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.

Was Israel A Type Of Christ?

1.) Just as Abraham and Sarah were both too old to conceive/give birth to children (Rom 4:19, Gen 17:17, 21:2) and Sarah was actually barren (Gen 11:30); and Isaac's wife Rebecca was also barren (Gen 25:21), likewise Jesus' mother Mary became pregnant via the Holy Spirit (Mt 1:18, Lk 1:35).
2.) Just as Israel was required to be circumcised (Gen 17:10,24), so also Jesus was circumcised as a new-born child (Lk 2:21).
3.) Just as the devil tried to destroy Israel by killing baby boys in Egypt (Ex 1:22, Acts 7:19), so also the devil tried to destroy Jesus by killing baby boys in Bethlehem (Mt 2:16-18).
4.) Just as Israel was called out of Egypt by the Lord (Hos. 11:1), so also Jesus was called out of Egypt by the Lord (Mat 2:15).
5.) In the early days of Israel's existence, she was protected by the Lord in a very special way. God warned people through dreams, plagues and by closing a mother's womb to follow a certain route, in order to safeguard the existence of what was to become the nation of Israel: When they were but few in number, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm. (1 Chr 16:19-22; see also Gen 12:12-20, 20:1-18, 26:7-11, 28:10-22) In His early days, Jesus was protected by the Lord in a very special way. God warned people through dreams (Joseph, the wise men from the East) to follow a certain route, in order to protect the life of Jesus (Mt 1:18-2:23).
6.) Israel is God's first-born son (Ex 4:22; Jer 31:9) just as Jesus is the first-born and only-begotten Son of God (Jn 1:18, 3:16; Rom 8:29). Israel is also called the servant of God (Lk 1:54, Isa 41:8-9, 43:10, 44:1-2, 44:21, 49:3) and her name is Emmanuel (Isa 8:8) just as Jesus is called the servant of God (Mt 12:18, Acts 3:13, 26) and His name is Emmanuel (Isa 7:14, Mt 1:23).
7.) Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the patriarchs of the people of Israel, were aliens and strangers on earth (Heb.11:13). They longed for their heavenly home (Heb 11:16). Throughout the history of Israel, and to this very day, the Jews have been continuously confronted with their status as strangers. "For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding" (1Ch 29:15). Those Jews caught up in the Diaspora (dispersion) through the ages can testify to the reality of this. Werner Keller's book "Diaspora: The Post-Biblical History of the Jews" traces the post-Biblical years of pain and suffering endured by the Jews as a result of persecution and isolation. The following words from Scripture are also applicable to the present State of Israel and its inhabitants: "I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations" (Num 23:9).
Jesus was born as an "alien and stranger" and remained as such for the rest of his life. Even though He was a King (Lk 1:32-33) of a Heavenly Kingdom (Jn 18:36, 2 Tim 4:18), He left His place in heaven to live as a man on this earth for a time (Jn 1:1-2, 17:5, Ph 2:5-8). There was no room for him in the inn (Lk 2:7). His parents fled with Him to Egypt (Mt 2:13). After their return, Joseph was warned not to go to Judah (Mt 2:19-23), even though he belonged to the house and lineage of David (Lk 2:4). He settled instead in Nazareth in Galilee, a city and area not held in high regard by the Jews (Jn 1:46-47, Mk 14:67, Jn 7:41-52, Mt 4:15). In other words, "the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head" (Mat 8:20). He was "despised and rejected by men" (Isa 53:3).
8.) A prophet of the tribe of Levi prepared the way for Israel and was prepared for his task in the desert -- Moses (Ex 2:1, Hos 12:14, Acts 7:29-30). But God did not allow Moses to enter the Promised Land; he was only allowed to see it from a distance. He died in the desert (Deut 34:1-8; see also Num 27:12-14 and Deut 32:48-52). A prophet of the tribe of Levi prepared the way for our Lord and was prepared for his task in the desert -- John the Baptist (Lk 1:80, 3:2, Mark 1:1-8). But God does not allow him to actually see the works of the promised Savior. As soon as Jesus has truly embarked on His ministry, John the Baptist is thrown into jail and dies there (Mt 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29); John's disappointment: Mt 11:2-6, Lk 7:18-23 .
