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Old Covenant Foundations of the Celestial Gospel

There has been a good amount of debate over the validity of a Celestial Gospel over the years, the term referring to what E.W. Bullinger called the “Witness of the Stars” in his well- known book on the subject, published in 1893. A contemporary of Bullinger was Dr. Joseph Seiss, who published “The Gospel in the Stars,” during the same period in 1882. These two resources have provided a foundation for study in this important area of research, as they built on the earlier work done by Frances Rolleston who published her work in the book; Mazzaroth, or the Constellations in 1865. Bullinger credits Rolleston for her research as the first to generate interest in this important topic, in the reference below;

To the late Miss Rolleston, however, belongs the honor of collecting a mass of information bearing on this subject; but, published as it was, chiefly in the form of notes, unarranged and unindexed, it was suited only for, but was most valuable to, the student. It was she who performed the work of collecting the facts presented by Albumazer, the Arab astronomer to the Caliphs of Grenada, AD850; and the Tables drawn up by Ulugh Beigh, the Tartar prince and astronomer, about AD1450, who gives the Arabian astronomy as it had come down from the earliest times. (Bullinger 1893, pp.iii–iv).”1

Although Rolleston was the first among more modern writers to advocate the Celestial Gospel, that does not mean that there are no ancient texts supporting the Gospel in the Stars. For the most part, we need only consult the Biblical Text for all the needed proof, since God always protects the integrity of His Word, whether Spoken, Written in the Stars, or written in His Word. A goal of this research is to provide a solid Biblical and  spiritual foundation for The Gospel in the Stars, which as a specific topic of study has remained a bit cloudy and undefined up to now. I’m sure this was not the case for a renown and august group of scholars like this, but due to critics like Faulkner, a positive spotlight needs to be trained on this topic. This is the focus of our current study. In the context of Rev. Jon Nessle’s OT History Class, an overarching framework of Covenants between God and mankind, were presented starting with Adam and Seth, and progressing to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David consummated in Jesus Christ, the Promised Seed. Due to the topic size, my goal is to provide a solid basis, in tonight’s teaching, from which further research can detail other aspects of this subject more fully. However, teaching script, notes and references will be posted on my June blog for further study.

A primary modern critic of the Celestial Gospel is Dr. Danny Faulkner, in his published work in 1998, stated “I examined some of the factual and biblical issues involved in this theory, and found that the theory has serious problems.”2 Faulkner’s stated premise for his critique is that his initial study was based upon the books of Seiss and Bullingernot Rolleston’s original work. By confining focus to what Faulkner calls “theories,” he has largely omitted the weight of Scripture itself in support of the Celestial Gospel, which is our primary focus here. As we will show, the Celestial Gospel is an indispensable aspect of the historical Scriptural Covenants that highlight God’s Creation and dealings with mankind. It is the witness of Scripture alone that supports the validity of the Celestial Gospel, to stand or fall on the merit of these Godly Covenants, as the word of the Almighty requires no assistance from secular sources. This however, does not mean there is a lack of secular evidence in support of the Celestial Gospel, including archaeological history from ancient Egypt that appeared on this link, to my blog in April, 2020. This blog is part of a series of rebuttals against Faulkner’s critique of Frances Rolleston’s writings on The Mazzaroth, along with the works of Dr.s Bullinger and Seiss.

To understand the roots of the Celestial Gospel, we must first comprehend God’s Creation of the Heavens and Earth, and His Covenant’s with Man, beginning in Genesis. The Stars, Sun and Moon were not created till the 4th day of Creation Week. These lights in the firmament were organized, to divide the day from the night, and for signs, seasonsdays and years, as the Sun, Moon and Stars move in their ordained courses on the ecliptic, set in synchronized motion by the Almighty, in the beginning. [Gen. 1:14-19, Ps. 19]

Faulkner admits that; “Gen. 1:14 records that one of the purposes of the heavenly bodies is for man to mark the passage of time (seasons, days, and years), which has always been a function of astronomy. As the first man, Adam was in place to establish astronomy, thus Faulkner has no quarrel with this information provided by Josephus.”3

As we proceed in this study, we will see how Adam’s position as the first man in establishing astronomy and timekeeping based on astronomical calendars, is a key aspect of the narrative providing a foundation for the Celestial Gospel and Noah’s Covenant, that cannot be ignored. We will also see that the Celestial Gospel includes key topics in astronomy that are central and essential for the History of Astronomy, forming a basis at the origins of Astronomy as a category of Scientific inquiry. One example of this is the conception of the 12 constellations on the ecliptic as a unit. Another related concept is that of The Zodiacal Band, found documented below.

As Gen. 2:19-20 states:

19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet for him. [KJ21]

In v.19 what Adam would “call” the beasts of the field, and whatever he called them is the same Hebrew word [H7121-Qara] as in v.20 where Adam gave names to every beast of the field. Strong’s says Qara means “to cry out, to call aloud, to roar, proclaim, pronounce or preach, to summon, invite, call together, to appoint, praise, celebrate, or call by name. Its basic meaning is to enunciate a specific message addressed to a specific recipient, to elicit a specific response. The verb form of this word is used in the act of naming, that sometimes is an assertion of sovereignty over the thing being named; [Gen. 1:5, Ps. 147:4, Isa. 40:26]4
Even as God-the Father of lights asserts His authority and sovereignty over the division of Day and Night in Gen. 1:5, and over the naming of the stars in Ps 147:4, so Adam was asserting his sovereignty over the Animal Kingdoms of life, delegated to him by God.
We should note that Adam’s delegated sovereignty pertained to Earthly things, while God’s sovereignty ruled over all, with special emphasis on the things of the Heavenly Creation, as they shed their 3-fold light upon the Earth. When God calls the roll up yonder for the stars, they are present and accounted for His summons, to fulfill the reason and purpose He called and created them. The named Stars are fulfilling their part to proclaim the Celestial Gospel witnessing to the Coming Christ! This word [Qara] is also found in reference to the Seed of Abraham, namely Isaac, [Gen. 21:12b] “for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”

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

Gen. 1:14: “signs“- indicate first, the significance of the work wrought, and second, someone significant to come.[5] In context, the “work wrought” is God’s re-ordering  of creation in the 2nd Heaven and Earth, repairing the damage inflicted on the 1st Heaven and Earth as a result of Lucifer’s revolt in heaven, causing it to be “without form & void.” [Gen. 1:1, Rev.12:1ff] God’s repair job is divided into 7 spiritual administrations, or dispensations, each one bringing man’s relationship with his Creator back into increasing harmony, [Heb. 11:3]. This repair narrative is found in God’s progressive Covenants with Man, with each step bringing man closer to that perfect fellowship seen in Original Paradise with the Creator restored.

Secondly, it refers to the celestial narrative that “someone is coming,” the redeemer, the promised seed who is Jesus Christ. He is the central figure and subject of God’s Word. He is the one of whom the 12 Mazzaroth signs prophesy, the one who embodies the light of the world, who fulfilled all the Old Testament Law, and personifies the spiritual illumination of the world. The earth was thrown into Chaos between Gen1:1 & 1:2, but the effulgence of this light, the Sonrise of the ages, was framed between the two great lights of the Sun and the Moon on his birthday, specifically in the star Spica also called Al Zimach in Arabic (tsemach in Hebrew) in Virgo, on Tishri 1, 3 BC. Jesus’ birthday on New Year’s Day of the Hebrew calendar, celebrates the anniversary of Creation, revitalizing the social and spiritual structure of Israel according to the ruling standard and scepter of the King of kings. God had this date preserved in His omniscient foreknowledge since before the Creation and instituted in the Hebrew calendar, uniquely marked by the stars included in the story of Bethlehem this date in 3 BC. The complete reign of the Son of God and the prophecies of his utter defeat of the kingdom of darkness began its consummation at his birth.

The word for “lights” in the firmament [Gen. 1:14, 16maor“]6 is the same word used in reference to the lamps of the Menorah, (Exodus 20:27, 35:14). This word shares the same root of the word used for “light” in [Genesis 1:3-4], that God divided from the darkness, setting the universal standards of Day and Night. It should be noted that the Day was divided from the Night, and the light from the darkness prior to the creation of the Sun and Moon. This points to spiritual light vs. darkness [Jn. 1:5], as the reason that the Earth became without form and void, between Gen. 1:1-2. The perfection of the Almighty removes the possibility that God created the universe in Chaos, thus the context of Lucifer’s failed insurrection against the Almighty, is why the earth was thrown into chaos. Also, the foundational order of Creation seen in God’s command to divide the light from the chaotic darkness, was a response to the enemy in his overthrow of God’s original order in the First Heaven and Earth, precedes God’s reorganization of this light in the Second Heavens and Earth, during the Genesis Creation week. The verses above also exhibit how the Sun, Moon and Stars regulate seasons, days and years, in God’s created temporal order.

In Faulkner’s critique; “The proponents of the Gospel in the Stars hypothesize that God revealed His entire plan of redemption to Adam (or alternately, Seth) and that God ordained the constellations as the mechanism to perpetuate that plan, till the giving of the written revelation. However, this is entirely conjectured in that it is not clearly stated or even implied in Josephus, and is not clearly stated in the Bible. Furthermore, this approach underestimates the efficiency of oral transmission of information to reliably preserve truth due to the longevity and overlapping of generations in the early world...”7

Faulkner expands on this highly questionable line of reasoning in a comment in another of his written works called the “Universe by Design,” where he states; “Some Christians go
so far as to think that God gave Adam the complete story of Redemption in the form of the Constellations and star names that have been passed down to us, though garbled a bit. This idea has become known as the Gospel in the Stars,” 8 which he links to Rolleston.

First let me say that the Gospel in the Stars is not based on what “Some Christians Think.” It’s basis is on much firmer, and more solid ground of Scriptural truth. By associating the Gospel in the Stars with the obvious falsehood that God revealed His entire Plan of Redemption to Adam, before any of the other Bible Patriarchs, the prophets or even God’s only begotten Son-Jesus himself, Faulkner not only discounts God’s eternal plan and the purposes in His Covenants, but also contradicts Scripture in too many ways to count! Faulkner’s basis for his “strawmanargument against the Celestial Gospel, also ignores the truth that God kept the Great Mystery a secret as part of His master-plan of Redemption, [I Cor. 2:7-10].

