Nehemia Gordon from
Aviv Found! – “On
The following people
participated in the Aviv examination on
Below are photos taken of the Aviv Barley discovery and
Barley field at Alon Junction on
Examination of Barley at Ein Mabua on March 8
March 11 – “On
For information on the significance of the Aviv (Abib) Barley, see the April 2001 issue of Biblical Astronomy or go to the Karaite-Korner website at www.karaite-korner.org
Nehemia Gordon from
New Moon of the Aviv Sighted! – “On
Rosh Hashannah Sameach! (Happy New Year).
A photo of the New Moon of the Aviv is posted at:”
Below are dates of the Spring Feasts for 2005 (CE) according to the corrected Hebrew Calendar. (Aviv is also known as Nisan)
Aviv 1 - sunset March 11 to sunset March 12 - New Years Day (Biblical New Year)
Aviv 14 - sunset March 24 to sunset March 25 - Day of Preparation, Passover Lamb Slaughtered, Messiah Crucified
Aviv 15 - sunset March 25 to sunset March 26 - First Day of Unleavened Bread
Aviv 21 - sunset March 31 to sunset April 1 - Seventh Day of Unleavened Bread
Pentecost (Shavuot) - sunset May 14 to sunset May 15.
The next New Moon should be visible from
The illustration below shows the crescent New Moon
and Mercury as seen from the
Mercury made its best evening appearance of the year in early March. It was brightest on March 1, but was still bright (brighter than any other star in the same area) and easy to find next to the crescent New Moon on the evening of March 11.
Chart 389 shows the
position of the crescent New Moon and Mercury (Catab) in the
constellation Pisces as seen from
Chart 389 – Conjunction of Catab
and the New Moon of Aviv on
That this crescent moon is the New Moon of
Aviv makes this conjunction a unique event.
Especially since it occurred in the constellation Pisces,
which has long been recognized as representing the nation of
The Hebrew name for Mercury is Catab, which
means powerful, strong, who cometh. Another
Hebrew name for the planet is Cochab, which means coming as in a
circle. Catab also (in its
astronomical portrayal) represents Gabriel the messenger angel who announces
the one who cometh. Here Catab is
announcing along with the New Moon of the Aviv the beginning of a new Biblical
Yahweh’s calendar is a lunar/solar calendar in which months and days are not named after Roman gods. In our culture we have become accustomed to using a solar calendar. It is most difficult to schedule certain events without it. But, we could certainly do without the names of Roman gods and rulers for the names of the months and days. This will most likely be changed in the future. Yahweh does not like His people to even speak the names of other gods (Exodus ). The same holds true for the names of the planets and other celestial objects. I prefer the Hebrew names when they are known but I also use the popular Roman and Greek names since many reading my material are only familiar with those names.
The planet Zedek (Jupiter) will come into
Zedek (or Tsedeq) means just, true, righteous and in its astronomical portrayals represents the just, true and righteous Yahweh and his son Yahshua the Messiah. It is from the root of Zedek that we get the word Melchizedek (Psalms 110:4) or Melchisedec (Heb. 5:6, 10, , 7:1, 10, 11, 15, 17). Yahshua is a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Chart 390 shows the position of Zedek in the constellation Bethulah
(Virgo) at the time of its opposition on
Chart 390 – The position of Zedek in Bethulah at the time of its opposition
As shown on Chart 390, at the time of opposition, Zedek
will be in conjunction with the womb of Bethulah. It will be in the same area as the sun
was in at the time when Yahshua was born.
The constellation Bethulah represents the Promised Seed of
the Woman who is Messiah, and also represents the faithful of
This is another unique sign in the heavens for Jupiter to reach its brightest magnitude for the year when it is in this position in the constellation Bethulah.
Chart 391 shows the position of the sun and the moon in the constellation Pisces at the time of the solar eclipse. The planet Nogah (Venus) the bright and morning star is just to the lower left of the sun and the moon during this time.
Chart 391 – Position of Sun and Moon in
Pisces during the solar eclipse on
The following article by Alan M. MacRobert is from the Sky & Telescope News website concerning this eclipse.
The April 8th Partial Solar Eclipse
The illustration below shows how this solar eclipse may appear during its peak from certain areas that it will be visible from. is the same as Eastern Standard Time, Central, and Mountain Standard Time.
There will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on
A penumbral eclipse is when the outer shadow of the earth passes over the moon. This is very difficult to see even to the trained eye and most of the time such an event passes with hardly anyone noticing. I would not consider this a great sign in the heavens.
Chart 392 shows the position of the moon in the constellation Bethulah at the time of the eclipse.
Char 392 – Position of the Moon in Bethulah at the time of the Penumbral Eclipse on April 24
Below is an article by Alan M. MacRobert that is from the Sky & Telescope website concerning this eclipse.
eclipse of the Moon can be the most dramatic celestial event that most people
ever see. But not this time, and not just because it happens
at an inconvenient hour. On Sunday morning,
The event will be visible before or during early
dawn from central and western
The event will also be visible around dawn from
The Moon’s dimming is so slight during a penumbral eclipse because Earth blocks only part of the Sun’s brilliant face from shining onto the Moon’s surface. Nevertheless an eclipse is an eclipse, and here’s your chance to bag another one. Make a note to set your alarm clock.
Lunar-eclipse lovers have been spoiled recently,
what with a pair of total eclipses occurring in both 2003 and 2004. While there
will be a brief partial lunar eclipse in October 2005 and September 2006, and
another penumbral eclipse in early March 2006, the next total eclipse of
the Moon will not take place until
These eclipses in Pisces and Bethulah
as well as the position of Zedek (Jupiter) at opposition in Bethulah
and the conjunction of the New Moon of Aviv with Mercury in Pisces are
unique in that they all occur in constellations that represent
Yahweh bless you in His super-abundance of grace, mercy and love through His Son Yahoshua our Messiah.