Zodiac-masonry

Pre-dates the mystical lie
propagated by the church, mosque
and temples. - revealed for the
first time.
Secret teaching of Jesus based on
the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Masonry cannot teach you what
they never had!
This light should dismiss the lie
that god is a unseen being
everywhere

Jesus goes on a journey during
his ministry.

The Sun goes a journey through the Zodiac during the
year. The journey of the Sun matches up with the
journey Jesus takes during his ministry.

Jesus' ministry is said to last a
year.

The Sun completes its circuit of the Zodiac in a year.

Jesus is said to have twelve
disciples.

The year has twelve months. The Zodiac is divided into
twelve "houses," representing the twelve divisions of
the year (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus,
Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio,
Sagittarius.) There are twelve cycles of the moon in a
year. The Jewish calendar is actually a Lunar calendar,
with twelve months following the twelve cycles of the
moon (Nisan, Iyyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Ab, Elul, Tishri,
Cheshvan, Kislev, Tebeth, Shebat, Adar.) Occasionally
it is necessary to throw in an extra month, Adar2, to
keep the Jewish Lunar calendar in sync with the solar
year, just as we occasionally throw in an extra day
(Feb. 29) to keep our calendar in sync with the solar
year. The prominence of the number 12 is always a
strong sign that the story is an astrological allegory for
the passage of the year.

The story of Jesus is circular. He
originally was said to have been
born in a cave1 — the same cave
he is placed in at the end of the
story when he dies, to be
resurrected three days later.

The year is circular. A new year begins immediately
after the old year ends. On New Years Eve we
celebrate the end of the old year, personified as an old
man, and the "birth" of the new year, personified as
"Baby New Year." We don't actually think "Baby New
Year" and "Father Time" are real people, we
understand they are just personifications of abstract

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concepts.
Jesus is said to be resurrected
after 3 days in the cave. We
celebrate Jesus' birthday on
December 25, three days after
the Winter Solstice of December
22.

The Sun "dies" on December 22, the Winter Solstice,
the shortest day of the year. Three days later the Sun
rises 1/10 of a degree further North, just barely
detectable by carefully observing shadows (I've
observed the Sun's shadows and taken measurements
and have determined it is possible to determine the
position of the Sun to this accuracy). The Sun has been
resurrected; a new year has begun.

(Remember in the old days light bulbs didn't exist — the only light was the Sun)
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world."
(The "light of the world" is the Sun.)
John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (The "light of the world" is
the Sun.)
Matthew 4:16 The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the
land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." (The light is the Sun)
Matthew 17:2 His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
John 1:3-8 through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has
been made. (Without the Sun nothing would grow and we'd all be dead.) In him was life,
and that life was the light of men. (The light is the Sun.) The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it (the Sun removes the darkness). There came a man
who was sent from God; his name was John. He [John] came as a witness to testify
concerning that light (the Sun), so that through him all men might believe. He [John]
himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light (the Sun)
that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
John 3:19-20 This is the verdict: Light (the Sun) has come into the world, but men loved
darkness (night time) instead of light (the Sun) because their deeds were evil (criminals
do their crimes at night). Everyone who does evil hates the light (the Sun), and will not
come into the light (the Sun) for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
John 12:35-36 Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light (the light is the
Sun) just a little while longer (the Sun will set soon). Walk while you have the light (the
light is the Sun), before darkness (night time) overtakes you. The man who walks in the
dark (at night) does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light (the light is the
Sun) while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished
speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them (i.e. the sun set, because Jesus is the Sun).
John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light (the Sun), so that no one who believes in
me should stay in darkness.
Ephesians 5:14 Christ (the Sun) will shine on you.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven (the celestial sphere above); from
whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (the Sun). (I.e. we should look
upwards to the celestial sphere above to find our story.)
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (I.e. the story is about the passage
of the year.)
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(By the way the Old Testament also talks about God as being the Sun)
Psalms 84:11 "the Lord God is a sun..."
Deuteronomy 4:24 "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire," (the Sun is a
consuming fire.)
Malachi 4:2 "the Sun of Righteousness..."

The journey of Jesus is the journey of the Sun passing through the Zodiac
The Sun passes through Capricorn, the
goat (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) The starting date
is December 22, the Winter Solstice, the
shortest day of the year, when the Sun is
at its lowest ascension. This is the
beginning of the Sun's annual journey.
By December 25 it becomes apparent the
Sun is once again climbing into the sky
on it's annual journey — the sun rises
slightly farther North and the days begin
to get longer. We celebrate the birth of
our Savior the Sun who will make the
harvest grow so we will have food to eat.

Matthew chapter 2. King Herod looks to
Bethlehem, the house of bread, Virgo, but
Jesus is not there, because Jesus is in
Capricorn.
Also Luke chapter 2.

The Sun passes through Aquarius, the
Water Bearer (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18). It is the
rainy season. The theme is of water. The
earth is baptized with the water of the
yearly rains.

Jesus visits John the Baptist and is baptized
with water. John the Baptist is Aquarius, the
Water Bearer. John the Baptist (Aquarius)
promises us Jesus (the Sun) will give us
something better than water. Jesus (the Sun)
will give us the harvest of food later on in the
year. We need water to stay alive; but more
importantly we need food. We can have the
water now, but we will have to wait for the
food until harvest time. (Matthew chapter 3;
Mark chapter 1; Luke chapter 3; John 1:19-28)
The Baptism of Rain is always at the beginning
of the story, because rain begins the Harvest
Cycle.

The Sun passes through Pisces, the Two
Fish (Feb. 19 - March 20). This is a good
time to go fishing, since it just rained
last month there's lots of water around to
fish in. There's also no harvest yet, so
we'll have to live on fish for now.

Jesus visits Simon and his brother Andrew,
who are fishermen. Simon and Andrew are
personifications of the two fish of Pisces.
(Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16 ;) During this
season the faithful Catholics, Episcopalians,
and Mohammedans observe Lent, when they
abstain from meat and live upon the fishes.2

The Sun passes through Aries, the Ram Jesus, the Sun, is now in Aries, and becomes
or Lamb (March 21 - April 19) The
the Lamb of God. (A young sheep is a Lamb,
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and a male sheep is a Ram.)
starting date is March 21, the Vernal
Equinox, when the Sun rises directly in
the East. Christians celebrate East-er on
the first Sunday after the first full moon
after this date. Some ancient calendars
place the Vernal Equinox as the
beginning of the year. The Astrological
Calendar found in Horoscopes in the
newspaper always start with Aries, the
Vernal Equinox. Spring is when lambs
are born.
The Sun passes through Taurus, the
Bull, and (April 20 - May 20).
The Sun passes across the Milky Way, Jesus crosses "the lake". (Mat 8:8; Mark 4:35;
Luke 8:22; John 6:16-25)
that starry band that lies like a lake
across the night sky, between Taurus and
Gemini (around May 21-June 4).
Mat. 8:28-34 Jesus heals two demon possessed
The Sun passes through Gemini, the
twins Castor and Pollux (May 21 - June men. (I bet their names were Castor and Pollux,
the names of the two bright stars in Gemini.
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Also see Acts 28:11)
The Sun passes through Cancer, the
Crab that thought to go backwards (June
21 - July 22) The starting date is June
21, the Summer Solstice, the longest day
of the year, when the Sun is at its highest
ascension. After this day the Sun does go
backwards, beginning it's descent
Southward, as the days get shorter and
shorter.
The Sun passes through Leo, the Lion
(July 23 - Aug. 22), for the strong hot
days of summer.

Mat. 9:9 Jesus (the Sun) visits "a man named
Matthew" (the star Regulus). [See Why
Regulus is Matthew (Devil's Pulpit Sermon by
Robert Taylor).] This occurs around July 27, a
few days into Leo.
Some days later, Around 8/1-8/21, Aquarius
rises in the West at sunset and appears to be
beheaded by the horizon. This is allegorized as
John the Baptist (Aquarius) being raised from
the dead and being beheaded. (Mat. 14:1-12;
Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9)
Afterwards comes Jesus' transfiguration (Mat.

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) The Sun passes through Scorpio. they landed at Gennesaret. as the days are getting shorter. as night (bad) gets longer and longer. crippled. 23 .e. Everyone is happy. Luke 22:7-38) We all get together and eat the harvest. maimed. Mark 11:20-21. 21:18-22. [Mat. just as the Sun is high in the sky and shines warmly and brightly during the Summer months. the Virgin). That's what trees naturally do during this time of year. The name Judas. causing it to slowly die. (Actually they just leave after the harvest is sold. But darker days lie ahead. having completed their business. He is the archer. 21). On this day the Sun once again rises directly in the East and sets directly in the West. the Scales of justice. Matthew 21:12-17 Jesus drives out the moneychangers and overturns their tables. Judas betrays Jesus. the flesh of the fruit. Mark 11:111. The starting date is September 23. 22). is the man armed with a spear. the Scorpion. The Sun passes through Sagittarius (Nov. the last person 5 . 23 . He is a hunter. the beginning of Autumn. It's finally Harvest time! Harvest time! (Matthew chapter 21. Judas is a personification of Scorpio. 14:34 "when they had crossed over. because it's Sep. 22 .17:1-13.Dec." (see Strong's Number [2455]) The Scorpion disables with its sting. the sea of stars above (Strong's Number [4194]) and Pilate literally means "armed with a spear" (Strong's Number [4091]). literally means "disabled in the limbs. Jesus goes to a high mountain top and shines brightly." (Mark 14:12-26. 23). the blood of the grape. the Autumnal Equinox. Constellation Lyra? next to milky way? above scales of justice?] Jesus (the Sun) makes his triumphant entry into The Sun passes through Virgo the eternal Virgin of the Harvest (Aug. Actually all the trees loose their leaves at this time of year because it is Autumn. Sagittarius is a man on horse holding a bow and arrow.Jerusalem (the Zodiac house of Virgo. The day and night are once again of equal length. Mark 9:2-13. (Matthew 27:2) Pontius literally means "of the sea" i. the archer. and give thanks to the Sun for providing us the harvest. The days (good) will continue to get shorter and shorter. Luke 9:28-36). "The Lord's Supper (or Last Supper). which figuratively stings and kills the Sun. Luke 26:17-30). Luke 19:28-44. John 12:12-19) The Sun passes through Libra. starting October 24. Jesus goes before Pontius Pilate (ποντιοσ πιλατοσ).Oct. Jesus curses the Fig Tree and it Withers (Mat. Sagittarius. when farmers sell the harvest (Sep. Pontius Pilate is a personification of Sagittarius. This is a good season to go hunting.

