Pi Day-March 14th, 2015 [3.14159]


Pi Day 2015 [3.14159]

To commemorate Pi Day,  March 14th, 2015 we are recognizing the Creator’s usage of Pi in the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple. 2015 holds a special Pi Day, since 3.14.15 is a once in a century event! We are happy to recognize this day by calling attention to the Creator’s application of the Pi ratio in some of the sacred furniture found within the inner and outer Temple/Tabernacle Courts. A portion of the material presented below is reprinted from my website study on “Pi in the Sky” @ try-god.com; [read more]. In a recent two Part Blog post, we discussed the Eastern Light through the Temple/Tabernacle, [read more] as an east-west axis line, where the people of Israel approached God in worship, a theme we will pick up in this study also. The first element on this line of access utilizing the Pi ratio is the round Brass Laver at the entrance to the inner court of the Tabernacle/ TempleI Kings 7 below provides the descriptive details of this “molten sea.

Figure 1. The Brasen Laver of Solomon’s Temple

The Molten Sea

The Brass Laver in the Outer Court I Kings 7:23-30 23And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 24And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25 It 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 under-setters: under the laver were under-setters molten, at the side of every addition.

Figure 2. The Tabernacle of Moses Layout

Hebrew Tabernacle layout
Tabernacle of Israel Layout

As we consider the Biblical usage of words related to how the pi ratio is revealed in Scripture, we will gain insight into the divine perspective of the Creator’s viewpoint on Pi, and His Intelligent Design of Creation. Anytime we can adopt the view of the Almighty through the truths He has shared with us in His matchless Word, it always speaks volumes to those of us who are paying attention. The Hebrew word for “line” of thirty cubits, in verse 23 is “qav” [*H6957]. The word carries the primary meaning of a measuring cord, a ruler, or standard of measure. We are also familiar with this concept by another term known as a “canon.” On the surface the Bible gives the basic mathematical value of pi here as 3, but the deeper truths of God’s Word lie below the surface, for those who have the heart and will to look for them. It is noteworthy that the first place where the pi ratio is applied by God in the Tabernacle and Hebrew Temple is in connection with the semi-circular Brass Laver in I Kings 7:23. Let’s take a look at some other places where this Hebrew word “qav” shows up. In the 38th chapter of Job, God is discussing the foundations of the Earth. The question in verse 5 asks:Who hath laid the measures thereof, if you know? Or who hath stretched the line upon it?” The obvious Biblical answer to these questions is the Creator. In light of the usage of “qav” in I Kings 7:23, God’s exercise of Pi as a standard ruler or measure in laying and measuring the spherical dimensions and foundations of our planet, recorded in the book of Job, the oldest book of the Biblical Canon is enlightening. This is especially the case when we consider the context of Job 38, which deals with a series of questions about various elements of Creation, that only God Almighty could answer. The Intelligent Design specifications of the planet Earth would easily fall into this category, as to how the Earth’s spherical dimensions and temporal order fit into the celestial context of Creation. We can see the sense of this clarified even more in our next reference to the Hebrew word “qav.”

Figure 3. Planet Earth

earth creation

In Psalm 19, The heavens declare the glory of GodVerse 4 says, “Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He hath set a tabernacle for the sun.” Once again the Hebrew word for “line” here is qav. Let me ask you, what is the heavenly or celestial line that is a tabernacle, or provides the houses of the sun? The only sensible answer is the ecliptic! This is quite logical when we consider that the Israelites, during their 40-year sojourn in the Sinai wilderness were led by God, seen as a pillar of cloud during the day, and one of fire by night. The pillars dwelt over the Holy of the Holies in their Tabernacle, signifying the Creator’s personal presence among His people. When they camped during the evenings, Numbers 2 tells us they camped in the order of the tribes as it matched the order of the course of the sun on the ecliptic, (east, south, west, north). Israel’s twelve tribes, as we are aware by now, also matched up with the twelve signs of the zodiac in their God-ordained significance, before they were corrupted in heathen Astrology and mythology. This tribal order is also found in the twelve jewels of the High Priest’s breastplate, [Ex. 28:15-21]. Thus the celestial gospel originally related the story of the coming redeemer of mankind, that God wrote in the stars before He ever committed it to His Written Word. These are the words of Ps. 19:4 that have gone out through all the earth, unto the end of the world. This application of the Pi (the mathematical relation of the diameter of a circle to its circumference) by God, in reference to the circular ecliptic is certainly intriguing in light of the Sun’s apparent 360-degree path through its 12 houses of the zodiac, as viewed from Earth. In this light we should also be aware of the earlier context of I Kings 7.

