Everyone who had read the New Testament is familiar with the miracle in Kana, where Jesus turned water into wine. But Kana was not a known place at those times. The word Kana comes from the word Kanaim. That is how the Jewish rebels against the Romans were named. The greek translation of that word is Zealot and we all know who they were. In other words Jesus went to their campus and “turned water into wine” an expression that means make a bad, useless person into a good one. It must have been the day that he was “crowned” their leader!
Looking at some other names found in the New Testament the story takes a different meaning.
Simon Peter: Simon means Obedience and Peter comes from the greek word petra that means rock. In Hebrew rock was called Kepha. So his original name was Simon Kepha. A man tough as a rock, or a man who lives in the rocks, were Zealots used to hide… We also found a Simon Zealot and a Simon Ishcarioth mentioned. (that was the father of Judas) I believe they were all the same person, as the meanings of their names were so similar. Unless of course, all the people Jesus was hanging out with were outlaws!
Judas: Comes from Jehouda that means Fanatic worshiper of God.
Ishcarioth: It is supposed to show the place were Judas was from. But Ish means man and Sicarioth was the plural of Sica, the knife used by the Zealots for killing! Ish-Sicarioth the man of the knives, the man of murder. So was his father Simon…
Maria: Comes from Myrhiam that means princess!
Joseph: Comes from Jossef that means The one who was added by God.
Lazarus: Comes from Eleazar meaning The one who was helped by God.
Matthew: Comes from Matitiahou that means gift (from god)
Saul: Comes from Shaoul that means wanted!
Bartholomay: Bar-Talmai. Means Son of Talmai
Barnabas: Bar-Nabi. Means son of the prophet
James: He was the brother of Jesus, his name in greek versions of the bible is Jacob. It comes from the Hebrew Jaakob that means supplanter!
Jesus: Comes from Jeshouah. It means savior and it was a title, not a name. The Egyptian hieroglyph for savior is a cross. In other words the symbol of Jesus was his “name” written in Egyptian!
Barabbas: Bar-Abba. Means Son of the Father. In some old version of Matthew, we found that the name was Jesus BarAbba. That lead us to the conclusion that there were two saviors. Jesus, the political leader and Jesus the son of the Father (God). Which one of them is worshiped today, we cannot know, as we cannot know which one of them was put to death and who was set free!
Thomas: Comes from Taoma that means twin. That is why he was called Thomas the twin. But twin of who? Who was his brother? If it was Jesus, that would explain the “resurrection” when one brother died, the other pretended to be him!
Looking at the story, now that we know what the names mean, we get a very different version of the truth. Jesus (the savior) was born from a princess (Mary) and his step father was added by god!( Joseph,- was it god or the copiers of the 4th century, I wonder). In Kana he was crowned leader of the Zealots and his followers became the ‘obedient who was tough as a rock’ (Simon Peter), Matthew who was a ‘gift’ (or brought gifts – he was a tax collector), a ‘fanatic worshiper of god’ (Judas) who was a ‘man of murder (Ish-Sicarioth). His brother wanted to supplant him (James). In his trial the people asked for “The savior the son of the Father” to be set free. (Jesus Barabbas) When he died the twin (Thomas) was still alive…
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