“John the Baptist and Jesus Christ were the same person.”

 

It was our mission on this chapter to show that Jesus traveled the Way of Truth and thus he had more than one identity and name during the journey. We can read certain stories in the Bible and understand how John the Baptist saw himself with new eyes and could not recognize himself anymore. Even the disciples of Jesus did not recognize him at the end.

 

In this chapter we have provided proof number three based on the Bible, the Quran and the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, and it highly supports our initial conjecture. However, there is still one more piece of evidence – another painting by Leonardo da Vinci (Image 76): the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, with her mother, Saint Anne. The children in the painting are Jesus and John the Baptist.

 

There is something very odd about this painting. The two women, Mary and Anne, are visually close to each other, in fact they also seem to be of the same age (Image 76 Left). But even more surprising is the obvious resemblance we see when comparing the faces of Saint Anne and John the Baptist depicted in Leonardo’s other painting (Image 76 Right). The message is now clear: in this drawing, the person who is identified as Saint Anne is actually John the Baptist. Through this observation we return to a familiar theme, the symbolism of Virgin Mary as the purified Heaven of a person and beneath her the purified Earth of a person – John the Baptist.

 

Painting Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist compared with the painting St John the Baptist.

Image 76. Left: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist. Right: Saint Anne compared to John the Baptist.

 

This is a drawing, where Heaven and Earth are portrayed with their offspring. Their heirs are Jesus of Heaven and John of Earth.139 They, Jesus and John, are the two extremes of a one and the same person – a person who has been baptized three times and thus has no name.140 These observations would seem to support our conjecture.

 

139 In Egyptian tales the two extremes are Horus of Heaven and Anubis of Earth. Continuing with this thought, Virgin Mary is Isis, Joseph is Osiris, Zacharias is Seth and Elisabeth is Nephthys. Also, Mary Magdalene is Hathor and Adam is Atem together with Abel and Cain are Shu and Tefnut. We already recall that Nu is Noah and their sons are equated in Table 8. This should give a lot more keys of understanding to a reader of either of these collections of sacred texts.

140 There is another painting by Leonardo based on this particular sketch. It is called The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and there Leonardo replaced John the Baptist by another symbol, which is familiar also from the Book of Revelation – sheep/lamb. (e.g. Lamb opening seals, Revelation 6:1 and Wedding day of the lamb, Revelation 19:7-9)

 

Based on the evidence (1), (2) and (3) it seems, to say the least, that Leonardo da Vinci was indeed a student of Egyptian mythology. It is fair to also suggest that Leonardo realized John the Baptist to be the same person as Jesus. This observation was against the truth of Leonardo’s time and thus it was impossible to express this thought in public. This is why Leonardo hid his statement in his paintings and notebooks.

 

Leonardo’s last work of art was a painting of John the Baptist. Considering everything we know of Leonardo, of all his deliberation in his notebooks about truth, ethics and mythology – what would the testament be which he wished to leave behind? Would it simply be a portrait of an ordinary woman and a person who came before Christ? It is here suggested, demonstrated and proved that Leonardo da Vinci considered John the Baptist and Jesus Christ as the same person.

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