Campion Posted February 14 Share Posted February 14 Hi Mac, I've come across a couple of points on my researches which may or may not be relevant, but they're new to me so here goes. First was the other day when I saw an episode of The Real Jesus of Nazareth, with Robert Powell (who starred in the famous 70s series Jesus of Nazareth), where he visits Israel-Palestine and talks to various experts. Most of it was pretty conventional, but one bit about the family trade made me sit up. They said the word translated as carpenter really means builder, and that Joseph and his sons were more likely to have been stonemasons than carpenters, or at least masonry would have been one of their main skills. And I've always wondered why the secret society network chose masonry in particular for cover, when there's so many other trades they could have chosen. Perhaps it's to link with the building traditions of the Templars. Secondly I was reading in wiki about the Davidic Line, to find out what happened to it after they went into exile during the Roman period. There's various claimants to the kingship, and some travelled into Europe in the middle ages, to Spain and Southern France. The history after that becomes harder to follow, and these claims are probably impossible to verify, but to have family bloodlines who believe themselves to be Jewish royalty, and continued belief in the Messiah / Moshiach gets me wondering if there's secret societies protecting the bloodlines and biding their time until they come out into the open and claim the messiahship rather like Sabbatai Zevi did in the 17th C. Great thread by the way! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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