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"And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east." Eze 8:16 (KJV)

Contents

Intro

Bible verses mentionning Stars

Bible verses mentionning Stars and constelations and the Zodiac

  • todo: Job 9:9, Job 38:31 & Amos 5:8 [35]

Mentions: Arcturus , Orion , Pleiades and Mazzaroth

Sun Worship

Since the most ancient times, the sun has been a favorite "god" or god symbol of pagan people all around the world. The Babylonians (Shamash), Persians (Mithra), Egyptians (Ra), Greeks (Helios) and Romans (Sol & Sol Invictus) all had their sun gods. The native peoples of North and South America (Aztec mythology) widely practiced sun worship, as did their Asian (Chinese, Buddhism & Hinduism) ancestors. The Europeans too were deeply involved in sun worship, and many of their sun-god festivals were carried over when they professed conversion to Christianity. These can still be seen today in the Easter bonfire and sunrise services, and the Christmas burning of the Yule log. Sun worship was also widely practiced by the people of the Middle East, and even the Israelites were sometimes corrupted by it [36]


"The adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. Complex modern theologies are merely involvement's and amplifications of this simple ... belief. The primitive mind, recognizing the beneficent power of the solar orb, adored it as the proxy of the Supreme Deity ... Among all the nations of antiquity, altars, mounds, and temples were dedicated to the worship of the orb of day ... The Tower of Babel ... was probably an astronomical observatory ... The sun, as supreme among the celestial bodies to the astronomers of antiquity, was assigned to the highest of the gods and became symbolic of the supreme authority of the Creator Himself ... Yellow is his color and his power is without end ... The sun thus became a Bull in Taurus and was worshipped as such by the Egyptians under the name of Apis, and by the Assyrians as Bel, Baal, or Bul. In Leo, the sun became a Lion-slayer, Hercules, and an Archer in Sagittarius. In Pices the Fishes, he was a fish -- Dagon, or Vishnu, the fish-god of the Philistines and Hindoos." The Secret Teachings of All Ages, by Manly P. Hall, 33° Freemason, p. XLIX [37]

  • The sun has ever been at the center of false religion. The Ancient Mystery Religions venerated the sun, the solar disk, as deity. The Greeks honored Apollo as The Child of the sun. The Romans paid homage two Mithra the sun God. These pagan philosophy form the basis for the worship of the Illuminati and indicate The importance of the sun as symbol of Satanic deity. *The Two Babylons (by Alexander Hislop) [38]
  • In reality, in worshipping the sun, the Ancients were worshipping Satan. G.H. Pember, In a scholarly work on the Mysteries, Earth's Earliest Ages, affirm this fact when he states: "There is little doubt that the culmination of the Mysteries was the worship of Satan himself."
  • Egyptians worshiped the Sun, Heliopolis was a City build for Sun Worship, Obelisks are a symbol of the sun, and the priests were called "Potipherah" or "priest of On" (to elaborate)
  • Englishman John Yarker a well-known Nineteenth Century Masonic magician and occultist, in his Notes on the Scientific and Religious Mysteries of Antiquity, Makes mention of the fact that the High Priest of the ancient Jews also worshiped the sun God. He writes:
The Mysteries we know were practiced in a secret subterranean chamber under the Temple of Solomon to Jerusalem, where four and twenty Elders adored the sun, with their faces toward the east. - Confirmed by the Bible in Eze 8:16 (KJV) "And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east."

Various notes:

Ra, the Egyptian Sun god. the serpent around teh Sun protecting it is called Mehen


Holidays

Todo: Equinox/solstices related pagan holidays according to various (nature/cyclical) religions (christmass)

  • Solstice means Sun Stop ()
  • [42]

