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The Megalithic Monuments of Ancient Egypt, Pt. 1

As we have just celebrated our 7th anniversary of this Biblical Astronomy blog, we have a number of blogs posted on the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, but this posting takes a different approach, in that it considers the temporal context of structures like the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx and it’s nearby temples, with other buildings featuring ancient megalithic architecture in Egypt.

John Anthony West and Robert Schoch have provided strong geological evidence that the Great Sphinx is much older than the Archaeological establishment has been telling us. Dr. Schoch via his water erosion statistics on the Great Sphinx, holds that the origins of the oldest known stone monument on the face of the earth are closer to the 5-7000 BC era, instead of the conventional chronology of circa 25-2700 BC era. This puts the potential origins of the Great Sphinx in the Antediluvian or the pre-Noah’s Flood Age. This also puts the incept date of the Great Sphinx before the Ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom Pharaohs.1 Dr. Schoch’s water erosion data is convincing and solid scientific evidence, but is there evidence beyond ancient weather patterns of Paleo-Climatology studies showing a greater age for the Great Sphinx? It is notable that this water erosion data would be consistent with dating of Noah’s Flood scenario of the Great Sphinx, along with increased rainfall prior to the Sahara Desert appearing with its elevated surface temperates and decreased rain patterns in the post-diluvian world, around the Giza Plateau. Other elements to consider for an older Sphinx include the Great Sphinx Temple and Valley Temple. 2

In building the Great Sphinx’ adjoining temple, quarried stone blocks of over 200 tons were used, with some of this Sphinx temple masonry matching stone-work in building the Pyramids. This includes the causeway connecting the Giza Pyramids to the Great Sphinx, showing linkage between these uniquely historic monuments on a number of levels. It is logical that some of the quarried blocks were used to construct the Sphinx Temple, as the Sphinx was carved out of existing rock at the same site. The matching Architectural style found in the Great Pyramid, Great Sphinx and Sphinx Temple, produced with the same technology, unmatched in the modern world, capable of precise placement of these massive Limestones, is a key identifying feature setting the required expertise apart from the mud bricks for example, of the nearby Saqqara Pyramid, that conventional Archaeology maintains to be older than the megalithic Giza Structures. Yet if the Saqqara mud-bricks were older than the Giza megalithic structures, and subject to the weather patterns as the structures of the Giza Plateau, the mud-bricks would have crumbled long ago, as Saqqara is only 10 miles away from the Giza Plateau. 3 This evidence presents a major hole in the hypotheses of Conventional Archaeology, revealing inconsistencies in their efforts to protect their special interests.

The Inventory Stela, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid | Ancient ...

With the exception of a few die-hards, most egyptologists consent to the accumulating body of archaeological and geological evidence, indicating that the Sphinx dates much older than the 4th Dynasty, and that the Sphinx was only restored by Chephren, not built during his reign. The Inventory Stela provides strong circumstantial evidence, by Khufu himself, that he or Kephren did not build the Great Pyramid, and that the Pyramid and Sphinx, already existed during his reign. Egyptologists like James H. Breasted, included the Inventory Stela in his official list of Egyptian artifacts, stating that it “bore all the marks of authenticity.” Also, the French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero whose well-known work, “The Dawn of Civilization,” stated that the stela was indeed a factual record of the life and deeds of Khufu.

Conventional Scholars have rejected the Inventory stela due to seemingly more modern stylized writings on the Stela, but this evidence becomes more robust as the story deepens. The ‘Inventory Stele‘ found near the Sphinx in the 19th century relates that Pharaoh Cheops/Khufu; Chephren’s predecessor – ordered a temple built beside the Sphinx, meaning the Sphinx already existed at this earlier time, and thus was not built by Chephren. Additional evidence from West and Schoch has solidified this theory. They expanded their weathering data on the Great Sphinx, including weathering differentials between the front and back half of the Great Sphinx.4 This evidence shows the front half of the Great Sphinx appears to be about twice the age as the rear of the Sphinx. Dating the rump of the Sphinx, it shows dates more consistent with Pharoah Kephren [circa 2500 BC], while the front half of the Sphinx exhibits dates from 5-7000 BC, according to Schoch’s erosion /weathering data.

Dr. Schoch’s erosion rates translate to about a foot of erosion every 100 years on the Great Sphinx. Since Conventional Archaeology holds to the Sphinx aged to about 4500 years, a problem arises when we consider that the Great Sphinx is only about 40 feet wide. There does not appear to be enough of the Great Sphinx to support the dating of Conventional Archaeology, since at these documented erosion rates, the Sphinx would have vanished about 500 years ago! This also begs the question in light of the colossal age and durability of the Megalithic Giza Monuments; If Kephren was indeed responsible for building the Great Sphinx, why would it be in need of repairs only 2-300 years later? 5

This evidence would potentially support the idea that Chephren renovated a Great Sphinx whose front half already existed, as supported by the Inventory Stela, while potentially adding the rump of the Great Sphinx as the newer addition, explaining the lesser age of the Sphinx’ rear. The history of efforts to repair the Great Sphinx in ancient Egypt date back to the Old Kingdom, [circa 2700 BC] which ended 200 years after Kephren’s death. This is further evidenced by hieroglyphs found in a style typical of the Old Kingdom, on the Sphinx Temple Granite Wall, showing this wall was present during Old Kingdom times, but the limestone blocks used to build the Valley Temple are older than the Granite Wall inscription. This tells us that the Valley Temple was built much earlier than the Old Kingdom, supporting the fact that Kephren did not build the Great Sphinx.

To put it in Dr. Shoch’s words; “If the granite facing is covering deeply weathered limestone, the original limestone structures must predate by a considerable degree the Granite facing. Obviously, if the limestone cores [from the Sphinx ditch] of the temples predate the granite facings, and these granite ashlars are attributable to Kaphre of the IVth Dynasty, then the Sphinx Complex was built before the reign of Kaphre.”6

It also suggests a master-plan for the blueprints to build these elements of the Giza Plateau including the Sphinx, its Temples and the Pyramids. Since these ancient megalithic Giza structures are characterized by unique technology that remains beyond the capabilities and engineering of the modern world, Conventional Archaeology has challenged Archaeologists like Shoch and West, to show similar examples of Megalithic Architecture from the same or similar period of Egyptian History. With this in mind, we present the following examples of Megalithic evidence from ancient Egypt.

The Base floor of the Temple of Hathor, at Dendera on the west bank of the Nile a little over 600km from Cairo, consists of megalithic stone flooring very similar to that found at the base of the Giza Pyramids, not to mention other ancient megalithic structures forming the pavement of the temples in Puma Punku, Bolivia. “The worship of Hathor in ancient Egypt dates back to Pre-dynastic times, [5500-3100BC] as Egypt’s main female deity. This Temple of Hathor was one of many centers of worship for the “Cow Goddess” and daughter of Ra, who inspired long sustained adoration evidenced with a series of shrines and temples, built and rebuilt by Pharaoh’s and Roman emperor’s alike.” 7

Figure A. Megalithic Flooring outside the Temple of Hathor in Egpyt. 8

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As we have seen in previous blogs the origin and purpose of the Great Sphinx has its roots in astronomy. The stellar function of the Great Sphinx is augmented by the role of the Sphinx as a sighting device, tying directly to one of its astronomical uses, to observe and record the horizon points of the sunrise, as documented by Moses Cotsworth. This aspect of the Sphinx brings new light as taken with its astronomical origins found in the Dendera Zodiac, in Esneh, Egypt. Since the Dendera Zodiac was found in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, we find another link in the ancient sites based on Megalithic structures of Egypt. What is fascinating about the Dendera Zodiac is that it provides the blueprints for the structure of the Great Sphinx, as the Alpha and Omega signs of the Mazzaroth or zodiac, and the astronomical basis for the Sphinx!

Figure 1. The Dendera Zodiac with Sphinx Insert. 9

Image of Dendera Zodiac with Temple of Esneh graphic inset

Job 19:23-25 [Revised English Bible]
Would that my words be written down! Oh, that they were engraved in an inscription! [24] That they were graven with an iron pen and filled with lead, carved in the rock forever! [25] For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: [KJV]

These verses show the ancient PatriarchJob’s knowledge prophesying of his coming redeemer, and of his faith that his redeemer would stand at a future day upon the earth. His knowledge directly corresponds both, to a witness engraved in rock forever, remaining unto our day, that testifies to the celestial and written gospels. The word “For,” beginning verse 25, grammatically depicts the purpose of Job’s reference to a monumental witness in stone, whose longevity remains into our day, as a witness to the redeemer that Job foresaw so long ago. Thus Job’s reference, in this majestic declaration of his redeemer, graven in rock forever, is readily linked with this enduring memorial on the Giza plateau, analogous with the prophecy written in the stars between Leo and Virgo, seen in the Alpha/Omega signs of the Mazzaroth-the Great SphinxJob’s words certainly stand out as a reference to the witness of the stars in stone, a witness God provided to the Biblical Patriarchs written by Job, enshrining the sacred stone landmarks of the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid [Job 38:4-7, Isa. 19:19-20] as unique Biblical testaments of the truths of the Celestial and Scriptural Gospels.

It is a known historical and archaeological fact that the Great Sphinx was carved out of a rock formation on the Giza plateau, which is consistent with the testimony of God’s Word in Job 19:23-5, where the word “rock” [*H6697] means “a cliff, sharp rock compressed, or boulder.”10 Unlike the other structures on the Giza Plateau which were built with large stone blocks, this specific description of the Great Sphinx as “graven” from existing rockonly fits the Great Sphinx. The word “graven” [chaqaq] *H2710  in Job 19:24 means: to cut, carve, hew, mason, quarry, or engrave. 11

Generally, the Astronomical evidence for the age of the Great Sphinx has been ignored at this writing, which has also had a detrimental effect on the witness of a Gospel in the Stars, supported by the divine order of the constellations starting with Virgo, ending with Leo the Lion, which embody the Celestial Gospel, [Ps. 19].
The 10 constellations between these Alpha and Omega signs along with their 36 decans, complete the 48 signs that convey the gospel message. The Figure 1 image of the inset graphic, comes from the Square Dendera Zodiac in the Esne Temple seen in Fig. 2 below, where images of Virgo and Leo with the Sphinx between them are found on the left side of this rectangular zodiac.

The Temple at Esne, Egypt. 12
Temple of Esneh in Egypt
These famous ruins at Esne, which consist of a sandstone temple, with a portico of four rows of six columns. This zodiac is thought to be of the most remote antiquity, The latest temple, at this site seems to have been restored or rebuilt by Ptolemy Euergetes (B.C. 246- 222), with the portico erected later.

Figure 2. Square Dendera Zodiac from the Temple of Esne. 13

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The image of the Great Sphinx is derived from the left side of this square zodiac consisting of upper and lower rectangles showing Virgo and the Sphinx in the lower rectangle and Leo the Lion in the upper rectangle. We have focused on this enlarged image below, where the composite Sphinx image between Virgo and Leo is crowned with an Egyptian Solar Disc, above a circular crown on Virgo’s head, perhaps indicating the Sun in Virgo/ Leo.

Figure B. Enlarged inset graphic of Virgo and Leo originating the Great Sphinx. 14

relief from the Temple of Esneh

The inset graphic on the Fig. 1 circular Dendera Zodiac above, is from the Esneh Temple, where an image of a Sphinx was put between the signs for Leo (on the lower left) and Virgo (on the right, holding a branch). The word sphinx meansto bind closely together(from the Grk-Sphiggo), depicting the point where the 12 signs of the Mazzaroth/ constellations begin and end. And, like the female head of the Sphinx, the constellations begin with Virgo, and end in the Sphinx’s lion tail, with Leo. This reveals the astronomical purpose of the Mazzaroth’s divine order in the Great Sphinx that unlocks the age-old mystery of the Mazzaroth, consistent with the themes of the Gospel in the Stars, that were taught by Biblical OT Patriarchs like Seth and Enoch. This is supported by strong ancient traditions in Egyptian Myth, where Enoch holds a key place as the embodiment of Thoth-the god of wisdom, and as the divine scribe-recorded the King’s deeds in his reign.

Thoth/Hermes, and Enoch were revered in their links to the invention of writing and sacred books. With common celestial roots where-Hermes ostensibly recorded 36,525 books and lived 365.25 years, while Enoch also lived 365 years, [Gen. 5:23] matching the number of days in the solar, or Sothic year. This stands out as an anomaly among all of Enoch’s OT Patriarchal relatives with life spans in excess of 895 years with the exception of Lamech who lived 777 years. Enoch was also the 7th from Adam, who walked with God, in the antediluvian age before Noah’s Flood. In later Judeo-Christian lore, descendants of Seth, including Enoch were credited with planning and building two pillars, one of which coincides with the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the other maybe the Great Sphinxencoded with prophetic wisdomin the Siriadic land,” referring to Egypt, the land of Sirius. 15 

Amazingly, the dimensions of the Great Pyramid also support this idea because; “the ratio of the Pyramid’s base perimeter to its height is none other than twice the quantity of pi. In other words, the Great Pyramid’s height is to its base perimeter as a circle’s radius is to its circumference. Using the Sacred cubit measurement, every one of the Pyramid’s basic external and internal measures can thus be expressed as a function of the quantities pi and 365.242. The Great Pyramid’s extraordinary geometry not only combines all the above data into a single elegant identification of the planet upon which we live, but it also gives these quantities durable expression in terms of themselves.”16

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If the goal was to depict Enoch’s role in the design and building of the Great Pyramid, what better way is there than to link Enoch’s out of place, signature life span of 365 years to the design and calendrical aspects of the Great Pyramid, in the absence of a complete written record? Like Joseph the Patriarch Jacob’s Son, who followed in Enoch’s steps as a Biblical non-Egyptian, who made a name for himself and a huge difference in the history of Egypt as ambassadors for the True God.

The larger image in Figure 1 above is from the Dendera zodiac taken from the ceiling of a Portico dedicated to Osiris in the temple of Hathor in Dendera, Egypt. “We find added indicators of the antiquity of this temple site in the astronomical alignment of the main temple to Gamma Draconis before 5000BC. Early texts refer to a Pre-dynastic temple that was rebuilt during the Old Kingdom, and further developed by New Kingdom Pharaohs including Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, and Ramses II and III. The present structure dates to the Greek and Roman periods, with the sanctuary and its enclosed surrounding chapels built by the later Ptolemies in the 1st century BC.”17

The Dendera Zodiac labels the 12 main constellations with their Decans. The bas-relief is dated variously from 5000+ BC to 50 BC, and is currently displayed at the Louvre in Paris. Since orthodox archaeology only dates the Sphinx back to the 4th Dynasty reign of Pharaoh Khufu-whose face they hold is that of the Sphinx, their dating of the Great Sphinx goes back to his reign around 4600 years ago. This theory rests on scant real evidence, and Khufu’s face on the Great Sphinx rests on little beyond conjecture. Dr. Schoch’s solid scientific archaeological geological evidence based on water erosion, dates the Great Sphinx to 5-7,000 BC. Geologists agree that ancient Egypt faced rains & flooding that has impacted much wear to the exterior of the Great Sphinx. Other than the evidence presented here; [Job 19:23-25], there are no known ancient historical records that mention the Great Sphinx, or its carving, so the astronomical purpose for the Great Sphinx, supported in the Dendera zodiac is some of the most solid evidence that has yet surfaced. This being the case, it deserves much more attention than has been paid by orthodox archaeology, who have ignored these records with the silent treatment for decades if not centuries.

The Astronomical purposes of the Great Sphinx are found first as a prime aspect of the heavenly signs linked to the Celestial Sphinx where we find unique planetary conjunctions that took place marking the Birth of Jesus Christ, in the constellations of  Virgo and Leo. Since these are the zodiac signs that constitute the Alpha-Omega signs of the Mazzaroth, forming the Celestial Sphinx, it provides a living practical example of Biblical Astronomy which the Great Sphinx itself memorializes. As a central example of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, the Great Sphinx is a true living artifact of the divine science of Biblical Astronomy that the Creator still utilizes today, marking the heavenly signs of the Second Coming of His only Begotten Son. In this vein, we highlight the relief from the ceiling of the Temple of Esneh; [Fig. C], where the basic stellar figures of Virgo and Leo are unified in the Great Sphinx, pictured with the solar disk crowning the head of the woman-“sun clothing Virgo,” [Rev. 12:1] who is joined with the body of the Lion, over the serpent Hydra. This clear stellar image found at the Esne temple site housing the Dendera zodiac, provides strong archaeological support, not for the union of Virgo and Leo only, affirmed in the two stellar aspects of the Sphinx monument, but also the exaltation of the woman-Virgo. She is pictured at the right below, prominently holding her grain stalk, or branch [Al Zimach] as she appears in Dendera’s zodiac, symbolizing her bearing the promised seed, the light of the world. This ancient Egyptian archaeological hieroglyph on the Dendera Zodiac is a key piece of history in Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy narrative, that sheds new light on the Great Sphinx, prophesying of the Birth of Christ the Promised Seed.

