True Authorship By Abelard Reuchlin Foundation

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WHY The Reuchlin Foundation WELCOME YOU  TO THE INNER CIRCLE
The INNER CIRCLE or INNER RING is the most exclusive club in history. It has consisted of those religious, political and literary leaders having knowledge of the GREAT SECRET: that the Calpurnius Piso family of ancient Rome created the fictional Jesus, the New Testament, the Church, and Christianity. In welcoming the general public to this knowledge, the following introduction is appropriate.Originally, this explanation was designed solely for Jews-for the purpose of preventing their conversion to Christianity. It was not intended for Christians nor other non-Jews. No exclusivism was intended; rather, concern for the faith of others. The purpose of this booklet was to inform Jewish-Christians and Jewish-Jews of the true account of the creation of Christianity. In the first century A.D., Jews were 10% of the population of the Roman Empire.Today,after 1900 years of suffering persecution, forced conversion,exiling, murder, and finally the Holocaust, the Jews are but 1/4 of 1% of the world’s population. And today Jews are being attacked by modern versions of the age-old problems. Firstly, there are a number of groups of what are called "Messianic Jews" or "Hebrew Christians" or "Completed Jews," whose leaders are engaged in the twofold business of 
(1) collecting money from Christians, their churches,and their Christian organizations,and 
(2) using the money thus collected to evangelize the more confused and/or unsophisticated of their Jewish brethren into changing their religious affiliation to become Christians.
Secondly still today other "Christian"groups continue to manipulate their readers and listeners
by preaching hatred toward Jews. Some attack Jews by attacking the State of Israel. They claim the
Holocaust was a lie created by Jews to justify Israel. They continuously present the account of the
1967 wartime attack on the USS Liberty, with their cry of Jewish "conspiracy." Other groups claim
that they, white Christian Americans, are somehow descended from the Northern Ten Tribes who
were carried off by Assyria in 720 B.C.; and that they, and not Jews, are modern-day Israel; and that
Jews are Satanic rejecters of Christ and have no right to exist. All this is done in the name of Christ
(while the money continues pouring in)!  This hatred toward Jews seems reasonable to many, only because 1900 years of stereotyping Jews has Conditioned Popular thinking to its acceptance. The hatred was deliberately created by the authors of the New Testament, as this booklet shows.
Thirdly, our Arab cousins have seized upon the world-wide negative image of the Jews to likewise
manipulate for power. They and their Communist friends dominate the UN so that it spends 50% of
its total time attacking Israel by every conceivable excuse.
Many Christians (as well as Jews) have wondered at this continued manipulation of hatred. Christians have also wondered at just why the Jews did reject Jesus. They have doubted the Jesus story; but there were no answers available for their questions. Many have been clearly pleased to obtain and read this explanation.Therefore it is to seekers of truth of all possible persuasions that we respectfully submit the informationi in this booklet.
PRAISE PISO!
A Challenging Proposal--If any group or persons should feel its sincerity and/or honesty is being unfairly attacked by this booklet or should wish to challenge this thesis, we stand ready to publicly
debate on the issues: (a) the actual authorship of the New Testament and (b) the proof that leaders
know this great secret and use the information( which is code) in their writings.
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The True Authorship of the New Testament.
Bibliography:
1. Rome, Roman Empire, Roman History, Jewish History, Church History, Christianity, Religion, Calpurnius Piso,
Flavius Josephus.
ISBN 0-930808-02-9
CONTENTS
I,  The Great Secret                                                      1                                                            
II.  The Jews Reject The Story                                       3      
III.  The Authorship of The New Testament Books            4
IV. The Numerical Code Systems                                  5
V.  Sounds, Animals and Allusions                               11
VI. The Family In The New Testament                           12
VII. The Creation of The Church                                     14
VIII. How to Find Josephus as The Author                      17
IX. The Proof That Josephus Was Really Calpurnius Piso 19
X.  The Inner Circle                                                        20
XI.  The Truth Makes Free                                             25



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I. THE GREAT SECRET--"FOR THERE IS NOTHING COVERED THAT WILL NOT BE REVEALED" (Mat. 10.26)
The New Testament, the Church, and Christianity, were all the creation of the
Calpurnius Piso (pronounced Peso)1 family, who were Roman aristocrats. The New
Testament and all the characters in it--Jesus, all the Josephs, all the Maws all the
disciples, apostles, Paul, and John the Baptist--are all fictional. The Pisos created the
story and the characters; they tied the story into a specific time and place in history; and
they connected it with some peripheral actual people, such as the Herods, Gamaliel,
the Roman procurators, etc. But Jesus and everyone involved with him were created
(that is, fictional!) characters.

In the middle of the first century of the present era, Rome’s aristocracy felt itself confronted
with a growing problem. The Jewish religion was continuing to grow in
numbers, adding ever more proselytes. Jews numbered more than 8,000,000, and were
10% of the population of the empire and 20% of that portion living east of Rome.
Approximately half or more of the Jews lived outside Palestine, of which many were
descended from proselytes, male and female.  However, Judaism’s ethics and morality were incompatible with the hallowed Roman institution of slavery on which the aristocracy fed, lived and ruled. They feared that Judaism would become the chief religion of the empire. The Roman author, Annaeus Seneca, tutor and confidant of Emperor Nero, suggested in a letter to his friend
Lucilius (a pseudonym of Lucius Piso) that lighting candles on Sabbaths prohibited. 
Seneca is later quoted by St. Augustine in his City of God (although the quotation does not exist in Seneca’s extant writings) as charging that:
"The (Sabbath) customs of that most accursed nation have gained such strength that they have
been now received in all lands, the conquered have given laws to the conqueror."
The family headed by Seneca’s friend, Lucius Piso, was confronted with an allied
problem more personal to it. They were the Calpurnius Pisos, who were descended
from statesmen and consuls, and from great poets and historians as well. Gaius Lucius
Calpurnius Piso, the leader of the family, had married Arria the younger (from her
grandfather’s name, Aristobulus). This made Lucius Piso’s wife the great-granddaughter
of Herod the Great.

Repeatedly, religious-minded Judaean zealots were staging insurrections against the
Herodian rulers of Judaea who were Piso’s wife’s relations. Piso wished to strengthen
his wife’s family’s control of the Judaeans. The Pisos searched for a solution to the two problems. They found it in the Jewish holy books, which were the foundation both for the rapid spread of the religion and for the zealots’ refusal to be governed by Rome’s puppets. The Pisos mocked, but marveled at, the Jewish belief in their holy books. Therefore, they felt a new "Jewish" book
would be the ideal method to pacify the Judaeans and strengthen their in laws’ control
of the country.

About the year, 60 A.D., Lucius Calpurnius Piso composed Ur Marcus, the first
version of the Gospel of Mark, which no longer exists. He was encouraged by his friend
Seneca5a and assisted by his wife’s kinsman, young Persius the poet.
Nero’s mistress (later his wife) Poppea was pro-Jewish, and Nero opposed the plan.
The result was the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, detailed in the historian
Tacitus. But this attempt failed when he aborted the plot. Instead, Nero had Piso and
Seneca and their fellow conspirators executed by forcing them to commit suicide.
He exiled Piso’s young son Arrius (spelled "Arius" herein), who appears in Tacitus
under several names, including "Antonius Natalis. "6 Nero sent young Piso to Syria as
governor. That post also gave him command of the legions controlling Judaea. His own
"history" records his service in Judaea in the year 65 under the name of Gessius
Florus, and in 66 with the pseudonym Cestius Gallus.

THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT 2
This Arius Calpurnius Piso deliberately provoked the Jewish revolt in 66 so he could
destroy the Temple in Jerusalem--for the Jews were unwilling to accept his father’s
story and thereby become pacified by it as was intended.However, his 12th Legion was caught by the zealots in the Pass of Beth Horon and almost lost. Nero’s reaction was to exile him instead to Pannonia, to command  a legion there; and to send Licinius Mucianus to serve in Syria, and Vespasian to Judaea to put down the Jewish revolt. Then in 68 Nero was assassinated by his own slave Epaphroditus8--who unknown to his master was young Piso’s lackey. Galba became emperor and named Piso’s cousin, Licinianus Piso9, as his intended successor; but Galba in turn was soon overthrown by Otho. Otho was then overthrown by Vitellius--at which point Piso and his friends
began to flock together against the latter. The Pisos and Vespasian and Mucianus and
Tiberius Alexander (Philo’s nephew) all joined ranks behind Vespasian to seek to overthrow
Vitellius.

Arius Calpurnius Piso was still commanding the 7th Legion in Pannonia11 (Austria-Hungary), and Vespasian sent him (now appearing in Tacitus with the name Marcus Antonius Primus12) south across the Alps to overthrow Vitellius. Meanwhile, the main body of Vespasian’s legions marched overland under Mucianus from the east towards Rome. Piso succeeded in defeating Vitellius’ army and secured Rome for Vespasian.13  Mucianus arrived and promptly sent him to Judaea to help Titus at the siege of Jerusalem. He did so, and in 70 they assaulted the city, then the Temple, burned
it, slaughtered many thousands, sent thousands more to slavery and gladiatorial combat and death.

Then, Arius Calpurnius Piso wrote, in sequence, the following:
Gospel of Matthew 70-75 C.E.
Present Gospel of Mark 75-80 C.E.
Gospel of Luke (with help of Pliny the Younger) 85-90 C.E.

In the gospel story he inserted himself by playing the role not only of Jesus, but of all the Josephs, as well. He particularly enjoyed assuming the identity of Joseph. Wishing to create a Jewish hero, a savior, in fictional form, he (and his father before him), felt the identity of a second Joseph secretly, but very aptly, fit them. For their name Piso had the same four letters, rearranged, as the four Hebrew letters (Yud Vov Samech Fey) which in that language spelled the name Joseph. Thus they saw themselves as the new Joseph. That is why so much of the story of Joseph in Egypt is secretly redone and inserted into the gospel story of Jesus.

The Jewish Joseph (of Genesis)  
¯ 12 brothers
¯ Spices on the camels
¯ Joseph flees without his cloak from
Potiphar’s wife
*Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver
¯ Brother Judah suggests the sale
¯ Background was Egypt, bondage and
slaying of the first-born
*Miriam is sister of Moses, whose story is
sequel to that of Joseph.
The second Joseph (Jesus)
¯ 12 disciples
¯ Spices with the Magi
*The young disciple flees without his
cloak when Jesus is arrested.
¯ Jesus is sold for 30 pieces of silver
*Judas sells Jesus
*Backgroundw as flight to Egypt to avoid
Herod’s slaying of the male children
(Mt.2.13,16)
¯ Mariam is Jesus’ mother
The Jesus figure which Piso creates is a composite. He inserts redrawn elements from Joseph in Egypt and other Jews of the Bible; elements from Essenic writings; and characteristics of various pagan gods. Piso plagiarized the Hebrew scriptures. Especially, he loved and borrowed freely
from the prophet Isaiah, whose 44th chapter was most helpful. Piso’s idea to make Jesus a god to whom to bow, worship and pray came from Isaiah 44.17; and the idea to SEGMENT MISSING
The "prophecies" fit Jesus for the same reason Cinderella’s slippers fit her feet. The Jesus story
was deliberately written in such a way that it would fulfill the prophecies. In addition to creating Jesus in literature, Piso created for himself another famous literary role, that of a purported Jewish general and then historian: Flavius Josephus. As Josephus, he contended he had bravely led his fellow Jews in the war in defending Galilee against the Roman invaders! However, like Jesus, Josephus came only in literature, that is, in Piso’s own writings. ’Under his fictional name of Flavius Josephus
he also wrote, during these approximate years the following:
¯ The Jewish War 75-80 C.E.
¯ Jewish Antiquities (Jewish Archaeology) 90-93 C.E.
¯ His purported autobiography entitled Vita in Latin (which would be Bios in Greek)--which is also fictional 96-103 C.E.
¯ Contra Apionem 103-105 C.E.
Piso is known publicly in history only under his pen name of Flavius Josephus. He does not appear as Arius Calpurnius Piso. His true identity is decipherable only by reconstruction. With his father’s death at Nero’s hands in 65, the Pisos vanish from public Roman history. For the next 73 years they are busy writing the NT and tightening their power over the known world; but they appear only under alias names. They reappear as a family with Piso’s grandson Antoninus as emperor in 138, and are
thereafter known chiefly as the Antonines--but not as the Pisos!


II. THE JEWS REJECT THE STORY--HE CAME UNTO HIS OWN AND HIS OWN RECEIVED HIM NOT (John 1.11)
His mother’s people rejected his tale and with good reason. They well knew he had destroyed their Temple and City and slaughtered their people because of his senseless hatred (John 15.25); and that he was now the author of the new fiction by which Rome was hoping to control the Judaean masses. They also knew that while finishing the Gospel of Matthew and writing his account of the war entitled the Jewish War, he was the Roman general who in 73 destroyed the last three Jewish outposts: Machaerus, Herodion, and then Masada. In the semi-fictional story of the war which he wrote he gave himself, as conqueror of Masada, the fictional name Flavius Silva.’ He knew the details of the siege of Masada intimately because he was the the one who conducted it. He wrote that the defenders
who committed suicide totaled 9602 because (as the explanation later of his code system
will explain) 600 stood for Christ, 300 stood for the Cross, and 60 stood for the name Calpurnius Piso . 
Then he inserted into the Gospel of Mark after the year 75 the fallen commander of Masada, Eliezer ben Yair. 3 He makes him Jairus, in Mark 5.22. Then he puts him into Luke 8.41 as Lazarus. He was teasing that he, Piso, because his alter ego creation was Jesus, could heal and raise from the dead, whereas the Jews had been forced by him to perish at Masada. Because of the destruction in the war, Judaea after 70 was desolate and underpopulated. With little left to tax, the Herodian aristocracy had gone to Rome permanently to live. The Sadducaean priesthood, appointees and in-laws of the Herods, were dead at the revolutionaries’ hands, and the remainder scattered to Rome. Even the Essenic visionaries in the desert were dead--at Piso’s hand.
The only surviving Judaean leadership were the non-political or fence-straddling Pharisees, who after 70 changed their names to rabbis. The remaining Judaeans looked to them for guidance. Their leader, Yochanan ben Zakai, had obtained Vespasian’s permission to establish a school at Yavneh. In return the rabbis now taught pacifism and accommodation to Vespasian’s imperial wishes.
But unlike the Herods before them, they were not fully practical. For they refused to accommodate Piso’s wishes as to religion. They refused to instruct their people to accept his story.

THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT 4
the little man up in the sycamore tree in Luke chapter 19, who becomes a follower of Jesus. Rabbi Gamliel (Gamaliel) is inserted not only as the teacher of Paul (Acts 22.3) but also as the speaker at the Council of Jerusalem warning that the apostles should be let alone (Acts 5.38-39). Even Rabbi Akiva would be added to Acts: as Agabus (Acts 11.28 and 21.10) and as Sceva (Acts 19.14).
