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    Posted: 08-Nov-2005 at 06:39
Just fell upon this real interesting paper presented in the 2nd International convention of Pythagoreans in Tranto Italy..

The paper based on both historic and Christianinc texts... and comes to the very interesting conclusion that there was actually a conspiracy and Paul played a major part in the burning of Rome..

Anyone heard of this or anything similar ???

(I'll eventually get into traslating it, but it is quite long)
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Can you post a link? What language is it in? Italian?
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Nero

Great Fire of Rome

On the night July 18 to July 19, 64 the Great fire of Rome erupted. The fire started in densely populated areas like the Suburra, in which had been built the insulae, wooden dwellings, built on three or four floors. Nero was reportedly vacationing in his native Anzio but had to return in haste. The fire burned for a week. Rumor circulated that Nero had played his lyre and sang, on top of Quirinal Hill, while the city burned. (Tacitus, Ann. xv; Suetonius, Nero vii; Dio Cassius, R.H. lxii.) Over the years, this turned to a legend that Nero had fiddled as Rome burned, an impossible act as the fiddle had not yet been invented. The same accounts depict him opening his palaces to provide shelter for the homeless and arranging for food supplies to be delivered in order to prevent starvation among the survivors. However, Nero lost his chances at redeeming his reputation when he immediately produced plans of rebuilding Rome in a monumental and less inflammable style.

The confused population searched for a scapegoat and soon rumors held Nero responsible. The motivation attributed to him was intending to immortalize his name by renaming Rome to "Neropolis". Nero had to engage in scapegoating of his own and chose for his target a small Eastern sect called Christians. He ordered known Christians to be thrown to the lions in arenas, while others were crucified in large numbers.

Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman historian, has preserved a record of this affair. We quote the following from his Annals (xv.44):

"And so, to get rid of this rumor, Nero set up [i.e., falsely accused] as the culprits and punished with the utmost refinement of cruelty a class hated for their abominations, who are commonly called Christians. Neros scapegoats (the Christians) were the perfect choice because it temporarily relieved pressure of the various rumors going around Rome. Christus, from whom their name is derived, was executed at the hands of the procurator Pontius Pilate in the reign of Tiberius. Checked for a moment, this pernicious superstition again broke out, not only in Iudaea, the source of the evil, but even in Rome... Accordingly, arrest was first made of those who confessed; then, on their evidence, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much on the charge of arson as because of [their] hatred for the human race. Besides being put to death they were made to serve as objects of amusement; they were clothed in the hides of beasts and torn to death by dogs; others were crucified, others set on fire to serve to illuminate the night when daylight failed. Nero had thrown open his grounds for the display, and was putting on a show in the circus, where he mingled with the people in the dress of charioteer or drove about in his chariot. All this gave rise to a feeling of pity, even towards men whose guilt merited the most exemplary punishment; for it was felt that they were being destroyed not for the public good but to gratify the cruelty of an individual."

(See Tacitus on Jesus for a fuller discussion of this passage.)

It is entirely unknown who or what was the cause of the fire. Although our ancient sources (and scholars) favor Nero as the arsonist, it is worth pointing out that fires were common in ancient Rome. His famous Domus Aurea ("Golden House") was part of his rebuilding plan

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Mwhaha, Neropolis, Nero is now my favourite.
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The fire was likely an accumulation of the weak city design and growing populous. This especially held true in the poor quarters of the city.
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Personally ,I like more caligula with his mass orgies and brutal punishments for his enemies plus he wasn't that bad as a leader...he was just missunderstud and a real shame...that he wasn't paranoiac enough...and should have more make his porsenal guards more loyal to him.

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Yes, of course when he pronaunced his horse for senator...But actually Caligula was cool
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  Quote Slickmeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Nov-2005 at 15:20

Originally posted by Setchi

Yes, of course when he pronaunced his horse for senator...But actually Caligula was cool

 

I dunno.... Caligula placing a statue of Zeus in the Jewish temple during his reign was not especially a bright idea.