A precept of this study documents how in truth, the Celestial Gospel is specifically and clearly stated in God’s Word, as part of God’s Old Covenants with His chosen people. The Hebrew word for “Covenant” [H1285-Beriyth] 9 is defined as “an agreement between nations; [Josh. 9:6], individuals and friends; [I Sam. 18:3, 23:18] or man and wife, [Mal.2:14]. The most important Covenant between God and Abraham [Gen. 15], was confirmed by Moses, [Ex. 24:7-8, 34:27, Deut. 5:2], was renewed and amended, after the exile, through the intervention of the prophets; [Isa. 42:6, 49:8] and the Messiah [Mal. 3:1, cp. Jer. 31:33]. It was a treaty, an alliance of friendship, a pledge, an obligation between a Monarch and his subjects, a Constitution. It was a contract accompanied by signs, sacrifices, and a solemn oath that sealed the relationship with promises of blessing for obedience and curses for disobedience.”10

The Celestial Gospel also documents the effectual means of Oral transmission of the Covenant tenets, not replacing their foundations in God’s perpetual Scriptural Covenants with man, but as an inseparable part of them, prior to their being recorded into the scrolls of the OT Scriptures by Moses. Man has always needed an external standard for Godly truth outside of himself, working in union with man’s inner compass and Godgiven conscience, that began with Adam & Eve in the Garden, before the giving of the OT Law. We will see more details of this in the record of the Abrahamic Covenant below.

Covenant Theology holds that God created humanity as one people, starting with Adam and Eve, who broke God’s only condition, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. After their fall from perfection, and rejection from Original Paradise, and with their seed in Seth, were led back to God via certain key Biblical Patriarchs with whom God made perpetual Covenants. This redemptive history, starts with God establishing His Covenant with Noah [Gen. 6:18] to bring him and his family into the Ark, with every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort, male and female. In Gen. 9, God established His Covenant with Noah and his seed after him [Gen. 9:9-17], with His token of the Covenant on levels, in every living creature with Noah, for perpetual generations, and with Earth itself, seen in the rainbow, not to destroy it by flood again.

Figure 1. Genesis Patriarch’s Table. 11 


By adding up the age of years in the genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 we find the number of years from the Creation of Adam to the birth of Abraham as about 2000 years. Since there is almost universal agreement that Abraham lived around 2000 B.C., we can see the Bible teaching that the human race was created near 4000 B.C. and is thus, about 6000 years old.

Noah is a key Biblical Patriarch because he embodies the transition between the pre-flood and the post-flood world. Thus all the systems of Biblical timekeeping going back to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, after the flood, including the coordination of the luni-solar year, the year divided into 12 months of 30 days, giving a 360-day year relating to the 360 degrees of the circle, all are traceable back to Noah’s pre-flood days. Thus, the calendrical practices of the Biblical Patriarchs are summarized in Noah, combining the Lunar, Solar and Sidereal years in his standards of astronomical timekeeping. Since Noah was already 600 years old when the deluge fell upon Earth [Gen. 7:6], Noah continued to use this calendar leading up to and during the 120-year period (120 x 3= 360), wherein he built the Ark. The construction of the Ark was according to God’s revealed plan, that followed a consistent divine pattern, the same tripartite pattern found in the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of David and Solomon, based on the 3-fold creation of man in body, soul and spirit. Noah’s Covenant basis for his 360-day calendar, is also found in God’s Covenant of Day and Night.

The Genesis record of Noah establishes the advanced astronomical practices of the Biblical Patriarchs, providing a basis from which, the roots of ancient Astronomy and studies in Archaeo-Astronomy are traced to their true context. Noah’s Covenant with God took place after his family came out of the Ark, and included the first burnt offerings on the altar that Noah built, [Gen. 8:20-22]. This initial and unconditional Covenant relates to the Earth, even as God’s Covenant with Abraham did, referring to Israel’s claim on the Promised Land.

The accuracy of these ordinances of heaven set the standard for truth, in the important area of calendars and timekeeping also, still applied today, according to the perpetual Covenant of Day and Night [Jer. 33:20-22]. This is a trait of “heavenly mandates” that their truth remains intact beyond the scope of their original Biblical Administration. In the record of Gen. 8 and Noah’s Flood, verse 22 certainly stands out as an ordinance of heaven that has remained a constant, governing the seasons [Gen. 1:14] after the flood. This is a key aspect of God’s Covenant with Noah where God’s Promises are made with Noah and his seed, that day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

This verse opens with the words; “While the earth remains,” speaking to this Covenant being Everlasting and perpetual in nature because the Earth will be around forever. The connective “and” is found 7 times in verse 22, which according to Bullinger “pairs four sets of opposites, to express the completion and perfection of this perpetual Covenant,” that shall not cease. 12 In Gen. 9, as God further establishes His Covenant with Noah, and his seed and every living beast on earth, with His token or sign of an everlasting Covenant, listed 7x in Gen. 9; [Gen. 9:9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17], that The Almighty established with all flesh upon the Earth. Gen. 8:22 is a key aspect of the “Rainbow Covenant” with Noah, wherein the productivity of the earth’s life cycles in four seasons, in the 4 Kingdoms of life, perpetuate in the 2nd Heavens and Earth, in the Covenant of day and night, [Jer. 31:31-37]. Gen. 8:22 also reflects the biblical symbolism of the number four, as the first square number mathematically, witnessed pervasively in nature, as 4 elements of earth, wind, fire, and water, four points of the compass, north, south, east and west. Also, the 4 lunar phases, mirror the 4 Cherubim angels that quarter the 12 Mazzaroth signs. There are also four heads of the animal kingdom, witnessed in the four constellations at the celestial cardinal points; Leo the Lion-King of wild beasts, Taurus the Bull and king of domesticated animals, Aquila the Eagle, king of the bird kingdom, and the ManAquarius of the human kingdom. There are numerous other examples of biblical symbolism in the number four, like the four-fold ministry of Christ reflected in the Four Gospels, supporting this wisdom in God’s order of Creation. 13

Christ in the Center of his Mazzaroth Surrounded at the four corners by the Cherubim; The Four Celestial Signs at the four points of the Compass; Man, Eagle, Bull and Lion. [Ezek. 1, 10. Rev. 4:7]

The Four Cardinal Points

Let’s take a moment here to notice the impact of God’s Covenant with Day and Night and His Intelligent Design of the 2nd Heavens and Earth in spacetime. In scientific and
astronomical terms, this certifies what’s called the Earth’s obliquity cycle, as it defines  the scientific parameters of the Covenant of Day and Night to remain intact forever, as a perpetual promise from the Heavenly Father, that does not cease. The key to the cycle of obliquity, gives us an example of the Creator’s Intelligent Design, as it conveys the Covenant of Day and Night. The sun at the summer Solstice is vertical; 90 degrees overhead to one in the Southern Hemisphere, on the Tropic of Capricorn. At the same time, for those in the Northern Hemisphere on the Tropic of Cancer one would witness the Sun’s high point at only 43 degrees above the horizon. The tropics exist because the earth does not revolve vertically on its axis relating to its orbit around the sun. The axis is removed from vertical by an angle presently measuring 23 degrees and 27 minutes, which is formally known as the obliquity of the ecliptic, or the cycle of obliquity, relating to this varying degree of the earth’s axis tilt. This angle of the ecliptic not only governs the northern and southern limits of the sunrise on the earth’s horizon, witnessed on the winter and summer Solstice, but it also determines the points of the tropical borders, 23.5 degrees north and south of the Equator. The obliquity cycle refers to the range of just under 2.5 degrees, wherein the earth’s axis tilt varies, over approx. a 41,000-year period. 14 This cycle of variation related to earth’s obliquity is part of the pattern of mathematical harmony relating to the Solar and lunar cycles in God’s earthly Covenants.

 

Figure 2. Earth’s Obliquity Cycle15

Thus all the doomsayers predicting that earth would topple off the axis of their polar balance, their fearmongering directly opposes the promises of the Creator and Possessor of the Heaven and Earth’s promise here in Genesis 8:22. It is the tilt of the Earth’s axis, along with the revolution and rotation in Earth’s orbit of the sun, providing our seasons, and the 24-hour cycle of day and night, that set the tropical boundaries of Cancer and Capricorn. We will see added aspects of these truths, related to the Zodiacal band, and the Great Sphinx, a bit later. This daynight 24-hour cycle, based on God’s Covenant of Day and Night, is also known as an anthropic constant.[www.try-god.org]

These constants are finely tuned into Creation by the Hand of the Almighty, of which there are 200+, displaying His Intelligent Design of Creation, providing essential elements supporting life on Earth, because even if the length of days slightly exceeded their longer or shorter ranges, the temperature fluctuations between night and day would be too extreme to support life on our planet. Jeremiah 33:25-26 below speaks to this truth.

Let’s focus on one of the pairs of opposites in Gen. 8:22;Day and night.” Jeremiah put a special emphasis on this pair where he specifically states in 31:36 & 33:20 below, linking God’s Covenant Promises to the everlasting New Covenant of the Promised Seed Jesus Christ. The chapters of Jeremiah 31 & 33 also form brackets around Jer. 32,  providing a basis for further study of God’s signs and wonders.

Jer. 31:31-37

31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke[h]though I was a husband to them, says the Lord.

Here we see in v. 32, how Israel broke their Mosaic Covenant with God, which was based on, and an extension of the Patriarchal Covenant. God’s Covenant Promises were broken in the wilderness in Exod. 32:13, in the golden calf incident, when Moses reminded God in his conversation with Him, of His promise to His people;

Ex. 32:13-15
Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of, I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.14 So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.

So God’s promises in the Patriarchal Covenant, to Israel to multiply their seed and set aside the Promised Land were upheld and fulfilled. As The Celestial Gospel is part and parcel, and an essential aspect of God’s Patriarchal Covenant with mankind, like all God’s Promises, they are yea and Amen! Its precepts remain in force, seen with Abraham in Gen. 15 & 17, and Moses as both Covenants co-existed together. As each advance to the next spiritual administration is made, the foundations are laid for the subsequent Age, until the basis for man’s spiritual transformation back into fellowship
with the Heavenly Father is completed.

