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► Astronomical Diary written in cuneiform (nearly 2,000 figures). Very hard to learn this
system, only learned in the palace and the priests, so the power was concentrated within
the palace and church. From VAT 4956: “Year 37 of Nebuchadnezar, king of Babylon. Month I (the first of which was
identical with) the 30th (of the preceding month), the moon became visible behind
the Bull of heaven…Saturn was in front of the Swallow…Night of the 3 rd, the
moon was two cubits if front of…” Correlates the position of the stars and planets with the reign of Nebuchadnezar to
the month. And the sky hasn’t and won’t look like that a million years before 568
BCE and millions of years after, so now we can figure out what was his first year
► “Chronology Papers” by W. Dolen “For example the 523-522 BC tablet
contains several positions of the planets Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Mars
during this time period. Jupiter repeats its synodic period every 71
(70.987) or 83 solar years. Venus repeats itself every eight years. Saturn
repeats itself every 59 years. And Mars repeats itself every 47 (46.979) years. These four planets will all be in the same position in relation to
themselves and the stars on the same solar date approximately every
► We follow this same calendar, because the Rabbis were living in
Bavel so they followed their calendar.
► Yehoiachin 597BCE Reigns for three months Captured by Nebuchandezzar in a siege of Jerusalem Imprisoned in Babylonia
► Worse than Yehoyakim because now they are kicked out, no longer a
vassal Craftsman and elite of Judea is exiled with him Freed in 562BCE by Amel-Marduk
Melachim 2 24:1111 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came unto the city,
while his servants were besieging it.
12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of
Babylon, he, and his mother, and his s...
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- Fall '13