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Thursday, December 15 2016

The High Priest's Palace

"And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you"

The English-language word "palace" originated from a Latin word, Palatium, which was the name given to the house, located atop one of Rome's infamous hills, of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). Augustus is also recorded in the Holy Bible for his declaring of the tax census that resulted in the Messiah being born in Bethlehem, exactly as prophesied (see Bethlehem In History And Prophecy).

"2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger [see also The King Who Was Born In A Barn]; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:1-7 KJV)

The High Priest's Palace "Palace" is used to translate the Hebrew word of the Old Testament (even though the namesake "palace" didn't exist yet), pronounced hay-cawl, that meant a large public administration building where a king or leader (usually a king; see also Why Is God A King, Not A President?) ruled and resided (there are still today numerous examples of it e.g. 10 Downing Street in London or the White House in Washington).

In the New Testament, "palace" is used to translate the Greek word, pronounced ow-lay, that referred to a large mansion with an open public courtyard. It was that word that was used for "the high priest's palace" at the time of the Messiah's Crucifixion (see The Crucifixion Of The Messiah).

"26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him." (Matthew 26:3-4 KJV)

"26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 26:58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none.

At the last came two false witnesses, 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 26:63 But Jesus held his peace.

And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 26:66 What think ye?

They answered and said, He is guilty of death. 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, 26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

26:73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man.

And immediately the cock crew.

26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly." (Matthew 26:57-75 KJV)

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This Day In History, December 15

37: Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) was born. He was the Emperor of Rome from October 13, 54 to June 9, 68 (see Nero's Torches; also The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).

533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeated the Vandals at the Battle of Ticameron.

1612: Simon Marius became the first to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens? and Parabolic Prophecies).

Andromeda galaxy

1794: The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France (see also Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?).

1794: During the War of the Austrian Succession, the Prussians under Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau heavily defeated the Saxons under Rutowski at the Battle of Kesseldorf near Dresden.

1806: During the Napoleonic Wars, French forces under Napoleon entered Warsaw, Poland (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

1840: Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, after having been brought from St. Helena where he died in exile.

1890: Sioux chief Tatanka Iyotake was shot and killed at age 59 by native-American police who were trying to arrest him. He is better known to history as "Sitting Bull" (see also The First Chinese American War).

1891: James Naismith (1861-1939), a Canadian from Almonte, Ontario, invented basketball (with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets) while working as a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts.


1899: During the second Boer War, the British made a frontal attack in the battle of Colenso aimed at relieving the besieged town of Ladysmith. The action failed and the British lost over 1,100 men.

1914: The Battle of Lodz ended. Russian forces retreated toward Moscow.

1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted of crimes against humanity by a court in Israel and sentenced to hang (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion and Why Does Satan Love Liars?).

1964: Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag.


1970: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 landed on Venus becoming the first Earth spacecraft to land on another planet.

1973: The American (i.e. U.S.) Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

1995: West European leaders announced that the new European monetary unit would be known as the "Euro" (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).

2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after a 11 year, $27 million attempt to reinforce the structure.

2005: Walter Haut died at age 83. Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, took dictation on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered "flying saucer" and ordered Haut to issue it.


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