St Paul (of Tarsus)
|Location||Tarsus (Turkey) sacred city to the worship of Dagan, Baal and Cybele|
|Children||Slivanus, Marcian, Barnabus|
|Died||65 CE in Rome|
Saul (Roman cognomen was Paul), whose real name was probably Nethanel (Dositheus) was born to the wealthy Jewish Sarmatian High Priest line in exile of the Tribe of Menasheh (Manasseh) living in Tarsus in Cilicia (Turkey) -born a year after the birth of John the Baptist.
The ancestors of Saul included several infamous High Priests and claimed royal heritage to the Messiah line as a sub-branch of the House of Joseph.
As part of the Kingdom of Israel, the territory of Menasheh was conquered by the Great Assyrian King Solomon Šulmanu-ašarid V (727 -722 BCE) and many were killed, taken as slaves or exiled.
During this period, the ancestors of Saul developed a unique version of Judaism, which blended the occult and demonic gods of the Assyrians and Judaic beliefs to form the basis of the duality of Sadduceean mind.
During the Hellenistic period following Alexander the Great, the ancestors of Saul helped form the Sebastaea faction in favour of Greek customs. Around 245-240 the High Priest of Israel was Manasseh- a name clearly identifying the tribe in opposition to the Egyptian High Priests of Yeb (Elephantine Island)- the Onias Line.
When Manasseh was deposed, he built the Sarmatian Temple at Mount Gerizim, replacing the previous Temple, presumably with some of fortune generated whilst High Priest of Israel.
Saul is also related through to the Manasseh (known as Menelaus), High Priest of Mount Gerizim (Samaritans) and High Priest of Israel 172-162 BCE who is infamously supposed to have alerted the Assyrians to the wealth hidden in the bowels of the Temple.
This event has enormous political and social implications both for the priestly family of Saul (Paul of Tarsus) and the Sarmatians for when John Hyrcanus was in power, he beseiged Mount Gerizim and utterly destroyed the Temple and township of Shechem of 15,000 people to the ground.
To add insult to injury in 31 BCE, the Roman commander Octavian gave Sarmara to the new king of Judaea, Herod the Great. When Octavian changed his name into Augustus, Herod changed Sarmara 's name into Sebaste (the Greek form of Augustus).
The refugee High Priests of Sarmara first went first to Antioch and then further north into Turkey as the bitterness and hatred between the Sarmatian Jews and the Babylonian Yehudim (mainstream Jews) continued. These events explain why the priestly family of Saul found themselves exiled from their Sarmatian lands during the reign of the Hasmoneans and Herods, only returning under the later Roman reign of the Iudea province.
The acceptance of Saul as a student of Gamaliel the Elder at his famous school in Jerusalem indicates two things:
(1) Firstly, that the name Saul is not his true birthname, but a title he applied to himself later. Such a name midst the Pharisees, especially Gamaliel would have automatically disqualified him from entry as such a name was reserved for the first Messiah King and no priestly families, nor royal families had ever named their children Saul as a result; and
(2) Some alliance between the Sarmatian High Priests in exile and the Pharisee movement of the House of Hillel must have occurred for Saul to have been accepted- a significant event considering the past hundred years of conflict and the fundamental antipathy between the Pharisee position and the Sarmatian position.
Since the destruction of the Sarmatian temple on Mount Gerizim, the Sarmatians priests had prophecized of a coming messiah that would save them, rebuilt the temple and restrore their "rightful place" as spiritual leaders of the Israelites.
Nethanel (Dositheus) took up this prophecy and started to claim himself as the not only the messiah foretold of the Sarmatians, but the messiah of all Jews. There is strong historical evidence to suggest this occured at the same time as the ministry of Jesus.
As a full Roman citizen like Jesus, the Jewish authorities were powerless to act against him and in the year 36 CE he was arrested by Pontius Pilate known in history as Barabbus - which simply means "son of the father".
In the famous episode with Pontius Pilate and the choosing of Jesus versus "Barabbus"- a choice between two Messiahs, it was Saul (Paul of Tarsus) as Barabbus who was freed and promptly sent into exile in Damascus.
Around 43/44, High Priest Ananias travelled to Damascus to see Nethanel (Dositheus) to request his assistance in eliminating the Nazarenes. Nethanel agreed and by 49/50 had changed his name again to "Saul" as the first.
As the founder and author of the synoptic gospels, Saul (Paul) synthesized a new religion based on the hatred of the mainstream Jews with himself representing equal status with Jesus as the messenger to the world. He travelled around the ancient world with his son Joseph, also known as Barnabus which means "son of the prophecy".
After the public murder of the blood brother of Jesus, James the Just, Saul was arrested and taken to Rome. After deliberately calling for the burning of Rome, he was found guilty for his crimes and executed.
His first religion, Dositheus continued within the Sarmatian community for around one hundred years and his second religion Paulinism found safety in England, Spain and the African coast after his execution.