John Bartram

John Bartram

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Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset. This mosaic is the earliest depiction…

Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset. This mosaic is the earliest depiction of Christ found in Roman Britain and dates from the fourth century AD. The figure of Christ is flanked by two pomegranates and lies on the chi-rho symbol.

Mithras and the zodiac, Trier - Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier. - Augusta Treverorum A representation of Mithras' rock-birth. In his l.h. the youthful, naked god carries a globe and with his upraised r.h. he supports the Zodiac. In the four corners, which are left open by the circle, are the busts of the four Winds: On the rock a raven, serpent and sitting dog, all three of them raising their heads towards Mithras. In the upper corners the dressed busts of Sol and Luna.

Mithras and the zodiac, Trier - Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier. - Augusta Treverorum A representation of Mithras' rock-birth. In his l.h. the youthful, naked god carries a globe and with his upraised r.h. he supports the Zodiac. In the four corners, which are left open by the circle, are the busts of the four Winds: On the rock a raven, serpent and sitting dog, all three of them raising their heads towards Mithras. In the upper corners the dressed busts of Sol and Luna.

Abraxas, a Gnostic Deity. "The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. The God’s name is Abraxas." - From "Demian" by Herman Hesse.

Abraxas, a Gnostic Deity. "The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. The God’s name is Abraxas." - From "Demian" by Herman Hesse.

The historical Judas - Origins of Christianity

An evidenced-based history for the origins of Christianity, using textual and other artefacts, and archaeological methodology.

Judas Iscariot - Origins of Christianity

Antonia Minor as a Chrestian, planting her agents in Judea to combat Messianic Judaism.

The New Testament is a parody of Messianic Judaism and James the Righteous Teacher at Qumran. One of the Jewish expressions used to described their faith is The Way - and this is also parodied.

The New Testament is a parody of Messianic Judaism and James the Righteous Teacher at Qumran. One of the Jewish expressions used to described their faith is The Way - and this is also parodied.

The Way - Origins of Christianity

The monastic, pious Jewish community at Qumran was known by many names; in the Dead Sea Scrolls they call themselves The Poor. This is later parodied in the Christian textual tradition.

The Poor - Origins of Christianity

in the Dead Sea Scrolls they call themselves The Poor. This is later parodied in the Christian textual tradition.

The Poor - Origins of Christianity

in the Dead Sea Scrolls they call themselves The Poor. This is later parodied in the Christian textual tradition.

The Poor - Origins of Christianity

The monastic, pious Jewish community at Qumran was known by many names; in the Dead Sea Scrolls they call themselves The Poor. This is later parodied in the Christian textual tradition.