Bob Dylan Pawns his Watch Parts VII and VIII

Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part VII)

by Larry Fyffe

Detective Dupin’s notebook indicates that he investigates Apollo the Sun-God  as a possible suspect in the murder of Saint Peter.

The detective points out that the God of Thunder pushes aside Jehovah and presents an image of his own son instead to brothers John and James, and to Peter:

It’s a contest of wills, and Zeus (Jove) replaces their vision of Jesus with one of Apollo:

And was transfigured before them
And his face did shine as the sun
And his raiment was white as the light
(Matthew 17: 2)

Then speaks Zeus:

And behold, a voice out of the cloud
Which said, "This is my beloved Son
In whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him"
(Matthew 17:5 )

The notes go on to explain how Peter, like John and James, do not listen:

And when they lifted up their eyes
They saw no man, save Jesus only
(Matthew 17:8)

Proclaims Apostle Peter:

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
 Of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
To Him be glory both now and forever. 
(Il Peter 3:18)

It’s no more Mr. Nice Guy ~ the musical blue-eyed son of the God of Thunder decides to settle the matter once and for all with six fiery knives (or maybe it’s seven) conjectures Dupin:

Others can be good
I'll cut you up with a crooked knife
(Bob Dylan: Crossing The Rubicon)

Tradition has it that Saint Peter is stretched upside down on a cross in Rome by  Emperor Nero ~ Dupin speculates that the Apostle, while upside down, is slashed by a crooked knife:

But when thou shalt be old
Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands
And another shall gird thee
And carry thee whither though wouldest not
(Gospel Of John 21:18)

Could that someone be Mack the Knife?


Bob Dylan Pawns His Watch (Part VIII)

Our Unold experts have uncovered Dupin’s “conspiracy theory” which proposes that the Olympian gods, having overthrown the harsh Titans, are now determined to put matters in balance by taking their domain back from the ‘too soft’ Judeo-Christian religion.

As goes the theory, targeted by the singing Sun-God Apollo are the Twelve Apostles. Unlike the pitiless Titans, Apollo allows his victims to be brought back to life ~ the stabbings simply a warning that the Olympian gods are not to be underestimated.

Half-hidden messages to that effect are posted in plain sight all over the place.

In the song lyrics below:

I'm gonna make you play the piano like Leon Russell
Like Liberace,  like St. John the Apostle

And again:

You can bring it to St. Peter
You can bring it to St. Jerome
You can bring it all the way over
Bring it all the way home
(Bob Dylan: My Own Version of You)

Detective Dupin, created by writer Edgar Allan Poe, traces the stabbing deaths, of apostles John (questionable), James, Bartholomew, and Peter back to the Sun-God who’s from Mount Ida.

Apollo’s next victim, claims the detective, is Apostle Jude.

Tradition claims he’s  killed by an axe in Roman Syria; however, Dupin claims he has proof that the Sun-God finds an accomplice in a Turkish city that Jesus Christ admonishes:

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee
Because though sufferest that Jezebel
Which calleth herself a prophetess
To teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication
And to eat things sacrificed unto idols
(Revelation 2:20)

Apollo convinces this latter-day Jezebel to stab the Apostle with one of the crooked knives that he gives her.

The stabbing recorded quite explicitly in the following song lyrics:

Hey, Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you began to make it better
(Beatles: Hey Jude ~ Lennon/McCartney)

Means that the Son of the Thunder God has one, maybe two, knives left.

Begs the question ~ Of the remaining Apostles, whom does he let off the hook, and why.

The story gets interesting about now.

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