Jer. 31:33-37
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LordI will put My law in their minds, and write it on their [i]hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

[Jon Nessle taught in a previous session of class in Jer.31:34, that only part of this verse has come to pass, Israel is still blinded. Heb. 8:6-13 ]16 Jeremiah provides here a high-level overview not only of how these Godly Covenants link together, as their legal basis changes from one spiritual administration to the next, but also they are consummated and fulfilled in the coming Promised Seed Jesus Christ, in both of his appearances as the perfect Sacrificial Lamb, and the conquering Lion of Judah 

Jer. 31:35-36
35Thus saith the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: 36If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever. [two lights /limits put on the spirit realm]

In session 6 of this OT History Class, Rev. Nessle referenced Job 26:8-10 to describe the ways that our Almighty Heavenly Father placed boundaries on the spirit realm of fallen angels. 17 In verse 10 we can see how the Covenant of Day and Night embodies part of the ordinances [H2710chaqaq] 18 of the spiritual aspects of these boundaries on the spirit realm via His Foreknowledge, symbolized in the “waters,” as the waves roar in Jer. 31:35 above.

Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds until the Day and Night come to an end. [Rev. 22:5]

In Jer. 31:35 the root of the word [chaqaq] is used of the light of the celestial ordinances of the Sun by day, and the Moon and stars by night, [Gen. 1:14-18]. The ordinances of God’s Covenant with the seed of Abraham were first set in the Natural laws that rule Creation, before they were ever recorded in written form. Later these laws, as they applied to God’s Covenant with Israel, were written with the finger of God in the rock of His Holy mountain and entrusted to Moses the Lawgiver, [Ex. 24:12, 31:18, 32:16]. This verifies an inseparable link with God’s Celestial Gospel and His Word written in the Scriptures, [Gen. 1, Ps. 19]. We find close ties between God’s stellar witness of His ordinances fulfilled in His Covenant with the seed of Israel in verse 36 above. This Promised Seed is consummated in the Lord Jesus Christ. The word for “ordinances” in Jer. 31:36 above is [H2706] meaning “an appointment of time, space, quantity, labor or usage. It is a statute, appointed, bound, commandment, decree, law.” The root word for [choq-H2706] is [chaqaq-H2710].” 19

Job 19:23-25

23 Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book, 24 that they were graven with an iron pen and lead, in the rock forever25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;

The word “graven” *H2710 [chaqaq]  in Job 19:24 means: to cut, carve, hew, square, quarry, mason. This refers to the Great Sphinx being carved out of stone as the same word for “lawgiver” in Gen. 49:10. This is the same root for the word “ordinances” in [Job 38:33, Jer. 31:35] as the ordinances or constants of God and nature, were many times engraved in stone, even as the 10 Commandments were carved by the finger of God. “Lawgiver“- [H2710-chaqaq], meaning; to engrave, inscribe, establish, ordain, to decree, leadership, a ruler, a lawgiver; a scepter.20 It occurs 19 times in the Hebrew O.T. Its main meaning is “writing or drawing in the sense of etching [Isa. 30:8; in a book] The root can mean to enact a decree [In Prov. 8:15 it’s used of a governor decreeing justice with wisdom.] This word [chaqaq] attests to the power of the coordinated decrees of God’s Covenants first written in the stars, confirmed in stone and in Scripture. [Gen. 49: 9-10].

There is no power that can halt these celestial cycles and seasons set in motion by God’s mighty Hand, thus the surety of the return of His promised seed is inevitable! We should also note in Jeremiah that he picks up on the order established on the first and fourth days of Creation, concerning the Sun, Moon and Stars, the three most widely used calendars in history.

37 Thus says the LordIf heaven above can be measured, [H4058] And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the Lord.

Here Abraham’s Covenant regarding the seed of Israel is directly linked to the Promised Seed of Jesus Christ, who has already delivered Israel and the Church, defeating the devil forever in the process. In our day, there is no more controversy in this matter, it’s a done deal! This tells us all God’s Promises linked in the chain of previous and future Covenants have been fulfilled in Christ-the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the promised King of the Davidic Covenant.

Jer. 33:20-22

20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break My covenant of the day, and My covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season21 Then may also My covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, My ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: [H4058] so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

God inspires Jeremiah to make an inseparable connection between His “covenant of the dayand My covenant of the night,” and Hiscovenant with the seed of David my servant.” Why? Because the Scriptures told of God’s covenant with the seed of David, in Gen. 49, as the Royal genealogy of Jesus Christ the Promised Seed, the Lion of Judah. This Royal Geneology is the Christ line that was protected by the Cherubim’s flaming sword, the Way of the Tree of Life, and the way of Holiness that embodies God’s plan of redemption for mankind.

Jeremiah 33:25-26
Thus saith the Lord, If My covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for I will cause their captivity to return and have mercy on them. [Gen. 8:22]

This shows a direct relationship between the Godly designed anthropic constants of Creation that make life possible on earth, and the Covenant Promises of the Creator to mankind, regarding the seed of Jacob and David carried forward in faith. God is the One Who established the Covenant conditions and statutes that make life possible on earth, preserved and determined according to His purposes. Anthropic is from the Greek root [anthropos-(G444)] to be man-faced or a human being, whether male or female.” 21

In a previous 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

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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 God 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 wherein the Sun, Moon and Planets all move, above and below the celestial Equator. God created all the stars and numbered the celestial bodies, but He did not name them all. Thus, it is the stars within the Zodiacal Band that God marked to carry the message of His Celestial Gospel, and His eternal plan and purpose for mankind’s redemption. There have been few to realize the role of the Great Sphinx as the Alpha/Omega signs in the circle of the Celestial Gospel, but I have not seen it referenced as an early symbol of the Zodiacal Band anywhere else. We find added biblical evidence of this in Joseph’s 2nd 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.

The Zodiacal Band of 12 primary Constellations and their stars.

In Joseph’s second dream, we find evidence not only of the knowledge of the zodiacal band with the Biblical Patriarchssince Joseph’s 11 brothers appear as 11 stars with Joseph as the 12th constellation, summarizing the primary signs found along the path of the Sun and Moon, embodied in Joseph’s parents. We also see evidence of the ancient knowledge of the Precession of the Equinoxes, wrapped up in the idea that “the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” This idea that the other 11 Constellations of the ecliptic, bowed down, or prostrated themselves to Joseph’s sign/star, exhibits a figurative idea of precession, that is expanded upon in the link above. This ancient knowledge of the zodiacal band with the Bible Patriarchs, is an added astronomical proof, as a key aspect of the Celestial Gospel in concert with Scripture, astronomy and the Great Sphinx; the head of the woman-Virgo unified with the body of the Lion-Leo, as a prophecy of the promised seed in the birth of Christ.

We also find the perfection of divine order in the number 10 related to the genealogy of Biblical Patriarchs, where not only Noah was the 10th generation from Adam, [Gen. 5:1-32], but also Abraham was the tenth generation from Shem, son of Noah [Gen. 11:10-26]. Thus all Earth’s inhabitants, being preserved in Noah’s seed, are the focus of God’s singular purpose to redeem and save sinful man from every tribe, tongue, nation, and race, through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, [Gen. 3:15]. Let’s see how God’s purpose is developed further in a series of Covenants building on Noah to Abraham’s and his seed. These Covenants provide the temporal and spiritual context of how the Almighty not only repaired the Ages or spiritual dispensations, but also revealed His plan and eternal purposes in Christ.

Contrary to Faulkner, Dispensationalism presents a framework to interpret Scripture as it lays out successive periods of redemptive history where God progressively revealed more and more about His plan of redemption. This corresponds to [Heb. 11:3] “the worlds [aion] or each of the ages [dispensations] were framed by the word of God… which also exposes the falsehood that God would reveal His entire redemption plan to Adam.

Psalm 19:1 – The Bible Wallpapers

To get a clearer idea of God’s Covenant with Abraham, let’s look at the specifics of God’s discourse with him, starting with the record in Gen. 13:14;

14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your [c]descendants forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earththen your descendants also could be numbered.

Here God’s Covenants with Heaven and Earth are represented to Abram in God’s Promises regarding Abram’s seed, first relating to the Promised Land, then regarding the Stars. In Gen. 13:14 we find again the number symbolism of Four as God tells Abram that all the land he can see to the four points of the compass is promised to the seed of Abram, making his seed innumerable as an everlasting nation.

As we have seen, God also included the timekeeping aspects of the stars, as He numbered them, a key function of Astronomy. In the process of allowing God to speak via His revealed Word, we should note the figure of speech; polysyndetyn, or many (19) ands emphasizing each aspect of Gen. 15:1-6, and the Bible structure separated by the connective “ands.”[22] [cp. Gen. 13:14-16, 22:17, 32:12]

Genesis 15:1-6 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord God what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Beholdto me Thou hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant to be a God unto thee, and thy seed after thee. 8 And
I will give unto thee,
and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.
 

When God told Abraham to “tell the stars, if thou be able to number them,” He was not telling him to get out his abacus and start counting the stars one by one, because as we just read in Jer. 33:22the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

Thus God was referring to His promise of innumerable abundance in Abraham’s seed, since he was to be the father of believers. Another aspect of “telling the stars,” is God may have been referring to other aspects of the inherent celestial order which had appeared previously in Joseph’s Dream of [Gen. 37:9-11 & 12] 12 tribes in Joseph and his brothers– [see birth order of Joseph’s brothers at the dinner table in Egypt, Gen. 37;9-10 and 43:33-34.] 

Bullinger’s Companion Bible provides the structure of this part of Gen. 15;1-21 related to the Abrahamic Covenant, which is a Repeated Alternation as follows; 23

The Covenant Made: The Seed and the Land

v. 1 The Covenant Maker-the Word of Jehovah
vvs. 2-3 The Enquiry; What will you give?
vvs. 4-5 The Covenant Announced; The Seed-look to the Stars of heaven.
v. 6 Abraham’s Belief
v. 7 The Covenant Maker-an Everlasting Covenant with Jehovah [center]
v. 8 Enquiry; Whereby shall I know? Land as an Everlasting Possession
vvs. 9-11 The Covenant Prepared
vvs. 12-16 An Everlasting Covenant with all flesh
vvs. 17-21 Abraham and Sarah’s seed Isaac-an Everlasting Covenant with his seed.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the words divinely utilized in this section of God’s Word. The word “tell” in Gen. 15:5, is the Bible’s first usage of the Hebrew word caphar [H5608], meaning to “inscribe, celebrate, narrate, tell, make known, or praise.” It also means “a scribe, or writerwhen used in reference to a person.”24 This word is used in Psalm 19:1; rendered “declare” in the KJV; as The Heavens declare the glory of God… [Psalm 97:6]. God was telling Abram to look up at the heavens and recount, declare, or narrate the truth revealed in the Celestial Gospel, if he could. Abram not only knew of the existence of a Celestial Gospel, but knew it well enough to narrate its themes sufficient to please God. He also realized that despite the physical impossibility of child-bearing at Abram and Sarah’s advanced ages, his recognition of the Promised Seed, prophesied in the stars he  owned by realizing this seed would come out of his own loins. This was a major revelation to Abram that his promise to have a child at his advanced age would also fulfill God’s promise of the coming of His only begotten Son. Because Abram believed God in this personal realization, God counted [H2803] his believing act, to him as righteousness. This is the foundation of salvation by faith in the N.T. [Rom. 4:17-22], because God not only mercifully witholds the wrathful judgment we deserve, due to sin, but He also freely shares the Grace of His righteousness with us as we follow Abraham’s example to believe.

