Revelation 12 in The Bible told a story about an unnamed Woman, her Son, and The dragon.
Events recorded by The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi Ji) narrated the story of Liu Bang and his unnamed mother.
The embellishment of the story with the materialisation of a Red Dragon over the head of Liu Bang’s mother before the discovery of her pregnancy and during her delivery, bore striking resemblance to Revelation 12.
This article etches the surprising similarities, draws parallels between story of Liu Bang, his unnamed mother and Revelation 12, and The Queen of the South [Mathew 12:42], besides underlining the vitality of number 12 in The Gospel that points to 12 months in a calendar year, periodic cycles of life generally divisible by 12, connects to the term dozen and several other incidental, numerical coincidences.
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Key words: Revelation; The Woman; Liu Bang; Dong-Yi Ethnic Groups; the Dragon; The Queen of the South; Religion
The Records of The Grand Historian contains the story of a farmer’s wife who was taking a nap at the slope of a lake bank. As she lay there sleeping, she met the Shen, which is Chinese for God or Holy Angel, in a dream. The records do not give any additional information about this dream, but says that as she slept, the skies darkened and thunder and lightning erupted. Concerned, the woman’s husband came to find her and saw a red dragon
above her head. The woman gave birth to a son shortly after, and this son would grow up to become the emperor, Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty (202BCE-220ACE), ruled over China from 202BCE to 195BCE; He expanded the Chinese kingdom and formed it as one kingdom; He emphasized Confucianism - which has influenced China for thousands of years. ‘People of Han’ (Han Race) were named after the Han Dynasty.
The Records of The Grand Historian are authored by a Chinese historian named Sima Qian  who lived in China during the period of 109 BCE to 91 BCE. Sima Qian was from a family of historians and compiled the records from interviews, archives, and imperial records. The information contained in The Records of The Grand Historian bears an uncanny resemblance to The Bible’s Revelations 12.
In The Bible’s record, a dragon stands before an unnamed woman who is pregnant with a son. The son was
snatched up to God and his throne and it is prophesied that he would rule all nations with an iron sceptre.
The Woman of Revelation 12 wore a crown of twelve stars on her head. The vitality of number 12 in The Gospel points to 12 months in a calendar year, periodic cycles of life generally divisible by 12, connects to the term dozen and several other incidental, numerical coincidences.
Matthew 12:42 prophesized the Queen of the South came from the Ends of the Earth and would rise at Judgment. The Queen of the South, the descendant of The Woman and The Son, was The Root and the Offspring of The Woman and The Son of Revelation 12. She was born and raised in the End of the Earth, as stated by God that the Queen of the South would come from the ends of the earth.
2. The Bible’s Revelation 12
Revelation 12 in The Bible tells a story about an unnamed Woman, her Son, and The dragon. According to The Bible’s account, 4 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.’ And her child was snatched up to God and to His throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness
to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. 7 And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring--those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
After the War of Heaven, Satan and his angels were cast down from heaven; The Dragon pursued the woman, The woman flied to the wilderness place prepared by God, and out of Satan’s reach; The dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. 
3. The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) and its author Sima Qian.
The Records of the Grand Historian was written by Sima Qian from 109BCE to 91BCE. As the first systematic Chinese historical text, the Records profoundly influenced Chinese historiography and prose. Due to his highly praised work, Sima Qian is often regarded as the father of Chinese historiography.
After Sima Qian more and more historians wrote their historial books with such style. The influence of this book was extensively and complicatedly famous in China. Historians agreed that Sima Qian did have fairly reliable materials at his disposal—a fact which underlines once more the deep historical-mindedness of the Chinese. It became the standard for different dynasties’ governmental historians or emperor-appointed historians to edit or compile official historical books of each dynasty. During the Qing Dynasty (1636～1912 ACE), the scholarly and talented Emperor Qian Long brought The Records of The Grand Historian into the officially -edited 24 historical books and listed it as the top one.
