The Great Pyramid’s Void and its Star Shafts.

The Vast Void in the Great Pyramid and its Star Shafts.

Happy Pi Day everybody! For Pi Day in 2024 our focus is the recent discovery of a Void in the design of the Great Pyramid. This nebulous void in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza has been unveiled thanks to strange subatomic particles called muons.

It was discovered in 2017, one year after the detection of a smaller void that turned out to be the recently-announced hidden passage. The mysterious cavity is the first major structure discovered inside the roughly 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid since the 19th century. The mission used cutting-edge technology in an attempt to settle how the pyramids were built and how they have remained to stay standing for so long, questions that remain unanswered after eight years of scans.

Researchers probed the Great Pyramid’s interior with devices that sense muons — by-products of spacefaring subatomic particles called cosmic rays striking atoms in the atmosphere. Muons continuously rain on Earth at nearly the speed of light. But while these subatomic particles easily streak through open air, rock can absorb or deflect them. By placing detectors near the base and areas deep inside of the Great Pyramid, and measuring the number of muons that reach the detectors from various directions, scientists could spot empty spaces inside the ancient edifice.

Figure. 1. The Great Pyramid’s Void with its passages and star shafts. #1

inside the pyramidPEERING INTO THE PYRAMID Using muon detectors installed inside and outside the pyramid (positions indicated with asterisks), researchers uncovered a mysterious void above the Grand Gallery. No one knows what the cavity is for, or even whether it consists of one or multiple chambers. SCANPYRAMIDS MISSION

Upon developing these films, the researchers saw a surprising excess of muons coming through a region above the Grand Gallery, a sloping corridor that runs north-south through the center of the pyramid. The cavity appears to be at least 30 meters across — about the size of the Grand Gallery itself. “Our first reaction was a lot of excitement,” says coauthor Mehdi Tayoubi, cofounder of Paris’ Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute.

The open space may comprise one or more rooms or corridors, but the particle-detector images reveal only the rough size of the void, not the details of its design. Eventually, though, this detail of the Great Pyramid’s architecture could offer new insights into one of the world’s largest, oldest and most famous monuments, the only one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World that’s still standing. Since its discovery, the Big Void has been left unstudied because of its inaccessible location in the center of the Pyramid. Its function remains a mystery to those who have studied it.

Figure 2. Map of the Pyramid’s internal Chambers and shafts. #2


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Subterranean chamberbQueen’s chamberc. Grand GallerydKing’s chambere. Descending corridorf. Ascending corridorg. Al-Ma’mun corridorh. north face Chevron area, i ScanPyramids Big Void with horizontal hypothesis (red hatching) and inclined hypothesis (green hatching) as published in November 20176. All these images were obtained from a 3D model using dedicated laser surveys and photogrammetry data. This diagram shows the different parts that scientists have discovered at the Great Pyramid of Giza through multiple scans. The letteri‘ marks the position of the ‘Big Void,‘ an empty space in the center of the Pyramid that has baffled scientists for some time. The Great Pyramid structure was recently scanned by a mission from international imaging specialists, the findings were published in the prominent Science journal Nature. Photo credits: Nature. #3

“Whether it is a chamber, or a construction anomaly, or something else is not possible to say at this time. But the view of Peter Der Manuelian, a professor of Egyptology at Harvard University is the “void’s size alone makes it worthy of further investigation.”

The “Big Void“, the name given to it by the scientists, is encased in rock, so it is physically inaccessible. However, through non-invasive scans, its volume was reported to be several hundred cubic meters. While some thought that it was a relieving chamber to decrease the weight on the Grand Gallery, Dr. Procureur said, simulations conducted by the team ruled this out because the void is too far above the gallery, around 10m, to provide any structural support. #4

Another interpretation was that it was another Grand Gallery — a passage that the pyramid’s builders used to move around its inside that was somehow sealed over time, he said.

The Void is located directly above the Pyramid’s Grand Gallery– the long narrow pathway that visitors use to access the King’s Chamber, one of four rooms inside the ancient structure. But this was not the only link between the “Big Void” and the enclosures inside the Pyramid. Both the Northern Star Shafts from the King’s and Queens Chamber’s appear to intersect both the Grand Gallery and the Void, on the schematics, but both courses of these shafts were built to purposely alter their alignments to avoid these internal structures of the Void and Gallery, as part of the design Blueprints and plans of the Pyramid builders. Since the Great Pyramid is not only mentioned in divine Scripture in
[Isa. 19:19-25, Jer. 32:20-21] but the context of Isa. 19 includes a repetition in both Isa. 19:19 and v. 25 that bookends these enclosed verses, as these “signs” and witnesses in the “midst of the land of Egypt” [H8432tavek]. It’s root means to sever or bisect. By implication it refers to the center, so called from its being dividedGen. 1:6 uses this word in reference to the firmament in the midst of the waters, in the same sense that the Pyramid bisects the Delta of Egyptian Nile river. This shows us a direct Biblical correlation between the geographical and astronomical applications of the science of the Great Pyramid, with the earth as the figurative center of both. As the Pyramid embodies the boundary stone of the signs and promises of God to Israel as seen in the Bethlehem line through the borders of Israel, and Egypt.

A Key area of Science is mathematics, as certain mathematical constants are built into the Great Pyramid. For example, when the Pyramid’s length is sub-tracted from its height, the product is 314.16, or 100 x Pi. Since the builders of the Great Pyramid also used the cubit as their standard of measure, where a circle’s circumference of one cubit was equal to Pi, we find these mathematical constants like Pi and Phi embody signs incorporated into the Pyramid’s structure, displaying God’s guiding Hand in the Last of the ancient wonders of the World, as a witness to the Almighty and His only begotten Son.

Figure 3. The Pi Ratio in the Great Pyramid of Giza. #5

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Additionally, when two of the Pyramid’s sides are added together in meters, the product is 100 x Phi, or the Golden section number. This mathematical constant was not discovered until the more recent human science of the 1790’s AD! To say that the Pyramid builder’s were “Ahead of their time” is so vastly understated, its almost unworthy of mention in such mundane terms.

An area of research that may prove fruitful includes the Pyramid’s dimensions and measures as they are exposed in Scripture, to reveal the secrets of the earth, along with it solar system partners in the heavens. Popular theories of who built the Pyramid include Pharaoh Khufu, who supposedly had his sarcophagus set in the Pyramid’s King’s Chamber, that matched the size and volume of the Ark of the Covenant in the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle. But since this coffer was about 3 & 3/4 tons in weight, it was too big and heavy to push or pull inside the King’s Chamber, unless it was already inside the Pyramid during construction.

As noted by Gerry Cannon #6; the word ark in Strong’s Concordance [H727aron: is a box, chest, or coffin.] #7 Its dimensions are set in Exodus 25:10 @ 2.5 cubits long by 1.5 cubits high, (45 in. by 27 in. by 27 in.). This is also the exact volume of the granite chest or “coffer” that was the only object in the King’s Chamber, even as the Ark of the Covenant was the single sacred object in the Holy of the Holies, of the Temple or Tabernacle of Israel. Also, the laver or basin where the priests of Israel washed their feet, had these identical cubit dimensions. #8

Figure 4. The Metal Basin or Sea in the court of the Jerusalem Temple. #9.

 

Cannon further elaborates that the cubit dimensions of the inner chamber of the Temple, the holy of the holies, are sized precisely identical to the King’s Chamber, in the Pyramid, with the same volume as the molten sea of water on the Temple Mount as prepared by King Solomon. Since the Pyramid was built and sealed long before the days of Moses, when he built the Ark and holy of holies, and had remained sealed for over twenty-five centuries till the 9th century after Christ, so there is no natural reason for both structures to have identical volume measurements.” #10

This would be unless of course the God of the Hebrews is the Grand designer of both structures! This is quite logical since God revealed these measures for the Ark to Moses, and the Great Pyramid is the only other known structure where these sacred measures appear at this early point in history. The void is located directly above the Great Pyramid’s Grand Gallery, the long, narrow path that tourists of the Pyramid use to access the King’s Chamber, one of four rooms of entry inside the structure.

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The only item of the Great Pyramid resembling a coffin is found in the King’s Chamber, at the top end of the Grand Galleryis lidless, missing any royal inscription or ornamental insignia, unlike other coffers made for a king. But it is the dimensions of this unique “coffer” that happen to match the cubic capacity of the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple and Tabernacle of Isreal, built centuries prior to Israel’s captivity in Egypt, long before the Ark’s dimensions were shown by God, to Moses on Mt. Sinai. This not only, reveals the divine secret source of revelation for both the Great Pyramid and the Ark of the Covenant, linked in Christ, of whom the Great Pyramid witnesses to [Isa. 19:19-20], as he embodies the Covenant with the Jews in the Passover Lamb, when Jesus laid down his life in perfect sacrifice for all mankind. Beyond this, the amazing lidless granite coffer encodes many sacred measures that were only known by the Almighty Creator. When for example, twice the Granite Coffer’s perimeter is multiplied by 10 to the 8th power, we get a mean solar radius of [427, 316 mi.]. Also, the Great Pyramid’s height multiplied by 10 to the 9th power produces the Earth’s mean solar orbital radius, or average distance between the Earth and Sun, [91,848,500 mi.].#11 As Jesus embodies the capstone and chief cornerstone of the Great Pyramid as light of the world-[Sun in Ps. 19] while enlightening the relation between the Sun and Earth with all its inhabitants and life systems.

Figure 5. The Ark of the Covenant

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Exod25:10 “Have them make an ark[b] of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.[c] 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
16 Then put in the ark the tablets of the Covenant law, which I will give you.
17 “Make an atonement cover [mercy seat] of pure goldtwo and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.

The first thing to note about these verses on the Ark is that it’s dimensions and measures are repeated for the Ark in v. 10 and for the Atonement cover or Mercy Seat in v. 17. The repetition of these Ark dimensions serve to enclose or bookend the Ark measures and its mercy seat covering for atonement. The repetition of these measures also established the Ark dimensions.

The Ark of the Covenant was a symbol of God’s presence on earth. The Ark was placed in the Holy of Holies inside the First Temple. After the destruction of this temple, the Ark went missing and it’s whereabouts are unclear. There also exists no conclusive evidence that the Babylonians destroyed it.

The measures of this Ark in the ratio of 2.5 to 1.5 is 1.666… is a close rendition of phi (1.618). The Ark of the Covenant is thus built using the Golden Section, or Divine Proportion, and compares to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark [Gen. 6:15], also in the same proportion as ten Arks of the Covenant along side each other. The measures of Noah’s Ark; 50 x 30 cubits, in breadth and height are also a ratio of to 3, or 1.666, is again the same approximation of the Phi ratio as the Ark of the Covenant. The ratio evident in both of these examples include the Fibonacci Series [1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…] where the two previous numbers in the series added together equal the third number. As this number series progresses, higher numbers in the series converge in increasing levels of accuracy to the value of Phi= 1.61803399… Thus the numbers and 5 represent lower numbers in the series having a more general approximation to Phi. This depicts a consistent use of sacred mathematical constants in divine implements of Noah’s Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, including the Israel’s Tabernacle and the Temple’s altar in Jerusalem with the laver or basin, where priests of Israel washed their feet, having identical cubit dimensions.

Isa. 19:19-20

19 In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egyptand a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

An added element of the Bible’s witness of the Great Pyramid in Isa. 19:19 of Christ is seen in the word for “altar;” [H4196 Mizbeacha place of sacrifice. Bible Altars were primarily made of Stone, along with dirt, wood & bronze. Certainly the Great Pyramid is the greatest pile of stones to honor God on the Face of the Earth. In the Patriarchal Age-Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Moses all built altars to recognize and ratify agreements with God. [Gen. 31:54, Ex. 24:4, 29:44, Ps. 50:5] 12

Figure 6. Altar of Burnt Offerings
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In Exodus 27:1-2And thou shalt make an altar [H4196] of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broadthe altar shall be four-square: and the
height thereof shall be three cubits
And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

As we can see the Altar of Burnt Offerings that God commanded Moses first is the same word as the “altar” in Isa. 19:19 referring to the Pyramid. As Moses’ altar was built based onvariation of the same numbers of 5 x 3 in the Fibonacci Series: an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide,” so the Phi ratio is found as a basis of the measures of the ark and the Great Pyramid. It was the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ the pinnacle and perfection of Humanity, as future head of his spiritual body, embodying all the ideals and sacrificial offerings in the Temple and Tabernacle in human form. When Christ laid down his life, his one time sacrifice paid the price for all humanity, as the perfect High Priest, Jesus embodied atonement not only for Israel, but all mankind. In John 2:19 Jesus said “destroy this temple,” in reference to his physical body, while he stood in Herod’s Jerusalem Temple.

In effect Jesus’ contrasted the physical Temple wherein he stood, to his own physical body, the embodiment of the true templeJesus Christ, the 2nd Adam, is the consummate archetype, the finished model, and “chief cornerstone” not only for the nation of Israel as the Passover lamb and High Priest, but also for the Church of his spiritual Body, beginning at Pentecost after his resurrection and ascension. As the paragon of mankind, Jesus embodied the highest precepts of living spiritual principles in the prophetic illustrations of his life and ministry. Certainly, God did not record the Tabernacle’s symbolic dimensions or the design of the Jerusalem Temple, wherein Jesus stood when he spoke the words of John 2:19, without purpose. This perspective of John 2:19, depicts a prophecy of Jesus Christ in the Jerusalem Temple, representing this temple of stone and the bride of Israel in his physical body, that he laid down for Israel and all mankind in his crucifixion at Golgotha. Thus the blueprints of the Temple and Tabernacle depict the plan Christ fulfilled in his ministry to Israel and all mankind. As we note the Phi Ratios in the structure of the human body, so we can see their pinnacle in Christ the head of the nation of Israel and the Church of Christian believers.

The Holy of Holies was the key room in the First Temple. It contained the Ark of the Covenant and the two tablets of the Ten Commandments, along with Aaron’s Rod that budded. The Holy of Holies was the room where the High Priest would enter once a year on Yom Kippur to pray on behalf of the nation of Israel. As the Great Pyramid embodies Christ the chief cornerstone and perfect sacrifice as the Lamb of God, all the Old Testament animal sacrifices that are incapable of permanently delivering mankind from sin are wrapped up and fulfilled in Jesus Christ the High Priest, [Heb. 5:5-14, 6:20, 7:4-28].

Smaller Star Shafts inside the Pyramid

There are smaller cavities in the Great Pyramid that remain a mystery to scientists. Some members of the team thought there might be a connection between both voids and hoped that by studying the more accessible one first, it could provide more information on the larger void. No such connection has so far been found. “This is why we can’t rule out a link between the two voids, even though we didn’t immediately find one, since its possible that passages between  them that are too small for muography to perceive,” said Mr. Procureur. “Also the passages could have been blocked due to seismic shifts in the four millennia that the pyramids have been at Giza.” #13

Though he does not anticipate that any more large voids will be found, Dr. Procureur said there remains a number of other small shafts imperceptible to muography. “There are shafts leading out of both the King and Queen’s chambers. They are about 30cm in width so they’re too small for a human
to fit
through,” he said. “These are still a mystery even after multiple robotic explorations. They are definitely man-made. It leaves something for future generations to understand.” #14

There seems to be a plausible link between this Big Void and the shafts referred to above, from both the Pyramid’s Northern shafts of the King’s and Queen’s Chambers. The Void in the Great Pyramid, thus appears built into its structure at a key place corresponding to a space above the Grand Gallery, between the area where the Pyramid’sstar shaft” tunnels were aligned to multiple northern –sky stars in the Pyramid’s design. The idea of the Pyramid’s shafts aligned to specific stars suggests to some researchers that the Pyramid structure includes a representation of the heavens in relation to the Earth, and implies that the Pyramid’s enclosure of this Void supports the idea that its a divinely inspired, aspect of the Creator’s master plan for the Pyramid. As we find in Pyramid Fig.s 1 & 2 above, the lines from the King’s Chamber depict its Northern Star Shaft as it appears to intersect the Big Void. Could there be a reference to this kind of Void in the Bible? The Book of Job has some interesting content along these lines, as Job 26 tells us;

Job 26:5-11 
Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. Hell is naked before Him, and destruction hath no covering. 7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothingHe bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. He holds back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at His reproof.

