The Lost Record of the First 50 Years of Christianity

Part A(i)

© 2009 Dr. Barbara Thiering

This part, Revelation 8:6 to 11:19, is the first chronologically. It covers events from 1 AD to 44 AD.

Dates of symmetrically placed years are indicated by “angels” (ministers wearing white vestments).
  • Cardinal numbers with “angel” – 1, 3, 4, 7 mean that they were Essene monastics or the equivalent.
  • Ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc are used for an abbot holding an abbey council every 7 years. After the first, he was an Annas priest acting also as an abbot.
September 1 ADAngel 7monastic Simon the Essene
as a Gabriel.
Revelation 8:6
September 8 AD2nd angelAnanus ElderRevelation 8:8
September 15 AD3rd angelEleazar AnnasRevelation 8:10
September 22 AD4th angelJonathan AnnasRevelation 8:12
January 30 ADafter a change. 5th angelJonathan AnnasRevelation 9:1
37 AD6th angelTheophilus AnnasRevelation 9:13
44 AD7th angelMatthew AnnasRevelation 10:7

The acquired status of Annas priests

During the study of events from 1 AD, in Part A (i), it became apparent that a big difference was made by the Sadducee priest Ananus the Elder, who at the 6 AD Occupation was appointed high priest by the Romans. He came forward to fill in the power vacuum following the death of Herod the Great in 4 BC and the dismissal of the ethnarch Herod Archelaus in 6 AD. Ananus was so effective that his five sons all became high priests after him. Each reigned in the Jerusalem temple for a short period only during the tumultuous 1st century AD, but there was no doubt that they had become part of a priestly dynasty.

That had not always been the case. Sadducees only appeared as a formal party in the 2nd century BC, opposing the nationalist Hasmoneans who were favored by Pharisees. At a time of widespread Hellenism, Sadducees were friendly to Gentiles and critical of their own country’s conservatism. The successful king Alexander Jannaeus( 104-76 BC), with his wife Salome, helped establish their attitudes, and were sympathetic to Essenes, as is shown in the Qumran fragment 4Q 448, praising King Jonathan (Jannaeus). Sadducees began a process of spreading hellenised Judaism throughout the Diaspora, and gained the interest of many Gentiles who were disillusioned by paganism.

In the mid 1st century BC new energy was again put into Judaism with the rise of Herod the Great (37- 4 BC). He was not Jewish himself, but an Idumean, related to Arabs. In Idumea on the west side of the Dead Sea , containing the towering height of Masada, his father Antipater lived close enough to Judea to admire the intellectual strength of Jerusalem Jews, and to see a political opportunity in their growing influence throughout the world. Judea had been taken over for Rome, the looming great power in the West, by Pompey in 63 BC. Antipater’s son Herod performed heroic exploits as a young man in the 40’s BC, and found the opportunity of being established as a puppet king by the Romans, crowned in 37 BC. He surrounded himself with dissident factions, including Babylonian Magians in the person of Menahem the Essene. Menahem brought with him a Sadducee priest from Babylon named Ananel, whom Herod in his usual high-handed fashion appointed high priest, disregarding the hereditary rights of the Hasmoneans.

Ananel was aware of the mystical power of the David kingship, which many in the country believed should supply a returned David who would be a Messiah, an Anointed One, making their country great again. At this time a man named Heli (Luke 3:23) was accepted as the heir of the Davids, although there had been some manipulation of the lines of descent during the crisis caused by Antiochus Epiphanes in the 2nd century BC. Heli was accepted by the Essenes, who hoped to see their own power in the Jerusalem temple restored. Ananel brought Heli into Herod’s court.

The Essenes, under Pythagorean influence, relied on a composition called the Apocalypse of Enoch. It contained prophecies derived from a system holding that all great historical events were governed by the number 7. History was divided into sets of 49 years and 490 years, and a final end would come after 4900 years from creation. Working from the date of creation – which they settled for by a circular process – they held that when the year 3920 from creation, the 8th set of 490 years, came, they would see the Restoration of the priest and king of the first temple, the Zadokite and the David. While Herod was favoring the Essenes, Menahem persuaded him that he, Herod, was destined to fulfill the prophecies of the solar calendar. Herod would start the final millennium of world history in the year 3900 from creation, and in the year 3920 he would head the Restoration. Although there had been several changes in the application of the prophecies, Herod now became convinced that 41 BC was the year 3900 for the final millennium, and 21 BC , 20 years later, was the date for the Restoration. A great event for the year 4000 would occur in 60 AD, 80 years after the Restoration. . Herod would fill the office of the Zadokite, and the heir of David would be his subordinate. Both would be Messiahs, the two Messiahs of the Qumran fragment 1QSa 2: 11-20.

Needless to say, there was no fulfillment of the prophecies, and Herod’s decline into insanity in his final years lost him all chance of being respected as the chosen one. After his death in 4 BC his son Archelaus was appointed by Rome as an ethnarch only, then was dismissed in 6 AD following a petition by the leaders of the country. It was at this point that the Sadducee Ananus the Elder came forward to save his country’s pride and to preserve all the gains that Hellenized Sadducees had made for over a century. He himself did not belong to a Sadducee hereditary priestly line. That position had fallen to an Essenized priest Matthias, in 5 BC shortly before the death of Herod. But Ananus by sheer talent convinced his countrymen of his worth, and was in tune with the interests of the Roman Occupation of 6 AD. He was appointed by them high priest of the Jerusalem temple. He was also given some lesser royal powers, those of a puppet king, so he wore a royal crown (stephanos)

In order to prove that he belonged to a longstanding tradition, as should be the case with a high priest, a new role was introduced, given the title Phanuel. There was already a Michael, Gabriel, Sariel and Raphael in Essene tradition (1QM 9:15-16). Phanuel is found in some apocryphal writings as an alternative to Sariel. The Qumran document 4Q400 made the remarkable statement that some men were “priests of the Holy of Holies”, and could even be called “gods” (elohim). Such a possibility had already arisen in the Diaspora, with the shortage of hereditary members of the priestly tribe of Levi. Men of a high standard of education were permitted to fill priestly roles in Hellenized synagogues. It may be seen that Ananus knew he would be accepted on this basis, and the title Phanuel, found in early documents and used in Luke 2:36, was applied to him. Phanuel was a Hellenist, as shown by the fact that a certain woman minister was a “daughter of Phanuel” in the Luke passage. Hellenists under Greek influence educated women so allowed them to minister(Acts 6:1).

The Annas priests in their Phanuel role were incorporated into the priesthood of the grand Herodian houses in the Diaspora that became cathedrals, where there was an upper, middle and ground floor (Figure 19a, and see the Appendix). To preserve continuity with Qumran Essenism, an opening was made between noon and 3 pm at the edge of the upper floor. On the Qumran prayer platform it had served to allow the congregation below to see the solarist priests offering prayers at those hours when the sun was highest in the sky. In the cathedrals, the upper floor was another room with a high roof, letting in the sun through a glass panel at the top. It preserved the custom of the noon opening, by using a 2 cubit wide plank at the center of row 7, the edge of the upper floor, called “Heaven”. At the noon to 3 pm period the plank was slid aside. When it was closed at other times a man of high status stood on it to make announcements to the middle floor below. With the addition of a Phanuel, the opening was enlarged to 4x4 cubits, and when it was closed the Phanuel stood at the center of row 6 behind the man making an announcement on row 7.

The Hellenized Phanuel priests developed a difference regarding the preferred seasons. They looked to the solstices in June and December, rather than the equinoxes of March and September which had long been used by Jews for their great feats, Passover and Atonement-Tabernacles.

In the Book of Revelation the restored Herod Agrippa II and his adopted crown prince Timothy Herod are shown as holding their inauguration ceremonies in June. They also record the announcement of a new date, The “aeons of the aeons”, which meant the year 3920. It was still hoped for as a Restoration, occurring twice, in both June and December. Its earlier occurrence would produce events which were a foreshadowing of the final fulfillment 6 months later. The date and its interpretation were announced from the upper floor as an announcement from “Heaven”.


Apocalypse of Enoch in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha , ed. J. H. Charlesworth, (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1985) Volume 1.
Documents with title Phanuel. 3 Baruch 2:5; 1 Enoch 40:10.
(See the right-hand window in the Section: "Finding the Pesher" on this site for links to internet resources for Enoch and Baruch and on the left window a there is detailed discussion on the "Calendar".)

Josephus references in Antiquities
Alexander JannaeusAntiquities 13, 320
PompeyAntiquities 14, 53, 66
Herod the GreatAntiquities 13, 275, and books 13 to 17
MenahemAntiquities 15, 373-378
Matthias Sadducee priestAntiquities 17, 164-167
AnanelAntiquities 15, 22, 34; 39-51; 56. Josephus calls Ananel “a rather undistinguished priest from Babylon.” Josephus was a Pharisee , and Ananel a Sadducee of a priestly family among exiles to Babylon. Herod established a precedent when he later dismissed him, for the office was then considered permanent. He subsequently restored him when another appointee was put to death.
Archelaus HerodAntiquities 17, 317-321; 17, 342-344
Ananus the ElderAntiquities 18, 26; 20, 197-198
Eleazar AnnasAntiquities 18, 34
Jonathan AnnasAntiquities 18, 95, 123. 19, 313-316. 20, 162-164
Theophilus AnnasAntiquities 18, 123
Matthew AnnasAntiquities 19, 316, 342
Ananus the YoungerAntiquities 20, 197-200

Notes On Word for Word

For each verse, the normal English translation in the Revised Standard Version is given by a link. Before the verse, the time and place of the action is given in red, with a brief summary of the action in dark red. These summaries may be read consecutively to give the basic course of the history.

The Greek text is then given, from Codex Sinaiticus. Codex Vaticanus, the most reliable text, does not contain Revelation.

A transliteration of the Greek into English letters is given next, in pale green.

It is followed, in blue, by a very literal translation, often at the expense of natural English. These give the special meanings of words, either in parenthesis or, when the underline is pressed, will take the reader to the relevant Lexicon entry appearing at the top of the page.

The resulting pesher is given last in red, with relevant additional facts.

An Appendix at the end of Parts A and B contains fuller explanations of places and times.

The rules of pesher must be taken into account throughout. Tenses in Revelation follow the rule of time=place. Present tense center, future tense east, past tense west. This is different from the use of tenses in the gospels and Acts. Another difference is that the special rule for an object meaning a part of the body is not used in Revelation. But RLR, the Rule of the Last Referent, is used frequently, and gives vital information not found on the surface.

Measurement in exact hours and minutes

This is the major feature of the pesher of all books. From recognition of the Essene science of time it has been possible to give exact times in terms of hours and minutes for all events. The technique used was derived from the Menorah, the lampstand which burned at night from 9 pm to 3 am, becoming the sacred symbol of Judaism. It consisted of 7 lights, in the form of a metal tube containing oil. The oil was lit, and burned for an hour. From long experience it was known how much oil was needed to burn for an hour. That made it possible to introduce grooves on the metal interior to show the subdivisions of an hour. 12 grooves were made, each representing 5 minutes.

The first oil tube of the Menorah burned
  • from 9 to 10 pm
  • the next from 10 to 11 pm
  • the next from 11 pm to midnight
  • the next from midnight to 1 am
  • the next from1 am to 2 am
  • the next from 2 am to 3 am
  • ***That required 6 oil tubes.
  • The 7th hour was 3 am, but it did not have its own tube.
The tube that was needed for it was called Lampstand 7 in the pesher language. It could be detached and used independently, to measure the minutes of any hour. This tube was carried around, and was the equivalent of a modern watch. It was encased in gold when carried by priestly persons. When it was necessary to time actions, as when the 7 letters of Jesus were given and copied, it was placed near the person who did the timing, just like a clock. He was said to be “in the midst of the 7 golden lampstands, - lampstand 7, the oil tube.

Figure 1

Figure 1. The Qumran buildings


Revelation 8:6 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Thursday September 1, 1 AD. On the prayer platform of the Qumran vestry loc 101.

8:6 Simon the Essene, the monastic “angel Gabriel”, served by his levite Matthias the strict Sadducee, blew the trumpet for September 1, 1 AD, beginning the month for Atonement.

Revelation 8:6

8:6. Kai hoi hepta angeloi hoi echontes tas hepta salpingas hētoimasan autous hina salpisōsin.

8:6. And the 7 angels (angel 7 cardinal number for priest, Simon the Essene)). (In apposition) The ones (Matthias strict Sadducee as the levite to Simon Essene) having (as a deputy’s possession) the 7 trumpets (trumpet 7 sounded at beginning of Atonement month) prepared (sanctitfied) them (RLR to angel 7 Simon Essene) in order that they (Simon Essene) should blow{salpizō} (blow the trumpet to announce the date on the edge of the prayer platform).

8:6. In Jewish practice a trumpet was blown to announce the annual Day of Atonement on the 10th day of the 7th month, the autumn feast (Leviticus 25:9). In Leviticus 23:24 a convocation began on the 1st day of the 7th month. By 1 AD it was taken by the Essenes as referring to the Julian September 1, and the trumpet was blown at midnight, the Julian beginning of the day

The three leading priests in the Essene system were the successors of the three priestly dynasties in the first temple, the Zadok, Abiathar, and Levi lines of priests ( 2 Samuel 20:25-26, where the king’s priest is the Levi priest). Holding the calendar and ritual of the first Jerusalem temple, together with the successor of King David, they had been expelled in the 6th century BC. They continued their traditions, and in the 3rd century BC began the process of development into Essenes, who hoped for a Restoration of the Davids and the priests. They used the names of archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Sariel respectively (1QM 9:15-16). Under the Hasmoneans in the 2nd century BC they were again expelled, this time to Qumran, the desolate area close to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found there, and it has been recognized, in varying degrees, that they provide a missing link in the history of Christianity.

Herod the Great (37 to 4 BC) had allied with some Essenes (Josephus, Antiquities 15, 372) in developing a mission to the Diaspora, imposing taxes on wealthy Jews which brought him in a great income. When he died his place as head of the mission was taken by Sadducee priests. They were divided between those who held strict views on moral questions and those who held liberal views. The first strict one was Mattthias the Sadducee, whose history is given in (Josephus, Antiquities 164-166). He was deposed by Herod, but remained with the Qumran Essenes in 1 AD (Acts 7:9 pesher).



Photo DDD. The large round furnace at the north end of the vestry

Revelation 8:7 - Part A (i)

Midnight ending Thursday September 1, 1 AD, and 3 am the following morning. In the Qumran vestry

8:7 At the end of the day Judas the Galilean gained power. Gentiles who had gained ministry were persecuted, as well as Archelaus Herod who was tried for wrongdoing.

Revelation 8:7

8:7 Kai ho prōtos esalpisen. kai egeneto chalaza. kai pyr memigmena en haimati. kai eblēthē eis tēn gēn. kai to triton tēs gēs katekaē. kai to triton tōn dendrōn katekaē. kai pas chortos chlōros katekaē

8:7 And the first (a village layman ministering at the end of the day, Theudas doing night duty,) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet for the midnight end of the day). And there came about Hail (7th plague the militant Judas Galilean in the Plagues system for September 1 AD, See Plagues Table A) .

And Fire (at row 1 in front of the furnace in loc 109, from which the furnace was lit at 3 am) mixed (wine mixed with water taken by village pilgrims on waking at 3 am) in (same row as, row 1in front of the furnace) blood (communion wine, a symbol of willingness for martyrdom, an early morning communion for villagers). And it (RLR to Hail, a person, Judas the Galilean) was thrown (sent down to the ground floor) at (the row above) the Earth (on row 6, the central point of the X on the ground floor, for the abbey system in which marriage was permitted) .

And the Third (a Gentile minister of Asher leading prayer at 3 am at the northern triangle of the NE podium outside the time circle) of the Earth (the central point of the X on the ground floor, where the diagonal of the X to the NE podium began) was scorched (sent for trial to row 1 in front of the furnace lit at 3 am, reaching scorching heat, to be tried near the furnace representing hellfire and expelled). And the Third (Gentile minister of Dan in the same triangle as Asher at 4 am) of the Trees (Adam in the garden of Eden, the school for Dan Gentiles) was scorched (tried in the same way). And All (a Herod, Archelaus) grass (a proselyte) green (for the East, spring,) was scorched (Archelaus tried in the same way)

March 1 BC to Jan 7 AD

1)Mar 1 BC(0)June 1 BCSep 1 BCJan 1 ADMar 1 ADJune 1 ADSep 1 AD
2)Jan 2 ADMar 2 ADJune 2 ADSep 2 ADJan 3 ADMar 3 ADJun 3 AD
3)Sep 3 ADJan 4 ADMar 4 ADJun 4 ADSep 4ADJan 5 ADMar 5 AD
4)Jun 5 ADSep 5 ADJan 6 ADMar 6 ADJun 6ADSep 6ADJan 7AD
blood 1 frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5boils 6hail 7

8:7. The “plague”, lasted a day, from midnight beginning the 1st of the Julian month to midnight ending it. The levite deputy ho protos the First One blew the trumpet at the end of the day that began the Atonement month. He was a layman, at this period Theudas the Chief Therapeut, who held midnight vigils.

At the night convocation, Judas the Galilean asserted his militaristic views against the peace-loving Simon the Essene. Judas followed the complex system of Plagues, in which each season was named for one of the Egyptian plagues of Exodus. Judas was Hail, for the Plague of September 1 AD. See Plagues Table A above. Judas, a fighter against the Roman domination, would not accept Gentile ministers.

While Herod the Great encouraged Diaspora Essenes, some Gentiles wanting to practice Essene monasticism and other forms of celibacy were admitted to types of ministry. As they were uncircumcised, they were kept in a low status, holding prayer services each night at 3 am, so were called the Third after that hour. The Gentile minister stood on the outside podium marked NE opposite 3 am on the time circle on the ground floor/ The two Gentile orders were Dan and Asher, the former for celibates, the latter for married Gentiles. Their instructor, who appeared with them at 3 am, was the Herod crown prince, who was in charge of eunuchs forced to be proselytes in the royal court. Other men in their class were former Gentiles who chose to be circumcised and live entirely as Jews.

At the north of the Qumran vestry, on the ground floor behind the prayer platform, 2 cubits were left uncovered. The practical purpose was to allow the smoke of the furnace to escape. A large fire outside the north wall of the room, whose remains are still to be seen (Photo DDD above), was primarily for cooking, but served also as a symbol of hellfire for men being tried at the court for offenders that could be convened in that area. It served that purpose at the trial of Jesus in the early morning of Good Friday. In Revelation 11:2 these 2 cubits were said to be given to Gentiles. The Gentile ministers who were now accused by Judas the Galilean were tried in that court prior to excommunication. They were “scorched” because they were made to stand close to the furnace when it reached its greatest heat at 4 am at the end of their trial.

A Herod, Archelaus, was punished in the same way for wrongdoing. See the pesher of Luke 15:23 for the events involving Archelaus in 1 AD.

Fire mixed in blood-wine was the dawn communion for villagers at 3 am, when the furnace was lit.



Revelation 8:8 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Saturday September 1, 8 AD, At Qumran and in Rome.

8:8. Archelaus Herod was tried in Rome, and exiled to Vienne in the south of France. The Herodian monarchy had been abolished. Ananus the Elder, a Sadducee appointed by the Romans as high priest in 6 AD, held a second abbey council in the 7th year after 1 AD.

Revelation 8:8+b (NOTE. The RSV places v. 8b “a third of the sea became blood” at verse 9a. )

8:8 Kai ho deuteros angelos esalpisen. kai hōs oros mega pyri kaiomenon eblēthē eis tēn thalassan, kai egeneto to triton tēs thalassēs haima

8:8 And the second angel (ordinal number for the septennial Sadducee abbot Ananus the Elder at the Qumran septennial council September1, 8 AD) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet at the Atonement month September Julian 1st, at the edge of the prayer platform row 7).

And as (and) a great (lay) Mountain (Archelaus Herod tried and condemned in Rome) of fire (at 3 am the furnace kindled with an oil lamp in the Rome house of Herods) burning (at 3:30 am for Asher Gentiles in an abbey) was thrown (sent down from the ministry to the congregation) at (row above, north side of island) the Sea (Tiber Island, the base for the ship mission to Gentiles, the port for the West at the north side). And the Third (Asher married Gentile) of the Sea (Tiber Island) came about (new event) blood (drank fermented wine as sign of willingness for martyrdom, used by abbey members).