Sima Qian’s family were hereditary historians to the Han emperor. Sima Qian was a methodical and skeptical
historian. He documented his records from the archives and imperial records. He also interviewed people and travelled around China to verify the information, to make sure the records were accurate.
Sima Qian deserved high praise for recording accurate history; never deceptively pleasing; never hiding ugliness. His records were called true chronicles by historians. 
4. The Story of Liu Bang
4.1 Liu Bang and Han Dynasty
4.1.1 Liu Bang (256-195BCE)
Liu Bang (256-195BCE), also named Gaozu of Han, was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty (202BCE-220ACE), ruling over China from 202BCE to 195BCE. Liu was one of the few dynasty founders in Chinese history that emerged from the peasant class.
Liu Bang was born and raised in a farmer’s family. His father and mother who were called Uncle Liu and Auntie Liu, were farmers in Feng County. In his youth, Liu Bang liked making friends more than learning how to farm. As an adult, Liu Bang served as a low position official, Ting manager of Si Shui. (Ting manager was in charge of a rural area about 5km). Liu Bang was a man of a merciful and compassionate nature; he loved others and liked almsgiving; he was an expansive person, who was prepared to aim high. Because the emperors of the Qin Dynasty (221—207BCE) were ignorant, absurd, tyrannically cruel, and extravagant, there were many uprisings during this period. One of these uprisings was led by Liu Bang, who rounded up three thousand volunteer troops, forming his own army. Breaking through the emperor’s defense, Liu Bang gained popularity with the people, whom he treated with kindness. In 202BCE, Liu Bang proclaimed himself Han Emperor and took Chang An as his capital.
Liu Bang was an Emperor who ruled all nations with his iron sceptre and created centralisation both geographically and politically.
(1) Liu Bang made all nations of China become one nation; all ethnic groups of China became one ‘Han Race’.
The definition of a country according to ‘Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary’ states that a nation is: A country considered as a group of people with the same language, culture and history, who live in a particular area under one government. Before Han Dynasty and Qin Dynasty, China had many nations and many races. After Han Dynasty, all nations of China became one nation; all ethnic groups of China became one ‘Han Race’.
(2) Liu Bang conquered many lands of Asia
Since Liu Bang, the Han Dynasty expanded its territory. Expansion of Han territory: began westward, from Chinese Turkestan (Xinjiang) into Russian Turkestan; eastward to Korea; southward to Vietnam. Ever where he went the people liked him because of his policies.
(3) Liu Bang unified ideological and cultural areas.
Liu Bang started to emphasize Confucianism, which has influenced China for thousands of years. He gave importance to arts and culture. He promoted and flourished Han Culture and Heritage to make it become one of the great cultures and heritages in the whole world.
(4) Liu Bang achieved the high-speed economic development
Liu Bang dispensed people with corvee and service; lightened the people's burden; freed slaves; and developed agriculture in a big way. Han Dynasty became an age of economic prosperity. People were cohesive and solidarity; and the country was consolidated.
4.1.2 Han Dynasty (202BCE-220ACE)
Spanning over four centuries, the period of the Han Dynasty was considered the golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to itself as the ‘Han people’ (Han Race).
The Han Dynasty was an age of economic prosperity. The coinage issued by the central government mint in 119 BCE remained the standard coinage of China until the Tang Dynasty (618–907 ACE). The Chinese court officially sponsored Confucianism in education and court politics. This policy endured until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 ACE. Science and technology during the Han period saw significant advances, including: papermaking, the nautical steering rudder, the use of negative numbers in mathematics, the raised-relief map, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere for astronomy, and a seismometer employing an inverted pendulum.
4.2 Liu Bang was born in Feng County and lived afterwards in Pei County
Many people have argued whether Liu Bang was born and raised up in Pei County or Feng County. Some people argued the birth of Liu Bang in Pei County; other people agreed that Liu Bang was born in Feng County and lived afterwards in Pei County.
The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) recorded Liu Bang was born in Feng County and lived afterwards in Pei County.