More vengeance was wrought by Piso by his picturing the Jews, in the successive gospels, as increasingly evil. In Matthewc hapter 23, Jesus repeatedly calls the scribes and Pharisees hypocrites and even vipers--but does not include the people. In Matthew 3.7, also, the Pharisees and Sadducees are called offspring of vipers--this time by John the Baptist. But by the time of Luke 3.7, it is not merely the leaders but the crowds whom John the Baptist calls the offspring of vipers. And in Acts 23.12 (written 96-100) it is "the Jews" (and not merely the Pharisees or Sadducees) who form
conspiracy to kill Paul. By the time of the Gospel of John (year 105), the author (Piso’s
son, Justus) has Jesus tell the Jews who challenge him, "You are of (your) father
devil...’(John 8.44)’  Even when Piso absolves the villains of culpability-- " Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"(Luke 23.34)--it is the Roman soldiers, and not the Jews,
whom he excuses. It was true that none of the actors knew what--because none of the
fictional characters could be present to observe the writing of the story! The NT pictures the Jews as the enemies of Jesus, of Paul, and of the message of the Gospel. Piso’s son Proculus, writing the Epistle to the Romans, in 11.28 explained the reason why the Jews were being pictured as the enemies of the new belivers: "As concerning the gospel (they, the Jews, are) enemies because of you" (for your sakes). is, in order that the people would believe the story! The author of I and II John admits why the Jews were then opposing the Gospel--they were refusing to confess that Jesus
Christ had come "in (the) flesh" (I John 4.3; II John, verse 7). The author’s response was to label such opponents as deceivers and anti-Christ (ibid).


III. THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
BOOKS-- "LET GOD BE TRUE, BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR... "(Romans 3.4)
The main authors of the New Testament books were Arius Calpurnius Piso (Josephus); his son, Fabius Justus; his granddaughter’s husband, Pliny the Younger;
and his son, Julius. Following is a list of the actual authorship of each of the books of the New Testament:
APPROX.
NAME OF THE BOOK YEAR
WRITTEN
The original Mark 60 CE
Matthew 70-75
The present Mark 75-80
Luke 85-90
John 105
Acts of the Apostles 96-100
Romans 100
I Corinthians, Galatians
and Ephesians 100-103
II Corinthians, Ephesians 103-105
Colossians 106-107
I Timothy 105
II Timothy 107
THE ACTUAL AUTHOR
Lucius Calpurnius Piso
Arius Calpurnius Piso
Arius Calpurnius Piso
Arius Calpurnius Piso with Pliny’s help
Justus Calpurnius Piso
Chapters 1-15, A. C. Piso with Justus’ help;
chapters 16-17, by Justus; chapters 18-28,
some written by Justus, some by Pliny
Proculus Calpurnius Piso
Pliny
Justus
Justus with his son Julianus’ help
Pliny
Justus
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Titus 103-105 Pliny
Philemon 105-110 Justus with help of Julianus
James 110 Justus
I and II Peter 110-115 Proculus
I, II, and III John 110-115 Julius Calpurnius Piso
Jude 110-115 Julius
Revelation 136-137 Julius
Hebrews 140 Flavius Arrianus (Arrian), aka Appian, younger
grandson of Piso by Claudia Phoebe
THE CHURCHF ATHERS.B etween 100 and 105 additional Christian books
were already being done--by the same authors who were finishing the New Testament
itself. Julius wrote an epistle as Clement of Rome. Pliny wrote a number of epistles as
St. Ignatius. Proculus wrote one as St. Polycarp. By these writings, the authors were
installing themselves, in their own time, as the legitimate successors of the apostles
Peter and Paul who had supposedly written in the middle of the past century. This
facade entitled them, as they now went among their new believers, to be the legitimate
propagandizers and interpreters of the Christian writings.
THES EPTUAGINTF. ather, too, was busy. Piso was amending the Greek Septuagint.
In his gospels he had strengthened his story by misquoting places from the
Hebrew Scriptures. He changed language in the Septuagint to make it conform with
the NT misquotes. That way, there would be an alleged "correct" translation of the
Hebrew Scriptures with which the NT quotations agreed
THEA POCRYPHPAis. o wished to create a strong foundation on which to place
the new faith. So between 100 and 115 he recreated the story of the "400 lost years" of
Jewish history. He did this by also writing most of the 14 books of the Apocrypha,
including Esdras, I Maccabees, Judith, Tobit, Bel and the Dragon. By making Jewish
history brave and glorious, the empire’s peoples would more readily accept it as their
own history and become the new Israel.
THEW RITINGSO F ARRIAN.L ater, between 130 and 150, Arrian (Arrianus,
longer form of his grandfather’s name Arius) would emulate him. He would use Piso’s
pseudonyms of Flavius and Barnabas. And he would compose, in addition to Hebrews,
many Christian books: The Shepherd of Hermas, Barnabas, the Didache, Martyrdom
of Polycarp, Epistle to Diognetus; as well as 24 volumeso n Romanh istory; an account
of Alexander’s campaign into India; the writings of the purported astronomer Ptolemy;
and the lecture notes of Epictetus, his Stoic instructor (whomh e created!).
IV. THE NUMERICAL CODE SYSTEMS--PUTTING TWO &
TWO TOGETHER & GETTING 22/
Piso wished to insure that no other writers nor family could ever lay claim to the
authorship of his and his family’s great work. So he inserted various systems of code into
his NT writings, and similarly into his public writings under his Josephus name, and
also into the Apochryphae, ach to express his and his family’s true identity. It was like
copyrighting his work.
Centuries before, the Greek philosopher PythagorasI had developed the method of
expressing ideas through the numerical equivalents of a word’s letters. 2 Piso took and
refined this Pythagorean "mathematics" and by it utilized Greek numerical code,
basically three systems:
1. SMALLN UMBERING(.W hen the same system was used by the Jews in
Hebrew, they called it Mispar Koran .) Each letter in Greek had a numerical equivalent.
But in small numbering, the zeros were deleted. Thus, in Greek his family name was
spelled Kalpournios Piso and had the following numerical equivalents:
K A A P O T P N I O E P I E O
20 + 1 + 30 + 80 + 70 + 400 + 100 + 50 + 10 + 70 + 200 = 41 80 + 10 + 200 + 800 = 19
The total of this word is 41 The total of this word is 193
TOGETHER THE TWO WORDS TOTALED 60
THE NUMERICAL CODE SYSTEMS 6
2. INITIALS YSTEMT.h is involved using only the initial letters of the names but
with full numerical (not small numbering) values:
¯ K was 20; P was 80; thus KP was 100.
¯ C (in Latin) was 100; P was 80; thus CP was 180.
¯ K was 20; P, which was R in Greek, was as R in Greek 100; thus KP was 120.
¯ C was 100; P, as R in Greek, was 100; thus CP was 200.
3. SEQUENCSEY STEMT. his was used with, and as an extension of, systems 1 or
2. Each Greek letter also had its assigned sequence in the order of the letters in the
alphabet.
Using the sequence system together with 1: the letter for 60 was CH which even today
appears as --- on the Papal Cross. That letter was the 14th letter of the alphabet.
Thus Kalpournios’’ Piso, which was expressed as 60, was also expressed as 14. That is,
14 became the secret equivalent of 60.
Using the sequence system together with 2: K was the 10th letter in sequence, and P
was the 16th. Thus KP was 26.
Exampleso f his use of these numberings ystems are as follows:
I. IN THEG OSPELS--Thtew o chapters containing genealogies of Jesus are Matthew
1 and Luke 3. He used various methods to express those numbers which most pertinently
expressed his identity; namely, 41, 60, and 26.
IN MATTHEW, CHAPTER 1
41 The actual number of generations from Abraham to Jesus (count them!)
60 The crucial verse is Matthew 1.17, which recites 14 three times. One plus 17, plus
14 three times, is a total of 60.
26 The 1st chapter has total of 25 verses--that plus 1 (the first chapter) gives 26.
IN LUKE, CHAPTER 3
41 The 3rd chapter has 38 verses, total being 41.
60 The generations from Jesus back to Abraham (count them!) are 57. Fifty-seven
plus 3rd chapter totals 60.
26 The crucial verse is Luke 3.23 (which recites Jesus’ age as 30). Three plus 23 is 26.
Please note that Christians have been taught that the New Testament at that time did
not have numbering of the chapters and/or verses. That also is not true, as far as the
Pisos’ own copies were concerned. The family arranged the verses so that many of the
more important ones would, with the chapters, total Piso numbers, such as John 3.16
(total of 19), and John 8.32 (total of 40). That no chapter and/or verse numbering
appears on copies distributed to be read to the illiterate slaves and poor people is quite
immaterial.
Introducing the actual 57 generations in Luke chapter 3, is the statement in Luke
3.23 that Jesus was 30 years of age. It is, thereby, hinted that the 30 should be added to
the 57 which follows; thus, giving a total of 87. Then we should compare the 87 to the
actual 41 in Matthew chapter 1; and that gives a difference of 46.
Forty-six was Jesus Christ in small numbering, as when in the Gospel of John, the
Jews tell Jesus that the Temple was being built for 46 years.
But Piso had an even more pertinent reason for using this involved method to secretly
insert 46 in connection with 41. He was hinting that we should put the two numbers
together as 41.46 and then find that verse in Genesis. When we do that, we find the
verse which recites that Joseph was 30 years old when he stood before Pharaoh in
Egypt. By secretly thus hinting at Genesis 41.46, Piso was teasing that that chapter anti
verse in Genesis was the source for his idea to make Jesus 30 years of age.4 He was saying
that the Old Testament story of Joseph was the source of his idea to use the Joseph
story (that is, many elements in it) as redone by him for Jesus’ life, and the idea
remake himself as a fictional Joseph (that is, Josephus, a purported Jewish historian),
and also to insert himself as all the Josephs in the New Testament.
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Following is a chart of the three numbering systems explained above:
No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
Pro- Small Initial Sequence
nounced Numbers System System
A a Alpha a 1 1 1
B/3 Beta b 2 2 2
P 3’ Gamma g 3 3 3
A 6 Delta d 4 4 4
E e Epsilon e 5 5 5
Z z Zeta z 7 7 6
H n Eta e 8 8 7
O o Theta th 9 9 8
I t Iota i 1 10 9
K x Kappa k 2 20 10
L l Lambda 1 3 30 11
M m Mu m 4 40 12
N v Nu n 5 50 13
ch Xi x 6 60 14
O o Omicron o 7 70 15
II p Pi p 8 80 16
P r Rho r, rh 1 100 17
S s Sigma s 2 200 18
T r Tau t 3 300 19
T v Upsilon u 4 400 20
¢I’ 4) Phi f 5 500 21
X X Chi ch 6 600 22
P Psi ps 7 700 23
O o Omega o 8 800 24
II. In his public writings as "Josephus."
Read the first couple pages of his Vita (his purported autobiography), and you will see
he uses in order the following numbers:
24 Insovs (Jesus) in small numbering.
9 The 9th letter was "I" which stood for Isous (Jesus).
14 Which was equivalent of 60 and, hence, KP.
16 The 16th letter in sequence in the alphabet was P (pronounced pie, as in pie in the
sky--Jesus).
19 Piso in small numbering in Greek was 19.
26 KP by the sequence system.
600 The letter X (pronounced "ch" in Greek) and which was the first letter
Christos in Greek. It was 600 by the initial system.
80 P, which stood for Piso, was 80 by the initial system.
The following are the main numbers the Pisos used in the New Testament and in
their public writings, and which have been used since by others; and why they used
them, that is, what each number represented to the Pisos and to others who later knew
the secret.
14--This 14th letter by the sequence system stood for 60 and, therefore for KP.
16--The 16th letter by the sequence system was P which stood for Piso.
19--Piso was 19 in small numbering (That is why in Judaism, the prayer against the
minim was the 19th prayer).
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20mAanl lusion to the 20 pieces of silver for which the first Joseph (Joseph in Egypt in
the Jewish Bible) was sold.
22--Xoisros (Christ) in Greek small numbering was 22.
24--Isovs (Jesus) in Greek small numbering was 24. That is the reason in the Jewish
prayers the Vidui (AshamnuB, ogadnue, tc.) contains not 22 (as it wouldi f only the 22 letters
of the alphabet were used) but 24! That is also the reason the Jewish Canon was
organized into 24 books, and that Psalm 24 is recited after Torah readings (except on
the Sabbath).
26inK (10th letter) plus P (16th letter) by sequence system.
27--Plinios (Pliny) in Greek small numbering. That was why the NT ultimatly contained
27 books. The Jews answered Pliny by reciting the 27th Psalm during the Rosh
Hashonoh season.
30--The 30 pieces of silver. Incidentally, Piso chose Flavius as part of his fictional
name (Flavius Josephus). He spelled it in Greek Ilaonoios so that its letters would total
30, because he was alluding to the 30 pieces of silver which he had created in the story.
Flavius meant gold; that is, yellow-gold in color. He had changed the 20 pieces of silver
of the first Joseph to the 30 pieces of silver of the second Joseph (jesus, his creation),and
spelled gold so it would total 30 and be secret allusion to his story. Also by the sequence
system, F of Ilaotovtos was the 21st letter, and I of Isous was the 9th letter, making
total of 30.
33raThe presumed age, based on Gospel of John, at which Jesus dies; because his
ministry there was seemingly for three years. 33 was chosen because Alexander the
Great died at age 33.
36--The total in small numbering of his fictional name Iwspros.Even though he had
taken the identity of (various) Josephs, he spelled his pseudonymw ith a P instead of
F. The change of letters was etymologically proper in Greek. But, also, with that spelling
it would total not 33 but 36. And the name of the ancient Greek
philosopher--Pythagoras--from whom he borrowed and refined the numbering
systems, totaled 36 by small numbering!
In Luke chapter 3, he added to the 57 generations between Jesus and Abraham, an
additional 21 generations counting back to Adam and God. He thus deliberately made
the total 78. For comparing the 78 generations in Luke chapter 3, to the 42 generations
(3 times 14) presumed in Matthew 1.17, gives a difference of 36--which was Josephus!
The Jews replied by lighting 36 candles during the eight nights of Chanukah; and
with the legend of the Lamed Vav; and by spelling and choosing the hymn title Adon
Olam, which totaled 36. And, later, by spelling a master’s good name in such a way that
its letters would total 36.
40-The number 12 which represented the 12 disciples, was when used in the sequence
system, the letter M. And by the initial system that was 40.40 was also half of 80 which
was P (for Piso); hence two M’s could represent Piso. That was the reason that Jesus’
mother’s name was spelled not Miriam as if in Hebrew, but rather Mariam. For Aria
was the feminine form of Piso’s true name of Arius. And by putting an "m" on either
end of it, a feminine Arius Piso was produced.5 Piso was the mother as well as the
father!
41--This was Kalpovpnios, (Kalpournios), the Greek spelling of his clan name, in
small numbering.
42--The presumed total generations of Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew chapter 1. There
are actually only 41 generations listed there. The Jewish response was to chose Detsach
Adash Ba’achav. They totaled 42!
44--This was the expression in small numbering of the name of his middle son and
main assistant and successor, Fabius Justus (Iabios = 18, Iovstos = 26);together his
name totaled 44. That was the reason why Paul (being written and fictionally created
by Josephus’ son Justus) said in II Cor. 11.24 that "(f)ive times I received from
Jews thirty-nine lashes." 39 plus 5 was 44, which was the author’s true name. That
9 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
is also the reason 144,000 appears in Revelation 7.4, and 14.1, and .3. Julius, the
author there, was referring to his brother, Fabios Ioustos, who was 44, coupled with the
expression of his family’s name, 100 for KP. In reply the Jews lit eight shamosh
candles--in addition to the 36 others--during Chanukah, making the total 44.
