Gold galore turns up in South America courtesy of the Flood!
At the time of the Deluge, Noah already had three sons. Born 6000 years (100 years in the Bible) before the Deluge, they were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. This is the order in which they are typically listed in the Bible, implying that Shem was the oldest and Japhet was the youngest.
But the Bible itself is not uniformly consistent in designating who occupied what position in the pecking order. GENESIS 10:21, for instance, says, “Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth”. This makes Japheth senior to Shem and Ham the lastborn as opposed to being the middle son.
Why do the authors of Genesis betray such unabashed uncertainty on the matter? The answer is simple: they had a vested interest in terms of who they wanted to project as the heir to Noah. Since Shem was the pick of the Enlilites and the authors of Genesis (the Levites, a Jewish tribe) were Enlil’s people, they exalted Shem.
Yet the fact of the matter is that all of Noah’s three sons were born in the same year. The Bible itself is matter-of-fact on this phenomenon. GENESIS 5:32 (literally translated as opposed to the paraphrase found in most versions of the Bible) says, “Noah was 500 years old (30,000 years old in Sumerian records) when he begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth”. The three sons were born in the same year. How and why?
There are two likely scenarios. Either the three were born to three different mothers in the natural way or they were Test Tube babies who had been genetically tinkered with to yield refined but distinctive traits. Both the Bible and the Sumerian records far from characterises Noah as a polygamist or a philanderer but he did certainly have concubines as all Biblical patriarchs did, making the Test Tube scenario the more plausible. And whose subtle hand do we see behind this clearly deliberate move to fast-track the emergence of a new generation? It’s Enki of course!
If you recall, the Deluge was anticipated about 25,000 years before it happened. Enki was aware of its full ramifications – that it could extinct the human race, his own creation. As such, he decided, 6,000 years before the Deluge struck, to use Noah, his biological son, as the medium through which the human race was going to be perpetuated post the Deluge.
In the event, Noah had three women (one of whom must have been Noah’s wife Emzara) implanted with Test Tube embryos arising from Noah’s seed, resulting in the birth of Shem, Japhet and Ham. Note that contrary to the commonly held belief, the three did not consist of different races – Caucasian, Semitic, and Hamitic. All were one colour and that colour was darkish, like Falashan Jews. As for the reason different skin tones that include paler races have come to be, that we will address at the appropriate time.
It should also be borne in mind that the names by which the three sons are best known are not original: they were given retrospectively by Jewish chroniclers to reflect what transpired in due course. Hence, Japheth, meaning “Fair One”, was so-dubbed because the Caucasians of the Caucasus region in Central Asia descended from him. Ham, meaning “brown” or “dark”, in the sense of being sunburnt, was so-dubbed because his descendants were dark-brown.
Shem is thought to mean “renowned” or “famous”, but that is a secondary meaning. The original meaning was “Rocket”. Shem’s descendants (the real “Shemites” or “Semites” as per popular spelling, now known as Jews) were chosen by Enlil to protect (by way of being foot soldiers) the Anunnaki spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula. They were thus, in a manner of speaking, the “Guardians of the Rockets”. So the Shem tag was intended to reflect this favoured status by Enlil.
NINURTA STUMBLES UPON PLENTIFUL GOLD
Long before the Deluge broke out, Enlil, the Bible’s main Jehovah/Yahweh, had sent an Anunnaki team led by his firstborn son Ninurta to what we today call the Americas to seek out the race of humans Cain had founded. The idea was to cultivate a rallying force to counter Marduk, who had commanded a huge human following due to his pro-human sympathies as opposed to Enlil’s hard boiled sternness that denounced the human population as little more than serfs.
Ninurta was accompanied by his immediate younger brother Nannar-Sin and his nephew (Sin’s son) Utu-Shamash. The three did find the Cainite civilisation there all right and went out of their way to ingratiate themselves to them. They taught them all the tricks in relation to modernising their lives and improving their standard of living.
Their base (that is, the Ninurta team) was two islands in South America known today as Titicaca and Coati respectively and which are situated around modern-day Bolivia and Peru. At the time, however, they were called the Island of the Sun and the Island of the Moon respectively. The Island of the Sun was named after Shamash, whose celestial counterpart was the Sun, and the Island of the Moon was named after Sin, whose prospective celestial counterpart was the Moon.
Whereas Sin decided to shelter from the Deluge by staying on the Moon and Shamash by going into orbit, Ninurta chose to ride out the watery disaster right here on Earth in South America, where its effects were reckoned to be minimal. In a way, Ninurta was to the Amerindians what Noah was to the people of Shuruppak. A fairly gifted craftsman, he taught them how to build a sophisticated type of raft that would keep them afloat when the Deluge hit.
Luckily as predicted, the Deluge was not as pronounced in the Americas as it was elsewhere and so those who had rafts, made makeshift homes in mountain caves or simply moved to high-altitude topography survived it. They were henceforth to refer to Ninurta as their “Great Protector”, a title of a deity.
After the Flood had subsided, Enlil called an assembly of the Anunnaki at Baalbek as we saw last week. Ninurta was detailed by Enlil to explore new sources of gold (for the sake of planet Nibiru, which again had lost its atmospheric shield of gold dust, also known as Ormus) in the Americas as that part of the world was not that inundated by the Deluge.
