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THE CHRISTMAS LIE: It's Bigger Than You Think

THE CHRISTMAS LIE

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE "THREE WISE MEN"
AND WHAT THEY WERE "INVENTED" TO HIDE


They are intentionally hiding something from you, and the story of the "Three Wise men" was invented to make sure it stayed that way. Here is the shocking truth about one of the biggest lies in western civilization. If you love Christ, this video will break your heart. If you don't, it might make you want to




INTRODUCTION


ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH



Unraveling who the Magi were, and why they were called Magi, and why they showed up in Jerusalem looking for a Jewish Messiah based on a star, is no easy task because of the mountains of rubbish it has been intentionally buried under. Not to mention the fact that the actual sources of information concerning it, are filled with contradictions which violate standard explanations of history.  And the turf under all the rubbish is what every particular interested group with a religious/political stake has laid claim to since the narrative was first written and read, ...not suprisingly.  Including every small town in need of some tourism in the middle-east, adjacent to the eastern or southern border of Israel.

First, there were three Babylonian Mithra worshipers, then there were three Persian magicians, then there were three Oriental kings, and more recently, they have gone to "3 Merchant-Masons".  It's beautiful, in a sick way, how each looks into Snow White's mythical magic mirror asking "who's the fairest in all the land", and sees itself, perhaps unintentionally, instead of the real people it actually referred to.  To the early Romanists, they were sun-worshiping Mithraic syncretists, to the "Latin Fathers" they were "magicians", to the Imperialists of the Byzantium empire, they were 3 "kings", and then later to the Masons, they were 3 Merchant-Masons from Daniel's "Secret order" of Masons with his "Secret knowledge" from Babylon. To each his own except the one thing it was.

And in each phase of history, the error that was sweeping the western empire at the time, was inserted onto what appears to be, on the surface, this conveniently blank slate.

During the earliest age, dominated by the simplicity of Nicolaitan syncretism, they were Balaamite Persians from Babylonia after the manner of Saturn's "3 sons". Then came the age of sorcery and the rise of the sacerdotal "wizard-priests", and the "Magi" became "magicains", complete with hallucinogenic drugs and "magic" to "divine" the "secret".  Then came the age of Byzantium imperialism, and they became "3 Kings from the ORIENT". Afterwards, during the Masonic rennaisance, they became "Merchant-Masons" adept at Babylon's "esoteric wisdom" (members of a "secret order" of "king-makers", begun by Daniel, who had the inside "track" on the "secrets" of western civilization)  

So in other words, they are whatever you wish to "make-believe" them to be, because the available information to contradict your claim is difficult to dig up, commonly debatable, and scant to the uninformed public. And the explanations are always different, depending on the "tradition" one is propagandizing for. Romanism, English Masonry, Neo-Pagan occultism, Luciferianism, etc.  Always something other than, what in all probability, it really actually was taking place.

CONTENDERS FOR THE TITLE AND WHAT THEY SEEK TO GAIN

And certainly, within the halls of esoterica and political intrigue there is no more promising ground for manipulating the masses with a little knowledge than can be written on this blank slate, for after-all tenchnically, aside from the Shepherds in Bethlehem, this was as the traditional gospel record itself in Matthew records, the first progenitors of what constituted what would later become known as "the Christian religion", or "The Church" as is commonly said.  The first "venerators" of Christ, the first "converts to faith" in his Messianic mission in the earth. The first to recognize his divine nature, and his incarnation in fulfillment of the ancient prophecies.  So staking one's claim with a flag on this turf, is quite a promising point of propaganda for whatever hidden agenda might be at work, and this is extremely attractive as a point of entry for "secret society" esoteric systems that claim "special secret knowledge".


Traditional treatments of the "Magi" in Matthew 2

Universalist Sun worshipers, Sorcerers, Magicians, Secret Kings, Masons, Pre-Christian "Catholics", Political operatives, King-makers, Astrologers, Occultists, Drug users, Devil worshipers, Assassins, Gurus, Psychologists, Professors (everything but "plumbers") ...  anything one might wish to squeeze into Christ as his "real" "founder", ..and thus his owner, keeper and ruler. [That's what the "Magi" are made into].  Whatever one wishes to "promote" that is not in the Bible, becomes "the Magi" with long explanations to make it appear so. Some explanations are pretty good [though still wrong], and some are so pitifully false, they are so offensive to sincerity and reason, to be even seriously entertained is credulity.  And ironically, the more "official" the explanations get, the worse they become.  Pointing to a very important historical "fossil" left to us, in this "cultural record" from our past.

If you begin with the goal of simply learning who they were, it will lead you in entirely different directions than pretty much everything you have ever heard about these "wise men", and produce entirely different conclusions, that most wrongly assume in an act of "ignoring" Biblical text and the context of it's history. But the problem is, these are conclusions no one actually wants to "conclude" (as the truth often is). Thus why it is rarely heard, and when heard, even less commonly accepted, as part of the "official explanation"... given by Imperialists who love their kings, Masons who love their "secret orders", or Mithraic Sun-worshipers who love the idea of synchronized global swimming in the lake of fire.

You have already seen in many instances throughout this entire subject, "Christmas" is all about perpetrating a replacement identity. The real identity is not the one that is wanted, so it is  intentionally REPLACED, for something that is.

So why would anyone expect to see anything different here when it comes to the characters of these "wise men"?  Obviously one shouldn't, and the ever shifting sands of mass-religion and pop-culture explanations, demonstrate this objective fact.

The truth about these "Magi" is not that difficult to deduce, but wanting to deduce it to begin with, is a virtual impossibility for some segments of organized Christian religion, it's "State-Churches", it's "secret orders" and it's Babylonian "Cathedrals" that revel in their worship of the sun as a form of "esoteric knowledge".

For these, the real identity of anything in the Bible is not really much more than an irrelevancy, and no amount of arguing otherwise will change their mythologies which are dictated to them not by way of  the truth, but by way of effect of social manipulations.  But for those who are of sincere persuasions, and prefer veracity to manipulations, you are about to discover what they have intentionally buried, and ignored.  And it will not look like anything they have told you. But it will look like what the author of Matthew was describing in his text.... as a Jew in 1st century Israel.

Hopefully, when you are done reading this section, you will understand why the "Ashteroth tree", goes so well together with the "Three Sorcerers", and why this intentional corruption, once again, points unmistakably to a "prophecy" by the Apostles themselves of the very REPLACEMENT RELIGION being observed on December 25th.  

Rev 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the abyss, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. 

Not only extending to Christ himself, who is "replaced" with a composite deity placed onto the template of Apollo, but even down to such details, as Mary riding on a Donkey, the Nikes which surround him, and of course, last but not least, the infamous "Three Magi"... who in reality were not "3", not Gentile, not "magicians", not "kings", not "sun-worshipers" and were not part of some "global secret society", despite the present day claims of impostures to actually BE them. (Which is the whole point of this "Trick" to begin with)


MOTIVATIONS
IN THE PAST

1) Roman Nicolaitans wanted to demonstrate a "universalist" tradition for it's "universalist" [spirit only] sun-Christ, so the "wise men" were "symbols" of the global "mystery religion".
2) The Sacerdotalist priest "Sorcerers" of the emerging "Universalist" tradition, wanted to find "precedent" for their syncretism with Babylonian "Sorcery", so the "Magi" became "Christian " sorcerers.
3) The Post-Byzantium Vatican wanted to emphasize the "conversion" of Europe's "kings" to it's "Roman universalist tradition" so they became "Kings" from the other end of the world.
4) The Masons wanted to emphasize it's pre-existent role in manipulating society with it's secret knowledge and secret-orders from ancient Babylon, so then they became "king-maker" Masons.

IN THE PRESENT

Today, the procedure is no different, than what has already occurred in the past.  To the minimalist, they never existed, to the New World Order propagandist they are "occult globalists" manipulating society, to the New age sun-worshiper who see Christ as the sun themselves, they are the "three stars of Orion's belt", add infinitum.  

RESULT

A series of distortions and lies about history and sacred texts, to smother the real actual probable identity of these "Magi" into oblivion.  Could these "cover-stories" be hiding an even MORE important historical truth, than the one hidden behind the corruptions of their "composite Christ symbol" ?  ...behind which has been hidden Rome's Apollo?  The answer to this question, may very well be another, but an even more shocking, YES! (as you will see below)


FAULTY ASSUMPTIONS AND FRAUDS AS "MINISTERS"






How did they end up so far away from the truth?  As you have seen, through the development of history, the "Three Kings" have been an "Inkblot" to "free associate" whatever social manipulators and liars have desired to insert into the text.  

And as you have seen above, the original corrupters of this information, had no concern their fables and myths had not only no basis in Scripture, but actually on points completely contradicted it.  They were not concerned because what they were worshiping wasn't something in the Scriptures to begin with.  Whatever point of overlap they could find in a verse with a "free association" they would use, but beyond that, the concern their "myths" contradicted "the record", was of no concern.  If Rome ever started worrying about being "unbiblical" it would no longer exist anyway, so that is why they do not.  

HOW BIBLICALLY ORIENTED PROTESTANTS ENDED UP WITH "THE THREE STOOGES" FOR "WISE MEN"


How Biblically oriented Protestants ended up in all the wrong places with the Magi in Matthew 2, was partly due to the fact they had ignored their own Scriptures to offer the Papal ring their kisses, so naturally they took away Rome's filth after the bow, and begin regurgitating it for "Protestants", who should have probably shown them to the door of their Churches and politely asked them to leave.... but didn't.

Protestants employed a faulty biased logic when dealing with these texts.  The logic was fairly simple, but seriously flawed.

MISUNDERSTANDING THE TEXT IN MATTHEW:

ASSUMPTION #1: Magi = (1) Magicians or (2) Astrologers or (3) Scholars or (4) any or all of the above [Thus "Wisemen"] really means "Astrology"
ASSUMPTION #2: Magi are "Magician/Astrologers" so they could not be "Jews"
ASSUMPTION #3: Their location is said to be "from the east" (1) This means they are not from Israel  (a) Are not Jews (b) and Therefore are obviously gentiles
ASSUMPTION #4: As Gentiles, they came to "recognize him" as God incarnate, and "worship" him. (Which they "fell down" and did), because of this unusual astrological "Star".
ASSUMPTION #5: The knew about the prophecy of the Messiah, but were "Gentiles", so it came from a "Gentile Prophecy" about the "Messiah".
ASSUMPTION #6: This must have been "Balaam", because he was (a) A gentile (b) prophesied something about a "Star" (c) and the "Magi" were Gentiles.
CONCLUSION: Therefore the "Wise men" were "Gentile Converts" to Christ, worshiping him as the "prophesied Star" of Balaam, that would "arise" in Israel.

The rest of it is allowed to be filled in, by whatever else Rome says about it beyond these 2 facts, with it's "Traditions".  Which... is about as reliable as reading graffiti off a toilet stall at a Gas Station in a very bad part of a very bad town, next to a very bad "bar" ...to put it mildly. And even there chances are, the filth of the graffiti will pale in comparison to the unbelievable pedophilia and perversions of blasphemy and devil worship behind much of Rome's "occult meanings" and "occult histories" in their rituals.  

This "traditional explanation", has been repeated even by Biblically literate ministers and their congregations.  But behind these "false assumptions" is a HUGE HISTORICAL ERROR.  It is in fact SO BIG, the only way to "fix it" is create or promote Pseudo-pygrapha (such as the "Revelation of the Magi") in order to "Fix".

But if these basic assumptions concerning the "Magi" are found to be in "error", then the picture of what emerges will drastically change, and the change will be so drastic, the current popular notions of "Magi", even the current re-invented versions calling them "king-makers" will vanish entirely from the scene.  What will be left in it's place will be the real story of the Magi, and piecing the rest of the story together will be found to be naturally cohesive and complimentary to the text and the reason it was mentioned in Matthew to begin with, ... and the reason it was mentioned in Matthew ONLY to begin with.

BUT, what you the reader should be aware of, is even after you learn the simple historical truth, do not be surprised at how regardless of these historical facts, people will "magically" always revert to "conjuring up their demons" to "explain" the Biblical "Wise Men", (even when they must contradict known historical fact to do it). This has always been the case throughout history, and will continue to be, no matter how loud the facts to the contrary are spoken.

In fact, once these assumptions are properly dispensed with Biblical texts, all of the pieces from Biblical text, history, culture and even the nativity of Christ himself falls together as a connected narrative with a clear purpose.(The way it was written and intended to be understood by it's readers). Is this "ambitious" given the constant claim by so many that the "magi" are a "mystery"? (Including even the "Pope" of Rome?) After-all, if the POPE HIMSELF calls this a "mystery", who could possibly know the truth?

THE "MAGI" ARE NOT A BIBLICAL "MYSTERY"!
(The People Lying About It Are)

In the New Testament the word occurs 27 or (if we include the doubtful reading in 1Co_2:1) 28 times;...It bears its ancient sense of a revealed secret, not its modern sense of that which cannot be fathomed or comprehended.  (1) In a few passages, it has reference to a symbol, allegory or parable, which conceals its meaning from those who look only at the literal sense, but is the medium of revelation to those who have the key to its interpretation (compare the rabbinic use of רזא, rāzā', and סוד, ṣōdh, “the hidden or mystic sense”). This meaning appears in Rev_1:20; Rev_17:5, Rev_17:7; probably also in Eph_5:32, where marriage is called “a mystery,” i.e. a symbol to be allegorically interpreted of Christ and His church. It also seems implied in the only passage in which the word is attributed to Our Lord, “Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables” (Mar_4:11; compare parallel Mat_13:11; Luk_8:10). Here parables are spoken of as a veiled or symbolic form of utterance which concealed the truth from those without the kingdom, but revealed it to those who had the key to its inner meaning (compare Mat_13:35; Joh_16:29 margin).  (2) By far the most common meaning in the New Testament is that which is so characteristic of Paul, namely, a Divine truth once hidden, but now revealed in the gospels. Rom_16:25 might almost be taken as a definition of it, “According to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which hath been kept in silence through times eternal, but now is manifested” (compare Col_1:26; Eph_3:3 ff).  (a) It should be noted how closely “mystery” is associated with “revelation” (ἀποκάλυψις, apokálupsis), as well as with words of similar import, e.g. “to make known” Eph_1:9; Eph_3:3, Eph_3:5, Eph_3:10; Eph_6:19, “to manifest” Col_4:3-4; Rom_16:26; 1Ti_3:16. “Mystery” and “revelation” are in fact correlative and almost synonymous terms. The mysteries of Christianity are its revealed doctrines, in contrast to the wisdom of worldly philosophy (see especially 1 Cor 2:1-16; compare Mat_11:25); the point of contrast being, not that the latter is comprehensible while the former are obscure, but that the latter is the product of intellectual research, while the former are the result of Divine revelation and are spiritually discerned. (b) From this it follows that Christianity has no secret doctrines, for what was once hidden has now been revealed. - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Why is the term "Mystery" constantly invoked when talking about "THE MAGI"? ?? The term "mystery" (μυστήριον) is used 27 times throughout the New Testament. Not once, not even a single time, is it ever applied to, hinted at, or insinuated as "applicable" for this text in Matthew concerning THE MAGI.  When you hear this term being constantly and repititively invoked in violation of the Biblical meaning of the term "Mystery", you should be aware that it is being used as a code word by Roman & Masonic "Secret Babelists", [i.e., Mystery Babylon] meaning they have hidden the truth under a lie, on this topic.  The Bible NEVER calls "THE MAGI" a "mystery".  This is code for MYSTERY BABYLON, not a "Biblical Mystery" (meaning in the Biblical sense, something previously unknown but now "Revealed" or something now "Revealed" that simply because of the complexity of it's nature, cannot be rightly understood through systems of binary logic).

The "Magi" are no "mystery", despite the fact SECRET BABELISTS would prefer to keep it a "Mystery".  Once you drop the assumptions provided to you through the "Pavlovian conditioning", courtesy of Roman empire theology, it is no "mystery".  Once you take off the "rose-colored glasses", and read this text in Matthew as any Jew in 1st century Israel would have read it, it's meaning will no longer remain a "mystery", and neither will, why "Secret Babelists" (a/k/a Mystery Babylon)  continue to hide it's real meaning from the public, with it's "MAGI GAMES".



