March 21, 2022
The sons of Zebedee, the sons of thunder, this is but one example of the code that the Essene used, Thunder and Lightening were the titles of two high ranking ministers of the sanctuary. The symbolic titles came from the events at Mt Sinai, as described in Exodus 19:16 when thunder and lightening enveloped the mountain and Moses went to meet El Shaddai/Enlil. Thunder was a guy known to Jesus as Johnathan Annas, the son of Ananus, the Sadducee high priest from A.D. 6 – 15. His political rival Lightening was known as Simon Magus the chief of the Samaritan Magi, he was known by several different names, the most common coming from the gospels, Simon the Canaanite. Both of these men were not the literal sons of Ananus, instead they were the spiritual sons (deputies/helpers) of the Ananus priest, they were also being instructed by Simon who held the highest patriarchal office, that of the Father.
Here we are presented with a very different picture of the Apostles, the question for me was, why were they presented as fishermen? As it turns out, for the Essenes, the symbolism of fishing was part of the ritual of baptism. Gentiles who wanted to convert to the Essenes way, could not be baptized in water, although they could join Jewish baptismal candidates in the sea, they could only receive priestly blessings after they had been hauled aboard the fishing boats in large nets. This action was symbolic in that, it both raised the individual from symbolic death (by drowning) and, resurrected them as they received the blessing from the priests. The priests who performed the blessings were called Fishers. Both Simon and Andrew were net haulers, and Jesus promised them both a promotion of sorts when in Mark 1:17 Jesus says: “I will make you to become fishers of men”.
As these truths reveal themselves, it becomes glaringly obvious that these twelve men were not just regular plain old young men who were swept away after hearing Jesus talk about stuff. Simon Magnus was the head of the West Manasseh Magi, a priestly caste of Samaritan philosophers who supported the legitimacy of Jesus. It was these men who were the fabled wise men at Bethlehem.
We know from manuscripts about his life, that he was interested in Cosmology, Magnetism, Levitation, and Psychokinesis. He was also a freedom fighter against the Romans, his name as such was, Simon Kananites – Greek the fanatic. This was mis-translated to become Canaanite.
Judas Iscariot was chief of the scribes, it was under his watchful eye that the Dead Sea Scrolls were produced. Judas was head of the East Manasseh Magi, he too advocated for war against Rome. The Romans called him Sicarius – the assassin. A sicca was a curved dagger.
Lebbaeus Thaddaeus is described as a son of Alphaeus, he too was called Judas Theudas in two of the gospels. He was an influential leader of the community and was another Zealot commander. For more than fifty years, since 9 B.C. Thaddaeus was head of the Therapeutate, an ascetic order that evolved during the Egyptian occupation of Qumran. He was a compatriot of Jesus’s father Joseph, and took part in the rising against Pontius Pilate in A.D. 32.
James, said to be another son of Alphaeus, was actually Jonathan Annas, leader of the Thunder party. The name James is an English variant of the name Jacob, and the nominal style of Jacob (James) was Jonathan’s patriarchal entitlement. Just as the names of the angels and archangels were preserved within the higher priesthood, so too were the Jewish patriarchal names preserved by the community elders. They were led by a triumvirate of appointed officials to whom were applied the titular names Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Mathew too is described as a son of Alphaeus, and was also called Levi. He was in fact Mathew Annas, the brother of Jonathan. He was later to succeed as High Priest from A.D. 42 until deposed by Herod Agrippa I. He was intimately concerned with Jesus’s work, and actively promoted the gospel under his name. As Jonathan’s successor, he was the chief Levite priest and held the nominal title Levi. He was also a Jerusalem tax collector, who was responsible for collecting the taxes of Jews who had settled outside their homeland. Income from Asia Minor was collected by the Levites and deposited at the treasury at Jerusalem. Both Mathew 9:9 and Luke 5:27 reference the same thing. Thaddaeus, James, and Mathew are all described as sons of Alphaeus, but they were not all brothers. As elsewhere, the word son is here used to denote a deputy position. The style of Alphaeus did not imply relation to a person or place, the word simply means, the succession.
John 1:45-49 says that Phillip was an associate of Jonathan Annas, he was an uncircumcised gentile proslyte. He was head of the Order of the Shem – bread = MFKZT. See our article “MFKZT The Jesus Connection” for more on this. The Coptic Gospel of Phillip was written in his name. Bartholomew (John Mark) was Phillip’s evangelical and political companion. He was chief of the Proslytes and an official of the influential Egyptian Therapeutate at Qumran. The gospels do not say much about Thomas but, we know that he was one of the most influential evangelists for JC, he preached in Syria, Persia, and India. He was born a prince of the Herodian line, but lost his inheritance when his mother Mariamne II was divorced by King Herod after she tried to assassinate him.
Simon Peter and Andrew, here we are dealing with the two apostles who seem to be the most prominent of them all, that is not quite accurate. As listed here, the apostles are in reverse order of their importance because in this way it protects their identities and true position from the Romans. Both of these fellows were ordinary village Essenes and held no office within the community. Peter eventually became Jesus’s right hand man and was nick named Cephas – the stone, he was noted for being unflappable . He was Jesus’s chief body guard. After Peter’s wife died, he became an evangelist and was largely responsible for spreading the Gospels in Rome. He was eventually martyred by crucifixion during Emperor Nero’s persecution of Christians.
This next bit is quite complex, but we need to have a closer look at the priestly and angelic structure of the community at Qumran. We have touched on the fact that the angelic structure was maintained within the priestly hierarchy of the Qumran community – so that the highest ranking priest was not only the Zadok dynast but was also the archangel Michael. Thus he was the Michael-Zadok (the Melchizedek). Second in ranking was the Abiathar, who was also the angel Gabriel. Let us look at this far more closely because it will better explain the Apostles professional and social status.
Now, first things first, THERE IS NOTHING ETHERAL OR SPIRITUAL ABOUT THE WORD ANGEL. The word simply means messenger, the prefix arch simply adds the word chief to it – chief messenger. The Old Testament describes two types of angels, most of whom acted like ordinary human beings like in Genesis 19:1-3, when angels visited Lot’s home and they ate unleavened bread, or the one who sat under the oak tree with Gideon. The other type of angel was seemingly different, more dangerous because they often had swords like in 1 Chronicles 21:14-16. None of them are described as being divine, nor did they have bright white robes with graceful wings coming out of their shoulder blades. As we know the Old Testament is exclusively about the Annunaki, and many of the encounters with angels is referenced by them arriving in a technological contraption of some sort. Most of these contraptions we are given to understand are fiery flying machines – chariots. The only people on earth at that time that possessed that type of technology were the Annunaki. They were our overlords, and it was not uncommon for them to send messengers out to whatever individual for whatever purpose. As you or I would do it, we would send a regular messenger to deliver a regular message, however, if that message deserved more serious attention, we would send a cop, or a lawyers letter, maybe the army. So too did the Annunaki in the form of an Archangel.