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(part 2 of 3)

King Herod the Great in Jericho learned of the trouble that was brewing in Jerusalem because of the birth of the new King of he Jews who he perceived was his competitor for power. Herod realized that the Three Kings tricked him by not reporting back to him after they found the young child. He ordered his soldiers to go to Bethlehem and arrest the Three Kings who visited him in his palace in Jerusalem a few weeks earlier. If they did not find the Three Kings, he wanted them to bring over the child. His soldiers followed his orders but returned empty-handed. The Three Kings were long gone. The Holy Family had already left Jerusalem for Nazareth after the rites at the Temple.

In the soldiers' pursuit of the Holy Family, a tree opened its trunk and let the Holy Family in. They heard the farmers said to the soldiers that when they passed by, they were planting. Now, they were already harvesting. So six months had already gone. Also, the farmers were pointing to a different direction where they had gone.
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Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2016 04:24 am
(part 3 of 3)

It was in the plight to Egypt that Jesus first met Dimas and Hestas, the two thieves crucified with Him at Calvary. In a meeting, Hestas proposed that the family be killed. He said that if they released them, they might report to town authorities their whereabouts. Dimas was the head of the band of thieves, and before he joined in, it was agreed that women, children, and old persons would be respected. Since there was disagreement, they settled it in a fight. If Hestas won, the family would be killed. Dimas won, and released the family. But he resigned as head of the band. Hestas robbed them of the gifts of frankincense, gold, and myrrh of the Three Kings. (This was related by the late Marcial Aguila, a listener of the spirit of Ama.)

The Holy Family stayed in Egypt until advised to go back to the land of Israel (Matthew 2:19-23),

These are in Matthew chapter 2, pages 29-30 of Pasiong Mahal, and stories related by Marcial Aguila, and by Ama.
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2016 02:44 am
16. Slaughter of the innocents

The next day, 33 BC 07-04 or 3728 Tammuz 22, Thursday, King Herod the Great ordered the killing of children in Bethlehem and surrounding villages. The spirit of Ama said that the children were three years old and below. The soldiers entered every house and every room in their search, decapitating the children, and draining the blood from their bodies which almost muddied the streets of the city. Ama said that 15,000 children were killed, excluding the fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters of these children who might have resisted.

Jeremiah 31:15 states: "Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not," This is what Matthew 2:17-18 is referring to.

Because of his action, King Herod had constant fever. His body had sores that people avoided being near him. He sweat maggots. Only three people in this world, according to Ama, were eaten by maggots while still alive (about 1970s or 1980s): King Herod the Great, Adolf Hitler, and Rafael Chico of Baliwag, Bulacan, Philippines.

These came from Matthew 2:16-18, pages 30-31 of Pasiong Mahal, and stories related by Ama.
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2016 05:24 am
17. Flavius Josephus

The slaughter of innocent children is reported in the Holy Bible but not in the account of the life of King Herod the Great by the first century AD historian Flavius Josephus. It is in Antiquities of the Jews or Antiquities, for short, Book XVII, Chapter 7, Section 1; Chapter 8. Section 1; and History of the Jewish War or Wars, for short, Book 1, Chapter 33, Sections 5-7. Please google them. I have included them in my study (http://aristean.org/birthmay23.htm) because it was towards the end of the life of King Herod. Josephus was a Jew.

The instruction of King Herod to his sister Salome and her husband Alexas to slaughter those in the Hippodrome, his attempted suicide, and his order of the slaying of his son Antipater, happened on 33 BC 07-09 or 3728 Tammuz 27, Tuesday (calculated, five days before his death).

King Herod was giving instructions to Salome and Alexas when letters from his ambassadors to Rome came that said upon Caesar's order, Acme was to be put to death, and with regards to Antipater, Caesar left the decision to Herod, his father and king, to either have him banished (exiled) or killed. King Herod ordered the killing of his son Antipater and made Archelaus, his eldest son, to be his successor. He made Antipas, the brother of Archelaus, a tetrarch.

King Herod had continuous fever and his sweat turned to maggots, No one wanted to be near him. He was overborne by pain, had a convulsive cough, and distemper. These may have been the reasons why he tried to commit suicide.
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2016 09:13 pm
18. First day of the first month

After the Jewish month of Tammuz is the month of Av. Av is the eleventh month of the civil lunar calendar which starts in the month of Tishri. In 33 BC, the first month of the religious purely lunar calendar fell in the month of Av. 3728 Av 1 was equal to 33 BC 07-12.

