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Title: "...a woman clothed with the sun
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Submitted by: research-bpr@philologos.org
Date: Oct, 1998
URL: //philologos.org/bpr/files/Sky_Signs/ss017.htm

"...a woman clothed with the sun..."

(Rev 12:1) "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:"

With today's astronomy programs it's possible to re-create the various alignments of the constellations and planets on any given day. So we became curious as to what John may have been witnessing when he saw this "great wonder" in heaven. The picture below in no way does justice to what John may have seen, but yet a glimpse of beauty is still there.

We are not attempting to set dates, but the alignment below was chosen because the placement of the sun was directly behind Virgo at the same time that the moon was at her feet, giving the desired effect that we were searching for.  Note that the "crown of twelve stars" is not in this picture, as we are only trying to show the "clothing" of Virgo by the sun.

For a more indepth look at this scenario, please see The Woman As Virgo, Parts I and II.

 

Created by owner-bpr@philologos.org using Starry Night Basic

 

Additional sites to visit:

Greg Killian's "Revelation 12:1 - A Great Sign!"
http://www.tckillian.com/greg/rev121.html

Michael Cortright's "September 11, 3 B.C. -The great sign in heaven"
http://redbay.com/ekklesia/revsign.htm

In the Kabbala it states:

"240 years before the seventh millennium (i.e., the year 6000 from creation), the lower waters will rise and cover the entire world, and only Eretz Yisroel [the Land of Israel] will remain, which will float on the surface of the water like Noach's Ark; they will approach Gan Aiden [Garden of Eden], the place from which the four rivers leave. The people who survive will be completely righteous, and there they will be whitened, purified, and made spiritual." (Yalkut Reuveini, Shichechus Leket, "Eretz Yisroel v'Chutz L'Aretz," 6; in the name of the Rokeach--Gali Razyah) [Quoted by Rabbi Pinchas Winston in his "Perceptions" email list, http://www.torah.org]

6,000 - 240 = 5760 which begins on September 11, 1999.

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