In verse 5, the “dead” referred to here [H7496] are not human as Strong’s says: “they are devoid of blood and animal life, but not lacking the powers of the mind.” These are the familiar spirits of the “dead inhabitants” of the netherworld, the shades of Sheol= or the grave.” Sheol [H7585] arises in the immediate context translated as “Hellthe grave or place of the dead, the first word of Job 26:6. “Hell and the grave are naked in God’s Presence, before the Almighty, destruction [H11-abaddon] has no covering. These 2 words– “Hell and Destruction” or the place of final destruction in the 2nd death,” occur together as here in Prov. 15: 11 in reference to the desolation of death or those that perish, as also in Ps. 88: 10-12.#15 Jesus and his disciples cast out the spirit realm, from the tormented souls they inhabited, so these devil spirits remain ever exposed before the Lord, and the Almighty Father, as God has imposed numerous limits and bounds on their activities to prevent access not only to His Godly actions, but the believers are also guarded from access of evil ones, as they seek to steal, kill and destroy from mankind, carrying out the ministry of our adversary, [Jn. 10:10].

Job 26:7 is the verse I’m getting to in this context whereHe [God] stretches out the north over the empty place.” This “empty place” here is [H8414-tohuchaos, confusion, desolation, waste or a worthless thingGen. 1:2, Isa. 34:11, 41:29, 59: 4-9,]. Of [8414-tohu] Strong’s says; “This word tohu has no certain parallels in other languages. Therefore, its meaning must be determined entirely from OT contexts. One thing that is very clear is [tohu-H8414] has a very negative connotation. “It is amazing that Job 26:7 actually asserted that the Omnipotent and Sovereign God could easily stretch out the North over [Tohu the empty placeor space, and hang the earth upon nothing, anticipating later discoveries like gravityabout space!” #16

The Chaos and confusion of the enemy is where his works will lead, unless quashed by God or the believers. Ultimately they lead to his own destruction along with his followers. God’s dwelling place in the Northern Skies above the heavens, is off limits to the spirit realm. The skies of the North are also the target of the northern star shafts of the King’s and Queens Chambers of the Great Pyramid. Psalm 75 says;

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. 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the southBut God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.

By omission of the North in these verses, it reveals the true source of Promotion, from where the Almighty God dwells. Is there a link between the Pyramid’s Big Void, around which the Northern Shafts of the Pyramid’s King’s and Queen’s Chambers are aligned? Just as the Big Void in the Pyramid is encased in stone and can’t be accessed, so also is God’s dwelling place above the Northern Sky. The Great Mysteries of God remain beyond human or spiritual access until the time God sees fit to reveal them. Deut. 29:29 tells us; 29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

God has always had a storehouse and treasury of secrets for man’s ultimate blessing, that many have desired access to, but have remained forbidden to the enemy. Even our current spiritual Administration of the Age of Grace of the Great Mystery, was a “graceful gap” in the Northern Sky that nobody knew about till God revealed it to the Apostle Paul [Eph. 3:2-9], that even the angels did not know but desired to look into, [1 Cor. 2:4-10I Pet. 1:10-12].

Jesus obliquely referred to the administration of the Great Mystery when he quoted Isa. 61:2 in Lk. 4:18-19, but omitted including the day of vengeance of our God, that is still future in the Book of RevelationThis Gap is our present Age of Grace, as Jon Nessle has taught, embodies the greatest Limitation God placed on the adversary, at that time, because if the devil had known this, he would not have crucified the Lord of Glory, [I Cor. 2:7-8].

Since mankind had no way of knowing of the existence of the Great Mystery,  this puts it in a category of a “secret thing of God,” relating to knowledge that remains exclusively in the realm of the Almighty. The empty place of Job 26:7, is likely the Bootes Void a Gap of the Northern Sky that parallels the empty place” in Job 26:7, also referred to as the Great Nothing.[1] Its generally seen as a spherical region of space near the constellation Boötes, containing very few galaxies, hence its name. With a radius of nearly 330 million light-years across), it is one of the largest voids in the visible universe, and is classified  as a super-void, with only a few dozen galaxies.

The Great Mystery does not appear before New Testament Biblical doctrine because as a Great Secret, no man knew its details until it was revealed by God to the Apostle Paul, [I Cor. 2:7-10, Eph. 3:3-9]. The second part of Job 26:7 also leaves a clue for us linked to “hanging the earth upon nothing.” This seeming allusion to the laws of gravity is a key, since there’s been an insufficient passage of time to allow the formation of a Void this size, by gravitational forces in the history of the Universe. Thus, it must have been present since the start of the 2nd Heavens and Earth, in Gen. 1:2. Since the “empty place” alludes not only to a part of the Northern Sky without any of the 48 constellations and decans that narrated the story of redemption, but also omitted the Great Mystery, thus making it the foremost form of containment at that time#17

In his study on “God’s Absolute Power Over the Spirit Realm.” Rev. Jon Nessle breaks down the elements of Job 26 to illustrate how this context of the Book of Job “clearly describes five distinct forms of containment for believer’s to believe for when they walk for the True God. These are indicated by the five independent verbs ascribed to God; stretches out, hangeth, bindeth up, hold back-[block], and compassed, in Job 26:7-10. It is noteworthy that the first two of these limits on the enemy refer to what we have discussed above in Job 26:7. The 2nd limit on the spirit realm is also in Job 26:7 refers to Gravity and other Natural Laws ordering the physical realm like, time, the conservation of energy, momentum, matter etc. that the Creator has built-into creation. Even so mankind is bound by the same laws, that were once in the power of the first Adam, they were handed over to the enemy at the fall of man in Eden, [Lk. 4:6-7].#18

In some of my earlier Pyramid studies, I referred to the Great Pyramid as a “Boundary Stone.” This qualifies as another aspect of boundary and limit that the Pyramid embodies as a physical border that the spirit realm cannot trespass.
Like mankind, the spirit kingdom is confined by the Natural Laws installed by God, when He re-ordered His creation following the enemy’s failed Coup.
When we combine this with the fact that when line is drawn from the Giza Plateau to the southeast from the Great Pyramid’s apex, at the Ascending/ Descending passage angle, it intersects Mount Sinai, where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the added significance of the Pyramid’s Bethlehem line linked with Mt. Zion in Jerusalem becomes apparent in respect of God’s OT Covenant with Israel. This provides the basis of links between the Great Pyramid, Mt. Zion and Mt. Sinai as important markers with geographical and astronomical significance at the limits and boundaries of the Promised Land of God’s promise to Abraham.

The Triangle marked below [Fig. B] unifies the baseline of the Pyramid’s Boundary Stone and God’s Everlasting Covenant  Abraham, to Mt. Sinai, representing the Old Covenant through Moses, and finally to Mt. Zion in the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. The alignment of the arm produced by the shadow of the solar-noon reflection of the Bethlehem line, according to Lemesurier, corresponds to the record in Exodus 6. #19

As a partial explanation for these smaller shafts in the Great Pyramid, it helps to consider potential ideas from a spiritual context of the Great Pyramid. With this in mind, it is notable that the so-calledBethlehem line” that extends from the Pyramid’s sun-shadows cast during the daytime, intersect the town of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, making this Pyramid the Sundial not only for all Egypt, but for the entire globe. This Sundial functions not only for days and hours, but for the seasons of the year. Exactly as a modern chronometer gives the hours, say, of midnight, 6 a.m, Noon, and 6 pm., so the reflections of the Pyramid gave the days where the Winter Solstice, the Spring Equinox, the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox occurred. This precisely defined the Solar-Astronomical Year. For Land Surveyor’s using the outlines of the Pyramids on the horizon as reference points, accurate boundaries could be restored very simply with the use of onlycord and a stone weight. These Pyramids were also used in land surveys based on the same geometry of the Ziggurats of ancient Babylon, with 3-4-5 triangles, or right-angled triangles as the common standard for the dimensions of the Pyramid’s King’s Chamber, and coffer. These geometric principles are too applied in divine dimensions of the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple, showing the Creator’s consistency in the Intelligent Design of His sacred structures.

Figure A. 3-4-5 Triangle and the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid.#20

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Some of the Great Pyramid’s cast shadows appeared as “arms” on the ground, specifically the “two eastern and western arms of its solar-noon reflections,” as observed by Lemesurier, who states in reference to the Pyramid’s right arm resulting from its solar shadow that it; “lay in close proximity to the Bethlehem line. ” He continues with: “At some date during the Spring, the right arm of the noon reflection must start to align with the Bethlehem line. The first part of the arm to align in this way would be the northern edge of the arm, which is followed by the alignment of the apex ridge of the arm with what could likewise be described as the apex ridge of the Bethlehem corridor, where the arm was entirely interior to that corridor, and thus at the culmination of its alignment.”#21

The Great Pyramid Decoded, Peter Lemesurier, p.194 [see Figure D.] The key to this corridor within which the alignment takes place between the right arm of the shadow of the summer sunrise from the latitude of the Pyramid, with the Bethlehem line, is that the 5 miles between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, along with Mt. Zion are all critical geographic locations falling within this corridor.

When we combine this with the fact that if line drawn on a map of the Giza Plateau, in a southeastern direction from the Great Pyramid’s apex, at the Ascending/Descending passage angle, it intersects Mount Sinai where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the added significance of the Bethlehem line linked with Mt. Zion in Jerusalem becomes apparent. This provides the basis of links between the Great Pyramid, Mt. Zion and Mt. Sinai as important markers with geographical and spiritual significance at the boundaries of the Promised Land of God’s Covenant with Abraham. The Triangle marked below [Figure B] unifies the baseline of the Great Pyramid Boundary Stone and God’s Everlasting Covenant with Abraham, to Mt. Sinai, representing the Old Covenant through Moses, and finally to Mt. Zion and the New Covenant through Jesus Christ. The alignment of the arm produced by the shadow of the solar-noon reflection with the Bethlehem line itself, according to Lemesurier, corresponds to the record in Exodus 6.

Exodus 6:1-8 1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now thou will see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his landAnd God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the LordI appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to themI have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangersAnd I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenantTherefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments7 I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God Who brings you out from under the burdens of the EgyptiansAnd I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.

Figure BTriangle linking The Great Pyramid with Mt. Zion and Mt. Sinai. #22

Lemesurier draws some interesting conclusions in his thesis with Exodus 6. He points out the double reference to the Lord’s strong hand of deliverance for Israel in verse 1, linking it to the dual alignment of the solar arm with the Bethlehem line, which seems appropriate. If he is right, this supplies a
direct link between these key lines originating from the Great Pyramid as the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land, with other key references in these verses where the Almighty establishes His Covenant with Israel in verse 3. This idea is established in the upcoming eclipse crossing over the middle-east
in Egypt and Arabia, that also marks the border of the Promised Land with an “X” in 2027 and 2034, similar to the “X” over North America completed in April of this year, [2024].

Figure C. Crossing Total Solar Eclipses on Aug. 2nd, 2027 & Mar. 30th 2034. #23

On Aug 2nd, 2027 and March 20, 2034 Total Eclipses intersect near the
Valley of the Kings in Egypt…also separated by a 2422-day span of seven
Eclipse Years.

When God establishes something in His Word, He repeats it, and as seen in
the 1st part of this blog post, God established His Covenant with Abraham, [Gen. Chapt. 15 and 17confirming it with Moses the deliverer of Israel. God also repeats His promise to give Israel the Land of Canaan as an everlasting heritage, marked by the boundary stone of the Great Pyramid. As the Prophet Isaiah has spoken eloquently in Chapter 19 on the Biblical details of the Great Pyramid as the boundary stone of the ages, so he carries on the imagery of the Great Pyramid in Chapter 19, with Jer. 32:19-23 of His divine Scripture. As the truth of Scripture in these conclusions still stand, then we can look at similar Biblical records with figurative references to the Great Pyramid’s passages and shafts to glean added wisdom.

These Star shafts have long been a source of conjecture, as they were first thought of as Air shafts to ventilate the Pyramid. But this option was muted as theorists realized the Star Shaft concept, which can be difficult to understand without Biblical connotations of the Star Names tied to the targeted stars. This is a central topic of the Celestial Gospel, a primary focus of Biblical Astronomy. As Ps. 147:4 says the Almighty Creator– has named and numbered the stars according to His purposes to tell the narratives of Biblical Prophecy about the Coming and Return of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, the Seed of Promise, seen in the first Bible prophecy in Gen. 3:15. Most of the assumptions in the context of Egyptologist’ theories on Star Shafts are tainted by the many tomb theories that dominate Pyramidology. We do not follow this school of thought, for very good reasons, primary among them being that No Egyptian Pharaoh’s mummy has ever been found in any Pyramid in Egypt! Secondly; the tomb theories of the Great Pyramid only serve to promote the ancient Egyptian spiritualism and astrology, which are strictly forbidden in God’s Word. The tomb theories have only corrupted the Biblical witness of the Great Pyramid in [Isa. 19:18-21, Jer. 32:20-23] on which we have published a number of related blogs.

 Clearly, the Great Pyramid is not a pharaoh’s tomb. The megalithic pyramids at Giza and Dahshur are most definitely not tombs. Since no royal mummy has ever been found in an Egyptian pyramid, the long shadows of doubt are cast assuredly over these “tomb theories” related to the Pyramids.

In 2014 Ralph Ellis presented an updated Pyramid Star Shafts theory, that contains interesting elements worthy of note that we include here for your consideration. Ellis presents data from Rudolf Gantenbrink the German scientist involved in the exploration of these shafts with his robotEllis states that Rudolf “nearly solved this riddle when he commented on his web-site that the King’s northern shaft embodied the ratio of 7 : 11, as did the Great Pyramid itself.” In recent updates to Rudolf’s Cheops web-site, this snippet of data seems  to have been deleted, which Ellis calls “a shame because it was probably the closest I have seen anyone get to solving the riddle of the shafts.” What follows are Ellis‘ quotes from an article posted on the Ancient Origins website;

“What Rudolf was implying is that the shaft angle of 32.5° in the King’s north shaft gave this shaft a specific set of dimensions, and so the linear dimensions of the shaft are connected to the ratio 7 : 11. If the King’s north shaft were to be resolved down into its simplest possible figures, the vertical rise of a triangle formed by this shaft would be 7 units, and the distance along the base would be 11 units – hence the 7 : 11 ratio mentioned by Rudolf. This was highlighted as being somehow special, because the pyramid itself also has a 7 : 11 ratio in its dimensions. If the pyramid’s height were reduced down to 7 units, then the base length would be 11 units – the ratio of 7 : 11 once more. So, it seems that the architect was using this ratio as a guide in many of his calculations.

The Great Pyramid Dimensions

Fig 1.The fundamental dimensions of the Great Pyramid are 7 : 11.

Various writers have previously mentioned this 7 : 11 ratio for the exterior of the pyramid. In fact, it is even in Petrie’s Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh amongst many others. And the 7:11 ratio of the Great Pyramid’s external casing stones has occurred because the pyramid is constructed using the mathematical constant, Pi, as a model or guide. The simplest Pi ratio that maintains whole-number values on both sides of this mathematical constant is 7 : 22, and it was from this ratio that the 7 : 11 ratio for the pyramid’s external dimensions was drawn. The increase from 11 to 22 is due to the formula for a circle being multiplied by(ie:  2 x Pi x r).

However, the complete solution to the small shaft riddle came when it was noticed that the numbers involved in the shaft angles, also embody these very same Pi ratios (both the angular elevation, and the linear dimensions of the shafts). The shafts themselves deviate up and down by a few tenths of a degree, but the average trajectory is quite reliable. If we assume that the architect was only constructing angles to the nearest 0., the angles involved in the four small shafts branching off from the Great Pyramid’s main chambers are 45° 39. 39.and 32..*2

This is supported by the following quote from Graham Hancock’s website: “If the Great Pyramid exhibits the dimensions of the golden ratio, then mathematics automatically implies the pi ratio, so that 0.618… =1/Φ ≈ (π/4)2 = (3.1416/4)2 = 0.617… The Φ (Kepler) theory gives a theoretical angle of 51°49′ 38 (51.827°), while the π theory results in an angle of 51°51′14 (51.854°), very close to each other. The Φ and π theories are in such great contention as the primary design theory because of this close similarity. The dimensions and particularly cubit measures described above could therefore reasonably fuel either viewpoint. It also provides an argument that the Great Pyramid may have been designed to exhibit both ratios. In particular, the π theory is very appealing if one subscribes to the generally accepted idea that the height and base of the Great Pyramid is 280–440 cubits and thus the implied 22/7 ratio (approximation of π). Even the consummate surveyor Petrie subscribed to the π theory since it had corollary appeal in the British scientific milieu of the late 19th century. This ratio is also particularly interesting to those who would relate the design of the pyramid to
the circumference of the earth and embody it with other cosmological ideas
.”