Figure C. Ceiling Relief from the Ancient Egyptian Temple of Esneh. 18

The union of the ends of the ecliptic in the Great Sphinx, with the Sun in Virgo, as seen in the Temple of Esneh.
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This sets the basic context of the original function of the Great Sphinx, including:

  • The unity of the Biblical Mazzaroth starting at Virgo and ending in Leo, summarizing the truths of Biblical Astronomy and Archaeo-Astronomy. These are the Alpha and Omega points of the circle of the zodiac or Mazzaroth, since the circular path of the Sun upon the ecliptic turns ever round through the 12 signs. The birth of the Sun of God is seen in Virgo [Rev. 12:1-2] and his destruction of the dragon/serpent is evident under Leo’s paws.
  • The original role of the Sun in this context of “clothing Virgo,” along with embodying the solar aspects of the Sphinx gains added meaning as the Son of Righteousness, runs his allotted race. [Ps. 19:4-5]
  • The Great Sphinx blueprints from the Square Zodiac found in the Temple of Esne, shows Virgo the woman holding her branch/seed on the right, with Leo the Lion on the left. Between them, we find the Lion’s body with the head of the woman crowned with a circular crown, and the Sun on her head. This embodies Ps. 19. as the Sun moving through his tabernacle as a bridegroom [v.4-5] rejoicing as a strong man to run his race completing the circuit of heaven. This represents the circular Crown as the 12 signs on the ecliptic on Virgo’s Head.
    A Stone monument memorializing these truths parallel the witness to the Coming Redeemer found in the Stars and in Scripture. The sign Virgo emphasizes her fertility or motherhood, as she holds in her right hand a branch, or staff, also a title applied to the Messiah as the offspring of David, and in her left hand some sheaves of corn, or seeds of wheat (ear of grain, spike of wheat (Spica). The star Spica, in Virgo, which appears to be only one of two specific stars shown on Dendera’s zodiac, the other being Sirius, embodies the Promised Seed-Jesus Christ in a four-fold ministry as King, Son of Man, Servant and Son of God, as seen in the Four GospelsMatthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Rev. 22:12-13
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [f]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega not only in Scripture from Genesis to the end of Revelation, but also from Virgo to Leo in the Celestial Gospel of the Mazzaroth, represented in the Great Stone Monument of the Sphinx on the Giza Plateau. This also shows multiple examples of the Biblical figure of speech-[merismos] as in Acts 2:19-20 referring to astronomical and spiritual renditions of this figure in the Scriptures. With this in mind, let’s look at some specific stellar aspects of the Great Sphinx.

Stellar Elements of the Great Sphinx

There are at least three categories of Celestial Sphinx signs. The first is in a class by itself, that we find in Fig. D. Here, the head of the woman Virgo, clothed with the sun is rising above the horizon as seen from Jerusalem, with the full body of Leo the Lion, already risen. As a marker for the birth of Christ highlighting these two major components of the Great Sphinx, this sign certainly is worthy of our special attention. A second category of signs along these lines is seen also when the Sun is clothing Virgo. During this time of year, a period of about 20 days length, if planetary unions occur in both Leo and Virgo, the two stellar aspects of the Celestial Sphinx are thus highlighted. An example of this was seen in the signs surrounding the birth of Christ, from September 9th to the 14th in 3 BC. Fig. D shows the first of three conjunctions of Jupiter and Regulus in Leo first visible, as the heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ took place  September 11th, in Virgo. The original teaching of the witness of the signs of the mazzaroth is encapsulated in the zodiac signs Virgo and Leo and preserved in this ancient monument of the Giza plateau, the Great Sphinx. An interesting astronomical truth in support of this lies in the fact that the crowned head of Virgo actually bridges about 10 degrees into the sign Leo on the ecliptic. This is evident in connection with the star Denebola, in the lion’s tail. The star named Sarcam in Leo, is a Hebrew word meaning “the joining,”19 marking the point where the two ends of the Zodiacal circle have their joining. This is borne out in the sign Corvus, the bird of prey devouring the sea-monster Hydra, a decan of Virgo. The bright star in the eye of Corvus the Raven, called Al Chibar in Arabic means “joining together,”20 referring also to the union of these two ends of the true zodiac! This is pictured in Figure E. below, depicting the Hydra a prominent seadragon constellation [Isa. 27:1], with Corvus the Raven and carrion eater, shown devouring the perishing remains of the Serpent destroyed, under Leo’s extended claws. This is the enemy’s destiny that we also find pictured in Fig. C. the Temple of Esne above, with the serpent under the Sphinx’ paws.

 In 1811 Richard Wm. Hamilton was quoted in the Edinburgh Review showing a scholarly history of this view over 200 years ago in agreement with our position; “We believe the Sphinx to be the symbol of the Sun at the Summer Solstice, precisely at the point where the last degree of Leo meets the first degree of Virgo. The head of the woman joined to the body of the Lion seems to justify the explanation of the symbolic Sphinx.”21

Figure D. The Celestial Sphinx. 22

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 aspects of the Celestial Sphinx, marking the first Jupiter-Regulus Conjunction in Leo.

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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.”23 Virgo’s head is seen in Fig. D, just below and adjacent to the star Denebola in the tail of the Lion, unifying the circle of the zodiac. When viewed in context with the witness of the Great Sphinx, this sign on 9-14-3 BC takes on added meaning, indicated in the Great Sphinx‘ two basic elements. These two elements are detailed in the movement of the King planet Jupiter entering Leo, the lion-body of the celestial Sphinx, while the Sun was in Virgo, the female head of this Sphinx. As the stars are allowed to speak in harmony with this witness in stone, the solitary guardian of the Giza plateau anticipates the dawning of a new day for mankind, as it predicts the birth of Spica, Virgo’s promised seed. Thus, the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid stand, as oracles, monumental prophets of both the Alpha and Omega, the first and second advents of Jesus Christ, revealing both his sufferings and glory. These stellar aspects of the Sphinx, supported by the picture of the eastern horizon during the early morning hours of September 14th, at the time of the first Jupiter-Regulus union. This distinct star picture of the Head of the woman Virgo rising above the horizon, with the body of the lion above her head, initiating the first of 3 Jupiter-Regulus unions, aligning the prophecy of the stars with the Scriptural prophecy of Genesis 49:8-10, is definitive evidence for our thesis. This triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo was bracketed by the two Jupiter-Venus conjunctions also in Leo between August 31st, 3 BC and June 17th 2 BC. The June 17th, 2 BC conjunction of  Jupiter and Venus the bright and Morning Star, was a most notable and attention-grabbing heavenly sign marking the birth of Christ.

Figure E. Hydra the Sea-Serpent beneath Leo’s claws, with Corvus the Raven and Crater the Cup of God’s Wrath, attached to its back.

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Not only does the Great Sphinx provide the divine order of the Mazzaroth as the Gospel in the Stars, but it also prophesies of the Birth of Christ with multiple celestial signs that occurred in Leo, the body of the Sphinx, as the Sunset in Virgo, the Sphinx’s head, on 9-11-3 BC. The unique crowning of the female head of the Sphinx is found in Figure C with a solar disc on Virgo’s head, as Virgo was clothed with the Sun, and the moon at her feet; [Rev. 12:1-2]. This ancient solar association with the Great Sphinx was later corrupted in Egypt in the astrological veneration of the Sun god-Ra.

The first dawn appearance of Leo at summer solstice would have signified to ancient observers circa 3000-2500 BC the opening of Nile Flood season. Since the star Sirius would be making its first dawn rising –known as a Heliacal Rising–at the same time, then the signal would be interpreted metaphorically as the sun entering or joining Leo in the horizon and the start of the Nile Floods, when also Sirius first became visible.

Figure 3. The Great Sphinx facing Leo at Sunrise on the Summer Solstice. 24

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The image in the eastern horizon at dawn c. 3000 BC at the start of the Nile flood i.e. summer solstice.

Graham Hancock explains in Heaven’s Mirror that, “computer simulations show that in 10,500 BC the constellation of Leo housed the sun on the spring equinox – i.e. an hour before dawn in that epoch Leo would have reclined due east along the horizon in the place where the sun would soon rise. This means that the lion-bodied Sphinx, with its due-east orientation, would have gazed directly on that morning at the one constellation in the sky that might reasonably be regarded as its own celestial counterpart. 25

Robert Bauval tells us the ancient Egyptians believed that their Pharaohs were earthly representations of a god they called Horakti. Another similar name used this way in Ancient Egyptian was Horemakhet, that Bauval says was used only for the Great Sphinx of Giza, whereas the name Horakti applied to a figure on the eastern horizon identified with the constellation of Leo the Lion. Bauval also sees problems with Kephren/Kaphre as the builder of the Great Sphinx, as seen in the following statement; “…there is a problem allocating the Great Sphinx to Kaphre, a king of the IVth Dynasty who reigned c. 2500 BC since the Great Sphinx is gazing directly DUE EAST, whereas the constellation Leo arose at that time some 28 degrees North of Due East.”26 This of course, is based on the assumption that if 2500 BC was the correct date for the construction of the Sphinx, then the Sphinx would align with Leo the Lion on the Horizon, marking the date of its building, which was not the case.

The Key Aspect of other Megalithic structures in ancient Egypt during the general period of the inception of the Giza structures is a primary consideration of this blog. Elements of the Great Sphinx Complex include the Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Sphinx Temple which were all built with the same materials. The Giant megaliths of this Temple match their limestone blocks sourced from the Great Sphinx enclosure. 27 Not only is the Great Sphinx linked to Giza’s Pyramids via the surface causeway between the Sphinx and the second Pyramid, but also potentially with some other megalithic technology of ancient Egypt, via its hidden underground passages. At last inventory, there are three Sphinx tunnels that have been identified so far. One is in the front of the Sphinx, between its paws. A 2nd is on the Sphinx‘ North-side, and a third at the rear-near the Sphinx’ tail. Egyptologist Z. Hawass was able to enter this 3rd tunnel, for the first time as the tunnel was dug out during recent restorations of the Sphinx. Normally, Hawass is against alternative theories relating to Ancient Egyptian Archaeology, but in this case he stated his belief that three underground tunnels connect the Sphinx Complex to the Osireion and the Great Pyramid. 28

Figure 4. The Osireion- Perhaps The oldest Egyptian Temple [in Abydos]. 29

Osireion at Abydos, Megalithic Egypt

The 3rd Pyramid of Menakure also fits the megalithic signature of Giza, in that it’s casing stones at the base of the Pyramid display the same precision found at the Osireion. Potential passages linking these ancient megalithic sites would prove strong added evidence for the ancient culture that produced these collossal buildings during the same period, with a technology that remains beyond the building capacity of modern man. The Osireion Complex was originally covered with roof lintels of up to 200-ton blocks, placed atop the columns from above. These monoliths are heavier and placed with more precision than any other Egyptian building, and without any inscriptions, unlike other Egyptian funerary monuments. Considered the Tomb of Osiris, the Osireion is thought to be a contemporary of the Gobekli Tepe site in Turkey, widely considered the oldest archaeological site in the world. 30

A main reason why orthodox archaeology has suppressed and ignored the ancient astronomical evidence for the Great Sphinx, is that it undermines their theory of the origins and builders of the Sphinx, not to mention the other elements of the Giza Plateau. Obviously, if the origins of the Great Sphinx are based upon the evidence seen in the Dendera Zodiac, and the Sphinx horizon alignment, it not only washes out the cherished theory that the Sphinx was built by the Pharaoh’s Khufu/Kapfre, but it also credits Bible Patriarchs while showing the Sphinx as an ancient prophetic marker for Christ. However, these links between Dendera Zodiac and the Sphinx also raises the question; which came first: The Great Sphinx or the plans & blueprints for the Great Sphinx? Considering the potential age of the Sphinx, and its link to the Dendera Zodiac, it certainly shines new light on both the Sphinx and Dendera’s Zodiac, with the potential ages of both these historic artifacts, demanding a reconsideration of these ancient monuments and their important role in human history, our spiritual legacy and future of our planet. The wonder of these ancient Megalithic architectural master-pieces in pointing the way to the central figure in human history cannot be swept under the sands of the Sahara any longer. As these monuments witness to the birth and return of the Lord Jesus Christ, it demands our attention!

God Bless!

Rene’

Footnotes

1. The Mystery of the Sphinx, New Scientific Evidence [Director’s cut expanded for TV], Boris Said.
2. IBID
3. IBID
4. IBID
5. IBID
6. IBID
7. “Dating the Dendera Zodiac, Egypt’s famous Greco-Roman Zodiac.” Park and Eccles
8. https://www.theancientconnection.com/dendera-temple-hathor/
9. Posted on  by Asec
10. Strong’s Concordance, [H6697]. James Strong
11. IBID [H2710]. 
12. The Temple of Esneh as found on the “Egyptian Post Card Page” at http://itdsrv1.ul.ie/~bolgerb/pc_egy.html.
13. Figure 2. Picture credit -Dendera Square Zodiac. http://www.voyager.co.nz/~masonpj/zodiac.htm
14. From The Alpha and the Omega – Chapter 1, Jim A. Cornwell, 1995.
15. The Works of Josephus, p. 32. Flavius Josephus
16. Decoding the Great Pyramid, Lemesurier p. 12
17. [https://sacredsites.com/africa/egypt/dendera.html]
18. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p.21
19. IBID, p. 165
20. IBID, p. 169
21. The Edinburgh Review, Richard William Hamilton, 1811.
22. Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, p. 45 American Christian Press.
23. The Star that Astonished the World, p.187, Dr. Ernest Martin
24. http://myblog.robertbauval.co.uk/
25. Heaven’s Mirror, Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia
26. [http://myblog.robertbauval.co.uk/2014/12/22/the-age-of-leo]
27. https://www.theancientconnection.com/megaliths/egypt/megalithic-osireion-egypt/
28. IBID
29. IBID [picture credit of the Osireion].
30. [https://www.theancientconnection.com/megaliths/egypt/sphinx-complex/]

 

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Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

This is the first Blog post since Rev. Jon Nessle taught us about the record of Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost in 28 AD. His teaching on the Figure of SpeechMerismos was a key revelation to us all, and a milestone to me especially with Peter’s reference to the Prophet Joel in Acts 2:17-21. Jon Nessle taught us that in v. 20 where; “The sun shall be turned into darkness and the Moon into blood before the great and notable day of the Lord come,” first refers to solar and lunar eclipses that don’t take place together as the Science confirms, therefore as this does not refer to literal truth, it must be figurative. As solar and lunar eclipses depict the Moon on opposite sides of the earth, it represents a “juxtaposition of 2 extremes,” which in Figures of Speech is called a Merism. This figure illustrates a combination of two contrasting words or subjects that refer to an entirety. Since this Merismos in Acts 2:20 is celestial in nature, the entirety referred to is different kinds Celestial signs, not only Solar and Lunar eclipses, that take place before the Lord’s Return. Since Peter’s Pentecost Sermon in Acts 2 took place on the opening day of the Age of Grace, the entirety of Celesial Signs could potentially include all these signs during the Age of Grace. Thus we are very thankful that the Heavenly Father gave us both a general and specific pattern of various celestial signs that not only marked the birth of Christ, but also mark his Return, based on similar celestial patterns in each case. This is the basic premise of the Celestial Prelude, which are the preliminary celestial signs that allowed the Magi to recognize the actual signs the marked the birth of Christ, of the 1st Celestial Prelude.

As He set the truth of the coming redeemer-Jesus Christ in His Written Word, He also backed these truths with many signs and wonders on earth, and in the heavens. These Heavenly Signs spoke to those with eyes to see, just as loudly as the witness of the Scriptures. As this was the case with the first coming of Christ, so it is with his imminent Return. In light of the merismos figure of speech in Acts 2, which specifically references solar and lunar eclipses referring to all types of celestial signs, our examination of the Blood Moon Tetrads takes on added meaning and depth for the end times, since God provided a blueprint of heavenly signs, starting over 2000 years ago, marking the birth of Christ, in the first Celestial Prelude, provides the keys to our recognition of The Celestial Encore of Christ’s 2nd Coming. We find this Scriptural record in Revelation 12.

Rev. 12:1-2 “Now a great sign [semion] appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the Sun with the Moon under her feet, and on her head a Crown of 12 stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.”

Virgo marking the birth of Christ

Virgo Clothed in the Sun with the Moon at her Feet on 9-11-3BC-Tishri 1.

The last and key element of Rev. 12:1 is “on her head a Crown of 12 stars.” As Virgo and Leo are the Alpha and Omega signs of the Mazzaroth, we find a primary version of the 1st Merismos in Acts 2:19a of “wonders in heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath.” Since the earthly wonder of the Great Sphinxas the oldest monumental sculpture on the face of the earth, is noteworthy as a composite symbol of the head of the woman Virgo who is crowned [G4735-stephanos] with the other 11 signs or constellations of the zodiac, even as the 11 stars bowed to Joseph [Gen. 37:9], ending in the Body of the Lion-Leo. This provides what I’ve referred to as the “Celestial Sphinx,” a term which now has found a home as the heavenly version of the juxtaposition of 2 extremes encapsulating the entirety of the celestial signs on the ecliptic. It is key to realize that the signs of Rev. 12:1 are summarized in context of signs in Virgo and Leo, which describes a sign of the Celestial Sphinx. One function of this dual Merismos in Acts 2:19-20, is that of all the potential celestial signs in the Age of Grace, how do we differentiate the celestial signs marked by God’s Hand for a sacred purpose from those that are not? At least part of the answer is found in celestial signs marked as they occur in Virgo and Leo. We will find examples of this as we proceed.