46--Jesus Christ [Isous Xistos ] in small numbering. In John 2.20 the Jews tell Jesus
it took 46 years to build the Temple.
47--Pythagoras’ most famous theorem was his 47th. That said that the square of the
hypotenuse equaled the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Piso saw himself as
the fictional redidivus of so many other greats of history: Joseph, Alexander the Great,
Plato, Aristotle, Minos,e t al. In short, he becamee verything from the alpha of Arius to
the omega of Piso (see Rev. 1.8, 21.6, 22.13). Similarly, he was the new Pythagoras.
Therefore he wrote that his brave defense of Jotapata in the Jewish War had lasted 47
6days.
50--This was represented in Hebrew by the letter "nun. " The same word, nun, was
also the father of the first Joshua. Thus, 50 was used as an allusion to the source--the
Jewish Joshua--from which Piso borrowed the name for his hero. Also, nun had a third
meaning: in Aramaic it meant fish. Therefore the Church made the fish a symbol for
Jesus.
57--The 57 generations from Abraham to Jesus in Luke chapter 3. A Jewish answer
was to chose the Haftorah for Yom Kippur morning; it is from Isaiah chapter 57, starting
at its 14th verse and continuing through to the 14th verse of the following chapter.
60--Kalpournios Piso in small numbering. That is why, in another story in his Jewish
Antiquities, Piso crucified his alter ego 60 cubits high. And why--in order to answer
him--Pesach Matzoh U’Maror were made to total 60.
66--Flavius (Flaouios)Josephus (Iosepos)--30 plus 36--in small numbering.
was why the Church later arranged the Old Testament into 39 books, so that those,
plus the 27 books of the New Testament, would total 66 in all.
67--Expressing the letters of Piso, each in the sequence system, gave: P-16, I-9, S-18,
f1-24=67. The Jews wrote a reply to Piso which was made to contain 167 verses. That
was answering KP which was 100, plus Piso which was 67 by the sequence system.
Later, lo’hevel was chosen because it aptly totaled 67.
70--An allusion to the Septuagint; and also to the family’s name as spelled Kalpournious
Peison (see footnote 3 supra). Piso wrote both accounts of his day as to how the
Septuagint was created: One in his Antiquities in whiCh the central character is Aristaios
(totaling 19 in small numbering in Greek) and the other entitled the Letter of Aristeas
(totaling 16 in small numbering). Each name was merely a longer form of his true name
of Arius; Aristaios and Aristeas were merely yet additional literary alter egos of himself!
This code practice of adding or subtracting portions of a name to disguise but yet
keep the basic name is seen in another variation of Piso’s true personal name of
Arius--L. Arruntius Stella. Under that name Piso was patron and friend of the poets
Statius and Martial and a Roman consul. Query as to the possible source of the name
Artorius or Arthur--as in King Arthur?!
80--P, which stood for Piso, was 80 in regular numbering, that is, by the initial
system.
87--That was the secret total of 57 plus 30 in Luke chapter 3, explained above. 87 was
also paz in regular numbering in both Greek and Hebrew. Pos, which was almost the
same pronunciation, was the final syllable of his Iosnpos name.
The Jews answered with the sons of Pazzi. And they made Boruch Sheh’ornar contain
87 words.
96--This was "Alex" in regular numbering. That was the shortened form of the name
of Piso’s first son, Alexander, who died about the year 95. He appeared in the Gospels
as Andrew. Pliny married Piso’s granddaughter, Calpurnia, and therefore became like
a new son to him, a replacement for Alexander. Hence, he was 96. The particular one
of Pliny’s public letters in which he wrote to Emperor Trajan concerning his recent
alleged persecution of Christian believers, was appropriately made to appear as letter
number 96 in the 10th volume of his letters.
THE NUMERICAL CODE SYSTEMS 10
To answer Pliny, the first line of Adon Olam was made to total 96 in small numbering
in Hebrew, as was the expression, Mah Nishtanah Halailah Hazeh Me’kol Ha’lailos.
99--This was the total of Pliny’s full name, Gaios Kaikilios Sekoundos Plinious, in
small numbering.
100--KP by the initial system.
120--KP (P as R) by initial system. That is why the gathering of the brethren in Acts
1.15 consisted of 120.
136--KP (100) plus Iosepos (36). The 120 persons in Acts 1.15 plus the chapter
verse there total 136.
The Jews answered Piso by making the first lines of Yigdal and Ayn K’Elokeynu total
136 in Mispar Katan. And by reciting Psalm 136 each sabbath and in the Haggadah.
Also notice that in Malcolm Hay’s Thy Brother’s Blood, Josephus is first mentioned on
page 136.
144--KP (100) plus Fabius Justus (44) total 144. The 144,000 which appear in Rev..
180--C (from Latin) as 100, plus P from Greek as 80. In Acts 27.37 the persons
Paul’s boat totaled 276. That was because they were actually just two: 180 (CP) plus
(Pliny); that is, the two authors of Acts, Pliny and Calpurnius Piso, who in this instance
would be Justus.
200--C, plus P as R.
300--T was 300 in Greek; it was also the symbol of the cross.
316--This was the cross (T = 300) plus P (16th letter). Vo’reek was chosen because it
(like a form of Piso’s hero’s name) totaled 316 in regular numbering. Vo’reek was taken
from Isaiah 30.7--as was also hevel, with the mere addition of lamed (30). Allegorically
the New Testament could be seen as authored mainly by Piso, Mr. Hevel V. Reek!
600--X in Greek, which was pronounced "ch," was the first letter of Xristos (Christ);
and it was also 600 in the initial system. Thus 600 stood for Christ. Later it reappeared
as the 600 who rode "into the valley of Death."
666--The number which pertained to the beast in Revelation 13.18. This will be ex
plained below:
The Pisos used the numbers all through the New Testament-- in various ways,
again and again. Piso teased that even "the very hairs of your head are all numbered!"
(Mat. 10.30)
There were no copyright laws then, and their use of code was like copyrighting their
work. That way, no future authors could steal the honor which they wished for their
memories forever, by claiming, even secretly, that the great work was theirs.
But then, Piso’s oldest living son, Julius (who was John as a little boy in the Synoptic
Gospels), became angry at the family. As Julius Severus, he had just destroyed Bar
Cochbah in the year which is now 135 C.E. (A.D.). But instead of rewarding him, his
surviving brother Justus and Justus’ friend Emperor Hadrian, who was under his
thumb, had named sister Claudia’s son Antoninus to succeed Hadrian. Julius felt his
own grandson should have been chosen successor instead.7 But Hadrian even specified
that his own nephew and grandson should be emperors after Antoninus!
So in 136’137 Julius retaliated by writing Revelation, and in it turning the numbercode
against the family. He ridicules Pliny, who was number 27, by making the beast
in Revelation 13.1 (14 and therefore his own father!) have 10 horns, 7 heads, and
diadems, which total 27. He makes his own dead father into the dragon, who acts for 42
months (Matthew 1.17; 3 x 14, that is Jesus)in Revelation 13.5. The seven angels have
seven plagues (a total of 14!) in Revelation 15.6.
He is most vicious toward his father in Revelation 13.180 by saying the number of
the beast was 666. 600 (which was Xristos by the initial system) plus 66 (Flaovios
Iospos by small numbering). That is, daddy and his creation, Christ! Some ancient
manuscripts have this as 616, but the result is the same. For 16 is P by the sequence
system, and P stood for Piso. So 616 is Piso plus Christ!
In that same verse, Julius derides his father yet another way. That involved a fourth
numerical code system: regular (not "small’ ’) numbering in words and entire phrases.
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is") was made to be 1,702 in regular numbering,so that when 666 was added to it, the
total was 2,368; and that was the identical total, also in regular numbering, of the the
9names Jesus Christ. Each was 2,368!
I H S O U S and the number
10 8 200 70 400 200 888 KAI O ARITHMOS = 531
X P I S T O S of it
600 100 10 200 300 70 200 = 1,480 A U T O U
1 400 300 70 400 = 1,171
six hundred sixty six = 666
TOTAL 2,368 TOTAL 2,368
Julius must have thought his being married to Hadrian’s sister (in which capacity
Roman history knows him as Julius Servianus) 10 would protect him. But they took him
to Rome and executed him.11 In his fictional identity as the disciple John, Julius would
be the only NT disciple not martyred--because Julius was the only son in fact martyred
for opposition to the great creation!
V. SOUNDS, ANIMALS AND ALLUSION--"FOR SUCH MEN.
¯ . THROUGH FAIR SPEECH AND FLATTERING SPEECH DECEIVE THE HEARTS
OF THE GUILELESS"(Romans 16.18)
In addition to their use of the various number systems, the Pisos also used a variety
of other methods of code. They used sounds including "pur" from Calpurnius,
"pour" from Kalpournios (the spelling of the name in Greek), "pass" or "paz" from
Piso’s fictional name, which was spelled Iosepos in Greek (no historian ever mentions
that Josephus spells his name with a "p" instead of an "f" in Greek; for they, too, are
Inner Circle members).
Other sounds used are "shur," from Genesis 49.22, in which Joseph appeared as a
fruitful bough with its branches running over the wall; and "wall" there being in
Hebrew shut. Also, shy which was Aramaic for "gift" and alluding to the great gift,
Jesus, which Josephus created.
Also, animals were and are used as allusions to Josephus:
1. The CAMEL. Camillus was the Roman general who destroyed Veil, capital of
the Etruscans and until then an obstacle to Rome’s expansion on the Italian peninsula.
Piso saw Jerusalem--with its Temple, which was the heart of Judaism--as the new
Veii; hence, he was the new Camillus or Camel. Examples in the Gospels are the camel
and the needle, the gnat and the camel, and the camel-hair garment of John the Baptist.
When we reverse the order of the first two letters of Iosepos and add the name of
that city, the result is "Oy Veii!"
2. The LEOPARD or PANTHER. A symbol of the goddess, Cybele, which also
was composited by Piso into the Jesus figure--was the panther. This is source of"puss
and boots," "cat with nine lives," "many ways to skin a cat." That was also why
Jesus was called ben Pantiri.
3. The HORSE. Piso, with its letters rearranged and an extra "p" added,
becomes ippos in Greek, which is horse. The horse’s mouth and its donkey, lead a horse
to water, horse laugh, etc. The Second Coming or the Rapture, which is Humpty’s fall,
is when all the king’s horses won’t put him back together again.
4. The COCK or CHICKEN. A priest of Cybele and Attis was called a gallus in
Rome, because the Gallus was the name of the river in western Turkey from which
area the Romans stole that particular pair of gods. Gaul, specifically Provence, v-as
where the Pisos had estates. And gallus meant a chicken in Latin: "Before the cock
crows, Simon Peter, you will deny me three times." That was why Tur Malkah was
destroyed through a cock and a hen. Also, Jesus as a hen gathering her chickens in
Mat. 23.37, cock and bull, cocksure, cock of the walk, peacock, poppycock, and the
chicken (Piso) on whom we put our sins (instead of the Temple he destroyed with his
SOUNDS, ANIMALS AND ALLUSIONS 12
(Josephus) on whom we put our sins (instead of the Temple he destroyed with his
minim--plural of min which was short for Minos) Erev Yom Kippur. And the term
Gollus, for the dispersion which Piso ultimatly caused. It was only after the second
distruction that Jewish literature referred to both dispersions as Gollus.
Piso saw himself as a new Greek Moses. He secretly used the identity of Minos
redidivus. For Minos was the reputed ancient lawgiver of Crete (another Minos was
king of ancient Crete). The name Minos in Greek small numbering totaled 19--the
same as did Piso! Thus, Pliny writing as Paul in the Epistle to Titus (actually to Julius)
in the New Testament, boasts that "All Cretans are liars" (Titus 2.12). He is quoting
from Epimenides, another Cretan. But Pliny also adds, "This report is true"! (Titus
2.13).
The rabbis noticed, and they began to refer to Christianity as Minus and to Piso as
"the min" or Ha’Min. On occasion they changed the two vowels to komatz. They teased
Afiku’min1 "you shall cast out the min." Later, in Adon Olam, their descendants would
sing that God (and not Piso!) "is my minos and the minos of my cup..."
Henry Fielding too noticed, and he inserted Minos as a character in his A Journey from
this World to the Next. He also had that story contain Book 1 with 25 chapters; and then
skipped to Book 19, Chapter 7. With each he was teasing at Matthew chapter 1 with its
25 verses, and its total of 26.
Piso used various other allusions to himself. The name Piso was supposedly derived
from the Latin word pistor which orginally meant one who "ground" ; hence, a miller of
flour or a baker. Now we know why Sherlock Holmes lived on Baker Street, and why
there were 24 blackbirds baked in a (Piso) pie, and the butcher (Titus, who slaughtered
the Jews) and the baker (Piso) and the candlestick maker (the light of the world, Jesus),
and the gingerbread house and the trail of bread crumbs.
That is the source for the expression "May their bones be ground to dust!" and for
the expression in the martyrology of the ten rabbis recited on Yom Kippur and Tisha
b’Av that the strangers (Romans) consumed them "as a cake unturned" is consumed
by fire, and for the custom of Tashlich on Rosh Hashonohi n which we cast out our sins
by casting bread crumbs from our pockets out and onto the water.
VI. THE FAMILY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT--"I AND
THE FATHER ARE ONE" (John 10.30)
The Pisos claimed descent from Calpus (Kalpos in Greek) whom they claimed was the
son of Numa Pompilius, successor of Romulus who founded Rome. The Calpurnian
clan descended from Calpus; and the Pisos were the most prominent family in the
Calpurnian clan. Changing the "a" to "o" produced kolpos, which was Greek for
bosom. That is why Lazarus was in the bosom of Abraham in Luke 16.23 and why the
only begotten Son was in the bosom of the Father in John 1.18 and why the beloved
disciple leaned on Jesus’ bosom in John 13.23. That is also why, after the Resurrection,
Jesus met "Cleopas" (Luke 24.18) and a Mariam is (wife) of "Clopas" (John 19.25).
Piso and his sons and Pliny move through the NT under various names. In the
gospels, starting with Matthew, Jesus (Josephus) has basically only three disciples:
John, James and Simon Peter. All the other nine disciples are shadowy alter egos of
these three. The three are really his three sons, Julius, Justus and Proculus, inserted
into the first gospel when still little boys. In addition, his fourth son, Alexander, appears
as the fourth but less important disciple, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.
The New Testament mentions 9 different Simons (plus 2 Simeons); and 6 different
Jameses; and 9 different Johns; and 6 different Judases. Most of these were honorable
insertions of Piso’s three sons (Julius played the Judases as well as the Johns).
When Piso plays Joseph, the three main disciples are his three real sons--and Jesus
is his literary son. Then when Piso plays Jesus, his sons become Jesus’ brothers. Thus,
Jesus has four brothers (Matthew 13.55) who are really Piso’s four sons including Alexander.
13 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Father plays all the Josephs. First he is Joseph the carpenter, later he is Joseph of
Arimathea who buries Jesus. Joseph the carpenter drops from the story when Jesus
starts his ministry--because Piso cannot be in the story as two main roles simultaneously!--
then Joseph reappears after the crucifixion to bury his literary son! Then in Acts of
the Apostles, he reappears as Joseph the Levite, whose name is quickly changed to Barnabas
(Acts 4.36).