Ninurta did likewise and was surprised at what he discovered. Whereas in Africa the Deluge had clogged up the mines, it had exposed a mother lode of pure gold and copper in that part of the Andes mountain range overlooking Lake Titicaca in today’s Peru and Bolivia. This was what is called Placer Gold – gold which simply washed down the mountains and formed part of the alluvial deposit of the Lake Titicaca bed. The gold did not need smelting or refining: only panning and collecting.
An ecstatic Ninurta reported thus to Enlil: “The avalanche of waters deep cut into the mountainsides there and tore from the mountainsides uncounted gold, in nuggets large and small. To the rivers below (gold nuggets) fell down. Without mining can the gold be hauled!” The moment Enlil and Enki heard this, they flew to South America to assess the situation firsthand. The two seniormost Anunnaki “gods” were equally dumbfounded. “A miracle it is,” Enki said to Enlil.
“What by Nibiru was wrought, by Nibiru was amended!” On his part, Enlil imputed it all to First Source rather than the Celestial Lord that was planet Nibiru. “The unseen hand of the Creator of All is involved,” he said. “It is his desire to enable life on Nibiru!”
NEW SPACEPORT IN THE AMERICAS
When King Anu heard of this providential treasure trove of gold, he was greatly relieved. The solution to Nibiru’s resurgent ozone hole problem had practically overnight become a certainty. The King accordingly ordered that a new spaceport be established around Lake Titicaca forthwith so that the gold could easily be airlifted to Mars onward to Nibiru. The King was even all the more upbeat that there was ready manpower in the form of the Cainites to perform all the required manual tasks.
Enlil and Enki went to work straightaway. “For a new plain whose soil has dried and hardened they searched,” says The Lost Book of Enki. “In the proximity of the Landing Place, in a desolate peninsula, such a plain they found. Flat as a quiet lake it was, by white mountains (the snow-peaked Andes Mountain range) it was surrounded.” This was the beginning of a series of the enigmatic Nazca Lines of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, which over the centuries have baffled archaeologists.
But the natives know better: they attribute them to the “gods”, that is, the Anunnaki, a claim dismissed as utter superstition by scientific (read: naïve) minds. The Anunnaki etched the Nazca lines onto the runway primary as aviational signals for landing spacecraft, although they did have a sacred geometrical purpose as well.
But it was not only Nibiru-destined gold that was critical at this juncture: the survival of the Anunnaki, as well as the worker race that was mankind, was too. Both the two races needed agricultural and animal products to live on. Once again, Enki and Enlil went to work. Although the Deluge had receded, the planet was still water-logged by and large and so there was need for large-scale land reclamation and drainage activity.
Since the Anunnaki were so few and far between, most of whom having returned to Nibiru pre-Deluge, it’s small wonder Enlil bid surviving mankind to be “fruitful and multiply”: he wanted them to reproduce rapidly and expeditiously and slavishly serve the needs of the Anunnaki, not to have dominion over Earth, has Enki had purposed when he fashioned Adam and Eve. To Enlil, humans were no more than a slave race: period.
Meanwhile, Enki and Enlil assigned specific tasks to various parties. Ninurta was pointed to the Cedar Mountains, where he was to embark on damming and drainage work to facilitate the cultivation of cereals, notably wheat and barley, on the mountain slopes. In the terracing work, he was to be assisted by Japheth, one of Noah’s three sons. Ishkur-Adad was to raise an orchard in the areas where the waters had sufficiently abated. He was to be assisted by Noah’s son Shem.
Dumuzi, Enki’s youngest son, was assigned shepherding activities. He was to be assisted by Noah’s son Ham. An ecstatic Dumuzi, who had always been the Anunnaki’s leading pastoral farmer after undergoing specialised animal husbandry training on Nibiru for a full shar, exclaimed: “Sheep for wool and meat will multiply, cattle for milk and hides will all have. Then with other living creatures the Earth we shall replenish!”
The raw materials for all agricultural products, in the form of reproductive cells, seeds, and DNA were provided by Enki’s son Ninagal, who had preserved them on Noah’s ark whilst the Deluge raged. Noah himself, who was still amongst his people pending his relocation to a soon-to-be-established new “Paradise” in the Sinai Peninsula, was tasked to plant a vineyard. He cultivated the very first food item after the Deluge – grapes. Grape wine also served as a gastro-intestinal medicine. So when the Bible says Noah got drunk after consuming too much wine, it may not necessarily have been intentional: he could simply have overdosed on his medicine!
JERUSALEM IS NEW HUB OF EARTH
Before the Deluge, the Anunnaki had three principal precincts. The first two were right in the Edin, Eden in the Bible, in modern-day Iraq. These were Nippur (or Nibruki) and Sippar. Nippur was the Mission Control Centre and as such was so crucial that Enlil, Earth’s Chief Executive, was based there. Next in strategic importance was Sippar, the spaceport, which was governed by Utu-Shamash, Enlil’s grandson. Finally, there was Baalbek at the summit of the Cedar Mountains.