God also marked the coronation of His only begotten Son in the heavens with a triple conjunction of the King planet Jupiter with the King star Regulus in Leo during 3-2 BC, based on Jupiter’s retrograde motion. Thus, his birth on the key day of Tishri 1 in Hebrew timekeeping was foreordained by God, to fit the pattern of 7 primary Hebrew Feast and holy days of their sacred calendar, since before the foundations of the world. This key date on Israel’s calendar perfectly synchronizes to mark Jesus’ birthday on Hebrew New Years Day, Tishri 1.

To help us grasp the critical importance of the holy day of Tishri 1, the 7th month, we turn to the following reference from Alfred Edersheim:

“Just as age was reckoned from Tishri 1 to Tishri 1, so were the regnal years of Judean Kings. The blowing of trumpets of Rams Horns was also part of the coronation ceremony of these Judean Kings.” 2

Thus the start of Jesusreign as King of Kings is marked on his birthday of Tishri 1, the “Day of Trumpets.” The significance of the King’s Coronation tied to Rosh Hashannah, New Years Day and the head of Israel’s calendar, is that Jesus as the King of Kings presides over all temporal, civil and sacred matters as King-High Priest of Israel. Thus it is fitting that a majority of Blood Moons would occur near this area in Virgo, symbolizing Israel, near its brightest star Spica-Al Zemach, marking the only begotten Son and offspring of God the Father. We can see the wisdom in understanding the dual significance of this Revelation 12 prophecy, as it not only applies to Jesusfirst appearance with his birth and sufferings, but also his victorious return in Glory. Almighty God has mirrored the heavenly signs marking the birth of Jesus Christ, 2000 years later in the light various types of celestial signs and the lunar glow of the Blood Moon Tetrads with Israel’s re-birth and gathering as a nation, to set the stage for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This Scripture gives us the keys to decipher the celestial signs marking the first and second coming of Christ. A sign in the heavens in Rev. 12:1, refers to a celestial sign on the path of the Sun, called the ecliptic in the heavens. On this path which the Sun takes through the heavens in its annual course, there is only one sign or constellation on the mazzaroth depicted as a singular womanVirgo the virgin. Virgo is clothed with the Sun for 20 days every year- one of the 12 keys of the “Celestial Preludelisted below. However, the Moon only appears at the feet of Virgo 1 day each year while she is clothed with the Sun. This was September 11th in 3 BC marking the birth of Christ, [Rev. 12:1-2].

Figure 2. Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction in Pisces, May 29th, 7 BC.3

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The Specific signs setting the pattern of the birth of Christ, starting in the first Jupiter-Saturn union of 7 BC, set forth key signposts that the Magi were on the lookout for in 3 BC. These preliminary signs from 7-5 BC provided the Magi the blueprints they would need to recognize the heavenly signs identifying the time frame of the birth of Christ. When this study was first posted almost 20 years ago on our Try-God.com website, I termed it the “Celestial Prelude.” The fact that the heavenly signs of this dress rehearsal unfolded over a two-year period was also a clue of what the Magi could expect, when the curtain actually arose on the celestial pageantry of the birth of Christ. Below is a reprint of the key points posted in a “Summary of the Celestial Prelude,” which serves as a good starting point for review, in light of the most recent context of Jon Nessle’s teaching on the Merismos in Acts 2, along with key points that allowed the Magi to recognize the signs marking Christ’s birth. This was provided within the framework of the truths of the celestial gospel that were first unveiled to Biblical Patriarchs, and later corrupted in astrology forming a basis of mythology the world over. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle has a long and distinguished Biblical history marking the births of both Abraham and Moses, and it’s only fitting that it would play a key role in marking Christ’s birth.

The Prophet Daniel taught the original Magi and other astronomers of the king Nebuchadnezzar’s court [Dan. 5:11] about these planetary unions from the contemporary example of a Jupiter-Saturn triple union 523-522 BC in Virgo. Less than 400 years later, in 132 BC a new star or supernova exploded in a decan of Virgo called Coma, [Fig. 3].

Figure 3. The decan Of Coma from the Dendera Zodiac. 4

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Pictured as seen in the Dendera zodiac above, in the head of the child held in his mother’s arms, the new star, or supernova burst onto the scene drawing attention to the sign Coma, meaning “The Desired of all Nations” [Hagg. 2:7]. This supernova burned brightly for about 275 years as a beacon lighting the way to the general time wherein the birth of Christ would occur. This truth disclosed that as The Desire of all Nations, Jesus Christ was coming for the redemption of all mankind, not just Israel.

The Coma supernova also set the stage for the next triple union of Jupiter-Saturn in 7 BC that lead to the birth of Christ. This Conjunction took place in Pisces, marking a transition in the ages of the precession of the equinoxes, from the Age of Aries to the Age of Pisces. This new Precessional Age was marked because in the prior 2160 years, Aries was the sign wherein the Sunrise occurred on the Spring equinox. The Triple Conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in 7BC marked the first time the Sun arose in the Sign of Pisces, on the Spring equinox, marking the new Precessional Age of Pisces. In Fig. 4 we find the king planet Jupiter in retrograde motion in Pisces in 7 BC, forming its triple union with Saturn, with a dual function of not only highlighting the new Age of Pisces, but also pointing to the signs  marking the long-awaited appearance of the only begotten Son of God, who would bring salvation to all mankind.

Over 2000 years has already passed since this opening of the Piscean Age, with the Birth of Christ taking place 4 years after its opening. This Sign of Pisces is marked by two fish, one swimming vertically towards the North Pole and the other horizontally along the ecliptic. The fish represent the houses of Israel and Judah, further imparting the Promised Seed would come from the Royal House of Judah. Christ had to be the Son of Adam, Abraham and David to fulfill all righteousness. The fullness of the gap between the sufferings of the Lord, seen during his first Advent, and his glorious return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, continues to take place in the spiritual Administration of Grace and the Precessional Piscean Age.

During the time of the rise of ancient Israel, in last millennium BC, there were 43 “normal” conjunctions between these two planets, with at least 7 Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions taking place, with varying intervals from 40 years (as from 861 to 821 BC and again between 563 to 523) to 377 years (as between 523 to 146 BC). The events following the 7 BC triple union of Jupiter-Saturn are shown in the chart below [Fig. 4], in 5-BC, as specific key celestial events that lead to the Magi’s recognition of the birth of Christ, in 3-2 BC.

Figure. 4 The Celestial Prelude-Specific Signs of 7 BC to 5 BC

Date Conjunction of Planets Constellation
May 27th, 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Sept. 15th, 7 BC Jupiter, Saturn; [ring cycle], Sun & Earth aligned Pisces
Oct. 5th, 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Dec. 1st , 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn Pisces
Feb. 25th 6 BC Triangular massing of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars Pisces
Mar. 5th , 6 BC Jupiter-Mars Conjunction Pisces
April 15-20, 6 BC Lunar Occultations  Series
Mar. 23rd, 5 BC Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse/Nova  Virgo
Sept. 15th, 5 BC Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Pisces

As this chart reflects after the Jupiter-Saturn triple union of 7BC came a triangular massing of Jupiter-Saturn and Mars, also one of the traits listed below on the heels of this Feb. 25th, 6 BC Conjunction including Mars, in the next month came a remarkable series of lunar occultations, followed by two total lunar eclipses in 5 BC.

In the Summary of the Celestial Prelude, the 12 key elements below recognized by the Magi including the Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunction of 7 BC, are listed that had a direct application in helping them understand the heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ in 3-2 BC. The triple conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in 7-6 BC that the Magi were best acquainted with, is covered in my article on The Specific Signs @ [www.try-god.com]. Doctor Earnest Martin agrees as he states in his writings: “The year 3/2BC was certainly an extraordinary one for visible astronomical exhibitions, as there was no year similar to it for many years on either side (a foretaste had occurred back in 7 BC, as Jupiter and Saturn had come into union on 3 occasions: May 26, October 3, and December 1, and this was followed in early 6 BC with a close triangulation with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. This occurred as the planets were in Pisces.”5 [emphasis mine]

As the Magi were able to identify the Star of Bethlehem based on these 12 traits of the Celestial Prelude following the triple conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in 7 BC, and key Lunar activity so we can see links to the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad leading to the repeat of the Rev. 12 sign on Sept. 23rd 2017. These twelve stellar pointers provided by the Heavenly Father left no doubt as to the time of year, the specific day and even the time of day for the Magi to recognize the time frame of the birth of the only begotten Son of God. These details of the Celestial Prelude are unique to the Try-God.com and blog sites since we have detailed this account of the celestial markings of the birth of Christ, it is fitting that we should reconstruct the specifics of the Solar and Lunar eclipse Tetrads that accompanied the Jupiter-Saturn triple union of 7-6BC, leading to the birth of Christ, in light of the various types of signs including the modern Blood Moon Tetrads for end-times insight. This will follow in a separate blog study next month.

By methodically researching the following traits of the Celestial Prelude I was able to grasp, and work through the celestial observations of the Magi and how they decoded the heavenly signs the Heavenly Father had left for them. They left a trail that leads directly to the signs marking birth of Christ on Sept. 11th, 3 BC. The characteristics of the Celestial Prelude are listed below:

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The Characteristics of the Celestial Prelude

  •  Jupiter was clearly marked as “his star.” [Matt. 2:2]
    Jupiter was involved in a triple planetary Conjunction in 7 BC.
    This Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunction occurred with two Tetrads of Solar & Lunar Eclipses in 7-6 BC.
    Jupiter was involved in a series of planetary conjunctions.
  • Jupiter’s retrograde motion would play a key role.
  • Jupiter’s triple union was followed by a massing of planets.
  • This massing of planets was followed by a Mars Conjunction.
  • The Jupiter-Mars Conjunction was followed by a series of lunar occultations, and a Total lunar eclipse.
  • This series of conjunctions would last about two years.
  • The annual twenty days when the Sun is in Virgo would be a key.
  • The September 15th alignment of Jupiter, Saturn the Earth and Sun in 7 BC that occurred in the evening at sunset, directed the Magi’s attention to the end of the 20-day period when Virgo was “clothed with the Sun.” [Rev. 12:1-2]
  • The second lunar eclipse on September 15th of 5 BC established that the Magi should be watchful of lunar activity during this time. This framed the 42-minute period between Sunset and Moonset on the only day of the year when Virgo “was clothed with the Sun and the moon at her feet.” [Rev. 12:1-2]
  • The September 15th Heliacal Rising of Jupiter and Saturn foreshadowed the Heliacal Setting of Spica, located between the setting Sun and Moon in Virgo, identifying a 30-minute period when the birth of Christ happened.

These stellar pointers provided by the Hand of the Heavenly Father left no doubt for the Magi of the birth of the only begotten Son of God.  These solar and lunar eclipses and signs of the Celestial Sphinx leading to the birth of Christ, shown conclusively with the planetary conjunctions, Meteor showers, and Solar-Lunar Tetrads of 7-6BC, in light of the Blood Moon Tetrads and other types of celestial signs leading into and beyond, the 9-23-17 Rev. 12 sign for key insight into Christ’s Return.

Starting on the 1st trait of the Characteristics of the Celestial Prelude list, the Star of Bethlehem [Jupiter] the King Planet that the Magi followed to Jerusalem and the birth of Christ, it is Jupiter again that is birthed from Virgo’s Womb on Sept. 9th 2017, after spending 42 weeks-the normal time of human gestation in her womb due to Jupiter’s retrograde motion. This speaks to the 2nd and 4th traits that Jupiter’s Retrograde motion would be a key as it was for the Magi in identifying the triple planetary union of Jupiter-Regulus beginning 3 days after the birth of Christ-the 2nd trait of the Celestial Prelude. We find a key to the 2nd Celestial Prelude in Rev. 12 with a repetition of other elements of these signs discussed below.

The third trait refers to Jupiter’s involvement in a series of Planetary Conjunctions. We find this manifested at the birth of Christ in a dazzling Jupiter-Venus conjunction in Leo on June 17th of 2 BC. It was two Jupiter-Venus conjunctions that actually bracketed the great majority of heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ in 3-1 BC. The 1st Jupiter-Venus Conjunction marking the birth of Christ took place on August 31st 3 BC, in Leo with the last one occurring on August 21st 1 BC, in Virgo. Here we find an interesting variation on a Celestial Sphinx sign highlighting planetary conjunctions of Jupiter-Venus, that took place during the first fulfillment the Rev. 12:1-2 prophecy relating to the sufferings of Christ in his ministry as the Passover Lamb. This alerts us that we should look for similar Celestial Sphinx signs in Virgo and Leo as a precursor to the Lord’s Second Coming. The fact that there were also two Venus-Mars conjunctions framing the central Jupiter-Venus union between March 31st, and Dec. 9th, 2 BC, marking the birth of Christ, sets a precedent that we find in like fashion leading to the Lord’s glorious Return. This refers to the sixth trait of the Celestial Prelude. In this light, the 1st Jupiter-Venus union occurred in August 2014 during the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, and it is with great interest that we noted two Venus-Mars unions in 2015, preceding 3 Jupiter-Venus unions in Leo, followed by Jupiter-Venus unions in Virgo in both 2015-16 & 2017. The initial Triple conjunction of Jupiter-Venus starting on July 1st, 2015 was all over the newscasts, and current events, being compared to the brilliant June 17th Jupiter-Venus planetary conjunction in 2 BC, 9 months after the birth of Christ. This indicates the key role of Solar and Lunar eclipses related not only to the birth signs of Christ, but also to his victorious Return.

Planetary Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus and the Celestial Sphinx.

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The following dates witnessed Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Leo in the Hebrew Jubilee year of 2015-2016:

June 30th, 2015
August 25th, 2015
October 26-27th, 2015 

The following dates saw Jupiter-Venus conjunctions in Virgo in 2016-and Nov. 2017: 

Aug. 27th 2016
Feb. 26th, 2017
Nov. 13th, 2017

As we discuss the 2nd heavenly sign in Rev. 12 below regarding the Eta Draconid Meteor Showers, we will find unique Pi and Phi ratio relationships in these Jupiter-Venus unions, that took place during and after the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad, also conforming to the Celestial Sphinx pattern of signs designed by the Hand of the Almighty to mark key signs with this special indicator related to the dual figure of Speech Merismos in Acts 2:19-20.

The Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015 as part of the signs of the 2nd Celestial Prelude concerning the Lord’s Return, was foreshadowed by lunar eclipses leading to the birth of Christ, which we find in the 7th trait of the 1st Celestial Prelude. The Jupiter-Saturn triple Conjunctions in 7 BC, highlighted by a planetary alignment on Sept. 15th BC, initiated a pattern of heavenly signs that reappeared in September of 5 BC with a pair of eclipses. This embodies the 10th trait of the Celestial PreludeOn 9-1-5 BC there was a partial Solar eclipse, with a Total Lunar eclipse following 14 days later on 9-15-5 BC. These heavenly signs exactly 2 years apart, enlightened the Magi that they should be on the lookout for heavenly signs marking the birth of Christ, in the next 2-year period in September of 3 BC– the 8th trait of the Celestial Prelude. Since September marked Hebrew New Year’s Holy day, of Rosh Hashanah starting the seventh month of Tishri, on September 11th, the Magi would have been on notice with their eyes riveted to the heavens for the signs denoting the coming of the prophesied King of the Jews. As stated in the 11th trait of the Celestial Prelude, the lunar activity in 5 BC tipped off the Magi to be watchful of lunar activity during this time, two years later inBC. This framed the 42-minute period between Sunset and Moon-set on the only day of the year when Virgo “was clothed with the Sun with the Moon under her feet,” [Rev. 12:1]. This period in mid-September towards the end of the annual 20-day time-frame when the “Sun was clothing Virgo,” was also marked by the first of 3 unions of Jupiter and Regulus in 3-2 BC, three days after the birth of Christ, showing a celestial coronation ceremony where the king star Regulus in Leo, the sign marking the Lion of the Tribe of Judah [Rev. 5:5], was crowned by the king planet Jupiter as a result of Jupiter’s retrograde motion in Leo. This was a key aspect of the Creator’s means to show the triple crowning of His Promised Seed in the heavens, but it was also a Celestial Sphinx sign, marking the birth of Christ in both Virgo and Leo. [Gen. 49:9-10]

Another principle guiding our study of the birth and return of Christ concerns the dual fulfillment of the signs seen in Rev. 12. We find this first in the dual significance of the “woman” of Rev. 12. In verses 1-2 the woman refers to Mary who bore Jesus Christ, as she is symbolized in the constellation Virgo, the only sign of a woman on the ecliptic. It is noteworthy that the woman is embodied both in her human and celestial versions as Mary and Virgo in this biblical record, qualifying as both earthly and heavenly signs that are delineated in the first rendition of the dual Merismos in Acts 2:19 that mark the coming Christ. As the Rev. 12 record proceeds, the representation of this woman changes. Rev. 12:6 tells us this woman fled into the wilderness for 1260 days, which does not match with the period Joseph and Mary fled Israel with Jesus into Egypt, so it no longer refers to Mary, but Israel. Since the generation of Israel at the time of Christ- rejected him, their rewards are held in abeyance, which opened the door for the Gentiles to be grafted into the olive tree of Romans 10-11. Now Christ is preparing to return to a reformed Israel of Prophecy, that we have seen coming to pass in the last 70 years. This has also been documented in the Celestial Gospel, in signs we have been recently researching and discussing, as they are apparent, for example in Figure 6 below.

