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The Julio-Claudian Dynasty

Julio-Claudians as Ptolemies/Hasmoneans in Italian Clothing

The Evidence

The foray into New Testament Period studies began with a paper written for The Daily Grail web site:

“Mary Magdalene: Harlot or Queen?”
www.dailygrail.com/node/462

This established a basis for re-examining the relationship of Herod the Great and his family to the Gospels. From there we took a fresh look at the family of Herod the Great, and to our amazement found evidence that Herod actually had the audacity to portray himself as a Neo-Solomon and Neo-Jacob. He further typecast his descendants, not only in the roles of the sons of Jacob but also in the roles of O.T. characters that followed the reign of Solomon, viz., Rehoboam, Elijah, Elisha, Ahab, Jezebel, etc.

Another series of articles was written,
http://www.domainofman.com/book/sup2.html
http://www.domainofman.com/book/sup3.html
http://www.domainofman.com/book/sup4.html
http://www.domainofman.com/book/sup5.html
http://www.domainofman.com/book/herod_as_jacob.pdf
http://www.domainofman.com/book/herod_as_solomon.pdf
http://www.domainofman.com/book/herod_egypt.pdf
http://www.domainofman.com/book/herod_disciples.pdf
http://www.domainofman.com/book/herod_grail.pdf

Then a reader (Tim) challenged us to revisit the Hasmonean Period. A link was first established between Hasmonean Mattathias, Ptolemy Philometer, and the Parthian Mithridates. Further investigation led to this assessment of the Hasmonean Dynasty:

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=3758

That was followed by a study of the Odyssey and Aeneid and a compelling proof that they were the Greek and Roman memory of the end of the Egyptian New Kingdom, and leading to the realization that Greece and Rome shared the same royal heritage with the rest of the Near East.

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5339

Thanks to Joe Atwill, Robert Eisenman’s publicist sent a complimentary copy of “New Testament Code”. So, some time was taken to read and review it.

Chapter 1: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4257
Chapter 2: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4259
Chapter 3: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4280
Chapter 4: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4320
Chapters 5-7: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4477
Chapters 8-13: www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4570

Consequently, the idea that Herodians were behind the Gospel accounts became even more convincing.

Next, the relationship between Mark Antony and Herod the Great was investigated:

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4581
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4593
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4596
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4709
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5324
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4812
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4814
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4827
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4828

After this came something even more stunning -
Julius Caesar equated to Hasmonean Alexander II:

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4881
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4907
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4954
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4977
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4988
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4989
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5018
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5060
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5089
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4693

In the process of all this, Herodian and Augustan genealogies began to be superimposed. The initial attempts (below) were not very good.

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4759
www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4720

But further analysis began to break it wide open:

www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5079
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=4952
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7033

Marc Antony as Father of Cleopatra:
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=13360
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=13443

“Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer”
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/educational_and_howto/watch/v18698644M83K2zyq#
(Excellent program. Concludes that Ptolemy princess Arsinoe, sister of the famous Cleopatra, had a skull similar to the “ancient Egyptians”, i.e., the elongated skull of the native Egyptian pharaohs that preceded the Ptolemies!)

Names of Jesus and Identity of Barnabus
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=13440
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=5550
(There are a number of relevant other posts in the above thread.)

Galba and Paul
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=11970
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=12021
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=12118
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=12195
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=11791
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7690

Paulinus and Linus
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7705

Paul’s Coming from Spain (to dethrone Nero)
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=8145

Galba and the three on the cross
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7319
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7355

Descendants of Paul?
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7673

The Apostle Paul and Aemilius Paullus
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=11870
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=11794

Mary Magdalene
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=11538

“Salute Herodion”
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7824

"The Life of Bron"
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7803
http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=7789

After this, a study was made of the Persian Period and it was learned that the Julio-Claudian Dynasty patterned itself extensively after the Persians. This confirmed the validity of the previous Julio-Claudian/Herodian studies (summarized above) and offered even greater insight into the Roman/Herodian creation of Christianity.

http://www.domainofman.com/forum/index.cgi?read=13510