Thus, he plays both the Son (,Jesus) and the Father (Joseph the carpenter, and God).
Father and Son were in fact one--each was Piso.
Shakespeared escribedt he doublei dentity in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. In its great riddle,
supposedly alluding to incest, but actually to Piso’s double role, Shakespeare wrote:
"He’s father, son, and husband mild..."1 And in As You Like It, he wrote, "One man
plays many parts..."2
In Acts 19.29 and 20.4, written by his son Justus, Josephus is inserted under the
name Aristarchus and is a companion of Pliny who appears under two of his actual
names, Gaius and Secundus! It was appropriate that Piso have the pseudonymA ristarchus,
for Aristo was the name of Plato’s father. Similarly, it is as Titius Aristo that
Josephus entered Roman jurisprudence. Under that name he was a famous Roman
jurist cited in Justinian’s Digest centuries later.
In the New Testament, Piso is also Aquila, which meant eagle; and Prisca or
Priscilla is his wife. His wife’s true name was Boionia Priscilla or Procilla. She also appears
in II Timothy (written by their son Justus) as Lois. Fittingly, she appears
literature as superman’s wife and Timothy’s grandmother.
Justus was his father’s main successor. When Justus and his father started the
writing of Acts, Justus played Paul, the hero, as his father had created and played the
role of Jesus.
At the same time, about the year 96, his father was preparing to write his Vita ; and
in it, Piso would insert Justus as his true name, Justus, twice, between his brothers
"Hyrcanus" (actually Julius, who is the NT John) and "Agrippa"
"Simonides"3 (who is actually Proculus and the NT Simon)."
In his Vita, Piso makes Justus an alleged Jewish historian4 who had written a conflicting
history of the Jewish War and falsely accused him (Josephus) of causing his native
Tiberias to revolt against Rom5e. He tells of Justus’ career as the revolutionary leader
at Tiberias and says his father was Pistos6 (seemingly because pistis was the Greek for
"faith," and could also be seen as akin to the name Piso, as was pistor in Latin). He
gives Justus a brother7 or brother-in-law s named Jesus!
Justus appears in his own Acts 1.23 as "Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called
Justus...)"--for he is hinting that he has become the new Joseph(us), the new father
the story. Justus’ name appears again in Acts in 18.7 as Titius Justus.
A few years later, about the year 105, Justus writes the Gospel of John. In it he
stresses repeatedly (especially in chapters 10, 12, 14, 16) that he is sent by his father and
is his representative. He is teasing that the father, whose work he is continuing, is his
own--Piso!
He names this gospel after his brother Julius’ pseudonyma nd himself plays the role
of Jesus in it. There is no disciple James mentioned in this gospel (despite the importance
of James as one of the three chief disciples in the Synoptic Gospels!) because
Justus is playing the lead role, Jesus; and therefore he cannot insert himself in the story
as two main characters at the same time.
Shortly after writing the Gospel of John (in 105) and playing the lead (Jesus) in
Justus under his identity of Paul--assisted by his son Julianus, pseudonym
Timothy--writes the Epistle to the Colossians. And in it at Col. 4.11, they refer to
Justus proudly as "Jesus who is called Justus"!
His father, too, had hinted that Justus and Jesus had become identical. For in his
Vita, having made Justus the revolutionary leader at Tiberias, he later gave
9Tiberias’ chief magistrate the nameJ esus
Justus would live on into the reign of his nephew Antoninus (Claudia Phoebe’s elder
son), which commenced in 138, and would then write as Justinus (longer form
THE FAMILY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 14
justus) the Witness, that is, Justin Martyr, Church Father. In his Dialogue With Trypho,
he would boast that prayers in the name of Jesus were being offered by every race of
men. 10
Pliny shared with Justus the writings of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. Pliny’s first
chapter in Acts was chapter 18. At verse 7 he inserted Justus as Titius Justus, because
now that Pliny was the writer (and hence also playing the lead character, Paul), Justus
could not play Paul but needed a new identity.
Then in Acts 18.24 and 19.1, Pliny gives Justus another name, Apollos. He is secretly
the former Paul (Paulus/Pollus) with an "a" added.
Within a couple years, Pliny would write I Corinthians. Again, he repeatedly inserted
Justus as Apollos (I Cor. 1.12, 3.4-6, 22; 4.6; 16.12), because as the writer,
Pliny was himself playing the lead role, Paul. And when Pliny wrote, as Paul, the Epistle
to Titus (Julius), again he put Justus in as Apollos (3.13.).
Unlike Justus who would live on into the 140’s, Pliny would perish in 116 in western
Parthia while fighting the Jews and Parthians. This war was connected with the seccond
great Jewish revolt (of 115-117) against the Pisos’ Roman Empire.
Pliny’s death was under his military name, Maximus, the great one. Later, "maxima"
(the feminine form of his pseudonym) would be combined with the feminine form
of the name of the Piso founder, Calpus (with also the change of vowel), to produce the
expression, Maxima Culpa.
In addition to repeatedly inserting themselves in the story, the Pisos hint at their
family’s relationship to the Herods. "Greet Herodion my kinsman," says Romans
16.11. It is authored by Proculus, Piso’s third (living) son who inserts himself as the
writer "Tertius" (the third) in Romans1 6.22. AmongJe sus’ followers is Joanna, the
wife of Chuza, steward of Herod (Luke 8.3). Manaen, who in the original Greek
literally "foster brother" of Herod the Tetrarch, is one of the prophets and teachers of
the young Church in Antioch (Acts 13.1).
The family also put their friends into the story. Justus inserted Cornelius Tacitus,
the Roman historian. He became Cornelius, the Roman centurion in Acts chapter 10,
who was devout and feared God. Tacitus reciprocated by dedicating his Dialogue on
Oratory shortly after the year 100 to "dear Fabius Justus." 11 Piso’s father’s friend and
encourager, Annaeus Seneca, also appears. He is the Ananias who cures Paul’s blindness
in Acts 9.17-18, and he is the Aeneas whose paralysis Peter cures in Jesus’ name in
Acts 9.33-34.
Aeneas was an appropriate name also because according to some accounts Aeneas
was the father or grandfather of Romullus. 12 Virgil said it was to Aeneas that a star shot
idsown from heaven, disclosing to him the spot at which Romes hould be established,
VII. THE CREATION OF THE CHURCH--"...SOME AFFIRM THAT WE SAY
’LET US DO EVIL THINGS THAT GOOD THINGS MAY COME.)’ (Romans 3.8)
As the years after 70 rolled by, the Jews continued rejecting the story. Piso’s successive
versions became increasingly anti-Jewish. But still he was prohibited by the
Vespasian emperors from taking the tale to the non-Jews. Then in 96 he and Pliny
assassinated Emperor Domitian,1 second son and last survivor of Vespasian. Nerva
became emperor, named the Pisos to his council, and allowed them to do what they
pleased.
The family began writing the Acts of the Apostles. For thus far they have a hero who
says he comes only to the lost sheep of Israel and who hesitates to scatter his bread to the
dogs. They need a second hero, one whom Jesus will instruct from Heaven to open the
new Faith to the non-Jews, justus will start that story and create and play the part of
the new spokesman, Paul.
The vehicle for the transformation of Paul from persecutor to apostle is his
remarkable vision (all in the story!), which in turn rests on his experience in observing
the stoning of Stephen. The robes of the witnesses to the stoning are even laid at Paul’s
feet (Acts 7.58)!
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The martyrdom of Stephen is a posthumous honor to Stephanus, the slave of
Domitilla, Emperor Domitian’s niece, who had helped kill the emperor in Rome 2 just
before the writing of Acts. He becomes the gentle Stephen, whom the Jewish mob
stones (Acts 7.58-59). But Acts does not state he died but only that he fell asleep (Acts
7.60), for he was in fact killed in Romeb y those not involved in the plot whor ushed in
(presumably Domitian’s bodyguards).
Two years later in 98, Nerva dies and Trajan becomes emperor. He was married to
Pompeia Plotina. Her true name was Claudia Phoebe.3 She was Piso’s daughter. The
family now ruled the world. Acts was soon finished, and the Epistles were being written.
Between 100 and 105, while they were writing the NT Epistles and the Gospel of
John, the Pisos were creating the embryonic church. Justus, his father, Pliny, their
family, friends, and their slaves traveled about Bithynia, Pontus, and the province of
Asia (all in what is now Asiatic Turkey), and the Greek cities, and later Alexandria
and elsewhere, to create the churches and to gather the slaves and poor people into the
new faith.
As the public writings under Piso’s name of Josephus (coupled with the Synoptic
Gospels) are the method to find him as the creator of the Jesus story--so are the
writings of Pliny (both the public and the private ones) the method to glimpse the creation
of the Church. Fromt he letters of Pliny,4 one can unravel the memberso f the Piso
family under their various pseudonyms and can notice the comings and goings of the
family across Bithynia and the adjacent provinces. From the letters of "St.
lgnatius," 5 which are also by Pliny, one can see him writing to the various family
membersa nd friends as they start the first churches.
Pliny created the first churches in Bithynia and Pontus commencing about 100-
once Acts of the Apostles was completed. But that was not his first tour of duty there
nor did his tour cover a mere few years ending about 112, as is presumed from his
public writings.
He was in Pontus and Bithynia repeatedly between the years 85 and 112. The
method to deduce his many tours is the appearance of his pseudonym, Maximus,
repeatedly--with various second names--in his public letters. From his letters 6 he appears
as Terentius Maximus, procurator for Emperor Domitian in Bithynia; and he
was there even back in 85-86 as proconsul under the name, Lappius Maximus. 7 All the
careers of various people named Maximus--each of which was Pliny--appear in his
own public letters.
This leads us to the source of the first name of Pontius Pilate. He in fact was named
merely Pilate or Pilatos in Greek. He was only Pilate when Philo of Alexandria discussed
him about the year 45 in his writings. He mentioned him only in connection with the
incident of the shields.
Pilate remained merely that in the first two gospels, Matthew (ch. 27) and Mark (ch.
15). Only in Luke 3.1 does Pilate acquire the additional name Pontius. That was
because in 85-90 Pliny was assisting Piso writing the third gospel, Luke. So Piso
honored him by adding the name Pontius--which was a variant form of Pliny’s province
Pontus--to Pilate’s name. For Pliny had already been serving a term as governor
there. Later, twice more Pilate is called Pontius Pilate: in Acts 4.27, written after 96 by
Justus; then in I Timothy 6.13 (which Pliny himself wrote about 105).
The family also slipped into Acts, in connection with the purported travels of Paul
and others, mention of Pontus (Acts 2.9) and of Bithynia (Acts 16.7). Piso, as a (fictional)
Jew named Aquila, is born in Pontus according to Acts 18.2; and the first verse
in I Peter mentions believers in Pontus and in Bithynia.
Pliny’s letters show that Justus too was in Bithynia between 96 and 98; he was proc8onsul
there under the nameT ullius Justus.
Piso also shows his presence in these provinces--and also via Pliny’s letters. As
Claudius Ariston (form of Aristo), he was the leading citizen of Ephesus.9 That was the
chief city of the province of Asia, located southwest of Bithynia. As (Flavius) Archippus,
the philosopher, Piso had been honored by Emperor Domitian; the emperor
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"commended" him to Pliny (Lappius Maximus) in Bithynia 10; and he ordered Pliny
(Terentius Maximus) to buy him a farm near Prusa. 11 And the people of Prusa voted
1h2im, as Archippus, a statue.
Dio Chrysostom, Bithynian orator and philosopher, addressed the city assembly of
t1h3i.s same Prusa in Bithynia, lauding Diodorus--but with equivocal meanings
Diodorus meant the gift of god, by which Dio meant Piso!
Starting shortly after the year 100, and as they were finishing Acts and writing the
epistles, they were traveling about the provinces. They pretended to be present-day
apostles and bishops, the successors of the apostles Paul and Peter, who they explained
had lived and written a half century before. While Pliny pretended he was Ignatius,
Justus was Justinus, Julius was Clement of Rome, Proculus was Polycarp, and
Julianus (Justus’ son) was Papias. They were reading for the slaves and poor people
who were the new believers, the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and also the Pauline Epistles
which they were just finishing. But they were explaining that these had been written
back before the middle of the prior century.
However, Christianity was not done in a corner--as the words attributed to Paul in
Acts 26.26. The intelligent of that day, the literate and upper classes, both in Romea nd
in all the conquered provinces around the empire who profited from Rome’s rule and
supported it m knew what was occurring. About the time that Justus and his father and
Pliny were starting the first churches in Bithynia, Dio Chrysostom, in Bithynia,
grumbled:
"... surely you have noticed what some of our booksellers do? ...Because they, knowing
that old books are in demand since better written and on better paper, bury "the
worst specimens of our day in grain in order that they may take on the same colour as
t1h4e old ones, and after ruining the books into the bargain they sell them as old... ".
By the year 110, the NT including the Pauline Epistles was substantially finished; all
the books had been written except Revelation and Hebrews.
There had been difficulty with some Romanw riters. Valerius Martial, although using
pseudonyms for the Pisos, mocked and derided them m as he did most everyone
else in Rome’s aristocracy other than Emperor Domitian. His closeness to the emperor
permitted this. But after Trajan’s accession in 98, Pliny graciously paid for Martial’s
passage back to his well-deserved retirement in his native Spain. ,5
Juvenal the satirist, too, criticized the Pisos (under their various pseudonyms, of
course). In his 16th Satire, which he addressed to Gallius (a form of Piso’s pseudonym
of Gallus), he grumbled at the privileges enjoyed by Rome’s legions. Later the Pisos’
successors would truncate his writings, appropriately at the 60th line of his said 16th
Satire.
Other writers were cooperative, for there was peril in noncooperation. No one wrote
unless he was permitted by the emperor. The latter and the aristocracy were the financial
patrons of the writers. Thus, Statius the poet had written admiringly to the various
members of the family during Domitian’s reign.
Later, after the year 100, appeared the writings of Plutarch. Piso was his patron, and
the family were his friends. He was not 100% convinced, but he was cautious. He
wrote:
"...after dinner even commonu nlettered people allow their thoughts to wander to
other pleasures...They take up conundrums and riddles or the Names and Numbers
1ga6me."
The "names and numbers" game was called in Greek Isopsepha. The total values of a
name’s letters was equated with the total letters of another name. That was precisely
what the Pisos were doing with small numbering. And that is what Plutarch was hinting
at!
By the year 115, the success of the Pisos’s creation seemed assured. Thus far, only
Josephus himself had dared to historicize Jesus, and that only in a brief paragraph, the
Testimonium Flavianum in his Jewish Antiquities about the year 90, plus a brief mention
of the purported death of Jesus’ brother, James. Of course, Philo of Alexandria
17 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
tion with the incident of the Romans hields’7--did not, nor could he, make any mention
of Jesus nor the Christian story.
