Branch Dividian

Branch Dividian

Branch Dividian


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David Koresh

David Koresh = Vernon Wayne Howell


Howell moved quickly to assert his spiritual authority, and one of his first acts was the adoption of a new name, David Koresh. This name suggested that he was a spiritual heir of the biblical King David and that he, like Koresh (Hebrew for Cyrus, the ancient Persian king), was a messianic figure—though not the Messiah, Jesus.  (Cyrus is the only non-Jew to whom the title messiah, or "anointed one," is given in Scripture.)

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David and his Bible

Koresh preaching
David Koresh loved the Jesus Novel
Koresh the rock star
David the rock star
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David and Davidian Building

February 28, 1993 the Mount Carmel headquarters was raided by the ATF.  After a long standoff ... on April 19, 1993 the headquarter building was burned down by the FBI in an attempt to enter.

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