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well...hhhh....nobody is perfect, I forgive him....chemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />>>

plus, I thing paganism is much better religion then one god...cuse its suck when you don't have a choice only one god....it's boring!....and when you have many gods to chose from much better to worship the god you like !......but anyway i don't have a religion......I believe only i a mans own strength.>>

 

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Hey, this goes out to all you Caligula Lovers:

"Oderint dum Metuan," "Let them hate as long as they fear me".

CALIGULA.

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ha come with a smart proverb i see....well get some !!

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Nero burnt Rome, even Tacitus says that (much as he liked seeing a sect like the Christians being used as human torches) it was Nero who caused it. It is no coincidence Nero took advantage of the ruined middle of the city to build himself an massive personal mansion so that he could exclaim: "Now, at least I can live like a human being".
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OK, finally translated it...

I have left out some that I didn't think would effect the arguments presented, and the conclusion that I found a bit one sided..

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As I said this is a translation of a paper from the the 2nd International convention of Pythagoreans in Tranto Italy summer 2004...

It is common knowledge among the researchers of history that in various texts we can see a systematic eradication, misquotation, addition and interference in historic and Christian texts that annoyed, revealed, a different reality, the truth.. It is time to restore the real events of history and reveal the only path, which is the truth..

The mysterious and reletively unknown figure of the traveler named Paul, died according to all scripts during the reign of Nero as a Roman citizen by decapitation in 64 AD. Two of the most important ecclesiastic writters of that time, Eusebios of Caesarea and Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus (translator of the Bible from Hellinic into Latin. his edition, the Vulgate, is the official biblical text of the Vatican) both assert that Paul died in 67 AD and was arrested in 64 AD just AFTER the burning of Rome. A fire that destroyed several 'pagan' monuments, among them the hippodrome, the Palatino, temples dedicated to Hekate, Zeus, Herakles...etc

'They' accomplished to circulate a rumour that Nero himself had started the fire but to all serious researchers this fallacious claim only leaves a bitter 'smile' on their face..
Based on what the pious historians of that time, Tacticus and Suitinus tell us that it is impossible for Nero to had done anything remotely close to this, let alone know of or had taken part in the events..

Nero was a artistic personality that admired poetry, beauty, life, athletics, romantic and incurably fascinated by the Hellinic spirit..He highly respected all religious temples and was the first Christian emperor to legislate in favor of the poor and the slaves.. He banned the gladiator fights in the arenas for he detasted bloodshed, continuously stalled the execussion of all sentences, and gave the sentenced time so they would die of 'natural causes', he stopped all wars that lead to slave trades which made the members of the senate rich and was hated by Rome's plutocracy and the followers of the newly presented Jewdeo-Christianic religion for his love of Hellinism.. It is obvious that these two social classes wanted, they were the ones that came in contact with his 'teacher' Seneca..

The day that Rome was burnt was declared by Nero as a day of mourning and did all that was possible to comfort all victims and restore the enormous damage.. therefore, for any historian of that time, it would be totally unheard-of for Nero to commit such a crime, judging by his reactions and his noble soul..

Tacticus informs us, that the day of the destruction, you could see 'mysterious' people on the streets with a lit torch in their hands, that they threw in houses to enlarge the fire. But who were these 'mysterious' people, that were preparing Nero's end ?

First off, we have Seneca, the former Stoic teacher of Nero, a cryptoChristian that behaved as Galvus, Pistone and the rest of "Caesar's' household" (Philippians 4:22)

Who was Seneca's brother ?

Gallio, the proconsul at Achaia. that never questioned nor ever recorded Paul's plea.

Isn't it at least interesting that while Paul was captured in Corinth, was released by Gallio himself (Acts 18:12=17), without being judged and saved by the Hellinic Jew, ruler of the synagogue, Sosthenes ???

Isn't it also interesting that he had a correspondence with Seneca ??
Who are those that "salute him" from "Caesar's' household" as seen in the Phllipians ???

