Updated — Pt. 2. Lampstand patterned after Enoch’s 70 jubilees & Israel’s coming exile

This article is in two short parts.


This morning (March 17, 2021) the Lord opened my eyes to something wonderful. The lampstand described in Zechariah 4 is symbolic of the 49 generations of the Book of Enoch that was posted five days ago. Each branch represents one generation of 70 years. Jesus is the utmost “Branch” who is both before and after all things. He is the gracious source of all light (oil), King and Priest to God forever.

What clued me to this connection was yesterday’s Dead-Sea-Scroll announcement that included the discovery of a portion of the “7th blessing” in Zechariah 8, (Zech 8:16-17). (Please see yesterday’s post about the Dead-Sea-Scrolls discovery as a sign, among other things, timed to the chart about the 49 generations of the Book of Enoch.)

Coincidentally, my Jewish calendar for March of this year displays an image based up Zechariah 8:11-12, (which is just five verses before the discovered fragments).

Calendar 2021 March. Zechariah 8:11-12 and Dead Sea Scrolls. Notice the two olive trees at right, (Zech 4)
Click to enlarge and read the verse. The bottom section of the March 2021 Jewish calendar

All these “coincidences”!

Ironically, this morning is “Nisan 4th” on the regular Jewish calendar, but which is the New Year at sunrise on the Enoch calendar.

Note: Nisan 4th was a Wednesday at creation and is the first day of the Enoch New Year because God created the sun moon, and stars on the 4th day — and for this reason is the start of their year. Enoch's New Year just happens to also fall on Nisan 4th this year as it did at Creation! And 3.5 year from this morning (1274 days) is the New Year and thus the 70th and 100th jubilee according to the Book of Enoch. See Chart. 

Keep in mind that a great many fragments of the Book of Enoch were also discovered 70 years ago in those same caves of Qumran, including references to this calendar.
Sevenfold lamp of Zechariah 4 with its 49 spouts. The credit for this terrific image appears to go to tribnet.org, but whose website appears to be inoperative. Please contact me if there be any concerns about my use of it. It is the most accurate representation of Zech. 4 that I can find!

I plan on using the imagery of Zechariah 4 to help explain and illustrate the Enoch-jubilees chart. It will soon be apparent how perfect an illustration it really is — a God-inspired illustration, and thus perfectly adapted. But first, a look at chapter five of Zechariah!

The Lampstand, the Scroll, and the Basket

The jubilees of the Book of Enoch is the Lampstand, however…

Heralded as perhaps the most significant discovery among the items found in yesterday’s announcement were a very large 10,500-year old basket and its lid. I mentioned it briefly in yesterday’s post.

This is fascinating because only in the book of Zechariah is a large basket used to describe the “70-year exile” into Babylon. (CBC News has a good picture of the basket.) And immediately before this, Zechariah refers to a large scroll — appropriate in that we are referring to the Dead Sea Scrolls. (Compare Zech 5:3-4 with the portion of Zechariah recovered, Zech 8:16-17.)

Zechariah says that a woman (אִשָּׁה“) was pushed into this basket (Zech 5:8). While a  woman was not found in this basket, however, “two women” Zech 5:9 (and a man) did “lift up the basket” out of the ground of the cave.

“Two women” and a man “lift up the basket” from the “Cave of Horrors“, cf. Zech 5:9. (See the video to view all three lifting it. If you look closely, the second woman is crouching behind as if inside the basket being lifted by the other two! Compare to the image below this.) The amazing location of this desert cave is “between heaven and earth” (Zech 5:9), that is, located on a sheer vertical cliff — 260 feet from the top with another thousand below. The basket also has a “round lid כִּכָּר” (Zech 5:7)
Two women and a man lift up the ancient basket from 150 generations ago. (A generation in the Bk of Enoch is 70 years). The basket was lifted up to top of cliff, presumably, to remove from mountain, as per Zech 5:9

Youth volunteers… discovered a huge, 24- to 26-gallon basket made 10,500 years “ago… Experts think the woven vessel is the oldest of its kind found to date.

