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https://plus.google.com/113391363154207427887 Taylor “Tate” Walla : Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun...
Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico
What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western U.S. states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moon's disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 2.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on May 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Tomorrow another annular solar eclipse will become visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar.

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https://plus.google.com/102970154510932898106 An Nhon : 7 astronomical phenomena most interesting 2017 On the day 11/2, Comet Comet 45P / Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova...
7 astronomical phenomena most interesting 2017

On the day 11/2, Comet Comet 45P / Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will move to the closest point to the Earth, only about 7.7 million miles way. This is the best moment for the viewer can admire the comet. It will appear brightest and make the difference of the skies.
On the day 26/2 happens annular eclipse. If you're lucky you can observe a ring of fire of the sun after being eclipsed.

29/3 predict will occur Mercury, Mars and the moon form a triangle. Viewers have the opportunity to admire the Mercury lightest and highest sky.

Jupiter's moon will meet on July 10 quarters. On the night of 10/4, the Moon and Jupiter will rise in the east after the sun set in the west. Jupiter will appear brighter than normal and also the brightest sky in 2017.

Happens eclipse on July 21/8, the people of North America will have the opportunity to witness this unique spectacle, the sky will go dark for a few minutes. If you ignore this, you most likely will have to wait until 2024 a new encounter this phenomenon again.

Venus will meet with Jupiter on July 13/11. Two of the brightest celestial body in the sky will have a meeting at sunrise 13/11. This will be a combination of spectacular appearance at a very low point in the eastern sky, the planets will "fight" with the brilliance of the morning twilight. Using binoculars, you will have more interesting observations

Meteor shower on November 13/12. There will be a maximum of 60-120 meteors will fall into the peak time. This year's event will be very special because the sky will only have the appearance of the crescent moon with dim lighting, so you can admire the whole performance of this glow.
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https://plus.google.com/104488461264253077149 Downtown Toronto News : The 2017 solar eclipse is set to be the skywatching event of the year in Toronto. Mark your calendars...
The 2017 solar eclipse is set to be the skywatching event of the year in Toronto. Mark your calendars early because you don't want to miss something that's rarely seen from our city. The last time we saw a solar eclipse from Toronto was in 2014, but the coverage of the sun was much smaller than what we'll see this summer. Before 2014, the last major solar eclipse visible from Toronto was all the way back in 1994, when we were treated to an amazing view of an annular eclipse. What's being called the Great American Eclipse of 2017 will take place on August 21, starting in the late morning on the West Coast. This is a total eclipse for a long stretch of the US, but in Toronto we'll see about 70 per cent coverage, which will be enough to dim the sun's light to eerie levels should the weather cooperate. The partial eclipse will become visible in Toronto shortly after 1 p.m. and reach its maximum point at 2:32 p.m. The moon will conclude its pass of the sun from our vantage point at 3:49 p.m. If this all sounds so exciting that you want to plan a road trip to witness the total eclipse, there are a host of American destinations that will experience long periods of totality (the moment when the moon completely blocks the sun). This is the first total eclipse in the US since 1979, so it's going to a massive event in the social media age. Better make plans early.
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The 2017 solar eclipse is set to be the skywatching event of the year in Toronto. Mark your calendars early because you don't want to miss somethin...
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https://plus.google.com/103140963637557129323 mark botelho : Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico. Image Credit & Copyright: Colleen Pinski Explanation: What is...
Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico.
Image Credit & Copyright: Colleen Pinski
Explanation: What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moon's disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 0.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on 2012 May 20 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Tomorrow another annular solar eclipse will become visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar.
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https://plus.google.com/101192468388874774238 N.O.I. Broadcasting : Mother Tynnetta warns of 3 Days of Darkness (No Sunlight) "The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught...
Mother Tynnetta warns of 3 Days of Darkness (No Sunlight) "The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that such #solar eruptions and other cosmic phenomenon would take place in this time of the Final Judgment of the world and would indeed affect communication systems everywhere on our planet, leaving us in a field of Darkness that would last up to three days and three nights with NO VISIBLE sunlight.

Much of life as we know it would come to a halt; and our orientation and sense of direction would be so drastically altered causing many to commit suicide and manifest other acts of insanity.


We have completed an unusual solar eclipse which was observed by many people the world over occurring in three stages—a complete solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse and an annular eclipse.

The sun also appeared as if it were encircled by a ring of fire.

Approximately one day before this solar eclipse, it was reported in the news that the sun appeared in a triple form (three suns in a rainbow halo over Northern #China in the province of the Autonomous Republic of Inner Mongolia). This is often referred to as a “phantom” phenomenon." Mother Tynnetta Tynnetta

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https://plus.google.com/116419967950363347698 Wilton “LORD AUSAR” Benyahamin : THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT! The Witness of the Stars, For Signs and for Seasons "For Signs and For Seasons...
THE GOSPEL OF LIGHT!

The Witness of the Stars, For Signs and for Seasons

"For Signs and For Seasons"