Figure 4. 12 Signs of the Zodiac on the Ecliptic

Ecliptic with the 12 Signs

The next aspect of the Temple layout relating to the Pi ratio concerns the two huge Brass Pillars at the entrance to the Hebrew Temple. These are described also in I Kings 7:13-15 below. 1 Ki 7:13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. [14] He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work. [15] For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. The word for “line” in verse 15 above is not qav, as it is in verse 23, but it does indicate a line for measuring, thus a closer look at these brass pillars is still called for. As we know, Pi has long been considered a transcendental number, or constant of mathematics (3.14159….), linking a straight diameter to a curved circumference. The French archaeologist and mathematician Charles Funk-Hellet points out that:   “Solomon had Hiram contribute to building a temple whose brass columns were 18 cubits high, and 12 cubits around. In other words, one cubit equaled the twelfth part of the circumference of the arc of 30 degrees, or pi/6. By subtracting the circumference from the height, they obtained 6 cubits in a straight line, which was equal to 1/2 circumference, or the exact value of pi; so that 1000 years before Christ the Hebrews knew that a cubit was a mathematical entity dependent on the circumference, and were able to resolve pi to four points of decimal.” 2 (emphasis mine)

Funk-Hellet’s observation that: “By subtracting the circumference from the height, they obtained 6 cubits in a straight line, which was equal to 1/2 circumference, or the exact value of pi/6.3 is worth remembering when we come to the subject of the celestial symbolism of the Menorah, and its application of pi, building on what we have found here. Funk-Hellet goes on to say that: “the Biblical cubit is equal to the Egyptian Royal cubit, which was incorporated into the Temple at Jerusalem as pi/6, or 523.6 millimeters. Using one unit of measure as the radius of a circle, the ancients found the trigonometric value of 30 degrees to be pi/6, (which divided the full circumference of the circle into 12 equal parts) and was the value of the royal cubit, or .5236 of the unit used: 3.1416/6 = .52364 (parenthesis & emphasis mine)

Figure 5. Solomon’s Temple with Brass Pillars at the Entrance

The Two Brass Pillars Jachin and Boaz
Brass Pillars at the Entrance of Solomon’s Temple

In effect, we have an architectural representation of the twelve-fold division of the heavens preserved in the dimensions of the Temple’s Brass columns, all based on the mathematical standard Pi, long before most modern scientists imagined the ancients knew anything about Pi at this level of accuracy. This provides more evidence showing the Creator’s perfect wisdom and Nature’s Great Geometer, at work in the dimensions of His Temple, as an illustration of heavenly realities [Heb. 8:5], which He gave to King David by revelation. Also symbolically contained in the dimensions of the Temple’s brass columns, is a figure of 12 calendar months of 30 days, totaling the 360 days of their year, a calendar also used going all the way back to Noah’s time, in the context of the 360-degrees of the ecliptic. This reveals the true origin of the 12 – 30° segments of the ecliptic, as a standard celestial measure, and also reveals the Pi ratio at the root of the Hebrew Calendar matching the 360 degrees of the circle with the 360 days of the year on the Calendar of the Biblical Patriarchs. And since Noah was already 600 years old when the Bible records the details of this luni-solar calendar in Genesis 7, it also implies that it was used by the earlier Biblical Patriarchs prior to the flood, and centuries before history and human science thought this level of sophisticated astronomical timekeeping was in use. For more information on Noah’s Calendar, [read more]. As we find in the above Biblical uses of the Hebrew word “qav,” God’s application of the Pi concept far exceeds any previous application in human history. Views based on scientific Materialism will never account fully for the realities of God’s Creation. Only from the Creator’s viewpoint in His Word, and the Works of His Hands, do these applications of pi make sense. Only He could apply pi to the ecliptic and the dimensions of our planet, a concept which is borne out in much greater detail, in how pi is symbolically and architecturally applied, not only in the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple, but also in the Great Pyramid. Since the pattern shown to Moses for the Tabernacle was by divine revelation, just as the pattern of the Temple was shown to King David, these men of God did not calculate the blueprints for these sacred edifices, or their related measurements, by scientific trial and error. Thus they didn’t need to wait on the Greeks, like Archimedes, generally considered the greatest of ancient scientists, to rediscover them or to apply them in divine architecture. Although Archimedes is to be commended for his application of the pi proportion, respectfully it pales in comparison to what we find in the Biblical uses of “qav” relating to pi. For example, the third piece of furniture utilizing pi in the Tabernacle is the Menorah. Since it is located in the Inner Court or Holy Place, it is closer to the Holiest of All, the throne-room and dwelling place of God. When we consider the Menorah or candlestick we are primarily concerned with the original model exhibited in the Tabernacle of Israel. Later, in the Temple there were 10 candlesticks utilized in a different manner than at first. In (Figure 6.) below we see the first candlestick, or Menorah in the form of what James Strong has called a “stylized tree.” Strong gives his own description of Exodus 25:33 quoted below: 

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

Strong’s geometric synopsis of this verse states:

It will be perceived that each section of the semicircles of which these lines are the radii is composed of two members: the shank (a plain tube) and the bulb (or swell), and that each has a third part or base (a circular double flange, as a means of connection, hence an actual joint) only where it is united to a different kind of piece; i.e., at the bottom and top of the central shaft and of the six arms, including the intersections of the shaft with the arms.”5  [emphasis mine] 