The word “counted” in verse 6 above, is chashab in Hebrew, meaning to reckon or esteem, meditate, combine or devise. [25It is also an accounting term used in the 7th Sabbath of years and the sacred 50-year Jubilee system of timekeeping in ancient Israel [Lev. 25:27, 50-52, 27:18, 23]. The Levitical Law shows us both cardinal and ordinal ways of “counting,” in this record, but it does not portray them as interchangeable. As we see in  this Bible record, the ordinal meaning of a number includes more than just a numerical sequence where a certain number occurs in a series. We find numerous examples of this, for instance when God names and numbers the 12 tribes of Abraham’s seed as they relate to the 12 constellations starting with the Alpha/Omega Zodiac signs of [Virgo & Leo] seen in The Great Sphinx, and His ordering of the Celestial Gospel in the Heavens.

The Hebrew word for “number“-(ed), “manah” [*H4487], means to “divide into parts, or arrange, allot or assign, appoint, or order.” [26] Here we start to see the difference between what mathematics categorizes as the function of Ordinal Numbers: specifying an order and succession in the elements or hierarchy of a group, which goes beyond Cardinal Numbers, referring simply to counting individual parts. As we recognize both mathematical categories, related to the Bible’s first usage of the Hebrew words “caphar” and “manah,” we find on one level, regarding the innumerable posterity of his seed, God was teaching Abram, the difference between simple counting of parts, with Cardinal Numbers, compared with the organization of Abram’s seed in groups related to the tribal celestial order, as found in Ordinal numbers, embodied in God’s Covenants contained in the Celestial Gospel, and ordering the tribal camping of 12 tribes under Moses in the wilderness.

God’s statement to Abram builds on an earlier promise in Genesis 13:16, where God would make Abram’s “seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.” This earlier promise from God to Abram established a relationship between Abram’s earthly/natural seed, or offspring, while the later promise in Gen. 15:5 links Abram’s heavenly/spiritual seed in the stars, with the Celestial Gospel. The truth of the Gospel in the Stars prophecy of the coming of Christ, rooted in Abram’s genealogy, not only hit Abram personally, but inseparably tied Abram’s seed to the stars of this prophecy, becoming the Father of many nations, as seen in Isaac, wherein Abram’s seed was called [H7121-Qara] and Jacob-Israel’s 12 tribes. This truth echos in Job 38;

Job 38:31-33
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 [H2708] of heaven? Can you set the [His] dominion thereof in the earth?

From a Bible perspective outside the books of Genesis and Job, God revealed His Word and Will to the Patriarchs in the stellar witness and Celestial Gospel of the Promised redeemer of mankind. When we consider the Hebrew word “mazzaroth,” we find a very early reference to the 12 Mazzaroth signs, occurring as a unit in Job. Later references to the 12 signs of the ecliptic in Scripture, are built upon what we find here in Job and the Genesis Patriarchs. This provides added evidence of the antiquity of this knowledge of the entire zodiac, in the context of the Biblical Patriarchs. In the graphic below we find the 12 Tribes of Israel linked to the Mazzaroth 12 signs, with 3 tribes camped on each side, 4-square and the Tabernacle in the centerwith Moses, Aaron and the Priests in the middle inside the square.

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[Num. 2] illustrates the pattern of Isreal’s 12 tribes camped around the Tabernacle in the wilderness, seen also in the order of tribal names engraved on the 12 stones of the High Priest’s breastplate. The word or “ordinances” in Job 38:33 is [H2708-chuqqah] rooted in [H2706].27 In Ex. 28:17-21 below, we see 12 precious stones of the High Priest’s Breastplate in correspondence to Israel’s 12 tribes in their wilderness camping order.

Faulkner also has issues with Rolleston’s “claims that there are allusions to the twelve signs of the zodiac in Jacob’s blessing on his twelve sons in Genesis 49 (Rolleston 1865, part 1, p. 17). There are at least 2 problems here. First, one is hard-pressed to find a commentary on Genesis to support this interpretation. Second, the alleged links 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 connections that Rolleston makes to Gen. 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.” 28

Again while Dr. Faulkner mostly limits his research to Commentaries, and Josephus, we go to the source to find the truth of Scripture teachings on these topics in the original languages. Some Commentaries can be good, but we always want to get back to what Scripture actually is saying, not man’s opinion of it.

And you shall enclose in it enclosures of stones, four rows of stones: the first row shall be a row of a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; And the second row, a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a diamond; And the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; And the fourth row, a chrysolite, and an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold in their enclosures. And the stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a signet, each according to its name, for the twelve tribes. Exo. 28:17-21

The Israelite camp was divided into four parts according to the 4 points of the compass, with 3 tribes on each side of a square enclosing the TabernacleJudah; Leo, Issachar; Cancer and Zebulon; Virgo to the East toward the sunrise when camping around the Tabernacle. The 3 tribes matched with the 3 precious stones in the 2nd row [Ex. 28:18], of the High Priest’s Breastplate. On the South-Reuben; Aquarius, Simeon-Pisces, and Gad-Aries, matched the stones in the first row of the Breastplate, [Ex. 28:17]. The Tabernacle was in the center of the camp with the Levites-Libra the altar, who were not counted [v.33among the 12 tribes. The tribes in the West were Ephraim/ Manasseh;  the 2 horns of Taurus the Bull, with Benjamin-Gemini, matching the stones of the 4th row on the breastplate; [Ex. 28:20]. on the North the tribe of Dan, the serpent of Gen. 49:17, was substituted with the Eagle-Aquila [Ezek 1:10, Rev. 4:7], matched the stones of the Breastplate’s 3rd row [Ex. 28:19], with Asher-Sagittarius and Naphtali-Capricorn. The standards of each tribe are also included whereby their camp was pitched. [Numbers 2:1-34]. The pattern of the camp also reflected on the breastplate of the High Priest, was 3 tribes square on each side of the Tabernacle. 29

Recalling [Gen. 1:14] the lights in the firmament of Heaven were to be for “signsseasons, days and years.” The word for “signs” [H226-owth] 30 is the same Hebrew word that refers to 12 constellations of the Mazzaroth. These signs were afterward, [Gen. 15, 37, 49, Num. 2, Deut. 33] identified with God’s Covenant with Abraham and his seed in the 12 sons of Jacob, as the 12 tribes of Israel, supplying a direct link, to the Celestial Gospel in these Signs. Even as God called; [H2171-Qara] named and numbered the stars of the 12 signs of the Mazzaroth on the Zodiacal Band and the poles, with their decans that witness to the narrative of the Celestial Gospel, so He sovereignly called each of the Old Covenant Believers in the Royal Genealogy of the Christ-line leading to the Promised Seed Jesus Christ. Those of us in the body of Christ have also answered the call specifically from the Heavenly Father Himself, Who knew us before the foundations of the World, to share in the spiritual heritage of the New Birth, wherein we shine as the bright lights God has called us be-forever with Him, in Christ.

In Joshua 4, when the nation of Israel first crossed into the Promised land, there was a special sign” [H226] that occurred on this noted occasion, marked by the Hand of God, and 12 special stones symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel were used to buildmemorial to honor God, who brought Israel through the wilderness. This sign was not astronomical in nature, as it pertained to the Promised Land, being claimed by the 12 tribes, through the river Jordan. The word referring to the stones of this altar, is the same Hebrew word with the 12 stones, [Eben-H68] 31 of the High Priest’s breastplate.

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] 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 Joshuaaccording 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.

In this record, the waters of the river Jordan also yield to God’s power and authority, in the Ark of His Covenant with Israel, clearing the way to take possession of the Promised Land. 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 their order of the camp of the 12 tribes in the wilderness, [Num. 2:2ff] around the Tabernacle, in their Cardinal Directions.

Since Joshua 4 links the same word for 12 Sons and signs of the zodiac, with the 12 stones of their memorial entrance into the promised land, we see 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 a dual recognition of the Covenants of the earthly/natural seed, or offspring, in Gen. 13:14, while the later promise in Gen. 15:5 links Abraham’s heavenly/spiritual seed in the stars, with the Celestial Gospel. Obviously, this is not my opinion or Rolleston’s conjecture, but only allowing God’s Word to speak for itself.

Furthermore, just as there were 12 main gates in the city of Jerusalem, so there are also 12 gates and 12 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] 32,flag or banner, for each tribe.

Faulkner continues that; “Rolleston also claimed the same correspondence between the tribes of Israel and the signs of the zodiac is contained in the final blessing of Moses in Deuteronomy 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 the standard. It is true that the tribes had standards, or banners, (Numbers 2 and 10), but Scripture does not record what was on the standards. In the latter passage, Rolleston (part 2, p. 48), credits Josephus with this information. I searched Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews & Wars of the Jews, but I have not been able to find this; I believe that it is not found in Josephus.” 33

The Biblical record of what is recorded on these banners is made plain in; Num. 2.

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] 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 Mazzaroth, 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;

Ps. 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregationsthey set up their ensigns for signs.

Even the idolatrous enemies of Israel “pitched” under the colors of Israel’s tribal banners in order to infiltrate them. Both Hebrew words for “ensigns” and “signs” in this verse are the same word [H226].34 So they lifted up their banners or tribal flags emblazoned with their family sign of the 12 “signs” or constellations of the zodiac. So we clearly see how Scripture records what celestial images were evident on these standards.

Num. 24:2 Balaam saw Israel abiding in their tents with banners for each tribe according to their tribal order…

Numbers 23:21b-24.

The Lord his God is with himAnd the shout of a King is among them.

22 God brings them out of EgyptHe has strength like a wild ox.
23 “For there is no sorcery against JacobNor any divination against IsraelIt now must be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’ 24 Behold, the people rise up as a great lion, And lifts himself up like a young lionHe shall not lie down until it devours the prey, Andrinks the blood of the slain.”

