Egyptian God and GoddessesQUESTION: Does the Bible mention Egyptian god and goddesses?ANSWER:
No it doesn't, but why? To know that the Bible does not mention Egyptian god and goddesses is one thing, but to contemplate the reasons behind the fact is another matter altogether. The Bible
is God's inspired Word to the world, messages copied down as spoken from His mouth into the ear of dozens of different authors.
His message is one of true purity and righteousness of God and the utter wretchedness of humankind. The words of God have been offered to us so that we might find fulfillment and peace.
With this in mind, it can be easily understood why the Bible doesn't mention Egyptian god and goddesses. God wanted the focus to be on Him alone because any other being is lower in authority and, in the case of other gods, are false.
Also, Egypt in the Bible was often used as a symbol for the "old life" that we must die to before being able to live a life that is honoring to God. God says to Moses in Exodus 3:7-8: "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians…"
The descending Israelites of the twelve original tribes of Jacob were slaves in Egypt and had been such for a several generations. Their captivity was reason enough for God to use Moses to lead the people to both a location where they would be able to live their lives in a free and productive way. God wanted the best for His children, just as He wants the best for each of us.
In His own words, He has taken great care to show, first of all, how captivated we are by the sins of the world and then, secondly, how to be freed. To write a book with an entirely different focus, but with the intention of coming to the same conclusion, would be totally ridiculous.
God's hope and prayer for the world, as found in John 17:3, is that every person "…may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." This confirms the Bible's whole purpose! For the Bible to mention the false gods and goddesses of the Egyptians and to promote the following of these falsities would be misleading in the greatest sense of the word.
Instead, by making the true God the focal point of the message of hope, readers can just as easily recognize the true and untrue without being enticed by mention of such falsities as Egyptian god and goddesses.