The Abomination of Desolation Has Been Revealed!!

ZEUS substituted for JEHOVAH . . . JESUS substituted for JEHOSHUA. . .
MARY or MARIA substituted for MIRIAM!!

Joshua the Son of elohim gave this warning about the Abomination of Desolation as an unmistakable sign to his followers that the end of the world was near:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand) (Matthew 24:15).

Joshua told his followers to read the 11th chapter of the Book of Daniel in order to see the sign that would immediately precede His Coming. At that time, most of the Jews used the marvelous translation called the Greek Septuagint. Here is that reference from the Book of Daniel:

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. (Daniel 11:31).

Daniel chapter 11 is a continuation of the terrifying dream seen by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon of a colossal image representing 4 world empires who would rule the world until the end of time.

Nobody could interpret the dream for the king, so at last Daniel (whose name was changed to the pagan Belteshazzar) told the king the dream.

Daniel (Belteshazzar) told the king that the horrifying image represented 4 world empires. These empires were: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome.

4 world empires of Daniel chapter 2.
4 world empires of Daniel Chapter 2.

Daniel Chapter 2 is the plainest of all the great prophecies of the Bible.

At the First Coming of the Messiah, the Jews ignored it because it left no place for a political kingdom of Israel ruling over the nations.

Their ignorance caused them to reject their Messiah–Joshua of Nazareth–and all the unbelievers ended up in Sheol or Hades.

4 metals statue of Daniel chapter 2.
4 metals statue of Daniel
Chapter 2.

With a name like JEHOSHUA, the Jews fully expected the miracle-working Messiah to conquer the Romans like Joshua the son of Nun conquered the Canaanites in the Promised Land....To their great disappointment, he came as a spiritual conqueror only to defeat Sheol or Hades. . . and save the Romans . . . and the Jews . . . from their sins!

Daniel Chapter 11 continues the vision of Daniel Chapter 2 but the starting point is the mighty clash between Persia and Greece under Alexander the Great:

And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. (Daniel 11:2-4).

World conqueror Alexander died at the young age of 33 leaving no heirs. His empire was divided up among his 4 generals who became the founders of Greek dynasties.

Xerxes was the last ruler of the Persian Empire.
Xerxes led a huge invasion
of Greece.

Alexander was the mighty king who defeated the Persian Empire.

He left no heirs so his empire was divided up among his 4 generals.

The Ptolemies reigned in Egypt and the Seleucids reigned in Syria.

Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.).
Alexander the Great (356–323 BC.).

The 4 generals of Alexander the Great became founders of Greek dynasties which ruled until the coming of the Romans.

Greek became the lingua franca of this 3rd universal empire represented by the thighs of brass in the image of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Ptolemy II Philadelphus
Ptolemy II Philadelphus
(285–246 BC.).

Under the auspices of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Koine Greek.

The translation was called the Septuagint and the effect was as revolutionary as the German translation of Saint Martin Luther, or the English translation of Saint William Tyndale.

The Book of Isaiah in Greek.

If ever a translation was divinely inspired . . . it was the Septuagint....The impact of the translation on the Hellenic World was incalculable.

Persians could now read about the exploits of their hero Cyrus the Great written 200 years before he was born.

Greeks could now read of the marvelous exploits of Alexander the Great written before he was even born.

It also prepared the world for the coming of the divine Redeemer and showed plainly how to translate the Names of the true God into Greek.

Here is the Greek Septuagint translation of 3 of the most important names in the Hebrew Old Covenant. The words are in lower case Koine Greek.

Joshua in Greek
Miriam in Greek
JEHOSHUA in Greek.
Miriam in Greek.
Messiah or Anointed in Greek.

Joshua the son of Nun's original name was Hoshea, meaning SALVATION....Moses changed his name to JEHOSHUA meaning JEHOVAH is salvation.(Numbers 13:16).

Naturally, Satan was not content to allow this great translation to go unchallenged.

His champion to wipe out the Scriptures was a man by the name of Antiochus Epiphanes.

Antiochus substituted Zeus for JEHOVAH!!

Antiochus prohibited the worship of JEHOVAH in the great Temple in Jerusalem and put a statue of Zeus in the Temple. That was the Abomination of Desolation.

Antiochus Epiphanes (215-163 B.C).
Antiochus Epiphanes (215–163 BC).
King from 175 to 163.

Like Haman in the Book of Esther, Antiochus Epiphanes sought to destroy all the Jews.

Antiochus put a DUMB IDOL in the holy Temple in Jerusalem.

