The translation of the Aramaic leaves of the first roll reads as if it is the original writing of the ministry and teachings of Jesus. However, it indicated that his original name was not Jesus, but had been Immanuel. His desire to have it be spelled starting with a "J" symbol is partially explained in Meier's Foreword to the TJ: it was to honor the Plejaren extraterrestrials who had long planned his life and mission, and in the language of their forefathers the symbol "J" had initiated their spelling of the name.
The New Testament gospel most closely resembling the TJ is the Gospel of Matthew. It resembles the TJ closely in both wording, where the verses have close parallels, and in order, although each contains much text not contained by the other. Since 1986 I have been analyzing this Talmud and finding several hundred reasons consistent with its verses having been genuine and Matthew's verses having been derived from them.
It is impressive that despite this close similarity between the two texts, the TJ contains its own themea no-frills New Age theme in its essence that is absent from Matthew except for traces left behind. The TJ gives its own story in a straightforward manner that is remarkably free from inconsistencies, ambiguities and interruptions in flow of thought, all of which scholars have found characterize Matthew many times over. Comparison of the two texts allows one to deduce which of Jmmanuel's teachings had to be altered or omitted to conform with the early Christianity that Paul had initiated, and which teachings of Jmmanuel managed to find their way into the Gospels almost intact. A summary of these teachings is presented here. Unfortunately, his teachings that were carried forward into Matthew essentially unaltered are in the minority. Comparison of the two texts leads to consistent reasons why the writer of Matthew made the changes he did.
The spiritual message of the TJ, which is its main thrust, is both enlightening and inspiring for one whose belief system does not oppose certain basics of New Age thought. It is described in an internet article, whose source appeared in Wildfire magazine (vol. 4, No. 2; 1989), which I authored. I discuss the spirituality of the TJ further in the July issue (vol. 15, No. 3) of the J. of Religion and Psychical Research.
Basically, this theme involves discussions of the human spirit, its gradual evolution over innumerable lifetimes, its immortality and its eventual merger with and into the Great Spirit or Universal Consciousness or God, which the TJ refers to as Creation. A related theme teaches the distinction between human-like beings much advanced over us (called guardian angels and celestial sons), and Creation; these beings are of course commonly referred to as extraterrestrials (ETs) or aliens today. Their leader, for whom Jmmanuel had great respect, is referred to as "Gott" (God) in the German translation but as El here, since the Aramaic word, "El," as in "Immanuel," is what was used to refer to this entity. However, "El" in the Old Testament is translated as "God," which then was the procedure followed by the TJ's translator.
The overarching motif surrounding the TJ is that a certain alien group, who told Jmmanuel they were from the constellation of the seven starsthe Pleiades,
One of the TJ's minor heresies is that the person who betrayed Jmmanuel to the arresting party and a little later committed suicide was Juda Ihariot, a young Pharisee who had been acquainted with Jmmanuel and the disciples, and not Judas Iscariot. Judas was Jmmanuel's designated writer as well as the treasurer for the twelve.
However, the greatest of the TJ's heresies is that Jmmanuel survived the crucifixion, with the help of medical attention inside the tomb during three days and nights. Then, after appearing to his disciples several times, he went on to Damascus where he stayed incognito a couple years, before sending for his mother Mary, brother Judas (Judas Thomas) and disciple Judas Iscariot to join him. Soon thereafter they started on their travels, of which various traditions speak.
The TJ rolls were mostly written by Judas Iscariot who traveled with Jmmanuel to India, along with Judas-Thomas (Jmmanuel's brother Judas) and mother Mary, several years after the crucifixion. However, the full story was only completed in India in the early second century, with a transcription of the rolls apparently having been penned there. After Jmmanuel's eventual death in the Kashmir region in early 2nd century, the rolls and their transcription were carried back to the Palestinian or Anatolian region by Jmmanuel's oldest son. He evidently released the transcription somewhere in that region, where it eventually found its way into the hands of the writer of Matthew, but he preserved and hid the original TJ rolls within a tomb just south of the Old City of Jerusalem. There they were presumably safeguarded from premature discovery by aliens of the same group until they prompted Meier and Rashid to discover them in 1963.
Early in his Pleiadian contacts Meier asked his primary alien contactor, Semjase, if she could give him a
| Jmmanuel as sketched by
Semjase, retouched by an artist.
From the Talmud of Jmmanuel.
|"Son of the Great Spirit."|
From Ancient American, Vol. 4, No. 26.
The TJ's text continues well into the narratives of Jmmanuel's travels in Anatolia, with interesting and practical teachings occupying much of it. Then it ends due to the written translation of the rolls that Meier received from Rashid not having extended past the point where Jmmanuel and his traveling companions were in a caravan on the road headed east to the land of India. Meier has estimated that only the translation of one of the original four rolls of writing was sent to him before their destruction in 1974. Thus, all has been lost that pertained to Jmmanuel's long life and ministry in India and Kashmir, except for what Rashid read during his initial reading of the rolls and then related to Meier, and except for what certain other traditions indicate.
What was not lost, however, includes a wealth of extremely valuable material. Among it is confirmation that Jmmanuel alias Jesus did travel to India and back during the Lost Years of his youth and early manhood. This confirms further research on this topic, the most recent of which is that of Ed Martin, author of King of Travelers (1999) and King of Wisdom (2008).