Who was more
insane ? The Zaddikim Zealots
- for mesa riding (long way to haul supplies);
or the Roman's - for building
the ramp (same for them)?
Zaddikite War on Human
morphs into a War on Nature
BC King Solomon dies and the United Monarchy splits into two
parts - the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of
according to the Mishnah, was the
son of Ahaz, the 13th King of Judah.
Hezekiah enacts sweeping religious
reform after witnessing the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel by
Assyrians led by Sargon.
include a strict mandate for the sole worship of Yahweh and a prohibition
on venerating other deities within Solomon's Temple.
and repairs Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, purges it of
priesthood and centralizes the worship of
"The key phenomenon - which cannot be explained solely
against the background of economic prosperity - was the sudden growth of the
population of Jerusalem in particular, and of Judah in general." -
Archaeologist Israel Finkelstein
Archaeologist Amihai Mazar explains,
"Jerusalem was a virtual city-state where the majority of the state's
population was concentrated."
The reign of Hezekiah saw a notable
increase in the power of the Judean state as there was a large influx of
Israelites fleeing from the
of the northern state of Israel.
King Hezekiah of Judah, backed by Nubian Empire, revolted against King
Sennacherib of Assyria.
Sennacherib sacked many Hebrew
villages, but failed in
his attempt to take Jerusalem.
There is no description of how the siege
ended, but the annals record a list of booty sent from Jerusalem to Nineveh.
Hezekiah remained on his
throne as a vassal ruler.
Hezekiah's capitualtion informed the
later suicide at Massada by his last remaining psychopathic Zaddikim
597 BC King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
captures Jersalem and installs Zedekiah.
Zedekiah revolts against
Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra, the king of
589 BC King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia
lays siege to Jerusalem.
587 BC Jerusalem falls
and Solomon's Temple is destroyed.
Talented craftsmen and the educated
are taken into captivity to Babylon.
Legend claims Jerusalem is razed to
BC The Second Temple is constructed by
Jewish exile groups returning to Jerusalem from Babylon under the Achaemenid
"The period of the Second Temple was the most creative
epoch in all Jewish history.
The five centuries from the end of the
Babylonian Exile to the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in the year 70
of the present era saw the development of almost every basic institution and
the founding of the entire literary tradition upon which Jewish life ran for
the next two thousand years.
The Synagogue, the worlds first
the first regular system of adult education,
based on the public reading and interpretation of the Law;
the first of
the translations of the Bible that made the Hebrew Scriptures a religious
classic for the world;
the Sadducees, the source of Jewish
the Essenes who inspired Christianity;
Pharisees, the creators of post-Biblical Judaism;
and development of
the Oral Law which expanded into the Talmudic culture that fills the Jewish
mind up to the present day.
In the Second Temple period, the Great
Sanhedrin met in the Hall of Hewn Stones in the Temple in Jerusalem.
The court convened every day except festivals and Shabbat.
160 BC The Maccabean Revolt is led by Simon Maccabeus against the
Seleucid Empire and the Hellenistic influence on Hebrew life.
The revolt was in response
to Antiochus IV, decree to 'rent in pieces' and burn Hebrew 'books of the law'
found in Jerusalem in 168 BC.
Simon Maccabeus was the leader of a
Hebrew rebel army, the Maccabees, that took control of Judah, which at the time
had been a province of the Seleucid Empire.
The Maccabees found the
Hasmonean dynasty asserts
their version of the Hebrew religion, largely through
with the help of a high priest sect, the Sadducees, to expand the
boundaries of Judah by religious conquest in the vain attempt to reduce the
influence of the Therapeutae and
When the Romans replaced the
Seleucids as the great power in the region, they granted the Hasmonean king,
Hyrcanus II, limited authority under the Roman governor of Damascus.
Hasmoneans are hostile to the Romans, and the following years they witnessed
A last attempt to restore the former glory of
the Hasmonean dynasty was made by Mattathias Antigonus, whose defeat and death
brought Hasmonean rule to an end, and Judah became a province of the Roman
Herod, a son-in-law of Hyrcanus II, is appointed King of Judah by the Romans.
