The Lost Record of the First 50 Years of Christianity

Part A(ii)

© 2009 Dr. Barbara Thiering

This part A (ii) covers Revelation chapters 12:1 - 14:5.

Part A (i) , placed at 8:6 to to 11:19, was written by James Niceta during the period when he was opposed to Jesus. At that time he believed Jesus to be an illegitimate David, whereas his brother James had been conceived in wedlock. More seriously, he believed Jesus to be a close associate of Simon Magus, who for the writers of Revelation was Beast 666. James Niceta had been present at the crucifixion, and had direct evidence that the “resurrection” had been a deception by Simon Magus, whom he already distrusted. At the end of his part A (i) he gave a brief mention to a commemoration of the crucifixion itself in 44 AD, naming Jesus once, for the first time in his account. The “resurrection” has no place at all in Revelation, but there are frequent references to a Beast.

The great change for Christianity came January 44 AD, through the agency of Matthew Annas, who had been a high priest in the Jerusalem temple from 41 to 43 AD, but was dismissed by the capricious Agrippa I. Matthew, the most innovative of the five sons of Ananus the Elder, had actively encouraged what was apparent to many, that Diaspora Judaism was evolving into Christianity.The decision to use the name Christian was legalized at the council of January 44 AD.

It was in December 43 AD in the Antioch abbey that James Niceta underwent a conversion, brought about by Matthew Annas, whose student he had become. According to Acts 11:26 James Niceta – called “the disciples” – first used the name Christian. Matthew Annas had persuaded him that Jesus had become independent of Simon Magus, and that Jesus was pro-Rome and in favor of the Herods, although not of the unworthy Agrippa I. By Sadducee rules he could be counted as legitimate, because he had been conceived after his parents’ binding betrothal. Above all, it was Jesus who by his intellectual power, gifted personality, and the story of his sufferings, had the vital appeal to Gentiles who now constituted the Christian Church.

James Niceta then set to work to write Part A (ii), which is found in Revelation chapters 12 to 14. He went back to 6 AD, to the occasion when the boy Jesus aged 12 was pronounced legitimate at the accession of Ananus the Elder as high priest under the Romans. The section brought the record up to 44 AD.

James Niceta continued in the attitude that the East was the place of origin of Christianity, and he gave little attention to the Romanized Paul, who was responsible for the further separation of 51 AD, which he called the “beginning of the gospel”. When Jesus himself settled in Greece, Christianity was re-defined as European. The gospels and Acts are the product of that attitude.

Since A (ii) in its later part covers the same years as A (i), the name of the year in A (ii) is followed by “(for A ii)”



Part A(ii) 6 AD to 44 AD

Chapters 12 to 14

MARCH 1, 6 AD (for A(ii))

March 1, 6 AD

Revelation 12:1 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Monday March 1, 6 AD, the 12th birthday of Jesus. In the Qumran vestry, loc 101.

12:1 The Roman occupation began officially March 1, 6 AD. It was also the 12th birthday of Jesus. Since the Romans had appointed the Sadducee Ananus the Elder as high priest, Jesus was now a legitimate scion of the David line. His Bar Mitzvah to take place that day was to be the occasion for recognizing his legitimacy.

Revelation 12:1

12:1. Kai sēmeion mega ōphthē en tō ouranō, gynē periebeblēmenē ton hēlion, kai hē selēnē hypokatō tōn podōn autēs. kai epi tēs kephalēs autēs stephanos asterōn dōdeka

On Qumran prayer platform (HEAVEN)

Row 3
Row 4
Row 6
Row 7 Mary Chief Woman John Baptist Sun Boy
(Aleph)





Ground floor (dais and dais step)

Row 12 Jesus aged 12
Row 13 Elizabeth Moon
welfare jar
Joseph Star 12

12:1 And a great sign (Hebrew letter Aleph for the class of priests) was seen{eidon} (east center of row 7 edge of platform). (In apposition) a Woman (Mary Mother of Jesus west center of row 7) around-thrown (vested by) the Sun.(the 12 ½ year old John the Baptist, the Zadokite heir following his father’s death, east center with the Aleph sign).(A boy and a woman could both be on the closed plank over row 7, equal to the weight of a man)

And the Moon (Elizabeth, widowed, retaining the title of the wife of the Zadokite, on the dais step west center), under-down (row 13 dais step) of the feet (jar for welfare tithes) of her (RLR to Elizabeth Moon). And upon of (west side)the head (headband)of her(Elizabeth) a crown (stephanos, worn by Elizabeth as a daughter of Aaron, Ananus the Elder, Luke 1:5) of 12 stars (Elizabeth subordinate of Star 12 Joseph father of Jesus, present for the ceremony, male head of Asher proselytes Tribe 12))

12:1 At midnight beginning Jesus’ 12th birthday a political change had taken place. The Roman Occupation had formally begun. Ananus the Elder, a Sadducee, was appointed high priest by the Romans. As a liberal Sadducee, he held Jesus to be legitimate, as he had been conceived after the binding betrothal of Joseph and Mary.

Zechariah the Zadokite heir had been murdered by militants at Mird-Hyrcania the previous September 5 AD (Luke 11:51). His son John, born September 8 BC, who would become the Baptist and the Teacher of Righteousness of the Dead Sea Scrolls, immediately became the Sun, the Zadokite keeper of the solar calendar. Although only a boy aged 12 ½ , he had to perform the duties of the Zadokite, his place marked by the Hebrew letter Aleph, meaning Class A for priests.

The position on the edge of the prayer platform was normally taken by one grown man, for a light plank was all that covered the opening for noon, but a boy and a woman were equal to a man’s weight.

Mary the mother of Jesus, preparing for the Bar Mitzvah of her son, was now made Chief Woman, redeemed from the stigma of an illegitimate birth. Given a form of ministry, she was vested in a white surplice by the boy John the Baptist at the east center edge of the prayer platform beside Mary at the west center.

The boy Jesus, whose 12th birthday began at midnight on this day, stood as the subject of the ceremony on the ground floor, at the center of row 12, the dais, where he could be seen from the prayer platform.

On the ground floor, at the west center of the dais step row 13, Elizabeth stood ready to act as godmother, in a line down from Mary. As the Moon, she was the female head of the order of Asher for proselytes, Tribe 12 in the Temple Scroll plan. Being a daughter, plural form, of Aaron (Luke 1:5) she was a family member of Ananus the Elder, so wore the crown of Annas priests. She received the welfare tithes of proselytes in a jar placed at her feet. As female, she was under the authority of Joseph the father of Jesus, the Star of David, who was Star 12 as the male head of Asher proselytes. He stood behind his son Jesus for the Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

March 1, 6 AD

Revelation 12:2 - Part A (ii)

Monday March 1, 6 AD, 12:05 am . In the Qumran vestry.

12:2 Mary went down to the dais row 12   With Jesus standing in front of her on row 13 she began the enactment of a 3 hours labor before “birth”, the symbolism for a boy’s Bar Mitzvah ceremony at the age of 12.

Revelation 12:2

12:2.kai en gastri echousa, kai krazei ōdinousa kai basanizomenē tekein

On Qumran prayer platform

Row 6



Row 7 Joseph

Ground floor (dais and dais step)

Row 12 Elizabeth Mary
Row 13 Jesus


12:2. And she(feminine agreement, RLR to Moon v. 1) having (as a deputy, Mary subordinate while “giving birth”) in (same row as) stomach (on row 12 of the Heavenly Man imagery, name for Mary like koilia womb). And she (RLR to Mary as stomach) cries out (says the loud Gentile prayer for the time) in birth pains (simulated for the ceremony). And she was tormented (began a simulated labor for the “birth” of Jesus) to bear a Child (teknon Jesus as a boy equal to a Gentile)

12:2 Taking the 5 minutes that were allowed for coming down to the floor below, Mary went down the 7 steps at the north end of the vestry, in to the dais edge on row 12. Row 12 center represented the “stomach” of the Heavenly Man, and also the womb (koilia) of a woman A Gentile prayer was due 12:05 am, and she defied the rule that Gentile prayers must be silent by saying it in a loud voice on their behalf. It was at the same time part of her simulation of labor pains. She began 3 hours of pretended labor, holding Jesus in front of her. Joseph, preparing to receive the boy according to the Bar Mitzvah rite, went up to the edge of row 7, on the plank holding one grown man.

March 1, 6 AD

Revelation 12:3 - Part A (ii)

Monday March 1, 6 AD, 2 am. On the platform of the Qumran vestry.

12:3 The Pharisee high priest Joazar Boethus had now lost power with the accession of Ananus the Sadducee. Archelaus Herod the Fatted Calf was dismissed and sent to Rome.

Revelation 12:3

12:3. kai ōphthē allo sēmeion en tō ouranō, kai idou drakōn megas pyrros, echōn kephalas hepta kai kerata deka kai epi tas kephalas autou hepta diadēmata

On Qumran prayer platform

Row 6
Row 7 Horn 10
Archelaus
Calf exiled
Dragon
Joazar Boethus
Head 7


12:3.And there was seen{eidon}(through 2 cubits from the west guest place) an other (second class) sign (the Hebrew second letter Beth for the class of levites) in (same row as)the Heaven. (row 7 at the edge of the prayer platform).

And see{eidon} (on row 7) a great red Dragon (Joazar Boethus for the village class holding the autumn feast of Tabernacles). And horn 10.(the Calf Archelaus Herod the ethnarch with horns, on the west center of the edge of the prayer platform) to be sent to Rome province 10 for trial).

And upon (with accusative) the heads 7 (the headband of an initiate to grade 7, worn by Thomas Herod who could advance no further) of him (Dragon Joazar) diadem 7 (a Pharisee’s small crown for wearing over the headband , not the Sadducee stephanos)

12:3 Mary, Joseph and Jesus continued the Bar Mitzvah rite by going down to the building a kilometer south of the end of the Qumran esplanade . It was one of a pair of buildings inisde and outside the long dividing wall (See Humbert and Chambon, Fouilles de Khirbet Qumran et de Ain Feshkha, Gottingen , 1994, Plate 48 the Isolated Building, Photos 533-538). The one on the west side of the wall was called the queen’s house (Copper Scroll 3Q15, 6:1) and the one on its east side the Manger. It was used to stable pack animals that carried burdens up the Qumran chasm, and also as a male latrine. As an unclean place, the Manger was where Jesus had been born in 7 BC, classed at that time as an illegitimate by the reigning Pharisee high priest Simon Boethus (Luke 2:7). For his Bar Mitzvah he had to start at the place where he had been born.

While they were away, at 2 am the former high priest Joazar Boethus, a Pharisee, claimed the right to make announcements at the edge of the prayer platform, using the Hebrew letter Beth (B) for the class of levites.

In 6 AD the Boethus priests had been called the Dragon in the militant triarchy of Dragon, Calf (Archelaus Herod) and Beast (Judas the Galilean). Joazar Boethus was called the Red Dragon because his place was with villagers in the inferior West, using red of the 4 colors for the seasonal feasts.

Allied with him had been Archelaus Herod, the Calf of the 4 Living Creatures, an ethnarch only. Following a public petition, he was dismissed by Rome (Josephus, Antiquities 17, 342-344). He was called the Fatted Calf for his love of luxury (Luke 15:23) and the Golden Calf for his love of money (Acts 7:41). On being dismissed he was sent to Rome, which was Province 10, so he was called (Calf) Horn 10. He was tried in Rome and exiled to Vienne in the south of France.

Another Pharisee acting as a deputy to Joazar Boethus was Thomas Herod, son of Herod the Great and Mariamme II, who was a daughter of the Pharisee high priest Simon Boethus. Thomas was the same age as Jesus, and in the Luke account of the Bar Mitzvah of Jesus he appears as a companion of his. (Luke 2:23 pan arsen Thomas was called the Seven now and later, because as a homosexual he was not permitted to go higher than grade 7 (Mark 12: 22). He wore the headband of a mere initiate grade 7, over a small diadem, not a Sadducee crown. As a Pharisee Thomas acted as a deputy to the Pharisee Joazar Boethus.

Joazar left the Qumran prayer platform at 2 am and made the one hour’s walk, at the ascetics’ rate of 5 stadia (about a kilometer) per hour down to the Manger building.

March 1, 6 AD

Revelation 12:4 - Part A (ii)

Monday, March 1, 6 AD , 3 am. At the Manger 1 kilometer south of Qumran.

12:4 The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus was finalized by a “birth”, in the Manger building where he had been born in March 7 BC. At that time he had been classed as illegitimate by the reigning high priest Simon Boethus. Joazar Boethus now came down to the Manger to challenge his legitimacy.

Revelation 12:4

12:4.kai hē oura autou syrei to triton tōn asterōn tou ouranou kai ebalen autous eis tēn gēn. kai ho drakōn estēken enōpion tēs gynaikos tēs mellousēs tekein, hina hotan tekē to teknon autēs kataphagē

12:4. And the Tail (the trainbearer Judas the Galilean) of him (RLR to Joazar the Red Dragon v3), sweeps (sent down to the Manger) the Third (the Gentile celibate minister offering a prayer at 3 am) of the Stars of the Heaven (Joseph father of Jesus, who had been on the edge of the prayer platform, head of Gentile ministers) . And he (the Third, the Gentile celibate opposed to homosexuality) threw (reduced in status) them (masculine plural RLR to destroyers the at the Magians 11:18)) Earth(row 6 above row 7 on the ground floor for the abbey system, defining Thomas as an abbey member, not a true monastic).

And the Dragon (Joazar) stood (as a leader) Before{enōpion} (enōpion north of, on the equivalent of row 3 in the north compartment of the Manger) of the Woman (Mary, on the equivalent of row 4) , the one (feminine) about to (in three months time in June 6 AD) give birth (complete the process).

In order that (by the rules of Therapeuts using the Hebrew letter Nun50) when{hotan} (at 3 am) he (RLR to the Dragon) gave birth (Joazar permitted the Bar Mitvah of Jesus as an illegitimate) to the Child (Jesus as an illegitimate for Joazar equal to a non-monastic Gentile) of it (Earth, the abbey system) he (Jesus) might eat-down (take the common meal with illegitimates)

2:4 At 3 am Joazar stood in the northern compartment of the Manger, while Mary and Jesus were confined to the southern compartment, She would take him for a further ceremony of re-instatement in June (Luke 2:22-24). But Joazar allowed him to have his Bar Mitzvah only as an illegitimate boy to whom it was permitted.

March 1, 6 AD

Revelation 12:5 - Part A (ii)

Monday March 1, 6 AD. 3:30 am, 9 am . At Qumran.

12:5. Jesus at 9 am was brought up to the Qumran buildings and admitted to the abbey school for boys.

