<ezra^>---------------------------------------------------subsequent to <ezra> & Nh.emya^h

2:6 ye_s^uwa< ben PaH.at-mo^>ab: cf. Aegyptian PH. glyph "lion's paw"; "blessed is the man who eateth lion" (Gospel according to Thomas 7) http://www.gospelthomas.com/gospelthomas7.html

= PiH.ta "communion-wafer" (manda<)

ye_s^uwa< ben PANDERA = son of PANTHERAS "panther" http://www.askwhy.co.uk/christianity/0290VirginBirth.html#Pantheros

= the Jesus Christ of Rev. 5:5 who is a "lion" http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?word=re+5:5&version=kjv&st=1&sd=1&new=1&showtools=1

[manifestly a different person from the Jesus Christ who is a "ram" in Rev.]

2:36 ye_s^uwa< ancestor of YDa^y^ah: cf. Ya^D "hand", viz. that of the THO^M associated with ye_s^uwa< in ["hand-clasping"-book] H.baqqu^q 3:10

the THOMas who sought to finger the stigmatic hand of Jesus Christ

2:40 ye_s^uwa< ben Ho^Dawya^h: cf. He^Dad "shout"

"all the bne^ >lo_hi^m ("sons of God") shouted" http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?word=job+38:7&version=kjv&st=1&sd=1&new=1&showtools=1

: >lo_hi^m is designated >A^B "father" http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?word=mal+2:10&version=kjv&st=1&sd=1&new=1&showtools=1

, so that his "son" would be Bar-ABBas

3:2 ye_s^uwa< ben yo^-S.a^Da^Q -- Wisdom 49:12

melki^-S.eDeQ is associated with the shoe-laces, which shoe-laces are also mentioned by yo^-h.a^na^n the s.abi<i^ ("Baptist"); the despoilers of shoe-laces are a triad (Br>s^yt 14:24) , prototype of the "Holy Trinity". This is the Jesus Christ of the Manda<, who contrast him with the "false" Jesus Christ of the non-Gnostics.

Jesus son of Sirach (s^iraq "whistler, hisser")

s`rapi^m as hissing serpents: lifted up as the "son of man" http://bible.crosswalk.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?word=joh+3:14&version=kjv&st=1&sd=1&new=1&showtools=1

(a distinct person from Jesus Christ), who is "wise as serpents". As the Nh.us^ta^n is nah.as^-tanna^h "serpent-water dragon", the water-dragon in the river Yarde_n & tamed by "Jesus" is indicated by St. Cyril http://www.stgregorioschurchdc.org/cgi/xpage.cgi?doc=danaha.lesson&xsl=XPage