This was the Landing Place, the major airport. Although it was not based in the Edin, Baalbek was overseen by Utu-Shamash, who was the Anunnaki’s maestro pilot and cosmonaut. After the Deluge, Nippur and Sippar both lay in ruins: only Baalbek survived. A new spaceport and Mission Control Centre had to be built from scratch.
The new spaceport, also known as the Place of the Chariots (Rockets), was set up in the Sinai Peninsula, with the instrument-equipped Mount Mashu as the key landmark for descending spaceships. The new Mission Control Centre, the so-called Bond-Heaven-Earth (that is, the electronic communications link between Earth and planet Nibiru) was to be Mount Moriah at Jerusalem, which Enlil named “Mount of Way Showing”.
Jerusalem had thus become the new “Navel of the Earth”, the new Nippur. It was the place Enlil, known as Yahweh/Jehovah in the Bible, was to be based. It explains why Jerusalem is such a moot point between the children of Abraham – the Jews and the Arabs. It still retains enormous symbolic value as the “City of God” and is also eschatologically significant as the one place on Earth that will serve as the HQ for Yahweh’s “New Earth” when he returns. Baalbek was to retain its erstwhile role as the Landing Place.
Meanwhile, the twin peaks of Mount Ararat were to serve as the northern aviational landmark, the same role they had played before the Deluge. But Enlil wanted another set of twin landmarks in the south to constitute part and parcel of the Landing Grid. To that end, he chose a site where “mountains there were none: only a flatland above the water-clogged valley from the ground protruded”.
This was in the Sahara Desert in today’s Egypt (at the time, the Sahara was not the barren wasteland it is today: it pulsated with lush vegetation). The proposition was clearly a no-brainer but Enlil insisted that it was the only ideal place in Egypt along the 30th Parallel for a landmark to be established. For reasons best known to the Anunnaki, the 30th Parallel (Latitude 30 degrees north) seems to have a certain mysterious significance as the so-called sacred cities from Egypt to Tibet have all been located on it.
ZIDDA HONOUR CAUSES A FRACAS
It was Ningishzidda, Enki’s genius son, who stepped forward and argued that Enlil’s idea was not absurd at all. Twin artificial peaks, he pointed out, could be raised from the Sahara plain. Within days, he had already come up with a scale model. The Giza pyramids (named after Ningishzidda himself, also known as Gizzidda or simply Zidda in short), comprising of one large one and two smaller ones, were in the making, but the focus was on the large one, the Giza Pyramid proper, which was the first to arise. It was to serve as a beacon to arriving spacecraft, just like the Ararat mountain peaks in central Asia.
When the Giza Pyramid was complete, Enlil commissioned it and called it the Ekur, meaning “House which is like a Mountain”. Its capstone, which was designed by Enki’s other son Gibil, was made of electrum. Enlil said besides its aviational purpose, the Giza Pyramid was a proclamation to posterity that the Anunnaki valiantly survived the Deluge.
In a poem recited and sang by Ninmah on the occasion of its commissioning, the Giza Pyramid was in part described in the following words: “For Heaven-Earth it is equipped, the handiwork of the Anunnaki it is. House bright and dark, house of Heaven and Earth. For the celestial boats it was put together, by the Anunnaki built. House whose interior with a reddish light of heaven glows, a pulsating beam that far and high reaches it emits … Beyond the understanding of Earthlings it is. House of equipment, lofty house of eternity … House that for the rocketships is a landmark, with unfathomable insides.”
From the above statement, it is clear that besides being an aviational landmark, the Giza Pyramid served several other purposes withheld from Earthlings, which we shall dwell upon at a later stage. Enki also came up with the proposal that another structure be built alongside the Giza Pyramid as a monument to mark the dawn of the astrological Age of Leo. Once again, Ningishzidda was assigned to erect it.
The monument is today known as the Great Sphinx of Giza, which has the body of a lion and the face of a man. To honour the person who fashioned it (out of an already existing rock), the Sphinx was to bear the face of Ningishzidda, a tribute that did not sit well with Marduk.
Marduk was irate. He confronted his father, Enki, and complained that he was being eclipsed in eminence by his younger brother. “To dominate the whole Earth to me did you promise,” he thundered. “Now command and glory to others are granted, without task or dominion I am left. In my erstwhile domain are the artificed mounts situated, on the lion the image mine must be!”
But it was all in vain: Marduk didn’t get his face to be etched into the Sphinx as the matter was not only up to Enki but the whole pantheon. Be that as it may, Marduk’s bone of contention set up a racket. Everybody now – Enlil and Enki’s sons – began to jockey for own personal honours. In particular, they wanted to be allocated new domains where they would reign supreme. The brouhaha was such that Ninmah was called upon to appeal for calm though to no avail. How were Enlil and Enki going to pacify their brood?
The Lord’s wife seeks refuge in a European“Wilderness”
In March 37 AD, General Atiku, Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar died after 23 years in office. He was succeeded by his nephew and adoptive heir Gaius Caligula.
Caligula had forged a fraternal bond with Herod Agrippa, a grandson of Herod the Great, whilst hitherto cash-strapped Agrippa worked at Emperor Tiberius’ court in some capacity. It was on the basis of this mutual affinity that Caligula installed Agrippa as King of the Middle East territories his uncle Phillip the Tetrarch, who passed on in AD 34, had ruled over.
