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Orion, the Pleaides, the Great Pyramid and Precession. Pt. 2


We concluded Part 1 of this study last month by noting key apex alignments, of the Great Pyramid first with Al Nitak-the [wounded one] and lead star on Orion’s Belt, on Rosh Hashanah of 2017. This was a prophecy of the sacrifice that the “wounded one” endured for all mankind, appearing on the anniversary of Christ’ birth on 9-11-3 BC. Also, the “Scored lines in the Great Pyramid’s Descending Passage were aligned to the star Alcyone of the Pleiades-the foundation star, as a 2nd apex alignment of the Great Pyramid, providing a stellar link between Al Nitak and the central star of the PleiadesAlcyone. There is also a 3rd type of Pyramid alignment on Al Nitak, that we highlight below in Figure 6, from the King’s Chamber star shaft. In this study, we focus on the Biblical Astronomy of the Great Pyramid, Al Nitak on Orion’s Belt, and the Pleiades star cluster.

Job 38:31-32  Can You bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose Orion’s Belt? Can you bring out the signs of the Zodiac [mazzoroth] in their season, or guide Aldebaran and its satellite stars? Did you proclaim the rules that govern the heavens, or determine the laws of Nature on the Earth? [REV]

To get the full picture of how the Belt Stars of Orion impact the narrative of this study we should notice their biblical usage. Job 38 is the first of two obvious references to Orion in Job, that we will considerJob 38:31, specifically refers to Orion’s Belt above, signifying the three stars as a unit in this verse. Since God’s Word refers to these three stars as a unit, and they are a celestial reflection of the three Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, then perhaps we should treat these three Pyramids as a unit also. This is key as we consider a master-plan for the structures of the Giza Plateau, but also good advice considering the rhetorical questions of these verses, since it was the Creator WhoBound the cluster of the Pleiades, and the belt of Orion.” The implication here is that any attempts by man to counteract the actions of the Almighty in binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosing Orion’s Belt, would be to man’s own detriment, since men did notproclaim the rules that govern the heavens, or determine the laws of Nature on the Earth! It also implies the roots of a master-plan both with the celestial and terrestrial versions of this image. This point of the Creator’s emphasis of genesis, that He Made everything from nothing, is brought home in the opening words of the following scriptural references mentioning Orion and the Pleiades together. It also points out the folly of those who emphasize their idol astrological cults, as opposed to the Scriptural approaches of Biblical Astronomy.

Figure 1. The correlation of the 3 Orion’s Belt stars with the 3 Pyramid’s of the Giza Plateau. 1 

These are key references in the types or categories of biblical Orion references” that we can identify. A second aspect of Orion reference is the appearance of the Pleiades star cluster in each of the 3 verses with Orion; [Job 9:9, 38:31, Amos 5:8]. The link between the 3 stars of Orion’s belt and the three Pyramid’s at Giza is established by the King’s Chamber star shaft alignment of the Great Pyramid, with the star-Al Nitak, the “buckle or 1st star of Orion’s Belt, referencing again Christ’s Sacrifice as the “wounded one” on the cross.

The idea that the three stars of Orion’s Belt are a celestial reflection of the 3 Pyramid’s of Giza, is also key since
it is not by chance that Orion’s belt is situated on the celestial equator-directly reflecting the Giza Plateau in the Earth’s equatorial belt zone, where these 3 Pyramid’s were founded. This is in fact, a central aspect of the “Orion Correlation Theory,” with celestial and terrestrial beltsreflecting each other. But much more, it suggests an aspect of the Creator’s master-plan, based on the Great Pyramid’s support of Scripture including both Orion and the Pleiades together in these Bible references. Could this be directing our attention to the passages and star shafts of the Great Pyramid, and their interrelated alignments? In this light, we should recall the previous relation pointed out, linking the Descending Passage alignment on the Pole Star (Alpha Draconis), with the “Scored Lines,in Fig.2- showing their alignment on the Pleiades above the Pyramid’s apex at Alcyone, as another way of illustrating the transitory demise of the fallen Morning Star, giving way to the new Ascendant Morning Star-and capstone Jesus Christ.

Figure 2. The Great Pyramid’s apex alignment with the star Alcyone of the Pleiades star cluster. 2

Within the Descending passage of the Great Pyramid this set of ‘scored lines’ in the wall, point to the star Alcyone, of the Pleiades seen in Figure 2.  The Descending Passage was aligned to the north pole, during the pyramid’s construction age, but the alignment of the scored lines with the star Alcyone occurred only on two specific dates: 2123 BC and 3440 BC. Close to the later date, Piazzi Smyth calculated that Thuban was 3 degrees 43 m. from the pole at a lower culmination in 2170 BC, indicating the fallen nature of the 1st Morning Star when Thuban was on the meridian below the pole, as the Pleiades were on the meridian above the pole at the autumnal equinox, above the Great Pyramid’s apex. 3

Another scripture in Job where Orion and the Pleiades are mentioned together is in Job 9. This depicts yet another north polar Decan that bears” a deeper look. In Job 9:9 it seems theBear” was added to the guest list of this celestial party as seen below. In Ursa Major below, the handle of the Big Dipper asterism is formed by the stars of the bear’s tail, as  the dipper is part of the bear’s thigh, which is how it was pictured in ancient Egypt’s Dendera Zodiac, before 3000 BC.

Job 9:9 He made the BearOrion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;

Ursa Major constellation illustration

Ursa Major seen above, called the Great Bear is the largest constellation in the northern hemisphere. The Latin name means greater she-bear. Ursa Major is the larger bear in contrast with nearby Ursa Minor, also called the lesser bearUrsa Major is one of the original 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy in the noted 2nd century BC, work known as the Almagest, containing the asterism known as the Big Dipper. This asterism has two bright stars Dubhe and Merak, that have been used as a navigational pointer. These two stars Dubhe and Merak, point out the current north pole star, Polaris, as seen in the graphic below. The brightest star Dubhe means a herd or flock of animals. The Hebrew word linked to the star nameDubhe,” is Dohvermeaning a fold. A related Hebrew wordDohveh means rest or security,  giving us what Bullinger calls the security or resting place for the greater and lesser sheepfolds of the Saints, the redeemed of the Jews and Gentiles

Figure. 3 Polaris is the northern Pole star located in the decan of Ursa Minor. 5

The line formed by the two stars Dubhe and Merak points directly to Polaris, the northern pole Star of the lesser fold in Usra Minor, located between the feet of Cepheus the Crowned King at the North Pole. This embodies Jesus Christ ascended, and seated in the heavenlies at God’s right hand, ruling over the entire panoply of stars centered on the Pole, while guarding the 7 stars of his Churches. The star Polaris -the current northern pole star, that inherited its position via the precession of the poles, from Thuban, or Alpha Draco-the archaic pole, that the Descending Passage was aligned on during the construction of the Great Pyramid, is seen in Fig. 4 below.

Figure 4. The Great Pyramid’s Descending Passage aligned on Alpha Draconis [Thuban] the ancient Pole star. 6

As we have seen, the Scriptures record Lucifer’s failed coup’ against the Almighty, and his resulting ejection from Heaven to Earth, with a third of the Angels, [Rev. 12:7-13]. The ancients believed that mankind’s spiritual enemy, symbolized by the Serpent-tempter in the Garden of Eden, [Gen. 3:1ff] or the astronomical dragon constellations, had caused humanity to sin, destroying the idyllic age, in Earth’s Original Paradise. As seen above in Figure 4, the former pole star Thuban of Draco, was aligned down the Pyramid’s Descending Passage in 2144 BC, into the “Bottomless Pit” below the base of the Pyramid. This tellsnarrative in the megaliths of the Great Pyramid, with the Dragon Decan, shining over the Descending Passage, not only of the serpent’s former position as lead Arch-Angel in the 1st Heavens and Earth, but also his desire to take as much of humanity down in destruction with him, just as he did with his third of the heavenly angels.

In contrast, the “Scored Lines” of the Descending Passage were aligned on the Pleiades 7-star cluster, that embody the sweet influences of God’s Blessings on His people. The Pleiades cluster is found on the back of the Great charging BullTaurus– who depicts the swiftly returning Lord. The cluster of 7 churches are under the watchful eye of the Lord, as seen in the eye star of the Bull-named Aldebaran, the Head or mighty Captain. This gives us a hint of part of the mystery of the seven stars [I Thess. 4:13-17], because when the Lord returns first, he will raise those saints asleep in Jesus, as God brings them with the Lord, [v.14, 17]. They will be immediately followed by the remaining Saints who are alive at his return. This remains a mystery since only the Heavenly Father knows when this long-awaited gathering will occur. Thus in the oldest book in the Biblical canon- the book of Job, we find the Pleiades and Orion mentioned together, foreshadowing the union of the returning Christ, in the Charging Bull-Taurus coming for the redeemed in his 7 churches.

Orion is thus a symbol of the perfect Man and hero, embodied in Christ represented in Joshua the Hebrew warrior. The name “Joshua,” in Hebrew is the equivalent of “Jesus,” showing an aspect of the dual symbolism of Orion as both the fallen and risen Morning Star. We find in this Biblical reference to Orion, the 2nd of three in Job [9:9, 38:31] also [Amos 5:8], evidence showing Orion’s initial prominence as the figurative light of heaven. If Orion’s belt-line to Sirius (the Dog-star) is realized, then we find the stars of Orion’s belt symbolizing Lucifer’s choral units of angels under his domain, girt about his loins; [Ezek. 28:12-19] This description of Orion’s Belt figuratively resembles the portrait of the king’s glory found in Ezek. 1:25-28, over the heads of the Cherubim.

Ezek. 1:25-28.
25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. 26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round-about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

The Great Orion Nebula. 7

To the naked eye, the Orion Nebula appears as a blurred central star in Orion’s Sword, south of Orion’s Belt.

This appearance of fiery glory, of the enthroned man in Heaven, above and below his loins is a manifestation of light, since v. 28 describes it as a rainbow or light spectrum. This resembles the midsection of Orion, closer than any other celestial image that comes to mind, as the name Orion means ‘light of heaven.’ This description also fits the scene mentioned in Rev. 4, of the throne-room, after the resurrections. From v. 27 abovefrom the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As we view this sector below Orion’s Belt, a most prominent area of the sky centers on The Great Orion Nebula; M42 in Orion’s Sword. As Rev. 1:16 reminds us; he that had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and his countenance was as the sun shining in its strength. [Rev. 19:15, 21] This tells of the Lord’s destruction of the serpent enemy by the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.

The Sword of Orion below his belt stars is identified with the Messier Object M42.

Lucifer as the angel of light in his first estate, had dominion over the angels in the dawn of time. Once Lucifer fell, his role as the “light of heaven” was stripped from him and set aside, to be transferred and superseded in the rising daystar, who washed out the brilliance of the fallen Morning star with his own Sunrise, symbolized in the Heliacal Rising of Sirius. We are reminded of this imagery, again in Job 38:12-13 [Revised English Bible] as the ancient Egyptians recorded in their daily observations of the skies, when the brilliant light of dawn ‘shakes the Dog-star from the Sky, and in v. 15 ‘when the light of the Dog-star is dimmed, and the stars of the Navigator’s line go out one by one.’ This sky depiction of the fall of the first Morning Star, while dimming and extinguishing his light, drowned out in the Sonrise of the ages, shows the astronomical reality of the truth of Christ’s preeminent light in Scripture, and in the heavens.

 

The center of these seven stars of the Pleiades, was Alcyone which was the target of the “Scored Lines,” showing the escape from the destruction of the Descending Passage, aligned through the Pyramid’s apex, in Fig. 2. This alignment of the Scored Lines was defined by actual observations at midnight of two consecutive Autumn Equinoxes, in 2145 BC, and on Sept. 22, 2144 B.C., when this conjunction took place. This allows us to see how the Great Pyramid encompasses the juxtaposition of Good and Evil, in the path down the Descending Passage into the pit, set against the apex aligning of the seven stars of the 7 churches, [Rev. 1:16-20], held in the hand of the Lord. Just as the Ascending Passage leads away from the downward spiral of the Descending Passage, so we are afforded an escape from a bleak demise in the pit. Here we find this message of Hope in the Pyramid’s passages, in agreement with the truth of Scripture, for all mankind in Christ our Savior, as a witness to the world in its last remaining architectural wonder. The last and only Hope for mankind thus resides exclusively in Jesus Christ, (Isaiah 14: 12-15, 19: 19-20) as he represents the Alpha/Omega singularly embodied in the Lord, as mankind’s Hope of salvation.

Can you bind the SWEET INFLUENCES of Pleiades? (Job 38:31) Make no mistake, no part of the mystery was ever revealed in the Celestial Gospel, prior to these truths being revealed in the Church Epistles of the New Testament by the  Apostle Paul. However, once the scriptural truths were revealed, it became possible with spiritual hindsight to see glimpses of these truths from a New Testament perspective. Peter speaks of this in [1 Pet. 1:8-13] where the faithful persist to see the end of their journey- the completion of their redemption and the salvation of our souls. Which Salvation the prophets inquired and searched diligently, but they could find no evidence of the graceful gap of time called the age of grace between the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow…which the angels desire to look into.

Figure 5. Orion’s belt alignment on the Pleiades above Taurus vs. Sirius below in Canis Major. 8

This mystery of the seven stars can also refer to the Angel’s first estate prior to their revolt, when Lucifer as the Bright and Morning Starled the angels as Morning stars and sons of God, in their collective shouts of joy, praising the Almighty, [Job 38:7, Isa. 14:12-20, Ezek. 28:12-19]. But once iniquity was found in Lucifer, he was cast out of heaven, taking 1/3 of the angels down with him; [Rev. 12:7-9]. This graphic in Fig. 5 reveals an alignment between Orion’s Belt and the 7 stars of the Pleiades, providing a unique perspective of a third Biblical mention of these asterisms in unison.

Amos 5:8 He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning And makes the day dark as night; He calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth; The Lord is His name.

The fall of Lucifer transformed him into the angel that casts the shadow of death in the precession of the pole stars from Thuban of Draco, to Polaris or Al Rucabba, of Ursa Minor. And as we just witnessed above in the Revised English Bible version of Job 38:12-15, the light of the Fallen Morning Star was extinguished in the brilliant dawn of the Ascendant Morning Star Jesus Christ, who embodies the turning of the shadow of death into morning, as told by Amos.

