Herod, Edomites, and the people who created ‘christianity’
Well, I’m continuing to make some real progress on figuring this whole mess out, BH.
Let’s sum up a few things, before we dive into the latest episode of figuring out how the Romans created ‘xtianity’ as a fusion of their Roman PanHellenism, and beliefs that a ‘man could become a god’, and Judaism – with some help from Herodian fake-Jewish Edomites.
Here’s what you need to know, going forward:
- There were many, many different people called ‘Jesus’ in all the Roman sponsored propaganda-histories written by their acolytes, including all the works of Josephus, and also the New Testatment.
- ‘Jesus’ was the mocking term the Romans used to describe every Jewish ‘almost Moshiach’, or ‘savior’ (Yeshua, in the Hebrew.)
- At the same time, the Talmud and our Sages referred to every potential destroyer of the Jewish faith who was enticing Jews into idolatry as Yeshu – the initial letters of the phrase ‘yemach sh‘mo’ – may his name be erased.
- So, the Romans punned on ‘Yeshu’, turned it into ‘Yeshua’ – ‘the savior’ – and then used the Greek version of that name in their fake propaganda-histories to describe every leading Jewish rebel who tried to shake off the yoke of Rome.
- Most of these ‘Jewish rebels’ seem to have descended from the house of the Hasmoneans, and to have been Kohanim.
- Which could explain why the Dead Sea Scrolls community at Qumran left writings indicating their belief the ‘Moshiach’ would come from the ‘House of Aaron’.
- The Romans, and their Herodian-Edomite helpers, who invented ‘xtianity’ basically rewrote Jewish history when they destroyed the Second Temple. They appropriated the identities of all these Hasmonean ‘wannabe Moshiachs’ – the ‘Yeshuas’ – and then wrote a story designed to both confuse and mislead the Jews into accepting the new Roman fusion-religion of ‘xtianity’, and also to demonise the Jews forever more, as the ‘krist killers’.
To be clear, there is NO ‘historic Jesus Krist’.
What there is, are a ton of historic Jewish rebels against Roman rule, all mockingly called ‘Yeshua’ = ‘the savior’.
Most, if not all, of these ‘Yeshuas’ came from the Hasmonean line.
Rome went all out to try and exterminate every last one of them, and my working theory at this point, is that some of the Hasmoneans did end up escaping to Wales, at some point in the story, probably around the rule of the Emperor Tiberius. That part still needs more work to pin down properly.
At the same time, there WERE also Jewish heretics and evildoers, referred to as ‘Yeshus’ by our Sages, including the pupil of Yehoshua ben Perachia who went off the derech and started encouraging others to worship idols.
I’m currently of the view that these ‘Yeshus’ may well also have been Hasmoneans, and were almost certainly the Sadducee ‘Tzadukim and Boethesian’ High Priests.
More on that another time.
OK, so now, let’s move forward and put more detailed flesh on these basic bones.
In this post, we’re going to return to ‘Alexander Lysimachus the Alabarch of Alexandria’.
He’s the brother of Philo, the Jewish-Alexandrian philosophy who is credited with coming up with the basic tenets of ‘christianity’, which the Romans then used to craft their new ‘fusion’ religion.
In THIS post, we learned of his links to Philo, and also that he had at least two sons.
One of them, ‘Tiberius Julius Alexander’ was the 2nd in command for Titus, during the destruction of the Second Temple.
Another, ‘Marcus Julius Alexander’ is meant to have married Julia Berenike, great-grand-daughter of Herod the Great, sister of the last ‘King of Judea, Herod Agrippa II’ – and Titus’ mistress.
Nice little club they have going there!
So, here’s the thing: while we are meant to believe that this ‘Alexander the Alabarch’ and his sons materialised out of nowhere, I think I’ve managed to pin down who they really were.
And you’ll be shocked – SHOCKED!!! – to hear that yes, they are also all direct descendants of Herod the Great, that Edomite destroyer of the Jews.
Let’s show you how.
This lengthy snippet comes from HERE – a work by Katherine Evans called: Alexander the Alabarch: Roman and Jew.
Alexander is known to us directly only through 5 references in Josephus and indirectly through Philo’s On Animals.