Researchers working in the Cave of Horrors also found the 6,000-year-old remains of a child whose body was naturally mummified in the dry cave. Based on a CT scan, they estimate that the individual, likely a girl, was between 6 and 12 years old. They were buried in fetal position in a shallow pit, with cloth tucked around their body. (Smithsonian)

Oddly, “taking a pee” led Oriya Amichay unto the trove of treasure. (Oriya Amichay in Hebrew means, “The Lord is my light”, “My nation lives!”)

“I crouched to pee and suddenly I saw something that didn’t look like sand, and I realised it was a sole of a shoe,” Oriya Amichay told the local Haaretz newspaper. She said her male colleagues would have probably missed it.

Zechariah had eight visions in one night. The vision of the basket was the 7th.

The discovery of the basket reminds us of Zech 5. And immediately before chapter five is chapter four about our Lampstand!

And the lesson behind Zech 4 is this: The Lord is our light.

And the lesson behind  Zech 3 is this: Israel will be cleansed of her filth and clothed.

I believe that the Lord is bringing this scripture to our attention at this time for a reason.

Why?

The “70-year exile” may happen yet again.

The scroll fragments from Nahum and Zechariah were hidden there during the Bar Koshba Revolt in AD 135. They thought it was the end of the world. Their false Messiah failed them and they went into exile, never to return again until 1948.

Is God warning of yet another exile of Israel 7 x 4 generations later? Perhaps 2025-2095? (Ponder Zech. 13:7-14:4. Use commentaries.)

Modern historians view the Bar Kokhba Revolt as having decisive historic importance.[13] They note that, unlike the aftermath of the First Jewish–Roman War (AD 70)chronicled by Josephus, the Jewish population of Judea was devastated after the Bar Kokhba Revolt,[13] being killed, exiled, or sold into slavery, with so many captives auctioned at “Hadrian’s Market” that the price of the Jews were as low as the price of a horse.[68]

…The massive destruction and death in the course of the revolt has led scholars such as Bernard Lewis to date the beginning of the Jewish diaspora from this date. (Wiki)

The clothing of Jesus/Joshua the High Priest

Coincidence? The names of the two here lifting the basket together mean, “A Priest lives, and will be clothed with a beautiful garment.” (See caption of below image.) This, of course, reminds us of Zech. 3.

Haim Cohen (L) and Naama Sukenik (R) lift basket with another woman crouched behind. ” “Haim Cohen” means, “A priest lives!” and “Naama Sukenik” means “To cloth (someone) in beautiful (garments)” (Zech 3)

The woman (R) lifting the basket is named Naama Sukenik. The name, Naama נַעֲמָה , comes from Gen. 4:22.

Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain’s sister was Naamah. Lamech told his wives…

For if Cain is being avenged seven times,

then Lamech will be avenged 77 times.” Gen. 4:22,24

Like the godly Enoch, ungodly Lamech was born in the 7th generation from Adam. (“Lamech” is discussed at length in this 2018 post.)

As seen on the Enoch-Jubilees chart just posted, there are 70 jubilees (70 x 7 x 7) to the Bar Kochba revolt from Adam (3296 BC-AD 135) and 77 generations of 70 years to 2025-2095 AD. (See chart for more.)

The “lampstand” of Zech 4 will be explained in subsequent posts as it relates to Enoch’s 70 jubilees and 70 generations.

For something similar, see Life of Abraham structured like Menorah (March 29, 2020)

Sevenfold lamp of Zechariah 4 with its 49 spouts. The credit for this terrific image appears to go to tribnet.org, but whose website appears to be inoperative. Please contact me if there be any concerns about my use of it. It is the most accurate representation of Zech. 4 that I can find!

This has been Part Two. Please see below link for Part One.