№ 63. The Roman bastardization of Christianity

 

 

 

 

 

Ignatius of Antioch, “Christians,” the Sabbath, and Bishops


The Roman bastardization of Christianity started with Ignatius of Antioch. His mission was twofold, both to drive a wedge between this new religion and the Jews who are intensely hated by the progeny of Jove and to introduce hierarchical control of the congregation through bishops. Thus the term “Christians” which was antithetical to the non-believing Jews was introduced for the first time along with the Sabbath.

 

From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts, both by land and sea, both by night and day, being bound to ten leopards, I mean a band of soldiers…

— Ignatius to the Romans Chapter 5

 

13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard …  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;

— Book of Revelation

 

When I find a voice as unique as the one in the following YouTube video, I know I am close to the truth. It is because of him that I became aware of the fact that the Roman bastardization of Christianity began much earlier than I originally thought.

 

Listen closely to this video. Many mistakenly think the original Christians where gnostics. Nothing could be further to the truth.

 

To some very real extent, the Romans succeeded in their efforts to kill the Christian baby in its crib, only instead of killing it, they replaced it with some very different.

 

The Natsarim: The Elect of the End Times from the Christian Truthers YouTube channel

 

 

 

 

Before Constantine there was Diocletian and the “Great” Persecution (and many others)


Any time you see the word “Great” capitalized, think the progeny of Jove. For example, “Dear child of gods, great progeny of Jove!” (Virgil from my homepage), Constantine the Great, and the Great Persecution. These last two in reverse order are a classic example of something else; namely, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

 

 

 

The Christian Canon


Few people understand what I mean by the Roman (read progeny of Jove) “bastardization” of Christianity. It was much more insidious than the influence of the Council of Nicaea on the Christian canon. But let us start here. Wikipedia says,

For mainstream Pauline Christianity (growing from proto-orthodox Christianity in pre-Nicene times) which books constituted the Christian biblical canons of both the Old and New Testament was generally established by the 5th century…

By the early 3rd century Origen of Alexandria may have been using the same 27 books as in the modern New Testament…

The next two hundred years followed a similar process of continual discussion throughout the entire Church, and localized refinements of acceptance. This rocess was not yet complete at the time of the First Council of Nicaea in 325, though substantial progress had been made by then.

—Wikipedia, Development of the Christian biblical canon

So the Christian canon was established over a period of two hundreds years starting when the progeny of Jove took control of the church in Rome. This sounds about right to me.

 

The huge point everyone is missing is that Constantine commissioned the fifty Bibles for the Church at Constantinople in order to set a precedent for the inclusion of the Book of Revelation in the Bible.

 

This is when the Book of Revelation was planted in the Bible. I am sure of this and for this very reason I am equally sure that the oldest extant copy of the Bible, the Codex Vaticanus which includes Revelation, is indeed on the the fifty copies of the Bible Constantine commissioned.

The inclusion of Revelation in the Bible was the cornerstone of a much larger plan to use Christianity to control the masses. One other thing I want to mention in this context is the Waldseemuller map of 1507. I see a parallel between Constantine’s fifty copies of the Bible as setting a precedent for the inclusion of the Book of Revelation in the Bible and the 1,000 copies of this map in establishing the foreordained name of the Americas. Both publishing feats were extraordinary for their day. The use of what might be called “publishing power” to establish a precedence is entirely consistent with the modus operandi of the progeny of Jove.

 

 

 

 

Both Apocalyptic Books were Planted in the Bible


The numbering of the books in the Protestant Bible is how we know the progeny of Jove were in complete control of the church in Rome for at least 200 years after Constantine the Great, the time during which the biblical canon was established. The books of Daniel and Revelation were planted in the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible by the progeny of Jove. They are using these books as vessels to communicate to their progeny, the “brotherhood” hundreds and thousands of years into the future. The message contained Daniel is comparable to the one contained in the Tomorrowland movie. Revelation had an entirely different purpose, but no doubt was inspired by the thought that they could once assert their dominance of the entire world by planting yet another apocalyptic book in a religious canon. Doing so fuels their utter contempt for all things religious. I have often thought of how they must laugh at the religious insanity these two books have inspired in modern day Christians.

 

Daniel is the 33rd book in the Hebrew Scriptures, whereas Revelation is the 66th book in the Christian Bible. The special relationship of these two apocalyptic books was made even stronger in the Protestant Bible in which both are the 27th book in their respective Old and New Testaments.
Once again we find the progeny of Jove’s greatest weakness is in signing their work with sacred numbers.