From the first prophecy of the Promised Seed [Gen. 3:15] the woman’s seed was declared as the one to bruise the serpent with a terminal death blow to its head. Rev. 12:4 below reveals the central goal of the adversary, “to devour the woman’s child as soon as it was born.” All of Biblical history revolves around this conflict between the two seeds; the seed of the woman vs. the serpent’s seed. Just as the “woman” has a dual fulfillment, so the symbolism in reference to the serpentdragon in Rev. 12 changes also.

Revelation 12: 3-5
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven”- “Another” is a Greek word indicating that this heavenly wonder was different from that described in Rev. 12:1. Even as the first heavenly wonder involved the woman of the Constellation Virgo, so this 2nd heavenly wonder, although different from Virgo, was still a Constellation.

and behold a great red dragon“- Although there are several celestial candidates for this sky dragon, including Hydra which also spans a third of the stars of the ecliptic with its massive size, it becomes apparent that Draco is the sign that is referred to in its initial significance in Revelation. This is the first of 13 occurrences of the Greek word “drakon in the book of Revelation, with the first eight uses of this word here in Rev. 12, [Rev. 12:3, 4, 7, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, Rev. 13:2, 4, 11, Rev.16:13, 20:2]. The number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and the dragon embodies the idea of spiritual warfare in the heavens. As we inspect the details of the Biblical record of Revelation 12, the traits of Draco the dragon come to the surface. The first incidence of the word “Dragon” in Rev. 12:3 are focused traits of Draco over the other names of the adversary in Rev. 12:9. As a result of the war in heaven, the dragon and his 1/3 of the heavenly angels were cast down to the earth. This was depicted celestially as a meteor shower in 3 BC, surrounding the birthday of Jesus Christ. So as the Great Sphinx and the WomanMary and Virgo have both heavenly and earthly renditions, so too does the Dragon who formerly ruled the angels in heaven, but is now cast down to the earth. The celestial figure that embodies the casting down of the dragon, is a type of celestial sign called a Meteor shower.

In the dragon’s tail there is a star called Eta- Draconis, which was the radiant or source point for the Draconid Meteor Showers that appear to emanate from this star in Draco’s tail, which took place from Sept. 9th-12th in 3BC. This of course includes the birth date of Christ on Sept. 11th, showing the dragon’s falldragging down the Angel’s he deceived in his tail, matching with the appearance of Jesus Christ the Son of God. This highlights one of 3 different Meteor showers emanating from Draco, two of which have their radiant in Eta-Draconis, with the third star being Grumian or Grumian, meaning “subtle or deceiver.” Of the two Draconid Meteor Showers radiating from Eta- Draconis, one is viewed as the greater and the other the lesser, and it was the lesser that fell during the birth of Christ from Sept. 9-12 BC.6 What is unique about this is that the lesser of the Eta-Draconids, are best viewed at sunset or the early evening, while most Meteor showers are best seen later at night. This matches the time between the setting Sun and Moon, Sept. 11th, 3BC, when the birth of Christ took place, just as the thin crescent of the New Moon was becoming visible that evening.

Figure 5.

In an excerpt below from the October 2nd, 98’ Weekly News Bulletin of Sky & Telescope;

On the evening of Oct. 8th, debris from the Periodic Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner may provide a stunning sky show. The Giacobinid Meteor shower produced two of the greatest  Meteor displays seen in the 20th century in 1933 and 1946. Lesser showers arrived in 1926, 1952, and 1985.”7

The graphic above from [Watchfortheday.org] shows a temporal Phi relationship between the Periodic Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner of 1900 and the 2020 Draconid meteor shower, with the 1946 Draconids between them. This depicts the impact of the Comet Giacobini-Zinner, with its resulting Meteor Showers over the 20th century and the first 20 years of the 21st.8 Biblically, 120 years [40 x 3] is a key time period in the lives of Men of God like Moses for example whose life span breaks down into 3, 40-year periods like this.

Thus, the birth of Christ is an excellent example of the multiple types of Celestial signs utilized to mark Christ’s Birth. We find the setting Sun and New Moon in Virgo with its brightest star Spica setting between the Sun and Moon, during an optimum viewing time for a specific Meteor Shower on Tishri 1, New Years Day a key day on the Hebrew CalendarGod provided multi-layers of evidence regarding these different types of celestial signs and their significance in relation to each other in Hebrew culture for us to realize the many ways God communicates with us using these media. It was Marshall MacCluhan that said “The media is the Message,” but I don’t think he had the Gospel in the Stars in mind when he turned that phrase. The message however remains the same centered around the sufferings and glory of the Lord, and how the Gospel in the Stars gets the message across in the different ages and spiritual administrations, that the Almighty has designed to organize his temporal order. Another category utilized by the Almighty to carry His truth is Mathematics and Sacred Geometry, which we find in the next graphic examples.

The following 5 Graphics, all from [watchfortheday.org],9 the first of which depicts a dual Pi relation between the 1st Blood Moon of the 2014-2015 Tetrad on 4-15-14, and Adar 9-on 3-16-2019/the 70-year anniversary of Israeli Independence, marked by another Blood Moon Tetrad in 1949-50with the Great Pan American Total Solar Eclipse on 8-21-17, between them. This Pan American Total Solar Eclipse is one of 4 Solar Eclipses bracketing the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad. A 2nd Pi relation is drawn in this graphic also between the 10-7-2020 Draconid Meteor Shower and the 4-15-2014 opening Blood Moon of this Tetrad.

Figure 6.

The next Graphic from [watchfortheday.org]10, depicts a Pi relation between the 1st JupiterVenus conjunction during the most recent Blood Moon Tetrad on August 18th, 2014, and the Draconid Meteor shower on 10-7-2020, with Nisan 10 celebrating the 70-year anniversary of Israeli Independence in 2019, between them. This initial Jupiter-Venus union took place after the 1st Blood Moon in the 2014-2015 Tetrad had occurred on 4-15-2014.

Figure 7.

The next graphic from [watchfortheday.org] shows another Pi relation between the 2nd Jupiter-Venus union during the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad on 7-1-2015, which was extensively compared to the Bethlehem Star Jupiter-Venus union on June 17th, 2 BC, and the Draconid Meteor Showers of both 10-7-2016 and 10-7-2020. This union of the King planet-Jupiter, with the bright and Morning Star-Venus, shows a juxtaposition of the fallen Morning Star-Lucifer being cast down to the earth, as opposed to the ascendant Morning Star-Venus embodies the risen and ascended Christ.

Figure 8.

The next graphic shows a dual Phi relation between the 3rd Jupiter-Venus union bracketing the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, on Oct. 25-26, 2015 with a union of Jupiter-Saturn, the closest Great Conjunction since 1623, on the Winter Solstice, 12-21-20. The first Phi relation is found with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius on the Winter Solstice, while Jupiter is leaving Virgo’s Womb on October 13th, 2017, when an image of a fetus in the womb appears in the Sun, New Year’s day, 1-1-2019, between these two Jupiter Signs. This seems another form of juxtaposition as the first appearance of the Messiah seen in the solar womb marked by a Jupiter-Venus union like the one in 2 BC-the birth of the King, is set against the victorious conquering hero of the ages riding high as Sagittarius, in the birth pangs of his kingdom reign.

Figure 9.

The next graphic shows a Phi spiral relation between the Jupiter-Venus union after the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, on Aug27, 2016. This Jupiter-Venus union, shown in relation to the 10-7-2020, Draconid Meteor Shower, on 10-7-2020, with Jupiter leaving Virgo’s womb on 10-13-17, between them.

Figure 10.

With these heavenly signs from 7-1 BC marking the specifics of the Birth of Christ, we should not be surprised to see similar celestial events marking the much-awaited and prophesied return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is in fact what we are seeing in light of the dual significance of Revelation 12:1-5. The biblical truths of this scripture tell not only of Christ’s birth, but also his second coming, established by similar heavenly signs marking both events. As we have seen prior to the time of writing this study, in the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, we are on a sharp watch for any heavenly signs that resemble those around his birth, and the signs from the Hand of the Almighty pointed out above, give us the basis of this research. This in truth, serves as a divine check and balance system in Biblical Astronomy, because as we see the blueprints of heavenly signs that told of the first coming of Christ, we will see a new, yet related version of heavenly signs grounded in the sacred pedigree of the Celestial Gospel, marking the triumphant return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as he crushes all the resistance of evil darkness.

We live in exciting times that require the vigil of a Watchman on the wall, and I’m proud to stand with my fellow believers in the body of Christ, shoulder to shoulder in our unbreakable unity in Christ, as our days of victory approach over the horizon.

God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’


Footnotes

1. Figure 1. Rev. 12:1-2 Picture credit from Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, p. 71, V.P. Weirwille
2. The Temple, Alfred Edersheim
3. Figure 2. Jupiter-Saturn conjunction graphic from Starry Nite Pro Software.
4. Figure 4. Picture credit from Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 34.
5. The Star that Astonished the World, Dr. Ernest Martin.
6. Happy Belated Birthday-Jesus Christ,” Jon Nessle
7. Sky & Telescope, Oct. 2nd, 1998.
8. Watchfortheday.org [The Draconids 120 year Phi]
9. IBID [Blood Moon 1 Dragon Pi]
10. IBID [Jupiter-Venus 1 Dragon Pi]
11. IBID [Jupiter-Venus 2 Dragon Pi]
12. IBID [Jupiter-Venus 3 Great One Phi]
13. IBID [Jupiter-Venus 4 Dragon Phi Spiral]

 

 

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Birth of Jesus Christ

Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

If you have been paying any attention to the night skies lately, you may have heard that Jupiter and Saturn are visible and have been prominent in the heavens over the last couple of months. This notable pair of gas giants has a long and distinguished history both in secular and sacred sky lore, and are due for their next normal union again on 12/21-22/20, in Aquarius on the winter solstice-the shortest day of the year. This marks the first Jupiter-Saturn conjunction since May 2000, and the closest Jupiter-Saturn conjunction since 1623, with only .10 of a degree separation.1 In the previous union 20 years prior in Dec. 1603, Johannes Kepler saw a regular union of Jupiter –Saturn, also named a “great conjunction” since its the union of the two largest planets in our solar system. This was followed by a massing of Mars with Jupiter-Saturn, when all three planets were close together in the sky. Kepler calculated that a similar union took place in 7 BC. This 7 BC conjunction was a triple union, though Jupiter and Saturn were not more than a degree apart. As we may have seen in recent national media, the current Jupiter-Saturn union is called the return of the Christmas Star, marking the birth of Christ, but this is the kind of confusion that specifically needs to be avoided, if we are to understand what really happened with the so-calledStar of Bethlehem.” Jupiter-Saturn triple unions also marked both the birth’s of Abraham and Moses, setting the stage for the birth of Christ. As we view the events leading up to and beyond the Bethlehem star, we find the vital role played by the unions of Jupiter-Saturn, in marking the birth of Christ, keeping in mind that the Promised Seed-Jesus Christ, had to be fully human as a Son of Adam, [Gen. 3:15] a Son of Abraham, [Genesis 13 & 15], and also a Son of David, [Gen. 49:9-10].

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During this Holiday season, those of us who realize that Christ was NOT born on Dec. 25th, wonder if there is any Biblical significance to the remembrance of the birth of Christ at this time of year. Since much of the information on this blog and website shows proof of Christ’s birth on September 11th, 3 BC, we have documented that the Magi did not arrive in Jerusalem until December of 2 BC as the gospel of Matthew records;

Matt. 2:1-2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King HerodMagi from the east came to Jerusalem
 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.

What Star did the Magi see that led them to Jerusalem? It was the King planet Jupiter that in 7-6 BC was involved in a triple conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in Pisces, that served as a “Celestial Prelude” to the triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2 BC, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. The Magi were astronomer- kings from the eastern land of Persia, who upon observing Jupiter’s movements, got started on their intrepid journey across about 900 miles of hostile desert territory towards Jerusalem. They did not arrive until December of the next year, when King Herod organized a meeting with his chief priests and teachers of the law.

Matt. 2:3-8
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judahfor out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

As the record denotes King Herod was not interested in “worshipingJesus, since he had all the children two years and under killed in Bethlehem. He would not have done this unless the exact time the star appeared to the Magi was close to the start of this 2-year time frame. The gospel also tells us the Magi found a “young child; paidion” in a Housenot a new-bornbrephos in a manger or Inn when they arrived, [Matt. 2:11]. This is why God warned the Magi of Herod’s treachery in a dream, to avoid Herod and take a different route to return to their homeland.

Matt.2:9-10
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

The King Planet Jupiter guided the hearts of the Magi to be among the first Gentiles to recognize the only begotten Son of God, as it halted in retrograde motion over Jerusalem and Bethlehem-a few miles to the south. The banner heading this blog post shows the skies with Jupiter standing still in Virgo over Bethlehem, during the winter solstice when the Sun, the light of the world was also standing still. The word “Solstice” means “Sun stands still,” and it is not a coincidence that Jupiter the king planet was standing still over Bethlehem marking Jesus’ birthplace, while the Sun as the light of the world stood still also. What a joy and thrilling time this was for the Magi to follow with precision, the wandering stars or planets as the Creator set them in their orbits and celestial stations, to find the Promised SeedJupiter as “His Star” led the Magi to the dawning day of the Messiah, opening a way through the principles of Biblical Astronomy to the Redeemer-the Lord Jesus Christ.

The premise of a Celestial Prelude is based on the simple fact that God would not ordain the long awaited birth of His only begotten son, the eternal purpose of the ages, without a little advanced notice. The concept of this Prelude is based on the Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions of 7-6 BC, that was not as close a union of these planets as the one next week. The triple union of 7-6 BC provided a basis for the Magi to recognize the triple conjunction of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2BC, as the specific signs marking the birth of Christ. This prelude has two parts, the first-general the second-specific. Confusion of these two separate parts of the Celestial Prelude has caused much uncertainty surrounding the “Star of Bethlehem.” A good place to start thinking about the first part of this Prelude is: Where did the popular idea of a single bright star, obvious to all, marking Christ’s birth originate? The answer is found in what I referred to above as the General Sign of the Celestial Prelude, that alerted the Magi to the broader period when the promised seed would appear. The first decan, or sub-ordinate sign of Virgo was originally called Coma, seen in the Blog header above as the “L” shaped sign next to Virgo, meaning; the desired or longed for, as in the Book of Haggai.

Haggai 2:7.

7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Figure 1. The Decan of Virgo named Coma with the Mother and Child in her lap. [Dendera Zodiac] 2
witness of the stars

Numbers 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

There is a celestial double meaning [Num. 24:17] in the phrase: Star out of Jacob, with connotations for both the general and specific aspects of our Celestial Prelude. The new star, or supernova in the head of the child in Coma, visible for over 275 years, was the general sign, the Star out of Jacob, that prepared the Magi to watch for the specific aspects of the second part of the Celestial Prelude, which included the Jupiter-Saturn triple unions of 7-6BC in Pisces. We find this second aspect of Balaam’s prophecy relating to the scepter, symbolic of the reign of the king Planet-Jupiter. As we progress through our study it becomes evident that Jupiter was the planet that the Magi called “his Star” in Matthew 2:2. The Magi noted the triple Conjunction of signs from 7-6 BC, of JupiterSaturn, that gave them a blueprint for the actual signs marking Christ’s birth, starting in 3BC. An early sign on August 12th, 3 BC motivated them to begin their caravan to Jerusalem. Both of these aspects of the General and Specific celestial signs marking the birth of Christ are found in the study on “The Stars Over Bethlehem, along with the chart below provide further details of what the Magi observed in the skies overhead at the Messiah’s birth, in both Virgo and ComaThe first decan of Virgo called Coma, is seen in the Dendera zodiac as a seated mother nourishing her young son. Coma is the Hebrew name of this Constellation that means “the desired.” The Egyptian name for this decan of Virgo was Shes-nu the desired son,3 [Hag. 2:7].