Could it be Senecas, Pistone or Burus? Maybe it was Epaphroditus ??
Isn't it at least interesting that the same man that assisted in Nero's suicide by putting the knife to his throat, is the same man that assisted Paul  (Philippians 2:25, 4:18) ???

It becomes even more interesting when we look into John's Apocalypse (Revelation). Where we find that :

"the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth........Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning" (17-18)

Isn't this a announcement in advance of the city of Rome being burnt.

We must keep in mind that John's Apocalypse is an occultist text. In the beginning of Acts. 13 :1 we read :

"Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul."

Manaen was he who during the arson of Rome in 64 uprose the Zealots of Palestine.. When we connect all the above event together, we easily come to a conclussion that the arrest of Paul and his transfer to Rome wasn't a simple event but a well organized plan. A plan that aimed at getting rid of Nero in Rome and rectification of the Jews in Jerusalem.

Facts actually speak for themselves, while he was arrested in the temple of Solomon and his life was in danger (Acts 21,22,23) we find that  Claudius Lysius the Roman commander with all his military force rushes to his rescue and takes him from the hands of the angry Jewish mob. Now Paul is free inside his "prison", while the  people outside are against him.  Claudius Lysius allows him to speak under military protection. His nephew that visits him in prison without the slightest of problems hears of a plot to kill him. His nephew infroms the commander, who sends him accompanied by seventy men on horses and 200 men carrying spears to Felix In Caesarea. The soldiers were there to keep Paul from being killed.. Interestingly enough, the 'prisoner' Paul new every detail written in Claudius Lysias' letter..

In both his speaches towards both Festus and King Aggripa claims to have "lived the life of a proud religious law-keeper, who tried to obey every law"... Interestingly enough, he never once mentions that he is a 'follower' and preacher of God's triadicity nor ever once mentions the 'one and only son' nor the Holly Spirit, of course all this in the 'original 'version, since later....

While Festus didn't release him, he is given all the accommodations so that his friends can be on his side.. While it was written that both he and his wife visited him very oftenly and that this 'emprisonment' lasted approx. 2yrs. as the story goes, Felix demanded money to set him free..
The question that comes up is how would a 'prisoner' have money, a 'prisoner' that had stopped his previous proffesion of selling tents years before, how could he possibly have enough money to pay off 2yrs of emprisonment or who was able or willing to provide him with such an ammount of money??

But why is the previously known enemy and persecutor of the early Christians (under the name Saul) now allegedly chased by the 'Jews' ???
Why would a King honour a mere prisoner ??? As the texts say : "The next day Agrippa and Bernice came into the courtroom. They were dressed to show their greatness as king and queen. Army leaders and leading men of the city came in with them."

Why would a King 'dress to show his greatness', bring his wife, army leaders and leading men of the city gather to meet this prisoner, is there something here we do not see and isn't it at least mysterious, that a king while speaking to a prisoner, a prisoner that attempts to rouse the subjects against him, would tell him : ""In this short time you have almost proven to me that I should become a Christian!" ??

Another interesting issue is that while he could have been freed, he is not because as the texts say : "Agrippa told Festus, This man could go free if he had not asked to be sent to Caesar.".. So he demanded to be judged at Rome, but who gave him or his father this title for 'deeds in favor of Rome' ???

It becomes more than obvious that had he not appealed against the decision to be freed, he would have never been 'imprisond' for the following years nor had any need to go to Rome. But what was the reason he wanted to be trialed in Rome, who did he know there that would garauntee the freedom he already had refused ??

Was this belief based on the already proven relations with Seneca, Galvus, Pistone, Epaphroditus, Burus and the rest of the significant personnas of "Caesar's' household", like the 'household of Aristobulus' (Romans 16:10), 'Herodion, my relative' or the 'household of Narcissus' (Romans 16:11) ???

