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AND THE MONEY BAG
as revealed by the "Gospel Pesher" Codes
excerpted from "Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls"
by Dr. Barbara Thiering, PhD
The six real leaders were Judas Iscariot, Simon the Zealot, Thaddaus, Jacob of Alphaeus, Thomas, and Matthew."Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 77, 78
A New Pope in 29 AD
"The two candidates for Pope were Simon Magus, for war, and Jonathan Annas, for peace. [The war envisioned was the "Holy War" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, promoted in the newly discovered "War Scroll" 1QM ] page 78.
"Jonathan became Pope immediately followingr the fall of the Baptist, as both the pesher and the Clementine books show. He took from the Baptist the name and discipline of "Elijah" (that is, the life of a hermit). Thus when Elijah appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration, speaking with Jesus, it was Jonathan."
Judas Iscariot is the next leader of importance in the list. As the chief of the Scribes until the crucifixion, he was committed both to zealotry and eastern views. The successor to Judas the Galilean, he was called "Satan" , and under this name debated with Jesus at the Temptations. On this occasion (which took place near Mird, the Wilderness), they were together working out the differences within the newly-formed anti-Baptist party. Showing Jesus a map of the world as it was then known, he said: "If you worship me , it will all be yours." The concealed meaning was: If you will accept me as Priest and Pope, I will make you King."
Jesus replied: "you shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you shall serve". He is declaring his support for the head of the peace faction, Jonathan." Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 78, 80, 81.
December, 32 AD
"The three zealot leaders, Simon Magus (Pope), Judas Iscariot (his Second), and Theudas (Barabbas) led the uprising of nationalists. They were structured as a triarchy of Priest, Prophet, and King, and in their minds they formed a reproduction of the triumvirate that had formerly ruled Rome. When their protest failed and their followers were routed, they themselves escaped, but had to go into hiding. Theudas-Barabbas had blood on his hands; he had killed a Roman soldier, "committed murder in the uprising".
"From this time, Pilate's orders were to find and round up the zealot triarchy; if he suceeded in this, he would gain credit for having put down a constant source of harassment of the Romans."
Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 97, 98 Notes: page 420 #2 Luke 13:1 Ant. 18:55-59, 62 #3 Mark 15:7
March 19, 33 AD (Thursday)
"In the reproduction "Jerusalem", [at Qumran] , the "Mount of Olives" was the monastery building east of the aqueduct. After the Last Supper Jesus with his companions went across to the building, then turned down to the area of the divided cistern south of the monastery wall."
"There were two hours to wait until midnight, when the test for Simon Magus and his associates would come. Jesus had given evidence of support for Simon [the raising of Lazarus story], and was known to endorse western ways and the Julian calendar [this midnight was the proper time]; Theudas-Barabbas also was in the same party, as a close associate of the tetrarch Antipas."
"If heaven favored Jesus at this time, the sign would come in the place in which he was most identified, the meeting hall of villagers. Both married men and Gentiles were of this rank, and the hall had been built in the place where they assembled when they came to Qumran as pilgrims."
"Jesus, coming to the doorway, said to John Mark, "Sit here", then took Peter, James, and John inside the hall. During the next two hours he wrestled with the question of his loyalties. He was not really on the side of the Magus; he had merely given him personal friendship. It would be a betrayal of his own political position if he was arrested and tried as a zealot. His political sympathies actually lay with Annas, who had also come into the village hall for the midnight vigil. For a time, Jesus turned to him for support, submitting to him, and praying to him as the Father. (Mark 14:35-39) Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 108, 109
March 19, 33 AD (Thursday)
6 PM The evening communal meal
begins, in the vestry
(Mark 14:17, Matt. 26:20, John
7 PM Jesus blesses the fermented wine,
the common drink
8 PM Jesus is permitted to officiate at
as he has returned to the celibate
As he breaks the bread, he gives it
(Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19, Matt
9 PM The cup of sacred wine is blessed
Judas leaves, to send a
Pilate in Jerusalem that the
wanted men are
at Qumran (John 13:30)
9:05 PM Peter moves down from the
prince's seat to the eastern
deacon's seat, so he can now
converse with Jesus (John
13:36, Luke 22:24-29). For the
remainder of the hour
Jesus conducts discussion by
question and answer
(John 13: 36-14:31, Luke 22:31-38).
10 PM At the close of the session, they
sing a hymn and go
out to the east side of the
(John 14:31, Mark 14:26, Matt
10 PM old time 1 AM new time-- For the next two hours, Jesus
spends time both with
John within the monastery
grounds, and with Peter
in the outer hall for villagers. On
he offers prayers to Jonathan
Annas. He accepts
Jonathan's direction concerning
the cup of poison
(Mark 14:32-38, Matt. 26: 36-41,
He rejoins John Mark and gives
in John 15:1-
11 PM old time 2 AM new time -- He says another prayer (Mark
14:29, Matt. 26:42)
He rejoins John Mark and gives
the teaching in
March 20, 33 AD (Good Friday)
Midnight ---- 3 AM new time -- Jesus says the midnight 3 AM
prayer, saying " the hour
is come". It is the Julian
beginning (true time) of Sam 31st
eq position, SS3969. If a
Restoration [of Israel] is to come
for Jesus and Simon Magus it
should come now. There is
no fulfillment [of the Essene
prophecy supported by Jesus],
and both Simon and Jesus as the
King are left without
political support (John 17:1-26,
An alternative triarchy arrives
in the outer hall to take over
(John 18:1-11, Mark 14:43-50,
Luke 22:47-53, Matt 26:
Simon Magus is arrested as a
false prophet, condemned,
defrocked, and confined in the
monastery building, "the
(Potter's) field". (Mark 14:1-52,
1 AM old time 4 AM new time-- Jesus, as a second leader under
Hellenist rules, is tried
5 AM old time 8 AM new time -- Pilate arrives from Jerusalem (40
km, 200 stadia, 2 1/2
hours by horse, horse rate 80 st
per hour) He tries and
condemns Simon Magus.
6 AM old time 9 AM new time -- The tetrarch Antipas offers a
bribe for Theudas.
Judas ("this man") is tried in
his place. Jesus is heard
also, defined as the third man,
the King, and made to wait
(John 18:31-38, Mark 15:1-5,
Luke 23:1-10, Matt. 27:1-2, 11-
7 AM old time 10 AM new time -- Pilate becomes a member [of
the Essenes] by a token
washing of hands, in order to
receive the bribe. He announces
that Theudas-Barrabas is to
be released, and Judas
to hang. (John 18:38-40,
Mark 15:6-15, Matt. 27:15-25,
AGRIPPA mocks Jesus' claim
to be king in his place,
dressing him in the purple of a
king-bishop, and putting on
him the ascetic crown of thorns
worn by Jonathan Annas
(Stephen "the crown", and the
Thorn, in the flesh).
(John 19:2-5, Mark 15:16-20,
8 AM old time 11 AM new time -- Independent trial of Jesus. No
bribe is offered for him,
and he is condemned. (John
19:8-12, Luke 23:20-21)'
Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls --- page 237-241