Seek Him that made the seven stars and Orion, and turned the shadow of death into the morning, and made the day dark with night: that called for the waters of the sea, and poured them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name …”  [Amos 5:8] KJV

In the ancient Chinese Lunar Zodiac under Emporer Yao, the Pleiades star cluster was among the earliest of Lunar houses on record, dating to 2357 BC, when the central star Alcyone of the Pleiades was near the vernal equinox. 9 Throughout ancient Astronomy, and in the cosmology of ancient Egypt, one of the four-corners or pillars of heaven has always been the vernal equinox. This prominent recognition of the vernal equinox in ancient Astronomy is a major indicator of the consensus of the recognition of the precession of the equinoxes in early antiquity. This key linkage in ancient Egypt, between Orion’s 3 belt-stars and Sirius, not only ties the Sothic Calendar to the vernal point as a precessional marker, but also the lunar zodiac and the sidereal year, as seen in with the ancient Chinese astronomers also. Biblically, the 7 stars of this famed cluster; [Job 9:9, 38:31] are referred to collectively as a “heap or accumulation, and the congregation of the judge or ruler,” the ascendant Morning Star Jesus Christ, said also to be referenced in Rev. 1 as a mystery.”

Rev. 1:20
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Here we find the unity of the angelic realms with the 7 churches of Christ’s spiritual body, in the one accord of harmony in Christ’s return. 

We see hints of this imagery embodied in the Pleiades also in Milton’s description of Creation at the dawn of the world, in Paradise Lost; where he says of the Sunthe Dawn and the Pleiades before him danc’d, shedding sweet influence. 10 

 There is also a fable linked to one of these seven stars, that was lost in infamy. The Poet Aratos wrote;

As seven their fame is on the tongues of men, though six alone are beaming on the eye… 11 

Pleiades Star Map

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This fable can be traced historically, to the disappearance of the 7th Pleiad star in the time of the Trojan War [1194-1184 BC], where according to Rolleston, “the star shot like a comet towards the North pole,” leaving only six main Pleiad stars. One of these was named “Maia” in Greek, tracing to the Chinese “Mao,” preserving the ancient Chinese historical roots of this Pleiad, in their Lunar Zodiac of the 23rd Century BC. 12 This reveals the historical influence of the Lunar Mansions, and their role in understanding luni-solar cycles with star cycles and the sidereal year. A “sidereal year” is the period of the Sun’s transit over the Meridian of the same fixed star on the ecliptic, consisting of 365.256 days. The Dogon of West Sudan, and the ancient Egyptians, made use of the Sothic Calendar based on the Dog-Star Sirius of Canis Major, the brightest star in the heavens, as the basis of their star religions. As the Creator timed the stars and planets into orbit, He set the sacred 50-year Hebrew Jubilee period, first seen in astronomical history in the path of the star Sirius B,” and its 50-year orbit around SiriusA.” We have shown evidence that Bible Patriarchs, like Noah also recognized the Sirius cycle, which is covered in our website study on Noah’s Calendar. The Sumerians and Babylonians also shared  the use of sidereal calendars based on Sirius’ binary system, with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, as a mainstay in their idol pantheons, applying a symbolic link to the Morning Star in both Venus and Sirius, the Dog-star. Ancient Egypt however, had the strongest ties to Sirius, as they called it the Nile Star, since its annual rising would coincide with the Nile floods, upon which their agriculture depended. The star Sirius was notable in Great Pyramid astronomy, whose Southern Star shaft of the Queen’s Chamber, was aligned on Sirius-seen below, in Fig. 6.

Figure 6. The Star Shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid.

Just above the Queen’s Chamber is the southern star shaft of the King’s Chamber, aligned on the lead star of Orion’s beltAl Nitak, the wounded one. This also depicts an astronomical relation between Orion’s Belt and the star Sirius, found in Figure 5 above, as the three Orion Belt Stars point towards Sirius the dog-Star. What follows is an important part of our thesis that establishes Sirius’ dual symbolism, linked with the Morning Star. A well-established standard of astronomical navigation is finding the rising point of Sirius once Orion has risen at least 20 degrees, by extending the so-called Navigator’s Line [Fig. 5] of the 3 stars of Orion’s Belt to the horizon.

The Dogon celestial mythology says that the cycle of Sirius B,” a White Dwarf companion star in joint orbit with Sirius A“, is a 50-year cycle, a fact verified by modern astronomers. Thus, it is instructive to see how half the fifty-year cycle of Sirius B exhibits the luni-solar kinship inherent in the 50-year cycle of Hebrew Jubilees, according to the golden section, or phi ratio. This is central to the celestial coordination of the luni-solar cycle, along with the Sirius star cycle as the three major calendars referred to in Gen. 1:14-16. Since the Sirius year, or Sothic Calendar as the Greeks called it, requires highly advanced knowledge of the heavens, capable of selecting the lone star in the sky that dictates a year365¼ days long, we find more support for these advanced astronomical practices centuries prior to Abraham.

The Stars of the “Navigator’s Line” in Orion’s Belt and sword with Sirius to the left.

navigator's line

Stars of the Navigator’s Line go out one by one“- These stars of the Navigator’s line-the three belt stars of Orion, that “go out, or are extinguished, one by one” as the sunrise of dawn washes out their nocturnal brilliance. This imagery fits a symbolic portrait of 1/3 of the stars of the heavenly host, under Lucifer’s domain, taken down with him when he fell from grace, resulting from his mutiny in the First Heavens and Earth. Their light was snuffed out due to their revolt as they were broken in the light of the rising daystar, the ascendant Jesus Christ. When we read this rendering of Job 38, in light of the Heliacal Rising of Sirius, the truth of this text lying hidden here for millennia finally comes to the surface.  This is most fitting since Job and Genesis, are the only books addressed to the Age of Biblical Patriarchs, whose gospel was the stars! This also shows the high degree of sophistication in the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs at a very early time in the antediluvian age. This is a witness to the ancient knowledge of the Sothic cycle in Job, based on the cycles of the dog-star Sirius, related to Orion’s belt, illustrating how the Patriarch Job provided a transition in Biblical Astronomy, from the principles of the Patriarchal Age with the Gospel in the Stars, to those of the Old Testament Law, to Christ and Grace.

This indirect reference to Orion in light of the imagery of the Dog-star Sirius, is worthy of our focused attention. Following the theme of Sirius’ dual symbolism, first as the angel of light, the first light of the world fallen from grace, this motif is also seen in the fact that Sirius remains the brightest star in the heavens even today, yet with negative symbolism, telling us how Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light in [I Cor. 11:14]. The gist of this is told in the Iliad, in words by Homer: “âs the star which rises in late summer, called among men Orion’s Dog [Sirius]; bright it shines forth, yet it is a baleful sign, for it brings to suffering mortals much fiery heat.” Homer continues: “Whose burning breath taints the red air with fevers, plagues and death.”13 As we are reminded of the Revised English Bible for Job 38:15, we find a special insight that reads as follows:

Job 38:15 When the light of the Dog-star is dimmed and the stars of the Navigator’s Line go out one by one?

The Hebrew word: “rosh” [H7218] rendered “Dog-star” in Job 38: 13 & 15 of the REB, is the root word for [H7222-roshah], also in Zech. 4:7 reads “headstone,” or “Chief cornerstone” [Ps. 118:22, Eph. 2:20, 5:23]. This version of “Sirius” as the “prince of the Heavenly host” was also referenced in Persia’s sacred books as “Tistar,” the “Chieftain of the East,” as it caught the first rays of the dawn before sunrise of a new day. This “new day” was key not only for the light of that 24- hour period, but also because for “3000 years, the Heliacal Rising of Sirius opened the New Year in old Egypt.”14

The Belt Stars of Orion and the Dog Star-Sirius of Canis Major. 15

Figure 19: The three belt stars of Orion point directly to Sirius or Dog Star. Sirius is part of the Canis Major or Greater Dog constellation.

From the reference above to the Heliacal Rising of Sirius in Job 38:15, we find the New Year’s celebrations in ancient Egypt foreshadowing a transition of spiritual power from the archaic Morning Star to the risen Daystar, Jesus Christ. [Pet. 1:19-21]

The fifty-year shared standard between the Sothic Calendar and the Hebrew Jubilee is an intriguing bit of astronomical history with powerful spiritual overtones of the ancient influences of the Biblical Patriarchs, with God’s foreknowledge. In the 50- year half-cycle of the Sothic calendar we find revealing mathematics related to the lunar cycle. According to Schwaller de Lubicz: The 25-year cycle corresponded to 309 lunations. The calculations are:

25 x 365 = 9125 days, and 9125 = 29.5307 days per lunation [309]

This in itself reveals extremely accurate observations. Modern Astronomy reckons the lunation as 29.53059 days, a difference of about a second. But Schwaller de Lubicz notes the intriguing equivalence of 25 years to 309 lunar months. 309=(Ø -1 x 1000 and it’s choice as the number determining the cycle cannot have been accidental.                                                                           2

(A double cycle, which expresses the Golden Section, comprises 50 years; 618 = ( Ø – 1 x 1000.) 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2

As we have seen, the Jubilee cycle is central to the timing of Christ’s birth, and is conspicuous in the celestial events making up the great wonder of Revelation 12. Rosh ha-Shanah on Tishri 1, was the “head” of the Judean calendar as New Year’s day and Jesus’ birthday, the first day of the 50-year Hebrew cycle of Jubilees. This not only set the foundational temporal pattern of the seasons, holidays and feasts of Israel’s ancient Sabbath-Jubilee calendar, but it also mirrors the phi spiral of our solar system, that synchs the orbits of the planets around the Sun. Certainly, it is not a stretch to realize that the same phi ratio ordering the great spiral galaxies of the universe, and patterns the growth of myriad plant species, also patterns our solar system by the same harmony of geometric laws at a varied scale.

Nautilus Shells, Galaxies and Tornadoes, Oh Phi!

In the coordination of the Solar, Lunar and Sothic Calendar, via the phi ratio, not only do we find a symbol of God, the Creator-Father of Lights, underwriting His Creation via His geometric “source of life-principle,” but it also shows a linkage between the precessional and Sothic cycles. As the Creator, He enlivened all life forms, as the Prime Mover, and Giver of the vital life-growth element seen in all four kingdoms of life: plant, animal (and insect), human & spirit kingdoms. As the phi ratio applies to these four kingdoms of life, it operates according the Fibonacci Series, approximating higher degrees of accuracy, unto the Phi standard, witnessed in the successive growth stages of life. This is the reason for the ubiquity of the Fibonacci Series in a myriad of terrestrial life forms. Two of these kingdom’s of life are embodied in the union of the body of the lion king-Leo with the human head of the woman-Virgo, in the Great Sphinx. This section of the ecliptic,  forms the Alpha/Omega point on the band of constellations termed the Mazzaroth, that I’ve called the Celestial Sphinx. Below Figure 7, displays the view over the horizon from Jerusalem, showing Virgo’s Head under the fully risen Leo the Lion, very near the birth of Christ.

Figure 7. The Celestial Sphinx of Virgo and Leo on 9-14-3 BC, three days after Christ’s birth. 17

head of a woman and body of a lion

This is the section of the sky that Jon Nessle recently taught us about, which is the target that our Solar System as it spirals forward, led each day with the Sunrise of the daystar, the light of the world-Jesus Christ! Figure 8, below includes both the decans above and below the ecliptic in this part of the sky, showing the serpent Hydra being crushed by the Lion’s claws, with the brightest star on the ecliptic-Regulus between the Lion’s paws, meaning the feet that crush, as he tramples the dragon underfoot; [Ps. 91:13]. 18 Hydra-the abhorred, is the long fleeing serpent stretched from the signs Cancer to Libra, including Virgo and Leo, engulfing the length of 1/3 the ecliptic signs. Other decans pictured are Crater, holding the wine of God’s Wrath, [Rev. 14:10], inseparable from Hydra, and Corvus-the Raven one of the birds of prey who feast on the eternally defeated dead carcasses of the ungodly.

Figure 8. The Alpha/Omega section of the Mazzaroth. 19

As we have seen, the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau embodies the Star Al Nitak on Orion’s belt. In Figure 9 below, the Great Pyramid is linked to the Great Sphinx by the Causeway between them. As the 3 Giza Pyramid’s are a reflection of Orion’s Belt stars, so the Great Sphinx at Giza represents the Alpha and Omega union of signs on the ecliptic, with the head of the woman-Virgo united with the body of the Leo the Lion, depicting the start and finish of the celestial ecliptic. As the oldest and largest freestanding rock sculpture on the face of the earth, the Sphinx draws our attention to this critical heavenly juncture, joining the great circle of the firmament, the celestial Gospel.

Figure 9. The Great Pyramid linked to the Great Sphinx by the Giza Causeway. 

As this Giza Causeway extends from the ancient Plateau to the horizon on the winter solstice of 2012, it aligns with the rising point of Sirius, the Dog Star. When this Causeway line transitions to the firmament, it intersects the Great Orion Nebula between the stars Rigel and Al Nitak of Orion. As we mentioned earlier in this text the “established standard of astronomical navigation of finding the rising point of Sirius once Orion has risen at least 20 degrees, by extending the so-called Navigator’s Line of the 3 stars of Orion’s Belt to the horizon. In the graphic below, the Navigator’s line becomes the line of the Giza Causeway, linking the Great Pyramid to the Great Sphinx to the rising point of Sirius on the Horizon!

In a book by Edward Nightingale called “The Giza Template: The Leo-Orion Relationship,” he shows a phi relation of the Sphinx to the Pyramids at Giza, in effect a master plan for the Giza Plateau. The following is an excerpt from his book. 20

As the Sphinx views the sky oriented eastward through the year,  The year is divided into months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Using these six divisions of time, a calendar date was assigned using a binary date to the alignment of the Galactic Center with the Sun and Earth. It is from this alignment that the Gregorian, Mayan and Hebrew calendar reconcile. This date is encoded at Giza by drawing a 12° degree angle between an 11° degree division of the square and an 11° degree division of the circle creating the multi-angled Causeway of the Great Pyramid. So, what do we see on the horizon at that moment from the viewpoint of the Sphinx?

Figure 10. The Great Sphinx aligned with the Sirius-Pleiades “Navigator’s line” through Orion’s Belt. 21

Using Stellarium software to view the sky on this binary date and time from the coordinates of the Sphinx, shows  without doubt, the reality and precision of this design. The star Sirius is on the horizon, The Great Orion Nebula, M42 in Orion’s Sword is 21° degrees above the horizon and directly above Sirius. A line drawn between Sirius and the Pleiades is 11° off vertical, and is pointing to this 11° angleIt is this view of Sirius on the horizon, the position of the Pleiades, and the relative position of the Great Orion Nebula that is being tracked and documented. The movements of the star Sirius and the Pleiades star cluster are at odds with the current theory of precession in that they do not exhibit the so-called wobble motion of the Earth’s axis. This implies that Sirius and the Pleiades are on a similar trajectory as our solar system. In fact, that is exactly what I have discovered encoded in The Giza Template. I propose that our solar system, the star Sirius and the Pleiades star cluster system were birthed from the same stellar nebula, that being the Great Orion Nebula, M42. These three systems are each on their own spiral trajectory, each being separated by time and distance directly related to the 25,920 year cycle of the Precession of the equinoxes. These star systems are moving away from the M42 Nebula in a spiral motion with our ecliptic rolling along like a wheel on a spiral path. This movement defines what we view as the precession of the equinoxes, eliminating the outdated wobbling earth theory. Spiral motion and growth are seen throughout the natural world and need not be dismissed in light of celestial mechanics that account for precession. [https://grahamhancock.com/nightingalee3/] Here the Phi ratio mechanics are implied ruling over the Precession of the Equinoxes, supplanting the “wobbling earth theory,” which seems to be supported by the math of the supposed error in the Pyramid’s alignment from the cardinal points.