Revelation 12:5

12:5. kai eteken huion, arsen, hos mellei poimanein panta ta ethnē en rhabdō sidēra. kai hērpasthē to teknon autēs pros ton theon kai pros ton thronon autou.

12:5 And(at 3:30 am the time for Gentiles) he (RLR to teknon v 4, Jesus, now the Noah to Gentiles) gave birth to (initiated at the 3:30 am meal of Gentiles in the queen’s house) a Son. (the Shem Arabian Gentile to Jesus as Noah), (In apposition) a male (Jesus having finished his Bar Mitzvah, was declared the legitimate male heir of David from Isaiah 9:6-7)

Who (new subject Theudas the Chief Therapeut, a shepherd present in March 6 AD, Luke 2:8) was about to (in 3 months time, June 1, 6 AD when Jesus was fully reinstated) be a shepherd (pastor to) All the Gentiles(Thomas Herod reduced to pilgrim status) in (same row as) a rod of iron (the discipline of the David now taken over by the Chief Therapeut, Psalms 2:9, Deuteronomy 4:20 Egypt an iron furnace).

(A 9 am)And the Child (Jesus) of her ( Mary was caught up (brought to the Qumran prayer platform) towards (to row 4 in front of row 3) God (Ananus the Elder a Sadducee, head of the Qumran abbey school for boys). And towards (on row 5)) the throne (footstool row 4)of him (God, Ananus the Elder on row 3)

12:5. Present at the time of the Bar Mitvah of Jesus was Theudas-Barabbas the Chief Therapeut, who acted as a pastor to villagers. Jesus had been the “boy David” as a shepherd (1 Samuel 17:15) , but when he went up to higher status Theudas, also called the Lion of Judah, was to replace him. As a Therapeut he officiated also in June, the Pentecost month, so his actions in March are anticipated with “about to”.

Jesus in March 6 AD at the age of 12 was appointed the Noah of the Sea mission, to a Shem, Ham and Japheth, from the Noah Flood story, At 3:30 am the time for Gentiles he was hailed as the Man, the true male heir of the David dynasty. 

At 9 am the Child, Jesus, was brought up to Qumran, where the boys’ abbey school was held in the outer hall loc 77. They started their day at the easier time of 9 am. On the prayer platform Jesus was presented to the headmaster, Ananus the Elder in the role of abbot.

MARCH 5, 6 AD

Figure 7a
Figure 7b
Distances in hours from the settlements in the Wilderness of Judea
2000 cubits = 5 stadia = 1 kilometer = 1 hour's walk

FIGURE 7. Map of the Wilderness of Judea and Diagram of the Scribe's Pen.




Photo U

Photo U. A tunnel in the wady bank, north of Mird-Hyrcania.



Photo V

Photo V. Inside the tunnel.



MARCH 5, 6 AD

Revelation 12:6 - Part A (ii)

Friday March 5, 6 AD, 3 pm, the unintercalated 31st, Day 1260 . At the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania.

12:6. Mary, now separated from her son, left the queen’s house at 5 am, passed through Ain Feshkha at 7 am, and for the next 8 hours until 3 pm walked to the wady an hour north of Mird-Hyrcania. Arriving there on Friday at 3 pm, the sabbath rule prevented her from walking further.

Revelation 12:6

12:6 kai hē gynē ephygen eis tēn erēmon, hopou echei ekei topon hētoimasmenon apo tou theou, hina ekei trephōsin autēn hēmeras chilias diakosias hexēkonta

12:6. And the Woman (Mary) fled (was appointed to the sanctuary at Mird-Hyrcania) at (the row above) the Wilderness, (the north side of the wady at Mird-Hyrcania where the Wilderness of the Exodus imagery began). The where (at the place of a deacon grade 6, admitted to the ministry in the northern tunnel) she has there (a place for the Poor, hermits) a place (unclean place) prepared (under Essene moral rules) from (at a distant limit from)the God, (the Sadducee Ananus the Elder on the Mird-Hyrcania height) in order that (by the rules of Therapeuts using Nun50, the Exodus imagery) there (at the wady for poor hermits) they (RLR to v. 5, the boy Thomas Herod as an acolyte)might feed her at day 1260 (Friday March 5 the unintercalated 31st, a fortnight before Passover 14/I).

12:6. (See the Appendix, Additions to Chronology, on the 1260 days, a term found also at 11:3. In brief, it meant the unintercalated 31st two weeks before Passover 14/I. )

Mary, who was now to act in ministry independently of Jesus, left the queen’s house at 5 am after female ablutions. Walking at the set ascetic rate of 5 stadia (about a kilometer) per hour, she arrived at Ain Feshkha two hours south at 7 am, then set out on the 8 hour track to the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania, arriving at 3 pm. It was still an hour to the cliff top sanctuary, but the sabbath rule prevented her from traveling after Friday 3 pm, and she stayed there with the hermits at the wady. She joined in their evening meal, served by Thomas Herod head of Herodian proselytes.

The pair of tunnels used for a ceremony of “rebirth” lay on either side of the wady. The northern one was called the Wilderness, as in the Exodus imagery it was understood to be the first stage of the Wilderness Wandering that would lead to the Promised Land of Qumran.

MARCH 19, 6 AD

Revelation 12:7 - Part A (ii)

Friday, March 19, 6 AD, 6 pm , the intercalated 31st. At Qumran.

12:7 Two weeks later, again a Friday, the Essenes at Qumran kept their rule for Friday evening, not eating but holding a council for debate. John the Baptist as the Michael was present, with Simon the Essene as the Gabriel giving the actual lead. Joazar Boethus joined the debate.

Revelation 12:7

12:7 Kai egeneto polemos en tō ouranō, ho Michaēl kai hoi angeloi autou tou polemēsai meta tou drakontos. kai ho drakōn epolemēsen kai hoi angeloi autou

12:7 And there came about a war (debate) in the Heaven, (the Qumran prayer platform) the Michael (the boy John the Baptist as the Zadokite heir). And the angels (the Abiathar priest Simon the Essene)of him(Michael) to make war (debate) With{meta} (meta with genitive, equal to)) the Dragon (Joazar Boethus the dismissed Pharisee high priest). And the Dragon (Joazar Boethus) made made war (debated). And the angels (the deputy of Joazar, the abbot Ananus Elder, Acts 7:38) of him (Joazar).

12:7. On Friday March 19, 6 AD, at the Qumran monastery, the rule of monastics was observed forbidding defecation on the sabbath (Josephus, Wars of the Jews 2.147). Since they were not permitted to use the latrine on Saturday at 4 am, they did not have a meal Friday evening, but instead held a council in the vestry. It became an occasion for dealing with factional conflicts.

John the Baptist aged 12 ½ took the nominal place of the Zadokite Michael. Ananus the Elder as the abbot equal to a Gabriel gave the active lead. Joazar the Pharisee took part, arguing for the Pharisee militant cause. Ananus the Sadducee was treated as his deputy.

MARCH 19, 6 AD

Revelation 12:8 - Part A (ii)

Friday March 19, 6 AD, midnight ending. . On the Qumran prayer platform.

12:8. Joazar Boethus lost his nationalist argument. The Sadducee Ananus the Elder became the superior priest upholdng Gentiles.

Revelation 12:8

12:8kai ouk ischysen, oude topos heurethē autōn eti en tō ouranō

12:8 And he (RLR to Dragon Joazar Boethusv.7) was not strong (lost the debate) Neither (Not-D , a graduate of class C) a place (Gentile unclean) was found (used as sacred)of them (RLR to angels Ananus the Elder v. 7) still (Gentiles class E using the T sign) in (same row as) the Heaven (the edge of the Qumran prayer platform, where the Julian date was announced)

12:8 The Pharisee nationalists under Joazar lost the debate. The Sadducee Ananus the Elder became the superior priest, supporting Gentiles, announcing the date from the edge of the prayer platform.

MARCH 15 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 8, 15 AD

Revelation 12:9 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Friday March 8, 15 AD , the unintercalated 31th. In Damascus and Rome.

12:9. Under the emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD) there was a resurgence of nationalism in Damascus and Rome.

Revelation 12:9

12:9 kai eblēthē ho drakōn ho megas, ho ophis ho archaios ho kalounenos Diabolos kai ho Satanas, ho planōn tēn oikoumenēn holēn eblēthē eis tēn gēn, kai hoi angeloi autōu met autou eblēthēsan

12:9 (In Damascus) And the great Dragon (Ishmael of Phabi, Pharisee high priest 15-16 AD, Josephus, Antiquities 18, 34) was thrown (removed from office). (In apposition) The Serpent (a Magus head of Ophite Healers, beginning (keeping the Julian calendar beginning at midnight). (In apposition) The one called Devil (Judas Iscariot, order of East Manasseh, in the tradition of Judas the Galilean). And the Satan (Theudas with Judas)

(In Rome) (In apposition) The One Deceiving (Simon Magus, order of West Manasseh, anti-Herodian cardinal) the whole household (the court of Agrippa I in Rome) was thrown (punished in Rome by Tiberius) at (row above, on row 6 middle floor) the Earth (central point of the X on the middle floor for the abbey discipline). And the angels(Jonathan Annas with Agrippa I in Rome) of him (One Deceiving Simon Magus) With{meta} (meta with genitive, equal to) were thrown (punished by Tiberius).

12:9. In 14 AD Tiberius became the Roman emperor. He reigned until 37 AD, and would be reigning at the time of the crucifixion. Although a successful and long serving emperor, he was not tolerant of dissent in his realm. He was, moreover, a procrastinator, putting off action as long as possible (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 177).

By 15 AD, when his character had become known, there was a resurgence of militarism. Nationalists had taken refuge in Damascus, which was outside the Roman province of Judea.

In Rome itself, Simon Magus was cultivating the young Agrippa I, aged 25. Simon was appointed a cardinal, to represent Agrippa. Both incurred the annoyance of Tiberius.

MARCH 26, 15 AD

Revelation 12:10 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Tuesday March 26, 15 AD, the intercalated 31th. Day and Night. At Jerusalem and Qumran

12:10. Eleazar Annas on becoming high priest led pro-Rome ascetics. Those in his pro-Gentile party included Jesus, aged 21, now using the title Christ.

Revelation 12:10

12:10 kai ēkousa phōnēn megalēn en tō ouranō legousan, Arti egeneto hē sōtēria kai hē dynamis kai hē basileia tou theou hēmōn kai hē exousia tou Christou autou, hoti eblēthē ho kaēgōr tōn adelphōn hēmōn, ho katēgorōn autous enōipion tou theou hēmōn hēmera kai nyktos.

12:10. And I (James Niceta aged 12 in 15 AD) heard (from the west guest place on row 4, voice of a man coming up from the platform edge row 7) a Great Voice (Eleazar Annas as high priest announcing midnight) in (same row as) the Heaven (edge of the Qumran platform, where the high priest as Heaven could stand to make announcements), saying,
“Now (arti start of the night vigil) there has come about (new event) the Salvation (Jesus-Joshua-Salvation aged 21 at his equinox birthday). And the Power (the Herodian pro-Roman cardinal). And the Kingdom (the Annas levite Jonathan Annas as head of graduate ministry) of the God (Eleazar Annas the Sadducee priest) of Us (the Gentile permanent monastic who was superior to a Sadducee village priest ). And the authority (right to make proselytes) of the Christ (Jesus aged 21 as the deputy of the Annas priest) of him (RLR to Heaven, Eleazar Annas on the platform edge).

“That there has been thrown (reduced in status) the Accuser (the Roman governor Annius Rufus, pro Pharisee (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 33) of the Brothers (Brother James, aged 14, declared the legitimate David for Pharisees) of Us (the permanent Gentile monastic) . The One Accusing (Valerius Gratus the Roman governor successor of Annius Rufus, who appointed the Sadducee Eleazar Annas, Josephus, Antiquities 18, 33) them (RLR to angels v. 9, Jonathan Annas the next Annas priest) Before{enōpion} (enōpion north of, on row 3 , at night) the God (Eleazar Annas at the center of row 4 as a deputy to the Herodian cardinal) of Us (Gentile permanent monastic acting independently, equal to a cardinal). And Night. (At the equinox 31st, Tuesday March 26, see below)

12:10 James Niceta, now Christian when writing A(ii), goes back to 15 AD. He includes himself at the age of 12 (born 3 AD, see below). As an apprentice at writing, studying at Qumran, he was permitted to use the west guest position on row 4 of the prayer platform. From there he could hear sound coming up from row 7 the edge of the platform.

Roman governors were responsible for appointing high priests, who were the active leaders of the people. Under Tiberius, that meant that they had to favor either Pharisees or Sadducees, as these two parties had differing political attitudes, for or against Rome.

Annius Rufus was pro Pharisee (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 33). His successor was Valerius Gratus, who appointed the Sadducee Eleazar Annas, (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 33).

Jesus turned 21 in March 15 AD. He now used the title Christ, because it meant the potential Messiah of Israel who was subordinate to the potential Messiah of Aaron, Eleazar Annas. As the Sadducee Eleazar accepted the title God, so Jesus as his subordinate was called the Son of God.

Day and Night means the equinox 31st, Tuesday March 26, the intercalated 31st for solarists holding the post-position method of intercalating, going forward by 17 ½ days then dropping back. The order, Day before Night shows that they were in the Day position of the calendar, to which north solarists changed in 15 AD. (See 'The Method of Intercalation' in "Chronology" in Section 3.)

Birth dates of James Niceta, John Aquila, and their brother Clement

The family history of the twins Niceta and Aquila and their younger brother Clement is given in Recognitions of Clement 7, 8-10 and Clementine Homilies 12, 8-10. Clement, the writer of the Clementines, is speaking in the early 40’s AD, as shown by the reference to Brother James becoming bishop in Jerusalem in 40 AD (Recognitions of Clement 1, 43). He says that 20 years earlier his father had left Rome in search of their mother, who had left Rome with her twin sons and suffered shipwreck. Clement was aged 12 at the time, so he had been born about AD 10. It was when he was 5, in about AD 15, that the mother left Rome and was not heard of again. The twin boys were older than Clement, and as further detail in the story shows, were illegitimate, the product of the mother’s affair with a slave. The mother and father were closely related to the imperial family. The mother was exiled and the father married again, his next son being Clement.

More exact dates are given by verses in Revelation for which the date is known by other means. James Niceta introduces himself in 12:10, with “I heard”. The date is 15 AD. If born in 3 AD, he was 12 years old at the time, just old enough to act as an apprentice recorder. In 8:13, for which the date is 29 AD, he introduces himself with “I saw”. If born in 3 AD he was 26 at the tine, the age of a lay bishop. That would mean that in 43 AD, when he began to use the name Christian under instruction from Matthew Annas, he was 40 years old (Acts 11:26).

