Joe, there is now a discernible audit trail leading back from the Apostles through the Herodian, Hasmonean, and post-Exilic phases of Judaism to pharaonic Egypt. And you have shown the link between the Apostles and the Roman Catholic Church. I am very happy (and even more relieved) that the connections can at long last be understood!
I look forward to celebrating with you and others, and sharing the road ahead. An ice cold Maccabee (that's a modern brand of beer in Israel) for all! -Charles
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