We now have Joshua tied to the cross exhausted and in a vast amount of pain, fully aware of the time he had to hang there. He was offered vinegar and
gal which he declined. After a while he requested it. It was raised to his lips by a sponge on the tip of a spear, known today as the spear of
destiny. John is the only one who reports the spear in Joshuas side. It could have been vinegar and gal that dripped off the sponge when it was
pressed to his lips. Either way a few moments later Joshua "died".
It is good to know that vinegar is a cheap lightly fermented wine and gal is opium. There could have been enough to render him unconscious, unable to
wake, until it ran its course.
At the time of Joshuas "death", Joseph of Arimathea went to Pilate. in Greek he asked if he could remove the soma. Pilate quickly corrected him and
said ptoma, and said yes. Soma in Greek means living body and ptoma means dead body. What happens next gives it all away. I have already established
that as the Sun sets the Sabbath and Passover begin. Any Jew male that touches a dead body is unclean for the Sabbath and must go through the
cleansing process. It was a womans job to handle the dead. He then put him in his burial shroud, again against the law and a womans job. No to mention
Joseph of Arimathea was a Sanhedren(a member of the high priesthood)and not even a common Jew can touch a crucified man or they would be seen as
cursed by God. Either Joseph of Arimathea broke three major Jewish Laws or Joshua was not dead. Joshua did not die on the cross. Now, knowing the
customs, shouldn't Pilate have questioned these actions had he not been part of them?
Joshua was placed in the tomb with 100lbs of aloes and myrrh, by Joseph of Arimathea an Nicodemus, and the stone(gol) was roled into place to seal the
tomb. One hundred pounds of aloe and myrrh is a ridiculous amount, unless it was not all aloes and myrrh. Picture yourself, if you will, standing in
front of this tomb with Mary and Peter. it was described as having his burial cloth and head napkin, folded neatly, and an angel. 100lbs of aloes and
myrrh would not have been missed and Joshua had no reason to take it with him.
I said earlier that I describe the Essenes at a later point in the story. Now is the time. The Essenes were very much advanced for their time. They
studied medical practices, law, politics, business, and sciences. I would personally associate them with or as the original Illuminatti. which could
explain why Herod feared them so much. Their dress traditionally a bright shining robe , much like the description of the angel. As an Essene was
waiting in the tomb, Joshua was brought in and the stone was rolled into place. The Essene opened the bag and removed the tools and medicines needed
to care for Jesuas wounds, food and water, and because he was naked a robe. After three days two other Essenes drugged the guards and moved the stone
and Joshua walked out. when Mary and Peter arrived an Essene was cleaning up. At no point was the resurrection even considered. Mary assumed the tomb
had been robbed. When told by the Essene(angel) that he had risen, she and Peter realized that Joshua was alive. Joshua was mistaken for a gardener
and could have walked off into history, but the love he had for his wife was too much and he called out her name.
We now move on to Joshua saying good by to his disciples. The story of doubting Thomas is a farce. If he actually walked through the solid door there
would have been no reason to roll the stone back to leave the tomb. Joshua, as described earlier, was tied to the cross so, for Thomas to put his
fingers into the nail wounds is impossible, and because there was no conception of resurrection and Joshuas disciples knew the plan there would be no
reason for him to be touched except to embrace. When he left he went South, but I will get to this in a moment.
Some people believed in what Joshua taught and that he was the true King and the belief intensified when the rumors began to spread that he survived
the cross. The land was talking about his teachings, death, and mysterious disappearance and some claimed to have seen him. On the fifteenth day after
the crucifixion Joshuas disciples were gathered in an attic room "and they were suddenly seized by the spirit". They had a secret meeting with
Joshua and they began to actively convert followers and teaching the lessons of Joshua. The Sadducee regarded the "Joshua sect" with increased
irritation. They began to think this new "sect" was a serious threat to the covenant with God and rejected its teachings with anger and violence.
They felt that Jewish history could be at its end so they sent Saul out to the houses of the followers who dragged them off to prison.
Saul(Paul in Latin) was born in Tarsus, which is in Asia Minor. He was a Roman citizen , which meant he could not be punished without a trial and
could not be crucified, as well as any accusation could be appealed to a higher court. While he was young he went to Jerusalem, studied and became a
Pharisee(another type of Sanhedrin). He was sent by the high priests to Damascus to decide whether or not it had been lost to the "Joshua sect".
Joshua came to him along the way and told him the truth. He also instructed Saul to find Ananias, a member of the sect. It took Saul three days to
find him and Ananias helped him to understand. Saul went off into the wilderness of Edon and Mood across the Dead Sea, a barren region occupied by the
Nabateans, a once nomadic Arabian tribe that settled there in 300BC. We will pause there for a moment.
I said that Joshua went South according to the Bible. Traveling South from the Kidron Valley it becomes the Lower Kidron Valley and turns East. Then
continues on for a while until it becomes a wadi and eventually opens to the West shore of the Dead Sea and the Essene stronghold of Qumran. On the
other side of the Dead Sea is the wilderness of Edom and Mood which is were Joshua taught Saul for three years.
Upon returning to Damascus, Saul bore witness to having seen Joshua in the flesh and claimed the same authority and rank as the original disciples and
began to teach in the Damascus Synagogue. When the Sadducee found out they were outraged and planed to have him killed. When Saul heard of this he
fled to Jerusalem ans sought out a "sect of Joshua", whom he had drastically reduced in numbers a few years before. He was met with astonishment and
caution. Soon after he heard his life was in danger and fled to Tarsus. After a short time, he was met by Joshua Bar Abbas(he is called Barnabas in
the Bible at this point to hide his identity) and was told that things were straightened out. Saul and Barabbas then traveled back to Damascus were
the "sect" accepted him with open arms.
