Wolter has looked at the Jesus Ossuary through Plexiglas and saw on it an eight-pointed asterisk that he claims is a “Hooked X®” superimposed over the Greek letter tau, symbolizing Jesus and the cross, Masonic symbolism, and a Greco-Hebrew hybrid alpha-omega symbol. (He sees the X as a stylized aleph and the tau as substituting for the last Hebrew letter, tav, since both vocalize as t.) One of the legs of the asterisk is carved slightly askew and can be read as a stave emerging from one of the other seven legs, thus producing the “Hooked X®.” He further claims that an acute angle found nearby is a “chevron,” aligned with Wolter’s mythology of symbols of the sacred feminine. “To find what appears to be the Hooked X carved on the lid of the Yeshua ossuary,” Wolter writes, “could be a major historical discovery that is consistent with much of the speculative research the author has already published.”
On America Unearthed (episode S01E11), Wolter had previously identified the swooping X shape at the end of the Yeshua inscription as a Hooked X®, a claim that is apparently now inoperative since he discovered an inscription that better aligns with his conspiracy.
Wolter has modified his Hooked X® beliefs somewhat and his now playing down claims that the symbol represents the penis of Jesus penetrating the vagina of Mary Magdalene to implant a royal embryo. Now he suggests that the symbol originates in the Egyptian crook and flail, symbols of royal authority sometimes seen crossed on the chests of Egyptian pharaohs or the god Osiris and only vaguely similar to the variant-A Scandinavian rune that started the Hooked X® mythology. (The flail’s most important part, the strips used for whipping, do not appear in the Hooked X® symbol in this interpretation.) The crook and flail, symbols of Osiris, were originally used separately in the Predynastic period and are known to have been paired only in the Second Dynasty; however, since the symbols appear with orthodox pharaohs from c. 2800 BCE onward, they cannot be taken as symbolic of “monotheistic dualism” or unique to the family of the heretical pharaoh Akhenaten as Wolter claims.
In order for Wolter’s claims to make sense, one must accept that the Jesus Ossuary’s “Yeshua” inscription was present in the first century CE, that it referred to Jesus Christ and no other Yeshua, that this Jesus was educated in Egypt and privy to the secrets of a pharaoh 1500 years dead, that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children with her, and that he and his followers encoded hidden truths kept hermetically sealed for millennia in symbols that they promiscuously scattered everywhere they could place their chisels, symbols that were so easily decoded that a Minnesota geologist could intuit all of the foregoing from them with absolutely no knowledge or understanding of the languages and texts in which they were supposedly grounded.