The capture and recapture of the ancient serpent Apophis

and
The capture and recapture of the ancient serpent Satan in Revelation
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Rev 20:1-3, RSV:
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain.  And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is
the Devil and Satan, and bound him ...  and threw him into the pit ....  After that he must be
loosed for a little while. ... And ... Satan will be loosed from his prison ... and will  ... gather
them for battle .... and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire.

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Capture of the serpent Apophis/Satan
as illustrated in the 10th Division of the Book of Gates and
described in Rev. 20:1-3.
The serpent is later released and recaptured in the next Division as in Rev.
20:7-8.


 

 Rev. 20:1-3
Then I saw an angel coming down from
heaven, holding in his hand the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain. / And he
seized the dragon, that ancient serpent,
who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him
... / and threw him into the pit, and shut it
and sealed it over him. After that he must
be loosed for a little while.

Book of Gates, 10th Division
Those of the chain. We have overthrown the
chained Apopis ...  Knives are planted into Evil
Face [Apophis]. Let darkness be upon thy
face, O (serpent) Burned One. ... Geb [the
earth god] guards your chains, the sons of the
bonds fit them for you.

 
 

                                                   NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

a. Revelation's "angel" is represented by the Egyptian god Selkit who, lying on his belly, holds a chain (in
his invisible hands) attached around the neck of a large serpent near the left side of this figure.


b. The large, over-sized hand (clenched fist) holding the other end of the chain emphasizes the great length
and strength of the chain.


c. Revelation's "pit" is implied by the motion of the hand as the great chain is pulled downward into the
ground.


d. The Egyptian text tells us the serpent's name is Apophis. This is Egypt's equivalent of Revelation's "Devil
and Satan."


e. Other aspects of this figure and its accompanying text, and text found elsewhere in the same Division
conform with 1,000 year period (Rev. 20:2-7), the reign of the Lamb and the martyrs (Rev.20:4-5), and the
resurrected made priests (Rev. 20:6).


f. Egypt's equivalent to Satan's release from prison (Rev. 20:7) and his recapture (Rev: 20:10) are found in
the next Division of the Book of Gates. This is shown in the following illustration:

 

Apophis reappears, is recaptured, and is cut to pieces in the
11th Division of the Book of Gates. In Revelation, the serpent
is tormented for ever and ever.


 
Rev. 20:7,10
"And ... Satan will be loosed from his prison .... /// and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

 


Book of Gates, 11th Division

 “... they take hold of their knives, they chastise Apopis. It is they who cut him to pieces, they cause pain to the worm in the heights of heaven. ....  his poison flows down in the West. [the Netherworld, where the lake of fire is located]”

 

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