PHASE TWENTY THREE
Section I--The Widow's Might
N THAT DAY, again, in the middle of the tenth day of April, they came to the city of Jerusalem. And he entered into the Outer Court of Solomon's Temple. And having viewed all things round about, before entering the house of Ana, which is also called the house of song; he came to stop, by the southeasterly side of the Temple, between the general entranceway and the water gate where I was stationed.
02 And standing over against the treasury, he beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, any many men that were rich spent much. And reminding him of his own blessed mother who had been scandalized, there came a pure widow named Naomi of Bethel, who wanted to enter the Woman's Court; but causing her to tremble and shake with fear, she could not enter the house of song; because she was told, she had only cast in two mites.
03 And calling his disciples together, whilst he rose up in her defense, he saith to them as he overturned the injustice of it all: Amen, I say unto you. This blessed mother hath cast in more than all they who have cast silver into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance; but this timid woman, out of her desire to sing praises to Oni, the God of Heaven, hath spent all that she had, even her whole life's saving; and still, they terrify and cast her out because of her virginity.
04 And whilst he was still outside, in a symbolical gesture, meant to elevate the daughters of Bilhah; using good judgement, he began to drive away them that weighed and sold in the outer courtyard; and wrestling with them, he overturned several tables belonging to the money-exchangers, and twirled about the chairs of them that sold sacrificial doves.
05 And paying tribute to her heavenly beauty, he saith to the daughter of Ana: Blessed are the poor: For you shall be called rich in the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you who mourns over the death of your husband: For you shall be called immaculate.* Blessed are you because you hunger and thirst for spiritual salvation: For you are the bread and water of life.* Blessed are the merciful: 'For you were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money'.*
06 Which when the chief priests and their disciples, the lesser priests, had heard the commotion that his benediction aroused in the sons of Jacob; they sought how they might destroy him. For they truly feared him as the sovereign owner of the house, because the whole multitude was in admiration of his Matriarchal Doctrine.
07 And standing by the wayside, that is to say, on their left hand side, the chief priests pretending that they had no present-day authority over the outer courtyard, nor the treasury, kept the multitude silent with their stern looks of disapproval. For they knew that the house of Anah as they pronounced it, was specifically built for the daughters of God. And that is why Solomon's Temple is called the house of God. But in the days of Jacob, the 'house of Ana' was called the 'house of Oni', [which is here being interpreted to mean, according to Solomon's philosophy: the Temple of the Dove or the Temple of Whiteness].*
08 And having heard the long sought for good news that he was proclaiming Solomon's Doctrine of Wisdom; speaking in behalf of their masters, the very same priests who devoured his mother's home said to him in a most cursive manner: By what authority dost thou act so destructively? And who hath given thee this authority that thou shouldest protect Israel's whore Balah, the most dreadful thing on the face of the earth; and thereby cause a tumult in the Gentiles' court.
09 And deeming the women's house of song just as holy as the men's house of prayer, he saith to the chief priests, and more specifically to their disciples of dread: Is it not said by the Lord our God: 'My house shall be called a House of Rest* to all My children, whomsoever he or she shall be'. But in a rushed attempt to cast out this timid dove, the most gentle of all winged creations,* you have made the House of Reverence into a den of crooked snakes.
10 And ignoring their unauthorized baptism, he saith to the reverent mother: Blessed are you that suffer scandalization for Amen's sake: For to you belongs all righteousness. Blessed are you when men call you Yirah, and curse you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for Wisdom's sake. Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in the Kingdom of God. For so they have scandalized the daughters of Chavah [Eve] before you.
11 And turning his attention to the chief priests, he saith to them with a well fixed gaze: For is it not written in the book of Isaias: 'Thou shalt no more be called forsaken: and thy right hand shall no more be called desolate: but thou shalt be called My Pleasure in Her'.*
12 And setting the pure widow in the midst of them, like a silver lampstand for all to behold, he saith to them: Hear ye all and understand: Solomon's Temple with all of its menorahs, is not as glorious as this pleasant woman, for she like the Blessed Mother Amen, is the light of the world.* For is it not written in the Book of Wisdom: 'Happy is the virgin woman; and the undefiled, that hath not known bed in sin: she shall have fruit in the visitation of holy souls'.* He who has ears to hear, hearing, let him hear.
