I thought the omniscient and omnipotent god would know that.
Right. Well, yahweh asked Adam were he was, and several other questions which no christian seems to see as contradictory, so...
Anyway, all due respect to the curator, but she is wrong, about a great many things.
First of all, I am looking at four different books right now, and a web page, and they ALL say TWELVE, and they ALL say HORUS, not Ra.
They don't even say Ra-Horakty. And rightly so, because that is not the name in the text. Budge has the text here in "Book of the Am-tuat: Chapter VII"-
"1. The god HERU-HER-KHENT-F, seated on a throne, as his name implies. He is hawk-headed, and wears the solar disk encircled by a serpent; in his right hand is the symbol of life, and in his left a sceptre. The other forms of his name are ### and ###. Of this god it is said: "The work of this figure who is in this picture is in the Tuat, and it is for him to send the stars on their way, and to make the hours to go on their way in the Tuat." The stars are personified by gods, twelve in number, who stand each with a star on his head. Their names are:
2. KEKHERT (?).
The text relating to these gods reads: "The Majesty of Horus of the Tuat saith unto the starry gods:--O ye who are maat in your flesh, whose magical powers have come into being for you, who are united unto your stars and who yourselves rise up for Ra in the horizon which is in the Tuat each day, O be ye in his following, and let your stars guide his two hands so that he may journey through the Beautiful Ament in peace. And, O ye gods who stand up, who dwell in our land, light up ye your stars in the sky so that [i] may unite [myself] with the master of the horizon."
2. The Twelve Goddesses of the Hours, who face to the right, having each a star on her head. Their names are:
6. [Name erased.]
And in his book "An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary", in the description of HERU-HER-KHENT-F, he writes "Horus, master of the stars and hours", NOT Horus of the two horizons.
Moreover, it makes little to no sense to assert Horus is merging with Ra here, because Ra had just merged with Osiris in the previous hour, at midnight.
Anyway, Budge further states in "The Egyptian Heaven and Hell Part" part 3, p.153-
"On the right of the Boat of AFU-RA, and facing it, are Horus, and the twelve gods of the hours, who protect the tombs of Osiris, and assist RA in his journey; next come twelve goddesses of the hours, who face in the opposite direction, and are entreated to guide 'the god who is on the horizon to the beautiful Amentet in peace.' "
Karl Baedeker likewise says it is Horus and twelve, not Ra with twenty-four, here in "Egypt and the Sûdân: handbook for travellers"-
"Horus, before whom are the TWELVE star-gods who conduct the sun at night; TWELVE star-goddesses approaching the grave of Osiris, upon which a crocodile rests."
And just in case the excuse of "outdated scholarship!" comes up-
The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt edited by Erik Hornung and Betsy Morrell Bryan
In the lower register, the sun god is enthroned as "Horus of the Netherworld" in order to ensure the correct movement of the celestial bodies, the personification of which fill the rest of the register; twelve gods and twelve goddesses...
The Sungod's Journey Through the Netherworld By Andreas Schweizer(foreward by Erik Hornung), p.147-
"The incipient renewal of life is beautifully illustrated in the lower register of the seventh nocturnal hour. It begins with an image of the falcon-headed Horus, who holds the was-scepter(symbolizing well-being and happiness) and the ankh-hieroglyph(symbolizing life) in his hands and bears a sun disk on his head. In this subterranean form, he watches over twelve male and twelve female deities, each of them carrying a star on his or her head. The accompanying texts reveal their meaning and function. Above Horus and the star gods, we read of their meaning: What he(Horus) has to do in the netherworld: To make the star gods move and to set the positions of the hours in the netherworld. And above the goddesses, we read of their function: These are the gods and goddesses who guide this great god to the mysterious path of this place. Clearly, the gods represent the totality of all the stars wandering over the night sky; they are, so to speak, an ordering principle of the world above. the goddesses, for their part, symbolize the twelve nocturnal hours and oversee the orderly continuation of the Sungod's journey through the netherworld."
The spanish website http://www.egiptologia.org/textos/amduat/07/
has the text translated as follows as per translate.google-
This image is of Horus on His Throne. This image is so. What he has to do in the Duat is to put the stars in motion and produce the positions of the hours in the Duat (8). The majesty of Horus of the Duat speaks to the gods stars (9): Let your meat is, that your forms to life, so you can be at rest in (10) your star. You remain at this Ra Horizonte, which is in the Duat every day. You are at his entourage and your stars are in front of him to allow cross (11), through the beautiful West in peace. You are really those that abide in the land. Oh you, your stars me (?) Belong, I'm in heaven! Really pleased the Lord of the Horizon. The majesty of Horus of the Duat speaks to the hours that are in this city: Hours Oh come, Oh Hours starry Hours protect Oh Ra, who you are fighting on behalf of The Horizon. Take your forms, bring your images, lift up your heads, while you conduct yourselves in that Ra is on the horizon to the west in peace beautiful. These gods and goddesses in this Great God lead the way towards this mysterious city.
The god on the throne:
Horus in his Throne.
The twelve gods with stars:
The Lower Grande Region.
The Lord of the Lower Region.
The Lord of the provisions of the Earth.
The of the Duat.
Star Hy (Hy-sbAw).
The Spirits Hy (Hy-AXW).
He who raises his arm.
The holy arm.
The powerful arm.
The knife in your language.
The knife in your eye.
Which allows the head to breathe.
The twelve goddesses stars:
I adored her.
The Lady of the Earth.
The Lady of the Ladies.
That of the Duat.
The Right Hand.
The one who brings.
The one that opens.
That makes the forms.
The evil presented.
Text on the crocodile in your bank:
He is well on its sandbank. He keeps the image of this city. The moment he hears the voice of the crew of the boat of Ra, Eye leaves his spine. Then head out there on the bench. He swallows his image after this Great God has passed it. Anyone who knows this will be a ba which will never be swallowed by the crocodile Evil Lake.
Wicked Lake, which is in the Duat.
Over the crocodile:
The Eye of Horus.
Below the head
The head of Osiris.