The Tannaim were teachers of the
Oral Law or
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
rabinnic tradition, the Tannaim were
the last generation in a
long sequence of oral teachers that
began with Moses.
the fallacies of the teachings of
the Sadducees of the Hasmonean
dynasty and the Pharisees
of Alexandria to the people of
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
spent time with the Essenes
in the desert wilderness at Qumran.
Essenes also lived in towns,
villages, and large groups throughout Judaea.
Essenes were in residence
in Jerusalem, where a gate was named after them, and also at Masada, where
their writings were found.
Essenes worked in agriculture, animal
husbandry, bee-keeping, and crafts of various kinds, but did not produce
Jesus denied the
central Hasmonean Sadducee
priniciple of Hebrews as a
divine race directly descended
Under the influence of
Saul of Tarsus, Jesus
of Nazareth, became Chrestus -
agent of the Will of God
Chrestus is the
Son of the Father, Yahweh, and
his consort Asherah.
patriarchal nomadic warrior is
psychologically internalized and reborn in Yahweh's son
redeems humanity from being
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 -
The word Messiah relates
directly to Levant Kings descended
Annointed with Holy
Oil the King ascends the Throne
as Savior or Messiah.
Humans must continue to
suffer, just like Prometheus,
unless they strictly
adhere in thought, word
and deed to the Word of the High
This ponorological psychoreligious
icongraphy imprints the
ideology into the Abrahamic religions.
victim-perpetrator ideology inserted into the Abrahamic religions
makes suffering a divine
This occurred when the
constructs of Hellenism were
misunderstood and misapplied to the lives of Zaddikite sycophants.
student of Greek mythology recognizes the Greek pantheon of gods is modeled on
the aristocracy of the Greek
Greek myths forewarn of
the fallibility of human judgment.
They are designed to check the elements of unnatural desire
aristocracy - people who
have never known want or suffering.
forewarn peasants of how
aristocracy will treat them -
virgins impregnated by gods and
put to death in hideous
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
The Zaddikim Tzaddik, "absolute righteousness," is
not just a stricture:
it is a callous demand
for conformity to an impossible standard of
"His hands are miracles.
I can watch them
for hours, transforming wood into something it never dreamed of being." - Katja
"To know intimately the nature of wood, paper,
glass, concrete, terra cotta,
wrought iron, sheet metal,
cast iron, mortar,
steel is essential
to knowing how to use these materials
with the tools available." - Frank Lloyd Wright
The Hebrews originally
understood the danger of stamping the image of God on a man as they saw how
Pharaoh could act
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
If Jesus was born
in Nazareth to Palestinian parents he would have been a
Semite, a descendent of Shem, and
looked like a Palestinian.
of a Caucasian Jesus appeared late in Catholic history when
Rodrigo Borgia chose his
son to represent the image of Jesus.
The Hebrews of Jesus' era came
up with comprehensive
The majority, if not all, were
taught to read and write
This was not done in
manner but in an Oral
Wandering Tannaim spread
Torah by the Oral Tradition sharing the
deductions of reality first abstracted by Pharaoh Akhenaten.
within the religion of Moshe Rabbenu, in
metaphor, came a
unification of diverse ways of
thinking through the use of
The philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca remarked that
the Hebrews were the only people who knew the purpose of 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.
entered his ministry at about 30 years of
bound in flesh, channels - Tekton,
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)
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.
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
The Tekton Joseph and his apprentice, the
young Jesus, are hired.
Archeological evidence from Sepphoris indicates
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
In Sepphoris Jesus of Nazareth came into contact with Romans
Anyone who has ever worked in construction recognizes that
accidents occur and those engaged in the construction activity receive
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
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
Æsculapius at Pergamon and occurs in relation to worshipers of
Serapis in inscriptions, such as at Delos.
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
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
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
of an unclean spirit.
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
"My name is
Legion, for we are many."
"Send us onto
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,
Jesus would have been paid very little, at most 2
sesterces per day.
