CHAPTER 20 : CYPRIOT BY BIRTH ?
Lying acts 4:36 overwrites yet another important feature of these real early messianists, the natsorayya, by stating that this barnabas was a cypriot by birth. Obviously the real barnabas here, that is judas bar saba iscariot aka thomas aka didymos the twin of james, wasn´t born in cyprus at all . He was from palestine and probably born in jerusalem. What is the cyprus lie here for ?
From wiki :etymology of cyprus : one of the suggestions is :
" an Eteocypriot word for copper. It has been suggested, for example, that it has roots in the Sumerian word for copper (zubar) or for bronze (kubar), from the large deposits of copper ore found on the island. "
What does copper or bronze have to do with our judas bar saba, and with his bar saba family at large ? One helluva lot .
" Through overseas trade, the island has given its name to the Classical Latin word for copper through the phrase aes Cyprium, "metal of Cyprus", later shortened to Cuprum " .
What did judas bar saba have to do with copper and bronze ? He was, like the rest of his family, a craftsman by trade. A working-class priest whose trade was something like tinker, coppersmith and the like. How do we know ? Because the gospels themselves tell us that jesus´ father was a craftsman : matthew 13:55: " isn´t this the craftsman´s son? ". The original greek word tekton does not necessarily mean carpenter : it´s generic for craftsman. Could be a carpenter a metalworker a potter.
Now joseph flavius tells us his jesus was one of the high priests. The reader accustomed to 2000 years of gospel lie will object that gospel jesus is a poor carpenter’s son… A high priest especially if ‘opposition’ high priest in eisenman’s words needed not be rich. And a high-priestly position wasn’t necessarily irreconcilable with a carpenter’s job in the radical jewish milieu of I-century-ce palestine. Again robert eisenmann teaches us well that there were fundamentalist-jewish craftsmen back then whose role model were the ancient rechabites. Let me again underscore the modus procedendi of foundational liars throughout history: they’ll never invent a myth from scratch without any subliminal reference to some albeit distorted and falsified reality – lest nobody believe them. They’ll always take bits of referential historical truth and put a false twist & spin on them. It was ok for the gospel forgers to present the gullible masses with a ‘poor-carpenter-son’ messiah because the people want leaders they can identify with. So it is highly likely that the carpenter thing might contain a kernel of truth. But pro-roman gospel liars had no use for the jewish-high-priestly status of the real jesus – for it was fraught with nationalistic/ zealotic/violently antiroman memories & motives when associated with the ‘carpenter’ thing. Here’s why.
The whole story of jesus as a carpenter’s son is based again on a passing reference in matthew 13:55: “isn’t this the craftsman’s son?”. The greek word téktōn need not mean carpenter, it’s generic for craftsman. Could be a carpenter a metalworker a potter… now john the baptist’s disciples (the mandaeans or natsorayya – see more about them as the real early christians and about john as jesus’ brother above) are to this day ‘mostly craftsmen, particularly metalworkers and carpenters’ says robert eisenmann, james the brother of jesus, faber and faber 1997, p. 330. Therefore the real original christians, those violently antiherodian = antiroman followers of john the baptist, were mostly craftsmen and craftsmen’s sons. This is what the NT forgers are rewriting in their falsified, pro-roman context.
John the baptist’s lifestyle was but a variation or continuation of that of the rechabites an ancient jewish fundamentalist sect who were said to be ‘potters’, that is again craftsmen. And rigid ‘keepers’ (natsorayya in aramaic) of god’s commands. That is of the torah. Which made them by definition nationalistic/zionistic/antiroman. So john son of the (high?) priest saba ‘zacharias’ (see below) and his kinsman (brother) jesus bar saba, high priest according to joseph flavius, were most likely also craftsmen and sons of craftsmen, whether potters or carpenters or what have you is irrelevant. They were militant worker-priests. Just like the left-wing french worker-priests in the 1950ies or the italian preti-operai in the 1970ies.
And again gospel bar abbas/acts bar sabbas ie bar sappha the lestès//latro/bandit who had been involved in the uprising (against rome we might add) according to mark 15:7 really is a much better match for whatever the historical jesus might have been in the turmoil of those revolutionary times. No meek pacifist tax-paying pro-foreigner jesus would have made it with the jewish masses of his time who were hell-bent on awaitin’ a fighting messiah who would free them manu militari from the hated romans with all their taxation and crosses for rebels.
Another decisive piece of evidence that these fundamentalist antiroman desert-dwelling jews were artisans comes from a notice in joseph flavius’s work that in his youth (the mid-50ies ce according to eisenman) he had attended the training of a teacher called ‘banus’ in the desert . Now historians have puzzled for ages without result over the meaning of this name. Well, it means nothing else than our ‘artisan/tekton’. It’s a title, not a name: ‘the craftsman’ par excellence.
You might ask at this point just what this ‘banus’, desert teacher to future historian joseph flavius in the mid-50ies ce, has to do with the alleged ‘jesus’ as carpenter’s son. I’ve been telling you that the gospels are a collage of real historical characters skewed into proroman from antiroman. And that desert-dwelling preachers such as john the baptist or banus were out to train & indoctrinate disaffected jewish youth into fighting against the evil empire of rome and her herodian puppets in palestine. Therefore when the gospel forgers tell you that ‘jesus’ was a meek carpenter’s son, they are inverting reality: desert-dwelling craftsmen-teachers were in reality guerrilla leaders. And this banus who indoctrinated joseph flavius in the mid-50ies was just such a mullah.
Italian glottologist giovanni semerano (1911-2005) taught us that in akkadian (semitic language of III-and-II-millenium-bce mesopotamia, prototype for later semitic languages such as aramaic and hebrew) bānû = creator/maker, of steles, statues, etc. (Il popolo che sconfisse la morte, mondadori 2003, p.108) so banus is a title = ‘the artisan’ par excellence, it’s the semitic equivalent of the greek tekton applied in the gospels to jesus’ father.
These desert-dwelling antiroman leaders had adopted the life-style of the rechabites, nomadic jewish potters from the old testament. John the baptist must have been a banus himself. But he was beheaded in 36/37 ce, so this new banus joseph flavius went to 20 years later might as well have been another of the bar saba bros: possibly james whom tradition has dying in 62, and who in the mid-50ies was the leader of the natsorayya that is the real early christians, having succeeded john the baptist.
Hence when lying acts 4:36 states that barnabas aka judas bar saba was a cypriot by birth, acts´ forgers are overwriting the craftsman´s/coppersmith´ trade of the bar saba bros, by way of wordplay : cyprus replaces sumerian kubar for bronze or latin cyprum for copper.
It´s a geo-diversion, a geographical red herring just like nazareth for nazoraios or magdala for magdalene.