LIVE Gold Prices $  | E-Mail Subscriptions | Update GoldSeek | GoldSeek Radio 

Commentary : Gold Review : Markets : News Wire : Quotes : Silver : Stocks - Main Page >> News >> Story  Disclaimer 
Latest Headlines to Launch New Website

Is Gold Price Action Warning Of Imminent Monetary Collapse Part 2?
By: Hubert Moolman

Gold and Silver Are Just Getting Started
By: Frank Holmes, US Funds

Silver Makes High Wave Candle at Target – Here’s What to Expect…
By: Clive Maund

Gold Blows Through Upside Resistance - The Chase Is On
By: Avi Gilburt

U.S. Mint To Reduce Gold & Silver Eagle Production Over The Next 12-18 Months
By: Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report

Gold's sharp rise throws Financial Times into an erroneous sulk
By: Chris Powell, GATA

Precious Metals Update Video: Gold's unusual strength
By: Ira Epstein

Asian Metals Market Update: July-29-2020
By: Chintan Karnani, Insignia Consultants

Gold's rise is a 'mystery' because journalism always fails to pursue it
By: Chris Powell, GATA


GoldSeek Web

The Goldsmiths, Part CLXXXVII

-- Posted Friday, 1 April 2011 | | Source:

By R. D. Bradshaw


There has been an old saying in Europe for many years.  It is that though the Rothschilds are not kings, they are the masters of kings.  Yes, like old man Mayer Amschel Rothschild declared some 250 years ago—Give him control of a nation’s money and he cared not who wrote its laws.  Man, don’t you get it?  With control of the money, he controls the nations and the nations’ leaders whether they are kings, emperors or so called democratically elected presidents.  The past 250 years of history of Europe and North America prove these statements conclusively.  


With this backdrop, it is no wonder that European boys for ages have never wanted to be big action heroes, as shown in their local cinema and movie houses.  When asked what they wish to be in life—they often reply that they wish they were a Rothschild.  


The Ancient Story of Capitalism, Corporations and Big International Banks


The present worldly capitalistic system started in ancient Babylon, by the 7th century BCE.  The Babylonian system was a capitalist one with a monetary system based on gold.  The Babylonians, being of the Hamite line of traders and traffickers in merchandise and money, used gold to accomplish international trade in their world ruling empire.  While they likely used gold coins--as well as talents/bars--it appears that the Lydians were the people who popularized the use of gold coins. 


While Babylon was ruled by a king, there is much evidence to suggest that there was a presence of some powerful Amalekite bankers from the Edomite kingdom in Western Asia (as Babylon was politically linked to the Amalekites).  It’s hard to imagine that the Babylonian obsession with gold was something only for the Babylonian kings.  Instead, the evidence from cuneiform tablets is that Babylonian merchants and traders as well as Amalekite bankers were the principle parties promoting the capitalistic and gold monetary systems.  In any case, this practice was a success and we can speculate that like with old man Rothschild the bankers had their hooks in the Babylonian kings. 


Hence, it is a factual truth of history that commerce, trade and banking operations were well established realities of the old Babylonian empire (“Encyclopaedia Judaica,” v. 16, p. 1271).  With the later fall of Babylon to the Medes-Persians, c503 BCE, the foreign peoples exiled to Babylon began returning from their exile to their former lands.  They brought the Babylonian concepts of banking and commerce back with them.  


By the time of Alexander the Great and the Greek conquest of much of the civilized world, about 332 BCE, a new business organization called a corporation (with secret, behind-the-scenes owners) arrived on the world scene to supplement the capitalistic system inherited from Babylon.  Since the Greeks actively and passionately promoted trade and commerce between the variously conquered kingdoms and peoples, we can easily envision the arrival of corporate businesses throughout much of the Grecian empire.  Probably this period was the time of the arrival of large international banks, probably run by Amalekites from Edom and later from Idumea. 


Big International Banks in Rome in the lst Century BCE and later


By the arrival of the 1st century BCE, the force of world power shifted from Greece to Rome, which was merely a furtherance of the Babylonian capitalistic system with the addition of corporate business organizations, as inherited from the Greeks.  And as can be expected, large international banks began appearing in various places in the Roman Empire.  There was one or more in the Rome area; one in Antioch, one in Alexandria (“Encyclopaedia Judaica” [v. 16, p. 1277] discusses the Alexandrian bank in some detail as it was run by Alexander, a brother of the famous writer Philo), one in Judea at the Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah and others in other locations in the Roman Empire.