Figure 6. The Hebrew Menorah 6

central shaft and of the six arms

  When we apply what we have already seen in the Biblical teaching of the Sun’s dual symbolism, to the Menorah, it takes on a new light, associating the Sun not only with the solar system, but also the circular zodiac. The Menorah structure shows its central shaft as the foundation of the candle, since it holds the main light as the candle centerpiece. All the branches of the candlestick are attached to the central shaft, even as they obtain their light from the main candle. This pattern is mirrored in the solar system as the planets and moons do not generate their own light, but reflect the light of the Sun, as they orbit around it. We find not only the solar system order reflected here but also that of the ecliptic with 12 Constellations. This is evident in the Menorah’s semi-circular pattern based on pi. By expanding on Strong’s analysis of the Menorah this comes to light. In Strong’s smaller geometric model of the Menorah, we note bulbs on the six branches of the candlestick that are projections of the central bulb, where all the radiating geometric lines of the central light emanate. These projections of the central light on the six branches, (five naked eye planets and the Moon) depict how these luminaries reflect the Sun’s light in their individual orbits upon the Earth. This system reflects the temporal periods and orbits of each planet in our solar system, in relation to the Sun’s light. This is revealed first in the context of the mathematics of the base 60 standard, a primary trait of the Creator’s celestial order. Strong’s emphasis above on the geometric design of the Menorah, exhibits the Hebrew zodiac as in Genesis 49, with Jacob’s prophesies over his twelve sons. We should see that these lines noted by Strong as “the radii of the semi-circle,” reflecting the symbolic light of the world, if extended into a complete circle, the radii would divide it into 12 equal parts of 360 degrees of the circle according to pi. We can be safe in making this conceptual leap in the implied design of the Menorah, because we have just seen this pattern in the Temple pillars: Jachin and Boaz. This marks the Menorah as a complete symbolic piece of furniture in the Temple and Tabernacle, acting as a celestial symbol of the structure of both our solar system and the zodiac. It is complete because it is the third aspect we have observed utilizing pi measures, following on the great Brazen Sea and the Temple pillars. These aspects of The Celestial Symbolism of the Temple and Tabernacle; [read more] utilize pi to depict the Hebrew Calendar of 12 months of 30 days in the sacred 360-day year utilized by Noah. But the Menorah goes beyond this, embracing the planets in a heliocentric model of the ancient solar system, long before the Greek Aristarchus of Samos proposed it in the second century BC. The Menorah’s [read more] implicit use of the pi ratio incorporates the previous usage of this principle in the Brasen Sea and the Temple pillars, while adding the symbolism of the heliocentric solar system to these previous applications, all incorporated into a single model. According to conventional history, the idea of a heliocentric “universe” or solar system, originated with the ancient Greeks, specifically Aristarchus of Samos as mentioned above. This idea however, did not catch on in a big way until Copernicus, who while reviewing some of Aristarchus’ ideas seized upon this concept and ran with it. He did this at his own peril due to the prevailing worldview of the time, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, based on a geocentric view of the solar system espoused by Ptolemy, which held sway in intellectual and religious circles for over 1500 years. In the Figure 7. graphic below from Harmonica Macrocosmica [A. Cellarius, Amsterdam 1660] depicts a Sun-centered Copernican view of the cosmos.

Figure 7. Heliocentric Solar System 7

harmonica macrocosmica

This aspect of pi as it applies to Biblical cosmology will show the idea of a heliocentric “universe” predating the 2nd Century BC and Aristarchus, by at least 1300 years, and its genuine roots are found in the Old Testament Scriptures. Our present tour through the Hebrew Taberncale/Temple not only reveals this, but even deeper truths as the Menorah’s complete symbolic nature is revealed, leading to the holiest of all with the Ark of the Covenant, and the Holy Names of God. The pi ratio in I Kings 7, should also be considered with any practical application of pi in King Solomon’s day. On this subject there is information concerning a practical approximation of pi in the ancient world, based on septenary units of measure. In some ancient traditions, the relation of the Diameter to the Circumference, embodied in pi, symbolized the names of God; Elohim and Jehovah. With Elohim, the Creator representing the Circumference, of the curved line – the totality of His Creation, and in Jehovah, the straight line Diameter, or God in relationship to His Creation, thus pi embodies some geometrical expressions of the Almighty. We find the basic elements of the concept of “squaring the circle” in the Circle’s diameter inscribed in the circumference of a surrounding Sphere inside a Cube, in I Kings 7:30 above, contained in the square base containing the circular brasen sea. This principle has survived through the centuries in the domed sacred architecture of many temples and churches, where the circular dome is surrounded by a square building. We should take note that the Holy of the holies, containing the Ark of the Covenant, was a perfect cube, contained within a double-square ground-plan of the Hebrew Tabernacle. This provided the divine foundation of many practices in the “sacred geometry” of the secular world. The practical approximation of pi in the ancient world of sacred architecture, has preserved this concept of the Creator God in relation to His Creation, in a systematic application of principles of sacred geometry, based on septenary units of measure. According to Stechini, in this system the; “circumference was considered 22/7 of the diameter; this approximation of pi rendered (3 1/7, or 3.142857) is still in use today as an adequate approximation in many problems of engineering.” 8   As Beckmann points out, “Archimedes started with a hexagon and progressively doubling the number of sides he arrived at a polygon of 96 sides, which yielded pi as 3 1/7, or 3.142857.” 9