The Prophet Daniel taught the Magi and other astronomers of the king Nebuchadnezzar’s court [Dan. 5: 11] about these planetary unions from the contemporary example of a Jupiter-Saturn triple union 523-522 BC in Virgo. Less than 400 years later, near 128 BC a new star as the Coma supernova exploded onto the scene, in a decan of the sign Virgo in the head of the child called Coma. This is a key when we remember that much of this history was based on the teachings of the Prophet Daniel, who became master of the Magi, and the Chaldeans and stargazers of the King’s Court  in Babylon. He continued to preside over this august group in the reign of Darius I, [Dan. 6:1-3] when the Persians took control of the Babylonian empire. Daniel’s influence on the genuine sect of the Magi, not the Magicians who followed the occult and Astrology, paths represented a critical  impact on the astronomical doctrines of these Gentile scientists, especially regarding the widely held belief in the general sign marking the coming Messiah during this period in history. Obviously the Magi were aware
of the truths of the Celestial 
gospel concerning the coming redeemer, since it was their unrivaled expertise in Astronomy that led them to Jerusalem following Jupiter, in the first place.

Figure 2. The Jupiter-Saturn Great Conjunction triangle from Kepler in his De Stella Nova:4

Kepler mapped, the progress of grand conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn through the zodiac describing a series of equilateral triangles (Fig. 2). Every sixty years a triangle is completed, and the conjunction returns to start, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus generating a cycle of 800 years.

Figure 3. Jupiter-Saturn Grand Conjunctions [1901-2100 AD].5

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So the whole cycle is really a set of interlocking cycles, each inside the other, lasting 20 years, 200 years, 800 years, and 2,400 years. Jupiter and Saturn will enter a regular union about every 20 years. During the last millennium BC, however, no less than 7 triple conjunctions also took place – one every 140 years, on average – as the interval varied from 40 years (as between 861 and 821 BC and again between 563 and 523 BC), to 377 years (as between 523 BC and 146 BC). Over the millennium there were 43 “normal” Jupiter-Saturn unions and 7tripleconjunctions. In the Chart below we have mapped key Jupiter-Saturn unions during the period of visibility of the Coma Supernova, since this marked the center point of Messianic expectations.

Plate 1. Jupiter-Saturn Timeline Chart

This chart shows not only the time frame of the visibility of the Coma Supernova, but also pertinent Jupiter-Saturn unions related to this Celestial Prelude along with key Blood Moons, Halley’s Comet, the Rev. 12 signs, and the Jupiter-Regulus triple union of 3-2 BC, all linked to the birth of Christ and the Temple at Jerusalem being destroyed. It thus seems fitting that the destruction of the Temple was also prophesied by Christ, just as the Temple veil was rent in twain at his crucifixion, since the spiritual body of Christ has replaced the stone temple. “Destroy this temple” [Jn. 2:19, Matt. 26:61, Mk. 14:58]

Zech. 6:12-13 “Thus speaks the Lord of Hosts, saying behold the man whose name is the Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord.” v. 13 “Even he shall build the Temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” [king-priest unity]

Jupiter-Saturn  

Conjunctions 

with Coma  

Supernova 

Visibility 

 

Conjunction year  Saturn Longitude  Jupiter Longitude  Date  Sign 
185 BC  319.50  318.78  Jan. 19-24  Pisces 
185 BC  320.71  321.13  Jan. 29-Feb. 3  Pisces 
168-166 BC  Blood Moon Tetrad  Jerusalem Temple   Destruction   
165 BC  218.26  217.93  Sept. 10-16, 20-25  Pisces 
164 BC  Halley’s Comet   Early Babylonian   sighting  
146 BC  106.40  106.34  Oct. 11-18  Cancer 
145 BC      Apr. 28  Pisces 
128 BC [circa]  Coma Supernova  Appears     Virgo/Coma
126 BC      Apr. 19-24  Pisces 
126 BC      Apr. 26  Pisces 
126 BC      Apr. 29- May 4  Pisces 
12 BC  Halley’s Comet    Aug.-Oct.   
7 BC  Jupiter-Saturn triple Conjunction  May 27-Jun. 8  Pisces 
7 BC  347.30  347.49  Oct. 1-6  Pisces 
7 BC  345.67  346.12  Dec. 1-15  Pisces 
5 BC  5 BC Blood Moons    Mar. 23, Sept. 15  Virgo/Pisces 
3 BC  Jupiter-Venus    Aug. 12  Leo 
3 BC Rev. 12 sign  Jupiter-Regulus  Birth of Christ  Sept. 14  Leo 
2 BC  Jupiter-Regulus    Feb. 17  Leo 
2 BC  Jupiter-Regulus   
May 8 
 
Leo 
54 AD  Jupiter-Saturn  near   Vernal Equinox Mar. 30  Pisces 
66 AD  Halley’s Comet  Sign of Temple   Destruction 
70 AD  Rev. 12 sign 8/27/70  Jerusalem Temple  Blood Moons  
147 AD [circa]  Coma Supernova   Visibility Fades     

 *click on highlighted links in this chart for expanded studies.

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Halley’s Comet is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth. Halley’s Comet inspired both fascination and horror in its early observers. Comets were often considered a bad omen, and it was linked to everything from the death of kings to natural disasters. A well-known Chinese reference to Halley’s Comet was found in the Han Dynasty’s “Records of the Grand Historian,” which describes a “broom star” that appeared in the sky in 240 B.C. Other early sightings came from the Babylonians, who recorded the comet’s 164 B.C. and 87 B.C. appearances. The 164 BC sighting was recorded in cuneiform on a clay tablet between 22nd and 28th of Sept, 164 BC in Babylon. This was about 20 months after the Abomination Desolation in the Jerusalem Temple carried out by Antiochus IV, who took the Seleucid throne of Syria in 175 BC. In 167 BC Antiochus sent troops to suppress the Jerusalem revolt, also halting the daily Temple sacrifices [Dan. 8:11] and polluting it in, 167-164 BC. A 12 BC sighting of Halley from Rome, took place only 5 years before the triple union of Jupiter-Saturn in 7 BC, so that some have erroneously taken Halley’s Comet as an actual sign of Christ’s Birth.

Figure 4. Halley’s Comet tracking just below the Ecliptic constellations from Jan. 31st to Apr. 8th, 66 BC. 7

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It is amazing that Josephus, a non-believing Jewish historian, would record Halley’s and other signs from God leading up to the ultimate destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the Jewish Age. It’s also significant that the day of the Temple’s destruction in AD 70 was the anniversary of the day and month that the previous Jewish Temple was destroyed. 8

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Its also noteworthy that the triple union of Jupiter-Regulus marking the birth of Christ, in 3-2BC is linked to the Temple destruction in Jerusalem foretold by Christ [Matt. 24:2], since the next Jupiter-Regulus conjunction did not recur till Oct. 15th, 69 AD. 11 The Rev. 12 heavenly sign marking the birth of Christ occurred 3 days prior to the first of the Jupiter-Regulus triple unions of 3-2 BC, also followed by a Rev. 12 sign in 70 AD.

Figure 5. The Rev. 12 sign on August 27th, 70 AD: With a Jupiter-Venus union. 12

In this graphic, the woman has a crown of twelve stars, with Jupiter and Venus in such close union they appear to merge into one Star just as they did in 2 BCexcept this time in the lower rear paw of Leo. The Sun is clothing Virgo and the Moon near her feet. The planets Jupiter and Venus are also aligned with Mercury-Gabriel and the King Star Regulus in Leo. What is extraordinary with this version of the Rev. 12 Sign is that it occurs in the center of the solar and lunar eclipses falling on Hebrew Feast and holy days as they also marked the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD.

Plate 2. Jupiter-Saturn unions in Pisces from 185 BC to 54 AD. 13

185BC-54AD

In this overview of both the general and specific signs of the Celestial Prelude, the General sign, the Coma Supernova found below, was visible for over 275 years, while of signs from 7-5 BC, focus on the triple union of Jupiter-Saturn during this period. These signs allowed the Magi to recognize the stellar details of the long awaited prophecy of the coming of the promised seed. Also during this same period referred to by Ptolemy, shekels from Judea struck during the period of the second revolt, [132-135 AD] bear the design of a bright star over the Jerusalem Temple, called Bar Kaukab. The leader of the Second Revolt was Shim’on Bar Koseba. He was known as Bar Kochba, meaning “Son of the Star,” in reference to Messianic expectations of (Num. 24:17): “There shall step forth a star (kochab) out of Jacob,” shewing the dual reference to Jupiter and the Coma Supernova of this prophecy.

Figure 6. Bar Kochba, Silver Sela shekel coin from 133/134 AD, (Brom. 94) 14

Here the Temple is pictured with the Ark of the Covenant between its central pillars. This coin with the bright star over the Temple is assumed to refer to Shimon the “Son of the Star and leader of this revolt, but it could have also been a logical reference to the supernova that appeared in the head of the woman’s son in Coma‘s lap, the desired of the nations, and perhaps even a providential reference to Jesus as the true temple. Why would we even consider this as a possibility? Because the approximate 275 year period of visibility of the Coma Supernova began about 125 years before the birth of Christ according to Hipparchus, with the appearance of this new Star over the Jerusalem Temple. The impact of this “new star” was seen in one of the leading sages of that time-known as Rabbi Akiva, proclaimed Bar Kochba as the Messiah. This not only shows the Messianic expectations of this period, but also the impact of this New Star in the skies over Jerusalem, doubtlessly contributing to Shimon’s moniker as “Son of the Star,” commemorated by the coin above. It was this kind of Messianic expectation that permeated Jerusalem at the time.

E.W. Bullinger uncovers below, the popular belief regarding this general sign that was prevalent in and before the first century BC: “a traditional prophecy well known in the East, carefully preserved and handed down, that a new star would appear in this sign [Coma] when he whom it foretold, would be born.” 15 This tradition was at least partially based on Balaam’s declaration in Numbers 24, meaning that Balaam’s prophecy in [Num. 24:17] holds, for our purposes, minimally a two fold import, as referenced previously.

Numbers 24:17

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

During the rule of Darius I “the Mede” that the Prophet Daniel presided over his Court Astronomers and Chaldeans. Drawing on the rich astronomical traditions of the Biblical Patriarchs not to mention, the famous astronomical expertise of the Persian Magi, Daniel’s potent influence convinced Darius to adopt the salient principles of Biblical Astronomy in the period circa 522 BC. Certain key aspects of Zoroastrianism agreed with the Biblical standard practiced by the Hebrews, carried on by Daniel. The Magi would certainly have been familiar with Daniel’s prophecy concerning the 70 weeks judged on Jerusalem relating to the coming Messiah, [Dan. 9:2, 24-27]. Daniel’s influence had the added effect of preserving the astronomical truths of the promised seed, contained in the form of the zodiacal narrative, which God put in the most capable hands of the time.

The Caravan of the Magi

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Tis background on the Magi sheds light on the secular history of the Blood Moon Lunar cycle going back as far as ancient Sumeria, because the Sumerian name for the great lunar eclipse cycle was also called the saros. This word traces to a basic Babylonian unit of measure, also called a “sar,” revealed ancient elements of the sacred celestial rule of measure. This lunation consisted of 18 years, 11 (10.96) days, was utilized by the Chaldean priests to predict eclipses. The Chaldeans also had a period of 3600 (60 x 60) years that they also called a saros. Again we see the Sexegesimal number pattern behind the heavenly order, including the cycle of the Moon joining Saturn and Jupiter every 60 years in their celestial danceJupiter-Saturn Conjunctions exhibit the essence of the “base 60” number system as part of its function as a cornerstone of ancient cosmology, adding context to the Celestial Prelude marking the birth of Christ. It also opens a window on the “celestial mechanism” framing the heavenly order, called precession.

Both of these Gas Giants frame the ancient solar system as its two outer-most naked-eye planets, as they open a window on the precession of the equinoxes. It also shows a unity between the inner and outer solar system planets with Saturn’s 29.5-year orbit and the 29.5-day lunar cycle on a year-day basis. Saturn embodies half the Sexegesimal order of the solar system, formatted in the orbits of these two gas giants, the other half being Jupiter’s near 12-year cycle spending a year in each zodiacal sign, even as the Sun spends a month in each of the 12 signs. The solar half of the order is seen in a division of 60, by twelve: (12 x 5), and the lunar half in a division by 30 [30 x 2], both multiples of sixty. This aspect of the numerical order of the solar system exhibiting it’s base 60 order was ultimately designed by the Creator according to the basis of the phi ratio.

The Babylonian “Sar” is doubtlessly related to the Hebrew word [*H8269] of the same spelling, meaning; “prince, captain, chief, ruler, leader, head.”16 The word has retained this meaning even in modern usage, as in the Tsar of all the Russia’s. It is used in Daniel 10:13 & 20, referring the archangel Michael who dispatched the fallen angel (Daimon) who opposed the messenger angel that God sent to answer Daniel’s prayer. In Isaiah 9:6, one of the great prophecies of the promised seed, it is used of the Messiah as Sar-Shalom; the Prince of Peace, the one who brings peace to all Creation [Eph. 2:11-18].

Kepler was also intrigued by the idea that there might be an affinity between this series of planetary unions, keyed by the appearance of the 1603 supernova. It is important however, that we notice that Kepler was not only the first I’m aware of, to suggest a planetary Conjunction scenario to explain the “Star of Bethlehem,” but he was also the first to connect a supernova with these unions and relate it to what the Magi had seen.

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Taking a closer look at the 7 BC Jupiter-Saturn triple union involves attention to each conjunction, starting with the May 27th union. The first Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn shows the authority of the scepter of God’s kingdom resident with Lucifer in his first estate as the Angel of light, in the first Heavens and Earth. He alone was set apart in his authority over the angels, [Gen. 1:1] before man was created in the second Heavens and Earth, [Gen. 1:2]. These truths of the the first Heaven and Earth, where only the angels dwelt are symbolized in the first Jupiter-Saturn union of 7BC. In the heavenly signs that followed, outside of the clearly marked two-year period from September 15th 7BC to September 15th 5BC, the rest of these specific preliminary signs are found in the Fig. 1 chart. Its purpose is to mark the first estate of Lucifer as the original bright and Morning Star, second only to God the Creator, in the first heaven and earth and head over all the angels as arch-angel of light. Let’s digress here and set the background of Lucifer’s history according to the accuracy of God’s Word written in the stars, and in Scripture. This first sign refers to Lucifer in his original estate [Job 38:4-7] as the “star of the morning” as Isaiah 14 tells us:

Isaiah 14:12

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Lucifer’s demise is also indicated in the astronomical mechanism known as the precession of the poles, with the star Thuban: alpha draconis, the brightest star in Draco the dragon, as the original pole star. The precession of the poles is indicative of the fall of Lucifer, because the pole star has moved from Draco and now resides near Polaris, or Al Ruccaba of the “little flock” of Ursa Minor. The pole star between the feet of the crowned king Cepheus, depicts Jesus Christ in at least two ways. First, as the prominent king, and new Chief Cornerstone, since Cepheus is the crowned king, even as Regulus the king star, is between the feet of Leo, the Lion king of Judah; [Gen.49:10]. Cepheus also means ” the branch” and is depicted as a king holding a branch at the north pole, [Jer. 23:5, 33:15].

Draco with Cepheus the Crowed King and Ursa Minor the Little Bear. 

Figure 7. Precession of the Northern Pole Star from Thuban of Draco to Polaris of Ursa Minor.

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 Jupiter, and 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 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 greatest order and elegance. 17

Kepler viewed the planetary order along the lines of the “Music of the Sphere’s,” unifying the basis for the outer and inner planets. One of the ways this is found in the geometric harmony of the solar system, is in the orbits of the gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. The diagram below depicts the outer, mean 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 the eight pointed star that halves or doubles the wavelengths or frequencies of the musical scale, when an equilateral triangle contains an inscribed inner circle with 1/2 the diameter of its outer circle, seen in Fig. 8.

Figure 8. Geometric orbits of Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter.18

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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, revealing a geometric harmony between the outer and inner planets.19

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.

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The geometric order of the outer planets is further uncovered in the conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn. The foundation of the geometry of the six-sided star of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions is uniquely found in the hexagram construct at the north pole of the planet Saturn, [Figure 9]. In this graphic we are beholding the amazing basis of the geometric pattern of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle seen in the upper right corner of Figure 10. below.

Figure 9. The Hexagram shaped North Pole of Saturn.

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All six points of the hexagram or star tetrahedron can be enclosed by a circle or globe and if we add the planetary oppositions to the geometry of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions, the six-pointed star is formed, on a basis of the hexagram, in the center of the upper corner of (Fig. 10). The hexagram forms the cornerstone of the six pointed “Star of David” that maps the Jupiter-Saturn unions below. In May 2010 the final opposition stage in the current sixty-year cycle was reached with Jupiter in Pisces opposing Saturn in Virgo, and the last line in the current hexagram was drawn, with conjunctions marked outside the zodiac, and oppositions marked inside. 20 

Figure 10. Jupiter and Saturn and the Golden Ratio seen from Earth.21

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When mapped, the progress of the grand conjunctions through the zodiac describes a series of equilateral triangles (Fig 10). Every 60 years a triangle is completed, and the conjunction returns to start, shifting however nine degrees anticlockwise in respect to its predecessors, thus creating a cycle of 800 years. Every 200 years the triangles change astrological elements. From 1226-1425 they occurred in air signs, 1425-1603 in water, 1603-1802 in fire and from 1802 to 2000 in earth. 22 But from a Biblical Astronomy perspective, we would view the cycles of Jupiter and Saturn appearing in various zodiacal constellations around the ecliptic noting Biblical symbolism of each sign, combined with the planetary meanings and Biblical 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 ratio relations, as found in the Great Pyramid. This also takes into account categories of Heavenly Signs, Hebrew Feast and holy days, and Jubilee cycles, among other considerations.

