Numbers chapter 17-18 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "(Ophiuchus) Moses spake unto the (Perseus & Gemini) children of Israel, and every one of their (Cepheus) princes gave him a (red radius) rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' (red radius) houses, even twelve rods (360° x 4 = 12 red radius rods): and the (red radius) rod of (Hercules) Aaron was among their rods. And (Ophiuchus) Moses laid up the (red radius) rods before the (Shekinah) Lord in the (red radius) tabernacle of witness" (17:6-7) (1440°) till "it came to pass, that on the (sun on red radius horizon) morrow (Ophiuchus) Moses went into the (red radius) tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the (red radius) rod of (Hercules) Aaron for the house of Levi was (lunar) budded (at 150°), and brought forth (lunar) buds (at 210° = 60 seconds?), and bloomed (lunar) blossoms (+360° = 6 minutes more?), and yielded (lunar) almonds (+360° = 6 minutes more?). And (Ophiuchus) Moses brought out all the (red radius) rods from before the (Shekinah) Lord unto all the (Gemini) children of Israel (+360° = 6 minutes more?) : and they (lunar eyeballs) looked, and (Castor) took every man his (red radius) rod (+360° = 6 minutes more?). And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Bring (Hercules) Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their (lunar open mouths) murmurings from me, that they die not" (17:7-10)(+360° = 6 minutes more?) is a total of about 24 hours later.

The almond tree has its name, in Hebrew, from a word which signifies haste and vigilance; it being, as Pliny says (Nat. Hist. l. 16. c. 25.), the first of trees that buds and blossoms, and is very hasty in putting them forth. An almond tree rod may be a proper emblem of Christ's speedy incarnation in the fulness of time; and Aaron's almond tree rod, of his right to the priesthood, and his vigilance in it: this was first a dry rod or stick, and may design the mean descent and appearance of Christ, being born of mean parents, living a mean and obscure life; his entrance on his public ministry, and continuance in it, were without any pomp or grandeur; he was as a root out of a dry ground; and though he did many miracles, these were treated with contempt; and he was at last apprehended, arraigned, and condemned as a malefactor, and died a shameful and an accursed death: it looked very unlikely and unpromising, that he should be the King Messiah; that he should have all power in heaven and in earth; that he should have the wisdom he had, and do the miracles he did; and that he should be the author of eternal salvation; and that such fruits of grace, peace, pardon, and righteousness, should spring from him, as that Aaron's dry rod should bud, blossom, and bear almonds, in which it was a lively figure of Christ; that lying among other rods, and perhaps being like them, may denote Christ's assuming the common nature of men, or an individual of human nature in all things like to man: and this being cut off from the tree, and being a dry stick, may represent the death of Christ; and its budding and blossoming may point at the resurrection of Christ from the dead; and as Aaron's priesthood was confirmed by the budding and blossoming of his rod, so the deity and Messiahship of Christ are confirmed by his resurrection; and its bringing forth almonds may design the fruits of Christ's death and resurrection; and moreover, the almond tree being, as Philo the Jew says (De Vita Mosis, l. 3. p. 681.) the first of trees that buds and blossoms in the spring, and the last that casts its leaves, it may be, as he observes, a symbol of the priestly tribe; and it may be a figure of the perpetuity of Christ, and his priesthood. He is a "righteous branch" (Jer. 23:5; Isa. 11:1; Zech. 3:8; 6:12)


Priesthood Proven By a Righteous Branch
Cut Off That Blossoms in New Life

17:1 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the (Gemini) children of Israel, and take of every one of them a (red radius) rod according to the (red radius) house of their fathers, of all their (Cepheus) princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

3 And thou shalt write (Hercules) Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the (lunar open mouths) murmurings of the (Perseus & Gemini) children of Israel, whereby they (lunar open mouths) murmur against you.

6 And (Ophiuchus) Moses spake unto the (Perseus & Gemini) children of Israel, and every one of their (Cepheus) princes gave him a (red radius) rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' (red radius) houses, even twelve rods: and the (red radius) rod of (Hercules) Aaron was among their rods.

