Report of the Master Judge

DANIEL's Times and Days: the Means and Ends of Earth

'the millennial calendar' - a fulcrum in eternity

"Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" (MATT16:3)
DANIEL - "whose record hath God judged" - shows us a portal to the final interpretation of Time.
REVELATION restores the key by which we may mathematically reconstruct this time-line-dash.

ENVISION a man standing on a mudbank in the middle of a river - the yellowish brown flow around his feet, if the river is seasonally high, and the clearer water flowing to either side. And at the same place in the river are two other men, one on the near bank, and one on the far bank - so that they are together at the same place along the river, yet each has his own unique stand-point in balance with the others. And the man in the middle, having the most unique stance, for there is but one mudbank here, speaks, and his speech is unique, for he speaks for all three who are together, and his speech is prophetic, for the others may walk at length, while he must stand in his lot. And his name is, one-appearing-on-the-mudbank, which in the Greek of two millennia ago was approximately, anti-ochus-epi-phanes, like, ochre, the color of earth, anti, to thrust against, epiphany, a magnificent appearing - fairly descriptive of a mudbank thrusting up through and against a quickly flowing river. And he is typical of mankind isolated on Earth in the flow of aether and time, but not alone save in lot, for to proceed, must swim or walk without sinking: while his two witnesses can go freely (therefor holy), firm in the understanding.

Such was the vision of DANIEL:12, and the interpretation thereof. Scholarly historians dispute whether Daniel lived in the sixth century B.C., in which he claimed he wrote, or early in the second century B.C., in which the vision came to fruition; Or whether, Daniel, was the simple appellative of every contributor to the writing, the sealing, the finding, and the interpreting, even to the understanding and judgement, of DANIEL.

Babylonian records are skimpy at best, though we do know the Chaldean wise men were excellent astronomers (of the early sort - they are credited with figuring-out the saros cycle of eclipses of the moon). Much of their cuneiformed history (seems to) disagree with DANIEL, yet, to DANIEL's credit, much of what DANIEL tells is insightful beyond the mere cavil of the vulgar politics which drove the Babylonian kingdom. One such story told appears remarkable under examination piecewise. It seems the great King Nebuchadnezzar, who had taken captive many Jews, including Daniel, had a dream of his own demise: of a great spreading tree which was then condemned by a holy-watcher from heaven, hewn down, its branches cut off, its stump banded with iron, and he was to be cast out into the desert wilderness for a duration of seven times, until he understood that the heavens do rule. (Apparently the King thought he was great only by his deeds). So DANIEL:4 says, this all came to pass. But the Babylonian record either has no short absences - as seven times might mean seven months, for the length of his fingernails and hair would fit the narrative description in that much time - or, the king's demise came in 562 B.C., with his death or passing. But the details great and small say something more. In the next seven years a son, a son-in-law, and an infant grandson, reigned briefly: two were murdered, and thus were his branches cut off. Then something rare and unusual occurred, which historians have missed or neglected: On November 1st [our calendar *] in 556 B.C., right around noontime, a solar total eclipse swept down the southwestern length of the Mesopotamian fertile crescent, right through the desert-wilds where a deposed, deported king might have been kept. The city Babylonians missed its totality, though the Chaldeans must have acknowledged the occurrence as a partial eclipse in their logs of saros cycles. Alone in the desert-wilds, naked and hungry, deranged with disillusionment, a long-exiled king such as Nebuchadnezzar, could not have missed the inspiration: as the air cooled, the sky darkened, in the very cloudless blaze of a desert noonday, and suddenly a mighty shadow swept across the land and sky, and the sun went out, flickered, then black, momentarily his eyes adjusted, and he could count the stars - as if he had just stepped from the banquet hall onto the porch under the night sky, he relived his overthrow in a flash of understanding, standing under the shadow upon the heavens. For several minutes there was no turning back: it was night ... it was, night. And then the sun reappeared, a flame, then a blaze too bright to eye: the moon-shadow burned off the land; his lesson concluded, he remembered the prophetic words of Daniel, and went home.