I. xli. He tells us that Jesus was neither born in a house. op. 327). lib. Bonaccorsi. nor in a stable. 159-163. it is very strange that.) It is reproduced also in the apocryphal gospels (Pseudo-Matt. Protevang. which reigns supreme at night) ordering the death of all the children. but in a cave. as we see from Origen's words about a century later: “In Bethlehem the cave is pointed out where He was born. ap. xiii. The Jesus story always begins with Jesus visiting John the Baptist. and the rumor is in those places and among foreigners of the Faith that indeed Jesus was born in this cave”. Matthew 3. from whence we get the allegorical story of King Herod (a personification of Darkness. The writer of that portion of the Gospel according to Matthew which treats of the place in which Jesus was born. Note how all the stars disappear at Dawn just before the Sun arrives. II-IV. Bonaccorsi. as the first faint arch of light is seen in the East. FOOTNOTES: 1. so the eye first discerns the blue of heaven. until the day is fully come. As the Dawn springs fully armed from the forehead of the cloven Sky.] "The tradition of the birth in a cave was widely accepted.Jesus sees in the story. This arch is the cave in which the infant is nourished until he reaches his full strength—in other words.. li. and the last Zodiac sign the sun travels through. the writer of the Luke version implies that he was born in a stable (Luke 2:7).. Jesus is a personification of the Sun.. Gospel of the Infancy. the first ecclesiastical historian. 163-164). visits John the Baptist [Aquarius]. [Eusebius's Life of Constantine. and the manger in the cave where He was wrapped in swaddling clothes. Luke 3) And that is the beginning of the allegory. lxxviii) Allegorically the cave is the dark abode from which the wandering Sun starts in the morning. (Strong's Number [3614]) However. (Contra Celsum. who baptizes with water. xvii sqq. D. and xlii. and should have given an altogether different version. cit. Jesus [the Sun]. he should have omitted even mentioning them." Catholic Encyclopedia article on "Bethlehem" (1910) (Also see St. in speaking of the birth of Jesus. chs xl. (Mark 1:1-13. Bonaccorsi. If these accounts were contained in these Gospels in the time of Eusebius. Justin Martyr Dial. John the Baptist is a personification of Aquarius. states that he was born in a house. who flourished during the Council of Nice (A.. In January it is traditional in church to start reading through one of the Gospels depicting the life of Jesus. 6 . In Matthew 2:11 the Greek word is οικια. 3. 155-159. of James.

continues on his way into "Galilee". The rest is just an imaginative connecting of the dots to draw a picture of what you've already decided should be there in that part of the sky. Jesus. sunset.” (Mark 1:14. The Sun is now in Pisces. so it's a good time to go fishing and eat fish.. Jesus just continues on his journey and appears unconcerned about John the Baptist. Nothing more is said. It is a natural phenomenon that requires no further explanation. there's a lot of water around from Aquarius bringing all that rain. We want to know why he was "put in prison. Again the constellation really doesn't look much like two fish. Aquarius is now below the horizon. which comes after Aquarius. A "circuit" is a closed. Thus after the month of Aquarius the Sun moves into Pisces. One month later. John the Baptist being put in prison is merely an allegory for the constellation Aquarius at sunset moving lower and lower until it is below the horizon at the end of the month and can no longer be seen. The original Greek word is γαλιλαις {gal-il-ah'-yah} (Strong's Greek #1056. usually circular path. visits John the Baptist [Aquarius] the Bible says. “After John was put in prison. The constellation Aquarius is now below the horizon. which is a word of Hebrew origin ‫גליל‬ {gaw-lee-law'} (Strong's Hebrew #01551). The constellation Pisces. is now on the western horizon. The word "Galilee" literally means "circuit". the Sun. and that is why there is no further explanation in the Bible. Hunting isn't very good and there's no harvest yet to eat. This is all very strange and hard to understand if interpreted as a story of real life events. and Jesus just goes on his merry way! There is no further explanation in the Bible. which seems quite strange if John were a real person. Matthew 4:12. February is a good time to go fishing... the two fish. and won't be seen at sunset again for six months. John 3:24). Luke 3:20. After all. the constellation has more to do with what time of year it is and the significance of what is happening at that time of year. In the Jesus story after Jesus [the Sun]. Suddenly John the Baptist is "put in prison". but it all makes perfect sense when understood as an astronomical allegory.." What crime was he accused of? Who threw him in prison? Was there a trial? Did Jesus attend the trial and speak on his behalf? No. 7 . Jesus went into Galilee. Click here to see the verse in Greek). and the Sun is said to now be in Pisces—the two fish. when it pops its head up on the eastern horizon at February Sunset.As the month progresses the constellation Aquarius gets lower and lower on the western horizon and eventually ends up entirely below the horizon in February.

the two fish. Baby animals are born in March. when they abstain from meat and live upon the fishes. the Vernal Equinox. At this time Christians celebrate Easter. Matthew 4:18. more to do with what time of year it is and the significance follows Pisces. Episcopalians. Easter is defined as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. 'Vernal' means spring. and visits Simon and his brother Andrew. This day is the Vernal Equinox. 8 . Simon and Andrew are personifications of the two fish of Pisces. Jesus is sometimes referred to as "the Lamb of God". The ecliptic is also a circle on a planisphere. a personification of the Sun. The full moon is your night street lamp. Pisces doesn't look anything like a couple of fish. Aries doesn't look anything like a Ram or Lamb. 3. East-er. the Sun goes higher in the sky. because the Sun is rising due east. (Mark 1:16. the day when the Sun rises directly in the east. Wait for the Vernal Equinox. Jesus leaves John the Baptist. In March some wonderful things happen. Baby lambs are born. our religious day of the week set aside for religious parties. when the Sun rises directly in the east. In March the days get longer and warmer. Wait for a full moon. or "Galilee". hence East-er. Aquarius doesn't look anything like a man holding a pitcher of water. So in February the Sun moves into Pisces. Again I'll mention if you actually look at these constellations in the starry night sky they don't look anything like what the astronomers tell you they do. the day and night are of equal length. The Sun. 2. Thus Easter day is technically defined to be: 1. and the crops begin to grow. 'Equinox' is two words — 'equi' means equal. who are two fishermen. apparently unconcerned about his fate. or Lamb. which had been rising south of due east. 'nox' means night. rises farther north each morning. Jesus. and Mohammedans observe Lent. Christians also use the fish as a symbol of their religion. the lamb of March. The rest is just an imaginative connecting of the dots to draw a picture of what you've already decided should be there in that part of the sky. And the Sun moves from Pisces into the constellation Aries — the Ram. because they didn't have electric street lights at night and if you want to have a party it's much nicer to have it during a full moon. continues on his way along the ecliptic. The ecliptic is a great circle inscribed on the celestial sphere.The ecliptic is the circuit the Sun travels along during the year. of what is happening at that time of year. John 1:41) During this season faithful Catholics. Wait for Sunday. Because on this day. These constellations have Aries. and in the Jesus Story. until it reaches the point when the Sun rises directly due east. Luke 6:14.

After the Milky Way is Gemini. I'll quickly skim through it. 9 . Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus heals two demon possessed men (I bet their names were Castor and Pollux) (Matthew 8:28-34) Castor and Pollux are also explicitly mentioned in Acts 28:11 — "After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island. (Mark 4:35-41. then go to church and announce. After Tarus is the Milky Way. It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. the bull of April. the twins Castor and Pollux.And voilà. In the Jesus story. He has risen indeed!” Jews celebrate Passover at this time. Pass-over. The two bright stars in Gemini are named Castor and Pollux. Then in May the Sun passes across the Milky Way — that starry band that lies like a lake across the night sky. It's customary for Christians to get up early on Easter morning to watch the Sun rise." Tarus. In April the Sun passes through Tarus. we have the secret behind the scheduling of Easter. Luke 8:22-25. John 6:16-24) After the Sun crosses the Milky Way it moves into the constellation Gemini—the twins Castor and Pollux. after crossing the lake (the Milky Way). “He has risen. because the Sun is passing over the due east mark. At this point in the Jesus story Jesus crosses "the lake" and we have the allegorical story of Jesus walking on water. The allegorical Jesus story continues to parallel the passage of the seasons of the year.

