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lyoung1101

What does the word Amen really mean?

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lyoung1101

What does the word "Amen" really mean? I know the dictionary and wikipedia will give you the definition that it means "affirmative" or "so be it". However I've read that the Egyptian god Ra was renamed Amen-Ra because of his absence from Egypt...? Evidently "amen" meant one is absent or hidden?? If there are any Egyptologist out there I would really appreciate your input on this question, because I figure you people might know...

So that's my question, pretty simple actually...

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Habitat

I don't know, but I have seen Amun-Ra, Ammon-Ra, Amon-Ra, and maybe Amen-Ra ? but only "amen" as an ending to a prayer.

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lyoung1101

I don't know, but I have seen Amun-Ra, Ammon-Ra, Amon-Ra, and maybe Amen-Ra ? but only "amen" as an ending to a prayer.

Good point. I may have read it wrong. I definitely have seen Amun-Ra. I will have to go back and look again. Thanks man.

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What does the word "Amen" really mean? I know the dictionary and wikipedia will give you the definition that it means "affirmative" or "so be it". However I've read that the Egyptian god Ra was renamed Amen-Ra because of his absence from Egypt...? Evidently "amen" meant one is absent or hidden?? If there are any Egyptologist out there I would really appreciate your input on this question, because I figure you people might know...

So that's my question, pretty simple actually...

From what I've read the Hebrew word "amen" {meaning "so be it"} evolved from the name of Sumerian god Anu.The Egyptians worshipped entities called Amen and Aten and this was reflected in the names of the pharoah's of that time:Amenhotep/Akenaten,Tutankhaten/Tutankhamen.

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tomt

one of the 24 original 'angels'.

of the paternal side ...

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ZaraKitty

My history teacher said they stole it from the Egyptians who would praise Amun after they spoke, so that converting to Christianity (or whatever) would be easier (I think) :blush:

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