We have seen the great truths which are taught from the
position, and forms, and names of the heavenly bodies. There are
also truths to be learnt from their motions.
When God created them and set them in the firmament of heaven,
He said, in Genesis 1:14-
"Let them be for signs and for seasons."
Here the word "signs" is othoth (plural of oth, from the root to
come). Hence, a sign of something or some One to come. In
Jeremiah 10:2 Jehovah says, "And be not dismayed at the signs of
the heavens, for the heathen are dismayed at them." The word
"seasons" does not denote merely what we call the four seasons
of the year, but cycles of time. It is appointed time (from the
verb to point out, appoint). It occurs three more times in
Genesis, each time in connection with the promised Seed-
Genesis 17:21, "At this set time in the next year";
Genesis 18:14, "At the time appointed I will return"; and
Genesis 21:2, "At the set time of which God had spoken."
Genesis 1:14 is therefore, "They (the sun, moon, and stars)
shall be for signs (things to come) and for cycles (appointed
times)."
Here, then, we have a distinct declaration from God, that the
heavens contain not only a Revelation concerning things to come
in the "Signs," but also concerning appointed times in the
wondrous movements of the sun, and moon, and stars.
The motions of the sun and moon are so arranged that at the end
of a given interval of time they return into almost precisely
the same position, with regard to each other and to the earth,
as they held at the beginning of that interval. "Almost
precisely," but not quite precisely. There will be a slight
outstanding difference, which will gradually increase in
successive intervals, and finally destroy the possibility of the
combination recurring, or else lead to combinations of a
different character.
Thus the daily difference between the movement of the sun and of
the stars leads the sun back very nearly to conjunction with the
same start as it was twelve months earlier, and gives us the
cycle of the year. The slight difference in the sun's position
relative to the stars at the end of the year, finally leads the
sun back to the same star at the same time of the year, viz., at
the spring equinox, and gives us the great precessional cycle of
25,800 years.
So, too, with eclipses. Since the circumstances of any given
eclipse are reproduced almost exactly 18 years and 11 days
later, this period is called an Eclipse Cycle, to which the
ancient astronomers gave the name of Saros; * and eclipses
separated from each other by an exact cycle, and, therefore,
corresponding closely in their conditions, are spoken of as
being one and the same eclipse. Each Saros contains, on the
average, about 70 +/- eclipses. Of these, on the average, 42 +/
are solar and 28 +/ are lunar. Since the Saros is 11 days (or,
more correctly, 10.96 days) longer than 18 years, the successive
recurrences of each eclipse fall 11 days later in the year each
time, and in 33 Sari will have travelled on through the year and
come round very nearly to the original date.
* General Vallancey spells Saros sin, ayin, resh, vav, tzadai,
which amounts to 666 by Gematria! Viz., sin=300 + ayin=70 +
resh=200 + vav=6 + tzadai=90 = 666.
But as the Saros does not reproduce the conditions of an eclipse
with absolute exactness, and as the difference increases with
every successive return, a time comes when the return of the
Saros fails to bring about an eclipse at all. If the eclipse be
a solar one before this takes place, a new eclipse begins to
form a month later in the year than the old one, and becomes the
first eclipse of a new series.
This is the history of one such eclipse: On May 15 (Julian), 850
AD, there was a (new) eclipse of the sun, and it occurred as a
partial eclipse. On August 20 (Julian), 1012 AD, this new
eclipse became total. From that time it has been an annular
eclipse, the latitude of the central shadow gradually shifting
southward from the north, until on December 17 (Julian), 1210,
it had reached N. Lat. 24o. It turned northward again after
1210, until March 14 (Julian), 1355, when it fell in N. Lat.
43o. Then it turned south, and has moved steadily in that
direction, until on March 18 (Greg.), 1950, its last appearance
as an annular eclipse will take place. On May 22 (Greg.), 2058,
it will fall so far from the node that a new eclipse will follow
it on June 21. It will make three more appearances as an
ever-diminishing partial eclipse, and be last seen on June 24
(Greg.), 2112. Its total life-history, therefore, will have been
1,262 years and 36 days, and will have occupied 70 Sari.
In the above life-history of an eclipse * there is not the
slightest difficulty as to its identification. The Saros shows
no break, and no interruption; nor does the character of the
eclipse suffer any abrupt change. The district over which it is
visible moves in a slow and orderly fashion from occurrence to
occurrence over the earth's surface.
* These facts are kindly supplied by Mr. E. W. Maunder, of the
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, who gives another example, as
follows:-
In AD 586 there were two solar eclipses: on June 22 (Julian) the
old and dying eclipse, and on July 22 (Julian) another (the new
one). A Saros (viz. 18 years and 11 days) earlier there was only
one, viz. on June 11 (Julian), AD 568, there being no eclipse on
July 11 of that year.
The last appearance of this new eclipse, which first appeared on
July 22, 586, was on August 28 (Greg.), 1848, so that it had a
life history of 70 Sari, amounting to 1,262 years 36 days (after
the Julian dates have been corrected to correspond to the
Gregorian). Thus the eclipse that died, so to speak, on August
28 (Greg.), 1848, first appeared on July 22 (Julian) in AD 586.
See an important article on Eclipses by Mr. E. W. Maunder in
Knowledge, for October 1893, where other life-histories of
eclipses are given, and the whole subject of eclipses clearly
explained.
Now the important point is this, that if we take the prophetic
reckoning of 360 days to the year, we have the following
significant Biblical numbers:-
In the first place, we already have the 70 +/- Sari divided into
two portions of 33 + 37.
A perfect cycle is accomplished in 33 Sari, or 595 years, when
the eclipse, by a series of unbroken Sari, has accomplished a
passage through the year of 360 days; or, if we reckon only the
whole numbers, i.e., the 18 completed years, we have for the 33
Sari the period of 594 years, while the remaining portion of 37
Sari makes 666 years (37x18); and the whole 70 +/- Sari makes
1,260 years (594+666).
The relations between 595 years and 1,262 years 36 days, are
the same as the relations between 594 years and 1,260 years. The
difference of the 2 years 36 days is due to the excess of 10.96
days over the 18 completed years in each Saros.
We have then the following figures:-
18 x 33 = 0594 years.
18 x 37 = 0666 years.
18 x 70 = 1260 years
Independently of this, we also know that 1,260 years is a
soli-lunar cycle, so exact that its epact, or difference, is
only 6 hours!
There must, therefore, be something significant in these
numbers, e.g., 70; in the number 1,260, with its divisions, not
into two equal parts, but into 594 and 666; as also in its
double, 2,520.
There must be something to be learned in the occurrence and
repetition of these heavenly cycles, which for nearly 6,000
years have been constantly repeated in the heavens, especially
when we find these same numbers very prominently presented in
the Word of God in connection with the fulfillment of prophecy.
We have the great "seven times" (2,520) connected with the
duration of Israel's punishment, and of the Gentiles' power. We
have in Daniel and the Apocalypse the half of this great period
presented as "days" (1,260), as "months" (42), and as "times,"
or years (3 1/2).
Futurists believe that these "days" and "months," etc, interpret
for us the purposes and counsels of God as connected with "the
time of the end," and as meaning literal "days" and "months,"
etc.
Historicists take these terms and themselves interpret the
numbers, in the sense of a "day" being put for a year, and they
believe that these "1,260 days" will be fulfilled as 1,260
years.
One party boldly and ungraciously charges the other with
teaching "The Fallacies of Futurism"; while the other might well
retort with a reference to the Heresies of Historicism.
But is there any necessity for the existence of two hostile
camps? Is it not possible that there may be what we may call a
long fulfillment in years? And is it not more than probable that
in the time of the end, the crisis, there will be also a short
and literal fulfillment in days?
We firmly believe that there will be this literal and short
fulfillment. We believe that when God says "days," He means
days; and that when He says "42 months," He means months, and
not 1,260 years. In all the passages referred to by historicists
in support of what is called "the year-day theory," the Holy
Spirit uses these words "days" and "years" in the sense of days
and years. In the two particular instances of Israel's
wanderings (Num 14:34), and Ezekiel's prophesying (Eze 4:6), He
chooses to take the number of days as denoting the same number
of years; but He does not tell us that we are to do the same in
other cases! He only asserts His sovereignty by thus acting,
while we only show our presumption in taking His sovereign act
as a general principle.
But while fully believing in the short fulfillment, we are quite
prepared to admit that there may be a long fulfillment as well;
and that, owing to the wondrous harmony, and marvellous
correspondence, and infinite wisdom of all the works and ways of
God, there may be a fulfillment, or rather a "filment," if we
may coin the word, in years, which will be only a foreshadowing
of the literal ful-filment afterwards to take place in days.
If historicists will allow us this liberty as to interpretation,
and permit us to believe that God means what He says, we will
give them some remarkable evidence in support of their views, by
way of application. In other words, if they will allow us to
interpret "days" as meaning days, we will gladly allow them, and
be at one with them, in applying them to years. So that while we
believe the interpretation to mean "days," and to teach a short
fulfillment at the time of the end, we will thankfully admit an
application which shall take these days as foreshowing a long
fulfillment in years.
In applying, then, these significant numbers (42, 70, 594, 666,
1,260, and 2,520) to years, from what point or date shall we
begin to reckon the "times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24)? That
there are such definite "times" the words of the Lord Jesus
show, when He says, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke
21:24). That there are "seven times" of Gentile dominion is more
than intimated by the symbolic episode in the life of
Nebuchadnezzar as recorded in Daniel 4; and that there are
"seven times" of Israel's punishment is clearly stated in
Leviticus 26:18. "Seven times," according to the Historicist
school of interpreters, are equal to 2,520 years.
Instead of asking where they begin, let us first note the fact
that it is duration which is emphasized in the Scriptures rather
than chronology; and look at the duration of these years
independently of, and before we attempt to fix, their beginning
and ending.
In Daniel 2 and 7 it is shown first to Nebuchadnezzar in a
"dream," and afterwards to God's servant the prophet in a
"vision," that Israel was to be put on one side and become
"Lo-Ammi" (not My people), while government was to be put into
the hands of the Gentiles. Jerusalem was the central point of
both these great and solemn facts. That is to say, during 2,520
years, while Jerusalem should remain in the power of the
Gentiles, Israel could be "no more a nation" in possession of
their land and city.
We know, as a matter of fact, that today Jerusalem is in the
hands of the Turks, and that it is still "trodden down of the
Gentiles."
If we ask how long it shall continue to be "trodden down"? how
long it will be before Israel shall again possess their city and
their land?--the answer brings us at once to the heart of our
subject.
In seeking to determine both duration and chronology, it is
necessary to plant our feet on sure ground. To do this, let us
take a point on which all are agreed.
There is one date which is universally accepted; and concerning
which the evidence is unquestioned.
Abu Obeida, the Mahommedan General, laid siege to Jerusalem
towards the close of 636 AD. The city was then occupied by the
Romans, who held out for four months. When they capitulated, the
Patriach Sophronius obtained a clause in the treaty giving
security to the inhabitants, and requiring the ratification of
Omar himself. Omar, who had therefore to be sent for, arrived
some six months afterwards, and the delay caused the actual
delivering up of the city to take place early in the autumn of
AD 637.
This is the date which concerns only the City of Jerusalem.
The Romans were not completely driven out from the land until
Caesarea had fallen in 638, when the conquest was finally
completed. See. Gibbon's Decline and Fall.
The year AD 636-7 is therefore the accepted date of the passing
over of Jerusalem from the Romans to the Turks.
Omar seems to have stayed in the city only about ten days,
during which he must have given his instructions for the
erection of the Mosque on the site of the Temple. This Mosque,
therefore, stands as the sign and the symbol of the treading
down of Jerusalem, and while it remains, those times of treading
down cannot be considered as fulfilled.
How steady was Israel's decadence from Nebuchadnezzar to Omar!
Nothing could exceed that darkest moment in Israel's history,
when Israel was well nigh obliterated in the mighty struggles of
her enemies who fought over her inheritance. Thus Omar becomes
the great central point of the 2,520 years, whether reckoned as
Lunar, Zodiacal, or Solar, dividing them equally into two
portions of 1,260 years.
This date 636-7 is a great and important central date, whether
we reckon backwards or forwards; whether we reckon them as
Lunar, Zodiacal (360 days), or Solar (365 days) years.
If we take Lunar years (=1222 1/2 Solar)-
reckoning backward, we get to 587 BC, the very date of the
destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar.
reckoning forward, we get to 1860 AD, the very date of the
European intervention in the Lebanon, which has brought the
Eastern Question into its present prominent position.
If we take Zodiacal years (=1242 Solar)--
reckoning backward we get to 608 BC, the date of the
battle of Carchemish (2 Chron 35:20), when Babylon completed the
conquest of Assyria, and became supreme; utterly shattering all
the hope which Israel had in Egypt.
reckoning forward brings us to 1879 AD, when, by the
Treaty of Berlin, Ottoman power received a blow from which it
has never recovered, and which has prepared the way for its
extinction.
If we take Solar years, then-
reckoning backward, we get to BC 624 (AM 3376), the
beginning of the Babylonian kingdom, the "head of gold."
reckoning forward we get to 1896-7 AD, which is yet