Nebuchadnezzar could have been such a man-king, despite the Babylonian records of a king named, Nabonidus - "N(e)b(u) exalts" - and a Dead Sea cave (#4) scroll telling the Prayer of Nabonidus upon his healing and remembrance of a Jewish prophet. He could have returned secretively to his counselors, and privately convinced them of his identity, and thence returned to power directly as the usurper, as the assumed Nabonidus. He was about the same age, a moon worshipper, and a temple restorer. And sixteen years later when Cyrus conquered Babylon without a battle, he was given rule over Carmania - his life thus preserved, as a stump. Or, DANIEL could be more interpretive of the nature of the Babylonian kingdom, which flourished fairly stably and at length under both kings, before and after the seven years of rapid, murderous successions. But in all we might admit that a prophecy is not merely a prediction on persons, but points always to its larger cause: we, too, learn that the heavens do rule.

Daniel of course had his own experience, aside from his duties to the kings: he might have known or understood the return of Nebuchadnezzar, as Nabonidus, but kept proper silence, save in his sealed memoirs. He was somewhat a seeker: having bravely interpreted the king's dreams, he found his own visions gained through fasting and prayer (as a royal interpreter might be allowed) troublesomely short of the temporal pleasance that seemed to flourish for kings: his own seemed anachronistically out of place, or out of proportion. The vision of the man clothed in linen, standing upon the river's waters, told him of great upheaval for his people in three and a half times, and of a desolate abomination in a thousand, two hundred and ninety (1290) days, and a blessing in 1335 days. Other visions told him of seventy weeks (of seven times) for the restoration of his nation, and the coming of a messiah. He complained of understanding - times could be months or years, and days could not be reconciled between them - and his consolation was a promise that he would stand in his lot at the end of days.

And that is about where and what DANIEL leaves us. If he lived in the sixth century B.C., then about three and two thirds centuries later, (a year of 365 years), the end of days really seemed to fall on the Jews: in the early second century B.C., after centuries of returning to and rebuilding Jerusalem and their temple, their relative security fell apart. A real Antiochus Epiphanes appeared in their region and proceeded to plunder and desecrate everything Jewish: what he could not use for payment of his military debts, he erected statues of himself as Zeus therein. In about 170 B.C., it really came to a head, as he was off to conquer Egypt. Sometime in about January, we may presume, the Jews retrieved what valuable scrolls they could find in the temple, for as soon as he returned from his victory, and discovered a coup attempt during his absence, he sacked everything: gold, silver, precious stones, and, scrolls. Historians feel quite certain among themselves that this Antiochus IV is the villain whom DANIEL prophesied: the chain of kingships well-matched - and for this same reason, many historians believe Daniel lived at this very time, a writer borrowing from the past to discredit the present imposition. But whether DANIEL was a borrower or collector, with special insight as we've reviewed, or an excellent and true prophet whose sealed scrolls may have been uncovered in the temple (in) January's coup, the events of the next few years played out his prediction: three years later ca. December, 168 B.C., the king placed his statue - the abomination of desolation - in the temple, and three years later the Jews recovered the temple: not exactly on a time-clock, but within the estimation for a contemporary writer.

What transpired next is the real glory of prophecy: As the mortal temporary picture dissolved into the dust of furious history, a brighter image emerged to outshine all - eventually all of Time itself: DANIEL's time of the end, was to impose itself as, the fulcrum end of Time.

