;
  • no examples of Jesus as, in early Christian art, 246.
  • Julius Cæsar (see Cæsar).
  • Juno, the "Queen of Heaven," 333;
  • was represented standing on the crescent moon, 333;
  • considered the protectress of woman, 333;
  • often represented with a dove on her head, 357;
  • suspended in space, 486.
  • Jupiter, the Supreme God of the Pagans, 125;
  • a statue of, in St. Peter's, Rome, 397.
  • Justin Martyr, on the work of the Devil, 124, 265.
  • K.
  • Kadmus, king of Thebes, 124.
  • Kaffirs, the, practice circumcision, 86.
  • Kama, attempts the life of Crishna, 166;
  • is a personification of Night, 481.
  • Ke-lin, the, appeared at the birth of Confucius, 121.
  • Key, the, which unlocks the door to the mystery, 441.
  • Knichahan, the Supreme God of the Mayas of Yucatan, 130.
  • Kings, the, of Egypt considered divine, 122.
  • Kronos, the myth of, explained, 559.
  • Kung-foo-tsze (see Confucius).
  • L.
  • Labarum, the, of Constantine, inscribed with the monogram of Osiris, 350.
  • [Pg 580]Ladder, the, of Jacob, 42;
  • explained, 42-47.
  • Lama, the, of Thibet, considered divine, 118;
  • the high priest of the Tartars, 118;
  • the Pope of Buddhism, 118.
  • Lamb, the, of God, a personification of the Sun, 492.
  • Lamb, the oldest representation of Christ Jesus was the figure of a, 202, 503.
  • Lamps, feast of, 392.
  • Lanthu, born of a pure spotless Virgin, 248;
  • the creator of the world, 248.
  • Lao-Kiun, born of a Virgin, 120;
  • believed in one God, 120;
  • formed the Tao-tsze, or sect of reason, 120.
  • Lao-tse (see Lao-Kiun).
  • Latona, the mother of Apollo, 125.
  • Law-giver, Moses a, 59;
  • Bacchus a, 59;
  • Zoroaster a, 59;
  • Minos a, 60;
  • Thoth a, 60;
  • Lycurgus a, 61;
  • Apollo a, 61.
  • Lazarus, raised from the grave, 273.
  • Leto, a personification of darkness, 477.
  • Libations, common among all nations of antiquity, 317.
  • Library, the, of Alexandria, 438.
  • Lights, are kept burning before images in Pagan temples, 406.
  • Lily, the, or Lotus, sacred among all Eastern nations, 529;
  • put into the hands of all "Virgin Mothers," 329.
  • Linga, the, and Yoni, adored by the Jews, 47;
  • the symbol under which the sun was worshiped, 47, 496.
  • Logos, the, an Egyptian feature, 373;
  • Apollo called, 373;
  • Marduk of the Assyrians, called, 374;
  • the, of Philo, 374;
  • the, of John, 374;
  • identical, 374.
  • Loretto, the Virgin of, 338;
  • black as an Ethiopian, 338.
  • Lotus, the, or Lily, sacred among all Eastern nations, 329.
  • Luke, the Gospel "according" to, 456.
  • Lycophron, says that Hercules was three nights in the belly of a fish, 78.
  • M.
  • Madonna, the, and child, worshiped by all nations of Antiquity, 326.
  • Magi, the religion of, adopted by the Jews, 109.
  • Magic, Jesus learned, in Egypt, 272.
  • Magician, Jesus accused of being a, 273.
  • Mahabharata, the, quotations from, 415-417.
  • Mahomet, the miracles of, 269.
  • Maia, the mother of Mercury, 125;
  • the same name as Mary, 332.
  • Man, the Fall of, 4;
  • parallels to, 4-16;
  • the antiquity of, 29.
  • Manco Capac, a god of the Peruvians, 130.
  • Manes, believed himself to be the "Christ," 429;
  • the word, has the meaning of "Comforter" or "Saviour," 429.
  • Manetho, an Egyptian priest, gives an account of the sojourn of the Israelites in Egypt, 53.
  • Manicheans, the, transferred pure souls to the Galaxy, 45;
  • their doctrine of the divinity of Christ Jesus, 511.
  • Manu, quotations from, 415.
  • March 25th, the primitive Easter solemnized on, 225, 495;
  • celebrated throughout the ancient world in honor of the "Mother of God," 335;
  • appointed to the honor of the Christian Virgin, 335.
  • Maria, the name, same as Mary, 332.
  • Mark, the Gospel according to, 456.
  • Matangi girl, the, and Ananda, the disciple of Buddha, 294.
  • Martianus Capella, his ode to the Sun, 507.
  • Martyr (Justin), compares Christianity with Paganism, 124.
  • Mary, the mother of Jesus, 111;
  • same name as Maya, Maria, &c., 332;
  • called the "Mother of God," 398.
  • Masons' Marks, conspicuous among Christian symbols, 358.
  • Mass, the, of Good Friday, of Pagan origin, 226.
  • Mastodon, the remains of, found in America, 19.
  • Mathura, the birth-place of Crishna, 113.
  • Matthew, the "Gospel according to," 455.
  • [Pg 581]May, the month of, dedicated to the Heathen Virgin Mothers, 335;
  • is now the month of Mary, 335.
  • Maya, the same name as Mary, 332.
  • Mayus, the, of Yucatan, worship a Virgin-born god, 130.
  • May-pole, the, of moderns, is the "Ashera" of the ancients, 47;
  • an emblem of the male organ of generation, 47;
  • the Linga of the Hindoos, 47.
  • Mecca, the Mohammedans' Jerusalem, 296.
  • Mediator, the title of, applied to Virgin-born gods before the time of Jesus, 195.
  • Melchizedek, the Kenite King of Righteousness, brought out bread and wine as a sign or symbol of worship, 307.
  • Menander, called the "Wonder Worker," performed miracles, 266;
  • believed himself to be the Christ, 429.
  • Mendicants, among the Buddhists in China, 400-403.
  • Menes, the first king of Egypt, 122;
  • considered divine, 122.
  • Menu, Satyavrata the Seventh, 25.
  • Mercury, the Son of Jupiter and a mortal mother, 125;
  • called "God's Messenger," 195.
  • Meru (Mount), the Hindoo Paradise, out of which went four rivers, 13.
  • Messiahs, many, before the time of Jesus, 196, 519, 521, 522.
  • Metempsychosis, or transmigration of souls, 42;
  • the doctrine taught by all the Heathen nations of antiquity, 43;
  • by the Jews and Christians, 43.
  • Mexicans, the, had their semi-fish gods, 83;
  • practiced circumcision, 86;
  • compared with the inhabitants of the old world, 533.
  • Mexico, the architecture of, compared with that of the old world, 538.
  • Michabou, a god of the Algonquins, 131.
  • Michael, the angel,

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