The name Moses and the origin of this biblical character has puzzled scholars for centuries. Perhaps the origin and evolution of this name can be found in the Sumerian Lexicon.

According to the Sumerian Lexicon:

muš: n., snake; reptile (eme, ‘tongue’/ma4
, ‘to leave, depart, go out’, + úš, ‘to kill’/uš11, ‘venom, poison’) [MUŠ
archaic frequency: 3; BU: archaic frequency: 393; concatenation of 2 sign variants].
adj., bitter.
muš2,3: n., face, appearance, aspect; diadem; a city’s irrigated, cultivated territory; surface (mu10, ‘female’, +
áš, ‘to desire’) [MUŠ3 archaic frequency: 284; concatenates 2 sign variants].
v., to glisten, shine.
muš4: a biting insect (cf., the etymology of muš, ‘snake’).

According to Ex 34″29-30: “29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.”

So, it appears that the actual name of Moshe, Mush, means ‘the viper guy with the shining face’. Moshe or Mush has close associations with Ahrawn (Aaron in English). The names Moshe and Ahrawn may have a closer relationship than that of brothers. Here is another puzzle piece related to Mush & Hauron as a snake handlers and magicians.

” According to Wiki:The main sources of information about Hauron’s character are magical texts from Ugarit, Egypt and Arslan Tash.[14) … The Ugaritic texts indicate that he was chiefly associated with exorcisms and magic.[15] In a single passage, he is addressed as a abr(m), most likely to be understood as a term referring to a specialist in the field of magic comparable to Mesopotamian mašmašu or ašipu, translated into English as “spellcaster” by Aicha Rahmouni.” The word mashmashu is found in the Sumerian Lexicon: “maš-maš(-gal): a type of priest – (great) exorcist (reduplicated ‘goat kid; one-half; loan interest profit’). The Sumerian/Akkadian word, mashmash/mash-mashu derives from the Sumerian word mash which means: “máš: n., extispicy (divination based on the entrails of a sacrificed animal); sacrificial animal [MAŠ2 archaic frequency: 60].v., to scrutinize, inspect.”

The Sumerian/Akkadian word ‘massu’ means leader, expert. So, here we have the origin of Moses’ (Moshe’s) association with snakes (mush) and snake gods. Yhwh’s zoomorphic image was the nehustan or copper snake upon a pole and Yh’s name is written in the Negev as a snake’s head with a protruding forked tongue >——O. As a mash or priest, he was a leader and spokesperson for his deity . As mashmashu he was the chief magician whose magic was expressed in the control of snakes. Canaanites were employed by Egyptians as experts in snake spells, eg, the Canaanite snake spells in Unas’ pyramid.

There is another word associated with mush, mash, mash-mash and mashmashu and that is the Akkadian word mashu which mean ‘to wash’. This word came into Hebrew as mashach meaning ‘to anoint’ which is the root for the word mashiach which means messiah. It appears that Moshe and Ahrown or Mash/Mush and Hauran may be the same character that was carried into Egypt by the Canaanites. Hauron may have been worshipped as Hauron the high priest (mash) of a snake (mush) cult whose office included the titles of spellcaster (mashmashu).

Hauron was well known as an Egyptian god with Canaanite origins.”H?r?n is a Canaanite deity known from personal names and place-names from ca.1900 down to ca.600 B.C. The Book of Joshua mentions two places called Beth-Horon (Horon’s house, or temple), a prince by the name of Haur?n-abum ‘Horon is Father’ is cursed in an Egyptian text from the 12th C. BC. Egyptian texts mention Horon together with Reshef and the goddess ‘Anat. He is invoked in a cutse by Keret in a Ugaritic text and in a Phoenician incantation from Arslantash (7th C. BC). He is also known as the patron of the city of Jamnia, and an ostracon found just north of Tel Aviv mentions “gold for Horon’s temple”. He is supposed to have been a chthonic deity, but there is no certain evidence for this.” The Semitic peoples inhabited the Egyptian delta in predynastic times. They established a Canaanite kingdom in the delta and ruled Egypt as the Hyksos Pharaohs. They were expelled and some of them settled in Canaan. They may have brought their god, Hauron with them.

In Canaan, specifically, the Egyptian controlled Timna copper mines, did the name Mash Hauron or Hauron Mash (Priest Hauron or Hauron the Priest) become bifurcated into 2 gods, Moshe and Ahrawn who, then morphed into 2 priests (mash) to the viper (mush) god, Yah? Copper was a magic metal and these 2 are portrayed as priests, magicians and forgers of metal idols. Moses forged the copper serpent and Ahrawn forged the golden calf. Hauron’s title was ‘the victorious herdsman’, so he did have cattle associations. So, the Moses mystery may be solved. Moses may actually be the chief priest (mash) of a viper (mush) cult whose name was Mash Hauron.

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