future.
These reckonings in their beginnings and endings form an
introversion, or Epanodos, thus:-
587
608
624-BC dates increasing.
1860--AD dates increasing.
1879
1896-7
The Solar reckonings are the more important dates; the Lunar are
next in significance; while Zodiacal reckonings furnish us with
dates which, to say the least, fit neatly into their places.
Having thus fixed the central date, which already points forward
to the end, let us go back and find the starting point, that we
may the better understand the end.
When Daniel was explaining to Nebuchadnezzar his mysterious
dream, he said, "Thou art this head of gold"! (Dan 2:38). This
moment is popularly, but erroneously, supposed to mark the
commencement of the Babylonian kingdom--the first of these four
great Gentile powers.
But Daniel spoke of what ALREADY existed, and was explaining the
then condition of things. He said, "God hath given thee a
kingdom, power, and strength, and glory" (Dan 2:37). The kingdom
of Babylon had already been in existence for more than thirty
years, for its king had destroyed Jerusalem and burnt the Temple
with fire, and brought away many captives, amongst whom was
Daniel and his companions. The opening words of the book make
this very clear.
The monumental history of Babylon, as now dug up, shows that
before this it had been sometimes tributary to, and sometimes
almost independent of, Assyria. In AM 3352, after a severe
struggle with Assurbanipal, the Assyrian king, Babylon was once
more subdued, and its king setting fire to his palace perished
in the flames. After that there was peace for twenty-two years,
during which time Kandalanu governed Babylon in succession to
Sumas-sum-ukin, a son of Assurbanipal.
In AM 3375 (i.e. BC 627), * another revolt broke out, and the
Assyrian king sent a general of great ability to quell it. His
name was Nabu-pal-user (which means Nebo protects his son). He
put down the rebellion with so much skill that Assurbanipal made
him governor of Babylon. He shortly afterwards, in AM 3376,
himself rebelled, and made himself King of Babylon. Associating
with him his son Nebuchadnezzar, they commenced a campaign
against Assurbanipal, which ended in the fall of Nineveh and the
complete subjugation of Assyria. The kingdom of Babylon, thus
commencing in BC 625, ** became the first great Gentile kingdom
as foretold in Daniel.
* These dates are those furnished by the Monuments, as given by
Dr. Budge, of the British Museum, in his Babylonian Life and
History, RTS, 1885. They also agree with the dates dug up by Sir
Henry Rawlinson in 1862, consisting of fragments of seven copies
of the famous "Eponym Canon of Assyria," by which the Assyrian
chronology has been definitely settled. Before this, historians
had to be content with inferences and conjectures.
** In adjusting the AM and BC dates, the latter are always
apparently one year in advance of the former, because BC 4000
was AM 1, and BC 3999 was AM 2. Hence AM 3376 is not BC 624, but
it is BC 625.
There is practically no question, now, as to this date.
The actual duration of the three kingdoms that
followed--Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece, may not perhaps be
so accurately determined. Their total duration is known, because
it is fixed by a known date at the other end, but it might
introduce controversial matter if we attempted to assign to them
their exact relative duration. Probably they were,
roughly:--Babylon about 90 years; Medo-Persia about 200 years;
Greece about 304 years.
We believe these to be fairly proportionate, * but whether they
are or not, their total amount must have been 594 years, because
the undisputed date of the battle of Actium, by which Augustus
became the head of the Roman Empire, was September BC 31. From
this date Jerusalem passed permanently under the power of Rome
until the Mahommedan conquest in AD 636-7.
* Cyrus took Babylon, according to the Monuments, in the 17th
year of Nabonidus, BC 539. 1 Maccabees i begins the first of
Alexander from the death of Darius Codomannus in AM 3672. This
would slightly vary the above distribution of the years of
separate duration.
We have, therefore, three fixed dates, and these decide for us
the duration of the intervening periods; dividing them into the
two great Eclipse Cycles of 594 years and 666 years!
Jerusalem under the Gentiles
Fixed Dates Duration of Years
Babylon (the 1st Kingdom) commenced BC 625
Battle of Actium,
ending the possession of the 3rd Kingdom BC 31
Duration of the three Kingdoms,
Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece,
together (1st Eclipse Cycle) 594
Rome (the 4th Kingdom)
became the possessor Jerusalem BC 31
Mahommedan conquest of Jerusalem,
ending the possession of Rome AD 636
Duration of Rome's possession of Jerusalem
(2nd Eclipse Cycle) 666
First Half of "the Times of the Gentiles" 1260
Date of Mahommedan conquest of Jerusalem AD 636-7
Second half of "the Times of the Gentiles" and
Duration of Mahommedan possession of Jerusalem 1260
1260
End and "fulness" of "the Times of the Gentiles" AD
1896-7 2520
In passing from BC dates to AD dates, one year must always be
deducted, e.g., from BC 2 to AD 2 is only three years, not four!
Thus-
From Jan 1 BC 2 to Jan 1 BC 1 is one year
From Jan 1 BC 1 to Jan 1 AD 1 is one year
From Jan 1 AD 1 to Jan 1 AD 2 is one year
Making only three years.
Hence, BC 31 to AD 636 is 666 years, not 667.
From this it appears that 1896-7 AD would mark an important year
in connection with the "times of the Gentiles."
The above reckoning has the following advantages over all
previous historicist interpretations:-
1. Controverted dates are excluded.
2. The whole period of 2520 years is dealt with, instead of only
the latter half (1260), as is usually the case.
3. It confines these "times" to the one place where the Lord
Himself put them, viz., "JERUSALEM." He said, "Jerusalem shall
be trodden down of the Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles
be fulfilled."
These "times," therefore, are confined to Jerusalem. This
"treading down" is confined to Jerusalem. It is not the city of
Rome that is to be trodden down for 1260 years. Why, then,
should these "times" be separated from what is characteristic of
their duration, and applied to Rome, papal or imperial? Why
should historicists search for some act of emperors or popes in
the early part of the seventh century in order to add it to
1260, so as to find some terminal date in or near our own
times!
While the premises of the Historicist school are thus
strengthened, their conclusions are shown to be erroneous.
We claim that the Lord Himself has joined these "times of the
Gentiles" with the city of "Jerusalem," and we say, "What,
therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder"
(Matt 19:6).
When Jesus spoke of this treading down, it looks as though it
were then still future; for He said, "Jerusalem shall be trodden
down," etc. The occupation of Jerusalem by Babylon, Medo-Persia,
Greece, and Rome, was for purposes of government rather than for
a wanton treading down. Government on the earth was committed
unto them. But when Jerusalem passed from the government of the
Roman Empire into the hands of the Turks, it could then be said,
in a very special sense, to be "trodden down." For of any
government worthy of the name there has been none; and of
desolation and desecration the city has been full. Under the
feeble rule of the Turks, all the Gentiles seem to have combined
in laying waste the holy city.
Though Jews are returning thither in ever-increasing numbers,
they are only strangers there. They have as yet no independent
position, nor can they make any treaties. But when these "times"
shall end, it means that they will have a position of sufficient
independence to be able to make a treaty or league with the
coming Prince (Dan 9:27); and then the course of events will
bring on another treading down of 1260 literal "days," which
will thus have had a fore-shadowing fulfillment in years! This
is written in Revelation 11:2. And to save us from any
misunderstanding, the time is given, not in days, but in
"months."
The angel, after directing John to measure the Temple of God and
the altar, adds, "but the court which is without the Temple
leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the
Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty
and two months."
This refers to a future treading down, which will be limited to
the brief period of "forty two" literal "months," during the
time of the coming Prince; and "in the midst" of the last week,
when he shall break His covenant with the Jews, * set up the
"abomination of desolation" (Dan 9:27; which is still future in
Matt 24:15), and "tread down the holy city."
* And cause sacrifice and oblation to cease (Dan 9:27). We know
that is referred, by historicists, to the Messiah. But they are
not entitled to so interpret this passage unless they take with
it 8:11, 11:31, and 12:11, where the same event is distinctly
referred to, and is spoken, not of Christ, but of Antichrist.
We now desire to specially emphasize the fact that all these
dates, and their termination in a rapidly approaching
fulfillment, refer ONLY TO JERUSALEM, AND THE GENTILES, AND THE
JEWS! They refer only to the end of the Gentile possession of
Jerusalem, and to the settlement of the Jews in their own city
and land.
These "times and seasons" have nothing whatever to do with "the
Church of God" (1 Thess 5:1). The mystical Body of Christ,
whenever its members are complete, "will be taken up to meet the
Lord--the Head of the Body--in the air, so to be ever with the
Lord" (1 Thess 4:15-17). This glorious event has nothing to do
with any earthly sign or circumstance, so far as the members of
this mystical Body are concerned.
Therefore we are not dealing here with the coming of the Lord;
either for His saints, or with them. We are not referring to
what is commonly and erroneously called "the end of the world."
We are merely pointing out that the end of Gentile dominion over
Jerusalem is drawing near! And we cannot close our eyes to the
marvellous manner in which the veil is being removed from Jewish
hearts: to the change which has come over the Jewish nation in
its attitude towards Christ and Christianity, chiefly, under
God, through the unparalleled circulation of more than a quarter
of a million copies of a new translation of the New Testament
into Hebrew, by the late Isaac Salkinson, published by the
Trinitarian Bible Society, and freely distributed by the Mildmay
Mission to the Jews: to the Palestine literature which has
sprung up amongst the Jews in recent years: to the persecutions
in various countries which are stirring their nest, and setting
the nation in motion: to the organized emigration to Argentina,
which its promoters avowedly speak of as "a nursery ground for
Palestine" (Daily Graphic, March 10th, 1892): to the railways
completed and in course of construction in the Holy Land: to the
numerous Societies and their branches which have permeated the
whole nation, which, while having various names, have only one
object-"the colonization of Palestine."
When we put these events side by side with the teaching of the
heavens as to the "cycles" or appointed times, we are merely
showing how wonderfully they agree with what is written in the
Book, and witnessed to by great and uncontested historic dates.
Nor are we absolutely naming a definite year or day even for
these Palestine events. After all, they can be only approximate,
for man has so misused every gift that God has ever given him,
that even with such wondrous heavenly time-keepers he cannot
really tell you what year it is! And, besides this loss of
reckoning, there is confusion as to the commencement of the AD
era, which makes absolute accuracy between the AM, BC, and AD
dates impossible.
Added to this, there is another point to be borne in mind, viz.,
that when the "times of the Gentiles" shall end, Jewish
independence need not be either immediate or complete!
For when Nebuchadnezzar began his kingdom of Babylon in AM 3376
(BC 625), the Jews, though in their land and city, were not
independent. Nebuchadnezzar went to and fro to Jerusalem, and
put down and set up whom he would; and it was not till some
thirty years afterwards that he destroyed the City and Temple
and made the people captives.
So, likewise, in the time of the end, there may be an epanodos.
There may be a similar period of possession without
independence, a quasi-independence guaranteed by the Great
Powers; and, for ought we know, it may be that, in order to gain
complete independence, they may ultimately make that fatal
league with the coming Prince.
So that while we name the dates 1896-7 as being significant, we
are not "fixing dates" in the ordinary sense of the term, but
merely pointing out some of "the signs of the times," concerning
which we ought not to be ignorant.
The true interpretation will in any case still remain, and will
surely be literally fulfilled in its own time. The Word of God
will be vindicated; its prophetic truth will be verified; God
Himself will be glorified; and His people saved with an
everlasting salvation.
Meanwhile the members of His Body will "wait for His Son from
heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which
delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thess 1:10). They will
live "looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself
for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify
unto Himself a peculiar people (RV, a people for His own
possession) zealous of good works" (Titus 2:13,14). They will
"look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ," from heaven,
believing that there is no hope either for "the Jew, the
Gentile, or the Church of God," or for a groaning creation,
until "the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of
the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, whom the heaven must
receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God
hath spoken by the mouth of ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE
WORLD BEGAN" (Acts 3:19-21).
"The world is sick, and yet not unto death;
There is for it a day of health in store;
From lips of love there comes the healing breath,--
The breath of Him who all its sickness bore,
And bids it rise to strength and beauty evermore.
Evil still reigns; and deep within we feel
The fever, and the palsy, and the pain
Of life's perpetual heartaches, that reveal
The rooted poison, which, from heart and brain,
We labour to extract, but labour all in vain.
Our skill avails not; ages come and go,
Yet bring with them no respite and no cure;
The hidden wound, the sigh of pent-up woe,
The sting we smother, but must still endure,
The worthless remedies which no relief procure,--
All these cry out for something more divine,
Which the worst woes of earth may not withstand;
Medicine that cannot fail-the oil and wine,
The balm and myrrh, growth of no earthly land,
And the all-skillful touch of the great Healer's hand.
Man needs a prophet: Heavenly Prophet, speak,
And teach him what he is too proud to hear.
Man needs a priest: True Priest, Thy silence break,
And speak the words of pardon in his ear.
Man needs a king: O King, at length in peace appear."

