BaruchWell the material in the link ...Fri Jun 1, 2012 17:56220.127.116.11is a bit popularized, and symbology always has more than one interpretation. But their interpretation matches the other evidence. As a worshipper of Sol Invictus, and given the Twelve signs of the Zodiac, the burial of Constantine has a double interpretation ... that of Jesus surrounded by the Apostles (remember, two messiahs, one Aaronic, one Davidic per the Dead Sea Scrolls) ... and of Sol surrounded by the constellations/months of the year. Now in the case of Orthodox Christianity, the double messiah was reinterpreted to mean Jesus comes twice. But I don't think that was the original meaning, based on other Jewish false messiahs. Aaron acted as the herald of Moses, went "before" him. The Jesus of the Gospels is clearly Aaronic (see Epistle to the Hebrews ... actually a sermon). Christians pick on Jews for having expected a Davidic messiah who would slay all the Gentiles/Romans. But actually they were expecting two of them. Constantine fulfills the Davidic messiah role, a blood thirsty righteous king. So either Constantine figured he was the second messiah, or the second coming of Jesus. In any case, it would appear that his mother's Christianity was genuine, though primitive. She used magicians to uncover the location of Calvary (where the present church stands). Jesus in the time of Constantine is clearly an emperor, the video makers weren't making that up. The fact that he kept his burial plans secret is suspicious. In any case, it only lasted 220 years, before the church was renovated entirely. Eventually in early in the Ottoman occupation, the church was torn down and replaced with a mosque.
- Re: Constantine was a die hard pagan ... ipirate2, Fri Jun 1 08:34"Constantine was a die hard pagan ... except when he thought he was the second coming of Christ, at least that is the Protestant version of history," That is news to me. I have not read anything that ... more