 

Note that regarding the Book of Daniel as the 33rd book of the Hebrew canon requires counting the books as we do those in the Protestant Old Testament (i.e. 39 total) and is based on Babylonian Talmud, a fact which is not insignificant in this context.

The planting of these two apocalyptic books in the Scriptures is the most powerful evidence available to us that the progeny of Jove have been in control of the Western world for much longer than any of us are willing to admit. How do we know the Book of Daniel was planted in the third division of the Scriptures (referred to variously as as the Ketuvim in Hebrew, the Hagiographa in Greek, or the Writings in English) by the same progeny of Jove who also planted the Book of Revelation in the New Testament? In other words, How do we know Daniel is a fictitious character?

You must not overlook the obvious. Do a simple search for “Daniel” in the Bible. Outside of the Book of Daniel and Matthew and Mark quoting the same statement made by Christ Jesus in the New Testament, there are only six references to “Daniel” in the Bible. The first is in 1 Chronicles 3:1, which refers to a son of David, who reigned bout 1000 BC. So this is not the same Daniel. The second reference to “Daniel” is in Ezra 8:2, which is a list of names of the people who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. Daniel did not return and died about this time (538 BC). Next is Nehemiah 10:6. Here “Daniel” appears in a list of priests who signed (or “sealed”) a covenant with God. Our Daniel is already dead. This is someone else. All that leaves is three references to Daniel in the Book of Ezekiel: Ezekiel 14:14Ezekiel 14:20, and Ezekiel 28:3.

 

But because of the Four Faces of Ezekiel (the 23 of 600 B.C.), we already know that the Book of Ezekiel has been touched by the progeny of Jove.

 

The “prophet” Daniel never existed. He is a fictional character who for whatever reason is the very definition of Vaticinium ex eventu. The so-called prophesy in the Book of Daniel is discussed in detail on page № 65. Book of Daniel. Adding the name “Daniel” to three verses in Ezekiel is a somewhat obvious effort to substantiate his existence for posterity. It worked. The problem is this guy doesn’t really exist. Care must be taken not to draw too much attention to what you are doing. More than one alteration of scriptures in existence for hundreds of years was too risky. This is why outside of the Book of Daniel, Ezekiel is the only book that even mentions his name. Stop and think about this for a minute. Is not Daniel the Moses of his generation? Both men were Jews who rise to positions of prominence in a foreign country where their people are enslaved. Both men hobnob with the most powerful men in the world.  By all rights both men should be heroes. Yet, absent the Book of Daniel, no one would know this guy ever existed.

Moses is mentioned 784 times in the Bible compared to Daniel’s 70 (only five of which are outside the Book of Daniel). Sure Moses parted the Red Sea, but Daniel survived the lion’s den. And Moses led his people out of captivity, but because of Daniel and his friends the God of the Jews was honored and respected by Babylonian kings. He must have been greatly loved and admired by the other Jews in Babylonia.

 

Why do not the prophets Haggaj, Zechariah, and Malachi never mention his name. Not once. This makes no sense unless Daniel never existed.

 

The Jews returned from captivity in Babylon in 538 BC. Haggai is dated at 520 BC. Zechariah is dated at 520 to 518 BC. And Malachi is dated at circa 400 BC. You would think at least one of these guys would lament the fact the Daniel stayed behind in Babylonia. Not a word.  It’s as if he didn’t exist. Why? Because he really did not exist. Daniel is a fictional character.

Furthermore, read the three verses, especially Ezekiel 28:3.

 

Ezekiel 28:3
behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

 

This is the progeny of Jove speaking to their posterity.

 

From where I am sitting, this makes me think of the poorly faked moon landings and sloppily executed “attack” on September 11, 2001. Once you pull back the curtain on this Wizard of Oz and allow yourself to see the truth, not only do the progeny of Jove seem a lot more human, but the truth is they get sloppy because at some level they do not believe anyone is paying attention. The intent of Ezekiel to bolster the credibility of Daniel as an extraordinary prophet is painfully obvious. Here are the other two verses from Ezekiel. They are identical.

The word of the Lord came again to me, saying, Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord God.

Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: 20 though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

Tossing his name in with Noah and Job further inflates Daniel’s status. But that’s it. That’s all the hero of the Babylonian captivity gets, mere bread crumbs. Close to nothing. Why? Because anything more would have been potentially problematic. This page will attempt to identify exactly when the Book of Daniel was added to the Scriptures. Doubtless, his name was added to Ezekiel at the same time. We expect to find that this was done during a period of great disruption. But even then, plastering Daniel’s name all over the Scriptures would have been noticed by scribes and priests. These three very minor changes somehow went unnoticed.