4.2.1 Liu Bang’s parents were natives of Feng county
Liu Bang’s father and mother were called Uncle Liu and Auntie Liu by the people. They were natives of the Feng county and worked as farmers. After Liu Bang became the Emperor of Han Dynasty, he called his father Grand Emperor.
Liu Bang respected his parents, shown in the Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji): The Grand Emperor was not happy. Gaozu asked the courtiers quietly why the Grand Emperor was not happy. The courtiers said, all the best friends of the Grand Emperor in his whole life were underprivileged and poor people. He was happy to live a life with retailers of alcoholic beverage and bakers; He liked cockfighting and cuju (an ancient code of football in China). Now, the imperial palace did not have these things, this was the reason that the Grand Emperor was unhappy. Gaozu then built new Feng County (near Chang’an) which was exactly the same as Old Feng County, and moved people from Old Feng County to New Feng County. The Grand Emperor felt happy. From this story, we know that Liu’s father was a native of Feng County and how much Liu Bang respected his father.
(In Chinese ‘史记’：太上皇时凄怆不乐，高祖窃因左右问故，答以平生所好皆屠贩少年，酤酒卖饼，斗鸡蹴踘，以此为欢，今皆无此，故不乐。高祖乃作新丰，徙诸故人实之，太上皇乃悦。)
4.2.2 Other Records relating Liu Bang’s birth in Feng County and that he lived afterwards in Pei County.
The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) recorded: Gaozu (Liu Bang), was a native of Pei and Feng. (In Chinese ’史记.高祖本纪’: 高祖, 沛丰邑中阳里人)
Han Shu recorded: Lu Wan, a Feng County native, was in Gaozu’s neighborhood. (In Chinese: ‘汉书’ 卢绾, 丰人也, 与高祖同里.) 
The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) recorded: Gaozu returned from the battle, when he passed Pei County, he stayed for a while. He said to the Pei people: ‘residing far away from home I missed my hometown (Pei)’.….. Gaozu said: ‘Feng County was the place where I was born and I have never forgotten it. But Feng People were used to following YongChi against me’. (In Chinese ‘史记.高祖本纪 ’高祖还归, 过沛, 留。… 谓沛父兄曰：’游子悲故乡……’ 高祖曰：’丰吾所生长, 极不忘耳, 吾特为其以雍齿故反我为魏.’)
In this story, Liu Bang told us clearly that he was born in Feng County; and Pei County was his hometown where he grew up.
According The Records of the Grand Historian, the first time Ting Manager of Si Shui, Liu Bang met Mr. Lv (Liu Bang’s fathe-in-law) was in an entertainment party in which county magistrate of Pei County entertained Mr. Lv. It was clear that Pei was a county (县) not a prefecture (郡) before Han Dynasty. According to ‘Han Shu: Di Li Zi’, Gaozu changed the name of Si Shui prefecture of former Qin Dynasty to Pei prefecture. (In Chinese ‘汉书.地理志’: ‘沛郡. 故秦泗水郡. 高帝更名.’ 西汉(前202～8)). The capital of Pei prefecture after West Han Dynasty was not the same place with the capital of Pei County before West Han Dynasty.
4.3 Liu Bang was a descendant of Dong-Yi People
4.3.1 Dong-Yi People
Dong-Yi People lived around Shandong Peninsula in Neolithic China. They were also one of ancestors of American Indians and Polynesian people. They were Neolithic people from the Ends of the Earth. They came from The Middle East with Caucasoid race characteristics and bird worship totems. They brought wheat to China and widely cultivated wheat in Shandong Peninsula 4500 years ago. They built one of the most important Neolithic cultures – Dong-Yi culture which had greatly influenced ancient China. Later, China Di-Qiang culture also had elements of Dong-Yi culture. 