8:8. In 5-6 AD the pro-Roman Sadducee priest Ananus the Elder was appointed high priest by the occupying Roman power. He reigned over the nation’s religion until 15 AD, and his five sons successively held the Jerusalem high priesthood . Ananus as married was attached to an abbey rather than a monastery. He was present for the September 8 AD abbey septennial council. The councils were held in the series 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 AD, the dates of the appearances of “angels” with ordinal numbers, the Annas Sadducee abbots.

In 6 AD Archelaus Herod the Tetrarch, the “Fatted Calf” of the Prodigal Son parable, who had lost the respect of the people, had been dismissed sent to Rome, and tried. His property was confiscated and he was exiled to Vienne in the south of France, and the Herodian monarchy was abolished (Josephus, Antiquities 17, 344).

The Tiber Island in Rome had long been the base for a mission to Gentiles plying the Mediterranean. It had been founded by a Magus, who assimilated to Gentile culture to the extent of using the imagery of Jason and the Argonauts. Under Herod the Great the sea mission had been preserved, but with biblical imagery, that of Noah, who rescued his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth from a coming catastrophe(Genesis 6:10). The Herod himself was the Noah, represented by the Jewish Chief Pilgrim whose travels could bring him to Rome.

 A married Gentile stayed in the married quarters on Tiber Island. As a married man, he was admitted to an abbey, where at 3 am at the end of the night vigil he drank the fermented wine manufactured in abbeys as a sign of willingness for martyrdom.

Revelation 8:9 - Part A (i)

Saturday September 1, 8 AD, 3 am . On the Tiber Island and Agrippa’s house in Rome.

8:9 Following the condemnation of Archelaus Herod in Rome, Agripa I aged 18 (born September 11 BC) being educated in Rome took over the Herodian mission in Rome, adopting the images of “Adam” and “Noah”.

Revelation 8:9

8:9 kai apethanen to triton tōn ktismatōn tōn en tē thalassē, ta echonta psychas. kai to triton tōn ploiōn diephtharēsan

8:9 (not including 8:8b) And the Third (the Asher married Gentile on the Tiber Island) died (was excommunicated because of his association with Archelaus) of the Created Things (Archelaus claiming to be the Adam to proselytes) the ones in (same row as) the Sea (Tiber Island).

(In apposition) The ones (neuter plural) having (as deputy) Souls (Agrippa I taking on the role of Adam). And the Third (a new Asher married Gentile serving Agrippa) of the Ships (the boat used for the Noah mission on the Mediterranean), they (RLR to Souls, Agrippa) were destroyed (Agrippa aged 18 rejected by Augustus Caesar for a restored Herodian monarchy)

8:9. Prince Agrippa I was now 18, living in his own house just inside the south gate of Rome. It was a Herodian grand house, with two stories and a basement, capable of being used as a cathedral. Agrippa was talented and ambitious, with a romantic background as the son of one of the murdered Hasmonaean sons of Herod the Great and Mariamme I. Despite the abolition of the Herodian monarchy, he believed he could restore it, and began to make his Rome house a center of influence and hospitality. He claimed the images of both Adam to celibate Gentiles and Noah to married Jews who came as pilgrims. But Augustus Caesar had had enough of the Jewish Herods and rejected his overtures.



Revelation 8:10 - Part A (i)

Midnight and 3 am beginning Sunday September 1, 15 AD at Qumran

8:10 At the next septennial abbey meeting Eleazar Annas was high priest and abbot. Jacob-Heli the heir of David, now in his mid eighties, retired.

Revelation 8:10

8:10 Kai ho tritos angelos esalpisen, kai epesen ek tou ouranou astēr megas kaiomenos hōs lampas, kai epesen epi to triton ton potamōn. kai epi tas pēgas tōn hydatōn

8:10 And the 3rd angel (with an ordinal number, the high priest and abbot Eleazar Annas appointed 15 AD, at the next septennial council in September 15 AD) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet for the September 1 convocation at the edge of the prayer platform).

And there fell (knelt) out of (one place to the east, for the levite) the Heaven (row 7 at the edge of the Qumran prayer platform) a great Star (Jacob-Heli as the Star of David, now in decline in his eighties) burning (at 3 am when the furnace was kindled) as (and) a lamp (Jacob-Heli down from the Qumran prayer platform to row 7 below at the table, where his reading lamp. And he (Jacob-Heli further down to row 10)  fell (knelt) upon (with accusative in same position) the Third (the Asher Gentile at Sea, for Eve, row 10, on the west bosom a grade below Adam) of the Rivers (east bosom row 10 of Adam, Rivers) . 

And upon (with accusative) the wells 2{phrear} (pege, west center row 7 for non-sacred water for pilgrims) of the waters (east center row 7 for holy water for celibates. The Chief Pilgrim now sat west center 7 at the holy table).

8:10. The emperor was now Tiberius (14 -37 AD). He was more open to Gentiles than Augustus, with the result that more Gentiles of Dan and Asher sought admission to the ascetic community through the traveling pilgrims who could be found in Rome.

The high priest in Jerusalem was now the Sadducee Eleazar Annas (15-17 AD) the first son of Ananus the Elder. He was liberal to both women and Gentiles, giving both a form of initiation and ministry. He announced the next convocation September 1, 15 AD

He encouraged the heir of David the Star as the patriarch Jacob of the west, head of all Gentiles.

Jacob-Heli had long held that position, but was now declining at the age of 85. He no longer led prayers on the Qumran prayer platform, but was reduced to the congregation on the ground floor, at first to row 7 east center, the seat of the lamp/eye of the Heavenly Man, then further down to row 10, the “bosom”, where the village leaders could sit on the south side of the holy table in the places of a village host as an Adam and Eve. Their seats corresponded to Sea for Eve, west center, and River for Adam east center, alluding to the river in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:10).

The Chief Pilgrim as instructor of Gentiles was now admitted to the meal table.

Pilgrims on arrival at Qumran were given a drink of water from the deep well at Qumran, loc 110. Theirs was treated as a less holy kind of water, from the pege, kept in jugs, while celibates were given holy water from the phrear, purer because stored in large closed jars, (John 4:6, John 4:11 with John 2:6)



Revelation 8:11 - Part A (i)

Wednesday September 1, 17 AD . At Qumran.

8:11 Joseph the father of Jesus became the Star of David at the death of Jacob-Heli. Joseph was strongly anti-Herodian, and he arranged the poisoning of Eleazar Annas who supported Agrippa I’s ambitions to restore the Herodian monarchy.

Revelation 8:11

8:11 kai to onoma tou asteros legetai ho Apsinthos. kai egeneto to triton tōn hydatōn eis apsinthon. kai polloi tōn anthropōn apethanon ek tōn hydatōn, hoti epikranthēsan,

8:11. And the Name (the David) of the Star (not Great Star, now Joseph the son and successor of Jacob-Heli, who was opposed to the Herodian monarchy and involved in a poison plot against Agrippa in Rome) is said (present tense) Absinth (Wormwood, a poison). And there came about the Third of the Waters (Dan Gentile predecessor of John Mark, go-between for Joseph, servant of Simon Magus also anti-Herodian, on west center of row 7 middle floor) at (row before row 8 the holy table) Absinth (poison on the holy table, placed there by the Magian Gentile, in the food eaten by Eleazar from row 6).

And Many (Eleazar Annas as a liberal Sadducee) of the Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as the Adam in Rome) died (Eleazar was dismissed as high priest in 17 AD) out of (to the east of, in the levite seat) the waters (holy water), that they (Many, Eleazar Annas) were made bitter (Eleazar as a supporter of Agrippa, having been poisoned by Joseph, died).

8:11. The David family believed with good historical reason that if there was a return of the monarchy in Jerusalem it should be given to them. The Herods were usurpers. In 17 AD Joseph the father of Jesus succeeded his father Jacob-Heli as the heir of David. He resented the Herods even more strongly, and on this subject, although not on the question of militarism, he was in agreement with Simon Magus, who now claimed the position of cardinal, with power over the Diaspora mission. Simon did not reveal that his own aim was to be king, but he used the Davids to stir up nostalgia about an ancient royal line .

The high priest Eleazar Annas was, however, in favor of Agrippa. As a peace-loving Sadducee he was very much opposed to the anti-Roman militarism of Simon Magus.

In Revelation 10:9-10 the gospel of John, written by Jesus while with the Magian Simon, was said to be “poison”. Magian methods, which included poisoning of enemies, were antipathy to Eleazar’s kind of Sadducee. Joseph, however, believed that stronger action was necessary. Once he gained the royal title from his father, he adopted the marriage rule of the Davids, which included a celibate to act as his “eunuch”, or go-between while he was outside the monastery in a dynastic marriage. Joseph chose a Gentile celibate who was the predecessor of John Mark. In late 17 AD Joseph arranged with this man to poison Eleazar Annas while he sat at the holy table.

These events tie in with an episode concerning Jesus given in Luke 2:41-51. Its pesher means that in March, 17 AD, Jesus reached the age of 23, the age for Essene initiation. His father Joseph was now king, and Eleazar Annas was the Sadducee high priest. Jesus opposed his literal father Joseph when he came searching for him, saying “I must be about the matters of my Father” – Eleazar as the abbot. Jesus intended to give full rights of ministry to women and Gentiles.

The political climate was now moving in Joseph’s nationalist direction. The way was opened for Caiaphas the Pharisee, who became high priest in 18 AD. One consequence was that Jesus was declared illegitimate on Pharisee views, and his next brother James, conceived in wedlock in 1AD, was made the David crown prince. While his father was alive James assumed the title Solomon (Acts 7:47).



Revelation 8:12 - Part A (i)

Tuesday September 1, 22 AD, the next septennial meeting. At Qumran

8:12 Jonathan Annas was the next Annas brother to aim at the high priesthood. In the system of Plagues, September 22 AD would see another Plague of Hail, an attack on Rome. It was the date of the appearance in Judea of Simon Magus, who had been exiled from Rome for financial exploitation.

Revelation 8:12

8:12 Kai ho tetartos angelos esalpisen. kai eplēgē to triton tou hēliou kai to triton tēs selēnēs. kai to triton ton asterō n, hina skotisthē to triton autōn. kai hē hēmera mē phanē to triton autēs. kai hē nyx homoiōs

8:12 And the 4th angel (Jonathan Annas the next Annas brother, aspiring for the high priesthood, allied with Agrippa I) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet from the edge of the Qumran prayer platform on September 1).

And the Third (a Gentile minister of Dan, John Mark of the Sun (Simon Magus) was plagued (involved in the September 22 AD attack on Rome). And the Third (a Gentile minister of Asher, James Niceta, aged 19) of the Moon (Helena the mistress of Simon Magus). And the Third (his twin brother John Aquila) of the Stars (Joseph father of Jesus over marrying members of Asher). In order that (under the rules of Therapeuts using Nun50) the Third (James Niceta) of them (RLR to Eleazar Annas polloi v. 11 who had promoted uncircumcised Gentiles and killed) should be darkened (James Niceta changed his politics to become pro-Roman, with the Sons of Darkness). And the Day not Appear (half -way in the 14 years of the north solar intercalation period, when the Night beginnings began to be observed) the Third (John Mark of Dan also changed to be pro-Roman) of it (feminine, the Day). And the Night likewise (Judas Iscariot who made the half-way change with Simon Magus).

March 21 AD to Jan 28 AD

1)Mar 21June21Sep 21Jan 22Mar 22June 22Sep 22
2)Jan 23Mar 23June 23Sep 23Jan 24Mar 24Jun 24
3)Sep 24Jan 25Mar 25Jun 25Sep 25Jan 26Mar 26
4)Jun 26Sep 26Jan 27Mar 27Jun 27Sep 27Jan 28
blood 1 frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5boils 6hail 7

8:12. The basis of the Twelve Apostles was now laid. Jesus, aged 28, was the David for the Magians, who had accepted his legitimacy from his birth. Simon Magus gave him the function of the Davids, as patriarch of the west, including Gentiles. Jesus under the influence of Eleazar Annas had come to believe in the full equality of Gentiles, including the uncircumcised. The leading Gentile ministers, the Thirds who led prayers at 3 am, were John Mark of Dan and James Niceta and John Aquila of Asher.

James Niceta and John Aquila, born 3 AD, aged 19 in 22 AD, had been educated by Simon Magus and Helena, but had changed their views to leave him and turn to Zacchaeus, the Merari of the Herodian court.

Simon Magus had been involved in a scandal in Rome. In 19 AD a woman named Fulvia, highly placed in society, had become a Jewish proselyte. She was persuaded by a Jewish adviser to give money for the Jerusalem temple., The money was kept and spent for themselves. The emperor Tiberius heard of it and expelled all Jews from the city (Josephus, Antiquities 18,82-83). Simon Magus, a Samaritan who did not have loyalty to the Jerusalem temple, was undoubtedly involved, and arrived back in Judea by 22 AD. He became Chief Magus, and worked to attack Rome, using the system of Plagues.

Following the death of Eleazar Annas, Jonathan Annas his brother was the next in line. He aimed to be high priest, but had to defer his hopes when Caiaphas, a capable Pharisee, became high priest in 18 AD. Agrippa I returned to his country, bankrupt, in 23 AD. He gained spiritual help from John the Baptist the Zadokite, who was under attack from the Magians, for Simon Magus claimed the Zadokite role for himself. Jonathan Annas, allied with the Baptist, became the Good Samaritan to Agrippa (Luke 10:29-37 the parable of the Good Samaritan). When Agrippa found that the anti-Herodian Joseph father of Jesus was against him, he used Jonathan Annas to drown Joseph. “The Thorns (Jonathan Annas) choked the Word” (Mark 4:7). Jonathan became Paul’s “Thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7).

The political tensions stirred up by the capricious Agrippa brought together the Twelve Apostles as an anti-Herodian party. Jesus as the David under the authority of Simon Magus brought his Gentiles into it, and Simon brought his anti-Roman, anti-Herodian militants into it. Their agreement against Agrippa kept them together, but there was soon to be conflict on attitudes to Rome. When the tactless Pontius Pilate was appointed Roman governor in 26 AD, the political crisis arose that would overshadow the ret of the history.

James Niceta and John Aquila became necessarily involved. According to the extremely valuable historical record of the Clementines. (See "Clementine_Books" in Section 4.) twin brothers Niceta and Aquila, born in 3 AD as illegitimates into a Roman imperial family, were expelled from Rome with their mother, and arrived in the East, at Tyre. They were bought in the slave market by the Syrophoenician woman, the same who appears in Mark 7:26. She was Helena the mistress of Simon Magus the Sun, she being called the Moon. She arranged for them to be educated by Simon Magus. When they came to adulthood they turned against her and Simon, and joined Zacchaeus, the man who climbed up the sycamore tree in Jericho in Luke 19:1-10. He was Ananus the Younger, the youngest of the five Annas brothers, who acted as the Merari of the lower levitical families. “Jericho” meaning “Moon” was the mission center where he worked, at Mar Saba in the wilderness of Judea. Merari was a loyal servant of Agrippa I, who cultivated the brothers because they could be of use to him under the emperor Caligula, to whom they were related. (Clementine Homilies 2, 19-21).

The date of the murder of Joseph by Jonathan, December 23 AD, is given in Luke 13:10-17. Mary the wife of Joseph became a Widow, an aged “crippled woman”; in year 18. That year belonged to the Sadducee dating series honoring Ananus the Elder in which 5 AD was year 0 and 6 AD year 1. Another date is given from the same starting point, 17 AD as year 12 (Luke 2:42).


Photo P

Photo P. Remains of the building on top of Mird-Hyrcania.


Revelation 8:13 - Part A (i)

Thursday September 1, 29 AD. At Mird-Hyrcania.

8:13. In 29 AD the ascetics had become disenchanted with Agrippa I, whose return to his country in 23 AD had led only to conflict. At the next septennial meeting Jonathan Annas changed his policy to support the anti-Herodian Twelve Apostles. He postponed the Restoration expectation.

Revelation 8:13

8:13 Kai eidon, kai ēkousa henos aetou petomenou en mesouranēmati legontos phōnē megalē, Ouai ouai ouai tous katoikountas epi tēs gēs, ek tōn loipōn phōnōn tēs salpingos tōn triōn angelōn tōn mellontōn salpizein.

8:13 And I (James Niceta the recorder of Part A) saw{eidon} (from the recorder’s west guest place on row 4 on the higher floor at Mird-Hyrcania). And I heard (sound coming up from the edge of the higher floor) Number 1 Flying Eagle (Jonathan Annas as now anti-Agrippa, alternating in the East and West with Simon Magus, who was also anti-Agrippa) in (same row as) Mid-Heaven (the edge of the prayer platform at Mird-Hyrcania, called Mid-Heaven as front steps led up to it over the cells beneath), saying in a Great Voice (Jonathan Annas making an announcement about time from the edge of the higher floor).

Woe, Woe, Woe . (Woe a 7 years’ delay for the fulfillment of prophecy, total of 21 years for the 3 Woes, from September 29 AD to September 50 AD, when the heir of Agrippa I born 27 AD would be 23, the age for initiation.

The down-dwellers upon of the Earth (married members attached to an abbey, the congregation on the lower floor) out of (to the east of) the Remnant Voices (Brother James the David for proselytes following Joseph’s death acting as a deputy) of the trumpet (for announcing time by a Gabriel) of the 3 angels (angel 3, cardinal number, Matthew Annas as the Gabriel, a member of the Twelve Apostles) the ones about to blow{salpizō} (Matthew would act in 3 months time, in December, at the Christmas feast which he introduced)

8:13 In 29 AD the Twelve Apostles were established as an anti-Herodian party. Luke 3:1 begins the record in March 29AD, the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar (14-37 AD). In September, when the first of the Baptist’s prophecies of a Restoration failed, Jonathan Annas, now changed to be anti-Herodian, became the Flying Eagle, alternating in mission East and West with Simon Magus.

The building at Mird-Hyrcania, which had become an alternate sanctuary after the earthquake of 31 BC, had a prayer platform in the west wing, treated as a middle floor because the slope of the land allowed cells underneath, with steps up to the front of the platform. A cover over the platform allowed seats on this floor. James Niceta now aged 26 – the age for a lay bishop­- took the recorder’s west guest place at councils.

Since the death of his father, Brother James was treated by the Pharisee Caiaphas as the legitimate heir of the Davids, with the title Solomon. Matthew Annas, another Annas brother, was a member of the Twelve Apostles, and known for his eirenical attitudes, giving him the Title Peace. He saw both sides of a question, and allowed Brother James to act as a deputy at Mird-Hyrcania. James was a conservative who valued the Jewish September feasts, while Matthew Annas saw a way through both sides by introducing a December feast of equal significance. It was to become the Christian Christmas. Matthew was called angel 3 because December was the 3rd month for those counting from September.

The 3 Woes predicted by Jonathan Annas up to September 50 AD should mean that the Restoration would be brought about by a better Herod than Agrippa I, his son born September 27 AD. He would reach the age of 23 for initiation in September 50 AD, and it was hoped that he would fulfill the Herodian ideal. That prediction was still remembered in September 50 D, but applied by Christians. According to Acts 17:2 Paul at that date was in Thessalonica in Maecdonia, and “for 3 weeks” argued about doctrine. The pesher is Week 3, the year 21 of the prophecy.



Photo CCC. The recess between the steps and the eastern wall of the sanctuary at Qumran, shown by the Copper Scroll to be the first vault for storing money.


Revelation 9:1 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Sunday January 1, 30 AD. At Qumran.

9:1. Agrippa made a calendar change, to January 1 as the New Year, to accord with Roman usage. Jonathan Annas, having changed his policy, became the 5th abbot-angel, after previously being the 4th. Brother James was rejected as the heir of David by the Twelve Apostles in favor of Jesus.

Revelation 9:1

9:1 Kai ho pemptos angelos esalpissen. kai eidon astera ek tou ouranou peptōokota eis tēn gēn. kai edothē autō hē knleis tou phreatos tēs abyssou

9:1. And the 5th angel (Jonathan Annas as abbot after his change of policy, announcing the septennial abbey council date, changed. to January 1, 30 AD) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet for the Roman New Year on the edge of the prayer platform at Qumran).

And I (James Niceta in the recorder’s place on the Qumran prayer platform) saw{eidon} (to the east footstool) a Star (Brother James as the heir of David for Pharisees) out of (James moved to to the east of) the Heaven, (the edge of the prayer platform at Qumran, the levite’s position east of center) falling (kneeling) at (row above, row 6) the Earth (the central point of the X on the ground floor)(James now down to the congregation, seat at row 6 for the abbey rule).