These banks were apparently of the same caliber as what we find today in international banks.  They were money changers, made investments, loaned money out to other parties, and carried on business much like JP Morgan Chase, Citi Bank and Goldman Sachs today.  Some of these banks, like the one in Judea, collected investments/money from people across the empire and invested it for profit and gain.  Surely, this was the case with many or all of the big banks in other areas as well. 


“Encyclopaedia Judaica” (v. 4, p. 166) makes the point that in Second Temple days the large banking operation at the Temple was on the level of a national or central bank.  This large central bank at the Temple, probably the largest one of its kind in the Middle East, allowed the wealthy people, including tax agents and landowners, to speculate and deposit their gains and profits at the bank. 


Thus, the bank at the Temple was more than just a simple money changing operation (although this was a crucially important function of the bank).  It included the practices of usury, loans, depositing and withdrawal of funds, the transfer of funds internationally, and gambling and speculating on money--to perhaps even include the beginnings of the derivities’ markets, as implied in the Talmud (“Encyclopaedia Judaica,” v. 4, p. 166).  


In short, the Temple’s national bank was a large, full service, international bank (likely also with a branch in Rome)--apparently very comparable to the later ones set up by the Amalekite bankers in the Christian West.  Moreover, the Temple bank also served as the central bank of the nation (which just added to its power and influence).  In fact, it is plausible that this Temple bank operation was the forerunner or beginnings of the later Rothschild international bank, organized in Frankfurt, Germany in the 18th century.  Therefore, the practice of the bankers to privately own a nation’s central bank evidently started in the ancient Roman Empire. 


There are some surviving records of these banking entities and how they operated in collusion.  Thus, the big bank in Alexandria, Egypt loaned Herod Agrippa I in Palestine some 200,000 sesterces (about $30,000), much of which was to be paid out from the bank’s Italian branch office in Putoli-Dikaerchia--which must have been an area in the vicinity of Rome (“Josephus, Ant.,” 18:160).  In order for a bank in Alexandria to loan money from a bank in Italy to a big shot ruler in Palestine, the process shows enormous international coordination and linkage.  This tie is explained with a realization that these banks--whether corporations, partnerships or sole proprietors--all seemed to be run by the above cited Amalekites, who at that time originated from Idumea. 


Another curious little fact that surfaces in any study of this coordinated banking network is that very early in the game these bankers had their spurs sunk into the secular leaders in the City of Rome.  One of these bankers, the above named Alexander or his agent, was also the steward of Antonia, mother of the Emperor Claudius (“Encyclopaedia Judaica,” v. 16, p. 1278).  Thus, it appears that these bankers had their claws hooked into the Roman Emperor’s personal household and family at a very early time.  Surely, the emperors, senators and other Roman leaders needed, sought and borrowed money from the bankers over the years (just as rulers have routinely done throughout the civilized, Christian West for the last 2,000 years). 


There is another powerful indicator/proof that the bankers were the secret rulers behind the throne occupied by the upfront Roman emperors.  Once Rome came on the world power scene in the lst century BCE, the emperor did a very strange and incomprehensible thing when he designated one of the Amalekite cousins of the bankers (Herod the Great) as the King over a large area in Palestine (including Judea, the Galilee, etc).  So here, we have a parasite alien from Idumea being appointed the king and ruler over much of Palestine (though he was allegedly a convert to Judaism, the truth was that he was an atheist or Luciferian/Satanist). 


The Jewish people in Palestine under his rule in time grew to hate old Herod (and his cousins, called Heordians in historical records) for many good reasons as history has subsequently established.  Herod ruled till about 4 BCE (Rome thereafter ruled for awhile before turning much of Palestine back to descendants of old Herod).  When Rome turned most of Palestine over to this alien Amalekite from Idumea, it turned over the power of taxation and secular rule to Herod as well.  To support Herod, the Romans stationed some of their military occupying legions in Palestine to keep the people from revolting against Herod. 