13 And embittered by their relentless accusations; with the clear waters of understanding for the law of jealousy,* he saith to the blessed mother: In the name of John: I baptize you: Amen, the Mother of Righteousness: Thou shalt no longer be called, divorced from God, but thou shalt be called: 'Married Forever'. 'For the Lord delights in your fidelity and your hand shall be joined to mine'.*
14 And speaking for Tearful Ruth, he saith to the immaculate mother: 'Fear not, ye who mourns in spirit,* for you shall not be put to shame on account of me; and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood'.* For Yah is your husband.*
15 And he saith to his newly begotten mother: Amen,aman [which is here being interpreted to mean, Mother, my mother]. 'For I shall be your son, and you shall be my mother:* Stay ye on my right hand side, whilst I make your enemies a footstool for your feet'.*
16 And answering in kind, she saith to him: Amen, Amen,* for I shall be your mother and you shall be my son. 'For he that was once a stranger to me shall now be joined to me'.* For thou art truly my 'only begotten son'.
17 And for love of Wisdom, he escorted the blessed mother into the Women's Court lest she faint, and he commanded that no woman should carry a vessel through this part of Solomon's Temple, including the Outer Court, which was also built for the daughters of God.
18 Thus, in defending the poor widow, the scripture was fulfilled which said: 'Thou shalt be called by a New Name, for the mouth of the lord hath revealed it:.* For a young man shall abide with the virgin, saith the Lord, and thy children shall abide in her.* And thou shalt be a crown of glory in the hand of Wisdom'.*
Section II---The Authority of John
19 And following him into the Women's Court, they come again to him. And likewise, turning his attention to them again, he began to speak to them. For this is the place where Yah answers.
20 And remembering how the devouring priests once accused him of impersonating a High Priest on account of the good Samaritan, answering in the Aramaic Targum , he saith to the priests among the Sadducees who believed that John's spirit had been resurrected from the dead: I will tell you by whose authority I do all these things: The 'Anointing of John', was it from God, or from men? And by whose authority was John killed? Answer me!
21 But recalling how they compared him to the high priesthood of John, on account of Leban the courageous, [the faint-hearted man from Genez`areth, and not the Lebbaeus], the devouring priests reasoned among themselves, saying: If we say, John got his authority from God; he will say: Why then did you not believe in him as the 'rightful king'? For fearing the authority of our masters, did we not call John the Lord's Anointed who did atone for the sins of the world.
22 And if we were to say: John got his authority from the Sadducees, we fear the Pharisees. For all the doctors of the law know that John was Zadok the 'teacher of righteousness'. For comparing him to John, did they not say at Levi's home, that the Lord's Anointed must come first. Because they said: 'God was with him'.
23 Therefore to answer either is to call our beloved king a sinner, a thing most displeasing to the Herodians, indeed. For when John was alive the people called him Immanuel, but after John was raised up they called him the Lamb of God who was sacrificed, for the sake of queen Herodias.
24 And furthermore, did we not hear today that the people now call him, the Lord's Beloved. And did we not also hear that his disciples now call him the Son of God; and that he hath called God the father, if it were possible, the Mother of All, the idolatress abomination of Solomon, another dovemaker and lover of women. For did he not say that there is neither a right nor a left hand side of God, but that God was circular like a womb.
25 And fearing both God and man, they answering, said to him: We know not where John got his authority from.
26 And remembering how they believed that he was the Baptist come again, on account of the heavenly authority of John, answering, in return he saith to the priests who once devoured his mother's home: Neither do I tell you where I get my authority from.
27 And these things they said: 'For the corruptible body is a load upon the soul,* and hardly did they guess aright at the things which are upon the earth.* For by Wisdom he was baptized, whosoever have pleased thee, O my Lord, from the beginning.* And who shall know thy authority, except thou give wisdom, by sending thy Holy Dove from above.* For having the colt as a sign of salvation to help put them in remembrance of the commandments of the law',* they now believed in the glorious error of James and John, the sons of Zebedee.
28 And because they did not atone for their Galilean sins, David was made a Priest forever, after the manner of the King of Righteousness, who did take away the sins of the world. Thus, the Psalm was fulfilled which says of Solomon: 'You are a priest for ever, after the manner of the Malki Zedek.* For thou shalt be a priestly kingdom saith the Lord, from the womb of heaven; before the day star,* the Lord hath sworn and will not repent'.*
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