Now the family had other writers place Jesus and Christianity in prior history. First,
the Pisos used their friend Cornelius Palma, the jurist. Writing under the name Cornelius
Tacitus between 115 and 120, he mentioned Christ and said he had founded the
Christians and had been crucified by Pontius Pilate; and also detailed that Nero had
caused Christians to be torn by dogs and burned on crosses .18
Then Suetonius Tranquillus, too, historicized Nero’s persecution, with the mere
statement that punishment was inflicted on the Christians, "a new and mischievous
superstition" 19; and elsewhere said that Emperor Claudius (who ruled 41-54) had expelled
the Jews from Rome for constantly making disturbances at the instigation of
Chrestus. 20 Suetonius was historicizing the story appearing in Acts of the
Apostles(18.2) that Claudius had commandeda ll the Jews to leave Rome.B ut perhaps
he was hinting at the identity of him whomh e was honoring with this account. For he
deliberately this time misspelled the Christus name with an "e" instead of an "i."
Although he wrote in Latin, perhaps his intent was to make the spelling in Greek with
the "e," total in small numbering therefore 26, and hence the same as KP by the sequence
system-- instead of it being 22 if spelled normally as Christus (Xristos).
Suetonius Cooperated Perfectly. For his name was a pseudonymf or his true name,
Titus Antoninus. He was Claudia Phoebe’s elder son and Piso’s grandson. Piso had
taken him into his home and reared him when his father Rufus died about the year 93.
In the year 138, he would become emperor and then do further writings under his
pseudonymsa s Church Fathers. First, he wrote as Tatian. He said that the poor were
enjoying Christian education gratuitously. 21 Thus, the family had instituted free Christian
schools to assist them in converting the poor to the new Faith.
Then "tranquil" Antoninus became "Irenic" when he created and wrote as St.
Irenaeus, Church Father. In Irenaeus Against Heresies, he deliberately again misspelled
Christos--this time as Chreistos. 22 For this way it totaled 27 in Greek. Thus he could
honor Pliny as he had honored his grandfather.
VIII. HOW TO FIND JOSEPHUS AS THE AUTHOR--"/
AM NOT OF THIS (THE) WORLD"(John 17.14, 16)
Very few people even dream that Josephus and his family wrote the New Testament,
because the world is attuned to pondering Jesus in terms of "what did he mean," and
not in terms of"who wrote the story." The opposite is the case regarding Shakespeare.
People wonder, "who wrote Shakespeare," and not "what did he mean." If they
reversed the questions, more would come through the veil, which is the mystery of the
Gospel (Eph. 6.19)--that is, of its actual authorship-- and would thereby find Jesus
fact. And likewise more would find the numerous Inner Circle allusions and clues in
the Shakespearean writings.
The way to pierce the veil is to ponder the NT and its brilliance, even though supposedly
written by men so insignificant that nothing is known of them nor of their
families outside the pages of the NT--and then to think, "Who could have written such
a brilliant book, which showss uch complete knowledgeo f the life and times of 1st century
Judaea?" Then a person may think of all the Josephs in the story and of one of
them being the reputed father of the baby. And if he has heard that writers have always
written themselves into their stories, he may think of Josephus as the literary father of
the baby and the creator of the story.
Once he thinks of Josephus as the father of the baby and story, he may recall that
Josephus in his Vita listed the names of his three sons. Studying the names of the
three--Hyrcanus, Justus, and Simonides/Agrippa’--quickly produces the names of
the main disciples in the NT:
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A. Hyrcanus. Josephus writes of the Maccabees, including John Hyrcanus, high
priest. The first time he mentions him in the background portion of his Jewish War, he
’h’iznts by calling him "John, also called Hyrcanus.
B. Justus. Twice a James appeared in his Vita as a bodyguard of Josephus3; and
once apparently the same bodyguard was named Justus. 4 That made Justus a James
pseudonyms of each other.
C. Simonides. This was obviously a longer form of the name Simon.
Once it is realized that Josephus created the Jesus story and that he himself played
the roles of the Josephs and of Jesus and that he wrote his three sons into the three main
disciples’ roles, and that he was not born until the year 37 C.E.5--this brings Jesus
crashing off the wall!
Having found Josephus and his three sons, the searcher can then begin to trace their
careers--and their repeated changes of names--through the first three gospels.
He can also begin to find the numerousp arallels which Josephus created in his public
writings, particularly his Vita, to remind one of the numbers, names and events he had
created in the Synoptic Gospels. A few examples are:
From The Writings of Josephus:
1. At "about fourteen years of age,"
he (Josephus) was commanded by all
for the love I had to learning (Vita 9)
2. 12 Jews of Caesaria are sent as a
delegation to Ecbatana (Vita 54-55)
3. 70 messengers are sent from Ecbatana
to Caesarea (Vita 56)
4. During this time, before his purported
surrender to the Romans, "I
was now about thirty years old" (Vita
8O)
5. Josephus’ quarters were in a
Galilean village named Cana (Vita 86)
6. Josephus told his friends that "in
three days time" he would "quit the
district and go home" (Vita 205)
7. Jesus, chief magistrate of Tiberias,
accuses Josephus of embezzling 20
pieces of gold (Vita 294-297). They
laid hands on him and attempted to
kill him (Vita 302)
8. Josephus notices three of his acquaintances
had been crucified, so he
entreats Titus to take them down; two
of them die but one recovers (Vita
420-421)
From The Gospels:
1. When Jesus was twelve years old his
parents found him after three days in
the Temple conversing with the
teachers (Mat 2.46)
2. Jesus appoints and sends out 12
apostles to preach and heal (Mat.
10.2,5)
3. Jesus appointed 70 others and sent
them ahead of him (Luke 10.1)
4. Jesus commencedh is ministry when
he was 30 years of age (Luke 3.23)
5. Jesus attended a wedding in Cana
(John 2.1-2) 6, then came to Cana
a6gain (John 4.46)
6. Jesus prophecies he will be raised up
on the third day (Mat. 16.21)
7. Judas goes to the priests and obtains
30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus
(Mat. 26.14-16)
8. Two robbers were crucified on
either side of Jesus (Mat. 18.38). Only
Jesus rises (Mat. 28.6)
Having studied the first three gospels, one then begins to read Acts of the Apostles
and attempts to continue tracing Josephus and his sons, in their various literary alter
egos, through the story. But he encounters a problem.
The names start to be Roman. And new people, not pseudonyms of the family, begin
to appear, such as Gaius, Secundus, Cornelius and Timothy.
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So one must delve into Romanh istory and writings in search of more clues. Soon he
finds Pliny--the only Roman governor who is known to have (allegedly,) persecuted
Christians, because he writes about doing so.7 Then when one reads Pliny’s letters, he
finds his dear friend is Fabius Justus8. Immediately the reader recalls this same name,
Justus, as that of Josephus’ son! Pliny’s wife is found to be Calpurnia,9 the granddaughter
of Calpurnius Fabatus.10 And Fabatus reminds one of Flavius and of its possible
variant, Fabius. :
By studing Pliny’s letters further, the searcher finds Josephus appearing under
various other names, such as Arrius Antoninus, Titinius Capito, Titius Aristo, Valerius
Paulinus. He also sees Josephus’ other sons appearing, and deciphers their true names:
John is really Julius, 11 Simonis really Proculus.12 Pliny’s letters introduce the family
members, including Josephus’ grandsons, under various names; and they also introduce
the friends of Josephus and Pliny under actual names and pseudonyms..
Then one can also begin to read the other Roman writers of that day, including
historians Tacitus and Suetonius. They,’ too, supply hints and assorted pseudonymso f
the various memberso f the family. Nowt he searcher is able to continue his deciphering
of the true identities of the fictional characters in Acts and the Epistles.
IX. THE PROOF THAT JOSEPHUS WAS REALLY
-C-ALPURNIUS PISO
"FOR NOTHING IS HIDDEN, EXCEPT TO BE REVEALED, NOR HAS
(ANYTHING) BEEN SECRET, BUT THAT IT SHOULD COME TO LIGH7""(Mark
4.22).
By now, the reader should well understand how Josephus was found to be the author
of the Jesus story in the Synoptic Gospels--that he was the Joseph writing himself in as
the father, and as Jesus, and writing his three sons in as the three main disciples. And
because Josephus was not born until the year 37 C.E., the effect was to prove Jesus a
fictional alter ego of Josephus.
And the reader will have understood, too, the proofs that Calpurnius Piso inserted
himself and his family repeatedly, by numbers and other methods, into the gospels, and
that he apparently was Josephus.
But the reader will still wonder howt he transition was made--howd oes one, realizing
Josephus created the story, come to the conclusion that he was in fact Calpurnius
Piso?
There is a great mystery in the figure of Flavius Josephus. Here is a supposed
descendant of Hasmoneanro yalty who according to his ownw ritings, after apparently
defending Galilee and its town of Jotapata bravely, flees to a cave1; and then after his
companions commit suicide, himself surrenders to the Romans 2--and is spared!3 This
was even though, during the siege of Jotapata, Josephus had his men pour boiling oil
4down upon the Romansa nd boiling fenugreek over the Romana ssault planks.
Yet when he ultimately surrenders to the Romans, they do not instantly lift his head.
For he prophesies: "You will be Caesar, Vespasian; you will be emperor, you and your
son here. ’’5 Therefore, allegedly Vespasian merely imprisons him while he waits to
ascertain whether the prophecy will be fulfilled!
Then the emperors house him for some 30 years in Rome6 while he writes Jewish
history books in addition to the gospel stories! And he marries his granddaughter and
his children (as decipherable from Pliny’s letters) into the Romana ristocracy! Truly,
the "cat with nine lives"!
The letters of Pliny referred to above will be helpful once again. They, along with the
writings of Josephus and those of the Romanh istorian Tacitus (all presently obtainable
in Loeb Classical Library editions) are the chain which ultimately leads one to the true
identity of Flavius Josephus; and in the process, also reveals the portrayal of Josephus
as the Jewish general captured by the Romans, to be entirely fictional.
JOSEPHUS WAS CALPURNIUS PISO 20
In Pliny’s letters that particular one of the various identities of Josephus in which he
is Pliny’s wife’s grandfather is Calpurnius Fabatus. And soon we find the name
7Calpurnius again. In Josephus’ The Jewish War, he inserted himself as Cestius Gallus
when he was the Romang eneral who provoked the Jewish revolt. For he saw himself as
gallus, the priest or midwife of the new god he was creating, Jesus. Soon, in The Jewish
War, Cestius Gallus has an assistant, Caesennius Gallus, commander of the 12th
Legion.8 But he is still Gallus--that is, Josephus. Then Caesennius Paetus appears as
governor of Syria9; but because he is still Caesennius, he is still Josephus.
Moreover, the name Paetus seems familiar. It had appeared in the writings of the
Roman historian Tacitus, as Thrasea Paetus, Stoic philosopher, killed by Emperor
Nero about the year 65.l0 In Tacitus, a few pages earlier, 11 Nero also kills the leader of
a group of conspirators who plot his life. The leader is named Calpurnius Piso.
Somehowh e seems to resemble Thrasea Paetus. Could they be identical? Moreover,
the name Calpurnius reminds one of Calpurnius Fabatus, which was Josephus’ name
in Pliny’s letters when he was Pliny’s wife’s grandfather.
At this point the following steps quickly occur:
1. One checks a Latin classical dictionary and finds the famous Calpurnius Piso
family.
2. From a Latin dictionary, one also finds the source of the Piso name, as "pistor,"
meaning one who "ground," or a miller or baker. He then thinks of the many allusions
to the baker and is caught up on the trail of bread crumbs.
3. He, thus, realizes that Josephus was a Calpurnius Piso.
4. The conspirator Calpurnius Piso of about the year 65 appears to have perished in
fact, and not merely in literature in Tacitus’ Annals Book XV. But Tacitus explains
that others of the conspirators are exiled or given immunity. These including
"Natalis"(Nativity?)--whom Tacitus described in as being "the partner of Piso in all
his secret councils. ’’12 Likewise "Montanus" (the mountain?) "is spared out of consideration
for his father’’13 when Thrasea Paetus is killed.
5. One recalls that Josephus appears in Judaea a year later as Cestius Gallus.
6. Then one realizes that: (1)Josephus was the son of the condemnedc onspirator,
Calpurnius Piso, and was himself also a Calpurnius Piso; and (2) many others have,
themselves, previously followed this same trail of bread crumbs.
This, then, is the method of learning that Josephus was really Calpurnius Piso! That
is, unless one happens to be an evangelist and has already been so informed in
seminary or by another evangelist!
It now quickly becomes apparent that Josephus was not an expatriate Jew who
created Christianity in order to subvert or improve Rome;r ather, he was a Romanw ho
was Jewish only technically, because his Romanfa ther had married a descendant of the
Herods. His actions were in order to spread the power of Rome and particularly of his
own Calpurnius Piso family.
Thinking of Josephus as a Roman and not as a Jew, one then realizes his native
language was not Hebrew nor Aramaic but Latin and Greek. One begins to think of
those various numbers used by him in his writings in terms of code in the Greek
language. Then, if he begins to work through the Greek alphabet, he finds the various
numerical equivalents of the letters; and, ultimately, he may unravel Piso’s various
numerical code systems.
X. THE INNER CIRCLE--"FOR NOW WE SEE YET IN A MIRROR IN
A RIDDLE, BUT THEN FACE TO FACE... "(I Cor. 13.12)
This knowledge has always been the play-thing of the (Non-Jewish) intellectual
theological, and political establishments of the world, who have always used it for
population control. Yet still today, almost no Jews know anything about this subject
nor that our ancestors’ coded responses to Piso’s creation are scattered all through our
ancient writings and ritual.
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The only Jewish religious leadership who have known are the very few leaders who
have espoused wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Their acrostic was chosen
because its initial letters totaled 14, and the total of all its letters in regular numbering
was 614. They did not tell their followers, but instead, being armed with the information,
inspired them to be brave in dress and mobile in approach. That was their way of
answering the Pisos.
Although more than 99 and 44/100% of us Jews know nothing of all this, we think we
know; and we spend our time disputing whether Mary was an almah (young woman) or
besulah (virgin). We think Jesus was historical, that he was a reformer who ran afoul
Roman power and was crucified by it, and that later Paul convinced non-Jews that he
was divine. We fear to read the NT for dread it will jump up and bite us in the nose and
because our tradition discourages reading it; whereas studying it and pondering its
authorship is the first step to deciphering the mystery of the Gospel.
However, in those days Jews, and particularly their rabbis and leaders,knew what the
Pisos were doing. All three Jewish revolts against Rome occurred because of the efforts
of the Pisos, through Roman power, to impose Christianity on the Jews. Although today
very few Jews--except particularly "Hebrew Christians" who are evangelists--know
anything about this, yet in that day the Jewish leadership well knew. Their own code
responses are scattered all through the Jewish writings of that day and of some centuries
thereafter, in tales, prayers, ritual and folklore. For Jewish scholars created their own
equivalents of Piso’s code systems and used them with which to answer him. With their
code, they referred to his code and to instances of his use of it; they showed they knew
what he and his family were doing; and they expressed their determination that they and
their people not be taken in. Repeatedly in their code they used numbers, words, and
allusions to answer him and to express their defiance of his efforts against them. But all
this has tot centuries been unknown to almost all Jews.
They were forced to resort to code. The Pisos, through Imperial power, were using the
new faith deliberately as their instrument of control of the masses. Writing of this openly
would have brought Rome’s swift vengeance and the destruction of the Jewish people.
