I will keep this brief. You will have to do further research for more. I only supply lead-in thoughts. While I believe that this eclipse is auspicious, I am not saying that this day marks anything more than what might have been — on God’s calendar. Not everything that could have been — happens!
There is a partial eclipse of the moon tonight — almost total (97%). It is very rare in that it is the longest such eclipse in over 500 years. In half a month — the middle of Hanukah– this rare lunar eclipse will be followed by a rare solar eclipse that will appear to “move backward”.
It’s the timing of this lunar eclipse that’s important. It occurs on the anniversary of the “abomination that causes desolation”. And with 3.5 years more until the 70th jubilee from when Israel entered the Promised Land — it seems to me to be noteworthy. I would have passed it by without mention were it not that providentially this afternoon our Bible study just happens to be on Daniel 8, which is the chapter about the “abomination that causes desolation”.
Seven years ago I wrote a lengthy article about the total lunar eclipse that occurred during the actual (initial) fulfillment of this prophecy when Antiochus Epiphanes desecrated the temple in 167 BC (or 168 BC) on Kislev 15th. (This event is directly related to the festival of Hanukkah.)
13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?”
14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.” (Dan. 8)
“Now the fifteenth day of the month Kislev, in the hundred forty and fifth year, they set up the abomination of desolation upon the altar, and builded idol altars throughout the cities of Judah on every side.” (1 Maccabees 1:54)
Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),—Matthew 24:15
Before I repost the Menorah Chart that contains this event (as explained seven years ago), please read over the below Wikipedia article about this subject. Wikipedia is a secular source but nevertheless, it supplies an adequate overview.
Wikipedia: Book of Daniel
Chapters 1–6 of the Book of Daniel originated as a collection of folktales among the Jewish community in the late 4th to early 3rd centuries BCE. At that time a lamb was sacrificed twice daily, morning and evening, on the altar of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, but in 167 BCE Antiochus IV, the king of the Greek Seleucid dynasty which then ruled Palestine, put an end to the practice. In reaction to this, the visionary chapters of Daniel, chapters 7-12, were added to reassure Jews that they would survive in the face of this threat. In Daniel 8 one angel asks another how long “the transgression that makes desolate” will last; Daniel 9 tells of “the prince who is to come” who “shall make sacrifice and offering cease, and in their place shall be an abomination that desolates”; Daniel 11 tells the history of the arrogant foreign king who sets up the “abomination that makes desolate”; and in Daniel 12 the prophet is told how many days will pass “from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that desolates is set up…”
One of the more popular older views was to see in the “abomination” a contemptuous deformation (or dysphemism) of the Phoenician deity Baal Shamin, the “Lord of Heaven”; Philo of Byblos identified Baal Shamin with the Greek sky god Zeus, and as the temple in Jerusalem was rededicated in honor of Zeus according to 2 Maccabees 6:2, older commentators tended to follow Porphyry in seeing the “abomination” in terms of a statue of the Greek sky-god. More recently, it has been suggested that the reference is to certain sacred stones (possibly meteorites) that were fixed to the Temple’s Altar of Sacrifice for the purposes of pagan worship, since the use of such stones is well-attested in Canaanite and Syrian cults. Both proposals have been criticized on the basis that they are too speculative, or dependent on flawed analysis, or not well-suited to the relevant context in the Book of Daniel; and more recent scholarship tends to see the “abomination” as a reference to either the pagan offerings that replaced the forbidden twice-daily Jewish offering (cf. Dan 11:31; 12:11; 2 Macc 6:5), or the pagan altar on which such offerings were made.
This ends the quotation from Wikipedia.
The following chart is from seven years ago. Please see this link for the full article about the blood moons of 2014/2015, which ties in with the 167 BC event. 1260d.com/temple-time.pdf
In the Bible, the 3.5 year period directly relates to both the jubilee system and the abomination that causes desolation. It happens that in 3.5 years (half-seven) is the 70th jubilee from 1406 BC when Israel entered the Promised Land and the jubilees began. (Coincidentally, according to CNN, this eclipse will last “3.5 hours“.)
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[a] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish[b] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[c]
25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[d] the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.[e] The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[f] In the middle of the ‘seven’[g] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple[h] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.[i]”[j]
This sign of the lunar eclipse ties into another sign mentioned in the comments section about a week ago — the sign of the anointing oil for Messiah that is about to be made by the Sanhedrin — perhaps this very month! It has not been officially made since the abomination that caused desolation in AD 70 when the temple was destroyed by the Romans.
Click on this link to read that comment. I also refer to this comment in the previous post about the sign of the flood of scorpions in Egypt.
- Why Egypt was just plagued with darkness, hail & scorpions November 16, 2021
SANHEDRIN BEGINS TO PREPARE OIL TO ANOINT KING MESSIAH/KOHEN GADOL
Well, it’s 2 PM, Nov. 18, 2021 — time to go upstairs and begin the Bible Study that coincidentally is on Daniel 8 — about the abomination that causes desolation. (We have been going through the book of Daniel for about 6 months now, every Thursday.)