Another interesting element to this graphic is seen with the 11° line from Sirius to the Pleiades also intersecting Orion’s belt @ Al Nitak– the “wounded one” in reference not only to the Great Pyramid star shaft alignment, but also Gen. 3:15, and the dual head and heel wounds of the serpent and Christ. With the Sword of Orion [M42 Orion’s Nebula] over the head of Sirius at its lower culmination on the horizon, this seems to beautifully depict the destruction of the enemy, while giving added meaning to Job’s Pleiades references, that always include Orion’s Belt. This also fits with the “Scored lines” alignment of the Pleiades in the Pyramid’s Descending Passage intersecting Thuban’s trajectory into the pit, and the precessional shift, and the movement of the archaic pole star towards Polaris, of Ursa Minor. It seems the Almighty had great purposes in mind with Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy of the Giza Plateau, in conveying primary Biblical themes regarding the birth and return of His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ! We remain ever thankful for His Love and Grace, and the riveting evidence He has left for us, with eyes to see and ears to hear

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

1.Fig.1 picture credit, [humanoriginproject.com]
2. Fig. 2 picture credit, [http://dream-prophecy.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html]
3. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, ppg 86-87, Peter Thompkins.
4. Witness of the Stars, p. 151. E.W. Bullinger.
5. Fig. 3 picture credit, Stellarium Astronomical Software.
6. Fig. 4 picture credit, [http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/Ghizaarchitecture.htm]
7. The Great Orion Nebula. [www.constellation-guide.com]
8. Fig. 5 picture credit, from [Pinterest.com]
9. Star Lore Myths Legends and Facts, p. 409 William Tyler Olcott
10. IBID, ppg. 408-409
11. IBID, p. 420
12. The Mazzaroth, Frances Rolleston
13. The Illiad-Homer quoted in Hamlet’s Mill, Santillanna & Von Dechend. p.286.
14. Hamlet’s Mill, Santillanna & Von Dechend. p.284.
15. https://nexusnewsfeed.com/article/spiritual-psychic/orion-taurus-and-the-pleiades-a-star-map-of-the-legends-of-kartikeya-horus-and-nergal-and-apollo/
16. Serpent in the Sky J.A. West, p. 94.
17. Fig. 7 Picture credit “Jesus Christ our Promised Seed.” p.45, American Christian Press
18. The Gospel in the Stars, p.134 Joseph Seiss
19. Fig. 8 Picture credit, [www.atam.org]
20. https://www.thegizatemplate.com/
21. IBID

 

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Biblical Astronomy of the Star of David

The Star of David is an ancient sign and symbol that predates even ancient Israel. This symbol has a wide-ranging and multi-level history, reaching into numerous cultures across the globe. Early renditions of this important symbol are found on several Cylinder Seals dating as far back as circa 2500BC, exhibited in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin, Germany. This ancient Akkadian Cylinder Seal shows a six-pointed Star with a centered Sun/star. There is a resemblance to the Star of David in this Seal, in that it is a six-pointed star, however it does not appear to conform to overlaid equilateral triangles as is the Magen David. There exists added archaeological evidence of zodiacs from the same general time suggesting feasible Sumerian roots. As we can see in the Cylinder Seal below, The Star figure is central to the six-pointed star, encircled by 12 other planets, or stars/constellations. If this sign is not our Sun, then perhaps it could represent a shadow, or twin star of our Sun, as other bright stars are known to have like Sirius and Sirius B, for example. This could also fit with David residing in the royal throne and genealogy of Jesus Christ, as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

Figure 1. Akkadian Cylinder Seal with the six-pointed star and the Sun at the center.1

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The Sun figure-a 6-pointed star, surrounded by 12 other celestial bodies generally fits numerous Jewish sources that depict the 12 Tribes of Israel encamped around the Tabernacle in their 40-year sojourn in the wilderness. Similar images are also depicted on the Breastplate of the High Priest, conforming to a cosmic order including 12 hours of the day, 12 months of the year, and 12 zodiacal signs. Judean tradition even depicts the 12 tribes camped around the Tabernacle in the form of a hexagram. In Figure 2 below, each point of the hexagram links to the center of six circles, around a center circle of the Tabernacle where God presented Himself to His people, encircled by the planets and the Moon, as seen below and in Figure 3.

Figure 2. Hexagram with central Sun surrounded by 5 naked-eye planets and the Moon.2

The Star of David in Figure 3 shows the hexagram interlaced with these 2 equilateral triangles, and a hexagonal center, with the Light of the world. This Star of David provides an example of a God-centered Hebrew Solar System, including also a potential systematic map of planetary conjunctions, as they occur in the 12 celestial houses of the Mazzaroth. The history books relate that a heliocentric concept of the solar system was popularized by the ancient Greeks, specifically Aristarchus of Samos in the 2nd Century BC. But this did not catch on till Copernicus in the Middle Ages. Yet we find here further evidence of a heliocentric view going back to the Star of David at least as far as 1600-1400 BC, in excavations at Gezer painted on a ceramic bowl. 3
It’s good that modern science is finally catching up to the ancient Biblical Patriarchs in certain categories of advanced thought! Of course, you won’t hear anything but scoffs and chortle’s from today’s scientific community with suggestions like this, yet it is hard to ignore the evidence of the source for these ideas. [https://star-of-david.blogspot.com/search/label/archaeology]

The Star of David (Magen David) predates Yah’shua Ha Mossiach (Jesus Christ the Messiah), by at least six centuries. The six-pointed star was used in Jewish architecture as a religious symbol of victory and protection for over 2600 years. We find Magen David‘s also prominent on synagogues, like Capernaum where Jesus taught! [Mark 1:21, Luke 4:31, John 6:59), dating from the Second Temple period, during the Messiah’s ministry.

Figure 3. Seal of Solomon with Sun-center and 5 visible planets with the Moon. 4

There is much evidence that the six-pointed star was called the Shield of David because David’s name in Hebrew was spelled Daled, Vav, Daled. If you take the first and last triangles, the alpha & omega (Daleds) of “David” and interlace them, you have the Magen David. Encircling the triangles in the Mazzaroth joined in the first and last signs of Virgo/Leo-forming the Sphinx, as the unifying symbol in the context of the planetary unions in our solar system, including the Jupiter-Saturn series. The Star of David has also been used to diagram the seven days of the Creation week, and the Sabbath as a foundation in Hebrew and world timekeeping. In the graphic below, we find an example of how the hexagram has been used to diagram Bible truths, for example in Genesis 1:1, among many others. 5

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Here are some other Bible verses where the Star of David pattern fits the verse as above…
[Gen. 14:19, 22, 27:39, Ex. 20:4, 11 Deut. 4:39, 5:8, 10:14, 30:19, Josh. 2:11, 2 Sam. 2:10, 22:8, 1 Kgs. 8:23, 27, 1 Chron. 21:16, 29:11, Ezra 5:11, Ps. 50:4, Ps. 57:5-11, 85:11, 102:19, 103:11, Ps. 113:4 to 115:16, Ps. 121:2 to 124:8, Prov. 25:3. Isa. 24:21, 44:23, 51:6, 55:9-10, 65:17.] Note the Bookends of the verses in Blue.

The following info comes from Leo Tavares, and his website Mathematical Monotheism. Since the Hebrew Alphabet is alpha-numeric, where every letter has a number value, below Tavares has charted the numerical values of the Hebrew words in Genesis 1:1. 6

Genesis 1:1

In the Beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.

Regarding the number 37, Tavares notes that “for the sum of the Fibonacci numbers indexed to the first 37 decimal digits of Phi, after the decimal point=401. This shows a link between Pi and Phi ratios, previously illustrated in various blog posts. Not only does the center word of value of Genesis 1:1, stand out as its only Prime Word value, it stands out as its shortest word, made up of the first and last letters of their alphabet; the Aleph and Tav. Since the Almighty God-Creator is fittingly set in the center of these seven words in Gen. 1:1, like both the Menorah between the other 6 candles, [Rev. 1:20] and the Star of David with the center hexagon of the six-pointed star, this also reveals an internal code of mirror symmetry in Gen. 1:1, that the sum of the prime factors of the words to the left of 401, yields the same value of the prime factors to the right of 401. 7 This also shows the Almighty God at the center of the Hebrew Scriptures in the Alpha verse of all of God’s written Word, as the Creator of all the material world inside the universe, as well as the spiritual world outside of it.

Building on this, Tavares posits the PHI STAR OF GENESIS 1:1 -based on the numerical value of Gen. 1:1 [2701] is the 37th regular hexagonal number, and hexagons/hexagrams are naturally related, Tavares placed the order of the 37 Fibonacci numbers, derived from the first 37 decimal digits of Phi, after the decimal point, in the form of a hexagram where these numbers total 401, seen below in Figure 4. 8

Figure 4. PHI STAR OF GENESIS 1:1

This shows the link between Genesis 1:1 and the number 37 is active with both Prime and Fibonacci numbers. We can see this also in the sum of numbers at the numbers in the apex triangle points of this Phi Star of Gen. 1:1, totaling 37. [8+13+1+13+2+0] 9

Added examples of sacred Phi geometry are found in the banner below, depicting a Phi relation between the orbital speeds of Earth and Jupiter-Saturn. As the planets move anti-clock wise around the ecliptic viewed from Earth, Jupiter’s orbital speed is in a Phi relation to the slower Saturn, shown in the banner below seen from the Earth. This shows added evidence of the Phi ratio order in our solar system.

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We have shown extensively on our website and blog series the impact of the Great Conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn in Biblical history, in the astronomical markings of the birth of Abram, the birth of Moses, finally leading up to the birth of Christ. For all intents and purposes, this planetary conjunction cycle could be considered a major aspect of what I have termed the “Celestial Prelude” in describing the celestial signs marking the general and specific periods to mark the birth of Christ. Biblical history shows that the deliverer of Israel and the world, would come from the Seed of Abraham, and deliver Israel as the forerunner Moses did.

With The Star of Bethlehem, we are told that the Jupiter-Saturn unions carry a lot of  weight: In his Commentary on DanielAbarbanel {1437-1508} wrote that conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation of Pisces signified not only the most important events but also events which referred especially to IsraelThe Rabbi argued that as the conjunction had taken place three years before the birth of Moses, an event which heralded the first deliverance of Israel, so it would also precede the birth of the Messiah and the final deliverance of Israel… What would Saturn, Jupiter and Pisces signify to the Magi astrologers? As New Testament scholar Raymond Brown points out, we cannot be sure how the Jews in the time of Jesus made their zodiacal calculations. The same scholar, however, goes on to say that ‘Pisces is a constellation sometimes associated with the last days and with the Hebrews, while Jupiter, an object of particular interest among Parthian astrologers, was linked with the world ruler and Saturn was identified as the star of the Amorites of the Syria-Palestine region’. The claim has been made that this conjunction might have led Parthian astrologers to predict that there would appear in Palestine among the Hebrews a world ruler of the last days, an apocalyptic king.10

Below we find depicted the Trigon of the Great Conjunction cycle by Johannes Kepler. He used this diagram to calculate the precession of the equinoxes based on the conjunction cycle of Jupiter-Saturn, as these giants of our solar system marked the opening of a new precessional age nearly every 2160 years, as they approach the vernal equinox. This triangular sequence of conjunctions and oppositions is completed in 60 years, as these 2 gas giants unite every 20 years, in an ongoing planetary union series. As each conjunction appears in a triplicity, that forms the triangular planetary union over 60 years, they transition to the next as seen in Figure 7, where the following Jupiter-Saturn union shifts to the earthly triplicity of Virgo.

Figure 5. the Trigon of Great Conjunctions. [Kepler 1606] 11

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Johannes Kepler, made a detailed study of the moving geometry of the sky, represented the periods of the planets by geometric figures with values based on the fundamental divisions of the circle into four, six and twelve sections measuring 90º, 60º and 30º. He made a model that related the five Platonic solids to the planetary orbits, where the cube occupied the space between the orbits of Saturn and Jupiterand the tetrahedron between Jupiter and Mars. Since then many mind-boggling mathematical relationships have been discovered between the planets’ cycles, sizes and distances from each other, as well as their speed and axis inclinations, and even their rates of spin. These findings point to the presence of an Intelligent designer of the universe. They prove that, rather than evolving randomly, the Sun together with the planets and their moons form a unified, living system of the first order and elegance. 12

Figure 6. The Elements of the Star of David. 13

The graphic above depicts the Green triangle as earth, the Yellow triangle as air, the Blue Triangle as water, and the Orange Triangle as Fire, all unified in the Jupiter-Saturn series of conjunctions, in the central Star of David, as they make their way through the Mazzaroth, navigating these elemental celestial signs corresponding to earth, air, fire, water and ether.
The graphic in figure 7 below shows accurate values: in a tropical system, there will be 10 or 11 conjunctions, and in a sidereal system 11 or 12. Figure 7 below shows this visually, in a tropical system.

Figure 7. Eleven tropical mean conjunctions in the fiery triplicity. 14

Figure 6: Eleven tropical mean conjunctions in the fiery triplicity

Every mean conjunction advances by 242° 58′ 32″ of the circle, or 2° 58′ 32″ in the actual degrees of the signs. If conjunction #1 is at of a sign (here, Aries), then #2 will be at about 2° 58′ 32″ of Sagittarius, #3 at 5° 57′ 04″ Leo, and so on, always moving in a clockwise motion. But then #11 will be at 29° 45′ 20″, the last of the triplicity: the next conjunction will be a triplicity shift into the earthy triplicity, at 2° 43′ 52″ Virgo.

For Plato the five geometric solids called the Platonic Solids corresponded to the elements earth, water, air, fire and ether. The numbers and shapes have a qualitative as well as a quantitative dimension, which have been neglected in modern times.

Kepler viewed the planetary order along the lines of the “Music of the Sphere’s,” unifying the basis for the outer and inner planets. We see this in a geometric harmony of the solar system, with the orbits of the gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Figure 8 below depicts the outermean and inner orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter using an equilateral triangle and an octagram.

This is also a way of illustrating the structure of the musical Octave, with an eight-pointed star that halves or doubles the wavelengths or frequencies of the musical scale, with an equilateral triangle inscribed inside a circle, with 1/2 the diameter of its outer circle, seen in Fig. 8.

