Eleazar, a Galilean, is a Jesus figure.

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    May 01, 2015 11:39 PM GMT
    He threw a large stone down from a wall upon a battering ram breaking off the head of the military engine.

    He lept down, took the broken off head and carried it to the top of the wall.

    His enemies pelted him. So, he jumped off the wall onto members of the 10th legion. He was followed by Netir and Philip. Josephus joined the attack with a great deal of fire, setting fire to machines of the fifth and tenth legions.

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    Eleazar released people from demons by putting a ring that had a root to the nostrils of the demoniac and drew out the demon through the nostrils.

    A cup or basin of water was set a little way off. The demon was commanded to overturn it so spectators would know the demon left the man.

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    There was another magical root called Baaras. Baaras quickly drives away demons (spirits of the wicked).

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    [Another?] Eleazar signaled sallies against the Romans (during the Jewish Revolt). He managed them such that the Jewish rebels could attack fast and return without danger. Eleazar brought up the rear.

    One day when the fighting was over, Eleazar (with his armor still on) stayed outside the gates and talked with those that were upon the wall. A man named Rufus from the Roman camp ran and captured Eleazar.

    The general of the Romans ordered that he should be taken up naked, set before the city to be seen and sorely whipped before their eyes.

    The Jews lamented more than enough for one man's misfortune.

    The general Bassus wondered if he could use this lamenting to his advantage, the advantage being for the Jews to surrender the city in exchange for the preservation of Eleazar. So, he commanded that a cross set up for the whipped Eleazar.

    The Jews groaned vehemently, "We cannot bear to see him killed this way." A deal was struck to surrender the citadel in exchange for Eleazar.

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    May 02, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    A Roman captures a rebel Jew still in armor. Josephus told this scene earlier.

    The seditious Jews were pressed by famine; and, as a result, they attacked the Romans at the Mount of Olives.

    The Romans found out the seditious Jews were coming to attack and prevented them from getting over their fortification.

    After the fighting was over, a Roman horseman named Pedanius spurred his horse after the retreating rebels and with his right hand caught a certain robust, armored, young man by his ankle and carried him to Titus who ordered him "to be punished not with death" but "to be pruned" for making an attempt against the Roman wall. Titus gave the order but had to take himself away from that matter to deal with the siege of the Temple of Jerusalem and raising banks.

    So, in the prior case the captured man was used to turn rebels.
    We have to expect this pruning of the captured man will be used to turn rebels (or exorcise the wicked demons of rebelliousness). Will he be given Baaras and his wickeness will come out through his nostrils?
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    May 02, 2015 3:53 AM GMT
    "Kolasai" was used by the Greek naturalist Theophratus in the fourth century Before Common Era to describe the pruning necessary to cultivate wild plants. His work on plants was often referenced by individuals from Titus' era. It covered the process by which wild olive trees could be transformed into cultivated ones.

    Where are we going with this? The Roman leadership did not want a genocide of the Jews. The rebels were wild; but, pruning for transformation was the alternative to genocide.
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    May 02, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
    A Roman horseman named Pedanius spurred his horse after the retreating rebels and with his right hand caught a certain robust, armored, young man by his ankle and carried him.

    Theophratus was the scientific ancestor of Pedanius Dioscorides, the Roman scientist and physician who accompanied Vespasian and Titus to Judea.
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    May 02, 2015 5:21 PM GMT
    Titus becomes "a gardener" because he "pruned" Eleazar.
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    May 02, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidTitus becomes "a gardener" because he "pruned" Eleazar.


    But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. and as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him."

    When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.

    [Really?]

    [Someone else has become Jesus.]

    Jesus said to her, "Woman [not my dear Mary], why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?"

    [I'm looking for the man I loved and followed, not you.]

    She thought it was the gardener [Pedanius Dioscorides, scientific ancestor of Theophratus who pruned plants to cultivate them; Pedanius who captured a certain young man at the Mount of Olives, un-named because Eleazar may have been captured but the Bible says Jesus was captured at the Mount of Olives.] She thought it was the gardener and said to him, "Sir, if you carried him away [Pedanius certainly did carry him away], tell me where you laid him, and I will take him."

    When Jesus died, when the Jewish purists of AD 70 died, defeated, who/what was left in a position of authority? Answer Rome.

    Jesus said to her, "Stop holding on to me, for I [Titus, neither Pedanius the "gardener" nor Pedanius the horseman, they work for me] have not yet ascended to the Father [he has not yet returned to Rome in glory to join his Father, Emperor Vespasian].