And there was given (without payment) to him (James the Star) the key (key of David to the reserve vault) of the well{phrear} (the deep well at Qumran loc 110 for holy water) of the abyss (the chasm running down from beside the reserve vault)

9:1 Agrippa I desperately needed money for his ambitious projects in his homeland. He knew that in the vaults at Qumran a very large amount of money had been stored by Herod the Great, produced by his effective taxation scheme in the Diaspora. The record of the deposits was kept in the Copper Scroll. According to the law of 1QS 5:1-4 the money of the community was controlled by the chief layman, who was the David, the Messiah of Israel. On Pharisee advice, James held that position.

Agrippa, who frequently switched loyalties between Pharisee and Sadducee, saw his opportunity. One vault in particular was available to him, the one just south of the round well below loc 113. It held reserve money, handed over at the stage just before initiation, which could be given back if necessary (1QS 6:17-22):). Money of defaulting monastics could also be put there, ready to be returned. Agrippa, with the help of Caiaphas, had only to encourage James’ claim to be the true David, and he could pressure him into resolving his financial crisis.

Matthew Annas with the Twelve Apostles, trying to ensure fairness, brought James to Qumran. James as the Star was head of circumcised proselytes. But James Niceta with the Twelve Apostles exercised their Sadducee influence, and Brother James was brought down, to be a mere abbey member, Since he. however, was the Rich Man who was very interested in money, and Jesus was not, he was given the key of David, the key to the reserve vault. That meant that he gave money to Agrippa, and he was rejected from the Twelve Apostles. Jesus remained the heir of David to them.

From this point there were two methods of dating, the Jewish one from September in the septennial series 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, 50, 57, ; and the Roman one from January 1 in the series 30, 37, 44, 51, 58 . The series of ordinally numbered “angels” - abbots – from this point followed Jonathan Annas from January 1, 30 AD.



Revelation 9:2 - Part A (i)

Friday March 24, the equinox 31st, 30 AD, 4 pm. At Qumran

9:2. James at Qumran insisted on the Friday sabbath rules, which were being rejected by the Twelve Apostles.

Revelation 9:2

9:2 kai ēnoixen to phrear tēs abyssou, kai anebē kapnos ek tou phreatos hōs kapnos kaminou megalēs, kai eskotōthē ho hēlios, kai ho aēr ek tou kapnou tou phreatos

9:2. (On Friday March 24, the equinox 31st preserved by James at Qumran) And he (RLR to Star, James, 9:1) opened (consecrated) the well 1{phrear} (the Qumran round well loc 110) of the abyss (the chasm at Qumran). And there went up (to the top of the back steps north of the vestry) a smoke (the incense accompanying 4 pm Gentile prayers, not accepted by heaven on Friday at 4 pm which was the sabbath, because it required lifting up the censer. Their incense was mere “smoke”) out of (to the east of) the well 2{phrear} (the round well loc 110) as (and) a smoke (literal smoke) of a great (lay) furnace (the furnace in loc 109 whose remains are still to be seen there).

And the Sun (Simon Magus, a member of the Twelve Apostles, confined to the Ain Feshkha Bethany as a rival Zadokite) was darkened(had adopted the Roman Julian calendar) And the air (the board across the 2 cubit space at the top of the back steps for the priests to enter the prayer platform. The Gentile service was conducted by a leader on the board, “in the air”) out of (to the east of)the smoke (incense) of the well 2{phrear}.

9:2. Celibate Gentiles were now so numerous that they wanted to hold their own prayer services in the vicinity of the Qumran prayer platform. They followed a known practice by using incense, burning in a container acting as a censer. They were permitted to hold their services at 4 pm on weekdays, the “unclean” hour when Jewish monastics were away using the latrine. The space allotted to them was the 2 cubit uncovered space between the furnace and the prayer platform, left uncovered to allow the smoke from the furnace to rise. As stated in Revelation 11:1, these 2 cubits were for Gentiles.

But since their rite involved lifting up the censer and swinging it, they were forbidden to do so on the sabbath, when lifting up of objects, even a pen, was forbidden (Mishnah Shabbath 1, 3). By strict ascetic standards, the sabbath began at 3 pm on a Friday. If Gentiles persisted in holding their usual prayer service at 4 pm on a Friday, their prayers were unacceptable and the incense that accompanied them mere “smoke”, no better than the smoke of the furnace.

These facts became very relevant 3 years later, on Good Friday, when the sabbath restrictions and the Gentile prayers of Pilate enabled the deception of the “resurrection” to be carried out while he was concealed at the north end of the vestry.



Revelation 9:3 - Part A (i)

Friday March 23, 31 AD, 4 pm. At Qumran.

9:3 John the Baptist was condemned as a false prophet in March 31 AD, again in June 31 AD, and finally condemned in September 31 AD, because of failures in his predictions from the solar calendar.

His stages were re-interpreted as the last of the 10 Plagues of Egypt, Locusts Plague 8 in March 31 AD ; Darkness Plague 9 June 31 AD ; Death Plague 10 September 31 AD .

Revelation 9:3

9:3 kai ek tou kapnou exēlthon akrides eis tēn gēn, kai edothē autais exousia hōs echousin exousian hoi skorpioi tēs gēs

9:3. And out of (to the east) the smoke (incense on Friday at Qumran) there came out{erchomai} (to the lay meeting) Locusts (new plague 8 in the Baptist series, Theudas-Thaddeus the Chief Therapeut with the Twelve Apostles against the Baptist) at (in the row above) the Earth (the ground floor)

And there was given (without payment) to them (Locusts, Theudas) authority (the right to make proselytes) as (and) the Scorpions (the Baptist in the eastern underground prison cell at Mird-Hyrcania) of the Earth (the abbey structure at Mird-Hyrcania).

March 28 AD to Jan 35 AD

1)Mar 28June28Sep 28Jan 29Mar 29June 22Sep 29
2)Jan 30Mar 30June 30Sep 30Jan 31Mar 31Jun 31
blood 1 frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5(Locusts 8)(Darkness 9)
3)Sep 31Jan 32Mar 32Jun 32Sep 32Jan 33Mar 33
(Death 10) frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5boils 6hail 7
4)Jun 33Sep 33Jan 34Mar 34Jun 34Sep 34Jan35
blood 1 frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5boils 6hail 7

9:3 The events of the night beginning Friday March 23, 31 AD are dealt with from a different perspective in John 3:1-21, describing the meeting between Jesus and Nicodemus- a name for Theudas the Chief Therapeut as the Conquering One, the Joshua.

On the basis of the Essene solar calendar and the Apocalypse of Enoch, with its many revisions, the Baptist had prophesied the Restoration for 29 AD the north solar year; then for 30 AD the north lunisolar year; then for 31 AD the intermediate year. When no Restoration came in 31 AD he was condemned as a false prophet. Three seasons of the year 31 AD were possible, and he was given a chance in March, June and September. As seasons corresponded to Plagues for militants, they were re-interpreted as the last 3 of the 10 plagues of Egypt - Locusts, Darkness, Death.

At midnight beginning Friday 23rd, the intercalated 31st, John the Baptist was placed in the community prison, the eastern underground cell on the southern slopes of Mird-Hyrcania. It was infested with scorpions.

On the Friday afternoon of March 23, “smoke” was again seen at Qumran at 4 pm. The Gentiles were attempting their prayers with incense. Theudas, failed by the Baptist, defending the Jewish sabbath, made his decision. He became decisively anti-Roman, joining in the re-interpreted Plague. One of his several new pseudonyms was Barabbas.

Revelation 9:4 - Part A (i)

Sunday March 25, 31 AD. At Mird-Hyrcania. 

9:4 Theudas, now anti-Roman, holding that a celibate state was necessary for Holy War, taught James Niceta that he ought to stay single. Agrippa, now pro-Roman, called himself the Adam to Gentiles of Asher and Dan.

Revelation 9:4

9:4 kai errethē autais hina mē adikēsousin ton chorton tēs gēs oude pan chlōron oude pan dendron, ei mē tous anthrōpous hoitines ouk echousi tēn sphragida tou theou epi tōn metōpōn

9:4. And it was said to them (feminine, RLR to Locusts v. 3, Theudas, at Mird-Hyrcania on the Sunday to guard the Baptist,) in order that (under the rules of Therapeuts using Nun50) they (Theudas) should not make unrighteous (allow to marry) the grass (Gentiles such as James Niceta whose emblem was wheat) of the Earth (central point of the X on the ground floor for the abbey system.),

Neither (oude play on Not-class D, but class C Gimel for graduates) All Grass (James Niceta in Agrippa’s Eden school) Neither (Class C Gimel) All Tree (Agrippa as the superior of John Mark monastic Gentiles of Dan). If not (and also) the Men{anthrōpos}Agrippa claiming to be Adam to all Gentiles).

(In apposition) the Certain Ones (Theudas with the right to make proselytes including Thomas)) do not have (as possession) the Seal (the T sign meaning pro-Roman) of God (Matthew Annas) upon of the foreheads (on a phylactery strapped to the forehead).

9:4. Theudas having made his decision to become nationalist anti-Roman adopted the Jewish phylactery, a leather box containing tiny copies of the Law strapped to the forehead. Numerous phylacteries were found at Qumran. Matthew recognized that Jewish orthodoxy was a divisive factor and he did not require the phylactery, as it was usually not worn by Diaspora Jews. Those who did wear it added the T sign, the Seal, to its left side, a sign of being at peace with Rome.

There was now a political struggle going on for Gentiles. The conduct of Pilate made it necessary for them to decide whether to be for or against Rome. Theudas-Nicodemus Barabbas endorsed militancy as the honorable course. He was influenced by the fact that it was now 40 years since the re-occupation of Qumran in March 10 BC. A new start, interpreted as another New Exodus, had been made then, so a new Holy War should begin now in 31 AD.

The grass of the Earth was the abbey doctrine of James Niceta, whose emblem was wheat. Although he was only a Nazirite permitted to marry, he chose to remain single, and eventually became the superior of Christian celibates. Theudas of the Therapeuts taught him his attitudes, because according to Qumran rules a sexually active man was not fit to be a soldier in the Holy War (1QM 7:5-7).

Agrippa I, aiming at reproducing the organization of Herod the Great, used Eden symbolism for Gentile schools, calling himself Adam, the Men (anthropoi). He had included both Asher Gentiles and Dan Gentiles in his Eden schools. They were naturally inclined to want peace with Rome, and Agrippa in 31 AD changed to being Sadducee in favor of Rome. He had seen his chance of recruiting James Niceta for his campaign to regain the monarchy, for the illegitimate brothers were related to the Caligula line, and it was through Caligula when he became the successor of Tiberius that Agrippa hoped to gain what he wanted.

Agrippa also called himself Noah for the Sea mission on the Mediterranean, accepting individual celibate Gentiles of Dan, who represented Shem, Ham and Japheth Although “Shem” (Philip) was against Agrippa and with Simon Magus (Acts 8:11-13), the next one, “Ham”. the “eunuch of Ethiopia” of Acts 8:27-39, remained loyal to Agrippa. He was called Titus in religion, his own name being Marsyas. He is shown in (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 228-230) as a friend and confidant of Agrippa at the time of his receiving the monarchy in March 37 AD.


Photo R

Photo R. Mird-Hyrcania. Entrance to cells on the south flank.

Photo S

Photo S. Mird-Hyrcania. Inside the entrance to a cell.


Revelation 9:5 - Part A (i)

Tuesday May 1, 31 AD .In the underground cells at Mird-Hyrcania.

9:5. Agrippa and the Baptist were both consigned for a re-education process to the underground cells at Mird-Hyrcania Agrippa in the western cell was like a female in labor. The Baptist as a false prophet was in the eastern one, infested with scorpions.

Revelation 9:5

9:5 kai edothē autois hina mē apokteinōsin autous, all’ hina basanisthēsontai mēnas pente, kai ho basanismos autōn hōs basanismos skorpiou, hotan paisē anthropōn

9:5 And it was given to them (masculine, RLR to Theudas the Certain Ones v. 4) that they (Theudas) should not kill{apokteinō} (excommunicate) them (masculine, RLR to Men, Agrippa v. 4). Nevertheless (an alternative action) in order that (by the rules of Therapeuts) they (Agrippa) should be tormented (placed in the cells at Mird-Hyrcania, used also as a hospital for births) month 5 (Julian May 1) . And the torment (re-education likened to labor pains) of them (Agrippa) as (and) a torment of a Scorpion (the Baptist in the east cell), when{hotan} (hotan 3 pm) it (the Scorpion) stings (reduces to novice) a Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as an Adam).

9:5. The underground cells at Mird-Hyrcania were used also as a hospital, including for women –the wives of priests at the sanctuary – to give birth. A woman following the marriage rule for a first birth conceived in December - the season when there no long standing traditional feasts - in order to give birth the following September. Her pregnancy was beginning to show May 1, and it was on that date that she must conceal herself (Luke 1:24). Consequently when the cells were used for other purposes, the date of May 1 was chosen.

In 31 AD Agrippa was blamed by nationalists for the non-appearance of the Restoration, a punishment for his current Romanized views. Theudas took charge of the punishments. Agrippa was not excommunicated, but placed in the western hospital cell at Mird-Hyrcania for a process of 4 months re-education until September, when he would emerge as “born again”. In the eastern cell, with the scorpions, John the Baptist was placed, awaiting either vindication or death. The Baptist through the wall attacked Agrippa, who had previously relied on him for spiritual help. He reduced Agrippa to the status of a novice.

It was possibly while he was in the cell that the Baptist, the Teacher of Righteousness, wrote 1QH 16. /8 26-36 describing his sufferings as labor pains, about to produce a messianic birth.

The Plague9 of Darkness in June 31 AD is not described.



Revelation 9:6 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Friday September 21, 31 AD., At Ain Feshkha and Mird-Hyrcania.

9:6 Plague 10 of death. At the September equinox 31 AD the Baptist was put to death. Agrippa did not help his former spiritual adviser, but allied with Simon Magus against him, with the aim of getting control of the Qumran money. Subsequently Simon broke with Agrippa, and they returned to their previous mutual hostility.

Revelation 9:6

9:6 kai en tais hēmerais ekeinais zētēsousin hoi anthrōpoi ton thanaton kai ou mē heurēsousin auton, kai epithymēsousin apothanein kai pheugei ho thanatos ap’ autōn

9:6 And in the Days Those (in Those Days, midnight beginning Friday the solar 3st at the September equinox) the Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as an Adam). will seek (attempt to recruit) Death (Simon Magus). And they (Men, Agrippa) will not not (double negative means positive) find (recruit) him (Death, Simon Magus). And they (Agrippa) will lust (for money, Mark 4:18) to die (Agrippa to be excommunicated by Simon Magus) And Death (Simon Magus) flees (to an alternative sanctuary) from (at the limit of, at Ain Feshkha) them (the Men, Agrippa).

9:6 September 31 AD was the last chance for the Baptist, Agrippa who had allied with him for spiritual help when he first returned to his country, did not help him. Instead, Agrippa – who constantly changed parties to suit his purposes – turned to Simon Magus a previous enemy, one who was anti-Rome and anti-Herods. Simon’s mistress Helena, called Salome as the head of the order of Asher, joined Simon at Ain Feshkha. The decision was made to execute the Baptist. Agrippa was present, but did not intervene. (Mark 6:1-29 pesher).

From that point the parties of Agrippa and Simon Magus remained separate, the former at Mird Hyrcania and the latter at Ain Feshkha, Both buildings were called Bethany, being for different parties of Therapeuts.

Revelation 9:7 - Part A (i)

Friday September 21, 31 AD, midnight ending. At Qumran.

9:7 Jonathan Annas as a pro-Roman Sadducee received the papacy after the death of the Baptist. But the tensions caused by Pilate made it unlikely that a Sadducee would last.

Revelation 9:7

9: 7 Kai ta homiōomata tōn akridōn homoia hippois hētoiumasmenois eis polemon. kai epi tas kephalas autōn hōs stephnaoi homoioi chrysō, kai ta prosōpa autōn hōs prosōpa anthrōpōn

9:7 And the likenesses (the status of servant)of the Locusts (Theudas) like Horses (Jonathan Annas missionary priest under Simon Magus as Pope) prepared (followed Baptist teaching) at (row before) war (debate on Friday evening at Qumran when there was no meal).

And upon (with accusative) the heads (headband)of them (Horses, Jonathan) as (and) crowns (worn by Annas Sadducee priests)like gold (sign of priesthood). And the faces (seat at center of row 7 in front of superior on row 6 at the evening meal, in Heavenly Man imagery) of them (Horses) as (and) faces (same place in the Herodian building at Mird-Hyrcania) of Men 1{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as an Adam).

9:7. As stated in the Clementines (Clementine Homilies 2, 24) Jonathan Annas received the papacy as the successor to the Baptist. Theudas the Chief Therapeut Locusts was his servant, called Barabbas servant of Abba to Jonathan as the abbot. A council for debate was held on the Friday evening at Qumran, over which Jonathan presided. As a son of Ananus the Elder who had been made a puppet king by the Romans in 5-6 AD, Jonathan wore a royal crown (stephanos) giving him the title Stephen.

Agrippa I, released in September, remained at Mird-Hyrcania, his power limited by the anti-Herodian Twelve Apostles.



Revelation 9:8 - Part A (i)

Friday March 21, 32 AD, at noon, the equinox . At the upper and middle floors at Ain Feshkha.

9:8 Jonathan Annas as Pope was liberal to Gentiles, and permitted the lowest class of Gentile, married and uncircumcised, to be ordained as ministers, John Aquila . as the 5000, was made a presbyter grade 5 at the Feeding of the 5000 in March 32 AD.

Revelation 9:8

9: 8 kai eichon trichas hōs trichas gynaikōn. kai hoi odontes autōn hōs leontōn ēsan

9:8 And they (RLR to Horses Jonathan Annas) had (as deputy) hair (a headcloth covering the hair) as (and) hair (a veil) of Women (genitive, Helena). And the teeth (hardened bread fragments for Gentiles) of them (Horses) as (and) of Lions (genitive, Theudas) they (teeth) were.

9:8 Jonathan Annas as the Pope adopted the Zadokite headcloth and length of hair. (Ezekiel 44:20.) Celibate women of the Therapeuts wore veils the same length, but over their faces like Moses (1 Corinthians 11:5).

While Jewish ascetics were given holy bread that was baked fresh every day, uncircumcised Gentiles were given the leftover fragments (John 6:5-14 and parallels)   that had hardened. The Chief Therapeut could give this kind of bread to proselytes.

March 32 AD was the season of the Feeding of the Five Thousand in the Gospels. It was the occasion when uncircumcised married Gentiles, led by John Aquila the 5000, were ordained as ministers under the liberal rule of Jonathan Annas.

Revelation 9:9 - Part A (i)

Friday March 21, 32 AD, midnight ending. At Qumran.

9:9. More detail on the ceremonial dress of Jonathan Annas and his servant Theudas is given. Jonathan presided at the Friday evening meeting at Qumran, keeping the sabbath rule.

Revelation 9:9

9:9 kai eichon thōrakas hōs thōrakas sidērous. kai hē phōnē tōn pterygōn autōn hōs phōnē hanmrtōn hippōn pollōn trechontōn eis polemon

9:9 And they (RLR to Horses v 8, , Jonathan Annas) had (as dress) breastplates (a chasuble) as (and) breastplates (chasuble) iron (Egyptian). And the Voice (levite) of the wings (surplice sleeves) of them (Horses v. 8, an abbot wearing a surplice) as (and) a Voice (levite) of chariots (missionary vehicle of Ezekiel 1) of Horses (missionary priest driving the chariot) Many (liberal Sadducee Jonathan Annas) running (as a priest, not a levite walking, teaching) at (row before) war (debate at Qumran on Friday evening).

9:9 . The dress of the abbot Jonathan Annas and his lay deputy the Chief Therapeut is described further. Both kinds wore a padded chasuble as a symbol of armor. The abbot wore a surplice, a shorter white vestment, with wide sleeves likened to wings. He used a pulpit from which he preached and read scripture, likened to Ezekiel’s chariot. Whereas a levite was said to “walk” (peripateō) as a peripatetic teacher, a priest was said to “run” (1QpHab 7:1-5) applied to the Teacher of Righteousness). Jonathan presided at the Friday evening council at Qumran when there was no meal but only debate.



Revelation 9:10 - Part A (i)

Thursday May 1, 32 AD. At Mird-Hyrcania

9:10 Simon Magus was being punished in the east cell at Mird- Hyrcania, but was working his way up to try again in September. Pilate was recklessly spending money intended for religion, and to avoid a confrontation between him and Agrippa I, Agrippa was confined to the western birth cell at Mird-Hyrcania for another period of re-education.