The sighting of the new moon heralded the start of a Jewish month. God commanded the Israelites to celebrate the first day of the month as a joyful occasion in what is referred to as the New Moon Festival or Rosh Hodesh (Hebrew: Head of the month; Numbers 28:11-15). The festival was a major festival imposing abstention from business and work. The Jews visited the Temple of Jerusalem for a special sacrifice and held a family celebration.

During the time of Jesus. the Jews were using two types of calendars: a purely lunar calendar which has twelve months in a lunar year (354-355 days in a lunar year) for religious purposes, and a lunisolar calendar which has twelve or thirteen months in a lunar year (353-385 days in a lunar year) for civil purposes.

In the religious purely lunar calendar, there is no intercalation that is done. Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, fasts, Feast of the Dedication, and Saturday Sabbath are in this calendar.

In the civil lunisolar calendar, a month called Adar II is inserted on the third, sixth, eighth, eleventh, fourteenth, seventeenth, and nineteenth years in a 19-year Metonic Cycle to keep the months in line with the seasons. The High Holidays of New Year's Day (Rosh Hashanah), Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and Feast of Tabernacles/Ingathering/Shelters (Sukkoth) are in this calendar.
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19. Death of King Herod the Great

King Herod the Great died on "the fifth day after he had caused Antipater to be slain" (Antipater was slain on 3728 Tammuz 27 or 33 BC 07-09, Tuesday) as noted by Josephus in Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 8, Section 1; and in Wars, Book 1, Chapter 33, Section 8. He was 70 years old when he died at the Royal Palace in Jericho.

From Encyclopaedia Britannica, this is what it says about King Herod: "He was in great pain and in mental and physical disorder. He altered his will three times and finally disinherited and killed his firstborn, Antipater. The slaying, shortly before his death, of the infants of Bethlehem was wholly consistent with the disarray into which he had fallen. After an unsuccessful attempt at suicide, Herod died. His testament provided that, subject to Augustus' sanction, his realm would be divided among his sons: Archelaus should be king of Judaea and Samaria, with Philip and Antipas sharing the remainder as tetrarchs."

When King Herod died, the first month of the religious lunar calendar fell in the month of Av in the civil lunisolar calendar. Av is the eleventh month of the civil lunisolar calendar which starts in the month of Tishri. Av falls in the months of July and August. So King Herod died sometime in July or August. Using the second day of the month, he therefore died on 3728 Av 2 or 33 BC 07-13, Saturday. The traditional date of his death is Shevat 2. Presently, Shevat is the eleventh month of the religious calendar falling sometime in January or February, Shevat must have been chosen to agree with the account of Josephus that King Herod died before the Passover Festival (Pesach) and on the eleventh month. Since the Passover Festival was fixed in the month of Nisan when the Jewish calendar was reformed in 358 AD, the eleventh month must be Shevat. The Passover Festival was held on 3728 Av 14-21 or 33 BC 07-25 to 08-01, or twelve days after his death.
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Reply Sat 12 Nov, 2016 08:39 pm
Part 2 of 2 (No. 19. Death of King Herod the Great)

When King Herod the Great died, the first month of the religious lunar calendar fell in the month of Av in the civil lunisolar calendar. Av is the eleventh month of the civil lunisolar calendar which starts in the month of Tishri. Av falls in the months of July and August. So King Herod died sometime in July or August. Using the second day of the month, he therefore died on 3728 Av 2 or 33 BC 07-13, Saturday.

The traditional date of his death is Shevat 2. Presently, Shevat is the eleventh month of the religious calendar falling sometime in January or February. Shevat must have been chosen to agree with the account of Josephus that King Herod died before the Passover Festival (Pesach) and on the eleventh month. Since the Passover Festival was fixed in the month of Nisan when the Jewish calendars were reformed in 358 AD, the eleventh month must be Shevat. The Passover Festival was held on 3728 Av 14-21 or 33 BC 07-25 to 08-01, 12 days after his death.
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20. Funeral of King Herod the Great

Salome and Alexas, before announcing the death of King Herod the Great publicly, dismissed the illustrious men of the Jewish nation who were shut up in the Hippodrome (Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 8, Section 2).

The funeral procession for King Herod the Great was described by the first century AD historian Flavius Josephus in Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 8, Section 3. Archelaus succeeded his father King Herod. He took care of his funeral. Herod commanded that he be buried at Herodium which was only eight furlongs (one mile or 1.6 km) away from the Royal Palace in Jericho.

Josephus also mentioned the traditional mourning of seven days in Section 4, as follows: "Now Archelaus paid him so much respect, as to continue his mourning till the seventh day; for so many days are appointed for it by the law of our fathers." This means to say that the seven-day mourning was completed before the Passover Festival commenced. This also means that during the birth of Jesus, the Passover Festival was in summer and not in spring.
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21. Passover Festival

Passover is held on the 14th day, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, from the 15th day to the 21st, of the first month of the religious purely lunar calendar. Together, they are called the Passover Festival or Pesach as the Jews call it. When Jesus was born in 33 BC, the Festival was held from 07-25 to 08-01. This Festival is an important annual event that Jewish men are required to attend and come to Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 16:16).