The importance of relating pi to septenary units is obvious in a Biblical light when we consider God’s abundant use of the number 7 in His ordering of Creation, including the Menorah. Some of this evidence is covered in our website essay on the Calendar of the Israel, [read more]. This ratio of 22/7 is also intriguing because it expresses the ratio between the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, in relation to its seven vowels. This is a supporting factor in the idea that the roots of writing and the first alphabet originate in the Celestial Gospel. As the first “written” revelation to mankind, the stars in this gospel were named and numbered by God [Ps. 147:4]. The divine message of the coming redeemer and the means God chose to deliver it, thus provide the sacred foundation of all language and mathematics. As the divine original source of this wisdom, the witness of the stars was above reproach. The pi ratio expressed as 22/7, reflects this perfection of the celestial gospel, in at least the mathematicalgeometrical and linguistic contexts. Let’s now consider a final point linked with septenary measuring units.  This note from Keil and Delitzsch’ Commentary on I Kings 7:23 below, adds support to the application of pi relating to septenary units as seen in the brazen sea above, [3.142857] and the ancient knowledge of its use in Israel, via revelation from God, in the dimensions of the Tabernacle, Temple and its sacred furniture. “The brazen sea (cf. 2Ch. 4:2-5). – “He made the molten sea – a water-basin called יָם (mare) on account of its size – ten cubits from the one upper rim to the other,” i.e., in diameter measured from the upper rim to the one opposite to it, “rounded all round, and five cubits its (external) height, and a line of thirty cubits encircled it round about,” i.e., it was thirty cubits in circumference. The Chethib קוה is to be read קָוֶה here and in Zech. 1:16 and Jer. 31:39, for which the Keri has קָו in all these passages. קָוֶה or קָו means a line for measuring, which is expressed in 1Ki. 7:15 by חוּט. The relation of the diameter to the circumference is expressed in whole numbers which come very near to the mathematical proportions. The more exact proportions would be as 7 to 22, or 113 to 355.”10  [emphasis mine]

Figure 8. The Ark of the Covenant

Ark of the Covenant
Ark of the Covenant

The septenary relation to pi uncovers the link between the pi and phi ratios, through the popular Fibonacci Series. This is interesting when we consider that the dimensions of Ark of the Covenant conform to the phi standard, in the holiest of all. Since the lid or “mercy seat” of the Ark represents the Creator’s Throne, we not only find the geometric application of the Names of God: Jehovah/Elohim in practice by the Nation of Israel, as they worship the Almighty according to the tenets of Scripture, but the measures of the Ark are based on a 1×2 rectangle [Ex. 25:10] that perfectly conforms the phi ratio as seen in the Coffer of the Kings Chamber in the Great Pyramid. This link between phi and pi makes it possible to obtain pi without the need for measuring! This is illustrated in the following quote from Livio Stechini: “It is possible to use the Fibonacci Series to obtain an accurate relation for the diameter of the circle to its circumference, without recourse to pi. In the Fibonnacci series of 21, 34, 55, if 21 is taken as the diameter of a circle, its circumference will be 55 x 6/5 = 66, accurate to the one thousandth part, giving the Great Pyramid value of pi as 22/7 = 3.142857. Higher numbers in the fibonacci series provide increasingly finer values in whole numbers accurate to one ten-thousandth part. Prolonging the series to 80, 144, 233, 377, 610… a diameter of 144 (4 x 576) gives a circumference of 377 x 6/5 or a pi value of 3.1415. A diameter of 233= a circumference of 610 x 6/5 or a pi value of 3.1416…”11

Since the phi principle inherent in the Fibonacci Series is the basis of the precepts of geometric growth life throughout the plant and animal kingdoms of life evident in the Creator’s Four Kingdoms of Life, [read more] this principle of mathematics is elevated above that of pi. As the Creator and ultimate Source of Life, the Almighty  has led us on this path of spiritual discovery paved with the principles of geometric and mathematical truth revealed in God’s Word. This is the geometric progression we have just witnessed in our pi journey through the Tabernacle/ Temple of Israel, on this day memorializing Pi.