An example of sacred Phi geometry is found in the 3rd graphic, the lowest above, that displays the Phi ratio relation between the orbital speeds of Earth and Jupiter-Saturn. As the planets move anti-clockwise around the ecliptic, seen in the dotted lines of this graphic, viewed from Earth, Jupiter-Saturn are aligned at the Noon position, Jupiter’s orbital speed is in the Phi relation to slower moving Saturn. This shows added cases of the Phi ratio order in our solar system.23

Figure 11. Cube fills the Center Hexagram of a six pointed Star.

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Since the the six-pointed star of David is based on the hexagram at its center, with six equilateral triangles fit to each of the six sides of the cornerstone hexagram, it is only fitting that a six sided cube would also fill the cornerstone center hexagram, as seen in Figure 11 above. Since Saturn is viewed mythologically as Satan’s planet, we find many references to the number six linked to Saturn. The number of the beast-666 in Revelation is common knowledge, as 6 is the biblical number of Man, but the Black Cube is more obscure. Also known as the devil’s number, the number 6 springs up just too many times to be a coincidence with correlation to Saturn.24

  1. Saturn is the 6th planet in the solar system.
  2. Saturn forms the name ‘Saturday’, which is the sixth day of the week.
  3. Saturn’s north-pole is six-sided.
  4. Saturn has 6 most well-defined rings- the seventh one is quite faint.

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Saturn could be known as Time Lord because his orbit, like a scythe, divides the sky into sections. In his book The Matrix of Creation Richard Heath makes a case for the numerical factors of Saturn’s cycle being used as the basis for ancient calendars. He points out that Saturn undergoes 28 retrograde loops during his 29-year cycle, so 28 is a Saturn number, and reflected in the 28 mansions of the moon – the Nakshatstras – as well as in the 56 Aubrey holes at Stonehenge, which Heath believes measure 2/28-year Saturn cycles, calibrating with intervals of two months. He suggests that the myth of Jupiter deposing Saturn refers to the replacement of Saturn based calendars by calendars derived from the Jupiter numbers of 12 and 60. Ancient measuring units such as the megalithic yard are also derived from the numerical factors of Jupiter’s orbit, thus in a very concrete sense Saturn and Jupiter are lords of time and space.25 We find similar dimensions close to these standards of measure in the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle also.

Solomon's Temple

The sacred symbolism of the Tabernacle, reflecting the 7-day temporal order that man was to follow in
 fellowship with the Almighty, is formed on the lunar calendar embodied in the internal and external
Tabernacle measures. According to T. Paine, who first suggested an endwise union of either set of
Tabernacle curtains from Josephus forward, depicts the internal Tabernacle measurements as 12
cubits wide, by 29.5 cubits long, versus the external measures of 12, 1/3 cubits wide by 30 cubits long. This represents an alternating lunar calendar of 29.5 and 30 lunar days in a month, a long-standing order in
360-day calendar years. The 12 cubit measure shows the 12 months of the solar year, while the 29.5 cubits embodies the lunar synodic month of 29.53059 days, or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutesand 2.37
seconds. We see this also in the time between 2 full or New Moons as 29, 43/81 days, for internal dimensions
of the Tabernacle curtains. The Tabernacle’s external measures of 12, 1/3 cubits wide, by 30 cubits long,
 show 12.368 synodic months per year, or 12, and 7/19‘s, by the 30 days of the solar month. 26.  

As we have noted, key Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions are recognized in close relation to the precession of the equinoxes in the Hebrew cosmology seen in Genesis 1:6-10, and the world-views of ancient cultures including, Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt and in the Meso-Americas. According to this patternJupiter-Saturn triple unions occur in Pisces only once every 800 years. This exhibits how this planetary Conjunction series subdivides the precession, which totals a period of about 25,920 years, because every 30 cycles of Jupiter-Saturn triple conjunctions in Pisces total the period of 24,000 years, a time near to the full cycle of precession.

According to Peter Thompkins, Mayans also; “calculated the orbit of the Earth about the Sun as 365.2420 days, and marked the close of the year by the erection of a stone they called a “tun.” They did likewise for a twenty-year cycle or “Katun,” a period they considered governed by the Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.” 27 

Thompkins continues by saying that; “The Maya had a very special sacred year of 260 days called tzolkin, that the Aztecs called tonalamatl.” This 260-day sacred calendar was “divided into 13 months of 20 days and the multiples of 13 and 20 became the heart of a chronological computation, stunning in its simplicity and exactness. A greater cycle of 260 years was 13 consecutive Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction cycles of 20 years.”

This greater 260-year cycle based on the cycle of Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions, was also a tool anciently utilized by the Mayans to break down the very long cycle of the precession of the equinoxes. Thompkins states that: the “Maya also had a cycle of 942,890 days, or 2,582 years, that turned out to be 130 Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions.” Twice this cycle [5,163 years], not only gave the equivalent of the greater 260-year cycle of Jupiter-Saturn unions, but 100 of these greater 260-year cycles was equal to 26,000 years, often reckoned the length of the precession by the ancients.28

 

The tetrahedron or pyramid – the three dimensional form of the two-dimensional triangle, which is basic to the Saturn-Jupiter cycle is found below.

 

Perhaps the highest compliment we can pay the Magi is that they were genuine Gentile believers who sought for, & accurately anticipated the first coming of Jesus Christ, according to the true science of Astronomy that they applied from their own traditions of  Zoroastrianism. As Matthew 2:10 states; they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. The exceeding greatness of their joy, however was not founded upon their sighting of “his star” only, but on both the general and specific signs of this Celestial Prelude, and all that Jupiter represented regarding the first coming of Jesus Christ the promised seed written in the stars. Thus we can also see a reason for their joy, because as Rolleston quoting Abulfaragius states:

Zeradusht {Zoroaster} taught the Persians that in the latter times a virgin should bring forth a son, and that when he should be born a star should appear, and should shine and be conspicuous in the midst of the figure of the virgin. It is then said that he commanded his disciples, the Magi, when they should see the star, that they should go forth where it directed them, and offer gifts to him that should be born.”8 (emphasis mine)

This confirms what we have already seen in Zoroastrian writings concerning the coming of the promised seed. The Magi would certainly have been joyfully awestruck when they realized the dual witness of the supernova
in Coma
, along with “his star,” the king planet Jupiter at rest in Virgo’s mid-section, on their way to Bethlehem, fulfilling their part in the prophecy written in the stars.

The Magi truly desired the realization of the Hope of all Mankind as ambassadors for all Gentiles, the Magi came paying homage to the King of kings, who would rule all nations. The Heavenly Father showed His love and care for these early Gentile believers, as He delivered them from the enemy’s deceptive wrath manifested in Herod, by the phenomena of divine revelation. The Magi are thus appropriate emissaries for all believing Gentiles as they were guided by God’s Hand, to herald the revival of the accurate teaching of the celestial epistles as the Creator’s undeniable witness of Nature to all the world. God has set aside myriad wondrous secrets in the stars for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, and with hearts to discern the hidden depths of the mysteries viewed in spiritual retrospect, that also informs Biblical Prophecy of current events. It was the faith of the Magi that distinguished them in history, not only as consummate scientists, but also shining lights showing the way to the revelation of the promised Messiah for all people of the Earth.

Merry Christmas!

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

1. https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/great-jupiter-saturn-conjunction-dec-21-2020
2. “Witness of the Stars” E.W. Bullinger [picture credit] Coma Decan of Virgo
3. IBID
4. Figure 2 The Grand Conjunction. De Stella Nova, Johannes Kepler [picture credit]
5. Figure 3 Jupiter-Saturn Synodic Progression 1901-2100 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, 2019 [www.lunarplanner.com]
6. [https://jessicadavidson.co.uk/2020/11/02/the-jupiter-saturn-cycle-and-the-great-mutation/
7. Halley’s Comet from 66 AD [Picture credit]
8. Josephus on Halley’s Comet. [https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keithgiles/2018/02/7-signs-josephus-reveal-end-times-destruction/]
9. Josephus on Titus and Temple destruction.  [Philostratus, The Life of Apollonius of Tyana]
10. Number in Scripture, ppg. 237-38, E.W. Bullinger
11. http://www.777thsabbath.com/page97.html
12. Stellarium Astronomical Software on Aug. 27th, 70 AD
13. Plate 2. Jupiter-Saturn unions in Pisces from 185 BC to 54 AD. [http://uofgts.com/Magi.html]
14. Figure 6. [picture credit] http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/coins-from-the-second-revolt
15.  “Witness of the Stars” E.W. Bullinger
16. Strong’s Concordance notes on [H8269] James Strong.
17. “A little book of Coincidence,” p. 48, John Martineau, Wooden Books 2001
18. Ibid
19. Ibid
20. Ibid, p.46
21. Ibid, p. 47
22. See also Keith Critchlow Time Stands Still Gordon Fraser 1979
23. John Martineau The Little Book of Coincidence, p. 46.
24. https://www.nicholson1968.com/cube-saturn-worship.html
25. Richard Heath The Matrix of Creation Bluestone Press 2002
26. The Tabernacle of Isreal, James Strong, p. 41
27. Mysteries of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins
28. Ibid.

 

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Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

Luke 11:29-30
29 
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 
30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

The Presence of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, was a sign to that generation that fulfilled all the Messianic OT Prophecies, including the Gospel in the Stars, in agreement with God’s Word. Jesus embodied the eternal purpose and God’s Plan of the Ages, to redeem mankind, which is exactly the story related in the Gospel of the Stars, as a precursor to the Scriptural record. Thus, as we take a unified view of the various categories of Heavenly Signs, we are much better served as opposed to a segregated view of these categories, as signs unto themselves. In this way we are not seeking after individual signs, but are aware of them as a general category, placing them in a proper biblical context to glean their meaning and message.

As we can see from the example above, not all Biblical “signs” are astronomical in nature, but that does not mean there is no astronomical connotation that could exist for a biblical sign, as we find above. The Hebrew word in Strong’s [H226] means a “sign, token, badge, standard, monument, warning, omen, symbol, miracle or proof.”1 In Gen. 9:12-17 it indicates God’s Promise in the Rainbow after Noah’s Flood. Also as His Covenant was confirmed by circumcision, [Gen. 17:11, Rom. 4:11]. The Great Pyramid was also a prophetic sign of Jesus Christ, [Isa. 19: 19-20]. There are astronomical signs; of various types, [2 Kings 20:8-9]. As we see other types of Biblical signs above, we find a strong biblical basis for various types of signs designed to get our attention. According to a Lexical Aid to the OT, This word can refer to anything showing or confirming a past, present or future event. 2  Thus, whenever these events are confirmed by signs from the Hand of God, it demands our full attention!

This blog is third in a series of rebuttals against the critique of Frances Rolleston’s work of The Mazzaroth, by Dr. Danny Faulkner, who has categorized heavenly signs on his own, naming 4 types of signs listed below.

First, Faulkner recognizes what we would call a “sign of the times” as Jesus taught in his parable of Matt. 16:1-4. The idea that this is a specific type of Parable where Jesus taught spiritual truths from natural scientific phenomena is noteworthy. This illustrates how the Creator intelligently designed His systems in Creation, to depict His Almighty omnipotence and wisdom. Second, as Psalm 8Psalm 19, and Romans 1:18–20 tell us, God’s existence is revealed through the heavens, constituting a category of Celestial Sign. This can also reveal God’s purposes in His Creation, as we see with His plan to redeem mankind through His only begotten Son, not only as the main theme of the Gospel in the Stars, but also God’s Word. Third, the star that led the Magi to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1–29–10) was undoubtedly a sign from heaven. This illustrates how the Almighty utilized specific celestial signs to mark the birth of Christ, His only begotten Son, to carry out the primary purpose of His plan and goal to redeem mankind. Fourth, there will be signs in heaven that reveal God’s wrath (Isa. 13:9–13Joel 2:30–31Matt. 24:29–31Mark 13:24–27Luke 21:25–28Revelation 6:12–17). 3 Under this category heading Faulkner includes signs of the end times and the Return of Christ, but there are also signs like Blood Moons which Faulkner lumps together here in [Joel 2:30-31] above, that are not always indicators of God’s wrath. You can also include Meteor Showers, one of which played a notable role in the signs around the birth of Christ. Thus, in these categories we have at least six types of possible signs in heaven and heavenly bodies that conform to the God-ordained purpose for them. We have classified another dozen types of signs that are referenced below. In the face of how these categories of Celestial Signs work together with the Gospel in the Stars, to fulfill God’s primary purpose, Faulkner succumbs to the blindness of his segregated view of these categories of heavenly signs by saying; “With no clear biblical support for these signs being the Gospel in the stars, it is pure conjecture that Genesis 1:14 requires that there be a Gospel in the Stars.” 4 Genesis 1:14 does notrequire a Gospel in the Stars” but by the nature of the story related by the 12 constellations with their decans, this record in God’s Word attests to a strong foundation for the Celestial Gospel, supported by Biblical Heavenly signs.

A Recent Blood Moon over Jerusalem.

Regarding the Star of Bethlehem, Faulkner states; “If, as most scholars think, the Magi were Persian, they likely had read Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks and hence knew that the time of the Messiah’s arrival was nigh. In fact, the Magi were not the only people who were expecting the Messiah at that time, for many Hebrews were looking for the Messiah as well. We do not know what the star that the Magi saw was, but supporters of the gospel in the stars want us to assume that it must have had something to do with the gospel in the stars. This is all a bit muddled though, because many supporters of the gospel in the stars believe in some astronomical event, such as an unusual planetary conjunction was the star. If that sort of thing was the star, then did the Magi really require the gospel in the stars? 5

Faulkner does not seem to think that a Gospel in the Stars is biblically “required,” so he proposes a number of scenarios to cast doubt on its validity. Proponents of the Celestial Gospel however, recognize the key role that the Stars fulfill in support of God’s witness to mankind, not only of God’s existence, but also as Creator. At least Faulkner is forthright enough to admit that he does not know what the star seen by the Magi was. However, as we have advocated and documented since the 1980’s, in our study of the signs marking Christ’s Birth, it becomes apparent that Jupiter was the planet that the Magi referred to as “his Star” in Matthew 2:2. The Magi had noted the triple union of signs in 7-6 BC, involving Jupiter and Saturn, that provided them a blueprint for the actual signs marking Christ’s birth, starting in 3 BC. An early sign in August of 3 BC motivated them to begin their caravan to Jerusalem. Both of these aspects of the General and Specific celestial signs marking the birth of Christ are apparent in the study on “The Stars Over Bethlehem, which provides further details of what the Magi observed in the skies overhead marking the Messiah’s birth, both in Virgo and Coma, pictured in the title banner of this blog above.

The clear biblical astronomy support for the Gospel in the Stars could not be in plainer sight, but was still missed by Faulkner, seen in the correlation of two of the categories of celestial signs he points out. First, the evidence we have presented regarding the birth of Christ above, with the Celestial Gospel, and how the monuments of the Giza Plateau, like the Great Sphinx as a memorial for the Alpha/Omega constellations of the 12 signs of the MazzarothVirgo and Leo, show the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid prophesy of the birth of Christ, providing a strong suit for the function of these ancient monuments. Secondly how, these constellations of Virgo and Leo marking Christ’s birth point to the Great Sphinx, with various planetary unions seen in the Celestial Sphinx, and also how the Great Pyramid witnesses to these aspects of the Celestial Sphinx with heavenly signs in Sept. 2017, give conclusive proof of the sacred function of the oldest man-made wonders on our planet’s surface. In our last blog we referenced a key astronomical function of the Great Sphinx, in its Pre-dynastic stellar role as a sighting device linked to its astronomical functions, to observe and record the horizon points of the sunrise, found not only in the Sphinx’ orientation facing due east, but also in relation to the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

The Great Sphinx

Image result for Great Pyramids with satellite pyramids images

The Sphinx’s solar alignments relating to the borders of the tropics, depict ancient knowledge of the zodiacal band, within which the heavenly bodies named by the Creator [Ps. 147:4, Gen. 37:9-11, Isa. 40:26, Job 9:7], shed their 3-fold light upon the Earth. God set the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, as boundaries within which the Sun, Moon and Planets all move, above and below the celestial Equator. Thus, it is the stars within the Zodiacal Band that God marked to carry the message of His Gospel in the Stars, and His eternal plan and purpose for mankind’s redemption.
We find added biblical evidence of this truth in Joseph’s second dream [Gen. 37:9-11], in an astronomical context.