“Benayahu (Benaiah) Ben (the son
of) Yehoyada (Jehoiada).”

"91. He opened and began. It is written, “Benayahu (Benaiah) Ben (the son
of) Yehoyada (Jehoiada).” This narrative is beautiful, but it serves to show
us the exalted secrets of the Torah. And the name Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada
indicates the secret of the Light of Wisdom, Ohr Hochma. Ben Ish Chai
is the righteous who revives the worlds. Rav Paalim means that He is the
Master of all that transpires, and that all the forces and Supernal Troops
stem from Him. He is called the Creator of Force, the Master of all, and He
is in everything.
It is written in Prophets: “Benayahu, the son of Yehoyada,” (Shmuel II,
23:20). Here, The Zohar reveals to us the exalted secrets of the Torah, for the
holy name of Yehoyada consists of two: Yod-Hey-Vav, the first three letters of
HaVaYaH, and Yeda (knowledge).
Keter of the world of Atzilut is called RADLA (unattainable head), whereas
Atik itself surrounds all the other Partzufim of the world of Atzilut—AA, AVI, and
ZON. Atik is called Makif (surrounding), for the other, lower Partzufim cannot
attain it or its Zivug. Moreover, they cannot attain anything that comes from it.
In other words, there is nothing descending from Atik to the lower Partzufim.
Even AA is concealed from them; hence, it is called the “concealed Hochma.”
However, it is not defined as unattainable, like Atik, for it contains a Zivug on
Ohr Hochma. Nevertheless, this Light does not descend to the lower ones, but
only a small luminescence from it, called He’arat Hochma, reaches them.
And all the Light that fills the worlds through the 6,000 years comes from
AVI and YESHSUT, who are called Hochma of the thirty-two paths or thirty-two
forces (Elokim) of creation, i.e., thirty-two types of He’arat Hochma. This Light of
Hochma is the result of Bina’s ascent to AA, where she receives Ohr Hochma and
shines downward. Therefore, all the Light of Hochma that is revealed through
the 6,000 years, before the end of correction, is no more than the Light of Bina,
which received Ohr Hochma upon ascending to AA.
AA is called Yeda (knowledge) because it gives Ohr Hochma to Bina, and
knows all the routes of Ohr Hochma into Bina and through her on to the lower
ones. While making a Zivug, AA itself does not pass its Light downwards, but
as AVI ascend to AA, they receive Ohr Hochma, called “thirty-two streams” or
“paths of wisdom,” which can be attained by the lower ones.
Everything that is written in The Zohar refers to all the souls in general.
However, there are exceptions that are not normally studied. There exist special,
exalted souls that merit becoming a Kli, MAN for the great Zivug of RADLA
after their exile, and to receive from this Zivug in the Upper World the degree
of Yechida. These are the souls of Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada, Rabbi Hamnuna
Saba and a very few chosen others. These exalted souls reveal themselves to the
righteous in this world, and as a result, the righteous merit delighting in Ohr
Yechida, which shines only in such exalted souls, while still being in this world.
Therefore, the name of Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada indicates that it stems from
the inner wisdom, the unattainable Light of Hochma of Atik. This name also
causes the concealment of the Light of Hochma, for the name Yehoyada: Yod-Hey-
Vav + Yeda means that only he who attains the first three letters Yod-Hey-Vav of
the Creator’s name HaVaYaH shall attain Him, and no other shall.
Therefore, this name remains concealed in its place"

A glorious hymn. Further reference to the eternal covenant between God and Man.

Happy is the man whom the Lord remembereth with reproving,
And whom He restraineth from the way of evil with strokes
That he may be cleansed from sin, that it may not be multiplied.
He that maketh ready his back for strokes shall be cleansed,
For the Lord is good to them that endure chastening.
For He maketh straight the ways of the righteous,
And doth not pervert them by His chastening.
And the mercy of the Lord is upon them that love Him in truth,
And the Lord remembereth His servants in mercy.
For the testimony is in the law of the eternal covenant,
The testimony of the Lord is on the ways of men in His visitation.
Just and kind is our Lord in His judgements for ever,
And Israel shall praise the name of the Lord in gladness.
And the pious shall give thanks in the assembly of the people;
And on the poor shall God have mercy in the gladness of Israel;
For good and merciful is God for ever,
And the assemblies of Israel shall glorify the name of the Lord.

The salvation of the Lord be upon the house of Israel unto everlasting gladness!

SUFFERING IS THE DESTINY OF

THE IGNORANT

I hurl these haters, cruel, sinful, and mean people into the cycles of rebirth in the womb of demons again and again. (16.19)

O Arjuna, entering the wombs of demons birth after birth, the deluded ones sink to the lowest hell without ever attaining Me (until their minds change for the better by the causeless mercy of the Lord). (16.20)

LUST, ANGER, AND GREED ARE THE

THREE GATES TO HELL

Lust, anger, and greed are the three gates of hell leading to the downfall (or bondage) of the individual. Therefore, one must learn to give up these three. (16.21)

One who is liberated from these three gates of hell, O Arjuna, does what is best for him or her, and consequently attains the Supreme Abode. (16.22)

ONE MUST FOLLOW THE SCRIPTURAL INJUNCTIONS

One, who acts under the influence of his or her desires, disobeying scriptural injunctions, neither attains perfection nor happiness, nor the Supreme Abode. (16.23)

Therefore, let the scripture be your authority in determining what should be done and what should not be done. You should perform your duty following the scriptural injunction. (16.24)

Oh Infinite Source
Infinite Light and Bliss
Vaster than vast
Brighter than bright
Sun of all the suns together

Having no measure,
formless and eternal
I bow to thee
Over and over and over again!

Beginningless Beginning
Unborn One
without a second

Fatherless son
Oh Holy One!
Imperishable, formless, timeless and complete.
Know Eternally Reality
Known Here as the Great Integrity
I bow to thee,
Over and over and over again.

Infinite Love!
Light and Love!
Christ Light, Sunlight in Love!
Light commune with our DNA!
Our eyes are the main entrance of Light!
Sunlight, Christ Light in Love!
Morning, Noon and Evening!

"O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have be with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands. God doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete His favour to you, that ye may be grateful." (HQ: 5: 6)

Infinite love Mama plane of Love!
Infinite praises to the Most High YAH!
INFINITE LOVE!
THE LORD ASURA!
THE BELOVED OF ATUM
LORD ATON
LORD INDRA
LORD YAHSHUA! THE CHRIST!
THE SUN OF FIRE!
THE BUDDHA OF CLEAR SHINING!
THE TATHAGATA
THE MOST AUGUSTUS!
THE PRINCE OF ISRAEL!
THE LORD OF GREAT GLORY!
THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORD'S!
THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD!
THE BELOVED LORD EL AUSAR BENYAHAMIN
THE BELOVED OF THE MOST HIGH YAH, THE AMIN!
AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN!
AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN AMIN!

