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"I am astonished that you ... are turning to a different gospel..."

Galatians 1:6


~ Deconstructing Q ~


Gott and Licht's Hypothesis

Questions the Theories of the Reconstructed Q Gospel

as a Primary Source for Matthew and Luke



In Roman Mythology, the god Mars' and the Virgin Rhea Sylvia were parents of

Remus and Romulus, mythological founders of Rome.

In Genesis, Israel and Rachel's son Joseph was the first to be identified as

a "Prince," Hebrew, "Nasi and/or SaR."

Nasi and Sar translated, "Prince of Princes," became "Nas-sarean."


A story a story....


When Tiberius' daughter-in-law Livilla gave birth to twin sons, it was an omen that the time had come to unite Rome's religions. The Jesus Story and a Gospel to tell it were cooperative efforts between Jerusalem's Nasi Gamaliel and Rome's Emperor Tiberius. Nasi Gamaliel wrote a "Sefer" designed to unify Orthodox Judaism, Hellenized Judaism, and Roman Mythology. Combining "Mars" with "Nassarean," the Sefer was called "Marcei Ha Nassarean." It was taught in Temples throughout Rome.

Paul's “different gospel” refers to this “Sefer” which he vehemently opposed. Paul as "Matthais" composed a Gospel to replace it, delivered it to the Temples, demonized the Sefer Marcei, and followed up with letters. He was forced to make substantial changes to Sefer Marcei. His interpolations in Marcei provided support for his false claims in Gospel Ha Matthais. Emperor Vespasian assigned the Greek historian Lucius Plutarchus and the Jewish historian Josephus to work together to rectify the damage inflicted by Matthais. They produced the first versions of Luke and Wars ( c. 70-75). After Vespasian died in 79, his son, Emperor Titus, assigned them additional work. They produced the first versions of Acts and Antiquities (c. 80-100).

The two historians were permitted to reveal their collusion to "those with ears to hear":

Luc addressed the "Gospel of Luc" and "Acts" to "Kratiste Theophilus," a reference to the "Most Excellent Theologian Philo" of Alexandria. Philo's method for solving enigmas holds "The Key" needed to retrieve the messages in Luc and Marc. "Philo" means "Love," "Luc" means "Light"; a "Golden Key" is the symbol of the god Pluto, and Plut-arch uses Philo's "Key" to open the lock on the secrets of Jesus.

Josephus addressed his works to "Kratiste Epaphroditis," a reference to the "Most Excellent Aphrodite," goddess of Love, Greek Philo. "Saulus" and "Bar-Jesus" in Luc's Acts are "Saulus" and "Bar-Jesus" in Josephus' Antiquities. Working in concert to create short strands of threads, Luc, Josephus, and other first century historians, wrapped the historical "Story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene" in enigmas. They reveal a deep division between Paul's "Christians" and Jesus' "Nassareans."

And the Nassareans were a sect created by

Jerusalem's Nasi Gamaliel, his son "Jesus,"

Emperor Tiberius, his son, Drusus Germanicus, and his Twin sons with Livilla.


Paul's rejection of Gamaliel and Tiberius' composite religion, The Way of The Nassarean, led to  the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. But many of Paul's "Christians" continued the war. Divisions remained and religious conflicts drained Rome's resources. In the second century, Nassarean sages and scribes received another assignment from Rome:

Compile a Bible that will unite Israelites, Judeans, Christians, Gnostics, and Roman Mythology.

The scribes were given all the texts revered by competing factions:

Marc, Matthais, Lucius, Acts, Johann, Gospels of the Nassareans, Thomas, Marcion;

the histories of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny the Elder, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and others;

the poems of Ovid, Vergil, and others.

They compiled, edited, and added until the Christian Bible in its present form was completed and approved.

The plan was successful and ushered in, for the second time,

The Golden Age of Rome, The New Jerusalem, and the Pax Romana.

Peace in the Roman Empire lasted until the Council of Nicea in the fourth century.

Emperors Constantine, Theodosius, and Honorius embraced "Nicene Christianity"

and declared The Way of the Nassarean a heresy.

Nicene Christianity became the only legal and official religion in the Roman Empire.


A "Q Gospel" never existed.




"I am astonished that you are deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel - not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed" (Galatians 1:6-9).

(Followers of Philo will note the trigger-word, "Angel," followed by the duplication of the phrase "...let that one be accursed...")

The “other gospel,” which Paul also attacks at 2 Cor 11:4-5, was added to the Hebrew Bible as the last “Sefer.” It was delivered to existing Israelite and Judean Temples by Jesus’ brother James, accompanied by Peter, and John. Paul arrived in Galatia and Corinth after they had moved on. And he accused them of being “false apostles” and pawns of Satan (2 Cor 11:13-15).