And if we plot those angles and lengths on a cross section of the pyramid, something interesting happens -the rise in each shaft is exactly 70 Royal or Thoth cubits (tc). And 70 tc is exactly 1/4 the 280 tc of the Pyramid’s vertical height itself. So the linear dimensions of the small shafts, including their all-important vertical rise in cubit lengths, are mathematical and related to the cubit dimensions of the Pyramid itself.

The Great Pyramid Shaft

Fig 3.  The vertical rise of the small shafts is 70 tc in each case, or 1/4 the 280 tc vertical height of the Great Pyramid.

And while this is all quite clever, there is more to this shaft symmetry, much more. If we subtract the larger angle from the smaller angle on each side of the pyramid (the north and south sides), the numerical differences between the angles are as follows:

45° minus 39.5° = 5.

39.5° minus 32.5° = 7°

The value of 5.5 is obviously 1/4 of 22.

Surprisingly, here are those same Pi ratio numbers yet again (7 : 11 or 7 : 22), but here they are involving angles, not lengths. Again, the complex nature of these shaft angles can be seen. They not only produce linear dimensions that relate to the dimensions of the pyramid, but the numerical differences between their angles is also intimately related to the dimensions of the pyramid. This is a surprisingly complex thing to achieve, especially as the starting point for all these numbers is fixed by the mathematical constant, Pi!  This is achieved in part because the pivotal angle of 39.5° can be derived from (2 x Pi) 2, and also from the arc-sine of 7/11 (or 1/2 Pi).

And the really important outcome of all this surprising mathematical symmetry, is that it shows how the Great Pyramid reflects a projection not only of the North Hemisphere of planet Earth, but also projects a reflection of the Northern Sky over the ecliptic, as seen in the pole star alpha DracoThuban as it transitioned to the current pole star of Kochab, Al-Ruccaba of Ursa Minor. Readers can see that the lengths and angles of the shafts in the Great Pyramid rely on a constant of mathematical Pi as a fundamental of their design criteria. They are Pi-based shafts. But this means that their angles of elevation are fixed by Pi, and not by the position of a particular star in a certain Age of Precession. A Pi shaft angle thus points at a fixed angle, but most stars pointed out by star shafts of the Great Pyramid are variable-related to precession of the equinoxes.” #25

Depending on the Age of Precession, the star shafts of the Great Pyramid can be aligned to different stars, based on changing angle of elevation of the star via precession. This is an example of how the star-shaft theory can fit. If we discovered a shaft angle of 55°, this would equate to the position of Orion in about 4450 BC. And for any angle related to an Age of Precession, we can find the star shafts of the Great Pyramid aligned to certain stars whose star name, given by God [Ps. 147:4, Isa. 40:21-26] holds a Bible message that complies with the foreordained dictates of precession. This is not arandom or infinitely flexible” system, but variable according to the movement of for example, the pole star alpha DracoThuban as it transitioned to the current pole star of Kochab Al-Ruccaba of Ursa Minor, via the precession of the poles, over the last 5000 years. This embodies the shift of spiritual power from the dragon at the North pole to Cepheus the enthroned human king, [Christ @ God’s right Hand] with the North Star Polaris under his feet [Eph. 1:19-22] in this precession of spiritual power, pictured below.

draco

As the Great Pyramid star shafts thus incorporate a map of sorts of the stars of the heavens, if we take note and pay attention to the star names pointed out by the star shafts of the Great Pyramid, they relate a narrative linked to passages built-in to the Great Pyramid. In a recent example below the apex & shafts of the Pyramid aligned with certain stars and planets significant for their links to Christ during key Hebrew Holy Days in Sept. 20, 2017.  It must be realized the since the angles of the star shafts of the Great Pyramid are built-into the Great Pyramid superstructure at Pi ratio angles, the static shafts of this monument are set against the movement of the stars in the heavens, based on precession. So when the shafts or passages align with certain stars and/or planets they relate a story of key details relative to Jesus Christ. As seen in the graphic below; we find a culmination of the Jupiter-Venus unions in a Phi relation leading to the Ascending/Descending passage alignments of the Great Pyramid with both Jupiter below the Horizon and Venus aligned with Regulus above the Horizon. This Pyramid passage alignment of Venus and Regulus took place on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 20-21, 2017 emphasized the Rev. 12 sign alignment of Venus, Regulus, Mercury in Leo, forming the Crown of Virgo in the repeat of the Rev. 12:1-2; “Great Wonder in Heaven two days later on Sept. 23rd 2017. This crowning of Virgo, reflected the triple coronation of Regulus by Jupiter’s king planet retrograde motion in 3-2 BC, at the birth of Christ, as it also sets up a potential sign of the return of Christ, when these signs will be seen again in 2028.

Since the fixed star shafts of the Great Pyramid, will not always point at the same stars in motion all the time, when they do align with certain stars, it will be only at key times that the Pyramid was built to recognize. If we recall that these key markers will have both geographical and astronomical relevance, then it will be possible to interpret the message of the stars the shafts are aligned to, in light of the applicable Covenant of God and their related geography

These star shafts were clearly important, as their complex design must have doubled the construction-time for the Pyramid, as Rudolf Gantenbrink has shown with his detailed engineering designs for the Pyramid. Gantenbrink has supplied what I would refer to as a plausible explanation of the geographical application [See http://www.cheops.org] of the Pyramid’s shadow arms seen in the proposed observations of Lemesurier. #26 In his professional diagrams and detailed explanations for these small shafts. As he explains;

The Pi ratio of 7 : 11 is all about lengths, not angles. The angular differences we have used, of 7° and 5.5°, are angular measurements and therefore have nothing to do with the linear measurements that are fundamental to the Pi ratio. So the architect has devised a riddle for us to solve – ‘When is an angle not an angle but a length?’ This may sound like an impossible question to resolve, but the answer lies on every map. To plot a position on a map we need a latitude and longitude. But when using this plotting technique, it is convenient to have a distance measurement system that is related to the dimensions of the Earth itself. Thus the unit used in nautical navigation is the Nautical mile, which is defined as being 1/21,600th of the circumference of the Earth, or 1/60th of a degree of latitude. As an aside, the length of the Nautical mile is thus twice the Great Pyramid’s circumference, marking another key earth measure locked into the Great Pyramid.

Isa. 19:19 refers to the entire land of Egypt with specific regard to its Biblically recognized borders, and thus coincides with the pillar at the border thereof to the Lord,” referred to in this verse. What is interesting about these borders is  the only means available to ancient astronomers of obtaining accurate latitude and longitude coordinates was by way of astronomical sightings. Professor Stecchini {holds a Harvard Doctorate in classical measurement} conclusively shows that early astronomers from the third millennium B.C. could measure latitude to within a few hundred feet and do almost as well with longitude-a feat which was not repeated until the eighteenth century of our era… the ancients knew the length of the earth circumference very precisely, the length of their country almost to the cubit, and the geographical coordinates of all the main points in their realm from the equator to the Mediterranean…the sophistication of the ancients is demonstrated by the fact that they placed their observatory near Syene on the island of Elephantine15’- or half the diameter of the sunnorth of the actual tropic because they understood that it was not the center of the sun, but its outer rim which has to be observed…On the island of Elephantine was the famed well, whose bottom was said to be completely illumined once a year when the sun stood directly overhead at the solstice…By establishing the moment of solstice at the tropic {of Cancer} the ancient astronomers ably computed the correct circumference of the earth by the use of deep wells and obelisks#27 

This correlates to Ellis’ assertion that the answer to his ancient architect’s geographical conundrum lies in the definition of the Nautical mile, for this unit is related to the size of the Earth and it can therefore be measured as an angular measurement, focused on the center of the Earth. One degree of arc at the center of the Earth=60 Nautical miles of latitude on the surface of the Earth; and so we have found a very neat and logical occasion when a linear length is defined in terms of angular measure. It occurs each time a navigator plots a position on a map. So, the Pyramid’s shaft angles are geo-coordinates on a map of our planet.

What every grand quest needs is an ancient map, with ‘X’ marks the spot inscribed upon it. Strange as it may seem, it appears that we have exactly that within the Great Pyramid. As is explained in K2, Quest of the Gods, the outline of the Great Pyramid’s chambers represents a perfect outline of the continents of the Earth. But of what use is a map of the world, without some coordinates to place upon it? An interesting map requires an ‘X’ marks the spot marked on it. Well, we now appear to have just that – a set of coordinates to place upon our Great Pyramid map!

Understanding this clever conundrum allows us to plot the Great Pyramid treasure-map, at long last. We have four shaft angles that can be used for this exercise, and therefore four coordinates that can be plotted on a map. These angles are:

King’s Chamber          45°    &  32.5°

Queen’s Chamber       39.5° &  39.5°

And in doing so, something quite remarkable happens. Because the differences between these shaft angles were exactly 7 and 5.5 degrees, as was explained previously, the two points on the world-map are in very specific locations relative to one another. And if the points are joined up, as has been done in the following diagram, the triangle so formed measures precisely 7 x 5.5 degrees of latitude and longitude respectively. If the triangle is doubled with its obvious symmetric partner, then the resulting triangle drawn on the surface of the Earth becomes 7 x 11 degrees in size – exactly the same dimension ratio that was employed in the Great Pyramid itself.

The Great Pyramid Shaft Angles

Fig 4. Plotting the Great Pyramid’s shaft angles on a map, gives a triangle with the same ratios as the Great Pyramid itself.

Here, drawn on the surface of the Earth, is an immense triangle that has exactly the same ratio of dimensions as the Great Pyramid, and this has been drawn using the angles given to us by the shafts inside the Great Pyramid itself. Is this a coincidence? Rudy Gantenbrink thinks not…

This concept presented by Gantenbrink depicts a systematic theory of the symmetrical structure and use of the Star Shafts of the Great Pyramid, that is worthy of the Godly design and purpose of the Great Pyramid, in line with the wisdom of the Almighty, and His astronomical and geographical message tied to the Tabernacle and Temple of Israel. It is fitting that the Pyramid’s star shafts are aligned at Pi based angles, and we are proud to recognize them on Pi Day 2024! 

God Bless!

Rene’

 
Footnotes
1
. https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/egypt/2023/03/20/big-void-at-the-core-of-gizas-great-pyramid-continues-to-baffle-scientists/
2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East-West_cut_view_of_the_Great_Pyramid_and_front_view_of_the_North_face_Chevron_area.png
3. Science journal Nature [https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-36351-0]
4. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East-West_cut_view_of_the_Great_Pyramid_and_front_view_of_the_North_face_Chevron_area.png
5. Fig. 3 picture credit, Bing images
6. [http://www.crystalinks.com/gparc.html
7. Strong’s Concordance [H727], James Strong.
8. [http://www.crystalinks.com/gparc.html]
9. Fig. 4. Picture Credit [pinterest.com]
10. [http://www.crystalinks.com/gparc.html]
11. https://sacredsites.com/africa/egypt/the_great_pyramid_of_giza.html
12. Strong’s Concordance [H4196-mizbeach], James Strong.
13. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East-West_cut_view_of_the_Great_Pyramid_and_front_view_of_the_North_face_Chevron_area.png
14. IBID.
15. Strong’s Concordance [H7545-Sheol], James Strong.
16. Strong’s Concordance [H8414-tohu], James Strong.
17. “God’s Absolute power over the Spirit Realm.” p.3, Jon Nessle.
18. IBID
1`9. Decoding the Great Pyramid, Peter Lemesurier, ppg. 193-194.
20. https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A-graphical-representation-of-the-geometry-of-the-Kings-Chamber-Four-of-its-dimensions_fig1_306255649
21. Decoding the Great Pyramid, Peter Lemesurier, ppg. 193-194.
22Pillar of Enoch Ministry [picture credit-Figure B.]
23. Figure C. Picture credit [map from 1260d.com]
24. [https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/star-shaft-theory-great-pyramid-busted-001787]
25. https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/star-shaft-theory-great-pyramid-busted-001787
26. Decoding the Great Pyramid, Peter Lemesurier, ppg. 193-194.
27. Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Thompkins, p. 211.

 

Synopsis of the Celestial Prelude Part 2.

Birth of Jesus Christ
Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

Synopsis of the Celestial Prelude Part 2.
Jesus Christ the Chief Cornerstone

As a brief review of the previous session, the Rev. 12:1 configuration of the sun and moon in the constellation Virgo was observed in Jerusalem between sunset and moonset, during evening twilight in the 20 days that the Sun was in Virgo, from Aug. 27th to Sept. 15th, 3BC. On Sept. 11, 3 BC, sunset occurred at 6:18 P.M. and moonset at 7:39 P.M. According to Rev. 12, it was during this 81-minute period that Jesus Christ was born and took his first breath of life to become a living soul. This new day, the first day of the new month of Tishri 1, 3BC, was marked by sighting of the New Moon, the sliver of the Crescent Moon marking the birth of the Son of God, and 2nd Adam, Jesus Christ. The description in Revelation 12:1 provides a precise astronomical record of this evening of September 11th, 3 B.C. We also reviewed the material on The Summary of the Celestial Prelude. It will benefit the reader to check the details of these teaching notes, as they have been expanded to fill in certain aspects and features of the original teaching from Rev. Nessle’s class on 12-12-23.

Tishri 1 was also the anniversary of Creation, but even more-so the renewal of Creation, foreshadowing the Return of the Lord when the waiting of the earnest expectation of creation will be fulfilled, as the manifestation of the sons of God is realized, and the whole of creation groans and travails in pain together, even as the Saints await the redemption of our bodies, [Rom. 8:18-23]. This also aligns with the truth that Tishri 1 was the first day of the New Year-the day of Trumpets and the inception of the Jewish civil Year, from the times of Moses back to Noah and prior. Gen. 8:13 tells us Noah turned 600 years old on this day, also when he first found the dry land to reappear. This shows us on the Patriarch Noah’s birthday, where God was able to restart the human race afresh in Noah’s family, even as our planet Earth was reborn after the cleansing flood removed the evil violence [hamas-H2555; Gen. 6:11], of that generation off the face of the earth.

Revelation 12:2 tells us the woman was in labor, near birth. Since there is only one of the 12 constellations on the ecliptic that is a woman, we know these signs took place in Virgo, the virgin. Rev. 12:3-4 reveal that the Enemy was cast out of heaven with his plan to kill the child as soon as he was born. In v. 4-5 the woman completes her labor, birthing the Christ-child, Jesus, providing clear acceptance  of this child as the promised seed Jesus-the Christ, and Messiah.

Jesus Christ was born on Wednesday, September 11, 3 B.C., between 6:18 and 7:39 P.M., Jerusalem time. On this day, the new moon first became visible in the western sky shortly after sunset, on the 1st day of a new month. This singular day in history, saw the star Spica in Virgo in the process of setting between the Sun and Moon. #1

Since Jesus was born on Tishri 1, 3 BC between sunset starting @ 6:15-6:18 P.M. and moonset @ 7:39 -7:45 P.M. These setting times are from Dr. Ernest Martin, in his book “The Star that Astonished the World” #2 and the book “Jesus Christ our Promised Seed,” #3 by V.P. Wierwille. Together they provide a range of times we are showing. We should also notice that Spica, would have set mere minutes after sunset on Sept. 11th. The star Spica in Virgo-teaches “Branchprophecies; in [Isa. 4:2, Jer. 23:5, Zech. 3:8, 6:12], embodied in Christ in the 4 Gospels as King in Matthew, Son of Man in Luke, Servant in Mark, and Son of God in John. We find the star Spica in Virgo’s hand, as the first a bunch of harvested wheat. The setting time of the star Spica was 17 min. after sunset, which I believe sets the time parameters for Christ’s birth-down to the minute, based on lunar sighting conditions of the first sliver of the Crescent Moon, marking the start of the new month of Tishri, at the equinox of this historic evening. This puts Jesus’ birth time range related to Spica’s setting time @ 6:32-6:35 PM, 17 minutes after sunset.

