(i) Jesus Mystical Name Introduction
Jesus Mystical Name discusses the title of “Jesus the Nazarene” as applied to Jesus as having a spiritual significance instead of denoting a place of origin where he grew up. The Gospel of Matthew explains that the title Nazarene is derived from the prophecy “He will be called a Nazorean”, but this has no obvious Old Testament source. We will now go on to look at the relevant scripture.
(ii) Jesus Mystical Name: Scripture Interpretation
Matthew 2: 23 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.
Nazarene = from the word Nazarios which means THE SEPARATED ONE
So the word Nazarene means to be separated and therefore to be a follower of Christ you cannot be part of a religion. Jesus said that they road was narrow and few people will find it. So mass religious movements are not in line with his teachings.become a Nazarene and
John 1 : 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
can any good thing come out of nazereth = can anything good come out of associating with the ‘separated ones’ (from orthodox religion), like Christ and isolating oneself in meditation.
John 1 : 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
This verse describes the beings and spiritual hierarchy that can be seen in meditation having become a Nazarene and separated from worldly ambition.
Proverbs 18 : 1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
separated himself = from the pull of the world
intermeddleth with all wisdom = once this person has renounced the world and separated himself from the masses he seeks wisdom and unites with it in meditation
Going back to the original verse:
Matthew 2 : 23 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.
Nowhere in the old testament is it mentioned that any prophet has said that anyone has been called a Nazarene, the word does not even appear in the old testament neither does the word Nazareth. This was put in to explain why Jesus was called a Nazarene. Here Matthew is trying to connect Jesus as being born in Nazareth. So the above verse was effectively made up.
(iii) Jesus Mystical Name : Conclusion
The Nazarenes were MYSTICS and a sect of the Chaldea’s.
St Jerome was one of the first ones to translate the book of Matthew (as noted in the Catholic Archives) and said :
” I had to ask permission of the Nazarenes to translate it” He goes on..
“The book was not written in Hebrew but in Chaldean”
We can still find the mystical nature of the Nazarene’s even today in the link here. It sums them up by saying
There were anciently two branches of Essenes – the Ossaeans and the Nazorean. The southern Ossaeans were known as the B’nai-Zadok, or “Children of Zadok.” The northern Nazorean were known as the B’nai-Amen, or “Children of God.”
- Essene – An ancient term of the sect of Judaism which birthed, raised and then followed the Master – Yeshua (Essene Jesus). Noted for their vegetarianism, communal living and healing art practices.
- Nazorean – Denotes those under a special vow of holiness wherein one’s whole life is consecrated upward toward purity and perfection. Nazorean were also noted for their abstinence from social drinking. Essene villages near Mount Carmel were filled with Nazorean, hence the village name of Nazareth.
From the above we can conclude there is plenty of scripture which denotes Jesus as a mystic rather than a teacher of faith.
(iv) Jesus Mystical Name : YouTube Video Links
Below you will find reference to the topic of Jesus Mystical Name by way of Bill Donahue’s YouTube videos around which this talk was based.