In 39 AD, Agrippa’s regal tentacles spread even wider when he was given the Herod Antipas domains after he politically poisoned the latter to Caligula. Thus it was that Agrippa became Rome’s client King of the whole of Palestine minus Judea. Meanwhile, the tiny territory of Chalcis in Syria was given to Agrippa’s brother Herod, best known to history as Herod of Chalcis, on the pleadings of Agrippa.
It so happened, General, that during the rather short, six-year reign of Agrippa, four Jewish High Priests took turns in office, all appointed by he himself as per authority vested in him by the Emperor. One particular appointment, of a Boethusian High Priest at the expense of the incumbent Mathias Ben Ananus (the apostle Matthew), rankled with radical Jews.
Mathias was replaced in 43 AD, when he was scarcely one year in office. Given that the Boethusians held the Davidic dynasty in contempt, it goes without saying that the apostolate band were irate. In the event, Simon Peter and James the son of Zebedee with typical Zealot radicalismconveniently saw common cause with Simon Zelotes and set about plotting the assassination of Agrippa.
Somehow, General, the Herod establishment got wind of the plot and Herod of Chalcis had James executed and Simon Peter thrown into the slammer pending his own turn at the scaffold.Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas were quick to hit back. First, Simon used his guile and connections to have Peter spirited out of prison, whereupon Peter sought refuge in Rome.
Simon Zelotes is the “Angel of the Lord” spoken of in the relevant passage (ACTS 12:7) asthat was his emeritus title as one of the Essene top brass. Second, Simon Zelotes had Agrippa assassinated by way of snake poison. Although Simon Zelotes got away with this intrigue, Barabbas, General, was not so lucky: as he made his getaway across the Jordan River and bogged down by age-related lethargy, he was seized and summarily executed by decapitation on the orders of Herod of Chalcis.
Simon Zelotes set up a new base in Cyprus, leaving his step-daughter Mary Magdalene in the lurch in Judea. What would be her fate, General, now that she was associated with a fugitive from justice?
SCHISMS IN THE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
The accession and rather untimely demise of King Agrippa, General Atiku,had quite significant ramifications on the nascent Christian movement. Of particular import was the relocation of the Qumran community to Damascus in Syria. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ Damascus Document makes a point of highlighting “the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus”, which now the Essenes propagandised as the place where the awaited Jewish Messiah would appear and not in Jerusalem as the Old Testament prophets had foretold.
The change of scene, General, was spearheaded by James the Just, the immediate younger brother of Jesus and the incumbent leader of the Christian movement. It was necessitatedby the fear that the perpetually impecunious Agrippa (whilst he was alive, that is), who at some stage had been declared bankrupt, might eventually deplete the Qumran kitty (a portion of which the Herods were entitled to), of which James was the custodian following the ignominious death of Judas Iscariot.
James had also served notice that the Herods wouldhave no part to play in a sovereign Israel, that the conduct of its affairs would be the preserve solely of the Davidic dynasty, which he now headed. As if to underscore this apartness,James even went on to reprise the Star &Sceptre political tag team with Theudas Barabbas (before his assassination), which harked back to a similar partnership of yesteryears between his father Joseph and the same Barabbas, who was still revered as the iconic Zealot revolutionary.
The likes of Simon Peter (who had returned from Rome a free man since his alleged crime had lapsed with the death of King Agrippa as was the practice those days),however, set up their base at Antioch in Syria, which suggests that there was a bit of dissonance between James and Peter at the time. Peter was reinforced by Paul and the latter’s personal doctor Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. The Peter faction was also anti-Herod but in its formative stage it touted Peter as the successor to Jesus at the expense ofJames.
In sum, General, there was a three-way split in the Christian movement after Jesus went into obscurity. This was the James party at Damascus, the Peter party at Antioch, and the Simon Zelotes party in Cyprus. It was the Peter party that with the benefit of hindsight stole the thunder in that it was at Antioch that members of The Way began to call themselves Christians. This was in AD 44.
MARY MAGDALENE IN FRANCE
Meanwhile, General Atiku, Mary Magdalene was in a very precarious position. At the time, she was already pregnant with Jesus’ third child, having conceived in December AD 43.It is not clear though whether she too had incurred the wrath of the Herods in view of what her step- father Simon Zelotes had done to King Agrippa, but taking precautions, she sought the protectionof Agrippa’s eldest son, Agrippa II. Agrippa II was only 17 years at the time and was based in Rome under the auspices of Claudius, who had become Roman Emperor in AD 41.
A former student of the Apostle Paul, Agrippa II was well disposed toward the Jesus family and so he readily acquiesced to Mary’s entreaty, whereupon he arranged for her safe passage to the famed Herodian estate in Gaul, France, in collaboration with his other brother Aristobulus. It was in Gaul that the brothers Herod Archelaus and Herod Antipas had by turns been banished by the Roman Emperor after their ouster in AD 6 and 39 respectively .