Fig. 1. “The “Great wonder” of Rev. 12:1 Sunset, 6:18 P.M., Sept. 11, 3 BC. #4

Virgo Clothed with the Sun on 9-11-3BC

The diagram shows the sun half-way set. The sun is on the ecliptic, the dotted line, and the solid line is the celestial equator, which is directly overhead at the earth’s equator. At this point, the first thin crescent of the moon appears, at Virgo’s feet, marking the first of the new month, Tishri. #4a

In this graphic we find the exact azimuth of Spica/Al Zemach @ 90 degrees East on the Celestial Equator, or due East/West @ the Fall Equinox position. This is key due to its alignment with the Cardinal points of the compass N,S,
E,W. As key aspects of the Planisphere, built upon the Ecliptic and celestial Equator, they encompass the 48 signs of the ancient Mazzaroth, including the 12 signs of the ecliptic with their 36 decans. Even as the star Spica/Al Zemach represents how Christ embodies the four Gospels @ the four quarters of the heavens, as the four chapters of the Celestial Gospel, so Christ embodies all Creation as the missing Chief Cornerstone that fits atop the Great Pyramid, uniting its 4 triangular sides as the most accurately oriented structure to these cardinal points of the ecliptic in history, built as an exact model of the northern hemisphere of our planet, on the dimensions of 1 to 43,200, from pole to the equator.

The diagram in the imbedded link for Figure 2 below provides a view and way to conceptualize how Christ as the missing capstone & “chief cornerstone” not only embodies how he encapsulates the entire Great Pyramid, but as a model of the whole, unifies & sits atop the body of the Pyramid bringing together its 4 triangular sides at its apex. [https://fb.watch/piRp51-qjN/]

This embodies how earth’s northern Hemisphere, encapsulates the Great Pyramid that is geometrically mirrored in the heavens, its capstone symbolic of the terrestrial North Pole, projected to the Celestial North Polar star, as a 3D map of both our planet and the heavens. Here the righteous Son/ Sun [Mal. 4:2] symbolizes an ancient knowledge of a Sun-centered Solar System, millennia prior to the “Copernican Revolution,” also witnessed in how the central candle enlightens the entire Hebrew Menorah, [Rev. 1:20].

Jupiter Crowning Regulus
Fig. 3 Jupiter Crowning Regulus in 3-2 BC. #5

The Rev. 12 sign was not the only astronomical event on September 11, 3 B.C. From sunset in the evening of Wednesday, September 11 to sunset of the next day-the 12th, the first of 3 Jupiter-Regulus conjunctions would have been visible to the Magi, as Jupiter could be seen approaching Regulus in the pre-dawn light of Sept. 12th. At this time the king planetJupiter was visible in approach of the king star-Regulus and brightest star on the ecliptic, in the sign Leo, the Lion of Judah, as it was from Judah’s seed that the promised seed and Messiah, appeared.

These four-fold truths related to the Star Spica/Al-Zemach are established in our realization that the King star Regulus is not just a single star but embodies 4 stars in the sky. Although appearing as a single star, Regulus is actually a quad-ruple star system [a.] composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. The spectroscopic binary [b.] Regulus A is a blue-white main-sequence [c.] star and its companion, which has not yet been directly observed, but is probably a white dwarf. [d.] This is evident when viewed through a smaller telescope- with a minimal 50x magnification, Regulus is visible as two objects separated by 177 arcseconds; [177 arcseconds].#[e.] The Brighter of the two is called Regulus A, and the fainter-Regulus B. A cooler “orange” dwarf star [dwarf star]-[f.] Regulus B has a mass equal to 80% of our Sun’s, but only half as bright, and a surface temp. of 4,885 kelvin, [8,333 F or 4612 C], shining at [magnitude 8.1]. [g.] [B: a spectral classification of K2 VM4 V.] [h. h.a]

Regulus B, also has its own companion called Regulus C, but @ a mag. of 13.5, it’s only visible with powerful telescopes. With only 1/3 the mass of our Sun, the red dwarf star-Regulus C [red dwarf ] [i.] is bound by gravity to Regulus B as a gravitational partner called Regulus BC. The last measurements taken between 1867 and 1943 showed distances ranging from 4.0 to 2.5 arcseconds, but no new measurements are available. The fourth star in the Regulus system hasn’t been directly resolved by imaging, but its presence was revealed by spectroscopic analysis of Regulus A. [spectroscopic analysis]. [j.] Astronomers think this may be a close orbiting white dwarf [white dwarf] [k.] star and spectroscopic partner. There is a star known as Regulus D, but it is not linked to Regulus A. Instead, it points out a 12th mag. star located 212 arcseconds from the Regulus system. For decades people believed this star to be a companion of Regulus, but recent studies from the Gaia Satellite [Gaia satellite] [l.] show this to be a background star unrelated to the Regulus system. Thus, the 4fold Biblical symbolism of the star Spica/Al-Zemach carries through to the star Regulus in Leo, the Lion of Judah, visible to the Magi on the same night they saw the Star of Bethlehem. This also provides added linkage between the Bethlehem star in Virgo, and the 1st Jupiter-Regulus conjunction in Leo the Lion, as witnessed by the Celestial Sphinx signs. This also brings to mind the The Great Pyramid’s alignment with the King star Regulus on the feast of Trumpets-Sept. 20th, 2017 as seen in the graphic below, according the Christ angle of the ascending/descending passages. As this took place, the Great Pyramid’s apex alignment with the star Al Nitak, the 1st 3 of Orion’s belt stars, linking the Pyramid’s chief cornerstone to the belt of the “wounded one,” relating again to Gen. 3:15.

Figure 4.  Great Pyramid Regulus-Venus and Apex-Al Nitak alignments.

The Great Pyramid embodies the Christ-centered squared-circle geometry as seen in the Pyramid’s cap-stone. In Scripture, the words; “sun,” “headstone,” and “cornerstone” all share the same Hebrew gematria value of 53. In Greek the word “Son” shares this number value, of 530, tells us the Pyramid’s top-stone, embodied in the Lord Jesus Christ, is “the Saviour” [432] and “foundation” [432] of “all things” [432] as a “great sign” [432symbolizing the light of the Sun [Ps. 19:4], whose radius is [432,000 miles], or half the Sun’s diameter; [864,000 mi.] matches the “cornerstone” [864], “the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” [864] in [Mic. 4:2]. #m  In Figure 4 above we find the ascending and descending passages of the Great Pyramids two primary interior passageways-dotted red line. They appear linked to the Doctrine of the Two Ways, one going up to the King’s Chamber, and the other down to the pit. It also features the missing 5th, cornerstone-the central capstone, who is Christ as the Chief Cornerstone, the head-stone at the Pyramid’s apex unifying the cornerstones of it’s base, “the stone that the builder’s rejected,” (Ps. 118: 21-23).

Several ancient cultures designated four bright stars in the zodiac as the “four corners of the earth” or the “four royal stars.” At the time the constellations were drawn by Shem, these four stars were near the sun’s location in the sky on the first day of autumn, winter, spring and summer, considered as 4 of the most important locations in the sky. These four stars were well known at the four corners of the ecliptic, the first being the bright red star, Antares that anciently marked the autumnal equinox, where the sun appears on the first day of autumn. The next star Fomalhaut, was also a bright star, marking winter. This is followed by Aldebaran, another very bright red star located 180.0° opposite on the ecliptic from Antares, precisely marking the Spring Equinox when Antares marked the Autumn. Finally, the bright star Regulus, located almost exactly on the ecliptic, marked summer. Regulus, was “the Prince,” and traditional leader of these four royal stars.[n]

Each of these four royal stars was in one constellation of the 12 Mazzaroth signs on the ecliptic. Antares is found in the heart of the Scorpion (Scorpius). In Aquarius-Fomalhaut is located at the end of the waters being poured out by the Water Bearer. Aldebaran is located at the eye of the Bull (Taurus). Finally, Regulus is located in the heart of the Lion (Leo), the king of the royal stars. These are called the four cornerstone constellations not only as they form the square base of the Great Pyramid, when mirrored in the sky they form the corners of a great square in the ecliptic, as the basis of the idea of ‘squaring the circle,’ or ‘cubing the sphere’ as they also embody a foundation to under-stand the Gospel in the Stars.

Two of these ‘royal stars’ intersect in two of these constellations. Antares is not only the heart of the Scorpion, but also is found under heel of the Serpent-Bearer (Ophiuchus), [o] who is encircled by a great serpent (Serpens) and who is crushing the head and heart of the Scorpion-Antares. The second pair is the bright star of the Southern fishFomalhaut-not only in the stream of Aquarius, but also in the Head of the Southern Fish (Piscis Australis).[p] 

This great fish is pictured drinking in the “stream of living waters” from Aquarius, but these are not the only star names shared in different signs. Also we find the star namedSaiph,” meaning “bruised” [Gen 3:15] in the heel of Ophiuchus at one end of the Planisphere axis, matched at the other end with a star of the same name in Orion’s foot, as it crushes the serpent enemy at both ends of this axis.

In the case of the Scorpion/Serpent pair, there is a third constellation closely linked to them-the Eagle (Aquila), located near the serpent’s tail. The Eagle typifies the enemy of the serpent and is often shown in flight with the Serpent in its claws, even as the Serpent Bearer crushes Scorpius underfoot.

i. Four Faces of the Cherubim. Both Ezekiel and John the Revelator describe creatures which correspond to the four cornerstone constellations. Ezekiel describes creatures with four faces: the face of a lion, of an ox, of a man and  an eagle, later reveals them as a special class of angel-Cherubim (Ezek. 1:10, 10:14, 20-22). The first three of those forms correspond to the Lion, the Bull, and the Water Bearer constellations. The 4th corresponds to the Eagle, the decan often substituted for the serpent/scorpion when symbolizing the celestial aspect of the fourth cornerstone. This relates to the same substitution of the Tribe of Dan-called a serpent by the way, as they were the first tribe to introduce idolatry to the other tribes of Israel.

John the Revelator also describes four creatures, each of which is found on one side of the throne of God. One was like a lion, one like a calf, one like a man, and one like a flying eagle (Rev. 4:7). Here we see the same 4 lifeforms in correspondence to the 4 constellations, but in the reverse order as they are found on the ecliptic. This may not only put the leader first, but also have ramifications for the reverse order of ecliptic signs relative to precession.

ii. Four Principal Tribes of Israel. Jacob (Israel) had 12 sons, and each of them is linked in God’s Word with one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac[q] Hebrew scholars have expressed uncertainty of the correspondence of all twelve, but the four references to the royal constellations are clear from Scripture. They are the four principal tribes: Reuben, Judah, Dan, and Joseph.

Figure 5. Aquarius and the Southern Fish. [r.] 

The Message in the Stars - Aquarius - Berean Insights

The Water Bearer pours out a river into the Southern Fish.

Each of those four tribes is associated with one of the royal constellations in the blessing given them by Jacob or Moses. Reuben was told he is “unstable as water,” alluding to the Water Bearer. The name Reuben, means “Behold a son,” also ties him to the Water Bearer, among the zodiac signs, having the figure of a man. He is also mentioned as being over the “excellency of power” (Gen. 49:3-4)

Judah is a lion’s whelp” (Gen. 49:9) ties him to the Lion. Moreover, John refers to Christ as “the lion of the tribe of Judah” (Rev. 5:5), establishing the linkage of Judah to the lion. The Lion represents the King, and Judah began the royal lineage through which the Davidic line of kings came. The name Judah means “praised,” suggesting that this line of kings in the Christ-Line through him (especially Christ) would be praised.

Dan shall be a serpent…that bites the horse heels” (Gen. 49:17), which parallels the symbolism of the Scorpion/Serpent, depicted stinging the Serpent Bearer in the heel. The name Dan means “judge” and the serpent symbolizes the wisdom of a judge. The serpent in Eden was acknowledged as  being one of the wisest of his creatures. For example, the Lord has admonished his servants to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” The kind of wisdom referred to especially refers to that of being a good judge. Antares, the bright star in the scorpion, found at the heart, acknowledged as the seat of wisdom. For example, the Lord put wisdom into the heart of King Solomon so that he could judge his people wisely (2 Chron. 1:11-12, 1 Kings 10:24; cp, Exo. 26:2, Ecc. 8:5, Job 38:36).

Finally, Joseph is compared to a wild ox, with Joseph’s son’s Ephraim and Manasseh compared to its two horns (Deut. 33:17). The Hebrew word refers to an extinct species of wild ox which has two long forward pointing horns, as seen in the sign of Taurus the Bull. The bright star in the Bull represents its eye, which is the symbol of a seer (one who “sees”). Joseph was a great seer, so the Bull was appropriate for his sign. The name Joseph means “Jehovah has added,” probably referring to his multitude of descendants. Thus, each of the four principal tribes of Israel is explicitly correlated in the blessings of Jacob to one of the four cornerstone constellations.

iii. Balaam’s Prophecy. The same imagery was repeated in the prophecy of Balaam about the destiny of Israel. He mentions that Israel shall pour water out of his buckets” (Reuben/Water Bearer), “he lay down as a lion” (Judah/ Lion) and he hasthe strength of an unicorn” (Joseph/Bull), and shall “break their bones” as does either an eagle or constrictor serpent (Dan; Num. 24:7-9). The fact that again all four figures correspond to the cornerstone symbolism indicates that this prophecy refers to the constellations associated with these tribes.

iv. Banners and Directions. Each of 12 tribes of Israel had a flag or banner with its sign. The Hebrew word for “sign” is translated “ensign” in the KJV Bible (Num. 2:2), but Hebrew commentators make it clear that the signs also refer to zodiac constellations. According to tradition, the figure of a man was found on Reuben’s banner, a lion on Judah’s, a serpent on Dan’s, and a bull on Joseph’s (Son’ Ephraim, who took his place). Their camp, in the wilderness reflected the  four banners facing these four directions: Judah facing East, Reuben facing South, Ephraim facing West, and Dan facing North, (Num 2:3,10,18,25).

v. Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength. The four cornerstone constellations also reflect 4D mankind in the symbolic four aspects of living souls: the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. An example where the Lord seems to notice  these categories is when he tells us to serve him with all our “heart, soul, mind and strength” (Mk. 12:13). Thus “heart, soul, mind and strength” refers to human emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical aspects. Note that again these four align with the same order as the four cornerstone constellations. We also find evidence of this pattern in the four types of human personalities.

vi. Elements. The Lord also uses the symbols of fire, wind, water, and earth to represent these four aspects of living creatures. For example, he stated that “ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, and so became of dust a living soul…” [Earth, wind, fire, water]

vii. Four Hebrew Tabernacle Colors. The Lord commanded Moses to use four colors of cloth repeated throughout the tabernacle, especially for embroidering images of the cherubim. They were blue, purple, scarlet, and linen (white), nearly always stated in that order (Ex. 26:31, 36; 27:16; 28:5-15). Those are the same as the four colors of the cherubim. 

 viii. Colors. The four elements are also represented by four colors. Red seen in fire, blood, and emotions. White represents the spiritual, just as white clothing symbolizes purity used for baptisms and sacred ceremonyPurple represents royalty as seen in Leo the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The water is blue symbolizing Peace and the spirit. These colors are also found in the Hebrew Tabernacle repeated throughout, especially in representation of the cherubim. [Ex. 26:31, 36, 27:16, 28:5-15]

A strong indicator of these four aspects in the stars is the placement of each of the royal stars sign. Regulus is located at the heart of the Lion and the color associated with Judah/East/Lion is red. The heart is considered the center of the emotions and red is the color of blood/fire, the element linked  with the emotions. Thus the red lion of Judah is linked to the emotions. Red is linked to Adam the first man/servant of God in the gospel of Mark that embodies the emotional aspect of mankind.

The ancient Greeks described Taurus as a snow-white bull. Aldebaran, the first magnitude star is located at the eye of the Bull. The eye is symbolic of a seer, as was Joseph of Egypt, associated with the Bull. Thus, the Bull is symbolic of spiritual strength, and especially the gift ministry of being a Prophet/Seer.

