Jesus of Nazareth ca. 26 AD

The Story Of The Image (Authenticity self-evident in the pattern of the canvas)

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Jesus The Christ

Born August 21st 7 BC at noon in Bethlehem

Picture- the first digital one on earth- taken as Hannanais, king Abgar’s royal painter, was about to begin painting His portrait on canvas, because it was to accompany Jesus’ answer to the king, who had asked Him in a letter to be healed by Him, when Jesus took the canvas from the royal painter’s hand and wiped it across His face.

Some of the text and images: cavemanart.com

King Abgar’s Letter From Edessa, Assyria to Jesus Christ in Jerusalem

And the letter was read before Jesus, in which the following was written: Abgar Ukomo to Jesus, the good physician, who has appeared at the place of Jerusalem.

“Lord, hail! I have heard of you and of your healing, that you do not heal by medicines and by drugs, but by your word you make blind men see (lit. open) and you make lame men walk and you make lepers clean and you make deaf men hear and you cast out spirits and night-wandering demons (lit. roofsons), and you heal the miserable by your word, and also raise dead men. When I heard these great wonders that you do, I came to the conclusion (lit. put in my mind) that either you are God who came down from heaven and did these, or you are God’s son, that you do all these. Therefore I write (and) ask you (lit. wrote, asked) that you come to me, that I may prostrate myself before you, and you heal a certain pain that I have, since I believe in you. Also, I have further heard this, that the Jews are murmuring against you and persecuting you, and even wish to crucify you and intend to do away with you. I have but one small province, but (it is) beautiful and sufficient for two to inhabit in peace.”

The Reply of Jesus Christ to King Abgar

When Jesus received the letter in the house of the high priest of the Jews, he said to the courier Hannanais: “Go and say to your lord, who sent you to me: ‘Blessed are you, that when you have not seen me you believe in me!’ For it is written concerning me that those who see me will not believe in me. And that you have written to me that I should come to you- that for which I have been sent here is now fulfilled, and I am about to ascend to my Father who sent me; and when I have ascended to him, I will send you one of my disciples, who will heal and cure whatever pain you have, and all who are with you he will lead to eternal life. And your city will be blessed, and no enemy in the future will ever take it over.”


Hannanais hands over the canvas supposed to be a ‘painting’, later called “Mandilo; Mandillo; Mandylion”:




Kings of Osroene (in Syriac)

Malke D’Beth-Esro (Esro-Ayne)

Kings of Osroene

By: Hanna Hajjar

A. Nimrod (the founder of Urhoy, Nineveh & Babylon)
B. Council of Ten (Sharireh D’Beth-Esro) (Starting 610 B.C.)

01. Aryu Bar Hawyu (132-127 B.C.)
02. ’Abdu Bar Maz’ur (127-120 B.C.)
03. Fardhasht Bar Geba’u (120-115 B.C.)
04. Bakru (I) Bar Fardhasht (115-112 B.C.)
05. Bakru (II) Bar Bakru (I) (112-94 B.C.)
06. Ma’nu (I) with Bukru (II) (4 months, 94 B.C.)
07. Abgar (I) Fiqo with Bakru (II) (94-92 B.C.)
08. Abgar (I) Fiqo (92-68 B.C.)
09. Abgar (II) Bar Abgar (I) Fiqo (68-53 B.C.)
10. Ma’nu (II) Aloho (52-34 B.C.)
11. Faquri (34-29 B.C.)
12. Abgar (III) (29-26 B.C.)
13. Abgar (IV) Sumoqo (26-23 B.C.)
14. Ma’nu (III) Saflul (23-4 B.C.)
15. Abgar (V) Ukomo Bar Ma’nu (III) (4 B.C.-7 A.D.)
16. Ma’nu (IV) Bar Ma’nu (III) Saflul (7-13 A.D.)
17. Abgar (V) Ukomo (second time) (13-50 A.D.)
18. Ma’nu (V) Bar Abgar (V) Ukomo (50-57 A.D.) *
19. Ma’nu (VI) Bar Abgar (V) Ukomo (57-71 A.D.)
20. Abgar (VI) Bar Ma’nu (VI) (71 -91 A.D.) **
21. Abgar (VII) Bar Ezat (109-116 A. D.) ***
22. Yalud with Frantsafat (Parthamaspat) (118-122 A.D.)
23. Frantsafat (Parthamaspat) (122-123 A. D.)
24. Ma’nu (VII) Bar Ezat (123-139 A.D.)
25. Ma’nu (VIII) Bar Ma’nu (VII) (139-163 A.D.)
26. Wa’el Bar Sahru (163-165 A.D.)
27. Ma’nu (VIII) (second time) (165-167 A.D.)
28. Abgar (VIII) (167-179 A.D.)
29. Abgar (IX) Rabo (The Great) Bar Ma’nu (VIII) (179-214 A.D.)
30. Abgar (X) Severus Bar Abgar (IX) Rabo (214-216 A.D.)
31. Ma’nu (IX) Bar Abgar (X) Severus (216-242 A- D.)
32. Abgar (XI) Farhat Bar Ma’nu (IX) (242-244 A.D.) 
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Bar Sawmo (revolt) (1087 A.D.) Interruptions: * (53-52 B.C.). ** (91-109A.D.). *** (116-118 A.D.)

King Nimrod, the Mighty Hunter,

Founder of Urhoy, Babylon & Nineveh

King Nimrod, lion hunting

Right from the heart of the Cradle of Civilization in Beth-Nahreen (Mesopotamia) and thousands of years ago, a great king went forth and founded the city of Urhoy (modern Urfa), Babylon & Nineveh! The name of this King was Nimrod.

As mentioned in the Bible:

Genesis 10:8 to 12- And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

The Three Wise Men

Copied from “Sabro” (Hope), Vol.2, Oct-Nov-Dec 2000, Issue 7. A Syriac Orthodox publication Published in California, USA.

It is very clear from the article that (in English) the term “Syrian” and “Assyrian” are synonyms, and similarly (in Arabic) the terms “Suryani” and “Athuri” are synonyms too.

Some of the text and images: cavemanart.com

The Three Wise Men Came on Horses & not Camels!

By: Hanna Hajjar

I was researching some ancient Syriac icons, and I was amazed to find some unique features in them. They differ in style from both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic icons. And even in the contents of the icon, they are different some times (although they all cover Christian themes).

There is a Syriac icon which is now in Berlin, (Preuss. Bibl. Sachau 220 fo 8v.), It is about the three wise men who saw the star and followed it to Bethlehem and offered baby Jesus their gifts (see above picture).

The three wise men in this Syriac icon are shown riding horses NOT camels, since according to Syriac tradition they came from Mesopotamia and NOT Arabia. Ironically the western world portrays them as camel riders, because the western world has this stereo type image about the people of the Middle East as being “Camel Jokeys”.

The uniqueness of this icon lies in the fact that our Syriac/Chaldean/Assyrian forefathers portrayed the actual true way things happened in the Middle East because they lived there, during the same period of time those events took place, and they were also the first nation that adopted Christianity (Note that the correspondence of our King Abgar Ukomo with Jesus took place during the lifetime of Jesus on this earth). So the knowledge of our forefathers of those events were first hand knowledge, and not based on the wild imagination of some western artists who had never been to the Middle East, add to that the fact that those westerners adopted Christianity many hundreds of years after our forefathers did.