June 29, 2022
Have you ever looked at the Gospels and just said, Why in fuck’s name, do they have to be so god-damned uninformative? And have you ever then gone to your clergyman/woman and asked? Their answer was probably something along the lines of, keep coming to church, and studying the bible at home, understanding will come. One of the reasons that the bible is taught the way it is, is because they have to be extraordinarily careful in how they teach the bible’s falsehood. In order for them to perpetuate their lies, inconsistencies are glossed over, if not outright overlooked and not taught at all.
One of the most important parts of the gospels is Jesus’s “death”, and what took place on the Sabbath, yet I can not ever remember being taught about what happened that day. There is only the briefest of mentions in Mathew 27: 62-66 where we have the Jewish elders talking to Pilate, and he has two guards posted to Jesus’s tomb. It is what happens on the Sabbath that shows us how little interest Pilate had in Christ’s death, and how he was in cahoots with James, and why the women were so shocked on the Sunday. The most shocking thing about the stone being moved on the Saturday, was that it was the Sabbath where no burden was to moved. In practical terms, the women could have moved it themselves because they had no reason to believe that they would, or could be denied access.
There is some considerable variation between the Gospels as to what actually happened in the tomb, some have angels, another has the two Marys, yet still another has a young guy in a white robe. Maybe even the Easter bunny with a basket of coloured eggs?
The only real common denominator seems to be that Jesus was not there. Yet that’s not even right, because John 20:14-15 has the Magdalene approaching her husband, and he says to her, touch me not. John 20:17 I have often wondered what that was about, was JC being an ass? Was it because he was still in a lot of pain from the spear wound? Was he planning on leaving his wife cold as he escaped to India? I used to leave the leprechaun cold as I went to work, because I was fed up with her narcissistic bullshit. Or was there something else going on?
Let us now try to figure out what really happened after James left his brother in the tomb the day before, the Friday after Jesus had been crucified. The Cyrene, and Judas Sicariote with their legs broken, but very much alive had been left in the second chamber of the tomb. Jesus had been placed in the main chamber, there Simon Zelotes was waiting with all the medicinal stuff he needed to save Jesus’s life. His only real problem was determining when the Sabbath actually began, the problem of course being there were no clocks back then, the Levites of course could use sun dials, but that was a problem if their were no shadows to be cast. The problem was mitigated by monastic prayer sessions- much like canonical hours of the Catholic Church today. This in itself was a bit of a problem when the days became longer or shorter, adjustments needed to be made.
On that particular Friday, an adjustment going forward by three hours was made, which is why there are discrepancies between Mark and John as to what took place when. Mark 15:24 states that Jesus was crucified at the third hour, John 19:14-16 says that Jesus was delivered for crucifixion at the sixth hour. Mark’s gospel relies on time measured by Hellenistic reckoning, John’s gospel used Hebrew time. The result of this was, Mark 15:33 says that “When the sixth hour was come, there was a darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour”. These three hours of “darkness” were symbolic only, they occurred during a split second, the same way time goes forward or backward when we today go from one time zone to another. So on that Friday, the fifth hour was followed immediately by the ninth hour.
Really understanding the resurrection lies in these three missing hours, because the newly defined start of the Sabbath began three hours before the old twelfth hour- that is, the old ninth hour, which was renamed the twelfth hour. The Samaritan Magi Simon Zelotes worked on an astronomical time frame and did not, implement the three hour change until the original twelfth hour. This gave him the time he needed to save Jesus, and the Cyrene without breaking any Sabbath related rules. Interestingly, Judas Sicariote was dealt with none to kindly, he was thrown of a cliff to his death as Acts 1:16-18 says.
Now, as we have learned previously, the Essenes used an angelic ranking system, knowing this allows us to understand clearly what is really happening in Mathew 28:3 where it reads “His countenance was like lightening, and his raiment white as snow”. So who we are talking about is, Simon Zelotes who was politically known as Lightening, and he was an Archangel. Mathew 28:2 speaks about how there was apparently a great earthquake, the church tells us that God was really pissed off at his son being murdered, and I guess you would be kind of pissed off if you murdered yourself, or something like that. Anyway, back to the Essenes, Thadaeus as you will recall, was politically known as Earthquake, so when Mary encountered the two angels in the tomb, she encountered both Simon and Thadaeus.
Although it is fun to speculate as to why Jesus said to his wife “touch me not”, the real reason was because, according to Davidic dynastic rules, dynastic brides were allowed no physical contact when pregnant. From Mary’s and the other women’s reaction in the tomb, we are given to understand that they had no real idea of the plan to save JC’s life, nor did the other apostles it seems. This was actually done with some astute planning. Part of this was done in Simon’s own interest, escaping from the tomb with his legs unbroken (remember he was switched with the Cyrene before being put on the cross), would add tremendously to his reputation as a magician. It was also in Jesus’s favour, reappearing would help his reputation, and would help his mission in that his apostles would not flee in panic, and cause the whole effort to crash and burn. As it is, his mission was perverted, and got a whole new lease on life called Christianity.
The idea of immortality can be found in works by Pythagoras (570 – 500 BC). He had the idea that
when we die, our souls would enter a new body and start a new life. Christianity is alone among the world’s religions, in that believers are made to believe that our souls, after we die, wait in a place called the Hall of Souls, then reincarnate in our original bodies. Many find this idea disturbing, and for good reason, no one wants to be a zombie. A big problem with Jesus’s bodily resurrection is, it is supported by almost nothing in the Gospels. Verses 9-20 of Mark 16, were attached long after the book was written. And because of this, it casts great doubt on both books Luke and Mathew.
As we learned in our essay “Lazarus”, a person was declared dead when excommunicated – spiritual death by decree, it took four days to be fully implemented. During this period, the excommunicatee was held to be sick unto death. Jesus had been denounced by the elder Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin, the high priest Caiaphas, and by the new Father, Johnathan Annas, his excommunication was absolute. So on crucifixion Friday, he was sick, and the only way to escape death on the fourth day was to be raised. The only person who could do this was a High Priest, or the Father. The only person Jesus really had left to him, who could do this, was the deposed Father Simon Zelotes, who was about to be crucified with him. And who in reality, would be returning the favour. The fact that Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, has no other significance other than, according to how excommunication worked, he had to be raised by the third day, or be declared spiritually dead on the fourth day. To those who had not been part of the over all scheme, Jesus’s being raised from the dead was indeed, a miracle. It was Paul, a Jew from what is now Turkey, who insisted upon the flesh and blood resurrection of Christ, (he was actually a Roman spy). He was thought to be a heretical fanatic by James (Joseph of Arimathea), and the Essenes never preached the resurrection. It is clear from Corinthians 15:44, 50-51 that Paul really had no idea of the Essenes brand of spirituality. `