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The Witness of the Stars, For Signs and for Seasons

"For Signs and For Seasons"

We have seen the great truths which are taught from the
position, and forms, and names of the heavenly bodies. There are
also truths to be learnt from their motions.
When God created them and set them in the firmament of heaven,
He said, in Genesis 1:14-
"Let them be for signs and for seasons."
Here the word "signs" is othoth (plural of oth, from the root to
come). Hence, a sign of something or some One to come. In
Jeremiah 10:2 Jehovah says, "And be not dismayed at the signs of
the heavens, for the heathen are dismayed at them." The word
"seasons" does not denote merely what we call the four seasons
of the year, but cycles of time. It is appointed time (from the
verb to point out, appoint). It occurs three more times in
Genesis, each time in connection with the promised Seed-
Genesis 17:21, "At this set time in the next year";
Genesis 18:14, "At the time appointed I will return"; and
Genesis 21:2, "At the set time of which God had spoken."
Genesis 1:14 is therefore, "They (the sun, moon, and stars)
shall be for signs (things to come) and for cycles (appointed
times)."
Here, then, we have a distinct declaration from God, that the
heavens contain not only a Revelation concerning things to come
in the "Signs," but also concerning appointed times in the
wondrous movements of the sun, and moon, and stars.
The motions of the sun and moon are so arranged that at the end
of a given interval of time they return into almost precisely
the same position, with regard to each other and to the earth,
as they held at the beginning of that interval. "Almost
precisely," but not quite precisely. There will be a slight
outstanding difference, which will gradually increase in
successive intervals, and finally destroy the possibility of the
combination recurring, or else lead to combinations of a
different character.
Thus the daily difference between the movement of the sun and of
the stars leads the sun back very nearly to conjunction with the
same start as it was twelve months earlier, and gives us the
cycle of the year. The slight difference in the sun's position
relative to the stars at the end of the year, finally leads the
sun back to the same star at the same time of the year, viz., at
the spring equinox, and gives us the great precessional cycle of
25,800 years.
So, too, with eclipses. Since the circumstances of any given
eclipse are reproduced almost exactly 18 years and 11 days
later, this period is called an Eclipse Cycle, to which the
ancient astronomers gave the name of Saros; * and eclipses
separated from each other by an exact cycle, and, therefore,
corresponding closely in their conditions, are spoken of as
being one and the same eclipse. Each Saros contains, on the
average, about 70 +/- eclipses. Of these, on the average, 42 +/
are solar and 28 +/ are lunar. Since the Saros is 11 days (or,
more correctly, 10.96 days) longer than 18 years, the successive
recurrences of each eclipse fall 11 days later in the year each
time, and in 33 Sari will have travelled on through the year and
come round very nearly to the original date.
* General Vallancey spells Saros sin, ayin, resh, vav, tzadai,
which amounts to 666 by Gematria! Viz., sin=300 + ayin=70 +
resh=200 + vav=6 + tzadai=90 = 666.
But as the Saros does not reproduce the conditions of an eclipse
with absolute exactness, and as the difference increases with
every successive return, a time comes when the return of the
Saros fails to bring about an eclipse at all. If the eclipse be
a solar one before this takes place, a new eclipse begins to
form a month later in the year than the old one, and becomes the
first eclipse of a new series.
This is the history of one such eclipse: On May 15 (Julian), 850
AD, there was a (new) eclipse of the sun, and it occurred as a
partial eclipse. On August 20 (Julian), 1012 AD, this new
eclipse became total. From that time it has been an annular
eclipse, the latitude of the central shadow gradually shifting
southward from the north, until on December 17 (Julian), 1210,
it had reached N. Lat. 24o. It turned northward again after
1210, until March 14 (Julian), 1355, when it fell in N. Lat.
43o. Then it turned south, and has moved steadily in that
direction, until on March 18 (Greg.), 1950, its last appearance
as an annular eclipse will take place. On May 22 (Greg.), 2058,
it will fall so far from the node that a new eclipse will follow
it on June 21. It will make three more appearances as an
ever-diminishing partial eclipse, and be last seen on June 24
(Greg.), 2112. Its total life-history, therefore, will have been
1,262 years and 36 days, and will have occupied 70 Sari.
In the above life-history of an eclipse * there is not the
slightest difficulty as to its identification. The Saros shows
no break, and no interruption; nor does the character of the
eclipse suffer any abrupt change. The district over which it is
visible moves in a slow and orderly fashion from occurrence to
occurrence over the earth's surface.
* These facts are kindly supplied by Mr. E. W. Maunder, of the
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, who gives another example, as
follows:-
In AD 586 there were two solar eclipses: on June 22 (Julian) the
old and dying eclipse, and on July 22 (Julian) another (the new
one). A Saros (viz. 18 years and 11 days) earlier there was only
one, viz. on June 11 (Julian), AD 568, there being no eclipse on
July 11 of that year.
The last appearance of this new eclipse, which first appeared on
July 22, 586, was on August 28 (Greg.), 1848, so that it had a
life history of 70 Sari, amounting to 1,262 years 36 days (after
the Julian dates have been corrected to correspond to the
Gregorian). Thus the eclipse that died, so to speak, on August
28 (Greg.), 1848, first appeared on July 22 (Julian) in AD 586.
See an important article on Eclipses by Mr. E. W. Maunder in
Knowledge, for October 1893, where other life-histories of
eclipses are given, and the whole subject of eclipses clearly
explained.
Now the important point is this, that if we take the prophetic
reckoning of 360 days to the year, we have the following
significant Biblical numbers:-
In the first place, we already have the 70 +/- Sari divided into
two portions of 33 + 37.
A perfect cycle is accomplished in 33 Sari, or 595 years, when
the eclipse, by a series of unbroken Sari, has accomplished a
passage through the year of 360 days; or, if we reckon only the
whole numbers, i.e., the 18 completed years, we have for the 33
Sari the period of 594 years, while the remaining portion of 37
Sari makes 666 years (37x18); and the whole 70 +/- Sari makes
1,260 years (594+666).
The relations between 595 years and 1,262 years 36 days, are
the same as the relations between 594 years and 1,260 years. The
difference of the 2 years 36 days is due to the excess of 10.96
days over the 18 completed years in each Saros.
We have then the following figures:-
18 x 33 = 0594 years.
18 x 37 = 0666 years.
18 x 70 = 1260 years
Independently of this, we also know that 1,260 years is a
soli-lunar cycle, so exact that its epact, or difference, is
only 6 hours!
There must, therefore, be something significant in these
numbers, e.g., 70; in the number 1,260, with its divisions, not
into two equal parts, but into 594 and 666; as also in its
double, 2,520.
There must be something to be learned in the occurrence and
repetition of these heavenly cycles, which for nearly 6,000
years have been constantly repeated in the heavens, especially
when we find these same numbers very prominently presented in
the Word of God in connection with the fulfillment of prophecy.
We have the great "seven times" (2,520) connected with the
duration of Israel's punishment, and of the Gentiles' power. We
have in Daniel and the Apocalypse the half of this great period
presented as "days" (1,260), as "months" (42), and as "times,"
or years (3 1/2).
Futurists believe that these "days" and "months," etc, interpret
for us the purposes and counsels of God as connected with "the
time of the end," and as meaning literal "days" and "months,"
etc.
Historicists take these terms and themselves interpret the
numbers, in the sense of a "day" being put for a year, and they
believe that these "1,260 days" will be fulfilled as 1,260
years.
One party boldly and ungraciously charges the other with
teaching "The Fallacies of Futurism"; while the other might well
retort with a reference to the Heresies of Historicism.
But is there any necessity for the existence of two hostile
camps? Is it not possible that there may be what we may call a
long fulfillment in years? And is it not more than probable that
in the time of the end, the crisis, there will be also a short
and literal fulfillment in days?
We firmly believe that there will be this literal and short
fulfillment. We believe that when God says "days," He means
days; and that when He says "42 months," He means months, and
not 1,260 years. In all the passages referred to by historicists
in support of what is called "the year-day theory," the Holy
Spirit uses these words "days" and "years" in the sense of days
and years. In the two particular instances of Israel's
wanderings (Num 14:34), and Ezekiel's prophesying (Eze 4:6), He
chooses to take the number of days as denoting the same number
of years; but He does not tell us that we are to do the same in
other cases! He only asserts His sovereignty by thus acting,
while we only show our presumption in taking His sovereign act
as a general principle.
But while fully believing in the short fulfillment, we are quite
prepared to admit that there may be a long fulfillment as well;
and that, owing to the wondrous harmony, and marvellous
correspondence, and infinite wisdom of all the works and ways of
God, there may be a fulfillment, or rather a "filment," if we
may coin the word, in years, which will be only a foreshadowing
of the literal ful-filment afterwards to take place in days.
If historicists will allow us this liberty as to interpretation,
and permit us to believe that God means what He says, we will
give them some remarkable evidence in support of their views, by
way of application. In other words, if they will allow us to
interpret "days" as meaning days, we will gladly allow them, and
be at one with them, in applying them to years. So that while we
believe the interpretation to mean "days," and to teach a short
fulfillment at the time of the end, we will thankfully admit an
application which shall take these days as foreshowing a long
fulfillment in years.
In applying, then, these significant numbers (42, 70, 594, 666,
1,260, and 2,520) to years, from what point or date shall we
begin to reckon the "times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24)? That
there are such definite "times" the words of the Lord Jesus
show, when He says, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke
21:24). That there are "seven times" of Gentile dominion is more
than intimated by the symbolic episode in the life of
Nebuchadnezzar as recorded in Daniel 4; and that there are
"seven times" of Israel's punishment is clearly stated in
Leviticus 26:18. "Seven times," according to the Historicist
school of interpreters, are equal to 2,520 years.
Instead of asking where they begin, let us first note the fact
that it is duration which is emphasized in the Scriptures rather
than chronology; and look at the duration of these years
independently of, and before we attempt to fix, their beginning
and ending.
In Daniel 2 and 7 it is shown first to Nebuchadnezzar in a
"dream," and afterwards to God's servant the prophet in a
"vision," that Israel was to be put on one side and become
"Lo-Ammi" (not My people), while government was to be put into
the hands of the Gentiles. Jerusalem was the central point of
both these great and solemn facts. That is to say, during 2,520
years, while Jerusalem should remain in the power of the
Gentiles, Israel could be "no more a nation" in possession of
their land and city.
We know, as a matter of fact, that today Jerusalem is in the
hands of the Turks, and that it is still "trodden down of the
Gentiles."
If we ask how long it shall continue to be "trodden down"? how
long it will be before Israel shall again possess their city and
their land?--the answer brings us at once to the heart of our
subject.
In seeking to determine both duration and chronology, it is
necessary to plant our feet on sure ground. To do this, let us
take a point on which all are agreed.
There is one date which is universally accepted; and concerning
which the evidence is unquestioned.
Abu Obeida, the Mahommedan General, laid siege to Jerusalem
towards the close of 636 AD. The city was then occupied by the
Romans, who held out for four months. When they capitulated, the
Patriach Sophronius obtained a clause in the treaty giving
security to the inhabitants, and requiring the ratification of
Omar himself. Omar, who had therefore to be sent for, arrived
some six months afterwards, and the delay caused the actual
delivering up of the city to take place early in the autumn of
AD 637.
This is the date which concerns only the City of Jerusalem.
The Romans were not completely driven out from the land until
Caesarea had fallen in 638, when the conquest was finally
completed. See. Gibbon's Decline and Fall.
The year AD 636-7 is therefore the accepted date of the passing
over of Jerusalem from the Romans to the Turks.
Omar seems to have stayed in the city only about ten days,
during which he must have given his instructions for the
erection of the Mosque on the site of the Temple. This Mosque,
therefore, stands as the sign and the symbol of the treading
down of Jerusalem, and while it remains, those times of treading
down cannot be considered as fulfilled.
How steady was Israel's decadence from Nebuchadnezzar to Omar!
Nothing could exceed that darkest moment in Israel's history,
when Israel was well nigh obliterated in the mighty struggles of
her enemies who fought over her inheritance. Thus Omar becomes
the great central point of the 2,520 years, whether reckoned as
Lunar, Zodiacal, or Solar, dividing them equally into two
portions of 1,260 years.
This date 636-7 is a great and important central date, whether
we reckon backwards or forwards; whether we reckon them as
Lunar, Zodiacal (360 days), or Solar (365 days) years.
If we take Lunar years (=1222 1/2 Solar)-
reckoning backward, we get to 587 BC, the very date of the
destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar.
reckoning forward, we get to 1860 AD, the very date of the
European intervention in the Lebanon, which has brought the
Eastern Question into its present prominent position.
If we take Zodiacal years (=1242 Solar)--
reckoning backward we get to 608 BC, the date of the
battle of Carchemish (2 Chron 35:20), when Babylon completed the
conquest of Assyria, and became supreme; utterly shattering all
the hope which Israel had in Egypt.
reckoning forward brings us to 1879 AD, when, by the
Treaty of Berlin, Ottoman power received a blow from which it
has never recovered, and which has prepared the way for its
extinction.
If we take Solar years, then-
reckoning backward, we get to BC 624 (AM 3376), the
beginning of the Babylonian kingdom, the "head of gold."