Figure 8. Geometric orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. 15

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The geometry of this diagram not only depicts the musical order of these outer solar system planets, but since Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits are in the proportion of 6:11 to 99.99% accuracy, this is the octave or double of the 3:11 Moon to Earth ratio, to 99.9% accuracy, revealinggeometric harmony and mirror symmetry between the outer and inner planets. This 3:11 earth-moon proportion is also shared by two of our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, to 99.9% accuracy. Upon closer inspection 3:11 is 27.3%, and the Moon orbits the earth every 27.3 days, showing the harmonious pairing of the Earth and Moon. 16

So when the size of the Moon is compared to the Earth, in the figure below, the circle through the center of the Moon is equal to a circumference of the perimeter of the Square enclosing the Earth. This Square also embodies the base of the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, whose apex touches the circle in the center of the Moon. 17

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The geometric order of the outer planets is further uncovered in the conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn. The basis of the geometry of the six-sided star of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions is uniquely found in the hexagon construct at the north pole of the planet Saturn, [Fig. 9]. In this graphic we are beholding the amazing basis of the geometric pattern of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle.

Figure 9. The Hexagram shaped North Pole of Saturn.Image result for hexagonal pattern at saturn's pole-images

If the six points of the hexagram or star tetrahedron are encircled in a sphere and if we add the planetary oppositions to the geometry of Jupiter-Saturn unions, the six-pointed star is formed, on a basis of the hexagram, as seen below in the upper and lower left corners of Figure 10. This graphic depicts the downward-pointing triangle of the hexagram with Jupiter at the upper right and Saturn at the low point of the triangle. The hexagon forms the corner-stone of the six-pointed “Star of David” mapping the unions of Jupiter-Saturn below. In May 2010 the last opposition stage in the current sixty-year cycle was reached, with Jupiter in Pisces opposing Saturn in Virgo. 18

Figure 10. Jupiter-Saturn Star of David with the Creation Week examples. 19

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When mapped, the progress of these grand conjunctions through the zodiac describes a series of equilateral triangles (Fig. 5). Every 60 years a triangle is completed, and
the planetary union returns to start, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus forming a cycle of 800 years. Each 200 years the triangles shift to the next 
elements. From 1226-1425 they occurred in air signs, 1425-1603 in water, 1603-1802 in fire, and from 1802 to 2000 in earth20 

Biblical Astronomy perspective, provides view of planetary cycles of Jupiter-Saturn appearing in various zodiacal constellations around the ecliptic, noting the Biblical symbolism of each sign, combined with the planetary symbolism and Bible numerics to ascertain the meaning of these movements, in the context of Precessional and Biblical ages with sacred Geometry principles like the Phi, Pi and Lucas ratios, as found in the solar system and Great Pyramid. This includes categories of  Heavenly SignsHebrew Feast and holy days, and Jubilee cycles, among other considerations.

Another application of the Star of David pattern of overlapping triangles is found in the dual ministries of the Messiah as the Priest/King. This is a powerful symbol for Jesus as the Son
of David, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root and offspring of David. [2Pet.1:19, Rev.22:16]. One example of these unified ministries of the King and High Priest is found
in the Gospel of John record [John 10:22-30];

Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple area in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews gathered about him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Jesus answered“I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you do not belong to my flock. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:22-30)

Two separate hints are given in this passage: 1) Jesus was in the temple area of Solomon’s Colonnade; and 2) he referred to his flock which means he was reminding his listeners that he is a Shepherd, in the same occupation as his forefather, King David. The image of the star of David is implied, that on another level symbolizes the joining together of the dual roles of king and high priest.

In the graphic below we have a geometric version of a six-petalled flower, called the Seed of Life in sacred geometry. Like the Pomegranate, these flowers are said to be the natural version of the Star of David in the Flower kingdom. The geometric pattern below is obtained by drawing 6 same-sized circles, that partially overlap each other, similar to the Vesica Pisces. If we look closely we can see the pattern of the Star of David within these circles also, that form the flower. In the overlapping circles on the top and bottom of this image, their common lozenge is divided in half by the inner circle surrounding the flower. These embody the upper and lower apex’s of the interlocking triangles, while the adjacent triangles provide the base angles of each triangle.

The pomegranate flower provides the ideal natural six-pointed star which may be one of the reasons it is found on the Ephod of the High Priest. They were found on the Hem of the Priest’s Ephod; his ceremonial robe that was worn while he ministered in the Tabernacle and Temple of Israel, [Exod. 28:31-35]. The pomegranates were alternated between small golden bells on the lower hem of the Ephod, which also held the High Priest’s Breastplate. This displayed fruitful works of the High Priest in his ministry. King Solomon was also said to have designed his crown based on a six-pointed star pattern of this sacred flower of the pomegranate. Here is a wonderful example of the dual ministries of our King and High Priest Jesus Christ who is the only perfect minister and our perfect redeemer, that we follow and obey as the head of our Spiritual body in his Church.

An added intriguing element is found as we consider how the 12 gems on the Breastplate link both to the 12 star-signs of the Mazzaroth, and the 12 tribes of Israel; this link takes you to an accurate account of how the tribes match their proper constellations. As the Star of David geometric structure also has 12 sides, as seen in the mid-lower row of Figure 10 above, we find a specific means whereby the conjunction series of Jupiter-Saturn, that marked the births of key Patriarchs leading to Christ, may have also provided an astronomical check and balance to the Urim and Thummim, also held in a pouch in the High Priest’s Breastplate.

As we walk in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, rejoicing more and more as His Day approaches, in the resounding and reverberating truths of the Hope of Christ’s Return, we will stand together as super-conquerors in the Lord into eternity.

Agape’

Rene’


 Footnotes

1.  Star of David: The Star of David as an Archaeological Artifact
https://star-of-david.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-star-of-david-as-archaeological.html
2. Ibid
3. Ibid
4. [picture credit] https://starofdavidsite.wordpress.com/star-of-david-bible/
5. Ibid.
6. https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism/phi-star-of-genesis-1-1
7. Ibid
8. Ibid
9. Ibid
10. Star Names their Lore and Meaning, R.H. Allen on Abarbanel {1437-1508}, Dover Books
11. Trigon of Great Conjunctions. picture credit [Kepler 1606]
12. “A little book of Coincidence,” p. 48, John Martineau, Wooden Books 2001
13. https://star-of-david.blogspot.com/search/label/archaeolog
14. Astrology of the World II: Revolutions & History.
15. “A little book of Coincidence,” p. 48, John Martineau, Wooden Books 2001
16. Ibid, p. 30
17. Ibid, p. 31
18. Ibid, p. 47
19. [picture credit] https://starofdavidsite.wordpress.com/star-of-david-bible/
20.  Astrology of the World II: Revolutions & History.

 

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In our annual recognition of Pi Day. March 14th of every year [3.14] we are reposting the following blog related to the Hebrew Menorah and the Pi ratio. The Menorah is one of the sacred pieces of “furniture” in the Hebrew Temple & Tabernacle, that themselves were designed by the Creator using universal constants like Pi/Phi in addition to the Ark of the Covenant.

The Structure of the Hebrew Menorah and the Pi ratio.

This blog post is an expansion on my original study called “The Biblical Cosmology of the Hebrew Menorah” on my website [www.try-god.com]. The first study focused more on the history of astronomy and cosmology, with an emphasis on the Precession of the Equinoxes, and the potential impact of a Biblical Cosmology. This current study shifts  focus to a greater emphasis on the Biblical aspects of the Menorah’s structure, and the implications of this structure. I am including the introduction to the original study along with some of the mathematical aspects of the first study, mainly pertaining to the structure of the Menorah and the Pi ratio.

The traditional concept of the history of cosmology reads as a timeline of the “discoveries” of the greatest scientists. Men like Ptolemy, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Einstein and Hubble are the shining lights of scientific progress, and certainly human science owes these men much. According to conventional history, the idea of a heliocentric “universe” or solar system, originated in ancient Greece, specifically Aristarchus of Samos back in the second century BC. This idea however, did not catch on in a big way until Copernicus, who while reviewing some of Aristarchus’ ideas, seized upon this concept and ran with it. He did this at his own peril due to the prevailing worldview of the time, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, based on a geocentric view of the solar system espoused by Ptolemy, that held sway in intellectual and religious circles for over 1500 years. The graphic below from Harmonica Macrocosmica [A. Cellarius, Amsterdam 1660] 1 depicts a Sun-centered, Copernican view of the cosmos.

harmonica macrocosmica

This article on Biblical cosmology depicts the idea of a heliocentric “universe” predated the Second Century BC and Aristarchus, by at least 1300 years, and its genuine roots are found in the OT Scriptures. From a historical perspective, this is a potentially radical statement, sure to have many critics however, once the following Biblical evidence is viewed in light of the principles of Biblical Astronomy, the foundations of this concept  are inescapable. This article supplies an example of potential revisionist power that Biblical Astronomy can have on the conventional view of the History of Astronomy 

This study examines the celestial symbolism of the sacred Hebrew candlestick instituted under Moses and the Levite priests of the Old Testament. The Menorah is a divine piece of furniture that was kept in the holy place of the Hebrew Tabernacle, which contained the Altar of Incense, the Table of Shewbread and the Veil through which the Holy of the Holies was accessible. As a powerful symbol from God’s Word, the Menorah embodies an extensive Biblical cosmology, including both the Hebrew zodiac of twelve major Constellations, with its thirty-six decans, and a heliocentric concept of the solar system, centuries before Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey! God revealed the divine plans of the Tabernacle to Moses in the mid-2nd millennium BC, in the 14th century.

The various elements of the structure of this Candlestick follows the order of the Torah in the first five books of the Pentateuch. The structure of this sacred seven-branched Candlestick was said to embody the light of the Torah in seven categories or individual aspects of this Lamp as follows: 2

Figure 1. The Menorah and Genesis 1:1. 3

1. The seven branches of the Candelabra are built on the first seven words of Gen. 1:1.

GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” As we will see below, the sevenfold pattern of the Menorah embodies the Creator’s spiritual and temporal order as the Creator’s three-fold light is shed in Creation, evident on multi-levels in God’s Word, and culture of Israel, including their mathematical, astronomical and religious aspects. A primary area where the mathematical and astronomical aspects of the Menorah structure intersect as seen in Judean Time-keeping

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2. The Seven Lamps of the Menorah supported by its seven Branches, shed their light kindled by the High Priest by burning the pure Olive oil, symbolizing the anointing of the holy spirit. [Ex. 27:21, 1Sam. 3:3]

The ancient Biblical truths of the Almighty Creator God, Who rested on the 7th day, defined division of time, based on the Creation WeekGod’s Creation of the Sun, Moon and Stars to mark signs, seasons, days and years, divided and separated between the light and darkness of these heavenly bodiesproviding a universal temporal order for the earth. The Seasons and appointed times [moed] depict the holy feasts when man was to recognize special calendar times ordained by the Almighty, according to a mandate from heaven, to honor God’s Covenant relationship with man. These sacred Spring and Fall feasts relate to the sevenfold Menorah Branch structure seen in Fig. 2 below.

Figure 2. The Menorah and the Hebrew Feasts and Holy Days.

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The standard order of Creation Week is inherent in Genesis 1-2. This Creation Week set the Sabbath pattern, found in the 7 x 4=28; Lunar MansionsThe transition from the end of one lunar phase to commencement of the next lunar phase is a most revered calendar unit across world cultures. In this way, God set aside the Sabbath Day as holy, consecrating the Sabbath in Israel for all time, which is a big reason why Israel has abided by a lunar calendar. We also find historical recognition of the influence of this seven-fold pattern in various septenary units of measurement. The Egyptian Royal cubit was composed of 7 hands or 28 fingers, as a standard cubit, with a 7th hand added. In truthGen. 1:1 has 7 Hebrew words with a total of 28 letters. By dividing 28 times the product of the letters by seven times, the product of the words, a calculation of the Pi ratio results. 4 This is a practical reckoning from the ancient world seen below, with astronomical and calendar applications. “According to a septenary system of reckoning, the circumference of a circle was considered 22/7 of the circle’s diameteras an approximation of the Pi ratio=3 1/7 or 3.142857, which is still applied as an adequate calculation for many engineering problems today.” 5

Figure 3. Luni-solar Calendar cycles and the Hebrew Feasts.

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The following information comes from Leo Tavares and his website on Mathematical Monotheism, [https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism/the-genesis-1-1-mirror-code]. Since the Hebrew Alphabet is alpha-numeric, where every letter in their alphabet is also a specific number, below are the “numerical values of the 22 letters in the Biblical Hebrew alphabet, as they relate to Genesis 1:1: 

  GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth 

Thus the numeric values of these seven Hebrew words are as follows

913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 + 407 + 296 37 × 73 

A note from Tavares on his site on #37 is; “For the sum of the Fibonacci numbers indexed to the first 37 decimal digits of Phi (after the decimal point) = 401.” This shows a relation between the Pi and Phi ratios, that we have previously illustrated in various blog posts. 

Not only does the center word value of Genesis 1:1 stand out as its only PRIME word value, it stands out as its SHORTEST word. In fact, it is made up of the first and the last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (the Aleph and the Tav). As God is the FIRST and the LAST in (Isaiah 44:6): This verse in Isaiah of 7 Hebrew words read as follows: 

ISAIAH 44:6 “I am the FIRST, and I am the LAST; and beside me there is no God 

Since the Creator God, Almighty fittingly is set in the center of these 7 words like, the central candle of the Menorah between the other six candles, [Rev. 1:20] this highlights the Biblical teaching that God is the FIRST and LAST (Isaiah 44:6): 

ALEPH + TAV = 401 

This reveals an internal code of mirror symmetry in Genesis 1:1 that the sum of the Prime Factors of the three words to the LEFT of 401 yields the same value as the Prime Factors to the RIGHT of 401. Below are the Prime Factors of the Genesis 1:1 word values:

   

913 = 11 × 83
203 = 7 × 29
86 = 2 × 43 

 401 = 401 

 395 = 5 × 79
407 = 11 × 37
296 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 37 

 LEFT PRIME FACTOR SUM: 

(11 + 83) + (7 + 29) + (2 + 43) = 175 

RIGHT PRIME FACTOR SUM: 

(5 + 79) + (11 + 37) + (2 + 2 + 2 + 37) = 175 

LEFT/RIGHT PRIME FACTOR SYMMETRY: 

       175  (401)  175 

As God is the FIRST and the LAST in (Isaiah 44:6): The numerical value of the seven Hebrew words in this passage is as follows: 

  61 + 557 + 67 + 265 + 162 + 61 + 86 =    1259 

This number is directly tied to 401 through the mathematics of a Circle. How? Aside from the fact that the numerical value of “ISAIAH” = 401, a Circle with a circumference of 1259 units yields a diameter of 401 units, according to the Pi formula. 

