What Is The “Holy Grail” and the Hooked x ?
I was watching a program on the History Channel, America Unearthed, in which the host of the show purports that the legend of the Holy Grail is the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. He and others believe that the mystery of the “hooked X” found carved on ancient stones found in America and elsewhere and on European structures, lends credence to the idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child together and that the Holy Grail is not a cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper but it is the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. I don’t believe either one.
They believe this hooked X is part of a code left by the Knights Templar who came to America in appoximately 1362 to escape persecution by the Roman Catholic Church. They say the Knights Templar’s secret of the Holy Grail would be a devastating contradiction to the Biblical account of Jesus death burial and resurrection and that is why they were being persecuted.
I certainly believe that there is very credible evidence that the Americas were discovered well before Columbus’ voyage. However, the idea that this hooked X and the legends about the Holy Grail hold little weight. The idea that the Hooked X , DaVinci’s painting of the Last Supper or statues created in the 1300’s somehow proves the Biblical accounts are untrue is ridiculous, especially when you consider that most of this was created 1500 years after the fact. Anybody can say and create false evidence any time, let alone 1500 years later.
They say that this hooked Xrepresents Jesus, Mary, and their child. How one surmises that a symbol created 1500 years later proves anything is beyond me. It proves nothing. In light of the fact that we have documented evidence from multiple sources of the biblical account that dates back to within 70 years of the event is a much more compelling argument for the authenticity of the biblical account. How anyone can conclude that the legends created by the Knights Templar well over a thousand years later can be counted as evidence that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had children is ludicrous.
They also say that an ancient Jewish Bone Box with inscribed with the name Judah which, they said on America Unearthed, is Jesus’ name, is further proof that Jesus died and was buried. First of all the name Jesus was a very common name and secondly as far as I know the name Jesus in the Hebrew would be Joshua, not Judah.
People will believe what they want and more often than not if they cannot find evidence to support their view they will create it. There were many Jewish insurrectionists at the time of Christ so why would people like the Knights Templar or anyone else for that matter be so concerned with preserving this particular Jewish blood-line? If he was just another man what’s the point? Why would anyone be willing to be burned, tortured and killed to preserve a blood-line of someone who was just another Jewish insurrectionists? I’m sure I don’t know and these people never seem to ask that question because it doesn’t make any sense. If they’re purpose was to show that the biblical account is a fraud then why would you keep it a secret? Again, I don’t know.
I think that the Holy Grail legend would align very well with a Satanic plot in which the Antichrist could claim to be from the blood-line of the Messiah so that the Jews will accept him as their messiah. It has always been Satan’s plan to usurp God’s plan and position. He is an imposter who has always desire is to be as the Most High and to rise above the Most High and to deceive many. There is no doubt, in fact, that many are and will be deceived.