Archelaus who just took over the reign as king (though Caesar has not confirmed it yet) killed 3,000 pilgrims during this Festival. The pilgrims were bewailing the death of the Rabbins Judas and Matthias and their companions who Archelaus' father, the late King Herod the Great, ordered their execution four months earlier (Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 9, Section 3).

Please note that the Passover Festival was held in summer when Jesus was born and not in spring. The Jews reformed their calendars in 358 AD to what it is today. It was the Christians who first fixed Passover in spring at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.
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22. Return from Egypt

The Holy Family fled to Egypt on 33 BC 07-03. Their return to Israel is told in Matthew 2:19-23.

An angel of the LORD appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt telling him to take the young child and His mother back to Israel. The spirit of Ama said that He was three years old then. The Holy Family returned to the city of Nazareth where Jesus grew up, that is why Jesus was called a Nazarene.

Archelaus succeeded his father, King Herod the Great, when he died. He reigned in Judea, Samaria, and Idumea as Ethnarch for ten years.
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2016 12:58 am
The following are the notable findings of the study conducted from 2004 to 2006, including revelations of the spirit of Ama and exposition from the ”Awit at Salaysay ng Pasiong Mahal ni Hesukristong Panginoon Natin” (Song and Narration of the Holy Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ), or “Pasiong Mahal" (The Holy Passion):

1. Jesus Christ was not born on December 25 but on May 23, as revealed by the spirit of Ama.
2. Jesus was not born in winter but in spring.
3. Jesus was not born in 1 BC but in 33 BC.
4. The lunar eclipse that Josephus mentioned in Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 6, Section 4; and Wars, Book 1, Chapter 33, Section 4 happened on March 29, 33 BC, equivalent to Nisan 15, 3728.
5. It took Joseph and Mary four days to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, some eight km south of Jerusalem.
6. When they arrived in Bethlehem, no one took them in because they were poor even though Joseph was from the lineage of King David, and Mary was in her final stage of pregnancy.
7. Jesus was born in a cave used as shed for farm animals in Bethlehem at 1:50am.
8. The bright star shone when Jesus was born that called the attention of the three kings who hurriedly followed it.
9. Since there was abundant grass on the field, the cave was empty of animals. The farm animals were being pastured out and looked after by their shepherds.
10. As devout Jewish parents, Joseph and Mary had Jesus circumcised and named Jesus on his eighth day, May 30, 33 BC.

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11. The Three Kings were really kings from three kingdoms in the east of Jerusalem, namely, Persia, Arabia and Saba (maybe Sheba). Their names were Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar.
12. The Three Kings just met on the way to Jerusalem.
13. They dropped in at King Herod’s palace in Jerusalem to give respect to him and to invite him in their search for the newborn King of the Jews. King Herod declined the invitation but asked the Three Kings to report back to him when they find him so that he, too, could worship Him.
14. The Three Kings arrived on 33 BC 06-06 at the place where Jesus was, fourteen days or two weeks (not two years) after He was born. They knelt down and laid down their scepters and crowns at the feet of Jesus.
15. King Balthazar gave gold because Jesus is truly king and owner and holder of gold and the whole world. King Melchor gave bitter myrrh because He will truly save mankind from sins. King Gaspar gave frankincense because He is true God, merciful and graceful to prayerful people.
16. In their sleep, the angel of the Lord told the Three Kings not to see King Herod anymore and take a different route of their way home.
17. The Holy Family stayed in Bethlehem until Mary’s purification rite and Jesus’ presentation in the temple at Jerusalem on the 41st day. This happened on 33 BC 07-02. After the rites, they headed for home to Nazareth. During their first night of travel, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph who told him to take refuge in Egypt. That night was their plight to Egypt.
18. King Herod ordered the arrest of the Three Kings or bring over the Christ child on 33 BC 07-03. Failing to find the three kings or Jesus, King Herod ordered his soldiers on 33 BC 07-04 to slaughter the innocent children from newly born to three years of age.
19. King Herod died on 33 BC 07-13 or 3728 Av 2.
20. The Passover Festival was held from 33 BC 07-25 to 08-01 or 3728 Av 14-21 when Jesus was born.

Although the Holy Bible does not tell us to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it does not tell us not to either. We have to rejoice in His birth because the promised Messiah in the Old Testament has been born to save mankind from sin.

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