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Dean, yes I did read this the other day and re-read this morning. Excellent information!!
There is so much going on, it’s difficult to keep up anymore!
I’m not sure if you’ve seen these, but I wanted to pass these along for you to check out. (Please keep this comment hidden, especially if you decide to put up a future article in regards to these off-topic events!)
* https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT.MAGAZINE-christianity-is-vanishing-from-the-middle-east-this-reporter-documents-its-decline-1.10413190 — This is obscured as I have not paid to view a premium article, but decided to share due to the headline.
* https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-israeli-physicist-at-mit-paves-way-to-resolve-stephen-hawking-s-black-hole-paradox-1.10427841 — Kinda relevant to the celestial signs, but curious what the Bible codes say about black holes… if anything.
* https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1466488494541344774 — Read the full thread regarding the Doctor’s warnings about the Omicron variant of COVID. Very concerning, especially for poor countries who are already overtaxed because of the pandemic. I wouldn’t be surprised if it stays with us until the millennial kingdom!
Bless you and thank you, Dean, for everything that you’ve been doing with this. It has opened my eyes to the living Word! I hope the tribulation comes soon… I grow tired of chewing my nails at these headlines lately, but am eager for the world as we know it to pass and Christ’s kingdom to begin!
This week’s total solar eclipse will only be visible in Antarctica
REENACTMENT OF ANOINTING THE HIGH PRIEST TO BE HELD ON LAST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH
BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | NOV 30, 2021
OIL LAMP FROM HASMONEAN PERIOD FOUND IN CITY OF DAVID
BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | NOV 30, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS
Archaeologists at the City of David in Jerusalem announced this week that they had identified an oil lamp that dates back 2,000 years to the Hasmonean period.
A Menorah Like You Have Never Seen – A Lighting Through the Ages of Ancient Lamps
I was looking for that sort of information the other day and did not find anything. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
Did you know that there was a partial eclipse when the Abomination that causes Desolation was set up in the Temple in 167BC (Year 145 of the Seluecid Era)? 1st Maccabees 1:54
Actually, it was a total tetrad. (So close to 100 percent that software differs, as I recall.) See below.
the “9th of Av” on the Jewish calendar was the fore-Shadow of 9-11-01, the Twin Towers disaster,,,,,,,,
Both are written as “9-11” in Israel and usa , respectively,,,,,,,,,,,
Both are Signs of “apostasy”…….
The 9th of Av = the 9th day of the 11th month.
9-11-01 = the 11th day of the 9th month.
Both are Signs of Babylon (Rome) capture.
One ended Judaism—the other ended the Church Age (Summer Harvest).
repent before its too late.
Nobody except God understood the Times of the First Advent , until After God explained it. Jesus didnt explain the Parables to the unrepentant crowds, and the disciples hadn’t studied the OT Scriptures and lacked the Power of God’s Spirit……….Similarly, today, nobody understands the Times of the Great Tribulation and the SECOND COMING—God hasnt explained it all yet, and today’s Church, as a whole, is apostate—Stolen Money is the Church’s false god idol. Obamacare and the govt Entitlement programs are stolen money. Today’s Church hates Freedoms and Rights. Employees pay only half of their taxes, and the govt robs employers to pay the other half…..And nobody speaks against this robbery. Today’s Church has legalized theft.
Thanks for pleading the cause of the poor — something close to God’s heart. I’m not sure what the answer is, though, short of Jesus taking His Kingdom.
11-YEAR-OLD GIRL DISCOVERS RARE SILVER COIN MINTED IN TEMPLE
The ancient silver coin minted in the 2nd Temple
An ancient shekel made from pure silver 2,000 years ago was discovered in Jerusalem by an 11-year old girl. Liel Crotocop from the central city of Petah Tikva discovered the artifact that was used for commerce during the second Temple period reports 0404.
The coin weighs 14 grams. One side of the coin features the inscription: “Shekel Israel” next to a grail that features the letters ‘Shin and ‘Bet.’ This symbolizes the second year of the Great Revolt of the Jewish people against the Romans (66-70 CE).On the flip side features what appears to be the headquarters of the high priest with the words “Jerusalem the Holy.”
As soon as started reading about the Rare Partial Lunar Eclipse, I realized it would be Kislev 15 (Daniel 8) The start of the 2300 Evenings & mornings! I was just telling my father about Antiochus IV Epiphanies & the Abomination set up before the Maccabean Revolt 168/167BC to 165/164BC! Then I read the rest of the post which confirmed my thoughts. Thanks Dean!
Dean when will God put and end to these Vaccine mandates especially in Israel it is literally destroying the lives of millions making it impossible to live in some countries and the biggest thing is it is ruining the health of so many young men and children it is literally the biggest atrocitie and data cover up ever committed upon the human population! This is literally attempted genocide in broad daylight surely it can’t continue if this is not the end yet??
Brother, the real work of the devil here is to divide Christians over a debatable issue. Most of my long-time friends feel as you do, but I do not, yet they put up with me!