Blue is symbolic of peaceful tranquility, that goes with the wisdom of a good judge. When applied with a gift ministry it is the wisdom that is from above, which is first pure, peaceable and gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits [Gal. 5:22] as part of the fruits of righteousness, sown in Peace of them that make peace. This is how we can emulate the Prince of Peace, to promote true and genuine peace and Justice.

Fomalhaut is located in the head of the Southern Fish. This aligns with the mental powers. The color that is associated with this direction may vary: it can be blue, representing water. As we utilize the colors of the Tabernacle,  their scriptural basis provides us the solid foundation of God’s Word to draw our conclusions from, and avoid speculation.

Antares is located at the heart of the Scorpion. The heart is the seat of wisdom, and the scorpion/serpent symbolizes wisdom. The heart/chest can also symbolize physical/emotional strength.

Thus, the placement of all four of the royal stars in the cornerstone signs is consistent with the symbolism of emotional, spiritual, mental and physical aspects of all living souls. Note also that spiritual and physical aspects are opposite each other in the circle (white opposite purple), as are the mental and emotional (blue opposite red), also found in the Yin/Yang symbol.

It is Christ as the Crown and Apex, firstborn of all Creation, the Second Adam, who embodies the fullness of the Great Pyramid [Isa. 28:16], who completes the superstructure of both the physical [in Jerusalem] and spiritual Temples– [spiritual body] of his churches in the Bride of Israel and the NT Church of the Believer’s in Christendom, [Eph. 2:18-22]. In this way, the light of heaven is shed on the earth in Christ, the Son/Sun of righteousness [Ps. 19, Mal. 4:2] who rules over all Creation as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. [Gen. 1:14-17]. We also find this pattern of the four points of the compass in star & planet signs marking the birth of Christ.

Plate 1. The Great Pyramid and the Squared Circle. [#s]

The pattern of eastern access to the Temple and Tabernacle is also found in the order of the celestial signs surrounding the birth of Christ. We find this in the pattern of the 3 Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions, marking Christ’s birth that occurred from 3 to 1 BC. The first Conjunction was in the final degree of Cancer, near its zero line border with Leo. The second was fully in Leo, while the third was in Virgo. These three signs represent the eastern quarter of the zodiac of Israel, the heavenly image of the eastern side of the wilderness camp of the Israelites, the entrance or Way to the Door of the holy place (the truth) in the Hebrew Tabernacle. In Genesis 3:24, after God rejected Adam and Eve from Paradise, He protected the Way of the Tree of Life on the east of Eden, with the Cherubim’s fiery sword, until the redeemer could come to reactivate the way of salvation and eternal life with God, for humanity. This door ultimately led to the altar of the holy of holies, (the Life) in the inner heart of God’s temple- Sanctuary, containing the Ark of the Covenant. A temporal progression of these conjunctions perfectly matches the divine pattern of Israel’s tribal arrangement on the eastern side of the TabernacleJudah/Leo was due east of the entrance to the holy of the holies, via the holy place, centrally located between the other two eastern tribes of Issachar/Cancer and Zebulon/Virgo. This eastern door to the Tabernacle represents the way, the truth, and the life, of John 14:6, which is embodied in Jesus Christ as the light of the world, and the door of the sheep, the Good Shepherd [Jn.10], the true way which leads unto life.

The truths of Jesus as the Shepherd are vividly seen in 3 Psalms 2223 and 24, showing the sufferings and glory of the Lord. As Prophet, the Good Shepherd gave his life not only for the sheep, but for the safe-keeping of all people who would come unto him [John 10:11]. As the High Priest and the Great Shepherd, he is the first, last and only door, the alpha and omega, providing the way of access via his resurrection [Heb. 13:20] unto life, into the genuine spiritual fellowship with our Heavenly Father. As the King and Chief Shepherd, his return exhibits his final glory, coming as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, [I Pet. 5:4, Rev. 19:16].

Thus, like the eastern shepherd, Jesus Christ embodies Jehovah-Nissi: the redemptive name for God protecting His people, [Ps. 23:1].

The Door, or gate giving access to the holiest of all was covered by a veil in both the Temple & Tabernacle. The veil of the Tabernacle, which hung on four pillars, separated the holy of the holies, the central point of God’s presence among His people, from the holy place. Woven into the fabric of this linen veil, Cherubim were depicted, as a special class of angels who are always prominent in God’s throne-room. They are uniquely pictured as having four faces that correspond to the “four royal signs” of the zodiac, ruling the four-corners or celestial pillars of heaven, previously seen in Numbers 24:7-9.

Plate 2.The Molten Sea of the OT Jerusalem Temple. # [t.]
Stonehenge 27

In I Kings, the design record of the ten brazen bases of the smaller Brass Lavers, provide a strong clue that links the Cherubim with these four Cardinal Directions.

I Kings 7:25-30
25It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. 26And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths. 27And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it. 28And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges: 29And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work. 30And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were under-setters molten, at the side of every addition. Verse 29 above clearly associates the Cherubim with the lions (Leo  and the oxen (Taurus), in the design of the ten brass bases. This link is fully developed in Ezekiel’s vision at the River Chebar, which we see below. Exodus 36 gives us details of the colors used in the veil of the Tabernacle depicting the Cherubim. Let’s consider some of this color symbolism in the services of the Tabernacle and Temple.

Exodus 36:35-36 And he made a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with Cherubims made he it of cunning work. And he made there-unto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

The veil hung from four pillars, representing the terrestrial number, and the earth’s orientation to the four Cardinal Directions of the horizon. The symbol of the number four is prominent in the imagery above, not only in the four pillars holding the Tabernacle’s veil, but also in the four Tabernacle colors shown in the veil. The four colors are blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Blue represents peace showing us God’s presence, as seen in the Son of God as the Prince of Peace. Purple represents royalty, as seen in Christ the King of Kings. Scarlet or Red represents blood, and is seen in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the high priest offering the perfect sin offering of his own life for our redemption. The linen was white, as symbols of the purity & righteousness of the Servant of God. Thus, the four colors of the Tabernacle all embody the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone in the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, showing his dominion over all Creation. As we’ve seen, these four pillars correspond to the four Cardinal Directions, named the equinox and Solstice seen on the ecliptic and Equator as the four-corners of the heavens. These four cardinal points correspond to the tribes, four royal signs and colors as follows:

Eagle/Aquila [replacing Scorpius below]
North/Scorpion/Scorpius/Dan/White (omitted in Num. 24, & Ps. 75:3ff)
East/Lion/Leo/Judah/Purple. (Numbers 24:9)
South/Man/Aquarius/Reuben/Blue. (Numbers 24:7)
West/Bull/Taurus/Ephraim & Manasseh/Red (Numbers 24:8)

The vision of Ezekiel at the river Chebar describes these living creatures, specifically their four faces, matching the signs of the four Cardinal Directions of the heavens. As we have noted regarding the North, it was omitted for a number of reasons. In the North we find the face of the sign Aquila the Eagle [Ezek.1:10], replacing that of his natural born enemy, the serpent-Dan/Scorpion, as is evident in the triple sign of the man Ophiuchus, as he wrestles Serpens the serpent, while stamping out the light of the Antares red-star, in the heart of Scorpius the scorpionEzekiel’s vision is recorded below.

Ezekiel 1:3-11
The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him. 4And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire in-folding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire5Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man6And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings7And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the color of burnished brass. 8And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings9Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. 10As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

The matching of the faces of these four living creatures with the four signs at the cardinal points in Numbers 24, is worth a closer look. First, this correlation between the four Cardinal Directions of the horizon seems an obvious celestial reference, supported by the celestial wheels within wheels connected with these Cherubim, [Ezek. 1:16, 20-22, 10:1-22]. These wheels relate to the celestial structure of the ecliptic and the Equator, as one wheel is pictured within the other, and the points where they cross are the equinoxes. One Hebrew word for “wheel” in Ezekiel, [10:2 & 10] is galgal [*H1534], a variation of Gilgal [*H1536], the “Hill of God,” [I Sam. 10:5] where Joshua set up an altar of twelve stones [Josh 4], one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. The word galgal is also the root origin of our wordGalaxy,” showing a galactic application of these wheels even into the modern day. Similar to the stellar reference of the 12 precious stones of the High Priest’s breastplate, as symbols of the twelve signs of the zodiac, Joshua’s altar marked their entry into the promised land, which was first deeded to Abraham [Gen. 13:14-15]. God marked the end of the Israel’s sufferings in the wilderness even as He had marked their exit from Egypt, with a miracle of parting of the waters, both of the Red Sea and of the Jordan River. He also marked the beginning of Israel’s reign of kings both in the anointing of Saul, along with the first Passover in the promised land at GilgalJoshua 5:9-10 has a figurative portrait of this initial Passover, as these “wheels of God’s justice” rolled over the heathen that stood in Israel’s way. Thus, when we view the two phases of the return of the promised seed, first in his sufferings second in his glory, we can see the following division along the lines of Jesus’ ministry as seen in the four gospels:

Sufferings

He came as a man/Son of Man/Luke/Aquarius
He sacrificed his life/Servant/MarkEagle for Scorpion

Glory

The Son coming in judgment/Son of God/John/Taurus
The Lion-king of Judah rending his prey/King/Matthew/Leo

As symbolic references to the four quarters of heaven, the 4 unified faces of these living creatures represent a composite of the celestial narrative, witnessing to the return of the promised redeemer, and his judgment on the assembly of the wicked. The 22nd Psalm reveals more details of this evident celestial pattern, in the context of the Lord’s sacrifice, in Golgotha’s foreboding shadows. This is the record of the assembly of the wicked passing their depraved judgment on the Lord, as they orchestrated the events that surrounded Jesus’ crucifixion. But as his immanent return speeds towards us, the mighty conquering judge will execute his righteous verdict with everlasting consequences for the evil ones.

Psalm 22:11-23
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. [reem]
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

In this Psalm, the wicked natures of those who brought about Jesus’ crucifixion are discernible in these obscene caricatures of the four winds of the host of heaven. These dark spectre’s of the Cherubim rejoiced in the Lord’s demise and death as they encircled him like dogs, ravening lions and gaping bulls, embodying the idol masks of Astrology. This was the peak of the power of this wicked assembly, but their time is past and their doom is sure. As verse 14 above tells us: Christ was “poured out like water,” which depicts him in this celestial context as the man of Aquarius, who pours the living waters of the gift of holy spirit into the saints. This also agrees with aspects of the common Hallel, as the last words of Psalm 118 rang throughout the Temple, during the Feast of Tabernacles in the last days of Christ’s ministry. We find this Biblical record in John 7.

John 7:37-44
37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.40Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, of
a truth this is the Prophet. 41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was43So there was a division among the people because of him. 44And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

It is Christ as the Crown and Apex, firstborn of all Creation, the Second Adam, who embodies the fullness of the Great Pyramid [Isa. 28:16], who completes the superstructure of both the physical [in Jerusalem] and spiritual Temples-body [spiritual body] of his churches in the Bride of Israel and the NT Church of the Believer’s in Christendom, [1Cor. 3Eph. 2:18-22]. In this way, the light of heaven is shed on the earth in Christ, the Son/Sun of righteousness [Ps. 19] who rules over all Creation as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. [Gen. 1:14-17]

I trust this will help with further insight into the celestial signs that marked the birth of Christ and how, as Rev. Jon Nessle has taught, they are the best scientific evidence for the truth of God and His word in existence.

Happy New Year and a Joyous 2024,
In Christ
,
Agape’

Rene’

Footnotes

1. Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, VP Wierwille, p.
2. “The Star that Astonished the World” Dr. Ernest Martin, p.
3. Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, VP Wierwille, p. 70
4. IBID, Figure 1, Picture credit, p. 71.
4a. IBID.
5. IBID, Figure 2 picture credit, p. 61
a. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/Star System
b. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/Binary Star
c. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/main sequence
d. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/White dwarf
e. earthsky.org/…sky-measurements-degrees-arc-minutes-arc-seconds
f. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/Dwarf star
g. earthsky.org/…s/what-is-stellar-magnitude
h. earthsky.org/…s/stellar Classification
h.1. earthsky.org/…stellar Classification
h.2. IBID
i. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star/Red Dwarf
j. atnf.ciro.au/…/astrophysics/binary types
k. earthsky.org/…/white-dwarfs-are-the-cores-of-dead-stars
l. sci.esa.int/web/gaia
m. Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, p. 96-101, Bonnie Gaunt.
n. johnpratt.com/…lds/meridian/2001/4corners
o. IBID
p. IBID
q. IBID [https://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2001/4corners.html]
r. Figure 5 Picture credit; Witness of the Stars, p. 84, E.W. Bullinger.
s. Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, p. 96-101, Bonnie Gaunt.
t. [pinterest.com]

 

Almond symbolism in the Menorah and Aaron’s Rod that budded.

Happy Spring and Passover Everyone!

The signs and aroma’s of Spring are in the air…Everywhere you turn, you can see evidence of nature awakening from it’s winter slumber. As the foliage is aroused in its cycle of life, and the blossoming flowers are enriching the landscape with their pallet of colors, we are reminded of the renewing spiritual power of the resurrection of Christ! As we honor the resurrection of Christ this weekend, the subject of this month’s blog pertains to this imagery of life everlasting, as seen in the Almond Branch and Tree

The description of the golden ratio as the Divine proportion [1.6180339…] is fitting as seen by many as a door to a deeper under-standing of beauty and spirituality in life, unveiling a hidden harmony or connectedness in so much of God’s creation. That’s an incredible role for a single number to play, but then again this number [phi] has played an incredible role in human history and in the foundations of life. The line between its mathematical and spiritual aspects is thus not easily drawn. Even the symbol for Phi, a circle with a line drawn through it, can be thought to represent a zero, or void, divided by one, or Unity, to create beauty, analogous to God creating the universe from nothing.

Phi does not appear explicitly in the Bible or other ancient scripts, yet we find that the dimensions given by God to Noah for the Ark, and to Moses for the Ark of the Covenant both reflect a 5 to 3 proportion, Fibonacci numbers with a ratio of 1.666, and a reasonably close approximation to Phi, [1.618…] which incrementally advances in mathematical accuracy to infinity with each numerical step. This Ark was housed in the holiest place of both the Tabernacle and Temple, containing the tablets of the Decalogue; [Ex. 25:16, 21] along with a pot of Manna and Aaron’s Rod that budded, [Heb. 9:4-5]. We also find the order of this divine ratio at the basis of the structure of the Tabernacle and Temple of Jerusalem.

Nature's patterns: Golden spirals and branching fractals - CNETFlowers - The Fibonacci SequenceWhat Is the Fibonacci Sequence? | HowStuffWorks

The spiraling shapes in cauliflower; [below] artichoke, and sunflower florets (above) share a remarkable feature: The numbers of clockwise and counterclockwise spirals are consecutive Fibonacci numbers—the sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144… so that each number is the sum of the last two. What’s more, those spirals pack florets as tight as can be, maximizing their ability to gather sunlight for the plant. But how do plants like sunflowers create such perfect floret arrangements, and what does it have to do with Fibonacci numbers? A plant hormone called auxin, which spurs the growth of leaves, flowers, and other plant organs, is the key: Florets grow where auxin flows. Using a mathematical model that describes how auxin and certain proteins interact to transport each other around inside plants, researchers could predict where the hormone would accumulateSimulations of that model reproduced patterns exactly matching real “Fibonacci spirals” in sunflowers, as reported in the monthly in Physical Review Letters. Based on their results, the researchers suggest that such patterns might be more universal in nature than previously thought. 

A. Fibonacci Spirals in the structure of Cauliflower.
A.Romanesque BrocilliImage result for Intercalation months reflected in dimensions of the Hebrew Tabernacle

B. Lunar Phases mapped according to the Fibonacci Spiral pattern.

Spirals are built into a plant from its very beginning. The tender tip of a growing plant is capped by a thin outer shell. As the plant cells inside the shell grow and divide, they create stress that can deform the shell. The easiest way for the shell to relieve the stress is to buckle into ridges that form the arms of a spiral, centered at the stem, [Menorah pattern]. Sometimes, the stress pushes the plant to add a second or third spiral. Although spirals differ among plants, they show particular kinds of patterns.