TIME is as cycles of time: a thing defined of itself. In GENESIS:1 we have that God created the sun, moon, and stars for signs and for seasons, and for days and years. We also have in REVELATION:22, Christ Jesus' declaration, I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. The bright and morning star refers to Venus, though any planet visible before sunrise may be called a morning star. Jesus' angelic reference may have meant he was from Venus, as he elsewhere said that he was in this world but not of this world (this Earth). But being Venus, he may have meant the timeliness of his own appearing on Earth: a morning star is also an evening star some time later, and again a morning star. If we take the synodic period of Venus, 583.923 Earth days, as a morning-and-evening day cycle, we may unlock DANIEL's times and days in their full meaning as they pertain to the Christ-idea, or Messiah. To DANIEL, 3.5 times, meant, fixed times, of synodic months (29.531 days, measured from new moon to new moon) or years (365.256 days, measured as they did by the fixed stars - our calendar year is 365.242 days to correct for the seasons). Because the moon is one, it (months) paces an individual man; and because the stars are many, they (years) pace science or mankind collectively. Here then is the meaning of DANIEL's prophecies, as we take them to pertain to the discernment of mankind upon the fulcrum of time in the midst of the timeless flow of eternity within the banks of consciousness, in the presence of the two witnesses (perhaps one facing up-river, the other, down-river).

MEASURING from the time of the end ca. January, 170 B.C. (A.D. -169), mid-month, and ratiocinating by Venus-synodic-days the days of DANIEL, and his times expressed in days, we multiply-out, 3.5*29.531*(583.923/365.242)-168.96 = A.D. -3.72, or ca. April [**], 5 B.C., for the birth of the baby Jesus - which is consistent with scholarly information, including confirmation by reports of a major comet in early 5 B.C., fourteen months after rare conjunctions of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, watched by the Oriental Wisemen. We multiply-out, 3.5*365.256*(583.923/365.242)-168.96 = A.D. 1874.85, or ca. November, 1874, for the birth of the textbook of the Science of Christ. That this occurred exactly one year later, 1875, November 1, may be due to its local Earth longitude a quarter of a day (the last quarter day of a year) late, or simply, we don't know the hour of the day. (Our contemporary calendar advances one year from 1 B.C. to A.D. 1, despite midyear birth.) We multiply-out, 1290*(583.923/365.242)-168.95 = 1893.41, or ca. May, 1893, and 1335*(583.923/365.242)-168.95 = 1965.35, or ca. May, 1965, which may point likewise to exactly one year later, the erection of the edifice (as a stone and cement abomination of the spiritual ideal) of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and to the expiration of copyrights, and a special supplication made by the elders of the Church, for its continuance. Whence by double entendre on, times, we find two advents of the Christ.

DETAILS verify the theory: while the baby Jesus enjoyed a nine month gestation, the textbook, SCIENCE AND HEALTH, enjoyed nine years, from its reputed certainty in 1866: again the ratio of months for the man, to years for the book, of the Christ Science. Fourteen, years, previous to the second, birth, there was a rare conjunction of four planets immediately over the sun, with the moon directly under, both at evening (9/4/61) and next morning (9/5), befitting John's REVELATION:12 beholding a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars upon her head. (This view was not observable because of the sun's brightness - but it is notable that the author of said textbook was a woman). And what may yet come may amplify and confirm the theory: If Jesus' experience is exemplary, we may schedule the book's experience by it, challenging the doctors and mathematicians at "twelve years" ca. A.D. 2023 or 2010 (depending on the grammar), and the ultimate baptism and wilderness experience at "33.3" ca. A.D. 2288. And if Jesus' mission was estimably 37 years - the crucifixion with a lunar eclipse on Friday, April 3, A.D. 33 - proportioning from months to years, we arrive at REVELATION:20's "second death" ca. A.D. 2332, for the lifting of the cross logo from the textbook, and beginning the thousand years reigning with God - this following 42 years (an hour watch of 41.67 years) of incredible demonstrations: raising parents from their graves, reforming continents, swimming through space, crossing to the moon in an instant, ....