1. Strong’s Concordance, James Strong, notes on [H6957]
2.  Secrets of the Great Pyramid,  Peter Thompkins, p. 263
3. IBID p. 16.
5. The Tabernacle of Israel, James Strong
6. IBID [picture credit]
7. Harmonica Macrocosmica, Amsterdam, 1660
8. Secrets of the Great Pyramid,  Peter Thompkins,
9. A History of Pi, Petr Beckmann. p. 64
10. KEIL & DELITSCH Commentary on I Kings 7:23.
11. Secrets of the Great Pyramid,  Peter Thompkins, p. 97 fn


Biblical Blood Moon Calendar

Biblical Astronomy and the History of Israel

The events presented in this study of the Biblical Blood Moon Calendar, reflect a unity of celestial events in the history of Israel on key feasts and holy days of Israel’s sacred calendar. As we research these celestial signs, namely the Blood Moon Tetrads and other solar and lunar eclipses over the last 2000 years, we gain a deeper understanding of the prophecies leading to the end of days and the victorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It helps to have some perspective on how the Almighty Creator embodied the order of His celestial symbolism in the structure and sacred blueprints and patterns of the Temple and Tabernacle of Israel. The numbers that highlight the Jubilee cycle [Levi. 25:4,8] are a combination of seven, twelve and fifty, at the core of God’s division of Space-Time in the cycles of day and night. We can see the roots of His “sacred geometry” in the famous 3-4-5 triangle, popularized in the ancient world by the Pythagoreans, but applied long before them by Elohim, the Creator & “Great Geometer,” as the Pythagoreans called Him. The affinity between the numbers seven and twelve is found in this unique triangle because the sum of 3 + 4 gives the number of days in the Week of Creation, the blueprint of all seven-day weeks to follow. It also numbers the 7 spiritual administrations and the Sabbatical years in the Godly temporal order. The sum of 3+4+5 gives us the number of 12 Months in a year, relating to the signs of the zodiac and the 12 tribes of Israel. The sum of it’s square’s gives us the number fifty related to Pentecost and the Hebrew Jubilee. As we multiply 3 x 4 x 5 it equals the base 60 number standard underlying the precession of the equinoxes, ordering all Space-Time in Creation. The graphic below shows the relation of the 3-4-5 triangle to the double square rectangle as a basis of the Hebrew Temple & Tabernacle, as seen below, with these exact dimensions also being found in the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid.

Fig. 1. Ground-Plans of the Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle tabernacle

The double-square rectangle, in Fig. ii below, corresponds to the basic ground-plan for the O.T. Tabernacle incorporating the phi ratio, or golden section, also containing the 3-4-5 triangle, as a basic geometric symbol of the Creator’s life-giving power. The phi ratio is a ruling principle of growth, in all God’s kingdoms of terrestrial life. Phi governs growth-life, dictating the standard of the rate of change, as life-forms transition from one stage of growth to the next in time. God is too big for us to grasp in the unity of His totality, so he made it easier for us, His created beings to relate to Him by the way He ordered His creation. We can get a sense of Who He is by studying the manifestation of the microcosm in the Natural order of the Heavens and Earth. The perfect ratio of the golden section gives us an ideal perspective to understand the nature and beauty of the Creator’s Light, through the life of Christ, the Light of the World. As Phi is the governing principle, (auxano) of both the microcosm, ruling over the growth of terrestrial life, so it also rules over the macrocosm, providing the basis for example, of the musical harmony in the celestial order of the planets of our solar system, evident in germinal form in Bodes Law, and Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion. The same phi ratio that rules the Heavenly order is also evident in spiral form of galaxies and other aspects of the celestial order, [Romans 8:19-23].

Figure ii. The 3-4-5 Triangle in the Double Square Rectangle

3-4-5 Triangle
3-4-5 Triangle

Exodus 26 denotes in verses 15-30 a description of wooden boards constituting the Tabernacle’s Inner Court structure. This wooden framework was assembled from 48 boards, eachten cubits high, and 1.5 cubits wide... This mirrors the structure of the 12 zodiacal signs/12 months, including their 36 decans (12+36=48), divided into ten degree decans. This shows not only an evident celestial plan, but also marks the Tabernacle as the focal point of the celestial and spiritual light of God’s presence on Earth during the early Old Testament Law period. As the 12 signs of the Hebrew zodiac embody the structure of Israel’s temporal order (12 x 4=48), with each tribe symbolizing one of the 12 sons of Jacob, whom God renamed Israel, after his spiritual inheritance, so we expect to see this symmetrical pattern in other aspects of the Creator’s Intelligent Design of Creation. One example is found in the Tabernacle’s order of Priests, also instituted in the Temple by Kings David and Solomon, 480 (12 x 40 or 120 x 4) years after the Exodus in 1446 BC. These two greatest Kings of Israel, each reigned 40 years, and Solomon began building the Temple in the 4th year of his reign, the 480th year following the Exodus of Israel, [I Kgs. 6:1]. This 480-year period allows 12 x 40-year generations, a generation for each of Israel’s 12 tribes, which Moses lead through the wilderness for 40 years, during the third 40-year segment of his life (40 x 3=120).