His journey towards Rome was long and adventurous, they were shipwrecked many times. When they reached Malta the soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from escaping. But the centurion wanted to spare Paul's life and stopped the soldiers.. Three months later they reach Rome where we find another list of interesting events..

For two whole years, the allegedly imprisoned Paul, stayed in his own rented house, accepting whomever he chose, while waiting for the 'trial'... but who took care of the logical expense for rent and way of living ??

The scripts mention he met with the leaders of the Jews. but who allowed the Jews that had been brought to Rome as slaves to freely associate with a known prisoner ??

While talking to the Jews, he said : "It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."

What is this hope, could it be the 'resurrection' of the people and the lands of Israel from the Roman yoke..??  If so, then that would mean that while the rest are preaching the word of God and speaking of Jesus, did theymean the 'deliverance' of Israel and not that of paradise ?

When Paul says "It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain." does he not act as if he was a zealot ???

If he was actually sentenced to death in Jerusalem, why didn't the execute him by stoning as they did Stephanus, exactly what kind of conviction was this since it was never sentenced ???

Why the scripts say that during his arrival to Rome :
"The brothers there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us."
when just a couple of lines down they say :
""We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of the brothers who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you."

Wouldn't it be reasonable to believe that the convicted criminal according to the Jews would have informed their 'brothers' and since they never received any letters pertaining Paul, exactly how did they know of his arrival in order to meet him ??

Further they mention that he was 'imprisoned' for two years. Was the imperial justice so slow, if not why was it in this occation and why is Theophilus' description cut so abruptly, is it possible that Theophilus ceased to have any interest in the life of Paul ??

Theophilus was Luke's patron and helped him to publish Luke-Acts, Luke refers to him as "most excellent" Luke (1:3), but after that absolutely no further reference to him, why ??

All the above interesting/mysterious issues make us come to the 'sinfull' thought that Paul was on an organized plan and had some kind of implication in the arson of Rome, which is why he demanded to be taken to Rome and 'suffer' imprisoned' when he could have been freed from the very beginning.

It is obvious that after the planned events, it would have been a considerably easy task to help him escape during the panic that would follow the arson. But unfortunately due to years of corruption of the texts by fanatics to support one or the other cause, the texts of the N.Testament give very little info..

Paul escaped and fled to Troy where he was arrested as an abetter and accomplice in the arson of Rome and was transfered immediately to Rome.. His appearance in Rome and the arson actually coincide with the total silence seen in the Acts, is this a mere coincidence, an interesting fact, what is really behind this ??

In one of his last leeters sent towards Timotheus 2 we read :

"I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience..........  So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner"

Here he literally admits his faith towards the God he was taught by his forefathers, a God that protects and will liberate Israel. While he tells Timotheus not to be ashamed neither of Jesus (who was sentenced as a 'political prisoner') nor of him who is 'chained' in Rome.
The question here would be, why would he feel shame for his teacher during his imprisonment, what was the real accusations during his second arrest that would make his 'students' or his 'companions' ???

It must have been the exact same reason that everyone in the province of Asia, Hymenaeus, Demas, Crescens, Titus and Alexander the metalworker who "did me a great deal of harm" all deserted Paul.. 
But then again, he then says : "At my first defense, no one stood in my support, but everyone deserted me"
but how could they stand in his support, that is, if they were there, since they must have traveled with him to Rome but then again, there is absolutely no reference to them in the Acts..

So while we know of Paul having rented a house (even though he had no money), received a treatment never seen before to any other prisoner, since he was totally free to even accept anyone of his choice and having insisted on being trialed in Rome since he was a Roman citizen we read : "I was delivered from the lion's mouth." (2 Timothy 4: 17)

But how is this possible, why yet another inaccuracy when we know that Roman citizens were never sentenced to be thrown to the lions ???

It is obviously since he organized the arson, which was the reason we saw his immediate arrest and transfer to Rome that his 'companions' deserted him.