Although Josephus’ reliability is always at issue, I believe that here he was probably accurate because Josephus almost certainly had met a number of Alexander’s relatives if not the alabarch himself and because the War and Antiquities were dedicated to the Emperors Vespasian and Titus who were close friends with Alexander’s son Tiberius Alexander.
In War 5.205 it is learned that Alexander had the nine gates of the Temple in Jerusalem overlaid with massive plates of silver and gold, a gift which one can assume would have placed him on very good terms with the Temple High Priest among others.
This is but one of a number of indications of Alexander’s great wealth. In around 35 C.E. [King Herod] Agrippa [I] sailed to Alexandria and begged Alexander for a loan of 200,000 drachmas (Antiquities 18.159-160).
[King Herod] Agrippa and Alexander were probably previously acquainted particularly since both men were friends of Claudius before he became Emperor.
Josephus tells us that Alexander was “old friends” with Claudius which would suggest that they were roughly contemporary in age or born around 10 B.C.E. Since there is no evidence that Claudius ever journeyed to Egypt, Alexander probably spent time in Rome. It is plausible that he was educated there and grew up “in the circle of Claudius” as Josephus reports Agrippa did.
Alexander also became an epitropos for the mother of Claudius, Antonia Drusus [the daughter of Mark Antony], which I suggest meant that Alexander became the procurator of Antonia’s extensive land estates in Egypt.
At some point Alexander was appointed “alabarch” which appears to have been a Roman magistry responsible for tax assessment.
The key things to understand are that ‘Alexander the Alabarch’ was working very tightly with the Roman Imperial family to tax and control the Jews, amongst others.
Antonia Drusus (aka ‘Antonia Minor’) was the daughter of the previous Triumvir Mark Antony (of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ fame.)
Mark Antony married the Emperor Augustus’ sister, and ‘Antonia Minor’ was the result. She was connected at the highest levels of Roman society, and all the ‘child hostages’ from places like the Royal Family of Judea were given to her to brainwash into being obedient little puppet-rulers for the Romans, when they grew up.
(There is nothing new under the sun.)
OK, so now, let’s show you who this ‘Alexander the Alabarch’ – and his brother Philo – really were.
In all this work, some of the leading clues have come from the fact that these people practised ‘endogamy’, i.e. they just kept on marrying each other, to keep the power and the money in the family.
So, once I knew that ‘Julia Berenike’ the daughter of that same King Herod Agrippa I, mentioned above, who was good friends with the Emperor Claudius, married the Alabarch’s son, I already assumed there must be some close blood relationship there.
Just, what was it?
So, I was going over all this stuff with Herod’s family again (and again and again…) waiting for some penny to drop, when I took a closer look at THIS guy:
He’s definitely the grandson of ‘Herod the Great’.
He’s meant to also be descended from the Hasmoneans, via ‘Mariamne I the Hasmonean Princess’ who we are told by Josephus married Herod and gave him four children….
Except, the Talmud, in Bava Batra 3B, says that’s a crock, and that ‘Mariamne Hasmonean’ killed herself, rather than marry Herod.
Here’s a snippet:
Herod was originally a slave in the house of the Hasmoneans. He had set his eyes on a certain young girl from that illustrious family.
One day, he heard a Heavenly voice that said: ‘Any slave that revolts now will succeed’ in his rebellion. Herod thereupon rose and killed all of his masters, exterminating the house of the Hasmoneans, but he spared the life of that maiden in order to marry her.
The girl, however, thwarted his plan:
When that maiden saw that Herod wanted to marry her, she ascended to the roof and raised her voice, saying: ‘Whoever comes in future years and says I am descended from the house of the Hasmoneans’ is in truth a slave.
For no-one remains from [the Hasmonean family] save this maiden, and this maiden is hurling herself from the roof to the ground.
After completing her declaration, she leaped from the roof to her death.
Herod is supposed to have had 10 wives (that we know about…).
One of them definitely WAS a ‘Mariamne’ who descended from a family of Kohanim – her father was ‘Simon ben Boethus’.
He was one of the hellenised Kohanim ‘serving’ in the temple of Alexandria, from the house of Tzaddok / Beit Chonyo, who Herod imported in as Kohen Gadol in Jerusalem, to try and shore up his reign in Judea.
