Ezekiel Chapters 8-11 Star Chart: Ezekiel received his vision in "the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month" (of the captivity of Jehoiachin) (8:1) in 591 B.C. But the vision skips ahead.

The vision is 31° months just like the duration of Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem. Therefore, from when "they put the (red radius line) branch to their (Auriga and Orion) nose" (8:17) till "six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them (Pollux) was clothed with (white crescent) linen, with a (black lunar) writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the (solar) brasen altar" (9:2) is 31° months.

These generals of Nebuchadnezzar's army are Nergalsharezer (Argo), Samgarnebo (Pollux), Sarsechim (Castor), Rabsaris (Auriga), Nergalsharezer (Orion) and Rabmag (Perseus) (Jeremiah 39:3) who "go ... through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a (red radius line) mark upon the foreheads of the (Argo, Gemini, Auriga, Orion and Perseus) men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine (lunar) hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your (lunar or solar) eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both (Gemini) maids, and little (Gemini) children, and (Gemini) women: but come not near any man upon whom is the (red radius line) mark" (9:4-6). Pour out "thy fury upon Jerusalem" (9:8) when Nebuchadnezzar invaded Judah and began a siege of Jerusalem from 27 Jan (10 Tebet) 589 till 28 Aug (10 Ab) 587 when Nebuzaradan lead his forces into Jerusalem (cf. Jonah 3:4) to pillage, destroy, and burn the city and its temple.

The difference of one year between various versions is accounted for by the fact that the termination of the siege fell in the summer, between Nisan and Tishri, already in the 12th year (586 B.C.) according to the reckoning in Ezekiel (Nisan to Nisan), but still in Zedekiah's 11th year which was reckoned from Tishri to Tishri (587 B.C.).

"In the firmament that was above the head of the (four) cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone (blue), as the appearance of the likeness of a throne" (10:1) (Cepheus). Every cherub "had four faces apiece, and every one four wings" (10:21). The four wings and faces may be accounted for by means of the four blue radius line "facets" that divide the Zodiac in quarters.

 



 

 


I Know All the Thoughts of Your Mind



8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year (591 B.C.), in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month (of the captivity of Jehoiachin in 597 B.C.), as I (Auriga) sat in mine (red radius line) house, and the (Gemini) elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me.

2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of (solar or red radius line) fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of (red radius line) amber.

3 And he put forth the form of an (solar) hand, and took me by a (red radius line) lock of mine (Orion) head; and the spirit (red radius line) lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the (solar golden) door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy (red radius obelisk), which provoketh to jealousy.

4 And, behold, the (solar) glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the (golden solar) gate of the altar this (red radius line) image of jealousy in the entry.

6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

7 And he brought me to the (solar) door of the court; and when I looked, behold a (lunar) hole in the (red radius line) wall.

8 Then said he unto me, Son of man (Orion), dig now in the (red radius line) wall: and when I had digged in the (red radius line) wall, behold a (solar) door.

9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.

10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things (Hydra, Cancer, Scorpio, Canis Minor, etc.), and abominable beasts (Leo, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, etc.), and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the (red radius line) wall round about.

11 And there stood before them seventy (Gemini) men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan (Orion), with every man his (solar) censer in his hand; and a thick (Milky Way) cloud of (red radius stick) incense went up.

12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the (Gemini) ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark (black Zodiac), every man in the (red radius line) chambers of his imagery? for they say, the Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth.

13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.

14 Then he brought me to the (solar) door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat (Gemini) women (glistening stars rotating) weeping for Tammuz.

15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

16 And he brought me into the (red radius line) inner court of the (red radius line) Lord's house, and, behold, at the (solar) door of the (red radius line) temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty (Gemini) men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the (solar) sun toward the east.

17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the (red radius line) branch to their (Auriga and Orion) nose.

They held up a branch or bundle of tamarisk (called barsom) to their nose at daybreak, while singing hymns to the rising sun [Strabo, 1.15, p. 733].

18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine (lunar or solar) ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

9:1 He cried also in mine (lunar or solar) ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his (red radius line) destroying weapon in his hand.

2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with (white lunar) linen, with a (black lunar) writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the (solar) brasen altar.

The generals of Nebuchadnezzar's army, as Kimchi interprets it; whose names are, Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, (Jeremiah 39:3).

An inkhorn is an inkwell made out of horn, usually black in color.

3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with (white lunar) linen, which had the (black lunar) writer's inkhorn by his side;

4 And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a (red radius line) mark upon the foreheads of the (Gemini) men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

5 And to the others he said in mine (lunar) hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your (lunar or solar) eye spare, neither have ye pity:

6 Slay utterly old and young, both (Gemini) maids, and little (Gemini) children, and (Gemini) women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient (Gemini) men which were before the house.

7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.

10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.

11 And, behold, the man clothed with (white lunar) linen, which had the (black lunar) inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.

10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone (blue), as the appearance of the likeness of a throne (Cepheus).

2 And he spake unto the man clothed with (white crescent) linen (Pollux), and said, Go in between the (solar and lunar) wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of (solar) fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the (red radius line) house, when the man went in; and the (Milky Way) cloud filled the inner court.

4 Then the (solar) glory of the Lord went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the (Milky Way) cloud, and the court was full of the (solar) brightness of the Lord's glory.

5 And the sound of the cherubims' (red radius line) wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen (Pollux), saying, Take fire from between the (solar and lunar) wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.

7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the (solar) fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him (Pollux) that was clothed with (white crescent) linen: who took it, and went out.

8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone (anything from clear to green, to yellow to blue to red).

10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

11 When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.

12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of (star) eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.

13 As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.

14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub (Taurus), and the second face was the face of a man (Aquarius), and the third the face of a lion (Leo), and the fourth the face of an eagle(Scorpio's ancient symbol).

15 And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.

16 And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.

17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.

18 Then the (solar) glory of the Lord departed from off the threshold of the (red radius line) house, and stood over the cherubims (Cepheus).

19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the (solar) door of the east gate of the (red radius line) Lord's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

20 This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.

22 And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.

11:1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the (solar) east gate of the Lord's house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty (Gemini) men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the (Gemini) men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:

3 Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.

4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.

5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

6 Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain (Argo, Gemini, Auriga, Orion).

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

8 Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a (red radius line or lunar) sword upon you, saith the Lord God.

9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.

10 Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

11 This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:

12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.

13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?

14 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

15 Son of man, thy (Gemini) brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us is this land given in possession.

16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.

19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the (lunar black) stony heart out of their (Gemini) flesh, and will give them an (solar golden) heart of flesh:

20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.

22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.

24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.

25 Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me.


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