№ 65. The Roman bastardization of Christianity

PAGE STATUS: This page is infinitely far from being finished and I fear the title is little understood. What I want to talk about on this page is something so subtle that the average reader will involuntarily wince and withdraw. I cannot help this because the truth is the Roman elite, who were the progeny of Jove in their day, contaminated the core “doctrine” of the early church. Understanding this, understanding how it was accomplished, and the motivation behind it is intellectually comparable to crossing the Swiss Alps in the dead of winter.
LAST UPDATE: March 31, 2021

Dating the birth of the Nazarene (Christ Jesus)

Like the second hand on an unbelievably huge astronomical clock, the actual year of the apocalypse is governed by the birth of Christ Jesus or Anno Domini. To think that this was left to chance is to misunderstand the masters of history who worship numbers above all else. The progeny of Jove very deliberately changed the birth year of the Nazarene to suit their own needs. The two-digit year in which the apocalypse occurs is rich in meaning for them. To think the end will occur in a numerically insignificant year is to completely misunderstand the world in which you live. There are three possibilities from where I stand. The two columns of years below is based on the actual birth of the Nazarene in 4 BC because the year in which he was born is clearly the year in which Herod the Great died, which makes getting this wrong highly suspicious.

Most scholarship concerning the date of Herod’s death follows Emil Schürer’s calculations, which suggest that the date was in or around 4 BCE

Wikpedia, Herod the Great

Emil Schürer, on the other hand, was a preeminent scholar whose work A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ makes him perhaps the best-qualified person in modern times to reliably answer the question of when the Nazarene was born. 

The column on the left is the year based on the actual birth of the Nazarene in 4 BC. The column on the right is our current calendar. 

2026 ⟶ 2022
2027 ⟶ 2023
2028 ⟶ 2024

The last two digits in the lefthand column are meaningless, while all three of the last two digits in the righthand column are meaningful from what you might call an “end of the world” perspective, especially the number 24 which always means the end of something. If you don’t “get it,” I suggest you read my introduction to the sacred numbers on my homepage. Numbers are a religion for the progeny of Jove, and they are probably more serious about their numbers than you are about your church. It’s not a game for them. It really is their religion. The number 23 has been used for centuries to refer to an Earth crustal displacement (or axial tilt). However, as of this writing at least, the overwhelming evidence is in favor of the year 2022, I discuss the significance of the number 22 at the bottom of the section.

I really needed to know who originally decided what year the Nazarene was born. This is of great historical interest. So I searched long and hard for the following discussion. 

Ben Witherington III of Asbury Theological Seminary examines the calendar division in his Biblical Views column “The Turn of the Christian Era: The Tale of Dionysius Exiguus,” published in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. He identifies the monk Dionysius Exiguus, who lived during the fifth and sixth centuries A.D., as the originator of the B.C. and A.D. calendar (based on when he calculated Jesus was born):

Dionysius was born in Scythia Minor, which means somewhere in Romania or Bulgaria, and he lived from about 470 to 544 A.D. He was a learned monk who moved to Rome and became well known for translating many ecclesiastical canons from Greek into Latin, including the famous decrees from the Councils of Nicaea and Chalcedon. Ironically, he also wrote a treatise on elementary mathematics. I say ironically because what he is most famous for is the “Anno Domini” calculations that were used to number the years of both the Gregorian and the adjusted Julian calendars.

Interested in learning about the birth of Jesus? Learn more about the history of Christmas and the date of Jesus’ birth in the free eBook The First Christmas: The Story of Jesus’ Birth in History and Tradition.

Although we are not exactly sure how he came to this conclusion, Dionysius dated the consulship of Probius Junior, who was the Roman Consul at the time, to “525 years after ‘the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ’”—meaning 525 years after Jesus’ birth, that is, 525 A.D. Because of Dionysius’s calculations, a new calendar using B.C. and A.D. was born. The terms B.C.E (Before the Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) also use this calendar.

Even though Dionysius Exiguus calculated his date for the year in which Jesus was born in the sixth century, it was not until the eighth century that it became widespread. This was thanks to the Venerable Bede of Durham, England, who used Dionysius’s date in his work Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

Learn more about when Jesus was born and Dionysius Exiguus’s calculations for B.C. and A.D. in Ben Witherington III’s Biblical Views column “The Turn of the Christian Era: The Tale of Dionysius Exiguus” in the November/December 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.

Biblical Archaeology Society, When Was Jesus Born—B.C. or A.D.?

