Peter, the Other "Dark Prince"
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The analysis of Peter is spread around in different places.

His Roman identity was as Gemellus grandson of Tiberius (Gurion/Gorias) and son of Drusus Julius Caesar (Herod Antipas). As a somewhat absent-minded professor type, he was also called Gamaliel. The number three is closely associated with Peter in the Gospels. This connects to his primary Herodian name of Gamellus (a variant of the Hebrew name Gamaliel). Gamma is the third letter of the alphabet. As accuser of Paul in the Book of Acts, he is probably also called Tertullus (the root ter/tert signifies three/third). Note also the name of the later Pope Tertullian.

The typecasting of his father Herod Antipas is very clear. Antipas was in the "Benjamin/Ham son of Judah" (Horus the Younger son of Horus the Elder) role. His inspiration from the Amarana Period was pharaoh Aye. The heir of Antipas, namely Peter, would have taken after the heir of Aye, that being, Nakhtmin (a.k.a. Libyan Pedubastet).

Simon-Peter also obviously looked back to "illiterate" Cimon the anti-Persian freedom figher of Greece. It fell to Peter to lead the so-called Jewish resistance during the first revolt. We'll touch on this notable ancestor in our Persia study.

The following is excerpted from one of the chapter reviews of Eisenman's last book. There is additional detail in the post.

Of the three rich men, only Nakdimon is explicitly identified as a Jew, and more specifically a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews. As such, he receives more attention and criticism from the Rabbis, and along the lines of Gospel adage, To whom much is given much is required (Luke 12:48). The specific phrase applied to him in the Talmud is, As the camel so its burden. Eisenman (p 252) relates this to another Gospel proverb, It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Math 19:24; Mark 10:25). What Eisenman does not pick up on is that camel (Hebrew gamal) was carefully chosen as a play on the Herodian name of Nakdimon, that being, Gamellus (Hebrew Gamaliel/Gamala). Incidentally, but possibly not coincidentally, Gamellus was also the name of the grandson and heir of Tiberius Caesar. Herod Antipas was the son of the fourth son of Herod the Great (Jacob), making him in the line of the Herodian Judah. This fourth son is said to have died young in Rome [which is misleading, see note below on this], but not before producing an heir for the all-important Herodian line of Judah. For this identification, see the following:

Herodian Identities of New Testament Characters: Supplement 2

Nakdimon is given the patronym Ben Gurion, son of the (young) lion, which relates him to the Herodian line of Judah, that is, to Herod Antipas as son of the young Herodian prince Judah.

Josephus calls Simon-Peter by the name Simon the son of Gioras. Like Nakhtmin/Pedubastet, Simon was captured and killed by Titus (in the role of a neo-Seti).

Note: We are told by Josephus that the fourth son (not named, but implicitly corresponding to Gurion/Gorias/Tiberius) died young, but even this is a deliberate deception based on a clear precedent. In our study of the Persian Period and Alexander the Great, we will see how Perdiccas the fourth son of Amyntas of Macedon was considered to have been killed off in battle while still a king of Macedon, therefore "dying young", but in reality he lived to a ripe old age and rose to far greater power within the Persian Empire. The Persian identity of Amyntas was in fact Artaxerxes II. Perdiccas would become Artaxerxes III. The three older sons of Amyntas were Antipater, Alexander, and Ptolemy (Aristaeus) of Alorus corresponding to Antipater, Alexander, and Aristobulus the sons of Herod the Great. An informed reader of Josephus would have instantly recognized the pattern and therefore the importance of the apparently suppressed fourth son of Herod the Great.

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