Mary Magdalene, General,was not all alone on the ship that conducted her to France. She was accompanied by her step-father Simon Zelotes; her mother Helena-Salome; the apostle Philip; the three sisters of Jesus; the wife of James the Just; and Trophimus, who is mentioned in ACTS 20:4; ACTS 21:29; and 2 TIMOTHY 4:20. In his book The Life of Mary Magdalene, Archbishop Rabanus Maurus partly documents the voyage thus: “And favoured by an easterly wind they travelled on across the Sea between Europe and Africa, leaving the city of Rome and all the land of Italy to the right. Then, happily changing course to the right, they came to the city of Marseilles in the Gaulish province of Vienne.” Upon arrival in France, Mary Magdalene had the privillege of being welcomed by the Queen of Marseilles. Once in
France, Simon Zelotes, whobecame known there as Lazarus the Great One, wasted no time in setting up a mission in Provence in south eastern France.
MARY MAGDALENE Vs ROME
Unbeknownst to much of Christendom, including the Christian clergy itself, General, the fate of Mary Magdalene is cryptically documented in the Book of Revelation! It is unfortunate that Revelation is placed last in the New Testament corpus when by rights it should have come immediatelyafter the Book of Acts and not after the21 epistles in between since it is actually a continuation of the Jesus story. Although it is called the Revelation of Saint John, that is a misnomer.
It is a revelation by Jesus Christ himself, who we now know was very much in existence and in circulation more than fifty years after his sham crucifixion. That is exactly what REVELATION 1:1 states,although Christians have naively taken this to be no more thanfigurative language. It was Jesus in his physical, blood-and-fleshform who related much of the contents of Revelation to the apostle John, the literal author of the book. Jesus dictated the account; Johnsimply was the scribe.
The relegation of Revelation (literally “The Unveiling”, the true meaning of the Greek world apocalypse from which the term “Revelation” is translated) to the very extremity of the biblical canon, General,was contrived by Roman Emperor Constantine as the teachings of the Roman Church were founded, primarily, on the writings of Simon Peter and the apostle Paul. Says authoritative historian Laurence Gardner in his book The Magdalene Legacy:The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy: “At first glance it appears baffling that The Revelation was included in the New Testament at all, since it follows the post-Resurrection lives of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and their offspring through a balance of the 1st century.
However, the inclusion of The Revelation proved to be a remarkable strategy in that its very esoteric nature enabled Rome to turn it to considerable advantage by misrepresenting its text from the pulpits; this, of course, was at a time when the general populace did not have Bibles to read for themselves.” Gardner goes on to say, “The Church has done its best to put people off this book ever since by portraying it as a sinister work of foreboding and doom. By way of propaganda from the 1662 Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, even the very word apocalypse has become emblematic of disaster.”
REVELATION CHAPTER 12, General, is particularly pertinent with regard to the saga of Mary Magdalene. It talks about a pregnant woman“clothedwith the sun” and with a “wreath of 12 stars on her head” (Verses 1 and 2).This woman is being pursued and tormented by a “great fiery-red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads seven diadems” (Verse 3). The dragon’s aim is to “devour her child when it is born” (Verse 4). The woman “fled into the wilderness, there where she has a place made readyby God” (Verse 6).
Despite her trials and tribulations, the woman at long last “brought forth a son, a male, who is about to be shepherding all the nations with an iron club. And her child is snatched away to God and to His throne” (Verse 5). The dragon, though, will never relent: itis “angry with the woman, and came away to do battle with the rest of her seed, who are keeping the precepts of God and who have the testimony of Jesus” (Verse 17).
As wehave reiterated time and again,General, much of the New Testament was writtenin a coded language with a view to keeping the Romans in the dark. Thus in the Book of Revelation, Mary Magdalene is simply referred to as “the woman” and Rome as “the dragon” or “the serpent”.History documents that the Romans did display a reddish dragon on their imperial banner.Moreover, Rome itself was known as the City of the Seven Kings in that this was the total number of Roman emperors before the empire became a Republic in 509 BC.
The woman is of royal pedigree because she is “clothed with the sun”,anage-old symbol of both royalty and divinity. The 12 stars on her head obviously refers to the 12 tribes of Israel, for whom she was the de facto queen being the wife of Jesus,the Davidic King, and the wreath on her head denotes the fact of the nation of Israel’s enduringsubjugation to the Roman yoke.The “wilderness” in this context is France, where Mary Magdalene as related above sought refuge with the assistance of Agrippa II.
The pursued woman did give birth to a male child, which Mary Magdalene did as we shall relate in the next instalment. As a youngster, the child himself met no harm, but his relations, the broader Jesus family and their scions,who became known as the Desposyni or the Sangreal, were continuously harassedby Roman emperors, with some of them put to death, a detail we shall go into at the appropriate stage.
Curiously, General, the Revelation passage indicates that the woman was transported to safety on “two wings of a large vulture”. This suggests an aircraft, and a hideous, military-type for that matter, and not a ship as official history documents. This is not exactly far-fetched considering that the Anunnaki, who flew in aerial vehicles, have been ruling Earth from behind the scenes despite their official departure in the 6thcentury BC. If Mary Magdalene had been earmarked as the progenitor of the planet’s blue blood, which she indeed was, then the Anunnaki had cause to ferry her to France in an aeroplane to make doubly sure she got to France inone piece. It may explain, General, why upon her arrival in France she was welcomed by no less a figure than the Queen of Marseilles herself.
