Was Jesus' Father Really a Roman Soldier Named Tiberius Pantera?
Who Was Jesus' Father?
The story of Jesus Christ is ingrained within us. We all know when he was born, where he lived and who he traveled with. But there is so much more to His story that is never told.
In fact the Church holds onto this information for whatever reasons they choose. Why? Are they scared they will lose credibility if the truth comes out? Or is it just the fact that they would rather hold onto the real mysteries of the Bible?
That is one question that I doubt will be answered anytime soon.
What I am about to reveal is actually not a very well hidden secret. If you know where to look you will see that others have already discussed and discovered the background story, and its a pretty amazing one at that.
The Pantera Bloodline.
Around 177 AD Celsus a Greek Philosopher wrote a book called The True Word. In it he describes the belief of many Jewish scholars, and in fact the thoughts and memories of many people back then who came from the Holy Land.
The truth, as was told back then, is that Jesus' parents were Mary, and a Roman Soldier named Pantera. In other words, Jesus' father was in fact human.
The name Pantera was quite common back then, but we do have his first name too.
He was known as Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera.
This was recorded not only in the Jewish Talmud but also in other Jewish writings and Roman records. In it Jesus was referred to as Jesus (Yeshu) ben Pantera, Son of Pantera.
Jesus is a fairly modern take on his real name. He was mainly known as Yeshu or Yeshua, which makes sense as there was no letter J in the Hebrew or Greek alphabet around the time of the Jesus story.
Who Was Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera? 'Panthera'
And was he the alleged father of Jesus, or Yeshua?
Tiberius was an Archer in the Roman army around the time of Jesus birth. He was born in Sidon Phoenicia, which today is in Lebanon, approximately 25 miles south of Beirut.
The first Cohorts of Archers left Palestine and went to Dalmatia in 6 AD and then onto the Rhine in 9 AD.
Pantera was enlisted locally, and served in the army for approx. 40 years. Which was by this time, in the reign of Tiberius. When he was discharged he would then have been granted citizenship by the Emperor and thus added the Emperor's name to his own, which was common back then.
There is speculation at that time from Jewish Scholars and Roman soldiers that Tiberius could very well have raped Mary, but of course it could have been a romantic liaison between Mary and Pantera.
Either way there is speculation that the Catholic Church is aware of the alleged beginnings. The belief is that Joseph arrived to collect Mary to marry her, only to find her already pregnant. He forgave her and they became man and wife.
There is also a rumour that Joseph was going to back out of the marriage, purely because back then it would have been regarded as adultery. In fact it was alleged that the reason why Mary and Joseph left, was to escape persecution because of the adultery, along with the documented reason that Herod was going to kill all the male babies.
To stir the pot even more, we have a tombstone which is evidently the tomb of Tiberius Julius Abedes Pantera as you can see below.
The gravestone is residing in the Romerhalle museum, Bad Kreuznach, Germany.
In 1859 a gravestone was found in Germany. The name on the stone was Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera. He was a Roman soldier.
He served in the unit Cohors I Sagittariorum. He had served in Judea before going to Germany.
The name Abdes is Jewish for (Servant of God). Therefore stating that he had a Jewish background.
'Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera Sidonia annorum LXIIstipendiorum XXXX miles exsignifer cohorte I sagittariorumh situs est'
'Tiberius Iulius Abdes Panterafrom Sidon, age 62 years served for 40 years, former standard bearer of the First Cohort of Archers lies here'.
- The Emperor Tiberius ruled from 14 AD to 37 AD so.....
- Pantera's 40 odd years of service would have been between 27 BC and 4 BC which means that.....
- Pantera would probably have been about 18 when he enlisted, so he was probably born between 45 BC and 22 BC. This means that........
- Pantera could have been between the ages of 15 or 38 when Jesus was conceived in the year 7 BC *
*The year of Jesus' birth is a stone of contention among Biblical Scholars, the latest reasoning is told that it was earlier than they thought. For further reading and to understand how the timelines worked back then, check out this link:
The Real Jesus Bloodline?
Whether we believe in Jesus as the Son of God, or whether we look at him in a purely historic way, there is no denying that there is more to the story than we know. The Church has taken over our way of worship for two thousand years, and to my mind has left out some of the most important parts of the story.
