Since we have Ehrman on the lips:<quoted text>
The Egyptian sun god Horus, had pre-dated the christian Jesus character by thousands of years. The story of Jesus shares the following with the story of Horus:
Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25th in a manger.
His birth was being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
His earthly father was named "Seb" ("Joseph").
He was of royal descent.
At age 12, he was a child teacher in the Temple.
A age 30, he was baptized, having disappeared for 18 years.
Horus was baptized in the river Eridanus or Iarutana (Jordan) by "Anup the Baptizer" ("John the Baptist"), who was decapitated.
He had 12 disciples, two of whom were his "witnesses" and were named "Anup" and "Aan" (the two "Johns").
He performed miracles, exorcised demons and raised El-Azarus ("El-Osiris"), from the dead.
Horus walked on water.
His personal epithet was "Iusa," the "ever-becoming son" of "Ptah," the "Father." He was thus called "Holy Child."
He delivered a "Sermon on the Mount" and his followers recounted the "Sayings of Iusa."
Horus was transfigured on the Mount.
He was crucified between two thieves.
He was buried for three days in a tomb, and then resurrected.
He was also called the "Way, the Truth, the Light," "Messiah," "God's Anointed Son," the "Son of Man," the "Good Shepherd," the "Lamb of God," the "Word made flesh," the "Word of Truth," etc.
Like Jesus, "Horus was supposed to reign one thousand years."
Horus fed thousands (5000 to be exact) with just a few loaves of bread.
Horus was called "the KRST," (pronounced Christ) or "Anointed One."
He was "the Fisher" and was associated with the Fish ("Ichthys") and the Lamb.
Seems the christians copied a few things from the story of Horus.
In his book Did Jesus Exist, he asks a very good question about the above information that no one seems able to answer. Maybe you can help.
He has asked mythicist scholars to provide him with a citation older than the 19th century where these claims are made of Horus. So far it seems, per Ehrman, to originate from one book written in the nineteenth century.(If I remember correctly)
I would certainly be interested to know the origin of all this information on Horus.