As it was, by the time the third Jewish revolt was crushed in 135, about halt" the eight
million Jews in the empire as of the year 65 had perished in the wars. The Jewish
response after 135 was to turn away from worldly politics and inward to the world of
Talmudic study.
nSomei llustrations of Jewish code responses have been stated, but for this explanatio
a detailed summary is not necessary. For the proof in the writings of the Pisos and the
other non-Jewish writers then, and likewise since, should be amply sufficient. Many
pages could be spent detailing the great numbers of writers who have used the Piso
numbers and the other Inner Circle allusions since the first century. A few examples will
suffice:
"I want to make one thing perfectly clear."
"My first clay in office was a perfect day."
"It is far beyond our poor power to add or to detract. ’"’ Four score and seven
years ago," that is 87. It should be noted that it was in fact then 87 years since
the Declaration of Independence, but this speech is the only one of Lincoln’s
speeches which he started with a number.
14 stations of the Cross.
14 Point Peace Plan.
"16 ton and what do you get?"
"When you were sweet 16."
"The Power of Positive Thinking."
"Possibility Thinking."
Shylock
Sherlock
And the doughboys of WWI became the GI Joes of WWlI.
Long before, St. Patrick’s father had been given the name Calpurnius.
Hugo Gernsback, the father of modern Science Fiction (and who in fact coined the
THE INNER CIRCLE 22
term) wrote a story in 1911. He entittled it Ralph 124C 41 +, and subtitled it A Romance
of the year 2660.
There were originally 14 Wizard Of Oz books; later there were 40. A. Conan Doyle
wrote 56 Sherlock Holmes stories, plus four short novels of Holmes’ adventures. The
total was 60. An itinerant clergyman politician denigrated the Holocaust with the
allegation that 60 million blacks were exterminiated during the era of slavery.
We all know of famous evangelists who claim they had visions from the Lord at the
age of 14 or 16!
Fictionalized rewrites of the hidden career of Piso/Josephus appear in the "lives" of
Apollonius Of Tyana and of Judah Ben-Hur, the Judaean price who was galley slave
Number 60 until he was adopted by the Roman admiral to become "young Arrius"!
Inner Circle allusions--in numbers, names, and various types of clues and
hints--are all through the world’s literature. The Gesta Romanorum, Decameron,
Shakespeare, Cervantes, Rabelais, Tolstoy, Milton, Spencer, Tennyson, Thackeray,
Kipling, Stevenson, Poe, Burns, Browning, Noyes, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, ad infinitum.
As just one example, the poemw hich introduces Alice in Wonderlandm entions Prima,
Secunda, and Tertia. These are feminine forms of three of our old friends! Also read
Kipling’s story, The Bisara of Pooree: Besorah was the Hebrew word for glad tidings
(Gospel in English), Pooree was an allusion to Mr. Poor!
Sherlock Holmes’ very last words to Watson in the very last story were "Some day,
Watson, the true story may be told." Long before, in The Merchant of Venice,
Shakespeare prophesied: "Truth will come to light...in the end truth will out" (Act II,
Scene II).
Today Inner Circle numbers and other allusions appear not only in books and stories
but also in motion pictures, television and advertising. The Inner Circle continues inexorably
to expand.
It was Piso himself who made possible all this deciphering and all the resulting allusions
to his secret work. The New Testament is decipherable only because in addition
to being a mass murderer and the greatest writer and fabricator who ever lived (I give
the devil his due, as did his son Julius in Revelation 13.18), Piso was the world’s
greatest egotist. He could not resist piling clue after clue and code system after code
system into the NT.
He also repeatedly mocked his own work. In Acts 13.6 (total 19) he and Justus inserted
a false prophet named Barjesus (son of Jesus, i.e., Justus!). In II Cor. 12.16,
Justus, writing as Paul, boasted that he was crafty and took the believers in by deceit.
This knowledge was not intended for the average person but only for those somehow
privileged to be members of this Inner Circle. In C. S. Lewis’ The Inner Ring, (which
appears in his book, The Weight Of Glory) he wrote:
"But your genuine Inner Ring exists for exclusion. There’d be no fun if there were
no outsiders. The invisible line would have no meaning unless most people were on the
1wrongs ide of it. Exclusion is no accident; it is the essence."
Piso’s system, and later variations of it by means of new holy books such as the
Quran, Das Capital, Mein Kampf, the Book of Mormon (with its additional created
lineage of the tribe of Joseph) has always been the ideal method with which to control
people. Piso, his family, and friends were Stoics--until they created Christianity and
changed into the Church Fathers. Stoics believed that people are motivated by, and
controllable through, fear and hope. Piso’s creation continued that method.
Always the Jews have been available as the repeated scapegoat for those who led, or
wished to lead, the commonfo lk--just as Piso, himself, madet he Jews the scapegoat
forevermore in his story, because their ancestors refused to accept it: "His blood (be)
on us and on our children" (Matthew 27.25).
Those Christians (certainly not loving Christians by today’s standards) who have
been professional Jew-haters have loved using Inner Circle allusions when spreading
hatred against Jews:
23 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. The tall pointed hat which medieval Jews were forced to wear was called the cornutum
pileum2 because its initials were CP.
B. The Wandering Jew in Christian folklore was named sometimes Joseph (Josephus!) Cartaphilus.
3 For it contained the letters, rearranged, of Calpus; and this name had the initials JC;
and it also contained the rearranged letters of the name Arius.
C. nazi Joseph Goebbels in 1935 said, "Jewry must perish! has been our battlecry for the
l4ast 14 years."
D. When Hitler launched Cristallnacht, the nazis then announced that (only) 36 Jews had
been killed and 36 injured.
E. Read Encyclopedia Britannica on Anti-Semitism. Notice its discussion of the fictional Protocols
of the Learned Elders of Zion 5 Britannica explains that supposedly those writings were
based on secret Jewish meetings, numbering either 24, or in some versions 27. These were Jesus
(Josephus) and Pliny!
F. The Ku Klux Klan’s name was from the Greek kuklos which meant a circle. And each of
the three "k’s" in Greek was 20, and together they total 60. A recent Klan hand book has 27
pages. The original great klan of course, was the Calpurnian clan, of which the Pisos became the
greatest family!
The issue for Jews is not whether Jesus was an imposter nor whether or not he was
framed (and if that were the issue, perhaps a Jew could rationalize--and we are excellent
at rationalizing--why people have hated us for 1900 years). Rather the leaders
of the world have always know that this was a fictional story, with a fictional hero and
fictional characters; and they have inflicted 1900 years of hatred and murder, playing
God, because they knew their story was made up and, therefore, doubted God’s very
existence at all. Piso’s successors long accused "the Jews" of killing Jesus (and of continuing
to reject him--which was tantamount to killing him again!) when in fact Piso
himself had killed him in his own story. Cock Robin’s death was self-inflicted!
Onto the myth of deicide, the world’s leaders had their poets and writers add such
other hateful lies against Jews as the slanderous accusations of Host-desecration, the
blood-libel, the Wandering Jew fable, the well-poisoners, and more recently the international
bankers. The Jew became to Christian folklore and the popular mind the em6bodiment
of Satan.
By painting the image of the Jew as evil and as cursed by God, the leaders were able
to: (A) Explain why the Jews had rejected and killed Jesus and still then continued unwilling
to accept him. (B) Explain why the Jews were still then being treated so badly.
(C) Have and utilize a convenient object on which to divert the dissatisfaction of their
peoples.
A German general being asked at Nuremberg trials how the Holocaust events could
have been permitted, replied "I am of the opinion that when for years, for decades, the
’d’o7ctrine is preached that Jews are not even human, such an outcome is inevitable.
The image of the Jew as somehow inherently evil persists till today. Sometimes it
seems to exist even independent of its theological underpinnings. Because modern man
no longer thinks only in theological terms -- the haters have shifted the evil image so it
today largely rests on "conspiracy" instead of on deicide. The wrongs, real or imagined,
of a single Jew are imputed to allegedly conspiratorial Jews as a group.
The concentration CamP guards and SS who murdered Jews wore belt buckles
which announced "God is with Us," and attended Mass on Sunday, and when they
died they were buried under crosses. Hitler had attended a Catholic school. Years later
he would claim he was doing the Church’s work against the Jews. Nor has a single nazi
murderer, and even Hitler, ever been excommunicated. But no one thinks to blame all
Christians or Catholics for the Holocaust, nor should they do so.
On the other hand, Karl Marx was converted by his father to Christianity at the age
of six, was raised and schooled as a Christian and grew up to write vile things against
Jews. Yet because he had been born a Jew, Jews as a group have been blamed for Karl
Marx and for Communism!
"The Jews" as a group have been slandered as "international communists," as "international
bankers," and recently as "international Zionists." In the fictional ProTHE
INNER CIRCLE 24
Hatred and suspicion of Jews still infect popular thinking everywhere. To escape
from it, some Jews flee to the idealistic movementso f others, some to assimilation,
some even to self-hate. They are oblivious to the great secret which supports the hostile
climate. Although undreamed of by them, the secret has always been known to the
world’s non-Jewish religious leadership and theologians.
As to Islam--its holy book, the Qur-an (Koran), mentions Jesus in 93 different
verses8; places him in the line of prophets; and mentions him always as a historical per-
.son. This is even though he was Piso’s fictional creation.
The Koran’s Sura (chapter) XXVIII makes Pharaoh’s prime minister at the time
Moses--Haman. Sura III makes the husband of Mary (Jesus’ mother) Imran
(Amram). In the Bible, Amram was actually Moses’ father! Again, Sura XIX makes
Mary (Jesus’ mother) also the sister of Aaron who in fact was Moses’ brother. This
confusion which made Jesus’ mother also Moses’ sister, was, if not Inner-Circle hinting,
obviously erroneous.
However, there are indications that the founders of Islam too had Inner Circle
knowledge:
A. There are 114 chapters in the Koran (because 100 is KP, and 14 equals 60
which is Kalpournios Piso).
B. Muhammafdli es to Heaven from a bridge upon a fabulous animal, described
either as a winged mare or as an ass.9 A mare is a female horse--and the horse was an
allusion to Piso. The ass was an allusion to Jesus.
C. The Koran (Sura IV) says that the Jews did not crucify Jesus, but rather the
one who was represented for him in his likeness.
D. According to Arabs, the "beautiful names" of God are 99 in number; and
there are 99 beads on the Moslem rosary, 10 which are divided into three groups of 33
each.
When the Catholic Church at Vatican II was debating to what degree it should exonerate
the Jews of the charge of deicide, President Nasser of Egypt sent to the Church
a manuscript arguing against the exoneration. The manuscript was 600 pages in
length.
As to the Communists--Karl Marx was a student of Bruno Bauer in a Berlin
University.11 Bauer was the only Bible scholar who ever openly wrote that the NT arose
from the synthesis of the ideas of Seneca and Josephus12 (although, for whatever
reason, omitting mention of Josephus’ father). He also believed (correctly!) that Jesus
1w3as a creation by the composer of the Gospel of Mark.
CP are the initials used for Communist Party. Three Cs and a P appear as the
Cyrillic initials for the USSR. Pointedly on the 60th anniversary of the Bolshevik
Revolution in Russia, that country sent greetings to the American people. It also mentioned,
in boasting of the accomplishmentso f Soviet medicine, that a womanh ad been
revived after appearing for 24 hours to have been dead!
Today, some of our Jewish brethren who were formerly atheists have "found"
.Jesus; and they, too, have gone into the evangelism business. Messianic Judaism, the
great balloon hoax of the 1970’s, knows much of this information. Jews are being lured
from their own religion by people for money and ego and because the enticers do not
believe--as Piso, himself, did not believe--in God. Otherwise, they could not peddle
what they know is not true.
Of course, nothing contained herein nor herewith questions the religious belief nor
sincerity expressed by any person or group whomsoever.
Needless to say, you should be careful with this information. For the world does, indeed,
need Jesus, that is the Christian Bible and belief therein, until that far day when
mankind shall have progressed to a higher level of conduct than anything in the
foreseeable future--until all the sons of bosor (besorah) will call upon God’s name.
Piso himself teased that "there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden
that will not be known (Mat. 10.26)."
Perhaps, he was thinking of those verses actually intended as prophecies and which
appear in the Hebrew Scriptures (the only Bible):
25 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
foreseeable future--until all the sons of bosor (besorah) will call upon God’s name.
Piso himself teased that "there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden
that will not be known" (Mat. 10.26). Perhaps, he was thinking of those verses actually
intended as prophecies and which appear in the HebrewS criptures (the only Bible):
"O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations
shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited
lies, vanity, and (things) wherein (there is) no profit. Shall a man make gods unto himself,
they (are) no gods?" (Jeremiah 16.19-20).
"Thus,s aith the Lordo f hosts: In those daysi t (shall cometo pass), that ten men,o ut of all
the languageso f the nations, shall take holdo f the skirt of himt hat is a Jew, saying, Wew ill go
with you; for we have heard (that) God is with you." (Zechariah 8.23).
"And the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love
the name of the Lord...Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my
house of prayer...for my House shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations" (Isaiah
56.6-7).
XI. THE TRUTH MAKES FREE-- IT IS NOT INCUMBENT
UPON YOU TO FINISH THE WORK, YET YOU ARE NOT FREE TO DESIST
FROIMT " (Pirkei AvothI I.21).
Since Piso’s day, each few centuries have seen repeated holocausts against Jews. And
herein possibly lies a meaning from the recent Holocaust. Jews can only be free of
Piso’s story and of the Anti-Semitism it has fostered, when they acquire POSitive
PERception--insight into the creation of Christianity. Only with that knowledge can
they effectively struggle against attempts to eliminate them physically by holocausts or
spiritually by craftiness and guile (II Cor. 12.16).
The Chazal totaled the commandmentast 613. They were willing to use 600 inconspicuously
as part of the total. But they openly used the number 13 in order to show
their deliberate rejection of 14 and of Piso whomit represented.
Commitmentto Jewish survival has recently been wisely urged as the answer to the
recent Holocaust, and the 614th commandmentt , But in addition, when Jews know
and rememberw hy this and all the other holocausts occurred, will this truth, in the
words of John 8.32, in fact make them free. Free--of Piso’s story!
FOOTNOTES
The writings of Flavius Josephus are available in most
Christian bookstores in the translation by William
Whiston, which is now published by Kregel Publications,
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49501. Christians respect
Josephus because his writings contain the earliest non-New
Testament mention of Jesus (Whiston’s translation, Antiq.
XVIII.3(3); Loeb Classical Library translation, Antiq.
XVIII.63-64). Josephus’ writings are also available in the
more scholarly but more expensive nine small-volume edition
published by the Loeb Classical Library.
The citations and quotations from the ancient writers
herein are from the Loeb Classical Library editions of their
works. These include Flavius Josephus, Pliny the Younger,
Valerius Martial, L. Annaeus Seneca, Virgil, Philo,
Tacitus, Suetonius, Juvenal, Dio Cassius, Plutarch, Dio
Chrysostom, Historia Augusta, Apostolic Fathers. The
Loeb Classical Library are printed in England by William
Heinemann Lid, and distributed through co-publisher, the
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. These can
be ordered through general bookstores.
New Testament quotations are from the following editions:
New American Standard Bible New Testament Reference Edition,
Foundation Press Publications/The Lokman Foundation,
La Habra, Calif. 1963.
The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament, The Nestle
Greek Text with a Literal English Translation, Second Edition,
Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich.
1972.
References to the Koran are to the English translation by
George Sale, published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.,
London, England.