"FOOLISH DESCRIPTIONS" OF THE "WISE MEN" REVEALS ONE'S "FOLLY"

Pro 13:16  Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. 

The "magic" of Matthew's "wise men" - Ask a person who the Biblical "wise men" were, and without another question, you will know almost everything there is about WHO this person is and what they VALUE. Because without even realizing it, what has happened, is that the person who answers, will give you their definition of what "Wisdom" is (or contrary to the Biblical claim, what they think it wasn't). But it always seems to "come out" virtually consistent with "who" is answering the question, and how they approach (or avoid) the question of "truth".

When the common Christian hears someone from their circle of great esteem, stand up and pass on what is a known lie about the "Wise men", as though it is the result of some "great" or "deep" scholarly opinion, they are participating (and being made the victim) unknowingly, of an act of fraudulent deceit.  This deceit is precisely that, because the identity of these "Wise men" has been known for a very long time, and there is not that much left that is not really known.  Perhaps a few details may be honestly debated, such as theories put forth and discussed concerning things like "the star" (whether it was a comet or an conjunction), but the rest of it is and has been "old news" for a very long time.

And "denying it", that is intentionally ignoring it on purpose, for no other reason than to knowingly advocate a lie about it, is precisely what these people in "religious" and particularly troubling, "Protestant/Evangelical" circles ARE doing. They are openly lying about known facts of history. And the reason they are openly lying is because of attitudes which the Bible openly calls "sin".  So when you hear these claims, if you are a Biblically oriented Protestant/Evangelical, you need to call them out for what they are, and what is really going on with them, regardless of their "esteem".  They are complete frauds, morally, spiritually and intellectually, if they are "posing" as "ministers".  And the more "esteemed" they are, the more you should "abase" them.

Eze 21:25  And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. 

Mat 23:10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

ABASE:  ταπεινόω, tapeinoō, tap-i-no'-o, to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart): - abase, bring low, humble (self).

It is time for Protestant/Evangelicals to THROW THESE "CON-ARTIST" MINISTERS  AND FRAUDS into "A-BASEMENT".

(1) ATHEIST/DENIALIST MINISTERS -  Nothing in the Bible is true, (even if there occasionally is) therefore there were no "wise men" [even if there actually were].(Pro 17:12, Psa 92:6, Pro 26:12, Psa 14:1 )

(2) ANTISEMITIC MINISTERS - They were "wise" gentiles, (no matter what the facts are), [because as everyone knows "Gentiles" are wise, and Jews are stupid].  (Pro 10:18,Pro 18:2, 1Jn 2:19, 1Jn. 2:18,22; 4:3; 2Jn. 1:7)

(3) REICH PROPAGANDIST MINISTERS -  They were kings, (because this is what made them important). [Because who cares, if it was not about the Empire] (SEE #4 - 7 also - Mat 16:23, Luk 16:, Mar 7:815,Mar 8:33, Isa 29:16, Php 2:3, Job 36:19 )

(4) ANTICHRIST/GLOBALIST MINISTERS - (They were three wise kings, each of the "3" races of man, symbolizing "all nations coming to Christ" [smile]) It doesn't matter who they really were.(nor who Christ really was) - [not a "Christ of the flesh", but "Christ" as a "universal symbol"]. [Pro 17:24, Antichrist- 1Jn. 2:18,22; 4:3; 2Jn. 1:7]

(5) SECRET BABELIST MINISTERS - It was all about the prophecy of "Balaam" and the "Star" (Balaamite Nicolaitans) - ["Secret Babelism"] - It was Balaam's "prophecy". [Rev 2:14, Rev 17:5, Rev 18:4]

(6) OCCULT SORCERY MINISTERS - Priests of "Zoroastrianism", "Magicians", "Sorcerers" (the "True" origins of "Christianity"). (And if you knew all their "Secrets", you would be like us) - [Act 8:9, Act 8:22,23]

(7) NEO-PAGAN MINISTERS - They were "sun-worshipers" from Persia, linked with the Zoroastrian Priesthood.  Christianity is really "Mithraism". [Jas 2:19 , Rev.9:11, Rev 2:6,11, 1Co 10:20,21 - Lev. 10:1; Num. 3:4; 26:61]

(8) AGNOSTIC MINISTERS- I don't know WHO they are, and no one else does either (even if it is actually known). [Pro 12:15, Pro 17:10, Pro 17:16, Pro 18:2, Pro 23:9, Pro 26:12 ]

The "Psychology" of asking someone to "describe a wise man", always solicites within a person a description of how they see themselves, and what THEY think is real "Wisdom".  Antisemitism, Occultism, Secret Babelism, Imperialism, Devil worship, you name it... it will always surface in the typically "Subjective" answers people both construct and promote about "The Wise Men".  This problem illustrates how America has developed an "entire culture: of non-real, self-centered subjectivism, following directly in the footsteps of the same Rome, it now worships and serves (and now sharing all of it's errors as well)



MEET THE "THREE STOOGES"

MEET THE "THREE STOOGES"
STOOGE: a : one who plays a subordinate or compliant role to a principal b : puppet 3. 2. : straight man. 3. : stool pigeon - Merriam Webster Dictionary

THE THREE WISE MEN WERE ...

(1) THREE MITHRA WORSHIPERS 
(2) THREE [CATHOLIC] MAGICIAN/SORCERERS 
(3) THREE KINGS 
(4) THREE MASONS 
(5) ALL OF THE ABOVE

For the sake of logical development, before looking at who the "wise men" actually were, it is just as important to understand who they were "Changed into" in order to "become".  The record of how their identities were "Changed" is just as revealing as the raw facts of who they were, which the reader will be show below in detail, with 70 proofs, detailing their buried historical and Biblical identity.  But, before we begin citing the facts of who they were, and what they did, we must begin by noting what they weren't, and how their identity was intentionally "Changed" according to each epoch of history in Rome and western Europe.  Understanding these "Changes", reveal as much as do the facts of who they were.  For each "Change" that is introduced, an original "Fact" of who they were (was hidden).

THE THREE WISE MEN MYTHOLOGY
From Jewish History to Roman Mythology
THE REAL STORY

While there are debates over the various ways to interpet and date the chronology of Christ's birth between Luke and Matthew, they both agree on the fact,  Herod the Great was still alive when Christ was born.  Herod died in 4 B.C., so Christ by necessity of both accounts, would have had to have been born prior to 4 B.C. 


WHEN CHRIST WAS REALLY BORN

Some of the confusion for scholars in the past, has come from the fact that Quirinius was governor twice. (Not once as some previously assumed).  His first reign began in 12 B.C. as a co-regent, and in the year 9 B.C. did in fact, give orders for a "census".  Another aspect of historical logistics is that unlike today, a census in the 1st century BC/AD took literally YEARS to complete.  This census occurred from 9 B.C. when it was ordered, to 6 B.C. in order to "complete", placing the birth of Christ after 9 B.C. and before 6 B.C. (8 BC - 7 BC)

These facts create the time frame during which the gospel accounts record his birth as having occurred; Augustus as Caesar, Quirinius as governor, and Herod as King.  (8 BC - 7 BC)

Luk 2:1-5  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. Joseph and Mary were originally from Bethlehem according to the Scriptures, and by deduction would have been the place where they had first become acquainted with one another.  The Scriptures indicate one of the requirements for the census was to return to their towns of origin to be registered by the Roman empire.  Thus the home of their families, and additional extended relations, would have been present in Bethlehem.

Their relocation to the town of Nazareth, probably due to the fact an ambitious building program, under-way in Galilee, offering employment for Israeli trade craftsmen which Joseph was recorded as having been.  A new city, Sepphoris, was being constructed by Herod Antipas  to be the new "capital" of Galilee, only 4 miles away from Nazareth.

Joseph was not a "carpenter" but a τέκτων.  While this term is translated "Carpenter", the actual meaning of the term is "craftsman" or "artisian", without reference to the "material" that one is a "craftsman" with.  It has been assumed to be "carpentry", but archeology has shown there was very little wood in the area to work, and most work of this sort of "craftsman" was actually working with "stone", "brick", "mosaic"or "plaster".  There were no "carpentry shops" in Nazareth as is portrayed, and Joseph was much more likely to have been closer to a "skilled construction laborer", than a "carpenter", with a "shop".

While antagonists have attempted to charge there was no Bethlehem, and no one lived in Nazareth, recent archeology has given less and less, credence to their claims.  Residential structures dating to the time of Christ were excavated in Nazareth, showing the town did exist, and was inhabited, and had a daily routine of life, and a bulla seal dating from the 7th century CE, from the first Temple period, lists Bethlehem as an already established town with commerce, trade and taxes being recorded in Jerusalem.  

No doubt, as time continues to pass, and more and more of the incomplete archeological records are filled in with newly discovered artifacts, the future prospects of such minimalist theories will continue to grow less and less credible, with each passing discovery.  This fact due to the simple reason, when these things were first written, they were written to be believed, that is, to be "credible".  Obviously citing cities which do not exist, or cities in which there are no inhabitants, would hardly make these accounts "believable" to local inhabitants of Israel, to whom it's first accounts were published, and which numbered not in the dozens or even hundreds, but the thousands.

When Joseph and Mary returned to their home-town, the idea they would have stayed in an "Inn", rather than with extended family as anyone would have normally done, is a violation of middle-eastern custom, history, and based on the misconception created by the translators in their treatement of the term " κατάλυμα", which they translated as "Inn".  

1Ti 3:2  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, 

Heb 13:2  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 

Luk 1:39,40,56  And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house. 

In the nativity accounts, the term is translated as the word "Inn", but later in Luke 22:11, it is translated as "guest room"/"guest chamber" and verse 12 is translated as "Upper Room".  So the term is not being translated consistently, and can mean any of the above, as demonstrated in it's various translations.

Evidence later in the text, suggests it was NOT an "Inn", but a HOUSE. [Mtt.2:11]  And was would normally be expected according to custom,  the "house" of an extended family member or parents, with whom they stayed during the census period and Mary's birthing.

Mat 2:11  And when they were come into THE HOUSE, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, 

What emerges, is an almost unrecognizable story [from the Bible] that has been in the face of  [and ignored] by "Christians" for almost 2 millenia. Why?  Because the REAL STORY (Along with the REAL CHRIST) was of no concern. It wasn't "him" they were "celebrating" anyway.  If you are really "worshipping" someone, the very least you would do, is actually know the man's real name.  Much less who his real family was, how he was really born, what his real religion was, and what he really taught.   None of which, they have apparently, even really been interested in from the beginning?

There is no donkey, there is no lean-too in a field, no animals mentioned being there, there is no "inn", no "Stable", no "angels", certianly not Nikes, he didn't glow in the dark, there is no "singing", and last but certianly not least, the Magi did not show up until he was a TODDLER.  Perhaps as much as 2 years later!


Mat 2:11  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 

Mat 2:16  Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

THE "MAKE OVER"

As THE NICOLAITANS consolidated their dominance over "Christianity" due to the various social pressures within the empire; the revolt of Bar Kokhba, the empire wide antisemitism, the synthesis by off-shoots of the New Testament communities with Roman "Mystery Religions" , their "secret societies", their "rites" and "rituals" of "magic", "necromancy" and "sorcery", the need to "adapt" not only "Christ" to the "Universal principle" of "Sun-worship", but all the various parts of the "Euangellion" became "symbols" to over-lay onto familiar reference points in these other systems of "Monism" theology.

Naturally, the "birth of Christ" equated as a cognate to the "birth" of all the other pagan "sun" deities, which obviously all occured when the "sun" was naturalistically "born" every year on the Winter solstice.  All the various elements of that "narrative" originally given, such little importance, that it's date of occurance intentionally not even mentioned by the original founders and authors of it's faith.  Transformed afterwards, into major aspects of importance, way beyond the original perspective of it's authors, in order to accommodate these transferences of identity.

During the earliest formative age of the Nicolaitan creation called the "Roman Universalist Temple", which is the actual meaning of the terms "Roman Catholic Church", the Nicolaitans sought to bring "equations" between the mythological Solar-deities throughout the empire, born on the solstice, and the flesh and blood Jewish Messiah. In order to accomplish this "cognate equivalency", the doctrine that "Christ" was really "just a universal symbol", or a "spirit", rather than actual flesh and blood. This change was noted as early as the writing of the New Testament, where it's Cheif advocate, Cerinthus, in Ephesus, was openly and publicly denounced in the strongest terms possible.

1Jn 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 

1Jn 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 

2Jn 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 

The entire POINT of all these condemnations, was the ISSUE AND NATURE OF CHRIST'S BIRTH!  Was it simply a "Symbol" or a "Spirit", or was there really, literally, physically a JEW who had really BEEN BORN?  Was he simply a SYMBOL OF THE BIRTH OF THE SUN, or was he a REAL JEW who had REALLY BEEN BORN?  The Nicolaitans preferred to "interpret Christ" after the typical manner of the Romans, whereas the Apostles who were themselves JEWS, demanded he BE RECOGNIZED as a REAL PERSON of FLESH AND BLOOD, who had not come to "Synthesize" all religion in the Roman empire, but call people "OUT" of It, i.e., ("Ecclesia").

Naturally when Roman  NICOLAITANS   went to "interpret" the "elements" of the narrative of his "Birth" to "syncretize" it with the deities of the Roman empire, it treated the other "elements" of history, in the same manner as it did "Christ", one of which is this reference to the "Magi' who came to see him.

While all the elements of this corruption evolved simultaneously, due to the nature of the foundation which it was all built upon, the various "elements" of distortion, were "emphasized" based upon the period in which that one particular element of corruption, was found most useful for propaganda purposes.  Thus while all were present from the beginning of NICOLAITANISM they were not all given the same emphasis at each period in history.  

The first and most critical element being the NICOLAITAN connection with denying "Christ's" flesh and blood, and the "equation" of "Christ" with the "birth of the sun", the chief deity of the Roman empire.  Thus, the "wise men" at this point are transformed in Babylonian/Persian Mithra worshipers .  The narrative is given "supporting" arguments naturally from points of intersection found in the Scriptures, but by necessity, corrupt these points of intersection, into these they were not, in order to "make the leap", from concepts and histories in Judaism, to their mythological equivalents in Romanism.

ORIGINALLY


Mat 2:1  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 

There is no mention of the number of "wise men" (magi) that come.  Only a plural term is used.

Mat 2:11  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 

By the time, they actually get "to the HOUSE" where "Christ" is, he is no longer a "New Born" (ἀρτιγέννητος), but a "Toddler" (παιδίον).

G3813
παιδίον
paidion
pahee-dee'-on
Neuter diminutive of G3816; a childling (of either sex), ..a half grown boy or girl; figuratively an immature 

G738
ἀρτιγέννητος
artigennētos
ar-teeg-en'-nay-tos
From G737 and G1084; just born, that is, (figuratively) a young convert: - new born.

The "pictures" and "plays" of the "Three Wise Men" coming to a "manger" is completely fictitious. And while plans to under-take their journey may have begun with observation of an astronomical phenomena, and a trip to Jerusalem, by the time they got to THE HOUSE, where Christ was, Christ WAS A TODDLER.  So the merging of this "imagery" with the "birth of the Sun", naturally, has nothing to do with THE CHRIST OF THE FLESH, because at that time "Christ's FLESH" had ALREADY GROWN INTO BEING A TODDLER.

Now this may seem like a small matter to some, and certainly by itself could be attributed to nothing more than sloth and error on the part of credulous Christians, but you have to remember, the entire point of this "synthesis mythology" IS A DENIAL OF THE FLESH OF CHRIST, so naturally the "Flesh" of Christ (it's actual state) is of NO RELEVENCE in this story.

In other words, every time you see THREE WISE MEN, showing up at a MANGER, you need to be reminded that you are looking DEAD AIM at a "theological fossil" which DENIES THE FLESH OF CHRIST, down to every detail, even to that of this concocted story about "Three Wise Men" showing up at his "Manger" in Bethlehem.  It never happened. Not even according to the people who wrote about it. Not even according to the New Testament Scriptures.  What you are looking at is an unbiblical "Myth".  A propaganda "fraud".