To investigate why, mathematicians Patrick Shipman and Alan Newell of the University of Arizona in Tucson calculated the stresses on the growing tips of plants, assuming that the plant wrinkles to minimize the total stress on its skin. They found that the first two spirals strain and pull on each other, sometimes making a third spiral. Crucially, the number of arms in the third spiral always equals the sum of the arms of the first two in order to minimize stress, they found. This is the hallmark of the famous Fibonacci series, in which each number is the sum of the preceding two numbers. The series shows up with surprising regularity in nature, describing patterns of population growth, and in the proportions of seashells.

When Shipman and Newell graphed the solutions to their stress calculations, they saw spiral patterns with Fibonacci-like relationships that looked very similar to those in real cacti. Their analysis appears in the 23 April issue of Physical Review Letters.2

“The key nice part about what Patrick and Alan have done is they do some excellent mathematics and link it to what the physics might be,” says Neil Mendelson, a molecular biologist at University of Arizona. Shipman says, “For this sort of work to be useful to biologists, we have to know what can actually be predicted.”3

We have already seen that the number of double spirals of the sunflower head are also Fibonacci numbers. The spirals have perhaps moved from the vertical plane to the horizontal planePhyllotaxis is the study of the ordered leaf position on a stem; (Phyllos-leaf taxis order),  with particular reference to their repetition in the same alignment. The Fibonacci series has been observed in phyllotaxis and extensively studied in the following three different spiral arrangements.

Figure 1. Vertical Spiral of leaf orientation. 4

The Fibonacci Series | Golden Mean Gauge

1. VERTICALLY. Where leaves on a stem demonstrate the Fibonacci Series as they spiral up the stem.
2. HORIZONTALLY. Where the spirals are horizontal like on the flat head of the sunflower.
3. TAPERED or ROUNDED, like the tapered pine cones or the rounded Chrysanthemums, or pineapples that also show a double set of spirals as pictured below.

fibbon2When these double sets of spirals have been counted, the numbers of spirals were found to be Fibonacci numbers; with larger numbers in this series seen in different plants. Any textbook discussing mathematics in nature will include numerous examples.

Brian Goodwin in his book, ‘How the Leopard changed its spots’, discusses Phyllotaxis at length and describes a model of phyllotaxis produced by two French scientists Douady and Couder. They also managed to reproduce the double spirals similar to those of the sunflower by computer. Brian Goodwin further asks about Phyllotaxis; “What is the inherent nature of the simple rules that govern this diversity. What are we looking at when we see such a magnificent variety of plants and flowers?”

The study of Phyllotaxis is a branch of biology that seeks the answers to these questions. The connection between phyllotaxis and the Golden Proportion has engendered volumes of literature examining these questions. Surprisingly, as recent as 1998, a large magnificent tome on phyllotaxis called “Symmetry in Plants” was published as a multidisciplinary study by 44 scientists, all leaders in their fields, including chapters by botanists, mathematicians crystallographers and molecular geneticists.

Phyllotaxis-The positions of leaves.

fibbon4The leaves on a stem are positioned over the gaps between the lower leaves as they spiral up the stem. What is most remarkable about this spiral spacing, is that irrespective of species, the rotation angle tends to have only a few values. By far the most common of which is 137.5◦  (Goodwin). This is considered an efficient arrangement to allow maximum sunlight to reach each set of leaves. This angle is non other than the Golden Proportion related to the perimeter of a circle as in the adjacent figure. 5

It is the ratio between the perimeter of a circle where the larger part A, is to the smaller part B, as the larger part A is to the whole A+B, our old familiar Golden Proportion premise here seen in yet another guise.

The other example of the Golden Proportion is concerned with the number of leaves between one leaf and the next one directly overhead in the spiral, and the number of rotations before this position is reached.

Botanical units such as leaves and petals are generated as fast growing cells known as primordia develop. As part of the growth process the leaves and flowers are pushed farther from the apex, as they develop into the familiar plant features, whether leaves, flowers, or aspects of  fruit. In spiral phyllotaxis the angle between consecutive born primordia, called the divergence angle, is constant and close to the Fibonacci angle of 137.5◦.

In some trees like Elmwood and basswood, the leaves along a stem seem to occur alternately on two opposite sides where we speak of 1/2 phyllotaxis. In the beech and hazel the passage from one leaf to the next is 1/3 of a turn.

MA* Nature : Plants

oak and apricot 2/5 phyllotaxis
poplar and pear 3/8 phyllotaxis
willow and Almond 5/13
these are all recognizable as alternate Fibonacci numbers. 6 {Coxeter}

On the oak tree, the Fibonacci fraction is 2/5, which means that the spiral takes five branches to spiral two times around the trunk to complete one pattern. Other trees with the Fibonacci leaf arrangement are the elm tree (1/2); the beech (1/3); the willow and the almond tree (5/13) according to (Livio). 7  A notable Biblical example of the almond branch is Aaron’s rod that budded.

Korach: The Rod of Aaron - Ladder of Jacob

Aaron’s rod budded, sprouted, and offered fully formed fruit, all at the same time. “According to the law of nature, all living things have a beginning and an end. However, this was not the case with Aaron’s rod, for God gave it an accelerated lease of life. This miracle hinted at the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even though death came to the world because of the actions of the first man, Adam, resurrection would come about on account of Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:17–22). Hence, when Jesus was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, He told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (Jn 11:25). Aaron’s budding rod served to quell Korah’s rebellion and re-affirmed Aaron’s position as high priest, separating from the rebellion of false leaders, who paid with their lives along with those they deceived. Furthermore, this wondrous sign hinted at the future Messiah and His status as the first-fruits of the resurrection, (1 Cor 15:20).

kol dodi on Twitter: "The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, put forth buds, blossomed, and produced

Plant-life is based on optimum utilization and exposure to light, water and fertile soil enhancing the spiral growth form of the Phi ratio and the distribution of leaves and seeds on the plants above ground, and the pattern root structure of the plant below ground. The Sunflower florets for example, are set in two rotating spirals21 clockwise and 34 anti-clockwiseprogrammed into the DNA of plant auxin, ordered via the Fibonacci numbers arranging the seeds in the most compact array to optimize their ability to gather light from the Sun for maximum growth and replication. There is also a specific harmony in the geometric increase of growth via the Fibonacci Series and the summarizing and concluding statements of the Book of Acts, that start with addition and geometrically increase in scale to multiplication, at the higher levels of this number series. The Greek Word “Auxano,” is the root for “auxins” found in 3 key Acts summary statements; [Acts 6:7, 12:24, 19:20, Eph. 4:16]. We see this in how 1st Century Churches grew and were added in key areas, [Acts 9:31multiplied16:5, established in the faith, and increased in number daily…] But with the growth of these Churches in Acts, is was the Gift Ministries of the the Apostles, Prophets and Teachers that established the believers in the faith principles of the 1st Century Church, activating the multiplication of these fellowships in the spiritual power and edification in love and Grace that made the difference. Here we find a lesson of Aaron’s Rod that budded. It was mainly resulting from the essential energized power ministries of Church leaders, as the believers walked in the Apostles doctrine, [Acts 2:42-47] and fellowship that many signs and wonders were done, empowering the Faithful. This caused the growth of the Word of God in people’s lives that left an indelible spiritual impact on the 1st Century culture.

As Egypt’s counterfeit priests were allowed copy Moses‘ and Aaron’s sign of turning their rods to serpents, Egypt’s serpents were devoured by the rod’s of Moses and Aaron. This like the remaining plagues on Egypt, were specific statements against the Egyptian idol pantheon. Since Egypt’s enchanters were not able to counterfeit any further signs beyond the first 3 plagues, God exposed the weakness of their deceitful powers embodied in their false rod’s. [Ex. 7:9-12, 17-22]. Other than Aaron’s rod swallowing the serpent-rod’s of the Pharaoh’s Priests the majority of the use of almonds found in God’s Word are in reference to the Menorah. Ex. 25:33 says;

three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.”

Calyx is the collective name for sepals of a flower. Easton’s Bible Dictionary explains,

A native of Syria and Palestine, in form, blossoms, and fruit it resembles the peach tree. Its blossoms are of a very pale pink color, and appear before its leaves. Its Hebrew name, shaked, signifying “wakeful, hastening,” is given to it on account of its putting forth its blossoms so early, generally in February, and sometimes even in January.“

As with Aaron’s rod, Jeremiah 1:11 use of the almond is a symbol. Jeremiah 1:11-12:

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see an almond branch.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.

Pulpit Commentary says of Verse 12. – I will hasten my word; literally, I am wakeful over my word; alluding to the meaning of the Hebrew word for almond. The LORD will hasten to perform His judgments of Jerusalem which He proclaimed in His word to Jeremiah.

The almond is a well-known symbol of resurrection because it is the first tree to flower. The white, five-parted flowers are up to two inches across and come in the late winter before the leaves of the tree develop. Because they may flower as early as late January or early February, it is sometimes possible to find almond flowers with snow.

Menorah painting by David G. Vogel. 8

Menorah painting by David G. Vogel with almond blossom and bulb
Vogel writes regarding the Menorah in Exodus 25: “I found it intriguing that the almond blossom is used to describe the bulbs and branches.

As Ex. 25 shows us, the structure of the Menorah is imprinted with the pattern of the Almond tree. The Almond tree sprouts its leaves according to the Fibonacci series with every 13 leaves, 5 spirals are producedEx. 25:31-40 says there were 13+1 and 21+1 almond flowers and buds engraved into the structure of the Menorah. So 14-represents the first number of a new series of almond leaves that spiral 5x every 13 leaves. This pattern of the almond branch was seen also on Aaron’s Rod that budded. Aaron’s rod represented the tribe of Levi that Moses put into the Tabernacle with the 12 rods of the 12 other tribes of Israel, totaling 13, out of which only Aaron’s rod, not only budded, but blossomed and bore ripe almond fruit in one night. Another plant found in the Temple was the Palm tree, depicted with the angels on the Temple Curtains, which are also known to grow according to larger numbers in the Fibonacci series.

God instructed the House of Israel to build a seven-branched lampstand of pure gold (Ex 25:31-40).

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The shape reminds us of a flowering tree of life. On each of the six side arms were 3 golden almond blossoms and together with the 4 on the center shaft, there were exactly 22 almond blossoms. Between the 22 flowers, there are 21 connections. From the lowest flower to the top flower on the shaft to the 6 lamps, there are 27 (3 x 8+3=27) connections, and together with the highest connection from the top flower on the shaft to the middle lamp, there are a total of 28 (4 x 7) connections. Together there are 50 parts + 7 lamps.

The almond tree is the first tree in Israel, which awakes from its winter sleep to life and blooms. Therefore, the white almond blossom is a symbol of life and purity. God paid attention to the details from the very beginning; for He commanded that every single almond blossom on the Menorah should consist of three parts, namely, the cups, buds and blossoms (petals). Together they are 322=66 single flower parts.

The Menorah stood in the Tabernacle and in Solomon’s Temple. The Menorah stood also in the Temple of Herod in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified. In the year 66 AD began the Jewish-Roman War. In 70 AD the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans. After more than 10 years the Arch of Titus in Rome was built, showing the removal of the Menorah, whose shape was outlined, however inaccurate.

The Biblical Menorah is a Reference to the Bible, the Light to the World

The Menorah has a symbolism for eternity, for there is a clear correlation between the construction of the Menorah and the structure of the Bible. This is especially evident at 3 points:

1. THE 49 SCROLLS OF THE BIBLE: The Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters and the Greek has 27 letters (in total there are 22 27= 49 letters). The Menorah has 22 almond blossoms and the OT has been written on 22 scrolls. The 22 almond flowers on the Menorah are  symbolic of the 22 scrolls of the OT (the basis of the Bible). The Menorah has 3 x 8+3=27 connections from the lowest to the top flower of the shaft with the 6 lamps (6 =the number of man) and the NT was written on 27 scrolls. The 27 connections symbolize the 27 books of the NT. Together, there are 22+27=49 scrolls of the Bible.

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3. THE 66 AND 70 BOOKS OF the BIBLE: Each almond flower consists of 3 parts (cups, buds and blossoms/petals). Together they are 322=66 almond blossom items. On the center shaft are 4 almond blossoms with a total of 12 flower items. On the left side of the Menorah, there are 3 x 3 x 3=27 flower parts on the 3 armsThe 12 flower parts on the stem plus the 27 flower parts on the left side are a reference to the basis of the Bible, namely the 12+27=39 books of the OT. The other 3x3x3=27 flower parts on the right side of the shaft indicate the 27 books of the NT. In addition, there are exactly 3 x 7=21 connections between the 22 almond blossoms. The Old Testament was written on 22 scrolls, but it contains a total of 39 individual books.

The New Testament was written on 27 scrolls, and here each scroll corresponds to a single book. The entire Bible was written on 49 scrolls and contains 66 individual books.

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A lamp also has the wick and the olive oil. There are therefore 3 x 7=21 lamp items. The 22 almond blossoms with the 27 connecting parts together produce 49 items and with the 21 lamp items the total number is 70 (10×7=70). Since the Psalms originally consisted of 5 books, the total number of the Bible is 70 books. Interestingly, Josephus himself described that the Menorah consisted of 70 parts. However, we do not know exactly how they counted. (Ex 25:31-40).

Meaning of the Numbers

The Bible was written on 49 scrolls (22 + 27), but it contains 39 + 27 = 66 books.
Since the Psalms originally consisted of 5 books, there are altogether 70 books.

Both views are correct. The numbers 49 (7×7), 66 (3×22) and 70 (10×7) symbolize the complete conclusion and completeness of the Word of God. There are Christians who believe that the 66 is related to the number 666 (number of the Beast, Satan). However, this is a great error, for the 66 has nothing to do with it, but it means 3 times 22 (22 Hebrew letters), which is a very positive number of the Old Testament. The OT also contains 36 (3 x 12) and the NT 21 (3 x 7) book names. No scroll and no book may be removed or added.

The number 22:

  • 22  Almond blossoms of the Menorah
  • 22  Letters in the ancient Hebrew alphabet
  • 22  Scrolls of the Old Testament

The number 27:

  • 27  Connections in the flowering area of the Menorah
  • 27  Letters in the ancient Greek alphabet (with digamma, koppa, sampi)
  • 27  Scrolls of the New Testament

The Biblical Menorah has:

  • 7   Lamps (with wick and oil it is 3 x 7 = 21 items)
  • 21  Connecting parts between the 22 almond blossoms
  • 22  Cups buds and blossoms = 3 x 2266 Flower Items:
  • 66  Flower items: 12 on shaft + 27 on the left side39 + 27 on the right side
  • 27  Connections between the flowers and 6 lamps (3 x 8 + 3 = 27, or 9 x 3)
  • 28  Connections from beginning of flowering to all 7 lamps (3 x 8 + 4 = 28)
  • 49  Flowers and compounds in the flowering area (22 + 27 = 49 = 7 x 7)
  • 50  Flowers and connections to all 7 lamps (22 + 28 = 50 = 7 x 749 + 1)

The Book of Life

When the tree of life blossoms, it has exactly 49 parts from the lowest to the highest flower on the shaft to the 6 lamps (6 = number of man). This symbolizes the Bible (22+27=49 scrolls with the 39+27=66 or 70 books). However, the most important detail is still missing, namely the piece from the top flower to the middle lamp. It symbolizes the “Book of Life” (49+1=50) and the perfect communion with God. As in the counting of the days unto Pentecost (49+1) and in the counting of the years up to the year of Jubilee (49+1), also indicating the uppermost part of the Menorah (49+1) the complete conclusion and the new beginning. (More information about the Book of Life)

The Menorah is a reference to the Word of God. God speaks to us through the scrolls of the Bible; His Word is the light in this world. But the 50th (49+1) section to the Central Lamp is a symbol of the “Book of Life” and the eternal direct contact with Yahweh via Jesus.

The Menorah symbolizes Jesus

Jesus is the living Menorah. He was the light that the whole world had been waiting for. He not only paid the debt for our sins, but also showed us the way to the eternal light.

  • Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of JESUS CHRIST…  this man stands here before you whole… Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved  (Acts 4:10-12).
  • In the beginning was the WORD, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the LIGHT of all mankind. The LIGHT shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that LIGHT, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the LIGHT; he came only as a witness to the LIGHT. The true LIGHT that gives LIGHT to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The WORD became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:1-14).
  • I am the LIGHT of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the LIGHT of life (John 8:12).
  • I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me  (John 14:6).
  • And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work (Rev 22:12).