The twins James Niceta and John Aquila were, then, born in 3 D, and Clement was born in 10 AD. This accords with their appearances in all parts of Revelation.

MARCH 17 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 1, 17 AD

Revelation 12:11 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Monday March 1, 17 AD, Jesus aged 23, for initiation. In Jerusalem.

12:11. At his initiation at the age of 23, Jesus differed politically from his father Joseph.

Revelation 12:11

12:11kai autoi enikēsan auton dia to haima tou arniou kai dia ton logon tēs martyrias autōn, kai ouk ēgapēsan tēn psychēn autōn achri thanatou

12:11. And They (new subject Joseph father of Jesus) conquered (defeated politically) him (RLR to the One Accusing v. 10, Valerius Gratus). On account of the blood (fermented wine given to Jesus at the age of 23 his full initiation) of the Lamb (Jesus initiated into the celibate life now using the title the Lamb, that of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53:7.

And on account of the Word (title of Jesus when living outside the monastery) of the Witnessing (western mision,)of them (RLR to They, Joseph).

And They (Joseph) did not love (agapaō, hold the Agape meal including women and Gentiles) the Soul (the Adam, Gentile proselyte) of them (They, Joseph) Until{achri} (achri midnight) Death (Simon Magus).

12:11 The Roman governor Valerius Gratus was in favor of Sadducees, having appointed Eleazar Annas. Joseph father of Jesus in 17 AD was pro-Pharisee, foreseeing a long Pharisee nationalist reign under the emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD).Joseph obtained the deposition of Eleazar Annas and the appointment of Simon of Camith, high priest 17-18 AD, Josephus, Antiquities 18, 34).

Joseph was in conflict with his son Jesus, who was strongly in favor of the equality of uncircumcised Gentiles taught by Eleazar. In Luke’s account of the initiation of Jesus at the age of 23 (not 12, as the surface seems to say), he shows Jesus calling Eleazar Annas his Father, against Joseph (Luke 2:49). Eleazar accepted Jesus as the true David, making him Son of God, while Joseph now held his next son James to be the heir. James was called the Solomon, the successor of David (Acts 7:47).

Simon Magus-Death was in Rome in 17 AD, antagonistic to the house of Agrippa I. Joseph in Jerusalem, from his family’s anti-Herodian tradition, was on the side of Simon Magus.

Theudas-Barabbas, now pro-Roman, worked with Eleazar Annas to give higher education to celibate Gentiles. The parable of the Unjust Steward, set in 17 AD in Luke’s system of parables (Luke 16:1-9) deals with Theudas as the steward, oikonomos, who changed the system that gave only minimal education to uncircumcised Gentiles. Those of the order of Asher, whose emblem was wheat, had been given 3 years up to initiation, but now were given an extra year to enable them to become deacons. Those of the monastic order of Dan, whose emblem was oil, were given an extra 4 years to take them through all the grades up to graduation.

MARCH 18 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 1, 18 AD

Revelation 12:12 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Tuesday March 1, 18 AD, In Rome, the house of Agrippa I.

12:12 In 18 AD the 28 year old Agrippa 1 in Rome set out to gain the favor of the emperor Tiberius. Jonathan Annas was in charge of religion in Agrippa’s house.

Revelation 12:12

12:12. dia touto euphrainesthe, hoi ouranoi kai hoi en autois skēnountes, ouai tēn gēn kai tēn thalassan, hoti katebē ho diabolos pros hymas echōn thymon megan, eidōs hoti oligon kairon echei

12:12 On account of(dia with accusative) this thing rejoice,(hold a Herodian eu feast) Heavens (the upper floor of the cathedral in the house of Agrippa I in Rome) .And the Ones (Jonathan Annas the next brother after Eleazar Annas) in (same row as) them (Heavens) tabernacling(Jonathan Annas in the Rome house with Agrippa establishing a sanctuary for worship reproducing the courtyard at Qumran).

Woe (delay of 7 years following a 3 “weeks” scheme from the death of Herod the Great March 4 BC through 4 AD, 11 AD, 18 AD.) to the Earth (central point of the X on the time circle for the abbey system, an abbey attached east of the Rome cathedral-house.

And the SeaTiber Island in Rome, the house of Antipas Herod I.).

That the Devil (Judas Iscariot now changed to act as a fundraiser to Agrippa I in Rome) went down (to the lower part of the house for servants) towards You (plural, an Asher Gentile, Lysanias, Luke 3:1, see below)

(Judas, the Devil) having (given token initiation to) Great Wrath (the emperor Tiberius), knowing{oida} (with abbey knowledge) that he (the emperor) has a Few season ( kairos, the emperor observed the intermediate year, the calendar of the Few, who practiced strict sexual morality.)

12:12 In Rome, Agrippa I aged 28 set out to impress the dour emperor Tiberius. He invited him to dine at his house near the south wall of Rome, entertaining lavishly but with the strict moral standards that Tiberius approved. The feasts were held in accordance with the solar calendar .

Jonathan Annas, the next of the Annas brothers in line after Eleazar Annas , was brought to Rome to supervise religious services in Agrippa’s house. Judas Iscariot gave up his association with Simon Magus and offered his services to Agrippa, acting as a fundraiser. Judas gave a token initiation to Tiberius when he was invited to banquets at Agrippa’s house, teaching the emperor to observe the Samaritan intermediate year for feasts, favoring neither Galilee nor Jerusalem. Those who upheld a strict sexual morality, the Few, observed this calendar.

Those expecting the Restoration of a worthy high priest had pinned their hopes on Eleazar Annas in 15 AD, the north solar intercalation year. He was killed in late 17 AD, the kairos of the intermediate year.

They had adopted a set of Woes, a scheme of 3 “weeks”(sets of 7 years) from the death of Herod the Great in March 4 BC, through 4 AD, 11 AD, up to March 18 AD. But they were now disappointed, and declared another set of 7 years.

On the Tiber Island in Rome Antipas Herod I kept a house. He had gained the favor of the emperor Tiberius because he had built the city of Tiberias as the capital of Galilee and named it after the emperor (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 36).

“You (plural)” in this verse may be understood as Lysanias, a Gentile of Asher who received membership of Judaism. The later “You (plural)” was James Niceta in the period of John’s Gospel and subsequently. Lysanias was a Gentile who held a tetrarchy in Abilene, north of the tribal territories of Judea. He is listed with other tetrarchs in Luke 3:1. The title Lysanias was passed on to subsequent rulers, as in the case of the tetrarch Antipas. In 37 AD the tetrarchy of the current Lysanias was given by Caligula to Agrippa I (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 237). In 53 AD Claudius gave it to Agrippa II (Josephus, Antiquities 20, 138).

SEPTEMBER 18 AD (For A(ii))

SEPTEMBER 2, 18 AD

Revelation 12:13 - Part A (ii)

Friday September 2, 18 AD, 3:35 pm. In Judea, at the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania.

12:13. In Judea 6 months later the high priest Caiaphas heard of the prospects of Agrippa I and the rise of Sadducees with him. He attacked Mary mother of Jesus at the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania, forcing her to state that Brother James was the legitimate David, conceived in wedlock.

Revelation 12:13

12:13 Kai hote eiden ho drakōn hoti eblēthē eis tēn gēn, ediōxen tēn gynaika hētis eteken ton arsena

12:13 And when{hote} (hotee. 3:35 pm) the Dragon (Caiaphas the Pharisee high priest, appointed 18 AD) saw{eidon} (at the wady north of the Mird-Hyrcania building on the height) that he (Caiaphas) was thrown (reduced in power at the rise of Sadducees) at the Earth (to the wady for abbey members). He (Caiaphas as Earth) pursued (persecuted) the Woman (Mary) who (hetis Mary as a female Certain One) bore (symbolic birth)the Man{anthrōpos} (arsen James Brother of Jesus, now called the legitimate David under the Pharisee Caiaphas).

12:13 Six months after Agrippa I began his project of entertaining the emperor in Rome, the news of his rise and that of Sadducees reached Judea. On Friday September 2, Mary mother of Jesus was as usual on a Friday confined to the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania. Caiaphas, the Pharisee high priest appointed 18 AD, came there and attacked her on behalf of Pharisees, forcing her to admit that her second son James was the legitimate David, having been conceived in wedlock.

MARCH 19 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 3, 19 AD

Revelation 12:14 - Part A (ii)

Friday March 3, 19 AD, the unintercalated 31st, 3½ years from September 15 AD to March 19 AD, 3 pm and 6 pm. . At the wady north of Mird-Hyrcania.

12:14. The following March on a Friday Mary was again confined to the wady at Mird-Hyrcania. Theudas was with her, as the Moses-Joshua who would lead the Exodus and Holy War. In the Mird-Hyrcania building Simon Magus the Ophite Healer joined the evening meal, having been expelled from Rome for fraud.

Revelation 12:14

12:14 kai edothēsan tē gynaiki hoi dyo pteryges tou aetou tou megalou, hina petētai eis tēn erēmon eis ton topos autēs, hopou trephetai ekei kairon kai kiarous kai hēmisy kairou apo prosōpou tou opheōs

12:14. And there was given (without payment) to the Woman (Mary) the 2 wings (wing 2 for a grade 2 deputy abbot, Theudas-Barabbas as seraphim, Isaiah 6:2) of the Great Eagle (Jonathan Annas the abbot in Rome, the western Eagle of the 4 Living Creatures, corresponding to the Roman emblem the Eagle). In order that (by the rules of Therapeuts using the Hebrew letter Nun 50) she might fly (bird imagery from the Eagle) at (row above, north side the wady) the Wilderness (north side of the wady beginning the Wilderness Wanderings of the Exodus image) the place (topos an unclean place on the south side of thewady for women) .

The where (hopou place for a deacon grade 6, promoted from within the north tunnel at the wady) she should be fed (join the 6 pm common meal at the wady) at a kairos (September 15 AD to September 16 AD). And kairoi (2 years from September 16 AD to September 18 AD). And half a kairos (6 months from September 18 AD to March 19 AD, the south solar year) The end of 3 ½ years from September 15 AD north solar to March 19 AD south solar.

From (at a distant limit from, at the Mird-Hyrcania building on the height)) the Face (the seat at row 7 center of the meal table in the west wing) of the Serpent (the Ophite Healer for Therapeuts , the Raphael, Simon Magus back from Rome after the Fulvia episode)

12:14. March 3, 19 AD, was the south solar kairos, the unintercalated 31st 3 ½ years after March 15 AD. As it was a Friday, Mary was again confined to the huts at the wady, where she was joined by Theudas-Barabbas, the Chief Therapeut and deputy abbot. They held the evening common meal in the huts, with music and choirs in the manner of the Therapeuts. Theudas acted as one of the seraphim, the winged singers of Isaiah 6:2. He was also the Moses and Joshua who would lead the way in the Exodus and Holy War.

The calculation of the kairos, from September 15 AD the north solar year to March 19 AD the south solar year, made the date clear to a pesharist who understood the solar calendar.

At the building on the Mird-Hyrcania height, at the evening meal table in the west wing, sat the Healer, the Raphael (a name meaning Healer) the Serpent, giving the name Ophites from the Greek for serpent. He was Simon Magus, back from Rome after an episode which caused his expulsion. His knowledge of poisons and medicines would enable him to rescue Jesus on Good Friday. Jesus had drunk snake poison with a sedative. Simon as the “angel of the Lord” would also supply the snake poison to Agrippa I, causing him to be “eaten by worms” (snakes) (Acts 12:23). Simon was a Serpent – the one lifted up in the Wilderness (John 3:14)- in both senses, as an Ophite Healer, and also as a source of political evil. His tradition went back to the serpent in the garden of Eden, who was a priest holding the known secrets of medicine and science, manipulating the population with his learning.

In Rome, Simon Magus had been the anti-Herod- anti-Rome cardinal, taking turns to serve in the East and West. He attempted an alliance with the court of the young man Agrippa I in Rome, but was rejected and punished by Tiberius. With others, he took part in a fraud perpetrated in 19 AD on Fulvia, a Roman woman of high social status. She had become a Jewish proselyte, and fell victim to some Jews who asked her for money for the Jerusalem temple, but they spent the money on themselves. Samaritans did not respect the Jewish temple. When Tiberius found out he expelled them. (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 82-83).

SEPTEMBER 19 AD (For A(ii))

Photo O

Photo O. The aqueduct on the west of Mird-Hyrcania (on skyline).


SEPTEMBER 18, 19 AD

Revelation 12:15 - Part A (ii)

Monday September 18, 19 AD , the 30th, 3 pm. At the aqueduct west of Mird-Hyrcania.

12:15 Simon Magus permitted Mary to belong to the second class of ministers, baptizing Gentiles in running water. He stood at the west end where the aqueduct started, and she stood at the east end where it joined the building.

Revelation 12:15

12:15. kai ebalen ho ophis ek tou stomatos autou opisō tēs gynaikos hydōr hōs potamon, hina autēn potamophorēton poiēsē

12:15 And the Serpent (Simon Magus) threw (reduced in status) out of (to the east of) the Mouth (the cup for giving water to pilgrims at the beginning of the aqueduct) of him (the Serpent) after (opisō west), of the Woman (Mary at the east end of the aqueduct where it joined the building) water (drinking water stored in jars, John 2:7) as (and) a river (2nd grade of baptismal water, 1QS 3:4-5) running water from the Mird-Hyrcania aqueduct).

In order that (by the rules of Therapeuts using the Hebrew letter Nun, 50, initiating on Monday 30th) she should make (officiate as a minister) as one carried-by-river (in the second class of ministry baptized in running water).

2:15 At the intercalated position near the equinox Gentile pilgrims were received at the Mird-Hyrcania east-west aqueduct. It was Monday 30th, the day for action by Therapeuts. Simon Magus stood at the west end of the aqueduct, offering the 3 pm cup of water to pilgrims. Mary of the Gentile order of Dan stood at the east end, where the aqueduct joined the building.

Mary belonged to the second order of ministry, allowed to go no higher than baptism in the running water of the aqueduct, the second grade of baptismal water.

MARCH 20 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 17, 20 AD

Revelation 12:16 - Part A (ii)

Sunday March 17, 20 AD, 6 pm . At the aqueduct at Mird-Hyrcania

12:16 Joseph the husband of Mary, now friendly to Sadducees, took over from Simon Magus and helped her to baptize Gentiles. He was now the Earth, head of the married quarters of the abbey, to which pilgrims came on their journey from Jerusalem, Joseph accepted pilgrims such as Peter who were friendly to Gentiles.