-I. - THE GREAT SECRET
1 The vowels are pronounced as in "veto" and "me so"
2 Klausner, Joseph, From Jesus to Paul, Macmillan Co.,
1943, pp 33-34
3 Baron, Salo, A Social and Religious History of the Jews, Columbia
Univ. Press, NY, and Jewish Publication Society,
Philadelphia, 1952, vol. 1, pp 170-171
4 Seneca, Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Vol. III, Epistle
XCV.47, pp 87-89
5 St. Augustine, City of God, Modern Library, Random
House, 1950, 6.11, p 202
5a Seneca Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Vol. I, Epistle
XLVI, pp 299-300
6 Tacitus, Annals, XV.54, 71
7 Having destroyed the Temple, Piso could then have
Jesus (whom he was predating to 40 years before the Temple’s
destruction) prophecy the destruction because of the
Jews’ rejection of him! (Mat. 23.37-38)
8 Roman historians (Suet. Nero 49, and Dio Cassius
63.29) explain merely that Epaphroditus assisted the
emperor’s suicide. See also Tacitus, Annals XV.55, footnote
2
9 Tacitus, Histories I. 14
16 Ibid iI. 74-81
8 Roman historians (Seut. Nero 49, and Dip Cassius
63.29) explain merely that Epaphroditus assisted the
emperor’s suicide. See also Tacitus, Annals XV.55, footnote
2
9 Tacitus, Histories I. 14
10 Ibid II. 74-81
11 1bid III.2 footnote 1
12 IbM III.6. The realization that Marcus Antonius
Primus was a pseudonym of Arius Calpurnius Piso is based
on these factors:
(1) The name in Pliny’s letters under which Piso
the latter’s wife’s grandfather is Arius Antoninus.
(2) According to Suetonius (Lives of the Caesars,
Book IV. XXV), Emperor Gaius Caligula appropriated
Gaius Piso’s wife at Piso’s marriage. That would have
been about the year 36--the year before Arius’ birth.
Caligula is known to have been a descendant of Mark Anthony
(Marcus Antonius). Seemingly Suetonius was teasing
at the questioned paternity of Piso’s alter ego creation.
(3) Tacitus’ caustic descriptions of Marcus Antonius
Primus remind one of Piso.
(4) The idea to call Piso "Antonius Primus"--was
his own. It was Piso himself in his Jewish War IV.495 who
first detailed Antonius Primus’ campaign for Vespasian
against Vitellius. Also Josephus inserts "Antonius"
(himself!) as a centurion who dies at the capture
Jotapata (Jewish War III.333).
(5) Marcus Antonius Primus’ colleague in the campaign
against Vitellius is named Arrius Varus (Tacitus,
Histories Ili.6.). This is yet another alter ego of Piso
himself. In the mid-50’s, while in his late teens, young Piso
was a prefect of a cohort of legionnaires in the campaign
against Vologeses, King of Armenia--serving there (in
Tacitus Annals XIII.9) under the name Arrius Varius.
(6) His exploits as General Marcus Antonius Primus
account for his absence from Judaea in the years
67-69--between his defeat as Cestius Gallus and his reappearing
to assist Titus at the siege of Jerusalem in 70.
Rather than being Vespasian’s prisoner in chains, he was
his general, advancing on Rome in his behalf.
13 Tacitus, Histories, II1.82-86. Also "the supreme
authority was exercised by Antonius Primus" ibid IV.2.
II. THE JEWS REJECT THE
STORY--
1 Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, VII. 252
2 [bid VII.400
3 Ibid 11.447; VII.275,397
IV. THE NUMERICAL CODE
-SYSTEMS
1 Hall, Manley P., The Secret Teachings of All Ages, An
Encyclopedia Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic
and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, 20th Edition,
Philosophical Research Society Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.,
1975. page LXV ff.
2 Ibid, page LXIX ff.
3 The spelling Piso was the family name in Latin. In
Greek it was Peison, whose letters totaled 29 in small
numbering. Infrequently, Piso used 70 (in Mat. 18.22, and
Luke 10.1, 17) which was a total of 41 and 29, to allude to
himself; but rarely did he use 29 alone. For usually he and
his family thought in terms of the Latin spelling, Piso, but
with the Greek numerical equivalents, whose letters totaled
19.
It should be noted, however, that Psalm 29 was chosen
for singing each Sabbath at conclusion of Torah reading.
4 An answer to Piso’s secret use of 41.$6 appears in the
Erev Yom Kippur hymn Ya’aleh. In it, the three words in
the first column were inserted because they totaled 41; and
the four words in the third column were chosen because
they totaled 46!
5 Philo of Alexandria and the Septuagin had for Moses’
sister also used the Greek spelling Mariam (assuming the
spelling in Philo had not been changed from Miriam by
Piso or his successors). But Aria with an "m" added on
each end did aptly fit as the name of Piso’s fictional wife.
6 Jewish War 1II.316, 406
7 See Dip Cassius LXIX.17(1), which is volume 8, page
455.
8 In which he also mocks Judaism, because 13 and 18
were two of the main numbers of the Jewish religion. A
Jewish response was to commence the singing of Psalms
113-118 on holidays.
9 Michel, John, City of Revelation, Ballantine Books,
NY, 1972, page 163
10 Historia Augusta (Scriptores Historia Augusta), Life
of Hadrian, XV.8
11 See Dip Cassius LXIX.17(1), volume 8, page 455.
V. SOUNDS, ANIMALS AND
ALLUSIONS--
1 Josephus had inserted in his Jewish War a tower he
called afekou, where he said Jews had assembled, only to
flee on the advance of Cestius Gallus (11.513). The same
sound, afiku, in Aramaic, meant "you shall cast out."
And adding rain to it happened to produce the same sound
as the Greek afikomin, a form of afikneomai which meant
"to arrive at," "come to," "reach." Another form appears
as afiketo in Romans 16.19 with the meaning
"came" or "has come abroad."
VI. THE FAMILY IN THE NEW
TESTAMENT--
1 Act I, Scene I, 68
2 II.7
3 ss5 and 427
4 s 336
5 s 340
6 s 36
7 s 186
8 ss 177-178
9 ss271,294
10 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Wm. B. Eeerdman’s Publishing
Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1973, volume 1, chapter 117,
page 258
11 Tacitus, Dialogus De Oratoribus, Volume I (of
Tacitus), page 231
12 Plutarch’s Lives, Romulus, Modern Library, Random
House, NY, page 25
13 Virgil, Aeneid, II.694
VII.THE CREATION OF THE
-CHURCH
1 According to Dio Cassius (LXVII.17.1-2), the
assassination was supervised by Parthenius. That name
contains the letters Pius, which was one of the names, used
to describe the Pisos. Parthenius used Maximus (which
was Pliny’s pseudonym) and Stephanus as assasins. Also,
Apollonius of Tyana, the fictional Piso/Jesus, mounted a
rock at Ephesus and urged on Stephanus (Ibid. 18.1-2).
And Domitian had lived 44 years, 10 months, and 26 days;
and had reigned 15 years and 5 days. The numbers totaled
100--KP!
2 Supra
27 THE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
12 Plutarch’s Lives, Romulus, Modern Library, Random
House, NY, page 25
13 Virgil, Aeneid, II.694
VII.THE CREATION OF THE
CHURCH--
1 According to Dio Cassius (LXVII.17.1-2), the
assassination was supervised by Parthenius. That name
contains the letters Plus, which was one of the names used to
describe the Pisos. Parthenius used Maximus (which was
Pliny’s alias) and Stephanus as assassins. Also, Apollonius
of Tyana, the fictional Piso/Jesus, mounted a rock at
Ephesus and urged on Stephanus (Ibid. 18.1-2). And Domitian
had lived 44 years, 10 months, and 26 days; and had
reigned 15 years and 5 days, The numbers totaled
100--KP!
2 Supra
3 She appears as "our sister Phoebe" in Romans 16.1 ; as
Claudia in II Timothy 4.21; and as Claudius Ephebus in I
Clement LXV.1. He appears as Pudens in II Tim. 4.21 (the
same verse as his wife); and as Fronto in Ignatius’ Epistle to
the Ephesians II. 1. Their marriage--she as Claudia Rufina
and he as Pudens--is praised by Valerius Martial (IV. 13).
Emperor Trajan’s public name was Marcus Ulpius Nerva
Trajan (Dio Cassius LXVIII.3(4). Rearranging the letters
of Ulpius produces one of his fictional names, Lupus.
4 The Biographical Index at the end of Pliny’s letters is
very helpful in interrelating, and hence deciphering, the
various names and identities.
5 These are published in the Loeb Classical Library
series, in Volume I of two volume set entitled Apostolic
Fathers.
6 Pliny, X.58.5 10 Ibid, X.58.6
7 Ibid, X.58.6 11 Ibid, X.58.5
8 Ibid, X.58.10 12 Ibid, X.60
9 Ibid, VI.31.3
13 Dio Chrysostom, 51st Discourse, Volume IV, page 327
14 Ibid, 21 st Discourse, Volume II, page 283
15 Pliny, III.21.2-3
16 Plutarch’s Moralia, Volume VIII, Table Talk, V. 673
17 Philo, The Embassy to Gaius, Volume X, 299-305 .....
18 Tacitus, Annals, XV.44
19 Suetonius, Nero 16.2
20 Ibid, Claudius 24.4
21 Addresso f Tatian to the Greeks, The Ante-NiceneF athers.
Win. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.,
1975, ch. 32, vol II, page 78
VIII. HOW TO FIND JOSEPHUS AS
-TH- E AUTHOR
1 Vita ss 5, 426-427
2 Jewish War 1.54
3 Vita ss 96, 240
4 Ibid s 397
5 lbid s 5
6 Gospel of John was written by Fabius Justus
7 Pliny X.96
8 Ibid I.11, VII.2
9 Ibid IV.l.1
10 Ibid
11 He appears as various people with first name Julius.
12 The fictional Simon, who becomes Silas in Acts 15.22,
appears in Pliny’s letters as Sillius Proculus (III. 15); and his
son as Caesennius Silvanus (III.8).
IX. THE PROOF THAT JOSEPHUS
WAS REALLY CALPURNIUS PISO
1 Jewish War III.342-2 4 Ibid III.272, 278
2 Ibid III.391 5 Ibid III,401
3 Ibid III.407-408 6 Vita s 423
7 Jewish War II.499, 562-563
8 Ibid II.510
9 Ibid VII.59
10 Annals XVI. Notice the charge against Thrasea Paetus
in Annals XVI.22: "Either let us pass over to his creed, if it
is the better, or let these seekers after a new world lose their
chief and their instigator."
11 Annals XV.59. Notice his wife’s name was Satria Galla;
removing "s" and "t" from Satria produces "Aria." And
wife of Thrasea Paetus was likewise "Atria" (Annals
XVI.34)--merely a variant spelling. Arrius/Arria could be
spelled in the Greek style with one "r," or in Latin style
with two" r’s." As to Thrasea Paetus’ family, see footnote 3
on same page.
12 Annals XV.50
13 Annals XVI.33
X. THE INNER CIRCLE--
1 C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory and other addresses, Win.
B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.,
1977 pp 64-65
2 Ausubel, Nathan, The Book of Jewish Knowledge, Crown
Publishers Inc., NY, 1964, page 499
3 Ibid page 487
4 Ausubel, Nathan, Pictorial History of the Jewish People,
Crown Publishers Inc., NY, 1955, page 255
5 Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1968 edition, volume 2, page 84
6 See Trachtenberg, Joshua, The Devil and the Jews,
Harper Torchbooks, Harper and Row, NY, 1977. Helpful
in creating this image was Jesus’ pronouncement to the
Jews, "You are of (your) father the devil" (John 8.44).
7 Hay, Malcolm, Thy Brother’s Blood, Hart Puhlishing Co.
Inc., NY, 1975, pp 3-4
8 Parrinder, Geoffrey, Jesus in the Qur’an, Oxford University
Press, NY, 1977, page 16
9 Encyclopaedia of Islam, E.J. Brill, Leyden, 1908, volume
1, page 793; volume 3, pp 506-507
10 Budge, Wallis, Sir E. A., Amulets and Superstitions, Dover
Publications Inc., NY, 197B (paperback edition) page 441
11 The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, 1974,
Macropaedia, Karl Marx, Volume 11, page 549
12 Schweitzer, Albert, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, Macmillan
Publishing Co. Inc., NY, 1968 (paperback edition),
page 158 et al
13 Smith, Homer, W., Man and his Gods, Grossetts’
Universal Library, Grossett and Dunlap, NY, 1956, page
190
XI. -TH- E TRUTH MAKES FREE
1 Fackenheim, Emil L., The Jewish Return to History etc.,
Schocken Books, NY, 1978
"Josephuiss the mostd iligenta ndt he greatestl over
of truth of all writers.., his fitelity and his compasso
f learninga re everywherceo nspicuous."
JosephusC, ompletWe orksD, issertationI, page6 39
--WilliamW histonq, uotingJ osephS caliger
" ’Tis a lie, ’said he, ’ like ninet enthso f whayt e
call history.., historyli es, as I baret oldy e . . .’ "
TheD ooro f Unrest
--O. Henry( WilliamS idneyP orter)
" ’What one man can invent another can
discover,’ said Holmes."
TheA dventureo f the DancinMg en
--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"As I said, be was never precisely unkind,
Thed efect mh is brainw asj ust absenceo f mind...
And I trust that the mould which be used may be
crackedo, r be,
Madbe oldb y success,m aye nlargeh is phylactery,
And set up a kind of a man-manufactory."
A Fablef or Critics--JameRsu ssellL owell
"Go, little book, from this my solitude!
!I cast thee on the waters--goth y ways
And if, as I believe, thy vein be good,
The worm will find thee after many days!"
Don Juan, I.CCXXII
--Lord Byron (George Gordon)
"Ti 5 strange,--butr ue; for truth is always
strange;
Strangetrh anf iction; if it couldb e toM,
How much would novels gain by the exchange!
Howd ifferently the worldw ouldm enb ehold!...
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Islam—Its Koran and Hadith,
and its Leadership
An addendum to
The True Authorship of the New Testament
By
Abelard-Reuchlin
© 2005 by Abelard-Reuchlin
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Islam --its Koran and Hadith, and its leadership;
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 1
2. The ten fictional characters, which the
Quraysh Family inserted in the Koran (Qur’an) 3
3. The geopolitical background to the appearance of
Muhammad 7
4. The religious background to the appearance
of Muhammad 9
5. The career of Muhammad, revered as the
prophet of Allah 13
6. The composing of the Koran 21
7. Several remarkably coincidental place names 25
8. Koranic and Hadith hatred against the Jews—ancient and
modern; from ‘ibn Umar to Arafat 29
9. Arafat, the father of modern day world-terrorism;
from Arafat to bin Ladin 35
10. Arab leaders’ use of inner circle numbers 37
11. A vision for the future 39
Bibliography 43
Addendum to The True Authorship of the New Testament 1
Islam—Its Koran and Hadith,
and its Leadership
1: INTRODUCTION
The foregoing True Authorship of the New Testament, has had
basically three purposes:
First, to prove which of the Pisos composed which of the New
Testament books;
Second, to illustrate the code systems, which they developed
and used in their writings in order to “copyright” themselves into
their works;
Third, to also give examples of the countless great authors since
the Pisos’ day who have likewise used the code systems to show
that they too knew the great secret. That is how the Koran now
enters the picture
The greatest Inner Circle writing since the New Testament itself
has been the Koran. The tribe of Muhammad, the Quraysh,
who put the Koran together about 652, which was about twenty
years after his death, expressed their Inner Circle knowledge in
various ways as we will show. However they also relied on the Pisos’
great work for the authenticity of its characters. And because as
we will prove, Piso and his Family had created many characters
beyond those in the Hebrew Bible, the Quraysh necessarily followed
his path by authenticating 10 of those fictional Pisonian
characters!