 

But something more is going on here. Of all the men in the Scriptures who could have been used as examples of good men God would not punish for the sins of others, NOAH AND JOB ARE NOT JEWS. How weird is that?

 

This is an example of the progeny of Jove talking over our heads. Basically, read from their perspective, what these two verses are saying is that Daniel is not a Jew, which is to say he’s fictional. This gives the “behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee” a whole new meaning. Considered as a whole, these three verses are telling the reader to look for a hidden message in the Book of Daniel. And what is that message? I am desperate to rewrite page № 65. Book of Daniel. Doing so is long overdue. But this is what I say about the Book of Daniel after delving into the Tomorrowland movie:

 

The Book of Daniel was the Tomorrowland of its day in that it encoded for posterity the exact year in which the destruction of the entire world occurs.

 

Both are vessels for a very special message, and that message is the exact year in which the Fifth World ends. Tomorrowland was necessary to reveal the year to the 144,000. In the case of the Book of Daniel, it was a precaution against some unforeseen event that wiped out the progeny of Jove leadership. This is some of the most guarded knowledge ever, but for the sake of humanity they could not risk it being lost in the two intervening millenia.

 

 

 

 

The Two Witnesses in Revelation are the Books of Daniel and Revelation


I refuse to answer the question why I think the books of Daniel and Revelation were written by the progeny of Jove. The evidence must be regarded as a whole on this page and pages № 65. Book of Daniel and № 66. Book of Revelation. In this section, I will discuss not only the “two witnesses” but also references to “time, times, and a half”

 

Revelation 11:3
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

 

This is one of two references to thousand two hundred and threescore in Revelation. Here is the other:

 

Revelation 12:6
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

 

Likewise there are two references to 42 months in Revelation:

 

Revelation 11:2
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

 

Revelation 13:5
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

 

There are also two references to three and a half.

 

Revelation 11:9
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

 

Revelation 11:11
And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 

Do you see a pattern here? The general thought is that the 1,260 is a reference to 3 ½ years on a (Babylonian) calendar and the 42 months is the equivalent. I disagree. Both numbers are meant to represent 3 ½ without reference to time. Why?

 

For a people such as the progeny of Jove who think in numbers, the ubiquitous sevens in Revelation is a cannonade of thought inevitably driving the reader’s attention to the “two witnesses” and the Book of Daniel through the use of 3 ½  in both texts. The mechanism is unmistakable once you open your eyes to it. Beyond merely linking the two books, this mechanism screams, “There is something of immense importance in the Book of Daniel. Find it!”

 

There are only two places in the Bible that reference “time, times, and a half.” One is in Daniel and the other is in Revelation.

 

Daniel 12:7
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

 

Revelation 12:14
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

 

What is happening here? The authors of Revelation are referencing Daniel. Why? Because the progeny of Jove wrote both of these books. They are numerically linking them in a somewhat obvious way, which makes the following quote from Daniel particularly important:

 

Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

 

Daniel was written well before the birth of Christ. There is no way its author could have anticipated the Christian religion. I fully acknowledge this, but my response is that Daniel was the Tomorrowland of its day. The progeny of Jove were writing a masterwork in terms of hiding arcana in the Scriptures of their greatest foe. This was either fortuitous language or the progeny of Jove anticipated another religion or something akin to the Jewish Scriptures in which they would make reference to this odd phrase “time, times, and a half” in the two millennia that separated them from the coming axial tilt.

The half in “time, times, and a half” and the reference to dividing in “time and times and the dividing of time” are both intended to provide a link to Daniel in the distant future. In as much as the progeny of Jove leave nothing to chance, I believe they intended to invent this second religion and in the process give rise to a people who would hate the Jews as much as they do. That religion I believe to be Islam. Yes, I believe the progeny of Jove invented Islam. It is a militaristic religion for a reason. But then Christianity happened. This they could have never seen coming. But once it was obvious that this new religion had an unusually devoted following, one that could give rise to a religious movement that would dwarf Judaism, the progeny of Jove threw their full weight behind it and the book of Revelation was born.

 

The seven-headed Beast of the Sea is the coming axial tilt and the two-mile high megatsunamis that follow

 

Why is the number seven so prevalent in the Book of Revelation?

