Publishers’ apology: due to a significant lack of coffee, the wrong episode was put up earlier today. This is (or at least might be) the right episode
By Larry Fyffe
Links to all the previous articles in the series are given at the end along with the list of cover versions from those articles…
Cracking the Dylavinci Code, demonstates that, by taking on the persona of Jesus, the singer/songwriter/musician essentially writes the Third Testament to the Holy Bible.
Jesus therein contains multitudes; all mixed up in confusion.
Christ is the son of Roman soldier Panther and Mother Mary, she’s married to carpenter Joseph.
Mother Mary also has a child by Cyrus of Magdala who’s married to Eucharis – the child’s name, Mary Magdalene.
Jesus marries Mary Magdalene, akin to a legitimate half-sister. This incestuous relationship produces daughter Sophia.
Cyrus and Eucharis are the parents of Martha and Lazarus; their two offspring akin to a step-sister and step-brother of Jesus.
Had Jesus married Martha instead, there’d be a weaker blood connection in any offspring produced. But trouble still for sure.
So it’s clear that Saint Jerome gets it all wrong. There is no ‘original sin’ because of disobedience to God since in order to obey the command to be fruitful and multiply, Adam and Eve have to commit incest with their offspring.
Everlasting guilt comes out to play with them because they obey God’s command.
Adam can’t get pregnant so he’s got no choice in the matter – he presses on in the higher calling of the Lord, God given Adam the Devil’s reign.
The singer/songwriter puts on the mask of Adam in the song lyrics quoted beneath:
Oh what dear daughter beneath the sun Would treat a father so To wait upon him hand and foot And always tell him 'no' Tears of rage, tears of grief Why must I always be the thief (Bob Dylan: Tears Of Rage ~ Dylan/Manuel)
Incest’s a problem for the authorities. As we have seen, they are out to ‘get’ Jesus and Magdalene in order to put an end to any strong blood-line-contender that would surely undermine the ‘rock’ that holds up the authority of the organized Church, that ‘rock’ being Saint Peter:
Aim well my little one We may not make it through the night
(Bob Dylan: Romance In Durango ~ Dylan/Levy)
As the Code unravels, Christ (He’s a little confused I remember well) locks Magdalene inside the Sphinx, and hides out in Utah with their daughter.
There’s trouble ahead; trouble behind.
As she grows up, daughter Sophia, who’s got her mother’s eyes, and drinks champagne, becomes a prophet for a religion in Utah that proclaims Christ is coming soon to a theatre in Salt Lake City.
All Jesus wants is a few crumbs, and a place to hide.
Nevertheless, the singer/songwriter, well dressed in the colourful cloak of Jesus, is determined to be a good daddy to Mother Mary’s granddaughter.
As proclaimed in the song lyrics below:
Come fathers and mothers Throughout the land And don't criticize what you don't understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command (Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A--Changing)
Cover versions in this series
- Abandoned Love – Sean Keane
- Ahab The Arab -Ray Stevens
- Angelina -Bob Dylan
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream -John Bull And The Bandits
- Changing Of The Guards -Whitley & Lang
- Changing Of The Guards -Gaslight Anthem
- Crossing The Rubicon -Bob Dylan
- Drifter’s Escape -George Thorogood/Destroyers
- Duquesne Whistle -Benmont Tench
- False Prophet -Bob Dylan
- Going to Acapulco – Calexico
- Goodbye Jimmy Reed -Bob Dylan
- Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar -Elkie Brooks
- Handy Dandy -Bob Dylan
- High Water – Joan Osborne
- Highway 61 Revisited -Ross Scrivener
- Highway 61 Revisited – Ben Sidran
- I Contain Multitudes -Emma Swift
- I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine – John Doe
- Idiot Wind -Gerard Quintana
- Idiot Wind -The Coal Porters
- I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight -Robert Palmer
- Isis – Julie Corbalis
- Isis -White Stripes
- Just Like A Woman -Old Crow Medicine Show
- Little Maggie – Bob Dylan
- Lord Protect My Child -Susan Tedeshi
- Maggie’s Farm -Chicken Diamond
- Maggie’s Farm -The Specials
- Maggie’s Farm – Zero Prophet
- Maggie’s Farm – Jimmy Vivino And The Black Italians
- Mary And The Soldier – Bob Dylan
- Memphis Blues – HC Handy
- My Own Version Of You -Bob Dylan
- Not Dark Yet: Lucinda Williams
- Oh Sister – Stanilsaw Sojka
- Precious Angel – The Weather Station
- Pretty Mary -Bob Dylan/Band
- Ring Them Bells -Muscle And Bone
- Ring Them Bells – McCrary Sisters
- Rocky Racoon -Charlie Parr
- Romance In Durango – Julie Felix
- Romance In Durango -Gerard Quintana
- Scarlet Town -Bob Dylan
- Seeing The Real You At Last -Bettye Lavette
- Simple Twist of Fate – Emma Swift
- Sign On The Window -Al Turk
- Sign On the Window – Sarah Jarosz
- Slow Train – Clas Yngstrom
- Stuck inside Of Mobile – North Mississippi Alstars
- Summer Days -Brothers Lazaroff
- Talking World War III Blues -Toni Vescoli
- Things have changed – String Swing
- Time Passes Slowly: Judy Collins
- Tin Angel – Bob Dylan
- Visions Of Johanna – Stephen Inglis
- Wedding Song – Maria Muldaur
And the previous episodes.
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code Part 1
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part III)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IV)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part V)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part VI)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part VII)
- Bob Dylan And the Dylanvinci Code Part VIII
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part IX)
- Bob Dylan And The DylavincI Code (Part X)
- Bob Dylan And The DylanvincI Code (Part XI)
- Bob Dylan and The DylanvincI Code (Part XII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylanvinci Code (Part XIV)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XV)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XVI)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XVII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XVIII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XIX)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XX)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XXI)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XXII)
- Bob Dylan And The Dylavinci Code (Part XXIII)
- Bob Dylan And the Dylavinci Code (Part XXIV)