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Originally posted by xuenchen
History on today.....
January 24, 41
The tyrant is dead...
On this day, the nefarious and perverse Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian guards.
was that the YEAR 41?
or was (is) the calendar offset??
Was he only severely injured and he waked up 1 week later in Seborga......?
Originally posted by Jordan River
Proto, where do the essene sect fall in all of this mess by the way? I do not think that Christianity was to "fool" the gentiles, although I can obviously see why you say so. Again, it is always an opinion or what one may think. I stand where I stand and ados to yours stance as well. Please further describe the Essene sect movement that would probably tie all of this together
Originally posted by mick1423
How could Julius Caesar, a genius and perhaps history's greatest military tactician, a general who never lost a battle...
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1946 and 1956 in 11 caves in and around the ruins of the ancient settlement of Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.
It never ceases to amaze me in my studies, the overall failure of Christian commentators to be acquainted with the evolution of the Essenes and their religious doctrines, dogmas, philosophies from generation to generation. It seems as if the vast majority of writers on the Essenes read Josephus, Philo, or Pliny and believe these accounts are a realistic view of this theologically complex group of apocalyptists. An unbiased study of the Essenes will show that this group grew by gradual stages, from a Judaizing program at the beginning into an esoteric cult of celibate-communist apocalytpists at the end which had repudiated Judaism to a wide extent. Serious investigation into these Essenes will reveal how they were able to create in secrecy the elements, which, according to accepted Christian history, were proclaimed for the first time to an astonished public by John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth. Their secret doctrines were now for the first time being publicly proclaimed to the masses. The story of the Essenes is in reality the story of Christianity. Many writers, including Martin Larson, Dupont-Sommer, Edmund Wilson, John M. Allegro, Robert Eisenmann, L. Schiffman, M. Burrows, G. Vermes, and many others, have given vivid intimations of this. The knowledge gleaned from these men and their research into Essene history as well as their religious doctrines, gives unsuspected light upon the origin of Christianity and the career of its founder, as well as that of a predecessor, the Teacher of Righteousness.
Originally posted by Epiphron
reply to post by mick1423
The suspense is killing me!
The 'Caesar surviving' aspect of Proto's theory was the thing that most people has problems with because it was unsubstantiated. If it can be backed up with evidence then it will add an enormous amount of credence to this thread and the non-believers will really have no choice but to accept the reality of Rome's continued presence at the seat of power in our world for the last 2,000 years.