03 July 2012


My first post was on Adam & Eve trees. 
For the 6-month anniversary of this blog 
I thought I'd feature another "Biblical" tree.
Comments after the jump.

Jesus (Yeshua) "the Nazarene," Yehoshua ha Mashaiach/Notzri ben Joseph
B. 1 Mar 7 BC, Bethelem, Nazareth, Judea, Israel
Note on birth: Officially 15 September 7 BC AD to comply with dynastic regulation. Emperor Constantine subsequently designated December 25 to co-inside with the Pagan Sun Festival.
D. Friday, 3 Apr 33, Golgatha, Calvary, Judea, Israel
Note on death: Also the year 74 in Masada, Israel or Rone, Italy
Mary Miriam Magdala, "Beloved Disciple" ha-Benjamin (ha David?) Magdalene Saint
B. 3, Magdala, Judea, Israel
D. 63, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

* Marriage 30 Sep ?? *
Note on marriage: This was the First Marriage ceremony. Consummation of the marriage would wait until December, as per custom and tradition, assuring any child would be born in September, the holiest month of the year.

Tamar "the Sarah," of Jerusalem
B. Sep 33, Alexandria, Egypt
D. ?
Jesus II (Yeshua II) "the Righteous One" of the House of David Justus
B. 1 Jun 37, Jerusalem, Judea
D. 58, Jerusalem, Judea
Josephes (Jesus Justus) "Grail Child," Bishop of Saraz (Sarras) Desposyni
B. Sep 44 Provence, France
D. 82, England

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So Jesus was born in 7 BC? Wait, what? Guess this person doesn't know that BC is an abbreviation for "Before Christ". Then there's the "note" which confuses things even more. He was really born in "7 BC AD". Huh??? And I'm no religious scholar but didn't Jesus only die once on Earth? And children? One born before he was crucified and two after he resurrected. I can only imagine the reaction of a priest/pastor/reverend when a parishioner/tree copier tells them Jesus Christ is their hundred and something-eth great-grandfather.

Of course this is not the only tree online that includes Jesus Christ. Here's some of the various details from different trees:

8 BC
1 Apr 4 in Israel
1111 in Palestine (Israel)
Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Most have no date

A lil b4 easter in Michigan
33 in September, Golgatha, Known Calvary, Israel
1 Apr 37 in Golgotha, Yerushalayim, Israel
Palestine, Bradford, Florida, United States
Most have no date

Mary Magdalene
Hilary Duff (b. 20 Apr 0001 in Turkey)
A number of Catholic nuns from the 19th and 20th centuries
Most have no spouse

God The Heavenly Father & Mary Blessed Virgin
Heavenly Father & Heavenly Mother
Lord God Almighty & Unknown
Yahweh & Mary Virgin
Joseph (Matt 1:16) & Mary (Matt 1:16)
Joseph Ben Jacob & Mary "The Virgin"
Joseph "The Carpenter" Ben David & Mary The Blessed Virgin Ben Levi
Joseph of Nazareth & Mary Mother of Jesus
Joseph Cleophas Step Father of Jesus & Mary The Virgin
Adam Dont Know & Eve

Like I said in my first post I have no problem with someone creating a tree using information from The Bible or any other book. The issues come from people connecting their own tree to that book. If you think it's possible to trace your family back to any Biblical figure ask yourself one question. What records, actual proofs of births, marriages & deaths of individual people, are available between the end of The Bible and the year 1200?

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  1. And I thought people claiming to be descended from King Henry VIII were crazy!

  2. "Death: Calgary" OMG, I just choked on my Dr. Pepper. :D

  3. LOL - Death: "A lil b4 easter in Michigan"

    Boy, I know my home town (Flint, MI) is currently the most dangerous city in the US, but I never thought that crucifixion could be part of the reason. ;)

    Ages ago in confirmation class, I seem to recall hearing something about corrections made to the calendar that would have made it so that the birth of Jesus would have been about 3 or 4 BC (go figure). However, no amount of recalculation would I think have him born in 1111. You might as well say he was born "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...."