Easter - Christmas

Birthdays

  • Satan invented sun-worship. In the northern hemisphere, where all people lived at first after the Noachic Flood (before the flood there were no seasons, no rain as the earth was not tilted), the sun rises on the eastern horizon at its most northern point at the Summer Solstice (Sol-stice means "sun-stop"). At the winter Solstice, it is at its lowest point south, and was believed to be dying. For roughly 4,000 years, people have celebrated the "re-birth" of the SUN at the winter solstice. The principle object of worship in the ancient world was the sun (among those who were ignorant of the true Creator). Behind all Pagan deity worship stands Satan himself. He accepts honor in whatever name we wish to call him; Baal, Moloch, Marduk, Venus, Odin, Krishna, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Zeus, Amon-Ra, Mithras, Ahura-Mazda, Dagon -- male or female, it matters not. The most important day in the life of a witch or sorceror is their annual birthday. This is because the celebration of the sun's birthday was the winter solstice, which was what we call December 25th today. Originally, common people did not observe their personal birthday; the earliest birthday observances were reserved for the Pagan deities (all of these are Satan). Later, Kings observed their birthdays, as we see Pharaoh doing in the book of Genesis. Much later, common people began the practice, but only among Pagans, since that is the origin of birthday celebrations (consult the book of JOB and you'll see how each of his children had a party in their house "on their day". For roughly 4,000 years, the SOLSTICE has been -- by proxy -- the day of Satan's birthday celebration (because he is the designer of the original astrological religious pattern, and deceived mankind to cause them to worship the sun). Deut. 12:30, 31 clearly forbids the worship of YHWH after Pagan ways/methods/patterns. Many believe "All Hallowed's E'ven" (Halloween) is the birthday of Satan; but it wears no disguise as Christmas does. The deceiver uses insidious trickery to overcome us by means of traditions he's sown into our cultures. [43]
  • todo: [44]

Freemasonry

The ancient brotherhood of the Freemasons dates back to pre-history and it’s terminology has thoroughly influenced our language. Although most take the term to originally mean a guild of stone masons, an alternative, and equally accurate understanding of the origin of the word are the ancient Egyptian terms Phre, meaning the Sun, or perhaps light, and -mas or -massen (Also see manna?), meaning child or children. So we get Phre-massen, or Sons of Light, alluding to the ancient origins of modern religion in Sun worship. The Masons and their many branches consider themselves to be illuminated, meaning to be brightened with light, or enlightened, meaning to be furnished with knowledge or have spiritual insight. [45]

  • Now today, the Masons, As did the Apostate Jewish Elders and priests in the days of Ezekiel, Continue to worship Satan, The Sun God, Also called Lucifer or Baal, by other names. The name of their great God, Jahbuhlun, Which is revealed too Masons in the higher degrees, is a synonym for the solar deity; two of the three syllables in the name, buh and warm, mean "Baal" and "On," both of which represent sun and God.
  • That is why, in the authoritative guide Goods of the Lodge, Reginald Haupt reports that in the Lodge: All the movements by the Consecrating Office of the Masonic Lodge or Chapter follow the course of the Sun. The Master And The Warden enter and leave their chairs as the Sun returns to the East and goes forth therefrom. Most processional occasions are governed by these principles of what is known as "circumambulation." This ritual came from the ancient pagan Rites of the Egyptians and from the worship of their Sun God and of the Sun itself.
  • Is Freemasonry a religion

Obelisks

Most often, pairs of giant monoliths of red granite from Aswan were erected in front of the massive double towers of a temple gateway. As a symbol of the sun, the creator-god of the ancient Egyptian pantheon, the giant obelisks marked the temple as a zone of sun worship. Therefore obelisks are not found in front of every temple, but only in temples associated with the sun-god. [46]

  • The pagan association of the obelisk was something well understood by the church. The Jesuit scholar, Athanasius Kircher [47] in his book Obeliscus Pamphilius, published in 1650, gives an account of the ancient views of the obelisk as the "digitus solis", or "finger of the sun" . Pope Sixtus V (1585 - 1590) had the Egyptian obelisks erected all over Rome, as Counter-Reformation monuments. [48] (Also see: Nature as model: Salomon de Caus and early seventeenth-century landscape design p. 174, By Luke Morgan)
    • The word matstsebah in Hebrew means standing images or obelisk and it can be found in many places of the Bible. Here is Strong's definition of the Hebrew word matstsebah: H4676. matstsebah, mats-tsay-baw; fem. (causat.) part. of H5324; something stationed, i.e. a column or (memorial stone); by anal. an idol:--garrison, (standing) image, pillar.
      • In the following verses matstsebah has been translated as image(s)-
        • Exo 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
        • Exo 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
        • Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
        • Deu 7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
        • Deu 12:3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
        • 1 Ki 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
        • 2 Ki 3:2 And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.
        • 2 Ki 10:26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
        • 2 Ki 10:27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
        • 2 Chr 14:3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
        • 2 Chr 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
        • Jer 43:13 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
        • Micah 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
    • Another Hebrew word is also used for "sun images" or obelisks, the word chamman. Again, here is the Strong's definition-: H2553. chamman, kham-mawn; from H2535; a sun-pillar:--idol, image.
      • Chamman is also translated as simply image(s) in the King James:
        • Isa 17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
        • Isa 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
        • 2 Chr 34:4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
  • Masonic explanation
    • From Masonic Literature, the only place where we can get some understanding of the symbols we are confronted with when we go to Rome and visit St Peter's Square. "The Sun is symbolized by a point in the middle in Freemasonry.. In this case the obilisk serves as the middle. The Ancient Astronomers saw all the great Symbols of Masonry in the Stars, (l'Etoile Flamboyante). The Sun is still symbolized by the point within a Circle; and, with the Moon and Mercury or Anubus, in the three Great Lights of the Lodge. .. (they) were ascribed peculiar divine powers. (It is also) an emblem of UNITY. (Morals and Dogma , by Albert Pike- p. 486) "The celebrated Labyrinth was built in honor of the Sun; and its twelve palaces, like the twelve superb columns of the Temple at Hieroplolis. The figure of the pyramid (on top of the obelisk) and that of the obelisk, resembling the shape of a flame, caused these monuments to be consecrated to the Sun and the Fire. Obelisks were erected in honor ot the Sun. (Ibid., - p.459,460). The worship of the Sun became the basis of all the religions of antiquity. To them the Sun is author of life, heat, and ignition.. His (the sun's) beneficient influences caused his identification with the Principle of Good; and the Brahma of the Hindus, the Mithras of the Persians, and Athom, Phtha, and Osiris, of the Egyptians. the Bel of the Chaldeans, the Adonai of the Phoenicians, the Adonis and Apollo of the Greeks became but personifications of the Sun, the regenerating Principle, image of that fecundity which perpetuates and rejuvenates the world's existence. (Ibid., - p. 593) [49]