Revelation 9:10

9: 10 kai echousin ouras homoias skorpiois kai kentra. kai en tais ourais autōn hē exousia autōn dikēsai tous anthrōpous mēnas pente

9:10. And they (RLR to Horses Jonathan Annas, vv. 8, 9) have (as servant)) tails (Theudas servant of Jonathan as his trainbearer, following in a procession), like (servant of) Scorpions (Simon Magus rejected as Pope replacing the Baptist). And stings (Simon’s bishop’s staff).

And in (same row as) the tails (trainbearer) of them (Scorpions, Simon Magus) to make unrighteous (allow to marry) the Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as an Adam). 5 months (month 5, Julian May 1, Agrippa again subjected to re-education in the birth cell at Mird-Hyrcania).

9:10. Theudas was a trainbearer to Jonathan Annas wearing elaborate robes. Simon Magus had been rejected the previous September as Pope replacing the Baptist, and was now being punished in the east cell at Mird-Hyrcania. But Simon was working his way up and would become Pope in September

Theudas, given power to make proselytes, had equal authority as Agrippa over the Eden proselyte schools. He agreed to Agrippa resuming his marriage whenever he wanted to, as the married class attached to the Therapeuts did. But to keep him out of the way of Pilate, who was misusing public money, Agrippa was subjected to another period of re-education in the western birth cell at Mird-Hyrcania. 

Pilate spent money from the sacred treasury on the construction of an aqueduct, again showing disrespect for religion (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 60).

The Clementines Clementine Homilies 2, 24 state directly the names of the contenders for the papacy following the arrest and death of John the Baptist. They were Jonathan Annas, called Dositheus, and Simon Magus, who was absent in 31 AD but gained it in 32 AD after defeating Dostheus.

The gospels deal with September 32 AD through the Transfiguration story, which shows that Jesus on the Day of Atonement contested the position of high priest, putting on the white garments of the high priest. (Mark 9:2-8 and parallels). In 1QpHab 11:4, outrage is expressed at this sacrilege of Jesus, the Wicked Priest . The term meant Anti-Priest, like Anti-Pope, a rival claimant to the position.

The events of 33 AD, the Crucifixion and the two seasons following it, are omitted by Revelation - Part A (i). James Niceta the recorder was at this stage opposed to Jesus.



Revelation 9:11 - Part A (i)

Friday March 19, 34 AD. Qumran and Caesarea.

9:11 In Caesarea an alternative Chief Therapeut, Apollos, was appointed. He was prepared for militancy, but held strict moral views.

Revelation 9:11

9:11 echousin ep’ autōn basilea ton angelon tēs abyssou. onoma autō Hebraisti Abaddōn. kai en tē Hellēnikē onoma echei Apollyōn

9:11. They (RLR to Men Agrippa v. 10,) have (as deputy) upon of them(west side of Agrippa) a king (graduate) the angel (Apollos at Qumran) of the abyss (the Qumran reserve vault from which money could be removed). A Name (the David, Brother James Pharisee while Caiaphas was still high priest) to him (the angel Apollos) Abaddon (Hebrew for Destruction)

And in (same row as) the Greek a Name (Barnabas) he (Abaddon) has, Apollyon (Apollos, a-polloi the strict Few against the morally liberal Many)

9:11. In March 34 AD Simon Magus and Jesus left Qumran where they had been sheltering following the crucifixion and resettled in Caesarea, the port of the Mediterranean for sea journeys west. Qumran was left to Brother James, guarding the Herodan money stored there. This cultural divide was followed by the Therapeuts, who now had Theudas at Qumran as their militant anti-Roman Hebrew speaker for the East with James.

So great was the divide that an alternative Chief Therapeut was appointed at Caesarea.

He was Apollos, a pro-Roman, speaking Greek for western mission. The existence of two Chief Therapeuts reflected political divisions in Alexandria. Apollos was given a Hebrew name meaning Destruction, showing that he was willing to become militant when necessary. But his Greek name Apollyon illustrated his moral views. He was a-polloi, against the polloi, the liberal Jonathan Annas. He represented the strict views of the Few against the loose morality of the Many.

At the same time the differences between the two brothers of Jesus, , James and Barnabas-Joses, became apparent. James stayed with the East. and Barnabas, rising to be a levite to Jesus as priest, remained the Name with Apollos.

 By late 35 AD it was known that the emperor Tiberius (14- 37 AD) was failing in health, and his successor, appointed through family influence, would be the youthful Caligula. Agrippa I, educated in Rome, had been an older school associate of Caligula, and he saw his opportunity of pressuring him to regain the Herodian monarchy. He planned to set sail in January 36 AD. The ship journey to Rome took 6 months.

The well informed leaders of the mission knew of the near certainty of Agrippa’s gaining what he wanted, and they knew also of his need for money. His expulsion from Rome for bankruptcy would be rescinded under Caligula. There was again danger for the mission money stored at Qumran.

Brother James as the David had been given the key to the reserve vault. James, together with Theudas, began the process of removing the money outside the country, to the Damascus center of proselyte mission. James was “building bigger barns”, to hold the fees he would receive from eastern proselytes (Luke 12: 16-21).

Agrippa arrived in Rome in June 36 AD, in the heat of summer. He soon made contact with Caligula, and the two went out for chariot rides together, driven by John Mark-Eutychus, who was secretly a Christian. The conversation between the two passengers was about how much better it would be if Tiberius died soon and Caligula took his place. John Mark the driver overheard, and was driven by conscience to send a message reporting the conversation to Tiberius. The emperor’s usual dilatory habits caused the matter to be delayed until September, but he then issued an order for Agrippa’s arrest. Agrippa was imprisoned in September 36 AD, and only released when Tiberius died in March 37 AD.

He was then given royal status by the new emperor, achieving his hopes. (Josephus, Antiquities 18,168-169, Josephus, Antiquities 18,183-186)

See Acts 20:9 for Eutychus as John Mark.



Revelation 9:12 - Part A (i)

Saturday September 1, 36 AD. In Rome.

9:12 September 36 AD was the end of Woe 1, a 7 year postponement of the hope for a fulfillment of prophecy. In Rome, Agrippa I was arrested for conspiracy against Tiberius

Revelation 9:12

9:12 H ē ouai hē mia apē lthen. idou erchetai eti dyo ouai meta tauta.

9:12 The Woe (7 years delay for fulfillment of the Restoration prophecy) the number1 (29 to 36 AD, the first of 3 Woes from September 29 AD) came-from{erchomai} (at a limit, in Rome). See{eidon} comes{erchomai} (present tense) still (for the Gentile 13th, John Mark-Eutychus, who betrayed Agrippa in Rome) Woe 2 (36 to 43 AD) after (meta with accusative, the time unit after) These Things (a lay period).

9:12. The 3 Woes predicted by Jonathan Annas in September 29 AD would be 29-36, 36-43, 43-50. (Revelation 8:13) In September 36 the end of the first one coincided with the arrest of Agrippa I, which gave hope for the system. Woe 2, 36 to 43 AD, now began.



Revelation 9:13 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Sunday, September 1, 37 AD. At Qumran

9:13. Theophilus Annas the 6th angel was appointed high priest in succession to Jonathan Annas in September 37 AD.

Revelation 9:13

9: 13 Kai ho hektos angelos esalpisen. kai ēkousa phōmēn mian ek tōn tessarōn keratōn tou thysiastēriou tou chrysou tou enōpion tou theou

9:13. And the 6th angel (ordinal number, an Annas in a septennial year, Theophilus Annas) blew{salpizō} (announced the date at the edge of the Qumran prayer platform). And I (James Niceta) heard (sound coming up from the edge of the platform to the recorder’s seat) Voice 1 (Theophilus).

Out of (to the east) of the 4 horns (the Raphael Calf with horns, Theophilus on row 4 to bring suppliants to the horns of the mercy-seat) of the gold incense altar (now introduced as the position for the king or cardinal on row 3 of the platform) the one Before{enōpion} (enopion north of one below) God (Theophilus on row 4 in front).

9:13. When the news arrived in Judea in September 37 AD that Agrippa I had obtained royal status from Caligula, Jonathan Annas was deposed. One of the reasons was that he had turned against Agrippa when he changed to join the Twelve Apostles. In his place his next brother Theophilus Annas was appointed high priest. (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 123).

It was apparent that there was security at present in adopting the Sadducee policy of peaceful co-operation with Rome. Theophilus Annas took a bold step in that direction. He led the people in taking an oath of loyalty to Rome (Josephus, Antiquities 18,123). In doing so, on the side of caution, he prepared the way to the high priesthood for the next brother, Matthew Annas, who played the greatest role of all in the transition from a Herodian to a Christian organization. Theophilus continued as the levite to Matthew.

Theophilus Annas reigned from September 37 AD to (probably) 41 AD. As openly pro-Roman, even during the reign of Caligula (37-41 AD), he became close to the Gentiles of Japheth, the third and lowest order for individual Gentiles of Dan. They were Greeks and Romans, considered inferior in the East to Ham (Ethiopians) and Shem (Arabs). That association meant that Theophilus had close contact with Luke-Cornelius, a distinguished Roman, the head of Japheth. It was to Theophilus Annas that Luke dedicated both the gospel of Luke (Luke 11:3) and its sequel the book of Acts Acts 1:1.

Once Agrippa I held the monarchy, a more sacerdotal sanctuary imagery was developed, so as to make a position for the king or his cardinal at the center of row 3, called the altar of incense. It corresponded to the throne of God in the Exodus imagery, the mercy seat where God would meet with the chief priest . The incense altar was 1x1 cubit, and 2 cubits high. Out of its sides came horns, which had developed as a means of obtaining mercy, a refugee saved if he could grasp the horns (Exodus 30:1-3) . Agrippa, still in Rome, arranged for the appointment of a cardinal, Atomus, to represent him on the highest place on the Qumran prayer platform, the center of row 3. In front of the altar on row 4 stood a Raphael, the Calf of the Ezekiel imagery, as Horn 4, facing north, bringing people to the mercy-seat. Theophilus, although “God” as an Annas priest, was made subordinate to the cardinal and the king, ensuring Agrippa’s superiority to the priesthood.

Theophilus accepted Jesus’ claim to priesthood, and made him his deputy when he officiated on the Day of Atonement in September 37 AD (Acts 7:55 pesher).

Theophilus’ appointment as high priest was in the series of septennial years from the changed date, January 1, 30 AD.

In late September 37 AD, when the news of Agrippa’s success reached the country, Brother James finalized the removal of Herodian money from Qumran to Damascus. The Qumran monastery was now stripped of its role as a bank. It was taken over entirely by Gentile monastics, who charged no fees and did not have stored wealth. John Mark, who had betrayed Agrippa, was rewarded by being given the rights to Qumran as a Gentile monastery. This is noted in Acts 8:1. After Jonathan Annas’ deposition in September 37 AD, when John Mark had returned from Rome, all were scattered– to the Diaspora - “except the apostles”, John Mark.

Revelation 9:14 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Sunday, September 1, 37 AD. In Caesarea.

9:14 In Caesarea Jonathan Annas arranged for his brother Matthew Annas to be separated from the house of Simon Magus to the house of Agrippa. The two houses were now in opposition.

Revelation 9:14

9: 14 legonta tō hektō angelō, ho echōn tēn salpinga, Lyson tous tessaras angelous tous dedemenous epi tō potamō tō megalō Euphratē

9:14 One (feminine, RLR to Voice 1, (In Caesarea at the same time, Jonathan Annas down to levite only), says (speaking to Theophilus Annas his brother) the 6th angel (Theophilus) .

(In apposition) The one having the trumpet (Jonathan Annas doing the work of levite to a Gabriel, as in Revelation 8:6, says) “ Loose (promote) the 4 angels (Angel 4, Matthew Annas) the bound ones (not free to act independently on behalf of Gentiles) upon to (east of, in the abbey east of the monastery) the great river Euphrates (the Caesarea monastery of Simon Magus).

9:14 Jonathan Annas having been deposed (not killed, as the surface story of Acts 6- Acts 7 seems to say of Stephen-Jonathan) was reduced to being a levite, one who held the trumpet for the high priest. He now worked in Caesarea, to which Jesus and Simon Magus had moved when they left Qumran. The Caesarea monastery under Simon Magus had links with Damascus to which James had taken the Herodian money. The monastery in Caesarea was called the Great River Euphrates. The abbey, in the same relationship as at Qumran, was “upon to”, east of the monastery. Matthew Annas, the next Annas brother after Theophilus, worked there as an abbot. He was already influential in the mission, but his association with Simon Magus meant that he would not be high priest under Agrippa.

Agrippa was still in Rome in September 37 AD, delaying his return to his country. Once Theophilus Annas was established as high priest, Jonathan Annas approached him on behalf of their brother Matthew, knowing his great talents. In later years, when the changeable Agrippa again wanted to appoint a Sadducee after dismissing a Pharisee, he approached Jonathan, who had once supported him but then turned against him. Jonathan declined, but said to the king, “I have a brother, pure of all sin against God and against you, O king. Him I recommend as suitable for the honor” Agrippa now at last appointed Matthew to the high priesthood (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 315-316)

In 37 AD Matthew had no hope of the position unless he separated from the house of Simon Magus. The separation was effected by Jonathan Annas approaching Theophilus, asking him to use his power as high priest. There was a Herod house in Caesarea, as in all great cities. Theophilus brought Matthew there, and had it declared an independent mission center on the side of Rome. It was from that house that Peter conducted his debates with Simon Magus recorded in the Clementines Recognitions, Book 2 and foreshadowed in Acts 5: 1-11). The two houses were now in opposition. It was the beginning of the breach between Christians and Magians.

Matthew Annas was the equivalent of a Gabriel. When “angel” was used with a cardinal number, not an ordinal, it meant a Gabriel. His number meant the Julian beginning of the month for a great feast, 7 for the Atonement month September; 3 for December when counted from September, 4 for June when counted from March as month 1. Matthew held all 3 titles. He preferred the solstices, against the Jewish equinoxes, introduced Christmas in December, and developed Pentecost in June.



Revelation 9:15 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Wednesday January 1, 38 AD . In Caesarea and Qumran

9:15.Matthew Annas in Caesarea was promoted to the separate Herod house-cathedral, where as a Gabriel he was in charge of the solar calendar and its times. There were now several centers of mission

Revelation 9:15

9: 15 kai elythēsan hoi tessares angeloi hoi hētoinasmenoi eis tēn hōran kai hēmeran kai mēna kai eniauton, hina apokteinōsin to triton tōn anthrōpōn

9:15 And the 4 angels (Angel 4, Matthew Annas) was loosed (promoted from the Magian house to the Agrippa house in Caesarea) the ones prepared (adjectival, not in apposition, Matthew) at (row above) the hour (for services). And a day (for feasts at the 31sts of the seasons). And a month (men, the 1st of the Julian month). And a year{eniautos} (the Jewish form of the year at the 31st, not the Julian 1st). In order that (by the rules of Therapeuts using Nun50) they (RLR to angel 4 Matthew v. 14) would be killed{apokteinō} (Matthew excommunicated from Simon’s house, plural) the Third of the Men{anthrōpos} (John Mark-Eutychus in control of Qumran as a Gentile monastery, adopted the Julian New Year January 1.)

9:15. Matthew Annas was promoted to the Agrippa house in Caesarea, which as a grand house was used as a cathedral. As a Gabriel he took charge of the solar calendar and its times. Although the Julian months were to be observed, as shown by the word men, Matthew included the East by allowing the Jewish beginning of the year on the solar 31st, with the word eniautos instead of etos. Matthew was excommunicated by the Magian monastery.

John Mark-Eutychus was in charge at the Qumran monastery, as an Adam to the Eden school. He introduced the Julian calendar. His mission was directed at Greek monastics.

According to Acts 9:33, a man named Aeneas had become paralyzed in year 8, Year 8 of the calendar as revised in January 30 AD. On January 1, 38 AD, the separate Damascus center of mission was officially opened. The man was James Brother of Jesus, who had retreated to Damascus with the militants at the threat arising in late September 37 AD. In Damascus they established a new center of mission to the East, which they claimed was a full substitute for Qumran. Its records were kept in the Damascus Document. Its claim, with that of Qumran and that of the Caesarea house with Matthew, meant that there were now several independent centers of mission, the original unity broken.

Revelation 9:16 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, , 38 AD. 3pm. Caesarea.

9:16 Following the exile of Antipas Herod I to Lyons in the south of France, Antipas Herod II was made his successor. He received the Herodian taxes from the 30,000 Jews of Asia Minor. He was admitted to the Herodian house in Caesarea now under the administration of Matthew Annas.

Revelation 9:16

9: 16 kai ho arithmos tō n strateumatōn tou hippikou dismyriades myridōn. ēkousa ton arithmon autōn

9:16 The Number (Nun for grade 8 novices and married) of the soldiery(Apollos) of the horseman(Matthew Annas in charge of foreign mission). 20,000 of 10,000, (of the 30,000 tax-paying Jews of Asia Minor, 20,000 were married, subordinate to 10,000 celibates).

I (James Niceta) heard (from the recorder’s seat on row 4 sound coming up from the edge of the upper floor) the Number (Antipas Herod II the chief married man grade 8, announcing numbers on the edge of the upper floor) of them (the 20 000 at grade 8 married) of 10 000 (married subordinate to the 10 000 celibates grade 7).

9:16. The exile of Antipas Herod I to Lyons in the south of France was a consequence of his relative Agrippa I receiving the monarchy, and of the ambition of his wife Herodias, as Josephus records in (Josephus, Antiquities18, 252).

In Caesarea the Herodian house, now administered by Matthew Annas, admitted married Jews, as Matthew was concerned to preserve both East and West, married and celibate members. They included Antipas Herod II, the successor of the third Herod, who received the rich income from the fees of the Jews of Asia Minor, totaling 30 000. At 3 pm on January 1, Antipas announced the numbers of members, as an indication of the success of the mission and how long they had to go before the numbers were complete and the Restoration came.

The large numbers of Jewish members in Asia Minor arose from the fact that numerous Jews lived there, more comfortably than in the homeland, but close enough to it to be able to travel sometimes to the Jerusalem temple. The 5 provinces of Asia Minor, each having 6000 Jewish members, each produced membership fees of 1 talent, 6000 half-shekels. The system for taxing them a half-shekel annually for initiation and promotion was set up by Herod the Great, described in the Qumran fragment 4Q159. The parables of the pounds and talents in the gospels (Luke 19:12-27, Matthew 20:1-16) develop the closer detail of the system when it came to apply to Gentiles. The system brought enormous wealth to Herod the Great. Half of the total Jewish income came from Asia Minor.



Revelation 9:17 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Friday. June 13, 38 AD, and 3 pm to 5 pm. In the Caesarea house-cathedral.

9:17. Matthew Annas organized a new Sadducee mission to the world, ecumenical in its composition. It was conducted by Jonathan Annas with Apollos.

Revelation 9:17

9:17 kai houtōs eidon tous hippous en tē horasei kai tous kathēmenous ep’ autōn, echontas thōrakas pyrinous kai hyakinthinous kai theiōdeis. kai hai kephalai tōn hippōn hōs kephalai lenotōn, kai ek tōn stomatōn autōn ekporeuetai pyr kai kapnos kai theion

Upper floor midnight

Row 3(Cardinal scarlet Atomus for the king)
Row 4 James Niceta Apollos
Ones Sitting
Jon Annas
starting year’s mission
Matthew Annas
when Jonathan away
Row 5
Row 6
Row 7 John Mark
Thomas Herod

Middle floor 3 pm

Row 6 Apollos

when traveling
Row 7 Peter
fire 3 pm
John Mark smoke 4 pm
Thomas sulphur 5 pm

9:17. And thus (as a yes-initiator) I (James Niceta in the recorder’s west guest place row 4) saw{eidon} (to the east center of row 4, not called a throne-footstool at Caesarea until Agrippa arrived) the Horses (Jonathan Annas at east center row 4 for a new Sadducee Diaspora mission) in (same row as) the Vision{orasis} (Matthew Annas as priest in charge, occupying the seat when Jonathan was away) .

And the ones (Apollos) sitting upon of (west center to east center where Horses saddlecloth Jonathan Annas). Ones (ones sitting, Apollos having breastplates (chasuble) fiery (for a guide acting as Fire by Night). And hyacinth blue (color worn by Apollos as a third in the priestly hierarchy of scarlet, purple, blue; a color also for women) . And sulphur (plural, for Thomas Sodom as another servant of Jonathan, for proselytes).