THE CIRCLE OF THE FIRST AND THE LAST 

  

“I am the FIRST, and I am the LAST; and beside me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6) = 1259 

DIAMETER = 401 units 

  “ISAIAH” = 401 

FIRST + LAST Hebrew letters = 1 + 400 = 

             401 

CENTER word value of Genesis 1:1 = 1 + 400 = 

             401 

The Aleph and the Tav are the FIRST/LAST letters of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The PRIME FACTOR SUM of the 22 Hebrew letter values points right back to “The Circle of The First and The Last” that we just saw. Remarkably, it yields the PRIME ORDER of 1259. 6 

The Pi ratio of the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet also correspond to the Alpha/Omega of the first and last signs of the Hebrew Mazzaroth, as seen in the Great Sphinx. 

This practical reckoning of the pi ratio also relates to the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, including 7 vowels, providing a linguistic and mathematical blueprint for Israel. As with all language systems, the Hebrew alphabet is a system of writing expressing a language’s sounds, both consonants and vowels, by
means of 
single letters. Alphabets can function to move beyond outer appearances, and access deeper meanings in reality. Alphabets embody the presence of the infinite within the finite. Since the Creator spoke all Creation into reality, the Almighty chose the Hebrew language and Semitic culture as the primary carrier and access point for in-depth concepts leading the presence of God within His Holy Word, and fellowship in His Temple. This includes a key function of the alphabet; to enable the seeker to experience spiritual growth processes in fellowship with his Maker, via a series of accessible, substantive and systematic images, whereby the Almighty chose to reveal Himself.

This correlates to the structure of the Menorah which contains a total of 22 cups; on each branch [6×3=18], plus four cups on the central servant branch [18+4=22]. This corresponds to the first 22 words of Deut. 1:1;

Deut. 1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab

We find this structure laid out also in the 11 fruits of the Menorah linked to the first 11 words of Exodus 1:1;

Ex.1:1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob 

There are also 9 flowers at the top of each branch before the Lamps, [Num. 8:4] built into the Menorah, which correlate to the first 9 words of Leviticus 1:1;

Levi. 1:1 And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

As the Father of Lights the Almighty shed His spiritual light as it translated in the physical realm so that it would register to the human senses. The Electro-magnetic light spectrum that registers to human vision is depicted below. This electromagnetic spectrum is generally divided into seven sectorsin order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency.

Gen, 1:4-5
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. We must remember what John 1:5 tells us about the relationship between light and darkness; 

And the light [God] shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
 

Figure 3. The Menorah and the Visible Light Spectrum

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In the book Jesus Christ is not God, regarding John 1:5, V.P.W stated; “The clause in verse 5 is a general rather than a specific statement regarding light and darkness, it does not refer to a specific lime in the past, in the present or in the future, but rather it is making a general statement about all time. Darkness is the absence of Light. Light, heat and all forms of energy are measured in terms of the positive never the negative. The negative is the absence of the positive. Even from a scientific viewpoint there is no way darkness can comprehend light since darkness is the absence of lightThat which does not exist cannot overcome that which exists. 7 

The Hebrew script, is a consonantal system with 22 characters, as part of a family of alphabets, formalized around the same time as early Greek, with letters taking a varied form. For example, Resh, phonetically, equal to the ‘R, is similar to a lower case Roman ‘reach letter with its own definition. One meaning of Resh is “poverty,” [Prov. 10:15]. Lucifer prospered at God’s Right Hand, but when this was not good enough for him, he became desolate in opposition to the Almighty, and was “plucked up” and cast away. Talk about a major “pluck up,” that has to be the biggest of all! This generally fits the narrative surrounding Job 38:12-15, as Lucifer was cast out of heaven, and rejected from his former angelic glory. [Isa. 14:12-20, Ezek. 28:12-19] 

Next in the Hebrew alphabet we encounter the letter Bet. History tells us that Bet is one of seven “double letters,” each of which has two pronunciations, two meanings, as well as two applications: a positive, and negativeSince the 7 vowels of the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, function as both a vowel and a consonant, we find two immediate applications for these double letters. “They also have 2 possible sounds, but only 3 of the seven are retained in modern Hebrew. Three of the rest are apparently used only by a few, and the double of the remaining one, Resh, is said to have been lost, supporting the narrative above related to Job 38:12-15. The 7 “double letters” have either a “hard” or “soft” pronunciation. The hard pronunciation is indicated by Dagesh; a (dot) in the center of the letter. The 2-fold usage of these seven “double letters” in Ecc. 3:1-8 comprise 7 polarized sets, each portrayed by one of these “doubles,” forming a unique figure that could be classified as a specialized acrosticBet is itself a word meaning “within” and “house.” Metaphorically, it depicts a mouth, a house and the interior of man, symbolizing internalized action.” 8

This meaning for Bet, of the interior of man, implies human freewill choice, that results from internal deliberationspoken into action externally. This relates not only to the 7 polarized sets [Ecc. 3], as people chose daily actions within the ranges of human activity reflected within these 14 pairs. Also, Bet as a “house,” is intriguing in light of the truth that these 7 stars; [Pleiades] are the angels of the 7 churches, since a church is considered the house of God, the dwelling place of His people, in the body of Christ, [Rev. 1:201 Cor. 6:19-20]. As the figure above also relates not only to the 7 spirits of God, that reside before God’s Throne in Heaven, [Rev. 4:5] but also the 7 Old Testament manifestations of the spirit, as seen in Isa. 11:1-2 and Figure below, reflected in the Menorah in the Earthly Temple and Tabernacle. 

In Figure 4 below the Menorah with each of the three branches functioning as a double with each of the seven companion OT Manifestations of the Spirit that emerge from the Holy Spirit of the Lord, on each side of the Central Servant BranchThis center branch depicts Jesus Christ the Light of the World, as the suffering servant branch who enlightens the world, [Ps. 119:105, John 15:5].

Figure 4. The Menorah and the OT manifestations of the Spirit. 9

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The Menorah’s height excluding the lamps was also 17 handbreadths high [17 Tefachim+1 including the base] which also corresponds to the first 17 words of Numbers 1:1.
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Num. 1:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
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Leo Tavares tells us:
The Bible details in Exodus 25:31-35 how God commanded the Israelites to make a Menorah made of pure gold, which was a lampstand with 7 branches (a CENTER branch and 3 united pairs of branches). This Biblical passage consists of 324 Hebrew letters (or 18 × 18 letters). It follows that we can represent these Hebrew letters as an 18 × 18 Matrix. When we do this, we find that the Ordinal number values of the Hebrew letters form a perfect shape of a Menorah yielding a sum of 999: 10 

 

MENORAH = 999 

As we compare this Ex. 25 text to the Standard word values of the 7 Hebrew words in Genesis 1:1 that also forms a perfect Menorah, we find some interesting parallels. 

 GENESIS 1:1 MENORAH 

Genesis 1:1 (913 + 203 + 86) + (401) + (395 + 407 + 296) 

 401 + (9 × 9 × 9) = (913 – 296) + (407 – 203) + (395 – 86) 

Exodus 25:31-40

31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. 32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. 34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. 36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. 40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Verse 37 indicates the purpose of the lamps of the Menorah, “that they may give light…’ It is noteworthy that this is the same purpose of the celestial luminaries stated in Genesis 1:14-16. Interestingly, the word for “lights” in the firmament [Gen. 1:14, 16: *H216maor] is the same word used in reference to the lamps of the Menorah, (Exodus 20:27, 35:14). Moreover, the same Hebrew word that refers to the Menorah’s individual lamps, also refers to the individual celestial lights of the Sun and Moon in Gen. 1:16. Thus we have a perfect correspondence between the purpose not only of the individual celestial lights and each of the Menorah’s lamp’s, to shed light upon the Earth. The emphasis with a Sun-centered system is placed on the Light of God. God’s Light is the Source of Life on Earth, even as God is the Source of Light. The celestial lights support this order from the Hand of the Creator.

Genesis 1:14-16
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: [15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. [16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

  Since the same Hebrew words are used in reference to both the luminaries of the firmament and the lamp-stand of the Tabernacle, we are wise to notice the details of the Menorah’s celestial symbolism 

Here we find Biblical evidence in the Menorah regarding the Hebrew zodiac, structured as the earliest known heliocentric model, as seen in the Menorah Solar System, far ahead of Aristarchus of Samos
(270 BC), who 
was the first of the ancient Greeks to re-submit the idea of a Sun centered cosmos. With the Son of God and light of the world embodied in Jesus Christ as the central Servant Branch of the Menorah and Hebrew zodiac, we see the original roots for a Sun-centered solar system that Copernicus gets credit for, despite the position of antagonism in the Roman Catholic Church centuries after his death. This idea was first established with the Hebrew Menorah, [Ps. 19] that was structured on a celestial plan of the ancient solar system of seven planets, with luni-solar cycles and the Sun as the center candlestick [Rev.1:20], always enlightening the Earth with a heliocentric viewpoint.

Both Philo and Josephus were early observers who provided context for the Menorah’s rounded branches, associating them with larger astronomical concerns. This approach hearkens back to a link with the lamps of the lampstand and the planets that first appears with the prophet Zechariah already during the sixth century B.C., who described the five visible planets, and the Sun and the Moon, as the “eyes of YHWH:” 

These seven are the eyes of YHWH, which range through the whole earth. [Zech. 4:18] 

In (Figure 5.) below we see the first candlestick, or Menorah in the form of what James Strong has called a “stylized tree.” Strong gives his own description of Exodus 25:33 quoted below:

Ex. 25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.”

Strong’s geometric synopsis of this verse states:

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It will be perceived that each section of the semicircles of which these lines are the radii is composed of two members: the shank (a plain tube) and the bulb (or swell), and that each has a third part or base (a circular double flange, as a means of connection, hence an actual joint) only where it is united to a different kind of piece; i.e., at the bottom and top of the central shaft and of the six arms, including the intersections of the shaft with the arms.”11 [emphasis mine]

Figure 5. The Hebrew Menorah. 12

central shaft and of the six arms

  When we apply what we have already seen in the Biblical teaching of the Sun’s dual symbolism, to the Menorah, then it takes on a new light, associating the Sun not only with the solar system, but also the circular zodiac. The very structure of the Menorah shows its central shaft as the foundation of the candle, since it holds the main light as the centerpiece of the candlestick. All the branches of the candlestick are attached to the central shaft, even as they obtain their light from the main candle. This pattern is mirrored in the solar system as the planets and moons do not generate their own light, but reflect the light of the Sun, in their orbits. We find not only the order of the solar system reflected here but also that of the ecliptic in 12 Constellations. This is evident in the semicircular pattern based on the pi ratio. By expanding on Strong’s analysis of the Menorah this comes to light. In Strong’s smaller geometric model of the Menorah, we note bulbs on the six branches of the candlestick that are projections of the central bulb, from whence all the radiating lines of the central light emanate. These projections of the central light on the six branches, (five naked eye planets and the Sun & Moon) depict how these luminaries reflect the Sun’s light in their individual orbits upon the Earth. This system shines light on the temporal periods and orbits of each naked-eye planet in our solar system, in relation to the Sun’s light. This is revealed first in the context of the mathematics of the 7×7=49 standard, a primary trait of light in Creator’s celestial order.

The symbolism of the candlestick also extends beyond our solar system to include the circle of 12 signs of the zodiac. Strong’s emphasis above on the geometric design of the Menorah, exhibits the Hebrew zodiac as in Genesis 49, with Jacob’s prophesies over his twelve sons. We should note that these lines noted by Strong as “the radii of the semi-circle,” reflecting the symbolic light of the world, if extended into a complete circle, the radii would divide it into 12 equal parts of 360 degrees of the circle according to the pi ratio. We can be safe in making this conceptual leap in the implied design of the Menorah, because we have already seen this pattern in the Temple pillarsJachin and Boaz. This makes the Menorah the most complete piece of the furniture of the Temple and Tabernacle, acting as a celestial symbol of the structure of both our solar system and the zodiac. It is the most complete because it is the third aspect we have observed that utilizes the pi ratio, following on the great Brazen Sea and the Temple pillars. These aspects of The Celestial Symbolism of the Temple and Tabernacle utilize the pi ratio to depict the Hebrew calendar of 12 months of 30 days in the sacred 360-day year used by Noah. The Menorah goes beyond this, embracing the planets in a heliocentric model of the ancient solar system, long before the Greek Aristarchus of Samos proposed it in the second century BC.

The Menorah’s implicit use of the pi ratio incorporates the previous usage of this principle in the Brasen Sea and the Temple pillars, while adding the symbolism of the heliocentric solar system to these previous applications, all incorporated into a single model. This systematic usage of the Pi Ratio in the sacred furniture, altars and Pillars of the Temple and Tabernacle, are supported in the consistent application of this mathematical principle as illustrated above in the Pi mathematics of the circle as seen in the practical reckoning of Pi in the 22 letters and 7 vowels of the Hebrew Alphabet applied to the Menorah structure of [Genesis 1:1 and Isa. 44:6], that we saw related to the central number of 401 in Gen. 1:1, where the Circle with a circumference of 1259 units yields a diameter of 401 units, according to the Pi formula.

This consistent, orderly, progressive and systematic usage of the Pi ratio in the architecture and design of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle, and its sacred elements and furniture, illustrates the purposeful application of this advanced mathematical principle, far in advance of human science awareness or application. This shows the Word of the Almighty Creator as the true Source for these and other advanced mathematical and geometric concepts that were applied not only in Sacred Architecture, but in the Intelligent Design of all Creation itself. As we continue our quest to seek out and expand tangible scientific evidence of the awesome works at the Hand of our Creator and Heavenly Father, the distant thunder echoing in our ears will become an undeniable storm of cascading truths overwhelming any credible opposition, until the ultimate realization and witness of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of the Almighty Heavenly Father of Lights, to whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. The Sooner this realization comes, the greater benefit to the recipient.

God Bless,

Agape‘

Rene‘ 

  


Footnotes

1.  Harmonica Macrocosmica [A. Cellarius, Amsterdam 1660]
2. [www.hebrew4christians.com]
3. www.traditionsjewishgifts.com , picture credit
4. https://www.biblegematria.com/pi-and-the-bible.html
5. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins p. 306
6. https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism/the-genesis-1-1-mirror-code
7. Jesus Christ is Not God, 2nd edition, p. 97
8. Otiot: Sacred Signs, from “The Book of Sacred Names.” Jacobus G. Swart
9. www.gotlifequestions.com, picture credit for Figure 4.
10. https://sites.google.com/site/mathematicalmonotheism
11. The Tabernacle of Israel, Its structure and Symbolism, ppg. 68-69 James Strong
12. IBID, picture credit for Figure 5.

 

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Witness of the Great Pyramid in Job 38 and Rosh Hashanah, [Part 1b].

