(continued from last post) Moving further, there are references to the Whore of Babylon. R
(continued from last post)
Moving further, there are references to the Whore of Babylon.
Rightly or wrongly, Miriam ha'Migdal has been identified as either a
"sinner" or an actual prostitute, and this may be within as a slander
of not only Miriam, but any of her posterity. Both this hetaira, and
the "beast" himself, are to be thrown bodily into a great lake of fire
and brimstone, and their "father" Satan is to be bound up for a
millenium until his final defeat and the coming of a "New Jerusalem",
to be reigned over by a resurrected God-man Jesus.
It is obvious that the book was written to discredit any mortal
claimant to the throne of Judea and Israel, and also to discredit the
Gnostic "heresy" and other "heresies" that would follow later along the
same lines of Yehoshua and his Judaic Mysteries. But it didn't entirely
work. In the 12th Century, a descendent of the Merovingians, Godfroi de
Boullion, installed his brother Baudoin I as the first "Christian king"
of Palestine. If the storied connection between the Merovingians and
the line of Yehoshua is true, then it is obvious who had the last
But in the long run, it was the Paulines who triumphed.
Christianity from its adoption by Emperor Constantine on down had a
decided Pauline cast, and continues to conform to Saul-Paulos'
blueprint to this day. There are tantalizing anecdotes that suggest
that the Albigenesian Crusade, which eventually killed off the Cathari
sect, was partially motivated by the desire to find and keep the bones
of Yehoshua in safety in the bowels of the Vatican. The final resting
place might well have been in a rude stone tomb near Arques, a tomb
that has figured in many paintings over the centuries that have been
commissioned by either descendants of the Merovingians or by
supporters of a restored Merovingian Dynasty. The tomb was opened in
the 1950s, and found empty...another mysterious "empty tomb."
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