BACKGROUND FOR THIS EPISODE
(In Order of Appearance)
NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
In the Bible, Mark 2:14f says Levi, renamed Matthew, was the son of Alphaeus. Mark 3:18 says James was the son of Alphaeus. Mark 15:47 says Mary was the mother of James and Joses (Joseph). John 19:25 says this same Mary was the wife of Clopas. Luke 24:18 says Cleophas was one of the two men to whom Jesus appeared.
Alphaeus is the Hebrew pronunciation (used in the book of Mark), Clopas the Aramaic pronunciation (used in the book of John), and Cleophas is the Greek pronunciation (used in the book of Luke; Luke was a Grecian physician).
By tracing all Biblical accounts of demon possession, it only occurred during Jesus’ ministry, some of which lingered a little beyond. Apparently, Satan saw God’s son enter a human, so he decided to let some of his demons enter humans to see if they could influence mankind as well. But Jesus entered a baby and was the only one in that body; Satan’s demons entered grownups, sometimes in groups, and shared the body with a human spirit.
In early years when it was dangerous to be a Christian, many used the sign of a fish (not a cross!) to find each other. In Greek fish is “ICHTHUS.” To the Christians “I” represented “Esus” (Jesus), “CH” represented “Christ”, “TH” represented “Theous” (of God), “U” represented “uios” (united), and “S” represented “soter” (son). Thus the fish represented “Jesus Christ of God United”.
OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
Deuteronomy 18:18 [PREDICTED 1400 YEARS BEFORE JESUS]
Zechariah 12:10 – 14:9 [PREDICTEFD 480 YEARS BEFORE JESUS]
Psalm 16:9-11 [PREDICTED 1000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS]
Ecclesiastical History, Book 4 – HEGESIPPUS, the historian writing in 169 AD, said that James did not drink alcohol, did not eat meat, never cut his hair, and prayed so much his knees became calloused. THE BIBLE, NUMBERS 6:2-5 – When…a man…takes…vow of a Nazarite, consecrating himself to the Lord…he must not…taste strong drink…never cut his hair.
SPECIAL CHARACTERS APPEARING IN OTHER EPISODES
- Season 1, Dream Maker, “God Eyes”
- Season 1, Dream Maker, “Power House”
- Season 1, Dream Maker, “Hearts Afire”
- Season 1, Dream Maker, “Hand of God”
- Season 1, Hearts Afire, “The Traitor”
- Season 3, Folk Hero, “Cosmic Chaos”
- Season 2, Hearts Afire, “Haze of Hopelessness”
- Season 2, Hearts Afire, “Shackled”
- Season 3, Folk Hero, “The Benefactresses”