reckoning forward we get to 1896-7 AD, which is yet
future.
These reckonings in their beginnings and endings form an
introversion, or Epanodos, thus:-
587
608
624-BC dates increasing.
1860--AD dates increasing.
1879
1896-7
The Solar reckonings are the more important dates; the Lunar are
next in significance; while Zodiacal reckonings furnish us with
dates which, to say the least, fit neatly into their places.
Having thus fixed the central date, which already points forward
to the end, let us go back and find the starting point, that we
may the better understand the end.
When Daniel was explaining to Nebuchadnezzar his mysterious
dream, he said, "Thou art this head of gold"! (Dan 2:38). This
moment is popularly, but erroneously, supposed to mark the
commencement of the Babylonian kingdom--the first of these four
great Gentile powers.
But Daniel spoke of what ALREADY existed, and was explaining the
then condition of things. He said, "God hath given thee a
kingdom, power, and strength, and glory" (Dan 2:37). The kingdom
of Babylon had already been in existence for more than thirty
years, for its king had destroyed Jerusalem and burnt the Temple
with fire, and brought away many captives, amongst whom was
Daniel and his companions. The opening words of the book make
this very clear.
The monumental history of Babylon, as now dug up, shows that
before this it had been sometimes tributary to, and sometimes
almost independent of, Assyria. In AM 3352, after a severe
struggle with Assurbanipal, the Assyrian king, Babylon was once
more subdued, and its king setting fire to his palace perished
in the flames. After that there was peace for twenty-two years,
during which time Kandalanu governed Babylon in succession to
Sumas-sum-ukin, a son of Assurbanipal.
In AM 3375 (i.e. BC 627), * another revolt broke out, and the
Assyrian king sent a general of great ability to quell it. His
name was Nabu-pal-user (which means Nebo protects his son). He
put down the rebellion with so much skill that Assurbanipal made
him governor of Babylon. He shortly afterwards, in AM 3376,
himself rebelled, and made himself King of Babylon. Associating
with him his son Nebuchadnezzar, they commenced a campaign
against Assurbanipal, which ended in the fall of Nineveh and the
complete subjugation of Assyria. The kingdom of Babylon, thus
commencing in BC 625, ** became the first great Gentile kingdom
as foretold in Daniel.
* These dates are those furnished by the Monuments, as given by
Dr. Budge, of the British Museum, in his Babylonian Life and
History, RTS, 1885. They also agree with the dates dug up by Sir
Henry Rawlinson in 1862, consisting of fragments of seven copies
of the famous "Eponym Canon of Assyria," by which the Assyrian
chronology has been definitely settled. Before this, historians
had to be content with inferences and conjectures.
** In adjusting the AM and BC dates, the latter are always
apparently one year in advance of the former, because BC 4000
was AM 1, and BC 3999 was AM 2. Hence AM 3376 is not BC 624, but
it is BC 625.
There is practically no question, now, as to this date.
The actual duration of the three kingdoms that
followed--Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece, may not perhaps be
so accurately determined. Their total duration is known, because
it is fixed by a known date at the other end, but it might
introduce controversial matter if we attempted to assign to them
their exact relative duration. Probably they were,
roughly:--Babylon about 90 years; Medo-Persia about 200 years;
Greece about 304 years.
We believe these to be fairly proportionate, * but whether they
are or not, their total amount must have been 594 years, because
the undisputed date of the battle of Actium, by which Augustus
became the head of the Roman Empire, was September BC 31. From
this date Jerusalem passed permanently under the power of Rome
until the Mahommedan conquest in AD 636-7.
* Cyrus took Babylon, according to the Monuments, in the 17th
year of Nabonidus, BC 539. 1 Maccabees i begins the first of
Alexander from the death of Darius Codomannus in AM 3672. This
would slightly vary the above distribution of the years of
separate duration.
We have, therefore, three fixed dates, and these decide for us
the duration of the intervening periods; dividing them into the
two great Eclipse Cycles of 594 years and 666 years!
Jerusalem under the Gentiles
Fixed Dates Duration of Years
Babylon (the 1st Kingdom) commenced BC 625
Battle of Actium,
ending the possession of the 3rd Kingdom BC 31
Duration of the three Kingdoms,
Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece,
together (1st Eclipse Cycle) 594
Rome (the 4th Kingdom)
became the possessor Jerusalem BC 31
Mahommedan conquest of Jerusalem,
ending the possession of Rome AD 636
Duration of Rome's possession of Jerusalem
(2nd Eclipse Cycle) 666
First Half of "the Times of the Gentiles" 1260
Date of Mahommedan conquest of Jerusalem AD 636-7
Second half of "the Times of the Gentiles" and
Duration of Mahommedan possession of Jerusalem 1260
1260
End and "fulness" of "the Times of the Gentiles" AD
1896-7 2520
In passing from BC dates to AD dates, one year must always be
deducted, e.g., from BC 2 to AD 2 is only three years, not four!
Thus-
From Jan 1 BC 2 to Jan 1 BC 1 is one year
From Jan 1 BC 1 to Jan 1 AD 1 is one year
From Jan 1 AD 1 to Jan 1 AD 2 is one year
Making only three years.
Hence, BC 31 to AD 636 is 666 years, not 667.
From this it appears that 1896-7 AD would mark an important year
in connection with the "times of the Gentiles."
The above reckoning has the following advantages over all
previous historicist interpretations:-
1. Controverted dates are excluded.
2. The whole period of 2520 years is dealt with, instead of only
the latter half (1260), as is usually the case.
3. It confines these "times" to the one place where the Lord
Himself put them, viz., "JERUSALEM." He said, "Jerusalem shall
be trodden down of the Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles
be fulfilled."
These "times," therefore, are confined to Jerusalem. This
"treading down" is confined to Jerusalem. It is not the city of
Rome that is to be trodden down for 1260 years. Why, then,
should these "times" be separated from what is characteristic of
their duration, and applied to Rome, papal or imperial? Why
should historicists search for some act of emperors or popes in
the early part of the seventh century in order to add it to
1260, so as to find some terminal date in or near our own
times!
While the premises of the Historicist school are thus
strengthened, their conclusions are shown to be erroneous.
We claim that the Lord Himself has joined these "times of the
Gentiles" with the city of "Jerusalem," and we say, "What,
therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder"
(Matt 19:6).
When Jesus spoke of this treading down, it looks as though it
were then still future; for He said, "Jerusalem shall be trodden
down," etc. The occupation of Jerusalem by Babylon, Medo-Persia,
Greece, and Rome, was for purposes of government rather than for
a wanton treading down. Government on the earth was committed
unto them. But when Jerusalem passed from the government of the
Roman Empire into the hands of the Turks, it could then be said,
in a very special sense, to be "trodden down." For of any
government worthy of the name there has been none; and of
desolation and desecration the city has been full. Under the
feeble rule of the Turks, all the Gentiles seem to have combined
in laying waste the holy city.
Though Jews are returning thither in ever-increasing numbers,
they are only strangers there. They have as yet no independent
position, nor can they make any treaties. But when these "times"
shall end, it means that they will have a position of sufficient
independence to be able to make a treaty or league with the
coming Prince (Dan 9:27); and then the course of events will
bring on another treading down of 1260 literal "days," which
will thus have had a fore-shadowing fulfillment in years! This
is written in Revelation 11:2. And to save us from any
misunderstanding, the time is given, not in days, but in
"months."
The angel, after directing John to measure the Temple of God and
the altar, adds, "but the court which is without the Temple
leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the
Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty
and two months."
This refers to a future treading down, which will be limited to
the brief period of "forty two" literal "months," during the
time of the coming Prince; and "in the midst" of the last week,
when he shall break His covenant with the Jews, * set up the
"abomination of desolation" (Dan 9:27; which is still future in
Matt 24:15), and "tread down the holy city."
* And cause sacrifice and oblation to cease (Dan 9:27). We know
that is referred, by historicists, to the Messiah. But they are
not entitled to so interpret this passage unless they take with
it 8:11, 11:31, and 12:11, where the same event is distinctly
referred to, and is spoken, not of Christ, but of Antichrist.
We now desire to specially emphasize the fact that all these
dates, and their termination in a rapidly approaching
fulfillment, refer ONLY TO JERUSALEM, AND THE GENTILES, AND THE
JEWS! They refer only to the end of the Gentile possession of
Jerusalem, and to the settlement of the Jews in their own city
and land.
These "times and seasons" have nothing whatever to do with "the
Church of God" (1 Thess 5:1). The mystical Body of Christ,
whenever its members are complete, "will be taken up to meet the
Lord--the Head of the Body--in the air, so to be ever with the
Lord" (1 Thess 4:15-17). This glorious event has nothing to do
with any earthly sign or circumstance, so far as the members of
this mystical Body are concerned.
Therefore we are not dealing here with the coming of the Lord;
either for His saints, or with them. We are not referring to
what is commonly and erroneously called "the end of the world."
We are merely pointing out that the end of Gentile dominion over
Jerusalem is drawing near! And we cannot close our eyes to the
marvellous manner in which the veil is being removed from Jewish
hearts: to the change which has come over the Jewish nation in
its attitude towards Christ and Christianity, chiefly, under
God, through the unparalleled circulation of more than a quarter
of a million copies of a new translation of the New Testament
into Hebrew, by the late Isaac Salkinson, published by the
Trinitarian Bible Society, and freely distributed by the Mildmay
Mission to the Jews: to the Palestine literature which has
sprung up amongst the Jews in recent years: to the persecutions
in various countries which are stirring their nest, and setting
the nation in motion: to the organized emigration to Argentina,
which its promoters avowedly speak of as "a nursery ground for
Palestine" (Daily Graphic, March 10th, 1892): to the railways
completed and in course of construction in the Holy Land: to the
numerous Societies and their branches which have permeated the
whole nation, which, while having various names, have only one
object-"the colonization of Palestine."
When we put these events side by side with the teaching of the
heavens as to the "cycles" or appointed times, we are merely
showing how wonderfully they agree with what is written in the
Book, and witnessed to by great and uncontested historic dates.
Nor are we absolutely naming a definite year or day even for
these Palestine events. After all, they can be only approximate,
for man has so misused every gift that God has ever given him,
that even with such wondrous heavenly time-keepers he cannot
really tell you what year it is! And, besides this loss of
reckoning, there is confusion as to the commencement of the AD
era, which makes absolute accuracy between the AM, BC, and AD
dates impossible.
Added to this, there is another point to be borne in mind, viz.,
that when the "times of the Gentiles" shall end, Jewish
independence need not be either immediate or complete!
For when Nebuchadnezzar began his kingdom of Babylon in AM 3376
(BC 625), the Jews, though in their land and city, were not
independent. Nebuchadnezzar went to and fro to Jerusalem, and
put down and set up whom he would; and it was not till some
thirty years afterwards that he destroyed the City and Temple
and made the people captives.
So, likewise, in the time of the end, there may be an epanodos.
There may be a similar period of possession without
independence, a quasi-independence guaranteed by the Great
Powers; and, for ought we know, it may be that, in order to gain
complete independence, they may ultimately make that fatal
league with the coming Prince.
So that while we name the dates 1896-7 as being significant, we
are not "fixing dates" in the ordinary sense of the term, but
merely pointing out some of "the signs of the times," concerning
which we ought not to be ignorant.
The true interpretation will in any case still remain, and will
surely be literally fulfilled in its own time. The Word of God
will be vindicated; its prophetic truth will be verified; God
Himself will be glorified; and His people saved with an
everlasting salvation.
Meanwhile the members of His Body will "wait for His Son from
heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which
delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thess 1:10). They will
live "looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself
for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify
unto Himself a peculiar people (RV, a people for His own
possession) zealous of good works" (Titus 2:13,14). They will
"look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ," from heaven,
believing that there is no hope either for "the Jew, the
Gentile, or the Church of God," or for a groaning creation,
until "the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of
the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, whom the heaven must
receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God
hath spoken by the mouth of ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE
WORLD BEGAN" (Acts 3:19-21).
"The world is sick, and yet not unto death;
There is for it a day of health in store;
From lips of love there comes the healing breath,--
The breath of Him who all its sickness bore,
And bids it rise to strength and beauty evermore.
Evil still reigns; and deep within we feel
The fever, and the palsy, and the pain
Of life's perpetual heartaches, that reveal
The rooted poison, which, from heart and brain,
We labour to extract, but labour all in vain.
Our skill avails not; ages come and go,
Yet bring with them no respite and no cure;
The hidden wound, the sigh of pent-up woe,
The sting we smother, but must still endure,
The worthless remedies which no relief procure,--
All these cry out for something more divine,
Which the worst woes of earth may not withstand;
Medicine that cannot fail-the oil and wine,
The balm and myrrh, growth of no earthly land,
And the all-skillful touch of the great Healer's hand.
Man needs a prophet: Heavenly Prophet, speak,
And teach him what he is too proud to hear.
Man needs a priest: True Priest, Thy silence break,
And speak the words of pardon in his ear.
Man needs a king: O King, at length in peace appear."