Remember, the Hasmoneans also descended from ‘Beit Chonyo’, but the branch who initially fought against their hellenising relatives.
Anyway, this is what we learn about ‘Gaius Julius Alexander’, Herod’s grandson, whoever his grandmother might have actually been.
Herod died in 4 BC in Jericho.
After the death of Herod, Alexander and his brother decided to leave Jerusalem and to live with their mother and her family in the Cappadocian Royal Court.
After Alexander and his brother arrived in Cappadocia, they disavowed their Jewish descent, deserted their Jewish religion and embraced their Greek descent, including the religion. However the family connections to the Herodian Dynasty weren’t wholly broken.
After Alexander and his brother disavowed their Jewish descent, they were considered among fellow Jews as gentiles. There is a possibility that his maternal grandfather sent Alexander to be educated in Rome.
Little is known of the adult life of Alexander.
He appeared to an administrator for the extensive land estates in Egypt that were owned by the Imperial family of Rome and he was a wealthy landowner, owing two estates in the Egyptian town of Euhemeria.
Alexander married an unnamed noblewoman that flourished in the reigns of the first two Roman Emperors Augustus and Tiberius. His wife bore him a son called Tigranes. Alexander named his son in honor of his brother.
Tigranes later served as a Roman Client King of Armenia under the reign of Roman Emperor Nero (reigned 54-68). Roman Empress Livia Drusilla and her daughter-in-law Antonia Minor were mentioned in Alexander’s will.
He totally overlaps with ‘Alexander the Alabarch’, in so many ways.
Here’s the thing: while the Sages and authentic Judaism teach that Jewish descent is matrilineal, the hellenised Sadducee-Kohanim held that Jewish descent could also be patrilineal.
‘Gaius Julius Alexander’s’ mother wasn’t Jewish. She was ‘Glaphyra of Cappodocia’.
Glaphya also married King Juba II of Mauretania – whose first wife was Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of that same Mark Antony and Cleopatra, mentioned above.
And then, she divorced Juba II to marry another one of Herod’s sons, Herod Archelaus (his mother was Malthace the Samaritan).
So, ‘Gaius Julius Alexander’, despite his Kohen bloodline and links to ‘Beit Chonyo / Bnei Tzaddok’, wasn’t even a Jew.
And he was administering territory for the Roman Imperial Family in Egypt, and had close links to ‘Antonia Minor’, exactly the same way as ‘Alexander the Alabarch’ did, during the same period of time.
Now, here’s where things get even more interesting.
In one version of history, ‘Gaius Julius Alexander’ has two siblings: an unknown sister, and a brother ‘Tigranes V’, who gets parachuted in by Rome as the King of Armenia, between 6-12 CE.
While in another version of history, ‘Alexander the Alabarch’ has two siblings, an unknown brother ‘Julius Lysimachus’ – and the inventor of xtianity, Philo.
I am still chewing all this over, but you should know that it’s directly connected to Queen Helena of Adiabene.
Forty years later, ‘Tigranes VI’, the son of this same ‘Gaius Julius Alexander’, grandson of Herod, also gets parachuted into Armenia as another Roman puppet king – and invades the kingdom of Adiabene, in 61 CE.
Queen Helena of Adiabene is a famous convert to Judaism, who is buried here in Jerusalem.
But it could be, she ‘converted to Judaism’ because she actually married a Herodian fake-Jewish Judean prince with tight connections to the Sadducee-High Priests….
More on that another time.
So, let’s just sum this stuff up, and then we’ll finish here for today.
‘Alexander Lysimachus the Alabarch’, the guy with very tight links to the Roman Imperial Royal Family, and whose son, Tiberius, helped to destroy the Second Temple as Titus’ second in command was a Herodian prince, and grandson of Herod the Great.
His mother definitely wasn’t Jewish – so neither was he, according to the Sages.
But, according to the apikorus Sadducees, he was ‘Jewish enough’, because his father, Alexander III, is said to have been the son of ‘Mariamne Hasmonean’.
(But the Talmud suggests that didn’t happen, so either Alexander III is the son of a different Mariamne – or maybe, just another one of Herod’s non-Jewish wives….)
That also means that ‘Philo’ the creator of the philosophy that underpins xtianity was a grandson of Herod the Great, too.