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the monk Dionysius Exiguus:

Anno Domini

Dionysius is best known as the inventor of Anno Domini dating, which is used to number the years of both the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar. He used it to identify the several Easters in his Easter table, but did not use it to date any historical event. When he devised his table, Julian calendar years were identified by naming the consuls who held office that year; he himself stated that the “present year” was “the consulship of Probus Junior“, which he also stated was 525 years “since the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ“. How he arrived at that number is unknown, but there is evidence of the system he applied. He invented a new system of numbering years to replace the Diocletian years that had been used in an old Easter table because he did not wish to continue the memory of a tyrant who persecuted Christians.[6] It has been suggested that he arranged the numbers so that leap years would be exactly divisible by four, and that his new table would begin one “Victorian cycle” (see below), i.e. 532 years, after his new epoch. The Anno Domini era became dominant in western Europe only after it was used by the Venerable Bede to date the events in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed in 731.

Wikipedia, Dionysius Exiguus

And to complete the picture, here is what Wikipedia has this to say about the Venerable Bede:

He is well known as an author, teacher (Alcuin was a student of one of his pupils), and scholar, and his most famous work, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, gained him the title “The Father of English History“. His ecumenical writings were extensive and included a number of Biblical commentaries and other theological works of exegetical erudition. Another important area of study for Bede was the academic discipline of computus, otherwise known to his contemporaries as the science of calculating calendar dates. One of the more important dates Bede tried to compute was Easter, an effort that was mired in controversy. He also helped popularize the practice of dating forward from the birth of Christ (Anno Domini – in the year of our Lord), a practice which eventually became commonplace in medieval Europe. 

Wikipedia, Bede

A profoundly important question

Why did the progeny of Jove choose to move the birth of the Nazarene (Christ Jesus) in 4 BC forward four years?

Well, let’s think about this. (Recall that there is no year zero in our calendar system. I just got back from a walk with my Ph.D. domestic partner during which I learned she was not aware of this.) This requires adding four years to all dates based on the Gregorian or Julian calendars. So for example, if 4 BC is year one, then 2013 was actually 2017. Why do this? There is a definitive answer to this question.

While preparing to write The Revelation, the progeny of Jove searched two millennia into the future for an asterism to mark the end time. They found one and it was on September 23, 2017. You know of it as Revelation 12:1, “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.” I discuss this asterism on page № 23. The Great Wonder was an asterism on September 23, 2017 (923). What did this accomplish? Were it not for this change in our calendar system, that asterism would have been in 2013. Why is that a problem? Because of the GMT correlation date for the Maya Long Count. That had to be accurate because archeologists could—and in fact, they already have on at least two occasions now—confirmed the accuracy of the accepted GMT correlation date which places the end of 13 baktuns at December 21, 2012. That date is of immense importance, but not because of what most people thought at the time. It is important because of the need to cry wolf, as discussed under “2012” on my homepage. I would suggest to you the date December 21, 2012, was about as serious as it gets with the Old World bankers. They needed something to assure the people would themselves rise up in rebellion against “soothsayers” such as me. They may be anti-religion, but they are not oblivious to what is said in our sacred texts.  The Bible has a significant number of promises that there would be an increased awareness of what is happening in the end time. You need only contemplate the extent to which we live in an entirely fabricated reality to understand how important the end of the Maya Long Count was to their overall plan for quelling any suspicion that “the end is coming.” Take for example my section entitled Uniformitarianism (or gradualism) is the biggest lie of all time and designed to lull the masses to sleep on page № 1. Our entirely fabricated reality. If uniformitarianism (or gradualism) was deliberately foisted on the people to put them to sleep on a planet that has such a long history of almost unimaginable planetary catastrophes still alive in the collective imagination, can you not see the opportunity the Maya Long Count presented to them. They knew nothing would happen, that everyone would awake to December 22, 2012, as just another day in the neighborhood. And they used this knowledge to turn us against one another. 

But here’s the catch. The real thing could not follow so closely the crying wolf opportunity presented to them by simply doing nothing in the years leading up to December 21, 2012. They need time to prepare their own people. They could not tell them the asterism of September 23, 2013, marks the end time. Assuming they even honor their debt to some of the richest and most powerful people in the world (something I would not bank on), those people would have looked at the December 21, 2012, crying wolf deception and perhaps thought they were part of it. Because of this and a number of other reasons, they need more separation between these two dates. And this is why they added four years to our calendar. That’s what this is all about. This decision doubtless dates back to the writing of The Revelation.