But much more sinister, than simply the corruption of the Biblical story is at work. The "Doctrine of the Antichrist" is what you are observing in this deception. A Doctrine which DENIES the real FLESH of Christ, in order to concoct these Roman mythologies that conveniently transfers the identity of a Jewish Christ, onto a Roman deity called "Apollo" [Rev.9:11], which was (and still is) it's real deity, "the Sun".

Connecting the "Three Wise Men" (which were not numbered) to "sun worship", [like all the rest of the "Christmas lie"] requires not only changing the "time" of their arrival, but also their identity, from what they really were, into something they were not.

What they were NOT is Mithraic sun-worshipers.  How do we know this?  Below, the reader will be pointed to 70 facts from Scripture and History that contradict the claim of who you have been told the "magi" in Matthew 2:1 were.  Not only were the "Magi" not "sun-worshipers", it can be shown, they were not even "gentiles" at all.  And this fact blows a major hole in this "connection".  In fact, it blows a major hole in almost all the foundational corruptions introduced by NICOLAITANISM onto this text.  And thus why, that is the ONLY thing, you will never hear anyone claim they were.

But here, were are studying the "corruptions" first. This being mentioned only by way of the fact, the corruption must first be actually recognized as a "corruption" to begin with.  Mithras worshipers clearly point the observers (or victims if you prefer) to the origin of the Persian Holy-Day to begin with, Mithraism in order to accomplish their "transference".




PHASE 1 - THE THREE MITHRA WORSHIPERS





Rev 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. [The Sun]

“For the Sun of Righteousness, who drives His chariot over all, pervades equally all humanity, like His Father, who makes His sun to rise on all men” - CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, (Exhortation to the Heathen 11). 

Why must the "magi" come and "bring Gifts" to "Christ' who was born in a "Stable/Cave"?  Because that is the story of the person they were really worshiping Rome and how he was "born".  Mithra was born in a "cave" and visited by "Wise men and Shepherds" bearing him "gifts". Not Christ. But since it is not "Christ" that is actually being worshiped, the exact details of the actual story of "Christ's" birth, are important only in so far as to how they "over-lap" with Mithra, and thus the strange distortions of fact, for fancy.

The idea that there were "three Magi" is said to have been deduced from the number of gifts mentioned that were brought by them to Christ. While on the surface, this explanation sounds reasonable, there are some additional facts from history that make the selection of the number 3 much more likely the product of Nicolaitan syncretism and Roman occultism, than anything to do with what is found in Matthew chapter 2.

The number "Three" was sacred to polytheistic/occultist/mystery religions in the ancient Roman empire.  From it's earliest times, documented in Hindu devil worship, the repeating number of 3 emerges.  As you can see in the illustration to the right, the Hindu "Mother-goddess" Sri Lalitha, is accompanied by 3 children, each representing a different "element", also symbolized in the "colors" white, red and black.

In Roman mythology, SATURN'S 3 SONS, (From which we derive the "Saturnalia"), were Zeus (the sky), Neptune (the sea) and Pluto (the earth).  Also 3 elemental "spirits".  The "coloration" of the "3 wise men" from Priscilla's tomb, indicate that the number "3" were also "equated" not to "3" races, but "3" elementals, or in other words, the 3 Children of Saturn, or the 3 attendants of the ancient "Mother-goddess", from polytheism, behind whose head shines of course, THE SUN.

...Second Vatican Council inevitably becomes the event that turned the priest around and broke the altar away from the wall. Until then, the celebrant had typically faced the apse or rear wall of the church, ostensibly appearing to be “away from the people.” This practice was described for symbolic and historical reasons using the Latin phrase, ad orientem, “to the east,”  - Light from the East:The Orientation of Christian Worship in Light of Modern Scholarship by Matthew Alderman

Ezekiel 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's  house, and, behold,...their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they WORSHIPPED THE SUN toward the east.

"It was to the rising sun that Christians alike in East and West turned in prayer, whether in congregational worship or in private devotion. IN TERTULLIAN'S DAY THERE WERE ALREADY SOME WHO THOUGHT THE SUN TO BE THE CHRISTIANS' GOD". - Norman H. Baynes, History Constantine The Great and the Christian Church,2nd edition, Oxford, 1972, P.95

For the sake of brevity, and to avoid needless repetition under this topic ,for a more complete discussion of the connection between Christmas and Rome's worship of the Sun see the section entitled: THE REASON

Suffice it to note here, that the earliest portrayals of the "Three Wise Men/Magi" occurring anywhere on earth, are found in the Roman Catacombs, associated with Sorcery and Necromancy.  They depict the "Three Wisemen" as 3 elemental spirits, not 3 "races", after the manner of Saturn's Three Sons, and the three attendants of the most ancient versions of the "Mother-goddess" as found in Hindu polytheism.  

Simply to illustrate the effect on western culture these occult ideas have held, if you were to ask most people today;"How many 'RACES' are there?"  Most would reply "Three" citing Caucasian, Asian and African, or more technically the more historical three categorizations of Caucasian, Mongolian, and Negroid.  Which is in fact, completely false.  There are 4-5 genetic grouping of "race" for those who still use the antiquated term.  The UN has dropped the language as scientifically inaccurate terminology, and refer to "ethnicities" instead, of which, there are MORE THAN 5000.

The United Nations, in a 1950 statement, opted to “drop the term ‘race’ altogether and speak of “ethnic groups”. In this case, there are more than 5,000 ethnic groups in the world, according to a 1998 study published in the Scientific American. - How Many Races Are There In The Wolrd? Mysteries.con/Science

The fact that RACISM is a large part of this "occult tradition", inserted into "Christianity" through Nicolaitan corruption, is totally in keeping with it's primary directive from the beginning cited by Constantine, who quoted Virgil's epilogue on the dedication of the first Roman Universalist Temple, built from scratch, using the stones of the Temple of Diana from Ephesus.  For more on this discussion, SEE: "THE CHRIST": Wrong Race and Ethnicity

The "3 Races" obviously an adaptation of the THREE SONS OF SATURN, and the THREE ELEMENTS which they represented, each bearing a color corresponding to their attribute of "occult power".  When Romans use "free Association" to "connect the dots" with symbolism from Biblical narratives, completely outside of their historical, cultural and linguistic contexts to find "Cognates" with all it's various occult doctrines, naturally the "Three Gifts" themselves, (not being the SOURCE of the inspiration, but certainly adding a POINT OF FIXATION, being interpreted along the same lines of the THREE ELEMENTS; Gold, Frankencense and Myrrh, equating to Earth, Water and Fire, or Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.

The fact that the actual number of "Magi" are not directly cited, adds to the opportunity, to take these three "Gifts" representing the THREE ELEMENTS, and by way of EXTENSION, carry them to the THREE SONS OF SATURN, as the THREE WISE MEN.  Another aspect of this link, is the fact that the "Three visitors" are depicted not as aged learned "scholars", but as "Youth", thus emphasizing SONS... as in THE THREE SONS OF SATURN.

In order to make the connection between Rome's principal deity "Sol Invictus" (a/k/a Apollo, Rev.9:11), and also known as "Mithra" in Persia, for whom the Winter-Solstice is commemorated as a "High Holy Day", identifying the "magi" as PERSIAN was a simple necessity.  Thus bringing together the various disparate religious traditions into a single "syncretized" system of "Sun-veneration" as the "Annointed [ONE]".  (Emphasis on "One"), a concept of occult secret-Babelism religious tradition so profound and indespensible, it was promoted by early American Mason's as America' "official slogan" and placed on America's seals and currency:"E Pluribus Unum" (Along with a picture of the "Unfinished Tower")

E pluribus unum (/ˈiː ˈplʊərɨbəs ˈuːnəm/; Latin [ˈeː ˈpluːrɪbʊs ˈuːnũː]) — Latin for "Out of many, one"[1][2] (alternatively translated as "One from many")[3] — is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cśptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.[2] Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States[citation needed] until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J. Resolution 396), adopting "In God We Trust" as the official motto.[4] The motto was suggested in 1776 by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere to the committee responsible for developing the seal. At the time of the American Revolution, the exact phrase appeared prominently on the title page of a popular periodical, The Gentleman's Magazine,[5][6][7] which collected articles from many sources into one "magazine". The phrase is similar to a Latin translation of a variation of Heraclitus's 10th fragment, "The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one." A variant of the phrase was used in Moretum, a poem attributed to Virgil but with the actual author unknown. In the poem text, color est e pluribus unus describes the blending of colors into one. St Augustine used a variant of the phrase, ex pluribus unum, in his Confessions- E PLURIBUS UNUM, Wikipedia.org

The connection to Persian Mithraism, is clearly established by the early "Nicolaitan" sun-syncretists who REPLACED the Jewish Christ of the "Flesh" found in the New Testament, with a "Christ" which served as nothing more than a "spirit-symbol" (I.E., NOT OF "THE FLESH") with Roman/Persian sun-worship.  This dramatic REPLACEMENT "syncretism" will noted even FURTHER and in more shocking and graphic detail in the next epoch of Rome's perversion, which merges not only the Persian SUN-DEITY as "Christ", but goes so far as to even include it's abominable it's Ashteroth-Tree Mother-goddess worship, and even it's use of "Sorcery" (Pharmakia).


PHASE 2 - THE PERSIAN/BABYLONIAN MAGICIAN SORCERERS



THE SORCERERS

ABC, the latest to "line-up" as another "commercial sycophant" for the Vatican, announced to  it's viewing audience (about 7 million viewers), that at last the "secret mystery" of the "Three Wise Men" had been "solved" (as though it actually ever was a "mystery" to begin with).  Proof positive who the "Wise men really were!" is found, "according to ABC's 'Faith matters'" (plugs for Vatican theology on American FCC Publicly licensed TV), and this is "in their own WORDS!", the announcer tells the public gleefully.


An "ancient manuscript" written by the "Wise men" themselves, explain in their own words, their entire story! 

And not surprisingly, this document dates to at the very least, a century after their lives, and is conveniently produced by the Vatican for "translation" from Syriac into English, and despite the historical discrepancies, let alone it's content, is held out to the public by ABC with a "straight face" as a "real account of the wise men", and "explaining the mystery of the wise men".

Never mind the fact that the fraudulent document is simply nothing more than another example of Rome "fabricating" a fictitious history for it's heretical and perverse "doctrines" (which did not really exist, and thus the need to fabricate these kinds of phony documents for it).  This fraud however, really goes off the deep end in a literal sort of way, justifying the Vatican's use of hallucinogenic entheogen drugs to "achieve enlightenment", and probably create drug induced Papal Megla-mania. (As is discussed in the section entitled THE TREE )  And while this document does not do anything by way of adding any real valid information about the Magi in Matthew 2, it does serve as "prima facie" evidence, the Vatican has after all, really been involved in the long suspected art of Sorcery (i.e., Pharmakeia).

But completely aside from the most remarkable component of this literary document fraud, and it's reliance on the use of "Pharmakeia" (Sorcery) by the "Magi" to "see the star" and "find Christ" (which is actually nothing more than a "drug trip" on an hallucnogen consumed as "food"), the most remarkable connection, as early as the 3rd century, documented in this fraud, hidden away in the Vatican archives as it's "secret collection" of "hidden wisdom"...  it's overt and direct connection between it's "High Holy Day" of Persian Sorcery sun-worship and the "Gan Edin's" SERPENT TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, the Ashteroth Tree, worshiped by Persian idolaters and condemned by the prophet Jeremiah.  It actually CITES the connection in graphic detail for the reader. (No wonder it's never been translated into "English") 

THE SORCERY

Here, we have documented, not an "account" written by the "Three Wise Men" (Magi), but a document fraud attributed to them, and passed around in the Vatican as a "secret knowledge".  A perverse "secret knowledge", that illustrates not only where they got such deluded ideas from to begin with, but what those "ideas" REALLY WERE, found in their own document creations.

Chapter 28 (yes, an entire Chapter) is dedicated to describing the "effect" of their "magical food", which gives them "visions" and "revelations" about "Christ".

28. The People Eat the Magi’s Food

Click here to read full Text: The Revelation of the Magi Translation by Brent Landau


28:1 And some of the people, rejoicing in love, took of those provisions and ate. And they began rejoicing and leaping for joy, while glorifying and saying to each other everything that appeared to them. There was one of them saying, “At the moment I ate of these provisions, I saw a great light that has no likeness in the world.”

28:2 And there is one saying, “I saw God bearing himself in the world as he wished.” And there is one saying, “I saw a star of light that darkened the sun by its light.” And there is one saying, “I saw a human being whose appearance is more unsightly than a man, and he is saving and purifying the world by his blood and by his humble appearance.”

28:3 And there is one saying, “I saw something like a lamb hanging upon a tree of life,and by him and his blood redemption takes place for all the creatures of the world.” And there is one saying, “I saw a pillar of light diving down inside the bowels of the earth,and the dead rise to meet it, and they worship and glorify it with great joy.”

28:4 And those who ate from those provisions were speaking to each other many other things beyond these, and their mind brought forth much glory day by day. And there was great joy in the entire land of the East, and the nobles, and the poor, and women, and children from the entire land were gathered together in the love of our Lord before those nobles who were called Magi.

28:5 And they came and heard from them the new and glorious teaching, and the mysteries, and the revelations, and everything that was spoken with them from that first day that they went out from their land until they came back in joy. And again, day by day, revelations, and visions, and all kinds of powerful manifestations were increased for them.

28:6 And the faith increased with the love of the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the mighty works which he did through them, that offspring of light who appeared to them until he accomplished the will of the one who sent him in everything and was taken up with glory to that heavenly height, his first abode. And the faith of salvation increased in the land of the East in those who heard.


Rev 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. 

φαρμακεία, pharmakeia, PRON. far-mak-i'-ah, G5331,From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”) [drugs/potions], 

that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.


The Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost exclusively beneath Pine trees. One of the active substances in the hallucinogenic mushroom is DMT, an entheogen naturally produced in the brain’s pineal gland.  “The Pine tree is one of the well-known central relics of Christmas. Under this tree is where those who are deemed good find their reward in the form of a present. A big red and white rounded mushroom grows under the very tree we are to look under on Christmas morning to find our gift.”

–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind”

 

Green, red, and white as Christmas colors comes from the evergreen tree and the red and white mushrooms underneath. The word Christmas originally comes from the Egyptian KRST (oiled/anointed one) and Mes, the sacred cakes annually made/ingested by the Egyptians. This Eucharist was originally made from Amanita muscaria.




THE MAGIC "FOOD" OF ROME'S "CHRISTMAS MAGI"


 

 “Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of preChristian Northern Europe. The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom … These peoples lived in dwellings made of birch and reindeer hide, called ‘yurts.’ Somewhat similar to a teepee, the yurt's central smoke hole is often also used as an entrance.  After gathering the mushrooms from under the sacred trees where they appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down the chimney entrances, they would share out the mushroom's gifts with those within … Santa also dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing red and white furtrimmed coats and long black boots.”  Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003

 

Pictures of winged Babylonian and Sumerian gods are shown feeding pinecones to humans. The Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost exclusively beneath Pine trees. One of the active substances in the hallucinogenic mushroom is DMT, a chemical  naturally produced in the brain’s pineal gland.


