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Jan 5Liked by Joseph Jordan

Welcome back Striker!

Great article!

Can't wait for the first episode of JoJo and the Bohunker!

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This is excellent.

Off to a great start.

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I cannot express how grateful I am for this piece, which one of my readers alerted me to in Unz Review. For a decade I researched Bible scholarship, coming to the realization that it was history inside-out and upside-down: the heroes had been turned into villains, the villains into heroes, the victims into aggressors and the aggressors into victims. Here are a few pieces I've posted on the topic: https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/jesus-rebel-or-imperialist, https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/jesus-is-the-og-psy-ops, https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/the-devil-and-naomi-wolf, https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/talmud-tricks-and-torah-curses, https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/empire-and-religion and https://thirdparadigm.substack.com/p/hot-and-cold-hatred.

With Joe Atwill (of Caesar's Messiah) I strongly suspect that Josephus was the author of the gospels and the editor/ author of the Torah. And perhaps Josephus was also a pseudonym for someone named Piso? The whole is a genealogy of who had the God-given right to rule the world and who was cursed to be their slaves. One of my readers takes this further as the encrypted military and psyop strategy for global domination by this Shemitic dynasty (descendants of Shem). This fits with Atwill's decoding of the wordplay and 'tells' that are clues because, in order to be a willing blood sacrifice and therefore acceptable to God, the sacrificed need to be warned so, if they don't object, they've volunteered.

In this year I'm going to continue my draft of A People's History of the Bible by systematically reviewing portions in light of this theory in biweekly episodes. I will certainly be citing yours. Thank you!

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When the show with Warranty starts up please consider having Alan on from time to time.

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Really enjoyed your essay Hanukkah: An Anti-Greek Blood Libel. Historical evidence doesn't support the popular narrative of a heroic war against the supposedly wicked Seleucid Antiochus.

Not sure you know about Rene Salm's work at mythicistpapers.com. He calls into question the Jesus narrative offering an alternative in the historical figure named Yeshu Ha Notzri, who lived not in the first century CE but in the first century BCE.

Yeshu Ha Notzri, a Pharisee student fled with his mentor Joshiah Peraciah to Egypt to escape persecution from the Hasmonean king Alexnder Janneus. He speculates that in Alexandria the young Yeshu was exposed to Buddhism and later incorporated this into his teachings thus running afoul of the Pharisees who excommunicated him.

Yeshu returned to Israel where he continued to preach his own syncretic gospel of Torah and Buddhism gaining a large following but further enraging the local rabbinate, who stoned him to death.

The later Jesus of the first century CE was a composite character based on Yeshu Ha Notzri and perhaps Osiris

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Are you just doing history stuff or will you return to political commentary?

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Great work, thank you. Very important to learn of the long and consistent history of the Jews.

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I cant see a paying option for subscribing. Is this intentional?

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