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The Gospels, is it Fact or Fiction

by Chawviv ben Yisrael

This particular topic is one that can be very touchy. But the findings on this book, the Gospels, is astonishing and it needs to be revealed.

This book is read by an undetermined amount of people, but a great number are people of color, the African American.

The Oxford Annotated Bible RSV, which is edited by Herbert G. May and Bruce M. Metzger, a Christian bible, says, " The King James Version has graves' defects. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the development of Biblical studies and the discovery of many manuscripts more ancient than those upon which the King James Version was based, made it manifest that these defects are so many and so serious as to call for revision of the English translation."

The King James Bible came about when he called a conference at Hampton Court in 1604. The purpose of the conference was to try and reconcile some differences in the religious parties of England. Out of the conference came the King James Version of the Bible, published in 1611. The Revised Standard Version Bible was completed by using old ancient manuscripts, such as the Syriac and Coptic ancient works (Oxford Annotated Bible).

The Gospels, is it fact or fiction?

The Gospel comprises twenty-seven books. It was written four hundred years after Malachi, the last book of the Holy Scriptures. These twenty-seven books of the Gospel do not appear in the order of the dates of their composition. They fall in a logical and systematic arrangement based upon their historical content and doctrinal importance (Holy Bible, KJV, Published by Heirloom).

The language in which the books of the Gospel were written was the Koine or common Greek of the time (The Oxford annotated Bible, RSV).

Although, we can trace the language back to at least the Septuagint period, it's a shame the same can't be said for the Gospel.

The original manuscript of the Gospel was lost, and the copy that suddenly appeared is no older than the fourth century, said Donovan Joyce, author of the "Jesus Scroll." I encourage everyone to read this book. Check with your library because that is where I found my copy.

What could, possibly had happened to the original copy of the Gospel?

As the scholars were revising the bible, trying to correct their mistakes, they found the following:

Mark 16:9-20 was added. It says, "Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen."

. John 7:53 - 8:11 was added. It says, "And every man went unto his own house. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

Matthew 6:13 was added. It says, "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Matthew 12: 47 was added. It says, "Then one said unto him, behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee."

Matthew 19:9 was added. It says, "and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery."

Luke 9:55 - 56 was added. It says, " Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.

Luke 22:19 - 20 was added. It says, "which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you."

Luke 24:6 was added. It says, "He is not here, but has risen"

Luke 24:12 was added. It says, "Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulcher; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass." In some Christian bibles it also reads, "But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he sent home wondering at what had happened."

John 5:3 - 4 was added. It says, "waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

And, Acts 8:37 was added. It says, "If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he replied, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

This is just a few that I have listed, and there's more. "For at least a century it has been known that these verses were bogus," said Mr. Joyce. If this was known, why didn't someone say something about it. Is this a way of keeping people in the dark, just to keep them in their religion? Do they want to keep people in the dark? This goes beyond the color barrier. The Revised Standard Version has made the corrections.

The Jesus birth story, is that fact or fiction? See if someone committed plagiarism.

"The Indian legend of the birth of Krishna the Redeemer, for example, relates how his coming was annunciated to the virgin, Jasoda, who was destined to be his mother. Following this news, Vishnu the sun god assumed bodily form and got the virgin with child. At his birth, the shepherds came to adore while the jealous rajahs ordered that every male child born on the same night as Krishma should be killed." This story can be found in the book titled "The Jesus Scroll" by Donovan Joyce. Do you see the parallelism between this story and the Jesus birth?

To keep in line with is the Gospel fact or fiction, did Joseph stay with Mary?

Matt 1:19 says, "Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily." Although verse 20 says he didn't divorce her, is that fact or fiction?

Galations 1:18-19 says, "Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother." In Matt 13: 55-56 Jesus' family was mentioned, and he has brothers and sisters. It reads, "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?" Mark 6:3 says, "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?"

The books, chapters, verses definitely confirm Jesus' family, They are all brothers and sisters. But are they all the son's and daughters of Joseph.

The Holy Bible Dictionary, KJV, Published by Heirloom says, James, the Lords brother is the son of Alpheus, and James is second to be born.

In several verses in the bible, Matthew 10:3 (James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;), Mark 3:18 (And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite), Luke 6:15 (Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes), and Acts 1:13 (And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James) they all say James is the son of Alpheus. The Bible dictionary of Heirloom says, "Alpheus, the father of the Apostle James the Less; James, 2. ‘The Less: another apostle, son of Alpheus; 3. Christ brother, or more likely cousin, and identical with James the Less." Cousin? I don't think so because there is to much that says James is his brother. Also, in Acts 15:13, during the first council meeting, James was making a statement. In the commentary of the Oxford annotated Bible (RSV), it says, "James, the brother of the Lord."

The Bible also speaks of Mary the wife of Alpheus, let us examine it.

John 19:25 says, "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene." Matthew 27:55-56 says, "And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children." And Mark 15:40 says, "There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome";

Salome is the wife of Zebedee and the sister of Mary, Jesus mother; and Cleophas is another name for Alpheus, the bible dictionary proves this.