Gen. 37:9-11 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

In this second dream of Joseph, we find evidence of the knowledge of the zodiacal band with the Biblical Patriarchs, since the 11 brothers of Joseph appear as the 11 stars with Joseph being the 12th constellation, summarizing the main signs found along the path of the Sun and Moon, embodied in his parents. This ancient knowledge of the zodiacal band among the Biblical Patriarchs, is another proof of the Gospel in the Stars in concert with Scripture and the Great Sphinx, that corroborates the historic signs from Giza not only of Christ’s birth, and first coming but also, points to the Return of Christ, and his Second coming. This also links another type of celestial sign showing the Blood Moon tetrads, as another category of Biblical Celestial Sign tied to the history of Israel and Jerusalem. These heavenly signs fall in the category of a Celestial sign including many Jerusalem prophecies that have recently been fulfilled, so we can truly recognize these “signs of the times,” as Jesus taught in Matt. 16:1-4.

God’s Revelation in the celestial gospels features 48 constellations, which include the 12 Signs of the zodiac, along with their 36 decans. These star-pictures were drawn around and associated with their specific star groups, starting with the earliest Bible Patriarchs, so that they would be handed down and remembered throughout the ages. In [Gen. 1:14] the lights in the firmament of Heaven were to be for “signs, seasons, days and years.” The word for “signs” [H226-owth] 6 is the same Hebrew word that refers to 12 constellations of the Mazzaroth. These signs were afterward, [Gen. 37, 49, Num. 2, Deut. 33] identified with the 12 sons of Jacob, representing the 12 tribes of Israel, providing a direct link, between the Gospel of the Stars and these Signs. In Joshua 4, when the nation of Israel first crossed into the Promised land, there was a special sign” [H226] that occurred where this notable occasion was marked by the Hand of God, and 12 special stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel were used to build a memorial to honor God, who brought Israel through the wilderness. Thus, even though this sign was not astronomical in nature, it still carries astronomical ramifications due to being linked not only to the 12 tribes, but also to the 12 stones, [Eben-H68] of this memorial.

Joshua 4:5-9 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone [H68-Eben] 7 upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: That this may be a sign [H226] among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever. And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

The Hebrew word for stone [H68-Eben] in Joshua 4:5 above, is the same word used for the 12 precious stones on the breastplate of the High Priest, both linked to the order of the 12 tribes [Exod. 28:10-11, 39:6-14] seen not only in the breastplate of the High Priest, but also in the order of encampment the 12 tribes in the wilderness, [Num. 2:2ff] around the Tabernacle, in their Cardinal Directions as follows:

1. VIRGOZebulon, Woman, Ship, carrying God’s people to safe harbor. [Deut. 33:18]
2. LibraLeviPriesthood, Judgment. The Scales balanced in the redemption of Christ’s Blood.                

3. SCORPIO-DAN [NORTH] [Gen. 49:17] a serpent by the way, with Ophiuchus/Serpens decan. 

4. SAGITTARIUS-ASHER; Crown of Life to the world, His bread shall be fat, as the Gospel Carrier. [Deut. 8:3]

5. CAPRICORN-Gad, Overcoming Troop [Deut. 33:18-19]  

6. AQUARIUS-REUBEN [SOUTH] [Gen. 49;3-4] “unstable as water” 

7. PICSES-SIMEON, [Gen. 49:5-6 & Levi] as brothers were not to be united, since together they killed a man.

8. ARIES– NAPHTALI means “struggle.” but the end of Naphtali alone is Taleh, a Lamb, [Jn. 1:29].

9. TAURUSJoseph, EPHRAIM & MANASSEH [TWO HORNS OF THE BULL] (WEST) [Deut. 33:16-17]

10. GEMINIBENJAMIN, Named Benoni as Rachel died birthing him, [sufferings]. Renamed by Jacob Son of my right hand-[Glory].   

11. CANCER-ISSACHAR, [Gen. 49:14-15] A Strong Ass between 2 burdens.

12. LEOThe LionJudah [EAST] [Gen. 49:8-10] Juda is a Lion’s whelp.

Thus, we find the general relation between the Blessings for each of the 12 Sons and the 12 signs of the zodiac in Gen. 49 and Deut. 33. When we allow God’s Word to speak for itself, and not rely on Theological Commentaries as our “go-to” primary resource in Bible research, the Scriptural witness will be clear. Since Joshua 4 links the same word for 12 Sons & signs of the zodiac, with the 12 stones of their memorial entrance into the promised land, we find a biblical link between the 12 signs of the zodiac with the 12 tribes of Israel, each tribe with their own sign and stone. This is not my opinion or conjecture, but Scriptural truth. The same word for “stone” [H68] is used in Ex. 28, in reference to the breastplate of the High Priest, where the names of the 12 tribes are engraved-6 each, on the shoulder onyx stones according to their birth order, [Ex. 28:10-11]. Just as there were 12 main gates in the city of Jerusalem, so there are also twelve gates and twelve foundation stones in the New Jerusalem, (Rev. 21:12-14). The order of the tribes not only matched the order of their wilderness camp, [Num. 1:52] but also includes their own tribal Standard, [H1714-degel] 8
flag or banner, for each tribe. This is crystal clear in;

Numbers 2:1-2 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, [H1714] 9 with the ensign [H226] of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.

Contrary to Faulkner’s opinion, there is no mystery as to what is depicted on each of these tribal banners or flags! Num. 2:2 tells us plainly that every man pitches by his own standard with the ensign [H226] of their father’s house. The word for ensign is the key being the same Hebrew word used in [Gen. 1:14, Josh. 4:5-9] linked to the 12 signs of the zodiac, each of the 12 banners with the emblem of their tribal constellation. In Psalm 74 this point is driven home so there is no doubt;

Psalm 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Even the enemies of Israel “pitched” under the colors of Israel’s tribal banners in order to infiltrate them. Both the Hebrew words for “ensigns” and “signs” in this verse are the same word [H226]. So they lifted up their banners or tribal flags emblazoned with their family sign of the 12 “signs” or constellations of the zodiac. Thus we can see how Scripture records what images were on these standards.

Faulkner references Rolleston’s “problems with the zodiac in the Bible, stating; “the alleged parallels between the blessings for each son and the zodiacal signs are extremely creative. The only obvious possible connection is the one supposedly between Leo and Judah in that Judah is referred to as a lion. However, there is not even a hint of the other 11 links that Rolleston makes to Genesis 49. Rolleston speculated that each son carried a symbol from one of the signs of the zodiac and that Jacob pointed to each zodiacal symbol in pronouncing his blessing. This is entirely speculation on Rolleston’s part, and I have found no commentary that mentions, let alone endorses, this idea.”10

Lion of Judah Names of Christ Banner

As we can see in our Zodiac list above, the correlations between the 12 tribes and 12 signs from Deut. 33 and Gen. 49 are much more congruent than Faulkner cares to admit, but God’s Word says nothing about Jacob pointing to the signs with his blessing, a pure fabrication. In Faulkner’s critique of Rolleston, she claimed the same correspondence between the tribes of Israel and signs of the zodiac is contained in the final blessing of Moses in Deut. 33 (Rolleston 1865, part 2, p. 38). Here and elsewhere (Rolleston 1865, part 1, p. 12, part 2, p. 48) Rolleston further claimed that in the wilderness each of the tribes carried a standard with the tribe’s respective zodiacal sign inscribed upon a standard. It is true that the tribes had standards, or banners, (Num. chapter 2 and 10), but Scripture does not record what was on the standards.”11

Faulkner’s views on Virgo and the “virgin birth” are included as follows; “Exhibit A is Virgo, which many take as an obvious analog to Mary. But is it? The prophecy of the virgin birth is from Isaiah 7:14, written a little more than seven centuries before fulfillment. Isaiah was written long after the gospel in the stars supposedly originated, but there is no biblical evidence that there was any other prophecy or expectation of a virgin-born Messiah prior to Isaiah. Given the high value of virginity, it is not surprising that a virgin might show up among the constellations. A virgin with a child in the ancient constellations would have been quite unusual, and so perhaps might have been a good argument for the gospel in the stars. Rolleston understood this, and so she was very creative is claiming that just such a thing did exist. But, alas, she did this with quite a bit of sleight-of-hand, by moving an unclear figure from the Dendera planisphere to a new location and suggesting a false history to accompany it.“12

The first problem with a “virgin birth” is that it not a Biblical Doctrine, since the Bible teaches a virgin conception. Mary was not married to Joseph at the time of the Almighty’s visitation on her, which was prior to their marriage. Faulkner’s comments on the “Virgin Birth” are included below, and as he points out “A virgin with a child in the ancient 12 signs  would have been quite unusual, and so perhaps might have been a good argument for the gospel in the stars.”13 In support of this, we have already shown regarding the Coma Decan on the Dendera zodiac, there is nothingunclear” about how the Coma decan is depicted on this planisphere, accept in Faulkner’s mind, because it contradicts his disbelief in the Celestial Gospel. Neither was the Coma Decanmoved to a new location” as it appears in alignment with Axis E on the Dendera zodiac along with Virgo’s Seed, witnessed as a stalk of grain on the Dendera planisphere. This picture of the promised seed as a young boy in the Virgin’s lap for this very reason was the celestial depiction of the virgin’s seed, in agreement not only with Gen. 3:15 but also Isa. 7:14, as an excellent case for the Gospel in the Stars. Once any honest reader sees the evidence on the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis below, all doubt is removed regarding the validity of the Gospel in the Stars.

The unity of the Gospel in the Stars with God’s Written Word is evident on many levels, but those disclaiming the validity of the Celestial Gospel are blinded to this truth. Psalm 19 is a key chapter of Scripture that not only attests to the existence of the Almighty Creator, but also displays how the houses of the Sun referring to the 12 constellations of the Mazzaroth, provide the circuit-[ecliptic] where the Sun of Righteousness [Mal. 4:2] lives, moves and has his being. In this way, the heavens still speak to us today according to the principles of Biblical Astronomy, as the Sun. Moon, planets and Stars have their voice.

Psalm 19:1 – The Bible Wallpapers

Psalm 19:1-6 “The heavens declare the glory of ELOHIM. (CREATOR)

The verbs in this section are literary, then in vs. 7 they transition to the astronomical.

A Literal translation according to usage of Psalm 19:1-4 reads as follows:

v.1 “The heavens continuously [all the time, not sporadically] go over and over, again and again, rehearsing the glory of God, the Creator [Elohim], and all of God’s expanse keeps setting forth God’s great handiwork in the heavens.”

v.2 “Day in and Day out, the heavens are continuously pouring forth, telling and prophesying; and, night after night, the heavens continuously pour forth intelligent information.”

v.3 “There is no speaking forth by way of the heavens, nor words they pour forth in all the earth, where the words the heavens pour forth have not been heard.”

v.4 “The heavens allotted measurements (Zodiac-signs & seasons in Gen. 1:14) have gone over all the created earth, and the teachings of the heavens have gone all over the inhabited earth. In the constellations hath He established a tabernacle for the sun,”

notes on v.4 “line”= [qav] prophecies, also a survey line denoting the ecliptic or direction of the sun through the heavens, and the lines marking the decans” within the zodiacal houses of the sun. This is the universal standard of timekeeping and the basis of numerous cultural calendars throughout history. Also the lines of Latitude and
longitude on the face of the earth are found here, corresponding to these measuring lines, ordering the Heavens and reflected upon the Earth. [Rom. 10:17-18]

In them“=the heavens
tabernacle“=houses of the sun. [mansions of the 12 signs of the mazzaroth]

v.5 And he as a bridegroom embarking from his bridal canopy (pavilion), like a champion rejoices to run his course.

notes on v. 5…The oriental wedding would conclude with the groom leading the bride out of the canopy (indicative of God’s protection) after the marriage ceremony. This also is a figure for Christ-The Bridegroom, courting his BrideIsrael [Not the New Testament Church of his Spiritual BODY].

v.6 Its rising is at one end of the heavens, its circuit reaches from one end to the other, and nothing [yes, no one] is hidden from its heat.

v.7 “The law of the Lord is perfect”=JEHOVAH’S Word in relation to His creation. [Here is the transition from literary to astronomical verbs]

“converting the soul”=returning as the sun returns in its circuit, so God can restore and heal every aspect of the soul life of a man, in the process of complete salvation wholeness.

v.8 The testimony of the Lord is faithful [as the sun is a faithful witness in the heavens Ps. 89:36-37] making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right rejoicing the heart. The commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes.

notes on v.8 “enlightening”=as the sun. {Isa. 60:18-19, II Pet. 1:19 “daystar”} The celestial bodies shed a 3-fold light upon the earth!
“testimony”-a repeating witness also as the Sun on the ecliptic.

v.9-10 The reverent fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired than gold, than much pure gold, they are sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb.

“clean”=active continual cleansing.
“true”=faithful in perpetuity

v.11 By them your servant is warned [reminded, illuminated and instructed] and in keeping them there is great reward.

“By them”=in them [moving & dwelling in the ordinances of the Lord, for in them we live & move & have our being] even as the sun lives and moves in and through the houses of the zodiac.
“warned”=instructed as in II Tim. 3:16 by Doctrine, Reproof and Correction.
“keeping”=observing
or watching as the stargazers and Biblical astronomers observe the heavens to learn its lessons and secrets. Even so the planets and celestial orbs observe the Creator’s ordinances as they remain in their ordained orbits.

v.12-13 Who can discern their lapses and errors? Clear and restrain me from unconscious faults, let them not have dominion over me.

“errors”=wandering within ordained limits as the planets in their orbits, like the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
“dominion”= to rule over as the sun rules over the day and the moon over the night [Gen. 1:18].

v.14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in thy sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

The Stars in their courses and the planets in their orbits, cycle through seasons of change in their orientation to the Sun. As the planets seem to “wander” in their appointed courses, ordered by God according to the phi ratio, like a sine wave they move both closer to, and farther from the Sun’s light. Even so, man in his growth and maturation process “wanders” on the path towards God’s light, and his physical and even spiritual growth also, is ordered by the same phi ratio. As we discern these orbits and their planetary lapses, we are enlightened, warned and instructed in our walk with the Lord. There is abundant grace and mercy in God’s forgiveness, even as a child stumbles and falls before he walks, and walks before he runs. As we learn to walk closer with our Maker, and run to serve His perfect counsels and purposes, we lend our voice to the growing chorus of the Body of Christ, walking the paths of the holy, while avoiding the snares of the evil one, until that long-awaited day when the Lord returns for us in the ultimate victory of the ages. This is some of the key teaching we can glean from the Celestial Gospels, as they exhibit some of the strongest evidence for the reality of our Almighty Heavenly Father and Creator.

Heavenly Signs – The Faithful Watchman

Other categories of Celestial Signs we have documented on this blog since 2015 include:

1. Solar Eclipses; [3/20/15, 8/31/15, 9/1/16, 6/24/17]
2. Nova’s; [4/6/15]
3. Supernova’s; [11/20/15, 11/1/2018 Celestial Prelude;
4. Planetary Alignments; [1/24/16] Birth of Moses
5. Blood Moon Tetrads; [3/30/15, 5/16/15, 6/15/155/31/16, 10/4/17, 6/21/18, 11/1/18]
6. Planetary Conjunctions; [7/26/15, 10/7/15, 6/30/16]
7. Mercury Transits: [4/30/16, 11/10/19]
8. Comets; [12/13/16, 11/1/16, 9/10/18]
9. Super Moons; [1/15/18, 2/08/18]
10. Lunar Occultations; [10/1/18, 3/1/20]
11. Earthquakes; [7/13/19, 1/17/20]
12. Gospel in the Stars; [4/23/20, 5/8/20]

*Please check the linked blogs under each category of Heavenly signs for greater Biblical details on each type of sign.

Problems with Faulkner’s Interpretation of Orion

The name Orion appears three times in the Bible (Job 9:938:31Amos 5:8). Rolleston correctly noted that Chesil is the Hebrew word translated as “Orion” in all three uses (Rolleston 1865, part 2, p. 30). “Rolleston viewed Orion as a type of Christ. Part of this came from the name “Orion. The meaning and source of this name is obscure, but, according to Allen (1963, p. 304), it comes from Akkadian, and means “Light of Heaven,” an apparent appeal to Matthew 4:16 on Rolleston’s part.”14  Faulkner references various mythologies and legends where some of those stories have Orion stung on the foot, but others do not specify where the scorpion stung Orion.”15 We are more concerned with the star lore from a biblical or Hebraic perspective, although ancient Egyptian myth has proven to contain many of the celestial gospel themes in their original star names and decans. Many of these themes survived the idolatrous corruption of myths linked to the Solar cult of RA and Pharaoh’s ties to it, so that some ancient truths of the Gospel in the Stars still live, for example in the Dendera Zodiac, in the Coma decan prior to its Greek corruption.

