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The Tannaim were teachers of the Oral Law or Oral Torah.

They were direct transmitters of an Oral Tradition passed from teacher to student that was written and codified as the basis for the Mishnah, Tosefta, and tannaitic teachings of the Talmud.

According to rabinnic tradition, the Tannaim were the last generation in a long sequence of oral teachers that began with Moses.

Jesus revealed the fallacies of the teachings of the Sadducees of the Hasmonean dynasty and the Pharisees of Alexandria to the people of Galilee.

Jesus looked beyond the mystery doctrines of the Sadducees and the "Rule of Law" of the Pharisees toward ethical teachings that apply to humanity universally while synthesizing the scientific work of the Therapeutae.

Jesus spent time with the Essenes in the desert wilderness at Qumran.

Jesus denied the central Hasmonean Sadducee priniciple of Hebrews as a divine race directly descended from God.

Under the influence of Saul of Tarsus, Jesus of Nazareth, became Chrestus - superhuman supernatural agent of the Will of God descended from Yahweh.

Chrestus is the Son of the Father, Yahweh, and his consort Asherah.

Yahweh, the patriarchal nomadic warrior is psychologically internalized and reborn in Yahweh's son Chrestus who redeems humanity from being human.

This ponerological formula, a salvationist concept, was introduced into Abrahamic religion from the Mysteries of Mithras as it is not in the Torah.

Conservative Orthodox Jews reject Chrestus as the "Messiah".

The Messiah of Reform Jews conquers the world with the sword - or - pornography - or - cultural subversion - or - fungible assets.

The word Messiah relates directly to Levant Kings descended from Heaven.

Annointed with Holy Oil the King ascends the Throne as Savior or Messiah.



paradise got lost in the retelling


Humans must continue to suffer, just like Prometheus, unless they adhere - thought, word and deed - to the Word of the High Priest.

This ponorological psychoreligious icongraphy imprints the victim-perpetrator ideology into the Abrahamic religions.

The schizoidal victim-perpetrator ideology inserted into the Abrahamic religions makes suffering a divine calling.

This occurred when the conceptual constructs of Hellenism were misunderstood and misapplied to the lives of Zaddikite sycophants.

The student of Greek mythology recognizes the Greek pantheon of gods is modeled on the aristocracy of the Greek cities states.

Greek myths forewarn of the fallibility of human judgment.

They are designed to check the elements of unnatural desire expressed by aristocracy - people who have never known want or suffering.

They forewarn peasants of how aristocracy will treat them - virgins impregnated by gods and abandoned or put to death in hideous manners.

Zaddikim, Hebrews in contact with Helleinstic culture for three centuries, adopt this ideal of Aristocratic Perfection not understanding that this is an ideal to be sought after - not a possible physical reality to strive for!

The Zaddikim Tzaddik, "absolute righteousness," is not just a stricture:

it is a callous demand for conformity to an impossible standard of 'purity'.




Palestinian Semite

One Of Us

The Wounded Healer

The Hebrews originally understood the danger of stamping the image of God on a man as they saw how Pharaoh could act capriciously.

Bad bureaucratic management practices, such as creative accounting ala Dick Cheney, could put the entire culture in the danger zone.

William of Ockham reminds us that what is most probable is much more likely to be closer to the truth than fanciful notions.

If Jesus was born in Nazareth to Palestinian parents he would have been a Semite, a descendent of Shem, and looked like a Palestinian.

The image of a Caucasian Jesus appeared late in Catholic history when Rodrigo Borgia chose his son to represent the image of Jesus.

Do Not Call Me Stranger

Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia'




"Come to me,

all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.


Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your Eternal Soul.

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."



Jesus, His Religion


"His hands are miracles. I can watch them for hours, transforming wood into something it never dreamed of being." - Katja Millay

"To know intimately the nature of wood, paper, glass, sheet metal, terra cotta, cement, steel, cast iron, wrought iron, concrete, is essential to knowing how to use the tools available to make use of those materials, sensibly or artfully." - Frank Lloyd Wright


The Hebrews of Jesus' era came up with comprehensive universal education.