The Dong-Yi culture correlated to five evolutionary phases: The Houli culture (6400-5700BCE); The Beixin culture (5300-4100BCE); The Dawenkou culture (4100-2600BCE); The Longshan culture (3200-1900BCE); The Yueshi culture (2000-1600BCE). Dong-Yi Culute firstly located in Shandong Peninsula, and later it spread out to the lower reaches of the Yellow and Huai Rivers.
Dong-Yi people belonged to Caucasoid people from Shem. Many Shandong Neolithic archaeological site excavations had discovered the bodies which had Caucasoid race characteristics. Archaeologists and Scientists had discovered Caucasoid race characteristics (HV genes) from DNA which were extracted from bones in ancient tombs of archaeological sites in Shandong Peninsula. From DNA research, archaeological remains, totems and cultures analysis, Scientists found that American Indians and Polynesian people migrated from East Asia. Dong-Yi people were one of their ancestors.
4.3.2 Feng and Pei County where Liu Bang was born and lived afterwards were near the living areas of Dong-Yi Ethnic Groups
The last country of the Dong-Yi people was ancient Lai in Shandong Peninsula. The Lai country was founded by the Lai-Yi people and used to be one of the four biggest ancient countries (Qi, 1046-221BCE; Lu, 1042-256BCE; Ju, 1046-431BCE; Lai,-567BCE) located in the Shandong Peninsula.
The ancient pre Qin dynasty nation of Qi eliminated and destroyed the Dong-Yi Lai nation completely in 567BCE. In that ancient war, the Lai king was killed; and the Lai capital was burned. The Lai culture was destroyed and Lai people were moved to Ni County (Teng Zhou of Shandong); there was a village named Lai village.
Feng County of Jiangsu Province where Liu Bang was born and Pei county of Jiangsu where Liu Bang lived
afterwards were only 25-50km from Ni County. There were many Dong-Yi people in Feng County and Pei County in Liu Bang’s time. According to ‘The Records of the Grand Historian’, Emperor Gaozu of Han: Liu Bang (256-195BCE) had a high nose, high forehead, high brow-bone, significant facial whiskers and a beard; bearing some resemblance to the Caucasoid race in general appearance. (In Chinese ‘史记 高祖本纪’:高祖为人，隆准而龙颜，美须髯). Liu Bang’s mother possibly came from the Dong-Yi ethnic groups.
5. The Story of Liu Bang’s Mother
According to ‘The Records of the Grand Historian: Gaozu Ben Ji’, before Liu Bang's birth, one day his
mother was taking a nap at the slope of a Lake Bank, she met the Shen (Shen (in Chinese 神) meant God or Angel or Holy Spirit) in her dream. Then, there was lightning and thunder and the sky darkened. Liu's father went to see his wife and saw a red dragon above her head. Shortly after that, Liu's mother became pregnant and gave birth to Liu Bang. (In Chinese ‘史记.高祖本纪’:其先刘媪尝息大泽之陂，梦与神遇。是时雷电晦冥，太公往视，则见蛟龙於其上。已而有身，遂产高祖。)
- From the history book, we know that Liu’s mother was a farmer, one day she went farming and took a nap at the slope of a Lake Bank. It must have been a sunny day, so that she could sleep at the slope of a Lake Bank.
- Liu Bang’s mother was unnamed. Liu was the family name of Liu Bang’s father, so people called Liu Bang’s mother ‘Auntie Liu’.
- The Records of the Grand Historian recorded: Liu’s mother dreamed Shen and his father saw a red dragon. Shen(in Chinese 神) meant God or Angel or Holy Spirit. In this story, Shen was absolutely not a dragon; if the Shenwas a dragon, the records would have said: dreamed a dragon and saw a dragon.
- However, suddenly the weather became very bad.
- Liu’s father saw the bad weather and went to see his wife. Then Liu’s father saw a red dragon above her head.
- This story has three very important elements: Shen, a red dragon, lighting and thunder. The records did not give the reason why the red dragon was there. We could only guess: Liu’s mother had a dream of Shen and got pregnant; Satan, the red dragon wanted to kill her and her boy inside her body, but God protected her and warned the dragon with lightning and thunder, and the sky darkened; Satan was unable to kill her and her boy, then Satan stayed above her head to pretend to be the God.