Because 3 ½ + 3 ½ = 7

The progeny of Jove think in numbers. The emphasis on the number seven is intended solely to capture the attention of the “Brotherhood” in some distant time and then point them back to Daniel where the year is encoded. This is a precaution against the unthinkable, a break in their chain of leadership owing to some unexpected natural disaster.

 

The whole purpose of Daniel is to preserve the year in case something like this happens. Revelation has other purposes, but the most important one is clearly to make sure the Brotherhood realizes that Daniel is very important. This is why “time, and times, and half a time” is so critical. It is the phrase that links the two books. There are two references to 1,260, 42 months, and three and a half days for this very reason. Everything is pointing to the second “time, times, and an half” in Daniel.

 

I will not comment on the significance of it, but there are a total of 55 sevens in Revelation. You can be sure this is profoundly important.

 

Everything is math when it comes to the progeny of Jove, and the numbers in the two apocalyptic books in the Bible are very reminiscent of the Tomorrowland movie. I see great similarity between the two. All this reminds me of something Alder Av Grunn once told me. He said his father told him not to read the Bible, but rather to count it. The progeny of Jove have been with us for at least 2,600 years. That they were smart enough to use our religious texts for their own purposes should not come as a surprise to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Roman Bastardization of Christianity


 

No greater fraud has ever been perpetrated on mankind than the Roman bastardization of Christianity which fuels astrotheology. May God help me write these pages and bring this subject to light before the end.

 

Matthew 13:24-30
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

The Bible is more earthly than most people imagine. Few people understand what Christ Jesus meant when he spoke these words. His enemy was the Roman elite. They were the progeny of Jove in their day and he knew it. They ruled other people for the same reason no one can grasp the destructiveness of the “directed energy” weapon used to “dustify” the Twin Towers on 9/11. From that day to this, the progeny of Jove are always technically far in advance of the people they rule. We live in the time of the harvest to which Christ Jesus referred when he spoke these words. The tares are the progeny of Jove and the fruit of their Great Deception. The reapers to whom he was referring may not be human. And the barn may not be terrestrial.

 

 

 

The Doctrine of the Trinity


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Triumph of Titus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Oil on canvas, 1885 (Credit Wikipedia)

The Flavian Dynasty


Planting the seeds of astrotheology (“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em“)

Interestingly enough, the following excerpt is from a YouTube video entitled CAESAR’S MESSIAH: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus – OFFICIAL VERSION (20:32 to 21:31) from the CAESAR’S MESSIAH YouTube channel.

[Josephus] was employed to write the official history that we have. The other histories from this period have been destroyed ruthlessly by the Romans. Josephus tells us this in very chilling passages how the Romans exerted complete control of the literature of this period. There were alternative histories of the Jewish war written. Well the Romans rounded up the writers of those histories and executed them. They rounded up all the copies of those histories and destroyed them. That is to say, they ruthlessly wiped out any alternative history. So that the only history we have is written by Josephus. And let’s remember who Josephus was […chief propagandist of the Flavian Dynasty. He was very very successful. He moved back to Rome. He was given an apartment in the Emperor’s own townhouse. And he was appointed the chronicler of the Roman-Jewish war using Vespasian’s own diaries of the event.]

— Dr. Rodney Blackhirst, Lecturer in Religious Studies, La Trobe University [except the bracketed words from an unidentified speaker] (bold-red emphasis added)

 

Why would the ruling Roman elite give a damn what some historian writes in a book? Why? You need to stop and seriously contemplate this question.

 

 

I contend that the Flavian Dynasty was little more than a “mission” assigned to a family that was a part of the progeny of Jove. The headquarters for the progeny of Jove at the time was no longer Rome. The unexpected rise of Caeser changed everything. Since about 27 BC they were in the Americas, controlling the fate of the Western World from afar. This mission culminated in 324 AD when Constantine the Great became Emporer, who then took direct control of the church in Rome in order to plant the Book of Revelation.

 

The dynasty is also called Neo-Flavian because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius, similarly to the rulers of the first Flavian dynasty in the 1st century.  –Wikipedia

 

My God the meaning of the Latin name Flavian is “yellow hair.” Do you think the progeny of Jove would use anything less meaningful given their tendency to sign their work? Speaking of blonds, see also page № 50. The Pythagoreans in Pre-Columbian America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emporer Constantine the Great. All of the “Greats” throughout history were the progeny of Jove.