(On the middle floor)And the heads (headband) of the Horses (Jonathan Annas) as (and) heads (headband) of Lions (Apollos as Chief Therapeut Lion for the south). And out of (to the east of) the mouths (cup of Peter pilgrim in Caesarea) of them (Apollos) travels out (act as pilgrim) Fire (lit 3 pm) Smoke (4 pm on Friday, John Mark giving his usual prayer with incense) Sulphur (5 pm Friday, Thomas Herod treated as a woman)

9:17. While he had the opportunity before Agrippa I returned, Matthew Annas administering the Herod house in Caesarea organized a year’s mission to the Diaspora. Its scheme was followed subsequently by the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6, Part B). In accord with Matthew’s ecumenical principles, the mission team was to go to all kinds of people, many of whom were rejected by more orthodox ascetics.

Starting in summer, the season to begin traveling, they would go to all 4 segments of the world, spending a season in each, until after a year they returned to their home base in Caesarea. Jonathan Annas, riding a horse was to lead. His horse had a colored saddlecloth for the season, and when he started and returned it was placed on the east center of row 4, which would be called the throne-footstool when Agrippa returned. Jonathan sat on it to be commissioned. When he was away, Matthew Annas as the Vision took the place, showing that he was only a subordinate of the king, on row 3.

Beside Matthew at the west center of row 4 sat Apollos, the morally strict Chief Therapeut who had replaced Theudas. He endorsed the Sadducee symbolic war as described in Ephesians 6:13-20, wearing a chasuble as a symbolic breastplate. Beside him, at the west guest seat on row 4, stood James Niceta as the recorder, with a high desk in front of him, keeping a written record of the occasion.

In the servant’s place at the edge of the upper floor, conspicuous to the congregation below, stood Thomas Herod east center as “sulphur” for Sodom (Genesis 19:24) acknowledging his homosexuality. He would go in mission to proselytes. Beside him west center stood John Mark, in a pair often found together. As the Beloved Disciple he represented a woman, and would include mission to women among his tasks. Of the three priestly colors, scarlet, purple and blue Exodus 28:5, blue (hyacinth) was worn by women, purple was worn by bishops, and scarlet by the cardinal representing the king.

These were the team on the upper floor. On the middle floor of the house, which had become a cathedral, sat members as a congregation in a more lay state. Jonathan Annas and Apollos belonged at that level when they were not wearing regalia, only the headband worn by all initiates. They sat at the center of row 6. On row 7, at the “Face” of the Heavenly Man, Peter as Chief Pilgrim sat west center, with his “mouth”, the cup with which he gave water to pilgrims. East center sat the three kinds of rebels who had been forbidden to pray on Friday afternoon. This was Friday, as shown by the presence of “smoke”. It was being treated as an ordinary day in Caesarea, although not at Qumran.

The fire for cooking was lit at 3 pm by the Merari, Ananus the Younger as a guard in the Herodian court. The incense as mere “smoke” was offered by John Mark at 4 pm. At 5 pm Thomas treated as a woman was characterized again by sulphur.

The team returned, after 4 seasons and 4 segments of the world, in June 39 AD. But by then Agrippa I had returned, and instead of Matthew’s Peace, conflicts broke out again in Caesarea. They are recorded in Acts chapter 8.



Revelation 9:18 - Part A (i)

Friday March 13 39 AD, the intercalated 31st. In Caesarea, the house of Agrippa I.

9:18 Agrippa I returned to his homeland in March 39 AD to avoid Caligula

Revelation 9:18

9: 18 apo tōn triōn plegōn toutōn apektanthēsan to triton tōn anthropōn, ek tou pyros kai ek tou kapnou kai ek tou theiou tou ekporeuomenou ek tōn stomatōn autōn

9:18. From (at far limit, in Caesarea) these 3 Plagues (genitive, Plague 3 for March 39 AD, Table D of Plagues) they (RLR to ones sitting v. 17, Apollos) were killed{apokteinō} (banned from his house by Agrippa I). The Third of the Men{anthrōpos} (John Mark-Eutychus as a servant of Agrippa, also excluded from his house for betraying him).

Out of (to the east of) the Fire (Merari Ananus the Younger lighting the cooking fire at 3 pm on Friday). And of the Smoke (John Mark offering incense with prayers on Friday at 4 pm. And of the Sulphur (Thomas Herod at 5 pm) traveling out, out of (to the east of) the mouths (Peter’s cup, Thomas treated as a pilgrim by Peter) of them (Apollos)

March 35 AD to Jan 42 AD

1)Mar 35June35Sep 35Jan 36Mar 36June 36Sep 36
2)Jan 37Mar 37June 37Sep 37Jan 38Mar 38Jun 38
3)Sep 38Jan 39Mar 39Jun 39Sep 39Jan 40Mar 40
4)Jun 40Sep 40Jan 41Mar 41Jun 41Sep 41Jan 42
blood 1 frogs 2gnats 3flies 4cattle 5boils 6hail 7

9:18. Agrippa I had stayed in Rome for some time after his appointment, as he enjoyed the social life of Rome, where he had been brought up. But by late 38 AD Caligula’s illness had become apparent, and it would be safer for Agrippa to be no longer associated with him. He arrived in his homeland in March 39 AD, making Caesarea his base. He brought his friend Titus-Marsyas with him.

In the system of Plagues, one for every season out of a set of 28, one was scheduled for March 39 AD. It was a Plague 3 according to the Exodus scheme. Apollos the Lion of the south, now working in the SW segment, who normally was peaceful but could become militant when such action was needed, led an attack on the Roman power that was intended to embarrass Agrippa in the eyes of Rome. The three Friday rebels, with Peter, went to Qumran, the monastery of John Mark, where they again flouted the sabbath rules.



Revelation 9:19 - Part A (i)

Monday June 1, 39 AD. In Alexandria.

9:19. Jonathan Annas with Apollos was also unwelcome to Agrippa. They went south, to practice the healing arts in Alexandria with the Therapeuts . Marriage was permitted among the Therapeuts.

Revelation 9:19

9: 19 Hē gar exousia tōn hippōn en tō stomati autōn estin kai en tais ourais autōn. hai gar ourai autōn homoiai ophesin, echousai kephalas, kai en autais adikousin

9:19 For (a graduate combining Gimel and Resh) the authority (power to make celibate proselytes, John 1:12) of the Horses (Jonathan Annas as a missionary priest) in (same row as) the mouth (the cup giving water to pilgrims,) of them (RLR to Apollos v 18) is (becomes).

And in (same row as) the tails (Apollos as trainbearer to Jonathan Annas) of them (Apollos). For (Gimel-Resh graduate) the tails (Apollos) of them (Apollos) like (acting as a servant) Serpents (Jonathan Annas with medical knowledge, the Healer for Therapeuts called Ophites). To have heads (Apollos when not in regalia wears an initiate’s headband). And in them (headband. feminine word), they make unrighteous (Apollos allows abbey members to marry).

9:19. At the end of the year’s mission, in June 39 AD, Jonathan Annas was also unwelcome in Agrippa’s Caesarea house. He had just finished missionary work in the south-west segment, the area of Alexandria, and he decided to stay there, as the Aaron to Theraputs, the Healer of the Ophites, Apollos was his assistant, acting as his trainbearer when Jonathan put on ceremonial robes. Therapeuts were permitted to marry.

Revelation 9:20 - Part A (i)

Monday, June 1, 39 AD, 3 pm. In Jerusalem .

9:20. Brother James turned against Damascus and both houses in Caesarea. He formed the Jewish Christians of Jerusalem, and was appointed as the first Jewish Christian bishop there in March 40 AD. He paid the tribute due to Rome, using the Julian calendar.

Revelation 9:20

9: 20 Kai hoi loipoi tōn anthrōpōn, hoi ouk apektanthēsan en tais plēgois tautais, oude metenoēsan ek tōn ergōn tōn cherōn autōn, hina mē proskynēsousin ta daimonia kai ta eidōla ta chrysa kai ta argyra kai ta chalka kai to lithina kai ta xylina, ha oute blepein dynantai oute akouien oute peripatein

9:20. And the Remnant (Brother James as the Remnant, name for proselytes in CD 1:5) of the Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa I the Adam to Gentile proselytes).

(In apposition) The Ones (new subject) who were not killed (not excommunicated by Agrippa I) in (same row as) These Plagues (the Plague of June 39 AD, Table D). Neither (not class D but class C(called Gimel) for Brother James as Chief Graduate) repented (Brother James changed his politics, turning against the militarism of Damascus)the Works (Nazirite method of gaining merit, against Sadducee Faith) of the hands (collection plate for gifts) of them (Brother James the Remnant).

In order that (rules of Therapeuts using Hebrew Nun 50) they (Brother James) should not worship (pay the Roman tribute to) the demons (the anti-Rome militant of East Manasseh to whom the tribute had been diverted in Damascus) (Brother James became head of Jewish Christians, confirmed in March 40 AD (Recognitions, 1, 43)

(Description of the rejected Damascus party)Gold idols false priest Simon Magus paid tithes in gold coins). And the silver things (false levite Eleazar of Galilee paid in silver coins), And the copper things (false hermit of the Therapeuts, Theudas, paid in copper coins). And the stone things (a pilgrim). And the wooden things (the proselyte Thomas heading a false Eden school).

(The positions in Damsascus of Thomas Herod head of proselytes, strongly rejected by James Niceta) Which things nor (oute, Thomas speaking Hebrew having imperfect Greek). to see{blepō} (from the east guest seat of Thomas on the middle floor down the NE radius to the center of the X on the middle floor) are able (Thomas having power as a cardinal). Nor to hear (oute Thomas speaking imperfect Greek on row 4 the east guest seat on the upper floor, hearing sound coming up from row 7 of the upper floor). Nor to walk (Thomas speaking imperfect Greek when teaching from the north base)

9:20. The list of substances representing grades of ministers is drawn on by Paul in 1 Corinthians 3: 12, showing another close dependence on the Qumran system. Within the image of building a sound Christian edifice, he lists “gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw”. The gold and silver meant leaders of priestly or levitical status. Precious stones meant the third grade, wearing the blue of sapphires after the scarlet and purple of the priests and levites. It included women ministers. Helena was called Sapphira in Acts 5:1, 7-10. Wood alluded to the Eden imagery of trees, for a Gentile as an “Adam”, “Hay” and straw” meant the two kinds of rejects from the ministry, after the “grain” for Gentile ministers likened to wheat and barley in the Feedings of the 5000 and 4000 (Mark 6:30-44; 8:1-10.

Agrippa I after his return was proving so troublesome that a plot was being developed to remove or assassinate him. In September 39 AD “Samaria received the Word of God” (Acts 8:14). Although Simon Magus of Caesarea in Samaria was in conflict with pro-Roman Sadducees on many issues, Agrippa I was drawing them together. Jesus, on the side of peace loving pro-Roman Sadducees, was returning to his association with Simon Magus that he had been driven out of a few years after the crucifixion.

The other Sadducee Annas priest, Matthew Annas the next brother of Theophilus Annas, was already influential, and now achieved what he deserved. He was appointed by Agrippa high priest in 41 AD, (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 316

The parable of the Taxcollector and the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-14. deals with the upheavals at this period. It is set in June 43 AD. The tax-collector was Matthew Annas, called by that name in Matthew 10:3, while the Pharisee was the strict Apollos. He was a righteous person, but is shown in the parable as self-righteous. Agrippa I promoted him and dismissed Matthew Annas after he had been high priest from 41 to 43 AD. The next stage of Matthew’s history is given in Revelation chapter 10.



Revelation 9:21 - Part A (i)

Tuesday March 1, 40 AD. In Damascus

9:21 Agrippa I, aware of the rising disaffection in Damascus, sent the young man Saul there to cure it, but he was expelled.

Revelation 9:21

9: 21 kai ou metenoēsan ek ton phonōn autōn oute ek tōn pharmakōn autōn oute ek tēs porneias autōn oute ek tōn klemmatōn autōn

9:21 And they (RLR to Wooden Things Thomas v. 20) did not repent (adopt Baptist morality) out of (to the east) murders (genitive, Theudas-Barabbas)of them(Thomas). Nor (not-te, speaking Hebrew) out of (to the east) the pharmacies (genitive, Simon Magus) of them (Thomas). Nor (not-te, speaking imperfect Greek) out of (to the east)the fornication (genitive, Helena with Simon Magus) of them (Thomas). Nor (not-te, speaking imperfect Greek) out of (to the east) the thefts (genitive, Eleazar of Galilee) of them (Thomas).

9:21. By the end of the year 39 AD Agrippa I was aware of the rising resentment against him. At the December solstice and January 1, 40 AD, his friend Titus-Marsyas, whom he had brought back with him from Rome, encountered a plot against him led by Philip, who was in league with the conspirators (Acts 8:26-40). By March of 40 AD Agrippa was aware that Damascus was the focus of conspiracy against him, fomented by his brother Herod of Chalcis, who thought he should have the monarchy.

The erratic Agrippa I had turned against all his relatives, who he knew were all plotting against him. They were joined by Thomas Herod, who had earlier been made acting crown prince by Agrippa. The party around Thomas included Theudas-Barabbas, called a murderer in Acts 3:14, Simon Magus, accused of magic, Helena the mistress of Simon Magus, and Eleazar of Galilee, who followed Judas Iscariot in being a thief of village taxes (John 12:4-6).

Thomas, who always claimed priestly authority as a Herod, acted as a priest with them.

The Acts of Thomas, in Syriac, records the activities of Thomas in the East. He remained associated with India, the limit of the terrain that had been reached by Alexander the Great.

The young man Saul, born 17 AD, educated in Tarsus of Clicia, was and remained a loyal servant of the Agrippas, for as a member of the order of Benjamin he was the official tutor in the Herodian court. In March 40 AD Agrippa sent him to Damascus to try to cure the disaffection, but he was found out as a spy and was forcibly ejected on the orders of Herod of Chalcis (Acts 9:1-25).

While he was in Damascus, Saul made contact with Jesus, who was attending a council there. (Acts 9: 3-7). As a David Jesus was by family tradition an opponent of the Herods, who for them were upstart kings. For that reason he had remained associated with his former mentor Simon Magus. But Jesus was in the process of forming a new party, independent of traditional ones. He impressed the young man Saul.

When Jonathan Annas was deposed in 37 AD he had at first gone to Antioch, where he established an abbey for Gentile celibates who would retain Greek names. There would be 7 leaders for the days of the week, as always in an abbey. Their names are given in Acts 6:5. Jonathan as Stephen was their Saturday, Philip the head of Shem Gentiles was their Sunday, and Nicolaus-Blastus the proselyte their Friday, a deacon.

Matthew Annas was edged out of Caesarea by Agrippa, who felt that his worldwide outlook would be more useful in Antioch, in the Herod house there. Matthew took up the task of administration in the same way as at Caesarea. With him went the congregation member Peter as Chief Pilgrim, and Peter’s Gentile friends James Niceta and John Aquila. This group, with Matthew, would later be the first to use the name Christian (Acts 11:26)

The two years between March 40 and March 43 are omitted in Acts 9. They were the years of the growing rebellion against Agrippa I, as the wily king maneuvered to deal with his enemies by constant changes of alliance. When the emperor Claudius came into power in January 41 AD Agrippa in Rome managed to have him endorse his position and add to his territories (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 274-275). But by 43 AD the influence of Jesus through Peter was growing. Matthew Annas had endorsed Jesus as his deputy during the two years of Matthew’s reign up to mid 43 AD. Jesus’ main concern was with the full equality of the Gentile membership, especially its Greco-Roman element, which had a much higher intellectual standard. A Gentile such as Luke-Cornelius, of the order of Japheth, had such high status that he could reach the emperor directly (Josephus, Antiquities 20, 14). Agrippa’s position was weakening, and would end in March 44 AD.

Revelation also omits the two years between 40 and 43 AD. It moves from March 40 AD to September 43 AD, and from the East to Ephesus. The season was that of the 16th birthday of the young Prince Agrippa, born September 27 AD. He was to be educated in Rome, as Herod princes usually were (Josephus, Antiquities 17, 20). He reached Ephesus, half way to Rome, September 1, 43 AD, in time for the first of his official birthdays. Matthew Annas went with him. He had been dismissed as high priest, but was permitted to go with the prince as his tutor. Matthew was influencing the prince towards rising Christianity.



Revelation 10:1 - Part A (i)

Sunday September 1, 43 AD 3:00 pm and 3:05 pm . In the Ephesus cathedral-house of Agrippa.

10:1. Prince Agrippa aged 16, on his way to Rome for his higher education, celebrated the September 1 occasion of his birthday in Ephesus.

Revelation 10:1

10:1 Kai eidon allon angelon ischyron katabainonta ek tou ouranou, peribeblēmenon nephelēn, kai hē iris epi tēs kephalēs autōu, kai tōu prosōpon autou hōs ho hēlios. kai hoi podes autou hōs styloi pyros

Upper floor

Row 3Cardinal Atomus 3 PM
Row 4 James Niceta Matthew Annas
(to vest)
Prince Agrippa
Row 5
Row 6
Row 7 Heaven(Prince Agrippa)

Lower floor

Row 13 Welfare Jar

10:1 And I (James Niceta, the recorder in the west guest seat of row 4 of the upper floor of the Ephesus cathedral) saw{eidon} (on the east footstool) an other strong angel (alternative abbey council member, . Prince Agrippa aged 16) going down (to the edge of the upper floor) out of the Heaven (Prince Agrippa to the east side of the opening to ensure that it remained open for another half-hour for Gentiles),

Thrown-around by a Cloud (Matthew Annas as the Sadducee Cloud, the prince’s tutor on the west footstool vested the prince on the east footstool).

And a Rainbow (the arc of the circle on the upper floor, between 3 am and 9pm, where the 2 radii touched the circumference) upon of (west side of) the head (initiate’s’s headband) of him (Prince Agrippa).

And the Face (prosopon, upper floor footstool row 4)of him (Prince Agrippa) as (and) the Sun (Cardinal Atomus on day duty row 3). And the Feet (jar for welfare tithes) of him (the Sun, Cardinal Atomus) as (and) Pillars (the NW podium on the middle floor) of Fire (the oil lamp used for lighting the 9pm campfire, kept on the NW podium) 

10:1. Agrippa I followed the Herodian tradition (Josephus, Antiquities 17, 20) by sending his only surviving son, the prince Agrippa, born September 27 AD, to Rome for his higher education. Revelation takes up his career - which was to be vital for Christianity – at the age of 16, when he was appointed the crown prince. The ceremony took place in Ephesus, on the prince’s way to Rome.

He was accompanied as far as Ephesus by his tutor Matthew Annas, who had been dismissed by Agrippa as a Jerusalem high priest, but was trusted to introduce the prince to the more advanced learning of the western Diaspora. James Niceta as a student of Matthew Annas came with them as recorder.

Under Roman domination, every royal person had two official birthdays, on the Julian 1st of the month and at the intercalated 31st later in the month. For September 1, Agrippa I was not present, and the prince was installed by Matthew Annas, who vested him in a surplice, supervised by Cardinal Atomus the Magian Sun . Atomus represented the king in the royal space on row 3, but standing, as he must not sit on a throne. The footstool on row 4 was therefore free for the two subordinates, Matthew Annas west side and Prince Agrippa on the east side. Matthew Annas as the Cloud from the west side vested the prince in a surplice.

The ceremony was to begin at 3 pm, when Cardinal Atomus ended his day duty. As Elder 24 he was responsible for announcing every hour of the day, using the oil tube for reading the hours. He had to sleep at night, and his place was taken by the Chief Therapeut, originally between 3 pm and 3 am, but varying when an extra half-hour for Gentiles was added.

The prince, who was close to becoming Christian, wished to ensure that the new provision for Gentile Christians should remain in force in Ephesus. The central opening,the two planks covering the 4x4 cubit space at the center of row 7, formerly closed at 3 pm, was left open for an extra half hour for Gentiles to offer their prayers to heaven, as shown in Revelation 8:6. After his vesting, the prince got up from his seat and went down to the east side of the opening at the edge of the upper floor, to ensure that it remained open.

At 3:30 pm Matthew Annas had completed his part of the ceremony and left, to return later at the more important date at the intercalated 31st. The prince was left in the middle of the footstool, with Atomus the Sun standing behind him The prince, heading for the west, Rome, and preferring its culture, began a process of reversal of the sides. Whereas the Rainbow, the arc on the circumference of the half circle on the upper floor, had begun at the 3 am point, he began it at the opposite point, to say that the west was superior.

In Ephesus he met with the Christian Peter, who helped in the process of making the prince a Christian. Peter was a Pillar, a layman who “held up” the upper floor priesthood by his work and financial support, He had previously stood on the NE podium representing Damascus,, but with its loss to militarism he transferred to Ephesus, represented by the NW podium at the 9 pm point.