No book in the Han Dynasty had any record of Liu Bang’s mother after his birth. It seemed that she just suddenly disappeared after Liu Bang’s birth. Liu Bang also never talked about his experiences of living with his mother. For a child who was not born from his father, it was strange that he never talked about any living experiences with his mother. This explains that Liu’s mother disappeared after his birth.
Only after Liu Bang became Emperor of Han Dynasty, did he build a cemetery with an empty coffin for his mother in Huang Cheng of Chenliu. His father was buried in ‘Wan Nian Ling’. They were buried in different place.
‘The Records of the Grand Historian: Gaozu Ben Ji’ recorded: Qin Shi Huang often said: ‘There were cloudy obscured hazes indicating a King would rise in south-east’, he went to east to inspect and restrain it. Gaozu felt dangerous, he escaped and hid in rocky areas among Mountain Mang and Dang. Empress Lv and others looked for him and they always could found him. Gaozu surprised and asked the reason. Empress Lv said:’ The places where you stayed always had cloudy obscured hazes, The cloudy obscured hazes could direct us to find you.’ (In Chinese: ‘史记.高祖本纪’:秦始皇帝常曰 ‘东南有天子气’, 於是因东游以厌之. 高祖即自疑, 亡匿, 隐於芒, 砀山泽巖石之闲. 吕后与人俱求, 常得之. 高祖怪问之.吕后曰: ‘季所居上常有云气, 故从往常得季’).
There was a well believed famous story of Liu Bang. A court sorcerer in Qin Dynasty (221—207BCE) who was named Xu Fu, told Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210BCE), that Feng County had some signs indicating a King would rise, Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered the killing of all the recent born children of Feng County. Luckily Liu Bang's Father brought him to another city to save his life. Liu Bang was saved by God, the child was snatched up to God and to His throne; and with the help of God, he became a great emperor, and Han Dynasty became the golden age in Chinese history. Even The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) did not record such a story that Qin Shi Huang killed many children in Feng County. But we could fully believe such a story with the strong evidences - that Qin Shi Huang believed the court sorcerer; he was absurd and he killed innocent people randomly.
Even The Records of the Grand Historian (Shi-Ji) regarded Qin Shi Huang as a great emperor; it also recorded some stories of Qing Shi Huang which indicated that he was ignorant and absurd, tyrannically cruel, and extravagant. He spent a lot of money and entrusted the court sorcerer Xu Fu with the task of finding the secret of immortality; he spent a lot of money to build the gigantic Epang palace; he ordered 720,000 unpaid laborers to build his tomb, most of the workmen who built the tomb were killed. He ordered most existing books to be burned; he killed innocent people randomly and he had some 460 scholars buried alive for owning the forbidden books.
6．Dragon worship in China and Liu Bang
Archaeologists and Scientists had discovered, many groups in ancient China chose bird as their totem. Such as: people in Shandong Peninsula before Zhou Dynasty (1050BC－256BC); And Shang Dynasty (1600BC—1046BC), Shi Jing recorded: God Orders Xuan Bird to Give Birth to Shang. From bird, ancient China started to worship Chinese phoenix/phoenix, queen/king of all birds, it was a symbol of good luck.
But later Dragon worship had grown to the most important role, and even to a totem of whole China. Zhu Nai-cheng, the Director of Institute of archaeology Information Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, thought in his book ‘The Origin and Formation of China Dragon (中华龙：起源和形成 ISBN:9787108030771)’ that it was Sima Qian who wrote a story about a dragon and Liu Bang’s mother, started giving a linkage between Dragon and emperor. Since Han Dynasty, dragon was slowly evolved into the symbol of the Imperial rights.  Emperors of China called themselves: ‘Son of God, The Real Dragon’. The dragon became a symbol of power, strength, and good luck after Han Dynasty. Nuwa was the most important Goddess in ancient China. People originally worshipped Nuwa with bird totem; they believed Nuwa was from an ethnic group who worshipped phoenix. Song Chao had studied the evolution of the image of Nuwa during the periods of the Warring States, Qin and Han; he claimed that only since late West Han Dynasty, the image of Nuwa became the human head with a snake body. The change of the image of Nuwa was the clear evidence that Satan worked hard to build dragon worship in China. 