Saul was appointed as a teacher. From 45AD to 49AD Saul and Barabbas traveled Asia Minor teaching the lessons of Joshua. In this four years, according
to some historians, they converted tens of thousands into followers of Joshua. Because of Joshuas "accent" into the God-Man, Saul believed him to be
supernatural and refereed to him as such. In 49AD at a meeting in Jerusalem he explained the possibility of a blending of a "New Faith" and the
people of Israel. That meeting formed a new church council and Christianity was born. It was at this time the rumors of miracles began to surface and
spread. He explained that the Jew was the Christians brother and should be loved, for one day they will accept Joshuas teachings.
At the end of his fourth journey(62AD) he was arrested for preaching that non-Jews should be allowed to enter the Temple, which was a serious offense
of the Law. He then claimed his Roman Citizenship and was sent to Rome. He lived for two years, basically on house arrest, waiting for his trial,
while continuing to convert and teach. Because of the rapid growth of the Joshua sects Rome began it's slaughter with Saul and he was decapitated in
64AD. Hearing this and knowing the Roman attacks were inevitable, Joshua fled to Masada for the protection from the Essenes.
Masada was a palace stronghold, also on the Western shores of the Dead Sea, built by the Hebrews, on a plateau, taken by Herod, who spent many years
stocking it as a retreat, if the Hasmonian throne were to be retaken, and then lost to the Essenes. It had a fresh water spring and enough room for
crops, cattle, and a thousand men, women, and children.
The Romans attacked Masada in 66AD. All though it failed Joshua Bar Abbas was captured and crucified. For the next seven years Rome attacked and
destroyed every Essene stronghold and city leaving Masada for last because that is were Joshua was. By destroying all the places he could run, they
trapped him at Masada.
In early 70AD the Roman Tenth Cohort, Romes best Legion, arrived and surrounded Masada and for the next three years nit picked trying to find a way
in. Then on April 14th 73AD the Romans broke down the gate, only to find a barricade had been built blocking the entrance to the stronghold. It was
late evening and the Romans never fought at night, so they set fire to it and began their celebration of their pending victory, and would attack in
During the night the people of Masada committed genocide to a massive degree. When the Romans entered the next morning they found everyone dead. Over
a thousand men, women, and children were dead at their own hands. The cattle were dead, the crops and stores burnt, save one grain bin to show they
could have lived indefinably, otherwise it was left uninhabitable. The "Scorched Earth Theory" comes from this occurrence. It was here, at the
plateau of Masada that the 79 year old Joshua Ben Ja'acob Ben Gennesareth died on April 14th 73AD at the hands of his own people.
Before I jump ahead in time, I would like to note his name. He is known as Jesus of Nazareth. Nazareth did not exist until a 4th century love poem,
though it is a bustling city today. As we have seen, in his true name he was from Gennesareth, Gen, meaning, garden and -nesareth, meaning, of
princes. Nesareth sounds an awful lot like Nazareth and to hide the true name of Joshua the Church changed it at a later date . With the similar
pronunciations and the world being mostly illiterate it was not questioned.
Back to Masada but jumping ahead in time to 1964, an excavation was being done led by Scholar and soldier General Yigael Yadin, under the Israeli
Department of Antiquities. Just under the lip of the plateau, a cave was found which contained several skeletons in miraculous condition, one of which
belonged to an 80 year old man.According to the time line I have laid out for you, Joshua was born in August of 7BC and died April 14th 73AD making
him 79 years 8 months at the time of death. All of the bones found at Masada were put into a mass grave at the base of the plateau.
It is said that found next to the bones of the 80 year old man, was a scroll written by Joshua Ben Ja'acob Ben Gennesareth(again pronounced Yeshua
Ben Ya'acob Ben Gennesareth) or Jesus son of Jacob of the Garden of Princes, dated April 14th 73AD, the exact date of the Genocide. The history books
tell us that it occurred on April 15th, but if you follow the Hebrew calendar back the date was in fact April 14th. Whether or not this scroll
actually exists is not verifiable today, but we can look at what was happening at the time.
It was said that the scroll was stolen, undocumented, smuggled out of Israel and taken to the Soviet Union. All though the scroll is of great
speculation the events that took place make one wonder. At this point in History the Soviet Union and the Vatican were on the verge of war. The
Vatican hated the Soviet Union for denying its people Christianity. Not far into 1965 the Soviet Union requested a "sit down" with the Pope and
other Vatican officials. What happens next is astonishing. The Vatican suddenly forgave the Soviet Union and gave then millions of dollars to rebuild
its Churches. The Soviet Union used the money to build and rebuild radio towers and other non-religious government projects. The Vatican has yet to
even sneer at the way the money was spent, much less reprimand the government of the former Soviet Union.
The most famous tower was built on the boarder just inside Check point Charley in what was East Berlin. It is known as the "Popes Revenge". The
Popes revenge has a ball at the top of the tower and even after scratching the surface multiple times as well as painting it flat black, a cross of
light appears in rain or shine.
Who, if anyone, has the scroll is unknowable, as we all know the Vatican will never admit to it anyway. Which brings us to the end of the story of
Joshua ben Ja'acob ben Gennesareth, Jesus son of Jacob of the Garden of Princes, Hasmonean King of the Jews.
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