JESUS is the Light. The Menorah symbolizes [1.] JESUS (Light, Love, Word and Savior), [2.] His Word, the BIBLE (49 scrolls with 66/70 books, they are the light in this dark world) and [3.] The “BOOK OF LIFE,” that is eternal life (Rev 3:5; 20:12-15) and our way of life, the light in the dark world (Mt 5:13-16). When we shine our light and are an example to the world, our name will stand forever in the Book of Life. This is our hope and joy. 

The Menorah is not a normal lampstand; it is a miracle, just as the Bible itself is also a miracle.

Oil is also important because it is a reference to the Holy Spirit, which enables us to be a light in this world. The parable of the 10 virgins (Mt. 25:1-13) emphasizes the importance of this oil, for the darkness will not enter into the kingdom of God. The Bridegroom will certainly not pick up the sinful darkness, but only the spiritual virgins who have enough oil (Holy Spirit). Christians who do not follow Jesus, who radiate little love and are therefore no light for the world, are not genuine Christians, but part of this dark world, (Mt 25:1-13).

 

Menorah periodic system of the elements, chemistry
The Menorah representation from the periodic system of the elements.

By the way, the periodic table of the elements also has the form of a menorah, because if the elements with similar chemical properties are placed as close to each other as possible, a form is automatically created that is reminiscent of the 7-branched lampstand of God. This indirectly reveals who is the Creator of all chemical elements and who created everything visible. The Bible describes in detail who is the one through whom the world was made, (John 3:1; 1Cor 8:6, 15:21-28; Rom. 1:19-25; Heb 1:2). 9

For more information: [The Menorah Periodic System of the Elements]

To summarize we find in the Book of Revelation, which is called “The Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave unto him, and to show his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John. who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.” [Rev. 1:1-2]

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, [g]“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches [h]which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 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. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying [i]to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of [j]Hades and of Death. 19 [k]Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. 20 The [l]mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the [m]angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands [n]which you saw are the seven churches. [Rev. 1:10-20]

This record in Revelation summarizes how Jesus embodies the Word of God made flesh as represented in the Menorah and its light. As the center candlestick and Servant Lamp bearing the other six candles, His was the voice speaking to the John and to the seven churches of Rev. 2. So Jesus is speaking to us in his churches today, to go and do the things he has commanded, to fulfill our part in the greatest calling from our Heavenly Father to be fellow-laborers with God in Christ, to stand together with them in eternal glory.

The Menorah and the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet are the basis of God’s Word.

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Charles Spurgeon preached on the lessons of the Almond Tree. He says here,

“While I have felt compelled to speak of these solemn Truths, I am glad to turn to the other part of the subject which is this—that God is quick in performing His promises. They are like the almond tree—they blossom and bear fruit very quickly. “What sort of promises,” you ask, “are thus speedily fulfilled?” Well, first, the promise to give salvation to all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

On this most joyous of days, you who wonder at our joy, it is because we looked to Christ as our all in all, forgiver of sins, Lamb of God. You, also, look to Christ – and be saved. The almond tree blooms, quick with promises. The most wondrous promise of all is the resurrection of the Son of God. 10

As we stand together with God in Christ, victory is ours with all its eternal rewards, as we remain faithful in Him.

God’s Abundant Blessings to you all!

Agape

Rene’ 

 

Footnotes

1. [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/06/scienceshot-sunflowers-do-math]

2. 23 April issue of Physical Review Letters; Shipman and Newell

3. IBID

4. Fig. 1 picture credit, Eddy Levin, 1998.

5. IBID

6. H S M Coxeter, in his Introduction to Geometry (1961, Wiley, page 172)- see the references with the following important quote:

it should be frankly admitted that in some plants the numbers do not belong to the sequence of f’s [Fibonacci numbers] but to the sequence of g’s [Lucas numbers] or even to the still more anomalous sequences

3,1,4,5,9,… or 5,2,7,9,16,…

Thus we must face the fact that phyllotaxis is really not a universal law but only a fascinatingly prevalent tendencyBut the tendency has behind it a universal number, the golden section.

7. Livio, Mario. The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number. New York: Broadway Books, 2002.

8. Menorah painting by David G. Vogel.

9. [https://menorah-bible.jimdofree.com/english/structure-of-the-menorah/]

10. Charles Haddon Spurgeon April 7, 1881Scripture: Jeremiah 1:11, 12 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 46

 

The Divine Signature of Pi in the Bible

Happy Pi Day Everyone! 

As we have done in previous years on March 14th, I like to post studies in recognition of the significance of the Pi ratio in the Bible. This year I was blessed to find this fascinating study which was published as an excerpt of part of larger works on this topic, concerning the how the 150 Psalms of the Bible are structured on a numerical basis around the Pi Ratio. This is timely, not only in light of Jon Nessle’s current OT History Class, but also Ren Manetti’s teaching two weeks ago on the Psalms being structured according to the events in the life of King David. We will also find structure here coinciding with Rev. Nessle’s teachings on “Repetitions in the Bible,” specifically regarding Psalm 26: “The Integrity Psalm.” Although some aspects  of what the author shares here may require further research, he presents a noteworthy mathematical framework, for the structure of the Psalms based on Pi. I have also included links to some of my studies, along with my own comments in brackets that may bless the reader, related to the author’s content on the circumference of a circle as a representation of the Name of Jehovah, and the diameter as a representation of God which in Hebrew is El or ElohimThat said, here is an excerpt of the book entitled; “The Divine Signature of Pi in the Bible.”

“Today is pi day (March 14) and to celebrate this day, I decided to share a chapter from the book The Secret Code of the Psalms explaining my discovery of precise ratios of pi in the numerical Hebrew structure of the Psalms in the BibleThis was an accidental discovery as a result of restoring the poetic structure of the Psalms which is hidden in all published versions of the Bible; my original intent was to properly display the poetry to the common reader in the three volume work, The Symbolism of the Psalms (published here in vol 1vol 2vol 3). Once the poetry was restored, it became obvious that the Hebrew Scriptures were arranged according to numerical counts of verses, words and even lettersLater these counts were used in the Masoretic texts to ensure its accuracy.

With that introduction, here is the text of one of the chapters to the book The Secret Code of the Psalms:, the entire works explains the mysterious arrangement and hidden numerical structure of all 150 Psalms:

The number pi (π) is an irrational number that represents the ratio between the circumference and diameter of a circle. It is also a transcendental number, which is a number that is not a root of a polynomial equation with integer coefficients. In the ancient Middle East, the Divine was often represented as the sun or a circle, thus it is likely that the mathematical concept of pi was considered to be a “Divine signature considered sacred and holy. In documenting and analyzing the numerical structure of the Psalms, it was discovered that the design of the Psalms contain several ratios of pi, many to a high degree of accuracy. As the Hebrews were not likely to have known about these accurate ratios for pi, they provide evidence of Divine inspiration in scripture. There is strong evidence that these ratios of pi are directly related to the holiness of the numbers three and seven, the number of letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and the sacred names of God in Hebrew Scripture. As pi is a transcendental number that is typically represented by infinite series of numbers, it is thus a fitting number to represent the infinite Divine.

In Babylonian mathematics the number pi was approximated as the number 3, which was good enough for the architecture of the time. This approximation is also found in the dimensions of the Temple of Solomon (1 Kings 7:23).

The Babylonians knew that the number 3 was an approximation – an Old Babylonian tablet from the 19th-17th century B.C. approximated pi more accurately as 25/8. The Egyptian Rhind Mathematical papyrus that dates to about the same time period approximated pi as 256/81 by approximating the circle with an octagon. In the 3rd century B.C. Archimedes approximated pi as somewhere between 223/71 and 22/7. In the second century B.C. Ptolemy approximated pi as 377/ 120, which is the first known approximation that is accurate to three decimal places. In the fifth century A.D. the Chinese mathematician Zu Chongzhi calculated pi to an accuracy of 7 decimal places, and gave two other approximations for pi: 22/7 and 355/113. The latter is the best rational approximation of pi using less than 5 digits in the numerator and denominator. This approximation was not improved upon until about a thousand years later by Indian and Persian mathematicians. This was improved upon in the succeeding centuries with increasing levels of accuracy, with many approximations of pi calculated from infinite series. With the advent of computers, pi is now calculated with accuracies to trillions of digits.

In modern times pi is represented in decimal form, but any decimal can be represented as a continued fraction of whole numbers. A continued fraction is an iterative process that represents a number as the sum of its integer part and the reciprocal of another number. The continued fraction expansion of a number indicates which rational numbers or fractions are the best approximations. These best approximations are known as convergents, where there is no better approximation with a smaller denominator of the convergent number. The number pi is 3.14159… The first best convergent of pi is the number 3. By taking the reciprocal of the remainder, the remainder can be best approximated as 1/7. Thus, the next best convergent ratio for pi is 3 plus 1/7 or 22/7. By taking the remainder and converting it to a fraction, adding it to the previous result, a continued fraction for pi can be created.

The continued fraction is developed by first starting from an accurate decimal representation of pi. In this series, the first few convergent ratios that best represent pi are 3, 22/7, 333/106, 355/113, 103993/33102, 104438/33215, and 208341/ 66317. Each succeeding convergent ratio is more accurate than the former, as the value converges to the value of pi at infinite. The convergent ratio of 355/113 for pi was derived by Zu Chongzhi in the 5th century A.D. using a different method.

DISK ICONOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST

There are figures of speech in the Psalms that are related to the iconography of the Divine in the Middle East, which is associated with a circle. Given this fact the ratio of pi was considered sacred. Several Psalms mention Jehovah as having wings: [condescension]

Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings (Ps. 17:8).

The Hebrew word for “apple” literally means the black pupil of the eye, thus it is a hidden reference to a circle. The phrase “shadow of Your wings” is next mentioned in Psalm 36:

Jehovah, how precious is Your mercy, God, and the sons of Man in the shadow of Your wings (Ps. 36:7).

From Ps. 17:8 to the end of Psalm 36, there are exactly 355 verses. This is followed by 113 verses in Psalms 37-41, where 355/113 is a convergent ratio for pi, indicating that there was knowledge of this ratio long before its rediscovery in the 5th century A.D. The numeric word count of Psalm 17 references Psalm 61, which contains a similar statement:

I will seek refuge under the cover of Your wings (Ps. 61:4).

Similar statements can be seen in Ps. 57:1 and 63:7. Wings are also associated with the sun (a circle) in Malachi:

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings (Mal. 4:2).

The Hebrew word for “wing” is used to refer to a border as well as the four quarters of the earth (see Deut. 22:12, Isa. 11:12), thus two lines dividing a circle into four quarters would have been called “wings.” The image of a winged disk to represent God was common throughout the ancient Near East. Below is the winged sun of Thebes in Egypt:

 

 Winged Sun of Thebes

The winged disk was also adopted in the religion of Zoroastrianism in ancient Persia:

A Faravahar symbol in a Fire Temple (Illustration) - World History Encyclopedia


RING AND ROD ICONOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST

In the above diagram the Divine figure is holding a ring in his hand. In the iconography of the Middle East, a god, goddess or king, was often shown holding a ring and rod. This was an ancient symbol, first found on a cylinder seal in Mesopotamia. On a cylinder seal from the Uruk period (c. 3500-3000 B.C.), a female worshipper is shown bowing down before a rod and ring (from D.J. Wiseman and Werner Forman, Cylinder Seals of Western Asia, London: Batchworth Press, p. 4):

Bharatkalyan97: Rod and ring ANE symbols are Indus Script hypertexts kaḍum 'bracelet' rebus kaḍaio 'sthapati' ukkā 'firebrand' rebus ukkā 'furnace'

In later depictions, deities from the Third Dynasty of Ur (ca. 2100 B.C.) as well as Old Babylon (ca. 1800 B.C.) and Assyria (ca. 700 B.C.) are shown with a ring and rod in their hand. In other cases, the deity is shown holding a solitary ring. Yet the meaning of these symbols has remained a mystery among scholars. The ring and rod have been associated with the circular shen symbol of Egypt which was often depicted with a staff (James Hall, Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art, London: John Murray, 1994, pp. 79-80):

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In hieroglyphs the Shen ring is depicted as a stylized loop of rope. A more clear association between the rod and ring can be seen in a depiction of the falcon god Horus which is similar to the winged disk, and also holds two Shen rings in its claws:

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The shen symbol means to encircle, and signified eternal protection. It was often elongated to contain a royal name, that is known as a cartouche. It was also often associated with a staff. As for rod and ring symbols in Mesopotamia, it has been surmised that they have literal and metaphorical meanings related to measurement (Henri Frankfurt, Cylinder Seals, London: Macmillan, 1939, p. 179). This can be seen on the Stele of Ur-Nammu, who built the Ziggurat of Ur. On the stele a variety of building projects [and astronomical symbols] are shown, as well as a deity who holds a rope arranged in a circle with a rod:

 

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The rod is thus a unit of measurement that was used in building activities, whose measure was considered Divine. In the Sumerian tale-Descent of Inanna, Inanna descends into the netherworld but must strip herself of her regalia and clothing as she passes through each gate. Among the items she held was a “gold ring over her wrist, and a lapis measuring rod and line in her hand.” In another version of the story the gold ring is gripped in her hand, which resembles the iconography of the rod and ring. In Scripture an angel appeared to the prophet Ezekiel in like manner, to provide measurements for a future temple:

When he brought me there, behold, there was a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring reed in his hand. And he was standing in the gateway (Ez. 40:3).

The ring and rod could be representations of the circle and its diameter, as a measuring line was coiled in a rope that was a multiple of the length of the measuring rod. As the rod was likely a standard of measurement it was generally a measure of the cubit, which was typically determined by measuring the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. That the cubit was associated with the diameter of a circle can be seen in the Egyptian cubit, which was divided into seven equal portions known as “palms.” If the cubit was used as the diameter of a circle it would represent the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi when measured in palms, with the circumference measured as 3 cubits plus 1 palm. Three cubits would be considered as an approximate representation of the Eternal Divine. That this is the case can be seen in the representation of pi in the molten sea of the Temple of Solomon, which had a circumference of 30 cubits (as was the height of the Temple of Solomon, as well as Noah’s ark), an exact multiple of 3:

Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. Under its brim were gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast, (1 Kings 7:23-24).

This is the only direct reference to a measurement of pi in Scripture, which uses an approximate value of 3 for pi.

If a cubit represented the diameter of a circle, then 3 cubits would be seen as a perfect representation of the circumference. An exact measure of 3 cubits is specified for the altar of the Tabernacle of Moses: the altar of burnt offering was 5 cubits wide, 5 cubits long and 3 cubits high (see Ex. 27:1, 38:1). The altar is associated with a circle in the Psalms:

I will wash my hands in innocence, and I will compass Your altar, Jehovah, (Ps26:6)

The word for “compass” is the same as the word for circle in Hebrew. As the altar was 5 cubits square, the diagonal or diameter of such a circle would almost be exactly 7 cubits. Thus, the circumference of a circle circumscribing this altar would be 22 cubits, representing the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. Related to this passage the numerical design of Psalms is based on the convergent ratio 355/113 for pi:

Psalm # Verses
4-26 339 = 3 x 113
4-27 355

Psalm 26 was chosen to represent the end of a multiple of 113 for a verse count, since 26 is 2 x 13. Also, it follows Psalm 25 which is 5 x 5, that is the dimension in cubits of the length and width of the altar. Psalm 27 begins with a reference to light:

Jehovah is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? (Ps. 27:1)

This is related to the altar mentioned in Psalm 26, since upon the altar there was a perpetual fire (Lev. 6:13). The altar is associated with the light of the Lord in Psalm 43:

Send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me… and I will go to the altar of God (Ps. 43:3,4)

The number 27 was chosen to represent the circumference of a circle, since it is 3 x 3 x 3, where 3 is the simplest ratio for pi.


CONVERGENT RATIOS OF PI IN SCRIPTURE

The number 318 is 3 x 106, and as 106 is part of the convergent ratio 333/106 for pi this number was regarded as important in the story of Abraham:

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he drew out his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan, (Gen. 14:14).