“Benayahu (Benaiah) Ben (the son
of) Yehoyada (Jehoiada).”

"91. He opened and began. It is written, “Benayahu (Benaiah) Ben (the son
of) Yehoyada (Jehoiada).” This narrative is beautiful, but it serves to show
us the exalted secrets of the Torah. And the name Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada
indicates the secret of the Light of Wisdom, Ohr Hochma. Ben Ish Chai
is the righteous who revives the worlds. Rav Paalim means that He is the
Master of all that transpires, and that all the forces and Supernal Troops
stem from Him. He is called the Creator of Force, the Master of all, and He
is in everything.
It is written in Prophets: “Benayahu, the son of Yehoyada,” (Shmuel II,
23:20). Here, The Zohar reveals to us the exalted secrets of the Torah, for the
holy name of Yehoyada consists of two: Yod-Hey-Vav, the first three letters of
HaVaYaH, and Yeda (knowledge).
Keter of the world of Atzilut is called RADLA (unattainable head), whereas
Atik itself surrounds all the other Partzufim of the world of Atzilut—AA, AVI, and
ZON. Atik is called Makif (surrounding), for the other, lower Partzufim cannot
attain it or its Zivug. Moreover, they cannot attain anything that comes from it.
In other words, there is nothing descending from Atik to the lower Partzufim.
Even AA is concealed from them; hence, it is called the “concealed Hochma.”
However, it is not defined as unattainable, like Atik, for it contains a Zivug on
Ohr Hochma. Nevertheless, this Light does not descend to the lower ones, but
only a small luminescence from it, called He’arat Hochma, reaches them.
And all the Light that fills the worlds through the 6,000 years comes from
AVI and YESHSUT, who are called Hochma of the thirty-two paths or thirty-two
forces (Elokim) of creation, i.e., thirty-two types of He’arat Hochma. This Light of
Hochma is the result of Bina’s ascent to AA, where she receives Ohr Hochma and
shines downward. Therefore, all the Light of Hochma that is revealed through
the 6,000 years, before the end of correction, is no more than the Light of Bina,
which received Ohr Hochma upon ascending to AA.
AA is called Yeda (knowledge) because it gives Ohr Hochma to Bina, and
knows all the routes of Ohr Hochma into Bina and through her on to the lower
ones. While making a Zivug, AA itself does not pass its Light downwards, but
as AVI ascend to AA, they receive Ohr Hochma, called “thirty-two streams” or
“paths of wisdom,” which can be attained by the lower ones.
Everything that is written in The Zohar refers to all the souls in general.
However, there are exceptions that are not normally studied. There exist special,
exalted souls that merit becoming a Kli, MAN for the great Zivug of RADLA
after their exile, and to receive from this Zivug in the Upper World the degree
of Yechida. These are the souls of Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada, Rabbi Hamnuna
Saba and a very few chosen others. These exalted souls reveal themselves to the
righteous in this world, and as a result, the righteous merit delighting in Ohr
Yechida, which shines only in such exalted souls, while still being in this world.
Therefore, the name of Benayahu Ben-Yehoyada indicates that it stems from
the inner wisdom, the unattainable Light of Hochma of Atik. This name also
causes the concealment of the Light of Hochma, for the name Yehoyada: Yod-Hey-
Vav + Yeda means that only he who attains the first three letters Yod-Hey-Vav of
the Creator’s name HaVaYaH shall attain Him, and no other shall.
Therefore, this name remains concealed in its place"

A glorious hymn. Further reference to the eternal covenant between God and Man.

Happy is the man whom the Lord remembereth with reproving,
And whom He restraineth from the way of evil with strokes
That he may be cleansed from sin, that it may not be multiplied.
He that maketh ready his back for strokes shall be cleansed,
For the Lord is good to them that endure chastening.
For He maketh straight the ways of the righteous,
And doth not pervert them by His chastening.
And the mercy of the Lord is upon them that love Him in truth,
And the Lord remembereth His servants in mercy.
For the testimony is in the law of the eternal covenant,
The testimony of the Lord is on the ways of men in His visitation.
Just and kind is our Lord in His judgements for ever,
And Israel shall praise the name of the Lord in gladness.
And the pious shall give thanks in the assembly of the people;
And on the poor shall God have mercy in the gladness of Israel;
For good and merciful is God for ever,
And the assemblies of Israel shall glorify the name of the Lord.

The salvation of the Lord be upon the house of Israel unto everlasting gladness!