 

Constantine the Great Railroads Christianity


First let us look at just some of the overwhelming quantity of evidence that Emperor Constantine I was not a Christian and that he had some other purpose in declaring himself to be one.

 

The Deception of Constantine from the Reformed Malaya YouTube Channel

 

“In 313 AD, Emperor Constantine declared December 25th to be the birthday of Jesus. This enabled Emperor Constantine to merge the cult of Mithra with that of Christianity that was developing much. He declared himself a Christian but at the same time maintained his ties to the Mithra cult. He retained the title “Pontifus Maximus” the high priest. On his coins were inscribed: “Sol Invicto comiti” which means, committed to the invincible sun. This new blend of the two faiths, he officially proclaimed as Christianity.”

– The Birth of Jesus Christ by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies

 

 

 

 

Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus (Tertullian) is one of the possible authors of the Book of Revelation, though I strongly believe it was the “Prophet” Montanus himself. Montana “caps” Colorado (as in the Phrygian cap) in honor of him. Or you can believe the popular version of reality. The choice is always yours.

The Book of Revelation was Planted in the New Testament


This was a critically important part of what I call the Roman bastardization of Christianity. I am confident that the primary purpose for publishing the Fifty Bibles of Constantine was specifically to solidify the inclusion of Revelation in the New Testament canon.

 

There are few pages the author regards as more important than this one. That the Roman bastardization of Christianity included the planting Revelation in the Bible is for him beyond question.

 

It is not out of pride I say this, but so that the reader may know I arrived at this conclusion on my own, that I tell you now the following text written by Manly P. Hall was found only recently, much to my delight, long after I developed the ideas in this section. It would be hard to describe how it felt when I first read these words on November 20, 2018. It was like fighting a bunch of bullies in elementary school when your big brother who is in high school shows up and chases them off.

 

…upon the weight of evidence furnished by its own contents the Book of Revelation may well be pronounced a pagan writing–one of the sacred books of the Eleusinian or Phrygian Mysteries. As a corollary, the real author of a work setting forth the profundities of Egyptian and Greek mysticism must have been an initiate himself and consequently obligated to write only in the symbolic language of the Mysteries.

—Manly P. Hall, “The Mystery of the Apocalypse,” The Secret Teachings of All Ages

 

If I were to brag, it would be to point out that I reached the conclusion on my own that this was a work of the Phrygians. To hear Manly P. Hall say the same thing, is music to my ears.

 

 

 

 

 

A marble statue of Jupiter from c. 100 AD. You should not be surprised that it has survived intact. Jove is the other name for Jupiter, as in the progeny of Jove.

Roman Ascendancy in the Book of Daniel


 

Before the Book of Revelation was the Book of Daniel. Both were planted in their respective canons by the progeny of Jove. Fail to appreciate the reality of this fact and you will be forever lost to the reality of the world in which you live.

 

A hidden theme in the Book of Daniel is Roman ascendancy over the Hellenistic world. The progeny of Jove have morphed from the ancient Greeks into the Roman Elite by the time this book is written.

 

Daniel 11:29-30
At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

 

The “ships of Chittim” is a veiled reference to Popillius Laenas’ fleet. Anybody who thinks this is prophesy is nuts. This history of the Secludian Empire is being written after the fact. The story is interesting because I am quite sure it provides an etymology for the expression “to draw a line in the sand.” Here is the complete Gaius Popillius Laenas page in Wikipedia.

 

Gaius Popillius Laenas

Gaius Popillius Laenas (the alternative spellings Popilius and Laena are fairly common) twice served as one of the two consuls of the Roman Republic, in 172 and 158 BC. His name indicates he was of the gens Popilia; the Latin plural of Laenas is Laenates.

He was sent as an envoy to prevent a war between Antiochus IV Epiphanes of the Seleucid Empire and Ptolemaic Egypt. On being confronted with the Roman demands that he abort his attack on Alexandria, Antiochus played for time; Popillius Laenas is supposed to have drawn a circle around the king in the sand with his cane, and ordered him not to move out of it until a firm answer had been given. The Syrians withdrew. According to Livy,

After receiving the submission of the inhabitants of Memphis and of the rest of the Egyptian people, some submitting voluntarily, others under threats, [Antiochus] marched by easy stages towards Alexandria. After crossing the river at Eleusis, about four miles from Alexandria, he was met by the Roman commissioners, to whom he gave a friendly greeting and held out his hand to Popilius. Popilius, however, placed in his hand the tablets on which was written the decree of the senate and told him first of all to read it. After reading it through, he said he would call his friends into council and consider what he ought to do. Popilius, stern and imperious as ever, drew a circle round the king with the stick he was carrying and said, “Before you step out of that circle give me a reply to lay before the senate.” For a few moments he hesitated, astounded at such a peremptory order, and at last replied, “I will do what the senate thinks right.” Not till then did Popilius extend his hand to the king as to a friend and ally. Antiochus evacuated Egypt at the appointed date, and the commissioners exerted their authority to establish a lasting concord between the brothers, as they had as yet hardly made peace with each other. Ab Urbe Condita, xlv.12.