The “Last Sefer” was written in Hebrew[1] for Israelites and Judeans a few years after the Passover-Passion festival (the first Passover after Emperor “Theos Tiberius” allegedly died on March 16, 37). Based on quotes from Early Church Fathers (and inscriptions on the Baker’s Tomb in Rome), it was called Sepher Marcei Ha NaZaR. It was translated into Greek before Paul’s letters began arriving, probably during the time Claudius was Emperor and Narcissus and Pallas were pulling his strings (41-54).[2]

Gospel writer “Matthais” is Josephus’ “Matthais” who, c. 65 - 66, replaced Gamaliel Ha Nasi’s son “Jesus Ha Nasi” as High Priest in Jerusalem.[3] “Nasi” suggests they were involved in resurrecting and revising the ancient NaSiR/NaZaR tradition; Rach-El’s son Joseph was the first to be called “NZR” (Gen 49:25-6); NZR is generally translated as "Prince."

Luke's "NaZaRene sect" was Josephus’ “fourth sect,” introduced by Judas the Galilean and Zadok c. 6 CE.[4] It was a blend of Israelite prophesies (Messiah and Bethlehem) and Greek mythology (dying and resurrected). This sect was supported by Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and others until Constantine. One notable exception is Aulus Vitellius, Emperor for eight months in 69 CE.

When King Agrippa named Matthias "High Priest in Jerusalem" c. 65 CE, he was expected to teach the Sefer Marcei Ha NaZaR. Instead he demonized it and wrote his own gospel to replace it. Opposing the Nazarene teachings (the fulfillment of Mic 4:8-5:3) meant opposing the composite religion Rome created for the purpose of ushering in “The Golden Age of Rome,” the “New Jerusalem,“ and, therefore, the “Pax Romana.”

Matthias created a major detour by claiming, “He was called Nazarene because He came from Nazareth,” which required that changes be made to Mk 1:9. The phrase, “Nazareth to Galilee” was originally “Bethlehem of Galilee.” This careless interpolation removed Micah’s Prophesies from Mark (he came from “Bethlehem” (Hebrew, BTLHM), and he came from a “Virgin Mother” (BeTuLa eM, Hebrew, BTLHM). Josephus’ “Matthias” pulled off this kidnapping of “Jesus” and hijacking of “The Sefer Marcei” when he became High Priest in 65. Rome's Emperor objected, sent in soldiers, and in 70, Philo of Alexandria’s nephew (Tiberius Julius Alexander), Emperor Vespasian’s son (Titus), and Jewish historian Josephus (whose father was also called Matthias) led the soldiers who sacked the Temple and scattered Paul’s disciples.

Enter “Luc”[5] to correct interpolations Matthias made to Marc. Luc has both Matthais and Marc to work from. He keeps some of Marc and some of Matthais; he adds new verses to Marc and new verses to Luc and counteracts Matthais' nativity claims. In Acts Luc reveals that “Nazarenes” were a “sect,” which disputes the etymology given at Mt 2:23.

The Church went to great lengths to date the Nassarean sect after the Christian sect. They removed "Nasoreans" from Josephus, replaced it with "Fourth Sect," and claimed the "Fourth Sect" were called "Zealots." However, Jerome (c. 347 - 420) inadvertently exposed the scheme when he identified Isaiah 11:1 as “the NZR prophesy.” This, in turn, allows NZR to be traced all the way back to Gen 49:26.

And this is THE KEY VERSE in Nassarean theology that Paul opposed. Genesis 49:26 reveals that “God Almighty,“ Hebrew, El Shaday, has, Shadayim wa Racham, translated, “Breasts and Womb.” This, then, leads back to Gen 17:1-8, where we learn that it was “El Shaday,” not YHWH, who renamed Abram (Hebrew, "Father Exaulted"). El Shaday changed his name to Ab raham (“Father Womb”) or BaR RaHaM (“Son of Womb”). The name change says SHE married him and/or adopted him, and thereafter, he rejected YHWH and followed "El Shaday." Critically important to the Nassarean Enigma, SHE tells Bar Raham (Gen 17:8), that to his offspring, “… I will be their LHM L LHM.” Followers of Philo will note that El Shaday employs Philo’s first rule, the doubling of a phrase, when SHE reveals who SHE will be to Bar Raham’s offspring: “I will be (called) eL Ha eM, eL, eL Ha eM, translated, “El the Mother, El, El the Mother.” Those "with ears to hear" are clearly informed that “LHM” and “El” refer to HER - the Goddess of Abraham and Sarah.

This is the reason “Matthais” (aka “Aulus/Saulus/Paulus”) had to separate “Jesus and the Magdalene” from the Nazarenes, Rach-El’s son Joseph, and the "Lady of Breasts and Womb." The Magdalene, like other "Marys," was a BaT eL Ha Em, translated, “Daughter of El the Mother”). And this is “The Secret” of the “Kingdom of LHM” (Mk 4:10-11) which Jesus shared only with “The Twelve and the others around him,” including Mary Magdalene, Ioanna, and other women.

This “Secret of LHM” was shared with Paul; more than once he was given the opportunity to teach it as Jerusalem's High Priests "Ananus" and "Matthias." However, he accepted the position but rejected the teachings, choosing instead to declare war against Rome, leading to the destruction of the Temple in 70. Rome's "Nazarene Way" was preserved, but the conflicting texts and remnants of Paul’s heresy remained, along with a number of his disciples.

