Date: 10 May, 2004
Posted by: admin
In: christianity, faith & religion
This confirms stuff on NASA site about dates of solar eclipses. There is another solar eclipse listed about 3 years later, but the path of full eclipse doesn’t pass over Jerusalem for that one!
So, Jesus died on 24 November 0029 AD.
Some sources (Christian writers) corroborate the partial collapse of Nicea due to the earthquakes.
Typical for a central eclipse as seen from Jerusalem, observers saw a dark “Full-New-Moon” in front of the Sun caused by light reflected from earth. The same day November 24 was also the beginning of a new Jewish month, the first day of Kislev. Rosh Chodesh Kislev, which refers to the transition day or days between the preceeding month Cheshvan, which consists at times of one day, and at times of two. The Beit Din (Jewish Supreme Court) sanctified the month through the testimony of witnesses, who testified as to when they had seen the New Moon, where in the sky they had seen the New Moon, and exactly what it looked like. Messengers of the Beit Din went out to places distant from “Yerushalayim”, to make known when the new month had been sanctified.
Kislev is a month with significant Biblical happenings. The first rainbow, observed after the Flood, was seen in Kislev. (Genesis 9: 8-17) “And God said: ‘This is the sign of the covenant which I set between Me, and yourselves, and between every living being that is with you, unto eternal generations. I have placed my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of a covenant between Me and the Earth.’ ” “This is the sign of the covenant” – God showed Noah the bow and said to Him: “This is the sign of which I spoke” (Bereishit 9).
Astronomical calculations confirm, there was no similar eclipse in 50 years previous to this date, or in 50 years following it. The central eclipse of November 24, 29 AD followed by a new moon was unique, it could be seen over Jerusalem during mid-Day and lasted 3 hours. Eyewitness accounts written 23 years later can be taken seriously.
Friedhelm Dohmann, November 1996
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