Further, we may expound this into our knowledge of Bible times. From the fulcrum-point to the crucifixion is 2501 (months for the man, years for the book), and as each thousand years is, by PETER's declaration, a day with the LORD, Creation's final 2.5 workdays: from the evening hour (at 3.5 days) of the fourth day when God finished making the sun, moon, and stars, and so fixed the fulcrum end of time, through the sixth day to the morning hour of the seventh day, beginning the seventh millennium. But notice that GENESIS never concluded the seventh day of Creation: rather, late in the evening, at the late evening third (at 6.66 days), about 10 P.M. of the seventh day, the Adam dream began (for an error exposed to the sunlight of truth is two-thirds destroyed, and the remaining third destroys itself, in dreams). Mankind's restoration to holiness began ca. 3670 B.C.. And GENESIS is also a prophecy: the new-Adam dream of projects cruising the cosmo-net, begins at the "10 P.M." of the seventh millennium, ca. A.D. 2996. One man's restoration is 6000 months, or 485 years - DANIEL:9's shy 70 sevens - and then cut off from the world, he reigns with the Father for a 1000 months, or 81 years (54 years to the new dream). REVELATION's "second death" shall have no power on those who remain inside prophecy, for it is only the book which suffers (without sin, but for the sins of book-kind).

We may review a schedule of GENESIS' prophetic, typical days of Creation:

AND WE KNOW that despite the cosmo-physicists' fervor, all this, Creation, began complete, with a million years of history, and with billions of years - in mind - thus we find an anointed time on Earth, in which man individually and collectively awakens to God and eternity. * [NB. approximately Oct. 25 in tropical seasonal equivalent, as our Gregorian Calendar calculated since 1582, appended the prior 365.25-day Julian Calendar that was slow by 7.8 days per millennium, and that was extended into the BC/BCE era by 20th-century astronomers .... Also, some computer orrery programs place this eclipse a thousand miles southwest of calibration and Daniel's record, and have eclipses of two previous years, May 19 557 BC early evening and annular of Jan 14 559 BC midmorning, sweeping down the valley, instead:-- and which calibration varies on minutia of solar system-local objectivity and dynamics]
** [NB. The Julian Calendar adjusted 90 days in 46-45 B.C. but later historians were known to have misinterpreted such corrections upon evidences farther from Rome: It was then possible that our Dec. 25 was such a misinterpretation of March 25 much nearer the birth and the comet's first days; Furthermore, the New Year used to be celebrated April 1st, near the Spring Equinox, but Pope Gregory's new Calendar moved New Year Day to January 1st;-- leaving April 1st to be a day celebrated with uncommon announcements such as five-leaf clovers]
    APPENDIX - notes in order of importance
  • 1. The lunar eclipse of Friday, April 3, 33, may not have been visible in Jerusalem: according to astronomical calculations the lunar eclipse terminated just before moon-rise, that evening. However, many scholars point to a lunar eclipse in a citation of the moon rising pale or red (in some Scripture - not obvious in the four Gospels). Although lunar eclipses are in general seen over much of the Earth (unlike solar eclipses which have very narrow shadow-paths), they are not plainly reddened or paled except near fullness. This has been much disputed: The rotation of the Earth itself is irregular over millennia, and has required scholars to research elsewhere. It may be that the report of the eclipse came from the Orient, later.
  • 2. The appearance of the comet at the birth of Jesus, is the most unusual aspect of the astronomical clock-work calculations in this article. The possibility that mankind follows this star-clock, held in Mind, and deduced in man's inspection of the visible (night) sky, is not unwarranted in itself; but the comparatively unpredictable nature of comets suggests that the appearance may have been serendipitous - something outstanding to cite - or, like the spurious occurrence of a mudbank, must be considered in regard to millions of years, during which the simple planetary rhythms repeat numerously, and, now may be the only time, for the conjunction of all the (considered) events. (Even that comet may be peculiar).
  • 3. The second-most unusual aspect of these calculations was finding John's unobserved, woman clothed with the sun, sign: I hadn't sought it until I related the fourteen months between star-sign and Jesus' birth, -and the ratio of months for a man to years for mankind,- and then I found it directly. It repeats in some fraction of about 3 (for the siding of planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, above, the ecliptic, and the moon, below) *1/5 (for the extended arrangement of four planets within 4.2° grand conjunction) ... or, 83*72*52*17/5 (for sun and moon in Virgo, the woman, yearly) ~ million years.
    • 3.b. A renewed prophecy may be redacted for St. John's woman, as we now have exact details. While 9/4-5/1861 was the middle of the astrological sign, Virgo, the woman, the constellation(s) have shifted by one sign over two millennia: Virgo, to Leo, the lion (as of Judah), but which St. John saw as the Son of man, crowned and wielding a sickle (with both hands), and ready to reap the Earth. The four planets (may be) the front-and-prominent points of (her) twelve-star crown, even as the four gospels represent the conjoined experience of the twelve disciples (or apostles): with Christ, represented by the fifth planet, which was the bright morning star, Venus, standing alone in Libra, the balance-book, but again, actually in Virgo, the woman, about 30 degrees above in the evening, 9/4, and below in the morning, 9/5, as coordinated to (Boston) where the perspective was upright both at evening and next morning (as both sun and moon passed sufficiently quickly: see orrery, sky view). Christian Science has again revealed woman's conception of her Christ-ideal, and following her true 'lion-hood' or 'Son-of-man-ship' in this age, basking in the warmth and light of Truth, rending or reaping from above, that which would obscure its ray on Earth, and crowned with the ongoing interpretation of the Gospels' Ten Commandments' Peace on Earth, is God's will to man. [Nota Bene: Historically Mrs. Eddy's, Science of Man, was published not long after the USA Civil War of 1861-65 (more accurately, the War of Secession, or un-Confederacy War, until the Confederacy of the USA remained alone) - the eagle's wings after the dragon's flood after the archangels' war]
  • 4. Interestingly, ca. "10 P.M." of the fourth day (3.66 days) ca. 5 B.C., began the dream of time - and may correspond with the first advent's schedule. Ca. "10 P.M." of the sixth day (5.66 days) ca. A.D. 1996, begins the dream of man and beast - possibly a reference to the much-touted 'rapture-of-being'. (REV)
  • 5. A prophetic year of 365.25 years, as a self-centered repetition pointing to a vain apparition, [may be] DANIEL:8's 2300 mornings and evenings (1150 day cycles) of the whimsical Mercury-synodic-day (116 Earth days, as Daniel's estimate of the erratic star; more exactly 115.88 by astronomical reduction), being the interval from DANIEL's last recorded year, the third of Cyrus, ca. 536 B.C., to the 'fulcrum', January, 170 B.C.
    • 5.b. Likewise REVELATION's 3.5 years, 42 months, and 1260 days are the high, low, and median estimates for Mercury's variable representation of a prophetic interval of 400 years. This we (shall) find consistent with the final development prophesied for Christian Science. (see later article)