In Timothy 4:13 he writes another interesting little issue, he remembers after 10 whole years the 'cloak' he left with Carpus at Troas and asks for his parchments.. Why especially the cloak after 10yrs ??

Should we recall Suetonius that makes reference to various distinguished people seeing men with torches, but never intervened for they were the emperors slaves.. The question here is could they have been the "saints of Caesar's household" seen in Philippians 4: 22 ???

Untill today some circles have managed to circulate the story of Nero a man obsessed with poetry, set the fire in order to be inspired by the very sight of it as Homer was when he wrote the Iliad.. Is it possible that the Christian writers of 64 AD believed that Homer was present during the fire of Troy and if so, exactly how much is actually hidden from us due to corrupted texts and versions of history ??

Was in reality Rome just the first episode of the later Hebrews who dressed in black cloaks, holding in one hand a torch and in the other a hammer destroyed everything left that could be connected to the era of Hellinism and Rome, seen in the continuous attempts to destroy the Library of Alexandria, Agia Sophia, the brutal massacre of the philosopher and mathematician Ipatia ???

The Roman historian Tacticus mentions the arson of Rome taking place in June of 64AD, when Nero was in Antium but in the secret letters of Seneca we find that Rome was burnt in June of the same year...
It has been documentd in the same letters that Manaen close friend of Herod the tetrarch (Acts 13:1) was the leader of a revolt of the Zealots against Rome. But why the difference in dates ?
Obviously so that the revolt wouldn't coincide with the date Tacticus gave for the burning of Rome.. Unfortunately for those that tried to change the texts, they forgot about Suitinus, who has recorded that during June of 64, Nero was in Hellas to take part in the Olympic games in Olympia (it is well documented that they took place every 4yrs on the month of June)

One of the most mysterious issues is that Paul's friend Luke, even though having accomanied him to Rome, stayed with him for several years, actually wrote the Acts, Is never once mentioned not even in his own works.. Why is all this silenced. or were this events simply removed ??

Finally we must note that Paul was obviously raised and inculcated in the 'Messanic movement', which is actually what the Sicarii (from Sicarius = 'dagger', know to be ruthless Zealots) lived by.
He was literally a fanatic that strived for the Jewish vision, which was the liberation of his people and the subordination of the rest of the world................
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Originally posted by Phallanx

OK, finally translated it...

I have left out some that I didn't think would effect the arguments presented, and the conclusion that I found a bit one sided..

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As I said this is a translation of a paper from the the 2nd International convention of Pythagoreans in Tranto Italy summer 2004...

It is common knowledge among the researchers of history that in various texts we can see a systematic eradication, misquotation, addition and interference in historic and Christian texts that annoyed, revealed, a different reality, the truth.. It is time to restore the real events of history and reveal the only path, which is the truth..

The mysterious and reletively unknown figure of the traveler named Paul, died according to all scripts during the reign of Nero as a Roman citizen by decapitation in 64 AD. Two of the most important ecclesiastic writters of that time, Eusebios of Caesarea and Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus (translator of the Bible from Hellinic into Latin. his edition, the Vulgate, is the official biblical text of the Vatican) both assert that Paul died in 67 AD and was arrested in 64 AD just AFTER the burning of Rome. A fire that destroyed several 'pagan' monuments, among them the hippodrome, the Palatino, temples dedicated to Hekate, Zeus, Herakles...etc

'They' accomplished to circulate a rumour that Nero himself had started the fire but to all serious researchers this fallacious claim only leaves a bitter 'smile' on their face..
Based on what the pious historians of that time, Tacticus and Suitinus tell us that it is impossible for Nero to had done anything remotely close to this, let alone know of or had taken part in the events..

Nero was a artistic personality that admired poetry, beauty, life, athletics, romantic and incurably fascinated by the Hellinic spirit..He highly respected all religious temples and was the first Christian emperor to legislate in favor of the poor and the slaves.. He banned the gladiator fights in the arenas for he detasted bloodshed, continuously stalled the execussion of all sentences, and gave the sentenced time so they would die of 'natural causes', he stopped all wars that lead to slave trades which made the members of the senate rich and was hated by Rome's plutocracy and the followers of the newly presented Jewdeo-Christianic religion for his love of Hellinism.. It is obvious that these two social classes wanted, they were the ones that came in contact with his 'teacher' Seneca..