9.) Israelites were baptized into Moses when they all passed through the sea (1 Cor 10:2). They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ (1 Cor 10:1-4; see also Ex 14:22). In the same way, Jesus was baptized with water by John the Baptist in the river Jordan. Immediately thereafter God's Spirit came down on Him (Mt 3:13-16, Mark 1:9-10).
10.) Following Israel's baptism into Moses, Israel was led by God into the desert (Neh 9:12-20, Haggai 2:6, Ex.13:21). By day the people were led by a cloud and at night by a column of fire. After His baptism Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert (Mt 4:1).
11.) Israel remained in the desert for 40 years, where she was tempted by the devil (Deut 8:2-16; Heb 3:8-9). Jesus remained in the desert for 40 days (Mk 1:13, Lk 4:2), where He was tempted by Satan. A day for each year (Ez. 4:6; Nu. 14:34).
12.) After 40 years, Israel develops a "hunger" for the Promised Land: the tribes of Reuben and Gad ask Moses for permission to enter the part of the land promised to them without first crossing the river Jordan (Num 32:1-34, Deut 3:18-21, Jos 1:12-15, Deut 29:7-8). But God said they must first take the land of Canaan (Num 33:50-56). Moses therefore refuses them permission, and warns them not to sin against God by disobeying Him (Num 32:23). Moses exhorted them to not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord (Deut 8:1-3). After 40 days, Jesus became hungry (Mt 4:2-4) and was tempted by Satan to turn stones into bread. If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. Jesus answers: It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4). He also says, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work" (Jn 4:34).
13.) Israel was tempted to worship the devil throughout her history (Jer 44; 2 Kings 17:7-20). Likewise, Jesus was tempted to worship the devil in exchange for all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour (Mt 4:8-10).
14.) The prophets of Israel healed leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-14), raised the dead (2 Kings 4:8-37, 1 Kings 17:17-24, 2 Kings 8:5, Heb 11:35a), and multiplied food in a miraculous way (2 Kings 4:1-7, 4:42-44, 1 Kings 17:7-16). Likewise, Jesus healed leprosy (Mt 8:1-4, Lk 17:11-19), raised the dead (Mt 9:18-26, Jn 11:1-44) and multiplied food in a miraculous way (Mt 14:14-21; Jn 2:1-10).
15.) God led and taught twelve tribes of Israel (Ge 49:28) just as Jesus led and taught twelve disciples (Lk 6:13-16). Jesus educated his disciples (Jn 6:59, 8:20, Acts 1:1, Mk 4:1-2, 6:2-34, 14:49). Jesus says to his disciples: "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Mt 19:27-28; Lk 22:30; Rev 21:9-14).
16.) God dwelt among His people in a sanctuary that is a copy of the original found in heaven (Ex 25:8-9, Heb 8:5). The author of Hebrews speaks in this context of copies of heavenly things (Heb 9:23). Likewise Jesus himself dwelt among His people in a sanctuary that is a copy of the original found in heaven. He called Himself a temple (Jn 2:19-21; 1 Cor 3:16). The author of Hebrews called Jesus the imprint of God's being (Heb 1:3) and testified that He is the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15). The epistle of John reported that He has dwelled (Jn 1:14) (tabernacled) among His people. Jesus said this of Himself: When he looks at Me, he sees the one who sent Me (Jn 12:45; Jn 14:9b).
17.) God established a blood covenant with the nation of Israel (Ex 24:8, Heb 9:19-20). The duty of the high priest from the tribe of Levi under the old covenant was to bring an annual sacrifice for the redemption of his own sins and the sins of his people (Lev 16, Heb 9:7, 8:3). He did this by sacrificing the blood of calves and goats in the holy place, the tabernacle that Moses was instructed to build (Heb 9:12, Heb 8:5). However, these sacrifices must be brought time and again, and could not bring about perfect and everlasting redemption (Heb 10:1-18). Jesus established a blood covenant with his followers (See Mt 26:28). In His duty as High Priest He was called to bring a sacrifice for the redemption of the sins of the people. He did this by offering Himself once on the cross (Heb 7:27, 9:26-28). By offering his own blood for us He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption (Heb 9:11-12).
