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The Eighth as the Beginning of a New Scale
In Response To: Re: Daughter of Antigonus ()

A'menron,

You're onto something, "number eight son"! The eighth Patriarch was Noah, who initiated a new cycle. The Noah type signified a cessation of bloodshed and a time of unity and peace.

In terms of dynastic history, a David figure was generally followed by a Solomon figure, that is, the "Noah" type. Julius Caesar was a world-conquering David figure. He established a new empire and a new world capital. Octavius, seemingly a master of spin, would have sold his candidacy as one of peace keeping.

Mark Antony, on the other hand, clearly had designs on being yet another David/Joshua/Alexander the Great. If he had been a little younger or a true son of Caesar (or actually appointed his heir), Antony could have perhaps claimed to be Horus the Younger son of Horus the Elder. It could be said that Antony as David loved his "son" Absalom/Cleopatra, but in the end Octavius heeded good counsel and Antony rejected it.

In retrospect Antony would have done better to accept the role of Joseph (Yuya) with Octavius as the usurper Jacob (Amenhotep II). Antony's oldest sons could have played the roles of Ephraim/Judah (Aye) and Manasseh/Aaron (Aanen). The younger ones (by his daughter) would have then been Shiloh/Solomon (Amenhotep III) and Moses/Rehoboam (Akhenaten). Instead, the two oldest sons of Antony, namely Phasael/Agrippa and Herod/Iullus, turned against their father. They were threatened by Antony's excessive favor of his younger children by Cleopatra.

After Antony's death, Octavius and Herod became twin Solomons.

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