This is a long but useful post demonstrating the Bible 3-D 'sandwich' rhetorical style. Scholars don't know of it, especially not for the NT. Writers of NT QUOTE EACH OTHER, which is one way to know what books were 'out' when a writer, writes. So much obfuscation concerning whether Matthew is the first Gospel and in what language, is thus avoided. But it's tedious, to do this analysis. Hence the long post, though of only 3 'samples'.
Peter layered his text atop Paul's, which I learned a few years back, here
. I thought the text was interleaved to make a marching song. Maybe instead, it is a 'sandwich', as you'll see below with respect to Matt24, Eph1:3-14, and finally, Luke 21. The latter two's text is unedited BGT (=UBS) in Bibleworks 5 and 9, respectively. You can ask Anonynomen
where he got his Matt24 text, but I saw no difference between it and BGT I have.
Both Matthew 24 and Luke 21 dateline meter from the year of Christ's death.
So Syllable=Year One = 'our' 30 AD.
Paul, meters from Christ's SUPPOSED-TO-BE Birth under the pre-David schedule (based on Abraham's maturation). So Paul's syllable=Year 30 = 'our' 30AD. Paul measures from beginning of year, on Roman Time (which had the same 3-year hickey our BC/AD timeline has). Not sure Matt and Luke are doing that. So Paul might be up one syllable, as shown below. PDF won't paste the Pauline Greek, so it's transliterated. Full text (pasted from Bibleworks unedited) here
First Example: Temple Down, 70AD
, syllables 38-40 = 68-70AD: τοῦ ἱεροῦ
, for the syllables 67-73 (AD): einai hemas hagious
, syllables 38-40, 68-70AD: ἡμέραι
Put them all together, and you get Temple Holy at end of days.
2nd Example: Re-Rise of the Severans, 218 AD
, syllables 188-208 = 218-238 AD, when Severan mothers
take over again (key turning point in Church history, per Eph1:9), which causes 'Crisis of the Third Century
', in large part because ORIGEN visited the Severan mothers to convert them, in 217-218, and for the first time Peter is put on the Rome Bishop's List
. Both sparked riots in Senate and among Christians expecting Christ's return:
5 [πολλοὶ γὰρ ἐλεύσονται ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου λέγοντες Ἐγ]ώ
εἰμι ὁ Χριστός, καὶ πολλοὺς πλανήσουσιν. 6a.μελλήσετε δὲ ἀκούειν πο[λέμους]
Lemme know if the fade flash is annoying.
, syllables=AD 218-238 (at highlighted eta
, it's 218 and Macrinus dies, Severans resume power.
tou thelematous autou kata ten eudokian autou hen proeteto en autoi
, last word = syllable 189 ends at 219 AD, then 19 more of verse 10:
9 [οὐκ εὐθέως τὸ] τέ
λος. 10 Τότε ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· ἐγερθήσεται ἔθνος ἐπ᾽ ἔθνος καὶ βα[σιλεία ἐπὶ βασιλείαν]
Put them together and you get
Matt24: I am Christ, deceiving many. You are about to hear of wars
Eph1:9 His Will according to His Pleasure which He set (like a meal) before (and by means of) Him
Luke 21:9-10 [but next is not yet THE] END. Then He said to them, there will rise nation against nation, and Ki[ngdom against kingdom]
Third Example: Rise of Diocletian and thus Constantine
- The sardonic humor here, comes in when you know the history. Macrinus is cut off in 218, and the Severans presented their nephews as the saviors of Rome, who then also get cut off and a melee of competing Romans for the purple, ensues. In particular, Macrinus is the poster boy, his WILL cut off with his life and so too his son, effectively reversed (Paul handles each eta in each thelematos anaphora this way.) The other biting sarcasm is that during 217-8 Church descends into civil war too, everyone fighting to be top dog, with Demetrius of Alexandria getting Julius Africanus to put Peter on a Roman 'bishop' list for the very first time, fabricated to make Christianity look OLD and ROMAN -- to compete with Origen (to make Roman bishopric look more important than the from-Caesarea, Origen). At the same time, there was simultaneously a battle between two Roman bishops, Callistus and Hippolytus, with the latter also battling the chiliasts, since in 217 it was nearly 'their' 1000 (217+753). So Hippy baby makes up a goofy claim that Christ wasn't due again for another 500 years (which ties to NO Scripture anywhere).
So 'Ki' rather than 'King', everyone cut short and no one paying attention to GOD'S Will. Ouch.
and Political Harlot Church, 283-325AD
(EDIT: video showing this slightly differently, is here
Actually, this is a US election issue for President: both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are backed by 'Dominionism', which is the Protestant version of the same attempt to unify Church and State, which is as anti-Bible and anti-US Constitution, as you can get. It all started back in 283 AD...