And so a "Grand Plan" was devised to preserve the Pax Romana. In the middle of the second century, Nasi descendants of Gamaliel, claiming to be "Christian Fathers," created a "New Testament." They compiled and edited all the texts being used at the time by all the various factions. Paul’s Christian bishops and priests would teach a “literal” interpretation of the "Christian Bible." Jesus’ Nazarene Priests and Priestesses would use the same texts, but in addition they would impart the knowledge of how to solve enigmas; therefore, the Nassareans were called “Gnostics.” Same texts, but different interpretations. The "literal" interpretation requires blind faith and the suspension of reason; the "enigmatic" interpretation requires study and analysis - and Philo and Plutarch's "Golden Key."

When the books and letters were compiled and edited c. 150 – including bits and pieces from several sources not included in the canon (i.e., Marcion, Thomas, Nazoreans, Ebioites, Ophites, and probably others), the editors inserted clues that would preserve the Nassarenes' "New Sefer" in “enigmatical modes of expression.”   


A reconstructed Q is not needed. Furthermore, Marcion's Gospel, consisting of just portions of Luc and Paul's letters, were of little value to Nassarean editors writing a Bible for Jews, Christians, Gnostics, and Romans. Marcion supported only Paul and was decidedly anti-all others.


The Baker’s Tomb, constructed to represent a “House of Bread” (Hebrew, BeT LeHeM), offers additional evidence written in stone.[6] What better reason can there be for Nicene Christian Emperors Theodosius and Honorius to bury The Tomb and the Porta Maggiore under Honorius’ Tower c. 395-400? These were the same years they destroyed Temples dedicated to Zeus, Apollo, and Serapis, disbanded the Vestal Virgins, extinguished their Sacred Fire, and destroyed their Temple. The inscription on the Tomb is “To Mars and the Virgin,” a heresy to Nicene Christians whose religion was founded on Paul's false teachings.[6]

The real heresy is Paul’s version of Jesus the Nassarean and his rejection of The Magdalene as his Feminine counterpart - the Israelites' "Watchtower of the Flock," "Daughter of El the Mother," "Daughter Jerusalem," the "Goddess."


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[1] Robert Miller, ed., The Complete Gospels, “Gospel of the Nazoreans” (San Francisco: Polebridge Press, 1994), 446 (10a): “In the gospel that is written in the Hebrew alphabet…” See also, “The Gospel of the Hebrews,” 430-434.

[2] Romans 16:11: “Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew. Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.” “Narcissus” allegedly died c. 54, which might be useful in dating Romans.

[3]  Josephus Wars c. 70-75; Antiquities 90-100:

From Antiquities:  XE "Josephus" ”Agrippa “deprived Jesus, the son of Gamaliel [aka “Jesus bar Jesus,” and “Jesus Barabbas,” and “Barabbas”] of the high priesthood, and gave it to Matthias, the son of Theophilus, under whom the Jews’ war with the Romans took its beginnings.” (Josephus (1999),  XE "Josephus" Antiquities 20.9 (223), 658. According to Josephus, Matthias was Jerusalem’s high priest c. 65 and 66 when the Zealot movement became an all-out war against Rome and the Nazarenes.

[4] Josephus XE "Josephus" , 1999, Wars XE "Ancient Texts:Josephus, Wars"  2.8.1 (118), 736. If the Zealots XE "Zealots"  had been the “Fourth sect of Judaism XE "Fourth sect of Judaism" ,” as claimed, surely Josephus XE "Josephus"  would have described them as a “sect” rather than “that sort of people that were called Zealots XE "Zealot"  who gave themselves that name” (Josephus XE "Josephus" , 1999, Wars XE "Ancient Texts:Josephus, Wars" , 7.8.1. (267-271), 926).

[5] Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 45-120; Luc Plutarchus’ biography runs parallel to “Luke’s.”

[6] EST HOC MONIMENTVM MARCEI VERGILEI EVRYSACIS PISTORIS REDEMPTORIS APPARET. “Marcei” refers to “Jesus” (of Mars); “Vergilei” refers to “Mary Magdalene” (of “Virgins of El”). This honors Rome’s “first parents,” Mars and the Virgin Rhea Silvia, parents of Romulus and Remus. “Eury-sacis” can be translated “Wide-Narrow,” a description of the Porta Maggiore. “Wide”=Mars, god of War; “Narrow”=Virgins of El, Compassion and compromise. “Pistoris,” according to Ovid was XE "Ovid"  “A surname of Jupiter, because, when the Romans were besieged in the Capitol, he gave them the idea of hurling bread, as though they had an abundance of it, at the besieging Gauls”(Perseus Digital Library: Latin Word Study Tool. Ovid, Fasti 6.350; 394). “Redemptoris,” comes from Micah 4:9-10: “Writhe in agony, Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be delivered, redeemed (Redemptoris) from the hand of YHWH, your adversary.” Redemptoris Mater is the title of a controversial 1987 encyclical  by Pope John Paul II. Even the Catholic Church recognizes Micah 4:9-10 as the prophesy that foretells Virgins Mary associated with the Bethlehem Prophesy of BeTuLa eM. “Apparet” means “appeared in person.”  XE "Biblical Quotations:Mic 4.9-10"

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