Luke 9:28-36). the Lion of Summer—July. Each Zodiac constellation in turn goes below the horizon at sunset as each month passes. for the strong hot days of summer.” (Mark 6:14). “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. just as the Sun is high in the sky and shines warmly and brightly during these Summer months.) After Leo comes Virgo the virgin 10 . he has risen from the dead!” (Matthew 14:2). the dead being those who are below the earth.In June the Sun passes through Cancer — the Crab that thought to go backwards (June 21 . After this day the Sun does go backwards.July 22). Followed by beginning of the allegory how Aquarius moved below the Leo. Afterwards comes the story of Jesus' transfiguration (Mark 9:2-13. 22). and it appears that the head of Aquarius is cut off by the horizon. western horizon at sunset as the year went from January to February and the Sun traveled from Aquarius to Pisces. beginning it's descent southward. when the Sun is at its highest ascension. Recall at the Cancer. After six months the constellation of Aquarius begins to rise on the eastern horizon at sunset. The starting date is June 21. This is John the Baptist rising from the dead. as the days get shorter and shorter. (For more on the Transfiguration see commentary by Bishop John Shelby Spong. the Summer Solstice. According to the Bible. Jesus goes to a high mountain top and shines very brightly. the longest day of the year. This is the beheading of John the Baptist by King Herod. Matthew 17:1-13. Around this point in the Jesus story an interesting thing happens — John the Baptist reappears and is beheaded. which reigns supreme at night (See Matthew Chapter 2—The Birth of Jesus for more on King Herod). In July the Sun passes through Leo the Lion (July 23 Aug. or “This is John the Baptist. the crab that goes backwards—June. a personification of darkness.

Matthew 21:18-22) Libra. that food which grows out of the virgin soil of the earth. the story of Jesus’ journeys continues. Harvest time is "The Kingdom of Heaven" time which Jesus refers to in earnest as coming soon throughout the story up to here. causes the leaves to fall from the trees (Mark 11:20-25. and it's harvest time! Harvest time is the best time of the year. Hence the constellation for harvest time is a female virgin holding a sheath of wheat. He overturned the tables of the money changers. (September). because that means it’s harvest time. We eventually come to the end of Summer. The constellation the Sun enters in August is Virgo. the Sun. Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem is an allegory for the Sun’s triumphant entry into Virgo. holding a sheath of wheat representing harvest time. and the money changers pack up and leave. Thus they are known as "husbandmen." and their tools such as tractors are known as implements of husbandry. Scales are used in buying and selling the harvest. the eternal celestial virgin. the “Scales of Justice” 11 . and into a new constellation that represents the harvest. because the season has passed and they are finished selling the harvest. of the harvest season. It is at this point in the story that Jesus is said to curse the fig tree and make it wither. Matthew 21:12) Jesus. Harvest time comes about three quarters of the way through the year. Farmers who till the fields are said to be wedded to this celestial virgin for which they wait for each year. These are the "Scales of Justice. the month of August. At the end of harvest time. who makes the seasons pass. and it’s the happiest time of the year. a story which makes no sense if Jesus were a real person. the time we’ve all been waiting for.” (Mark 11:12-19. The Bible says. it is now time to sell the harvest. the money changers pack up and leave. “Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. In August the Sun has moved out of Leo. when there is nothing left to sell. the strong lion of summer. the Sun. representing the passage of time. which is the happiest part of the story (Mark 11:1-11. John 12:12-16) Everyone knows him and is happy to see him.Summer passes. moves out of Libra. and Jesus. And about three quarters of the way through the Jesus story is his triumphant entry into Jerusalem." The harvest has been gathered. Luke 19:28-44. the best time of year. the Scales. Matthew 21:1-11. but it makes perfect sense when understood as an allegory. After the harvest the Sun moves from Virgo into Libra. It is simply Autumn. the Scales of Justice. As we enter the season of Autumn the leaves fall from the trees and the trees appear to wither.

the month of October. and Sagittarius. In Autumn the Sun travels through Libra. one of the twelve zodiac months of the year. representing the 30 days of the month. a piece of silver in the sky. figuratively the blood of Jesus. Luke 22:7-38) This is the natural time of year to have a huge feast. who personifies the Sun which made the grapes grow. In October the Sun enters Scorpio. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS THE ASTROLOGICAL SECRET. (Mark 14:12-26. NOW REVEALED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO ALL PEOPLE.In the Jesus story we then have the Last Supper (THE ABOVE IMAGE OF WHITE PEOPLE WAS THE ART WORK OF MICHAEL ANGELO. ESPECIALLY THE ‘DARK AND LIGHT SKIN MOORS). and we drink wine—the blood of the grapes. The Jesus story goes tragically downhill from there. Scorpio. Judas betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. just like in the season of Autumn the year tragically winds down and comes to an end as the days become short and cold. a reference to the twelve zodiac months of the year. 12 . We eat the flesh of the fruit—figuratively the flesh of Jesus. which figuratively stings the Sun to make it slowly die. recline and eat the harvest. In the Jesus story Jesus is betrayed by Judas. In America we celebrate Thanksgiving and have a huge feast of food. The month being one cycle of the phases of the moon. who personifies the Sun which make the fruit grow. the Scorpion. AN IMAGE OF THEMSELVES. The days begin to get shorter and colder as the Sun rises lower and lower each day. The moon. where Jesus and his twelve disciples. Matthew 26:17-30. Without this food we would perish. Judas represents Scorpio.

Bonaccorsi. a reference to Sagittarius. The animals are full grown. A sad ending. This is the prophecy. lib. A new year begins after the old year ends. 13 . Jesus is handed over to Pontius Pilate. chs xl. Three days later. It is a good time of the year to go hunting. (Contra Celsum. πειλατος {pil-at'-os} (Strong's Greek). December 25. betraying it's late addition to the text. Pontius Pilate is a personification of Sagittarius. to begin the cycle of the year and the cycle of life again. on December 25. op. Bonaccorsi. “The tradition of the birth in a cave was widely accepted. 21. Sagittarius is a man on a horse with a bow and arrow. or the darkness of Night. is literally "of the sea". But the days get shorter and shorter and colder and colder as the year comes to a close. a reference to the sea of stars above. What will happen to our savior. as the days get shorter and shorter in Autumn and darkness begins to reign. the last constellation the Sun passes through during the last month of the year.Dec. 163164).) "Pilate". Protevang. I. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1910) article on "Bethlehem" says. and xlii. He is the man armed with a spear. as we see from Origen's words about a century later: — In Bethlehem the cave is pointed out where He was born.” [See Eusebius's Life of Constantine. the archer. when the Sun was at its lowest. It is the end of the story. xiii.. has been reborn. Things look dark and gloomy. the Sun.. On Christmas day. "Pontius". Our savior. li. [Click here to see the verse in Greek]. the Sun. xvii sqq. Originally Jesus was said to have been born in a cave. Three days after Jesus is placed in the cave he will arise again. 159-163.] [Also see Matthew Chapter 2—The Birth of Jesus] Hence the story is circular. Gospel of the Infancy. Bonaccorsi.Jesus is handed over to Herod — a personification of Night. the man armed with a spear. (It's also of Latin origin. and the manger in the cave where He was wrapped in swaddling clothes. 155-159. Jesus. December 22 was the Winter Solstice. Nov. the shortest day of the year.. cit. just as the years are circular. who makes the harvest grow? Will he disappear forever? Jesus is crucified and placed in a cave. Pilate is the last person Jesus sees in the story — Sagittarius is the last zodiac month of the year. the Sun. is literally "armed with a spear". and the rumor is in those places and among foreigners of the Faith that indeed Jesus was born in this cave —. we celebrate the birth of Jesus.) It is reproduced also in the apocryphal gospels (Pseudo-Matt. 22 . xli. 3. ap. II-IV. ποντιος {pon'-tee-os} (Strong's Greek). the sun rises 1/10 of it's width farther north — just barely detectable by carefully observing the shadows cast at sunrise. But have faith. of James. will arise again — a new year will begin. Herod. (See Matthew Chapter 2—The Birth of Jesus for more on King Herod). is taking over Jesus. the Sun.

14 . The moment the Old Year ends a New Year begins. and the story begins anew. dependent on the Sun for light and for food. they are merely personifications of the passage of time and the beginning of a new year. Summer. The circle you often see in the center of the Cross. You can divide the planisphere into the four seasons of the year by drawing a cross on it. Each Sunday we take the next chunk of the story and read it and the pastor makes a sermon on it. The story is circular. THE CHRISTIAN CROSS The cross Jesus is crucified on represents the division of the four seasons of the year: Winter. The cycle of life is circular and never ending. never realizing that the story is an allegory for the passage of time. represents the ecliptic. People have always asked what did he do after that? Why does the story end here? Why isn't the rest of his life chronicled? — The reason is. Three days after Jesus dies and is placed in the cave he is born again. turn back to page one. Thus you end up with a cross with a circle in the middle. A planisphere is a map of the starry night sky. The four posts of the Cross divide the year into the four seasons. which we ourselves live and experience. On the planisphere along with the stars is drawn the ecliptic — the apparent path the Sun takes through the stars during the year. the seasons of the year. as we live our lives.On New Years Eve we personify Father Time and Baby New Year. A new year is about to begin. after his resurrection the story ends. On the planisphere the ecliptic is close to a circle. Autumn. if you want to read the continuation of the story. Spring. but we know these two figures aren't real people. the circular path of the Sun. The Cross on top of Goleta Presbyterian Church has the traditional circle in the middle of it. In the Gospel story of Jesus. A planisphere also doubles as a time of year calendar. The current year is old and finished with. the symbol of Christianity. In church it is customary to begin reading through one of the Gospels at the beginning of the year.