    • 5.c. DANIEL's astronomical accuracy appears to have been approximated to whole numbers plus simple fractions, maybe quarters (29.5, 116, 365.25, 584 days, etc.), and we should have similarly approximated our own calculations, eg. 3.5*584-169 = A.D. 1875, etc.
  • 6. Daniel was not alone in his interest in the cosmos, the order of the stars, planets, moon, and sun, Before his time, Jeremiah asked how shall the heaven be measured or the Earth fathomed? In Nebuchadnezzar's time, Isaiah, referring to Lucifer the 'light-bearer' asked how is it that a star might be cast loose from the night sky wherein are thousands of stars fixed and some wandering, that (it) clings near to the sun at the very side of the pit (of night) - as indeed Venus, and Mercury, while the other planets and the moon go more freely all the way around , all the way across the stellar matrix, or pit of night, to pass again the sun, each at is own speed. DANIEL:7 referred to either of these as, the Ancient of days, that is, full (ripe) of daylight, enduring mere hundreds of days (synodically) as though removed (extracted) from the day sun, and sitting with morning beams; and a comet, like the Son of man, approaching and receiving rulership (increased brightness). Daniel watched all night until the morning light overwhelmed the constellated beasts. (His cover of heaven, meant, the black sky with stars peeking through; but if instead, the hazy obscuration by morning light, the comet and planet may exchange: the comet spews the firey stream, and the planet(s) wax and wane like mankind). Centuries later, St. John beheld a higher purpose to these two, as representing the Christ, the anointed, and the anti-Christ.
    • 6.b. JOB, too, was asked by his enlarging thought of God, where is the foundation (substance) of the heavens and the Earth; where is the place (substance) of darkness (of night - as the sun is the 'place' whence emanates the day); and, where (were you) when the morning stars sang together (when the five planets gathered at their closest, presumably occurring most noticeably and auspiciously on certain morning(s) of some days before Job, thousands of years ago), and the sons of God shouted for joy (possibly referring to late in the era of Noah, as records the Bible's alertness to the sons of God seeking beautiful Earth women, the daughters of men, for wives - and possibly then to the slightly nearer time of Peleg, "when the world was divided," referring to the diaspora at the time of the tower of Babel, as this was indeed a time of gathering together and shouting for joy, until a few weeks had passed and the planets (and the people) all went on their own ways). Such an astronomical event may be found by searching an orrery back through the millennia, for any desired clustering nearness, and we may presume a good case has been so spotted. Astronomers in their spare time oft treat themselves to such wisdom: A 5-degree conjunction, like knuckles on a fist held at arm's length, may occur at thirty-thousand year intervals, and last a week; a 10-degree conjunction, every four-thousand years.
    • 6.c. Yet other testament refers to that which was hidden from the foundation of the Earth, that which occurred just before the founding of our Earth in orbit about our sun. Indeed as DANIEL imputes: there has been much running to and fro, and knowledge has greatly increased.
    • 6d. An extracurricular corroboration of the schedule comes in a document, The EPISTULA APOSTOLORUM, of the Apostles reputedly meeting with Jesus ca. A.D. 35 (coarsely), and being foretold of the coming of the Father Himself, 150 years hence. The extant document appeared centuries after Jesus' time, in Ethiopian, Coptic, and a fragment in Latin - the Coptic reads the year differently. The year, A.D. 185, coincides with a solar eclipse in the region, and proportioning years-to-months from Jesus' birth in 5 B.C., may coincide with a solar eclipse (elsewhere) ca. early A.D. 2334, near our estimated final time. Christ Jesus was well aware of the solar eclipse process, and depicts such in MARK:13, as the sun darkened by the moon, the moon's Earth-side dark, the heavens shaken as by solar corona and flares, stars and meteors brilliant as at night, and on Earth, the clouds and "angelic" breezes as the eclipse approaches and recedes, and the moon-shadow sweeping mightily across the land and sky, and the people gathered from every nation on Earth in crowds outdoors to view the spectacle. Note in Jesus' own usage, the moon-shadow refers to the temporal Son of Man, as the month paces a man - subsequent usage in the epistle may impute this to the coming of the Father, perhap having relegated the lunar eclipse itself to the son per the crucifixion eclipse; Or better also in A.D. 185, December 7, a supernova appeared near Alpha Centaurus on the southern horizon. But this was said to reassure his disciples that even at the coming of the Father, the Earth yet remains as a waking-dream, understood.
  • 7. Lastly it is reassuring and confirming that (the mathematical process of) this ratiocination produces only one answer for and between the advents of Christ Jesus and Christian Science, and DANIEL's fulcrum end of time: if one moves, they all move.
DANIEL (and subsequently St. John) played with a kind of tinker-toy clock: the pieces he had, but to put them together remained for others, until our time.

[We must note here in closing that the plausible actual would become speculative if we merely imagine what persons may have done, said, meant ... the importance is in the demonstration of the Christ Science: not to rediscover that which is today abundant, but discern and live it]

The teachings hereïn are not secularized nor classified: Sunday School pupils, Primary Class students, Normal Class graduates, scholars, researchers, astronomers, scientists, governments, find this coursework timely, modern, global, historical, democratic. The syllabus is the ALMS Program: Astronomics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Systematics: Scientific inferentiation on Holy Biblical Scripture: What actually happened.

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