He began a ruthless persecution and tried to destroy all copies of the Septuagint.

Coin of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
Coin of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

Antiochus was a type of the Antichrist predicted in the New Covenant. He put a statue of Zeus in the Temple. Here is a quote from the noncannonical Book of Maccabees:

On the fifteenth day of the month, Casleu, in the hundred and forty-fifth year, king Antiochus set up the abominable idol of desolation upon the altar of JEHOVAH, and they built altars throughout all the cities of Juda round about. ( I Maccabees 1:57).

Mount Olympus was the site of the main temple of Zeus–one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World... Zeus was a wrathful god always ready to hurl his thunderbolts at his deluded devotees who called him "Father."

The statue of Zeus on Mount Olympus.
The statue of Zeus on Mount Olympus.

Zeus was the head god of the Greek pantheon.

His statue was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

Antiochus put a statue of this abominable idol in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Bust of Zeus.
Bust of Zeus.

Zeus was a wrathful god always ready to hurl his thunderbolts at his deluded devotees.

During his reign, Antiochus Ebegan a systematic destruction of the Septuagint:

And [the officials of Antiochus] rent in pieces the books of the law which they found, and set them on fire. And wheresoever was found with any a book of the covenant, and if any consented to the law, the king’s sentence delivered him to death. (I Maccabees 1:56-57).

Here is a quote from the great Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus:

And if there were any sacred book of the law found, it was destroyed, and those [Jews] with whom they were found miserably perished also. (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 12.5.4).

The persecuting career of Antiochus Epiphanes ended when JEHOVAH struck him with a disease and he died miserably at the age of 52.

Emperor Diocletian continued the persecution of Antiochus

For 250 years after the Resurrection of Christ, Christianity was making remarkable progress against paganism. The New Covenant Scriptures were finished about 100 A.D., and added to the Septuagint to complete the Christian Bible.

Around 150 A.D., this completed Bible was translated into Latin. The effect of this translation for the Latin speaking world was electrifying.

Naturally, Satan was not content to allow this great translation to go unchallenged.

His champion to wipe out the New Covenant Scriptures was a man by the name of Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus called Diocletian in English.

Emperor Diocletian (245-311). Reigned from 284 to 305.
Emperor Diocletian (245–311).
Reigned from 284 to 305.

Emperor Diocletian resumed the persecution and destruction of Scripture begun by Antiochus.

Most of the early history of Christianity was completely destroyed.

Coin of Emperor Diocletian.
Coin of Emperor Diocletian.

Diocletian began the persecution by sacrificing to Jupiter (Zeus) to make his war against the Christians a success:

. . . In the first, while Diocletian was sacrificing in public, the chief interpreter of the victims' organs reported that he could not read the future in them because of the hostile influence of Christians standing around. Diocletian burst into a rage, insisting that all in his court should offer sacrifice, and sent out orders to his army to follow suit. (Ramsey MacMullen, Constantine, p. 24).

The terrible persecution that followed lasted 10 years and the only places that the Christian Scriptures survived were North Africa, Britannia, and outside the Roman Empire.

Even the pagan books opposing Christianity were destroyed because they would give away the real name of the Messiah.

Emperor Constantine put his idol in the Christian Temple!!

In the Holy Scriptures, St. Paul frequently speaks of the true Christians as the Temple of the Lord; the Israel of elohim, or the House of JEHOVAH:

Know ye not that ye are the temple of Elohim, and that the Spirit of Elohim dwelleth in you? (I Corinthians 3:16).

When the persecution ended, Emperor Constantine (a worshipper of Apollo) changed the time and place of the Resurrection of Christ. A new "Christ" emerged which looked a lot like ZEUS with the effeminate long hair.

Statue of Jesus at the Vatican. Statue of Jesus/Zeus at the Vatican.

This Jesus looks a lot like ZEUS.

The Greek pantheon consisted of 12 gods and Zeus also had a "miraculous" escape from death at his birth!

Paganism always tries to substitute its false gods for the true Elohim of Israel.

Bust of Jesus.
Bust of Jesus/Zeus.

Paganism has always sought to substitute its false gods for the true God of Israel. When Paul and Barnabas were preaching the Gospel, the pagans mistook them for Zeus and Hermes:

Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes. (Acts 14:11-14).

The Greek pantheon consisted of 12 main gods and Christ had 12 disciples. There are many other amazing similarities between paganism and Christianity. Satan knows the Scriptures and he knew that Joshua (a type of the Messiah) chose 12 disciples and each disciple was represented by a STONE. (Joshua 4:4).