CONCLUSION I will close on a positive note that all of this study of the Jesus story which has led to a study of the Seasons of the Year can actually lead us towards a more spiritual understanding of life. Doing. and quite a lot of evidence that it didn't. The Old Testament also originated as an astrological allegory. making producing. in walking the spiritual path — the spiral — that they make. Jack and the Bean Stalk. meditation — the festivals of any religious tradition or spiritual orientation — are often seen as "a waste of time" because they detract from productive work. it is crucial to remind ourselves that work is not the only valuable behavior. Not only that. solar mythology goes beyond the Bible and can be shown to be the basis of most of our oldest and most cherished folk tales and fables. There is no evidence that any of it actually happened. Homer then shoots an arrow through twelve axes. They are creative personifications of natural phenomenon. Homer's Odyssey (Homer is the Sun who takes a long journey. in our very decision to join in noting them. Penelope. the youngest and most favorite of twelve brothers. It makes sense when you start to interpret it in that manner. So is the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Little Red Riding Hood. yearning to return to his wife. saying: “In a world in which any moments of rest.” 15 . The reason the book of Revelation doesn't make any sense is because it's an astrological allegory. in 1985 concluded his book Seasons of our Joy about the Jewish holidays of the year. in celebrating them. the constellation next to Virgo. (For more information see the rare book Fairy Tales: Their Origin and Meaning by John Thackray Bunce. The number 12 again is a tip off that this is an astrological allegory of the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the Zodiac. must be part of a rhythm in which being also has its place. 1878.The whole Bible is mostly astrological allegories. who represents Virgo. Arthur I. representing the twelve months of the year. celebration. [See The Book of Revelation]. Cinderella. Waskow. A Jewish scholar.) It's not surprising in our present culture of digital watches and wall calendars that we've lost the original astronomical meaning of these stories. There's a whole lot of answers to be found in this area of research. The whole story of Moses is an astrological allegory. Today most people never look at the stars or pay any attention to the position of the Sun in the sky. This is the ultimate message of the Seasons of our Joy: that there is joy in the seasons themselves. and hardly anyone is looking in this direction. a feat only the Sun can do) — they all trace their roots back to solar mythology as astrological allegories. The story of Adam and Eve is the story of Virgo and Bootes.

D. 170). The motif of a Crucified Savior was already extant prior to the alleged time of Jesus. Hercules. Even the earliest Bible reference to Jesus dates to at least A. Mithras. Adonis. Apollo. Buddha. Comparative Religion shows that the story of Jesus already existed in numerous religions prior to the alleged time of Jesus. Indra. 64. History 2. 3. Dionysus. Jesus travels throughout his one year ministry. and the first Gospel. Comparative Religion 3. Chrishna. Osiris.D. Orpheus. Horus. Solar Mythology 1.Evidence that Jesus Never Existed The three topics which suggest that Jesus never existed are: 1. Œdipus. yet we have nothing. Quetzalcoatle. 70 (and probably to A. etc. Solar Mythology shows the story of Jesus is just an allegory for the sun passing through the Zodiac and the passage of the seasons of the year. It's inconceivable that during the alleged time of Jesus no one bothered to write down anything about this most extraordinary person. the Gospel of Mark. 2. dates to at least A. and the description of his travels exactly match that of the sun traveling through the Zodiac during the 16 . Bacchus. Ormuzd. History.D.

And no one wrote any of this down when it allegedly happened? Even the earliest full account of Jesus in the Bible. There should be a huge wealth of writing about this person that was written during his lifetime. The very few references to Jesus that allegedly date back to his lifetime are clearly forgeries. He commanded 2000 pigs to rush into a lake and drown themselves. prior to this time. 70.) 17 . Once he fed 5000 people with only a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish (Mark 6:39-44). so it could not have been written any earlier. If Jesus actually existed and did all the miraculous things he is said to have done then surely many people would have written about it during and immediately following Jesus' life. Modern scholars now date the Gospels as being written near A. Even if we ignore the evidence that they are forgeries.year. the very small number of these questionably authentic writings that allegedly date back to his alleged lifetime are still far too few. Writing was common at the time. who asked him to leave. Wherever Jesus went a crowd gathered and wondered in amazement who this person was. is admitted by the Catholic Church to date to at least A. Three days later he is seen walking around alive again. Later he repeated the miracle again feeding a crowd of 4000 people (Mark 8:1-9). a full 40 years after Jesus' alleged death and resurrection.D. He changed water into wine at a wedding reception. Here we have the origin of the Jesus story. the Gospel of Mark.D. This common origin explains why all the stories of crucified saviors are essentially the same. yet an extensive search by many scholars over centuries has turned up nothing. Finally he got himself into so much trouble that huge crowds of Jews demanded his execution. (No mention is made of what happened to the poor pig hearder whose livelihood must have been ruined. Jesus was a very controversial person. Jesus allegedly had crowds of thousands follow him around. since no one makes any reference to a Gospel of Mark. 170. Mark 5:1-20). 70. a full 140 years after the alleged event. (Mark makes reference to an event that happened around A. There was a controversial trial followed by his public execution. Jesus cured sick people miraculously and raised people from the dead. or any other Gospel. inciting the people of the nearby town and countryside. forged no doubt hundreds of years later by people who realized this embarrassing lack of evidence needed to be rectified (see Joseph Wheless Forgery in Christianity).D. He exorcised demons. HISTORY.

At this point I leave it to the reader to decide for him or her self whether the above three points have been satisfied or not. evidence of absence? In general a mere lack of evidence is not sufficient to conclude a proposition is false. First let's examine what other scholars throughout history have said about the existence of Jesus. as every individual must ultimately decide what one chooses to believe. The Romans wrote and kept legal documents about trials. We can not prove that Jesus never existed. Historians wrote commentaries on current events. We will also discover that the story of Jesus' one year ministry parallels that of the Sun's annual journey through the Zodiac and the Sun's apparent death in Autumn and subsequent resurrection in Spring. excluded as forgeries the two first chapters of Matthew. viz.. Chapter 2 LATE ORIGIN OF STORY The earliest Christians. no one makes any reference whatsoever to this Jesus. The historical evidence is overwhelming—the Jesus of the Bible never existed. All of the evidence used to support the proposition is untenable. the Ebionites.1 The writer of that portion of the Gospel according to Matthew which treats of the place in 18 . Indeed we will discover that the Jesus Story is not unique. Corinthians. &c. We will find that the motif of a crucified savor who dies and is resurrected was common in other religions prior to the alleged time of Jesus. 2.It's inconceivable that no one at the time bothered to write down anything about the most important person in the whole of human history. People wrote letters. Writing was common back then. containing the miraculous conception and birth.. It's considered one of the best documented periods of history. Deley (2003) Matthew. just as we can not prove that Santa Claus never existed. Being suspicious of "The Jesus Story is a Biography" theory frees our thinking and allows us to look in other places for the origin of the story. Quite a lot of people believe Santa Claus exists (mostly young people). —David W. NEGATIVE EVIDENCE PRINCIPLE When is absence of evidence. Yet no one wrote anything about this Jesus. declaring them to be spurious. no one made a statue of this Jesus. We must also demonstrate: 1. Any counter-argument will be an attack against one of the above three points. A thorough search for this tenable evidence has been made and none has been found. Adequate tenable evidence should exist. Both Saint Jerome and Epiphanius allow that this is true. Nazarenes. We will pursue these studies in parts 2 & 3. and not to be found in the genuine copies of Matthew. no one cast a coin depicting this Jesus. no one drew a sketch of this Jesus. 3. no one painted a portrait of this Jesus.

lib. What better way to keep things dark than to kill all those little points of light. Darkness hears a child will be born that will overthrow him. states that he was born in a house. Comparative Religion shows that all the ancient religions were forms of sun worship. King Herod (night) ordering the death of all the children (stars). 327)." or George Washington as "the General. but in a cave." or of any individual as "the Mister. conquering the darkness. Speaking of Jesus as "the Christ" is equivalent to speaking of Tacitus as "the Historian. the first ecclesiastical historian. and xlii. Therefore. What better way to insure darkness rules than to murder all those little points of light. it is very strange that. Figuratively this is Darkness trying to save itself by killing all the stars. So darkness orders all the stars extinguished. The sun rises. referring to Christ Jesus. chs xl. he should have omitted even mentioning them. Darkness reigns supreme at night until overpowered by the rising sun in the morning. It is also found in the Old Testament with Moses as a baby being placed in a basket and sent down the river to avoid the mass slaughter of all the children. The Players Jesus — The Sun. If these accounts were contained in these Gospels in the time of Eusebius. Darkness. and should have given an altogether different version. 3. The ancient religious stories personified the evil Darkness and gave it names. (Strong's Number [3614]) However. The story of Jesus is just another allegorical personification of the sun as will be shown here. In this case the name for Darkness is Herod. in speaking of the birth of Jesus. Herod — Night.2 [See Eusebius's Life of Constantine. the writer of the Luke version implies that he was born in a stable (Luke 2:7). the darkness 19 . unless it was written after Christianity was already well established and the term "Christ" had already became exclusive to meaning Christ Jesus. who flourished during the Council of Nice (A. overpowering the Darkness. In Matthew 2:11 the Greek word is οικια." without adding a name by which either could be distinguished.(on CD-R)] In Matthew 2:4 the Magi ask about "the Christ".3 COMPARATIVE RELIGION: This story of the child who threatens the reign of a ruling monarch is a common motif found in many ancient religions. xli. Allegorically all the children of the land are to be killed. This again betrays the late origin of this chapter. nor in a stable.which Jesus was born. D. We have seen in the lecture on Night how Darkness is the original evil. But Darkness fails to kill the sun. He tells us that Jesus was neither born in a house. it would have no sense or meaning. The sun rising in the morning is figuratively a form of the sun being born. All the stars are killed. but the sun survives the slaughter and rises anyway. Indeed when the Sun rises it will conquer the darkness. Just before the sun rises all the stars disappear.