“There are a number of hieroglyphic depictions of plants (many of which are psychedelic) on walls and within texts throughout Egypt. This is to be expected, yet this goes undetected or dismissed by most who are studying Egypt and its religious writings … The pillars that are at every temple in Egypt are shaped like giant mushrooms. These are shaped like the Amanita some are shaped like Psilocybe. Others look like tree fungus and are decorated with pictures of an incredible variety of plants.” In Egypt countless pillars are shaped like huge mushrooms with tall stems, umbrella caps, and mushroom engravings all up, down, and around them. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead they are called “the food of the gods,” or “celestial food” and “the flesh of the gods.” - James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (44 & 53)

Naturally, if you are instituting a "doctrine" of "Syncretism", these elements of Pagan "Pharmakeia", would be a necessary point of absorption, along with the more public expressions of Idolatry and drug induced religious megla-maniacal blasphemy, that go along with it.  The real "Revelation" of "The Revelation of the Magi" is actually how the Vatican intoxicated itself on mind altering poisons. If it seems as though the designer's of Vatican theology, were tripping on acid when they came up with some of their incredulous ideas, "The Revelation of the Magi", reveal exactly how the Vatican took it's "trips".  With  the "magic food" of the MAGI, the "Christmas Mushroom". (One of it's "Secret Revelations")

But as mentioned before, not only is the use of "Pharmakeia" (Sorcery) documented in this literary device produced and previously held in secret at the Vatican, there is also a literary attempt to "explain" the "Christmas Tree" and it's "Star" (at a time in history, they were previously claiming none of these things even existed).  Well, as you see in the section entitled "THE TREE", both the "Tree" and it's practices of "Creche" idolatry, have been around not for centries, but millenia, and they are in fact even referenced in the Bible itself, hundreds of years BC.


MORE "ANCIENT DOCUMENTS" FROM THE VATICAN

(Document Fraud & Historical "Re-write")

The Vatican has acres and acres of ancient material it has confiscated, stolen and hoarded, none of which are seen by anyone other than Vatican staff cleared to view it.  This is obviously a very strange policy for something which claims to be "Christian" but as you have already seen, the Vatican is institutionalized Nicolaitanism, not Christianity.  Because this information is kept "secret", and the validity of any document from the Vatican, rests on the opinion of the Vatican about it, (and these documents are never released to the general or secular public for independent verification), the document factory at the Vatican could (and has, and probably still does), put out some "ancient document" on just about anything, proving just about anything.  And no one familiar with the history of document fraud at the Vatican (which has been going on for thousands of years unapologetically) would have any reason to believe behavior today is any different than in the past.

Whenever Rome wished to lie about something, or brainwash a European king, they drug out their "lost documents", their "hidden traditions", and "secret knowledge".  The fact this is still going on with the Vatican should not be viewed as some exceptional behavior but the standard model of operations.  If you have watched the video series on the Antichrist on the ChristmasIsAlie.com Youtube channel, you will already be familiar with how Latin Roman-Catholic theologians such as Augustine embraced "secret synthesis" of opposites as "one".  Christ and Antichrist were considered to be "secretly the same thing", and deception was considered a "useful skill", not an immoral or unethical "sin".  The entire Holy Roman Byzantium empire was based upon this deceit, on a document fraud entitled "The Donation Of Constantine", that was never admitted until just recently.  

Today when you look at a map of Papal conquests of the world, you see how well the Counter-reformation has succeeded. Protestant Europe is gone. It is now part of the European Economic Community and while attempts at establishing the European Union with the official religion of Roman Catholicism have come up barely short, this item is but simply a matter of time.  The Vatican is the functioning religious head of the European Union which European Catholics are more than eager to remind everyone of, including it's entire plan for European Unification. (Known under Hitler as the "3rd Reich" and also called "the New World Order" just as it is referred to today).

The Papacy has demolished Russian Orthodoxy with Jesuit designed Atheism, they have demolished the U.S. Church with counter-reformation "rapture virus theology", and they have demolished Protestant Europe under European Unification and Jesuit Atheism.  Latin America has always been the property of the Vatican, thus why it is called "Latin" America.  That leaves only one large swath of land left, and that is China.  Although China is officially an Atheist country, and that Atheism is enforceable by law on the population, China is also seeing one of the largest fastest growing movements of Protestant Christianity left in the world.  It represents the last remaining major obstacle to the consolidation of a global Vatican-State.

So naturally, promotion of things like the Chinese Madonna, and of course, this purported documented showing the Magi were Chinese narcotic users being led to Christ on an hallucinogenic acid trip, comes at a perfect time for Vatican politics and propaganda.  But the historical fact of the matter is "Magians" were not "Chinese", anymore than "Texans" are "Eskimos". The term "Magian" is a term of nationality, that was intentionally degenerated into meaning something diminutive associated with "magic" and "astrology", because in that area of the world, these things were prevalent.  But they were  not anymore prevalent in Magia than they were in Greece or Rome, it's just that the Greco-Roman world naturally did not appreciate the "Magian" version of the practices.   And like many exotic occult arts from far away lands, Magians had many local impostures and con-artists, selling their con-artistry under the exotic label of "Magian".  The same way China often creates "knock-offs" of designer bags, clothes and watches, sold to unsuspecting customers as the real thing. 


THE "CHRISTMAS TREE" OF THE "MAGI"

6. An Excerpt from Seth’s Books of Revelation

Click here to read full Text: The Revelation of the Magi Translation by Brent Landau


6:1  Again, from the books that were in the Cave of Treasures of Hidden Mysteries: every word that our father Adam, the beginning of our great lineage, spoke with his son Seth, whom he had after the death of Abel, whom his brother Cain killed and over whom his father Adam mourned.

6:2  And Adam instructed Seth his son about[lacuna], [and about the revelation] of the light of the star and about its glory, because he [saw] it in the Garden of Eden when it descended and came to rest over the Tree of Life; and it illuminated the entire (garden) before Adam transgressed against the commandment of the Father of heavenly majesty.

6:3  And when he transgressed against the commandment that (the Father) ordained for him, the sight of the star was taken away from him, and (it was also taken away from him) because of his expulsion from Paradise. And Adam our father mourned over (his) foolishness, that he was humbled from his greatness.

6:4 And he strongly warned his son Seth, and he taught him to walk in righteousness so that he might find mercy before the Father of majesty.

Once again, we find more documented evidence the connection of the "Christ-Mass" Tree, was well known long before "Christ-Mass" apollo-gists have admitted, it's "Star", it's connection to "Gan Edin", it's connection to the "Serpent" and it's connection to the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE.  Are all found mentioned in the "Revelation of the Magi" with the typical "syncretistic" twists, confusing the identities and roles of God with Satan and vica versa.

The "Revelation of the Magi" was a tremendous "Revelation", but not the one the Vatican perhaps was actually hoping for, and certainly not the one they had ABC parroting to it's 7 million viewers in the America public.

And it would not be appropriate before concluding this section, to not point out a few observations concerning the incredulous distortions of Biblical fact, being conducted through the use of this fraudulent psuedo-pygraphic document.


WHY THE "REVELATION OF THE MAGI" HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH "THE MAGI"

There are numerous historical problems with attempting to claim this piece of literature to be anything other than a literary device and the product of someone's vivid and perhaps drug-warped imagination, the Vatican found "useful" to collect, and hold in private as a tool.  

1. While they claim to be from the "Land of Shir" (argued to be "China" by Landau), the document is written "by them", and it is in Syriac.  Not too many "Chinese" from "the other end of the world", in 1st century BC/AD, would have been "fluent in Syriac".  In fact, not to many Romans or Jews would have been either.  Syriac was the language of "Syria".  And in 1st Century Israel, the area of Syria was virtually the only place it was spoken.  While the real Magi, meaning "Magians" originally from Susa, in Elam, could have very easily spoken "Syriac", arguing "Chinese" who were "Orientalists" would have possessed fluency in this language is very "far stretched" (literally).

Syriac (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ leššānā Suryāyā) is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. Having first appeared as a script in the 1st century AD after being spoken as an unwritten language for five centuries,[1] Classical Syriac became a major literary language throughout the Middle East from the 4th to the 8th centuries,[2] the classical language of Edessa, preserved in a large body of Syriac literature. It became the vehicle of Syriac Christianity and culture, spreading throughout Asia as far as the Indian Malabar Coast and Eastern China,[3] and was the medium of communication and cultural dissemination for Arabs and, to a lesser extent, Persians. Primarily a Christian medium of expression, Syriac had a fundamental cultural and literary influence on the development of Arabic,[4] which replaced it towards the end of the 8th century. Syriac remains the liturgical language of Syriac Christianity.- THE SYRIAC LANGUAGE, Wikipedia.org

But, why the Psuedo-pygraphers would have chosen "Syriac" in which to create the fiction, indicates one of two possibilities.  There was a pre-established rumor that they spoke Syriac, with which they sought to integrate their fiction into, or the authors of the document fraud were Syrian, (and that was their native tongue). So naturally they penned the fiction in their native tongue, despite attempts to place it's projected authors somewhere in the undefined "exotic Orient".  The use of Syriac undermines this claim as genuine.

2. Ironically, when it comes to the New Testament, they attribute to it's documents the latest dates they can possibly cite without being laughed out of a room, and for Rome's "anonymous" Pseudo-pygrapha, such as the "Didache" or "The Revelation of the Magi", they stretch the earliest date they can possibly cite as credible.  And even given these distortions of historical fact, the date of authorship, though called "early" is still well beyond the credible "life-span" of any real "Magi" which would have been well grown, mature and old enough to take on Herod, and escape his intended plans, at the birth of Christ (7-8 BC).  

3. The descriptions of "taking the Eucharist", and the "tree of life" with a "Star on top of it", are also religious rites and customs which are dated in history, and occur well beyond the credible life-span of Magi in Matthew 2, in (7-8 BC).  Ignatius being the earliest written reference for the Latinized "Eucharist" ritual at between an early estimate of 98 AD to 117 AD, and ...obviously Christian adoption of the Persian Yalda Ashteroth Tree with an Astarte "Star on top" come even later.  Numerous document frauds were created in "Syriac" many attributed to "early Church fathers", such as Ignatius.

4. As you will see below, the "description" of who the Magi were in this document, "The Revelation of the Magi" (in Syriac) will clearly contradict over 70 items of identification deducted from it's reference in Matthew 2 and it's historical context.  It is simply not the Biblical Magi who wrote this, nor who it describes.  But... one other most important item will be listed here, for the sake of the reader who has just viewed the information concerning "Christmas Mushrooms"...

5. The God (of the Scriptures) does not speak to practitioners of "Pharamakeia": Rev.18:23, because self-deification replaces his voice with self-talk.  However, "seducing spirits" certainly do. 1 Tim. 4:1 (Which is the real "source" of the deception here).  "God-consciousness" attained as the result of chemical brain scrambling, is not the same as consciousness of "God", despite the "knowledge" gained from the similarities.  

6. "Christ/Christians" did not "embrace" "False prophets" (meaning the use of a demonic spirit to "prophesy" or conduct "divination"), even when what a "false prophet" was prophesying was (a) complimentary or (b) even when it was accurate.  This consistent pattern continues from the Old Testament, where Balaam's "prophecy' is recorded, however he was later executed.  All the way into the New Testament, where a girl "prophesying" Paul was a "great man" and had "come to show the way of Salvation", was actually rebuked, and the demonic spirit cast out of her [Act 16:16-20].  This treatment was identical to the very same treatment by Christ, [Mar 1:23-27, Mar 3:11, Mar 5:2-13, Luk 8:28-33] who also "cast out demonic spirits" out from people who openly proclaimed him "the son of God".(Something you think he would be appreciative of).  In the ancient world, Jews knew to grant a "false system" legitamacy, meant that point of "approval" would then be used to introduce "syncretism", consequently, it was never acknowledged, even when the content itself was "agreeable".

The "Revelation of the Wise men" clearly depict these visitors as "Sorcerers" (Pharmakeia), and they "appearance" at the home of Mary and Christ, would have probably received the same kind of treatment, as all the other "sorcerers" and "false prophets" did throughout the Bible, an unconditional condemnation, regardless of the content they "prophesied".

Now that we have seen the fulfillment of Revelation 9:11, and the worship of Apollyon as "Christ", and now that we have seen the fulfillment of the "Sorcery" by which all men were deceived, now it is time to move to the last phase of Empire "propaganda" using the "wise men", which is although last, certainly not "least".... that being KINGS.  Enter the era of the Byzantium Empire, and it's need to use the "Three Wise men" to propagandize against and manipulate the behavior of "kings". Viola! THREE KINGS!


PHASE 3 - SCREWING AROUND WITH THE KINGS OF THE EARTH



We three kings of Orient are, Total frauds of Rome's Har-har

king and Nation, forn-i-cation, Misleading you so far.



BASTARDIZATION OF THE MESSIAH

While the New Testament records that Christ was honored with the title of being Mamzerim (a bastard) by the Rabbis of the Babylonian Synagogue, which had bastardized all of Judaism, it was the special honor or Rome's "Kings", which fornicated with the "Mother of Harlots" (Ishtar, Harlot of Inanna), that produced the prophetic confession of the Apostles themselves, their work would be one day "bastardized" by a bunch of greedy self-serving, gentile Kings connected to Rome's political escapades.

And though written hundreds of years before the fact, the very words of Scripture, were fulfilled in the very "fossil" remains of THE THREE KINGS.  When you see the "images" of the "Three Kings", what you are looking at, is literally the physical "fossil" remains in culture, of metaphorically speaking, the 3 bastards of Rome, not Biblical "Magi/Wisemen".

The THREE BASTARDS OF ROME are very very popular. In fact, these three bastardizations are so popular, in SPAIN, their fictitious existence is celebrated in the streets of Spain's main cities, like the 4th of July is "celebrated" in America, complete with parades and fireworks and "floats", where 3 fictitious cartoon characters called by 3 fictitious names, through gifts into the crowd similiar to the Mardi-Gras parades in New Orleans, Louisiana, and equally pagan in nature.

The "celebration" of the THREE BASTARDS, however do perfectly "symbolize" precisely what the Scripture foretold about these developments centuries before they were realized as realities in western civilization, down to some rather amazing details of accuracy, which are spelled out in detail other sections of this website.  So they will not be reviewed here, except by way of mentioning how they once again, as found having occurred in history.  This fiction of THE THREE KINGS, being our present example.  Of course, there are no "kings" in Matthew 2.  And, the term in the Greek would not even suggest it by a far stretch.

And so having been called out continuously to the point of mockery on this point, by "critics" in America, capable of exercising their Constitutional right of free speech on matters of religion, they have retreated with their previously lie, and come out with a new equally distorted adaptation.


OK, OK, THEY WEREN'T KINGS, BUT THEY WERE "KING-MAKERS"!!!



So now, the Merchants of Babylon, have instead opted to shift attention to the claim that they weren't "Kings" per sae, but... they WERE "King Makers"!!!  And this is deduced from the Political meaning of the term "Magi", and they came from Persia, or the Parthian empire, or ________ (fill in the blank)... and they were there to MAKE CHRIST A KING!!!  Those ole "King-Makers"!! The Magi!!  And of course, this greatly upset Herod, because he was King, and the Magi did not "make him", but instead came to "make Christ".

Baloney.

The "Magi" were not "Kings", they weren't "king-makers", and people selling Bible "Frankincense" and "Myrrh" perfume water, after explaining their latest fraud, for $34.95 a bottle, are as fraudulent as their stories about it.  They will swallow any "Camel" on earth, and choke on the gnat that is the simple truth about it.  Why? Because they love the lie, instead of the truth.

Once again, we see in the "Magi" the historic principle of self-projection. What do the religious-right in America want to be? The "king-Makers", so naturally NOW when they cite the "Three Wise Men", they concede there isn't "Three", and "adapt and revise" THE KINGS, into another "ink-blot" association, "King-Makers".... because that is precisely what they see themselves as being in American politics.


THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY? (WHOSE NATIVITY?)

THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY? (OF WHO?)



The holy site, known as the Grotto, that the Church of the Nativity sits atop, is today associated with the cave in which the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth occurred. In 135 CE, Hadrian is said to have had the Christian site above the Grotto converted into a worship place for Adonis, the Greek pagan god of beauty and desire.[7][8] A father with the Church of the Nativity, Jerome, noted before his death in 420 CE that the holy cave was at one point consecrated by the heathen to the worship of Adonis, and that a pleasant sacred grove was planted there in order to wipe out the memory of Jesus.[7] However, some modern scholars dispute this argument and insist that the cult of Adonis-Tammuz originated the shrine and that it was the Christians who took it over, substituting the worship of their God.[9] The antiquity of the association of the site with the birth of Jesus is attested by the Christian apologist Justin Martyr (c. 100 – 165&nbspCE), who noted in his Dialogue with Trypho that the Holy Family had taken refuge in a cave outside of town: Joseph took up his quarters in a certain cave near the village; and while they were there Mary brought forth the Christ and placed Him in a manger, and here the Magi who came from Arabia found Him.(chapter LXXVIII).

