Daniel Chapter 4 Star Chart: The Zodiac TREE of Babylon consisted of "much fruit" (4:12). But what kind of fruit? Constellations are high on drugs breathing hemp-seed vapors [the Milky Way] from Ara; many are in the dark (evolutionists and atheists, etc.) endlessly walking in a circle of "blind obedience" to Satan, society and superiors; they worship a golden calf -- Ex. 32:8 -- when the sun is in Taurus; or a sun pinata when the sun is over Orion; or Thor's chariot wheel -- 2 Ki. 23:11 (Santa's sleigh) under Auriga; they put an X-mas ornament (solar or lunar) -- Jer. 10:4 -- on the Mulberry Tree (Canis Minor); they eat a host in a monstrance with Hydra as the stem in Cancer; they celebrate Hallowe'en with a carved orange Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin and black cat in Leo; they are drunk from the wine of Crater's cup; they worship madonna with child ("queen of heaven" -- Jer. 44:19) at Virgo; use an unjust weight in Libra's scales of justice; steal your last gold coin in Scorpio (1 Ki. 12:14); Ophiuchus and Hercules kiss in a homosexual relationship; a murderer caught in the act in Sagittarius; genetically modified organisms in Capricorn; Roullette Wheel and keg-o-beer in Aquarius; bondage to Satan in Pisces; and wounding our Lord afresh in Aries (Heb. 6:6) -- all under the cloak of darkness. These are "evil" fruits. The trees of Israel and Judah were made to suffer for their evil fruit (Jer. 11:16-17) and now it was Babylon's turn. Tree rings correspond to stars spinning around earth's axis.
Thankfully, this Zodiac tree was "hewed down" (4:14) on 13th October 539 BC (Light From Ancient Past, Finegan, p.190) by the (gibbous LUNAR) axe of Medo-Persia (Orion) cutting into the (Milky Way) trunk. The remaining stump is the (black zodiac) circle. From 539 to 331 BC is 208 years or 2496° months placing the empty mind (gibbous MOON) in the head of Taurus (ox -- 4:33; ram or he-goat -- Dan. 8) after six complete laps clockwise (2160°) plus 336°. "Let a beast's heart (mind) be given unto him" (4:16). Then from 331 to 31 BC when the Battle of Gaugamela occurred, is 300 earth-years for Auriga to fasten the band of bronze JUPITER or 25.3° years of JUPITER (300/11.86 = 25.3). No need to lap the trunk since the circumference is already mostly formed with a crescent. Then from the Battle of Actium, when Ptolemaic Egypt was defeated in 31 BC, till 476 AD when pagan Rome fell and Heruli king Odoacer deposed Romulus Augustulus, the Roman head, on 22 August, 476 AD, the band of VENUS iron was fastened to the Milky Way trunk by Rome going over two laps around clockwise. Rome then became the harlot (Virgo) Roman Catholic Church. That is 506 earth-years or 822° years of VENUS (506 x 365.24 = 184811.44/224.7 = 822). The red (radius) roots of MARS extend from 476 till 1982 (a.k.a. the ten horns or toes) or 1506 earth years. This is 800.66° years of MARS (1506 x 365.24 = 550051.44/687 = 800.66°), placing MARS in Sagittarius' bow after two complete laps (720°) plus 81°.
This looks like target practice.
It is a fact that anciently, the custom of preserving the roots of a tree was done by heating metal bands and wrapping them around the tree stump. This would preserve the roots and cause the tree to resprout and grow again. In other words, Greece (bronze) and Rome (iron) would preserve the religion of Babylon -- the Roman Catholic Church -- a Babylonian Zodiac tree.
