| Simon Zelotes
(Simon the Pharisee, Zebedee, Lazarus) was a fellow ruler of the
Essenes with Jesus and Judas Iscariot, and was almost as old as
But he was infamous as a Samaritan Magician, had no friends
among the Essene leaders other than Jesus, and was not considered for clemency
by Pilate. Pilate knew that Jesus had not murdered anyone, and
would have accepted another bribe, another 30 pieces of silver,
for Jesus' release. But to the other Essenes, his life was
not worth that much money, and they had a secret plan in place to be
reasonably sure Jesus would survive this crucifixion with only minor
scars anyway. A secret plan that the Jewish scholar and famous
author Hugh Schonfield first wrote up in a notable way in "The Passover Plot"
Later in 1976 made into a Hollywood-style Movie. (rated 5
stars out of 10) In Schonfield's
book and the Movie, Jesus took poison (TRUE) and survived only long enough for his
disciples to claim he had risen again (FALSE), but in the real history,
partly revealed by "Gospel Pesher" in Acts, Jesus showed up every
few years to Peter and Paul and many others, and made sure the
Christian Church got a proper start.|
Jesus did keep
his promise to RETURN -- again and again!
Simon the Zealot
The "Good Thief", also Simon
to Simon Magus (the "Good Thief") in Luke 23:43
"Verily I say unto thee, Today
thou shalt be with me in paradise."
("Paradise", also known
as the "Bosom of Abraham", was the name given to several of the
caves at Qumran, where dead Essenes were held over the Sabbath until
they could receive a proper burial. In this case, neither
Simon nor Jesus were really "dead" but Jesus was unconscious due to
the snake poison (mixed with vinegar) that he had voluntarily
swallowed when it was offered him.)(John 19:29-30.")(Mark 15:36-37)
contribution to Simon Peter's later phenomenal success was several
supposed quotations of Jesus referring to "Hell" as a place
to avoid at any cost.
Matthew 5:22 --"I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in
danger of the judgment, and whosoever shall say to his brother Raca,
shall be in danger of the (Essene) council: but whosoever shall say,
shall be in danger of
"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should
perish, and not that thy whole body should be
cast into hell."
| Matthew the
Essene priest that was also one of Jesus' 12 Apostles wrote
down those speeches and sayings and parables of Jesus that
coincided with what the Quumran Essenes actually taught and
practiced, so I can be quite confidant that what Jesus the
ESSENE actually taught was as DIFFERENT from the "Gospel" that
Paul taught his Gentile audience as
Which knowledge allows me to go on with this "Foolish"
project, and "barge in where "Angels fear to tread".
Those who call me a FOOL however should watch out, and
remember where Jesus said such people would spend eternity!
Day of Pentecost of 33 AD, not long after the crucifixion of
Jesus and two others of the 12 Apostles, both Zealots --
Simon Zelotes - Zebedee - Lazarus,
(described as "hanging himself" in a
partial cover-up of the events) --
Simon Peter is described as being
the major speaker and attraction. As an ex-Charismatic,
he could and no doubt did practice his glossilalia (Speaking
in "Angelic" Tongues -- loudly and all together at once).
And for a few months after that, the quiet Christians and the
(as "Pope" John),
once his broken legs healed, accompanied Peter on a "Holy Ghost
Revival" Tour and many were healed in the usual Charismatic manner.
This resulted in the celebrated healing of the man with "Palsy" at
Solomon's Porch. (A deceptive description of the Essene
Acts 3:1-9 "Now Peter and John
(Simon Magus as "Pope") went up TOGETHER into the temple at
the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man
lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the
gate of the temple that is called beautiful, to ask alms of them
that entered into the temple; 3 Who seeing Peter and John
about to go into the temple asked for alms. 4 And Peter, fastening
his eyes upon him with John (good Charismatic Healing technique,
said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed unto them,
expecting to receive something (a few coins, perhaps) of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I
have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up
and walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him
up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entering with
them into the temple, walking,
praising God." 9 And all the people saw
him walking and praising God."
Dr. Barara Thiering PhD,
an expert on Essene calendars and on "Gospel Pesher" was able to
determine for her 1992 book "Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead
Sea Scrolls" that Jesus brother James was the "Lame Man"
begging alms here (the Essenes were always "begging alms". And
that he could be called "lame" because he was just entering a 4-year
betrothal period. Jesus figured out a way, by stretching some
Essene rules, that his younger brother James could still attend religious meetings during
this time period. Thiering also figured out that this was the
time, Tuesday September 1 of 33 AD, when the broken legs of
"Pope" John (Simon Magus) were now healed
enough for him to accept and perform all the duties of an Essene
"Pope" -- and that Simon Magus as "John" was back
in the same position as he had held before both Jesus and he were crucified.
Only Judas Iscariot actually died at that crucifixion.
And then only because someone pushed him out of a window in a cave because he
had betrayed the other Essenes involved.
between Gnostic and non-Gnostic Essenes didn't last very long.