The “Shout of a King” here is a direct Messianic prophecy of Christ in verse 21, in God’s Covenant with the seed of Abraham. The references to the 3 stages of the lion’s growth in verse 24, links into the next chapter in Numbers 24, relating directly to Gen. 49:8-10.

 Numbers 24:9-14

‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’[a]Blessed is he who blesses you, And cursed is he who curses you.”

 14 And now, indeed, I am going to my people. ComeI will advise you what this
people will do to your people in the latter days
.”

The union of the celestial signs of Leo the lion, with the woman Virgo in the female-headed Great Sphinx also depicts the life of Jesus, from birth, starting with the setting of Spica on September 11th, 3 BC. This is depicted in Gen. 49:9 as his human maturation from lion’s whelp, where his prey is provided for him, to stalking his own prey, unto his ultimate victory casting down and rending the dragon.

Lion of Judah Names of Christ Banner

Genesis 49:8-10
“Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father’s children shall bow down before youJudah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feetUntil Shiloh comesAnd to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

These verses break down the maturation of the Lion of Judah, from lion cub, to adult Lion, to aged Lion. The specific relationship of this prophecy with the triple union of Jupiter-Regulus in 3-2 BC was presented in the segment of my DVD Seminar on the Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ included below. This lays out the astronomical and prophetic details of the Birth and ministry of Jesus Christ. 

The prophecies of Balaam in Numbers relating to Jacob’s prophecies in Genesis 49, deal with the destiny of Jacob/Israel in general, but they also prophesy of the Promised Seed Jesus Christ specifically.

 As we have already seen, the Celestial Gospel began with Noah before the Flood. Yet, according to Faulkner; “If the Gospel in the Stars was antediluvian as claimed, then there were two millennia to garble the message before any sources that we have regarding the names of stars and constellations. Not only are there no texts preserving the original knowledge of the gospel in the stars, but we know of no sources before Rolleston claiming that there ever were such texts, or that any ever lived who believed such things. The first source we know of to make this claim is Rolleston’s book. Let me be clear—it is obvious from Rolleston’s book that she had no texts that clearly taught her thesis. Instead, she created the meanings to support her thesis without reliance upon any older texts. The evidence we have is most consistent with the gospel in the stars thesis not being an ancient idea at all, but entirely the invention of Frances Rolleston less than 200 years ago.” 35 This exposes Faulkner’s total lack of recognition in the foundations of the Celestial Gospel, being rooted in God’s Old Covenant promises with the Bible Patriarchs after Adam. This also does not include extra-Biblical evidence from ancient Egypt, from artifacts like the Denderah Zodiac and the Giza Plateau.

With the Covenant linkage, we have set in the Covenants of Noah and Abraham, David all the way through the New Covenant in Christ, unbroken continuity in Old Covenant Scripture, including the foundations of the Celestial Gospel with no gaps! Faulkner’s assertion that there are no ancient texts thus falls by the wayside as we read and assimilate the Scriptures we find numerous instances where Hebrew words used in the Bible match the ancient star names in this presentation!  [Job 9, 38, Gen. 3;15, 37, 43-Joseph, Gen. 49, Num. 2, Deut.33, Ps. 19, Jer. 31-33] [Check Rolleston’s charts on Heb. Star names used in Bible.]

We are blessed in Abraham’s seed as the stars of heaven…

Gen. 22:17-18
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice. [Num. 24:7]

The 89th Psalm uses celestial imagery to depict the glory of the throne of the Promised Seed.

Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me.
Psa 89:37 It shall be established forever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

The 89th Psalm witnesses to the everlasting endurance of the true offspring of God, whose authority is symbolized in the soli-lunar cycles of day and night, commemorated in Israel’s calendar, and embodied in the regal reign of the King of Kings. Christ ultimately fulfills and supersedes the rule of these celestial bodies, as the object of their prophecy and witness. The authority and everlasting rule of his royal throne was first seen early in the Davidic dynasty. The throne of King Solomon had no equal in any kingdom, according to
I Kings 10.

God’s redemptive plan included His eternal purpose to save sinful mankind through the last Adam, Jesus Christ, announced first in Genesis 3:15. Thus the balance of Scripture records the working out of that promise, until the fullness of the return of Christ. And by his obedience, sacrifice, and resurrection, he saved humanity from their sins. Thus Covenant Theology blended with a biblical understanding of dispensations, helps us envision the glorious unity of Scripture. As it spotlights the graceful loving Hand of Almighty God our Maker, as He guides us back into fellowship with Him, through our redeemer, and Lord-Jesus Christ our Promised Seed!  AMEN!

God Bless!

Rene’


Footnotes

1. A Further Examination of the Gospel in the Stars, Faulkner [www.Answers in Genesis.com]
2. IBID
3. IBID
4. Strong’s Concordance, [H7121-Qara] James Strong.
5. [H226-owth] James Strong.
6. IBID [H3974-maor] James Strong.
7. A Further Examination of the Gospel in the Stars, Faulkner [www.answers in genesis.com]
8. “Universe by Design,” p. 134, Chapt. 1 FN. Dr. Danny Faulkner
9. Strong’s Concordance, [H1285-beriyth] James Strong.
10. Lexical Aids to the OT-Zodhaites-p.1583.
11. [www.pinterest.com]
12. E.W.Bullinger’s Companion Bible. Marginal note on Gen. 8:22.
13. “Number in Scripture.” ppg. 123-125, E.W. Bullinger
14. Fingerprints of the Gods. ppg. 242-243. Graham Hancock
15. [www.slideserve.com]
16. OT History Class-Jon Nessle
17. IBID-Session 6.
18. Strong’s Concordance, [H2710-chaqaq]. James Strong.
19. IBID, [H2706-choq] James Strong.
20. IBID, [H2710-chaqaq]. James Strong.
21. IBID, [anthropos-(G444)] James Strong.
22. “Figures of Speech Used in the Bible.” [polysyndeton], Bullinger.
23. E.W.Bullinger’s Companion Bible. Marginal note on Gen. 15:1-21 structure.
24. Strong’s Concordance, [H5608-caphar] James Strong.
25. IBID, [H2803-chashab] James Strong.
26. IBID, [*H4487-manah] James Strong.
27. IBID, [H2708-chuqqah] James Strong.
28. A Further Exam of the Gospel in the Stars, Faulkner [www.answers in genesis.com]
29.  E.W.Bullinger’s Companion Bible. Marginal note on Num. 2.
30. Strong’s Concordance, [H226-owth] James Strong.
31. IBID, [Eben-H68] James Strong.
32. IBID, [H1714-degel] James Strong.
33. A Further Exam of the Gospel in the Stars, Faulkner [www.answers in genesis.com]
34. Strong’s Concordance, [H226-owth] James Strong.
35. A Further Exam of the Gospel in the Stars, Faulkner [www.answers in genesis.com]


 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ursa Major constellation illustration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Great Orion Nebula. 7

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pleiades Star Map

Image result for Pleiades images

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

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

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

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

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

navigator's line

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nautilus Shells, Galaxies and Tornadoes, Oh Phi!

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

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

head of a woman and body of a lion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

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

 

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End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid, the Celestial Sphinx, and the Birth and Return of Christ. Pt. 1

The Great Pyramid stands above the drifting sands of time, supremely dominating the Giza Plateau as the last remaining Wonder of the ancient world. As we can see in the banner above, the Great Pyramid with its adjoining pyramids on the Giza Plateau, along with the Great Sphinx and the Dendera Zodiac, are all key pieces of a Biblical Archaeo-astronomy historical narrative, that must be understood if we are to comprehend a more complete context of the appearances of Jesus Christ in his First and Second Coming.

Any discussion of the construction rationale for the Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, includes many considerations, but perhaps one of the most influential theses has been the so-called “Orion Correlation Theory,” which appears to have inspired the pyramid ground pattern for the format of the three major Giza Pyramids. This theory says the three stars of Orion’s belt provided the pattern for the layout of the 3 primary Giza Pyramids, which includes the smallest pyramid Menkaure, in its offset location from the axis of the two greater Pyramids.

A general review of this topic however, has not included information about the two sets of three minor pyramids, the 1st set in the foreground of the Fig. 1 graphic below, in front of the Menkaure Pyramid, with the 2nd set linked to the Great Pyramid at the top right of the aerial picture below. We will discuss scientific evidence for these 2 sets of minor pyramids in Part 2 of this study.

Figure 1. Aerial view of the Giza Plateau including minor Pyramids.

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Most plans for the Giza Pyramid blueprints pay little if any attention to these so-called “Queenspyramids, which get their name from the idea that the pyramids were Pharaoh’s tombs, and these minor pyramids were tombs for their queens. Any comprehensive concept explaining the Giza Pyramids must include an explanation for these “minorpyramids also.
Could there have been a preexistent master-plan for these Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, that precludes the massive Pharonic egos required to expend the effort, time and national resources needed to build these monumental edifices to glorify the personages and reigns of these kings, that is assumed in the “Tomb Theory” of the Giza Pyramids? Even Pyramid scholars and historians going back centuries who believed the Pyramids were sepulchures, agree that there is no proof of anyone ever entombed in the Great Pyramid. In fact, the only part of the Great Pyramid that resembles a coffin is found in the King’s Chamber, at the top end of the Grand Gallery, is lidless, missing any royal inscriptions or ornamental insignia, unlike any other coffer made for a king. But it is the dimensions of this “coffer” that set it apart from all others, which just happen to match the cubic capacity of the Ark of the Covenant housed in the Tabernacle and Temple of Isreal centuries prior to Israel’s captivity in Egypt, long before the Ark’s dimensions were revealed by God, to Moses on Mt. Sinai. This tends to expose the divine source of revelation for both the Great Pyramid and the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle. Even beyond this, the amazing lidless granite coffer encodes other sacred measures which could only be known by the Almighty Creator. When for example we take double the perimeter of this Granite Coffer, multiplied by 10 to the 8th power, we get the mean radius of the Sun; [427, 316 miles]. Also, the Great Pyramid’s height multiplied by 10 to the 9th power=the average distance between the Earth and Sun, [91,848,500 miles], or the Earth’s mean solar orbital radius. 1

These sacred geometry measures for the perimeter and radius of the Granite Coffer remind us of how the Pi ratio is built into the Great Pyramid.