And know this too. I am only aware of the September 23, 2017 date because of the Ћinkers. The bankers don’t project anything. This is an important concept to grasp because almost all of the communications regarding the end time that I discuss on this website are from the Ћinkers. It took me years to realize this. But the authorship of The Revelation is a particularly hard case to solve in this regard. I have struggled for years to know who wrote The Revelation. I see in its text the influence of both the bankers and the Ћinkers. Of course, there were no bankers back then. When I use this term it describes a mentality. In this context, the bankers are the Roman elite. I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Constantine the Great was an integral part of planting The Revelation in the Bible. That is what the whole Fifty Bibles of Constantine thing was all about. It was a way of influencing the Christian canon. History is not sure, but I am. Those fifty Bibles included The Revelation. This alone makes it very clear that at least some of the content of that book was dictated to whoever wrote it. The same is true even today. It is clear that the artist associated with the Denver International Airport were told what to include in the works and then given a measure of freedom to execute the work. And that normal people use this as an opportunity to hide messages to the general public is a pattern seen throughout history. There is no great example of this than Stanley Kubrick. So you see the more things change, the more they remain the same. 2001: A Space Odyssey was an integral part of the Appolo program deception, and yet through the movie producer himself we learn the truth about what happened. 

Within the text of The Revelation, there is clear evidence of the Ћinker mentality. The last time I had to visit this subject was when writing about the 32 Prognostications of Paracelsus at the top of my homepage. The historical Rosicrucians and Freemasons routinely claim a heritage as far back as ancient Egypt, but this is done to hide their true identity. The claim is somewhat valid though in that the Bard and his circle of friends are continuing a long tradition of resistance to the decision not to tell the people what is happening. I see that very same mentality in The Revelation. 

So here is what I imagine happened. The Roman elite approached a member of the Gnostics, Montanists, or some other marginalized Christian sect to write their fake book with its false signs of the end time, such as the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. This will never happen, and they know it because they are behind the deception that the Temple was located on the so-called Temple Mount. History is clear that it was not. There are parallels here. The rebuilding of the Temple as a false prophecy deliberated planted in Christianity’s most sacred text is not unlike what happened in the years leading up to December 21, 2012. 

When they approached the member(s) of the marginalized sect to write The Revelation so that it would sound as authentic as possible, whoever they approached must have seen an opportunity to tell us what is happening. That is why the allegiances of its author(s) can be so confusing at times.  If this is even remotely close to the truth, then the origins of the September 23, 2017 asterism in The Revelation may be entirely outside the realm of the bankers. If this is so, then the role of Dionysius Exiguus comes into question. A quick survey of the available literature makes it clear that the Roman elite are still meddling in the affairs of the Roman Catholic Church. The historical waters are murky, but I would allow for the possibility that the September 23, 2017 date was set by people who were trying to warn us. The other possibility is of course that the Roman elite dictated this date to the authors of The Revelation. At times like this, I revert to the more general term progeny of Jove which includes both groups. What I can say for sure is that all of the players in this subplot are smart enough to have known the year of the Nazarene’s birth is not AD 1. Someone provided the extra four years. My guess is that it was the Roman elite. They may not have been bankers, but they were directly responsible for the destruction of Jerusalem and burying the wealth of the Jews underneath the Temple Mount. It was that money that gave rise to the Knights Templar and the bankers as we know them today. 

To clarify what I just said (this is the first time ever I have put my thoughts on this subject to paper), I am increasingly inclined to believe the asterism of September 23, 2017, is a warning from the Ћinkers. This belief is supported by all of the 923 predictive programmings and more importantly by the Tomorrowland movie, which is clearly aware of the September 23, 2017 date. In this movie, five years are added to that date in what is described in the appropriately named The Black Hole movie as a “course correction.” But changing the calendar so that the apocalypse happens in 2022 instead of 2026 was the work of the Roman elite. This belief is supported by the 222 on the numerical signature in the design of the World Trade Center. The bankers don’t play games. And they don’t generally communicate at all, more or less in numbers, which makes the numerical signature on the World Trade Center highly unique. I discuss this “signature” in the section entitled The World Trade Center was designed and built to be destroyed on page № 28. A date with destiny.

For the moment, let’s assume 2022 is the year. Why change 2026 to 2022? How does 22 represent the end of the world? Both the Phonecian and Hebrew alphabets, two of the first alphabets ever used, have 22 letters. And one need look no further than the story of Hiram Abiff to know there is a special relationship between these two peoples. It may be entirely allegorical, but the Phonecians doubtless played an important role in the history of the progeny of Jove. There is more than ample evidence of this. So this use of 22 more or less equates with the Greek “Alpha and Omega” in The Revelation. It is another way of saying the end.

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.

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

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.

Research notes

A book written in 1981, 20 years prior to the 2001 attacks, called “The Birth of Christ Recalculated”. The author, Dr. Ernest L. Martin, claims to have calculated the exact date of Jesus Christ’s birth based on the celestial charts for that era. The date of Christ’s birth, based on the famous Star of Bethlehem, is calculated to be September 11, 3 B.C.