  • Various notes:


  • Obelisk graves of the 'elite':


  • Black obelisks:

In Catholicism

Todo: Explain the confusion/the myth and the morphing of the real history of Jesus to the astrotheological concepts behind catholicims and the winter solstice/ resurection of Jesus Christ. Nov 25 is not the birth of Jesus, it is the death and resurectio of the sun god as the sun is at it's lowest for 3 days from 22nd - 25th and hence is "resurected" on the 3rd day. Lookup videos explainig this

One of the main symbol for sun worshipping is the equal lenght cross

Based on the article from bibliotecapleyades.net, this is the main explanation for the transliteration of the sun's path and Jesus birth, life and crucification and 3 days before ressurection.

Thus, the life of God's 'Sun' is on "the Cross". This is why we see the round circle of the Sun on the crosses of Christian churches. The next time you pass a Christian church, look for the circle (God's Sun) on the cross.
The Sun, since the first day of summer, has each day been moving southward, and stops when it reaches its lowest point in the Northern Hemispheric sky (December 22nd - our winter solstice).
At this lowest point, the Sun stops its journey southward. For three days, December 22nd, 23rd , and 24th, the Sun rises on the exact same latitudinal (declination) degree.
This is the only time in the year that the Sun actually stops its movement Northward or Southward in our sky. On the morning of December 25th the Sun moves one degree northward beginning its annual journey back to us in the Northern Hemisphere, ultimately bringing our spring. Anything steadily moving all year long that suddenly stops moving for three days was considered to have died.
Therefore, God's Sun who was dead for three days, moves one-degree Northward on December 25th beginning its annual journey back to the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun is symbolically ....BORN AGAIN. And to this day, His worshippers still celebrate His BIRTHDAY!.... Merry Christmas.
Today we use expressions when someone dies. We say things like, "They Passed", or "They Passed On", or "They Passed Away". The ancients said "They Passed Over" (from one life to another), And so it was with the coming of spring, as God's Sun is "Resurrected" from the Death of Winter to His New Life (in spring). In the ancient world, long before the Hebrews ever existed, the celebration of spring was called "The Pass Over", The Sun, which was dead in winter, has passed over to His new life in spring.
This is the origin of the modern Pass Over celebration. This is why Christians also celebrate "The Resurrection", or his return, in spring with a "Sun Rise service"...
He kept his promise, and has returned to us with the promise of New Life... "HAPPY EASTER-PASSOVER!"

The problem with the follwoing explanation, is that Jesus was NOT born on dicember 25th. In order to understand how to calculate Jesus aproximate Birthday read Jesus Birth, the Untold Story, and why there is no historical proof of any disciple of Jesus celebrating his birthday.