We will commence by explaining those ten characters, and then
continue by exploring other aspects of the Koran, and of the
Hadith which were later composed as supplements to it. And we
will also explain what we have been able to decipher as to the
background of the writing of the Koran.
We realize that this section on the Koran is a long divergence
2 Islam—Its Koran and Hadith, and its Leadership
from the Pisonian Saga, particularly because the True Authorship
of the New Testament, which is the first volume of the Saga, covers
only approximately to the end of Antoninus’ reign in 161 C.E.
However, because of the Koran’s importance with its countless
allusions to the New Testament and its characters, and because of
the vital importance today of knowledge of the Koran to the western
world, we ask the reader’s kind indulgence. For we have inserted
the inception of Islam, although in the 500s, here at the end
of the True Authorship of the New Testament.
We should note that two words frequently used in this chapter
have alternative English spellings. One is Qur’an which is also
spelled Koran., The other is Quraysh which is also spelled Koreish.
The sources we have used in this section have been notably:
1. George Sale’s Translation of the Koran into English from
the original Arabic. It was published in London by Frederick
Warne and Co. Ltd.
2. Philip K. Hitti’s one volume History of the Arabs, 882
pages, in paperback. It is published by Palgrave McMillan, London
and elsewhere, 1937-2002, Revised 10th edition 2002, preface
by Walid Khalidi.
3. Marshall G. S. Hodgson’s The Venture of Islam, (3 vols.)
Volume l, The Classical Age of Islam, 532 pages, in paperback,
Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1958-1977.
Addendum to The True Authorship of the New Testament 3
2: The Ten Fictional Characters which the Quraysh
Inserted In The Koran
It was not solely the Quraysh use of a few Inner Circle numbers
(notably 19 and 114) in the Koran, by which they secretly
showed they knew what Piso had done and were patterning their
book after his. Nor was it only their inclusion of the fictional Jesus
which showed their Inner Circle knowledge. Rather it was especially
their honorable insertion of at least nine other fictional characters
(additional to Jesus) which Piso had also created, by which
they secretly sought to emulate him. And by so including all these
Pisonian-created characters, it was the Koranic authors themselves
who forever proved that their book was fiction!
Proving that these 10 characters in the Koran were fictional
necessities a two-fold realization. One is that these named persons
had not appeared in writings prior to Piso’s day. And two,
that the books in which they first appeared had been written
by Piso or his Family (emphasis added).
First of course, the leading fictitious character created by Piso
and whom the Koran later honorably includes was Jesus himself.
It calls him Isa and mentions him all through the Koran. It is Isa to
whom it makes Muhammad the great and ultimate successor, the
seal of the prophets.
A second fictional character it inserted was Mary, the mother
of Jesus. Surah 19 of the Kuran was entitled the chapter of Mary.
A third fictional character was John (the Baptist) mentioned in
surahs 19 and 21, and a fourth was his father Zacharias who was
also mentioned in those same surahs. Piso had created John and
given him his patronymic (as well as his personal name) after
Yochanan ben Zakkai. It was mockery of him, his opponent, who
had obtained the permission of Vespasian to found the Judean
school at Yavneh.
It is obvious from this True Authorship that in the gospels Piso
had created the foregoing four fictional characters, which were
4 Islam—Its Koran and Hadith, and its Leadership
later also included in the Koran. However, the Koran also includes
six additional fictional characters whom Piso had created and inserted
in the gospels. The proof that Piso actually created these
additional six will be set forth in the next volume of this Pisonian
Saga, entitled Pisos’ Further Writings.
We commence an explanation of the additional six characters
with the important Satan. Piso had created him in the gospels, and
he was later inserted prominently in the Koran. The Koran also
mentions Eblis, a genii whom the Koran says was rebellious because
he refused to worship Adam. The name Eblis may be a rearranged
and changed form of the final portion of Diabolos. Diabolos
was the original title or name which Piso had given Satan.
More likely, Eblis was a secret allusion to Ebla, an ancient citystate
in Syria which had been buried for many centuries. And if
so, this indicates how knowledgeable the Quraysh were about the
history of the middle-east.
The Pisos’ Further Writings, which is the next volume of this
Pisonian Saga contains a chapter explaining how Piso went back
and historicized Satan in his book of Enoch (I Enoch), which he
started about the year l00. He intended that book as a foundation
for his having inserted him (and played that role too!) in the gospels.
All in addition to having historicized Satan originally in the
book of Job before the year l00
The sixth fictional Pisonian character in the Koran was Gabriel
the archangel. Piso had him appear to Mary to announce she would
give birth to the Messiah. Piso also sent Gabriel in Daniel IX to
tell Daniel the computation of when the Savior would arrive.
Gabriel was made similarly important in the Koran. Its Surah
two says it was Gabriel who by permission of Allah gave the Koran
to Muhammad. And Hitti (at p. 101) says it was Gabriel who
had given the Black Stone of A1 Ka’bah to Ishmael and who taught
him the ceremonies of the hajj (the pilgrimage).
The seventh fictional Pisonian character in the Koran was
Haman. He was created by Piso in his Jewish Antiquities and then
in his original Greek book of Esther. He intended him as a humorAddendum
to The True Authorship of the New Testament 5
ous insertion of himself as “the Min.” Later he was borrowed for
the Koran and inserted in its surahs 28, 29 and 40, where he was
made a colleague of Pharaoh and therefore considered an Egyptian.
The eighth and ninth fictional Pisonian characters inserted were
among the prophets created by Piso in books which he commissioned
in Greek, and then forced into the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew
translation. He had done the same with the story of Haman.
These were the books containing the stories of Jonah and of Job.
Job appears in chapters 21 and 38 of the Koran. The similar name
Jove was another title of the Roman god Jupiter.
Jonas or Jonah as he is also called in the Koran, is especially
respected in the Koran. He has his own chapter, Surah 10, named
after him. He is mentioned there and in three other chapters. Piso
had created him and his story as the (sole) prophecy of Jesus similarly
returning from the tomb after three days.
The tenth character created by the Pisos and later mentioned
in the Koran was the archangel Michael. The proof that the Pisos
created him originally is that Michael first appears in Piso’s book
of Jude (verse 9) and then later in his son Julius’ Rev. 12.7. Both
these Pisonian insertions were done to lend authenticity to Piso’
creation about 100 C.E., of Michael as well as his fellow archangel
Gabriel in Piso’s book of 1 Enoch.
To summarize then, these were the Pisonian-created fictional
characters which were inserted into the Koran when it was put
together over 400 years later.
A. From Piso’s gospels, four, namely: Jesus; his mother Mary;
John the Baptist; and his father Zachariah.
B. From Piso’s gospels and also from his book of 1 Enoch: two,
namely, Satan and also the archangel Gabriel.
C. From Piso’s book of Jude and later from his son Julius’ Revelation
(but originally created by Piso, together with Gabriel in I
Enoch), one, namely, Michael the archangel.
D. From the “prophetic” etc. books which Piso created and then
forced the Judeans at Bnei Brak to translate into Hebrew and then
6 Islam—Its Koran and Hadith, and its Leadership
include in their Bible, as our Pisos’ Further Writings will prove:
three, namely, Haman and Jonah and Job.
The total of the Piso-created fictional characters later inserted
into the Koran was as thus summarized by sources, four plus two
plus one plus three, for a total of ten.
The writers of the Koran, having Inner Circle knowledge, must
have perceived they were authenticating many fictional characters.
Apparently they were not concerned that they were thereby
creating the seeds of the Koran’s one-day exposure. The Koran
and Islam were an effort to resist the inroads of the church, both
east and west; that is, an effort to keep the populations under local
control. In a day when the entire known world was controlled by
despotisms, they could not foresee that the then all-powerful church
to the north would one day witness the widespread dissemination
of Inner Circle knowledge. Nor could they think ahead in order to
fear that this would in turn place their own religious system also in
jeopardy.
Addendum to The True Authorship of the New Testament 7
3: The Geopolitical Background
to the Appearance of Muhammad
In the year 6101 Muhammad experienced the voice which he
later came to know as Gabriel’s. This occurred in a cave outside
Mecca. The wealthier portion of his tribe, the Kuraish, were at
this time struggling to maintain control over their town of Mecca.
Their position was being threatened by-the gradual expansion of
Christian imperial power from Byzantium.
By that date, the Annii Anicii, the branch of the Family who
had controlled the west, had returned from their approximate 1OO
year sojourn in Constantinople, and were again ensconced in Rome
under the successors of Pope Gregory the Great (590-604).
Since the Annii Anicii had fled from Rome to Constantinople
under Ostrogothic pressure in the late 480s, Byzantium with its
capital at Constantinople had become the only Christian empire.
Thereafter Emperor Justinian of Byzantium finally in 535-5622
reconquered Rome and Italy in a long series of difficult wars. This
cleared the way for the Annii Anicii to return, with their papacy,
to Rome under Pope Gregory the Great in the 580s.
Justinian’s forces also invaded the Vandal kingdom in North
Africa, centered at the site of old Carthage. This war was infinitely
shorter. He conquered them in 533-534.3 The Vandals had
previously with their navy controlled the western Mediterranean.
Now it was no more. Byzantium controlled the sea to the west and
through Gibraltar, as it did to the east.
Christianity had also been expanding southward toward Arabia.
Byzantium had Christianized Arab tribes in northern Arabia and
of course controlled Syria and Palestine and Egypt as well.
In the 500s, a war broke out between the Christian land of
Abyssinia in east Africa, and the leading Arab state of al-Yaman
(Yemen) in southwestern Arabia, with its center at Himyar. The
Abyssinian military, as a southerly extension of Egypt, then under
8 Islam—Its Koran and Hadith, and its Leadership
Byzantium’s control, in 523-525 invaded Yemen and conquered
Himyar.4 In the process its Jewish king, dhu Nuwas,5 died.
Arabia’s then growing problem was an aspect of Byzantium’s
efforts to gain control of the Arabian tribes and use them against
Persia,6 which was its continuous enemy.
It was to the Persians that the non-Christian tribes of Arabia
looked for help. Even the Quraysh, with so much to protect in
their Maccas area, still lacked the imagination for their own religion
with which to oppose Byzantine expansion. Only their scion,
Muhammad, would develop this idea, and it would take a bitter
struggle before he could bring the Quraysh to his view!
It is said that the Persian emperor in 575 finally sent an army of
800 men (was this number intended as a response to Piso?) and
reconquered al-Yaman from the Abyssinians.7 For comparison
purposes, Muhammad, who had been born in 571, was at this
date (the year 575) a little boy.
Fifty three years later, 628, was another memorable date. For by
that date, which was the 6th year after Muhammad’s Hijra in 622,
even the Persian governor of Yeman had converted to Islam.8
1 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – Page
112.
2 Bury, Volume II – pp. 168-281/282.
3 Downey – pp. 86-87.
4 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – page 62.
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid.
7 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – page 66.
8 Ibid.
Addendum to The True Authorship of the New Testament 9
4: The Religious Background to the Appearance of
Muhammad
Hitti in his History of the Arabs, discusses the three feminine
gods of al-Hijaz. They were Al-’Uzza, al-Lat, and Manah. Hitti
(p. 98) says they were the three daughters of Allah. Hodgson calls
the third goddess Manat, and does not say they were the daughters
of Allah (p. 156). We will quote from Hitti, page 99.
According to Hitti, Al-’Uzza, which meant the most mighty
and was based on Venus, the morning star, had her worship in
Nakhlah, east of Makkah. He says she was the most venerated
idol among the Quraysh, and that Muhammad when young bestowed
on her a sacrifice.
Al-Lat, the second goddess, name derived from al Ilahah, meaning
the goddess, had her sacred areas near al-Ta’if. He says the
Meccans and others went there for pilgrimage and sacrifice, and
that her area was holy and within it was prohibited shedding of
blood and even hunting game or cutting down trees. He says
Herodotus mentions her among the Nabataean gods as Ailat.
Manah, the third goddess, name derived from maniyah meaning
allotted fate, was goddess of destiny. Her cult consisted of a
black stone located on the road between Makkah and Yathrib (later
called Medinah). And that two tribes, which later supported
Muhammad on his vital Hijrah from Makkah especially revered
her. Her name appears on older Nabataean inscriptions.
By the time of Muhammad his tribe, the Quraysh, centered in
Makkah, had Allah (al-ilah) as its principal deity.1 The name occurs
in south Arabic inscriptions as early as the fifth century B.C.E.2
and a century earlier in Syria,3 from which its worship apparently
came.4 Muhammad’s father had the name ‘Abd-Allah (Abdullah),
which meant “the slave or worshipper of Allah,”5 indicating
Muhammad was quite familiar with Allah and his worship in Mecca
well before Muhammad’s remarkable messages from him, through
Gabriel, in the cave outside Mecca.
10 Islam—Its Koran and Hadith, and its Leadership
Hitti explains that according to Moslem tradition, the Ka’bah
was originally built by Adam, then after the flood rebuilt by
Abraham and Ishmael.6 He continues that its custody remained
in the control of the descendants of Ishmael until Arab tribes took
control of it,7 and introduced idol worship.
Hitti says that Ishmael while rebuilding, received this black stone
from Gabriel and set it in the southeast corner of a small building
in Mecca, also known as the Ka’bah.8
Prior to the arrival of the worship of Allah at Mecca, Hitti says
that the chief deity of al-Ka’bah was Hubal.9 He explains that his
name was derived from the Aramaic meaning vapor or spirit. And
adds that he was represented in human form. And also that when
Muhammad eventually conquered Mecca, “Hubal shared the lot
of the other idols and was destroyed.”10
In pre-Islamic times, Arabia at Najran in the north also had a
moon-god, It was named Wadd. He is mentioned in Sura 71 as
among the chief gods whom the enemies of Noah and of the Lord
attempted to prevent being forsaken by those who instead followed
Noah.
Pre-Islamic times, with the Quraysh and their Ka’bah stone
encouraging the worship of Allah by pilgrims and sellers and buyers,
still saw competition from “other pagan deities such as Nasr
(“vulture”) and Awf (“the great bird”).11
By Muhammad’s time, Arabia and specifically the Quraysh of
Mecca were thus beset not only by the encroachments of Christianity,
but also by a discordant religious climate. As Hitti says,
there were some dissatisfied people, among the Quraysh called
“Hanifs” who had “developed vague monotheistic ideas.”12
According to Hitti: “The stage was set, the moment was psychological,
for the rise of a great religious and political leader.”13
1 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – Page 100.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.
4 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – Page 101.
Addendum to The True Authorship of the New Testament 11
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid., P. 100.
7 Ibid.
8 Ibid.
9 Ibid.
10 Ibid.
11 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – Page
101.
12 Hitti: History of the Arabs From the Earliest Times to the Present – Page
108.
13 Ibid.
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