Revelation 12:16

12:16 kai eboēthēsen hē gē tē gynaiki, kai ēnoixen hē gē to stoima auēs kai katepien ton potamon hon ebalen ho drakōn ek tou stomatos autou

12:16. And the Earth (now Joseph for an abbey) helped (acted as marriage partner to, Romans 16:2, the term used for Tamar-Phoebe (the wife of Paul) to the Woman (Mary). And he (Joseph) opened (treated as sacred) the Mouth (cup of water for pilgrims) of her (Mary, the cup of water given to Gentiles accompanying Jewish pilgrims such as Peter).

And he (Joseph) drank-down{pinō} (at the evening common meal at 6 pm) the river (water from the aqueduct fresh enough for drinking), which the Dragon (Caiaphas) threw (reduced in status) out of (to the east) of the Mouth (drinking cup for pilgrims) of him (Caiaphas gave water to Jewish pilgrims only).

12:16 Pilgrims did not come to Qumran in December as the wady Kidron down which they traveled was swollen with rain. The first batch for the year in March 20 AD traveled from Jerusalem on Sunday March 17, arriving for the evening meal at 6 pm at the building on the height of Mird-Hyrcania.

Joseph, now more sympathetic to Sadducees and consequently to Gentiles, succeeded in displacing Caiaphas and becoming the Earth himself. As husband of Mary, he helped her in mission, standing at the west end of the aqueduct while she remained at the east end.

At the evening meal in the building at 6 pm Joseph led the pilgrims in drinking water, not wine, which was given to celibates on the 31st. Caiaphas gave a drink of water to Jewish pilgrims only.

JANUARY 23 AD (For A(ii))

JANUARY 1, 23 AD

Revelation 12:17 - Part A (ii)

Friday evening January 1, 23 AD. At Qumran.

12:17. Agrippa I, expelled from Rome by Tiberius for bankruptcy, arrived back in his country in 23 AD. Caiaphas the high priest was deemed better suited than Agrippa to rule like a governor on behalf of Rome. Jonathan Annas, returned with Agrippa, persuaded Mary and Brother James of the Sadducee doctrine.

Revelation 12:17

12:17kai ōrgisthē ho drakōn epi tē gynaiki, kai apēlthen poiēsai polemon meta tōn loipōn tou spermatos autēs, tōn tērountōn tas entolas tou theou kai echontōn tēn martyrian Iēsou.

12:17 And the Dragon (Caiaphas) was Furious (appointed the Fury, the local governor representing Rome, the Wrath) upon to (on the east side of) the Woman (Mary mother of Jesus) And she (RLR to the Woman Mary) came-from{erchomai} (to a Qumran council) to make war (join the Friday evening debate) With{meta} (with genitive, equal to) the Remnant (Brother James) of the Seed (Jesus as the David) of her (Mary).

Of the Ones keeping (genitive plural agreeing with Remnant James) the commandments (Sadducee rules) of God (Jonathan Annas returned with Agrippa I). And the Ones having (as deputy, genitive plural agreeing with James) the witnessing (western mission) of Jesus (as the David in the West).

12:17 At the return of Agrippa I in 23 AD, having ben expelled from Rome for bankruptcy, he attempted suicide (Josephus, 18, 147). He was consequently not fit to lead the country, and Caiaphas the reigning high priest was made the representative of Rome in the capacity of a governor. He was the Fury to the Wrath, Rome.

He was appointed at the Roman New Year, January 1, 23 AD.

Agrippa I brought back with him Jonathan Annas, who was the Good Samaritan to him in Luke’s parable (Luke 10:30-33) Jonathan as an Annas Sadducee acted as ''God'', As a Sadducee he accepted Jesus as legitimate, and he knew of Jesus’ talent. He persuaded both Mary and Brother James, and James accepted being the David crown prince only.

December 23 AD (For A(ii))

December 23 AD (For A(ii))

(Missing RSV, Translation (ESV): "And he stood on the sand of the sea") ( Part A (ii))

December 23 AD At Mazin, 6 kms south of Qumran.

Mary, widowed following the murder of Joseph in December 23 AD, worked with the Sea mission for the married and Gentiles at the watergate at Mazin.

12:18 kai estathē epi tēn ammon tēs thalassēs

12:18 And she (RLR to Woman v. 17 Mary) stood (acted as a leader) upon (with accusative, same position) the sand (literal seashore at Mazin, also symbolic of the opposite of the Christian Rock, Peter) of the Sea (Mazin where the Noah Sea drama was enacted)

12:18 As is shown in Luke 13: 10, 16, Mary the mother of Jesus became a widow in December, 23 AD. It was Year 18 of the Sadducee reckoning from December 5 AD. Joseph her husband was drowned by Jonathan Annas on the orders of Agrippa I, to whom Joseph as the anti-Herod David was a threat. As stated in Mark 4:7, “the Thorns choked the Word”. Jonathan Annas was the Thorns, later called Paul’s Thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7.)

The ruins of Khirbet Mazin still stand at the seashore south of the great headland of Ras Feshkha, which closes off the Qumran strip. Mazin is at the point where the wady Kidron exits into the Dead Sea. It is 6 kilometers south of Qumran, that is 6 hours walk by the ascetics’ reckoning, if they skirted the headland. But it is more easily reached by boat, an hour from Ain Feshkha.

The Noah drama of initiation was held there, using a water channel leading up to a great water gate on the edge of the shore (now silted up).

The building, round a courtyard, was used by married pilgrims and their associated Gentiles to stay at when they came for councils at Qumran. Mary as a Widow stayed there as a minister to Gentiles. She stood at the Watergate to receive Gentiles when they arrived in the boat during the drama of initiation.

SEPTEMBER 26 AD (For A(ii))

Figure 8

Figure 8. The ruins of Ain Feshkha


Figure 10a

Figure 10a. The Tower.


Photo H


Photo H. The shallow pools on the north side of the Ain Feshkha building.



Photo J

Photo J. Cylinder stone for drying, fallen into the pool.


These arrangements fit very well the regulation of the Temple Scroll 45:7-10, that a man who had a nocturnal emission was to go outside the monastery for 3 days, wash his clothes, then return after sunset. The white linen robes of Essenes, by which they were characterized, were rubbed with frankincense, lebonah, whitening, a form of starch, as shown in the Damascus Document 11:4. It would account for the deposit of calcium carbonate in the shallow pool, left after the clothes were washed, and the cylinder stones would be for stretching them out to dry. This would indicate that it was to Ain Feshkha that temporarily "unclean" monastics from Qumran were sent for their 3 days' exclusion.

Essene monastics had a second order, the dynasts, men belonging to family lines that had to be preserved, especially the descendants of the Zadokite priests and David kings who formed the nucleus of the Essenes. These men went to live outside temporarily to cohabit with their wives, then when a child had been born, preferably a son to continue their line, they returned to the holy life in the monastery. They spent their period of marriage among villagers who lived in such places as Galilee, acting in a pastoral role to them. At the first stage after leaving the monastery they went out to the Bethany house at Ain Feshkha , being classed as equal to unclean monastics. At the times of seasonal councils they came with village pilgrims to Qumran, but had to reside in the Bethany building.

Acting as bishops in the literal Galilee, these men used the symbolism of marriage for their pastoral care for members. They used the name "Galilee" as their own and wore a wedding ring. The symbolism was preserved in Christian usage, a bishop using the name of his city as his own, wearing a ring. Wherever the bishop of Galilee went, "Galilee" was said to go with him. When he was at Ain Feshkha, "Galilee" was there. When, at the caves after the crucifixion, the friends of Jesus were told that he was going into Galilee and they would see him there, the meaning was that he would be going no further than Ain Feshkha and they would see him there at the Saturday evening meeting. Once the main version of the sabbath ended on Saturday at 3 pm, it would be permitted for those still at Qumran to make the 3 hour walk down to the building for the meeting starting 6 pm.

Structure of the Ain Feshkha building and its counterparts

Much of the understanding of the pesher depends on understanding the structure of the Bethany building and its counterparts.The structure, known to the ascetics who regularly used it, is drawn on in some major episodes in Acts. It may be seen that it gave the basic pattern from which the architecture of a Christian church evolved.

Of the four wings surrounding the courtyard, the north wing was divided by low stone partitions, the main one in the center, corresponding to the partitions in the synagogues of village Essenes.

Photo K

Photo K. Remains of the north wing.

The west wing contained two long rooms, entered by two doors side by side at the center of the wing. The doors were made of large stones shaped into regular cubes in Herodian style, contrasting with the rough stones used in the walls. Each of the two western rooms was 18 cubits long inside the walls.

Photo L

Photo L. Herodian door to west wing.


Photo M

Photo M. North-west corner of west wing.


SEPTEMBER 1 26 AD

Revelation 13:1 - Part A (ii)

Sunday September 1 26 AD. Ain Feshkha

13:1 In 26 AD Pontius Pilate was appointed the Roman governor of Judea. His exploitation aroused such protest that a new nationalism arose under Simon Magus and Judas Iscariot. John the Baptist at the age of 33, the Zadokite heir, became the Teacher of Righteousness. Agrippa I turned to him for spiritual help.

Revelation 13:1

13:1 Kai eidon ek tēs thalassēs thērion anabainon,echon kerata deka kai kephalas hepta, kai epi tōn keratōn autou deka diadēmata, kai epi tas kephalas autou onomata blasphēmias

13:1. And I saw{eidon} (from a row 4 west guest seat, upper floor Ain Feshkha) out of (to the east of) the Sea (the shed behind Ain Feshkha) a Beast (Judas Iscariot on the east footstool) going up (on the upper floor at Ain Feshkha), having ( as subordinate, participle agreement to Beast) Horn 10 (in 12:3 Archelaus Calf expelled to Rome, now Agrippa I expelled for bankruptcy from his base in Rome , having taken over Qumran with its stored money)). And head 7, ( 12:3, Thomas Herod who could go no further than grade 7, now made Herod crown prince by Agrippa I).

And upon of (west side of) the Horns (Agrippa I at Mird-Hyrcania with Pharisees) of him (the Beast, Judas Iscariot) 10 diadems (diadem 10 for a Pharisee to wear in Rome province 10). And upon of (west side of) the heads (headband) of him (the Beast) Names (James brother of Jesus as again the legitimate David under John the Baptist) of blasphemy (militancy)         

13:1 In 26 AD Pontius Pilate arrived as the next governor of Judea after Valerius Gratus. (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 35) His self-serving actions soon turned the population against Rome. In September 26 AD John the Baptist the Zadokite heir, born September 8 BC, turned 33, showing outstanding talent. He became the Teacher of Righteousness, who arose 20 years after the Period of Wrath in 6 AD (CD 1: 10).

When Agrippa I returned to his country in 23 AD, bankrupt, he attempted suicide, but was rescued by his faithful wife Cypros, who wrote to his sister Herodias, now married to Antipas Herod I. They arranged for Agrippa to be given the position of commissioner of markets in Tiberias (Antiquities 18, 149). By 26 AD his personal fortune was somewhat restored. But he did not have enough money to discharge his bankruptcy in Rome, nor to undertake the extravagant building projects he dreamed of when he became monarch. Building on Archelaus’ actions, he took over Qumran with its stored money, and so became Horn 10 in the place of Archelaus.

Caiaphas the reigning high priest necessarily worked with Pilate on the side of Rome. Having access to Rome and wearing a Pharisee diadem, he could be called Diadem 10, for Rome as province 10. Since Caiaphas held Brother James to be the legitimate David, James again acted in the role of the David, against Jesus.

A party hostile to Pilate now formed, prepared for martyrdom on behalf of their country. They came from the joined orders of Ephraim-Manasseh. The tribe of West Manasseh had occupied Samaria west of Jordan, and of East Manasseh the east side of Jordan, Their two leaders, Simon Magus the Samaritan and Judas Iscariot of Transjordan, adopted the military image of the Lion, and appear in Revelation as two Beasts. Judas Iscariot was at first the more active leader, as he occupied safer territory from which attacks on the west could be made. He was the first Beast of Revelation 13.

When John the Baptist took the Zadokite position in 26 AD, Agrippa turned to him for spiritual solace and advice, which he received. The Baptist was also against Rome, but he held firmly to the Enoch prophecies based on the solar calendar. He taught that God would intervene and punish the Romans, the Sons of Darkness, when the pre-ordained year arrived. The only question was which calendar heaven followed, whether the north solar, the Herodian north lunisolar, or the intermediate Samaritan one.

Agrippa I joined the Baptist at Mird-Hyrcania, But there was very soon a split between Simon and Judas, the main issue being loyalty to Agrippa and the Baptist. Simon Magus, claiming the positions of both Zadokite and king for himself, was against both. He moved his mission base to Ain Feshkha, which he built up as a two story structure, the first version of what became a cathedral. Behind it on the west was a shed, obviously enough for unclean purposes. It was called the Sea. Khirbet Mazin, which was more literally a Sea, was distinguished from it by being called the Sea of Galilee. The two parties, one for war and one for peace, were still politically and financially joined, and the Ain Feshkha cathedral was used for combined councils.

The twin brothers James Niceta and John Aquila turned 23, the age for initiation, in 26 AD. They had at first been taught by Simon Magus but turned against him in favor of Agrippa. In Revelation 13:1 James Niceta acted as recorder in the west guest place on the upper floor at Ain Feshkha.

JANUARY 30 AD (For A(ii))

JANUARY 1, 30 AD

Revelation 13:2 - Part A (ii)

Sunday January 1, 30 AD. In the Qumran area.

13:2. A militant nationalist party was re-formed in opposition to Pilate.

Revelation 13:2

13:2 kai to thērion ho eidoin ēn homoion pardalei, kai hoi podes autou hōs arkoi, kai to stoma autou hōs stoma leontos. kai edōoken autō ho drakōn tēn dynamin autou kai ton thronon autou kai exousian megalēn

13:2 And the Beast (Judas Iscariot) which I (James Niceta from the west guest place on row 4 upper floor at Ain Feshkha) saw{eidon} (saw Judas on the east footstool) was (Judas became) like (a servant of) a Leopard (military divisions named for animals, Herodian cardinal the Leopard). And the feet (jar for welfare taxes used to pay for war) of him (Leopard) as (and) a Bear (Antipas Herod I, married members accepted by the liberal Pharisee Caiaphas). And the Mouth (cup for pilgrims’ drinking water) of him (Leopard) as (and) Mouth (cup) of a Lion (genitive, Theudas-Barabbas).

And the Dragon(Caiaphas Pharisee high priest) gave (without payment) to him (Leopard, Herodian cardinal) the Power (office of cardinal) of him (Dragon).And the throne (footstool on the upper floor row 4) of him (Dragon, Caiaphas presiding on row 3) And Great Authority (right of Brother James to make proselytes).