18.) Only Moses, Aaron, their sons and seventy of the elders of Israel were allowed to be witnesses on the mountain of a unique revelation of the heavenly glory of God (Ex 24:9-11). Likewise only three of Jesus' disciples were witnesses on the mountain of a very special revelation of the heavenly glory of Jesus (Mt 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Lk 9:28-36; 2 Pt 1:16-18).
19.) God reveals Himself in many different ways to the entire nation of Israel through miracles, signs and wonders (See Deut 4:33-37, 7:17-19 and 34:10-12). In the same way, Jesus revealed His glory and performed many miracles before the eyes of His disciples and all of the people (See Mt 9:33, Lk 19:37 and Ac 2:22).
20.) Although God performed great miracles and signs through the acts of Moses, the Israelites did not put their faith in Him by repenting and turning to Him (Num 14:11 and Ps 78:12, 22, 32-37, 42-43 and 56-57). Likewise after Jesus performed so many miracles and signs before the eyes of the people, they still did not believe in Him, they did not repent and turn to Him (Jn 12:37-40; Jn 12:42, 2:23).
21.) Israel was wrongly mocked, looted and slaughtered (Ps. 44:9-26). Likewise, Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Romans and was handed over to his torturers (Jn 19:6-16) after false evidence had been brought against Him (Mt 26:59-66, Mk 14:55-64). His clothes, including a precious undergarment (seamless, woven in one piece) were taken from Him at the crucifixion and divided among the soldiers (Jn 19:23-24). Jesus had to drink the cup of suffering (Mt 26:42). Jesus was mocked and humiliated as 'King of the Jews': as an outward symbol of their mockery they placed a crown of thorns on His head, clothed Him in a purple robe and put a staff in His right hand (Jn 19:1-5, Mt 27:26-31).
22.) Israel suffered 'outside the city gate' of Israel in Assyria and Babylon. Jesus also suffered outside Jerusalem (Jn 19:20), or, as described in Heb 13:12, 'outside the city gate' (Heb 13:12).
23.) God abandoned Israel into Assyria and Babylon. "For a brief moment I abandoned you" (Is 54:6-8). Likewise, just before He died, Jesus cries out: My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me? (Mt 27:46, Ps 22:2). Then Jesus is crucified and dies (Mt 27:33-50).
24.) Speaking of Israel, "After two days will he revive us (538-536 B.C. Temple foundation laid): in the third day he will raise us up (535 B.C. -- the end of the 70-year punishment), and we shall live in his sight" (Hos. 6:1-2). Remarkably, the Jewish people also remained in the grave for three years, from the end of World War 2 in Europe (7 May 1945) until 14 May 1948 when Israel became a nation.Jesus: Following His death, He remains in the grave for 3 days (Mt 12:40, Mk 8:31).
25.) After three years, on May 15 1948, Israel rose from the grave: the State of Israel was established (Ho 6:2, Eze 37:1-13). Likewise, after three days, Jesus rose from the grave (Mt 16:21, Lk 24:6-7, 24:46, 1Cor 15:4).
35.) Lies were used to in Ezra 4:12-16 to prevent the Jews from rebuilding the Temple. Likewise lies are used to deny the resurrection of Jesus (Mt 27:62-66, 28:11-15).
26.) In the end-time one tribe is missing from the list of tribes of the children of Israel: the tribe of Dan (Rev 7:4-8). Dan's position is filled by another tribe: Manasseh.At the end of Jesus' life on earth one disciple falls away and dies: Judas (Jn 17:12, 6:70-71, 13:2-27, Mt 26:21-25, 27:3-5). His position must be filled by Matthias by casting lots [Acts 1:16-26).



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