Silver sestertius was two and one-half grams of
In 76 AD A loaf of bread cost roughly half a
sestertius; 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
Once the project was complete
Herod Antipater turned his
attention to building a
fortress hide away a mountain plateau near the Dead Sea.
his co-workers were not wanted or needed for the secret work.
repaired boats by the Sea of Galilee or made plows and yokes for
wandering rabbis had a trade to
support their proselytization.
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
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
Hebrew sons followed the family trade growing up.
Career-hopping was inconcievable; sons,
firstborn, followed in their father' profession. Jesus would have been no
There was a saying among
Hebrew men in the nation of
"If you do not teach your son a craft,
you teach him how to be a
Joseph and Mary lived frugally in Nazareth, a small remote
A family of many sons needs money to trade; construction is
Jesus' years as a carpenter is how his neighbors
If he'd taken years to study in foreign lands, he wouldn't be
recognized as a local - their identification with him points out Jesus was
Carpenters had to be highly skilled as there were so few
trees in Israel.
Throughout the sermons of Jesus are references a Tekton
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
In a passage, in Matthew 11:29, Jesus said that his "yoke" was
Using carpentry skills Jesus could make
a yoke that was
In Matthew 21:33, Jesus talked about
building a tower in a
Jesus tells the
parable of a king building a
tower but not counting cost.
You can see the mind of a Tekton
working here - a "Key Stone."
You have to know the expenses before you
begin such a project.
Jesus was a carpenter or Tekton much longer than
Jesus profession as a carpenter or Tekton is very
Æ∞n respects all honorable work
including carpenter and
Jesus may have unwittingly caused his own
death by engaging in "anti-social" behavior by
punking the Pharisees for
bad reintrepretation of Torah.
Emanation theory is common to all
forms of Gnosticism.
these emanations wear
Lumière Infinie without beginning sprang Æon.
The source of
all being is Æon.
Æon, dwelling within, is recognized as
Vital Force of Eternal Life imagined
as Monad - One Perfect Being,
splits and conceives a second Æon,
Æon eternally splits
conceiving countless Æon.
Complex hierarchies of Æon are thus
Æon belong to
a purely ideal,
Æon are immaterial hypostatic ideas.
Together with the source from
which Æon emanate; Æon amalgamate, interfuse and coalesce into
the Pleroma (Region of Lumière Infinie).
The transition from immaterial to material, from
noumenal to sensible, is transubstantiated by the
intense living passion of the
The material world
sprang into being through the passion of the female Æon
Sophia who accidentally emanated
a dream of a faulty reality
producing the Demiurge by spurning the
re-synchronization of reality with Æon - the
This image of
reality broken into frames
we experience as a
The Demiurge is
a creature that should
never have existed in the vision of Æon as
it does not belong to the Pleroma -
that perfect unchanging
To solve the problem incorrigible
Sophia has presented exhibiting free will
Æon Father emanates two
savior Æon, one of
substance and one of spirit.
rips the Veil of
Cognitive Blindness off the
collective eye of humanity to save
them from the Demiurge with the
took a human form (Jesus), to teach
humanity how to achieve Gnosis.
ultimate end of Gnosis is
metanoia, or repentance -
undoing the failures of material
existence by returning
in the spirit to the Pleroma.
existing as beings of light,
bear a number of similarities to
Judaeo-Christian angels, including
roles as servants and
emanations of Æon.
fact, certain Gnostic Angels, such as Armozel, was an Æon.
Observe carefully and you might see
Æon descend from Pleroma
walk with the common
people to bring them spiritual relief !
After this manner
therefore pray ye:
"Our Father, hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy Will be done,
Earth as it is in the Heavens.
Give us today our daily
Forgive us our debts and
we forgive those who have trespassed
Lead us not into
deliver us from the
Accept reality as reality
Recognize impermanence and
breakthrough into LIFE !.
Jesus life model can be
summed up in a sentence:
"Be kind to each other,
improve yourselves and
give generously to those in
need, enjoy life
while being creative and,
a god of dreams.
has numerous siblings, collectively known as the Oneiroi.
Greek word for
dream coincidently happens to be oneiros.
Two other Oneiroi can be
identified by name Phobetor and Phantasos.
Phobetor was thought
to be the bringer of
Phantasos was believed to
bring surreal and strange
Morpheus brought messages from the gods to
mortals through dreams.
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