The day that Rome was burnt was declared by Nero as a day of mourning and did all that was possible to comfort all victims and restore the enormous damage.. therefore, for any historian of that time, it would be totally unheard-of for Nero to commit such a crime, judging by his reactions and his noble soul..

Tacticus informs us, that the day of the destruction, you could see 'mysterious' people on the streets with a lit torch in their hands, that they threw in houses to enlarge the fire. But who were these 'mysterious' people, that were preparing Nero's end ?

First off, we have Seneca, the former Stoic teacher of Nero, a cryptoChristian that behaved as Galvus, Pistone and the rest of "Caesar's' household" (Philippians 4:22)

Who was Seneca's brother ?

Gallio, the proconsul at Achaia. that never questioned nor ever recorded Paul's plea.

Isn't it at least interesting that while Paul was captured in Corinth, was released by Gallio himself (Acts 18:12=17), without being judged and saved by the Hellinic Jew, ruler of the synagogue, Sosthenes ???

Isn't it also interesting that he had a correspondence with Seneca ??
Who are those that "salute him" from "Caesar's' household" as seen in the Phllipians ???

Could it be Senecas, Pistone or Burus? Maybe it was Epaphroditus ??
Isn't it at least interesting that the same man that assisted in Nero's suicide by putting the knife to his throat, is the same man that assisted Paul  (Philippians 2:25, 4:18) ???

It becomes even more interesting when we look into John's Apocalypse (Revelation). Where we find that :

"the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth........Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning" (17-18)

Isn't this a announcement in advance of the city of Rome being burnt.

We must keep in mind that John's Apocalypse is an occultist text. In the beginning of Acts. 13 :1 we read :

"Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul."

Manaen was he who during the arson of Rome in 64 uprose the Zealots of Palestine.. When we connect all the above event together, we easily come to a conclussion that the arrest of Paul and his transfer to Rome wasn't a simple event but a well organized plan. A plan that aimed at getting rid of Nero in Rome and rectification of the Jews in Jerusalem.

Facts actually speak for themselves, while he was arrested in the temple of Solomon and his life was in danger (Acts 21,22,23) we find that  Claudius Lysius the Roman commander with all his military force rushes to his rescue and takes him from the hands of the angry Jewish mob. Now Paul is free inside his "prison", while the  people outside are against him.  Claudius Lysius allows him to speak under military protection. His nephew that visits him in prison without the slightest of problems hears of a plot to kill him. His nephew infroms the commander, who sends him accompanied by seventy men on horses and 200 men carrying spears to Felix In Caesarea. The soldiers were there to keep Paul from being killed.. Interestingly enough, the 'prisoner' Paul new every detail written in Claudius Lysias' letter..

In both his speaches towards both Festus and King Aggripa claims to have "lived the life of a proud religious law-keeper, who tried to obey every law"... Interestingly enough, he never once mentions that he is a 'follower' and preacher of God's triadicity nor ever once mentions the 'one and only son' nor the Holly Spirit, of course all this in the 'original 'version, since later....

While Festus didn't release him, he is given all the accommodations so that his friends can be on his side.. While it was written that both he and his wife visited him very oftenly and that this 'emprisonment' lasted approx. 2yrs. as the story goes, Felix demanded money to set him free..
The question that comes up is how would a 'prisoner' have money, a 'prisoner' that had stopped his previous proffesion of selling tents years before, how could he possibly have enough money to pay off 2yrs of emprisonment or who was able or willing to provide him with such an ammount of money??