1 AD under Joazar Boethus, Pharisee30 AD under Caiaphas, Pharisee
Dragon: Joazar BoethusDragon: Caiaphas
Calf: Archelaus Herod, Horn 10Agrippa I, Horn 10
Beast: Judas GalileanBeast: Judas Iscariot with Agrippa I
Beast: Simon Magus
Theudas, Prodigal SonLion: Theudas-Barabbas
Leopard: Herodian, cardinal
Bear: Antipas Herod I, married
Brother James

13:2. On January 1, 30 AD the reformed dating of Agrippa began, from which he counted his reign, although he was not yet king. His overbearing conduct brought two factions together, those who accepted Roman rule and those who objected to it on many grounds. This verse in Revelation is concerned with the additions to the militant triarchy of 1 AD. There had then been 3 leaders named for animals, the Dragon (the Pharisee high priest Joazar Boethus), the Calf (Fatted and Golden), Archelaus Herod; and the Beast, a term for a Lion, Judas the Galilean.

With the development of factions caused by Pilate, their militant structure had expanded. They used images of animals on their shields in the Roman style.

Judas Iscariot was the Beast, as a successor of Judas the Galilean. Simon Magus was another Beast. Caiaphas, the current Pharisee high priest was again the Dragon. Agrippa I took over the role of Archelaus Horn 10 the Calf, with a base in Rome, but controlling the money stored at Qumran.

Theudas as the changeable Prodigal Son had been present with the early party, and 30 years later was involved again, as an old man.

Agrippa had appointed a Herodian cardinal, Atomus. He was the Leopard, remaining loyal to Agrippa.

Antipas Herod I was added, as the Herodian money was threatened by Pilate. He was called the Bear.

Brother James was again the David approved by Pharisees. In Revelation 13:1 he was accused of militarism, called blasphemy. He continued to make proselytes.

JUNE 30 AD (For A(ii))

JUNE 23, 30 AD

Revelation 13:3 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Friday June 23, 30 AD, the intercalated 31st .At Ain Feshkha

13:3 The Twelve Apostles were formed as an attack on Pilate according to the Plagues system. They were led by Simon Magus and included different factions.

Revelation 13:3

13:3kai mian ek tōn kephalōn autou hōs esophagmenēn eis thanaton, kai hē plēgē tou thanatou autou etherapeuthē . kai ethaumasthē holē hē gē opisō tou thēriou

13:3. And a Number 1 (Agrippa I also anti-Pilate) out of (to the east of as deputy) the heads (headband of Thomas Herod) of him (RLR to Caiaphas the Dragon, v. 2) as (and) a Slain One (feminine agreement to mia,a Suffering Servant, Agrippa I at Mird-Hyrcania expelled by the Twelve Apostles)) at (row above) Death (Simon Magus the founder of the Twelve Apostles).

And the Plague (attack on Rome, June 30 AD, as in Table C) of the Death (Simon Magus) of him (Caiaphas) was healed{therapeuō} (Simon allied with Therapeuts under Theudas in the Twelve Apostles). And the Whole Earth (Theudas in the abbey allowing marriage) marvelled{thaumazō} (changed) behind (west of) the Beast (Judas Iscariot).

PLAGUES TABLE C
March 28 AD to Jan 35 AD

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

13:3 At the intercalated 31st, Friday June 23, 30 AD, the Twelve Apostles were formed by Simon Magus as a Plague, an attack on Rome in the person of Pilate. They were formed at Ain Feshkha, the “Mountain”, the cathedral of Simon’s party. They excluded Agrippa I at Mird-Hyrcania with Caiaphas, and Atomus the rival cardinal to Simon Magus. They excluded also Brother James, the David for Caiaphas. The record is in Mark 3:13-19 and parallels.

Their internal factions would cause a later split. At present they were the militants Simon Magus-Simon the Cananean-Zealot; Judas Iscariot;   Theudas-Thaddeus, all three anti-Rome

Jonathan Annas –Jacob of Alphaeus-Levi of Alphaeus and Matthew Annas as Sadducees were in favor of overcoming Rome by peaceful evangelism.

John Mark-Bartholomew-the Twelve and Philip were celibate Gentiles educated by the Magians.

Four others, listed first but the lowest in status, were humble laymen. Simon Peter and Andrew were Jewish, teaching the uncircumcised Gentiles James Niceta and John Aquila.

Thomas Herod was a member, counted as a 13th who was equal to a woman (John 20:24). He had been appointed by Agrippa I as his acting crown prince until his own son came of age, but as a gnostic intellectual he was questioning Agrippa.

Jesus was also a member, but he was not the founder. He was accepted by both Magians and Sadducees as the legitimate David, and his personal talent strengthened his position with them. His own political convictions were on the side of the Annas priests. With them, calling themselves God, he was a Son of God. But he also believed that he as the David could act as an equal to the Annas priests, a priest himself.

Revelation Part A(ii) omits the events between June 30 AD and late September 32 AD. They included the death of John the Baptist, which was dealt with in Part A(i). The pesharim, especially the pesher on Habakkuk, give statements about Jesus - called the Wicked Priest – which are extremely hostile. During the omitted years Jesus was attempting to prove his priesthood. 1QpHab 11:4 says that the Wicked Priest “pursued the Teacher of Righteousness (John the Baptist) to the house of his exile that he might confuse him with his venomous fury”. It is blaming Jesus for an attack on the Baptist. In the gospels, the death of the Baptist in September 31 AD is recorded in pesher form in Mark 6:14-29, where it is blamed on Herodias the wife of Antipas Herod I and her “daughter” , Salome, who was Helena the mistress of Simon Magus. The actual cause of the Baptist’s execution was the failure of his prophecies at their third chance, in September of the intermediate year 31 AD.

The same passage in 1QpHab continues concerning an attack on “them” –not the Teacher of Righteousness - on a Day of Atonement. “At the time appointed for rest, the Day of Atonement he (the Wicked Priest) appeared before them to confuse them and cause them to stumble on the day of Fasting, their sabbath of repose.” In the gospels the Transfiguration story accords very well with these facts, but with an interpretation in favor of Jesus (Mark 9:2-8 and parallels). At a sectarian Day of Atonement, which would have been that of Friday September 12 , 32 AD, after the death of the Baptist, Jesus at Qumran had broken tradition by putting on the vestments of the Zadokite high priest and performing the atonement rite himself. The legality of his action is defended in Hebrews 7, arguing that the original David had acted as a priest. Jesus was enacting his belief that priesthood was bestowed by ordination , not by birth into the levitical tribe, and so was available to anyone of merit.

Revelation omits the Day of Atonement event, and moves on to the Feast of Tabernacles 5 days later.

SEPTEMBER 32 AD

SEPTEMBER 17, 32 AD

Revelation 13:4 - Part A (ii)

Wednesday September 17, 32 AD, the feast of Tabernacles. At Mird-Hyrcania.

13:4 At the Feast of Tabernacles Agrippa I changed his policy from being pro-Rome to being anti-Rome, because of Pilate. Brother James acted as his agent.

Revelation 13:4

13:4kai prosekynēsan tō drakonti hoti edōken tēn exousian tō thēriō, kai prosekynēsan tō thēriō legontes, Tis homoios tō thēriō, kai tis dynatai polemēsai met autou;

13:4 And they (RLR to Name(s) v. 1, Brother James) worshipped (paid the septennial Roman tribute in the series 4, 11, 18, 25, 32 AD) to the Dragon (Caiaphas the high priest through whom the tribute must be paid).that he (Caiaphas) gave (without a fee) the authority (right to make proselytes) to the Beast (Judas Iscariot. Caiaphas changing to militarism).

And they (James) worshipped (diverted the tribute) to the Beast (Judas Iscariot)

they (James) saying, “A Certain One (Agrippa I)is like (a servant of )the Beast.(Judas Iscariot, Agrippa has changed to be militant). And a Certain One (Agrippa) is able (has ministry) to make war With{meta} (take part in debate at the Friday night Qumran councils)) With{meta} (meta with genitive equal to) him(genitive, the Beast (Judas).”

13:4 Five days after the Day of Atonement, the feast of Tabernacles was observed on the 15th day of the 7th month (Leviticus 23:34). It was a less sacred day, but was a reminder of the nomad origins of Israel, when they lived in “booths”, makeshift shelters.

As a consequence of the provocations of Pilate, both Caiaphas and Agrippa I became anti-Roman at the feast in September 32 AD. Brother James at Mird-Hyrcania with Agrippa I acted as his agent. At Tabernacles Agrippa began by being pro-Roman, authorizing James to pay the septennial Roman tribute through Caiaphas. Then Agrippa changed to authorizing James to divert the tribute to Judas Iscariot, who had been Agrippa’s fundraiser. Judas had now joined the militants in the Twelve Apostles, and Agrippa had become militant with him.

The events of September 32 AD would begin the sequence that led to the crucifixion the following March.

MARCH 33 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 1, 33 AD

Revelation 13:5 - Part A (ii)

Sunday March 1, 33 AD, 3 pm At Qumran. Julian month 42, 3 ½ years from September 1 29 AD north solar to March 1 33 AD south solar, Julian month dates.

13:5. At the Julian 1st of the month that would see the crucifixion , Agrippa I observed the south solar calendar at its Julian dates. He obtained support by this means from proselytes whose fees were stored at Qumran.

Revelation 13:5

13:5 Kai edothē autō stoma laloun megala kai blasphēmias, kai edothē autō exousia poiēsē mēnas tesserakonta kai dyo

13:5 And there was given (without payment)to him (Agrippa I Certain One v. 4)) a cup (of water for pilgrims given at Qumran at 3 pm) to speak (Agrippa to say the quiet Gentile prayer on behalf of proselytes) Great Things (lay matters). And blasphemies (anti-Rome militarism)

And there was given (without payment) to him (Agrippa) authority (right to promote proselytes) to make (officiate at) months (men 1st of the Julian month) 42 (3 ½ solar years from the north solar September 1, 29 AD to the south solar March 1, 33 AD).

13:5 The date was March 1, 33 AD, as shown by the word men meaning the Julian month. Agrippa I observed the south solar calendar on that day, 42 months, 3 ½ years after the north solar calendar starting September 1, 29 AD. . He acted like a pilgrim, receiving the drink of water that was given to pilgrims at 3 pm at Qumran. Pilgrims were counted as equal to proselytes. The proselytes said a quiet Gentile prayer in place of the loud prayer of Jews. Militarism was on the rise at Qumran.

The first occurrence of the Triumphal Entry took place on this day, according to Mark’s account (Mark 11: 1-10). Two transport animals were involved in it, starting at the Manger and riding up the Qumran chasm. The leading one was mounted by Agrippa I. Now militant, he aimed to gain the financial support of proselytes whose money was stored at Qumran. The second one carried Jesus as head of uncircumcised Gentiles. They hailed him as the Coming One.

A few days later, on Tuesday March 3, the epaurion, the unintercalated 31at, a second Triumphal Entry took place. Both Jesus as the Coming One and Agrippa as the king took part, with Agrippa again in the lead (John 12:13). Palm leaves (phonikes) were used to hail them, from proselytes of the order of Asher in Phoenicia. According to Mark 11: 1-17 it was on this day that Jesus “overturned the tables of the moneychangers.” Jesus objected strongly to selling religious salvation for money, as the Herods did. Moneychangers handled the foreign currency that was brought from the Diaspora, in large amounts.

The event of March 1 was all that James Niceta could bring himself to write of March 33 AD , even though he was becoming Christian. As one who had been present on Good Friday and seen Jesus alive in the cave after the “resurrection” he could not endorse what Simon Magus, Beast 666, had claimed for himself.

SEPTEMBER 33 AD (For A(ii))

SEPTEMBER 1, 33 AD

Revelation 13:6 - Part A (ii)

Tuesday September 1, 33 AD, 3 pm. At the Cenacle building in Jerusalem.

13:6. In the Cenacle building in Jerusalem, the September after the crucifixion, the Jewish Christian outlook was preserved. Jesus was treated as simply the subordinate of Jonathan Annas. Peter and Brother James played a key role.

Revelation 13:6

13:6 kai ēnoixen to stoma auitou eis blasphēmias pros ton theon, blasphēmēsai to onoma autou kai tēn skēnēn autou, tous en tō ouranō skēnountas

13:6(In Jerusalem at the Cenacle building) And he (Agrippa I in verses , 4, 5) opened (sanctified) the Mouth (cup of water for pilgrims at 3 pm) of him (Agrippa.) at (row above) blasphemies (proselytes with Agrippa militant against Pilate) towards (on row 7 at the table in front of) God (Jonathan Annas).

To blaspheme (declare to have been militant) the Name (Jesus) of him (God, Jonathan Annas). And the tabernacle (substitute sanctuary on the prayer platform at the Cenacle building) of him (Name, Jesus). (In apposition) The Ones tabernacling (Jonathan Annas using tabernacle imagery, not temple) in (same row as) the Heaven (the edge of the prayer platform at the Cenacle building, after the opening was closed at 3 pm)

13:6. Acts 3 deals with the events of September 33 AD, taking place in the Cenacle building in Jerusalem, which, as shown in Acts 21: 27-40 , was a copy of the Qumran vestry, with a prayer platform and steps at the back, the north end.

Revelation says that at 3 pm when the cup of water was given to pilgrims, an argument broke out about Jesus, whether he had deserved to be crucified as a militant. Jonathan Annas (who had actually given him the poison) spoke in favor of him, giving the true fact that he was not militant. Jonathan’s action could be interpreted to mean that he had acted out of compassion.

Pontius Pilate intensified his token membership of the Jewish religion when he met Jesus and pardoned him in the December after the crucifixion (Acts 4:23-31)

JANUARY 34 AD (For A(ii))

JANUARY 1, 34 AD

Revelation 13:7 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Friday January 1, 34 AD. At Qumran .

13:7. On Friday January 1, 34 AD, the Friday evening council was held at Qumran At the debate Jesus, helped by John Mark, defeated contrary opinions and initiated the project of producing 4 gospels, one for each main city of the world.

Revelation 13:7

13:7kai edothē autō poiēsai polemon meta tōn hagiōn kai nikēsai autous, kai edothē autō exousia epi pasan phylēn kai laon kai glōssan kai ethnos

13:7.And there was given (without payment) to him (RLR to Name Jesus v. 6 ) to make (officiate) a war (preside at debate at the Friday evening council at Qumran) With{meta} (meta with genitive equal to) the Saints (John Mark head of monastics, genitive) . And to conquer(defeat in debate) them (RLR to v.6 ones tabernacling Jonathan Annas).