Atomus as a cardinal had “feet”, the welfare jar into which villagers put their tithes for help to the indigent. In the plural form it was placed on the west center of row 13 on the ground floor. As soon as the prince had an opportunity he would reverse it, transferring the singular “foot” that belonged on the east to the west center of row 13 (next verse).

Revelation 10:2 - Part A (i)

Sunday September 1, 43 AD, 3:05 pm In the Ephesus cathedral.

10:2 Prince Agrippa was given a copy of John’s gospel as a birthday present. Since he was on his way to the west, he reversed his position and that of his courtiers to the west.

Revelation 10:2

10:2 kai echōn en tē cheiri autou biblaridion ēneōgmenon, kai ethēken ton poda autou ton dexion epi tēs thalassēs, ton de euōnymon epi tēs gēs

Upper floor Heaven

Row 4 Prince John’s gospel on bread paten

Middle floor Earth

Row 6Earth below this row
Row 7 Apollos

Ground floor Sea

Row 13 Welfare Jar

10:2. (At 3:05 pm for start of action) And he (Prince Agrippa) having in (same row as) the hand (bread paten) of him (Prince Agrippa) a little book (John’s gospel, completed 37 AD, given to him as a 16th birthday present) opened (canonized previously).

And he (Prince Agrippa, changing all leadership positions to the west) placed the right Foot (east welfare jar) of him  upon of (west) the Sea (the jar placed west center of the lowest step on row 13 of the ground floor, the dais step).

The left (west side of all pairs for the deputy, Apollos) upon of the Earth (central point of the X on rows 6 and 7 of the middle floor)

10:2. For his 16th birthday the young Prince Agrippa on the east footstool was given a copy of John’s gospel in its current form. It had been composed by Jesus between 33 and 37 AD.

The cathedral was structured as Heaven, Earth and Sea. (Figure 19a, and see the Appendix) Prince Agrippa in Ephesus was now turning west, towards Rome. While he had the chance, he wanted to westernize his following. Matthew Annas left the west footstool, to return later in the season. The prince placed himself there, leaving John’s gospel on the east footstool. Apollos the strict chief Therapeut was a courtier of the prince, present in the daytime. He took his position as the Left, on the left side of the middle floor, so he was “upon of the Earth”.

A cardinal on behalf of the king held the welfare jar in which tithes to help the indigent were placed by villagers (CD 14:12-16). It was placed on row 13 of the ground floor, the dais step. At the Last Supper it was on the west center, and called the “feet”, plural. because on the west side. Cardinal Simon Magus had emptied and purified it when he “washed the feet” (John 13:4-10 pesher) . Now, with the prince’s new enthusiasm for the west, the corresponding jar of Cardinal Atomus, called the “foot” - because it should be placed in the east -, was placed “upon of the Sea”, on the west center of row 13.

In the Sadducee system of Heaven, Earth and Sea, Heaven was on row 7 above, Earth was directly below it on row 7 at the table, just as earth is directly below heaven. But with the addition of the time circle with its X, its central point became a more exact Earth. The seats at the center of rows 6 and 7 on the middle floor were used by the abbey leaders. The Sea had been the ground floor row 13 in the Qumran vestry, but in the cathedral structure it came up from row 13 to row 10 at the outer edge of the middle floor, at the top of the steps leading up from the front.

The Cardinal Atomus, who was also Elder 24, responsible for announcing the 24 hours of the day, could not stay awake all night. He acted in the daytime between 3 am and 3 pm, and at 3:35 pm for the extra Gentile half hour. His place at night was taken by Apollos the Chief Therapeut accustomed to night vigils.

Revelation 10:3 - Part A (i)

Tuesday September 24, 43 AD, the equinox 31st, 3:30 am and 3:35 pm. In the Ephesus cathedral.

10:3. At the equinox observance of Prince Agrippa’s birthday, Christian prayers were said as a protest. Matthew Annas and Agrippa I were in competition for the Herodian taxes from the 30 000 Jews of Asia Minor.

Revelation 10:3

10:3 kai ekrazen phōnē megalē hōsper leōn mykatai, kai hote ekrazen, elalēsan hai heta brontai tas heuutōn phōnas

Upper floor (cover closed R6, R7)

Row 3Agrippa I
Row 4 James Niceta Apollos Prince Agrippa
Row 5
Row 6 Antipas II
Row 7 Matthew

10:3 And he (RLR to Prince Agrippa vv. 1, 2 at his equinox birthday) cried out (prayed loudly as a pro-Gentile protest at the silent Gentile prayer for 3:30am) in a great Voice like a Lion (Apollos the Chief Therapeut at the end of the abbey night vigil, now the deputy on west footstool to Prince Agrippa as an abbot) to roar (give an even louder Gentile prayer).

And when{hote} (hote 3:35 pm) he (Lion Apollos) cried out, (also said the Gentile prayer loudly) the 7 Thunders (Thunder 7, Matthew Annas in a black cassock as no longer the high priest) spoke (said a quiet Gentile prayer) as the Voices (Matthew Annas as a levite) of Themselves Antipas Herod II the married man servant of Cardinal Atomus, on the closed cover at row 6)

10:3. Agrippa I waited until the intercalated 31st, September 24, to be present for his son’s birthday. His interest in being in Ephesus was chiefly to meet Antipas Herod II, the third Herod who replaced Antipas Herod I. He received the Herodian taxes from the 30 000 Jews of Asia Minor, money that the extravagant Agrippa needed for his self-glorifying building projects in Judea. Matthew Annas as Thunder 7 also needed this money for the upkeep of the Diaspora mission, and there was a contest between him and Agrippa.

As is shown in Revelation 8:6, there was “silence in Heaven at the half-hour”. The meaning is that a class of Gentiles led by James Niceta had been promoted from holding their prayer services at 4 am, to a less “unclean” time at 3:30 am. However, as heaven would not listen to the prayer of uncircumcised Gentiles, they had to say their prayers silently. A protest against this restriction was made by Gentile sympathizers. Prince Agrippa said the set prayer in a loud voice, and so also did Apollos in his pro-Gentile mode, in an even louder voice. Matthew Annas with Antipas Herod II, a Christian,  said the prayer more quietly, standing on the closed cover at 3:35 pm.

Revelation 10:4 - Part A (i)

Tuesday September 24, 43 AD, the equinox 31st, 3:35 pm On the upper floor of the Ephesus cathedral.

10:4 Matthew Annas planned to publish an early stage of Matthew’s gospel in 3 months time. But Agrippa I, who was at present anti-Christian, sent an order allowing it to be marked as a Christian book, but not treated as scripture.

Revelation 10:4

10:4 kai hote elalēsaan hai hepta brontai, ēmellon graphein. kai ēkousa phōnēn ek tou ouranou legousan. Sphragison ha elalēsan hai hepta brontai, kai mē auta grapsēs

10:4. And when{hote} (hote 3:35 pm)the 7 Thunders (Matthew Annas on the central cover) spoke (gave the quiet Gentile prayer again), I (James Niceta as recorder in the west guest seat on row 4) was about to (in 3 months time at the December solstice) write (publish Matthew’s gospel as scripture, as a new book of the Writings, the third division of the Old Testament). And I heard  (sound coming up from row 7) a Voice  out of Heaven (a levite east of the cover, speaking for Agrippa I) saying, “ Seal (place the Christian T sign on) what the 7 Thunders (Thunder 7, Matthew Annas) spoke (dictated quietly). And not-them (the words of Matthew) write (treat as scripture). ”

10:4. Matthew Annas as the tutor to Prince Agrippa had accompanied him to Ephesus for his birthday celebrations. He was preparing an earlier version of Matthew’s gospel as scripture, an addition to the Writings, the third division of the Old Testament. James Niceta in the west guest recorder’s seat, where there was a desk, was copying it for him.

By the time of the equinox celebration of Prince Agrippa’s birthday on September 24, Agrippa I had discovered the extent to which his son was being influenced to become Christian. He knew the earlier form of Matthew’s gospel, the Logia that had been written for proselytes in Hebrew at the beginning of the century (Acts 7:38) but was not willing for it to be translated into Greek and read at 3:35 pm when the Old Testament scriptural Psalms were sung.

Revelation 10:5 - Part A (i)

Tuesday September 24, 43 AD, midnight ending. In the Ephesus cathedral,

10:5 At the end of the day Prince Agrippa took the oath as crown prince, on the three levels of the cathedral standing for the three social classes. He swore on John’s gospel.

Revelation 10:5

10:5 Kai ho angelos hon eidon estōta epi tēs thalassēs kai epi tēs gēs ēren tēn cheira autou tēn dexian eis ton ouranon

Upper floor

Row 3Agrippa I
Row 4 James Niceta Prince Agrippa(i)
Row 5
Row 6 Prince (iv) facing north Gospel of John

Middle floor

Row 6 Prince(iii)

Ground floor Sea

Row 13 Prince(ii)

10:5 And the angel (Prince Agrippa)whom I(James Niceta in the recorder’s place) saw{eidon} (on the east footstool) (i)

One Standing (Prince Agrippa goes down and stands) upon of (west side of) the Sea (row 13 on the ground floor, the lowest social level) (ii) .

And upon of (west side of) the Earth (central point of X on the middle floor) (iii).

He (Prince Agrippa) lifted (on the upper floor center of row 6, as a servant to his father on row 3) the hand (bread paten on which John’s gospel lay) of him The right (literal right hand holding the paten, on the east because the prince faced north, the oath taken by swearing on John’s gospel) at (row above, on row 6) Heaven (row 7)(iv).

10:5. At midnight the Prince took the oath of loyalty to his father as crown prince, covering all levels of the world. He began on the east footstool, then went down to the ground floor the Sea, where he stood on the west side. to show his preference for the west. Then he went to the middle floor, the Earth, again on the wet side. Then he went back to the upper floor, where he stood on the closed center of row 6, facing north towards his father. He raised his right hand, and with it the paten on which John’s gospel lay, to swear by it.

After both September birthday celebrations Prince Agrippa left for Rome to begin his higher education, reaching it in December. Matthew Annas was not permitted to accompany him. Matthew took the 3 month journey from Ephesus back to Antioch, where he administered the Gentile abbey that had been founded by Jonathan Annas. Agrippa I took the journey back to Caesarea and Jerusalem. Both arrived in December.



Revelation 10:6 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Wednesday, January 1, 44 AD. At Qumran

10:6. The great council at Qumran of January 1, 44 AD established Christianity as a separate religion. Matthew Annas controlled the re-organization. Agrippa I for political motives changed to become a Christian initiate.

Revelation 10:6

10:6 kai ōmosen en tō zōnti eis tous aiōnas tōn aiōnōn, hos ektisen ton ouranon kai ta en autō kai tē n gēn kai ta en autē kai tēn thalassan kai ta en autē, hoti chronos ouketi estai

10:6 And he (RLR to Heaven v. 5, as a person Agrippa I) swore (took an oath to be Christian) in (in the same row as), the Living One (Mathew Annas giving Christian initiation).

At (row above, on center row 6 upper floor) the aeons of the aeons (on row 7 edge of upper floor, the date announced at midnight, the January form of the Restoration to be finalized June 44 AD).

Who (new subject Matthew Annas on the edge of the prayer platform) created (an Eden school for monastic Gentiles), the Heaven (including Agrippa I). And the things in (same row as) him (Heaven, Agrippa to hold Gentile monastic property).

And the Earth (central point of the X on the Qumran ground floor, between rows 6 and 7, for the abbey leader Matthew). And the things in (property of abbey) it (feminine word, the Earth). And the Sea (row 13 the dais step at Qumran for the village leader). And the things in (subordinates in same row as) it (feminine word, Sea).

That a time (chronos, a period of 40 years in the Exodus chronology of Therapeuts) No Longer (end of Exodus wanderings, start of Holy War) will be (become),

10:6. The events of the week between December 24, 43 AD and January 1, 44 AD are recorded in Acts 11:27-30. The Agabus of that record was Matthew Annas, using a pseudonym when in exile as was usual. He called a council at Qumran for January 1, 44 AD, believing that the time had come for a formal declaration of Christianity as a new development in Diaspora Judaism, deserving a new name. He was already involved in the conspiracy against Agrippa I, who would be poisoned in March 44 AD.

In 30 AD the beginning of the year had been made to accord with that of Rome, January 1. For Christians, it was an extension from the December solstice, for Jews an earlier start of the year from the Jewish one at the March equinox. Matthew, who instituted the Christmas feast, followed the Christian method, calling his decisive council at Qumran for January 1, 44 AD. The date was the year 14 of Galatians 2:1. The major decisions made at that council are recorded in Galatians 2:1-10.

The Exodus chronology of Therapeuts worked with sets of 40 years, called a chronos, 40 for the Exodus and 40 for the subsequent Holy War. The end of the Exodus was called a No Longer – no more wilderness wanderings . When there was no visible fulfillment at the expected time, a new set was declared. It took account of political events. In January 4 AD, the south solar intercalation year, a new start had been made when there was no fulfillment for the New Exodus of Herod the Great. It was another New Exodus for recruitment. It finished in January 44, so a new Holy War should start then. The Sadducees Matthew Annas believed in symbolic war only, through evangelism. He now declared a new campaign to spread Christianity in both East and West.



January 1, 44 AD
Revelation 10:7 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD 3 am. At Qumran.

10:7 Matthew’s gospel was published as had been intended, once Agrippa I professed to be Christian. It was written in the raz-pesher form, as a “mystery”.

Revelation 10:7

10:7 all’ en tais hēmerais tēs phōnēs tou hebdomou angelou, hotan mellē salpizein, kai elesthē to mystērion tou theou, hōs euēngelisen tous heatou doulous tous prophētas

10:7 Nevertheless (an alternate) in (date announced same row) the Days (festival day, January 1) of the Voice (levite) of the 7th angel (Matthew Annas acting as abbot, genitive) when{hotan} (at 3 am hotan) he (RLR to Heaven Agrippa I) was about to (3 months later, at the Jewish New Year in March) blow{salpizō} (the trumpet on the edge of the Qumran prayer platform) .

And there ended (at the 3 am date for a telos, the end of a 40 years) the mystery (Matthew’s gospel written in raz-pesher form) of God (Matthew Annas as a Sadducee priest believed to incarnate God), as (and) it (the mystery) evangelized (Sadducee peaceful method of symbolic warfare) the slaves (Barnabas missionary worker earning his own living, 1 Corinthians 9:6) of Himself (the Herodian Magus Atomus) the prophets (plu rep for a bishop like Moses, Barnabas)

10:7 Matthew Annas as the Christian chief priest, now in charge at Qumran, authorized the publication of his gospel which Agrippa I had previously banned. The gospel was called a “mystery”, because it was written in the raz-pesher (Hebrew for mystery-solution) form of scripture defined in 1QpHab 7:1-5. Its translation into Greek from the original Hebrew Logia made an exact pesher form possible.

As a product of pro-Roman Sadducees it taught the good news of non-militant peaceful means of salvation. Their symbolic language is used in Ephesians 6:13-17.

According to Galatians 2:7-9, two kinds of Christians were present at the decisive council: Peter, James Niceta and John Aquila, called the Circumcision as they were missionaries to Diaspora Jews also; and Barnabas, Paul and Titus, called the Uncircumcision as they taught Gentiles only. Barnabas-Joses, the next brother of Jesus after James, was called a levite in Acts 4: 36. He was a celibate, and so was under the authority of a cardinal, who was now Atomus in the court of Agrippa I. But he earned his own living while working as a missionary (1 Corinthians 9:6) and so was called a “slave”, as he received no salary from the mission funds. Barnabas endorsed Matthew’s gospel, which had Jewish interests like those of the apocryphal Acts of Barnabas .

Paul worked as a fellow missionary with Barnabas under the same conditions. He had studied with Atomus at Tarsus in Cilicia (Acts 9:30). Paul’s attendance at the decisive council with Barnabas and Titus is not mentioned in this context, characteristically of the Book of Revelation.

The date for the great council, January 1, 44 AD, was in the series of septennial years that had begun with the introduction of Roman dating January 1, 30 AD. Paul’s ” 14 years” in Galatians 2:1 means “year 14” in pesher language.

Revelation 10:8 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD, 3 pm and 3:30 pm. At the Qumran vestry, with the cover open at the edge of the platform.

10:8. Matthew Annas directed James Niceta to receive the Greek form of Matthew’s gospel, now published, from Theophilus Annas on the ground floor, where it would be taught to Gentile Christians. It would also be taught in abbeys.

Revelation 10:8

10:8 Kai hē phōnē ēn ēkousa ek tou ouranou, palin lalousan met emou kai legousan, Hypage labe to biblion to ēneōgmenon en tē cheiri tou angelou tou hestōtos epi tēs thalassēs kai epi tēs gēs

10:8 And the Voice (Matthew Annas) which I (James Niceta at the west guest place on row 4) heard (the sound coming up from row 7) out of (to the east of) the Heaven (center east of the edge of the platform, where Matthew stood beside the opening to ensure it remained open for the extra half-hour for Gentiles).

Again (at 3:30 pm) it (the Voice, feminine agreement) speaking (Matthew giving the quiet Gentile prayer) with (with genitive, equal to) me (James Niceta also said the prayer). And it (feminine agreement, the Voice, Matthew) saying,

Go under (to row 13 at the dais edge). Receive (as a bishop) the book (biblion, not little book biblaridion. Matthew’s gospel which James Niceta had copied, now in published form) opened (canonized, since it was published) in (same row as) the hand (on the bread paten) of the angel (Matthew Annas as an abbot) standing (as a leader) upon of (at west center) of the Sea (row 13 the dais step). And upon of (west center) the Earth (the central point of the X on the middle floor, for the abbey system). ”

10:8. Matthew Annas stood beside the opening on the platform at 3 pm, to ensure that the extra half-hour for Gentiles would be observed. He directed James Niceta to go down to the dais edge on row 13, where Matthew’s gospel would be taught to the village married class including Gentiles. It would also be taught on the middle floor, in abbeys.

Revelation 10:9 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD, 6 pm At the evening table on the Qumran ground floor.

10:9 At the evening meal James Niceta asked for John’s gospel to be re-assigned to him. Matthew told him to have it read at the meal, but its Magian monastic doctrine was dangerous.

Revelation 10:9

10:9 kai apēltha pros ton angelon legōn autō dounai moi to biblaridion. kai legei moi, Labe kai kataphage auto, kai pikranei sou tēn koilian, all’ en tō stomati sou estai glyky hōs meli

10:9. And I (James Niceta) came from{erchomai} (to the middle floor towards (in front of south to north, on row 7 in front of row 6 at the middle floor table) the angel (Matthew Annas on row 6), saying to him (Matthew) to give (without payment) to me the little book (John’s gospel).

And he (Matthew) says to me, “ Receive (as a bishop). And eat-down (read aloud when the village common meal is being held) it (John’s gospel). And it will make bitter (poison by teaching Magian doctrine,) the stomach (koilia also meaning womb, the female head of Asher)

Nevertheless (alternative) in (same row 7 as) the Mouth (cup of Christian Peter for giving water to pilgrims of the “unclean”class) it (John’s gospel) will be (become, in the abbey) sweetness (new wine) as (and) honey (allusion to the Promised Land imagery of milk and honey (Deuteronomy 11:9), its spiritual teaching a preparation for promotion).

10:9 According to later Christian tradition John’s gospel was written last, and was called John because of an association with John of Zebedee (John Aquila) the brother of James of Zebedee (James Niceta). It was in fact written first, and taken over by Asher Gentiles under James Niceta, as these verses show. Its Magian monastic content was not acceptable to these uncircumcised Gentiles of Asher, the married class. It was from their order that Christians directly stemmed (Acts 11:26). Jesus, who had written it in the few years after the crucifixion, was himself not acceptable to James Niceta at this phase, although he would change later. James Niceta recognized its spiritual value, but wanted to claim it for his working class without endorsing monasticism. He appears several times in John’s gospel as You plural in narrative, against John Mark as We. It is implied that he would take it over.

Revelation 10:10 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD, 9:35 pm . At Qumran .

10:10 James Niceta became the imputed author of John’s gospel . He read it aloud at the common meal, at the time a drink of water was given. But at the later supper, it was understood as meaning that a woman could be a priestess.

Revelation 10:10

10:10 kai elabon to biblaridion ek tēs cheiros tou angeloi kai katephagon auto, kai ēn en tō stomati mou hōs meli glyky. kai hote ephagon auto, epikranthē hē koilia mou

10:10. And I (James N) received the little-book (John’s gospel) out of the hand (bread paten) of the angel (genitive, Theophliys Annas). And I ate-down (read from it at the common meal. And it was (became, past tense west) in the Mouth (cup of water of Peter) of me, as (and) honey sweet (new wine as a reward).

