Written by Bhakti Ananda Goswami aka David Michael Sherman:
The Lord of Jerusalem
rides in on a Donkey
The palm frond or palm tree was the symbol of YAHU-BAL and His ancient cities of Jericho and Palmyra. It was the symbol of the Semitic Supreme Deity YAHU-BEL / BOL / BAL / BAAL. The Greeks called this World-Saving Great Physician, BEL DIOS (Sanskrit BALA-DEVA) or BELOS THEOS / DIOS. The Italians called Him BELUS and the Celts called Him BELENUS.
Thus BELOS THEO / DIOS, BALA-DEVA, as the World-Saving ‘Great Physician’, (the Ayur Vedic ANANTA CHARAKA) was a By-Name of the Greek IASAS ASCLEPIOS. IASAS was a Greek Form (like IASON) of the Hebrew Messianic Name YAHU-SHUA, which is ‘JESUS’ in English. IASAS is a Greek variant of IESOUS / JESUS.
As the Lord of Jericho and Palmyra, the symbol of JESUS was His Sacred Palm Tree or its frond (leaf). Then His Palm became the symbol of Holy Jerusalem and all of Israel and Judah, then His Palm became the symbol of His religion of Judaism itself.
In India, both the fan-leaf and the feather-leaf palms were called a Tala tree. Lord BALA DEVA was called TALANKA, TALA-DEVA, TALA-DHWAJA, and TALA-KETU, meaning Palm-emblemed or Palm-flagged. His chariot had a Palm tree flag on it in sources like the Mahabharata and the Puranas. His Sacred Palm tree forest in Vrindavan was called the Tala-Vana. Palm wine (Areca) and honey wine from Palm trees was Sacred to Him. This honey wine or Madhu (Mead) was probably His ritual ‘Soma’ (see ‘Life’), Vedic age Moksha Rtya / Mass Rite Purusha Sukta sacrifice drink.
When JESUS entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, on a small ass (Asana seat or Vahana) donkey, He was coming from Jericho, where He regularly camped with His disciples! After all, He was the Supreme Lord of the ancient ‘City of Palms’, Jericho, by His YAHU-BAAL Lunar-related Nectar-of-Immortality SOMA (SM/N) Name!Read the rest of this entry