  One hundred-twenty shows up in other key areas which should arrest our attention. For example, there were 120 ropes holding up 60 wooden pillars of the Tabernacle, even as Noah built the Ark in 120 years, [Gen. 6:3]. Also Moses’ life span was 120 years [Deut. 34:7]. [II Chron. 5:11-14] shows 120 priests blowing silver trumps unified with the Israelites in their praise of God, resulting in God filling the House with the cloud of His presence. [Acts 1:15] also shows 120 believers in the Temple on the Day of Pentecost, [I Cor. 3:15-16]. This reflects the same base 60 number pattern seen in Noah’s Calendar of 360-days, (120 x 3 =360).[read more].

The blue-print and sacred pattern of the priestly order of service, instituted in the Temple, reflects 24 courses of priests; [12x2] each serving twice during the sacred Hebrew calendar year, totaling 48 weeks. When the three weeks of Passover, Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles are included, wherein all the priests served, we have the 51 weeks of Israel’s luni-solar calendar, divided according to the sacred and civil services.1

The sacred year began in Nisan with the spring Passover, and the civil year in the fall, started with the first of Tishri, the Day of Trumpets, signaling the onset of the holiest 7th month. The separate weeks of this luni-solar year were ordered according to the 7 -year sabbaticals summarized in the 50-year cycle of Hebrew Jubilees, as we have previously seen, in the unity of the Luni-solar cycles according to the Symmetry of the phi ratio. We can see hints of this temporal order based on the number 50, in the 50 loops and taches coupling the Tabernacle’s curtains together, making it one tabernacle. [Exod 26: 5-6, 10-11]. As we witness unity in the Tabernacle’s coupling of its curtains through 50 loops, fastened to the 48 wooden planks of the Inner Court walls, so the unity of the celestial cycles of the two great lights of the Sun and Moon, is summarized in the 50 year Jubilee. This 50-year sacred cycle epitomized the ideal unity of the divine temporal order, embodies numerous details of the Tabernacle’s structure, which we have only listed a few here.

Since the Moonlight is only the reflected light of the Sun, the unity of the luni-solar cycle shedding their combined light on the Earth, fulfills God’s purpose for the celestial bodies delineated in Gen. 1:14-16. In the brief summary above, a basis is laid to better understand Israel’s feasts and holy days in light of their symbolism in the structure of the Temple and Tabernacle. This provides an important contextual understanding for the Blood Moon Chart that follows. The Chart below reflects 9 Biblical Blood Moon Tetrads as they relate to key events in the History of Israel over nearly the last 2000 years. It is interesting to note that some of these key dates are repeated where these celestial signs have occurred. We have noted dates where Solar or Lunar eclipses took place within a day of Hebrew Feasts and Holy days in the years of Blood Moon Tetrads. The only exception to this are the Solar and Lunar eclipses that happened from 69-71 AD, marking the Roman’s destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, which were not Blood Moons, but other types of eclipses that took place on Hebrew Feasts and Holy Days. This provides a historical summary of Blood Moon Tetrads as they are linked with critical dates in the history of Israel, leading up to end times and the current day as we are experiencing the last Blood Moon Tetrad that will take place, linked with Hebrew Feast and holy days over the next 500 years. God knew in His infinite and eternal wisdom that these celestial signs would shed light on the events leading to the apocalypse, so that His faithful followers would be ready for the Second Coming of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
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Blood Moon Years AD Eclipses t=Total p=part Hebrew Holy Days Dates History
32-33  4 T Lunar Eclipses Passover
4/14/32 10/7/32 4/3/33 9/27/33 Jesus Crucified in 28 AD, 4 years prior to 32 AD.
69-71  Partial Lunar Total Solar Penum lunar Ann. Solar Penum lunar Partial Lunar Sukkot
Nisan 1
Rosh Hash Sukkot
10/18/69 3/30/70 4/14/70 9/23/70 10/08/70 3/4/71 Romans Destroy Israel’s Temple as Jesus Prophesied
162-163  4 Tot. Lunar Eclipses Passover
4/17/162 10/11/162 4/6/163 9/30/163 War Omen Marcus Aurelius
795-796  4 Tot. Lunar Eclipses Passover
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
4/9/795 10/3/795 3/28/796 9/21/796 Charlemagne Defeats Islamic Army
842-843  4 T Lunar eclipses Passover
Yom Kippur Passover
Yom Kippur
3/30/842 9/23/842 3/19/843 9/12/843 Islamic Invasion of Rome
860-861 AD 4 T Lunar eclipses Passover
Yom Kippur Passover
Yom Kippur
4/9/860 10/3/860 3/30/861 9/22/861 Arabs Defeated by Byzantines @ Battle of Lalakaon
1493-1494  T Lunar
T Solar
T Lunar
T Lunar
T Lunar
Passover Trumpets
Passover Trumpets 
4/2/1493 9/24/1493 9/25/1493 3/22/1494 9/15/1494 Jews expelled from Spain in Spanish Inquisition
1949-1950  T Lunar
T Lunar
Ann Solar
T Lunar
T Lunar
Nisan 1
4/13/49 10/7/49 3/18/1950 4/2/1950 9/26/1950 Israel reborn as a Nation [Amos 9:11-15] [Ezek. 36:24]
1967-1968  T Lunar
T Lunar
T Solar
T Lunar
T Lunar
Passover Sukkot
Passover Sukkot
4/24/1967 10/18/67 11/2/1967 4/13/1968 10/6/1968 Jerusalem regained in 6-day war with Egypt Sabbatical year
2014-2015  T Lunar
T Lunar
T Solar
T Lunar
P Solar
T Lunar
Passover Sukkot
Nisan 1 Passover Trumpets
4/15/14 10/8/14 3/20/15 4/4/15 9/13/15 9/28/15 Hamas War Moses/Tabernacle New Years/ 50th Jubilee year


