As if all the above weren't sardonic enough, take a gander at the syllable-counting, indexing, surgical-insertion prophecy 'sandwich' when applied to Domitian.. and to John.
Syllable 51-66 (=81-96AD) in each Matthew and Luke, go like this (for here, THAT order forms a sentence):
Matt24:2, relevant years: βλέπετε ταῦτα πάντα; ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐ μὴ
Luke 21:6-7,relevant yrs: ἐπὶ λίθῳ ὃς οὐ καταλυθήσεται.
In Greek, you leave out verbs when you want to be dramatic. Notice how each Matt and Luke are covering the same 'lines', when Christ says not one stone will be left upon another. The Matthew text begins that 'line', and the Lukan text ends it. Plus, Luke adds the BROKEN STEM for 'to question'. But it has an interrogating meaning in Greek, such as when an authority is questionning an accused or witness. The idea of the disciples bugging Him. Intensity.
Now let's add Paul, Eph 1:6:
[katenopi]on autou en agape proorisas hemas eis hui[othesian].
I don't know if this could be more biting. Here's why:
Domitian was known as a , think of him as an early and weaker version of Diocletian. So notice the Divine Decree that NOT ONE STONE be left, leaving out even the verb 'left'! Yeah, and if you , that was the Senate decree when Domitian died, they wanted everything remotely related to him, torn down!
Domitian, as you'll see in the above links, was in love with his wife and jealous of her, and she ends up conspiring for his death. The entire pattern of his life is that of a boy who felt unloved by his father and was always trying to get love, admiration, attention. So Paul's 'en agape' is pretty biting, too.
Of course, Domitian dies with a question strongly on his mind, when being stabbed in the groin by one of his trusted amici, with his wife helping in the conspiracy.
And he doesn't quite make it into the 'heirship' or 'sonship' he so desperately wanted, so dies mid-word. Ouch.
But the Pauline word which perplexed me, was 'proorisas'. Until, I found and .
Kill me now.
Had done videos on Domitian some time ago, for Paul and for Domitian as the outcome of the Year of the Four Emperors. Material in each of the videos include more independent links.
Now look at the contrast, for John, who was exiled there 88/89 and maybe longer. Domitian wasn't persecuting Christians, but he was punishing JEWS, trying to collect taxes and find excuses to confiscate their property, esp if they were Jews but not public about it. John was a Jew, probably far away, and someone outed him in order to curry favor with whatever local magistrate; that is much more plausible than to fabricate a Christian persecution which no history corroborates.
So: same syllables in Matt-Luke, with the red glow text the year John writes Rev from Patmos, 88/89AD (syllable 58-59): yeah, Patmos was a ROCK and you could see it from end to end (about 6 miles wide and 7 miles long). So how wry the same words, Look at this ? Believe it when I tell you nothing upon a stone, undemolished.
Now the wry words in Paul, note the red glow for 88/9 AD (last syllable of agape):
[like at court, befo]re Him
In , foreordained into son[ship]
Clever, huh? The LAST apostle, completed in Love, the apostle who uses LOVE as his keyword in all his writings we have. Love, of course, is 1Cor13, metaphor for Word=Head (from huperbale in 1Cor12:31).
Seriously, I shouldn't be allowed to see this and live.