|Do Notre Dame de Paris' Wood Panels Hint That Jesus Had A Twin Brother?
by Carolyn Shield
Posted: 14:00 August 23, 2009
We know twins ran in the family because Jacob and Esau were twins. Mary came from the line of David so the ability to have twins runs in families. Luke 2:5 is interpreted in many ways. The King James Version is "To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child." The International Standard Version is "He went there to be registered with Mary, who had been promised to him in marriage and was pregnant." Bible in Basic English version is "To be put on the list with Mary, his future wife, who was about to become a mother." Luke lets us know that Joseph has promised to marry Mary but they have not formally been married. In many versions of this Luke verse it is translated that Mary is "great with child" is this sign that she is carrying twins. Many times a mother with twins' shows earlier and delivers early do the weight of the twins. Many women could hide if they were having one baby but hiding twins very difficult. They did not have ultrasounds in those days so they had no way of knowing she was going to have twins.
Why do some believe Jesus may have had a twin? In the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Scrolls there was the Gospel of Saint Thomas begins: "These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded." Didymos means "Twin" in John 11:16; 20:24; and 21:2 connects Thomas with Didymos the "Twin" Whose twin was he? Well Jesus tells us in the Book of Thomas the Contender found in the Nag Hammadi scrolls hidden for so long. Jesus says to Thomas "Now, since it has been said that you are my twin and true companion, examine yourself…" At Notre Dame at the zero point in Paris near the Rose line which was the Prime Meridian Zero degree longitude before the Greenwich Prime Meridian was established in 1884 by the United States. There is a wood panel carved at Notre Dame which may give credence to the idea of Jesus having a possible twin.
The legend of Castor and Pollux were twin brothers of Leda and Zeus/Tyndareus. They are represented in the star sign Gemini. One brother was mortal and the other immortal.
In the picture you see Jesus being presented in the temple by Mary but there is a pillar with two twin golden childlike statues attached by their feet pointing in two different directions. We see Jesus standing on a pillar and the viewer can see the solar halo around his head. I'm not sure who the man with the halo but some could say he is Joseph but he looks different than the panel before.
This man has a halo, longer beard, dressed different, and taller. The story of Jesus being forgotten by his parents could be explained that they got mixed up with his twin.
This child teaching at the temple doesn't have a halo. One wonders why? One more example of the twin concept is from the panels at Notre Dame. It's about the wedding at Cana. Could this be a wedding of twin brothers? The two men seated at the middle of the table both have halos and a halo for the woman seated next to Jesus. The servant hands her a cup of wine. Mary Magdalene was associated with the vase (jar). It could also be speculated his mother Mary. Then who would be the man next to Jesus with the halo and the girl seated next to him who has no halo. She wears a crown and is darker skinned.
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