In this way then, a completely new redeemer concept arises.
However, it is in no way true, for instance, that out of this Behemoth (which is closer to God, so to speak, because it lives in the mountains) the Christ figure arises.
Rather, it is the lapis philosophorum, the filius philosophorum, that arises from it. That is already a prelude to the later development of the first and second millennia after Christ.
You see, the tension between Christ and the devil is in consciousness!
The figure of Christ is anticipated in a completely different way; it is anticipated in Egypt.
That is the dying and resurrecting god of the Near East. It goes back to the fifth millennium before Christ, to the figure of Osiris.
That is a pure pneumatic figure, while the differentiation of the Leviathan is actually already forming compensation for the pneumatic
principle from pre-Christian times, because the pneumatic principle became predominant with Greek philosophy approximately during the time of the Greek Golden Age, when the ancient gods had already reached their end.
They had already been discredited in the time of Homer; so already seven to nine hundred years before Christ they had in large part forfeited their credit owing to their all-too-human qualities [Allzu-Menschlichkeit]. ~Maud Oakes, Stone by Stone, Page 189