Ther celebration of Jesus's birth on Dicember 25th, is nothing more than the continuation of a pagan myth/sun god (see all supposed gods born on dic 25th) story continued by the Catholic Church. This is one of the many reasons why the Catholic Church is packed with obvious Sun Symbols or less obvious ones such as obelisks, Black Sun, 4-pointed star/Equal length cross &

As the Examiner puts it accross:

When was the first Christmas? Was it around 0 AD/CE or 4 BCE, marking the supposed birth of Christ? Or does this celebration predate Christianity by thousands of years?
Christmas is the Christian version of a very ancient festival celebrating light and the sun's "birth," as the hours of daylight increase following the winter solstice.
The winter solstice is the time of year when the night is the longest, after which the days start to lengthen again. The word "solstice" comes from the Latin solstitium and means "sun stands still."
The ancients perceived the sun as battling for its life for six months, until it reached the solstice, at which point the newborn, reborn or resurrected solar deity was seen as "victorious" over the engulfing darkness.
Because the sun was viewed as the source of light, heat and life, its return was celebrated with great joy and happiness in many places globally. Here is precisely where "Christmas" comes from, except that the Christian celebration is not about the Roman sun god Sol Invictus, the Persian god of light Mithra, the Egyptian solar deity Horus, or the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. Instead, the winter solstice celebration has been changed into the birth of the Judeo-Christian "sun of righteousness," Jesus Christ. (Malachi 4:2)
Winter solstice not confined to a single day
The period when the sun stands still was perceived as three days, also said to be the time when the solar hero was "in the tomb," to be reborn or resurrected. The three-day solstitial period typically began at midnight on December 21st and ended at midnight on December 24th, when the sun stopped standing still and began moving again, from a geocentric perspective in the northern hemisphere.
Thus, it was said that the sun of God was born on "Christmas Eve," just after midnight on December 24th, the morning of the 25th. This date, therefore, was perceived as part of the winter solstice, the moment of birth of the new sun.
Many gods and goddesses of light
The winter-solstice birth was attributed to many gods and goddesses in antiquity, including some of the best-known and most important of the Roman Empire, the precise area in which the Christian tale about Jesus's birth was situated.
Some of these solstice-born or resurrected gods included Mithra, Horus/Osiris, the Greek god Dionysus and the Phrygian savior Attis. While these gods possessed many other attributes and were not considered strictly to be sun gods, they were indeed part of the vast solar pantheon of antiquity.
In the fourth century CE, Roman writer Macrobius (Saturnalia 1.18.18) cited certain verses attributed to the legendary Greek poet Orpheus (PEGr fr. 542-43) demonstrating this sacred solar unification:
“ The sun, whom they call with the surname Dionysus. And while that verse is more unambiguous, this one by the same poet is more elaborate: Zeus is one, Hades is one, the sun is one, Dionysus is one.” - (Kaster, 255)
As we can see, the many gods were syncretized as one solar deity, and the reason for all these entities to be born at this winter solstice is because they were considered sun gods.
Many other times of the month of December, as well as the last couple weeks of November through to January 15th or so, have been full of light festivals, including the famous Roman celebration of Saturnalia and Scandinavian Yuletide. Numerous other such festivities as can be seen in the image included here from my astrotheology calendar, which is adjusted to the year 1 AD/CE. Some of these celebrations date to thousands if not tens of thousands of years ago.
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' (John 8:12)”.... As a human being, Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th.


Debunking Jordan Maxwell article on the Son/Sun [52]

  • Jordan Maxwell just likes to play with words, he is in no way a researcher. He just plays with the English word similarity of Sun/Son from different bible verses. The fact is that he can ONLY do this with the english version of the bible, as in any other languages (french, spanish, etc...) those words would not even be similar. In fact if you study the original texts in hebew those words are not even close.
    • The hebrew translation for SUN is "'owr", "chammah", "cherec", or "shemesh" (in Aramaic)
    • While the SON is "ben", "bĕkowr", "manown", "niyn"
      • None of those words even remotely resemble the other. Jordan Maxwell is just playing with words and confusing people with his

Explain all other Catholci holidays which are based on the sun position in the sky, solstices, etc....

Check useful info [53][54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63] ... google sun path through the seasons highest and lowest points

In Hinduism

Moon Worship

And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. - Jeremiah 8:2

"Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire . . . And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven" Deuteronomy 4:19 KJV

"If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die." Deuteronomy 17:2-5, KJV

"And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven." 2 Kings 23:4-5, KJV

Star Worship

Zodiac

"The Zodiac appears to announce the coming of the False Messiah, the Antichrist, just as the Bible announced the coming of the Real Messiah, Jesus! The Zodiac is used to “herd the goats”, while the Bible is used to “shepherd the sheep”! Remember, only goats read horoscopes, as they need to find out what their father the Devil has planned for their lives! “Sheep” read the Bible, then talk to their Father about his plans for their life." [64] [65]
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? - Job 38:32
He put away the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in Judah's cities and round about Jerusalem--also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations [or twelve signs of the zodiac], and to all the hosts of the heavens. 2 Kings 23:5 (Amplified Bible)


Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so hat the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression. [66]

The band of twelve constellations along the plane of the ecliptic through which pass the sun, moon, and planets across the sky. Each constellation, or sign, is attributed symbolic significance and associations that affect various aspects of life on Earth.