Granted unlimited autonomy in the country's internal affairs, he became
one of the most powerful monarchs in the eastern part of the
admirer of Greco-Roman culture, Herod became "Great" when he launched a massive
infrastructure construction program, which included the cities of Caesarea and
Sebaste, the port at Caesarea Maritima, and the fortresses at Herodium and
Herod's most ambitious project was the expansion of the Second
Temple in Jerusalem making it into one of the most magnificent buildings of its
Herod's rebuilding of the Second Temple in Jerusalem was done so
that he would "have a capital city worthy of his prestige and grandeur."
4 BC Near death Herod has a change of mind about
According to the final version of his will, Antipas'
elder brother Archelaus was now to become King of Judah, Idumea and Samaria,
while Antipas would rule Galilee and Perea with the lesser title of
After Herod's death Judah came under direct Roman
Archelaus is deemed incompetent by Augustus and replaced with a prefect.
Antipas goes on to govern Galilee and Perea for forty-two years.
These territories are separated by the region of the Decapolis, with
Galilee to the north and Perea to the south.
Threats to political
stability are ongoing when Antipas takes office.
While Antipas is making his case to Augustus in Rome,
dissidents led by Judas son of Hezekiah (Ezekias, in the Septuagint) attacks
the palace of Sepphoris in
Galilee, seizing weapons with which they terrorize locals.
counterattack ordered by Quinctilius Varus, Roman governor of
Syria, Sepphoris was
destroyed by fire and its inhabitants sold off as slaves.
Herod Antipater or Antipas built Tiberias, modeled on a
Greek city, on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee with baths,
a royal palace and
a sanctuary for prayer.
Antipas also rebuilt and fortified Sepphoris, while adding a wall to
Betharamphtha in Perea.
An ancient route linking Sepphoris to Legio,
and further south to Samaria-Sebastia, was paved by the Romans at this time.
At the time of Jesus
of Nazareth, Sepphoris was a large settlement.
Reza Aslan describes
the period of time of Jesus's growing into maturity:
cosmopolitan, deeply influenced by Greek culture, and surrounded by a panoply
of races and religions, the Hebrews of Sepphoris were the
product of the Herodian social revolution - the nouveaux riche who rose to
prominence after Herod's massacre of the heirs of the Hasmonean dynasty and
Jesus, while living in Nazareth, worked as a craftsman
at Sepphoris, where, during his youth 'the largest restoration project' of his
time took place."
BC During the Roman occupation of Jerusalem the
Pharisees of the Temple (Kohanim),
became increasingly corrupt and were seen by the Hebrew people as collaborators
with the Romans, whose mismanagement led to riots, revolts and
general resentment at
An inner circle of the
Sadducees, the surviving high priests of the Hasmonean dynasty, continued
to develop the Mystery of the Zaddikim while
fueling the resentment of the
Zealots, who become their shock
Growing anger against increased Roman suppression of Hebrew life resulting in
sporadic violence escalates into a full-scale revolt.
governor, Gessius Florus, respondes by plundering the Temple, claiming the
money is for the Emperor.
The next day he launches a raid on the city,
arresting numerous senior Hebrew merchants.
a wider, large-scale
rebellion and the Roman military garrison of Judaea is quickly overrun by
the Zealots, while the pro-Roman king Agrippa II, together with Roman
officials, flee Jerusalem.
Confrontation between the
and the mainly Zealot factions of the Northern Revolt under the command of
Yohanan ben Levi and Simon bar
Kokhba, erupts into bloody violence.
When the Idumeans enter
Jerusalem fighting on the side of the Zealots they kill the former
Ananus ben Ananus - the man who
ordered the execution by stoning of James the brother of
Simon Bar Giora, commanding 15,000 troops, is then invited
into Jerusalem by the remaining
Sadducee leaders to stand
against the Zealots, and quickly takes control over much of the
69 Bitter infighting continues between the
factions of Simon Bar Giora and Yohanan ben Levi and Simon bar
70 Superior Roman forces led by Titus besiege
The first two walls of
Jerusalem are breached within three weeks, but
a stubborn rebel standoff
prevents the Roman Army from breaking the third and thickest wall.
Following a brutal seven-month siege, during which Zealot infighting
results in burning of the entire food supplies of the city, the Romans finally
succeed in breaching the defenses of the weakened Hebrew forces.