Figure 2. The Pi ratio in the Great Pyramid

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Since Pi [3.14159…] is central to the geometry of the circle, and the Great Pyramid, it is worth pointing out the link between pi and phi, because the phi ratio can also used to obtain the value of circular functions, with one example seen clearly in the pentagon. As the Phi spiral also derives from this geometry, we find how this could have provided the basis for a geometrical master-plan for the Giza Pyramids. The example below is one of several showing general conformity to how the Giza Pyramid’s could have been laid out on a Phi Spiral, with the Great Sphinx in the center square and its adjoining Temple complex. This is one proposal to consider for the blueprints of a master-plan for the Giza Plateau. A second option will be proposed in Part 2 of this study, which includes an explanation for the 6 minor Pyramids linked to the Great Pyramid and the Menkaure Pyramid.

  • The ratio of the original height of the Great Pyramid to its base was 7:11. This ratio has a number of important geometric properties. It contains the numbers Pi and Phi.

Plate 1. A Phi Spiral Master-plan for the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. [www.pinterest.com] 2

  • The length of the borders of the pyramid divided by its height gives Phi – 1,618.

As both the figurative and literal axis mundi on the face of the earth, the Great Pyramid is located at the center of the earth’s landmass at the head of the Nile River delta. As the nexus of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, it embodies a sacred cosmology emerging out of God’s Word, as perhaps the world’s greatest architectural witness to the Coming Redeemer Jesus Christ.

The Great Pyramid is situated at the center point for all the landmass on the face of the Earth.

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Piazzi-Smyth concluded that Giza was deliberately placed both on the 30th parallel and at the center of the world’s continents as a geodetic marker for the ancient world-meridian, making the Great Pyramid’s latitude the globe’s longest land parallel.

In the words of Isaiah:

Isa. 19:19-22
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressorshe will send them a Savior and defender, and he will rescue them.
21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord.
They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them.

Plate 2. The Great Pyramid Bisects the Boundaries of the Nile Delta. 3 

In August 2015’s archive post;  The Great Pyramid-the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land  Part I, we covered in detail how these truths in Isa. 19 tell us of the Great Pyramid. This altar to the Lord [Jehovah], or God in Covenant relation with His Creation, provides details of revelation from ancient history of the Heavenly Father via the Biblical Patriarchs. The one mediator of this covenant between God and man is the man Christ Jesus, [1 Tim. 2:5], who embodies many of these Jehovah titles in his ministry to mankind, as the Shepherd in [Ps. 23]. The Great Pyramid on Giza’s plateau is a singular witness to both the Creator and His Christ.

Using the principles of Biblical Astronomy brought down to us from the Biblical Patriarchs like Seth and Enoch, we can begin to grasp a common theme told by the witness of the star shafts of the Great Pyramid. This theme revolves around the first Bright and Morning star, the Archangel Lucifer who originally led the godly angels as second in command, in Praise and worship of the true Almighty CreatorGod, [Job 38:4-7].

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This section of Job 38 has not fully been considered in its true biblical light because it has not been applied to the archaic fallen Morning Star, and the role of the angels of the first Heaven and Earth. The Bible teaches that the Earth was fully created and developed prior to the Sun, Moon or Stars, or any of the other “planets” in the Universe. This of course, is opposed to the evolutionary theory we all learned in school. Gen. 1:2 indicates that the earth became without form and void with darkness upon the faces of the deep, as the result of a great cataclysm that took place between Gen. 1:1 and 1:2. This section of Job 38:4-7 adds light to this period before this cataclysm took place. It actually sheds light on the role of the angels, who already existed in fellowship, praising the Heavenly Father and the Bright and Morning Star; [Isa. 14:12], as a foundation and cornerstone of the Earth. The angels or morning stars shouted for joy and sang in their choirs, wondrous celestial harmonies at the laying of the cornerstone who modeled the survey lines and dimensions of Earth. As Isaiah 19-22 above delineates the functions of the Great Pyramid as a Boundary Stone, not only for ancient Egypt, but also in the foundations of Planet Earth and its Cornerstone, modeled in the full Pyramid and Capstone. These aspects of the 38th chapter of Job cannot be fully understood unless we grasp the structure and function of the Great Pyramid. This
is a main reason why the Great Pyramid embodies so many added geometric dimensions of the Earth, like the Earth’s mean solar orbit radius, and the mean radius of the Sun, which are only two that we have mentioned above. The graphic below depicts the Great Pyramid at the center of the Earth, as a 3D model of the planet on a 1:43,200 scale, reflecting both the geographical lines of Latitude and Longitude, and when projected to the Heavens, marking the lines of Celestial Latitude and Longitude also.

The perimeter of the base is equal to the length of the circle whose radius is equal to the height of the pyramid (2 * 3.14159 * 146.6 = 921). 4

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The idea that the Creation of angels is never mentioned in the Genesis Creation Week, fits with this record in Job, since their part in the creation of the 1st Heaven and Earth, took place before the Earth became without form and void as a result of Lucifer’s failed coup attempt against the Almighty Creator. This First Heaven is also spoken of in 2 Peter 3:5-7 as the “heavens of old” and “the world [kosmos] that was then.” This depicts the world, created, ordered and arranged according to the Creator’s perfect plan. But this prior Heavens and Earth fell into ruin, wherein God restored order in the Genesis Creation Week. This is the 2nd Heavens and Earth which are now, [2 Pet. 3:7]. There is a 3rd Heaven and Earth also mentioned in [2 Peter 3:13, 2 Cor. 12:1-11, Isa. 65:17, 66:22], with a future wherein dwells righteousness. Many traditions have shown these 3 Heavens and Earths as a triple layer cake in a vertical view, but they are better understood more as a timeline in a sequential, horizontal perspective, similar to my chart below.

Precessional Ages Aligned with Biblical Administrations
 Mazzaroth
Sign
 Biblical Administrations  Heavens & Earth  Precessional Age  Dates Scripture
 Sirius  Angels First Estate  First  ?  Gen.1:1-2
 Gemini  Original Paradise  Second  6480-4320 BC  Gen. 3:8ff
 Taurus  Bible Patriarchs  Second  4320-2160 BC  Gen. 3:23ff
 Aries  O.T. Law  Second  2160-7 BC  Ex. 19:16ff
 Pisces  Christ/Grace/Revelation
/Millennium
 Second  7BC-now  Matt. 3:11ff
Acts 2:1ff
IThess. 4:13
 Aquarius  Final Paradise  Third  ?  Rev. 21

Ezek. 28 provides a view of the bright and Morning star in the first Heaven and Earth;

Ezekiel 28:12-17 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

These qualities do not describe a human prince of Tyrus [Ezek. 28: 2-10] but a singular angelic prince who was in the Garden of Eden as the serpent who deceived Eve, by his wisdom and beauty. This angelic prince was not born of woman, but was created in one day by the Hand of the AlmightyThis angelic Prince was anointed by the Hand of the Almighty to overshadow and protect the holy Mountain of God in the First Heaven and Earth. As Job 38:4-7 relates, this anointed cherub covered the earth, who was covered with a series of precious stones not unlike the 12 jewels of the High Priest’s Breastplate, as he led the angelic choirs in the joyful songs of praise to the Almighty.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of Godand I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Lucifer committed the Original Sin in the iniquity of his revolt against the True God, whom he attempted to supplant from the “world mountain” in the sides of the North, [Isa. 14:13]. As a result, he was cast out of God’s holy mount in the 1st Heaven and Earth, vacating the position of the capstone of the Pyramid, as it awaited the fulfillment of Christ, not only to supercede the original function over the angelic realms, but also the human realms in his Spiritual Church of the body of Christ. This also explains the deep hatred and resentment that the fallen morning Star-Satan has for mankind, providing the context and backdrop for the spiritual war that has been waged as a result of Lucifer’s revolt and overthrow of the 1st Heavens and Earth. [Gen. 3:15, Rev. 12].

This destruction of the “anointed Cherub” was taken to the next level in the resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we consider the term; “The sides of the North” in an astronomical context, we are directed to the Dragon constellation of the North Pole,  holding the Northern Pole Star in its serpentine coils at the time of the building of the Great Pyramid. Scientists have since verified the superior alignment of the Great Pyramid, on the Cardinal points of the compass, as a result of it’s Descending passage alignment being sighting on the star Thuban, or Alpha-Draconis.

Figure 3. Precession of the Pole Star from Thuban to Polaris of Ursa Minor.

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Job 26:13-14
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; His Hand hath formed the crooked serpent. 14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Here Job describes how God formed the crooked serpent, who sat atop the pinnacle and center of Thuban, the North Pole star around which the constellations revolved, 5000 years ago. A historical view of the scientific and mathematical aspects of the architecture inherent in the Great Pyramid, begins with Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, who was the first of the more modern scholars to undertake a truly scientific survey of the Pyramid. His detailed measures included the passages and chambers, especially the sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber, that he held as a perfect standard of linear and volumetric measures.

First, the logic of Thuban as the pole star in the constellation of the Northern celestial dragon makes sense, with its universal association with evil and death. In this light, it was linked with Lucifer the fallen angel of light, who was rejected from his former glory as second only to the Almighty in Heaven, for his failed revolt against the true God. This explains the Descending Passage symbolism, which “dead ends” in the “pit” of the Great Pyramid, the subterranean chamber in the Pyramid’s foundation bedrock, at the foot of the Descending Passage [Isa. 14:15-19, 38:17-18, Ps. 55:23, 69:15, Prov. 28:10, Ezek. 28:6-8].

With his expertise in astronomy, Smyth was highly qualified to calculate with precise accuracy, astronomical observations required to formulate the orientation and alignment of the Pyramid. He concluded that the fine accuracy of its alignment, resulted from observing a circumpolar star from the Descending Passage, reiterating the witness of Job 38:5 regarding “who stretched out the survey line that supports its foundations?” In Egypt, they accomplished this with their “stretching the cordceremony, as seen in Plate 3, below. It is only the Creator Himself Who is qualified to answer to His own rhetorical question.