It ends on September 16, 35 AD (after 2 years) with the
excommunication of Simon Magus by Simon Peter at the
new Cesearea Essene Center. Symbolically acted out by the
sudden and unexpected "deaths" of Simon Magus and his live-in
female Essene partner Helena (Martha) temporarily given the names
Ananias and Sapphira for this excommunication ceremony.
The story, completely
fiction of course, is told in Acts 5 -- and since I've
already given you the plot, I trust you're smart enough to fill in
all the details. And some of you at least will quit quaking in
your boots waiting for God to strike you dead for not paying
up some money you promised your church way back when you were
younger and more susceptible to
After this incident in September of 35 AD, Peter
and his church re-defined the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit in a
way in which the leaders of the church could control all of the
religious opinions and spontaneous actions of their congregations,
and the long dark night of total religious conformity began.
So, in a way Simon Peter was indeed the first totally
Roman Catholic "Pope" -- no one else having the right or
inclination to question his authority -- if he was wearing the right
hat, and sitting in the proper chair!
In 58 AD, over in Ephesus, the Gentile world was being
evangelized (with Jesus' permission and occasional help)
by Saul of Tarsus now known as the Apostle Paul. A
student of Simon Magus ("Ananias") after his excommunication (death) at the hands
Peter (along with 'Sapphira") was gaining fame by his
eloquence and "fervent spirit". His name is given as
but since that is the name of the Greek
and Roman SUN-GOD, we have no way of knowing what his real
name was or is. And since the SUN never dies, but lives
forever, this guy named
may still be around making a lot of
noise and striving to create havoc within various religious groups.
Could be anyone. Perhaps even me. Or you. But I
must move on.
Apollos as Peter had done to
Ananias and Sapphira in Caesarea, but he didn't, instead only
pleading for his followers to maintain UNITY. So here we are
in a Christian Church without the hoped-for UNITY. Even though
Seventh-day Adventists have done their part by limiting the Holy
Ghost's utterances to only Ellen White's writings and
decisions made at duly called sessions of the General Conference.
That Theudas and Apollos
both had the same EGYPTIAN Theology seems obvious when we read the
summary in Acts 5:36 of Theudas' former activities, and note that he
was the leader of exactly the same number of armed men (400) before
Judas the Galilean, that "the Egyptian from Alexandria" led as an
armed group of demonstrators to Jerusalem as JERICHO in 58 AD
as recorded by Josephus in "The
Antiquities of the Jews" Book 20, Chapter 8 (169)'
not here duplicate what I've given my readers in my pages marked
Solar-3, but you should read Solar-3, by clicking here
--then return HERE to read on about the different Theology in this
New Testament Book, which was, indeed written by
Apollos, not PAUL,
which is the assumption made by most people. Patrick
Williams in his sermon of September 2, 2017 did mention that some
people did believe that Apollos wrote "Hebrews" but Patrick himself
credited the book to the Apostle Paul.
Gospel to the
Published in 1992 by Harpur
Books, the book about the Essene Jesus Christ that explains
Barbara Thiering PhD, author of the book on the left, an expert on
"Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy"
"Hebrews appears to have been written in Italy (13:24)
about AD 62-14. No one knows positively who wrote the Epistle.
The author is not mentioned as in Romans 1:1 (Paul), 1 Peter
1:1 (Peter), and James 1:1 (James the brother of Jesus
Christ). But many believe it is by Paul--" The Pilgrim
Study Bible - Oxford U.
To know with any certainty that
wrote Hebrews we must turn
once again to Dr. Barbara Thiering PhD with her knowledge of
REAL DATES, and the DOUBLE MEANINGS that the Essene authors
used for Greek Words, applying them to specific groups of
Essenes. She tells us on pages 71-72, 85, 128, 255, and
376 who the group called "Hebrews" consisted of. And
who the man named Apollos really was, and what he
was doing after AD 44. That Apollos took over the
leadership of the group known as "The Egyptian Therapautae"
from Theudas (Barabbas, Nicodemus, Thaddaeus)
in 44 AD is documented by Dr. Barbara Thiering PhD on page
The death of Theudas (Barabbas, Nicodemus, Thaddaeus)
is documented by Josphus in "Antiquities of the
Jews" Chapter 20 (97) "Now it came to pass, while
Fadus was governor of Judaea, that a certain magician, whose
name was Theudas, persuaded a great deal of the people
to take their effects with them, and follow him to the river
Jordan; for he told them he was a prophet, and that he would,
by his own command, divide the river, and afford them an easy
passage over it. (98) and many were deluded by his words.
However, Fadus did not permit them make any advantage of this
wild attempt, but sent a troop of horsemen out against them:
who falling upon them unexpectedly, slew many of them and took
many of them alive. They also took Theudas alive, and
cut off his head, and carried it to Jerusalem. (90)
This was what befell the Jews in the time of Cuspius Fadus's
The fact that I could
find this picture of the actual battle in which Joseph the
father of Jesus Christ's friend and Zealot partner
Theudas, who was almost 40 years later an Apostle
of Jesus was vanquished and publically beheaded,
the battle of 44 AD, is to me a stroke of good fortune.