In Part 1a of this blog in July 2020, we noted how the Celestial signs marking the birth of Christ took place in the two years between 3-1 BC, marked previously by a series of signs in 5 BC. along with the Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions of 7-6 BC.  We find similar patterns in the signs of Sept. 2017, as they were presaged 2 years earlier with similar Heavenly signs in 2015. It is fitting that we should recognize these signs of Christ’s birth in this month’s September blog, in light of the 19th anniversary of 9-11-2001, which took place also on the date of the birth of Christ, on Sept. 11th, 3 BC. This also fits with the Rosh Hashanah Feast this month on the Hebrew Calendar, that also arose with the August-Sept. 2017 signs. This month’s blog links the key content of Job 38 to prominent activities of the Dog-Star Sirius related to Orion, and the Bibilical truths that emerge from Job, the oldest book in Biblical canon.

The celestial scenario described in Job 38:12-15 coincides with a regular celestial event that was also delineated in some of the oldest texts in history, known in ancient Egypt as the Pyramid Texts. These Pyramid Texts, said to date from at least 2300 BC, actually describe an observable stellar event witnessed before 3000-2000 BC: the crossing of the Sun disc on the Milky Way, moving eastwards reaching the zodiacal constellation of Leo at the time of the summer solstice, while the star Sirius rose heliacally at the start of the Nile flooding (the date of this conjunction was circa 2780 BC). The prominence of the Sun in Leo at the summer solstice on the eastern horizon while Sirius is at a low point on the horizon, symbolically reflects a juxtapositon of spiritual power as we will see. Annually, the rising of Sirius took place since antiquity, documented in the 7th month of the Hebrew Calendar on Aviv 28, during the Barley harvest in Israel.1 In many ancient star religions of the world, the star Sirius was considered the Sun behind the sun, or the spiritual light behind the physical light of the illusory material world. This was reflected in ancient Egypt as the star Sirius identified with Isis the female goddess with Osiris and Horus of the Egyptian trinity.

Figure A. The Great Sphinx facing due east with Orion and Sirius rising at its low point closest to the Horizon. 2

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The mathematician and historian of scientific thought Otto E. Neugebauer explains the ancient Egyptian system of decans in his 1969 text, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. His description is fascinating and eye-opening, for those attuned to the system of knowledge encoded in the constellations and heavenly cycles in the Star Myths of the world.

“Professor Neugebauer details how the heliacal rising of selected stars located along the zodiac band would help observers in ancient Egypt [Heliopolitan priests] to know when the dawn would be arriving at any given time of the year.

Just prior to sunrise, as the eastern sky begins to grow lighter and lighter (from deep velvet black to dark blue to lighter and lighter blue), stars arising high enough above the horizon to be briefly observed were soon  swallowed up by the light of the rising day-star. [Job 38:11-16]

This is the phenomenon known as the “heliacal rising” of a star. As the earth proceeds on its orbit, a star will get further and further “ahead” of the sun, so that it is above the horizon for longer and longer portions of the night (or early morning) before the day-star arises and drowns out the stars.

Next, Professor Neugebauer explains that the Egyptians called the star in its “heliacal rise” as the decan for that particular ten-day stretch each year. But, as it rises a bit earlier and earlier, it will be higher and higher in the eastern sky when the sun finally rises — which means that eventually a new star below it will be the star of heliacal rise at that time, and the previous decan will retire from the role until next year:

It is this sequence of phenomena that led the Egyptians to measure the time of night by means of stars (or groups of nearby stars) which we now call decans.” 3

In the idolatrous star religion of ancient Egypt, they believed the “sun behind the sun” or the parent sun would align with the dog-star Sirius, and one of the alignments built into the Great Pyramid star shafts reflected this so that the light of the Dog-star aligned with the Queen’s chamber star shaft at the construction epoch of the Pyramid. Any discussion of the construction rationale of the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, includes many elements, but one of the key influential theses has been the so-called “Orion Correlation Theory,” which appears to have inspired the Pyramid ground pattern for the format of the three major Giza Pyramids. This theory says the three stars of Orion’s belt provided the pattern for the layout of the 3 primary Giza Pyramids, which includes the smallest pyramid Menkaure, and its offset location from the axis of the two greater Pyramids, as seen in Figure B below.

Could there have been a preexistent master-plan for the Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, precluding the massive Pharonic egos required to expend the effort, time and resources needed to build these monumental edifices to glorify the persons and reigns of these Pharaohs, assumed in the “Tomb Theory” of the Giza Pyramids? Even Pyramid scholars and historians going back centuries who believed the Pyramids were sepulchures, agree that there is no proof of anyone ever entombed in the Great Pyramid. In fact, the only part of the Great Pyramid that resembles a coffin is found in the King’s Chamber, at the top end of the Grand Gallery, is lidless, missing a royal inscription or ornamental insignia, unlike other coffers made for a king. But it is the dimensions of this unique “coffer” that just happen to match the cubic capacity of the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple and Tabernacle of Isreal, built centuries prior to Israel’s captivity in Egypt, long before the Ark’s dimensions were revealed by God, to Moses on Mt. Sinai, that enthrall us. This not only, shows the divine source of revelation for both the Great Pyramid and the Ark of the Covenant, but also links the two in Christ, of whom the Great Pyramid witnesses to [Isa. 19:19-20] and who symbolizes the Covenant with the Jews and Gentiles as he embodies the Passover Lamb, and perfect sacrifice of all mankind. Beyond this, the amazing lidless granite coffer encodes other sacred measures that could only be known by the Almighty Creator. When for example, we take double the perimeter of this Granite Coffer, multiplied by 10 to the 8th power, we get the mean radius of the Sun; [427, 316 miles]. Also, the Great Pyramid’s height multiplied by 10 to the 9th power=the Earth’s mean solar orbital radius, or the average distance between the Earth and Sun, [91,848,500 miles]. 4 As Jesus embodies the Pyramid’s capstone as the light of the world-[the Sun in Ps. 19] he enlightens the Earth with all its inhabitants and life systems.

Figure B. The Star Al Nitak in Orion aligns
with the Great Pyramid in the Orion Correlation Theory. 5

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This juxtaposition of spiritual powers are none other than The Almighty Creator and Father of Lights as opposed to the prince of darkness. These ultimate forces of good and evil are revealed for those with eyes to see in the 38th chapter of the Book of Job, which is a primary topic in this month’s blog. An aspect of these contending powers is seen clearly in the decan Orion, in its brightest belt star Al Nitak. Recently, we found Al Nitak exactly on the meridian, at dawn the morning before the Feast of Trumpets 2017. In this blog we link the astronomical context of Job 38 not only to stellar observations in ancient Egypt, but the aforementioned scenario with the Feast of Trumpets 2017, also. The star Al Nitak is critical for one reason in the Orion Correlation Theory, since it mirrors the location of the Great Pyramid while the other two stars of Orion’s Belt also align with the two other main Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, seen in Figure B, above. With Al Nitak’s focus on the Great Pyramid, it also calls our attention to the Great Pyramid star shafts, since the Great Pyramid is the only edifice with multiple star shaft and passage alignments built into its structure, as we find in Figure C. below.

Figure C. Great Pyramid Passage Alignments on Rosh Hashanah 2017. 6

Daniel Matson reminds us about the all-important implications of the Christ angle. 7 At the moment Al Nitak is at meridian, Leo is in the east, [Celestial Sphinx] but more importantly the King star Regulus is precisely at the inclination of the Christ angle, aligned with the Ascending passage of the Great Pyramid in Fig. C. Thus, the Christ angle not only aligned with Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, [geographically] but also bisects Regulus [astronomically]. This draws our attention to the activities at the birth of Christ in Bethlehem in 3 BCConcurrent with this Ascending Passage alignment, we also have a Descending Passage alignment in the Pyramid, with Jupiter, the King Planet in Virgo, providing the elements of the Celestial Sphinx, as seen at Christ’s Birth. The year 2017 is the first year according to Matson, that Rosh Hashanah comes immediately after September 20th—when Al Nitak hits meridian precisely at dawn, while Regulus hits the Christ angle. 8

This shows Al Nitak as the wounded one-the suffering Lord making his sacrifice opposed to the coronation of the King star Regulus, in glory; foreshadowed in the Jupiter-Regulus triple conjunction near Christ’s birth. In this unique manner, the Great Pyramid points out the Jupiter-Regulus union of 3BC, with Christ angle alignments of it’s Ascending and Descending Passages, which we will see in greater detail later! The next years this alignment occurs are 2028 [2K year anniversary of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection], and 2047- the 100 year anniversary of Isreal as a state. 9

Figure D. The Celestial Sphinx. 10 The Head of the Woman and the Body of the Lion as seen on Sept. 14th, 3 BC, on the eastern horizon from Palestine, forming the Celestial Sphinx, and marking the first Jupiter-Regulus Union in Leo.

head of a woman and body of a lion

We find these landmarks at the head and tail of the zodiac, which adds light to Dr. Martin’s observation that: “the woman Virgo is the Constellation of Headship for all twelve signs. The head position of Virgo is located within the last 10 degrees of Leo.”11 Virgo’s head is seen in Fig. D, just below & adjacent to the star Denebola in the tail of the Lion, unifying the circle of the zodiac. The Sphinx also unifies and establishes the Biblical canonical order of God’s written revelation, in the Bible’s earliest book of Job.

In analyzing the positioning of the stars, moon, and sun at the time of September 20, 2017, there was an added passage alignment in the Pyramid with Venus in conjunction with Regulus at this time. Venus, the “Morning Star” was at this moment, aligned with Leo’s “King Star,” precisely at the Christ angle. 12 This tells us the position of the Morning Star’s authority in the First Heaven and Earth, included in the seat at God’s Right Hand over the angel’s. This is only part of the current authority inherited in the Lordship of Christ seen in the King star-Regulus, the ascendant Bright and Morning Star. [Revelation 2:28, 2 Peter 1:19]

At the dawn of Rosh Hashanah 2017, Jupiter was at the precise Christ angle in the opposite scenario as the day before. Jupiter is below the horizon at 26.3 degrees. Instead of the Sun just starting to break the horizon, the sun’s disk is fully risen, still on the horizon. In Matson’s words “this event is truly prime of the morning before Rosh Hashanah. So Rosh Hashanah is directly linked to this incident of the Christ angle. On New Year’s Day for Kings, the planet of the Messiah (“His star” of the Magi) is at the angle as reflected in the Great Pyramid. It is truly the dawn of a new era. (It can also be looked at in another way. Jupiter [King Planet] will be at the Christ Angle in the western sky at the announcement of Rosh Hashanah the evening of September 20.)13 Just as at Christ’s birth, when Jupiter the King planet crowned Regulus the King star in a triple union starting 3 days after Christ’s birth in 3 BC, fore-shadowing the king’s coronation in glory. This reference to Christ’s glory in his Second Coming is certainly the subject of these signs, but since the celestial signs precede the events, we are directed to the replay of these celestial signs in 2028.

If a star navigator program is available, set it to Cairo (or more precisely to the Great Pyramid) for 5:42:24.333 am, on September 20, 2017 as Matson says to verify it. This is very precise and a day either way will put the scenario out of alignment in every way. But as will be seen later, there are more alignments to discuss to demonstrate the fact that the Pyramids are the products of planning by the true God who is beyond time and space.

We find here in Job’s Biblical reference to Orion, the 2nd of three in Job [9:9, 38:31] also [Amos 5:8], evidence showing Orion’s initial prominence as the figurative light of heaven. If Orion’s link to Sirius (the Dog-star) is completed, then we find the stars of Orion’s belt symbolizing Lucifer’s choral units of angels under his domain, girt about his loins. This description of Orion’s loins figuratively resembles the portrait of the king’s glory in Ezek. 1:26-28. Lucifer as the angel of light in his first estate, had dominion over the angels in the dawn of time. Once Lucifer fell, his role at God’s right hand as the “light of heaven” was stripped from him and held in abeyance, to be transferred and superseded in the rising of the daystar, who washed out the brilliance of the fallen morning star with his own Sunrise, symbolized in the Heliacal Rising of Sirius.

Matson’s primary error was using this data to predict the return of Christ on the dates of these signs in 2017. His theory stated that 2017 was the year for the start of the Great Tribulation, with the start of The Covenant on Nov. 19, 2017 so that 2,520 days are allowed until the Day of Atonement 2024. 14

Christ’s first coming was for sacrifice and death, which makes sense if it is the descending passageway, symbolizing the grave, but Christ rose from the grave conquering death for us all, as seen in the empty coffer in the Great Pyramid’s King’s Chamber.

We should also recall the Great Sphinx aligned above the eastern horizon, with Leo the lion. This alignment scenario with Orion at meridian, embodies Christ’s sacrificial sufferings with Leo the constellation of (the conquering Lion) in the east, in his glory. This serves to introduce us to the fascinating study that pulls together key elements from the ancient past with modern times, pointing to the birth and Return of Christ. By including the Sphinx’ eastern alignment in Leo and the Sun with the star Sirius in Heliacal rising, we find another image of the juxtaposition of the ascendant and fallen morning stars, as seen in Job 38.

In the history of ancient astronomy, and the heliacal rising of Sirius in particular, was sighted by the astronomer-priests of Heliopolis in very early dynastic times of ancient Egypt. It is not unreasonable to suppose, however, that observations began several centuries before the dynastic periods, even perhaps as far back as 5000 BC, as was shown by Jane B. Sellers for example, which agrees with the incept dates of the Great Sphinx. Thus we can adopt this remote date as a ‘common prototype’ for religious ideologies later formulated in the Pyramid Texts and, much later, in various astronomical texts. Herbert Lockyer was also well known for his early Egyptian studies and their knowledge of the precession of the equinoxes, as seen in the Dendera ZodiacLockyer believed that the Temple at Dendera was probably “rebuilt at least three times since 3733 BC; once in the reign of King Pepi I, [which Lockyer dates at 3233 BC] again by Thothmes III in 1600 BC, and finally by the Ptolemies about 100 BCAccording to Lockyer, the temple may have been previously directed at the star Dubhe, which ceased to be circumpolar about 4000 BC, and before that at gamma Draconis, that ceased to be circumpolar about 5000 BC.” 15

At that epoch the heliacal rising of Sirius (as seen from Heliopolis) took place near the 18 July Julian (2 weeks after summer solstice). At this time the sun was just entering Leo, the Lion constellation, and also that this constellation was fully risen, floating just above the NorthEastern horizon as this graphic of the sky shows in Skymap 2, below. 16 This is the sky imagery that was replayed on 9-23-17 in Leo with Sirius low and adjacent on the horizon also.

 Skymap 2: Eastern sky view just before dawn on 18 July c. 5000 BC as seen from Heliopolis at time of the Heliacal Rising of Sirius. Very few, if any have considered at all, the implications of Job 38:12-15 in regards to this heliacal rising of Sirius. As we include background research on these scriptures, we will review the work of Aron Pinker, whose work details a thorough literature review on this section of Job.