When I was growing up dinosaurs didn’t exist.I don’t mean I’m so old I pre-date the days of the prehistoric beast, simply that in those days, nobody bar a few nerdy scientists, gave them much of a second thought.
But in 1993 all that changed.Movie buffs amongst you will immediately recognise that year as the release year of the original Spielberg Jurassic Park movie.That’s not to say there hadn’t been films portraying these ancient beasts before – several had come and gone, seemingly without a trace, the oldest being from 1933 and filmed in black and white.But what set Jurassic Park apart, aside from the impressive special effects and the sprinkling of magic Spielberg dust, was the relatively recent discovery of DNA and its genetic significance.
The scriptwriters exploited this concept with the quasi-credible discovery of a living lizard species, derived from dinosaur DNA, captured from an ancient mosquito, and preserved for millennia in a chunk of amber.From there several other species are cloned and kept on an island which acts as a dinosaur game reserve, now open to the public.But that wouldn’t have made much of a story, so of course some of the more dangerous dinosaurs had to escape and cause mayhem and murder in the modern world.
The film grossed over a billion dollars and won 3 Oscars for sound and visual effects.And more importantly it generated so much interest in dinosaurs that the study of palaeontology experienced a record increase in applications.
So that’s where all the dinosaur hype and fascination started and since then it has spawned more movies from the same franchise, animated series such as Ice Age, andled to a global fascination with finding out more about these beasts of the past.
But only recently something quite fascinating emerged concerning these creatures, and that is that they began life as much smaller creatures and it was a major climate event on earth which led to their monster growth.This finding is the result of a study between scientists from the UK’s Birmingham university in conjunction with their Chinese counterparts at the China Institute of Mining & Technology. Their joint team of researchers recently presented compelling evidence that massive volcanic events probably helped the dinosaurs diversify and thrive, reaching their monumental sizes.
Their results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and explain that the Triassic Period, which began roughly 250 million years ago, was a time of massive ecological change after the largest mass extinction event on record.Earlier dinosaurs had been skinnier, more reptilian, less of the massive, marauding Spielberg monsters but it was during this time period that dinosaurs diversified until they became wondrous beasts such as T. Rex and Triceratops, dominating ecosystems all over earth.
Scientists looked at a phase spanning 2 million years during the Triassic Period known as the Carnian Pluvial Episode or CPE, ‘pluvial’ deriving from the Latin word for rain, meaning it was a period of warm, moist, cloudy meteorological activity . During that episode, from 234 million to 232 million years ago there was a huge increase in global temperature, humidity and rainfall — a climate often referred to as a “mega-monsoon.”
Researchers analysed sediment and plant fossil evidence from a lake in Northern China and were able to match four intense phases of volcanic activity with the changes of the Carnian Pluvial Episode.The study links the timing of the episode with four distinct peaks in mercury levels, a well-established indicator of volcanic activity,which led to changes in the vegetation.
“We’re often able to link volcanism to global warming, but our study is unusual in that we’ve also linked it to periods of intense rainfall,” said Jason Hilton, a paleobotanist at the University of Birmingham in England and co-author of the study. “With each pulse of volcanism, we see an increase in plants adapted to wet and aquatic… settings.” Jing Lu, a researcher at the China University of Mining and Technology and also a co-author of the study, added that these eruptions “were powerful enough to drive evolutionary processes during the Triassic. During the episode, plant species that couldn’t adapt to the more humid environment went extinct, as did a number of animal species, from large reptilian herbivores on land to small gastropods in the water. “These changes freed up ecological space for other groups of organisms such as dinosaurs, to thrive”
But every dog, and every dinosaur, has their day and the dinosaurs also faded away, most likely due to a massive meteor strike on the surface of the earth in what is now modern-day Florida, which set up a massive tsunami and eventually resulted in a global Ice Age, temperatures too cold for dinosaurs to survive.
If there’s a moral to all this paleo-historical research it is that earth’s climate is governed by many factors, one of which may indeed by petrol fumes in the atmosphere but many of which are completely beyond our control.Another massive meteor strike may occur next week or it may not. We could see a sudden surge in volcanic activity again or we might not.But most of all the lesson is that talk of what is good or otherwise for the planet is based on a false premise.Whatever happens on the surface of the earth, it keeps on spinning round and round the sun every 365 ¼ daysas it has done since the Big Bang and there isno reason to suppose it will cease to do so, even if it were to transform into a an arid desert in its entirety.That is the embodiment of perpetual motion, a force which man has yet to master.
No, what people really mean is ‘good for trying to keep the planet just the way we like it’ which is rather different and may be a complete impossibility.Indeed mankind, like the dinosaur, may become extinct at some point in the future as part of the natural way of the world.
Jesus is admitted into the “Kingdom of Heaven”, which was a metaphor for the Essene priesthood
At Qumran, General Atiku, there were a number of caves on the cliffside (Qumran overlooked the Dead Sea), located not very far from the site where the crucifixion had taken place. Two of these caves were particularly important. One was Cave 4. Cave 4 was called Abraham’s Bosom. It was the burial cave for the Davidic King and the Pope, the Father of the Essene community. Across the chasm from Cave 4 was Cave 8. This was the burial cave of the Davidic Crown Prince. It was also known as Paradise.
