To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 3-4 Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:57:47 -0500 ----- Original Message ----- From: "laura" To: Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 9:03 PM Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 3-4 > > > Are these documents a fantasy or what ? > >I wonder if the Zadokites are real, After doing a bit of research, I have enough links to Zadokite information to last for a few hours of reading, and possibly enlighten one's veiw of the Illuminati. There actually was a Zadokite group who was of a priestly lineage. Some of the documents are contradictory, but what else is new? Included here are some excerpts and links if you're interested... laura > http://homepage.iprolink.ch/~dpeck/write_qumran.htm > The Essenes seem to have arisen as an outgrowth of the Hasidim, who in the > first half of the second century B.C. devoted themselves to resisting > Seleucid attempts to Hellenize the Jews and destroy the ancient orthopraxy > and faith in the Torah. After the Maccabean Revolt, the new Hasmonean > dynasty and its Hasidic allies set about purifying the nation's religion. > Even amongst the stricter sort, however, there were dissenters; the > Maccabean rulers had arrogated the high priesthood of the Temple to > themselves, and some, who considered themselves the true heirs of the > Zadokite priests descended from Davidic times, protested this diversion of > the sacred office and became victims of the Hasmonean consolidation of > power. During the reigns of Simon Maccabeus (142-134) or his son John > Hyrcanus (134-104), some of these dissenters rallied round their leader, who > (as the founding "Teacher of Righteousness" in the Scrolls) had suffered > notable but unspecified abuses, and followed him into the desert. These > dissenters were the Essenes, and the place to which a portion of them > withdrew was Qumran.6 There the "sons of Zadok," established in a new > Covenant, pursued their own salvation independently of the nation's, and > gave up awaiting temporal political victory in favor of cosmic victory in > the imminent last days, when they would "come back from the wilderness and > live in safety for a thousand generations." > During its long life, however, the Qumran community was a formidable group. > Its raison d'être was isolation. Convinced that mankind generally and the > Jewish nation in particular had fallen from God's favor, the sectarians > withdrew into the wilderness of Judah and devoted themselves to their > preparations for the last days, removed from threat of temptation or > contamination by God's and their own enemies. There in the desert, the true > sons of Zadok relished their apocalyptic dreams of the day when they, the > elect, would be restored to their inheritance and the "sons of perdition" > (that is, everyone else, whether gentiles, laxer Jews, or the mistaken Jews > of the Temple faith) would go to fiery judgment. http://www.religion-online.org/cgi-bin/relsearchd.dll/showchapter?chapter_id =1238 > The places where the Essenes lived are described differently by Philo and > Josephus. Philo says once that they lived not in cities but in villages and > once that they lived in cities and in villages. Josephus says they lived in > various cities. This confusing situation is cleared up by the Zadokite > document, which gives one set of rules for those who live in cities, another > for those who live in camps. The document's camps are presumably the > villages of Philo. http://www.kulturfonden.fi/diademe/jubilcal.html > The tradition of the Mishnah is vital to our understanding; but now we must > consider the evidence of a tradition more than a thousand years older, and > that which properly explains the words of the Torah Itself: the calendar of > the Sadducees. > > In even earlier times there were also two schools of thought, that of the > Sadducees (the Zadokite Priesthood), and that of the Pharisees (the > Hasmonean Priesthood). > http://www.livius.org/saa-san/sadducees/sadducees.html#History > The origin of the Sadducees remains a mystery. An important and > controversial clue is the etymology of the name 'Sadducees' (sedûqîm). This > word may be derived from the word Tsaddîq ('righteous') or the name Zadok, > who was either high priest in the age of king Salomo or the name of the > founder of the sect (see above). It is not possible to choose between the > alternatives: the name 'righteous ones' may have been adopted as a retort to > the Chasidim (i.e., the early Pharisees), who claimed that they were the > only pious ones; the name 'sons of Zadok', on the other hand, may refer to > the fact that only the descendants of Zadok were -according to an ancient > tradition- entitled to perform the priestly service in the Temple. > http://cc.usu.edu/~fath6/hellenic-Judaism.htm > It might even be significant that he traced himself directly back to Aaron, > rather than to the rival (and pro-Roman) Zadokite line that constituted the > priestly aristocracy during the Second Temple era, but to which the > Hasmoneans did not belong. > http://www.all-creatures.org/murti/tsnhod-03.html > Essenism began around 180 BC as a reaction to Hellenistic influence among > the Jewish people. They called themselves the Zadokites or the Hasidim > (pious). In addition to the canonical books of the Old Testament, they > composed and studied their own scriptures, commentaries and prophecies, > written between 170 and 60 BC. These scriptures were uncovered by modern > archaeology in the Essene monastery at Khirbet-Qumran, west of the Dead Sea. > The Essenes flourished until 69 AD, when they were killed by the Romans. > http://conspiracy.freewebspace.com/ > > A Brief History of the New World Order: > > Around the year 70 AD Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple. A group of > Zadokite priests - practicioners of an early form of Judaism & guardians of > the secrets of an Egyptian Mystery school - escaped, certainly to Europe, > probably to France, probably to the Chartres region. Known as the 'Sons of > Light', it was their traditions that gave birth to Illuminism & the > 'Illuminati'.