But why is the previously known enemy and persecutor of the early Christians (under the name Saul) now allegedly chased by the 'Jews' ???
Why would a King honour a mere prisoner ??? As the texts say : "The next day Agrippa and Bernice came into the courtroom. They were dressed to show their greatness as king and queen. Army leaders and leading men of the city came in with them."

Why would a King 'dress to show his greatness', bring his wife, army leaders and leading men of the city gather to meet this prisoner, is there something here we do not see and isn't it at least mysterious, that a king while speaking to a prisoner, a prisoner that attempts to rouse the subjects against him, would tell him : ""In this short time you have almost proven to me that I should become a Christian!" ??

Another interesting issue is that while he could have been freed, he is not because as the texts say : "Agrippa told Festus, This man could go free if he had not asked to be sent to Caesar.".. So he demanded to be judged at Rome, but who gave him or his father this title for 'deeds in favor of Rome' ???

It becomes more than obvious that had he not appealed against the decision to be freed, he would have never been 'imprisond' for the following years nor had any need to go to Rome. But what was the reason he wanted to be trialed in Rome, who did he know there that would garauntee the freedom he already had refused ??

Was this belief based on the already proven relations with Seneca, Galvus, Pistone, Epaphroditus, Burus and the rest of the significant personnas of "Caesar's' household", like the 'household of Aristobulus' (Romans 16:10), 'Herodion, my relative' or the 'household of Narcissus' (Romans 16:11) ???

His journey towards Rome was long and adventurous, they were shipwrecked many times. When they reached Malta the soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from escaping. But the centurion wanted to spare Paul's life and stopped the soldiers.. Three months later they reach Rome where we find another list of interesting events..

For two whole years, the allegedly imprisoned Paul, stayed in his own rented house, accepting whomever he chose, while waiting for the 'trial'... but who took care of the logical expense for rent and way of living ??

The scripts mention he met with the leaders of the Jews. but who allowed the Jews that had been brought to Rome as slaves to freely associate with a known prisoner ??

While talking to the Jews, he said : "It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."

What is this hope, could it be the 'resurrection' of the people and the lands of Israel from the Roman yoke..??  If so, then that would mean that while the rest are preaching the word of God and speaking of Jesus, did theymean the 'deliverance' of Israel and not that of paradise ?

When Paul says "It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain." does he not act as if he was a zealot ???

If he was actually sentenced to death in Jerusalem, why didn't the execute him by stoning as they did Stephanus, exactly what kind of conviction was this since it was never sentenced ???

Why the scripts say that during his arrival to Rome :
"The brothers there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us."
when just a couple of lines down they say :
""We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of the brothers who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you."

Wouldn't it be reasonable to believe that the convicted criminal according to the Jews would have informed their 'brothers' and since they never received any letters pertaining Paul, exactly how did they know of his arrival in order to meet him ??

Further they mention that he was 'imprisoned' for two years. Was the imperial justice so slow, if not why was it in this occation and why is Theophilus' description cut so abruptly, is it possible that Theophilus ceased to have any interest in the life of Paul ??

Theophilus was Luke's patron and helped him to publish Luke-Acts, Luke refers to him as "most excellent" Luke (1:3), but after that absolutely no further reference to him, why ??

All the above interesting/mysterious issues make us come to the 'sinfull' thought that Paul was on an organized plan and had some kind of implication in the arson of Rome, which is why he demanded to be taken to Rome and 'suffer' imprisoned' when he could have been freed from the very beginning.

It is obvious that after the planned events, it would have been a considerably easy task to help him escape during the panic that would follow the arson. But unfortunately due to years of corruption of the texts by fanatics to support one or the other cause, the texts of the N.Testament give very little info..

Paul escaped and fled to Troy where he was arrested as an abetter and accomplice in the arson of Rome and was transfered immediately to Rome.. His appearance in Rome and the arson actually coincide with the total silence seen in the Acts, is this a mere coincidence, an interesting fact, what is really behind this ??