According to [*Giuseppe Ricciotti, C.R.L], the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built over a cave that was originally a shrine to Adonis-Tammuz. The Church Father Jerome[13], who died in Bethlehem in 420, reports in addition that the holy cave was at one point consecrated by the heathen to the worship of Adonis, and a pleasant sacred grove planted before it, to wipe out the memory of Jesus. Modern mythologists, however, reverse the supposition, insisting that the cult of Adonis-Tammuz originated the shrine and that it was the Christians who took it over, substituting the worship of their own God.[14] - WIKIPEDIA, 7-21-12, TAMMUZ

*Abbot Giuseppe Ricciotti, C.R.L., (Rome, 1890 – 1964) was an Italian canon regular, Biblical scholar and archeologist. He is mainly famous for his book Life of Jesus Christ edited in 1941 and reedited and reprinted several times.[1]  Ricciotti was born in Rome on 27 February 1890. In 1905 he entered the novitiate of the Roman Catholic religious order of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, taking religious vows the following year. After his seminary studies and completing mandatory military service, he was ordained as a priest in 1913. After ordination, Ricciotti continued his studies at the University of Rome, where he took courses in both philosophy and theology. At the same time he did coursework at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. During World War I he was required to interrupt his studies and to perform military service, during which time he served as a military chaplain, volunteering for service at the front lines, and was afterwards awarded a Silver Medal of Military Valor for his service in the trenches, where he was seriously wounded. Because of this experience, he came to oppose any kind of war. After the war, Ricciotti resumed his studies and gradutated in 1919 with a degree in Biblical Studies. From 1924 onwards, he taught Hebrew literature at the University of Rome. He also taught similar courses briefly at the University of Genoa and at the University of Bari, where he taught from 1935-1960. In addition to this, Ricciotti set up and directed a small seminary in Liguria. In 1935 he was appointed Procurator General of his religious congregation. During World War II, due to his office he was able to give refuge to many refugees at the congregation's motherhouse at the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. During this period, he also served as a consultant to the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy. He held this position for his congregation until 1946, when he was named as the Abbot of Gubbio. Giuseppe Ricciotti died in Rome on 22 January 1964.[1]  Ricciotti's first important work is Storia d'Israele (English: History of Israel), published in 1932. Also in 1932 he published Bibbia e non Bibbia (English: Bible and not Bible) where he supported the need to apply the Higher criticism to the study of the Bible, to be based on the original texts and not on the Latin Vulgate. In 1934 Ricciotti took a stand against the increasing antisemitism publishing the translations in Italian of sermons of Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber in favour of the Hebrews.[1] The period in which he worked was one of deep suspicion of Biblical Studies in Italy. As a result, Ricciotti was partially involved in the late stages of the Modernist crisis. He was attacked, along with his friend Ernesto Buonaiuti, by the most conservative Catholic wing. Differently from Buonaiuti, his positions were finally judged not to be modernist, and he accepted criticism by the Pontifical Biblical Commission to some of his works. His masterpiece is Vita di Gesů Cristo (English: Life of Jesus Christ), edited in 1941 and published many times. The scholar Nicolotti writes: "His works on biblical texts, of a rather conservative character, show a solid historical and philological training, not at all alien to the contemporary acquisitions of the critic."[1] Giuseppe Ricciotti also wrote: La Bibbia e le scoperte moderne (English: The Bible and Modern Discoveries), 1957, and L'imperatore Giuliano l'Apostata secondo i documenti (English: Julian the Apostate), 1958. Additionally, he edited a new translation into Italian of the Bible from the original texts.


Just in case you get the wrong idea that all this "cover-up" and "replacement" going on in Roman syncretism is somehow just an "innocent accident" due to incompetency or simply the mechanics of "cultural assimilation", you would be vastly under-estimating the intelligence and fully conscious intentional design of Rome's syncretistic replacement theology. And no where is this made more clear than at the facility today promoted as "The Church of The Nativity".

Here these designs as well as the origin of their histories are made fully transparent to anyone who cares to know and love the truth.  Every detail is chosen with fully conscious intent to layer the "birth" of Rome's sun-deity "Sol Invictus" a/k/a "Mithra" fraudulently onto the circumstances and situations surrounding the "birth of Jewish Christ".  Even down to the location, the architecture, the symbolism, and the date itself.

Obviously in selecting a site, designing, building, decorating and then promoting an entire Roman basilica takes a lot of thought and planning, and no "innocent mistake" could possibly be claimed when all these elements purposefully and intentionally "select", "build" and "create" over the period of decades and centuries a perfect and exact opposite in every detail.

Indeed, the actual existence of Adonis worship in Bethlehem cannot be disputed it is just a matter of when it took place - before or after the birth of Jesus. Yet the fact that the Church of the Nativity, the oldest continuously used Christian place of worship in the world covers the site of a former temple to Adonis [Tammuz] is seldom mentioned. The church's importance is because as well as safeguarding the alleged birthplace of Jesus it is the sole major church now in the Holy Land that survives intact from the early Christian period. This ancient basilica was built by Empress Helena, the devout mother of Emperor Constantine after she travelled from Rome and started turning this eastern corner of the Mediterranean into the Holy Land. ...the three churches that control the Byzantine edifice have, so far, not granted permission for anyone to drill into the rocks. Such a refusal though is unexpected. So the question must be asked why, with the exception of some superficial works by the London based Palestine Exploration Fund prior to the 2nd World War the birthplace of Jesus had been left untouched by archaeology. Is it because the churches do not want to introduce controversy into Christmas, the most important family festival for the world's 2 billion Christians? - Interview with Historian Jill Hamilton, Adonis and Jesus Christ, - Radio National, Sunday 17 July 2011 8:45AM


The selection of the site had nothing to do with the birth of the Christ one reads about in the New Testament. In fact, if there is only one thing certain about the entire saga, it is that Christ was NOT born on the spot which the "Church of the Nativity" marks as "The Spot".  The reason this is known, is that the account in Matthew specifies that the make-shift arrangements utilizing a "manger" in another location of the "house" which is "translated" (perhaps even inaccurately) as "Inn", was that the normal room accommodations of that housing facility were not used.

No "stable" is mentioned although prior to modern archaeology it is certainly understandable how that mistake could have been made, but whether an attached stable, or as the case actually was, a utility room in the lower part of the house, it was without much confusion a "house".

However, what one will find when researching "The Church of the Nativity" is that is was purposefully selected because of A SACRED CAVE.  And pilgrims are told without much concern that this "was the place Christ was born" (according to "tradition"), tacked onto the end or squeezed into the middle without much more comment than that.  But the fact is that whatever Matthew and Luke were writing about, had no connection to A SACRED CAVE, in anyway, shape or form.  And stretching the description of "The Nativity" far enough to somehow get this SACRED CAVE included in the picture, is not only pure fiction, it is malicious fiction.

Why malicious fiction?  It is one thing to create a "fiction" out of unintentional accident, which often happens, especially in "sacred" treatments, but it is quite another matter to SELECT A FICTION intentionally designed to propagate AN OPPOSITE.

What is so OPPOSITE about this fiction? The actual "site" of "The Church of the Nativity" is not the location of where Christ was born, it is the location of one of the oldest spots of ancient devil worship in Israel.  In fact, if you simply started out with the full intent to worship the Devil and deceptively call it "Christ", this is the spot you would go to first before all others, which in fact, is precisely what Rome did.

Would examination of the seldom mentioned history of Bethlehem once being a centre of Adonis worship distract from the annual Christmas celebrations? Saint Jerome, the erudite scholar who was the first to translate the bible into Latin, lived in Bethlehem in the 4th and early 5th centuries and wrote in his Epistle 58, that prior to the construction of the church that the birth cave 'where the infant Messiah once cried' had been consecrated to the worship of Adonis, 'the paramour of Venus'. Like other early Christians he insisted that Adonis' followers came after Jesus, that they were only practicing in Bethlehem during the 180 years between Emperor Hadrian's time, that is 135AD, until the reign of Constantine when the church was built. Jerome also described the site of the Church of the Nativity as being shaded by a sacred grove of trees planted by Hadrian Interview with Historian Jill Hamilton, Adonis and Jesus Christ, - Radio National, Sunday 17 July 2011 8:45AM


There were a lot of possible places Rome could have arbitrarily or fictitiously chosen to propagate as the "Spot" where Christ was born.  Any spot would have done equally well, if you are just making up fictions.  But perhaps the one and only place you would not go to, is the very one they did.  The very spot known from ancient times as the very location of Devil worship.  And of course, if this is not enough on it's own, it is the worship of a "Devil" which was born.... of course, on December 25th.  Thus why Rome called it "the Spot" where "Christ" (not the one "of the flesh") was "born".

For centuries members of the Christian hierarchies of the churches have ignored both Mithras and the date of Christmas day, as well as the Adonis cult in Bethlehem. But then in the Holy Land much is ignored. Just look at the attitudes amongst the three Christian denominations which share the church's custody - the Greek Orthodox Church, the Latins that is the Roman Catholics under the Franciscan custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Orthodox. Under them repairs were prevented by arguments over who had the right to restore the collapsing roof. Perhaps though, carbon dating and hammers in Bethlehem are not needed. The written evidence from the early biblical scholars proves that there is indeed a strong connection between Adonis and Jesus and copious documentation shows that Christmas Day is unlikely to be the birth date of Jesus. Scientifically guided hammers are not needed to prove these facts. Still archaeology could produce some surprises and indeed make it clear that Jesus and Adonis were ... worshiped  - Interview with Historian Jill Hamilton, Adonis and Jesus Christ, - Radio National, Sunday 17 July 2011 8:45AM



So when Christians deceptively or ignorantly claim they are "celebrating the birth of Christ", they are being made more than clear, what they are "calling their Christ", they are calling their "Christ" a "Christ" (not "of the flesh"), but a "universal symbol" of imperial "sun-worship", which was worshiped on this very hill, in this very cave, A SACRED CAVE OF ANCIENT DEVIL WORSHIP OF THE SUN, in Israel. There's no "mistake" here what-so-ever.  Here, the matter is made entirely and perfectly CLEAR who Rome is calling it's "Christ".  

It is the very location of the worship of "Tammuz" a/k/a "Adonis" mentioned specifically in the Scriptures, for which apostates in Israel were soundly and viciously condemned... to death.  And mistaking this filthy site of ancient devil worship with "Christ" is about as "Nicolaitan" as one could possibly make it, if they set out from the beginning to do so with more than full intent and design, which is precisely what occurred.

Eze 8:3  And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 
Eze 8:4  And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. 
Eze 8:5  Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. 
Eze 8:6  He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. 
Eze 8:7  And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. 
Eze 8:8  Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. 
Eze 8:9  And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. 
Eze 8:10  So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. 
Eze 8:11  And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. 
Eze 8:12  Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. 
Eze 8:13  He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 
Eze 8:14  Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 
Eze 8:15  Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. 
Eze 8:16  And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. 

WHAT IS A MAGI?

THE TERM "MAGI"

Here is where all the trouble begins.  The reason being that the term came to mean something in history it never originally actually meant when it was used, and it is the former usage that we still have with us to this day, not the latter (the one that was actually used in the Bible).  Part of this problem stems from the way that the King James Bible translators treated it's only 2 of it's only 4 occurrences in the entire New Testament, in an inconsistent manner.  Using one value for one place, and another value for another place, thus creating the common confusion and muddying the waters.

And where the KJV created this confusion, is over a very dangerous place to actually "be confused", which we will get to in a minute. 

MISCONCEPTIONS COMMONLY BELIEVED ABOUT THE WORD "MAGI"

1) It is REFERS to ONE THING
2) It REFERS to GENTILES
3) It has something to do with a blend of "occultism","magic" and "astrology"

Here are the BARE FACTS from the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE USAGES

1. It is used NINE TIMES in the BIBLE.(Counting the LXX)
2. Out of these NINE TIMES, the term "Magi" is not ever used as a "Negative", not even once. It is only "translated" specifically as a "negative" INCONSISTENTLY in 1 place (out of it's 9 uses)
3. It DOES NOT refer specifically or exclusively to GENTILES, but is actually EMPLOYED to REFER TO JEWS (Possibly EXCLUSIVELY in the New Testament)
4. It DOES NOT MEAN "Astrologer" or "Magician". 

What has "created" this "confusion"?

THE USE OF "MAGI" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
WATCH HOW THE KJV TRANSLATED THE SAME WORD TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WAYS


Mat 2:1


Mat 2:1-  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Mat 2:1  του δε ιησου γεννηθεντος εν βηθλεεμ της ιουδαιας εν ημεραις ηρωδου του βασιλεως ιδου μαγοι απο ανατολων παρεγενοντο εις ιεροσολυμα 

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, rab-mâg, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a Magianchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, rab, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).



Matthew 2:7


Mat 2:7  Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 

Mat 2:7  τοτε ηρωδης λαθρα καλεσας τους μαγους ηκριβωσεν παρ αυτων τον χρονον του φαινομενου αστερος 

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIANchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).


Matthew 2:16


Mat 2:16  Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. 

Mat 2:16  τοτε ηρωδης ιδων οτι ενεπαιχθη υπο των μαγων εθυμωθη λιαν και αποστειλας ανειλεν παντας τους παιδας τους εν βηθλεεμ και εν πασιν τοις οριοις αυτης απο διετους και κατωτερω κατα τον χρονον ον ηκριβωσεν παρα των μαγων 

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIANchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).

NOW WATCH WHAT HAPPENS IN KJV ENGLISH


Acts 13:6

Act 13:6  And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: 

Act 13:6  διελθοντες δε την νησον αχρι παφου ευρον τινα μαγον ψευδοπροφητην ιουδαιον ω ονομα βαριησους 

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIANchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).

Acts 13:8

Act 13:8  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 

Act 13:8  ανθιστατο δε αυτοις ελυμας ο μαγος ουτως γαρ μεθερμηνευεται το ονομα αυτου ζητων διαστρεψαι τον ανθυπατον απο της πιστεως 

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIANchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).



NOTICE THE "DOUBLE-TALK" ON ACTS 13 AS COMPARED TO MATTHEW 2


The above two examples from Acts 13 have been MISTRANSLATED.  They used the WRONG WORD to translated MAGOS.  The term MAGOS means A MAGIAN, the term SORCERER means PHARMAKEIA (Thy're not even RELATED TERMS!)

SORCERY: G5331, φαρμακεία, pharmakeia, far-mak-i'-ah, From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.

The text in ACTS 13 should have been translated;

Act 13:6  And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain MAGI, (a false prophet), a Jew whose name was Barjesus

The following text in the KJV has been mistranslated as well, which once again, should have reverted to TRANSLITERATION, and left the NAMES in tact to be read as THEY WERE WRITTEN.

Act 13:8  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 

This text has been butchered by KJV translators into saying something that is literally not in the Greek at all.  This is how this text reads in Greek:

Act 13:8  and there withstood them ELYMAS the MAGIAN--for so is his name interpreted--seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith - YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION

There is literally NOTHING in this text about "Sorcery".  That was a complete FABRICATION by KJV TRANSLATORS to put that word into this text.  And they have REPEATED this nonsense in the new versions of the KJV as well as many new version being peddled by our modern "Bible Merchants".  Why are they doing this ?!?! (The same reason they are layering a "re-write" over Jeremiah 10!)

TWO FACTS TO OBSERVE FROM THIS TEXT

Now notice 2 facts about this text; 

(1) It is the same kind of PERSON, translated "Wise men" [Matt.2:1], 
(2) HE WAS A JEWISH PROPHET !?!?!?!

It IS pointed out in Acts, that he was on the "wrong side" of the controversy concerning Christ, which is here pointed out specifically, with the word thus a "false prophet", but his admittedly STATED function, was that of PROPHET ...TO A ROMAN PROCOUNSEL !!!.  The same exact way DANIEL had been, from whom the MAGIAN JEWS traced their JUDAISM.  And there is nothing, absolutely nothing in the Greek text that says the word SORCERY! It is a BOLD FACED LIE, to stick that word into these texts in ACTS 13.  Neither term [φαρμακεία, pharmakeia]="Sorcery", nor [μαγεύω, mageuō] = "magic" are used in this text in Greek! And "Mageuo" is simply not the same word as "Magos"! THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS!

