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Unlocking the Codes of the Bible ~
From Plutarch's Parable by Gott

The Da Vinci Code has put the Christian world in an uproar by claiming that Jesus did not die on the cross and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had children. Now, newly discovered codes within Luke's Gospel could forever change the way the Bible is read and understood.

Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles have now weighed in on the controversy. And what Luke wrote and how he wrote it could forever change the way the Bible is read and understood.

In the early part of the first century, between 20 and 50 A.C.E., Philo of Alexandria developed a set of "guidelines" for the allegorical interpretation of scripture. It is now thought that Luke used these guidelines to construct his stories and that these same guidelines can be used to recover the coded messages.

But why leave coded messages? Why not just write the stories as they happened?

By the time Luke wrote his two books, circa 80 A.C.E, the sect of the Nazarenes were facing a crisis. Their doctrines and teachings had become heresy and their sacred texts were being destroyed.

Jesus, a Nazarene, had come to teach the masses the difference between the "science" of creation and the superstition derived from myths and lore used to keep wealth and power in the hands of the few. But Rome and the religious leaders of the time would never allow this to happen.

Gnosis, which means "knowledge," became a heresy, and the doctrine of vicarious atonement became even more deeply entrenched in the minds of the masses. Jesus had replaced the sacrifice of animals while the science of Pythagoras and Plato were being obliterated.

Luke left his coded messages in the most unexpected of places: in the hands of the powerful who lacked the tools to know what they actually had. Once the books were collected and "approved" the Bible became a Trojan Horse.

One of Philo's "guidelines" for identifying codes was to look for numerical clues. Clement of Alexandria called Philo "The Pythagorean," because he taught a blend of Judaism and Pythagorean science. By hiding Pythagorean sacred numbers in his gospel, Luke accomplished two things:

1. The presence of the numbers made it easy for someone to detect if the codes could be found in the stories.
2. Luke was trained in Pythagorean science and sacred numbers, knowledge an "Orthodox Christian" in the latter decades of the first century was not permitted to have.

How The Bible Codes Work

Luke scattered numbers throughout the story of John the Baptist in Chapter One:

Luke 1:24: ". . . for five months . . ." FIRST NUMBER: 5;
Luke 1:27: "In the sixth month . . ." SECOND NUMBER: 6;
Luke 1:36: ". . . the sixth month . . ." THIRD NUMBER: 6;
Luke 1:56: ". . . about three months . . ." FOURTH NUMBER: 3;
Luke 1:59: "On the eighth day . . ." FIFTH NUMBER: 8;

One of the methods for finding coded messages was to multiply all the numbers in a story: 5 x 6 x 6 x 3 x 8 = 4,320

One of Pythagoras' favorite and most "Sacred Numbers" was 432,000, a "harmonic" of 4,320. Examples of Harmonics are: 432; 4320; 432,000; 4.32; .00432; etc.— The same numbers, same sequence; zeroes can be added or removed and the decimal can be moved right or left. "Harmonics" were established and taught by Pythagoras and Plato.

432,000 is found in many ancient cultures and myths that predate Christianity, including: Sumerian, Norse, Mayan, Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and others. Most of the "myths" tell the story of a world-wide catastrophe— usually a flood. 432 is also encoded in Genesis and the story of Noah's flood.

4320 is a very special number in the Pythagorean "Science of Number" because:
4320 divided by 2 = 2160—the diameter of the moon;
432,000 times 2 = 864,000—the diameter of the sun;
432 times 432 = 186,624—the speed of light is 186,400 miles/second, a difference of .001201.

The Nazarenes called themselves, "Children of Light." "Luke" means "Light." This opening chapter reveals the one number that, when halved, is associated with the "night light," when doubled is associated with the "day light," and when squared is associated with Light itself.

Luke made it clear in the first chapter that he was a highly trained student of Pythagoras. In addition to the hidden, sacred numbers in chapter one, Luke left word clues. He introduced the angel Gabriel, who is named in only one other place: The Book of Daniel.

Daniel was a detective; he solved riddles and puzzles; he translated writings and interpreted visions and dreams. Within just a few short verses it becomes quite evident: Luke was asking "Theo-philus" (defined as "One who has an affinity for religious Truth") to solve the riddles and decipher the codes in Luke-Acts. Both Luke and Acts are addressed to "Theophilus."

Luke's story of the conception and birth of John the Baptist is taken almost verbatim from the story of the conception and birth of Samson. One bit of information given about Samson was missing from the description of John:

Samson was a Nazirite. The Nazirites, like the Nazarenes, were vegetarians, did not cut their hair, and did not drink wine or strong drink. Without using the word "Nazarene" Luke left no doubt that John the Baptist and Jesus were Nazarenes and that the Nazarenes were unable to talk openly about their beliefs.

All the chapters in Luke's Gospel reveal numbers associated with Pythagoras and/or Plato. To describe them here would be quite time consuming and tedious. But another striking example of the Pythagorean numbers imbedded in Luke's Gospel should leave no doubt that it was intentional and required immense expertise:

Luke Chapter Nine contains only 15 numbers: 12 x 2 x 12 x 5 x 2 x 5,000 x 50 x 5 x 2 x 12 x 3 x 8 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 24,883,200,000,000.

The diameter of the earth is 7,920 miles. When multiplied by one of Plato's values for pi (864/275) the product is 24,883.2 miles.

No first century Christian would have hidden these "Sacred Numbers" in a gospel. Only a Pythagorean, Gnostic or Nazarene would have had the knowledge, the expertise, or the need to do so.

Luke's coded messages also suggests that Jesus did not die on the cross. Jesus and "Simon the Cyrene" switched places before the crucifixion:

Luke 23:26, ". . . they seized. . . Simon . . . and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus."
Luke 23:33: ". . . they crucified (him) there with the criminals . . ."

Luke's original words were "clarified" before they reached the King James Version. At Luke 23:33, "him" was changed to "Jesus." But the earliest texts show that Luke's original word was "him," leaving it grammatically more likely that it was Simon, rather than Jesus, who was crucified.

Then in Acts 7, just as he is about to be stoned to death, Stephen rambles on for 58 verses about Moses, Abraham and other strange and out-of-place stories:

Just two of the 58 verses from Stephen's speech as he is about to die are Acts 7:15-16: "`. . . So Jacob went down to Egypt. He . . . died there . . . (was) brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem."

Philo's "guidelines" include, "Watch for repetitions and errors." In addition to repeating "Shechem," there's a glaring error in Acts 7:15-16: Luke "switched" the names. According to Genesis 50:13, Jacob was buried at Hebron, not Shechem. According to Genesis 33:19, it was Jacob, not Abraham, who bought the tomb at Shechem.

Luke "switched" the names, Jacob and Abraham, putting the wrong man in "the tomb." He "switched" the cross from Jesus to Simon: " . . . they seized Simon . . . laid the cross on him, made him carry it behind Jesus . . . crucified him there with the criminals."

According to Philo's rules for finding coded messages, Jesus, the man believed to be in the tomb, was not in the tomb. In a similar way, Luke reported that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a daughter. 

As shocking as these revelations may be, they become apparent when Philo's rules are applied to Luke's stories. Luke-Acts, read allegorically and following the clues, support the ancient legends and The Da Vinci Code's most controversial claims about Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Compiled from Plutarch's Parable by Gott
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