The majority, if not all, were taught to read and write Hebrew.

This was not done in a heirarchical manner but in an Oral Tradition setting.

Wandering Tannaim spread Torah by the Oral Tradition sharing the unified monotheistic deductions of reality first abstracted by Pharaoh Akhenaten.

Embedded within the religion of Moshe Rabbenu, in metaphor, came a unification of diverse ways of thinking through the use of symbol systems.

The philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca remarked that the Hebrews were the only people who knew the reasons for their relgious faith, something which the apostle Peter continued to commend (1 Peter 3:15).

Jesus would have received a full Hebrew education: at 10 years study the Oral Torah; 20 pursue a vocation; at 30 entering full vigor as a Tannaim.

Jesus entered his ministry at about 30 years of age.

Jesus, trinity bound in flesh, channels - Tekton, Tannaim, Therapeutae.

The Synoptic Gospels leave out the life of Jesus between adolescence and the beginning of his public ministry when Jesus became a Tannaim.

They do say what Jesus did in that time: "Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

"Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him." (Mark 6:1-3)



Mystery Teachings of Jesus Christ



Joseph was more than a simple carpenter in modern terms.

The Greek word describing Joseph's trade was "Tekton" which included being a master mason, master carpenter and metalsmith.

Nazareth was too small to support any sort of fulltime Tekton, so Joseph travelled to Sepphoris to find employment selling his craft.

The historical city of Sepphoris is situated four miles from Nazareth.

Sepphoris was the largest city in Judah outside Jerusalem.

Herod the Great had made it his Galilean Capital.

4 BC Herod dies. His three sons go to Rome to confirm their inheritance.

While they are absent a rebel leader named Judas attacked Sepphoris.

Roman legions crush the rebellion, burn the city and enslave the inhabitants.

"Romans generally did not exercise direct rule on the basis of military occupation. They typically employed local strongmen as puppet rulers. The Romans maintained military garrisons somewhere in the general area to make sure local leaders remained puppets and to put down any attempts to overthrow them." - David Ray Griffin, Christian Gospel for Americans


6 AD Herod Antipas determines to rebuild Sepphoris.

"Autocratoris was built of the ruins of Sepphoris." - David Ray Griffin

Jesus is about nine years old when the construction begins.

Labor from Nazareth is employed in the construction including Joseph and his apprentice Jesus.

Archeological evidence from Sepphoris indicates that Greek was spoken.

Jesus' familiarity with Greek usages and Greek theater is evident as he often used the word hypocrite in Greek which translates as 'one who acts in a play.'

In Sepphoris Jesus of Nazareth came into contact with Romans and Greeks.

Anyone who has ever worked in construction recognizes that accidents occur and those engaged in the construction activity receive injuries.

Those with empathy, and every intelligent employer, is versed in basic first aid for injuries sustained in labor; the way to insure a steady supply of labor.

Jesus, as Joseph's foreman, would have understood basic first aid.






According to Philo, the Therapeutae were widely distributed in the Ancient world, among the Greeks and beyond in the non-Greek world.

Philo was unsure of the etymology of the Therapeutae which he explained as meaning either Physicians of Souls or Servants of Æon.

Therapeutae occurs in relation to followers of Æsculapius at Pergamon and occurs in relation to worshipers of Serapis in inscriptions, such as at Delos.

Therapeutae initiated apprentices into the Mysteries where they dwelled.

The term therapeutikos carries in later texts the meaning of attending to heal, or treating in a spiritual or medical sense.

The Therapeutae were on the cutting edge (no pun intended) of medical science when Jesus worked with his brothers and Joseph in Sepphoris.

Jesus was taught by Therapeutae how to heal injuries sustained in accidents.