Would you "translate" TEXAS as TECH'S ASS?  Or how about CAROLINA as CAROL'S LINING?  You have to wonder about the motivations involved in these overt corruptions of Biblical texts. It is clear there are "agendas" operating in the selection of these words, that go beyond simply converting a Greek text into an English one, accurately.

Elymas [the Elamite Magian] (whose HEBREW NAME was BAR-JESUS, literally "SON OF JOSHUA") was A PROPHET TO A ROMAN PROCOUNSEL!   What made him "False" had absolutely NOTHING to do with "SORCERY" [pharmakeia], nothing to do with "MAGIC" [mageuo] and nothing to do with ASTROLOGY [ashshâph] [, and everything to do with what he was "saying/prophesying/preaching/teaching" the ROMAN PROCOUNSEL concerning YESHUA HA-MASHIOCH!!! (the Jewish Messiah he was turning the Roman Procounsel against).  That is ALL. That's IT.

AND... NO SUCH ACCUSATION/OBSERVATION is made about the MAGI in MATTHEW 2:1 who WERE "Heralded" for "THEIR PROPHETIC" insight READING THE FULLY KNOWN PROPHECY OF THE "SIGN" OF THE STAR concerning the BIRTH OF MESSIAH [FROM DANIEL, NOT BALAAM].


WHAT IS GOING ON?

ACTS 13 was not an accurate TRANSLATION, and "MAGI" was a word which they should have simply TRANSLITERATED into ENGLISH as "MAGI", and left alone.  But instead they tried to give it "definition" based on the way they were reading the "Context", but in the process of doing that, creating 2 entirely different definitions for 1 word. 

The fact of the matter is that "Magi" technically, meant NEITHER TERM; "Wise men" OR "Sorcerer", but something entirely different, and this can be seen in how they are used in the New Testament itself.  The term "Magi" was a NEUTRAL TERM, meaning neither "Sorcerer" or "Wise man" but something either one "could be" AS a MAGI.

If you notice in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, the term literally means A MAGIAN.  People who read too fast, and don't pay attention to DETAILS, might mistake the word for "MAGICIAN", but that is actually NOT the term you are looking at.  You are looking at the term MAGIAN.  And a MAGIAN, is not A MAGICIAN.



WHAT THE HECK IS A "MAGIAN" ??
A "MAGIAN" IS NOT THE SAME AS "MAGEIA"


A TRIBE OF MEDES:

MAGIANS: Were originally a Median tribe (Herodotus i. 101); and in Darius' Inscriptions Magush means only a member of that tribe. It was one of them, Bardiya, who pretended to be Smerdis and raised the rebellion against Cambyses. Rabh Magh in Jer_39:3 does not mean “Chief Magus,” but is in Assyrian Rab mugi (apparently “commander”; compare rab mugi ša narkabti, “commander of chariots”), having no connection with “Magus” (unless perhaps Magians were employed as charioteers, Media being famous for its Nisean steeds). The investment of the Magi with priestly functions, possibly under Cyrus (Xen. Cyrop. viii), but probably much later, was perhaps due to the fact that Zoroaster (Zarathuštra) belonged, it is said, to that tribe. ... They also studied...astronomy (rationes mundani motus et siderum (Amm. Marc., xxiii. 6, 32)), partly learned from Babylon. These latter studies explain why a star was used to lead them to Christ at Bethlehem, when our Lord was less than two years old (Mat_2:16). No reliable tradition deals with the country whence these particular magi came. Justin Martyr, Tertullian and Epiphanius fancied that they came from Arabia, founding their opinion on the fact that “gold, frankincense and myrrh” abounded in Yemen. But the text says they came not from the South but from the East. Origen held that they came from Chaldea, which is possible. But Clement of Alexandria, Diodorus of Tarsus, Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Juvencus, Prudentius and others are probably right in bringing them from Persia. Sargon's settlement of Israelites in Media (circa 730-728 BC (2Ki_17:6)) accounts for the large Hebrew element of thought which Darmesteter recognizes in the Avesta (SBE, IV, Intro, chapter vi)....That the Jews expected a star as a sign of the birth of the Messiah is clear from the tractate Zohar of the Gemârâ and also from the title “Son of the Star” (Bar Kōkhebhā) given to a pseudo-Messiah _ (130-35 AD). Tacitus (Hist. Jer_39:13) and Suetonius (Vesp. iv) tell us how widespread in the East at the time of Christ's coming was the expectation that “at that time men starting from Judea would make themselves masters of things” (compare Virgil, Ecl. iv). All this would naturally prepare the Magi to follow the star when it appeared. ..
Literature. Herodotus; Xenophon; Amm. Marcellinus; Strabo; Spiegel, Altpersische Keilinschriften; Geldner, Avesta; Muss-Arnolt, Assyrian Dict.; BDB; RE. - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA

(1) a Median tribe (Herodotus i. 101);
(2) Sargon's settlement of Israelites in Media (circa 730-728 BC (2Ki_17:6))
(3) the Jews expected a star as a sign of the birth of the Messiah  - Suetonius (Vesp. iv)

SO...

JEWS OF MAGIAN ETHNIC DESCENT SETTLED BY SARGON
EXPECTING "A STAR" AS "A SIGN" OF THE BIRTH OF THEIR MESSIAH
(LIKE EVERY OTHER JEW IN THE 1ST CENTURY)

"MAGI"

THE BIBLICAL NEW TESTAMENT DEFINITION OF THE TERM
MAGIAN ETHNIC JEWS OF MEDIA
(IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH "MAGIC" OR "SORCERY")



Act 2:5-12  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 


MAGIANS WERE FROM ELAM IN MEDIA

According to the Behistun Inscription, Paišiyâuvâdâ was close to "the mountain named Arakadriš" (DB §11). These places cannot be located with certainty, but since the town has a different name in the Elamite version of the inscription (Nasirma), we may assume that it was on the border between Elam and Persia. (If it had been a purely Persian town, it would have kept its Persian name in the translation.) We can therefore think of a part of the southern Zagros mountain range. The Behistun Inscription says that Paišiyâuvâdâ was the place where the Magian named Gaumâta raised a rebellion against the Achaemenid king Cambyses, who was in Egypt or Syria. This is remarkable, because other rebels mentioned in the inscription are never introduced with an indication of the place of their revolt. - Bruce Lincoln, Religion, Empire, and Torture. The Case of Achaemenian Persia (2007) pp.58-61

When discussing the Magians of ancient Persia, one thing should be clear from the very start: Magians have nothing to do with magic or wizardry. The confusion, however, is understandable or -in any case- very old. In the sixth century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus directed his prophecies against the wanderers of the night: the Magians, the Bacchantes, the Maenads and initiates.[Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus 12] The famous Macedonian philosopher Aristotle of Stagira (384-322), who had not spent part of his life in Persia's western territories for nothing, felt himself forced to state explicitly 'that the Magians neither know nor practice sorcery' (The Magian, fr.36 Rose). - THE MAGIANS, by Jona Lendering, LIVIUS.ORG




MAGIAN JEWS WERE "TORAH SCHOLARS"
BUT THEY WERE NOT "RABS"
(THE REAL REASON THEIR IDENTITY IS HIDDEN)

While a "RAB" is "placed over them" in BABYLON, it was a term and an office that they NEVER EMBRACED.  How do we know this? They appear as "Prophets" and "Spiritual leaders" among Jews, but NEVER with the term "RAB" as is found in DANIEL, during the rule of BABYLON.  instead the term "RAB" (Which means "A Babylonian Official") was adopted by THE RAB-BIS!!!

WISE MEN
G3097, μάγος, magos, mag'-os, Of foreign origin [H7248]; a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: - sorcerer, wise man.

H7248, רב־מג, RAB-MAG, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a MAGIANchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).

OCCURANCES OF RAB-MAG IN HEBREW TEXT

KJV: Jer 39:3  And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. 

LXX: Jer 39:3  (46:3) καὶ εἰσῆλθον πάντες οἱ ἡγεμόνες βασιλέως Βαβυλῶνος καὶ ἐκάθισαν ἐν πύλῃ τῇ μέσῃ, Ναργαλασαρ καὶ Σαμαγωθ καὶ Ναβουσαχαρ καὶ Ναβουσαρις καὶ ΝαγαργασνασερΡαβαμαγ καὶ οἱ κατάλοιποι ἡγεμόνες βασιλέως Βαβυλῶνος· 

KJV: Jer 39:13  So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes; 

RAB-MAG H7248, רב־מג, rab-mâg, rab-mawg', From H7227 and a foreign word for a Magianchief MagianRab-Maga Babylonian official: - Rab-mag.


RELATED
OCCURANCES OF RAB-SARIS IN HEBREW TEXT

2Ki 18:17  And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. 

Jer 39:3  And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. 

Jer 39:13  So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes; 


RAB-SARIS H7249, רב־סריס, rab-sârı̂ys, rab-saw-reece' From H7227 and a foreign word for a eunuch; chief chamberlain; Rab-Saris, a Babylonian official: - Rab-saris.


1ST USAGE OF RAB-BI  IN NEW TESTAMENT

Mat 23:7,8  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

Mat 23:7,8  και τους ασπασμους εν ταις αγοραις και καλεισθαι υπο των ανθρωπων ραββι ραββ  υμεις δε μη κληθητε ραββι εις γαρ εστιν υμων ο καθηγητης ο χριστος παντες δε υμεις αδελφοι εστε 

RAB BI
G4461, ῥαββί, rhabbi, hrab-bee', Of Hebrew origin [H7227] with pronominal suffix; my master, that is, Rabbi, as an official title of honor: - Master, Rabbi.

H7227, רב, RAB, rab, By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): - (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).

H7231, רבב, RAB AB, raw-bab', A primitive root; properly to cast together (compare H7241), that is, increase, especially in number; also (as denominative from H7233) to multiply by the myriad: - increase, be many (-ifold), be more, multiply, ten thousands.

The word rabbi derives from the Semitic root R-B-B, in Hebrew script רַב rav, which in biblical Aramaic means ‘great’ in many senses, including "revered", but appears primarily as a prefix in construct forms.[3] Although the usage rabbim "many" (as 1 Kings 18:25, הָרַבִּים) "the majority, the multitude" occurs for the assembly of the community in the Dead Sea scrolls there is no evidence to support an association with the later title "Rabbi."[4] The root is cognate to Arabic ربّ rabb, meaning "lord" (generally used when talking about God, but also about temporal lords). As a sign of great respect, some great rabbis are simply called "The Rav". Rabbi is not an occupation found in the Torah (i.e. the Pentateuch) and ancient generations did not employ related titles such as Rabban, Ribbi, or Rab to describe either the Babylonian sages or the sages in Israel.[5] The titles "Rabban" and "Rabbi" are first mentioned in the Mishnah (c. 200 CE). The term was first used for Rabban Gamaliel the elder, Rabban Simeon his son, and Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai, all of whom were patriarchs or presidents of the Sanhedrin.[6] The title "Rabbi" occurs (in Greek transliteration ῥαββί rhabbi) in the books of Matthew, Mark and John in the New Testament, where it is used in reference to "Scribes and Pharisees" as well as to Jesus.[7][8] - RABBI, Wikipedia.org


MAGIAN JEWS WENT BY THE BIBLICAL TERM "PROPHETES" 
[HEBREW "NAB-BI" not BABYLONIAN "RAB-BI"]

Babylon and Persia, while sharing the succession of EMPIRE, were not "happy" with one another.  What you see above, is that RAB as in RAB-BI, is actually A BABYLONIAN TITLE.  Thus why Magian Jews, as an ethnicity, were not INCLINED to engraciate themselves with the TITLE of a BABYLONIAN OFFICIAL, anymore than you would today find an IRANIAN MUSLIM that wants to adopt IRAQI MUSLIM CUSTOM.  Given the history of conflict between the MEDIAN EMPIRE and BABYLON, Magian Jews, opted out of the BABYLONIAN SYNAGOGUE SYSTEM being imported into ISRAEL along with it's "Cooperative syncretism" with BABYLONIAN RELIGIOUS CUSTOM.

While the RABS, were given the "stamp of approval" by BABYLON to be the "Official Jew", this development also alienated MAGIAN JEWS, whose "history" in Judaism had emerged with such notable honoraries of Scriptural history as the PROPHET DANIEL, and QUEEN ESTHER.  Their conceptual "linage" of Judaism was traced back to another source in Israel, that being DANIEL, and preceding Daniel, .... THE PROPHET EZEKIEL.  The same prophet Ezekiel, who condemned the leaders of the compromised Babylonian Synagogue system as "A Rebellious House". A "Beth M'rah" (a house of rebellion) looking back to the term used of NIMROD and his TOWER OF BABEL.  The Biblical founder of BABELISM.

When the Magian Jews from Anatolia met with Herod (who was the "legal head" of the Synagogue movement in Israel), and sitting in the THRONE OF DAVID, they did not even acknowledge his right to the throne.  They asked him in a very direct and insulting manner;

Mat 2:2,3  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 

This was a prophetic confrontation. This was not some trio of lost gentiles wandering about in the middle east asking for directions as is constantly depicted. What the MAGIAN JEWS said to HEROD, scared him!!!  And for good reason, these were "prophetic Jews" of the historical linage of Daniel the Prophet, and Queen Esther.  But beyond the spiritual implications, which would go very far in terms of "upsetting all Jerusalem", there was another reason Herod could not vent his anger against these Magian Jews, besides their history.

These Jews were Rome's direct connection to the Spice Trade.  Neither Greece nor Rome had the foggiest idea where they were getting some of their most coveted spices in the world from.  Jews where the commercial "middle-men" to the middle-eastern "spice-trade", and they kept their secret sources secrets.  In fact, they actually fed them a bunch of lies about where they were getting them from, to keep the Greco-Roman consumer dependent on their "contacts" from the middle-east.  More will be said about this below.



WHAT THEY HAVE "HIDDEN" FROM THE PUBLIC

THE FACTS:

(1) MAGI in the New Testament refers to MAGIAN JEWS settled by SARGON, 730-728 BC (2Ki_17:6), not a RELIGION, not an "occult practice", not "magic", not even "Astrology".
(2) Their "LOOKING FOR A STAR SIGNALING BIRTH OF MESSIAH WAS KNOWN ALL OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD"! (And had nothing to do with a gentile knowing BALAAM)
(3) The TERM RAB-BI is BABYLONIAN, NOT JEWISH

So in other words, while MAGI were actually "REAL JEWS" of THE DIASPORA, who believed in Christ, RAB-BI's were BABYLONIAN OFFICIALS

(1) If "Magi" mean "magician/astrologers" and RAB-MAG means CHIEF MAGICIAN, then how to you remain consistent when the term RAB-BI meaning A BABYLONIAN OFFICIAL (ALL OF ISRAEL [AS WELL AS JUDAISM SINCE 1 AD] IS "OCCUPIED" BY ARAB BABYLONIANS!) Do you accept that linguistic premise? 

(2) If "Magi" refer to GENTILES, then why is the only other usage in the New Testament employed REFER EXCLUSIVELY TO A JEW? IN CYPRESS?





THE HISTORY OF THE MAGIAN JEWS

A TRIBE OF THE MEDES:

MAGIANS: Were originally a Median tribe (Herodotus i. 101); and in Darius' Inscriptions Magush means only a member of that tribe. It was one of them, Bardiya, who pretended to be Smerdis and raised the rebellion against Cambyses. - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA



THE BEHISTUN RELIEF

Behistun or Bisotun: town in Iran, site of several ancient monuments, including a famous inscription by the Persian king Darius I the Great. The following translation was made by L.W. King and R.C. Thompson (The sculptures and inscription of Darius the Great on the rock of Behistűn in Persia, 1907 London). I have made some minor changes and added the titles of the sections. 