This particular passage is quoted in the Talmud in one of the examples where the Jewish Rabbis made use of Hebrew gematria, which assigned particular numeric values to each Hebrew letter. They noted that the gematria value of Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, is 318. From this they explained that Abraham did not call forth 318 servants, but rather just his servant Eliezer. However, the number 318 is significant as it is related to the convergent ratio for pi. Evidence of knowledge of this can be seen in Psalms 33-34, that have a total word count of 318, and these two Psalms are related to a series of 333 verses. Psalm 34 also contains a hidden reference to the priest of Melchizedek, who is mentioned in Gen. 14:18 after the victory of Abram and his 318 servants over the enemy.

A more accurate convergent ratio for pi is 355/113. The number 355 is implicitly mentioned in Scripture in the book of Exodus, in the description of building of the Tabernacle:

The silver from those of the congregation who were recorded, was a hundred talents and 1,775 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary: a beka a head (that is, half a shekel, by the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone who was listed in the records, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men. (Ex. 38:25-26)

The number 1775 is 5 x 355. One can readily see that 603,550 is 600,000 + 3,550, where 3,550 is 10 x 355. That this is by design can be seen in other passages, where the Israelite males are numbered elsewhere as 600,000 (see Ex. 12:37, Num. 11:21), and in other places as 603,550 (see Num. 1:46, 2:32). Elsewhere, the number of firstborn Levites are numbered as exactly 22,000 (Num. 3:46) which corresponds to the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. In the Psalms, there are 1775 or 5 x 355 verses in Psalm 42-142. The number 142 is 2 x 71, similar to how 355 is 5 x 71. To show the relationship between Psalms 42 and 142, Psalms 42-141 contains 1764 verses which is 42 x 42. The number for the 603,550 men in Exodus and Numbers is represented in the Psalms in the following verse structure:

Psalm # Verses
66-95 600
96-112 355

Psalm 112 is followed by Psalm 113, which represents the Convergent ratio 355/113 for pi. As discussed previously in the chapter The Hidden Chronology of the Psalms these 600 verses also represent the 600 years of Noah, and Psalm 95 corresponds with both the flood of Noah and the Exodus out of Egypt.

That the 1,775 shekels for the extra 3,550 men, represent the circumference of a circle is shown by the fact that these 1,775 shekels of silver were used for the hooks of the pillars that were used to create the external boundary of the tabernacle. This relationship is confirmed by the amount of gold collected for constructing the tabernacle:

All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary. (Ex. 38:24)

The number 29 is 22 + 7 which are the two numbers for the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. The number 730 is 2 x 365, where 365 is the number of days in the solar year. The number 355 is a close approximation for the number of 354.37 days for the lunar year. Thus, the gold represents the Sun and the silver represents the Moon, and the cycle of a year would correspond to the circumference of a circle. Also, for a circle with a circumference of 365 the diameter would be 116 which is 4 x 29, [29 is also a lunar cycle number] a multiple of the number of talents of gold. [This depicts how the solar and lunar cycles fit together in their annual courses].

THE CONVERGENT RATIO OF PI AND THE HEBREW ALPHABET

A more obvious connection is seen between the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. The denominator is seven, and thus the number 7 is considered holy throughout Scripture, especially the Sabbath of the seven-day week. As the 22 letters are consonants, the number 7 may be a representation of Hebrew vowels. Vowels are not recorded in Scripture, and notations were added later in the Masoretic text to indicate how the Hebrew words should be vocalized. In Greek there are 7 specific vowels, and in later Greek and Gnostic traditions the seven vowels of the Greek alphabet were said to correspond with the seven heavens, to which was assigned one of the seven known planets. As the heavens were worshipped as idols in the ancient world, the Jews completely divorced themselves from such symbolic associations, but in place of the seven planets the law instituted the seven branched Menorah candlestick. This association is mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus in describing the table of shew-bread in the temple:

“Now, the seven lamps signified the seven planets… the twelve loaves that were upon the table signified the circle of the Zodiac and the year…” (Antiquities, v. 5; 5)

Here the number 7 is associated with a circle, [solar & lunar cycles] in this case the circle of the zodiac or the year. This provides indirect confirmation that the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet can be arranged in a circle to represent the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. The seven candlesticks of the Menorah are also represented as seven pillars:

Wisdom has built her house [H1004bayith=ref. to God’s Temple], she has hewn out her seven pillars (Prov. 9:1)

The same word for “pillars” we find in Psalm 75:The earth and all who dwell in her are dissolved, I balance the pillars of it (Ps. 75:3). The “earth” as probably represented as a circle of the known world. Verse 3 demarcates the first and second stanzas of Psalm 75, which each contain exactly 22 words. Psalm 75 is the exact middle of the 150 Psalms, and 2 x 150 is 300, which is a multiple of 3, the simplest convergent ratio for pi.

In the work Sefer Yetzirah, an early work of Jewish esotericism perhaps dating to the first century A.D., the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet are arranged into a circle as follows:

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In the system of the Sefer Yetzirah, the 22 letters are divided into three mother letters (alephmem and shin), seven doubles” (“Seven PairsStructure of Ecclesiastes 3:2-8-bet, gimel, daleth, kaph, pe, resh, tau) and twelve elementals” (he, vav, zayin, cheth, teth, yod, lamed, nun, samekh, ayin, tsade, qoph). This division is probably a later invention, and is based on the three letters in the name of Jehovah, the seven planets, and the 12 signs of the zodiac. By the time it was written, knowledge of the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi was lost, but in place of it a different system was invented, attempting to associate the circle with the zodiac. Instead of recognizing the number 7 as representing the diameter, a separate category of 7 letters were created. Scriptural support for arranging the letters in a circle can be found in the book of Revelation, where the Lord declares Himself to be the Alpha and Omega, which are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, [and the zodiac signs]. In Hebrew the letters are aleph and tau, which are adjacent to each other on the circle:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (Rev. 1:8I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. (Rev. 1:11)

In the Old Testament, it is Jehovah who declares Himself to be the first and the last:

I, Jehovah, the first, and with the last; I am He. (Isa. 41:4)

Thus says Jehovah, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. (Isa. 44:6)
Listen to me
, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last, (Isa. 48:12).


THE HEBREW LETTER CIRCLE AND THE NAMES OF GOD

In the diagram of the Hebrew letter circle as described in the Sefir Yetzirah, the 22 letters are on the edge of a circle, with 231 lines drawn between every possible letter combination. It is described as follows:

These twenty-two letters, the foundations, He arranged as on a sphere, with two hundred and thirty-one modes of entrance. If the sphere be rotated forward, good is implied, if in a retrograde manner evil is intended. For He indeed showed the mode of combination of the letters, each with each, Aleph with all, and all with Aleph. Thus, in combining all together in pairs are produced these two hundred and thirty-one gates of knowledge. And from Nothingness did He make something, and all forms of speech and every created thing, and from the empty void He made the solid earth, and from the non-existent He brought forth Life.”

Of the 231 lines between the letters, the one of most interest is the one between the first letter aleph (א) and the letter lamed (ל) which bisects the circle. These two letters form the wordGod” (HebEl). The name God” is thus represented by the diameter of a circle. The letter aleph (א) is derived from an Egyptian hieroglyph that depicts the head of an ox, and the name of the letter comes from a western Semitic word that means ox.” Thus, the molten sea of the Temple of Solomon was placed on top of 12 oxen:

It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward, (1 Kings 7:25).

Each opposing pair of oxen bisect the circle. In the convergent ratio 333/106 for pi, the number 106 would represent the length of the diameter of a circle that would divide the sea of the Temple of Solomon into two halves. Psalm 106 ends the fourth book of the Psalms, and it mentions the parting of the Red Sea:

 He rebuked the Red sea and it was dried up, and He made them to walk through the depths as through the wilderness, (Ps. 106:9).

This is followed by the false worship of a calf:

They made a calf in Horeb, and bowed down to the molten image. And they changed their glory, into the pattern of an ox that eats herbs, (Ps. 106:19-20). [Rom. 1:20-25]

The sacred bull was worshipped throughout the ancient Middle East. In ancient Egypt the bull god was known as Apis, and before that the cow goddess Hathor was worshipped. Both of these gods were portrayed with the horns of a bull that supported a sun disk. As Psalm 106 mentions both the parting of the Red Sea along with the calf of Horeb, this indicates an ancient knowledge that the name God” (HebEl) was a symbolic depiction of a diameter of a circle. There are 999 or 3 x 333 verses in Psalms 54-106, which indicates that the number for Psalm 106 numerically represents the convergent ratio of 333/106 for pi.

The Hebrew name for God – El – is composed of aleph and lamed which bisects the Hebrew letter circle in half. In terms of ordinal values, the letter aleph has a value of 1 and lamed has a value of 12, for a total of 13. Also, the majestic plural form of God – Elohim – has a total ordinal value of 41 which is the 13th prime number. This was perhaps based on the convergent ratio 355/113 for pi, where 13 represents the number 113. The Hebrew word agol means “round” or “circular” (Heb. agol) begins with aleph and ends with lamed and is mentioned in the description of the measurements of the temple of Solomon (see 1 Kings 7:23,31,35, 10:19). A close word using similar letters is the word for “calf” (Heb. egel or eglah) which is significant as the word for God (Heb. El) represents the diameter or a circle. The letter aleph which is the first letter of these words originated from the head of a bull, thus there were 12 bulls surrounding the molten sea of the Temple of Solomon.

Just as the nameGod” or Hebrew El can be represented as the diameter of a Hebrew letter circle, so the name Jehovah can be represented by the circumference. The name Jehovah originates from a root word meaning “to be” (Hebhawah) which is composed of the letters he (ה) and vav (ו). The letter yod was originally a prefix for the 3rd person, thus the name Jehovah means “He is.” On the Hebrew letter circle, the letters he and vav are adjacent to each other, and if one proceeds from the letter he to the letter vav and then all the way round back to the letter he, one would have proceeded round the entire circumference of the circle. This is implied by the meaning of the letter vav, which in Hebrew conjoins words together with the meaning of “and.” Two letters of vav spells the word hook” in Hebrew and the hooks of the pillars of the Tabernacle were made from the 1,775 or 5 x 355 shekels of silver. Just as the name God” can be represented by the diameter of a circle, so the name Jehovah can be represented by the circumference of a circle. Moreover, the letter he is the fifth letter and the letter vav is the sixth letter and 5 + 6 =11 which is half of 22. If the letter vav is doubled, as in the Hebrew word for “hook,” then the Hebrew word “to be” would add up to 22. In Scripture the name of Jehovah and the title of God are often combined as “Jehovah God,” and this title could be thus represented by a circle with its diameter.

In the convergent ratio 355/113 for pi, the number 113 is 100 + 13. As stated earlier, in the Hebrew letter circle the letters aleph (א) and the letter lamed (ל) form the word God” (HebEl) which bisects the circle. These two letters have ordinal values of 1 and 12 which total 13. Similarly, the circumference of the circle which is 355 or 300 + 55. The circumference is represented by the name Jehovah. The name Jehovah has two letters he which have an ordinal value of 5, that were perhaps used to represent the number 55. The name Jehovah begins with the letter yod which has an ordinal value of 10 and the following letter is he that has a value of 5. The letter vav can be treated as the word “and” which is then followed by the final letter he. The name Jehovah can thus be rendered as “(10 x 5) and 5” which is 55. Thus, the name Jehovah God” can be symbolically represented by the ratio 355/113 for pi. In a similar manner, the verse structure of Psalm 1-71 were modeled after the numeric values of the letters in the name of Jehovah; Psalm 71 was chosen to end the series since 5 x 71 is 355 (see the chapter, The Verse Structure of the Psalms).


THE NAME OF JEHOVAH IN THE PSALMS

The relationship between the name of Jehovah and pi is indicated not only in the ordinal values of the letters in the name of Jehovah, but also in the number of instances the name of Jehovah appears in the Psalms. In the first 22 Psalms there is a direct relationship between the number of the Psalm and the number of instances of the name of Jehovah, as follows:

Psalm # Names of Jehovah
1-3 11 = 10 + 1
3 6 = 2 x 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8-10 16 = 2 x 8
9 9
10-11 10
11-13 13
13 3
14 4
15-16 6
17-18 18
19-22 22
TOTAL 112

 

In most cases the number of times that the name of Jehovah is mentioned matches the last digit of the Psalm number; in a few instances the number of times Jehovah is mentioned matches the Psalm number exactly. This pattern ends at Psalm 22, which matches the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. However, there is another pattern that indicates the names of Jehovah are arranged after the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi as follows:

Psalm # Names of Jehovah
1-3 11
4-7 22
7 7
8-9 11
10-14 22
13-14 7
15 (2)
16-18 22
19 7
19-22 22

 

Before Psalm 15, there are two series where the names of Jehovah follow the pattern of 11, 22 and 7. Psalm 7 and 14 are used in the group of 7 since their numbers are a multiple of 7. Following Psalm 15, there are two groups of 22 with a group of 7 in the middle. Psalm 15 demarcates two groups that have equal verse counts:

Psalm # Verses
1-14 159
15-22 159

The total number of verses is 318, which is 3 x 106, where 106 is part of the convergent ratio 333/106 for pi. Similar  to the name of Jehovah in Psalms 1-22, the title Most High” (Heb. Elyown) appears in the Psalms 22 times. Its first occurrence is in Ps. 7:17, and the last occurence is in Ps. 107:11, where the Psalm numbers correspond with the number 7 in the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi.

After the convergent ratio 22/7, the next best convergent ratio for pi is 333/106. The title Lord” (HebAdonai) is mentioned a total of 53 times in the Psalms, and 2 x 53 is 106. The name Jehovah is mentioned for a total of 678 times in the Psalms, and 678 is 6 x 113, indicating that it is arranged after the convergent ratio 355/113 for pi. Following the 112 names of Jehovah in Psalms 1-22, the names of Jehovah can be arranged in the following pattern:

Psalm # Names of Jehovah
23-34 113
35-127 355
128-149 98 = 2 x 49

This is the only instance in the Psalms where 113 names of Jehovah are directly followed by 355 names of Jehovah. The 355 names of Jehovah begin with Psalm 35, which is a digital permutation of 355. It ends with Psalm 127 which is the middle Psalm in the 15 Songs of Ascent in Psalms 120-134, [also called the “Songs of the Degrees”].

The number 7 is considered holy in Scripture as it is part of the convergent ratio 22/7 for pi. After the 355 verses there are 98 or 2 x 49 names of Jehovah, which correspond to Psalm 149 since 149 is 100 + 49. The name “Jehovih“, where the vowels for Elohim are used instead of the vowels for Adonai, is mentioned only 8 times and if combined with the nameJehovah” there would be a total of 686 which is 2 x 7 x 7 x 7.

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE CIRCLE AND THE DIVINE NAME

The circumference of a circle is a representation of the name of Jehovah, and the diameter is a representation of God which in Hebrew is El or Elohim. The Hebrew name for God – El –is composed of aleph and lamed which bisects the Hebrew letter circle in half. In terms of ordinal values, the letter aleph has a value of 1 and lamed has a value of 12, for a total of 13. 1 [Spirituality, Dreams and Prophecy: The Divine Signature of Pi in the Bible (dream-prophecy.blogspot.com)]

Summary

The evidence suggests that the ratios of pi were considered a Divine signature, a mathematical representation of the name of Jehovah. This is supported by the iconography of the rod and ring in the ancient Middle East, which were symbols always associated with the deity, representations of a circle and its diameter. These symbols are also associated with measurement, especially of the cubit. As this measurement was considered sacred, so the ratios of pi were used in a numerical design of the verses, words and sometimes even letters of the Psalms. The geometric representation of the name Jehovah- God as the circumference and diameter of a circle is confirmed by the insights of the Biblical usage as the truth of Scripture in revelation confirmed, by the analysis of the numeric values of Hebrew letters of the name of God relative to the circle. As shown here the numerical structure of the Psalms as illustrated above, is based on the convergent ratios of pi for this spiritual reason.”2

The presence and usage of the Pi ratio in the Bible certainly speaks loudly to us in light of what we have seen in this study, by Doug Webber. This is a fitting consideration for Pi Day and beyond, providing a basis for further study on this rich topic, that shows the mathematical exactness and scientific precision of the Almighty God, our Heavenly Father as witnessed in His Word.

God Bless!

Agape’

Rene’

 

Footnotes

1. Spirituality, Dreams and Prophecy: The Divine Signature of Pi in the Bible (dream-prophecy.blogspot.com)
2. IBID

Posted by Doug Webber at 12:06 PM  

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