ND at about the eleventh hour of the day, Thursday, the fifteenth day of April, they delivered our 'chosen king' to the head of the chief priests; and all the other priests and the chief pharisees with their disciples assembled together to form a smaller Sanhedrine.* But except for my father and myself who became witnesses to this newsworthy atrocity, the Ancients and their secretaries were not called into the Temple chamber, for this was an unjust hearing.*
02 And Cephas secretly followed him afar off, even as they led him into the council chamber; and he mingled with the court mercenaries (who were literally standing by)* at the fire, and warmed himself, but he did not present himself as a witness.
Section II--An Unjust Hearing
03 And Gamal, the Chief Priest who plotted against him from the beginning, and all the council sought for evidence against him, that they might have put him to death by stoning, and found none. For several Herodians bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not agreeing.
04 And blaming him for Monday's sedition, a spokesman for Alexander the High Priest, [who is the abbas or father of the court], rising up, bore false witness against him, saying: On the Sabbath day, as we were leaving the Temple steps, we overheard him say: Within three days, he would destroy this Temple made by the great hand of Herod.
05 But standing up to be an eye witness for him, I saith aloud: I do not agree! His testimony is false! For on the even of the Sabbath day, I was with him as he was leaving the Temple steps, and then again on Sunday night when he explained the prophesies of Daniel.
06 And denying my father his right to testify about his house guest, immediately upon hearing me speak those few words, the chairman of the council abruptly rising up in their midst, asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the accusations that are being laid to thy charge by these men? But remaining as silent as an innocent dove, he sat back and answered nothing.
07 And lacking diligence, rising up to speak again, the very same Chief Priest asked him but a second question, saying: Art thou the 'expectant one', and the 'son of David'?
08 And with high expectations, and knowing full well that they were expecting him, testifying for the covenant between Judas and himself, he saith to him: I am! and you shall see me sitting on the throne of David, which should have been John's! But through the baptisms of God, has been given to me in his stead:
09 For I have been anointed three times: by John our Saviour, by the Baptista' our heavenly Mother, and by John's mother Christa-Ann; and these are my three witnesses: Water, the Spirit of the Dove, and Her flesh and blood.
10 Then out of anger against Christa-Ann, Gamal the Chief Priest rending his garments in a public outcry, said: What need of we for any further witnesses? you have all heard the blasphemy against king Herod. (For this was the straw, that broke the camel's back, so to speak).
11 And denying him his right to reveal the full nature of his 'second baptism', for his witnesses, Cephas and James and John, were never brought in, the Chief Priest, having called for a vote said: What do you think? about this impostor! Who being fearful of Christa's earthly authority and of John's heavenly authority, the chief priests and the chief pharisees among the Herodians condemned him to be guilty of being the incarnation of Solomon.
12 And rising up victorious, his transformation prophesy about himself was made complete through the special anointing of Christa-Ann, for did he not say on the morning of the tenth day of April: "within three days from hence, I like John will rise up victorious." And fulfilling his destiny, some began to scandalize him, and to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to mock him, and to say unto him: Prophesy. And even the disciples of the court struck him with the palms of their hands.*
Section II--By the Dawn's Early Light
13 Now at about the twelfth hour of this great and terrible day, when I came out of this unjust hearing, Cephas was in the court of the Gentiles below the Outer Court.* And after me, there cometh out of the council chamber, Timaeus one of the disciples of the Chief Priest. And when this vile man had seen Cephas warming himself, looking down upon him, he said: Thou also wast with the false Messiah from Genez`areth.
14 But he betrayed him, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And again another vile man, bar Tame', the son of Timaeus, seeing him, began to say to the court mercenaries who were standing by the way-side: This is one of them. And agreeing with Gamal's grandson, the hired mercenaries of the court that stood by the fire with him, said to Cephas: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also dressed like a Galilean. But he began to curse and to swear, saying: I know not this criminal of whom you speak, nor do I wish to know him.
15 And forsaking his lord and master, he went forth before the court of the Gentiles as Simon the Betrayer; and the cock crew, signifying the beginning of dawn, and the beginning of a new Christian era. For did he not say in a prophesy, that this Gospel shall be told in memorial to the Sophia of Christa-Ann.
16 And I remembered the word that David our king had said unto Cephas the traitor, the father of trickery, when he was leaving by father's house: Before the dawn's early light, thou shalt have thrice denied me. And as the sun came up, I began to cry for him and to be sorrowful, because his first disciple became the last one to flee to Galilee.
17 And immediately the cock crew again.
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