(1) I am Darius, the great king, king of kings, the king of Persia, the king of countries, the son of Hystaspes, the grandson of Arsames, the Achaemenid.
(2) King Darius says: My father is Hystaspes; the father of Hystaspes was Arsames; the father of Arsames was Ariaramnes; the father of Ariaramnes was Teispes; the father of Teispes was Achaemenes.
(3) King Darius says: That is why we are called Achaemenids; from antiquity we have been noble; from antiquity has our dynasty been royal.
(4) King Darius says: Eight of my dynasty were kings before me; I am the ninth. Nine in succession we have been kings.
(5) King Darius says: By the grace of Ahuramazda am I king; Ahuramazda has granted me the kingdom.
(11) ..there was a certain man, a Magian, Gaumâta by name, who raised a rebellion in Paišiyâuvâdâ, in a mountain called Arakadriš. On the fourteenth day of the month Viyaxana [11 March 522] did he rebel. He lied to the people, saying: 'I am Smerdis, the son of Cyrus, the brother of Cambyses.' Then were all the people in revolt, and from Cambyses they went over unto him, both Persia and Media, and the other provinces. He seized the kingdom; on the ninth day of the month Garmapada [1 July 522] he seized the kingdom. Afterwards, Cambyses died of natural causes.
(12) King Darius says: The kingdom of which Gaumâta, the Magian, dispossessed Cambyses, had always belonged to our dynasty. After that Gaumâta, the Magian, had dispossessed Cambyses of Persia and Media, and of the other provinces, he did according to his will. He became king.
(13) King Darius says: There was no man, either Persian or Mede or of our own dynasty, who took the kingdom from Gaumâta, the Magian. The people feared him exceedingly, for he slew many who had known the real Smerdis. For this reason did he slay them, 'that they may not know that I am not Smerdis, the son of Cyrus.' There was none who dared to act against Gaumâta, the Magian, until I came. Then I prayed to Ahuramazda; Ahuramazda brought me help. On the tenth day of the month Bâgayâdiš [29 September 522] I, with a few men, slew that Gaumâta, the Magian, and the chief men who were his followers. At the stronghold called Sikayauvatiš, in the district called Nisaia in Media, I slew him; I dispossessed him of the kingdom. By the grace of Ahuramazda I became king; Ahuramazda granted me the kingdom.
(14) King Darius says: The kingdom that had been wrested from our line I brought back and I reestablished it on its foundation. The temples which Gaumâta, the Magian, had destroyed, I restored to the people, and the pasture lands, and the herds and the dwelling places, and the houses which Gaumâta, the Magian, had taken away. I settled the people in their place, the people of Persia, and Media, and the other provinces. I restored that which had been taken away, as is was in the days of old. This did I by the grace of Ahuramazda, I labored until I had established our dynasty in its place, as in the days of old; I labored, by the grace of Ahuramazda, so that Gaumâta, the Magian, did not dispossess our house.
(21) King Darius says: While I was in Babylon, these provinces revolted from me: Persia, Elam, Media, Assyria, Egypt, Parthia, Margiana, Sattagydia, and Scythia. 

Darius, relief from the northern stairs of the Apadana of Persepolis (Archaeological museum, Tehran) - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE BEHISTUN INSCRIPTION, LIBRARY, CHRISTMASISALIE.COM

MAGI HAS NO CONNECTION TO "MAGUS"

Rabh Magh in Jer_39:3 does not mean “Chief Magus,” but is in Assyrian Rab mugi (apparently “commander”; compare rab mugi ša narkabti, “commander of chariots”), having no connection with “Magus” (unless perhaps Magians were employed as charioteers, Media being famous for its Nisean steeds). - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA

"KING DARIUS"
IN THE SCRIPTURES

Ezra 4:5,24; 5:5,6,7; 6:1,12,13,14,15; Neh. 12:22; Dan. 5:31; 6:1,6,9,25,28; 9:1; 11:1; Hag. 1:1,15; 2:10; Zec. 1:1,7; 7:1;

Ezr 4:5-
And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Ezr 4:24-
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Ezr 5:5-
But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

Ezr 5:6-
The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which were on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:

Ezr 5:7-
They sent a letter unto him, wherein was written thus; Unto Darius the king, all peace.

Ezr 6:1-
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Ezr 6:12-
And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

Ezr 6:13-
Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.

Ezr 6:14-
And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Ezr 6:15-
And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Neh 12:22-
The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.

Dan 5:31-
And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.

Dan 6:1-
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;

Dan 6:6-
Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.

Dan 6:9-
Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

Dan 6:25-
Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

Dan 6:28-
So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Dan 9:1-
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;

Dan 11:1-
Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.

 Hag 1:1-
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,

 Hag 1:15-
In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

 Hag 2:10-
In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Zec 1:1-
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

Zec 1:7-
Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

Zec 7:1-
And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;

DANIEL
Dan 2:48


Dan 2:48-  Then the king (Nebuchadnezzar) made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province, of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all THE MAGIANS (wise men) of Babylon.

WISE MEN
chakkı̂ym, PRON. khak-keem', (Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H2449; wise, that is, a Magian: - wise.
H2449
חכם, châkâm, pron. khaw-kawm', From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful): - cunning (man), subtil, ([un-]), wise ([hearted], man).

PROVINCE
מדינה, medı̂ynâh, med-ee-naw', (Chaldee); corresponding to H4082: - province., מדינה, medı̂ynâh, med-ee-naw', From H1777; properly a judgeship, that is, jurisdiction; by implication a district (as ruled by a judge); generally a region: - ( X every) province.  דּוּן    דּין, dı̂yn  dűn, deen, doon, A primitive root (compare H113); to rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law): - contend, execute (judgment), judge, minister judgment, plead (the cause), at strife, strive.



THE PLANNED GENOCIDE 
OF
"MAGIANS" AND "CHALDEANS"
(WHY DANIEL HAD BECOME A "HERO" TO THE MAGIAN PEOPLE)

Dan 2:2-5  and the king saith to call for scribes, and for enchanters, and for sorcerers, and for Chaldeans, to declare to the king his dreams. And they come in and stand before the king; and the king saith to them, `A dream I have dreamed, and moved is my spirit to know the dream.' And the Chaldeans speak to the king in Aramaean, `O king, to the ages live, tell the dream to thy servants, and the interpretation we do shew.' The king hath answered and said to the Chaldeans, `The thing from me is gone; if ye do not cause me to know the dream and its interpretation, pieces ye are made, and your houses are made dunghills; [YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION]

Dan 2:2  καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς καλέσαι τοὺς ἐπαοιδοὺς καὶ τοὺς μάγους καὶ τοὺς φαρμακοὺς καὶ τοὺς Χαλδαίους τοῦ ἀναγγεῖλαι τῷ βασιλεῖ τὰ ἐνύπνια αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἦλθαν καὶ ἔστησαν ἐνώπιον τοῦ βασιλέως. 

MODERN LITERALISM [LXX]: And said the King calling to the Scribes [Linguists] and the Magians, and the Pharmacists and the Chaldeans, to declare to the King his dream.  [2 Occupations/2 Ethnicities]

TWO OCCUPATIONS/TWO ETHNICITIES
(1) SCRIBES AND MAGIANS
(2) PHARMACISTS AND CHALDEANS

"MAGIANS" WERE THE "DESCENDENTS" OF "CHALDEANS"
AS WERE "THE JEWS"

Gen 11:31  And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 



Dan 2:12-14  For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain. Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay [MAGIANS, CHALDEANS & JEWS] of Babylon: 


DANIEL SAVES "THE MAGIANS AND CHALDEANS" FROM GENOCIDE

Dan 2:18,19  That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the SOPHISTRY (Chaldeans & Magians) of Babylon. Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 


DANIEL'S "JURISDICTION" OVER "THE MAGIANS & CHALDEANS"
"EXPANDED" UNDER DARIUS

Dan 6:1  It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm

מלכוּ, malkű, mal-koo', (Chaldee); corresponding to H4438; dominion (abstractly or concretely): - kingdom, kingly, realm, reign.

THE SETTING FOR DANIEL'S VISION 
OF THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH
(AND WHY THE MAGIAN JEWS KNEW OF THE PROPHECY OF CHRIST)

Dan 8:2- And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan (Susa) in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.  

DAN 8:2 - This city Shushan, or Susa, as it is called by other writers, and signifies a "lily", was so called from the plenty of lilies that grew about it, or because of the pleasantness of it; it was the metropolis of the country Susiana, which had its name from it, and was afterwards the royal seat of the kings of Persia. This was first made so by Cyrus; for Strabo (a) says, that he and the Persians having overcome the Medes, observing that their own country was situated in the extreme parts, and Susa more inward, and nearer to other nations, being, as he says, between Persia and Babylon, set his royal palace in it; approving both the nearness of the country, and the dignity of the city. Here the kings of Persia laid up their treasures, even prodigious large ones; hence Aristagoras told Cleomenes, that if he could take that city, he would vie, and might contend, with Jupiter for riches (b); for hither Cyrus carried whatever money he had in Persia, even forty thousand talents, some say fifty (c). Alexander (d), when he took this city, found a vast quantity of riches in it. It is called here a palace; and so it is spoken of by Herodotus (e), Diodorus Siculus (f), Pausanius (g), Pliny (h), and others, as a royal city, where were the residence and palace of the kings of Persia; but the royal palace was not in it at this time; the kings of Babylon had their palace and kept their court at Babylon, where Daniel was; but in vision it seemed to him that he was in Shushan, and which was represented to him as a palace, as it would be, and as the metropolis of the kingdom of Persia, which he had a view of in its future flourishing condition, and as destroyed by Alexander; for, as before observed, it was Cyrus that first made it a royal city; whereas this vision was in the third year of Belshazzar, king of Babylon. Some versions render it, a "tower" or "castle"; and so several writers, as Strabo (i) Plutarch (k) and Pliny (l), speak of the tower or castle in it. Diodorus Siculus (m) says, when Antigonus took the tower of Susa, he found in it a golden vine, and a great quantity of other works, to the value of fifteen thousand talents; and out of crowns, and other gifts and spoils, he made up five thousand more. And Polybius (n) relates, that though Molon took the city, yet could not take the fortress, and was obliged to raise the siege, so strong it was. It must be a mistake of Pliny (o) that this city was built by Darius Hystaspes; he could only mean it was rebuilt, or rather enlarged, by him, since it was in being long before his time, and even a royal city in the times of Cyrus. Strabo (p) says it was built by Tithon the father of Merenon, was in compass a fifteen miles, of an oblong figure, and the tower was called after his father's name Mernnonia; and Shushan itself is called, by Herodotus (q), Susa Memnonia. At this day, with the common people, it goes by the name of Tuster (r). The east gate of the mountain of the house, which led to the temple at Jerusalem, was called Shushan. Some say (s) there was a building over this gate, on which the palace of Shushan was portrayed, from whence it had its name. The reason of this portrait is differently given; the Jewish commentators on the Misnah (t) commonly say that this was ordered by the kings of Persia, that the people of Israel might stand in awe of them, and not rebel against them. Their famous lexicographer (u) says, that this was done, that the Israelites, when they saw it, might remember their captivity in it. But a chronologer (w) of theirs gives this as the reason, that the children of the captivity made this figure, that they might remember the miracle of Purim, which was made in Shushan; and this, he says, is a good interpretation of it. This city was in the province of Elam; that is, Persia, as it is also called, Isa_21:6 for Josephus (x) says the Persians had their original from the Elamites, or Elameans; and Pliny (y) observes, that Elymais joined to Persia; and the country of Susiane, so called from Susa its chief city, was, according to Strabo (z) and Ptolemy (a1), a part of Persia: and here Daniel in vision thought himself to be; and a very suitable place for him to have this vision in, which so much concerned the affairs of Persia. - JOHN F. GILL'S EXPOSITION OF THE BIBLE

MAGIAN JEWS WERE "NABBIS" NOT "RABBIS"

NABBI, RABBI
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

To a Gentile, the difference may seem trivial, but to Jews, the difference in that one little letter, stands for the difference in a conflict that is over a millenium in duration, and is at the heart of the conflict recorded in the New Testament over the definition of Judaism as a religion.  As you have seen above, the term "RAB" is a BABYLONIAN TERM.  It meant a "Babylonian OFFICIAL".  Naturally, in ancient societies, the government appointed itself "in charge" of "religion". Especially the "religion" of those it "conquered".  Babylonian Officials "in charge" of Judaism, was no different than "Roman Officials" "in charge" of "Christianity".  And the same exact patterns of infiltration, assimilation and replacement were under-way in Judaism, that later came into "Christianity", from Rome.  

Not everyone in Judaism was eager to accept these imperially mandated changes, considering them a "corruption" and a form of "apostacy", from the original "faith".  Evidence exists in the New Testament, that the New Testament Jewish community was "not alone" in their evaluations of these externally imposed changes.  There were several other groups as well, each struggling with it's own interpretation of imperial definitions of what constituted "real Judaism".  RAB (Rabb-inical) Judaism was THE OFFICIAL version. But, made "official" by who? The Babylonian Empire of course, and therein was the "problem".  To many Jews, this was insulting, and offensive.... that "Judaism" should be "defined" by BABYLONIAN OFFICIALS, even if those BABYLONIAN OFFICIALS were JEWS, themselves.

The term "Rabbi" is not found among the MAGIAN JEWS.  Instead we find another term in it's place, that is the term "Prophet" ("Prophetes" in Greek, "Nabbi"/"Navi" in Hebrew).  This intentionally use of the antiquated terminology, indicated that their particular tradition of Judaism was not only "older" but held stubbornly to it's "source" of inspiration in the prophet Daniel.  Also, not coincidentally, the same prophet who had given a detailed prophetic "calendar" or "chronology" of the coming of the Jewish Messiah in Susa, Elam, from where the Magian Jews had originated their "tradition".

MAGIAN TORAH SCHOLARS WERE NABBI

The New Testament only records two occurances of reference to "the Magi" (i.e., the "Magians"), if you understand the first reference in Matthew 2 to be a corrected historical reference to Magian Jews, rather than the traditional/typical explanation that they are "magician/sorcerers", then you have TWO (2) references in the New Testament by two different authors in two different time periods, directing their writings to two different audiences, yet both citing the fact that these Magian Jews were NOT "RABBIS", but "NABBIS" (NAVVIM/PROPHETS).

The first description comes in Matthew 2, citing they correctly identified a prophetic "sign" , signaling the presence of Messiah in Israel.  The second occurance, also identifying "magi" with the function of "Prophet" is in Acts 13, where even the "name" Elymias" (referring to the city of Susa) is mentioned, along with the term "Prophetes" in Greek.  The second encounter however, 3-4 decades later, is not nearly so "favorable" concerning the "Magi". In Acts 13, Paul (the former Rabbi) now has a "spiritual confrontation" with a Magian Jewish prophet, and the "Magian" is afflicted with temporary blindness in a "demonstration" of the "power of God" over this "false prophet".  But it must be understood that the reason for his "falseness" had nothing to do "rejecting Christ" as is normally thought of in this text, it had to do with his corruption of Christ's message as you will see below, and the documented "evolution" of the term "Magi", into what it later typically came to be known as.

But his role of "Prophet" was the controversy, it was the "content of his counsel".  And this counsel as "prophet" was not being given out to the general public on a street corner, it was being given to the "officials" of the Roman Empire, "the Roman Pro-counsel".  A very powerful and influential post in the ancient Roman empire.  While the "magians" were not being "accepted as prophets" among the Rabbis in Israel, it is clear their "prophetic expertise" was being employed by "rulers" in the Roman Empire, counseling them on matters pertinent to "Judaism", and the governance of the "empire".

And apparently the practice was a common feature of Roman civilization.

Acts 13:6 - If one is surprised that a man like Sergius Paulus should fall under the influence of this fraud, he should recall what Juvenal says of the Emperor Tiberius “sitting on the rock of Capri with his flock of Chaldaeans around him.” - Robertson's Word Pictures Of The Greek New Testament


What happened between Matthew 2 and Acts 13 documents the "transition" that was under-way in the Roman culture at large concerning the status of "Magians", and their "counsel".  And several points of observation can be found in the texts, and it's narrative of events.  In Matthew 2, apparently, Magian Jews at this point, held an important position of influence with Roman officials as "Jewish prophets".  Their "prophecy" that the Messiah was present in Israel, was threatening because of their dual involvement as "Jewish Prophets" among the Roman officials, and as Jews who tradition descended directly from the community of Jews whose experiences and expertise were recorded in the Scriptural books of both Esther and Daniel.

