Happy Birthday John the Baptist!
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In late September 2020 (when the world was brought to an end by fear of politicians and Chinese biological warfare … a sign of times to come) I published the book The Star of Bethlehem: The Timing of the Life of Jesus. That book formalized what dawned on me (divinely inspired) in November 2016. After producing two classes held in two churches, I told people the star of Bethlehem was a most natural phenomenon – the Sun. I explained the Magi were astrologers who served the King of Persia and worked as divine astrologers forecasting the coming year, where the central point of every astrological forecast is based on where the Sun is (it moves one degree every day, with all the other planets and the Moon having their predictable positions calculated relative to the position of the Sun).
By knowing the star of Bethlehem was the Sun (and having training that allows me to understand astrology), I was led to look at all the evidence – Scriptural and historical – and be led to divinely figure out the birthdate of Jesus. If you want to realize this truth, then buy the book. The bookseller-publisher Katrina Pearls offers the lowest cost and the updated (edited) copies are only available there. Go to the Katrina Pearls website and order the book, if you want. Send a note that you read this and I'll sign it before sending in the snail mail.
What I did not put in that book as evidence (fully supporting my conclusions) is stated clearly in Luke 1. That has to do with verse 26 saying, “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth.” [NRSV] At that time, Gabriel told Mary she would deliver a child that would be the “Son of God” (“Huios Theou”). Gabriel also said her “relative” (“syngenis”) Elizabeth [probably an aunt] was no longer barren, having had conceived a son; and, at that time, Gabriel told Mary, “this is the sixth month for her.” This is all important timing to take note of; but my book only dealt with the Scriptural information having to do with the actual birth of Jesus. I now will point my focus on the birth of John the Baptist, based on this information.
To grasp this, American Christians have no clue about the Hebrew Calendar. Here is a list to refer to (from Wikipedia):
Nisan – 30 days
Iyyar – 29 days
Sivan – 30 days
Tammuz – 29 days
Av – 30 days
Elul – 29 days
Tishri – 30 days
Marẖeshvan – 29 or 30 days
Kislev – 29 or 30 days
Tevet – 29 days
Shvat – 30 days
Adar – 30 days
[Leap Years only: Adar II – 29 days]
By Luke 1:26 saying Gabriel came to Mary “Within” the “month sixth” [the word “En” is capitalized, making it be a month that was divinely elevated as important], there is significance in the day “Within” the month of Elul, relative to when Gabriel came. The Jews recognize 5 Elul as when Ezekiel prophesied the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; so, that would fit the truth of “Within the sixth month.”
Because Gabriel said Elizabeth was in her “sixth month” of pregnancy with John, that says Gabriel appeared to Zechariah in the first month (Nisan). Simply because Nisan is the ‘first month,’ that would follow with the numbering that makes Elul “the sixth month.” Again, assuming that Gabriel would come at a time that reflected Yahweh in some way, coming early in Nisan, prior to the fifteenth, would be when the Temple would be preparing a way for the sacrificial lambs of the Passover festival. This would then be when Zechariah drew lots and was chosen as a Levite to burn incense in the Temple. Based on the actual dates I stated in my book, Gabriel would have appeared (and Elizabeth would have instantly become divinely pregnant) on 2 Nisan. His appearing before Mary in the month of Elul would make 2 Elul fit the truth of the Word, marking when Gabriel appeared before Mary and she too instantly became divinely pregnant.
[Aside: The Hebrew calendar is ecclesiastically numbered. At one time it matched the Roman calendar, when the Roman months (such as "October" means "eighth month") began with the Ides of March. That aligned with the old Roman calendar; but when that changed to make January the first month, the Hebrew calendar was adjusted civilly, beginning with the tenth month. The Hebrew calendar is more closely associated with the Roman months, which were based on when the Sun moves through the astrological signs of the zodiac. Thus, Elul is civilly between the Roman months of August and September, which aligns with the astrological sign Virgo. That is Latin, meaning "Virgin." Imagine that: Gabriel came to a virgin telling her she was divinely pregnant when the Sun was in the sign Virgo. Think he knew that? Flip that over to Gabriel appearing in the Temple before Zechariah in Nisan, that is when the Sun is in the astrological sign Aries. That is Latin for "Ram." Hmmmm. I wonder if the slaughter of male sheep for Passover has any link to that?]
Knowing that both sons would be divinely developed in the wombs of the two females, a full-term pregnancy can be expected to be 270 days, or nine months. If Elizabeth became pregnant on 2 Nisan, counting 270 days afterwards would lead to 6 Tebet (the tenth month). This would be the equivalent of the last day of the Roman calendar [10 B.C.], or December 31st. If Elizabeth, being old and ‘looser’ than a sixteen year old girl, then she might not need to go a full nine months, which makes the winter solstice (December 23rd) be within the realm of possibility. This time of year is when the Jews celebrate the Feast of Dedication (Chanukah) [Kislev 25-Tebet 2], with the last day of that festival being called the Festival of Lights. That would equate (in 10 B.C.) to December 26th, with December 25th also a possibility.
This means the day Christians get so excited about, going hog wild buying anything and everything for themselves and others (a commercial bonanza for retailers) is relative to the birthdate of John the Baptist. Jesus would be born six months later, in late spring. This can then make powerful sense of all the Jews [projections of pagan Christians] coming down to the river to sing “Happy Birthday” to John, thinking he was the Messiah; and, only to hear him calling them “a brood of vipers.” That means they were, are, and always will like to be led by the serpent’s whispers [“Buy, buy, buy and sell your souls to me. Hissssss.”]
December 25th reflects the depth of the darkness of winter, when the world is surrounded by death. [See the Greek mythology of Persephone, daughter of Demeter and Zeus, bride of Hades.] To project that as when Jesus is born means to either spit at Yahweh, or believe one’s soul must finally submit to Yahweh and instantly be pregnant with His Son. To spit at Yahweh means to buy a new $50k car in honor of a divine birth [John the Baptist]. To submit to Yahweh means to have a festival of lights within one’s being, which will then be born fully and shine light upon others nine month later [after Pentecost, when ministry begins].