    "I am going to my God and your God." Jesus (before crucifixion) had the Father and God. Jesus resurrected as another person, unrecognizable to a close, female, follower had his Father and God.

    Oh, you're our Jesus, now.

    Jesus "ascends" to heaven and doesn't return? Titus leaves Jerusalem for Rome and doesn't return to Jerusalem. He, after ascending to his father and becomes emperor faces the eruption of Vesuvius and reigns for a relatively short period of time.

    Gospel According to John 20: 11-17
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    May 03, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
    John 21: 3-6

    Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We also will come with you." So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

    When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

    [This was the same Jesus Mary of Magdala did not recognize because we have a new Jesus, General Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian.]

    Jesus[-Titus] said to them, "Children, have you caught anything to eat?" They answered him, "No."

    So, Jesus[-Titus, a Roman Jesus, not a Jewish purist Jesus, has the authority to instruct the disciples, has the authority to conduct this metaphor, this miracle] said to them, "Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something." So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.

    v11 there were 153 fish

    v12 And none of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?"

    [You do not look like the Jesus we once knew. You're the new Lord.]

    because they realized it was the [new] Lord.

    Then the chapter proceeds to tell us: Titus-Jesus condemns Simon Peter to be taken where he doesn't want to go: The Roman triumphal procession of the First Jewish Roman War followed by execution; John will live: life in prison. What is it to you Peter if John lives?
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    May 04, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    The Christian must resolve contradictions in reason.
    If he or she fails, the punishment is:
    belief in a false god.
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    May 04, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    Taking another look at Wars of the Jews, Book 7, Chapters 4, 5 and 6.
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    May 04, 2015 6:53 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidA Roman captures a rebel Jew still in armor. Josephus told this scene earlier.

    The seditious Jews were pressed by famine; and, as a result, they attacked the Romans at the Mount of Olives.

    The Romans found out the seditious Jews were coming to attack and prevented them from getting over their fortification.

    After the fighting was over, a Roman horseman named Pedanius spurred his horse after the retreating rebels and with his right hand caught a certain robust, armored, young man by his ankle and carried him to Titus who ordered him "to be punished not with death" but "to be pruned" for making an attempt against the Roman wall.


    Why was the man captured by his ankle by Pedanius and apparently carried upside down to Titus?

    Now, within this place there grew a sort of rue that deserves our wonder on account of its largeness; for, it was no way inferior to any fig tree whatsoever, either in height or in thickness; and the report is, that it had lasted ever since the times of Herod and would probably have lasted much longer had it not been cut down by those Jews who took possession of the place afterward.

    But still in that valley which encompasses the city on the north side, there is a certain place called Baaras, which produces a root of the same name with itself. Its color is like that of flame. Towards the evenings it sends out a certain ray like lightning. It is not easily taken by such as would do it but recedes from their hands nor will yield itself to be taken quietly until either the urine of a woman or her menstrual blood be poured upon it. Nay, even then it is certain death to those that touch it unless any one take and hang the root itself down from his hand [carrying him by his ankle] and so carry it away.

    Wars of the Jews, Book 7, Chapter 6, Section 3, 178-185
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    May 04, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    Simon, a rebel leader, sent a man named Eleazar to Herodium/Herodion to persuade them to surrender the fortress to him; but, he was surrounded by guards with drawn swords who did not want to surrender to Simon the rebel leader. Eleazar threw himself from a wall of the Herodium into the valley beneath and died. His intent to rebel against Rome was a suicide mission.

    On the Mount of Olives, a certain young man is captured by his ankle and pruned. The man represents the wild Jewish rebels who do not need to be cut down (killed/genocide) but pruned and grafted to a pro-Roman character.

    In Macherus, a certain young man Eleazar is captured and survives crucifixion because the Romans would rather use him in a bargain: we save his life if you stop being rebels. The Roman message is again, join us and live is what we prefer to killing and genocide.

    Eleazar is seen in Rome exorcising demons before Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian.

    Message of the stories: The early Christianity of the Roman Church was the pruning of Jewish zealotry, rebellion, and revolt. After militant messianism was pruned away. Judaism’s Hebrew Scriptures were grafted onto a Roman-neutral and/or pro-Roman, Composite Jesus, Savior who forgave the sin of rebelliousness and offered life to those who went and sinned no more. The wages of the sins of militant messianism, zealotry, rebellion, and revolt is death. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6: 23

    Why do we have Jesus Christ instead of Eleazar Christ?
    Answer:
    Jesus means God is Salvation.
    Eleazar means my God has helped.