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GIVING BACK TO GOD WHAT IS HIS
THROUGH A ROSARY DEDICATED TO EACH BIRTH MONTH OF THE YEAR.
* The HEAVENS DECLARE *
'the GLORY of GOD
"IF" GOD really made and named all the stars in heaven, according to scriptures ,
could he, would he --- write a story of hope in the sky for all to read ... after Adam and Eve,
telling of the coming of a Messiah?
RBS - BIRTHSTONE ROSARIES
ZODIAC? BIBLICAL ORIGINS?
MAZZAROTH: (Hebrew for Zodiac - see Job 38:31-33) ZODIAC: (Greek: 'The Way' - The 'circle or band of 12 constellations' or 'crown of stars' created and named by God according to Genesis 1:14-16). Before entering this site one must understand that Mazzeroth (Zodiac) does NOT in any way support or have its roots in the Horoscope or what we know today as 'Astrology'. (Both the study of Astronomy and Astrology, were directly linked to the divine for most ancient and medieval scholars. Read more:
OF GOD' (Hubble HELIX NEBULA (Aquarius)
(See what a Catholic Scripture Scholar and a Protestant Minister has to say and decide for yourself)
2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder's craft. 3 One day to the next conveys that message; one night to the next imparts that knowledge. 4 There is no word or sound; no voice is heard; 5 Yet their report goes forth through all the earth, their message, to the ends of the world. God has pitched there a tent for the sun; 6 it comes forth like a bridegroom from his chamber, and like an athlete joyfully runs its course …..
this beautiful word from Psalms. Do you ever think of the symbolism of
the sun / Son when you read this? ‘God has pitched there a tent for [ his
son ] 6 [ He ] comes forth like a bridegroom from his chamber, and like
an athlete joyfully runs [ his ] course ….., If so, how was this
message of the coming Messiah conveyed to the early desert fathers? Could
God do that?
THE NUMBER 12 ORIGIN OF BIRTHSTONES
BEIT ALPHA, (6th C) SYNAGOGUE TILE FLOOR
read what two scripture scholars say. One a Catholic Priest
and one a Protestant Minister
CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR
DR D JAMES KENNEDY
A BOOK ABOUT
~ THE STORYof the JEWISH MESSIAH ~
AS WRITTEN IN THE STARS
BORN OF A VIRGIN - Promise Fulfilled
Messiah, Christ, the story
VIRGO (September) - LIBRA (October)
SCORPIO (November) - SAGITTARIUS (December)
"in the order of their birth" (Exodus 28:10)
~ THE EPHOD ~
6 "The ephod they shall make of gold thread and of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, embroidered on cloth of fine linen twined. 7 It shall have a pair of shoulder straps joined to its two upper ends. 8 The embroidered belt of the ephod shall extend out from it and, like it, be made of gold thread, of violet, purple and scarlet yarn, and of fine linen twined. 9 "Get two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel: 10 six of their names on one stone, and the other six on the other stone, in the order of their birth. 11 As a gem-cutter engraves a seal, so shall you have the two stones engraved with the names of the sons of Israel and then mounted in gold filigree work. 12 Set these two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod as memorial stones of the sons of Israel. Thus Aaron shall bear their names on his shoulders as a reminder before the LORD. 13 Make filigree rosettes of gold, 14 as well as two chains of pure gold, twisted like cords, and fasten the cordlike chains to the filigree rosettes.
BREASTPIECE OF DECISION
AS WORN BY ELI AS HE LISTENS TO SAMUEL
PAINTING BY JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (1780)
12 STONES, 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL
BREASTPLATE OF DECISION
15 "The breastpiece of decision you shall also have made, embroidered like the ephod with gold thread and violet, purple and scarlet yarn on cloth of fine linen twined. 16 It is to be square when folded double, a span high and a span wide 17 On it you shall mount four rows of precious stones: in the first row, a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald; 18 in the second row, a garnet, a sapphire and a beryl; 19 in the third row, a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; 20 in the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. These stones are to be mounted in gold filigree work, 21 twelve of them to match the names of the sons of Israel, each stone engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. (NOTE: stones were often identified by their country or origin and bible translations do not alway identify the same stones or placements. ie: some translations include turquoise (Turkey)
~ MAZZEROTH ~
THE GOSPEL IN THE STARS
MAZZAROTH – Hebrew for ZODIAC – Represents the band of stars that wrap around the sky containing 12 major signs (constellations), one for each of the 12 tribes of Judah (Israel.) (see book of Job below) – To read the 12 signs of the Zodiac (Greek ‘the way’ or ‘the path.’) and their 36 associated (Decans) constellations correctly, one must go to the Hebrew calendar and start in September and Virgo the virgin. If we start in January as we normally do in the Western calendar, the story of the divine message will not be read correctly. (This message was directed to a pre Christian audience!)
'It is believed that the ancient Hebrews were given the names of the ancient Mazzeroth (Zodiac - the band of 12 constellations), the names, figures and their meanings by Yahweh (G_d) from the time of Adam and the time of creation when he placed and named each one. This story of redemption would have passed from Adam to his children and carried from one generation to the next. It was believed that it was corrupted by the Babylonians during the time they built the tower of Babel (Genesis). Also over time, many of the meanings and root names were lost as the Hebrew language underwent numerous changes.