And there was given (without charge) to him (Jesus) authority (right to make proselytes) upon (with genitive in same place, the men appointed to supervise the 4 gospels, for the project now being initiated by Jesus) All (a Herod) Tribe (Antipas Herod I financing the project, for Matthew’s gospel for marrying Gentiles of Asher). And People (John Mark for John’s gospel, written by Jesus but attributed to John Mark). And Tongue(Peter for Mark’s gospel, as a missionary speaking foreign languages). And Gentile (Luke for Luke’s gospel, together with Jesus).

13:7 Jesus was already composing John’s gospel, and had seen the potential of using the raz-pesher form for a new scripture that would meet the cultural needs of the 4 great cities at the compass points of the world. Matthew would suit the East, from Babylon to Jerusalem, where Jewish Christianity had potential. Mark would suit the South, for the Therapeuts of Egypt. Luke would suit the North, Antioch, where Luke appeared as Lucius of Cyrene in Acts 13:1. John, now being composed by Jesus, was intended to suit the West, Rome and beyond, but would also suit the Magians of the East.

In the second century the Church Father Irenaeus associated the 4 gospels with the 4 Living Creatures of Ezekiel’s chariot, traveling in mission to the Diaspora. It may be seen that they were not fanciful associations, but were part of the original intention. According to Irenaeus, Mark was for the Lion, the Living Creature for South; Luke was for the Calf, the Living Creature for the North; Matthew was for the Man, for the East ; and John was for the Flying Eagle, the Living Creature for Rome with its Eagle emblem. The Flying Eagle belonged both East and West, as Magians did.

These associations were later changed when the Julian calendar was adopted, putting the beginning of the day at midnight, so making the north superior.

MARCH 34 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 1, 34 AD

Revelation 13:8 - Part A (ii)

Monday March 1, 34 AD, 3 pm. In the Caesarea monastery,

13:8 . Jesus with Simon Magus moved from Qumran to Simon’s Caesarea monastery in March 34 AD. Jesus now returned to the celibate state, six months after the birth of his daughter. He was now claiming the role of a priest-king, a Suffering Servant.

Revelation 13:8

13:8 kai proskynēsousin auton pantes hoi katoikountes epi tēs gēs ,hou ou gegraptai to onoma autou en tō bibliō tes zōēs tou arniou tou esphagmenou apo katabolēs kosmou.

13:8 And All the downdwellers (Antipas Herod I, a married man) upon of the Earth (at the west side of the central point of the X on the middle floor for the abbey system) will worship (pay the Roman tribute due from monastic Gentiles equal to proselytes in the series 6, 13, 20, 27,34 AD) him (RLR to people, John Mark v. 7, left at Qumran).

Of whom (Jesus) the Name (now Brother James as the lay David, as Jesus was claiming priesthood)of him (Jesus) was not written (as scripture) in the book (bound book) of Life (list of celibate ministers) of the Lamb the Slain One (Jesus as a priest-king ,a Suffering Servant to celibates) from (at the far limit from, in Caesarea) the throwing –down(rejection by Jesus of the married state) of the World (kosmos the married state),

13:8 In March 34 AD, 6 months after his daughter Tamar had been born, Jesus returned to monastic life as a full celibate until it was time to return to the world again for the conception of another child. Jesus was now claiming priesthood, as he had been doing for some years. A priest-king who suffered fulfilled the ascetic ideal of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53, upheld in 1QS 8:1-4. Jesus could point to the suffering he had endured at the crucifixion, and to his continuing physical suffering, to prove that he had fulfilled the ideal.

In March 34 AD, when Simon’s broken ankles were healed, Jesus with Simon left Qumran for Caesarea, where they lived in Simon’s monastery. Jesus had now rejected the World, the married state, until September 36 AD. He would rejoin Mary Magdalene at that date in Caesarea, at the same time as Agrippa I in Rome was being arrested.

Jesus’ brother James remained his crown prince, a layman, performing the duties of the Name, the David who performed initiations. James was not included in the list of celibate ministers held by Jesus.

Antipas Herod I, the married third Herod, who had contrived to rescue Simon Magus at the crucifixion and had helped Jesus, could attend meetings at the married quarters of an abbey. Still holding Herodian wealth, he paid the tribute for John Mark, who was equal to a proselyte, in the septennial series from 6 AD.

JANUARY 36 AD (For A(ii))

JANUARY 1, 36 AD

Revelation 13:9 - Part A (ii)

Sunday January 1, 36 AD. In Caesarea.

13:9 Having heard that Tiberius’ health was declining, Agrippa I decided to return to Rome to try again to obtain the Herodian monarchy.

Revelation 13:9

13:9 Ei tis echei ous akousaō

13:9 If{ei} (there is a question whether) a Certain One (Agrippa) has (as deputy)an Ear.

13:9 As news came of the decline in Tiberius’ health (he would die in March 37 AD), Agrippa determined to go to Rome to try to regain the monarchy. He knew that Caligula was the appointed heir, and Caligula, although much younger than himself, was an old school acquaintance whom he had found compatible during his education in Rome.

SEPTEMBER 36 AD (For A(ii))

SEPTEMBER 1, 36 AD

Revelation 13:10 - Part A (ii)

Saturday September 1, 36 AD. In Rome.

13:10 On the information of John Mark-Eutychus, Agrippa I was arrested in Rome for conspiracy against Tiberius.

Revelation 13:10

13:10ei tis eis aichmalōsian , eis euchmalōsian hypagei. ei tis en machairē apoktanthēnai, auton en machairē apoktanthēnai. Hōde estin hē hypomonē kai hē pistis tōn hagiōn

13:10 If{ei} (there was a question whether Agrippa I would remain free in Rome or be imprisoned) a Certain One (Agrippa I) at (row above) captivity (imprisonment in Rome), leads-under (was sent down, imprisoned, when Tiberius made his decision).

If{ei} (there was a question whether) a Certain One (Agrippa) in (same row as) a sword{machaira} (machaira for exclusion of Gentiles) to be killed{apokteinō} (excommunicated by the mission leaders for his association with Caligula) . Him (Agrippa) in (same row as) a sword{machaira} (machaira) to be killed{apokteinō} (excommunicated in his role of Adam to Gentiles, to be excluded from their Eden schools).

Here (the front rows of a synagogue for important people) the Endurance ( James as the crown prince to Jesus, the Rich Man, as in the Epistle of James 2:3) . And the Faith (the Abraham, the Sadducee priest as Father, Pope, in the succession of Ananus the Elder, Jonathan Annas with Agrippa in Rome) of the Saints (Jonathan in touch with John Mark-Eutychus the Gentile monastic, who in Rome caused Agrippa’s arrest).

13:10 Agrippa I arrived in Rome after the 6 months journey in June 36 AD, in the summer heat. He went out driving in his chariot with his friend Caligula. Eutychus- John Mark his chariot driver overheard them conspiring against Tiberius and reported Agrippa to Tiberius. After a characteristic delay by Tiberius, Agrippa was arrested and imprisoned in September 36 AD. He would stay imprisoned for 6 months until the death of Tiberius in March 37 AD. (Josephus, Antiquities 168-169, 183-186).

SEPTEMBER 1, 36 AD

Revelation 13:11 - Part A (ii)

Saturday September 1, 36 AD. In the Caesarea monastery .

13:11 Simon Magus from the Caesarea monastery staged a demonstration that caused the dismissal of Pontius Pilate. Simon consequently regained the papacy, becoming the next Beast. Jesus remained associated with Simon as the celibate Lamb. Caiaphas was still high priest but would soon be dismissed.

Revelation 13:11

13:11Kai eidon allo thērion anabainon ek tēs gēs, kai eichen kerata dyo homoia arniō , kai elalei hōs drakōn

13:11 And I (James Niceta in the west guest recorder’s seat row 4 upper floor in the Caesarea monastery) saw{eidon} (in the east center seat of row 4) Other Beast (Simon Magus) going up (on the upper floor) out of the Earth (from the central point of the X on the middle floor, where Simon in abbey status sat at the table).

And he (Beast Simon Magus) had (as deputy) Horn 2 (Theudas doing night duty for Cardinal Simon Magus at the north position on row 3, that of the Calf of the north)) like (same status) a Lamb (Jesus in the celibate state, Simon’s western deputy).

And he (RLR to Lamb Jesus) spoke (gave the quiet Gentile prayer) as (and) Dragon (Caiaphas about to be dismissed) .

13:11. In September 36 AD Simon Magus from his monastery in Caesarea staged a demonstration on Mount Gerizim near the capital of Samaria which had the effect of having Pontius Pilate dismissed (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 85-89). Simon was consequently hailed as a hero and was able to reclaim the papacy he had lost with the departure to Caesarea. Theudas was his deputy.

SEPTEMBER 37 AD (in A ii)

JANUARY 38 AD

SEPTEMBER 37 AD

Revelation 13:12 - Part A (ii)

Sunday September 1, 37 AD in Caesarea and Wednesday January 1, 38 AD. in Damascus

13:12 In September 37 AD the news was received in Judea that the previous March Caligula had become emperor and Agrippa had received the Herodian monarchy. Knowing that Agrippa would now be in a position to claim the Herodian money stored at Qumran, his opponents fled to Damascus. They established there a new independent center of eastern mission, dedicated January 1, 38 AD.

Revelation 13:12

13:12kai tē n exousian tou prōtou thēriou pasan poiei enōpion autou. kai poiei tēn gēn kai tous en autē katoikountas hina proskynēsousin to thērion to prōton, hou etherapeuthē hē plegē tou thanatou autou

13:12 And he (RLR to Dragon Caiaphas v. 11) makes (officiates with) All (a Herod, Thomas) the authority (right to make proselytes) of the First Beast (Simon Magus as also a king) Before{enōpion} (enpion< north of him, Simon as cardinal in the royal space on row 3 with Dragon Caiaphas on the footstool ). And he (Dragon Caiaphas) makes (officiates at) the Earth (reduced to the central point of the X on the middle floor in Caesarea)).

And the Ones downdwelling (in Damascus, Herod of Chalcis, brother of Agrippa I, a married Herod replacing Antipas Herod I who had been exiled to France) in it (same row as Earth). In order that (following rules of Therapeuts using the Hebrew letter Nun) they (Ones downdwelling, Herod of Chalcis) will worship (divert the Roman tribute to) the First Beast (Simon Magus as also a king), of whom (Simon) the Plague (attack on Rome by Simon Magus following the Plagues table D) of the Death (Simon Magus) of him (Simon as a priest)   was healed{therapeuō} (Simon allied with Theudas of the Therapeuts)

PLAGUES TABLE D
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

13:12.When the news arrived in Judea of Agrippa’s gaining the monarchy, his opponents, knowing his history of bankruptcy, saw the danger for the Herodian money stored at Qumran. Thomas Herod , who as Agrippa’s acting crown prince had some right to the Herodian money, fled with Simon Magus and other opponents to Damascus. They there established a new independent center of mission to the East, which was dedicated January 1, 38 AD, year 8 of the Herodian reformed dating (Acts 9:33). The crisis leading to their flight is the subject of the pesher on Habakkuk of the Scrolls.

Those at the new center included Brother James, Aeneas of Acts 9:33. The previous year he had “built bigger barns”, transferring David money to Damascus (Luke 12:13-21). He was accompanied by Theudas-Barabbas in militant mode. These two became the Star(of David) and Sceptre of CD 19-20 The Damascus Document, compiled in several stages, became the official history of the Damascus mission.

Antipas Herod I, urged by his wife Herodias, had gone to Rome to compete for the Herodian monarchy, but was rejected by Caligula and exiled to Lyons in the south of France. His place as the third Herod, a married man, was taken by Herod of Chalcis, the brother of Agrippa I. He believed that he should have the Herodian monarchy and would later take part in the conspiracy against Agrippa I. He appears in Acts 9:23 as the Jews in Damascus, and in Acts 6:13 as the False One, a wrongful claimant to the monarchy.

JANUARY 40 AD (For A(ii))

JANUARY 1, 40 AD

Revelation 13:13 - Part A (ii)

Friday January 1, 40 AD. 3 am and 3:05 am. In Caesarea , both houses

13:13 Agrippa I had returned to his homeland in 39 AD. There were now two rival houses in Caesarea, the monastery of Simon Magus and the cathedral-house of Agrippa I. In Agrippa’s house Matthew Annas acted in the capacity of abbot, with Apollos the alternative Chief Therapeut as his deputy abbot.

Revelation 13:13

13:13 kai poiei sēmeia megala, hina kai pyr poiē ek tou ouranou katabainein eis tēn gēn enōpion tōn anthrōpōn

AGRIPPA’S HOUSE IN CAESAREA

Upper floor

Row 3Agrippa I
Row 4Agrippa as Adam
3:05 am
Row 7 Matthew Cloud 3 am Apollos Fire deputy

      

Middle floor (3:05 am)

Row 5
Row 6 Matthew, abbot (and Row 7)
Row 7 Apollos, deputy abbot
Chief Therapeut

13:13 (At 3 am in Simon Magus’ monastery in Caesarea) And he (RLR to Simon Magus.v 12) makes (officiates with) Great (lay) Signs (Hebrew grade letters). In order that (following rules of Therapeuts using Hebrew letter Nun 50).

(At 3 am in Agrippa’s cathedral-house in Caesarea) And Fire (the Pillar of Fire by Night, Apollos deputy abbot Fire by Night to Matthew Annas abbot Cloud by Day at 3 am) makes (Apollos officiates) out of the Heaven(on the east beside the center of the upper floor where Matthew blew the 3 am trumpet).

(3:05 am) To go down at the Earth(Matthew and Apollos as abbot and deputy abbot also served on the middle floor rows 6-7 and 7).

Before{enōpion} (enōpion north in row 3 where Agrippa I sits at 3:05 am, with his feet on the footstool row 4) of the Men{anthrōpos} (Agrippa as an Adam to monastic Gentiles in their Eden on row 4).

13:13 The two houses in Caesarea were now in rivalry, monastery versus cathedral, but both kept the same daily routine. The hour of 3 am, treated as dawn, ended the period of night duty and started day duty. Simon Magus in the monastery used Hebrew letters for the grades.

In Agrippa’s cathedral-house, Matthew Annas, the next Annas brother after Theophilus, was acting as abbot and potential high priest, his talent recognized by Agrippa. His deputy abbot was Apollos, appointed as the alternative Chief Therapeut in Caesarea in 34 AD (Revelation 11:3). Matthew at 3 am was Cloud by Day, at the 3 am time for workers to rise from sleep, His deputy Apollos played the part of Fire by Night, doing night duty. At 3 am Matthew announced the time on the edge of the upper floor, in “Heaven” its east center, with Apollos as his deputy in the levite position to the east.