Figure 4. Star shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid

Sir John Herschel had previously noted that Alpha Draconis was the Pole star 4000+ years ago. By subtracting the 26* 27′ angle of the Descending Passage from the 30* north latitude of the Pyramid, he arrived at an angle of 3* 43′ north. According to Smyth’s calculations Alpha Draconis made a lower culmination at that angle in 3440 BC, and again 2123 BC. He concluded that either date might have been when the Pyramid was laid out, but because the Pleiades was also seen crossing the meridian on the autumn equinox in 21st century BC, according to his calculations he preferred the later date. 5

Herschel’s position was advocated later by Sir Flinders Petrie, that the Descending Passage had been aligned by means of a circumpolar star. After Piazzi Smyth’s reckoning, Percival Lowell in 1912, calculated the “Descending Passage of the Pyramid was oriented to a point 3 degrees 34′ below the pole, the location which Thuban would have occupied, allowing for refraction some 645 years before or after its closest approach to the true pole.”6 Like Piazzi Smyth, Lowell also computed two potential dates for Thuban to occupy this position, with an updated slight revision yielding 3475 BC and 2185 BCLowell pointed out that “the more recent date is negated by what we know of Egyptian History, and we are thus left with the other”-[3475 BC] as a better candidate for the construction of the Great Pyramid. 7

When considered with the history of the ancient Egyptian ritual of ‘stretching of the cord,” a more complete picture of the descending passage aligned on Alpha Draconis as the pole star came into focus.

Plate. 3 Egyptian “Stretching the Cord” Ceremony at Dendera with God [left] and Pharaoh [right] with headdresses displaying Stellar and Solar motifs.


The text below is inscribed from the Temple of Horus at Edfu with the relief showing “Stretching the CordCeremony. 8

‘I have grasped the stake… I take the measuring cord in the company of Seshat. I consider the progressive movements of the stars. My eye is fixed upon the Bull’s Thigh [Ursa Major]. I count off time … and establish the corners of the Temple‘.

We must realize that the Descending passage and star shafts of the Great Pyramid hold two separate alignments
with the Dragon starThuban at the North Pole. The upper culmination from the northern star shaft of the King’s Chamber aligned with Alpha Draconis, but the star’s lower culmination was marked in the Descending Passage, leading to the pit at the Pyramid ‘s base, as seen below in Plate 4. These dual alignments of the Great Pyramid shafts tell the story of Lucifer’s fall from his glory as the angel of light, to the destruction of his demise in the Descending Passage. As the Plate 4 graphic shows, Alcyone of the Pleiades over the Great Pyramid’s apex aligned via the “Scored lines” inside the Descending Passage, exhibits the archaic capstone rejected from his former glory, indicated by the missing capstone currently vacated from the Great Pyramid’s apex. This is not the end of this story however, as we find with the north shaft of the Queen’s Chamber aligned with the star Kochab in Ursa Minor, in Fig. 4 above. The star nameKochabmeansawaiting him who comes” in reference to the returning Lord Jesus Christ, 9 as the Ascendant Morning Star. As E.W. Bullinger tells us;

When these constellations were formed the Dragon possessed this central point in the heavens, but by its gradual precession along the polar circle, this point upon which all the heavens turn-The Pole star has been removed from the Dragon and is now in the lesser fold [Ursa Minor].”10 The Great Pyramid also recognizes this alignment shift of the pole star in the Queen’s chamber star shaft alignment to Kochab with its associated pole starPolaris  in Ursa Minor.

The precession of the poles indicates Lucifer’s demise, because the pole star has moved in the polar circle from Draco in the dragon’s tail, now residing near Polaris, or Al Ruccaba in 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.49:8-10]. Cepheus also means ” the branch” and is depicted as a king holding a branch/11 sceptre at the north pole, [Jer. 23:5, 33:15]. Secondly, and with spiritual hindsight, he is the head of his spiritual body, the Church. God put all things under Christ’s feet, indicating his seven-fold lordship over all Creation; [Eph. 1:20-23]. The exception to this, naturally is God Himself, Who Christ ultimately subjects himself to [I Cor. 15:27-28], avoiding the pitfall of Lucifer’s egotistical demise. The Decan of Cepheus depicts the Royal king and redeemer coming quickly to rule, enthroned in the highest, at the northern polar reaches of the heavens. With his scepter in hand and the Northern Pole Star symbolizing all things in Creation under his feet, as seen in the capstone of the Great Pyramid, we have powerful imagery of the Authority and Dominion of the King of Kings. These truths are also majestically depicted in the Genesis 3:15 Planisphere Axis, with its final alignment of the heels,” in Orion. As the principles of Biblical Astronomy tell us, the star names relate the narrative of each constellation they appear in. There are 19 main stars in Cepheus, three of which we focus on here.

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.”

Here we see the promised seed of the woman clothed in the celestial royalty of absolute dominion over all Creation. The name “Cepheus” has possible Egyptian linguistic roots in “Cheops” or Khufu the Pharoah who is linked to the 1st Pyramid in Orion’s Belt.  In the Dendera ZodiacCepheus is known as Pe-Ku-hor; meaning “one coming to rule,” which ties to the star names below. The 3 primary stars of Cepheus are as follows;

1. Al Deraminhe who comes quickly from the right Arm or Hand of the Father-The Hand of Blessing. [Ps. 16:7-11, 118:14-24]
2. Al Phirk-signifying the Redeemer with the stars of his flocks [Ursa Minor and Ursa Major].
3. Al Rai-The Shepherd who bruises
or breaks. [Ps. 23; and the 7 Redemptive Names of God embodied in the Shepherd.]

Figure 5. Cepheus the Crowned King with “Al Rucabba”- the current Polar Star underfoot. 12

Thus we have the Redeeming Shepherd coming quickly from the right hand of God who bruises or breaks, to redeem his flocks. Two interesting notes regarding these 3 primary stars in the North Celestial Pole area, as the Pole star recedes according to the Precession of the Poles, each of these three brightest stars in Cepheus will inherit the title and function of Pole star, currently occupied by Polaris of Usra Minor. Starting around 4000 AD in 1500 year intervals, these primary stars of Cepheus will occupy the coveted “Pole Position;”

1st  Al Deramin- circa 4000 AD
2nd Al Phirk- circa 5500 AD
3rd Al Rai- circa 7000 AD

The star Al Deramin indicates of the Boundary Stone of the Great Pyramid, as the Pyramid’s Bethlehem Line marks out a highway through the desert wilderness that Israel traveled under Moses to get to the promised land. This Bethlehem Line originates from the 26.3 degree angle of the Ascending and Decsending passages, laid out on the earth’s surface towards Jerusalem. This line remarkably extends through the River Jordan where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, which matches the location where the Israelites crossed this river with the Ark of the Covenant, that parted the waters of this river marking Israel’s entrance into the Promised Land. I have referred to the Great Pyramid as a primary monument and touchstone of the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, that embodies the Covenants of God, written in the Stars, in Scripture, in Stone and Incarnate in the Man Jesus Christ. Secondly, viewing the general pattern of these 3 brightest stars in Cepheus, we find Al Deramin in the upper left shoulder of the King, with the star Al Phirk in the King’s midsection, and Al Rai opposite at the knee, meaning “who bruises or breaks,” conforming to the pattern of Orion’s Belt Stars reflected on the ground, in the Earth’s Equatorial Zone in the Pyramid’s of the Giza Plateau. To strengthen this link between Orion and Cepheus, A star named Al Rai also occurs in Orion. 13

The “Orion Correlation Theory” bases its premise on the astrology of ancient Egypt, not only to support their quite early date of 10,500 BC for the build dates of the Pyramid and the Sphinx, when it aligned with Leo on the Horizon, while the Great Pyramid faced Orion to the South. The idea was Pharaoh’s soul was elevated to the heavens in a ritual apotheosis, as part of a counterfeit afterlife of astrology, based on the lie of an immortal soul. It is only through the redemption of Christ as witnessed in Scripture and the Great Pyramid, that we can meet and fellowship with the Almighty, to join with Him in eternity.

One way we find the Great Pyramid depicting the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs resides in what is known as “Horizon-based astronomy.” The Great Pyramid also aligns with the summer sun as it sets between the Khufu & Khafre pyramids. When these three elements are seen together; the sun between the pyramids, they form the hieroglyph for horizon,” or akhet, in Fig. 6The Great Pyramid is also known as the Horizon of Khufu,” which is evidence that the alignment of the Great Pyramid with the solar path on the ecliptic is also an essential key.

Figure 6. The Egyptian Heiroglyph for the “Horizon” with Lions and woman. 14

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A fascinating example of this is found in Figure 7. below, wherein the center of this graphic the Great Pyramid is aligned to the Horizon sunset of the Rev. 12 sign on 9-20 to 25-2017, when the Sun is clothing Virgo and the Moon is at her feet, also witnesses of Christ’s birth on Sept. 11th 3 BC, in Fig. vii.  As we have held for many years, this is a prophecy for the birth and return of Christ coming in his glory, linked with the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad, that opened 1260 days prior to the Rev. 12 sign of Rosh Hashanah 2017, starting in the Passover Blood Moon on 4-15-2014 of Fig. 7.

Figure 7. The 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad and the Great Pyramid Alignments. 15

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As the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx are the two key-stone witnesses on the Giza Plateau, their coordinated testimony established not only the tenets of the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, but also for Saints today. With the ancient testimony of the Great Sphinx embodied in Virgo, the woman’s headwith Leo the Lion’s body, as the Alpha and Omega signs of the Mazzaroth facing the eastern autumnal equinox, the Sphinx’ gaze directs us to the setting Sun in Virgo, as pictured with the Pyramid’s horizon view also towards Virgo. This is a clear example of the tandem testimony of the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid established in the graphic in Fig. 8. below. If we can imagine in Fig. 8, the Pyramid facing the Sunset on the left, seen above in Fig. 7 & 9 with the Pyramid in the center of this graphic and the horizontal line pointing to the sunset in Virgo at the horizon, as the Decsending & Ascending Passages of the Pyramid are aligned on the two stellar elements of the Celestial Sphinx in Fig. 8 –Virgo below the Horizon and Leo above it. This links back to Peter’s Sermon on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:17-21, where 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, thus 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 earthit represents a “juxtaposition of 2 extremes,” which in Figures of Speech is calledMerism. 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. 16 As long as we keep this in mind as we view these celestial signs, we will be on safe ground of not trying to date set the Lord’s Return.

The Fig. 7 graphic above not only shows the Great Pyramid’s orientation towards the setting Sun on the horizon, but also its relation to the 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad; 1260 days before the 9/23-25/2017 sign of Rev. 12:1-2, in Leo and Virgo. [Joel 2:30-32]. The first Blood Moon of this Tetrad-the Passover lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 occurred at a key location in the heavens near the star Spica in Virgo. Jesus as the Seed of the Woman became the perfect sacrifice for all mankind on Passover. He was the ear of grain that died so that life could abound. Spica in Hebrew is Zerah meaning “seed”–the offspring of God, and its the same word found in the first prophecy of the Promised Seed in Gen. 3:15. Thus it is the perfect precursor to the Jupiter-Spica triple conjunction that occurred in Virgo’s womb, leading to Jupiter’s birthing in 2017.