Herod not only ruled secular affairs, but in Jerusalem he took over religious affairs as well.  With his banking cousins running the big international bank at the Temple, Herod sold commercial/selling rights to his Herodian Amalekite cousins who came atop Mount Moriah and set up commercial buying and selling operations, in conjunction with the big Amalekite bank located there.


The People Revolted


Now, anyway one may try to cut it, this Roman appointment of an alien Amalekite to be the King over the true Jewish people in Judea and the Galilee doesn’t make sense at all.  Actually, history proved that it was a stupid, dumb move by Rome because Herod was diabolically evil and his rule, excessive taxation, murderous campaigns, and oppressive banking and commercial activities on Mount Moriah set the stage for an eventual revolt from the people.  This thing took up to seven years and a barrel of Roman money to finally settle it in a horrible war that ended in 70-73 CE.  Surely, Rome would have preferred an alternative to a costly war and revolution in one of its occupied provinces. 


There is another curious little fact that hits home to show the connection of imperial Rome to the big Amalekite banks in the empire.  In “Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian” (p. 416), Lester L. Grabbe described the revolt in Palestine with his discussion on the environment in the 60s CE.  Although there was some wealth in Judea, there was a problem in the distribution of wealth in that there were a very few rich people and most everyone else was poor.  It was the poor who bore the blunt of taxation (which was regressive and excessive).  It is no wonder that tax collectors were then so hated and despised. 


The situation in Judea in the first century CE was much like it is today in modern America.  The rich get richer and the poor get poorer under oppressive taxation.  Just like tax collectors were hated in those days, the same is true today with the Internal Revenue Service.  In order to pay the taxes and try to live, the people became heavily in debt to the bankers who were a part of the wealthy few.  As Grabbe indicates, one of the first things the common people did (once anarchy and rebellion took over in Jerusalem in 66 CE) was to burn the debt records (“Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian,” p. 416). 


Yes, the people invaded the Temple’s central bank and burned the debt records there.  Grabbe didn’t give the details on this rebellion against the banking creditors, but it is possible to go to other sources and put together the big picture.  In any case, this event proved the power of the bankers over the people and the hatred that the common man had for them and their operations 2,000 years ago (much like the situation in the 1930s and now today). 


Thus, when the people revolted in 66 CE, one of the first things the people did was to rush the local international bank owned by the Amalekites and attack it.  They took all of the loan records from the bank and burned them.  They then captured the Roman government facility at the nearby Antonio Fortress.  The attacks on the bank and the Roman government building were very convincing evidence that the people looked upon the two activities/entities as being tied together in the oppression being forced upon them. 


Hence, is it not abundantly clear that the bankers operating at the Temple were surely the real power brokers in Jerusalem in the 1st century BCE and in the 1st century CE?  In other words, the bankers were in charge, just as they have been generally in charge in the West for the last 2,500 years.  The secular and religious leaders throughout the Roman Empire were subservient to the bankers.  In Palestine, it was these bankers running things and not the Roman governor. 


Anyone doubting the power of the bankers need only read the historical record of a Roman governor named Pilate in Judea in about 30 CE and how truly limited his power was.  The situation of one or more linked banks and branches in Rome, which apparently were fully locked in with the ruling Roman elite, is entirely logical and makes total sense.  It is very likely that Pilate and the other Roman dignitaries in the other provinces had their marching orders from Rome to march to the tune piped by the bankers.  So Pilate in Judea obeyed the bankers! 


There is still some more very convincing evidence of the power of the Amalekite bankers.  Many historical records and literature efforts are pregnant with condemnations of the evils of both the Amalekites and the bankers.  Yet, when the captured/interned historian Josephus goes to Rome and starts writing his histories of Palestine, he says little or nothing about them (except in a matter of fact style of reporting history).  He writes a little more on the generic Idumeans, but really nothing in the way of condemnation, as should be true based upon the then contemporary hatred by the people for the Edomites generally and the Amalekite bankers particularly. 