And as mentioned above, the Hebrew calendar was used, starting with September and Virgo - the virgin woman, ending with Leo - the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, to reveal the Hebrew Messiah. Job knew, and the book of Job is one of the oldest books in the Old Testament.
31 Have you fitted a curb to the Pleiades, or loosened the bonds of Orion? 32 Can you bring forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or guide the Bear with its train? 33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens; can you put into effect their plan on the earth?
does this mean? 'can you put into effect their plan on the earth?'
read that again! 'can you put into effect their plan on the earth?'
Remember, we have a tendency to relate the word ZODIAC with Astrology.
It does not have its origins in and has nothing to do with Astrology (Astrology
has twisted/adopted the word Zodiac to its own purpose and use in an attempt
to put other gods before us. This is a perfect example of how evil has
tried to destroy the goodness of the word of God) It is the God of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who placed and named every star in the heavens.
~ GIVING BACK TO GOD ~
understood in what he has made
20 Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood andperceived in what he has made.
~ THEIR ANCIENT NAMES ~
IS THIS THE PROOF?
ARE THESE ANCIENT NAMES PROOF?
Various stars in each of the 12 constellations (signs), plus the smaller constellations clustered around them continue the story of the coming of the Messiah adding to the richness of the following ‘CHAPTERS’ if you will - in this great story written in the heavens by the hand of God. Some of those ancient stars that still carry their original names are mentioned below and under each month. They have their origins in the Hebrew (H), Arabic (A), Greek (G), Chaldean (C) and Egyptian (E) languages. But is believed originally to have been given to Adam by Yawheh (God) himself as those who followed knew the story, certainly it was not a mystery to Job. We will point out some of the 3 constellations (decans) that are associated with each of the 12. (36 + 12 = 48) There is much more to study but our intention here is to unearth that which has been hidden by other agendas, not of God and bring it back into his glory.
WHAT IS THE SHEEPFOLD?
A beautiful example is in the constellation Big Dipper/Ursa Major or the more ancient name of 'Sheepfold' (a pen where sheep are held) '. The stars in the handle of the 'dipper' still carry the names of wandering sheep leaving the ancient fenced in 'Sheepfold'. The sickle (from the constellation Bootes (Christ the Shepherder) is pointing towards the stars of the sheepfold, the 'handle' of the dipper – the handle stars are lost sheep coming out of the sheepfold.
The 'sheepgate' is Christ. Read John 10. So Jesus said again, "Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. (some translations say I am the sheep gate.) 8 The stars still carrying the ancient names of lost and wandering sheep are: DUBEH: 'flock', ALIOTH: 'she goat', MIZAR: 'separate', AL COR: 'the lamb', AL KAID: 'the assembled' . Read on there is much more under individual months. It gets better!
TELLING OF THE
COMING OF THE MESSIAH!
So, before we begin to read the Gospel as written in the stars thousands of years ago (3500 to 5000 years ago), it is important to remember that some of the stars have been read and changed since ancient times by many cultures, local myths and peoples. (including Astrology/Horoscopes) Here we concentrate on a very simple overview of the Judeo/Christian message given to us by the desert fathers who, we learn carried it very carefully by word of mouth - rote - from one generation to the next, probably from the time of Adam. Is it true or just a coincidence? You decide.
~ THE NUMBER 12 ~
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
But also think of the way God works through man: 12 tribes of Judah (Israel) (12 thrones) and the 12 Apostles. The Heavenly Jerusalem has 12 pearls, 12 foundations and the measurements are 12,000 furlongs and the wall, 144 (12x12) cubits. Also considered to be ‘the governmental perfection’ or the’ mystical number of God’s chosen people’.
In Exodus 28, God showed Aaron how to make the ephod and breastplate for the garment of the high priest and his descendants. One stone was assigned to each of the 12 tribes of Israel. It was believed each stone carried not only the name of the tribe but also the attributes of that tribe. And that each stone had special healing powers - for that tribe - from heaven. (see image of the Ephod by scrolling back up)
TRIBES OF ISRAEL ...
~ 12 BIRTHSTONES ~
... TO TODAY'S CELEBRATION
With the thought that maybe, just maybe the 12 stars around Mary's head told the story of the coming of her son Jesus through the 12 signs, we carry the story telling one step further by dedicating the 12 birthstone rosaries to the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus.
~ HELIX NEBULA ~
HUBBLE - NASA
His watchful eye His saints securely dwell;
see more of the wonders of creation as spoken by the mouth of God,
~ BEIT-ALPHA ISRAEL ~
of the Mazzeroth surround the central chariot of the Sun.
12 Constellations of the Zodiac. (Zodiac is a Scriptural term.)
Both the study of Astronomy and Astrology, were directly linked
to the divine for most ancient and medieval scholars.
~ SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR CATHOLIC ~
~ DR KENNEDY, PROTESTANT ~
OF THE ZODIAC
REAL MEANING OF THE ZODIAC'
thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus
with his sons?" (Job 38:31,32).
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