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as revealed by the "Gospel Pesher" Codes


 excerpted from "Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls"

by Dr. Barbara Thiering, PhD

   '  "Judas Iscariot" The successor of Judas the Galilean, the nationalistic leader of AD 6.  Judas Iscariot was head of East Manasseh, fervent militant nationists.  He required all Gentiles to be circumcised and to become fully Jewish.  In AD 29 and 30 Judas was the dominant head of Manasseh, and as "Satan",   He would be Priest and Pope, and Jesus King.  But Jesus rejected him, allying with the peace faction in the Twelve Apostles [a political group of the Essenes of that era], thus causing him (Judas) to lose power.   At the time of the crucifixion Judas attempted revenge, notifying Pilate of the whereabouts of three wanted zealots, and working with Agrippa I to offer a bribe  [thirty pieces of silver] to Pilate for his own release.   But Pilate then accepted a bribe from the tetrarch Antipas for the release of Theudas [Barabbas], and Judas was crucified in the place of Theudas.  When the method of execution was changed to burial alive, his legs were broken and he was placed in the cave, becoming one of the two "angels" seen there.   When Simon Magus was rescued Judas was punished for his betrayal of his comrades by being thrown down the cliff from the window of the cave."              Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 392, 393


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