And that the number of 400 soldiers of before 10 AD (Acts
5:36) matches exactly the 400 soldiers of 58 AD for Theudas's
successor Apollos (Antiquities ch. 20 (169) goes
a long way towards shoring up my confidence in Thiering's
historical theories and time-keeping methods.
| It is because of
the very different role of Jesus Christ as a Jewish "High
Priest" in Apollos' book titled Hebrews
instead of the Trinitarian God promoted by the Roman
Catholic Church for 15 or 16 centuries, that Hiram Edson,
of Port Gibson, NY, only a day or so after
the Millerite "Disappointment, had what he called a "vision"
in his corn field of Jesus as a Jewish High Priest
officiating on a "Day of Atonement" in a Tabernacle not unlike
that shown on the right.
The Book of Hebrews is full of such "High Priestly"
language and symbolism, -- so much a part of the rituals and
worship of the "Egyptian Therapautae" that both
Theudas and Apollos were willing to risk both their own
lives and the lives of their followers on these symbolic acts.
And of course the 19th and 20th centuries have seen, time
after time, similar date-setting and risky behavior,
but with less actual loss of life.
IN THE FIRE
her chapter on "The Final Journey", which begins on
page 157, Barbara Thiering shows that
on the same boat with Paul, and Luke, and Jesus Christ,
and Peter (as "Aristarchus the Macedonian") as
they all travelled to Rome in 60 AD. It was at 4 PM
at a campfire on the Island of Malta in the Aegean Sea on
January 1, 61 AD, that Apollos makes a move to
poison Paul with some snake poison, the "viper" in
the story that Paul shakes off into the fire.
"And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hand on his
hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a
murderer, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance
suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into
the fire, and felt no harm."
Thiering, by looking at the previous history in Acts
and Josephus, along with the Essene "Pesher" knows now that
Apollos is on this trip to be himself tried before the
Emperor Nero for leading the demonstration in 58 AD in which
so many of his followers were killed, and in order to hope for
some clemency from Nero, hopes to get Paul, his
competitor and enemy, blamed for a part in Governor Festus'
murder of Jonathan Annas the Essene High Priest
(Stephen in the "Stoning of Stephen" story). Paul,
you'll no doubt remember, was supposedly responsible for
the deaths of many Christians before he had his "vision"
on the road to Damascus in 40 AD, 21 years prior to this
trip to Rome in 60 and 61 AD.
REVENGE for the
| Going back
now 23 years to the "Stoning of Stephen", which
occurred in September of 37 AD, 2 years and 3 months
before Paul's "conversion" in February of 40 AD, Saul of
Tarsus is described as participating with the Anti-Stephen
crowd doing the "stoning".
Acts 7:58 "And
(the executioners) cast him ("Stephen") out of the city, and
stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a
young man's feet, whose name was Saul."
this was not a real "stoning", not a real execution, but only
a symbolic one. Jonathan Annas ("Stephen") was
excommunicated after his long speech of Acts 7:2 to Acts 7:53.
After "playing dead" by staying in a cave for several days, he
returned to private life while his brother Theophilus Annas
(to which both Luke and Acts are dedicated) carried on the
duties of "High Priest" at Herod's Jerusalem Temple.
However, Josephus, in Antiquities of the Jews
Chapter 20 (162) shows that the Roman Governor Felix did order
"Stephen" (Jonathan Annas) to be killed by the Sicarii).
"Felix also bore an ill
will to Jonathan, the high priest, because he frequently gave
him admonitions about governing the Jewish affairs better than
he did, lest he should himself have complaints made of him by
the multitude, since he it was who had desired Caesar to send
him as procurator of Judea. So Felix contrived a method
by whereby he might get rid of him, now he was become so
continuiously troublesome to him; for such continual
admonitions are grievous to those who are disposed to act
unjustly. (163) Wherefore Felix persuaded one of Jonathan's
most faithful friends, a citizen of Jerusalem, whose name was
Doras, to bring the robbers upon Jonathan, in order to kill
him; and this he did by promising to give him a great deal of
money for so doing. Doras complied with the proposal,
and contrived matters so, that the robbers might murder him
after the following manner:-- (164) Certain of those
robbers went up to the city, as if they were going to worship
God, while they had daggers under their garments: and,
by thus mingling themselves with the multitude, they slew
Jonathan." (57 AD)
Thiering pg 270
Nero, at the ensuing trials in 61-62 AD, listened to
both Apollos and Paul's arguments, and though
Paul gained several more years of relative freedom, by the
summer of 64 AD, after the Great Fire of Rome, the vain
and corrupt Emperor Nero used the Christians as
scapegoats, and large numbers of them were crucified,
including Peter, crucified tradition has it, upside
down at his request. Paul was beheaded, the same
death that Theudas suffered. And Apollos?
So far as I know, he may be still alive!
Anyway, in spirit he's still here. Especially so
since August 21, 2017.
For more on
the actual "Gospel" of
which differed considerably from both the "Gospel" of both
and was nearly matched and repeated in
modern times from 1844 to 1888 (44 years) by
Ellen G. White
and the Seventh-day Adventists-