Matthew and Apollos, ready to mingle with the married class in an abbey, went down to the middle floor, reaching it at 3:05 am. Matthew took the seat at the center of the X, rows 6-7, with Apollos in front of him on row 7 as his deputy.

At the same time Agrippa I took the royal seat at the center of row 3, with his feet on the footstool on row 4. On that row he acted as the Adam, the Men, to the Gentile Eden school.

Revelation does not deal with an episode recorded in Acts 8: 26-40, which showed the beginning of the plot against Agrippa led by Simon Magus. Agrippa had brought back with him from Rome his close friend Titus-Marsyas (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 228-230). He was the Ethiopian “eunuch” head of Ham individual Gentiles. He had an abbey at the beginning of his area, in Gaza, which was politically independent of Judea. Agrippa, still trying to preserve his money, arranged with Titus-Marsyas to store it in Gaza, a word meaning “treasury”. Of the three “sons of Noah”, Ham and Japheth were loyal to the Herods, while Shem for Arabians was not. Its head was Philip, who was allied with Simon Magus (Acts 8:4-6, 12-13).

Simon was the “angel of the Lord” in Caesarea who directed Philip to go to Gaza. Philip there met with Titus, and discussed the interpretation of Isaiah 53 with him. The passage was understood by Philip to mean that Agrippa, claiming to be the Suffering Servant, should be slaughtered. The rule RLR in Acts 8:38 means that Titus baptized Philip, not the reverse as appears on the surface. Titus-Marsyas refused Philip’s overtures, and persuaded Philip to change to Agrippa’s Caesarea house.

MARCH 40 AD (For A(ii))

MARCH 1, 40 AD

Revelation 13:14 - Part A (ii)

Tuesday March 1, 40 AD, 3 am,. In Caesarea and Damascus.

13:14. Simon Magus recruited Herod of Chalcis, the brother of Agrippa I, who became involved in the plot against him.

Revelation 13:14

13:14kai plana tous katoikountas epi tēs gēs dia ta sēmaia ha edothē autō poiēsai enōpion tou thēriou, legōn tois katoikosin epi tēs gēs poiēsai eikona tō theriō hos echei tēn plēgēn tēs machairēs kai ezēsen

13:14 And he (RLR to Earth Simon Magus as the superior of the middle floor in the monastery) deceives (with Magian doctrine) the down-dwellers (Herod of Chalcis) upon of the Earth (Herod of Chalcis at councils west center of the middle floor in the Caesarea monastery).

On account of (on behalf of) the Signs (Hebrew grade letters used by Simon Magus)) which were given(singular verb with neuter plural; without charge for promotions) to him (Fire, pyr both masculine and neuter, Theudas in monastery alternative to Apollos v. 13)to make (use when officiating) Before{enōpion} (north of , row 3 Theudas replacing cardinal Simon for night duty) the Beast (Simon Magus at 3am on rows 3 and 4 as priest- king) saying (masculine singular, Theudas) to the Down-dwellers (Herod of Chalcis) upon of the Earth (at the middle floor table west center) to make (officiate with) an icon (Helena mistress of Simon Magus as a priestess, instructor of Queen Helena of Adiabene) to the Beast (Simon Magus) .

Who (new subject Apollos in Agrippa’s house) has (as deputy) the Plague (attack on Rome according to Table D) of the sword{machaira} (machaira for punishing Gentiles of Asher, excluding them from Eden, Acts 12:2). And he (Apollos) lived (became a Christian through the influence of Matthew Annas)

The leaders of the Damascus mission held councils in Simon Magus’ monastery in Caesarea. At the Caesarea council on March 1 Simon Magus gained the support of Herod of Chalcis. He was a brother of Agrippa I, and believed that he was more suited to hold a restored Herodian monarchy. He was involved in the developing plot against Agrippa. Since Herod Antipas I had been exiled, Herod of Chalcis claimed the position of the Jews, the third Herod, married (Acts 9:22, 23).

There were two different Chief Therapeuts in Caesarea, Apollos in Agrippa’s house and Theudas in Simon’s monastery. Although they had different views on morality, Apollos being strict and Theudas liberal, both were prepared to take up arms when the necessity arose. Theudas worked under Simon’s orders with the Eastern mission in Damascus. He had adopted the name Judas at the Last Supper, when as Satan he replaced Judas Iscariot who left at 9 pm (John 13:27, John 14:22, Acts 1:13). In Damascus his abbey was called the House of Judas in Straight Street, living by the ascetic rules for proselytes (Acts 9: 11). Herod of Chalcis belonged to the married quarters in his house.

In Caesarea Simon Magus, purporting to be a celibate monastic, had a mistress, Helena , characteristically of the liberal Seekers-after-Smooth Things. She was called the Moon to Simon’s Sun. (Clementine Homilies 2:23, 25). She appears in the gospels under many names. She worked with Simon in mission to the East, and when Queen Helena of Adiabene became a Jewish proselyte (Josephus, Antiquities 20, 35) Helena acted as her spiritual adviser. She was called by her enemies the Icon of the Beast, because she claimed to be a priestess, a false god. In Acts 19:37 her successor Bernice was called a goddess. For the purpose of evangelism Bernice claimed to be an incarnation of Artemis-Diana the goddess of Ephesus.

Apollos, the alternative Chief Therapeut in Agrippa’s house, was equally prepared for militant action against Rome, guided by the system of Plagues to act in March 40 AD. As implied in Revelation 13:15, he had a distant involvement with the plot against Caligula, who was assassinated in Rome in January 41 AD. Apollos, however, became a Christian, normally at peace with Rome unless circumstances required it, as happened subsequently under Nero.

JUNE 40 AD(For A(ii))

JUNE 1, 40 AD

Revelation 13:15 - Part A (ii)

Wednesday June 1 , 40 AD. In the Caesarea monastery of Simon Magus.

13:15 Celibate women were attached to the monastery of Simon Magus. Three were ordained: Mary Mother of Jesus as Mother Superior; Mary Magdalene as Sister; and Helena as the Wife of a priest.

Revelation 13:15

13:15 kai edothē autō dounai pneuma tē eikoni tou thēriou, hina kai lalēsē hē eikōn tou thēriou kai poiēsē hina hosoi ean mē proskynēsōsin tē eikōn tou thēriou apoktanthōsin

13:15 (Three women, nuns, were called Icon of the Beast, because under the authority of the Magian monastery in Caesarea and ordained) And there was given (without payment) to him (RLR to hos Apollos Chief Therapeut with strict morality, v. 14) to given (without payment) a Spirit (ordain) to the icon of the Beast (Mary Mother of Jesus, for Widows of Dan, Mother Superior) in order that (following the rule of Therapeuts using the Hebrew letter Nun, 50).

And the icon of the Beast (Mary Magdalene of Dan for Sisters under the dynastic marriage rule, 1 Corinthians 9:5, a wife as sister)) would speak (give the quiet Gentile prayer).

And she (Helena of Asher as wife of a priest Simon Magus) makes (officiates) in order that (letter Nun for Therapeuts) as many as (John Mark Gentile celibate) if{ean} (when) they (John Mark) will not worship (divert the Roman tribute to) the icon of the Beast (Helena), they (John Mark) will be killed{apokteinō} (excommunicated).

13:15. Celibate women, as nuns, lived in a convent attached to a monastery. They were under the authority of the Magus. The highest ones were ordained into ministry. Those who disapproved of ordaining women, including the recorder James Niceta, called each one an “icon of the Beast”, Simon Magus.

There were three kinds, listed in this verse. In the order of Dan Mary Mother as a Widow was ordained under the rules of 1 Timothy 5: 9-10, that she must be a real widow at least 60 years old. She became a Mother Superior.

Also in the order of Dan was Mary Magdalene, who as the wife of the dynast Jesus was called a Sister. 1 Corinthians 9:5 says that the brothers of the Lord “lead about a wife as sister”, that is lived like brother and sister, sexually separated during the years between conceptions, but permitted to accompany the husband in mission.

The wife of a priest also had to be a dedicated woman, as stated in Ezekiel 44:22.The order of Asher was for married women ascetics. Helena was one of these, working with Simon Magus in mission. When she was given ministry, John Mark of the Christian monastics objected, both because the relationship was not a moral one, and because he knew that tribute money paid through her would be diverted by Simon Magus to war against Rome in the person of Caligula. As a result Simon Magus excommunicated John Mark.

SEPTEMBER 40 AD (For A(ii))

SEPTEMBER 1, 40 AD

Revelation 13:16 - Part A (ii)

Thursday September 1, 40 AD. In Antioch

13:16. The Gentile abbey in Antioch was taken over by opponents of both Caesarea houses. Its members worked in pairs as Jewish Christians, under Barnabas and John Mark.

Revelation 13:16

13:16kai poiei pantas , tous mikrous kai tous megalous, kai tous plousious kai tous ptōchous, kai tous eleutherous kai tous doulous, hina dōsin autois charagma epi tēs cheiros autōn tēs dexias ē epi to metōpon autōn

13:16 (The list begins with the lowest in status and goes to the highest, in orer of grades and days).And she (RLR to Helena of Asher as the third icon of the Beast v. 15) makes (officiates to) All Ones (the wealthy Antipas Herod II ,grade 2, eventually treasurer of Jerusalem (Josephus, Wars of the Jews 4, 140-146). The Antioch abbey for proselytes was developed as a Jewish Christian mission, with 7 kinds of ministers of successive grades and for days of the week. They worked in pairs for mission .

In the Christian cathedral-house in Antioch

Upper floor
Sunday1GabrielpriestJesus
Monday2SarielleviteBarnabas (slaves)
Tuesday3PhanuelcelibateJohn Mark (freed men)
Middle floor
Wednesday4KohathbishopApollos (Poor Ones)
Thursday5GershonpresbyterJames (Rich Ones)
Ground floor - congregation
Friday6MerarideaconPeter (Great Ones)
Saturday7InitiateinitiatePaul (Little Ones)

In order that (by the rules of Therapeuts) they ( slaves Barnabas) might give (without payment) to them (freedmen, John Mark) the Mark (X ) upon of (west side of) the hand (engraved on the bread paten for the Poor) of them (John Mark) of the Right (literal right hand holding the paten in ministry) of them (John Mark).

or (alternative of same status) upon (with accusative same place) the forehead (phylactery) of them (John Mark. (John Mark wore a phylactery when observing the September feasts with Jewish Christians).

13:16 A Gentile abbey in Antioch had been established by Jonathan Annas for proselytes. An abbey had 7 leaders of prayers, one for each day of the week. Their names are given in Acts 6:5. Since John Mark had been excommunicated by Simon Magus (Revelation 13:15), and was a known enemy of Agrippa I, he left Caesarea and went to Antioch. He formed a cathedral and abbey for missionaries who worked in pairs. Full celibates were Barnabas and himself on the upper floor, abbey dynasts were Apollos and Brother James on the middle floor, and lowly congregation leaders were Peter and Paul on the ground floor. Saul-Paul’s adopted name means “Little”.

Lower still were the ordinary congregation members. These were the brothers James Niceta and John Aquila, who were taught by Peter and Paul. Because they were uncircumcised members of the order of Asher, their superior was Helena the female head of Asher, whose main center was in Tyre. As an independent teacher of Gentiles, she came to councils in Antioch, having some agreements with John Mark. She is treated sympathetically in John’s gospel, as Martha. She formed a pair with Antipas Herod II, the third Herod, a married man, who was a superior of “boys”, uncircumcised Gentiles.

The abbey was still Jewish, not yet Christian. John Mark wore a phylactery and used the X sign for the highest grade of Magian education. Paul, aged 23 for initiation at this season, had only just met Jesus in Damascus, and would only become fully Christian 3 years later, in 43 AD.

The names Kohath, Gershon and Merari are found in the Temple Scroll as lesser men beside the gates. They were the names of the lower levitical families in 1 Chronicles 6. They developed into the Christian bishop, presbyter and deacon, grades 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Brother James was the presbyter, and he was present in a pair at this stage in Antioch, while Jewish practices were still observed.

James Niceta and John Aquila would become Christian in 43 AD, when Matthew Annas took over the Antioch building. Peter and James Niceta would be the first to use the name Christian (1 Peter 4:16, Acts 11:26)

The name of the Gabriel, who should be first on the list, is not given. When the Antioch abbey became Christian it was Matthew Annas, in 43 AD. As is confirmed in Revelation 13:17, the silence on this point was because it was Jesus, who had come with his friend John Mark to Antioch. He would not be named at the present stage of Antioch,even in James Niceta’s Christian stage, because his lasting contribution included opposition to Jewish Christians.

SEPTEMBER 41 AD (For A(ii))

SEPTEMBER 41 AD

Revelation 13:17 - Part A (ii)

September 41 AD. In the Caesarea monastery of Simon Magus, and in Antioch.

13:17. When the news reached Judea of the assassination of Caligula in January 41 AD, Simon Magus who had had an involvement in it was hailed as a hero again. John Mark and Brother James returned to Simon’s Caesarea monastery. Jesus and Apollos remained in Antioch.

Revelation 13:17

13:17 kai hina mē   tis dynētei agorasai ē pōl ēsai ei mē ho echōn to chargama, to onoma tou thēriou ē ton arithmon tou onomatos autou

13:17.4 And in order that Not-Tis (Simon Magus as a rival to Agrippa) is able (has the power of a cardinal) to buy (pay for his promotions, Acts 8:18-19) or (equal alternative) sell (receive money from others for promotions). If{ei} not (and also) the one having the Mark X (John Mark). (In apposition) the Name(Brother James as the David) of the Beast (Simon Magus). Or (equal alternative) the Number (Nun for grade 8 novices of Therapeuts, Apollos) of the Name (Jesus) of him (Apollos the Number).

13:17. In January 41 AD the emperor Caligula, whose insanity was now seen as a threat to Roman power, was assassinated, stabbed to death in a narrow Rome alley by a combination of men from all factions. Advice had been sent by Jews, including Simon Magus. When the news reached Judea, Simon was again hailed as a hero. John Mark and James returned to him in Caesarea, leaving Jesus with Apollos in Antioch. They were thus losing their Jewish Christian element.

JANUARY 44 AD (For A(ii))

January 44 AD is covered in both Part A (i)10:6-11 and A (ii) 13:18, from different perspectives


JANUARY 1, 44 AD

Revelation 13:18 - Part A (ii)

Wednesday January 1, 44 AD. At the Qumran council for the schism.

