Joseph of Arimathaea - Part Two:

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

Continued from page 1

He was wealthy enough to have had at least two residences: a country place inrepparttar cool mountains around Magdala… and a 'town house' inrepparttar 138052 capital, inrepparttar 138053 wealthy Jerusalem suburb of Bethany… Is there any evidence to support such a speculation? Yes, there is. Joseph was 'of Arimathaea'. Where was that? According torepparttar 138054 Biblical authorities who composedrepparttar 138055 'Helps torepparttar 138056 Study ofrepparttar 138057 Bible' found as an appendix torepparttar 138058 standard Oxford Press edition ofrepparttar 138059 King James version,repparttar 138060 derivation of 'Arimathaea' is not known, but it wasrepparttar 138061 same place as 'Ramah'. 'Ramah' means a 'high place' and it is listed as one ofrepparttar 138062 fourteen cities with their villages' that was allotted torepparttar 138063 Tribe of Benjamin. Part of this passage has already been quoted (Joshua 18:21-28). Joseph of Arimathaea was, therefore, a Benjaminite... might 'Arimathaea' once have been 'Almathea' or 'Alimathaea'?

There was a sub-tribe of that name in ancient Palestine, or at least there was a group who called themselvesrepparttar 138064 'sons' of a goddess variously named Alimathae, Almathae, Amalthea or Amathea. This generally means that a group counted their descent from some matriarch ofrepparttar 138065 name. It is known that some tribes of ancient Palestine did have a matrilinear succession.

{This is a good reason to say they weren't inclined towardrepparttar 138066 patristic Abrahamic style ofrepparttar 138067 Chaldeans and more influenced byrepparttar 138068 Keltic/Phoenician and earlier great and real force ofrepparttar 138069 Mediterranean that founded Egypt underrepparttar 138070 guidance of a woman - Isis. I also think this was part ofrepparttar 138071 corporate trading monopolies and a way to ensure fewer blue bloods, because men can sow their wild oats among far more less than select or chosen people.}

At any rate, Robert Graves informs us that these people of Alimathea or Amalthea lived inrepparttar 138072 neighborhood of Mount Tabor in Galilee. (9) The town of Ramah is onrepparttar 138073 shoulders of Mount Tabor which, indeed, is a 'high place'. The towns of Magdala, Cana and Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene, from Magdala, came fromrepparttar 138074 same area onrepparttar 138075 shoulders of Mount Tabor. The towns of Nazareth, Cana and Magdala are within ten miles of each other.

Interestingly enough, these Amaltheans seem to have been of Phoenician and 'proto-Celtic' stock. At least some of them joinedrepparttar 138076 long westward migration ofrepparttar 138077 Celtiberians and 'Celts' and ended up in Wales, Cornwall and Somerset.

Which is to say they ended up around Glastonbury. But they did this long before Joseph 'of Arimathaea' arrived. One could say, in fact, that some powerful Celtic families of Ancient Britain were Joseph of Arimathaea's long-lost relations." (10)

'Long-lost' would be incorrect. It was a common practice amongstrepparttar 138078 Kelts to send their children to relatives in far away places. It solidified trading relationships, enhanced ecumenicism and brotherhood, reduced nepotism and early life blackmail against parents; is imitated inrepparttar 138079 North American Indian traditions; and may include Jesus learning from and living inrepparttar 138080 Cornwall area in early life. There are even stories of him having been inrepparttar 138081 Mayan lands whererepparttar 138082 Essenes have one of their few locations inrepparttar 138083 world.

The issue of historicity and women's role inrepparttar 138084 church is covered by Mary Rose D'Angelo in Vatican II. The position Jesus had towards women was favourable but his group were not politically un-initiated. Ifrepparttar 138085 Catholic 'churchians' who usurped Jesus and his teachings were to admit he married and had a woman for an equal - MUCH OF THEIR DOGMA would have very 'weak and shifting sand' beneath it. Butrepparttar 138086 Merovingians and De Medici’s women were not made second class at all. They rule just likerepparttar 138087 Iroquois matriarchs and Rose Kennedy.

Of course it took some time to re-create this new belief and infiltrate it with their own brand of manipulation. In addition this belief system was around a very long time before Jesus. Thus it was necessary to make Jesus become something he never claimed he was - 'the 'Chriost' or a true Divine Messiah. The Jews knew better and had to be blamed for 'Killing our Saviour'! This part of history should need no further discussion to prove its import and impact on our future. Jesus said 'We are ALLrepparttar 138088 children of God'.