) MATTHEW 2 THE VISIT OF THE MAGI After Jesus [the Sun] was born in Bethlehem [literally "house of bread". It never really happened on Earth. SYNOPSIS Our story takes place every night after September 23. They travel across the sky during the night. towards where the sun set. The zodiac house of Virgo. Star of Bethlehem — planet Venus. Magi from the east [the three stars in the belt of Orion which rise in the east] came to Jerusalem [the starry night sky] and asked. when the Sun moves out of Virgo the celestial virgin. (The rest of the Jesus Story can be similarly annotated.e. Our whole story takes place in the starry night sky. Here now is my annotated explanation of Matthew Chapter 2 — The birth of Jesus. as the stars will travel all the way across the night sky and set in the west just before sunrise." (Philippians 3:20) The Three Magi or Wise Men — The three bright stars in the belt of Orion. "For our conversation is in heaven [i. slightly south of due east. After the Sun sets the three bright stars in the belt of Orion rise in the east. Indeed the rest of the Bible can be similarly annotated. near where the Sun set the evening before. which is always seen near the sun. During the last quarter of the year you will see this story repeated each night. the virgin. These three stars travel across the sky at night and eventually set in the West at dawn. They set slightly south of due west. the stars above] from whence also we look for the Savior [the Sun]. On September 23 (the Autumn Equinox) these three bright stars rise in the east around 11PM. which I am working on. which I am working on. Thus "After the sun has moved out of Virgo"] in Judea during the time of King Herod [during the night]. There is no historical record of this mass infanticide slaughter ever actually happening or being ordered. which is next to Virgo. referring to the zodiac house of Virgo the eternal celestial virgin. It's as if the stars were following the Sun. just around Sunset. This is probably the best time for this story. the Autumn Equinox. looking for it. which rise in the East just as the Sun sets in the West. Paul says. Bethlehem — Literally "house of bread". the Lord Jesus Christ. "Where is the 20 . and its reign is ended.dies. By December 1 these three stars rise in the east around 7PM. Joseph — the constellation Bootes.

He sent them to Bethlehem [the house of Virgo] and said. When they saw the star.] THE ESCAPE TO EGYPT When they had gone." he said. and sets in the west]. and they bowed down and worshiped him. they were overjoyed [seeing the Sun is always nice].] When King Herod [night] heard this he was disturbed. so that I too may go and worship him. he asked them where the Christ [the Sun] was to be born. the quote isn't exact.] "In Bethlehem in Judea. for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.] And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod. thus returning by another route. [Note the use of the word "Christ" here to refer to Jesus. "Go and make a careful search for the child [see if the Sun is in Virgo]. which are also astrological.)] "But you. report to me. [night is worried there is a Sun that will rise (be born) and conquer him. [Gold is bright and shiny like the Sun. Bethlehem. The scent of frankincense when burned was considered by the ancient people to be evidence of God on Earth. As soon as you find him. indicating the writer isn't familiar with the original Hebrew but is instead using a poor Greek translation of the original Hebrew. On coming to the house [the zodiac house of Virgo]." they replied. [Egypt is the underworld. However.one who has been born king of the Jews? [where is the Sun?] We saw his star [the Sun's "star" is the bright planet Venus. they saw the child [the Sun] with his mother Mary [Virgo]. "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law. "for this is what the prophet has written: [Following is a garbled quote of Micah 5:2 This is an attempt to tie this new story with the established Jewish stories. and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was [the Sun rises in the east." After they had heard the king. in the land of Judah. [The three bright stars in the belt of Orion return to their starting point by setting in the west and going under the earth back to their starting point. which is always seen near the Sun] when it rose in the east [the Sun and its star always rise in the east] and have come to worship him.] and all Jerusalem with him. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah. This betrays the late origin of the text. an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of frankincense and of myrrh." [Since Jesus is a personification of the Sun this shows the whole religion was originally about Sun worship." Then Herod [night] called the Magi [astronomers] secretly and found out from them the exact time the star [Venus] had appeared. "Get up. (Note that Judah is not the same as Judea. they returned to their country by another route. below 21 . they went on their way.

] So he [the constellation Bootes (Joseph)] got up. and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under. because they are no more. but fails to kill the Sun. just before Sunrise.] Stay there until I tell you. took the child [the Sun] and his mother [Virgo (Mary)] during the night [this is when the story takes palace] and left for Egypt [went below the horizon]. which are also astrological.] Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: [Jer.] And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son. [The Sun sets. where he stayed until the death of Herod [Herod "dies" when the Sun rises in the east the next morning].] "A voice is heard in Ramah. for Herod [night] is going to search for the child [the Sun] to kill him. weeping and great mourning." ["Out from under the world the Sun will rise. Thus "After the sun rose." [Thus begins the common motif of a prophesied child (the Sun) who threatens the reign of a ruling monarch (darkness). when the Darkness of Night (Herod) will die..the horizon. he was furious. [night "dies" when the Sun rises in the morning. ending the reign of darkness of the night. [Darkness kills all the stars at Dawn." THE RETURN TO NAZARETH After Herod [night] died. Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted. along with the constellations Bootes and Virgo.. along with the constellation Virgo (Mary) and Bootes (Joseph) sets at the end of the day and goes below the horizon."] an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt [below the 22 . in accordance with the time [the time of Sunrise]he had learned from the Magi [the astronomers who watch the sky and know when the Sun will rise]. 31:15 Another attempt to tie this story with the established Jewish stories. and it is night time. They all stay underneath the earth (Egypt) until sunrise. which are also astrological. Hence the Sun.] When Herod [night] realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi. The Sun rises." This is an attempt to tie this story with the established Jewish stories.

On the planisphere the ecliptic is close to a circle. [The constellations Virgo and Bootes don't show themselves during the day. take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel [above the horizon] for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead. the symbol of Christianity. took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 23 . "Get up. i. The four posts of the Cross divide the year into the four seasons.] Having been warned in a dream. A planisphere is a map of the starry night sky. he withdrew to the district of Galilee [the ecliptic]. The Cross on top of Goleta Presbyterian Church has the traditional circle in the middle of it. The ecliptic is the circuit the Sun travels along during the year. The "land of Israel" is the hemisphere above us. "Egypt" is the hemisphere below us. The ecliptic is a great circle inscribed on the celestial sphere. and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene. Thus you end up with a cross with a circle in the middle. [The Sun rises. The circle in the middle is the circuit the Sun makes during the year.] But when he heard that Archelaus [Dawn] was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod [night]. On the planisphere along with the stars is drawn the ecliptic — the apparent path the Sun takes through the stars during the year. so it's not for certain how this fulfills any prophecy. he was afraid to go there. You can divide the planisphere into the four seasons of the year by drawing a cross on it. the circular path of the Sun." [The word "Nazarene" is not to be found anywhere in the Old Testament. represents the ecliptic." So he got up.] [THIS ENDS MATTHEW CHAPTER 2] THE CHRISTIAN CROSS "Galilee" is literally "Circuit". Nazarite = "one separated". Nazareth = "the guarded one". The ecliptic is also a circle on a planisphere. a closed. along with Virgo and Bootes. usually circular path. under the world. A planisphere also doubles as a time of year calendar. the underworld'. where things go when they set in the west. below the earth. The circle you often see in the center of the Cross. and where things come from when they rise in the east.horizon] and said.e.

" except it's not a place on Earth. Alvin Boyd Kuhn wrote. However. one should actually be looking for a place known as the "House of Bread. There has always been a place known as the "House of Bread. and "leh'khem" is literally "bread". Without knowing this one may be tempted to take out a map and search for a town called Bethlehem." Each "house" contains one of the twelve Zodiac constellations. Bethlehem is a word which can be found numerous times in the Old Testament." Click here to hear the Hebrew pronunciation of "Bethlehem". it's a time of the year! It's a reference to harvest time! (It's also quite possible that at the alleged time of Jesus there was no town on earth known as Bethlehem. Virgo the Virgin in the House of Bread Virgo is always represented as holding a sheath of wheat." This may seem trivial at first. The Zodiac is divided into twelve "houses. She is the one who gives birth and yet remains always and forever a virgin. ‫[ בית לחם‬Strongs Hebrew #01035] pronounced bayth leh'-khem — "bayth" is literally "house". "Indeed it could be affirmed that the ancient books would have proclaimed the Christ-birth as "occurring" in Bethlehem even if no such town had 24 . but it actually is a great first step towards exposing the allegory.Virgo is the virgin that gives birth to the Sun each year when it passes out of her. Thus "Bethlehem" is literally "house of bread. It is actually two Hebrew words. The "house" containing Virgo is known as the house of bread. because it's the house the sun is in during harvest time.

25 . it's somewhat arbitrary where we declare the start of the year to be. for this was the ancient religious custom. From this point on the Sun gets higher and higher in the sky each day. Thus we have the virgin birth of Jesus at the beginning of the story. a few natural places to start the year.stood on the map. There are. The story of Jesus is the story of the harvest cycle and the passage of the seasons of the year. One natural place to start the year is at the Winter Solstice (December 22). On this day the Sun rises directly in the East. Time to plant some crops. It's around here the harvest cycle begins. (That the name of this particular town is to be accounted for in this way is indeed fairly probable. making this the shortest day of the year. making each day longer and longer. which is the Spring Equinox. 21. in that the four seasons of the year just cycle endlessly. Mar. Where to start the year Since the year is circular. March 21).)"4) After harvest time the harvest cycle begins anew. the eternal virgin. It's time to begin the story of the harvest cycle again. The Astrology section of the newspaper always begins with Aries. or rather they would have seen to it that a town appropriately located according to some semantic scheme would have been given the name of Bethlehem. however. and day and night are of equal length. Another often used place to start the year is at the Vernal Equinox (also called the Spring Equinox. starting with the Sun moving out of Virgo. This is the day the Sun is lowest in the sky.