  • The Western zodiac has twelve signs, as does the Chinese zodiac. In astronomy, the zodiac is the ring of constellations that lines the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the Sun across the sky over the course of the year. The Moon and planets also lie within the ecliptic, and so are also within the constellations of the zodiac. In astrology, the zodiac denotes those signs which divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude. As such, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system, more precisely an ecliptic coordinate system, taking the ecliptic as the origin of latitude, and the position of the sun at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude. The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus, in turn from the Greek ζωδιακός κύκλος (zōdiakos kuklos), meaning "circle of animals", derived from ζώδιον (zōdion), the diminutive of ζῶον (zōon) "animal". The name is motivated by the fact that many of the signs of the classical Greek zodiac are represented as animals (six out of twelve, plus two mythological hybrids). the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology. [...] The name of the twelve signs are equivalent to the names in use today, except that the name of the Eagle seems to have been usually substituted for Scorpio. [67]
  • The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into the four elements: Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, and Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Most modern astrologers still view the four classical elements as a critical part of interpreting the astrological chart. [68]


The Tower of Babel

  • Genesis 11:4, in speaking of "a tower and his top with the heavens (literal translation)," is not referring to the height of the tower, but instead to the inscriptions of the stars on the walls of the shrine. The constellations (Babylonian Zodiac) were there, but with outlines of the 'sky gods' on them in order to cause people to associate the 'pictures in the sky' that they had known about from childhood, with the images Nimrod wanted them to worship. This is indicative of the occult deception which reigned in Babylon.'The Witness of the Stars by E. W. Bullinger reveals the true meaning of what we call 'the signs of the zodiac'. They were meant to be pictures in the sky representing God’s promise of a coming Deliverer, who, being the Seed of the Woman, would bruise the serpent’s head (Gen. 3:15)


Lascaux

  • In recent years, new research has suggested that the Lascaux paintings may incorporate prehistoric star charts. Dr Michael Rappenglueck of the University of Munich argues that some of the non-figurative dot clusters and dots within some of the figurative images correlate with the constellations of Taurus, The Pleiades and the grouping known as the "Summer Triangle". Based on her own study of the astronomical significance of Bronze Age petroglyphs in the Vallée des Merveilles and her extensive survey of other prehistoric cave painting sites in the region — most of which appear to have been specifically selected because the interiors are illuminated by the setting sun on the day of the winter solstice (as well as summer solstice?[69])— French researcher Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez (oficial website) has further proposed that the gallery of figurative images in the Great Hall represents an extensive star map and that key points on major figures in the group correspond to stars in the main constellations as they appeared in the Paleolithic. (Wikipedia)


Dendera zodiac

  • Ptolemaic Period, reign of Cleopatra VII, 50 BC - Temple of Hathor at Dendera [70]
    • A ceiling decorated with an image of the sky
      • This sandstone slab comes from the domain dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Isis at Dendera. It was part of the ceiling of one of the chapels where the resurrection of Osiris was commemorated, on the roof of the great Temple of Hathor. The vault of heaven is represented by a disc, held up by four women assisted by falcon-headed spirits. Thirty-six spirits or "decans" around the circumference symbolize the 360 days of the Egyptian year. The constellations shown inside the circle include the signs of the zodiac, most of which are represented almost as they are today. Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, and Capricorn, for example, are easily recognizable, whereas others correspond to a more Egyptian iconography: Aquarius is represented as Hapy, the god of the Nile flood, pouring water from two vases. The constellations of the northern sky, featured in the center, include the Great Bear (Ursa Major) in the form of a bull's foreleg. A hippopotamus goddess, opposite Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, represents the constellation of the Dragon.
    • An astronomical configuration corresponding to a specific date
      • The five planets that were known at the time are associated with certain signs of the zodiac: Venus ("the god of the morning") is behind Aquarius, Jupiter ("Horus who Reveals the Mystery") is near Cancer, Mars ("Horus the Red") is directly above Capricorn. Mercury is called "the Inert" and Saturn "Horus the Bull". This particular configuration of the planets among the constellations occurs only about once every thousand years; an astrophysicist has dated it between 15 June and 15 August 50 BC. Two eclipses are represented exactly where they occurred. The solar eclipse of 7 March 51 is depicted as the goddess Isis holding a baboon (the god Thoth) by its tail, signifying her attempt to stop the moon from hiding the sun. The lunar eclipse of 25 September 52 is represented by an udjat-eye (the "whole one"), because a lunar eclipse only occurs when the moon is full.
    • The Zodiac, an Egyptian-style illustration?
      • The Zodiac of Dendera was transported to France in 1821 with the permission of Egyptian ruler Mohamed Ali Pasha. It is one of the most famous Egyptian monuments preserved in France. It should be interpreted as a map of the sky rather than a giant horoscope or a perpetual astrological tool. However, the Egyptians believed that certain constellations and decans could have a negative influence on their destiny or health. The representations of the signs of the zodiac as we know them today did not appear in Egypt until the Greco-Roman Period. This monument reflects the way Egyptian cultural elements merged with Babylonian and Greek astronomical and astrological theories, as a result of the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations of the 8th and 6th centuries BC, and the Persian and Greek invasions of the 6th and 4th centuries.
  • "Translation of the figures in the Zodiac of Denderah"