Many modern historian and scientists had forgotten the fact that many groups in ancient China worshiped bird totem. Many people now believed that Chinese were offspring of the dragon. A Chinese news weekly comments, "Nowadays the dragon is regarded as representative of the ancient Chinese nation and traditional culture, and the Chinese are seen as the dragon's descendants. … The image of the dragon can be traced back to remote antiquity. Opinions on its origins are many and varied. According to some people, it may have originated from totem patterns or witchcraft. Some think it expresses the ancient people's belief in nature. What is certain is that it is the pet of the Chinese. It symbolizes their spirit. … In the second century BC, Liu Bang, the founder of the Han Dynasty, was born to a poor family. He made up a story in which he claimed that he was the offspring of his mother and a dragon. … The concept of the emperor as the descendant of the dragon or the Son of Heaven was handed down from that time on. The emperor was looked upon as a representative of the dragon, and his face called the dragon's face" (Beijing Review, Feb 15-28, 1988, pp 32-33).
It was clear that most people believed that ‘Liu Bang made up a story in which he claimed that he was the offspring of his mother and a dragon’. But according to The Records of the Grand Historian (written from109BCE to 91BCE) which was famous with its real history records, Liu Bang (256-195BCE) never claimed that he was the son of a dragon, and also there were no records that other people claimed that Liu Bang was the son of a dragon.
The Records of the Grand Historian only recorded two times that Dragon appeared near Liu Bang.
(1) In Liu Bang’s story, his mother dreamed ‘shen’ (God or holy spirit), but his father saw the red dragon was above her head..
(2) ‘Gaozu ben ji’ also has another record that Wufu and Auntie Wang saw a dragon above Liu’s head when he slept after drunk.
Those people who saw the dragon did not claim that ‘Liu Bang was the son of the dragon’. But other people who heard these stories, they began spread such rumors of ‘Liu Bang was the son of the Dragon’. Satan supported these rumors; he appeared near Liu Bang to make people believe that the dragon was the God and Liu Bang was the son of the Dragon.
The Records of the Grand Historian recorded a famous story that Liu Bang killed a big snake after drunk. Other people came to the place where Liu Bang killed the big snake and saw an old woman crying, they asked the reason, the old woman said: Liu bang was the son of the ‘red king’ (red dragon), he killed her son, the snake, the son of the ‘white king’. It was clear that it was Satan who wanted people to believe the rumors 'Liu Bang was the son of the Red Dragon'.
God promised Liu Bang to become an Emperor who would rule all the nations with an iron scepter according to Revelation 12:5, Satan could not prevent Liu Bang from becoming a powerful Emperor in the world. And Liu Bang and his mother were protected by God, Satan was unable to kill Liu Bang and his mother. So in the end, Satan decided to pretend to be God; to deceive the masses by making and spreading rumors of ‘Liu Bang was the son of the Dragon’.
Satan worked hard to build dragon worship since late West Han Dynasty and he was successful in making many people believe that Chinese were offspring of the Dragon.
7. Connections between The Queen of The South and The Woman of Revelation 12
Matthew 12:42 prophesized the Queen of the South came from the Ends of the Earth and would rise at Judgment. Revelation gave the Judgment events. Which part of Revelation was connected with the Queen of the South? The Queen of the South was connected with the Judgment Events of Revelation 12. The Queen of the South was the root and offspring of The Woman and The Son of Revelation 12.
God chose two Women and gave two Sons to the earth. One Woman who was named Mary in the Bible, gave birth to Jesus Christ, The King; Another Woman who was unnamed in Revelation 12