originally posted by: glend
I doubt Jesus had any political motivations at all. The religious elite at the time were only interested in power and greed. Jesus took the sword to
them and was crucified as a result.
Aka Gospel of Thomas...
Well, back in those days people like Jesus couldn't just choose a political career. They were born to their political burden. Both Josephs and mother
Mary (and much more importantly Jesus himself) were of noble and royal Davidic descent, in straight unbroken lines back to king David via two of
Solomon's 1000 consorts.
Also remember that all the names in the two genealogies are written in Hebrew or Aramaic translated into Greek. Just like we say «Karl den Store» in
Norwegian while the French say «Charlemagne», we are all talking of the same person, all the names of the world could be translated into Hebrew or
any other language and appear to be all names of people of the given nationality the given languages belonged to.
See the example one the disciples of Jesus, whose likely Hebrew name was /towm/, sounding like the name of the Babylonian god Tammuz in Greek where it
becomes /tomas/, and how he was also known by the Greek name of the same meaning as Heb. /towm/, Gr. /didymus/ «The Twin» (John 21:2).
Just because family lines have crossed with Jewish heroes and villains here and there either up or down the line in the two distinct genealogies of
Jesus doesn't mean that Jesus was a Jew as such, all we know is that he was related to king David in three genealogies, Mary's, old Joseph's (Luke
3:23ff) and young Joseph's (Matt 1:1ff). Also, remember that nobility and especially royalty-- intermarried, legally confined within the limits of
their feudal caste, and also see the possibility that he was the son of a person of quite remarkable royal descent linking him to all known imperial
thrones all the way to the top of the known world, heir to the greatest Empire known to men at the time, The Roman Empire. The blood of Jesus was so
blue that it supposedly turned black during Passover 37 A.D. He didn't simply choose that.
Jesus was evidently revolutionary-- but also a noble man of royal descent with not entirely undisclosed fortune, inheritance and kingdom, but his
«sermon on the mount» and his description of «the kingdom of god» holds a few clues and ought to give you an idea. In addition to being Emperor
(you know, the «King of kings» part) and deity (Caesar and most royalty, both domestically and imperially-- are not legally human, but gods and
goddesses) and a Patriarch (his son who conquers, his kings and queens ruling the imperial monarch's subjects by proxy); Jesus was also an artisan,
political dissident, prophet, medic, therapist, social worker, sailor, orator, magician, entertainer, philosopher and rabbi +++ and other things like
people claiming he was a demon possessed Samaritan (John 8:48).
P.S. Sorry for not replying until now.
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