Jesus the Therapeutae recognized the healing ability of the Holy Anointing Oil of the Hebrews and may have shared it with the unclean.

"There met him out of the graves a man possessed by an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the graves.

No man could bind him as he pulled the chains apart and broke the shackles.

Neither could anyone quiet him, both night and day, he wailed in the mountains and in the graves, and beat himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and knelt before him.

"Come out of this man, you foul spirit!"

"My name is Legion, for we are many."

"Send us into the herd of swine, so that we may enter into them."

Jesus gave them leave and the unclean spirits went out, entered into the swine, the herd bolted, ran headlong into the sea and drown." - Mark 5:1-14

19 AD Herod Antipas finances an infrastructure project at Tiberias which provides employment for most of the Tektons in Galilee, including Jesus.

Jesus would have been paid very little, at most 2 sesterces per day.

Silver sestertius was two and one-half grams of silver orginally.

In 76 AD A loaf of bread cost roughly half a sestertius, and a sextarius (c. 0.5 L) of wine anywhere from less than half to more than one sestertius.

A modius (roughly 2 gallons) of rye three sestertii, a modius two sestertii, a tunic fifteen sestertii, a donkey five hundred sestertii.

Once the project was complete Herod Antipater turned his attention to building a fortress hide away a mountain plateau near the Dead Sea.

Jesus and his co-workers were not wanted or needed for the secret work.

Jesus most likely repaired boats by the Sea of Galilee or made plows and yokes for farmers.

Most wandering rabbis had a trade to support their proselytization.

There is no reason to doubt that carpentry may have supported Jesus.

The Greek writer Justin says that "Jesus was considered to be the son of Joseph the carpenter; Jesus appeared without comeliness, as the Scriptures declared; Jesus was deemed a carpenter (for Jesus was in the habit of working as a carpenter when among men, making plows and yokes; by which Jesus taught the symbols of righteousness and an active life).

In Jesus' hometown, neighbors and passers-by identify Jesus, not as someone given to international travel and other flights of fancy, but as a carpenter.

Joseph, Jesus' father, was a Tekton (Matthew 13:55).

Hebrew sons followed the family trade growing up.

Career-hopping was inconcievable; sons, especially the firstborn, followed in their father' profession. Jesus would have been no different.



Gnosis - The Unknown Jesus

Three Qualities of Æon's Creativity



There was a saying among Hebrew men in the nation of Israel:

"If you do not teach your son a craft, you teach him how to be a thief."

Joseph and Mary lived frugally in Nazareth, a small remote village, at the time.

A family of many sons needs money to survive; construction is an honest trade.

Jesus' years as a carpenter is how his neighbors remember him.

If he'd taken years to study in foreign lands, he wouldn't be recognized ia a local - their identification with him points out Jesus was locally known.

Carpenters had to be highly skilled as there were so few trees in Israel.

Throughout the sermons of Jesus are references a Tekton would ideate.

Jesus spoke of the "narrow gate" that we have to go through.

Jesus spoke of build a house "upon solid rock"" and not "upon the shifting sand"; a concept a 1st century Tekton would have known about.

In a passage, in Matthew 11:29, Jesus said that his "yoke" was easy.

Using carpentry skills Jesus could make a yoke that was comfortable.

In Matthew 21:33, Jesus talked about building a tower in a vineyard.

Jesus also tells the parable of a king who was going to build a tower but did not count the cost.

You can see the mind of a Tekton working here.

You have to know the expenses before you begin such a project.

Jesus was a carpenter or Tekton much longer than a preacher.

Jesus profession as a carpenter or Tekton is very significant.

Jesus spoke about a " keystone".

The fact that Jesus was a carpenter, for 15 to 20 years, emphasizes that the Creator and Sustainer respects all honorable work that we might do, even manual labor, as a carpenter or Tekton would have been engaged in.

Jesus may have unwittingly caused his own death by engaging in "anti-social" behavior by condemning the Pharisees for reintrepretation of Torah.



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