Fig. 8 provides a close-up view of the Ascending Passage alignment of Venus the Bright and Morning Star with Regulus the King star in the heart of Leo the Lion of Judah. These bodies are aligned at 26.3 degrees of the Christ Angle of both the Ascending and Descending Passages of the Pyramid, in tandem witness with the two signs of the Great Sphinx-Virgo and Leo, on the evening of 9-20-2017Rosh Hashanah, leading into the Feast of Trumpets on 9/21/17.  This singular celestial alignment with a cluster of Heavenly signs on Hebrew Holidays has never happened before in history! In this way, the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx establish the astronomical and Scriptural witness of the Sept. 11th, 3 BC date for Christ’s birth marked by the Rev. 12 sign, with uniquely riveting evidence.

As we can see in Fig. 8 below the Ascending star shaft of the Great Pyramid is aligned to Regulus and Venus in Leo, while below the horizon the Descending Passage is aligned to the King planet Jupiter in Virgo. Here we not only have a separate corroboration of the Celestial Sphinx from the Great Pyramid, but we find too a rendition of the 3rd level of Virgo’s Crown, pointed out in these Rosh Hashanah alignments of the Great Pyramid! Virgo is figuratively Crowned with the Great Pyramid capped off with the Capstone, providing some foresight towards her future glory in the Marriage Supper of the LambAs this sign of Rev. 12 formed on Sept. 23, 2017, Jupiter was in Virgo’s womb for 400 days [40 x 10], leading to its birth.

Figure 8. Kings Chamber Star Shaft and Descending Passage Star alignments on Sept. 20-21, 2017. 17

 

As these Rosh Hashanah alignments took place in shafts and passages built into the Great Pyramid leading to the Rev. 12 sign on 9-23-17 prophesying of, and witnessing to Jesus Christ, there is another Pyramid alignment that occurred at this same time that we also need to recognize. In Fig. 9 below we find a vertical alignment due North through the Pyramid’s apex and missing Capstone on the Star Al Nitak, the “buckle” of Orion’s Belt. This alignment also took place at dawn on the morning prior to Rosh Hashanah in 2017. As we may recall this star Al Nitak meansthe wounded one” in the decan of Orion. Al Nitak’s position among the three belt stars of Orion is mirrored in the sky as the Great Pyramid is found on Earth, as the first of the other two Pyramids of Giza. Al Nitak as the “wounded one” agrees with Saiph the name of a star in one of Orion’s legs. In Orion’s other leg with foot raised, the vivid star named Rigel, meaning “the foot that crushes,” is pictured as it is crushing the enemy. The main star in Orion’s wounded leg is “Saiph” the same word for “bruised found in Ophiuchus’ heel star being stung by the Scorpion as it is found in the LXX of Gen. 3:15. 18 It is also noteworthy that at Christ’ birth, Al Nitak was seen at an angle of 51.51 degrees above the horizon of Bethlehem. This also reflects the geometry of the Great Pyramid, with the angle of each of its 4 sloped sides also being 51.51 degrees. Al Nitak thus embodies the Great Pyramid. 19

Figure 9. The Great Pyramid Apex alignments to Al Nitak of Orion’s Belt. 20

This narrative is uncovered as we notice the original meaning of ancient star names marked by the Great PyramidAl Nitak of Orion means the “wounded one,” referring to Christ’s sacrifice laying down his life in his first advent, as we saw in the Gen. 3:15 axis. This heliacal rising of Al Nitak, not only coincided with the meridian passage of Kochab of Ursa Minor, meaning-“waiting for him who comes,” in reference to the Second Coming of Christ, but it takes place  with the Sunrise in Virgo at dawn on Rosh Hashanah of 2017, the anniversary of Christ’s birth on Sept. 11th, 3BC. seen in Fig. 9 above. Even as these Rev. 12 heavenly signs appeared in 2017, with these alignment signs of the Great Pyramid, we will find similar Pyramid signs again in the years 2028, and 2047. 21 This prophecy of the Sonrise of the Ages inspires us to prepare for the victorious return of Christ when he defeats and crushes the dragon enemy with a fatal head blow, seen also in the star pictures of the Gen. 3:15 axis.

Thus far we have noted key apex Pyramid alignments with Al Nitak-the lead star on Orion’s Belt, on Rosh Hashanah of 2017, in Fig. 9 above on the anniversary of Christ’ birth on 9-11-3 BC. Secondly, the Scored lines in the Pyramid’s Descending Passage were aligned to the star Alcyone of the Pleiades- the foundation star. This is a second apex alignment of the Great Pyramid. While inside the Descending Passage, ProfSmyth found twoScored Lines,” pointing north over the Pyramid’s summit at right angles.

Smyth’s calculations showed, that as Thuban was on the meridian below the pole, the Pleiades star cluster was on the meridian above the pole, at the vernal equinox. 22 The Pleiades were aligned over the Pyramid’s apex unified with the “Scored Lines” in the Descending Passage that pointed up above, the Pyramid’s apex to the star Alcyone, the central star in the Pleiades. Smyth’s notable discovery; linking the Descending Passage alignment on the Pole Star (Alpha Draconis), with theScored Lines,” to the Pyramid’s apex at Alcyone, was another way of illustrating the transition between the fallen Morning Star to the new Ascendant Morning StarJesus Christ. This shows us how Lucifer’s former position as the central star [Alcyone], among the seven angelic ruling stars of heaven in the 1st Heaven and Earth, as seen in Plate 4 below, was lost due to his failed insurrection against the Almighty.

Even as the foundations of the First Heaven and Earth, were embodied in Lucifer the fallen archangel of light, the “cornerstone” of Job 38:6, so they are now in Christ [Isa. 28:16-17, Eph. 2:20-22]. The Hebrew word for “foundations” [H3245-yacad] means to lay, fix a foundation, established and ordained, with the idea of fixing something firmly.23 As we live now in the 2nd Heaven and Earth, so we look forward to the 3rd Heaven and Earth wherein dwells righteousness, [Job 26:7, Ps. 89:11, 102:26, 104:5-9, 48:13, 51:13-16]. Unlike the foundations of the 1st two Heavens and Earth, those of the 3rd will never change, because the dominant authority and power of the Chief Cornerstone is Christ, and his spiritual body of the Church is everlasting.

Plate 4. Alcyone of the Pleiades star cluster over the apex of the Great Pyramid. 24

Some added historical perspective on the Pleiades star cluster here would be helpful. There are some references to the Pleiades in ancient China related to their Lunar Zodiac. The Lunar Zodiac was first referenced in China under Emporer Yao in the 23rd Century BC. In China’s astronomical records, the Pleiades star cluster was among the earliest of Lunar houses on record, dating to 2357 BC, when the star Alcyone in the Pleiades was near the vernal equinox. 25 The 7 stars of this famed cluster as we have seen are named in Job [9:9, 38:31] and were referred to collectively as a “heap or accumulation, and the congregation of the judge or ruler.26 They are also referenced in Rev. 1 as a mystery.” 

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

The Pleiades Star Cluster
[AAO Photograph]

Here we can see how the Ascended Jesus Christ as the chief Cornerstone unifies the seven stars-ruling angels in his right hand. At the same time he also unifies the 7 churches of men which are part of his spiritual body. This confirms the idea that the returning Christ as the Chief Cornerstone, fulfilling the place of the missing capstone, completes the full and perfect structure of the Great Pyramid. In this way, Christ completes the building of his Church and his spiritual body, integrated with his spiritual rule over the angelic realms.

As we noted with the star shaft alignments of the Great Pyramid in Figure 4 above, the alignment of the Great Pyramid’s Southern shaft of the King’s Chamber on the initial star of Orion’s beltAl Nitak, not only supports the idea of an Orion Correlation Theory, but even from a strict logistical viewpoint, it would be logical to put the Great Pyramid first in line on the axis of the plateau, as the first part of the master plan, mirroring Al Nitak as the first star on Orion’s Belt. This belt consists of three aligned stars, named Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. With the astronomical aspects of a Giza masterplan based on Orion’s Belt, we are very interested to check the biblical references to see what our view of Biblical Astronomy can tell us on this subject. This will be the subject of Part 2 of this study next month.

He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” [Rev. 1:16]

This reference in Rev. 1:16 is certainly reminiscent of the helical rising of the 7 stars of the Pleiades, as these 7 stars preceded the dawning of the sunrise, both astronomically and spiritually reflecting the fall of the Angelic Morning Star, and the Rise of the Ascendant Morning Star-Jesus Christ. As we recognize the spiritual details of these events, we can find our own part in the body of Christ, to fulfill to the Glory of God in Christ in us!

God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’


Footnotes

1. https://www.ancient-code.com/15-facts-that-prove-the-great-pyramid-of-giza-was-built-by-an-extremely-advanced-ancient-civilization/
2. Plate 1 Picture credit [www.pinterest.com]
3. Plate 2 Picture credit. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, p.46 Peter Thompkins
4. http://ancients-bg.com/the-sacral-geometry-of-the-great-pyramid/
5. http://www.geoman.com/jim/pyramid.html
6. Burnham’s Celestial Handbook, p. 863. Robert Burnham
7. IBID
8. http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/
9. Witness of the Stars, p. 153, E.W. Bullinger
10. IBID
11. IBID, p, 103
12. IBID
13. Witness of the Stars, p. 127, E.W. Bullinger
14. Picture Credit. “Horizon hieroglyph.” Pinterest.com
15. Fig. 7 picture credit. [watchfortheday.org]
16.  Tune-in Tuesday teaching; 6-29-21 “Living Looking Up“-Jon Nessle
17. Fig. 8 picture credit, [watchfortheday.org].
18. Witness of the Stars, p. 127, E.W. Bullinger
19. http://www.7witnesses.com/uploads/3/8/9/3/38938293/7_heavenly_witnesses_great_pyramid_rosh_hashanah_2017.pdf
20. Fig. 9 picture credit, [endtimesforecaster.blogspot.com].
21. IBID
22. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, p. 88. Peter Thompkins.
23. Strong’s Concordance,  [H3245-yacad], James Strong.
24. Plate 4 picture credit, [Dream-prohecy@blogspot.com]
25. Star Lore Myths Legends and Facts, p. 409 William Tyler Olcott
26. Witness of the Stars, p. 121, E.W. Bullinger

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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

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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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