Lucifer and the Zodiac

  • Zodiac as a Worship System / Astrological system of Divination - And occult prophecy about a coming "savior" (Anti-Christ / Men of perdition, lawless one)
    • "The Zodiac appears to announce the coming of the False Messiah, the Antichrist, just as the Bible announced the coming of the Real Messiah, Jesus! The Zodiac is used to “herd the goats”, while the Bible is used to “shepherd the sheep”! Remember, only goats read horoscopes, as they need to find out what their father the Devil has planned for their lives! “Sheep” read the Bible, then talk to their Father about his plans for their life." [71] [72]


Antikythera Device

  • Main Antikythera mechanism fragment. The mechanism consists of a complex system of 32 wheels and plates with inscriptions relating to the signs of the zodiac and the months. Image: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, No. 15987. Antikythera Device


The Chaldeans – Babylonian Mystery Religions (Biblical reference to Chaldeans by Brian K. McPherson and Scott McPherson)

  • Chaldeans: Chaldeans, or Kasdim. At first a tribe, then a caste of learned Kabbalists. They were the savants, the magians of Babylonia, astrologers and diviners [73] [74]
    • Astrology attributed to the Chaldean priests, based on the finding of cuneiform tablets dated C670 BC which reported astrological information in the court of King Ashurbanipal. They regarded the world as eternal, with no beginning or end, and the Sun, Moon, and planets as interpreters by which human beings might know and execute the will of God. Upon considering the regularity of the motions of the celestial bodies, they inferred that such objects were either intelligent beings or were controlled by some guiding intelligence. This belief led to Sabianism, the worship of the host of heaven (Sun, Moon, and Stars). [75]
  • Origin of Ancient Zodiac Confirmed
    • Using modern techniques Brad Schaefer, an astronomer at Louisiana State University, is reported in Nature as having dated ancient observations on a set of ancient clay tablets that display constellations thought to be precursors of the present-day zodiac to 1,370 BC. The tablets, known collectively as MUL.APIN, contain nearly 200 astronomical observations, including measurements related to several constellations. They are written in cuneiform, a Middle-Eastern script that is one of the oldest known forms of writing, and were made in Babylon around 687 BC. But most archaeologists believe that the tablets are transcriptions of much earlier observations made by Assyrian astronomers. Just how much older has been disputed, with estimates going back to 2,300 BC. He also worked out that the ancient observers lived within roughly 100 kilometres of 35.1° N — an area that includes the ancient Assyrian cities of Ninova and Asur
  • PHARAOH'S SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC (to confirm)
  • Vatican & Zodiac
  • Pagan-based Zodiac religions


The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:4, in speaking of "a tower and his top with the heavens (literal translation)," is not referring to the height of the tower, but instead to the inscriptions of the stars on the walls of the shrine. The constellations (Babylonian Zodiac) were there, but with outlines of the 'sky gods' on them in order to cause people to associate the 'pictures in the sky' that they had known about from childhood, with the images Nimrod wanted them to worship. This is indicative of the occult deception which reigned in Babylon.'The Witness of the Stars by E. W. Bullinger reveals the true meaning of what we call 'the signs of the zodiac'. They were meant to be pictures in the sky representing God’s promise of a coming Deliverer (Jesus Christ), who, being the Seed of the Woman, would bruise the serpent’s head (Gen. 3:15)


blue glazed bricks are from the ziggurat of Ur. The ziggurat was later rebuilt by Nabonidus in 560 BC, using these bricks. The shrine of the moon god (Sin or Nanna) was at the top of the ziggurat. The king or priest would give oracles after intercourse in the temple with the spirit being. The ziggurat had three platforms, with gardens on each. The top platform had bricks with black glaze and a silver-plated shrine on top, the middle platform had bricks with red glaze, and the bottom had bricks with blue glaze, where these bricks are from.