According to John 19:25 Jesus' mother was at the cross, but at the same time John 19:25 also tried to make Mary the wife of Cleophas not Jesus' mother. Now according to Matthew and Mark, if we accept John's verse the way it is written, then Jesus Mother wasn't there. Something I doubt very seriously. According to Mark and Matthew, if they are correct, then John is trying to deviate something from the truth. Mary is at the cross in Matthew and Mark. In Matthew she is mentioned as he the of James and Joses, and in Mark she is mentioned as the mother of James the less and of Joses. With everything that I have stated above, I truly believe Jesus mother was at the cross and John is trying to cover up something.

But the question was, "did Joseph stay with Mary? According to the evidence that I have given, Joseph did not stay with Mary. He did put her away privately, and Alpheus married Mary. Read the book "The Jesus Scroll" by Donovan Joyce. He goes deeper into this than what I have touched on.

In a previous paper that I wrote titled "Is it Possible that Jesus is the Messiah?" I had mentioned about him possibly being of the priestly family and his father was the brother of Elisabeth which herself was of the tribe of Levy. I said the following, "Well since we know that Jesus lineage isn't that of David's, whose lineage can he be from? Hmm! According to Luke chapter one, he tells you that Mary is Elisabeth' cousin and Mary stayed with Elisabeth three months. The bible dictionary says, the same bible dictionary that I quoted above, this about Mary, ‘Mary was connected by marriage with Elisabeth of the lineage of Aaron.' And this is what it said about Elisabeth, ‘She was herself of the priestly family, and a relation of the mother of our Lord.'

Lets take a look at this. In the Gospel it states that Elisabeth was married to Zacharias the high priest who was of the seed of Aaron. Knowing that Elisabeth was of the seed of Aaron and married to a high priest of the seed of Aaron and Mary was related through marriage to Elisabeth, which is of the seed of Aaron, then Mary's husband had to be of the seed of Aaron. Mary's true husband was Elisabeth's brother."

Then I said, "now lets recaps! The bible through genealogy tries to link Jesus to Joseph. But it doesn't work because Mary was already with child prior to Joseph. The bible also tries to link Jesus to the line of David through Mary. But it doesn't work because the child doesn't receive their heritage from their mother. The bible also says that Mary stayed with Elisabeth for three months, and she was related through marriage. Is Jesus father really of the line of Aaron? Again hmm! "

One other thing I want to point out in relation to Jesus being of the priestly family. Professor Windsor says in his book titled "Judea Trembles Under Rome," "The early church historians, for example, Eusebius 4th century Bishop of Caesarea and Hegesippus, a 2nd century historian, say this about James. He alone was permitted to enter the Holy Place (the Temple Proper), for his garments were not of wool but linen . . . Another church historian by the name of Epphanius says that James wore the mitre of the high priest. If this is true, then James and his brother Jesus had to have been descendants of Aaron, the first high priest in Israel; because, according to the law, only males of the offsprings of Aaron could be a priests."

I write this here to show and ask what is fact and what is fiction. In the Gospels there are to many discrepancies, and this is what the scholars have said.

I am going to point out one other thing which is written by Professor Rudolph R. Windsor concerning Jesus. Professor Windsor said in his book titled "Judea Trembles Under Rome" that Jesus seems to possess a dual personality. Why do you think Professor would say that? Read this exertion from his book. "The Jesus of the New Testament seems to possess the personality of more than one person . . . The Gospels writers seem to have combined several personalities into one; as a result, there are many contradictions which are too numerous for this book. However, I shall explain some of the most important ones." I am only going to list two.

Professor Windsor said, "The two Jesuses that I see in the gospel writings are the Judean Jesus and the fictitious Jesus created by Paul (who never met Jesus) and some gentiles. The Judean Jesus taught: ‘Honour thy father and thy mother: and thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself' (Matt. 19:19 and Exodus 20:21). When Jesus' mother met him at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee, she said to Jesus: ‘They have no wine'. Jesus said unto her, ‘Woman, what have I to do with thee' (John 2:1-4)? For any body to address his or her mother as woman, is highly disrespectful, and to follow it up with the question: ‘What have I to do with thee?' Is even worse." And Professor Windsor said, "In another incident, Jesus was meeting with his disciples and his mother and four brothers came to talk with him. Then, Jesus answered the messenger and said unto him: ‘Who is my mother and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren (Matt.12:46-50)!' Here again, the fictitious Jesus is disrespectful. In these verses, Jesus implied that his family wasn't religious. I don't believe this, but even if they were not, this is no reason for him to ignore and disrespect his brothers and mother."

What Professor Windsor has pointed out here are excellent and events that show and demonstrates a fact or fiction

There's other that I can list from Professor Windsors book, but get the book titled "Judea Trembles Under Rome," it is really good reading.

I asked earlier in my writing is the Gospel fact or fiction, what do you think? Is it?

For and comments or questions please E-mail to yisrael@bellatlantic.net or you can post on the forum.

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