Christmas. The Gregorian Calendar we use today sets the start of the new year on January 1. We have the astronomical or true New Year on the 22nd of December10. The three hundred and sixty five days were assigned to a year of twelve months.The Jewish calendar begins with the month of Nisan. 10)Tebeth. Julius Caesar's moon-fixed New Year. December 22. Consequently."2 For more on calendars here are a few links: • • • • • • • Frequently Asked Questions about Calendars by Claus Tøndering (Alternate Site) BAYT Hebrew (Jewish) Calendar Hebrew Calendar Science and Myths A Walk Through Time: Ancient Calendars Ancient Calendars The Days of the Week are Named After the Planets [this site] For our purposes we'll start the year at the Winter Solstice. 3)Sivan. The twelve lunar months total 354 days. known to us as 'the leap year'. a date hovering around the Autumnal Equinox. a date hovering around the Vernal Equinox. the Jewish New Year. called Adar II. 11)Shebat. Julius Caesar began his new solar calendar of Rome with January 1st in the year AUC 707 (45 BCE). 5)Ab. A new moon begins a new month. 12)Adar. on December 25." is celebrated on the first of Tishri. This is a lunar calendar synced to the phases of the moon. 6)Elul. To keep this calendar somewhat in sync with the solar year.the resurrection of the Sun God. just barely enough to be detectable by carefull observation. Caesar adopted the rule of the moon and started the New Year by making it commence on the first new moon following the winter solstice. the seventh month.1 Caesar did not commence the New Year on the winter solstice (22nd December). 7)Tishri. 8)Cheshvan. the Sun rises 1/10 of its width further Northward. around mid-March to early April. the universal celebration of the rebirth of the sun -. Julius Caesar adopted what is now known as the Julian solar year of three hundred and sixty five and one-quarter days. because written in the 1604 edition of the Anglican prayer book was. hence. the Sunday Letter Leapeth'. 2)Iyyar. "Rosh Hashana. Leap years are so called. Here is the explanation how that came to be: "The 25th of December is the winter solstice by the Julian calendar. and the remaining quarter of a day was intercalated into every fourth year. 9)Kislev. 4)Tammuz. the 1st of January. we have at present three celebrations of the winter solstice or New Year. a 13th "leap month" is occasionally added. our 'New Year' is not the beginning of a new year at all. sometime in September or early October. He wished to prevent disruption to the traditional. and. Three days later. The twelve months of the Jewish calendar are: 1)Nisan. which he knew was the true beginning of the year. 'On every fourth year. moon-regulated. commercial calendar as well as for the purpose of general convenience. ten days after the Winter Solstice. This happened to be ten days after the solstice and. To further confuse things. 26 .

Actually. Click on image to open full size in separate window Thirty years alter Christ’s birth he was baptized. December 25th. 27 .1. Thirty days after the Sun is born he enters the sign Aquarius. He is born in the stable between the constellations of the horse and goat. that is. It is the winter solstice. He is his own father. on December 25th. 130-136) Now the Sun is re-born every year on the 25th day of December.3 Pagans of numerous solar religions celebrated the birth of their Sun God on December 25th. This just raises a lot more questions about how much they don't know. What Christians don't realize is how much more of their religion has been borrowed from pagan religions. They don't even know what year he was born. or re-born. The Astrologer uses a day for a year. pp. the days begin to lengthen. [Jesus is born on Christ-mas day. After his baptism Christ took his disciples from among the fishermen. Sagittarius and Capricornus. the water-bearer (Baptismo). and the Sun next enters the sign Pisces.] The Story of Jesus is an Astrological Allegory for the Sun passing through the Zodiac each year (From the 1907 book by Lyman E. Christians admit they don't know what day Jesus was born. Stowe Stowe's Bible Astrology: The Bible Founded on Astrology (Kessinger Publishing). Pope Julius (350 CE) assigned the birth of Jesus to December 25. The Bible uses a day for a year. The Sun is born. the fishes. knowledgable Christians will admit the tradition of celebrating Jesus' birth on December 25 was an attempt to place a Christian significance on a pagan holiday. We observe Lent and eat fish one day of the week in honor of the Sun’s passage through the sign of the fishes.

. like Christ. except these two months. When? Why. The Sun begins to retreat.e. August 23d to September 23d. Christ spoke of the backsliders. John III-30. The fields are plowed and seed is sown for a late harvest. The Sun. symbolized by the balance. “He must increase and I must decrease. to bring forth vegetation. the days to grow shorter. The bull comes in here for his share of glory. When? Every year when the Sun enters the sign Virgo. The ancients had consumed the products of the year before and were praying for their Sun God to come back and warm the earth. But there the Sun God presents a parallel to the Son of God on the road to the crucifixion. and ‘who says. Our Christian friends lay much stress upon the judgment day. and becomes the Lion of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac. fit the fields for plowing. Every year the Sun enters the sign Leo. and he is worshiped. born just six months before Christ. The Sun God is crucified between the two heavenly thieves. Look at the cut — the twins represent increase. and you will see the Sun has passed over the cross on which he is annually crucified. or John the Baptist. The Sun enters the sign Aries.Look at the cut again. symbolized by the crab. which crawls backward. He came. The Son of God was crucified between the two thieves. the Sun enters the sign Libra. Our Christian friends sup to the vestal virgin. because he represents agriculture. June 21st to July 22d. which all animal life required. Christ then went out to the salvation of men. There is a harvest somewhere every month in the year. and all vegetation dries up and retreats back into the earth. on which the Sun is Crucified every year. the 22d of July to 23d of August. is bearing his cross toward the crucifixion. whose symbol is the Virgin. Christ then became the good shepherd of the flock. Scorpio and Sagittarius. This is the summer solstice. exerts most power. the lamb or the young Sun God. like Christ. the lamb. passed over it. Now look at the cut and the central cross.” Christ became the Lion of the twelve tribes of Judah. Let us see how the Sun God goes out to the salvation of men. has his cross on his back — i. October 23d to November 22d — November 22d to December 21st. Every year. Keep the eye on the cut. the heavenly thieves. the “Lion. when the Sun is hottest. Every year the Sun enters the sign Cancer. the lion. 28 .” Let the reader look at the cut at each paragraph or description of each sign. and. Every year after harvest the farmer balances up his books and pays his debts. and now he must go forth to the salvation of man. He is yet young. on the 23d day of September.

By the tip of the earth he has apparently fallen to evening star. The sun has 12 disciples or 12 signs of the Zodiac. retreated back where it is white and cold. They called it “Lucifer. every year. Scorpio and Sagittarius than in any others. They could not believe their loved Sun God could willingly desert them. And after the Sun comes out of hades. 29 . the light-bearer. There are three days about the same length. mostly in summer. they saw him retreat. Star of the Morning?” And so here you have the story of the war in heaven. But who was the Sun God’s betrayer? The ancients had noticed. just as we do now. to them. mostly in the summer time. But Sagittarius became the repentant thief. They were led on by a bright and beautiful star the ancients had seen in the east. the three days the Son of God was supposed to have descended into hades. THE KISS OF BETRAYAL. if not in the immaculate conception. Christ had 12 disciples. O Lucifer. Is this not complete? Have I left anything out? What? You say No? Yes. In the tall. “How art thou fallen from heaven. he died. was finally resurrected. apparently followed by a tremendous heavenly host. originally by the sex worshippers. while the days are of one length. he is re-born. leading on the heavenly host. in early morning. gives up. so they looked into the heavens to see why he went back. was always talking out of doors. We call it Venus. the Goddess of Love. Christ. and it was these stars that seemed to be chasing and pressing the Sun back. All of this was no doubt drawn from a parallel story in the heavens. does not wait until January 1st. for holding in form at least the sacredness of virtue which they hold to so strongly in the celibacy of the priesthood and sacredness of the marriage ties. I am compelled to give the Catholic Church a considerable credit here. notwithstanding their prayers and sacrifices. though bearing more heavily in favor of the ideal than the real. the same as Christ.” So they cried. where he was for three days. So do we look upon the sun. but gives up December 25th. Who was the betrayer? Judas Iscariot was Christ’s betrayer. Let me here call attention to another phase of the story. for there are more stars in the constellations Libra. I have left out the betrayer.The Sun lost its power. in spring and summer months. every year the Sun deserted them and went back until. the Son of God.

the trees and flowers are caught by the early frosts. the lower animals bring forth their young to perish by the rigors of winter. The sun is betrayed by a kiss from Lucifer. he offers the last supper of the harvest year.” (See cut of cosmic man. even the trees and flowers put forth new efforts. or Lucifer. and went out and hanged himself.” All the results of the betrayal by a kiss of passion. Venus. yet stands alone in his virtue. the Goddess of Love. and all his bowels gushed out. is ashamed of. animal desires are strengthened as if for a temptation for self destruction. This is the sop the sun gives at the last supper. The sun is the life giver. “The wages of sin is death. There was no parallel for his hanging himself. The old man loses his vitality. The sun takes his course through the gardens at the summer months. I. Christ was wont to go to the garden of Gethsemane. Old age forgets its weakness and wastes vital forces. or Venus. The lower animals propagate their species. after which he offers a sop to the 12 signs or disciples. We must remember that Judas betrayed the Master for 30 pieces of silver. the light bearer. the Goddess of Love. and Scorpio and Libra. Matthew xxvii:5 says: “And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple. As Judas betrayed Christ. The word Gethsemane means olives or oil press — says Potter. so does Lucifer or Venus betray the sun in this way. Knowing his time has come to be crucified. and falling headlong. that is. in the fall as in the spring there is apparently a new lease of life. pursued by the heavenly host of stars of Sagittarius.Christ was betrayed by a kiss from Judas Iscariot. that is. Venus. led on by Lucifer. as they called it. the kiss of betrayal. but a later writer seeing the error. exerts the influences of passion on all nature. we call Venus the Goddess of Love. astrologically says — Acts 1:18: “Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity. thus. where he was finally pursued by the hosts. the wages of sin is death.” Here the writer evidently made a mistake. for which Lucifer.. e. Where this garden was situated no one knows. the light bearer. the sign of religion. led on by Judas Iscariot.) 30 . he burst asunder in the midst.

