THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 204 -
Raphael explains the signs of the zodiac on the fourth pearl.


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Carefully the angel picks it up with his hand and chips off the crust.
 
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Here the leader asks the angel and says: "O wonder boy, you service finger of the Most Highest, do not be annoyed when I bother you with a question! See, with your otherwise miraculous power I'm bothered by the hammer! Is it absolutely necessary or are you using it only to reveal yourself to us in a greater natural manner, so that we can observe and listen to you in a more fearless and calmer way?"
 
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Says the angel: "Not any of the two, - I only do this, to show you how to handle such stones when you come across similar events, to expose them should you again find any! Since especially in upper- and middle Egypt these encrusted stones occur in large numbers, namely widely spread in the desert; of course there will only be few such pearls left among them. However, also the other stones are decorated with all kinds of signs, scriptures and pictures; since the old Egyptians for a very long time did not yet have any paper to write on. Therefore they used stone plates, to initially engrave with bones and later with iron styluses all kinds of things they wanted to memorise.
 
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The very first recordings did of course indicated nothing else than the very simple events of their herds; but the later ones are containing, like these pearls, great and important events, not only for this large country and nation, but also for the whole earth. Since the Lord wanted it to be a very thorough pre-school for His Coming, which also is the reason why He send His closely chosen nation, the Hebraemites, to a long continuing school in Egypt. And Moses, the great prophet of the Lord, had at the Horn of the Kahi (Kahiro), in Theben (Thebai, also Thebsai, = house of fools, later of course a large, people rich city), in Kar nag at Korak and in the oldest cities like Memphis, Diathira (Dia daira = place of corvee) and at Elephantine (EL ei fanti = the descendants of the children of God) completed his school and was lead by the spirit of God to a highest inauguration only at an age of fifty-seven, when fleeing at Madan over the Sues from a cruel Varion (Pharaoh), from where you can read his later history in the scriptures.
 
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In short, Egypt was destined by God to become a pre-school, and the inhabitants of this oldest inhabited land of the earth were already from ancient times onwards gifted with a lot of wisdom and conducted trade with nearly all better nations on earth. You will now understand, how and why especially in this country everything, which can be found, has very often a very deep routed meaning.
 
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And now to our exposed fourth pearl!
 
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There we see several illustrations of hunters with quivers, bows and arrows and a large herd enclosed by lions. This signifies a great battle of the Egyptians with lions, which at that stage attacked in large numbers the fat herds of the Egyptians.
 
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And see, more to the right of this scene you see the pastures already enclosed with walls, and on it are lying heads of bulls, with the horns pointing up, then down and then sideways, all indicating that the herds, before the tremendous enclosure of the large pastures, were always in great danger and were completely defenceless. At each corner of the walls you see a large dog, like ready for fighting, sometimes standing, sometimes lying down; the name which the old Egyptians gave to this watchful animal was Pas, also Pastshier, guardian of the pasture.
 
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Here, still further to the right, you again see the shepherd king Shivinz (Sphinx), at his side a gigantic large dog, and in front of the dog some pieces of the lion. Still to the right, however, a little higher up, we can see the same dog, under it the picture of the sun and the moon. What does this mean?
 
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Listen! Our Shivinz as a king of the shepherds, in fact had one of the largest dogs, and in its presence no lion and no panther was sure of its life. For a long time this dog protected the herds of Shivinz. However, when the dog died of old age, Shivinz determined, out of respect and as a memorial, to always symbolise this animal with a constellation in the southern sky. He gave the constellation the name the Great Dog, who loyally protected the king's herds for many years. That the king gave his dog a place among the stars, is indicated by the sun and the moon underneath the belly of the dog. Everything under which sun and moon can be seen, can be found symbolically among the stars as memorial of a great and important event.
 
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Nowadays a very large and watchful dog is - especially in this country where there are nearly no tearing animals - not of any special importance anymore; however, in ancient Egypt, where there were whole herds of tearing beasts and in parts still exist, a large, strong and courageous dog was an exceedingly great necessity. Since firstly such a dog was the most loyal protector of the herds. His maintenance was very easy, since this large dog race fed itself from the uncountable many earth mice, of which this country never had a shortages of; they also ate the large grasshoppers by the thousands per day. Only once per day did they received some milk, which made, that the dogs remained faithful to the herd.
 
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Together with the great dogs, also a specie of smaller dogs were quite well accepted with the ancient Egyptians; their name was Mal pas (small dog). These were the noise makers; Poroshit means according to the old tongue 'sign' or 'noise maker'. If something foreign came close to a house or herd, the small dogs started to bark; this made the large ones attentive, who then filled the area with their immense barking, bringing respect to the wild beasts, whereupon they began to retreat.
 
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Quite often the small dogs were also the guardians of chicken and the brood, for which they have been specifically trained for. All this was the invention of Shivinz, who made these birds into useful domestic animals and showed the Egyptians, how good tasting their meat and their grilled and cooked eggs were. In this way he taught this already very large nation of this large country new types of food and new herds, whose roasts and eggs tasted only too well, - otherwise there would not have been during later times a proper chicken war, which was even mentioned by the Greek historian Herodot in some mystic manner.
 
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Our Shivinz, who attached the great dog to the skies, also gave the little dog a place among the stars and gave it the name Porishion (Prozion). Close by you find the old Kokla (hen); later this constellation received the name Peleada, also Peleadza, and under a false legend of the Greek was given the name Pleaden by the Greek.
 
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Here at the very top of the pearl you can also see this quite well engraved, and you can recognize from this how intelligent our Shivinz was. It was not his major aim to continuously recall to memory of his disciples his dogs and chickens by easily recognizable constellations, but rather to teach them the progress of time by the stars.
 
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It was also Shivinz who at Diadaira (Diathira) setup the first zodiac (Sa diazc = for the workers), he was the first to invent it at the firmament and gave the constellations their names according to appearances and country events occurring at a particular time, as we will see it soon on the revealed fifth pearl!"