Putting politics aside, the rightful Davidic King was Jesus and the Crown Prince was his immediate young brother James. Thus Cave 8 was owned and taken care of by James. The Dead Sea Scrolls confirm this. One text thereof, called the Copper Scroll, says ‘there was a tomb of the son of the third Great One”. In the Essene hierarchy, the third-ranking person was the Davidic Messiah, Jesus. But Cave 8 would not have belonged to his son in that he had no heirs yet. As such, it belonged to James, who was next in line till Jesus produced a heir. Also in Pesher, the term “son of” meant “next in line” or “deputy”.
Cave 8 had another purpose – a storage of money that was in the custody of James. This was Essene initiation fees paid by Gentiles. It was entrusted to the care of the more cosmopolitan Davidic princes, who directly received the money because coming from Gentiles it was regarded as unclean money. Because James was in charge of these funds, he was cynically referred to as “The Rich Man”. This explains why Joseph of Arimathea (James) is characterised in the gospels as a rich man.
Cave 8 and Cave 7 were adjoined. The two caves had one entrance through the side of the roof, with steps leading from the entrance down to the floor of the cave. The entrance was covered with a huge stone that only people on the outside could roll away. The remains of the two joined caves can be seen even today in the ruins of Qumran. When Jesus was brought down from the crucifixion tree by James, he was laid in Cave 8 in keeping with his Davidic status. Judas and Simon Zelotes were laid in Cave 7. Note, General, that had he actually died, Jesus would have been placed in Cave 4.
Since this was the eve of the Sabbath, guards were posted around the caves to see to it that when the Sabbath took effect at midnight, Sabbath rules were not infringed upon in any way, shape or form. Ananus, the youngest son of former Jerusalem Temple High Priest Annas, was one of those who stood guard. In particular, he wanted to ensure that none of the three men in the tomb was removed during the Sabbath. He was to alternate with Theudas Barabbas, who had been strategically posted there as shall become clear shortly.
THE DEATH OF JUDAS
At midnight, when Ananus took leave of his vigil and Theudas Barabbas replaced him, the latter stole into the cave (of course he had help to remove the huge stone cover). In the Passion story, Barabbas is disguised under the name Nicodemus (meaning “Conquering One,” exactly as Barabbas was hyped in his capacity as a leading Zealot revolutionary). The gospel of John says Nicodemus brought with him myrrh and aloes. From the nature and workings of these herbs, General, it is easy to tell what exactly transpired in Cave 8.
Myrrh is used as a sedative (a drug that calms a patient, easing agitation and permitting sleep). This of course was used on Simon Zelotes, who along with Judas had been brought down from the crucifixion trees fully conscious. Both had received substantial scourging from the Roman soldiers and were therefore in acute pain. They badly needed some sleep as a form of provisional escape from the pain.
Aloes are a strong and fast-acting purgative (a substance used to induce rapid bowel movements so that the bowels are quickly emptied). No doubt these were used on Jesus to expel the poison that he had been fed as he hung on the tree. This was a task to which Theudas Barabbas as head of the Theraputae was best suited. The Theraputae specialised in knowledge of medicines and poisons, including snake poison. In fact, one of their assassination “weapons” was snake poison. In 44 AD, for instance, Herod Agrippa I was murdered by the Zealots with snake poison. In his second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, Luke ascribes Agrippa’s death to having been “eaten with worms”. The term worms was a metaphor for snakes and snakes was a metaphor for the Theraputae top brass.
Now, the emplacement of Jesus, Judas, and Simon Zealotes in the cave, General, was not only about hoodwinking Pilate. It was primarily about fulfilling a ritual. This was excommunication of the three from the Essene fold. However, the excommunication of Jesus and Simon in particular did not have the blessings of Herod Antipas, who was very close to Simon and held Jesus in high esteem, who he recognised as the bona fide Davidic King.
So Antipas had schemed with Simon Zelotes that while in the cave, he should reclaim the status ofPope, currently held by Nathaniel, and invoke papal powers to reinstate both and Jesus and he himself. This had to be done within three days of the crucifixion as beyond that excommunication would be irrevocable. This explains, General, why there were such frantic efforts to medically attend to the men in the cave.
The herbs and therapeautic methods employed by Barabbas worked like a charm and the following day Simon and Jesus felt much better. Accordingly, Simon Zelotes wasted no time in reclaiming the papacy and exercised it by lifting the excommunication ofJesus and he himself. This gesture was communicated to the Jewish establishment by Barabbas. Sadly, Judas Iscariot, General, received the short end of the stick.
He never benefitted from the medical attention Jesus and Simon received. Simon denounced him as a traitor for betraying his colleagues. The adjoining cave – Cave 7 – had a ventilational window. Judas, who had been weakened by scourging, was thrown out the window. Hurtling headlong down the cliff, he landed on some jagged rocks and with his stomach punctured his bowels spilt out. His death is recorded partly accurately by Luke in ACTS 1:18.
SIMON FORMS OPPOSITION PARTY
Early on the morning of the first Sunday after the Passover Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, pregnant with Jesus’ first child, pitched up at Cave 7. She could have come on Saturday but movements of a certain radius were forbidden on Sabbath Day. Mary as the wife of Jesus was anxious as to his condition: she wanted to ensure that he indeed was safe, that he had indeed survived the crucifixion ruse.