Jerome changed JEHOSHUA to Jesus!!

Incredible as it may seem to some, the Messiah's name was not Jesus of Nazareth but JOSHUA of Nazareth. After Constantine changed the time and place of the Resurrection, Jerome, under orders from Pope DAMNASUS, completed the Great Apostasy by changing the Saviour's name.

Pope Damasus I (305– 384).
Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope from 366 to 384.

Pagan Pontiff Damnasus ordered Jerome to make a new translation of the Bible and eliminate all the names of the Elohim of Israel.

He also changed the name of the mother of the Messiah, Miriam, to Mary or Maria!!

JEHOSHUA became JESUS and Miriam became Maria or Mary.

Latin Vulgate Jerome (340-420).
Latin Vulgate Jerome
(340– 420).

Names DO NOT translate from language to language but almost always sound the same in every language.

For instance, Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi is not called Joseph Green in English; nor is Italian Hero Giuseppe Garibaldi called Joseph Garibaldi. Julius Caesar is still called Julius Caesar as William Shakespeare is called William Shakespeare throughout the world.

The Hebrew names JEHOSHUA and Miriam were translated as JESUS and MARY by Jerome.

Translated as Jesus
Translated as Mary or Maria
Translated as Christ
Translated as Jesus
Translated as Mary or Maria
Translated as Christ

The only name Jerome did not change was CHRIST, but CHRIST is not a name but a title meaning Messiah in Hebrew. Cyrus the Great–a type of the Messiah–is also called CHRIST or ANOINTED in the Old Covenant

Thus saith JEHOVAH to his anointed (Christ), to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut (Isaiah 45:1).

Cyrus the Persian, a type of the Messiah, was NAMED 200 years before he was born . . . so it is beyond belief that the real Messiah's name was not givenbeforehand!!


JEHOVAH is the most frequently used name of God in the Old Covenant. Translated into English it means THE ETERNAL or I AM THAT I AM:

And JEHOVAH said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.And ELOHIM said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the JEHOVAH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohimof Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:14-15).

JEHOSHUA means JEHOVAH is SALVATION. That was the name given to Joseph by the angel:

And she (Miriam) shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JEHOSHUA: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21).

The Messiah's birthplace of Bethlehem was predicted by the prophet Micah (Micah 5:2). The time of his birth was predicted by Daniel the Prophet (Daniel 9:27); so it is absolutely incredible that His name was not given also.

At that time, every Jewish father wanted to name is son Joshua because they knew that the Messiah's name would be Joshua. Most Jewish women knew also that the mother of the Messiah would be named MIRIAM because we meet so many women named MIRIAM during the ministry of Christ.

City of Nazareth.
City of Nazareth.

He shall be called a Nazarene (Matthew 2:23).

Nazareth means BRANCH and that is the title given to Joshua the High Priest in Zechariah 6:12.

Jerome tried to conceal this by changing BRANCH to flower or Orient.

House where Joshua grew up.
House where Joshua grew up.

JEHOSHUA grew up in Nazareth with his mother Miriam, his stepfather Joseph, 4 brothers and at least 2 sisters.

Matthew says that the prophets predicted that the Messiah would be called a Nazarene:

And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”(Matthew 2:23).

Nowhere does it say directly in the Old Covenant that the Messiah would be from Nazareth but plenty of hints are given. Isaiah the Prophet said:

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
The Spirit of JEHOVAH shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of JEHOVAH (Isaiah 11:1-2).

All scholars know that Nazareth means BRANCH. Even the "Catholic" Encyclopedia admits it:

The etymology of Nazara is neser, which means "a shoot". The Vulgate renders this word by flos, "flower", in the Prophecy of Isaias (11:1), which is applied to the Saviour. St. Jerome (Epist., xlvi, "Ad Marcellam") gives the same interpretation to the name of the town. ("Catholic" Encyclopedia article Nazareth).

Here is how Jerome translated Isaiah 11:1:

And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root (Isaiah 11:1, Latin Vulgate Version).

JEHOVAH gave the name of our great HIGH PRIEST in advance:

Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;
Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh JEHOVAH of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of JEHOVAH:
Even he shall build the temple of JEHOVAH; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6:10-13).

Here is how Jerome tried to hide the name of the Messiah:

And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: BEHOLD A MAN, THE ORIENT IS HIS NAME: and under him shall he spring up, and shall build a temple to the Lord (Zechariah 6:12, Latin Vulgate Version).