And when{hote} (hote 9:35 pm when the night vigil began, as in John 13:31) I ate (at a higher meal, that of abbeys) it (RLR to sweet new wine) the stomach (womb Helena head of Asher Gentiles) was made bitter (poisoned by the belief that she could be a priestess)

10:10. James Niceta became the imputed author of John’s gospel, and he read it also at the common meal. But when he read from it at the later supper, its emphasis on women as in the Mary and Martha stories implied that a woman could be a priestess. She could then practice the medical arts, including the giving of poisons.

Revelation 10:11 - Part A (i)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD, midnight ending .In the Qumran vestry.

10:11 At midnight the intended authors of the 4 Christian gospels were appointed.

Revelation 10:11

10:11 kai legousin moi, Dei se palin prophēteusai epi laois kai ethnesin kai glōssais kai basileusin pollois

10:11 And they (RLR to slaves-prophets v. 7, Barnabas- Joses) say (present tense) to me (James Niceta) “It is necessary for you (James Niceta) again (at the repeated Gentile prayer for midnight) to prophecy (act as bishop).

(The intended authors of the 4 gospels appointed) Upon to the Peoples (John‘s gospel now laicised, being revised by James Niceta, to be followed by John Aquila). And the Gentiles (Luke-Cornelius, introduced in 43 AD in Acts 10, for Luke’s gospel). And Tongues (Peter for Mark’s gospel for Diaspora bishops speaking foreign languages). And Many kings (Barnabas a graduate to complete Matthew’s gospel)

10:11 To celebrate the separation of Christians at the council, the plan was made for 4 gospels, to be composed or finalised. The men responsible for them were appointed: James Niceta with John Aquila; Luke, Peter, and Barnabas.

Revelation 11:1 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Sunday March 1, 44 AD. At Qumran, on the prayer platform.

11:1. At the Jewish New Year in March, James Niceta was promoted to be the architect of Christian buildings on the model of Qumran.

Revelation 11:1

11:1 Kai edothē moi kalamos homoios rhabdō , legōn, Egeire kai metrēson ton naon tou theou kai to thysiastērion kai tous proskynountas en autō

11:1 And therewas given (without payment) to me (James Niceta) a reed (cane 2 cubits, 3 feet long), like a rod (Aaron’s rod in the Ark, Hebrews 9:4, one (RLR to angel Matthew Annas 10:9) saying, “ Arise (receive a lay promotion) and measure (use the 2 cubit measuring stick on) the sanctuary (the prayer platform as the substitute sanctuary for priests to pray on since the earthquake of 31 BC).

And the incense altar(center of row 3 for the cardinal, not gold as the layman Apollos stood there at night). And the ones worshipping (paying the Roman tribute, Apollos as pro-Roman doing night duty for Atomus on row 3) in (same row as) it (incense altar row 3) .

11:1. James Niceta was given the 2 cubit measuring stick of an architect. He was told by Matthew Annas to measure the Qumran prayer platform, giving him the knowledge to build reproductions in the Diaspora. The platform had been a subsistute for the Qumran courtyard loc 111, which had been damaged by the earthquake of 31 BC.

The “‘altar of incense” was the place where a Zadokite belonged, at the mercy seat, a throne for God represented by the high priest (Exodus 30:6). Herod the Great had claimed the role of the Zadokite combined with that of king. When a Herod king was present, an actual throne was used, on row 3, the first row on the platform after the 2 cubit uncovered space. When the Herod king was not present, a cardinal or his substitute occupied the 1x1 cubit space in the center of row 3, as a human “altar of incense”, the Sufferng Servant being sacrificed. If the word “gold” was added, the cardinal as a priest was there, if not, the place was being taken by the Chief Therapeut who was the cardinal’s substitute at night. He was able to do so while the cardinal slept, as Therapeuts held night vigils. Apollos as now pro-Roman paid the tribute at midnight.

Revelation 11:2 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Sunday March 1, 44 AD. The extension by 3 ½ years, 42 months, from September 40 AD.

11:2. The 2 cubits at the north end of the platform were left uncovered, for the smoke of the furnace to escape. The space was used as a court for trying sinners, who included non-monastic Gentiles.

Revelation 11:2

11:2 kai tēn aulēn tēn exōthen tou naou ekbale exōthen kai mē autēn metrēsēs , hoti edothē tois ethnēsin, kai tēn polin tēn hagian patēsousin mēnas tesserakonta kai dyo

11:2 (Matthew Annas still speaking) And the court (the 2 cubits at the north end, left uncovered near the furnace, where sinners stood for judgment) the one outside (not part of the raised prayer platform) of the sanctuary (the prayer platform) throw out (keep on the ground floor) outside (not included in the prayer platform).

And measure (using the 2 cubit rod)  not- I (fem, not the court, the platform without the 2 cubits) . That it (the court) is given (without payment) to the Gentiles (non-monastic Gentiles equated with sinners).

And the holy city (the part of the building and grounds used as a monastery by John Mark) they (Gentiles, non-monastic individual celibates) will trample (attack monastic life) 42 months (the 3 ½ years extension in Herodian practice between September 1, 40 AD and March 1, 44 AD).

11:2. The 2 cubits on the ground floor at the north end of the platform were left uncovered for the smoke of the furnace to escape. The space was also used as a court for the trial of sinners, the furnace acting as a reminder of hellfire . It was in that space that the trial of Jesus was held.

The 42 months, 3 ½ years, gives a date, employing a fundamental fact of the solar calendar, that 3 ½ years had been inserted between the north solar and the south solar date, to commemorate the desolation of the temple in 168 BC by Antiochus Epiphanes (Daniel 9:27). It was always observed, to express two different attitudes to the temple, north solar for those such as Christians who did not revere it, and south solar for those in Judea who did. The word men for month indicates that it was the 1st of the Julian month.

Revelation 11:3 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Friday March 6, 44 AD, day 1260. At Qumran.

11:3. On the following March 6, a Friday, it was a fortnight before Friday March 20, when the Christians planned to commemorate the exact anniversary of Good Friday at Qumran with a re-enactment. Matthew Annas was now supreme leader of Christians, against Agrippa I.

Revelation 11:3

11:3 kai dōsō tois dysin martysin mou, kai prophēteusousin hēmeras chilias diakosias hexēkonta perpiblēmenoi sakkous

The 1260 days of Revelation 11:3 means Day 1260, Friday March 6, 44 AD. The same time note is found in Revelation 12:6. It means the day that was 14 days before the Passover 14/I. Passover was day 1274 in a period of 3 ½ years, caluculated from Tabernacles in September, 15/VII to Passover in March, 14/I. It used the Essene solar calendar year of 364 days. 364x 3 =1092 + half year 182 = 1274. Day 1260 was the unintercalated 31st at the beginning of the solar Passover month, 14 days before 14/I. In Revelation 11:3 it was Friday March 6, 44 AD. The same day is called the kairos, the unintercalated 31st, in Acts 12:1, dealing with the same period.

11:3. And I (Matthew Annas still speaking)) will give (without payment), to the 2 witnesses (Witness 2 the Moses, Apollos. Matthew himself was Witness 1, the Elijah).

And they (Witness 2) will prophesy (acts as a Moses) for 1260 days (day 1260, see above) thrown around (vested in) sackcloth (the winter hair garment of Therapeuts, Philo, Contemplative Life 38, still winter until the intercalated 31st in March, as in John 18:18.

11:3 The date was Friday, March 6, 44 AD, according to the time note, day 1260 (see above). The same date is called the kairos (season), the unintercalated north lunisolar 31st, in Acts 12:1, beginning the account of the attacks of Agrippa I on his opponents that led to his death later in the month. Following the Qumran council of January 44 AD Matthew Annas (Agabus in Acts, Witness 1 Elijah in this verse)) had been supreme head of the Christians and Jewish Christians. He was an enemy of Agrippa I, who had dismissed him as high priest.

According to Acts 12:2, James Niceta was punished by Agrippa I on March 6, 44 AD. He expelled him, using the machaira, the sword used to bar Gentiles from “Eden”. Since he had professed to be a Christian at the January council, Agrippa claimed some control over what went on at Qumran. James Niceta explicitly used the name Christian.

Revelation 11:4 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Friday March 6, 44 AD. Qumran. 

11:4 John Mark, Thomas and Apollos combined against Agrippa I.

Revelation 11:4

11:4 houtoi eisin hai dyo elaiai kai hai dyo lychniai hai enōpion tou kyriou tēs gēs hestōtes

11:4 (Two monastics who were opponents of Agrippa I) These Ones (John Mark-Eutychus head of the Gentile monastery at Qumran) are (become) the olive-trees (olive-tree Bethsaida in Galilee, meaning house of the Olive-tree, John 1:44, for Gentile celibates using oil on their skins against Jewish celibate practice Josephus, Wars of the Jews 2, 123

And the Lampstand 2 Measuring from midnight, the 2 am lamp on the Menorah. Thomas of Asher, who counted the hours of the Menorah from midnight to 2 am, so placing Asher on the north wall, east side, in the Temple Scroll plan. Agrippa I punished Thomas as tines in Acts 12:1.

(In apposition) The Ones(new subject)  Before{enōpion} (enōpion on row 3 center) (Apollos doing night duty for Cardunal Atomus representative of the king) the Lord of the Earth(Matthew Annas as an abbot Sariel on the footstool) standing ones (nominative plural, Apollos standing on the royal space row 3) .

11:4 Agrippa’s token commitment to Christianity that he had made in January had broken down when he turned again to the East. He allied with a coalition of eastern kings against Rome (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 338-342). He quarreled with Marsus the Roman governor of Syria, thus endangering the country in the eyes of Rome. (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 363)

Revelation 11:5 - Part A (i)

Friday March 6, 44 AD, 9 pm. At Qumran.

11:5 At the Friday night debate at Qumran, the erratic behaviour of Agrippa was debated. Peter added his opinion against him, for having antagonized Marsus. Peter had received Marsus at the common meal.

Revelation 11:5

11:5 kai ei tis autous thelei adikēsai , pyr ekporeuetai ek tou stomatos autōn kai katesthiei tous echthrous autōn. kai ei tis thelēsē autous adikēsai, houtōs dei auton apoktanthēnai

11:5 And If{ei} (sign of a question) a Certain One (Agrippa I) wills (under his own authority) to make unrighteous (allow to marry) them (RLR to Standing Ones Apollos v 4). Fire (Peter as Chief Pilgrim acting as Fire by Night, a guide to pilgrims), travels out (acts as a pilgrim) out of (to the east) of the mouth (cup of water of Peter given to pilgrims). And it (Fire, Peter in Antioch at 9 pm) eats-down (shares the common meal with) the Enemies (the Roman governor Marsus) of them (Apollos).

And If{ei} (sign of a question) a Certain One (Agrippa I) wills (under his own authority) to make unrighteous(define as sinful) them (RLR to Enemies, Marsus), thus (as an initiator)he (Certain One, Agrippa) must (under the law) be killed{apokteinō} (excommunicated).

11:5. On Friday nights the ascetics at Qumran went without an evening meal and held a debate, where conflicts were often expressed. When Peter added a vote against Agrippa for having antagonized Marsus, the decision was made. In Acts 12:3-5 Peter was attacked and imprisoned by Agrippa.

Revelation 11:6 - Part A (i)

Midnight ending Friday March 6, 44 AD.At Qumran

11:6. John Mark occupying the Qumran buildings as his monastery did not use the large cisterns made for Jews, but baptized by sprinkling water from the aqueduct.

Revelation 11:6

11:6 houtoi echousin tēn exousian kleisai ton ouranon, hina mē huetos brechē tas hēmeras tēs prophētaias autōn, kai exousian echousin epi tōn hydatōn strephein auta eis haima kai pataaxai tēn gēn en pasē plēgē hosakis ean thelēsōsin

11:6. These Ones (John Mark) have (as deputy) authority (to make proselytes or Gentile uncircumcised monastics, John 1:12)) to shut the Heaven(act at the closed opening at the edge of the platform, closed at night, alluding to Elijah who caused a drought(2 Kings 18: 1-6, 414-46)

In order that (under rules of Therapeuts) Not- Wet (a baptize not using a monastic cistern) should rain (baptized by sprinkling water) the Days (feast day the unintercalated 31st) of the Prophecy (action of a Moses) of them (These Ones John Mark). And they (John Mark) have authority (to make proselytes or Gentile uncircumcised monastics) upon of (west side of) the Waters (the Qumran aqueduct) to turn (change direction, the aqueduct changing from north-south to south-east) the things (neuter plural) at (row above at the communion) blood (fermented wine as symbol of martyrdom, water changed to wine for Gentiles, John 2:1-11).

And to smite (punish physically the Earth (central point of the X on the middle floor, for the abbey system) in (same row as) All (a Herod) Plague (attack on Rome planned for March 44 AD, Table E) As often as (at the unintercalated 31st, the date to be repeated) if{ean} (if) they (John Mark outside) will (act under his own authority).

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11:6. John Mark in his Gentile monastery at Qumran did not use the baptismal cisterns, which had been made for Jewish monastics. He baptized his initiates by sprinkling water, as was done for children. His kind of Gentiles were defined as children Mark 10:14(paidia). The method became standard for Christians.

John Mark could baptize in a river, the second grade of water (1QS 3: 5-6), in the form of an aqueduct. At 3 am he stood in the triangle loc 100 west of the Qumran aqueduct for this purpose. Those Gentiles baptized there were treated as full initiates, so were given wine at the sacred meal, even though they had not received a full Jewish baptism in a cistern. Drinking water from the aqueduct was stored in large jars. Thus at a Gentile meal when these water pots were used “the water was turned into wine” (John 2:1-11).

When living outside the monastery John Mark took the role of a monarchical bishop acting as a despot, an Elijah. He acted in the same role as Thomas Herod, All Plague, who on this day led an attack on Rome due March 44 AD according to Table E of Plagues. This earned him the hostility of Agrippa I.

Revelation 11:7 - Part A (i)

Friday March 20, 44 AD, 3 am. At Qumran.

11:7 A fortnight later, at the exact anniversary of the crucifixion on Friday March 20 after 11 years, the events of Good Friday were commemorated in the form of the first Passion play. It began at 3 am. Simon Magus present for the re-enactment debated with John Mark. Simon Magus won the debate and excommunicated John Mark from Damascus for becoming Christian.

Revelation 11:7

11:7 kai hotan telesōsin tēn martyrian autōn, to thērion to anabainon ek tēs abyssou poiēsei met autōn polemon kai nikēsei autous kau apoktenei autous.

11:7 And when{hotan} (hotan 3am they (RLR to John Mark subject of last verb v. 6) are finished (at a telos time 3 am) the witnessing (western mission) of them (John Mark), the Beast (Simon Magus, present for his part in the play) the one going up (acting as a leader on the platform) out of (platform to the east) the abyss (the Qumran chasm) will make (officiate) with (meta with genitive, equal to) them (John Mark) war (a meeting Friday night with debate). And he (the Beast, Simon Magus) will conquer (defeat in debate) them (John Mark). And he (Simon Magus) will kill{apokteinō} (excommunicate) them (John Mark)

11:7. A fortnight later on the exact anniversary of Good Friday a 3 am the commemoration began. Simon Magus was present to play his part. He stood on the platform, which lay to the east of the chasm leading up to Qumran. He continued the debate that had been held during the Friday night, and won his point, that John Mark should be excommunicated from Damascus, with which he had retained links, for becoming a Christian.

Revelation 11:8 - Part A (i)

Friday March 20, 44 AD, 9 am . At Qumran.

11:8 As a consequence, the monastic property held by John Mark had to be divided with Damascus. It was received by Thomas Herod, a homosexual monastic. Theudas and Thomas were present as a Jacob and Esau.

At 9 am Jesus as the third man was cursed.

Revelation 11:8

11:8 kai to ptōma autōn epi tēs plateias tēs poleōs tēs megalēs, hētis kaleitai pneumatikōs Sodoma kai Aigyptos, hopou kai ho kyrios autōn estaurōthē.

11:8. And the corpse of them (corpse shaped parcel wrapped in shroud containing John Mark’s monastic money kept in the cave 8 latrine, partly owned by Damascus, so now taken out for division, some to be removed to Cyprus under the alternate Magian Atomus) upon of (to the east of) the Street{plateia} (the path in front of the north base) of the Great City (the part of the Qumran grounds for Gentile celibate laity).

The Certain One (Thomas Herod) is called (by a pseudonym) spiritually (symbolically) Sodom (for Thomas Herod as a homosexual). And of Egypt (the same lay area for Theudas of the Egyptian Therapeuts. In Mark 15:21 on Good Friday Theudas the Chief Therapeut formed a pair with Thomas as a Jacob and Esau Twin, Alexander and Rufus). The where (on a row 9-6 of the 12 cubit division of the grounds, on the southern esplanade)

And the Lord (Jesus) of them (John Mark) was crucified (cursed with the T -shaped punishment board pointed at him at 9 am as in Mark 15:24-25).

[ This is the only reference to the crucifixion of Jesus in Revelation. The crucifixion itself was entirely omitted from James Niceta’s earlier account of the 30’s AD, and is only acknowledged here at the end of his Part A (i) . It was in 44 AD that James Niceta underwent a conversion, to recognize Jesus as the legitimate David, and he then turned to writing Part A (ii)]

11:8. Following the excommunication of John Mark from Damascus, there was a question about the common property of his monastic order, stored at Qumran. It would have to be divided, for some had belonged to Damascus. The portion that belonged to John Mark, wrapped in a shroud like a corpse to conceal it, was taken out of cave 8 and placed in front of the north base, ready to be removed. The other portion, as shown in the next verse, was given to Thomas Herod from Damascus, who represented homosexual proselyte monastics.

Theudas and Thomas were present for the commemoration. He and Thomas had been present on Good Friday as Alexander and Rufus. (Mark 15:24-25 Theudas was called Alexander as the Chief Therapeut from Alexandria in Egypt, and Thomas was called Rufus meaning “red” because as the Esau, the Twin, he ministered in Transjordan in the original Edom, its name from the Hebrew for “red”.

Jesus was also present to play the part of the third man, as he had been on Good Friday. He was the Lord to John Mark, who had been his Beloved Disciple and had stood at his gibbet. In a repetition of events for the Passion play, Jesus was taken out to his gibbet in division 9 of the grounds and cursed at 9 am. The cursing was enacted by pointing the T shaped punishment board at him.

This phrase is the only acknowledgement in Revelation that Jesus had been crucified. The account of the commemoration ends here, at 9 am.

Revelation 11:9 - Part A (i)

Tuesday March 24, 44 AD, noon. The intercalated 31st, day 3 ½ from Friday 20th midnight to Tuesday 24th noon. At Qumran

11:9. At the noon meal the following Tuesday, the intercalated 31st, the division of John Mark’s money between Christian and Damascus monastics was made. John Mark intended to remove his money to Cyprus.

Revelation 11:9

11:9. kai blepousin ek tōn laōn kai phylōn kai glōssōn kai ethnōn to ptōma autōn hēmeras treis kai hēmisy, kai ta ptōmata autōn ouk aphiousin tethēnai eis mnēma

11:9 (The celibate meal at Qumran was held on the Tuesday at noon, the intercalated 31st, 3 ½ days from Good Friday at midnight. The Christians responsible for the 4 gospels were present at the table on the middle floor on row 7).

And they (RLR to John Mark v. 7) see{blepō} (from the center of row 7 on the middle floor up through 3 cubits to row 3 the position of Atomus of Cyprus, to which he would move his money).

(Present at the middle floor table at noon) Out of (to the east)of Peoples (genitive, John’s gospel re-assigned to James Niceta on row 7 eastcenter) And of Tribes (genitive, Barnabas for Matthew’s gospel in the levite position) . And of Tongues (genitive Peter for Mark’s gospel west center row 7). And of Gentiles (genitive, Luke for Luke’s gospel in the prince’s position).

The corpse (singular, share of the Gentile monastic money) of them (John Mark) 3 days (Day 3, Tuesday March 24, the intercalated 31st starting midnight). And half (another half day to make 3 ½ days to Tuesday noon),

And the corpses (plural of reproduction for the Damascus share of the Gentile monastic money) of them (John Mark) they (John Mark) do not leave to be put at (row above, on the path in front of the caves) a tomb (cave 8 at Qumran, the share sent to to Damascus)

11:9. The following Tuesday, the solar 31st, John Mark divided his monastic property, giving half to Damascus. He planned to take his half to Cyprus, where he would join the Herodian Cardinal Atomus, the rival of Simon Magus of Damascus. He refused to leave his share at Qumran, where it had been in cave 8. John Mark would be found on Cyprus in September 44 AD (Acts 13:5), but then, after a disagreement, he returned to Qumran (Acts 13:13).