90. betrayed the sun for. These 30 silver moon nights are the 30 pieces of silver Lucifer. That is an evidence of an allegory. We must remember a piece of silver was of but 13 cents of our money or 30 pieces of but $3. a sacred novel founded on astronomy. Which is it. Libra and Scorpio to the secrets. which covers Virgo. together with Mythology and Free Masonry. The silver moon is the ruler of the night. or is the story of the Son of God paralleled in the heavens as a testimony? The truths supposed to be spoken by Christ stamp the character too grand and noble to be cast down. but now betrayed for the 30 pieces of silver night. and If I must err I will err on the side that bears the strongest testimony. Venus. based upon Astrology? Or is it a fact that the Sun and stars are enacting the story of the Christian religion every year? Is the fact about to be recognized that the observation of Sunday as a religious holiday originated with an Astrologer. and we see nothing but the man with his bowels broke asunder. but now cast them down in the potter’s field a graveyard of fall tragedies and disappears here. and Lucifer disappears. with all other religions. and the beautiful autumn nights are longer than the days. whichever way it is. The seven-day system we use is based on the ancient astrological 31 . If I accept it as an allegory I have but one side. Now which is it? Is the Christian religion. to be born again in the springtime. and is a testimony that the whole work is Astrological? The Days of the Week We say the names of the days of the week constantly. and there are 30 degrees in each sign. a very small sum to get for the betrayal to death.We must remember that at the time Christ was betrayed it was in the garden at night time. if I accept it as a parallel I have a testimony. only to appear again as morning star in the spring. bur for most of us they are nonsense syllables. He had been the morning star.

Jupiter. like Mercury. was a god of war) Wodnesdaeg Wednesday (the god Woden. Therefore in Old English we have the following names (with their Modern English developments): Sunnandaeg Sunday Monandaeg Monday Tiwesdaeg Tuesday (the god Tiu. and Saturn) revolving around stationary Earth influence what happens on it and that each of these celestial bodies controls the first hour of the day named after it. like Mars. and imposed the following sequence and names to the days of the week: Dies Solis "Sun's Day" Dies Lunae "Moon's Day" Dies Martis "Mar's Day" Dies Mercurii "Mercury's Day" Dies Jovis "Jove's Day" or "Jupiter's Day" Dies Veneris "Venus's Day" Dies Saturni "Saturn's Day. such as Old English. Mars. Venus. In A. 321 the Emperor Constantine the Great grafted this astrological system onto the Roman calendar. where astrology had been practiced for millenniums and where seven had always been a propitious number.D.notion that the seven celestial bodies (the sun. This system was brought into Hellenistic Egypt from Mesopotamia. the names of four of the Roman gods were converted into those of the corresponding Germanic gods. Mercury." This new Roman system was adopted with modifications throughout most of western Europe: in the Germanic languages. the moon. was quick and eloquent) Thunresdaeg Thursday (the god Thunor in Old Norse Thorsdagr influenced the English form) 32 . made the first day of this new week a day of rest and worship for all.

and the first hour of the second day would fall to the Sun. that of the sixth day to Jupiter. Not only were the days of the week named after the sun. Mars. and the first hour of the seventh day to Venus (our Friday). The twenty-third hour would fall to Jupiter. the first hour of the third day would fall to the Moon. and the first hour of the eighth day would return to Saturn and the commencement of a new week. and the Moon. as in Babylon. The first hour was assigned to Saturn. and that a temporary substitute for it was adopted. fifteenth. that of the fifth day to Mercury. that of the fourth day to Mars. Each of the twenty-four hours was consecrated to one of the heavenly bodies.Frigedaeg Friday (the goddess Frigg. the Sun. is as follows: "The mystical history of Freemasonry informs us that there once existed a WORD of surpassing value. Thus. This legend. Venus. Mackey. The cycle was now completed. the order for this purpose was Saturn. and that it was at length lost. What is the meaning of the masonic legend of the "lost word"? A. [Note this order is from slowest moving to fastest moving." 33 . was the goddess of love) Saeternesdaeg Saturday —From a Dictionary reference. Mercury. the twenty-fourth hour to Mars. and claiming a profound veneration. moon and planets. that this word was known to the few. but also the hours. and it follows that the eighth. like Venus. as briefly stated by Dr. The Legend of the Lost Word Q. Jupiter.] This arrangement places the slower-moving bodies (with respect to the fixed stars) first. and twenty-second hours would also be Saturn's. in his "Symbolism of Freemasonry" (page 300). In Egypt.

which was engraved upon the stone upon which the ark rested. "the very heavens shook. either by tradition or otherwise." so sacredly concealed. This idea of an all-powerful word was very prevalent among the Jews. the uninitiated—that those who were admitted to the "Mysteries" were intrusted with a certain sacred word. probably came to be entertained in the following manner: It was generally known to the profane—i. and the angels themselves were filled with terror and astonishment when this tremendous word was pronounced. now use the phrase "master's word" in a very different sense from that of the adepts of former times." and were known to the aspirants and students of the occult sciences (not yet so fortunate) by the name of "masters. that the priests were able to perform all their wonderful works. and wonder-workers of the East. and were perhaps taught to believe. It. e. and the adepts of the West.. were supposed to have. and to confound and overthrow Pharaoh and his hosts." of which we hear so often therein. was engraved. All the magicians. under a most solemn pledge not to reveal it to the world." And they believed that Moses. together with an earnest desire to obtain it. and a laborious search for it. and even raise the dead. contained in a pentacle." Jewish tradition states that God himself taught Moses his true name and its correct pronunciation at the "burning bush. also secretly imparted to those who were initiated. by ambitious believers in its power." where this legend is alluded to. This word was." and clandestinely obtained the word used by Moses. Just how this notion originated has not been handed down to us." and other tales of the "Arabian Nights." by which the initiated could make themselves known to one another. and other similar legends thus widely diffused among the ancient Oriental nations. According to the Cabalists. as masons. The notion was that this "word" consisted of the true name of God. for the "word." and by its use subdued the genii who rebelled against God." This ancient superstition seems to have left its impress on our ritual." used it to perform all his miracles. and that the fortunate possessor of this knowledge became thereby clothed with supernatural power—that by the speaking of this word he could perform all sorts of miracles. The superstition in relation to a wonder-working word also prevailed among the Arabians. the ignorant and superstitious multitude naturally thought. The Jews of a later date. however. nothing but the " pass-word" which went with the "sign. together with a knowledge of its proper pronunciation. upon which the word. gave those who took the higher degrees the power to work apparent miracles." and the "word" was called by them the "master's word. (See the "Story of the Fisherman. however. enchanters.) It was from these. become possessed of this "word. being thus possessed of the "WORD. all-powerful "word" was an ancient and widely diffused superstition. that the veneration for a particular word arose.This idea of a mystic. asserted blasphemously that he unlawfully entered the "holy of holies." although we. and as the scientific knowledge. 34 . that it was by the use of this "word. in some mysterious way. who say that King Solomon was in possession of this "grand omnific word. is assumed to be something more than a mere "pass-word. seeking to account for the wonderful works of Christ. many of whom Solomon imprisoned by the use of his magical seal. no doubt derived from their long stay in Egypt.

" to prove his right to the honors and benefits of some particular masons body or degree. In the East. with so much solemn ceremony. and. nor any possible combination of them. neither of them can be the correct one according to ancient traditions. the latter. have been employed in past ages. Mackey very justly says. together with persistent search. If there ever was actually any such thing as a "grand omnific word" (that is. as. as might be expected.In former and less enlightened times the possession of the true name of God and its proper pronunciation. and ceremonious title. It will be of no use to trace any further the numerous superstitions and legends in relation to this fabled "grand omnific word. or the Egyptian ON or OM. or four-lettered name of God in Hebrew. together with various combinations of them all. perhaps. furnishes the true reason why a substitute (as Dr. that it is "no matter what this word was." or Lord. was enjoined. we find in the Old Testament that. the pronunciation of the true name was supposed to be followed by such tremendous effects that a substitute. was thought to be lost." for certainly none of the words disclosed. was the true word. or Jupiter. it certainly remains lost to this day. A trace of all this is found in our ritual. Others thought that the Hebrew word Jah. seems to confer any miraculous powers on the possessor. or. authorized by divine command. incorrectly pronounced Jehovah. constituted the "grand omnific word. According to some. 35 . nor even know that the prayers of his worship were really addressed to him. "Adonai Elohim. the Chaldaic Bul or Bell." But as the possession of no one of them. in the work before mentioned. for which they believed they had the divine sanction. confer any supernatural powers on those to whom they are communicated. and not to Baal. and for that purpose (apart from considerations of a purely archœological and historical nature) one word is just as good as another. the sacred Tetragrammaton. he would not attend to the call. the substitute is used instead of the true name. and then "Elohim" is used. would indignantly reject them." meaning. and even down to within a few years. Among the Jews. From this long-continued use of a substitute for the real word. at Exodus 20:1-17 and at Deuteronomy 5:6-21. or at least its correct pronunciation. so long as it is appropriate to the time and place. unless the name follows that word. Accordingly. however. or some substitute for it. if God was not addressed by his own proper name. from omnificus allcreating). or from a motive of historical curiosity desired to obtain it." for we now know that no word can be at present of any use to a mason. laborious study. or how it was lost. and has been established for that purpose. The word substituted is generally "Adonai. Mackey informs us in the extract we have quoted above from his "Symbolism") was adopted." Dr. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The passages we erroneously call the "Ten Commandments" are listed twice in the Bible. in certain masonic degrees. except to serve as a "pass-word. Much learning. were even supposed requisite in order to worship him aright. and even the practice of magical arts. all-powerful word. to discover the ancient wonder-working word by those who believed in its fabled power. either by ancient usages or some competent authority. was considered both irreverent and insulting. Osiris. for it was ignorantly thought that. high. whenever the name of God occurs. however. if knowing. the Hindoo AUM. Lord God. and "I fear it is for ever lost. to address even an earthly potentate by any other than his own proper.

8. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. out of the land of slavery. am a jealous God. but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments. you out of Egypt. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not make for yourself an idol 3. 7. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth. but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. nor your manservant or maidservant. 2. work. I am the LORD your God. nor the alien within your gates. 9. nor your manservant or maidservant. I am the LORD your God. 9. who brought you out of Egypt. neither you. so the LORD your God has commanded you. 5. neither you. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. nor the alien within your gates. for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 6. so that you may live long and that it may 36 . Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. nor your son or daughter. Honor your father and your mother. 6. nor your ox. You shall have no other gods before me. so that your manservant and maidservant may rest. 5. the LORD your God. 4. the sea. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 2. for I. as 10. Six days you shall labor and do all your 7. You shall have no other gods before me. punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. 10. nor your son or daughter. as you do. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. 8. your donkey or any of your animals. out of the land of slavery. am a jealous God. On it you shall not do any work. but he rested on the seventh day.Exodus 20:1-17 And God spoke all these words: Deuteronomy 5:6-21 And he [God] said: 1. nor your animals. for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. the LORD your God. for I. 4. who brought 1. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. and all that is in them. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. 3. but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work. but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments. Honor your father and your mother.

Notice that the two readings are not identical. 2nd Commandment You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the I am the LORD your God. 17. and there are no instructions in the Bible on how we are to combine and group these 17 statements so we end up with ten commandments. This presents us with an immediate problem -. out of the land of slavery. his ox or donkey. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land. or his manservant or maidservant. 14. the one in Exodus or the one in Deuteronomy. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. who brought you out of Egypt. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. The Catholics. 13. You shall not steal. each arriving at their own distinctly different version of the Ten Commandments. You shall not murder. 16. 17. Jewish And God spoke all these words: 1st Commandment I am the LORD your God. 12. out of the land of slavery. out of the land of slavery. 16. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the 37 . 14. or anything that belongs to your neighbor. You shall not murder. 11. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. who brought you out of Egypt. 15.which reading do we use. 15. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the Protestant Catholic And God spoke all these words: And God spoke all these words: I am the LORD your God. They actually consist of 17 statements. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. 2nd Commandment You shall have no other gods before me. the Protestants. his ox or donkey. who brought you out of Egypt. his manservant or maidservant. 1st Commandment You shall have no other gods before me. 12. 11. and how do we combine and group the 17 statements so we arrive at 10 commandments? The answer is no one agrees. 13. You shall not commit adultery. 1st Commandment You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not commit adultery. and the Jews all have their own way of combining and grouping the 17 statements. You shall not steal. or anything that belongs to your neighbor.go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

nor your son or daughter. nor your son or daughter. nor your animals. and all that is in them. but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. nor your manservant or maidservant. Therefore the LORD . punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. On it you shall not do any work. On it you shall not do any work. and all that is in them. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. for I. 3rd Commandment You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. 3rd Commandment Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. but he rested on the seventh day. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. nor your manservant or maidservant. nor the alien within your gates. neither you. for I. nor the alien within your gates. but he rested on the seventh day. for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. but he rested on the seventh day. nor your son or daughter. the LORD your God. for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. am a jealous God. and all that is in them. am a jealous God. neither you. nor your animals. . but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. am a jealous God. neither you. nor your animals. 3rd Commandment You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Therefore the LORD For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth. the LORD your God. for I. the sea. but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments. waters below. . Therefore the LORD For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth. On it you shall not do any work. the sea. 2nd Commandment You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. nor the alien within your gates. nor your manservant or maidservant. punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. 4th Commandment Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You shall not bow down to them or worship them. punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth. 38 . the sea. but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments. 4th Commandment Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. waters below. for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. the LORD your God.

. 6th Commandment You shall not murder.blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. 9th Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Which of These are the Ten Commandments? We are now presented with a problem if we want to post "The Ten Commandments" on a public wall somewhere. 5th Commandment Honor your father and your mother. Which version do we use? Do we use the Jewish version. 8th Commandment You shall not steal. 8th Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. his ox or donkey.. or anything that belongs to your neighbor. as the LORD your God has commanded you.. the Protestant version. 7th Commandment You shall not commit adultery. or the Catholic version? No matter which version of the ten commandments above we choose we will insult the other two major religions by implying their version of the ten commandments is numbered incorrectly. so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. 7th Commandment You shall not steal. . as the LORD your God has commanded you. . 7th Commandment You shall not commit adultery. or anything that belongs to your neighbor. or his manservant or maidservant. 9th Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's house. . 5th Commandment You shall not murder. 8th Commandment You shall not steal. his ox or donkey. blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 6th Commandment You shall not commit adultery. 9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. his ox or donkey. or his manservant or maidservant. 6th Commandment You shall not murder. 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's land. or anything that belongs to your neighbor. 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's house. so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. . or his manservant or maidservant. .. . 5th Commandment Honor your father and your mother. 4th Commandment Honor your father and your mother. Do you really want to post the Protestant version of the ten commandments and imply that both the 39 .

" (Exodus 34:1). Moses goes up the mountain with the replacement set of tablets. "I am making a covenant with you. and 23. Laws need to be written down so that they may be referred to later on. If the laws are not written down then we are left at the mercy of whoever claims to know what the laws are. So then the Lord says to Moses." These 17 statements were spoken verbally by God directly to the people. Moses breaks these stone tablets in a fit of rage the moment he comes down from the mountain (Exodus 32:19) before anyone else has a chance to read them. It would be logical if the Lord wrote the entire law on the stone tablets. and the Lord says to Moses. with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.Catholics and the Jews are wrong? There is no consensus on how the list should be enumerated. Finally the Lord says to Moses. "Write down these words. followed by everything in chapters 21. After this incident the Lord talks to Moses privately and goes on for three chapters detailing a multitude of laws about how the Hebrews are to conduct themselves (Exodus chapters 21." (Exodus 20:19). This is because the Bible never explicitly says one or the other or both of the two passages above are the Ten Commandments. starting with the commandments he verbally told the people. I said at the beginning that we erroneously call the above the "Ten Commandments". Note that nothing is said about the Lord needing any help in creating the first set of stone tablets. However.23). "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here. These stone tablets don't last very long. After reciting the commandments to Moses the Lord says to Moses. There are no details explaining exactly what the Lord writes on these stone tablets. "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones. whichever version we choose. these commandments which the Lord gives are nothing like the ten commandments we are familiar with (Exodus 34:10-26). and they said to Moses. But do not have God speak to us or we will die. THE STONE TABLETS IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS The Bible never explicitly says the Exodus version of the Ten Commandments above was written on stone tablets. and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets. our problems are actually much more serious than this.22. In fact what the Bible does explicitly call the Ten Commandments are nothing like the 17 statements above which we are familiar with. However. for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with 40 ." (Exodus 24:12). Afterwards the people expressed great fear about having God speak directly to them. "And God spoke all these words. which you broke. "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. but for making a duplicate copy the Lord this time asks Moses to bring him a replacement set. and I will give you the tablets of stone. 22. The scriptures simply start out with." after which the Lord recites the list of commandments that form the covenant. for these are not the Ten Commandments.

for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them. Here now. Note that even though the Lord originally said. for in that month you came out of Egypt. And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods. as I commanded you. whether from herd or flock. 12. is the covenant the Lord makes with Moses: Exodus 34:10-26 Then the LORD said: 1. Do not worship any other god. I am making a covenant with you. Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb. symbols of the goddess Asherah]. 3. Do not make cast idols. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib. 7. 4. 6. The first offspring of every womb belongs to me. the LORD. for the LORD. or they will be a snare among you. will do for you. 41 . Break down their altars. 8. Redeem all your firstborn sons. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I." the Lord now tells Moses to do the writing. No one is to appear before me empty-handed. they will lead your sons to do the same. 5. I will drive out before you the Amorites. which you broke. smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles [That is. whose name is Jealous. 10. Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Canaanites. 9. quoting from the Bible. but if you do not redeem it. including all the firstborn males of your livestock. 11. they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. break its neck. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. 2. Hittites. and what he tells Moses to write on the tablets are the words of the covenant. "I will write on them [the replacement tablets] the words that were on the first tablets. Obey what I command you today. Perizzites.Israel" (Exodus 34:27). Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land. For seven days eat bread made without yeast. is a jealous God. Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going. Hivites and Jebusites.

18. Six days you shall labor. Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD. and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Feast remain until morning. Our president Nakiim Bey decided to research and reveal these findings so that we can reconnect to our Universe and find the God within and be guided by the Original Sun (Son) of God. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant--the Ten Commandments. 15. 'Write down these words. Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.' Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. "Then the LORD said to Moses. and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God. even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. We understand. I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory. 17. Celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest. in the fall]. 19. 16. Nakiim Bey (Premier) 42 . To all Moorish readers I know that your mind is in a different state at this time.13. but on the seventh day you shall rest. 14. Remember when we said that Astrology should be a guide for our faith and practice. we meant also that we were going to expose those secrets that the Christians and Moslem leaders thought you would have never found out. The reading immediately concludes with Exodus 34:27-28 which I quote." According to Exodus these are the real Ten Commandments of the Bible. Well this is the time to set your house in order. Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk. and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year [That is. Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast. the God of Israel. for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.