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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kotto Challenges Da Vinci Code

What does the holy grail suppose to represent. it is a dish, plate, stone, or cup  a "wide and deep saucer" designed for consuming liquids and used to serve at a feast.but  From the time author Robert de Boron  a French poet of the late 12th and early 13th centuries,  portrayed it as the vessel of the Last Supper, information he had no way of knowing about,  and an event  of which he was not invited to and was born more than a few hundred years to attend more baloney has been heaped on the so called last supper, an event in which Jesus and his disciples prepared to eat the lamb of Passover, but when Matthew and Mark describe the meal that Jesus and his disciples ate, the only religious items named are wine and bread. The so called writers of the gospels never say a word of the other ritual food required at Passover, the bitter herbs (marror) which Jews are commanded to eat at Passover in the book of Exodus (Exodus 12:8). The only two items named in the Gospels, wine and bread, can be found at any traditional Jewish meal, regardless of whether or not it is Passover. The last supper could not have been a sacrificial seder for the sins of man it must be noted that the Hebrew Scriptures condemns any form of human sacrifice, and this alone precludes Jesus from having been any kind of sacrifice within a Jewish context. Furthermore, the Hebrew Scriptures are quite clear, the person who sinned is the one who is punished for the sin, stop saying that Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of many because that’s more baloney see Exodus 32:33, Deuteronomy 24:16 'Every man shall be put to death for his own sin,' Ezekiel 18:20, and Jeremiah 31:29-30. And so Jesus could not die for anyone else's sins like a sin sacrifice lamb. However, again, the Passover lamb was not a sin sacrifice, and all lambs for sin sacrifices had to be female (see Leviticus 4:32)

One must also realize that the vast majority of the elements in a Passover Seder as they are done today, were not done in the days of Jesus, and were only invented in the last 400 years or so. Just a couple of examples: Haggadas up until the 1700's used only one and one half of a piece of Matzah, not three. Up until the middle of the 1600's, the afikomen was set aside, kept in plain view, and not hidden. Although the Last Supper could not have been a Passover Seder, Jesus would have experienced Seders over his life, but what he did at them would have not reflected what is done at a Seder today.
Now let me deal with one other matter, Jesus’s betrothal to mary Magdalene and the question of whether they were married or not. The answer to that question is yes..they were married.. The Jewish home is the most important institution in the Jewish religion, and thus all men are required to be married, whether or not they are rabbis,  but rabbis were obligated to be married.  So the answer to your question is yes; even 2,000 years ago Jewish men were married, rabbis or not. Orthodox Judaism assumes the messaih will be married, as he will be and Orthodox Jewish man…to make the point more clear.. Rabbis where required to get married 2000 years ago as the Jewish weddings laws and customs relating to the wedding ceremony, its preparations and Seudas Mitzvah (festive reception meal) date back to the Patriarchs and the giving of the Torah at Sinai. 
So back to the grail that I write about in my Cronicles drama, according to legend  it still exists! The cup was likely to be made of wood or clay. According to Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. The connection of Joseph of Arimathea with the Grail legend dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late twelfth century who must have used Marty McFlys time machine to know all that he knows about things that went on more than 25 hundred years ago) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain; building upon this theme, later writers recounted how Joseph used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and that in Britain he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe. The quest for the Holy Grail makes up an important segment of the Arthurian cycle, appearing first in works by Chrétien de Troyes.[1] The legend may combine Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers.

The development of the Grail legend has been traced in detail by cultural historians: It is a legend which first came together in the form of written romances, deriving perhaps from some pre-Christian folklore hints, in the later 12th and early 13th centuries. The early Grail romances centered on Percival and were woven into the more general Arthurian fabric. The Grail romances started in France and were translated into other European vernaculars; only a handful of non-French romances added any essential new elements. Some of the Grail legend is interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice. I prove this legends to be mere puffs of smoke in my novel The Da Vinci Chronicles.

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