Therefore, the question must be asked as to why would Josephus write his histories and seemingly go out of the way to avoid criticizing and condemning the great evil of the Amalekite bankers who had completely infiltrated and taken over the Palestine society and culture by the first century CE.  There is only one plausible reason that a person of the caliber and background of Josephus would seemingly go out of his way to be good to the Amalekite bankers in Palestine who were the epitome of evil and who actually brought on the crushing war in 66-73 CE. 


The reason for this silence is obvious.  The Amalekite bankers were running the show in Rome, just as they were in Alexandria and Jerusalem.  The population (including Josephus) was afraid of them.  Josephus knew what he had to do in order to survive.  He knew that he would have to bite his lip and keep his mouth shut in order to avoid enormous personal trouble and perhaps death. 


Thus, there is this convincing proof of the power of the bankers in the way that Josephus wrote his histories.  As a deported captive to Rome, Josephus never really comes out and says anything critical of the ruling bankers in Rome or in Egypt or Palestine.  But from other historical records, we can piece together the power and evil of the parasite bankers.  Yet, Josephus is largely silent on them and their works of evil.  And why was he purposely silent on perhaps the major cause of the Jewish-Roman War?  Man, don’t you get it.  Josephus knew he could not dare come out and criticize them.  If he wrote against them, he would be a dead man and he knew it. 


Consequently, the evidence is massive that the bankers back then had international banking operations on-going in Rome, as well as throughout the Roman Empire, in the first century CE.  Likely, they were almost everywhere (just like today)!  And just like today, the big bankers had their hooks in the secular leaders and ruled from behind the scenes.  They were plutocrats, just like today. 


The Bottom Line


Manifestly, the bankers were really the people calling most of the shots over both religious and secular affairs in Palestine in those days (and still today, in the Christian West).  The local politicians and religious authorities assuredly took orders from the money power and did as they were told to do in the generic sense (otherwise, they would have been in trouble).  Josephus toed the line--just like most modern historians do today.  All of them know and have known that they can be destroyed if they are not very careful in what they say about the ruling bankers/masters.  This was the situation prevailing in the Roman Empire in the first century BCE and first century CE. 


For persons interested in more reading on these large international banks in the Roman Empire, you can check Vol 23, Politics and Murder in Ezekiel and YHWH’s Judgment on the Good News People (at 



Back issues of the Goldsmiths, by the editor of the Analysis of News, can be accessed from a Google or Yahoo search engine by typing in “R. D. Bradshaw” Goldsmiths.  Several hundred web sites can be found with the back issues and with translations to Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Serbian, and other foreign languages.  Finally, the “Archives-Goldsmiths” of this website ( ) has all of the Goldsmith articles issued to date. 


Besides the revelations contained in the Goldsmiths’ articles, the work of the plutocratic financial market manipulators to conspiratorially manipulate and control the financial markets (to make more profits and install a world government under their management) is also addressed at length in the periodic analysis of the news and in other articles produced at  This website has an article of interest to any person interested in understanding the market Manipulators.  It is the Hidden Secret of the Manipulators, why they succeed and how to follow their manipulations. 


Readers of the above articles are invited to visit and become a subscriber to regularly read some of the material from the world of information which will further reveal how extensive the manipulation, control and dishonesty realities are in the financial, currency and commodity markets, not only in the US but indeed around the world.  To go to the Home Page of this web site, click here:

-- Posted Friday, 1 April 2011 | Digg This Article | Source:


Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizeE-mail Link of Current PagePrinter Friendly PageReturn to >> Story

E-mail Page  | Print  | Disclaimer 

© 1995 - 2019 Supports

©, Gold Seek LLC

The content on this site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and is the property of and/or the providers of the content under license. By "content" we mean any information, mode of expression, or other materials and services found on This includes editorials, news, our writings, graphics, and any and all other features found on the site. Please contact us for any further information.

Live GoldSeek Visitor Map | Disclaimer


The views contained here may not represent the views of, Gold Seek LLC, its affiliates or advertisers., Gold Seek LLC makes no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of the information (including news, editorials, prices, statistics, analyses and the like) provided through its service. Any copying, reproduction and/or redistribution of any of the documents, data, content or materials contained on or within this website, without the express written consent of, Gold Seek LLC, is strictly prohibited. In no event shall, Gold Seek LLC or its affiliates be liable to any person for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided herein.