Paper 172: Going Into Jerusalem/ /Midwayer Commission

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Foundation Map: March 5 to April 2, 30 A.D.

Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

David Smith, M.A., D.D., Our Lord’s Earthly Life (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925)

Rev. Alfred Edersheim, M.A.Oxon, D.D., Ph.D., The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Volume Two) (New York: Longman, Green, & Co., Eighth Edition, Revised, 1899) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.1Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.2.Wikipedia page: Edersheim.

Wm. Arnold Stevens and Ernest Dewitt Burton, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study: An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904, 1932) copy.

P. Whitwell Wilson, The Christ We Forget: A Life of Our Lord for Men of To-day (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1917) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Wilson.

Daniel A. Poling, Between Two Worlds: The Romance of Jesus (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931) Wikipedia page: Poling.

David Smith, M.A., D.D., The Days of His Flesh: The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Eighth Edition, Revised (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910)

Walter Russell Bowie, The Master: A Life of Jesus Christ (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928) Wikipedia page: Bowie.

George A. Barton, Ph.D., LL.D., Jesus of Nazareth: A Biography (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Barton.

Charles Fiske and Burton Scott Easton, The Real Jesus: What He Taught: What He Did: Who He Was (New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929) FiskeEpiscopal Church: Easton.

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


Section 1: Sabbath at Bethany


Section 2: Sunday Morning with the Apostles


Section 3: The Start for Jerusalem

p1metric conversion, “Bethany was about 3.2 km from the temple . . .”


Section 4: Visiting About the Temple


Section 5: The Apostles’ Attitude

p2Andrew was busy watching some of his associates whom he feared might be led away by their emotions…: The pronoun here is the subject of the verb phrase “might be led away;” not the object of “feared.” To clarify, Andrew feared they might be led away by their emotions; he was not watching his associates, whom he feared. — He did not fear them, but he was afraid they might be led astray.

He was concerned about the attitude of some of the twelve whom he knew were armed with swords…: Should be changed to: He was concerned about the attitude of some of the twelve who he knew were armed with swords… — The pronoun is the subject of the verb “were armed,” not the object of “knew” nor of “were armed;” therefore “who” is the correct form. To illustrate: …some of the twelve whom he knew Peter had armed…[he knew Peter had armed them] …some of the twelve who he knew were armed… [he knew they were armed] The sentence might have been written “He was concerned about the attitude of the twelve, some of whom he knew were armed with swords.” In which case, “whom” would be the object of the prepositional phrase “some of whom,” while the phrase itself would be the subject of “were armed,” but it was not.


p11: At 158:7.1 the twins are described as stolid. Definition: “(of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.” Could this be a suggestion regarding the eugenic management of subnormal populations?
(68:6.11) The subnormal man should be kept under society’s control; no more should be produced than are required to administer the lower levels of industry, those tasks requiring intelligence above the animal level but making such low-grade demands as to prove veritable slavery and bondage for the higher types of mankind.
Consider that the particular pattern associated with how the Revelators talk about the Alpheus twins invites speculation about whether they were in the subnormal category. Consider how valuable it might be from a universe perspective to have this group represented amongst the apostles of Jesus.
From “Government on a Neighboring Planet”: (72:4.2) The feeble-minded are trained only in agriculture and animal husbandry, and are committed for life to special custodial colonies where they are segregated by sex to prevent parenthood, which is denied all subnormals. These restrictive measures have been in operation for seventy-five years; the commitment decrees are handed down by the parental courts.
(113:1.1) The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. It was in recognition of this that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.”
(113:1.3) The subnormal minded—those who do not exercise normal will power; those who do not make average decisions. This class embraces those who cannot comprehend God; they lack capacity for the intelligent worship of Deity.

p12: disgusted is used twice: Job’s attitude towards is misguided friends (177:4.7) and Judas attitude towards Mary’s anointing of Jesus’ feet, which got rebuked (172:5.12).

disgust is used in three paragraphs in three distinct yet progressively related context:
1) 62:3.6 prehuman (disgust towards “repulsive situations”),
2) 72:5.12 civilized man (neighboring planet’s attitude toward idleness and unearned wealth), and
3) 177:4.7 sinful man (Caiaphas toward Judas).

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