11/14/20047 The Story Murder in front of Mona Quest for the Grail Blood of Christ Person - secret Secret society –Newton, Victor Hugo, Leonardo Da Vinci
11/14/20048 What’s the Big Deal? It’s just a book! So what are the dangers?
11/14/20049 How we’ll approach it: Where is this Presentation located? Q: Will we have Q&A? A: Yes, at the end. The Issues we’ll cover
11/14/200410 Issues: Who was Leonardo Da Vinci? Who was Mary Magdalene? Was Jesus married? What do we know about the Holy Grail? Is there a group known as Opus Dei? Was there an ancient Priory of Sion? What do we know about Constantine?
11/14/200411 More Issues: What happened at the Council of Nicea? What is Gnosticism? Were other Gnostic/Hidden/Secret Gospels a legitimate expression of Christianity? How did we really get the New Testament? What were the issues concerning Jesus’ deity? …?
11/14/200412 Where is it? www.billpetro.com/davinci
11/14/200413 Who was Leonardo Da Vinci? Artist Scientist Architect Painter Sculptor Musician
11/14/200414 Even more… Anatomist Engineer Inventor
11/14/200417 Mary Magdalene Who was she? Was she married?
11/14/200418 Mary in the “Gospel of Philip” Gospel of Philip (post AD 250) “And the companion of the […] Mary Magdalene. […loved] her more than [all] the disciples [and used to] kiss her [often] on her […].” – Koinonia – Not gyne Gospel of Philip 63:33-36 “For it is by a kiss that the perfect conceive and give birth. For this reason we all kiss one another. We receive conception from the grace which is in one another.”
11/14/200419 Mary in the “Gospel of Mary Magdala” Gospel of Mary Magdala (post AD 100) –The Debate Levi: “if the Savior made her worthy, who are you indeed (Peter) to reject her? Surely the Savior knows her very well. That is why He loved her more than us.”
11/14/200420 Something More about Mary? Was she a prostitute? Book: Holy Blood, Holy Grail
11/14/200421 Fun with Etymology SANGRIAL San grealSacred (Holy) Grail Sang realRoyal Blood
11/14/200422 Jesus Married? Did a Jewish male need to be married? Did a Rabbi need to be married? Did he have children?
11/14/200423 King Arthur & the Holy Grail Arthur at the movies The Holy Grail
11/14/200424 The Grail Quest What is your Quest? –Odyssey –Holy Grail –The One Ring –Star Wars
11/14/200425 Is there an Opus Dei? Yes: www.opusdei.org Their reaction: http://www.opusdei.org/art.php?w=32&p=7017
11/14/200426 Priory of Sion A secret society since 1099? A splinter social group founded in 1956?
11/14/200427 Who was Constantine? First “Christian” Roman Emperor AD 312: Battle of the Milvian Bridge
11/14/200428 What did Constantine do? AD 313: Edict of Milan AD 315: Arch of Constantine
11/14/200429 Arch of Constantine, next to Coliseum
11/14/200430 Next time… Council of Nicea Gnosticism Gnostic Gospels Canon of the New Testament Ancient and modern heresies Deity of Christ …
11/14/200431 Bibliography The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? Hank Hanagraph, Paul L Maier Zondervan ISBN 1-4143-0312-2 Breaking the Da Vinci Code Darrell L. Bock, PhD. Nelson ISBN 0-7852-6046-3
11/14/200432 Bibliography The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code Richard Abanes Harvest House ISBN 0-7369-1439-0