St. Paul devotes the entire Book of Hebrews to teaching about our great HIGH PRIEST, Joshua the Son of God.

Jerome changed Miriam to Mary or Maria!

In the Book of Acts–the only surviving history of the first years of Christianity–Miriam, the humble mother of Joshua of Nazareth—is only mentioned once....All of her subsequent history was also destroyed by Emperor Diocletian.

At the time of Christ, all the world worshipped the great female goddess under different names. The Greeks called her Artemis and the Romans called her Diana or Venus:

So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. (Acts 19:27).

Money–what St. Peter calls filthy lucre– was a big motivation in the worship of Artemis (I St. Peter 5:2).

Statue of Diana of the Ephesians
Statue of Diana of the Ephesians
with her crescent moon necklace.

Artemis (Roman Diana) was the daughter of Zeus.

Her temple was also one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

Jerome called her MARY or MARIA, corrupting the word MIRIAM, which was the New Covenant name for the mother of Joshua of Nazareth.

Statue of Mary and Child.
Statue of Mary and Child.

Mary or Maria is actually Diana of the Ephesians whose image fell down from Zeus:

And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana (Artemis), and of her image which fell down from Zeus. (Acts 19:35).

There is a very good possibility that the image was a meteorite stone and is now worshipped at the Kaaba in Mecca!!

Zeus was the wrathful god always ready to hurl his thunderbolts at his devotees but Diana was the caring, compassionate one.

As well as the brisk trade in images, filthy rites were performed at the temple of Diana. Thousands of male and female prostitutes were on hand to help the people worship the goddess.

The talking idol in the Christian Temple today!!

Antiochus put a DUMB IDOL in the holy Temple of JEHOVAH in Jerusalem. The statue itself was harmless because it neither could see nor hear nor talk.

For the past 1600 years, a series of pagan Pontiffs or vicars of Zeus have reigned in Rome as vicars of CHRIST . . . and all claim to be the mouthpiece of the Almighty:

And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes (See of Rome), and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. (Daniel 7:20).

That was a quote about the talking idol named the Pontiff or Pope from handwriting on the wall Daniel the Prophet.

And he Satan had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Revelation 13:15).

The Book of Revelation is just a continuation of the Old Covenant Book of Daniel.

The White Pope and the Black Pope.
The White Pope and the Black Pope.

The pagan Pontiff claims to be the mouthpiece of the Almighty.

When he speaks . . . the world listens!!

He tries to rule the world with the help of his Society of Zeus, his millions of followers, and his Muslims.

Bearded St. Peter in Vatican City Square.
Statue of Jupiter/Zeus at the Vatican.

Jupiter is the Roman name for the Greek Zeus....The statue of Jupiter was renamed St. Peter . . . and the statue of Venus was renamed Mary or Maria . . . and thus paganism continued to flourish at Rome under the guise of Christianity.

Islam eliminated the Divine Names completely!!

The substitution of the Divine Names begun by Jerome was completed by their complete elimination by Islam....Hebrew and Arabic are very similar languages so JEHOVAH should sound the same in both languages.

After the Apostle Paul met JOSHUA of Nazareth on the Damascus Road, he immediately went to preach Christ to the Arabs:

Neither went I (Paul) up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.(Galatians 1:17).

The Arabs knew the JEHOVAH was the name of the one true God but Muhammad and his followers eliminated the Name completely from the unholy Koran.

The Vatican used the Muslims to destroy the Christians and their Bibles in the Middle East and North Africa. Islam's destruction of Christians and their Bibles also extended to Persia, India, and China. Until now, Islam's advance into Western Europe was stopped by Polish King Jan III Sobieski.

The image of Diana of the Ephesians was a meteorite stone and both religions are so similar that it could be the very same stone that is now worshipped at the Kaaba in Mecca!!

The Kaaba.
The Kaaba.

Meteorites were a common part of pagan worship and the image that fell from Zeus was a meteorite.

The Black Stone in the Kaaba at Mecca could be the very same stone!!

Only the pagan Pontiffs who started that religion know for sure!!

The Black Stone.
The Black Stone.

You won't find the name Joshua mentioned once in the unholy Koran. As a matter of fact, the name Alah means CURSING in Hebrew:

His mouth is full of cursing (Alah) and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.(Psalm 10:7). (Strong's #H423).

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing (Alah) and lying which they speak. (Psalm 59:12). (Strong's #H423).

Vital Link

Jerome's List of Changes to the Divine Names


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Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton, The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English. Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Massachusetts, 2009. Originally published in Great Britain in 1851.

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