Rise of Diocletian per his own private accounting, started 283 AD
. He got a 'prophecy' from a gypsy saying that when he killed a boar, he'd become Emperor (or so he interpreted it); this he did, in 283 (killing an alleged conspirator in a Caesar's death).. so took the purple.
- This is the guy whose institutions ended the Crisis of the Third Century, and whose institutions formed what would become under Constantine, the 'catholic' church, unity of Church and state. Matt24 warns of it, thus:
=283AD in context, through syllable 275 =305, when Diocletian retires: some would say finally 308, at Carnuntum. Constantine rises then, finally defeating Licinius and holds Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. Matt24:10
takes you to that point, by its end.
9 [τότε παραδώσουσιν ὑμᾶς εἰς θλῖψιν καὶ ἀποκτενοῦσιν ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσεσθε μισού]με
νοι ὑπὸ πάντων τῶν ἐθνῶν διὰ τὸ ὄνομά μου. [=297 AD]
10καὶ τότε σκανδαλισθήσονται πολλοὶ καὶ ἀλλήλους παραδώσουσιν καὶ μισήσουσιν
covers the same history-changing 283-325 AD, this way (again, syllable=year 283 AD is highlighted): Eph1:11
[ta epi tes ges en au]toi
(yeah, Diocletian wanted to bring the world under himself!)
en oi kai eklerothemen prooristhentes kata prothesin
tou ta panta energountos
(this line is 7-yr period now known as the Diocletian persecution of Christians.)
kata ten boulen tou thelematos autou
(Diocletian dies at the eta)
eis to einai he[mas eis epainon doxes autou]
(note the cutoff in the MIDDLE of 'us'.)
In Luke 21:11
, starting at syllable 253 (same as Matthew's count):
11 [σεισμοί τε μεγάλοι καὶ κατὰ τόπους λιμοὶ καὶ λοιμοὶ ἔσονται, φόβητρά τε καὶ ἀπ᾽ οὐρανοῦ σημεῖα μεγάλα ἔσ]ται
12 Πρὸ δὲ τούτων πάντων ἐπιβαλοῦσιν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν καὶ διώξουσιν, παραδιδόντες εἰς τὰς συναγωγὰς καὶ φυλακάς, ἀπαγο[μένους ἐπὶ βασιλεῖς καὶ ἡγεμόνας ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός μου·]
Put them all together, and you get:
Matt 24:9-10 [Then they will deliver you over to tribulation/distress and will kill you; even you will be hate]d by all the nations due to My Name/Reputation/Person. Then, many will be offended at each other, betray/deliver over each other, and hate each other.
[Everything on earth by means of/under hi]m
- That's what happened, too: when Diocletian wasn't persecuting,the competing 'Christian' sects were, look up Church Council history: it's utterly disgusting how cannibalistic 'christian church fathers' were during this time. The cannibalism remained from this point forward, everyone calling everyone else a heretic. Constantine, codified it all, which you can see at fourth-century.com. Bring Pepto-Bismol.
Under Whom we were all foreordained as per Temple Shewbread Plan,
Through Whom He works out all things,
per His Own Standards of Delight, Wi
to the end that w[e are made into the praise of His Glory.]
Luke 21:11-12 [So too, in various places, there will be great earthquakes, famines and plagues, horrors as signs from the heavens will] be
- Yep, that's what Diocletian and then Constantine and the fractious uniting-church-and-politics 'bishops', all wanted. But their 'we' got cut off mid-Word! Diocletian dies brokenhearted with his cabbages, Constantine ends up killing his own son and wife, the sons end up killing each other and starting endless wars from this point forward.. over whether 'God' is 'One' or 'Three'!
Not to mention, in the 'unification' process, pretty much the whole Roman world was constantly at war, Jews and pagans were persecuted, Christians too, everyone doing just what Matt24 said. Farther east now, but soon Constantine will take over that, too. Utterly shameful.
. Beforehand, they will will lay their hands on, fall upon you, persecute and betray/deliver you over to the churches/synagogues; even under guard, bring[ing to kings and leaders due to My Name/Person/Reputation]
Yep, that's the history of this period. It only gets worse from this point onward.
Kinda biting sarcasm against a period so many apostate Christians laud, huh. What's truly frightening is that here in 2016, Satan's giving us in the GOP only a choice of one guy who's too dumb to live, being backed by Dominionists (Trump), and another guy whose dad LIES REPEATEDLY
about the Constitution and Bible, yet his son who uses his dad as his representative, claims to be an expert on the Constitution (Cruz). And Christians? Oh, they think these two holy, good, smart, 'Christian'!
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. And certainly we don't read Bible to know the above, even when it's as blatant and well known, as the Rev17 harlot (religion) atop the beast (polities).