As the granddaughter of Jesus, Paulina was the daughter of St. Paul and St. Phoebe. The Pesher of Christ shows that Paul was married to Phoebe. To prepare for his marriage Paul cut his hair. ‘And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea for he had a vow.' (Acts 18:18)
Exactly why would Paul cut his hair
and what was his vow?
The Nazarite vow is described in
(Numbers 6:1-5) 'And the LORD spoke unto
Moses, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When
either man or woman shall clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to
consecrate himself unto the LORD, he shall abstain from wine and strong drink:
he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he
drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried. All the days of his
Naziriteship shall he eat nothing that is made of the grape-vine, from the
pressed grapes even to the grapestone. All the days of his vow of Nazariteship
there shall no razor come upon his head; until the days be fulfilled, in which
he consecrateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, he shall let the locks
of the hair of his head grow long.'
This resembles the time that Jesus was in
the wilderness before marrying Mary Magdalene.
Paul refers to Phoebe as his yoke-fellow:
'Yes, I beg you also, true
yoke-fellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the gospel, with
Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of
life.' (Philippians 4:3).
Phoebe is Jesus' daughter.
What is most telling about Acts 18:18 is its mention of Priscilla and
Aquila. Aquila was adopted by Justa in the Clementines (http://www.pesherofchrist.com/Clementines.html).
She is also shown as Luna being in John the Baptist's group and thus is Joanna
(the female John), the same woman who was at the tomb of Jesus:
'When they came
back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the
others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others
with them who told this to the apostles. (Luke 24:9,10).
Since Joanna was the
mother of Mary Magdalene, Aquila would be Mary Magdalene's step-uncle and, being married to Priscilla, the
It was then logical that St Paul and St. Phoebe would
name their daughter Paulina. My book: 'Paulina's promise to her
grandfather, Jesus' gives more details.