According to the abstract of Aron Pinker’s research analysis of Job 38:12-15, 17

“Exegetes usually approach vv. 12-15 from two different perspectives: the cosmological and the terrestrial. Some believe that this strophe alludes to astronomical bodies, which are visible in the morning and fade as the light brightens. Most view the strophe as describing the breaking of a new day, and the effect that the growing illumination has on the visibility of Earth’s features and the activity of the wicked upon it.”18

In Pinker’s literature review of this topic, he includes the views of various Biblical texts and theologians, of which we will note some of the principal contributors, along with my own selected input in Blue.

“Job 38:12-15
is the third strophe in God’s first response to Job (38:1-40:2). It appears after the strophe that describes the world’s creation (vv. 4-7), and the strophe that deals with divine control of the unruly waters (vv. 8-11).1   The third strophe deals with God’s description of the breaking of a new day on earth.”19

Although Pinker recognizes the general contextual structure of Job 38, he does not elaborate, and in this case, since the context is very supportive in unlocking the truths of this record, we will illustrate these points in greater detail. The general structure of Job 38 is built around God’s rhetorical questioning of Job, starting in Job 38:4;

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understandingWho hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon itWhereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or Who laid the cornerstone thereofWhen the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? [KJV]

Bullinger tells us that Job’s 38th Chapter has the most questions [40] when compared to all other chapters in the Bible. And Job as a Book has the most questions of any other Book of the Bible. 20 This is the Figure of Speech called Erotesis, or Interrogation.

The Almighty is making it clear that not only was He the only one around in and before the inception of all things, but doubtlessly, He was the Only One capable of laying the foundations of the earthOnly the Almighty Creator has the wisdom and power to bring the Earth into existence, out of nothing according to its unique standard of dimensions, and measurements which are all encapsulated in the Great Pyramid, like no other building in history. The earth’s dimensions contained in the model of the Great Pyramid include the numbers and specifications of the distance to the Sun, its mean radius, along with the mean radius of the earth’s orbit around the Sun. The Weight of the Pyramid is reflective of the earth’s mass, and its orientation to the stars reflecting the principles of Biblical Astronomy, and the design of the universe and our solar system, that only God could know. These are only a few of the ways that the Great Pyramid was built to embody our unique planet, that not only support the truths of the Almighty Creator as the only Source for all this Omniscient wisdom and Omnipotent power, but state the case with such force that no other plausible options comprehensively account for this state of affairs. This is upheld  in the next rhetorical question in v.5who hath stretched the line upon it?” The stretching the line or cord ceremony is found in ancient Egyptian texts going back to the First Dynasty, showing an astronomical essence to this ceremony that defined the axis of a new temple, or in this case, the Great Pyramid, which was derived from the alignment of the Great Pyramid to the North pole star Thuban-in Draco at the time of the Pyramid’s construction.

Since this ceremony defined the axis of the Great Pyramid, which is the most accurately oriented building in history, being aligned to true North with only 3/60 degree of error, which is incredible considering the Great Pyramid weighs nearly 6 million tons, with a footprint of 13 acres! 21 This definition of the astronomical axis of the Pyramid is what allowed the accurate placing of the 4 base cornerstones, which not only bear the foundations of the Great Pyramid, but also the earth’s foundations. This answers God’s rhetorical question to Job in v. 6 “Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?” The truth that the Pyramid’s cornerstones were founded upon measurements derived from the Northern pole star at that time-Thuban of Draco tells us who was the astronomical center of Creation, embodied in Lucifer as the first Morning Star, and the archangel over all the choirs and cohorts of heavenly angels, who led them in songs of Praise in honor and worship of the Almighty in the First Heavens and Earth, [2Pet. 3:3-7]. Naturally, this refers to v. 7, where the morning stars sang together, with Godly designed and unified voice and purpose, referring to the lost glory of the fallen archangel’s first estate

The most incontrovertible evidence we have however, that we are indeed discussing the Great Pyramid here is found in v. 6 where God asks Who laid the cornerstone thereof? It is this singular stone, which is ultimately defined and embodied in Christ, that caps off the Great Pyramid and unifies the four cornerstones at the Pyramid’s base. Only the unique structure of a Pyramid has a fifth cornerstone at its pinnacle, which unifies and aligns the rest of the structure. This capstone was originally found in Lucifer when angels were the only created life forms apart from Almighty God Himself. But once iniquity was found in Lucifer, he was cast out of his favored seat at God’s right Hand, along with those angels he deceived. Now it is Jesus Christ who is the Chief Cornerstone, [Eph. 2:20] as the head of the spiritual body of his Church. [Heb. 1-2]

 

So as there are opposite Christ angles, it appears that the Pyramid and the Great Sphinx are maps of this event, [Celestial Sphinx]. This is evident because both the head of the woman-Virgo, and the body of the Lion-Leo forming the Sphimx are marked specifically by the Christ Angle built-into the Great Pyramid, attesting to the tandem witness of these megalithic monuments on the Giza Plateau. This also supports the concept of Giza as a master-plan, as we find the grand God-ordained purposes of each monument, as they prophesy of the birth and Return of Christ according to the sacred feasts and holy days of the Hebrew calendar. In this singular and unique way the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx with its causeways all oriented due east, and aligned on the specific stars and planets, tell the greatest story of history’s ultimate victory of the Lord Jesus Christ, verifying the Gospel in the Stars as seen in the Alpha and Omega signs of the Hebrew Mazzaroth.

The Revised English Bible [1990] for Job 38:12-15 reads as follows:

12 In all your life have you ever called up the dawn, or assigned the Morning its place?
13 Have you taught it to grasp the fringes of the earth and shake the Dog-star from the sky?
14 To bring up the horizon in relief as clay under a seal until all things stand out like the folds of a cloak?
15 When the light of the Dog-star is dimmed and the stars of the Navigator’s line go out one by one? 

In J. A. Clines’ view, though the Hebrew is not especially difficult, the meaning of this stanza is extremely problematic. … The strophe seems to be saying that when the morning has been given the command (v 12). 22 This is the only other Bible reference to the Son or Star of the Morning as seen in Isa. 14:12 which corroborates this concept.

Clearly, as Clines says, ויתיצבו “and they stand” is hard to fit into the context (KJV “and they stand as a garment” is not very intelligible). The plural is a difficulty, since there has been no plural since רשעים “wicked (?)” in v. 13, and one cannot see how the wicked would be standing [standing out-revealed from their cloak of darkness] like a garment.4

12 “Have you commanded the morning in your days and caused the dawn to know its place,
13 that it might take hold of the ends of the earth and shake the wicked out of it?
14 It is changed as clay under the seal and stands forth as a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld. The high arm is broken.

The previous plural reference to the “wicked” can refer to the host of the wicked that the serpent drew in his tail when he was cast out of heaven, that were revealed from their cloak of darkness, in the morning light. This would refer to the cloak or garment embodied in the wicked angels who accompanied Lucifer in his revolt against God. [Rev. 12, Ezek. 28:12-19]

The mention of a garment and the return to the wicked in verse 15 suggests that we have picked up once more the theme that evil-doers are restrained by daylight. [The laws of physics demand that the darkness flees from the light.] The shattering of the arm upraised for violence (15b) refers to the revolt in heaven of the Fallen Morning Star, which also accounts for the military context of the spiritual battle that began with the Original Sin of Lucifer’s revolt, and subsequent fall from his favored first estate position at God’s Right hand. [Comments mine]

Clines identifies the following problems: [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2018/v31n1a10] 23

(iThematic consistency – One would have expected this strophe to deal only with cosmological matters, including the rendering of the Wicked as the Dog-Star in reference to Sirius, as is the case in vv. 4-38, and not to involve human beings. This difficulty is resolved when we understand the Double meaning of the “Wicked” vs. the “chief,” explained below.

(iiMoral language – The twofold mentioning of thewicked (רשעים) and the breaking of the upraised arm (וזרוע רמה תשבר) is surprising. This provides the context from which to understand the upraised arm as a reference to Lucifer’s revolt in his attempted coup against the Almighty, with his 1/3 of the angels whom he previously lead in praise to the glory of Almighty, God, [Job 38:7]. This spiritual battle still rages on today in human kingdoms.

Clines notes that “there is very little about humans in the whole of the Yahweh speeches, and even less about any moral government there may be of the world.”7

(iiiScribal abnormality – The ע of רשעים [wicked] is written with abnormal elevation. This suggests to Clines some hesitancy on the part of earlier scribes as to the appropriateness of this word in context. This is not hesitancy regarding this word, but points out the double meaning previously mentioned which is the key to unlocking the meaning of the context.

(ivCosmological and ethical interrelationship It is not clear how the cosmological text in this strophe (vv. 12-13a, 14) is related to the ethical acts described in the rest of the text (vv. 13b and 15). Once the angelic revolt lead by Lucifer with “upraised arm” is understood, the separation of God Who is all Good, and His Moral Government in the 1st Heavens and Earth, from the evil darkness of the enemy is clear, which also accounts for the juxtaposition of spiritual forces previously mentioned.

(vRare phrase – The phrase זרוע רמה is unique in the Tanakh. This “upraised arm,” is authentic when understood in light of the attempted spiritual coup suggests the possibility that it is not authentic.8

As we shall see in the following section additional difficulties can be identified.

The purpose of this study is to develop a new understanding of our strophe, which obviates the identified difficulties.

In vv. 12-15 the Septuagint seems to be taking a cosmological/terrestrial approach; Septuagint considers v. 14 and v. 15 as each being a separate question, the Vulgate turns only v. 13 into a separate question.

1 Ancient Versions and translations referenced below; [Septuagint, Targum, Latin Vulgate, Douay-Rheims translation, Peshitta, Revised English Bible, KJV]  

The Septuagint understands our strophe as referring to the creation of the Physical stars.

The Septuagint renders vv. 12-15:

12Or did I order the morning light in thy time; and did the Morning Star then first see his appointed place? God asks Job if God ordered the morning light in thy time? -[referring to the time of men] The answer is NO, because the [Gen. 1] Creation Week record does not mention the Creation of angels [Morning Stars of vs. 4-7]. Even in the 2nd H&E the Sun, Moon and stars were not created till the 4th day, still prior to man’s creation. But when God created the angels, in the 1st Heaven & Earth, he installed Lucifer as the chief Archangel at the right hand of the Creator-in his appointed place. This agrees with Isa. 14:12 in calling Lucifer the Bright and Morning Star, with vs. 13-15 providing motivation [the 5 “I wills”] for raising his arm against the Almighty God.

13to lay hold of the extremities of the earth to cast out the ungodly out of it? 14Or didst thou take clay of the ground and form a living creature, and set it with the power of speech upon the earth? 15And hast thou removed light from the ungodly, and crashed the arm of the proud? God’s rhetorical questions to Job depict God as the only Creator, and the only God capable of defeating Lucifer’s spiritual coup attempt. It was this attempted spiritual coup that removed Lucifer and his 1/3 of the angels from the Light of God’s Presence, since the Sun, Moon and Stars did not exist yet.

The Septuagint assumes that in v. 12 the term הֲמִיָּמֶיךָ = “have you, in thy time” (Ἢ ἐπὶ σοῦ), apparently reading הממך; reads instead of MT 2nd person (צִוִּיתָ) the 1st person צִוִּיתִי = “did I order” (συντέταχα), which does not agree with יִדַּעְתָּ in the parallel colon; adds to בֹּקֶר = “morning” (πρωϊνόν) the word “light” (φέγγος); reads instead of MT the pi’el of ידע (יִדַּעְתָּ) the qal יָדַעְתָּ =”did see” (εἶδε); takes וְיִנָּעֲרוּ = “to cast out, or shake out” (ἐκτινάξαι); takes בְּכַנְפוֹת = “of the extremities” (πτερύγων); תִּתְהַפֵּךְ כְּחֹמֶר = “take clay of the ground” (λαβὼν γῆν πηλὸν), paraphrasing; instead of MT חוֹתָם reads חַיָּתָם = “form a living creature” (ἔπλασας ζῶον); it is not clear how the Septuagint could derive from MT the translation “and set it with the power of speech upon the earth” (καὶ λαλητὸν αὐτὸν ἔθου ἐπὶ γῆς); וְיִמָּנַע ≠ “And hast thou removed” (φελεσ δ); has אוֹרָם = “light” (τ φς); and, renders תִּשַּׁבֵּר = “crashed” (συνέτριψας). This removing of the raised arm in revolt, corresponds to the casting down or shaking out of the Fallen Morning star seen in Sirius. [Rev. 12:4]

 The Targum seems to be reading in v.12b לְשַׁחַר = “to the dawn” (לקרצתא). The variant of v. 12a is more specific with regard to מִיָּמֶיךָ = “Were you in the days of the beginning” (הביומי בראשית הויתא), turning v. 12a into a twofold question: “Were you in the days of the beginning and did you…?”; it reads לִהְיוֹת וְצִוִּיתָ בֹּקֶר = “and did you command the morning to be” (ופקדתא למהוי צפר); it is also reading in v.12b מְקֹמוֹ מהו= “what its place was” (האן אתריה). It takes in v. 13a בְּכַנְפוֹת = “of the borders” (בגדפי); וְיִנָּעֲרוּ = “and be shaken” (ויטלטלון). The variant of v. 13 has בְּכַנְפוֹת = “of the borders” (בסטרא); adds “of Israel” (דישראל); and adds “rows” (דרא).

In v. 14 Targum renders תִּתְהַפֵּךְ = “It changes” (מתהפכא), using the participle instead of the imperfect; reads חוֹתָמָם = “their seal” (חותמא דילהון), though it is difficult to imagine that the Targum refers to the wicked; as וְיִתְיַצְבוּ = “and they (the wicked?) are made to stand” (ואתעדתון); and translates לְבוּשׁ = “a dirty garment” (כסו זהים), and renders לְבוּשׁ = “an empty garment.” Perhaps in reference to the already defeated nature of the fallen angels. Or, to the royal garments that Lucifer wore in his first estate with his angels, which he made filthy by his revolt. [Ezek. 28] These garments came with the place or position of the Morning Star in the 1st Heaven & Earth at God’s Right Hand, but were lost when iniquity was found in the Dog Star embodied in Sirius.