Restored human reason is a wonderful thing. From wild beast to a man's harmless target practice, humanity rises back up into civilization after behaving like a SPHINX for 2520 years. The history of nations from Babylon till today is portrayed as wild beasts (Dan. 4 & 7). Nations devouring one another in wars for world conquest. A form of insanity in which men think of themselves as wild animals and imitate animal behavior has been observed. Some call it generally insania zoanthropica. Nebuchadnezzar -- a "MAN" (4:16) ate "grass like OXEN" (4:16) and resembled an "EAGLE" (4:33). He was imitating a SPHINX. These CHERUBS had the head of a MAN, the body of an OX and wings of an EAGLE. They were commonly portrayed in Babylon's architecture. A SPHINX was sometimes also part LION. But no lion is mentioned in the text. Boanthropy is the delusion that one is an ox. Dr. Raymond Harrison of Britain, in 1946, had a patient suffering from boanthropy. He was driven from men and at grass like oxen: There is no corresponding record of this seven-year (seven times) period of insanity in the secular historical records of Babylon -- exactly as we would expect, considering the customs of that time. Nevertheless, Abydenus, a Greek historian, wrote in 268 BC that Nebuchadnezzar was "possessed by some god" and that he had "immediately disappeared." (Wood) Nebuchadnezzar suffered madness for seven literal years (King Nebuchadnezzar reigned from 605-562 BC. There is a notable absence of any record of acts or decrees by King Nebuchadnezzar during 582 to 575 BC. -- Gleason L. Archer, vol. 7, Expositor's Bible Commentary).
Babylon ceased to attack, conquer and destroy other nations after Nebuchadnezzar was restored. But this kingdom continued to sin and live contrary to God's law. Therefore it was punished in 539 BC. This date then began a much longer madness lasting for 7 x 360 = 2520 years. Let their "portion be with the beasts" -- wild, unbiblical nations (Leo, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Hydra, etc.). Then "mine understanding returned unto me" (Dan. 4:34) with the advent of the internet at the end of the 2520-year period. The word "internet" was used for the first time in 1982. It is full of human understanding. Nebuchadnezzar was accepted back into civilized society just as, in 1982, the dope went to Britain, whereupon the Anglican church joined league with the papacy. It was significant because the Celtic church had long been known for resistance to popery and was considered to be strongly Protestant. On January 16, 1982, Ronald Reagan established diplomatic relations with the Vatican also. Nebuchadnezzar had been accepted back into society.
Notice the open mouth (Mars) in the head (sun) saying, "Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of Heaven, ALL whose works are TRUTH, and his ways JUSTICE: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase" (4:37).
A Great TREE Cut Down
4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
3 How great are his (zodiac) signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace:
5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
6 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.
7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,
9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.
10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the (red radius) boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
14 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree (with a lunar axe of Medo-Persia in 539 BC), and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass (Orion's bronze Jupiter till 31 BC and then Virgo's Venus iron till 476 AD), in the tender (green Milky Way or green radius line) grass of the field; and let it be wet with the (star or planetary) dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
16 Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.
19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.
20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
21 Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
22 It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
This apparently is what the great standard inscription read by Sir H. Rawlinson refers to as follows: "For four years ... the seat of my kingdom in the city which ... did not rejoice my heart. In all my dominions I did not build a high place of power; the precious treasures of my kingdom I did not lay up. In Babylon, buildings for myself and for the honour of my kingdom I did not lay out. In the worship of Mertodach, my lord, the joy of my heart, in Babylon the city of his sovereignty and the seat of my empire, I did not sing his praises, I did not furnish his altars with victims, nor did I clear out the canals." This records a suspension of at least four years inaction regarding all the works on which Nebuchadnezzar prided himself so much. (p. 291, Savile, Truth of the Bible).
24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
Sir Henry Rawlinson says, I have examined the bricks in situ belonging perhaps to a hundred different towns and cities in the neighborhood of Bagdad, and I have never found any other legend than that of Nebuchadnezzar, son of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon. A statement of Megasthenes the historian, which has hitherto been deemed incredible, That Nebuchadnezzar built the walls of "Great Babylon" in the short "space of fifteen days," has been fully confirmed by an inscription on a tablet in the India House, recording the events of his reign thus: "I Nabu-kuduri-uzur, King of Babylon, erected its walls; I finished it completely in fifteen days. Its roofs I covered in." (p.290, Truth of the Bible, Savile).
31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like (red radius) eagles' feathers, and his nails like (lunar) birds' claws.
34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and (with open mouth Mars in the sun head if Sagittarius) I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.