posted on May, 8 2013 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by wasaka
Text The historical record tells us that James the Just was made "high priest of Israel" but this fact has been suppressed form the official
narrative. What this means exactly is unclear, how could a Christain become high priest over all of Israel. The idea seems inconceivable to most
Sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread and your comment.
You are correct as far as my memory is served but I believe either you or myself has overlooked the organizational authority of the Christian church.
The Jerusalem church was not empowered in the Judaic structure. Your understanding is that James the Just was high priest over all Israel but that
surprised me because I was never in that mind set.
I Googled this from "Bible Searchers.com" because I thought it would explain a little more of what I was taught some years ago.
Quote - "The leader of the Jerusalem Ecclesia or Synagogue was called a nasi or president. This position later called the “patriarch” was the
equivalent of the Jewish high priest. They were not called pastors or elders or bishops. Justin Martyr, as late as 150 CE, stated that the
leadership in the gentile Christian Churches were also called presidents. So we begin to differentiate the differences between the Jewish Ecclesia
and Synagogues and the Christian Churches."
Quote - "The organizational structure of the Jerusalem Nazarene Ecclesia was wholly Jewish as it patterned itself after the Jewish Sanhedrin in which
the three top leaders were James the Just, the Nasi or high priest, the Apostle Simon Peter, the sagan or deputy to the High Priest and the Apostle
John as the Ab Beth-Din or the chief officer of the religious court. They formed the central leadership of the Nazarene Sanhedrin with the seventy
disciples or elders."
Quote - "On one hand we have the patriarch of the House of Ananus, the most influential political voice in the province of Judea whose sole mission
was to establish his family as the undisputed leaders of Judea. At the same time, it was the goal of Ananus the Elder to protect the hegemony of his
family to siphon the vast wealth of the temple of Herod into the family financial coffers. With a total grip on the ritual sacrificial system of the
temple, they could with good management and slick bait and switch tactics produce huge profits at the three largest festivals of the year. By selling
a lamb or a young heifer to the pilgrims over and over again by the money changers in the temple courtyard, a modest herd of livestock could enrich
the house of Ananus a thousand fold. The moneychangers in the outer temple courtyard were essentially agents of the High Priest. The festivals of
the Lord had degenerated to crass marketeering on the part of the leaders of the temple." Unquote
Now with that thought you can see that James the Just was not the Jewish High Priest of Judea but was the Christian High Priest of the Jerusalem
Church which was structured in likeness of the Jewish Sanhedrin. It becomes somewhat confusing because the Jerusalem church separated itself from the
authority of the Sanhedrin as a political and religious entity. The Jerusalem Church tried to exist within another political structure just as the
Sanhedrin was existing under the Romans. This was why the first Christians had to be destroyed but as you can see the gates of hell could not prevail
and there will be 144,000 saved in the day of judgment.