However is it clear, that after the order recognized the prophecies of Daniel, in the birth of Christ, 30-40 years earlier, this Jewish prophetic order had degenerated into the errors of "Magianism" which came to define the "magi", afterwards, either in part or possibly even as a "whole".  

The clues to this turn of events, can be found in Paul's encounter with a prophet from this same exact Jewish order in Acts 13.  

Act 13:6-12  and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found A CERTAIN MAGAIN, a psuedo-prophet, a Jew, whose name is Bar-Jesus; [Son of Jesus] who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; this one having called for Barnabas and Saul, did desire to hear the word of God, and there withstood them ELYMAS THE MAGIAN--for so is his name interpreted--seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith. And Saul--who also is Paul--having been filled with the said, `O full of all guile, and all profligacy, son of a devil, enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease perverting the right ways of the Lord? and now, lo, a hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season;' and presently there fell upon him a mist and darkness, and he, going about, was seeking some to lead him by the hand; then the proconsul having seen what hath come to pass, did believe, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord. - YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANS

Obviously, Paul delivered as strong a condemnation as one could possibly utter about this MAGIAN JEWISH PROPHET.  And this account is recorded, as with all accounts in Acts, to address something that was taking place.  Neither "Pharmakeia" (Sorcery) nor "Mageuo" (Magic) is cited here as the problem, but obviously, it's damnable nature is expressed in as strong a terms as you will find in any New Testament passage for any person, so naturally this "inspired" the colorful but inaccurate terminology used in the English version of the KJV.  But the problem is that the KJV terminology employed to "add color" to this text, is completely inaccurate, and is "hiding" the REAL DANGER of what ELYMAS, BAR-JESUS, THE MAGIAN JEWISH PROPHET, had become involved in perpetrating, in opposition to "Saul and Barnabas".(And note here in this text SAUL (Paul's Hebrew name is "RETAINED" in the TEXT))

Why is Saul used here instead of Paul? Because this was a conflict within Judaism, and ....(what most miss about this text)... emergent "Christianity".  BAR-JESUS, means "SON OF JESUS".

Bar-Jesus, Son of Jesus or Joshua.- Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

So what exactly was BAR-JESUS, the MAGIAN Jew, doing here? (If it was not "Sorcery" and "Magic"?).  

(1) FULL OF ALL GUILE - (Fraud)
GUILE; G1388, δόλος, dolos, dol'-os, From δέλλω dellō (an obsolete primary probably meaning to decoy; compare G1185); a trick (bait), that is, (figuratively) wile: - craft, deceit, guile, subtilty. δελεάζω, deleazō, del-eh-ad'-zo, From the baes of G1388; to entrap, that is, (figuratively) DELUDE: - allure, beguile, entice.

(2) PROFLIGACY - (Fraud)
G4468, ῥᾳδιουργία, rhadiourgia, hrad-ee-oorg-ee'-a, From the same as G4467; recklessness, that is, (by extension) malignity: - mischief. G4467, ῥᾳδιούργημα, rhadiourgēma, hrad-ee-oorg'-ay-mah
From a compound of ῥᾳδιος rhadios (easy, that is, reckless) and G2041; easy going behavior, that is, (by extension) a crime: - lewdness.

(3) SON OF (SATAN) - (Opposition through Deceit)
DEVIL, G1228, διάβολος, diabolos, dee-ab'-ol-os. From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]): - false accuser, devil, slanderer. H7854, שׂטן, śâṭân, saw-tawn', From H7853; an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good: - adversary, Satan, withstand.

(4) ENEMY OF ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS - (Hostility)
G2190, ἐχθρός, echthros, ekh-thros', From a primary word ἔχθω echthō (to hate); hateful (passively odious, or actively hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan): - enemy, foe.

(5) PERVERT THE RIGHT  - (Corruption)
PERVERT: G1294, διαστρέφω, diastrephō, dee-as-tref'-o, From G1223 and G4762; to distort, that is, (figuratively) misinterpret, or (morally) corrupt: - perverse (-rt), turn away.

(6) WAYS OF THE LORD - (Spiritual Technique)
WAYS: G3598, ὁδός, hodos, hod-os', Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means: - journey, (high-) way.

FACTS TO BE OBSERVED ABOUT THIS TEXT:

(1) The term "False Prophet" is a particular technical term in the New Testament. It is never used of Rabbinicals, who had rejected the terminology of "prophet" altogether and were in the process of exchanging the Biblical role of the "Nabbi" with the Babylonian office of the "Rabbi".  These kinds of deviations from this quarter were labeled "false teachers".  Over-whelmingly, in the New Testament, the term "false prophet" referred to a form of deviation among the Messianic communities that "embraced" the role of "prophet", but were listening to, or being led by "prophets" of "syncretism", based on gnostic "revelations".

THE PHRASE "FALSE PROPHET" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

Mat 7:15-
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing [Jewish/Christian], but inwardly they are ravening wolves [Money/Roman Coinage].

Mat 24:11-
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.[Christian]

Mat 24:24-
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets [Jewish/Christian], and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Mar 13:22-
For false Christs and false prophets [Jewish/Christian] shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Luk 6:26-
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. [Historic reference to OT]

2Pe 2:1-
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.[Historic reference to OT]

1Jn 4:1-
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets [Christian] are gone out into the world.

Rev 16:13-
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.[Christian]

Rev 19:20-
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Rev 20:10-
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

THE MAGIAN
Act 13:6-
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

(2) NOT AN "UNBELIEVER" - This "Magian" is NOT a "Jewish Unbeliever". He is a "Prophet", who is a "false" prophet.  It doesn't say in the text he was "opposing belief/faith in Christ". His very name is "Bar-Jesus" (Son of Jesus), a common appellation of a "Disciple".  The term "false prophet" is never used of "Rabbinical Jews" who refused to "accept Christ".

(3) THE DESCRIPTION OF THE CAUSE - Virtually ALL of the descriptors concerning the "Magian", "Bar-Jesus" (Son of Jesus), describe an "exchange" of God for Satan, in his spirituality.  A dramatic "flip of the Script", no doubt involving "false claims" about "Christ", specifically using intentional "Deceit" and "Fraud" !!!

(4) He is recorded as having been ACTIVE in the region of THE ISLAND OF PAPHOS !!! Guess what "Language" is FOUND in this VERY AREA???? SYRIAC !!!

(5) HIS PUNISHMENT? - 

Act 13:11  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing THE SUN for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 

WHAT WAS THIS "MAGIAN JEW" DOING?

(1) He was "using FRAUD" and/or "FRAUDULENT CLAIMS" as a MAGI
(2) He had "syncretized" the definition of God with Satan/confusing the two
(3) He had integrated the SERPENT TREE OF KNOWLEDGE with CHRIST
(4) He had ADOPTED SUN-WORSHIP as a "message" of "Christ".
(5) And ALL THIS WAS DONE IN A REGION THAT SPOKE SYRIAC !!!!

THE "REVELATION OF THE MAGI" was NOT a "Revelation" of the MAGI in MATTHEW 2 but a FRAUDULENT "False Prophecy" given by the MAGI OF ACTS 13 !!!!
THE "MAGIAN" ELYMAS BAR-JESUS



BOTH REFERENCES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TO "MAGI" REFERRED TO "MAGIAN JEWS"

Act 13:6-8  and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain magian, a false prophet,A JEW, whose name is Bar-Jesus; who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; this one having called for Barnabas and Saul, did desire to hear the word of God, and there withstood them Elymas the magian--for so is his name interpreted--seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.- YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANS

While in the second reference  to MAGI in the New Testament, it is overtly STATED that it refers to A JEW, it is assumed since the first reference makes no OVERT STATEMENT to that effect, it means therefore it WAS NOT A REFERENCE TO JEWS.  But this is nothing more than an assumption, based on the absence of an overt statement to that effect.  And it will be shown below, why this "assumption" is an invalid assumption, based on the surrounding details of the texts itself in Matthew
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(1) "MAGI" WERE SAID TO BE "JEWISH" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT [ACTS 13:6]

Act 13:6-8  and having gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain magian, ...A JEW,

(2) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) WERE MAKING A "RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE" TO "SEE THE PROPHESIED MESSIAH-KING" [MT.2:2]

Mat 2:2  saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.' - YOUNG'S LITERAL

(3) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) CAME TO "JERUSALEM", NOT BETHLEHEM. [MT.2;1]

Mat 2:1  Now when Jesus was born... there came wise men ...to Jerusalem, 

(4) THE "MAGI" (IN MATT.2) WERE "LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF THE MESSIAH'S BIRTH" [MT.2;2]

Mat 2:2  saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star

(5) THE "MAGI" VENERATED AND PROTECTED CHRIST [MT.2;10,11,12]

Mat 2:11,12  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. KJV

(6) GOD [YHVH] "SPOKE" TO THE "MAGI" [MTT.2;12]

Mat 2:12 - And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. KJV

(7) THE MAGI DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE LEGITIMACY OF THE HERODIAN DYNASTY [MT.2:2,3]

Mat 2:2  saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews?

(8) THE MAGI'S TWO AREAS OF "EXPERTISE" WERE NOTABLY "JEWISH" ("SIGNS" AND "DREAMS") MAT. 16:3, JO.3;2, 4:48, 6:2, 7:31, 9:16, Dan. 2:3,4,5,6,7,9,26,28,36,45; 4:5,6,7,8,9,18,19; 7:1; Gen. 20:3,6; 31:10,11,24; 37:5,6,9,10; 40:5,8,9,16; 41:7,8,11,12,15,17,22,25,26,32;

(9) THE MAGI WERE INTIMATELY FAMILIAR WITH JEWISH PROPHECY CONCERNING MESSIAH

Mat 2:2  saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw

(10) THE BOOK OF MATTHEW WAS PARTICULARLY WRITTEN "TO JEWS" [MAT.1:1]

Mat 1:1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Matthew wrote his gospel to convince fellow Jews that Jesus was the messiah foretold in the Old Testament. His gospel was written from a Jewish viewpoint for a Jewish audience. The internal evidence of this is so overwhelming that it is often called "The Gospel for the Jews."- The Gospel of Matthew -- for the Jews, Religious Tolerance.Org,

Matthew's gospel is clearly written for a Jewish Christian audience living within the immediate proximity of the homeland itself. Matthew's is the most Jewish of all the gospels.- Who Was Matthew Writing For?, Professor of Classics and Director of the Religious Studies Program University of Texas at Austin, PBS.org


(11) JEWS SERVED IN GENTILE "COURTS" AS "ASTRONOMERS" RESPONSIBLE FOR "CALENDARS"

(12) THE OTHER "MAGI" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS NOT SAID TO BE AN "ASTROLOGER" NOR "GENTILE" [ACTS 13]








THE ORIGIN OF THE MAGIANS IN THE SCRIPTURES

"MAGIANS" WERE A "SUB-SET" OF "ELAMITES"

Gen 10:22-
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.  (ELAMITES WERE "SEMITES")

 Gen 14:1-
And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

 Gen 14:9-
With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

1Ch 1:17-
The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

1Ch 8:24-
And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,

1Ch 26:3-
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

Ezr 2:7-
The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

Ezr 2:31-
The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

Ezr 8:7-
And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.

Ezr 10:2-
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

Neh 7:12-
The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

Neh 7:34-
The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

Neh 10:14-
The chief of the people; Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

Neh 12:42-
And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.

Isa 11:11-
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isa 21:2-
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

Isa 22:6-
And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Jer 25:25-
And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,

Jer 49:34-
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

Jer 49:35-
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Jer 49:36-
And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

Jer 49:37-
For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:

Jer 49:38-
And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.

Jer 49:39-
But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.

Eze 32:24-
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.

Dan 8:2-
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan (Susa) in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.



WHY IT'S MENTIONED IN MATTHEW

WHY THIS STORY IS MENTIONED IN MATTHEW


         When you hear very educated men express extremely ignorant opinions on platforms with international audiences, it's hard to find benevolent words to discuss their idiotic comments. Primarily because if they are as educated and knowledgeable as they are presented to the public as, they must simply be blatant liars who know better, or they are ignorant of their own field of expertise in which they are being promoted as "experts", which renders them incompetent or fraudulent or perhaps both.  Maybe these experts never read the texts of the Bible that they are alleged "experts on" (completely understandable, after all Senators never read the bills they sign into law either) so we should not be surprised that there are "Bible Scholars" who actually never bother to actually read the Bible. And we should not be surprised that these are the ignoramuses that commercial/corporate media likes to hold up to the public and quote most often as the "expert". (They are "experts" by virtue of the fact they are saying what they wish to "report" to the public with a couple of letters after their name)

       Some of these "scholars" have made a great deal out of the fact that the account of the Magians is mentioned IN MATTHEW (And not in Mark and Luke and John).  Therefore conclude these "experts" _____________ <=== (make up whatever you wish to say and insert here).  The fact is, Mark was written to a Roman audience who had no good opinion of "magians". Luke was written probably by Zenus, Paul's attorney and prepared as legal documentation for his trial.  If Luke had anything to do with it afterwards, it would have been as a redactor (perhaps after Paul's death) into it's current volumes.  John was written to a Greek audience, and begins his volume with a discussion of Plato's Cave and the Greek prophecy concerning "The Logos".  Greeks also were no fans of Magians.  So why would any of these mention Jewish Magians? They would have absolutely no good logical reason to bring this touchy subject up.  It's absence in these other works, is perfectly consistent with their known historical contexts, and why anyone would deduce some idiotic conclusion as result is a pathetic disservice to the public.

     So why would this BE IMPORTANT TO MATTHEW?  Because as people who actually study the Scriptures actually already know, Matthew was written to the indigenous Jewish audience and Elamite Jews were a very significant part of Jewish History.  But there is even a more important reason that simply Jewish cultural history involved for Matthew.  The name "Matthew" is the New Testament hellenized version of a very famous descendant of ELAMTIE JEWS.  MATTHEWS VERY OWN NAME SAKE

Ezr 10:26-
And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah. <==============================  (MATTIT-YAHU) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MATTHEW
מתּניהוּ    מתּניהons
mattanyâh  mattanyâhű
mat-tan-yaw', mat-tan-yaw'-hoo
From H4976 and H3050; gift of Jah; Mattanjah, the name of ten Israelites: - Mattaniah.

THIS IS WHY THIS EVENT HELD A PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO MATTHEW (THE JEW)

Why don't TV "Bible Scholars" ever bother to look this stuff up, and simply admit the obvious to the public?  There are only two options possible, and neither is very flattering.  


It should NOT be, necessary to POINT OUT THE OBVIOUS, from this text in EZRA with MATTHEWS own JEWISH NAME.   But just in case there is a TV "Bible-Scholar" reading this article, who is not capable of seeing the obvious.  The OBVIOUS is that there is here in this very text, ANOTHER blatant PROOF within the Scripture itself, MAGIANS WERE ELAMITE JEWS, and THEY WERE MATTHEWS NAME SAKE as a JEW.  That is why this is of particular importance to MATTANYAHU! DAH!?! (So much for wasting your time on TV "Bible-Scholars")  you would be better off, just making things up yourself, at least that way you can associate your particular thing with the inkblots called the three wisemen. (Like they were really 3 really good Football players, or Accountants, or Firemen, or BoyScouts, or Christian Politicians, or ________ <==== (Whatever you "wish" them to be, except what they were)




THE CHRISTMAS LIE: It's Bigger Than You Think

INTRO    THE STORY    THE REASON     THE CHRIST     THE MASS    THE SAINT    THE WISEMEN    THE TREE    THE CHURCH     THE GOSPEL    THE MAGIC   THE SPIRIT     THE JOY     THE SCROOGE     YES VIRGINIA    THE GRINCH   THE WAR