Finally, Targum understands in v. 15 that וְיִמָּנַע מִרְשָׁ עִ ים = “is hidden from the wicked” (ואתכסי מן רשיעיא); אוֹרָם =
The light of their breath” (נהור נשמתהון), adding נשמתהון; and וּזְרוֹעַ רָמָה תִּשַּׁבֵּר = “and the uplifted arm is broken” (ואדרע מרמא תתבר). A variant translation has וְיִמָּנַע מִרְשָׁ עִ ים = “Hidden from sinners” (ואתכסי מן חייביא); אוֹרָם = “And the light of the just” (נהוריהון דצדיקי), adding דצדיקי; and וּזְרוֹעַ רָמָה תִּשַּׁבֵּר = “and the arm of the proud is broken” (ואדרע דגיותניא אתברת).11

The Peshitta renders our strophe (except for v. 14) literally. It has:

12Have you commanded the dawn since your days began; or do you know the place of the morning13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth that the wicked might be thrown out of it? 14So that their bodies would be turned into clay, and be thrown into a heap. 15The light of the sinners shall be withheld, and the arm of the arrogant shall be broken.12

God asks Job if he commanded the dawn in his days. The Dawn here refers to the position of the Morning Star occupied by Lucifer first, but now by Jesus Christ as “light of the world.” We know the dawn refers to this position because in the next phrase of v. 12 , God asks Job if he knows the Place of the MORNING; 

The Vulgate presents a literal translation of the MT. According to the Douay-Rheims translation into English, it reads:

12Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and show the dawning of the day its place? 13And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth-shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it14 The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment15From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken. In v. 14a the rendering of the seal being restored, may refer to the to Godly protection that was violated in the destruction of the Creation of the 1st H&E, effected in the attempted spiritual coup, which was restored by The Creator in the 2nd Heaven & Earth, [Gen. 1:1-2]. Here we can see where the Covenants God set up in the 1 st H & E, violated by Lucifer, as the Morning Star, that he lost access to in the 2nd H & E, accept with Adam’s dominion of the kingdoms of the earth in Original Paradise, that fell to the Serpent in its temptation of Eve. Also, the seal reflects authority that came in Lucifer’s position of Chorus leader, as seen in his special clothing of [Ezek. 28:12-19], that he lost forever.

The Pyramid Texts of Ancient Egypt fit much better when we consider the heliacal rising of Sirius as the Dog-star is wiped out in the dawning sunrise in the brightening rays of the Sun’s, so the Dog Star is lost in the Sonrise. This is a perfect match not only with Otto Neugebauer’s description of the Heliacal rising of Sirius, but also the Biblical record here in Job 38. This also fits very well with v. 15 of the Revised English Bible rendering of “the Dog-star dimmed and the stars of the Navigator’s line go out one by one.” The Stars of the Navigator’s line embody the stars of Orion’s Belt progressively fading, in the exact imagery described in the decan stars being lost or dimmed, fading away in the daily dawn brilliance of the Sun.   

It is well-known, however, that all ancient Egyptian funerary texts, from the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts to the Late Period Carlsberg Papyrus, make it also abundantly clear that the ‘time’ of rebirth was to occur when the event known as the heliacal rising of Sirius would take place in the eastern sky. This all-important yearly event was when the star Sirius appeared for the first time after a 70 days period of invisibility from the night sky. All we have to do, therefore, is to reconstruct the Northern sky as it appeared at the exact heliacal rising of Sirius in order to see what the ancient Egyptians saw, and draw the obvious similarities to equate the celestial images to those found in the 38th Chapter of Job.

This is vividly clear from Cornelius’ conclusion that; [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2018/v31n1a10] 24

In Job 38 God is described as the Creator, the One Who, like the Sun deities of the Ancient Near East, has the prerogative of establishing order, but also salvation for the righteous by destroying or leading captive the powers of chaos and unrighteousness.18

Still a modern commentator such as Clines finds that:

First, we would expect the strophe to concern only with cosmological matters, as does everything else in this first section (vv. 4-38) of the first divine speech, and not to involve humans. Secondly, presence of the wicked is surprising, for there is very little about humans in the whole of the Yahve speeches, and even less about any moral government there may be of the world.19

The reference to the wicked is “surprising” only in the absence of the angel’s rebellion lead by Lucifer who committed Original Sin, prior to the creation of humanity. This is the context of the cosmological content related to the Dog Star translation, in the Revised English Version of the Bible. The Host of Heavenstudy contains more details on this topic.

The double meaning of these related passages of Scripture becomes clear as we take a closer look at the word for “wicked” in the 16th verse of Psalm 22. Let’s take a detailed look at this word and its Hebrew root used in Job 38.

The following is a reference note in Revised English Version of the Bible on the “Dog-star” in Job 38:13 & 15.25 This is translated as “the wicked” in the majority of other versions, thus on the surface “Dog-star” does not seem to fit in Job 38. However, as we take a view related to what Aron Pinker refers to as the cosmological perspective of these Bible verses,  allowing God’s Word to speak for itself, uncovers some long obscured and priceless gems of truth. To clarify this, let’s look at a marginal note in the Companion Bible,26 where it says “the wicked” is the same as “lawless” [*H7561, rasha]. In both Job 38:13 and 15, the Hebrew letter “ayin” is suspended. Without the ayin, the word means “head, top, chief” [*H7222, rosh], in reference to Lucifer’s former position as the Archangel of light, where he was the top head angel, chief of the angels. With “Ayin” supplied it is “the wicked,” referring to the fallen archangel as the source of all evil wickedness and darkness, after his failed coup against the Almighty. All the ancient versions and early printed editions read “the Lawless.”

Picking up on J.A. Clines Scribal abnormality [iii] above; the ע of רשעים [wicked] is written with abnormal elevation. The elevated text is also seen in a related note in Bullinger’s Companion Bible, on Judges 18:30, linked to “Mannasseh,” the letter “nun” is suspended, written partly in the line and partly above the line, to show that originally it formed no part of the word, but was put in to render the spelling “Mannasseh” instead of “Moses.” This was done for two reasons, first to spare the honor of Moses’ memory and name and secondly, to put sin upon one [Mannasseh] who committed so gross a sin. The Authorized Version follows the Septuagint and the Chaldee by putting “Mannasseh” in the text; while the Revised Version follows the Latin Vulgate and those codices and early editions, which have “nunsuspended, by putting “Moses” in the text and “Mannasseh” in the margin.27 [emphasis mine]

If the usage of this suspended letter “ayin” in Job 38 follows suit with “nun” Judges 18, then “originally it formed no part of the word,” and should properly read “rosh” instead of “rasha“. This would change the text from the wicked or  lawless to “head, chief, prince, leader, point, top, first rank, the highest, or supreme.” From the cosmological viewpoint evident in the Revised English Version of Job 38, this etymology is consistent with Egypt’s Denderah  zodiac, the bright star Sirius or Canis Major, the Dog-star is called “Apes,” which means “the head“. As the Dog-star is the brightest naked-eye star in all the heavens from earth’s perspective, the meaning of the “head or prince” is a precise fit. This “prince of the Heavenly host” was also referred to in the sacred books of Persia as “Tistar,” the “Chieftain of the East.” This is not only a symbol of the sunrise embodied in the new light of the world, but it also refers to the Pyramid’s capstone or “Chief cornerstone,” [Ps. 118:22, Eph. 2:20, 5:23] catching the first rays of the dawn and sunrise of a new dayIn Zech. 4:7, the “headstone“- *H7222 [roshah] from rosh *H7218 means the topmost stone at the corner.”28 [3] This concept is fully developed in the Biblical Astronomy of the Great Pyramid, evident in Job 38. We have seen this as a recurring theme of our study of the celestial signs surrounding the birth of Christ. The fact that Lucifer was the original light of the world, like Sirius, the brightest star in the Heavens, shows us a correlation to the first bright and morning star, in the First Heaven and Earth.

This reflects a time in ancient Egypt when calendars of a 360-day sacred solar year and 365.25-day SiriusSothic Calendar were running in synch. As the angel of light, and Time Lord, all temporal matters and the timekeeping of all Creation ran under his watch. As an anthropic constant, the speed of light is linked to temporal matters in that the closer one approaches light speed, the more time slows for him, as seen in Einstien’s Special and regular relativity theories. This interrelation of light and time is a key aspect of the order of space-time. After he was cast down however, there was a needed separation between what had become profaned, in the fallen Lucifer and what would remain sacred and holy in the coming promised seed, the rising light of the world, embodied in the sun, the “faithful witness in Heaven,” [Ps. 89:36-37, Mal. 4:2] We find this scenario reflected also in the dual Sirius stars A and B.

It is this powerful truth that is reflected in the suspended letter “ayin” in the Hebrew, revealing a double truth related to the star Sirius as a symbol of Lucifer, the original embodiment of the bright and morning star. Before his revolt and fall from his position as the head (rosh) of Creation, he was the “head, chief, prince, leader, point, top, first rank, the highest, supreme.” However, once iniquity was found in him [Ezek. 28:15], he became “the lawless,” [Heb.-rasha] wicked one. He is the embodiment of the activation of the principle of evil [ra’a], also understood in the spiritual Entropy of his original sin, the incept point of all darkness. This also explains the extremely negative mythological connotations of Sirius. Burnham’s states: “In the ancient Greco-Roman world, the influence of Sirius was regarded as extremely unfortunate, as the allusion to the wrathful Achilles in the Iliad seems to suggest. In Virgil’s Aeneid we read of the Dog Star, that burning constellation, when he brings drought and disease on sickly mortals, rises and saddens the sky with inauspicious light.” 4 [29]  

Orion with Sirius the Dog Star, the brightest Star naked-eye star in the Heavens to the left.

star names

This carries a greater significance when we realize that Sirius did not always bear these negative connotations. Bullinger states:

Though this Dog-Star came to have an ill-omened association, it was not so in more ancient times. In the ancient Akkadian it is called Kasista, which means the leader and the prince of the heavenly host.” 5 [30]

This is significant also in light of Sirius’ physical characteristics. The fact that the Sirius system consists of a double or Binary Star seems to mirror the dual symbolic nature of the star, which emerges from the context of Job 38:13-15. In its original position and first estate as the central fire of the heavensSirius A as the leader of the heavenly host, exemplifies the effulgent brightness of the manifested light of the world, while Sirius “B,” its companion star exhibits characteristics just the opposite. Known in modern terminology as a White Dwarf, according to some of the most recent determinations, SiriusB has a density about 90,000 times that of our Sun. The cycle of Sirius “B” is a fifty-year cycle, a fact verified by modern astronomers. Thus it is interesting to see how half this 50-year cycle of Sirius “B” reflects a luni-solar relation inherent in the 50-year cycle of Hebrew Jubilees, according to the golden section, or phi ratio. As we can see, the Hebrew Jubilee figures into the timing of Christ’s birth, and is distinct in the celestial events making up the great wonder of Revelation 12. As the archaic angel of light we would expect to find celestial associations in the Sirius cycle that agree with the cadence of the Biblical Patriarch’s calendar, if our thesis holds true. The following calculations from John A. West show the coordination of the luni-solar cycles according to the golden section, or phi ratio, by splitting the fifty-year cycle into 2 x 25 years. According to West: The twenty-five year solar cycle corresponds to 309 lunations. 31

The calculations are: 25 x 365 = 9125 days, and 9125 = 29.5307 days per lunation 309= 29.5307 days per lunation 309. This in itself reveals extremely accurate observations. Modern Astronomy reckons the lunation as 29.53059 days, a difference of about a second. But Schwaller de Lubicz notes the intriguing equivalence of twenty-five years to 309 lunar months. 309 = (f – 1) x 1000 and its choice as the number determining the cycle cannot have been accidental. 32                                                                  2

A double cycle, which expresses the Golden Section, comprises fifty years, or 618 lunations. We may also recall that Rosh ha-Shanah as Tishri 1, is the “head” of the Judean calendar as New Year’s day and Jesus’birth-date, the first day of the fifty-year Hebrew cycle of Jubilees. Thus, we find that the fifty-year cycle of Hebrew Jubilees that corresponds with the orbit of Sirius “B,” seems based on ancient traditions holding truths beyond the limits of modern science and of Archaeo-Astronomy has deigned to go thus far. This shows an astronomical correlation between the start of the Hebrew Jubilee and the 50-year cycle of SiriusB, previously undocumented.

In the midst of this assembly of the wicked was Jesus Christ who was poured out like water, refering to his holy sacrificial offering, as he selflessly endured the excruciating pain of his death, laying down his life as the essence of Israel’s High Priest. The end result of his ultimate sacrifice brought the “all truth” of “the Comforter” of John 16:7, the gift of holy spirit that became available as a result of the New Birth, seen for the first time on the day of Pentecost. This is the liquid seed that was poured out of the bucket known in the stars as Aquarius’ Urn, the living waters that truly quench men’s souls, seen in Num. 24:7. Even as these agents of the enemy circled the Lord, bringing about his sufferings, these shadow idols of the Cherubim in bold defiance of the Son of the Living God, infused with the four dark winds of the Cardinal points, activated the power of the dog [Ps. 22:20], with the fullness of the evil desires of the lord of darkness.

In the face of this apparent defeat, lay the greatest victory of the ages over our hidden enemy and spiritual adversary, that we have uncovered in the oldest book of the Bible. As Job was a Patriarchal master of discerning of spirits, it is fitting that these writings are found here as a complement to the Old Testament manifestations of the spirit, as seen in [Isa. 11:1-3]. We remain thankful not only for the ultimate sacrifice of Christ that redeemed us, but also for the Patriarchal Scriptural record that provides key spiritual depth and doctrinal basis for our walk in the spirit today. I am also thankful for the Biblical Astronomy perspective and truths that contributed to this study of Job, without which it would not be possible.

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

1. The Heliacal Rising of Sirius, Hamid Fernana
2. Figure A, picture credit.  [http://myblog.robertbauval.co.uk/]
3. Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Otto Neugebauer, ppg. 83 – 84.
4. https://sacredsites.com/africa/egypt/the_great_pyramid_of_giza.html
5. The Orion Mystery, Figure B.
picture credit, p.135
6. Figure C.
picture credit, [watchfortheday.org]
7. IBID
8. IBID
9. IBID
10. Figure D. picture credit, Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, p. 45, V.P. Weirwille
11. The Star that Astonished the World, Dr. Earnest Martin
12. [watchfortheday.org] Daniel Matson
13. IBID
14. IBID
15.  Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins, p.168 
16. Picture Credit from sky graphic in Skymap 2 astronomy software.
17. Background research on Job 38 from Aron Pinker;  [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2018/v31n1a10]
18. IBID
19. IBID
20. Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, p. 944, E.W. Bullinger
21. Decoding the Great Pyramid, Peter Lemesurier
22. [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2018/v31n1a10].
23. IBID
24. IBID
25. Companion Bible marginal note on Judges 18:30, p.352.
26. Strong’s Concordance;  H7561, rasha, note on “wicked.” James Strong
27.  Companion Bible marginal note on Judges 18:30, p.352.
28. Strong’s Concordance; H7222 [roshah] from rosh *H7218. James Strong
29. Burham’s Celestial Atlas
30. IBID
31. Serpent in the Sky, p.94, John Anthony West
32. IBID

 

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