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Jerry Russell

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My life continues to be chaotic, with ongoing litigation in Idaho, and other situations demanding attention. Hopefully all this will be cleared up soon, and I'll have the time to give this website the attention it deserves. "Next Year in Jerusalem!!" seems an apt phrase, even though I'm not Jewish.
 

Richard Stanley

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seems an apt phrase, even though I'm not Jewish.
Who is? ;)

A links page would be good!
Is this you volunteering? ;)

This might need some admin privileges, unless just an offline master list is maintained for us to cut and paste from whenever updating is needed.

I'm hoping that Seeker is going to provide us with a running (work-in-progress) summary or bullet list of highlights of Charles Pope's work.
 

Jerry Russell

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If indeed all the concerns about Jewish takeover of all world institutions turn out to be true, perhaps it would be prudent to learn to pass as Jewish? Especially considering that individuals of African, European, Middle Eastern and even Oriental genetic heritage have from time to time been part of the greater Jewish diaspora, I see no basis for excluding anyone on a racial basis.

Also, it's well established that believers, agnostics, atheists, Communists, Socialists and Capitalists can all be Jewish. It would solve a lot of problems if we could all just agree to be Jewish.

Strangely, my wife Janet's dad would often announce "Next Year in Jerusalem" at family Christmas dinners.
 

Richard Stanley

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Especially considering that individuals of African, European, Middle Eastern and even Oriental genetic heritage have from time to time been part of the greater Jewish diaspora, I see no basis for excluding anyone on a racial basis.
What about the JBLM? The black Jews in Israel are apparently not very happy about their current situation. Neither are the Sephardic ones.
 

Jerry Russell

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Maybe it would be even better if we could all agree to be oligarchs, and treat each other with the esteem owed to fellow oligarchs.
 

Seeker

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Maybe it would be even better if we could all agree to be oligarchs, and treat each other with the esteem owed to fellow oligarchs.
With Elite names such as Russell and Stanley represented on Postflaviana, not to mention the Emperor Claude(ius), I think that we are making an excellent start here.
 

Seeker

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I'm hoping that Seeker is going to provide us with a running (work-in-progress) summary or bullet list of highlights of Charles Pope's work.
I am debating what to do next. I have no idea if Charles N. Pope has ever heard of this site, but considering that, generally speaking, he appears to be in harmony with the ideas here, should I invite him to participate and post his own work here, if he wants to?
 

Seeker

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If you do succeed Jerry will give you a generous 30% discount on your free Postflaviana membership. You do the math.
OK, here is my version of the "New Math": 30% is about 1/3, so I become part of the Postflaviana Triumvirate of Russell, Stanley, and "Seeser".:eek:
 

Richard Stanley

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Well, with that aggressive a counteroffer don't be expecting a BOGO deal to sweeten the pot. Good thing you didn't up the ante to 33.
 

Seeker

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Good thing you didn't up the ante to 33.
Exactly, I assure you that I have no desire for a "controlling interest" here. Seriously, Yes, I am gratified and flattered that I was able to establish contact with Charles again, and that he is sending me information and giving me permission to share it. Postflaviana was the best place that I thought of to do that, of course. I just feel that I should give him the opportunity to speak for himself here first (that is, if he wants to), just in case I may be misinterpreting his words. Do you think that this is fair?
 

Richard Stanley

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Considering the odd caste of unreasonable characters we've already hosted here how can we not agree to someone who seems reasonable? And of whom I have just quoted today.
 
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Seeker

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regarding Charles, I shall "seek" to "find" out if he is interested
His reply, when I asked him if he had ever heard of Postflaviana and would like to make contact:


"No, I was completely unaware of it. It sounds like the name of a tasty, high fiber breakfast cereal!

Browsing through some of the features and blogs it does seem to be a very useful site. Please feel free to forward the PDF's I sent you to Jerry and Richard and whomever else you think would value it.

Perhaps "Next Year in Jerusalem" is the best mantra. This year is about simply surviving. Thanks for keeping the flame alive!

P.S. Another absolutely critical element to understanding the Julio-Claudians/Flavians and the creation of the Gospels is their massive borrowing from the Life of Alexander:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25930306-alexander-the-great

Chapter 2 of the book, "New Testament Parallels between Alexander and Jesus" is posted in its entirety by Google:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Alexander_the_Great/8qZ2DAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=New+Testament+Parallels+between+Alexander+and+Jesus&pg=PT6&printsec=frontcover

If the "Postflavian Triumvirate" needs a PDF copy of this book too, just let me know.

-Charles"
 

Jerry Russell

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OMG!! This explains what Charles Pope has been doing since his discussion forum went dormant in 2011. Look at the amazing productivity on display at his Google Books page!

https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Charles N. Pope&hl=en

There are eight new books since ~2015. I had no idea. "How to Read Shakespeare" (published 2019) is 580 pages! "The Princes of Persia" is promised for Oct. 2020. I am especially excited about "Jesus Among the Julio-Claudians" (Sept. 2017) whose blurb says:

This book demonstrates that Rome did not conquer the kingdoms of the East. Instead, the Ptolemaic/Seleucid royal family made Rome the seat of a new empire. This insight explains the otherwise bizarre behavior of Tiberius, Caligula, Nero and also the strange rule of Rome's puppet king Herod the Great in Jerusalem. An exciting outcome of this study is that the Roman/Herodian identities of the Gospel figures, including and especially that of Jesus, can be definitively named.

It's obvious that all eight books are required reading for all Postflavians!! And I don't feel right taking free copies, but maybe we should negotiate a bulk buy??
 

Jerry Russell

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Please feel free to forward the PDF's I sent you to Jerry and Richard and whomever else you think would value it.
Seeker has sent me a review copy of "Jesus Among the Julio-Claudians", and I'm forwarding to Richard. If any other regular visitors at the site would like to read it too, just drop me a note using the site "conversation" feature (mail icon near the top right of each page.)
 
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