Written on the foundations of the Ziggurat was: "The temple whose top is heaven". This is similar to the intention of the people building the tower of Babel, "with its top is in the heavens" (Gen 11:4). [31]
Brueghel-tower-of-babel [32]
The tower of the Louise Weiss Building (shown below), although it looks unfinished, was designed with the expressed purpose of resembling the tower of Babel as depicted in Brueghel's painting! [33]
We see the people of Europe rebuilding the Tower of Babel. Here’s some points to note: First, we have a confirmation that the Louise Weiss building was truly inspired by the Tower of Babel. The poster recreated the exact tower on Pieter Brueghel’s painting, even making sure to include the broken part of the foundation. There is NO question there. Second, the slogan: “Europe: Many Tongues One Voice” refers to God confusing the people with many languages. The Parliament will effectively reverse God’s punishment to teach a lesson concerning idolatry and arrogance. Third, look closely at the stars at the top. Do they look strange? They are upside down aka reversed pentagrams. [34]

The most famous ziggurat is, of course, the "tower of Babel" mentioned in the Biblical book Genesis: a description of the Etemenanki of Babylon. According to the Babylonian creation epic Enûma êliš the god Marduk defended the other gods against the diabolical monster Tiamat. After he had killed her, he brought order to the cosmos, built the Esagila sanctuary, which was the center of the new world, and created humankind. The Etemenanki was next to the Esagila, and this means that the temple tower was erected at the center of the world, as the axis of the universe. Here, a straight line connected earth and heaven. This aspect of Babylonian cosmology is echoed in the Biblical story, where the builders say "let us build a tower whose top may reach unto heaven". [76]

  • Construction of the Etemenanki Ziggurat, Later Known as The Tower of Babel (604 BCE – 562 BCE)
    • Under King Nebuchadnezzar II, the king who is named more than 90 times in the Old Testament, the restoration and enlargement of the Etemenanki ziggurat in Babylon was completed after 43 years of labor. The ziggurat was originally built around the time of Hammurabi (also see Nimrod). It has been calculated that for its construction at least 17 million bricks had to be made and fired.
    • Some of these bricks were stamped with inscriptions in cuneiform. Eventually the ziggurat became known as the Tower of Babel, and the few bricks from this that survive are known as "Tower of Babel bricks" or Nebuchadnezzar II bricks. In his Typographia: an historical sketch of the origin and progress of the Art of Printing (1825) p.2 printer and historian of printing Thomas Curson Hansard called these bricks "the first step toward the art of printing."
    • “Babylon with the ziggurat was captured by Kyros 538 BC, Dareios I 519 BC, Xerxes ca. 483 BC, and entirely destroyed by Alexander I the Great in 331 BC. It is this tall stepped temple tower which is referred to in Genesis 11:1-9, and became known as ’The Tower of Babel’. The bricks are specifically mentioned in Genesis 11:3: ’Come, let us make bricks and bake them in the fire. — For stone they used bricks and for mortar they used bitumen’. The black bitumen is still visible on the back of the present baked brick. These bricks are considered so important and interesting that British Museum had their copy on exhibit with special handout descriptions, from where parts of the present information is taken. For a stele illustrating The Tower of Babel, see MS 2063. Nebuchadnezzar II was the founder of the New Babylonian empire. He captured Jerusalem in 596 and 586 BC, burnt down the temple and all of Jerusalem, carried its treasures off to Babylon, and took the Jews into captivity (2 kings 24-25). Nebuchadnezzar II is the king who is named more than 90 times in the Old Testament. Daniel 1-4 is almost entirely devoted to the description of his greatness and reign, his rise and fall, and submission to God” (Schøyen Collection MS 1815/1).

Budge estimates the existance of Babylon as approximately fifth or fourth millennium before Christ and it's final decay in the time of the persian king, 538-331 BC. Excluding references in religious text, no one seems to know who built or named Babylon, or exactly who initiated or when the ziggurat was erected. Babylonian Life and History, E.A. Wallis Budge [77]

Ziggurat

Ziggurat: a multi-storied temple tower from ancient Mesopotamia.

Ziggurats are, architecturally, the Mesopotamian equivalent of the Egyptian pyramids: large artificial square mountains of stone. They are equally ancient. But there are two differences: a ziggurat was not a tomb but a temple, and ziggurats were built well into the Seleucid age, whereas the building of pyramids came to an end after c.1640 BCE. Ziggurats are, briefly, temple towers. See Step pyramids

Our word ziggurat is derived from ziqqurratu, which can be translated as "rising building" (Akkadian zaqâru, "to rise high"). Some of them rose very high indeed. The temple tower known as Etemenanki (the House of the foundation of heaven on earth) in Babylon was 92 meters high. Even larger was the shrine of the god Anu at Uruk, built in the third or second century BCE. The best preserved temple tower is at Choga Zanbil in Elam, modern Khuzestan in Iran.

