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  1. Charles Watkins

    From Cleopatra to Christ

    My thought is that Paul started out the legendary evangelist Apollonius whose exploits became an oral tradition. He was adopted by Marcion and fitted out with a collection of letters. After Marcion's defeat Paul was taken over by the Catholics and extensively retooled. I think Josephus was used...
  2. Charles Watkins

    From Cleopatra to Christ

    Another connection was Epaphroditus who was Josephus' publisher and a co-conspirator with the Pisos in the Nero plot. (Paul also had an Epaphroditus.)
  3. Charles Watkins

    From Cleopatra to Christ

    I really appreciate the Eisenman video. I think the most of him, having been introduced to Biblical criticism by JAMES: THE BROTHER OF JESUS. I'm currently reading the followup volume where he goes into the Dead Sea Scrolls. Getting those released was a lifetime achievement.
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    Was Akhenaten Moses ... and even more?

    GENETICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: PART 5 Who the Hell is Tut? This guy makes no sense! There is all manner of weirdness about his famous tomb. For all the imagery everywhere in Amarna, there’s no clear indication of who his parents were. Or of his relationship to Akhenaton and Nefertiti. His...
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    Was Akhenaten Moses ... and even more?

    GENETICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: PART 4 Akhenaton. A central question is whether Amenhotep III-xY was really the father of Akhenaton-XY. Had he become impotent, the bloodline would be in serious danger and Tiye would need a discreet ‘royal’ mate. Could Akhenaton’s father be Ay-XY, her...
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    Was Akhenaten Moses ... and even more?

    GENETICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: PART 3 Against the background in Parts 1 and 2, let’s now look at the genetics of the Eighteenth Dynasty. For family relations, I am going by Wikipedia and I beg anyone who knows better to set me straight. I also go with Ahmed Osman’s identification of...
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    Was Akhenaten Moses ... and even more?

    GENETICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: PART 2 Maintaining the Royal Line. Sustaining the ‘royal’ Y chromosome in the bloodline is fairly straightforward as all legitimate male heirs will receive it. Risks to the bloodline would be the failure of a ruler to produce a male heir (Akhenaton), a...
  8. Charles Watkins

    Was Akhenaten Moses ... and even more?

    This is the first of a multi-part posting on the genetics of the Eighteenth Dynasty. GENETICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: PART 1 It's often said that the Egyptians followed matrilineal succession to determine their ruler, but that does not seem to be consistently true. There are anomalies in...
  9. Charles Watkins

    JFK: What do we really know about that day in Dallas?

    I'm reading Lamar Waldron's LEGACY OF SECRECY and he offers a few insights into Edwin Walker. He was an extreme right-winger, having been booted from the military for passing out John Birch Society literature to his troops. He organized the opposition march that led to the attack on James...
  10. Charles Watkins

    JFK: What do we really know about that day in Dallas?

    Oswald shooting at Walker is highly dubious. The bullet didn't match. No motive. No way for Oswald to get to Walker's home. Etc. Marina's statement was obviously coerced.
  11. Charles Watkins

    From Cleopatra to Christ

    There does not appear to be clearcut evidence of eunuchs in the Egyptian courts. I found a good article about it here. One suggestion is that castration may have been practiced by the cult of Seth. However, you can't miss that the various 'deformities' we see in representations of Akhenaton are...
  12. Charles Watkins

    From Cleopatra to Christ

    Just checked the Wikipedia page for Edessa and it says "According to Jewish and Muslim traditions, it is Ur of the Chaldees, the birthplace of Abraham." Did not see that in Ellis.
  13. Charles Watkins

    Ellis on the Ark of the Covenant

    I wanted to look at the rocks, so I dug out JESUS: KING OF EDESSA and reread Ellis' take on the Elegabal. He mentions there might be a book coming. If this thing was magnetic meteorite, that would explain some of its magical effects, such as the Sword in the Stone fable. I might take it a bit...
  14. Charles Watkins

    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    Don Jr. showed his Biblical knowledge in mocking Nancy Pelosi's claim that she prayed for Trump by saying it's as likely as Satan quoting scripture. Of course Satan did -- during the Temptation, as reported in the gospels.
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    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    Iowa clusterfuck. Coronavirus panic. Space force!
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