As we view the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis in Figure 1 below, we will clear the air of the confusion Faulkner seems to be spreading regarding the Gospel in the Stars. This axis embodies the persistent hope of mankind in the Coming Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Faulkner correctly references Genesis 3:15 as the 1st Messianic prophecy in God’s Word, and as such is a key reference, worthy of a closer look as a foundation to the Gospel in the Stars.

Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Here we have a reference to the seemingly endless struggle between light and darkness, embodied between the serpent and its seed, versus the Woman with her seed. God is telling the serpent that the seed of the woman, who is Jesus Christ would bruise the serpent’s head, indicative of the fatal blow that Christ inflicts on Satan, as opposed to the serpent stinging Christ’s heel, showing Christ’s sacrifice, that freed all mankind from the serpent’s curse. This story from Gen. 3 is depicted  in astonishingly powerful ways in the Gospel in the Stars, as seen with this Planisphere Axis below.

Figure 1. Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis.

This “Genesis 3:15 axis” extends through the North pole intersecting a number of constellations and notable decans that relate aspects of the Genesis 3:15, theme from various teaching perspectives. Starting at the top of the planisphere, we find the Scorpion constellationScorpius, whose prominent tail stinger is positioned just under the heel of Ophiuchus the Serpent-bearer constellation, who is engaged in a struggle with the serpent. The axis intersects the star in Ophiuchus’ heel, called Saiph, in the LXX Greek meaning “bruised.”16 This is the same Greek word used in Gen. 3:15 for “bruised,” while Ophiuchus’ other leg is poised over the head of the Scorpion, showing the fatal blow as he crushes the enemy. This enlargement of Ophiuchus wrestling the serpent for Corona-the Crown of Dominion, while the Scorpion stings his heel, tells us how our spiritual adversary is pictured both as a serpent and a scorpion, in conflict with the man, fitting the three Scriptural elements of the star picture. In Hebrew the Scorpion is Akrab, meaning war or conflict; [Ps. 91:13] with the man.

Figure 2. Ophiuchus, Serpens and Scorpius.

the serpent scorpion

As this axis extends through the next sign, we find it intersecting the decan of Ophiuchus called Hercules, whose foot is placed above the Head of Draco the serpentdragon at the North pole. The axis runs between the two heads of Hercules and Ophiuchus, who are aligned, but inverted to each other. The star in Hercules head is called Ras Al Gethi, meaning the head of him who bruises, keeping with the Gen. 3:15 theme. 17 As this axis extends down to Hercules left foot, it shows the result of Ophiuchusbattle with the Serpent, since Hercules left foot is crushing the Dragon’s head, seen in Fig. 3destroying the devil’s works. As Hercules is kneeling, his right heel is lifted up as if it was wounded, in some star maps with a spear through his heel. [Rev. 12:9-10, Ps. 74:12-14]

Figure 3. Hercules foot over the Dragon crushing it’s Head. 18

The Fourth Star-family - Part 3

If we now look at the other end of the Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis, we find amazingly that it intersects Orion, specifically at the star in Orion’s foot named Rigel, meaning “the foot that crushes,” which is fitting since it is pictured crushing the enemy. The main star in Orion’s other leg incredibly is “Saiph” the same word for bruised we saw in Ophiuchus that is used in Gen. 3:15! Not only do we find both ends of this amazing Planisphere axis agreeing with the same star name tied to Gen. 3:15, but before the axis reaches Orion’s foot, it intersects his the bright star in Orion’s shoulder called Bellatrix, meaning “swiftly destroying,” in reference to the swift destruction of the enemy at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ. 19

Job 38:31-33

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Canst thou bring forth
Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the Earth?

Figure 4. The decan of Orion, with his foot over the Hare initiating the River of Judgement.

zodiac stars

The original meaning of Orion is “coming forth as light.” The same word is used in Genesis. 1:17 and Isa. 60:1, referring to the light of the celestial luminaries.

Faulkner takes exception with Rolleston’s linking of Christ’s identification with Ophiuchus and Orion in the Celestial Gospel, despite the obvious parallels in this stellar depiction of [Gen. 3:15.] But if we let the stars speak, their witness of truth shines through any confusion. Faulkner says that Rolleston “observed that although in most charts Orion’s foot rests upon a hare, in at least one ancient Indian star chart there is snake in place of the hare. Presumably, this snake has bitten, or bruised, Orion’s heal, but he is crushing the serpent’s head in fulfillment of the first Messianic prophecy (Genesis 3:15).”20 Of course, this depiction of a serpent instead of a Hare is not limited to Indian zodiacs, but was also the case in the Dendera zodiac, along with Persian zodiacs as well. 21 As we have seen with the square Dendera Zodiac it is not only one of the oldest planispheres around, as found with its depiction of the Great Sphinx, but it is also a uniquely wonderful source for the identification of ancient decans, that describes Lepus the “hare,” as a serpent. According to Seiss, the Persian and Egyptian zodiacs also include the image of the serpent under Orion’s foot, caught in the claws of a hawk or eagle. 22

According to Faulkner;
There are several problems with Rolleston’s connection of Orion and Jesus Christ. First is Rolleston’s parallel between Orion dying by means of a scorpion and Christ’s heel being bruised by Satan. For example, the scorpion story is not the only story of Orion’s demise. An alternate ending (Olcott 1911) has Orion swimming away after battle with the scorpion when Apollo tricked Artemis into shooting the dark object in the water (Orion’s head) with an arrow. Only later did Artemis sorrowfully learn that she had killed Orion. Rolleston seemed to select the stories that best fit her hypothesis and ignored others. Furthermore, a scorpion is not a snake. To claim illustration of Genesis 3:15 with a scorpion is a tremendous stretch.”23

Since the Gospel in the Stars is a pictorial representation, that parallels God’s Word, at times they tell a composite story of the truth of Christ. This axis is a good example of a composite pictorial depiction of Gospel truth, that is backed up by the meanings of the individual star names in the constellations and decans of these star pictures. The combined image of this Gen. 3:15 Axis not only presents 3 heavenly giants in combat with serpentine enemies, but there is also a forth decan on this axis shown taking the central star of the heavens away from the dragon’s control. Once the serpent replaces the Hare from later zodiacs, this Gen. 3:15 axis shows a powerful unified image in multiple constellations all centered around the Gen. 3:15 theme.

Figure 5. Draco and Cepheus at the North Pole.

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The fourth decan referred to above is Draco the dragon, seen in Figure 5 above, with Hercules’ Foot above its head, inside one of the circles of the Northern Polar Venn Diagram. This is pictured astronomically as the dynamic equatorial pole slowly moves around the static pole of the ecliptic, at the center of the upper circle. The common area between these overlapping polar wheels we find as a vesica of the Venn Diagram. This gives us another viewpoint of the precession of the poles, as the equatorial pole shifted from Thuban, in Draco’s tail to Polaris of Ursa Minor over the past 5000 years. This fulfills the promise of the coming redeemer, as our Gen. 3:15 axis passes through the current pole star Polaris, seen under the feet of Cepheus, the Crowned King, [Eph. 1:20-22]. This celestial image of the King of kings is realized and fulfilled in Christ Jesus, who now presides over the central star of the heavens, formerly under the dominion of the Dragon. Within this Polar circle, we find a triangle that encloses the Little Bear of Ursa Minor. The Triangle roughly consists of the Ecliptical pole at the center of this upper circle, along with two pole stars. One is Thuban the former pole star in the Dragon’s tail on the circle’s perimeter at the upper right corner, and the other is the current pole star Polaris, at the lower-left corner. As we find in Figure 6 below, the Pole star marked Al Ruccaba, is under the foot of Cepheus, meaning “the Branch,”24 exerting his authority over all Creation. Thus the man’s wounded foot has become the instrument of the serpent’s destruction, not only seen in the crushing fatal blow to the serpent’s head, but also is witnessed in the outcome of Ophiuchus’ struggle with the serpent for the Crown [Corona in Fig.2] of Dominion.

Figure 6. Cepheus the Crowned King.

Once again we find the common thread of truth running through this Gen. 3:15 Axis, because in the knee of the leg over Polaris, we have the star Al Rai, which means “he who bruises or breaks,25 since it is the man Jesus Christ as King Cepheus, who ultimately breaks the serpent and destroys it. This name Al Rai also marks a star in Orion that matches with Cepheus, just like the star Saiph matches Orion with Ophiuchus on both ends of this axis! This is by design of the Almighty, who named these stars, and aligned them to tell the divine story we are witnessing in the Gospel in the Stars right now! What critics like Faulkner have failed to realize, is that just like the Written Word of God is divinely inspired, so the Gospel in the Stars is also from the same Source. This signature of the Almighty on His handiwork is all the proof required to show the genuine validity of the Hand of the Almighty that underwrites the Celestial Gospel.

Faulkner’s problems with linking Christ with Orion seem to be that they don’t agree with mythology, which would be fine if world myths were the standard for truth. They can be valuable as we have noted, when they preserve the ancient themes of the Biblical Patriarchs written in the Gospel of the Stars, but not so much when they embody the corruption of those truths. As the stories support the biblical theme of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy of Christ, they not only show themselves worthy of our attention, in this case, but other cases also where the constellations and decans reference specific Scriptural themes. As we pointed out, the constellations can use composite truths as seen in Figure 2, where both the snake and the scorpion are pictured in conflict with the man, so the theme of [Gen. 3:15] is upheld as the scorpion and serpent depict it, especially when we take into consideration the other serpents being crushed by Christ figures on this axis! So the standard is, does the stellar image agree with Scriptural truths? Not does it fit our pet thesis, opinion or cultural mythologies.

Faulkner’s use of cultural myths as a basis for interpreting the meaning and message of the stars is an unfortunate example of him accusing Rolleston, Bullinger and Seiss of exactly what he is guilty of; choosing the argument that fit his critique of Rolleston’s Gospel in the Stars thesis. Faulkner’s cursory handling of the Hebrew word and root for Orion is another example. As Faulkner states;

A third problem with Rolleston’s interpretation is chesil, the Hebrew word used for Orion. Elsewhere this word is translated “fool.” For instance, the eight times that the word fool appears in Proverbs 26, this is the word used. Thus, by the Hebrew name for him, we can see that Orion is not an individual worthy of respect and devotion. To equate this fool with a type of Christ at the very least seriously borders on blasphemy, and most Christians ought to find this offensive. If Rolleston had been as proficient in Hebrew as required to do the word studies that she supposedly did, then she would have known that the Hebrew word for Orion is the same as a “fool.” Instead, Rolleston (1865, part 2, p. 10) claimed that chesil means “bound together,” while Bullinger (1893 p. 125) claims that chesil refers to a great man, but these claims are patently false. Rolleston either was not qualified to do these studies, or she intentionally ignored this blasphemous connection. Bullinger, Seiss, and others ought to have known better than this, but, alas, they did not, or they chose to go with their pet thesis instead. This is an example of gospel in the stars proponents ignoring biblical names for stars, opting instead for pagan sources, because those sources support their thesis.”26

A more in-depth view of the Hebrew Root structure for “chesil” is seen in an analysis from Strong’s Concordance, of this word. If Faulkner would have paid attention to Strong’s handling of this word, he would have known that sometimes a single Hebrew word, can have different usages. In this case “chesil” [H3685] is the name of the constellation Orion, [Job 9:9, 38: 31-33, Amos 5:8], which the orientals call the Giant, perhaps where Bullinger got his “great man” from? They apparently saw this as the figure of an impious giant bound to the sky, referring to Job’s; “canst thou loose the bands of Orion?” Gesenius has a revealing comment and warning that says; [We must not interpret the Scripture as though it countenanced foolish superstition.] 27 Had Faulkner followed Gesenius’ advice here, he could have avoided the bulk of his undistinguished commentary, since much of mythology could be considered “foolish superstition,” [1 Tim. 4:7].

Another usage in this category in reference to Isa. 13:10 is the “Orion’s” or giants of Heaven, talking about the greater constellations of the sky in a Star Atlas catalog. Since Orion is one of the most prominent and visible signs in the sky, it was used as an exemplar for these types of constellations. A third usage of this word [H3686] refers to a town in Southern Judah, along with a fourth usage [H3687] referencing “folly,” [Prov. 9:13]. 28 This compares to what Faulkner discussed [H3684], but he made no references to these other astronomical usages of this word, because it did not fit his rant that people should be offended on the blasphemous ramifications of comparing Christ to afool.” Again, Faulkner is the one “ignoring or omitting biblical names for stars like “Orion,” so that he can criticize Rolleston, Bullinger, and Seiss, in their support of the Gospel in the Stars. This also links to another of Faulkner’s criticisms of Gospel in the Stars backers, that we are not adhering to the “Hebrew words closest to the original intended meanings and their soteriological purposes, and thus ought to be central to the Gospel in the Stars thesis.”29 It seems this qualifies as a key example where we make our case for not only the Gospel of the Stars, but also provide a lesson in “not handling the Word of God deceitfully,” expressly for egotistical purposes or self-promotion, [2 Cor. 4:2]. These tendencies from Faulkner only serve to undermine his critique.

The last decan highlighted by our Gen. 3:15 Planisphere Axis, is Auriga, as seen below in Figure 7. Our axis runs very close to the point where the large horn of Taurus, the onrushing Bull pierces the heel of our Shepherd. In keeping with the Gen. 3:15 theme we have found with all the signs and decans our axis marks, here the Bull’s horn strikes the heel of Auriga’s right foot, at the star named Al Nath, meaning the wounded or slain. 30

Figure 7. Auriga The Shepherd. [Jamieson, 1822]

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Bullinger says; “He is the Good Shepherd who gave his life for the Sheep, [Jn. 10:11], the Great Shepherd who was brought again from the dead, [Heb. 13:20] and now the Cheif Shepherd, [I Pet. 5:4] seen in the day of his coming glory.” 31 Auriga depicts a picture of the exalted and mighty savior, exercising his loving mercy and salvation in the midst of the scenes of judgment, just as the scriptures tell us that in the midst of wrath he remembers mercy. (Hab. 3:2)

Auriga contains the sixth brightest star in the sky: Capella, the goat star, the chief star in this decan means “She-goat,“32 and marks the heart of the mother goat. She and her kids are scared but they are safe in the arms of the shepherd. Here we see the Shepherd ruling in his authority, rescuing his own from evil, gathering and protecting as a shepherd. With our Gen. 3:15 axis closely by-passing Capella before reaching the tip of the bull’s horn piercing his heelAuriga sits astride the Milky Way, the symbolic Lord Jesus Christ, the sacrificial lamb who is coming again to execute judgment.

With the conclusion of our Gen. 3:15 axis running down through Orion, we find issuing from Orion’s foot, the River of the Judge-Eridanus, [Hab. 3:5]. This indicates Jesus‘ righteous judgment against the enemy and all the evil ones. Along the course of Eridanus, we find the Serpent-Cetus’, futile attempt to alter or stop the inexorable flow of these waters of 33
 judgment with one of its claws. The evil ones will never be able to escape their doom, because of their refusal to succumb to the loving Grace of God in Christ. Thus, their end resides where these waters of judgment pool in the Lake of Fire, or the Second Death. [2 Thess. 1:7-8]

In summary, the Genesis 3:15 Axis provides a panoramic view of the Gospel in the Stars across the expanse of the signs in the Zodiacal band, of the stars named and numbered by The Creator, to relate the infinite theme of God’s eternal purpose carried and fulfilled by His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, as told in the first Messianic prophecy written in God’s Word. The truth as it is presented in the heavens by the Hand of God Himself, is indisputable, to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

The True Desire of God’s Heart is that all men be saved, and come unto a knowledge of the truth…so it is as we see the final days approaching, we reach out with God’s loving arms to those walking in darkness, to show them the light!!

God Bless!

Rene’

 


Footnotes

1. Strong’s Concordance, [H226] James Strong.
2. Greek-Hebrew Key Study Bible, Lexical Aids to the OT, [H226], p. 1577
3. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
4. IBID
5. IBID
6. Strong’s Concordance, [H226] James Strong.
7. Strong’s Concordance, [H68-Eben] James Strong.
8. IBID,  [H1714-degel] James Strong.
9. IBID.
10. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
11. IBID.
12. IBID.
13. IBID.
14. IBID
15. IBID.
16. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p.58
17. IBID, p. 59
18. Figure 3 [picture credit] [http://godsamazingstarsecret.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-fourth-star-family-part-3.html]
19. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, ppg.126-127
20. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
21. Star Lore, Wm. Tyler Olcott, p. 244
22. Gospel in the Stars, Joseph Seiss, p. 116.
23. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
24. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 103.
25. IBID.
26. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
27. Gesenius’ Hebrew Lexicon to the OT, “chesil” [H3685].
28. IBID, [H3686, H3687].
29. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/
30. Witness of the Stars, E.W. Bullinger, p. 135
31. IBID.
32. IBID, p.134.
33. IBID, p. 129.

General Reference: The Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis, is my expanded teaching based on Bob Wadsworth’s original teaching from “A Voice Crying in the Heavens.” Bob is well known for his articles in the Biblical Astronomy Newsletters for many years, a wonderful resource in this field.


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