In one of his last leeters sent towards Timotheus 2 we read :

"I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience..........  So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner"

Here he literally admits his faith towards the God he was taught by his forefathers, a God that protects and will liberate Israel. While he tells Timotheus not to be ashamed neither of Jesus (who was sentenced as a 'political prisoner') nor of him who is 'chained' in Rome.
The question here would be, why would he feel shame for his teacher during his imprisonment, what was the real accusations during his second arrest that would make his 'students' or his 'companions' ???

It must have been the exact same reason that everyone in the province of Asia, Hymenaeus, Demas, Crescens, Titus and Alexander the metalworker who "did me a great deal of harm" all deserted Paul.. 
But then again, he then says : "At my first defense, no one stood in my support, but everyone deserted me"
but how could they stand in his support, that is, if they were there, since they must have traveled with him to Rome but then again, there is absolutely no reference to them in the Acts..

So while we know of Paul having rented a house (even though he had no money), received a treatment never seen before to any other prisoner, since he was totally free to even accept anyone of his choice and having insisted on being trialed in Rome since he was a Roman citizen we read : "I was delivered from the lion's mouth." (2 Timothy 4: 17)

But how is this possible, why yet another inaccuracy when we know that Roman citizens were never sentenced to be thrown to the lions ???

It is obviously since he organized the arson, which was the reason we saw his immediate arrest and transfer to Rome that his 'companions' deserted him.

In Timothy 4:13 he writes another interesting little issue, he remembers after 10 whole years the 'cloak' he left with Carpus at Troas and asks for his parchments.. Why especially the cloak after 10yrs ??

Should we recall Suetonius that makes reference to various distinguished people seeing men with torches, but never intervened for they were the emperors slaves.. The question here is could they have been the "saints of Caesar's household" seen in Philippians 4: 22 ???

Untill today some circles have managed to circulate the story of Nero a man obsessed with poetry, set the fire in order to be inspired by the very sight of it as Homer was when he wrote the Iliad.. Is it possible that the Christian writers of 64 AD believed that Homer was present during the fire of Troy and if so, exactly how much is actually hidden from us due to corrupted texts and versions of history ??

Was in reality Rome just the first episode of the later Hebrews who dressed in black cloaks, holding in one hand a torch and in the other a hammer destroyed everything left that could be connected to the era of Hellinism and Rome, seen in the continuous attempts to destroy the Library of Alexandria, Agia Sophia, the brutal massacre of the philosopher and mathematician Ipatia ???

The Roman historian Tacticus mentions the arson of Rome taking place in June of 64AD, when Nero was in Antium but in the secret letters of Seneca we find that Rome was burnt in June of the same year...
It has been documentd in the same letters that Manaen close friend of Herod the tetrarch (Acts 13:1) was the leader of a revolt of the Zealots against Rome. But why the difference in dates ?
Obviously so that the revolt wouldn't coincide with the date Tacticus gave for the burning of Rome.. Unfortunately for those that tried to change the texts, they forgot about Suitinus, who has recorded that during June of 64, Nero was in Hellas to take part in the Olympic games in Olympia (it is well documented that they took place every 4yrs on the month of June)

One of the most mysterious issues is that Paul's friend Luke, even though having accomanied him to Rome, stayed with him for several years, actually wrote the Acts, Is never once mentioned not even in his own works.. Why is all this silenced. or were this events simply removed ??

Finally we must note that Paul was obviously raised and inculcated in the 'Messanic movement', which is actually what the Sicarii (from Sicarius = 'dagger', know to be ruthless Zealots) lived by.
He was literally a fanatic that strived for the Jewish vision, which was the liberation of his people and the subordination of the rest of the world................
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This is a frame up, I have an alibi, honest.......... Those two cans of petrol I bought the day before, were just to light a barbeque I was planning to have next month. And the copy of the book, "How to Burn Down a Major City" I borrowed from the local library was to stick under a leg to stop a chair wobbling. The torch I was seen carrying when the fire started was simply to light my way home, yes I know it was bright sunshine, but it could have got cloudy later......

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