Second Temple is destroyed and
Jerusalem is razed to
a splinter group of Zealots, act
as assassins, saboteurs and commanders of the Zealot shock troops for the
The leader of the Sicarii, Menahem, is
murdered by rival
factions during an altercation; but promises to return in physical form to
his people before the end of the 2nd fall of mankind right before his passing
from this life.
Tarsus is born of wealthy Hebrew parents engaged in trade in the first
decade of the common era at Tarsus in Cilicia.
Tarsus - a junction point
of land and sea routes connecting the Cilician plain (today called
Çukurova), central Anatolia and the Mediterranean sea - has long been an
important stop for traders and a focal point of many civilizations for the past
6000 years, much like Yemen.
There is no indication in
Saul's writings that he received rabbinical training.
literature, the Book of Wisdom (Sirach) and other Apocrypha were the sources
for his eschatological and theological system.
Saul of Tarsus chose
the Jesus the Tannaim
as the model to provide the fulfillment of the promise of return by the leader
of the Sicarii, Menahem, as his model for
leader of the Zaddikim, Menahem modeled on the scripture of Melchizedek, is the
one who raises Christ.
The Hebrew word
Zaddikim, defined as "the most perfect righteous Ones" (ZAD-dee-KEEM:
Hebrew word Tzaddik = "righteous"), were a
splinter cult of ultra-radical Hellenized Hebrews whose
beliefs and practices are recorded in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
remnants of the Sicarii and the Zaddikim were defeated at the last Hasmonean
dynasty outpost at Masada in 73 AD.
The inner circle of the Hasmonean
dynasty high priests were Zaddikim.
A manuscript with six chapters of
Sirach was found at Masada.
Survivors of the cult of the Zaddikim
following the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD fled to Masada, the fortress
hide away built by Herod on a mountain plateau near the Dead Sea.
is 35 miles from Jerusalem.
73 AD As the Romans engineer and build a
ramp to invade the plateau the Zaddikim of
the Dead Sea become suicidal.
The Zaddikim, children of the Sadducee
high priesthood, make their last stand at Masada.
"Since we long ago
resolved never to be servants to the Romans, nor to any other than to God
Himself, Who alone is the true and just
Lord of Mankind, the time
is now come that obliges us to make that resolution true in practice.
were the very first that revolted, and we are the last that fight against them;
and I cannot but esteem it as a favor that God has granted us, that it is still
in our power to die bravely, and in a state of freedom." - Elazar ben Yair,
leader of the Zaddikim
After this oration, the last remnants of the
Hasmonean dynasty, the Zaddikim men, kill their wives, their children, and then
For over 1750 hundred years the tale of Masada is a
358 ADThe Last Great Sanhedrin, an assembly of seventy-one
rabbis appointed to sit as tribunal in the ancient Land of Israel, is held.
The Nasi, functioned as head, while the Av Beit Din was second to the
Nasi along with sixty-nine general members.
The last universally binding
decision of the Great Sanhedrin was to abandon the Hebrew
1926 Isaac Lamdan pens "Masada," a
poetic history of the anguished Jewish fight against a world full of enemies.
According to Professor David Roskies, Lamdan's poem, "more than any
other text, inspired the uprising in the
Diasporia of Exile was needed in order to construct a long-range memory in
which an exiled nation race was posited as the direct continuation of 'people
of the Bible' that preceded it." - Professor Shlomo Sand
1953 Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Moshe
Dayan, initiates the practice of holding the swearing-in ceremony of Israeli
Armoured Corps soldiers who had completed their Tironut (IDF basic training),
on top of Masada.
The ceremony ended with the declaration: "Masada
shall not fall again."
The soldiers climb the Snake Path at
night and are sworn in with torches
2007 A new museum opens at Masada in which
archeological findings are displayed in a theatrical setting.
The Zaddikite impulse lives on in the refounding of
the Hasmonean dynasty as the state of Israel with a new title for their
reminiscent ideology, Zionism.
psychopathic beliefs of the
Zaddikim infect humanity globally with a
suicidal mania demanding
unattainable perfection disguised as
and perverted into a War
"Whatever laws, customs, or ceremonies we observe -
whether we are Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists -
we follow the Talmud. It is our common law."
- Herman Wouk Conscription exists in Israel for all
Israeli citizens over the age of 18 who are Jewish,
Palestinians are not conscripted.
Reexamining first Israeli_African American soldier
Black Hebrews slam IDF after soldier's death ruled
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