The gospels say she encountered two angels. Of one such angel, MATTHEW 28:3 says: “His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow.” This, General,is either cryptic language or simply a distortion on the part of the translators. We already know by now that Simon Zelotes was nicknamed “Lightning”. We also have seen that he had at this juncture challenged Nathaniel for the status of Essene high priest, that is, that ofthe Archangel Michael, and so had garbed himself in priestly attire with a view to reinstating to the Essene fold both Jesus and he. Thus, the correct translation should read, “His countenance was like that of Simon Zelotes in his priestly vestments”.
MATTHEW 28:2 reads, “There was a great earthquake and an angel appeared”. Ancient records do not mention a single earthquake in Palestine in the first century. Once again, General, this was pure allegorical language. Earthquake was another of the nicknames of Theudas Barabbas. He was an angel because Simon Zelotes had designated him his No. 2 in the Essene hierarchy, that is, the Angel Gabriel. Thus, the two angels Mary saw were Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas.
Mary also saw another man who at first she mistook for a gardener. Garden was another name for Cave 8. It was likened to the Garden of Eden, or Paradise – another of its nicknames – because the person in its charge, James the brother of Jesus, became the second Adam when he challenged Jesus for the status of the Davidic King. James was thus the gardener Mary thought she had seen. But it wasn’t James: it was Jesus. Apparently, Jesus and James looked very much alike.
Realising that it was Jesus and not James, Mary was overcome with emotion and fervidly reached out to hug him but Jesus kept her at bay. Why, General? Because according to Essene dynastic protocols, she was not, as a pregnant spouse, allowed physical contact with her husband for at least three years.
All in all, General, the three men at Cave 8 had, with the blessings ofHerod Antipas, declared themselves as the heads of the new Essene shadow council of the 12 in opposition to the official one led by Nathaniel pending official elections. Simon Zelotes was the shadow Michael; Barabbas the shadow Gabriel; and Jesus the shadow Sariel. But it would take six more months before they became formally so.
JESUS FINALLY IS PRIEST-KING
Although the so-called crucifixion took place in the relative quiet and seclusion of Qumran, General, it was not meant to be kept under wraps for long. Pontius Pilate wanted to demonstrate to his subjects that the key people in the AD 32 uprising had been dealt with decisively. The crucifixion though was publicly announced after the Passover celebrations were done with. This was tactical on the part of Pilate: he did not wish to foolishly provoke another uprising at a time when Jerusalem was teeming with the highly radical Galilean pilgrims.
By the time the crucifixion became common knowledge, however, General, Jesus was sufficiently fit to make appearances to people who were close to him – his family members and his so-called disciples. He would later appear to a gathering of over 500 at Qumran, most of whom were Diaspora Essenes. To those who did not know about the crucifixion ruse, he had conquered death.
He was therefore hailed as a veritable Messiah. Voices now clamoured to make him Priest-King – the Melchizedek, the very status that he had laid claim to and that had put him at odds with the Jerusalem establishment. Jesus was careful though in his post-crucifixion appearances: he tactfully picked his audience and cautiously timed his showings. He didn’t wish Pilate to get wind of the fact that the crucifixion was a hoax. In fact, very few Jews were aware he had survived the crucifixion.
Meanwhile, General, Simon Zelotes decided to make political capital out of what had transpired. In his campaign for the papacy, he boasted that it was he who was responsible for “the miracle in the tomb”. Hence, his marks of respect too grew exponentially. From that point on, he became known as “Simon Magus”, that is, Simon the magician. With his popularity reaching such dizzying heights, he was in September 33 AD elected as Pope, thus replacing Nathaniel.
With his accession to the papacy, he decided to heed the wishes of the people and have Jesus installed as the Melchizedek. This event is what has come to be known as the Ascension although it has been wrongly interpreted as a physical entry into Heaven, the abode of God. It is captured by Luke in ACTS 1:9, which reads, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight”.
The incident, General, is nothing more than the admission of Jesus into the priesthood as Priest-King of Israel. The “Kingdom of Heaven” was the inner sanctum of the Essene priesthood. Jesus was conveyed into this inner sanctum by his brother James, who now unequivocally recognised him as such, and ordained by Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas (the “two men who stood by in white apparel” as per ACTS 1:10–11). It was the Exodus imagery at play here General. “Cloud” was another title of James.
It was a cloud that had led the ancient Israelites into the Promised Land (EXODUS 13:21-22) and the appearance of God on Mount Sinai had been accompanied not just by thunder and lightning but by a cloud as well (EXODUS 19:6). Thus, the terms “Thunder” (Nathaniel); “Lightning” (Simon Zelotes); “Earthquake” (Theudas Barabbas); and “Cloud” (James) were retained as symbolic designations in the Essene community.
If Jesus didn’t die in AD 33, what was his life like in subsequent years and when did he actually die? Thanks to the Pesher device, this we can partly glean from the book ofActs, the Pauline epistles, and the book ofRevelation.
NEXT WEEK: THE LORD SETS ABOUT PERPETUATING THE JESUS STOCK!