At the non celibate meal, the men responsible for the 4 gospels were present, along row 7 at the table.

At 3 pm on the Tuesday March 24, the intercalated 31st, a day when prophecy should be fulfilled, Theudas-Barabbas made his abortive attempt at a miraculous crossing of the Jordan river to gain the Promised Land. The demonstrators were rounded up by Roman soldiers and he was executed. (Josephus, Antiquities 20, 97-98). The alternative Chief Therapeut Apollos was appointed in his place.

Revelation 11:10 - Part A (i)

Tuesday March 24, 44 AD, evening ending. At Qumran.

11:10 At the evening meeting Apollos, who was already the alternative Chief Therapeut, was appointed to replace Theudas. Antipas Herod II joined the Christians, helping them financially. It was an occasion of joy and music.

Revelation 11:10

11:10 kai hoi katoikountes epi tēs gēs chairousin ep’ autois kai euphrainontai, kai dōra pempsousin allēllois, hoti houtoi hoi dyo prophētai ebasanisan tous katoikountas epi tēs gēs.

11:10 And the down-dwellers (Chief Therapeut now Apollos, head of the married class attached to an abbey) upon of (west side) the Earth (central point of X on the ground floor at Qumran) exult (hold a night vigil of the Therapeuts with music) upon to (east side) of them (the down-dwellers, Apollos).

And they (Apollos) celebrate as eu, (Herodian, invite the third Herod Antipas II, a wealthy married man). And gifts (Gentile membership without payment) they (Apollos) send{pempō} (to a layman, not a monastic apostle) to one another (Antipas Herod II). That These 2 Prophets(Barnabas a celibate in the role of Prophet 2) tormented (gave a process of education into celibacy to) the down-dwellers (Apollos still an abbey member) upon of (west side) the Earth (central point of X on ground floor at Qumran).

11:10. Following the disgrace and death of Theudas that afternoon, a new Chief Therapeut had to be appointed at the midnight vigil. He was Apollos, who had been appointed the alternative chief Therapeut to Theudas. He did the night duty for Cardinal Atomus.

The night meetings of Therapeuts were occasions of joy and music. They were of the class that could marry. Barnabas-Joses the brother of Jesus was a celibate, and he required that Apollos should be celibate.


Revelation does not record the death of Agrippa I in Caesarea. In the evening of Tuesday March 24 his eunuch Nicolaus-Blastus did as he had been instructed by Simon Magus with Thomas Herod. In the king’s bedchamber where he was trusted he added poison to the king’s evening drink. It was snake poison supplied by Simon Magus, so he was “eaten by worms “ - snakes, and “struck by an angel of the Lord” – Simon Magus (Acts 12:23)

The events of the Wednesday at dawn are recorded by Josephus, Antiquities 19, 343-350 and in Acts 12:20-23. Agrippa, glorifying himself as a messianic figure as he had long done, dressed in a silver metallic garment caught by the rays of the rising sun, appeared on a his prayer platform at Caesarea. He gave an oration extolling himself, and Merari-Demas his loyal servant led a crowd in shouting “the Voice of a God, not of a Man” (Acts 12:20-23). The poison began to take effect and he collapsed. He was in agonizing pain for 5 days, then died.

Revelation 11:11 - Part A (i)

Wednesday March 25, 44 AD, solar 1st. Noon . At Qumran.<

11:11. The next day, Wednesday the solar 1st, at noon, Apollos was given a further promotion by being ordained to the celibate ministry by Matthew Annas .

Revelation 11:11

11:11 kai meta tas treis hēmeras kai hēmisy pneuma zōēs ek tou theou eisēlthen en autois, kai estēsan epi tous podas autōn, kai phobos megas epepesen epi tous theōrountas autous

11:11 And after (unit after, Wednesday)Day 3(Tuesday) . And a half (day), noon on Wednesday March 25, for the celibate sacred meal. A Spirit of Life(Apollos made a celibate bishop by Matthew Annas) in-came in{erchomai} (same row) them (RLR to Apollos v. 10). And they (Apollos) stood (went down to row 13 the dais step where the welfare jar stood)) upon (with accusative in same position) the feet (jar for welfare tithes, the practice of charity preserved by Matthew and Apollos).

And a Great Fear (Antipas Herod II on the NW podium now replacing Apollos as chief married man in an abbey) fell (knelt) upon (with accusative in same position) the ones seeing{theōreō} them (Antipas on the NW podium looking down the 4 cubit NW radius to Apollos on the center of row 7).

11:11 Although Agrippa’s collapse in Caesarea is not recorded in Revelation, it deals with the events of the Wednesday by describing the ordination of Apollos to the celibate ministry at Qumran. He was now replaced as a married Therapeut by Antipas Herod II, who stood on the NW podium on the Qumran ground floor, looking down the 4 cubit radius of the time circle to Apollos in the place of the Spirit, in the center of row 7. Antipas donated his Herodian wealth to the mission.

Revelation 11:12 - Part A (i)

Tuesday March 31, 44 AD. 3:30 pm and midnight. In the Antioch cathedral.

11:12 After the collapse of Agrippa I the conspirators fled to Antioch. They sought the protection of the Roman governor Marsus, with whom Agrippa had quarreled. Antipas Herod II helped them with needed mission funds. A banquet for Marsus was held.

Revelation 11:12

11:12 kai ēkousan phōnēs megalēs ek tou ouranou legousēs authois, Anabate hode. kai anēbesan eis ton ouranon en tē nephelē, kai etheōresan autous hoi echthroi autōn.

11:12 (Tuesday March 31st, 6 days after Agrippa’s collapse, in Antioch, at 3:30 pm when the cover was still open) And they (RLR to Antipas Herod II v. 11, on the NW podium) heard (sound coming up from beside the edge of the upper floor) out of Heaven (at the levite position east of the opened cover) saying to them (Antipas), “ Go up here”(to a central position on the upper floor).

And (at 3:35 pm when the cover was closed)they (Antipas) went up at the Heaven (to stand on the plank over the center of row 6) in (same row as) the Cloud (Matthew Annas in the levite position beside Antipas, asking for money).

And (at the night banquet on the middle floor) the Enemies (Marsus the Roman governor of Syria) of them (Antipas) saw{theōreō} (from a position outside the time circle, that of the Calf of Antioch, through 4 cubits to row 7 at the table where Antipas sat) . 

11:12 The Christian conspirators fled to Antioch, taking 6 days for the journey. Marsus the Roman governor in Antioch had quarreled with Agrippa I, and he gave them refuge. Matthew Annas with them needed money to continue the mission, and he was helped by the wealthy Antipas II, who received the Herodian taxes from the Jews of Asia Minor. Matthew gave Antipas a promotion to the upper floor of the Antioch cathedral,

That night a banquet was held, with the governor Marsus sitting outside the time circle on the north, for the Calf of Antioch, and Antipas on row 7 at the table.

Revelation 11:13 - Part A (i)

Wednesday April 1, 44 AD, 3 am. Damascus and Jerusalem .

11:13 At the death of Agrippa, the Damascus eastern mission seceded from the western Christian mission. Brother James as bishop of Jerusalem led Jewish Christians as an intermediate party. He was in fellowship with Matthew Annas.

Revelation 11:13

11:13 Kai en ekeinē tē hōra egeneto seismos megas, kai to dekaton tēs poleōs epesen, kai apektanthēsan en tō seismō onomata anthrōpōn chiliades hepta, kai hoi loipoi emphoboi egenonto kai edōken doxan tō theō tou ouranou

11:13 And in that hour (3 am at the end of the night vigil of Therapeuts) there came about a great Earthquake (a “fall of Jericho” for a new Damascus Joshua replacing Theudas), And the tenth of the city fell (Damascus, one of the 10 taxed provinces of the original Herodian system, seceded).

And there were killed{apokteinō} (excommunicated) in the Earthquake (by the new Joshua) Names (the David, Brother James, over proselytes, excommunicated from Damascus) of Men{anthrōpos} (Thomas Herod as a new Adam) 7000 (the higher grades in the 12000 celibates of each province)

And the Remnant (James as head of proselytes) came about (changed) fearful. (holding the eremitical doctrine of the Therapeuts) And they (the Remnant, James) gave Glory (role of the Moses) to the God (Matthew Annas)of Heaven. (upper floor of Antioch cathedral)

11:13 At the death of Agrippa, the Damascus eastern mission seceded from the western Christian mission. Damascus Therapeuts chose a new leader using the image of Joshua for the Earthquake that had destroyed Jericho in the OT (Joshua 6:20). Damascus was one of the 10 taxed provinces in the original Herodian system, and it no longer belonged to the rest of the Diaspora mission.

Of the 12000 celibates in each province, 7000 were Jewish or proselytes, who were anti-pagan, had not “bowed the knee to Baal”. Paul spoke well of them in Romans 11:4, trying to keep them in the mission. As enemies of the Agrippas, they upheld Brother James as the true David, the Star, but only in subordination.

Brother James bishop of Jerusalem headed the Jewish Christians, an intermediate party. He formed an alliance with the ecumenical Matthew Annas.



Revelation 11:14 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Monday June 1, 44 AD. Antioch .

11:14. The end of the second predicted Woe, from 37 to 44 AD, was now declared. A third one, which would also see a sabbatical council, began at the month for the June solstice, and was expected to last until June 51 AD.

Revelation 11:14

11:14 He ouai hē deutera apēlthen. idou hē ouai hē tritē erchetai tachy

11:14 The Woe (a deferment of the fulfillment of prophecy by 7 years) the second (that from 37 AD to 44 AD) has come-from{erchomai} (reached its end). See{eidon} the Woe (deferment by 7 years) the third (from June 44 AD to June 51 AD, ordinal number meaning also a council in the 7th year) comes shortly (at the June solstice for the shortest day)

11:14. The 3 “weeks” sets of 7 years, predicted in June 29 AD had been adjusted so as to date from January 1, 30 AD. It now moved forward again, to the other solstice month, June 1. The ordinal number also meant that there was a 7th year abbey council.

June 44 AD was the date of a new start for Christians in Antioch (Acts 13:1).

Revelation 11:15 - Part A (i)

Midnight beginning Monday June 1, 44 AD . In the Antioch cathedral and abbey

11:15 Matthew as the 7th angel blew the trumpet for the date. He acknowledged his fellow ministers and especially Jesus, who was now called the Christ because he was accepted as the Messiah of Israel, subordinate to Matthew as the Messiah of Aaron.

Revelation 11:15

11:15 Kai ho hebdomos angelos esalpisen. kai egenonto phōnai megalai en tō ouranō legontes, Egeneto hē basileia tou kosmou tou kyrios hēmōn kai tou Christou autou, kai basileusei eis tous aiōnas tōn aiōnōn/i>

11:15. And the 7th angel (Matthew Annas as an abbot, so using an ordinal number and sets of 7 years for councils) blew{salpizō} (the trumpet for the Julian 1st of the month at the edge of the upper floor of the cathedral).

And there came about (new event) Great Voices (Apollos) in (same row as) the Heaven (row 7 center, closed edge of the upper floor), saying. “There has come about (new event) the Kingdom (ministry of graduates) of the World (the married class led by Antipas Herod II) of the Lord (Matthew Annas as abbot)) of Us (John Mark as monastic, superior to an abbot). And of the Christ (Jesus now recognized as the Messiah of Israel subordinate to Matthew Annas as Heaven, the Messiah of Aaron), And he (Matthew Annas as Heaven) will reign (lead a ministry of graduates) at (on row 6 one above row 7 the edge of the upper floor where the date was announced) the aeons (early appearance of the Restoration 3920 in June) of the aeons (its final appearance to come 6 months later in December-January 45 AD)

11:15 Matthew Annas as an abbot in Antioch was the 7th angel with an ordinal number, holding a council in sets of 7 years. After accepting the calendar reform dating from January1, 30 AD, through 37 AD to January 1 44 AD for the great Christian council, he allowed a deferment to June 1 44 AD when the abbey in Antioch became Christian. That date would see the early occurrence of the Restoration, which would be due January 1, 45 AD. That was the date when Prince Agrippa with his supporters set out for Rome to claim the succession from Claudius.

Matthew permitted abbey members to be married, part of the World (kosmos). As in the case of Antipas Herod II, they formed a third class under himself as abbot, and superior to him were the Christian monastics under John Mark. Jesus was called the Christ, the Messiah of Israel subordinate to Heaven, which now meant Matthew as the Messiah of Aaron.

Revelation 11:16 - Part A (i)

Monday June 1, 44 AD, 3:30 am and midnight In the Antioch cathedral.

11:16 Cardinal Atomus was part of the Herodian court in Antioch as head of celibates, acting as a human clock for the 24 hours. His own day duty was from 3:30 am to 3:30 pm. Apollos substituted for him at night.

Revelation 11:16

11:16 kai hoi eikosi tessares presbyteroi hoi enōpion tou theou kathēmenoi epi tous thronous autōn epesan epi ta prosōpa autōn kai prosekynēsan tō theō

11:16 And the Elder 24 (Cardinal Atomus responsible for announcing each of the 24 hours of the day, on row 3 at 3:30 am when his day duty started) the one(Elder 24 Atomus) Before{enōpion} (enopion, north of, on row 3) God (Matthew Annas on the east footstool row 4).

(In apposition) The ones sitting (Apollos when his night duty had finished at 3:30 am) upon (with accusative in the same position) the thrones (west footstool) of them (Elder 24 Atomus). They (ones sitting, Apollos) fell (knelt) upon (with accusative on the same position)the faces (west footstool using the imagery of the Heavenly Man) of them(Apollos)

And they (Apollos at midnight) worshipped (paid the Roman tribute) to God (Matthew Annas administering).

11:16 Although Cardinal Atomus was responsible for announcing the 24 hours of the day, as a human clock, he had to sleep, and the 24 hours were divided at the hour of dawn. It had previously been 3 am, but with the extra half- hour for Gentiles it was now 3:30 am.

Apollos the Chief Therapeut, who held night vigils with Therapeuts, acted as his substitute at the center of row 3 at night. At midnight he paid the Roman tribute, giving it to Matthew Annas to pass on to the Roman governor.

Revelation 11:17 - Part A (i)

Monday June 1, 44 AD, 9 pm . In the Antioch cathedral.

11:17. Matthew Annas was the supreme priest in Antioch. Three other ministers formed a triarchy called Kingdom, Power and Glory.

11:17 legontes, Eucharistoumen soi, kyrie ho theos ho pantokratōr, ho ōn kai ho ēn , hoti eilēphas tēn dynamin sou tēn megalēn kai ebasileusas

11:17 They (RLR to Apollos v. 15) saying, “We give thanks (hold the Eucharist) to you (singular), Lord the God the All- seizing (Matthew Annas as now the supreme religious authority in the Herodian court, one who could embrace Prince Agrippa as his tutor). The Being One (Matthew as the Priest in the center). And the Was One (Theophilus Annas his levite on the west), that you (singular, Theophilus) have received (as archbishop) the Power of you (singular) the Great. (Cardinal Atomus), And you (singular, Theophilus) have reigned (led a ministry of graduates called kings).

11:17 The Eucharist was held at 9 pm, with Matthew Annas as celebrant. He was treated as the supreme religious authority for Herodian courts, with Theophilus Annas as his levite. Matthew accepted Cardinal Atomus, the Great Power for the Herodian court. (Simon Magus was described by the same term in Acts 8:10.) Theophilus Annas headed a ministry of graduates called kings With Apollos as the Moses-Glory, three leading minister were called Kingdom, Power and Glory, the terms found in the Lord’s Prayer.

The young Prince Agrippa, who would turn 17 in September, was now on his way from Rome, having been appointed according to custom to be proconsul in Cyprus. He would hear of the death of his father only when he reached Ephesus at the present season.



Revelation 11:18 - Part A (i)

Friday September 4, 44 AD, the unintercalated 31st. On Cyprus

11:18 Prince Agrippa had arrived back on Cyprus as now a proconsul, aged 17. The Christian missionaries under Barnabas toured East Cyprus, where Brother James was head of Jewish Christians. A final split between Christians and Simon Magus was effected on West Cyprus.

Revelation 11:18

11:18 kai ta ethē ōrgisthēsan, kai ēlthen hē orgē sou kai ho kairos tōn nekrōn krithēnai kai dounai ton misthon tois doulois sou tois prophētais kai tois hagiois kai tois phoboumenois to onoma sou, tous mikrous kai tous megalous, kai diaphtheirai tous diaphtheirontas tēn gēn.

11:18 (Apollos still speaking) “And the Gentiles(Prince Agrippa as the Noah, now a proconsul on Cyprus) were furious (a proconsul acting as a Fury, a deputy to Rome the Wrath). And the Fury (Prince Agrippa) of you (Matthew Annas) came{erchomai} (to the Christian meal).

And the Season (kairos the intercalation day, Friday September 4, 44 AD) of the Lifeless Ones (Brother James still observing September feasts, accepted by Matthew Annas) to be judged (Brother James as a prince-judge).

And to give (without a fee) the reward (September payment of salaried missionaries such as Brother James 1 Corinthians 9:6)to the slaves (Barnabas-Joses who worked for a living (1 Corinthians 9:6) of you (Matthew, who changed the system to benefit Barnabas) the Prophets (Barnabas a bishop). And to the Saints (John Mark head of Christian monastics on Cyprus, Acts 13:5). And to the ones fearing (eremitical discipline of Therapeuts) the Name (Brother James) of you (Matthew).

(In apposition) the Little Ones{mikros} (prince equivalent, Paul). And the Great Ones(king equivalent, Peter). And to destroy (send away) the ones (Magians) destroying the Earth (the abbey system).

11:18. It was the custom for Herod princes at the age of 17 to be appointed to diplomatic service, as proconsuls in outlying places. They did not use the name Herod. One of these, Timothy Herod, is found as proconsul in Acts 18:12, using the name Gallio. On Cyprus, Prince Agrippa used the name Sergius, and added to it the name of Paul, who was his teacher. He would only have heard the news of his father’s death when he reached Ephesus in June.

On Cyprus, Cardinal Atomus the pro-Herodian cardinal, with the help of Paul, ousted Simon Magus, called Elymas and Bar-Jesus. That name was used because he had previously been a friend of Jesus (Acts 13: 6-12).

Revelation 11:19 - Part A (i)

Tuesday December 22, 44 AD, Christmas, n the Antioch cathedral-sanctuary.

11:19 Following the changes made on Cyprus, the Antioch cathedral was declared an independent center of Diaspora mission, outside Judea, with its own sanctuary and ark . It was dedicated at the December solstice 31st, treated as Christmas by Christians. The zealot leaders continued mission to the East from their part of Antioch.

Revelation 11:19

11:19 kai ēnoigē ho naos tou theou ho en tō ouranō, kai ōphthē hē kibōtos tēs diathēkēs autou en tō naō autou. kai egenonto astrapai kai phōnai kai brontai kai seismos kai chalaza megalē.

11:19 And there was opened (consecrated) the sanctuary (substitute temple) of God (Matthew Annas) the one in (same row as) the Heaven (Matthew Annas now called Heaven at the edge of the upper floor of the Antioch cathedral). And the Ark (the lectern)of the Covenant (the New Covenant of Jewish Christians)of him (Matthew Annas as Heaven) was seen{eidon} (from the west guest seat on row 4 of the upper floor, on the east footstool) in (same row as) the sanctuary of him (Matthew).

And there came about (new event) Lightnings (Cardinal Atomus in Antioch for the Julian calendar starting midnight). And Voices (Theophilus Annas levite to Matthew). And Thunders (Matthew the Cloud wearing black with the laity). And Earthquake (Apollos) And Great Hail (John Mark sprinkling with water in winter)

11:19 Following the meeting with Prince Agrippa on West Cyprus, and the displacement of Cardinal Simon Magus by Cardinal Atomus, the Antioch cathedral was declared a new center of Diaspora mission, outside Judea, with its own sanctuary. It was dedicated at the December solstice 31st, December 22, treated as Christmas by Christians. The occasion was one of merriment for the Christian leaders.

It was soon thought advisable for Prince Agrippa to return to Rome, to ensure that the benign emperor Claudius would grant the succession to him, against the competing claim of Herod of Chalcis the brother of the deceased Agrippa I. His argument was that the prince was much too young to take up the royal power. The prince set out in January 45 AD, and after the six month journey arrived in Rome for the council of June 1, 45 AD. Claudius granted the prince the succession in July 45 AD. The full wording of his decree is given in (Josephus, Antiquities 20, 10-14)

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