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Joseph of Arimathaea - Part One:

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

Continued from page 1

Benjamin was one ofrepparttar Twelve Tribes of Israel and was in some way special. It was also powerful. God was somehow inrepparttar 138051 Tribe of Benjamin. In Deuteronomy 33, Moses says ofrepparttar 138052 Tribe of Benjamin: 'The beloved ofrepparttar 138053 Lord shall dwell in safety by him; andrepparttar 138054 Lord shall cover him allrepparttar 138055 day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.'...

{There is another author who notes a proximity of Cyprus to Almathea. This may be a Phoenician closeness asrepparttar 138056 Cypriots ofrepparttar 138057 time were almost always Phoenician and it probably relates to one ofrepparttar 138058 cities ofrepparttar 138059 nearby Levant. Could it be Ashkelon or such a port city as we showed in 'Science' fromrepparttar 138060 National Geographic? Atrepparttar 138061 time of Joseph and Jesus Bradley makes a good point for them having influence on Mt. Tabor andrepparttar 138062 cities now called Cana and Nazareth.}

But it came to pass that most ofrepparttar 138063 Benjaminites left Palestine, and this was because of a civil war amongrepparttar 138064 Israelites. The Tribe of Benjamin came into conflict withrepparttar 138065 other eleven Tribes becauserepparttar 138066 Benjaminites were apparently allied withrepparttar 138067 'Sons of Belial' {The Keltic god 'Bel' which became Ba'al, and we know from many sources is Phoenician.} and would not attempt to impose Israelite laws and customs upon them. This war is covered in Judges 21 inrepparttar 138068 Bible. The result was that most ofrepparttar 138069 Benjaminites left Palestine, or were expelled byrepparttar 138070 victorious eleven Tribes.

{Did Hitler know this and make a differentiation? Did he think of himself as part Benjaminite and wanting to seek revenge? His birth name is Schicklgruber andrepparttar 138071 anti-Semitic sentiment was politically expedient to his purposes, but he is acknowledged to be 1/16th Jewish. This is true even if he father was not a Rothschild illegitimate which he was according to The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report and other sources. The Rothschilds and Rockefellers are well aware of their Benjaminite roots, I suggest. Butrepparttar 138072 official biographies make no mention of these controversies, even though they admit Nathan Rothschild made and enormous fortune in league withrepparttar 138073 British crown in Treasury trading onrepparttar 138074 occasion ofrepparttar 138075 Battle of Waterloo, when their secret agents gave them insider information.}

The 'Sons of Belial' with whomrepparttar 138076 Benjaminites were allied, or against whom they refused to go to war in order to enforce Israelite customs, were none other thanrepparttar 138077 Phoenicians of Tyre and Sidon,repparttar 138078 'red-headed' ones who were 'proto-Celts'. It is possible thatrepparttar 138079 Benjaminites were related to these coastal people {We know Jesus was because Solomon's father-in-law was Hiram of Tyre, who plays an import- ant role in Masonic history or lore. We saw Jeze-BEL was too, fromrepparttar 138080 authors of 'Carthage'. We knowrepparttar 138081 father of Biblical Archaeology saysrepparttar 138082 Bible isrepparttar 138083 Phoenician literary legacy we can thank them for. We are sure there was a cover-up!}. They certainly had some affinity with them, and refused to go to war against them.

Atrepparttar 138084 same time,repparttar 138085 Benjaminites had a very great holding in Palestine, a tract including major Israelite cities and Jerusalem. Then,repparttar 138086 mere fact that they were able to consider a war against allrepparttar 138087 other Tribes must mean thatrepparttar 138088 Tribe called Benjaminites must have beenrepparttar 138089 single most powerful tribe inrepparttar 138090 Israelite confederacy as well as being somehow 'different'.

The Old Testament has been doctored to reflectrepparttar 138091 cohesion and greatness ofrepparttar 138092 Hebrews, just asrepparttar 138093 New Testament has been doctored to distort certain embarrassing relationships.

{We have quoted lots of Rabbis and scholars who support this assertion.}

The Tribe of Benjamin, which had some special divine dispensation and significant geographical holdings, 'may not have been withinrepparttar 138094 Semitic mainstream at all'. {Or a different 'mainstream' than 'his'- story does recount.} They may have had closer genetic relationship torepparttar 138095 'Sons of Belial' whom they refused to fight…” (7)

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