The Secret Society of Moses: The Mosaic Bloodline and a Conspiracy Spanning Three Millennia Paperback – Jan 19 2010
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HISTORY / RELIGION After the book of Exodus, Moses's two sons and numerous descendants all vanish from the Bible. Flavio Barbiero's investigation of this strange absence and his study of the centuries-long power struggle between the priestly families fighting for control of the temple of Jerusalem starts with the rebellion against Rome--and the emergence of Josephus Flavius, one of Moses's descendants, on the world stage. In AD 70 when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by Titus Flavius and thousands of Jewish priests were exterminated, Josephus, now bearing his sponsor's last name, followed Titus Flavius to Rome with at least 250 relatives and friends. Here they were made Roman citizens but then subsequently disappeared from recorded history. Barbiero's careful study of early Christianity shows, however, that these surviving members of Moses's high-priest lineage succeeded in taking control of the nascent Roman Church and masterminded its extraordinary success. Using a wide range of evidence drawn from fields as disparate as archaeology, heraldry, and genetics, Barbiero shows how these descendants of Moses used the cult of Mithras to eventually seize control of the secular Roman authority as well. He then follows, step by step, the spread of the members of this secret priestly elite into what was to become the aristocracy of medieval Europe and how their influence continues to be felt in modern secret societies like Freemasonry. FLAVIO BARBIERO is a retired admiral in the Italian Navy who last served with NATO. He is the author of several books, including The Bible Without Secrets, and is an archaeological researcher in Israel. He lives in Italy.
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Flavio Barbiero is a retired admiral in the Italian Navy who last served with NATO. He is the author of several books, including The Bible Without Secrets, and is an archaeological researcher in Israel. He lives in Italy.See all Product Description
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In this book, Flavio Barbiero presents a profound series of--interlinked but not interdependent--theories. What impresses me most is how Barbiero proves the first three hypotheses using the Pentateuch section of the Holy Bible as primary source.
Those are great proofs! One must conclude that if Moses existed as described in the Bible, then it is only logical from the textual evidence that his bloodlines were and are evermore influential.
They certainly are! Yet, while I'd prefer to believe the fantasy of all that's presented, I can only be won over by facts with solid logic. So far, things occuring after 300 A.D. things seem to me more fantasy than reality. But, it's possible the author is right and hasn't yet presented the proofs. (I need to read the last half and dig into the cited footnotes to do the honest work of evaluating it for myself. Until then, I wish to not fall into fantasy.)
Back to what I like: I am convinced the author could be dead-on accurate from Moses and the following 700-plus years. That's phenomenal... and even the concept of what is theorized is a reason to buy this book.
A ton of details are worthy of debate--in fact, I would like to see all details brought up for debate--but the first handful of generations from Moses are solidly presented. The details of who begat who, in my opinion, has less value than the greater good of considering the more general concept. The God of the Bible loved and treasured Moses. Overall, it seems logical that, in one way or another, Moses' bloodline is still very much a spiritual and political influence today.
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