Ziggurats played a role in the cults of many cities in ancient Mesopotamia. Archaeologists have discovered nineteen of these buildings in sixteen cities; the existence of another ten is known from literary sources.

They were always built by kings. In third millennium BCE Mesopotamia, there was a conflict between the two great organizations, the temple and the palace. By building ziggurats, the king showed that he could perform more impressive religious deeds than the priesthood.


Planet Worship

Planetary Spheres

Usage of the Ziggurat: At Borsippa, close to Babylon, there was a very ancient terraced temple or Ziggurat; it was restored by Nebuchadnezzar, and an inscription of his is preserved, which says: 'I have repaired and perfected the marvel of Borsippa, the temple of the seven spheres of the world. I have erected it in bricks which I have covered with copper. I have covered with zones, alternately of marble and other precious stones, the sanctuary of God.' Rawlinson writes: 'The ornamentation of the edifice was chiefly by means of colour. The seven stages represented the seven spheres, in which moved, according to ancient Chaldean astronomy, the seven planets. To each planet fancy, partly grounding itself upon fact, had from of old assigned a peculiar tint or hue. The sun was golden; the moon, silver; the distant Saturn, almost beyond the region of light, was black; Jupiter was orange (the foundation for this colour, as for that of Mars and Venus, was probably the actual hue of the planet); the fiery Mars was red; Venus was a pale Naples yellow; Mercury, a deep blue. The seven stages of the tower-like walls of Ecbatana gave a visible embodiment to these fancies. The basement stage, assigned to Saturn, was blackened by means of a coating of bitumen spread over the face of the masonry; the second stage, assigned to Jupiter, obtained the appropriate orange colour by means of a facing of burned bricks of that hue; the third stage, that of Mars, was made blood-red by the use of half-burned bricks formed of a red clay; the fourth stage, assigned to the Sun, appears to have been actually covered with thin plates of gold; the fifth, the stage of Venus, received a pale yellow tint from the employment of bricks of that colour; the sixth, the sphere of Mercury, was given an azure tint by vitrifaction, the whole stage having been subjected to an intense heat after it was erected, whereby the bricks composing it were converted into a mass of blue slag; the seventh stage, that of the Moon, was probably, like the fourth, coated with actual plates of metal. Thus the building rose up in stripes of varied colour, arranged almost as Nature's cunning arranges the hues of the rainbow—tones of red coming first, succeeded by a broad stripe of yellow, the yellow being followed by blue. Above this the glowing silvery summit melted into the bright sheen of the sky' (Ancient Monarchies). The order in which the stages encircled one another spreading outwards to the base, represented in correct sequence the orbits of the planets, as was supposed, around the earth ( or did they also knew/assumed that we live in a geocentric world opposed to the heliocentric model theory ). The small orbit of the moon at the top; the sun taking the place of the earth, as it appears to journey through the twelve signs of the year; and Saturn last of all. Generally, however, as in the walls of Ecbatana, the sun and moon lead the planets in the order of the days of the week. The order in which the days of the week are named after the planets, Mr Proctor says, is obtained in the following manner. If all the hours throughout the week are dedicated to the planets in the sequence of their observed distances—Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon—then beginning with Saturday the planet which rules the first hour of the next day will be the Sun, and of the next the Moon, and so on for all the days of the week. This explanation takes for granted that the days were divided into twenty-four parts before the seven days were named after the planets. - Planetary Spheres CHAPTER VI, Architecture, Mysticism and Myth, by W.R. Lethaby, [1892]

Rawlinson states, the ziggurat was likely built during the same time period as the Tower Of Babel, and while the tower had 8 stages, the ziggurat was in 7 stages where each stage was dedicated to a planet and had a different color thusly:

Stage 1: Height: 26feet Color: Black Planet: Saturn
Stage 2: Height: 26feet Color: Red-Brown Planet: Jupiter
Stage 3: Height: 26feet Color: Red Planet: Mars
Stage 4: Height: 26feet Color: Gold Planet: Sun
Stage 5: Height: 15feet Color: Yellow Planet: Venus
Stage 6: Height: 15feet Color: Blue Planet: Mercury
Stage 7: Height: 15feet Color: Silver Planet: Moon
Total height: ~150 feet
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