7 And (Ophiuchus) Moses laid up the (red radius) rods before the (Shekinah) Lord in the (red radius) tabernacle of witness.

8 And it came to pass, that on the (sun on red radius horizon) morrow (Ophiuchus) Moses went into the (red radius) tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the (red radius) rod of (Hercules) Aaron for the house of Levi was (lunar)budded, and brought forth (lunar) buds, and bloomed (lunar) blossoms, and yielded (lunar) almonds.

9 And (Ophiuchus) Moses brought out all the (red radius) rods from before the (Shekinah) Lord unto all the (Gemini) children of Israel: and they (lunar eyeballs) looked, and took every man his (red radius) rod.

10 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Bring (Hercules) Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their (lunar open mouths) murmurings from me, that they die not.

11 And (Ophiuchus) Moses did so: as the (Shekinah) Lord commanded him, so did he.

12 And the (Gemini) children of Israel (red radius) spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the (red radius) tabernacle of the (Shekinah) Lord shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

18:1 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Hercules) Aaron, Thou and thy (Gemini) sons and thy father's (red radius) house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

2 And thy (Gemini) brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy (Gemini) sons with thee shall minister before the (red radius) tabernacle of witness.

3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the (red radius) tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the (lunar or solar) vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a (Perseus) stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no (solar) wrath any more upon the (Gemini) children of Israel.

6 And I, behold, I have taken your (Gemini) brethren the Levites from among the (Gemini) children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the (Shekinah) Lord, to do the service of the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation.

7 Therefore thou and thy (Gemini) sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for everything of the altar, and within the (red radius) vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the (Perseus) stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

8 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Hercules) Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the (Gemini) children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy (Gemini) sons, by an ordinance for ever.

9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the (solar) fire: every oblation of their's, every meat (Meal) offering of their's, and every sin offering of their's, and every trespass offering of their's which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee (Hercules) and for thy (Gemini) sons.

10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.

11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the (Gemini) children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy (Gemini) sons and to thy (Gemini) daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it.

12 All the best of the (solar) oil, and all the best of the (lunar white) wine, and of the (solar) wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the (Shekinah) Lord, them have I given thee.

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the (Shekinah) Lord, shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it.

14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.

15 Every thing that openeth the (red radius) matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the (Shekinah) Lord, whether it be of (Gemini) men or (Aries, Taurus) beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem (with solar gold or lunar silver), and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem (with solar gold or lunar silver).

16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five (lunar silver) shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

17 But the firstling of a (Taurus) cow, or the firstling of a (Aries) sheep, or the firstling of a (Taurus) goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt (red radius) sprinkle their blood upon the (red radius) altar, and shalt burn their (lunar white) fat for an offering made by (solar) fire, for a sweet savour unto the (Shekinah) Lord.

18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine.

19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the (Gemini) children of Israel offer unto the Lord, have I given thee, and thy (Gemini) sons and thy (Gemini) daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the (Shekinah) Lord unto thee and to thy seed with thee.

20 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Hercules) Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the (Gemini) children of Israel.

21 And, (lunar eyes) behold, I have given the (Gemini) children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation.

22 Neither must the (Gemini) children of Israel henceforth come nigh the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and (Perseus) (red radius) die.

23 But the (Gemini) Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the (Gemini) children of Israel they have no inheritance.

24 But the tithes of the (Gemini) children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord, I have given to the (Gemini) Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the (Gemini) children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

25 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying,

26 Thus (red radius) speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the (Gemini) children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the (Shekinah) Lord, even a tenth part of the tithe.

27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the (solar) corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the (lunar white) winepress.

28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the (Shekinah) Lord of all your tithes, which ye receive of the (Gemini) children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the Lord's heave offering to (Hercules) Aaron the priest.

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the (Shekinah) Lord, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the (Gemini) Levites as the increase of the (solar) threshingfloor, and as the increase of the (lunar) winepress.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the (red radius) tabernacle of the congregation.

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the (Gemini) children of Israel, lest ye die.

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