[col class=”span9″]Many conclude prayer by saying Amen. Most know Amen to be an affirmation, “so be it”, “truly”, “let it be”, etc.. This one word is sacred to many religious belief systems, but many do not know that the word Amen predates the religions traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Amen is prevalent and indigenous to the Akan of Ghana, West Africa and therefore is a part of Africa’s ancient religious heritage. According to O.Kwame Osei, author of “The Origin Of The Word Amen”, the word Amen appears throughout Akan language and culture because the Akan are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians…
How so one might ask? Allow us to explain. Considering the following facts: What does these ancient Egyptian Pharaoh names have in common?
Tutankhamun (18th dynasty) 1550-1292 B.C.
Menmire-Setpenre Amenmesse (19th dynasty)
Neferkamin Seneferka (8th dynasty) 2181-2160
Nebmaatre Amenhotep III (18th dynasty) 1550-1292 B.C.
Usermaatre Amenemope (21st dynasty)
Usermaatre Setepenamun Osorkon II (22nd dynasty)
Nymara Amunemhet IV
Amen: It is a Akan or Twi word. There is no other language in the world , including Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin and English, in which the word Amen occurs as rampantly as in Twi, which is the language of the Akan peoples of Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire.
(Origin of the word Amen, pg.38)
According to the Pyramid and the Coffin text the serekh facade is described as the “Palace of He Whose Name is Hidden.” The Amen in its most simplistic sense means the “Hidden One” or that which is hidden-rendered as imn, in ancient Egyptian transliteration. “He Whose Name is Hidden” is written imn-rn-f and another common form is the “Hidden Name” written imn-rn, both of which are common epithets reoccurring in the Pyramid and Coffin texts.
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