13:18. Following the legal separation of Magian schools from Christian ones at the decisive council of January 44 AD, Simon’s schools were condemned through the use of a numerical conundrum 666, derived from the Hebrew letters for their stages of education.

Revelation 13:18

13:18 Hōde hē sophia estin. ho echōn noun psēphisatō ton arithmon tou thēriou arithmos gar anthrōpou estin. kai ho arithmos autou hexa kosiou hexēkonta hex

13:18 Here (in the front part of the congregation of the synagogue for leaders) the Wisdom(female teacher Helena) is (becomes). The one (Simon Magus) having nous knowledge1 (monastic, higher than abbeys), let him count (work out the meaning of the numbers)the Number (grade expressed by Hebrew letters) of the Beast (genitive, Simon Magus). For (graduates)it is (becomes) a Number (Hebrew letter) of a Men{anthrōpos} (genitive, initiation makes a Man).

And the Number (Hebrew letter) of him (the one having nous knowledge, Simon Magus) 666 (derived from the use of Hebrew letters for numbers: 400 for Taw, 200 for Resh, 60 for Samekh; 6 for Waw).

13:18. This conundrum depends on knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and of the use of the Hebrew letters for the stages of Magian education. It was a way of condemning the Diaspora Essene monastic schools of Simon Magus, which after January 44 AD became legally separate from the Christian schools. The Magian moral standard was low, and the enclosed monasteries were hotbeds of conspiracy against Rome.

The number 666 was a play on Hebrew letters for the educational grades in Magian monasteries. Hebrew letters were used also for numbers. The letter Taw, the last one in the Hebrew alphabet, was used for 400. Resh was used for 200. Taw and Resh together add up to 600. A letter further back in the alphabet, Samekh, was used for 60.Then further back still came the letter Waw meaning 6. Waw is frequently used with initials, and is found with an initial in the DSS (CD 4:10). So the combination Taw-Resh-Samekh -Waw adds up to 666.

When monastic students reached the highest grades they were given the Hebrew letter Taw, which was the last in the alphabet, so they could go no higher. The archaic form of Taw was used, in the shape of X, worn on the phylactery on the forehead. Ezekiel 9:4 shows its use in the 6th century BC. CD 19:12 (in the added fragment Text B) says that the Taw is to be worn in anticipation of a coming fall of Jerusalem. They had in mind the anticipated destruction of 70 AD, which would be brought about by the Magian zealot militants.

A year after the student graduated, he went on to become a sanctuary minister, in the lowest third of the sanctuary, where the three divisions were marked Taw, Shin, Resh So as experiencing both Taw and Resh he was a 600.


When he received his primary initiation at the age of 23, he entered grade 7 which was denoted by the letter Samekh. It was used for 60, so he had experienced 660.

Then, to bind these numbers together, the letter Waw was used, as was customary with initials. It was used for 6, so the whole system was denoted by 666.

MARCH 44 AD (For A(ii))

March 44 AD is covered in both Parts A (i) 11:1-13
and more briefly here in A (ii) 14:1-5.

MARCH 1, 44 AD

Revelation 14:1 - Part A (ii)

Midnight beginning Sunday March 1, 44 AD. The Cenacle building in Jerusalem, in the same shape as the Qumran vestry.

14:1. In the tolerant reign of Claudius (41-54 AD), it became possible for the mission to operate from Jerusalem. It worked from there in a Jewish Christian form. Gentiles had become so fully integrated with Jews under the influence of Jesus that a Gentile monastic, John Mark, as 144000 was head of all celibates in a role equal to cardinal. Matthew Annas kept both sides together: Christian and Jewish Christian.

Revelation 14:1

14:1 Kai eidon, kai idou to arnion hestos epi to oros Ziōn, kai met autou hekaton tesserakonta tessares chiliades echousai to onoma autou kai to onoma tou patros autou gegrammenon epi tōn metōpon autōn

14:1 And I (James Niceta in the west guest recorder’s seat on the prayer platform of the Cenacle building) saw{eidon} (to the east center seat on row 4). And see{eidon} the Lamb (Jesus) standing (as a leader) upon (with accusative, on same position) the Mount Zion (name for the Cenacle building on Mount Zion in Jerusalem). And With{meta} (meta with genitive, equal to) him (the Lamb) 144000 (total Jewish Christian celibate membership led by John Mark) having (as possession) the Name (of Jesus as the David) of him (Jesus as Lamb).

And the Name (Brother James) of the Father (Matthew Annas) of him (Jesus, superior to Matthew Annas) written (as scripture) upon of (west side of) the foreheads (plu rep. phylactery) of them (the 144000 John Mark as Jewish Christian).

14:1. Brother James had become the Jewish Christian bishop of Jerusalem in 40 AD (Recognitions of Clement 1, 43). John Mark, who had left Antioch with him, was also Jewish Christian wearing the phylactery. John Mark as head of all permanent celibates, Jewish or Gentile, was called the 144000. They looked to Jerusalem as their spiritual home, as was possible under the tolerant emperor Claudius. They were no longer in hiding at Qumran, unless there was political danger.

In the original financial plan Herod the Great had divided his potential world kingdom into 12 provinces of the known world. Of these, 10 were Jewish and were to be taxed. Each one was to bring in 1 talent annually , that is 6000 half-shekels. Following Exodus 30:15 the half-shekel was to be paid at the Feast of Atonement, the occasion when sins were atoned for and forgiveness was granted. It was a small amount, intended for the upkeep of the religious institution. It was, however, the forerunner of the later Christian system of indulgences. Jesus objected strongly to the payment of money for religious benefits.

There remained 2 provinces additional to the 10. These were for Gentiles, who not being Jewish could not benefit from the Jewish Day of Atonement. They were admitted as adherents, but were not taxed. They were “saved by grace”, that is freely, without payment. But their privileges were limited.

Because of the attractiveness of the Herodian mission to the pagan world , the numbers of Gentiles were becoming very large, and they were demanding equality with Jews. Monastics, not owning property, did not pay any money. Gentiles practiced community of property like Essene monastics. That fact, together with the attractiveness of the discipline to Hellenist celibates, led to a great increase in their numbers. There was no real difference in the discipline of Jewish and Gentile monastics. The step was then taken of making the 2 Gentile provinces equal to the 10 Jewish provinces. In each one there 12000 permanent monastics, so a total of 144000 in all. John Mark, a talented Gentile, close to Jesus, was appointed head of the total of 144000 permanent celibates, without distinction between Jew and Gentile.

These celibates were now classed as Jewish Christian. They wore the Jewish phylactery at the center of their forehead, a small leather box containing copies of the Torah, but additionally, on the left side, Greek letters referring to Jesus.

Jesus was by right of birth the patriarch of Gentiles, as his grandfather Jacob-Heli had been. Matthew Annas since his dismissal as high priest in 43 AD had become the permanent Priest to the whole mission, their “God” as well as abbot. His primary motive was to keep Jews and Christians together, whereas Jesus was separating from Jews. There was a difference between them, which Matthew Annas, the Pope of Peace, dealt with by maintaining both definitions. Jesus was a Priest to Gentiles, and so was superior to Matthew, and Matthew was the Priest to the Jewish Brother James.

MARCH 1, 44 AD

Revelation 14:2 - Part A (ii)

Sunday March 1, 44 AD, noon and 3: 35 pm. At the Cenacle building in Jerusalem

14:2 Four leaders of Christian celibates led prayers from noon on the platform of the Cenacle building in Jerusalem. Orchestral music accompanying Psalms was played from 3:35 pm.  

Revelation 14:2

14:2kai ēkousa phōnēn ek tou ouranou hōs phōnēn hydatōn pollōn kai hōs phōnēn brontēs megalēs, kai hē phōnē hēn ēkousa hōs kitharōdōn kitharizontōn en tais kithrais autōn.

On the platform (cover closed)

Row 3Jesus the Lamb
represented by John Mark
Row 4 James Niceta Theophilus Annas
Voice
Matthew Annas (noon)
Voice
Row 5 Music
Thomas Herod
playing harp
3:35pm
Row 7
Row 7 John Mark
Voice
3:35 pm
Barnabas
Voice
as levite

14:2 And I (James Niceta at the west guest recorder seat on row 4 of the platform) heard (coming up from row 7 at to the east of the noon opening) a Voice (Barnabas, a levite Acts 4:36) as (and) a Voice of Many Waters (Theophilus Annas on the west footstool , the levite to Matthew Annas, teacher of Gentiles receiving the second class of baptism).

And as (and) a Voice (levite or equivalent) of Great Thunder (Matthew Annas as Cloud and Thundercloud on the east footstool, wearing a white surplice over a black cassock)

(After the closing of the cover, 3:35 pm) And the Voice (John Mark now at the edge of the platform) which I (James Niceta) heard (sound coming up from the edge of the platform) as (and) of harpers playing harps (Thomas Herod in the music row 5, at the time for OT psalms accompanied by music ) in (same row as) the harps (literal) of them (RLR to the 144000 v. 1).

14:2. The Psalms of David were part of the Writings, the third division of the Old Testament after the Law and the Prophets. They were intended to be sung to music in the temple. They were now sung by the ascetics who had separated from the temple, to the accompaniment of an orchestra on row 5. Thomas Herod as a musician played the harp.

The Therapeuts of Egypt had introduced music into their meetings (Philo, The Contemplative Life 83-84).

The noon opening at the edge of the platform, called Heaven, was preserved in all buildings.When Gentiles were given equality, an extra 30 minutes were added to the 3 hours.The chief Gentile celibate, John Mark, who had presided from noon, came forward to the edge and signaled the time for starting the music at 3:35 pm.

MARCH 1, 44 AD

Revelation 14:3 - Part A (ii)

Sunday March 1, 44 AD, 6 pm and 9:35 pm. At the Cenacle building in Jerusalem

14:3 At the start of the evening meal and at its close, a Jewish Christian hymn was sung, led from the platform.

Revelation 14:3

14:3 kai adousn hōs ōdēn kainēn enōpion tou thronou kai enōpion tōn tessarōn zoōn kai tōn presbyterōn. kai oudeis edunato mathein tēn ōdēn ei mē hai hekaton tesserakonta tessares chiliades, hoi egoramenoi apo tēs gēs

14:3 And they (RLR to 144000 John Mark v 1 representing Jesus on row 3 at noon) sing (led a choir singing) a new{kainos} (New Covenant Jewish Christian) song (hymn) Before{enōpion} (enpion north row 3) of the throne (footstool row 4).And Before{enōpion} (enōpion north row 3) the 4 Living Creatures (Living Creature 4, the Lion of the south, Apollos conducting the orchestra from the east footstool). And of the Presbyters (Brother James on the west footstool).

And(at 6 pm the evening meal) No One (Brother James as a deacon Nemo on row 7) was able (had the power) to learn (as a Christian disciple) the song (Jewish Christian hymn) except (if not, and also) the 144000. (John Mark representing Jesus on row 3).

(In apposition) The Ones bought (Brother James paid a missionary’s salary at the end of the service) from (at the distant limit of, on the platform) the Earth (the central point of the X on the ground floor for the abbey system and the congregation) .

14:3. At the evening meal and at its close, a Jewish Christian hymn was led by the two Jewish Christians, Brother James and John Mark. Mark 14:26 records the closing hymn. The hymns were sung by the congregation on the ground floor and led from the upper floor by John Mark and James, with Apollos conducting the orchestra.

The service finally ended at 9:35 pm. Brother James at the end was paid his missionary’s salary. As shown in 1 Corinthians 9:5, a married missionary whose wife traveled with him as a Sister had to support her and his family. Some , such as Barnabas and Paul, chose to work for a living at a trade in Diaspora cities. Brother James and Peter (Cephas) accepting a salary paid from the mission funds, were called by their critics “bought ones”, as here, or “hired servants” as in Mark 1:20, Matthew 20:1-16.

MARCH 1, 44 AD

Revelation 14:4 - Part A (ii)

Midnight ending Sunday March 1, 44 AD. At the Cenacle building in Jerusalem.

14:4. Only celibates were present at the night vigil. They included Jesus.

Revelation 14:4

14:4houtoi eisin hoi meta gynaikō n ouk emolynthē san, parthenoi gar eisin. houtoi hoi akolouthountes tō arniō hopou an hypagē. houtoi ēgorasthēsan apo tōn anthrōpōn aparchē to theōo kai tō arniō

14:4 These Ones (permanent monastic celibates led by John Mark) are (become) ones who With{meta} (with genitive equal to) Women (Helena the chief Woman beside Mary) were not defiled not having sex). (In apposition) Virgins (masculine form, males not having sex) they (These Ones John Mark) are (become).

(In apposition) These Ones (Barnabas)are the ones following (acting as a levite to) the Lamb (Jesus), the where (row 6 on the ground floor) he (the Lamb) leads under (to the ground floor at the table for the abbey night vigil).

These Ones(Brother James as a teacher of proselytes) were bought (paid a salary) from(at the far limit) the Men{anthrōpos} (genitive, Agrippa I as the Adam to proselytes in their Eden schools), as first-fruits (tithes paid by proselytes, used to pay Brother James)) to God (Matthew Annas who also accepted circumcised proselytes). And to the Lamb (Jesus as Matthew’s deputy, not accepting circumcised proselytes).

14:4. Three classes of celibates were present at the evening meal: permanent monastics led by John Mark; individual celibates of Dan led by Barnabas as levite to Jesus; and circumcised proselytes led by Brother James,paying tithes used to pay him, in the Eden school of Agrippa I. Jesus when in the married state was one of those working for a living, as a carpenter (Mark 6:3).

MARCH 2, 44 AD

Revelation 14:5 - Part A (ii)

Monday March 2, 44 AD, 3 am In the abbey attached to the Cenacle building.

14:5. At the close of the meeting participants went on their way as pilgrims, given a glass of water. No member of Simon Magus’ party was present. Brother James was present in a dynastic celibate state.

Revelation 14:5

14:5 kai en tō stomati autōn ouch heurethē pseudos, amōmoi eisin

14:5 And in(same row as) the Mouth (the 3 am cup of water for pilgrims and proselytes) of them (RLR to Brother James) there was not found (not included in the meeting) a False One (Herod of Chalcis with Simon Magus). They (RLR to Brother James) are spotless (wearing a white surplice as at present in the dynastic celibate state).

14:5. The service ended at 3 am, when participants leaving were treated as pilgrims and given a glass of water by Peter. Herod of Chalcis and his party, who were engaged in plotting against Agrippa I, were not included with the Jewish Christians.Brother James wearing a white surplice as living at present without sex was included with celibates.

The assassination of Agrippa I near the end of March 44 AD is not covered in Part A(ii). It has been obliquely referred to in Part A (i) 11: 7





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