Nehemia Gordon from
“So far no one has reported sighting the moon on
“The moon was not seen from
It is expected by Bob Wadsworth that the next new moon
beginning the Twelfth Month on the Biblical calendar should be visible (barring
bad weather) as sighted from
Below is a simulation of the bright crescent moon and Nogah
(Venus) one hour after sunset on
The New Moon and Nogah were also close to
conjunction in the early evening of
The Gibbous Moon was seen occulting (passing in front of)
the Pleiades (seven stars representing the seven angels of the seven
congregations mentioned in Revelation )
SEARCH FOR THE AVIV BARLEY
The following is the text of Karaite Korner Newsletter #250 written by Nehemia Gordon titled:
Aviv Search and Potential Holiday Dates – We are gearing
up for this year’s Aviv Search. We have
volunteers flying from the
To support the Abib Search, please send checks to World
Karaite Movement, POB 7816,
Only by examining the barley in various regions of the
On February 28 and
These are dangerous times and to carry out the Aviv search we need your prayers and financial support. Last year we saw the confusion caused by an inexperienced and ill-informed Aviv searcher spreading spurious reports. The irony was that last year we also saw the most pronounced evidence of Aviv at the end of the 12th month in nearly two decades. This underscores the importance of involving experienced agronomists in the search and consulting with the top experts in the field as well as training new people to participate in the search. I am extending an open invitation to anyone who believes in the biblical calendar to come join us. You don’t have to be a Karaite, you only have to be committed to the Biblical Aviv calendar. We especially need agronomists but anyone who is willing to come and learn is welcome.
I (Bob Wadsworth) do not believe that the barley will be
found Aviv on March 1. By “rule of
thumb,” it is not found in that state in the
The planets Nogah (Venus) and Catab (Mercury)
will come into conjunction on
Chart 407 shows the positions of Nogah (Venus – the bright
and morning star) and Catab (Mercury – represents Gabriel) in the
constellation and Sign Sagittarius during conjunction in the early
morning sky on
Chart 407 – Venus and Mercury in
conjunction in Sagittarius on
The main theme of the sign and constellation Sagittarius is The Redeemer’s triumph. E.W. Bullinger in The Witness of the Stars, pp. 62,63, has the following to say about this sign.
“This is the concluding chapter of the first great book of this Heavenly Revelation; and it is occupied wholly with the triumph of the Coming One, who is represented as going forth "conquering and to conquer."
The subject is beautifully set forth in the written Word (Psa 45:3-5)--
"Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O most mighty, [Gird Thyself]
with Thy glory and Thy majesty,
And in Thy majesty ride prosperously, Because of truth, and meekness, and righteousness; And Thy right hand shall teach Thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; Whereby the people fall under Thee."
John, in his apocalyptic vision, sees the same mighty Conqueror going forth. "I saw (he says) a white horse, and He that sat on him had a bow,...and He went forth conquering and to conquer" (Rev 6:2).
This is precisely what is foreshadowed in the star-pictured sign now called by the modern Latin name Sagittarius, which means the Archer.
The Hebrew and Syriac name of the sign is Kesith, which means the Archer (as in Genesis ). The Arabic name is Al Kaus, the arrow. In Coptic it is Pimacre, the graciousness, or beauty of the coming forth. In Greek it is Toxotes, the archer, and in Latin Sagittarius.
An ancient Akkadian name in the sign is Nun-ki, which means Prince of the Earth.”
The constellation is seen here as a Greek centaur, a man-horse. When we redo this constellation it will be a man with a bow on a horse, which is believed what was originally intended.
The planet Saturn (represents Satan) will reach
opposition and its closest approach to the earth for the year on
Chart 408 shows the position of Saturn in the sign and constellation Cancer at the time of opposition. Below left of Saturn is the star Asellus Australis or the Southern Ass (donkey). Just to the above right of Saturn is a group of stars now known as the M44 Beehive Cluster. In ancient times this group of stars was called Praesepe, which means a multitude, offspring. Above the Praesepe is the star Asellus Borealis or the Northern Ass.
Chart 408 – Saturn at Opposition in
From the star names and the ancient name of Cancer, which was Klaria, it becomes obvious that this was not a crab in its original form but rather a type of a coral with sheep pens and donkeys in the midst. It represents a place of safety for the redeemed sheep of the Messiah, or a stronghold for the saved.
As I was teaching this at a seminar that I did in
Well considering this, and the position of Saturn in this constellation at the time of its opposition and brightest magnitude for the year, it appears that this is portraying Satan in an attempt to break into the stronghold of the saved only to get a swift kick in the butt by a donkey. Other than that, I do not know what this may be portraying.
I will close with a poem by Joseph A. Seiss.
“My trust in the Cross; there lies my rest,
My fast, my sole delight.
Let cold-mouthed Boreas, or the hot-mouthed East,
Blow till they burst with spite;
Let earth and hell conspire their worst, their best,
And join their twisted might;
Let showers of thunderbolts dart round and round me,
And troops of fiends surround me:
All this may well confront; all this shall ne’er confound me.”
YHVH bless you abundantly and keep you.
Atarah (Hebrew) - a royal crown
Al Iclil (Arabic) – an ornament, or jewel
Complementing Scriptures to this constellation
“But we do see Yeshua – who indeed was made for a little while lower than the angels – now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by God’s grace he might taste death for all humanity.” Hebrews 2:9 (Complete Jewish Bible)
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all the also that love His appearing.” II Tim. 4:8 (KJV)
Al Phecca (Arab.) – the shinning
- this is the brightest star of 21 stars in
This crown represents the crown bestowed to Y’shua for his obedience to his Father unto death so that he might taste death for all humanity. He has redeemed us by the blood of his sacrifice, and is worthy “to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” And he is worthy to take the scroll and to open its seven seals (Rev. 5:9).
It is in the sign Libra that we have the
three decan constellations of The Crux (Southern Cross), Lupus (the Victim Slain), and
The first Adam lost the crown to the serpent in the garden. The last Adam (Y’shua) gained it back again after being tempted by the serpent in the garden. The contest is for Dominion! It was the Devil, in the form of a serpent, that robbed the first man of his crown; but in vain he struggled to wrest it from the sure possession of the Second Man. Not only does he fail in the attempt, but is himself utterly defeated and trodden under foot. My favorite scene in the movie The Passion is when Y’shua stomps on the serpent’s head in the garden.
The serpent is also attempting to seize our
crowns. It is written concerning the