I don't know whether this story is true or not. It seems that its been hidden in Jewish Law and the Talmud for centuries, along with Roman scholars and their writings too.
Do I believe it? Its possible. I tend to sit on the fence with this one. Why? Because there are a few buts that I would need to verify first.
Its possible that Celsus was a Christian hater. He was a pagan, and its said that he disliked the Church.
This would make sense. If he was, then he would do anything to discredit Jesus, Mary and the whole story.
But where did the Jewish Talmud get hold of the idea? Well, evidently it was Jewish Oral Law way back at the time of Jesus. It was taken for granted that Jesus was the illegitimate son of Mary and Pantera, or as some called him (Panthera).
And there is the fact that Scholars for centuries have always asked the question, why was Jesus called Ben Panthera or Pantera?
I will leave you with this to mull over. I actually found this to be the most disturbing part of the story. And just goes to show how the Church manipulates our thoughts and beliefs.
Does it Matter?
Hidden Secrets and Church Lies.
Adamantius Origen, was an early Christian historian, and church father. He recorded the following verses about Mary.
'Mary was turned out by her husband, who was a carpenter by profession, because she had been convicted for unfaithfulness.
Cut off by her husband, she gave birth to Jesus, who was a bastard. Then Jesus, because of his poverty was then hired out and told to go to Egypt. There he acquired magical powers, which Egyptians all pride themselves on, believing they all possess the power'
In passage (1:32) Origen agreed with the Jewish records, and confirmed the fact that Jesus was the son of a Roman soldier called Panthera, or Pantera. He then went on to repeat the verse in 1.69.
But like all secrets, during the 17th Century, all of those sentences were erased from the ancient Vatican manuscripts and other codices books under the Catholic Church's control.
The Church writings of St.Epiphanius, who was the Bishop of Salamis from 315 to 403 AD once again confirmed the ben Panthera story. What is startling is that he was a Catholic orthodox and a high Saint of Roman Catholicism. So his statement concerning Mary and Jesus is pretty hard to ignore. He says:
Jesus was the son of Julius whose surname was Pantera (Panthera)
This is an amazing and extraordinary declaration that was written in a simple way, and recorded in those ancient records. Even more extraordinary is the fact that the early Church accepted this as real history. It was written in such a way that everybody believed it as fact. The ben Pantera story was so far reaching that these early followers of the Christian church inserted Pantera's name in the written geneology of Jesus and Mary.
Now you can't beat that can you?
Phew! Hard pill to swallow eh?
But I have to add that to me, it just makes Jesus more human, and much more real than the distant Jesus in the Bible. The Catholic Church does know the story, so why did they change it originally? I often wonder if the Church was founded on lies and power.
Would they ever tell the World if it is real? Of course not! And more to the point, if the Church did say it, would people believe it? No I don't think so. Which is fine.
But let's be honest:
Does it really Matter?
I mean if you think about it someone had to be the father of Jesus. Nobody these days really believes that you can have a virgin birth.
So, if we believe Jesus was the Son of God through his Spirit and not literally his DNA, then someone had to be his earthly father. And we know it's not Joseph.
I actually think that in this day and age, people will accept Jesus with his more colorful history, and see him as a real person. I know I do. Whether this is based on truth or not.
Jesus was a flesh and blood man. His Spirit was much much more. Simple as that.
As a last thought I would like to share one thing with you. I recently went to Cyprus and spent a couple of hours in the Church of Lazarus. Yes THAT Lazarus!
Evidently Lazarus went to live in Larnaca Cyprus and died there many years later. The Church was built over his tomb.
I have stood in the church looking down at the tomb. (Photo below) And like many people who come face to face with the Bible's reality it took my breath away. I could feel the reality of history folding round me as I touched the tomb of Lazarus.
So, yes Jesus was real. If he wasn't then there wouldn't be a tomb of Lazarus, or at least a revered tomb of Lazarus.
Jesus is mentioned in many gospels and new found scrolls.
And Jesus had a father. Who, we will never really know.
There will always be people and religions who try to say He wasn't real. This evidence just makes Him much more than a few words written on old parchment.
The story of Pantera (Panthera) is not my opinion. This is based on historic and religious books that have been around for centuries.
Its up to you to decide if you believe it or not. Thanks for reading.
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