Repeat Dates of the celestial signs on the Blood Moon Calendar

From April 14th-15th we find a 2 Passover Blood Moons in 32 and 2014, along with a Passover Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in 70 AD. In 2014 as in 70 AD the Jews were at war.

From October 7th-8th we find 3 Sukkot/Tabernacle Feast Blood Moons in 32 AD, 1949 and 2014, along with a Penumbral lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot in 70 AD. In 1949 Israel fought for and won their independence as a state, as in 2014 they are currently fighting Hamas.

From September 12th-13th we find a Blood Moon on Yom Kippur in 843, and a Partial Solar Eclipse on the Feast of Trumpets in 2015.

On October 18th we see a Partial lunar eclipse in 69 AD, and a Blood Moon in 1967, both on the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot. During both years the Jews were at war.

On March 30th we see a Rosh Hashanah Total Solar eclipse in 70 AD, and a Passover Blood Moon in 861.

On October 3rd, we see Yom Kippur Blood Moons in 795 and 860. In both years, the Islamic hordes are dealt key defeats on the battlefield preventing their advance in Europe.

Of these above eclipses showing common dates, only 3 occur on the same Hebrew Feast or Holy day.
Both eclipses from October 7th-8th and those falling on October 18th, are all on the Feast of Tabernacles. Also both Blood Moon eclipses on October 3rd fall on Yom Kippur.

It is noteworthy to point out the similarity in Passover Blood Moons that occurred on 4/13/68 and 4/15/2014. The 1968 Passover Blood Moon was part of a Blood Moon Tetrad that was completed in this Sabbatical Year, on Israel’s sacred calendar. The 2014 Passover Blood Moon initiates a Blood Moon Tetrad, concluding in the Israel’s Jubilee Year of 2015, the summation of 7 Sabbatical cycles in the 50th year. The similarity however does not stop here. According to NASA, Mars which is only a week past its closest point to the Earth; [opposition] was 9 degrees NW of the Blood Moon in Virgo, which is very close to the celestial scenario on 4/13/1968, also in Virgo. With the Red Planet Mars this bright in the sky, it rivals the Blood Moon in Virgo, and as we consider the symbolism of Mars in Biblical Astronomy, this gets even more interesting. In Biblical Astronomy, Mars embodies Michael the Warrior Archangel who fights for God’s people, so we see Mars coming to Israel’s [Virgo] aid in a time of crisis or war. Throughout the OT, God Almighty used Israel as an example of His Power, Grace and Love as He delivers them from their enemies. We saw this in the Blood Moon Tetrads of 1949-50 and 1967-1968, in Israel’s Battles for statehood, and as they regained control of Jerusalem for the first time in nearly 2000 years.

The following observations from NASA relating to the 4/15/2014 Passover Blood Moon are noteworthy; Spica (m = +1.05) is the most conspicuous star lying just 2° west of the eclipsed Moon. This juxtaposition reminds the author of total lunar eclipse of 1968 Apr 13 when Spica appeared only 1.3° SW of the Moon at mid-totality. The brilliant blue color of Spica is a striking contrast with the crimson Moon. Just a week past opposition, Mars (m = -1.4) appears 2 magnitudes brighter than Spica lying 9.5° northwest of the MoonArcturus (m = +0.15) is 32° to the north, Saturn (m = +0.2) is 26° to the east, and Antares (m = +1.07) is 44° to the southeast.”2

In Biblical Astronomy Spica is a very important star to understand. As the brightest star in Virgo, Spica, or as it is known in the Hebrew zodiac, “Al Zemach,” means- “the branch” in reference to Christ as the branch or offspring of God the FatherThe Four Gospels indicate the 4 ministries of Christ: as seen in this Hebrew word “zemach”-branch. This word is used 12 times in the OT, but these four usages delineate the 4D Ministry of the Messiah, Jehovah’s Branch, each set forth in the Four Gospels.