SUFFERING IS THE DESTINY OF

THE IGNORANT

I hurl these haters, cruel, sinful, and mean people into the cycles of rebirth in the womb of demons again and again. (16.19)

O Arjuna, entering the wombs of demons birth after birth, the deluded ones sink to the lowest hell without ever attaining Me (until their minds change for the better by the causeless mercy of the Lord). (16.20)

LUST, ANGER, AND GREED ARE THE

THREE GATES TO HELL

Lust, anger, and greed are the three gates of hell leading to the downfall (or bondage) of the individual. Therefore, one must learn to give up these three. (16.21)

One who is liberated from these three gates of hell, O Arjuna, does what is best for him or her, and consequently attains the Supreme Abode. (16.22)

ONE MUST FOLLOW THE SCRIPTURAL INJUNCTIONS

One, who acts under the influence of his or her desires, disobeying scriptural injunctions, neither attains perfection nor happiness, nor the Supreme Abode. (16.23)

Therefore, let the scripture be your authority in determining what should be done and what should not be done. You should perform your duty following the scriptural injunction. (16.24)

Oh Infinite Source
Infinite Light and Bliss
Vaster than vast
Brighter than bright
Sun of all the suns together

Having no measure,
formless and eternal
I bow to thee
Over and over and over again!

Beginningless Beginning
Unborn One
without a second

Fatherless son
Oh Holy One!
Imperishable, formless, timeless and complete.
Know Eternally Reality
Known Here as the Great Integrity
I bow to thee,
Over and over and over again.

Infinite Love!
Light and Love!
Christ Light, Sunlight in Love!
Light commune with our DNA!
Our eyes are the main entrance of Light!
Sunlight, Christ Light in Love!
Morning, Noon and Evening!

"O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have be with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands. God doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete His favour to you, that ye may be grateful." (HQ: 5: 6)

Infinite love Mama plane of Love!
Infinite praises to the Most High YAH!
INFINITE LOVE!
THE LORD ASURA!
THE BELOVED OF ATUM
LORD ATON
LORD INDRA
LORD YAHSHUA! THE CHRIST!
THE SUN OF FIRE!
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https://plus.google.com/104708121431658551524 Erika Martínez : Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico Image Credit & Copyright: Colleen Pinski http://apod.nasa.gov/...
Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico
Image Credit & Copyright: Colleen Pinski
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160831.html

What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moon's disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 0.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on 2012 May 20 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Tomorrow another annular solar eclipse will become visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar.
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https://plus.google.com/117657341152861832720 Daniela La Rocca : Hikers watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse...
Hikers watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow)
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https://plus.google.com/116620900518642336101 Gamal Farag : Annular Solar Eclipse of 1 Sep, 2016 An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Thursday 1 September, ...
Annular Solar Eclipse of 1 Sep, 2016

An annular eclipse of the Sun occurs on Thursday 1 September, 2016 UT, lasting from 06:13–12:00 UT.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

An annular solar eclipse is effectively similar to a total eclipse, except that it occurs during a point in the Moon's orbit when it is farther away from the Earth than average.
This means that the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring of fire around the edge of the Moon).
An annulus is the shape of a circle with its centre cut out. Technically, this is a central eclipse with a magnitude less than 1.000.

Like a total eclipse, an annular eclipse is accompanied by a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

This large annular eclipse of 1 Sep, 2016 will cover 97% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a path up to 100 km wide (62 mi); it will last 3 minutes and 6 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.
It will be seen across central Africa southwards to Madagascar and into the Indian Ocean. The partial eclipse will be visible across most of Africa and parts of the Middle East.
About a 10-hour drive south of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, observers will find the best views of the eclipse, according to astronomer Jay Pasachoff (Williams College). (Source: http://www.space.com/33784-solar-eclipse-guide.html)

The timings of the phases of the overall eclipse worldwide are as follows>>
http://moonblink.info/Eclipse/eclipse/2016_09_01

If you don't happen to be in the eclipse path that day, check out the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa's live webcast of the eclipse.>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xebDaX1PJF0

Accuracy
Due to the erratic rotation of the Earth, the time and location of the eclipse cannot be forecast perfectly. This eclipse's forecast is estimated to be accurate to within 2km in distance and a few seconds in time.
For more information, read here>>
http://moonblink.info/Eclipse/when/time#deltat

Warning!
An annular eclipse of the Sun is not safe to look at with the naked eye at any time; use proper solar viewing protection at all stages of this eclipse.
For more information, see this eye safety page.>>
http://moonblink.info/Eclipse/what/safety

Animated map source>> http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEanimate/SEanimate2001/SE2016Sep01A.GIF

Further reading

► Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_September_1,_2016

►Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics>>
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2016Sep01A.GIF

► Google interactive map>> http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2016Sep01Agoogle.html

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https://plus.google.com/117731851857254314353 Cross Chara “X-Event” Dreemurr : wow okay this website has the dates and stuff about eclipses that should occur the farthest you can ...
wow okay
this website has the dates and stuff about eclipses that should occur
the farthest you can go is 2099
the closes i'll ever get to seeing a total solar eclipse is an annular eclipse
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https://plus.google.com/104744980345725366166 Ivan Hogan : Add a message to your video
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Watch the video: Annular Eclipse of the Sun on February 26, 2017
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This eclipse will favor mostly the southern hemisphere. At greatest eclipse, the Moon will cover 99.2% of the Sun; thus, the "ring of fire" will be seen in the path of annularity. The disappearing Suns in Africa represent sunset. A few locations will see the eclipsed Sun setting while in progress.
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https://plus.google.com/108594906775596059319 Adeline Fournier : Photographing an Eclipse In May of 2012 there was an annular eclipse. This is an eclipse that blocks...
Photographing an Eclipse

In May of 2012 there was an annular eclipse. This is an eclipse that blocks most but not all the sun. Looking at the map where it would happen, I saw that west Texas and New Mexico would have the eclipse start late in the day and still be happening at sunset. That got me to thinking about where I might photograph it and what I could use as a foreground at sunset. Petroglyphs on the Lost Mesa came to mind and so I planned a long weekend trip to see about a shot. Getting there a day early, I visited several panels of rock art and selected my favorite.

My plan was for two cameras. One set up with a wide angle lens to capture the petroglyphs with sunset. My plan was to make images every 30 seconds and hopefully get a string of images as the eclipse happened. Now this is the opposite to what most people would do as they would use a long lens and probably preclude most or all foreground. I wanted something different so I set up the wide view (20mm on my 17-40 lens). This is the view you see here, Then I set up my second camera with the longer 70-200 lens for completely different images.

Once I had my camera and lens focused and set I could not move it. This way everything would be aligned and I could combine images. I took a few test shots and then did some exposures just for the petroglyphs, knowing the extreme contrast and brightness difference during the sunset would render them solid black. I could have used a ND grad but decided against it.

As the eclipse started the light began to change and the sky took on a very interesting look. The wind died down. Coyotes started howling. It was a very magical experience!

I would take an image every 30 seconds or so on the camera. I occasionally adjusted exposure (I was just worried about the sky and sun). The eclipse was still going on when sunset. I then took a couple more images for the petroglyphs.

I now had many dozens of images of the rock art as well as the various stages of the eclipse.

Home at the computer a few days later, I sorted the images selecting 7 images with the sun and 1 for the rock art. I was able to combine them in layers in Photoshop so that you saw all 7 sun/eclipse images as you see here and blended in the petroglyph.

It was a fantastic experience and I hope a unique image.

I am already looking forward to the full eclipse of August of 2017 and beginning to plan possible locations to see it. This one will be right around noon so I know it will be much harder to work in a photograph. I guess I will have to put some thought into it.

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https://plus.google.com/104226231036260027040 سالم حجازي : Heads Up! On Sept. 1, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a brilliant ring of sunlight ...
Heads Up!
On Sept. 1, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a brilliant ring of sunlight visible from areas around the southern Indian Ocean. 

When the moon creates a ring of sunlight during an eclipse instead of completely blocking the solar disk, it's known as an annular eclipse or "ring of fire" eclipse. And although the Sept. 1 event won't be a total eclipse of the sun (or of the heart), it will still be a stunning sight leading up to another annular eclipse in February 2017 and the total solar eclipse in August 2017.

The best place to view the Sept. 1 annular eclipse will be southern Africa.

Source:
http://www.space.com/33784-solar-eclipse-guide.html

Reference:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2016Sep01Agoogle.html

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https://plus.google.com/117303291930442888419 林萬益 : October 23, 2014 - Partial Solar Eclipse visible in North America I share an interesting news, seen...
October 23, 2014 - Partial Solar Eclipse visible in North America

I share an interesting news, seen here>>
https://www.facebook.com/NASA.Little.SDO/photos/a.118111491569416.9250.118107518236480/730469177000308/?type=1&theater

There are three types of solar eclipses.

The first is a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is only visible from a small area on Earth. The people who see the total eclipse are in the center of the moon’s shadow when it hits Earth. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night. For a total eclipse to take place, the Sun, Moon and Earth must be in a direct line.

The second type of solar eclipse is a partial solar eclipse. This happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth are not exactly lined up. The sun appears to have a dark shadow on only a small part of its surface.

The third type is an annular (ANN you ler) solar eclipse. An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because the moon is farther away from Earth, it seems smaller. It does not block the entire view of the Sun. The Moon in front of the Sun looks like a dark disk on top of a larger sun-colored disk. This creates what looks like a ring around the Moon.

Observation times in the United States can be found here>> 
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHtables/OH2014-Tab05.pdf

Observation times in Canada and Mexico can be found here>>
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHtables/OH2014-Tab04.pdf

Credit: NASA

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible light image of the moon's shadow over eastern Africa on Sept. 1 at 4:25 a.m. EDT (08:25 UTC). The shadow covers the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola and Zambia.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

See this image in the MODIS gallery: http://go.nasa.gov/2caGIEy

More info about the annular eclipse of Sept. 1, 2016: http://go.nasa.gov/2bIhdgg
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