Is Philo one-and-the-same as ‘Tigranes V’, the Roman puppet King of Armenia, or is that another brother of ‘Alexander the Alabarch;, sibling number 3?
At this stage, it’s hard to know.
This snippet comes from the Jewish Encyclopaedia site HERE:
Philo was himself descended from the Alabarch family (“Ant.” xviii. 8, § 1), and was either the brother or the nephew of Alexander Lysimachus.
What we DO know is that this family took a massive role in destroying the Second Temple, persecuting the Hasmonean dynasty, and had a very big motive for helping Rome to create a ‘synthesize’ of Roman Panhellenism and Judaism, to try to subvert all the Jewish messianic unrest that led to Judea rebelling again and again and again against the Roman empire.
Last thing for now.
There’s another ‘proto-xtian’ in the mix here, namely ‘Saulos Thaddeus Alexander Herod‘, who was another grandson of Herod the Great, and cousin, or second cousin, to ‘Alexander the Alabarch’.
Scholar Robert Eisenman, one of the people who is now collaborating with Joseph Atwill, believes that there is a good case to make that this ‘Saulos Thaddeus Alexander Herod’ is actually the Apostle Paul:
Snippet from HERE:
Biblical scholar Robert Eisenman has suggested that Saulos might have been the same person as Saint Paul the Apostle.
In this reconstruction, Paul’s unnamed nephew who warns him of a plot to kill him in the barracks (Acts 23:16) was Julius Archelaus, son of Paul’s supposed sister Cypros and her husband Temple Treasurer Alexas Helcias (James the Brother of Jesus; The New Testament Code; Wikipedia)
A further source used to sustain this potential relationship is Paul’s words in Romans 16.11 “Greet Herodion, my kinsman.”
And the final thing to toss into the mix here, is that there is a persistent idea that ‘Josephus’ and ‘St Paul’ are also the same person.
Again, at this stage, that seems very possible.
Read THIS, for more of the discussions going on around that idea.
So much to unpick still!
But, we’re getting closer and closer to figuring this out, and to understanding that ‘Edom’ was not only the ancestor of the Romans, he was also the ancestor of the Edomite ‘Herod the Great’, and all his horrible descendents, who gave us the scourge of ‘xtianity-induced-anti-semitism’ for the last 2,000 years.
But hopefully, this massive lie is about to fall big time.
And in the meantime, TBC.
PS: The picture at the top is what’s left of Herod’s palace in Caesaria – the town he built in honor of his Roman patron, Caesar Augustus.
Caesaria was hit by one massive earthquake, one freak storm, after another, some 1800 years ago.
That was a good start!
But now we need some earthquakes to come and finish the job, BH.
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This topic leads to the next obvious question which is….was Islam also created…..?
I’ve also been pondering Islam. We know that the main guy who actually ‘wrote down’ the Koran was another apostate Jew…
When you look at Shabtai Tzvi, and all the other ‘fake moshiachs’ we’ve had down the ages, it looks like they just keep pulling the same stunt over and over and over again.
But I haven’t started looking at it in detail yet. First, I want to finish pinning down xtianity. BH, in the next couple of weeks I should be able to figure that out more.
Rivka, are you saying that Muhammad was an apostate Jew?
No, I’m saying the guy who actually wrote the Koran was an apostate Jew called Zayd b. Thabit.
Jews were the scribes in a bunch of places….
Regarding the identity of “Jesus” or the author(s) of the New Testament: Daniel (11:14-15) says, “In those times [in Rome/Edom/Kittim], many will rise up against the king of the south; AND THE SONS OF LAWLESS MEN OF YOUR PEOPLE WILL EXALT THEMSELVES TO ESTABLISH A VISION [new testament?], BUT THEY WILL STUMBLE. The king of the north [Titus?] will come and pour out a mound and conquer a fortified city [Jerusalem?].” In the Artscroll Tanakh, it says this is referring to the Nazarene (Jesus), but if he was a part-fictional character, than I wonder what this is referring to, if it’s referring to Christianity at all even.
You should read Daniel chapter 11, since this is talking about Rome, so it appears. That might give clues for your research.
By the way, the notes in the Artscroll Tanakh otherwise seem to indicate those verses are talking about Greece.
It’s very confusing