WHO IS THE RED DRAGON OF REVELATIONS? By Andre Austin Many of the things said and done in the bible were done at the time they were written. Sometime this year Joseph Atwill will release a new book called The Single Strand. He plans on decoding the book of Revelations and other matters. A Roman historian by the name of Suetonius wrote The Twelve Caesars documenting the lives of 12 Roman emperors. Its atwill theory that many of the incidents in the Book of Revelations can be matched up by reading Suetonius biography of Domitian. Atwill remarks that Domitian made a bed of suffering for a woman in Revelation and that he is the Red dragon that wants to kill a child before giving birth in Revelations. So let’s look at some brief bare facts from his biography on Domitian: 1. “Domitian had a ruddy (Red) complexion… and hammer toes, weak eyes (Bronze/bear feet?)” 2. Domitian was extremely lustful and called his constant sexual activities bed wrestling, as though it were a sport. Some say that he preferred to depilate (remove hair) from his concubines himself, and would go swimming with the commonest of prostitutes. He had been offered the hand of his brother’s daughter (Julia daughter of Titus), while she was still a young girl, but refused to marry her on account of his infatuation for Domitia…She became pregnant by him and died as the result of an abortion which he forced on her”. Why would a man hate woman with hair. Suetonius in his biography says “He took personal insult to any reference, joking or otherwise to bald men, sensitive about his own baldness and wrote a book called “Care of the Hair”. This explains why he had the authors of Revelations say he had hair of a lamb’s wool. If he would have said anything else he would have been executed. Now does not this sounds like Domitian in Revelation Whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze…You tolerate that woman jezebel she misleads my servants to sexual immorality. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering. Unless she repents I will strike her children dead. (Revelation 2:18-22). Other peculiar episodes of Domitian bed runs as follows. “Domitian was not merely cruel, but cunning and sudden into the bargain. He summoned a Palace steward to his bedroom, invited him on his couch…share dinner with him-yet had him crucified on the following day. “So much lightning had fallen during the past eight month…even Domitian’s own bedroom were struck”. Domitian asked an astrologer to predict what it means. By magical arts revealed the future of Domitian death. Domitian was upset with the news and had the prophet half- burned and eaten by dogs for revealing the secret This runs consistent with a prophetess who was cast on a bed of suffering and warned others “not learned Satan’s so called deep secrets (Rev 2:20-25. Other punishments in Rev are very similar to Domitian. The whore or great prostitute being stripped naked “they (dogs?) will eat her flesh and burn her with fire” (Rev 17:16-17). We now jump to Revelation 12 to hear about the Red dragon: We now jump to Revelation 12 to hear about the Red dragon: The Woman and the Dragon 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne”. When joseph Atwill wrote Caesars Messiah he gave a little teaser at the end to talk about his second book. The 1st book was documenting that Jesus ministry in the 4 gospels were a parody of Titus military campaign. With his second book The Single Strand he documents that Titus brother and successor Domitian succeeds him as “like the son of man” in Revelations. He gives several important facts linking Suetonius biography of Domitian with Revelation: A. Raised a day’s wages by a third and increased grain/decreased wine parallel Rev:6:6 B. Rode a white horse C. Those who say they are Jews and Not trying to avoid Taxes D. Had bronze feet E. Archer F. Was member of the trinity of Gods G. Gave prophetess chance to repent then cast on bed of suffering.