1. Matt.-King of Righteousness [“Kingdom” referred to in Matthew more than anywhere else] [*Zech. 9:9, Jer. 23:5-6, 33:15] Thus the royal genealogy is in Matt. 1:1-17]. “Kingdom of Heaven” is only in Matthew, none of the other gospels.

2. MarkServant of Jehovah [“Lord” 3 times here, 78 times in the other 3 gospels] [Isa. 42:1, Zech. 3:8] Thus No genealogy is given in Mark.

3. LukeSon of Man [Luke records his childhood, his dealings with women, publicans and other key aspects showing his humanity] [Zech. 6:12, thus the human genealogy is given going back to Adam, (Lk. 3:23-38)]

4. JohnSon of God [Zech. 4:2][“father”-121 times, only 66 times in the other 3 gospels. “My Father”-35 times only 18 times in the other 3 gospels, “only begotten” 4 times, none in other gospels]. The purpose of every chapter in John’s Gospel reveals Christ’s true identity.

Son of God” in the Gospel of John
John 1:14-18: only begotten Son
John 1:34-36: Son of God & Lamb of God
v. 41-Messiah
v. 49-RABBI, King of Israel

Thus, when we grasp how God’s Word employs the usage of Spica, the zemach branch, the complete 4D ministry of Jesus Christ unfolds for us. Spica in Virgo is also prominent in the celestial signs marking the birth of Christ, uniquely linked to the planet Jupiter. As seen @Try-God.com, the celestial mechanics starting Jupiter’s triple crowning of Regulus; its annual retrograde motion  guided Jupiter’s stand still in the heavens for about six days near the eclipticMeridian crossing, mid-body in Virgo. This occurred in the celebration week of the Feast of Dedication in December of 2 BC. Also recall the kinship between the cycles of the Sun and Jupiter, and that it was the Sun mid-bodied, “clothingVirgo for the 20-day period, from August 27th to September 15th, as one of the celestial prophecies marking the birth of the promised seed-Jesus Christ. 

A noteworthy point here is Jupiter standing still in the heavens for about six days during the Hanukkah celebration, near the intersection of the ecliptic and the Meridian in Virgo. This emphasizes the path of Jupiter intersecting the ecliptic; the path of the Sun, pointing out a celestial kinship between Jupiter and the Sun, not to mention their kindred symbolism as the light of the world and the king planet Earnest Martin states that: … while Jupiter was in its “standing still” position in retrograde motion over Bethlehem, the Sun was also “standing still.” All know that Dec. 25th is the usual period of the Winter Solstice. The word Solstice means “Sun stands still.” These stationary coincidences of Jupiter and the Sun are quite related, and would have appeared significant… 3

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Jupiter the King Planet
Jupiter the King Planet

The word arise” in verse 2, is not only used of the Sun and light generally, but it occurs with two of it’s derivatives in Isaiah 60:1-3, Jer. 23:5. As we have seen regarding Jer. 23:5, the sedeq planet Jupiteris linked with the Messiah, Jesus Christ the righteous zemach-branch, and is one of five primary Old Testament prophecies pertaining to the Branchthe coming promised seed. However, with hese stationary reflections of Jupiter and the Sunwe have an additional Messianic-solar association. The reference of “arise” above, is intriguing when considered not only from the aspect of Jupiter standing still, in Virgo, but also referring to the setting time of the star Spica in Virgo, bearing the Hebrew star name “Al Zemach.” Thus it serves as a unique celestial  marker of the moment of Christ’s birth, following on the heels of Sunsetwith the Sun clothing Virgo, and the Moon at her feet, in the first moments of Tishri 1, [Sept. 11th, Annivesary of Creation] 3BC. Virgo provides the setting for both Jupiter standing still on the Meridian over Bethlehemthe birth-place of Jesus Christ, and the star-set of Spica between the Sun & Moon refering to the birth-time of Jesus Christ, at the beginning of New Year’s day, Tishri 1, on the sacred calendar of Israel. Even as these celestial signs that marked the birth of Christ were prominent to the Magi, so we have identified a set of similar signs following the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, that may mark the return of Christ in the same way.

We have already considered the relationship between the Sun and the sedeq planet Jupiter apparent above, in light of the celestial kinship between these two heavenly bodies. Even as Jupiter stood still in retrograde motion in Virgo marking Christ’s birth, so we may also see it in retrograde motion in Virgo marking his victorious Second Coming! The Messianic-solar relationship is seen not only in Malachi 4:2 above, but also in Revelation 21, where Jesus Christ returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Rev 21:22-23 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. [23] And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

As the manifested glory of God on the level of the senses, Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, the light of the world, will illuminate the City of Righteousness, the New Jerusalem with his unified four dimensional ministry as the capstone and chief corner stone of the body of Christ. There will be no need of a Temple at that time, because even as the Magi were coming to pay respect to, or worship, the young King of the Judeans, in 2 BC, so will all Earth’s inhabitants in that day, for every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to himwho is the head of the Church, the true Temple.