Polybius, the Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period, added more nuanced detail in his major work, The Histories, which covered the period of 264–146 BC in detail:

At the time when Antiochus approached Ptolemy and meant to occupy Pelusium, Caius Popilius Laenas, the Roman commander, on Antiochus greeting him from a distance and then holding out his hand, handed to the king, as he had it by him, the copy of the senatus-consultum, and told him to read it first, not thinking it proper, as it seems to me, to make the conventional sign of friendship before he knew if the intentions of him who was greeting him were friendly or hostile. But when the king, after reading it, said he would like to communicate with his friends about this intelligence, Popilius acted in a manner which was thought to be offensive and exceedingly arrogant. He was carrying a stick cut from a vine, and with this he drew a circle round Antiochus and told him he must remain inside this circle until he gave his decision about the contents of the letter. The king was astonished at this authoritative proceeding, but, after a few moments’ hesitation, said he would do all that the Romans demanded. Upon this Popilius and his suite all grasped him by the hand and greeted him warmly. The letter ordered him to put an end at once to the war with Ptolemy. So, as a fixed number of days were allowed to him, he led his army back to Syria, deeply hurt and complaining indeed, but yielding to circumstances for the present. Popilius after arranging matters in Alexandria and exhorting the two kings there to act in common, ordering them also to send Polyaratus to Rome, sailed for Cyprus, wishing to lose no time in expelling the Syrian troops that were in the island. When they arrived, finding that Ptolemy’s generals had been defeated and that the affairs of Cyprus were generally in a topsy-turvy state, they soon made the Syrian army retire from the country, and waited until the troops took ship for Syria. In this way the Romans saved the kingdom of Ptolemy, which had almost been crushed out of existence: Fortune having so directed the matter of Perseus and Macedonia that when the position of Alexandria and the whole of Egypt was almost desperate, all was again set right simply owing to the fact that the fate of Perseus had been decided. For had this not been so, and had not Antiochus been certain of it, he would never, I think, have obeyed the Roman behests. Polybius, The Histories, Fragments of Book XXIX, published in Vol. VI of the Loeb Classical Library edition, 1922-1927

 

This theme of Roman ascendancy was captured in the chapter and verse numbering of the books of Daniel and Revelation. There are 357 verses in the Book of Daniel and 404 in the Book of Revelation. The difference is 404 – 357 = 47, which is the number for Mars, the Roman god of war.

 

The 47-year cycle of Mars: after 47 years – 22 synodic periods of 780 days each – Mars returns to the same position among the stars and is in the same relationship to the Earth and Sun. The ancient Mesopotamians discovered this cycle. — Wikipedia

 

The more I study the progeny of Jove the less patience I have for people who think things like this are “confirmation bias.” This practice is deeply rooted in the mindset of the progeny of Jove and continues to the very day.

 

The nuclear weapons tests of the United States were performed between 1945 and 1992 as part of the nuclear arms race. The United States conducted around 1,054 nuclear tests by official count, including 216 atmospheric, underwater, and space tests. — Wikipedia

 

1992 – 1945 = 47 years. Both of these quotes are from the 216 Above Ground Nuclear Tests starting 216 years after 1776 section of the № 73. Sacred Number 216 page. If you have doubts, you should also read page № 60. Chapter and Verse Numbering in the Bible. That section is an invaluable lesson on how far the progeny of Jove are willing to go in order to sign their work with numbers.

While on the subject of chapter and verse numbering, I feel compelled to say something about the former also. I have always wondered why there are 22 chapters in the Book of Revelation. Until I find a more compelling reason, I would not that the difference between 12 and 22 chapters could have been intended as the sequencing of the two books. Ignoring the two, Daniel is one and Revelation is two. It’s not a compelling argument but is noteworthy. Frankly, I expect to eventually find a more compelling reason for the number of chapters in Revelation.

 

 

 

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