Genesis chapter 28 Star Chart: Clockwise from when Jacob "lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the (sun on red radius horizon) sun was set (6 p.m.); and he (Orion) took of the (solar and lunar) stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a (red radius) ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels (constellations) of God ascending and descending on it" (28:11-12) till "Jacob rose up early in the morning (sun on red radius horizon) (6 a.m.), and took the (solar) stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured (solar golden) oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel" (House of God)(28:18-19) and "the (lunar or solar) gate of heaven" (28:17) is 12° hours. The rungs of the ladder are created by time-lapse photography of the stars spinning around the polar star.

Possibly, the “ladder” here mentioned resembled the ascent to Babylonian and Assyrian temples, in which the shrine or sanctuary, on the summit, was reached by steps leading through seven terraces, corresponding to the seven planets.

As a review, Abraham was 75 when he entered Canaan (Gen. 12:4) in 1876 B.C. -- 430 years before Israel's exodus from Egypt in 1446 B.C. (Ex. 12:40-41). He received the covenant at this time, making it year zero in the calculation. Isaac was born 25 years later when Abraham was 100 (Gen. 21:5) in 1851 B.C. Isaac was age 60 when Jacob was born (Gen. 25:26) in 1791 B.C. When Jacob was 130, he entered Egypt (Gen. 47:28) in the second year of the famine (45:6) when Joseph was 39 in 1661 B.C. Therefore "Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh" (41:46) in 1670 B.C. at the beginning of the seven years of plenty. "Two full years" before that, the butler-baker incident occurred in 1672 B.C. (41:1). Joseph was "seventeen years old" (37:2) in 1683 B.C. when he was sold into Egypt. Furthermore, Joseph was born in 1700 B.C. when God "opened her (Rachel's) womb" (29:22) and Jacob was age 91. This means that fourteen years before that (29:27-30), Jacob travelled to Padan-Aram in 1714 B.C. when he was 77 (28:1-2). Adding "twenty years" with Laban (31:41) + 7 years when Jacob "erected there an altar" in Shekem (33:18-20) + about one year till "Isaac ... died" (35:27) makes Jacob 105 years old in 1686 when Isaac died at 165 (105 + 60 = 165). In order for Isaac to be 180 when he died (35:28), we must find a gap of 15 years in the chronology somewhere between 31:41 and 35:28. Adding together 25 + 60 + 130 = 215 years sojourning outside Egypt. With the other 215 years inside Egypt, we can construct the 430-year period till 1446 B.C. (see also Josephus' Antiquities 2:15:2). The Exodus in 1446 B.C. was 430 years after Abraham entered Canaan in 1876 B.C. "Now the sojourning (in Canaan and Egypt -- 215 years each) of the children of Israel (which here includes Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- see footnotes in both the Companion Bible and Jerusalem Bible), who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt" (Ex.12:40-41). Josephus says the same thing: "They left Egypt ... on the fifteenth day of the lunar month (Num. 33:3), four hundred and thirty years after our forefather Abraham came into Canaan" (Ant.2:15:2). Both the Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint add "and in Canaan" in verse 40. The Septuagint, quoted by Paul in Galatians, says "the sojourning of the sons of Israel who dwelt in the land of Egypt and Canaan was 430 years" because they dwelt in Canaan before they dwelt in Egypt.

 




As a review, Abraham was 75 when he entered Canaan (Gen. 12:4) in 1876 B.C. He received the covenant at this time, making it year zero in the calculation. Isaac was born 25 years later when Abraham was 100 (Gen. 21:5) in 1851 B.C. Isaac was age 60 when Jacob was born (Gen. 25:26) in 1791 B.C. When Jacob was 130, he entered Egypt (Gen. 47:28) in the second year of the famine (45:6) when Joseph was 39 in 1661 B.C. Therefore "Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh" (41:46) in 1670 B.C. at the beginning of the seven years of plenty. "Two full years" before that, the butler-baker incident occurred in 1672 B.C. (41:1). Joseph was "seventeen years old" (37:2) in 1683 B.C. when he was sold into Egypt. Furthermore, Joseph was born in 1700 B.C. when God "opened her (Rachel's) womb" (29:22) and Jacob was age 91. This means that fourteen years before that (29:27-30), Jacob travelled to Padan-Aram in 1714 B.C. when he was 77 (28:1-2). Adding "twenty years" with Laban (31:41) + 7 years when Jacob "erected there an altar" (33:18-20) in Shekem + about one year till "Isaac ... died" (35:27) makes Jacob 105 years old in 1686 when Isaac died. Therefore Isaac wasn't 180 when he died (35:28). Instead he was 165 years old. Adding together 25 + 60 + 130 = 215 years sojourning outside Egypt. With the other 215 years inside Egypt, we can construct the 430-year period till 1446 B.C. (see also Josephus' Antiquities 2:15:2). The Exodus in 1446 B.C. was 430 years after Abraham entered Canaan in 1876 B.C. "Now the sojourning (in Canaan and Egypt -- 215 years each) of the children of Israel (which here includes Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- see footnotes in both the Companion Bible and Jerusalem Bible), who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt" (Ex.12:40-41). Josephus says the same thing: "They left Egypt ... on the fifteenth day of the lunar month (Num. 33:3), four hundred and thirty years after our forefather Abraham came into Canaan" (Ant.2:15:2). Both the Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint add "and in Canaan" in verse 40. The Septuagint, quoted by Paul in Galatians, says "the sojourning of the sons of Israel who dwelt in the land of Egypt and Canaan was 430 years" because they dwelt in Canaan before they dwelt in Egypt.

 

 

 


Of All You Give Me, I Will Give a Tenth to Thee


28:1 And Isaac (Auriga) called Jacob (Orion), and blessed him, and charged him, and (red radius) said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the (Gemini) daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the (Gemini) daughers of Laban thy (Gemini) mother's brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of (Gemini) people;

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac (Auriga) sent away Jacob (Orion): and he (red radius) went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the (Gemini) brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6 When Esau (Orion) saw that Isaac (Auriga) had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a (Gemini) wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the (Gemini) daughers of Canaan;

7 And that Jacob (Orion) obeyed his (Gemini) father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;

8 And Esau (Orion) seeing that the (Gemini) daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac (Auriga) his father;

9 Then went Esau (Orion) unto Ishmael (Auriga), and took unto the (Gemini) wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 And Jacob (Orion) went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all (black zodiac) night, because the sun was set (sun on red radius horizon); and he took of the (lunar and solar) stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed, and behold a (red radius) ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels (constellations) of God ascending and descending on it.

Possibly, the “ladder” here mentioned resembled the ascent to Babylonian and Assyrian temples, in which the shrine or sanctuary, on the summit, was reached by steps leading through seven terraces, corresponding to the seven planets: -- a staircase.

13 And, behold, the Lord (Cepheus) stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob (Orion) awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the (solar or lunar) gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob (Orion) rose up early in the morning, and took the (lunar) stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a (solar) pillar, and poured (gold radius) oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me (solar) bread to eat, and (lunar) raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:

22 And this (lunar) stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.



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