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Дата и время сообщения: 22 June 2005 at 09:18:50:
В ответ на сообщение: Re: Уважаемый gorm!
Quoting from Kissell,1941 (not trying to format -- sorry):
True enough, for in 4:7 we read-
. . . and the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a
calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast
was like a flying eagle.
The information obtained from this verse suggests an elegant and
easy solution. Since among the constellations of the Zodiac there is one
of "Lion," another, "Taurus" (a calf), the third "with a face of a man,"
"Aquarius," we feel rather certain that the fourth one, "like a flying
eagle" should also be found among the constellations of the Zodiac.
However, as a matter of fact, among the variety of "beasts" of the Zodiac,
at least if we use the twelve names that are generally accepted at
the present time, we find none with wings. Mr. Morozov presumes that
the constellation referred to is "Pegasus" (the "flying horse"). However,
this is a point where I decidedly disagree with Mr. Morozov. I
feel convinced that the constellation referred to as the "flying eagle" is
the constellation of "Scorpio." There are four reasons for such a conclusion
1. The constellation "Pegasus" has the face of a horse instead of that
of an eagle.
2. The knowledge of the Zodiac could descend to Jews by means of
two channels: (a) When Terah (the father of Abraham) was expelled
with all his family from the city of Ur of the Chaldeans by order of the
King, he migrated to Haran (Gen. 11:31) with Abraham, and they may
have brought with them the knowledge of the Zodiac, (b) It is also possible
that the Jews learned the Zodiac from the Babylonians during the
period of captivity. But whatever the source was, it appears that for
some obscure reasons, they changed the name of the constellation of
"Scorpio" to "Eagle." The fact is that the name "Eagle" was used by
Abraham's followers. For example, Ezekiel 1:10-
. . . as for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a
man and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the
face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.
3. Because under such assumption we find all four constellations in the
belt of the Zodiac, its constellations being supposed to exert a mysterious
power on' men.
4. Because the author of the Apocalypse is far from referring to
"some" four casually chosen constellations. It should be noted that the
constellation of "Lion" is exactly opposite that of "Aquarius," and that
"Taurus" is exactly opposite "Scorpio." Moreover, these four constellations
divide the sky into four equal parts of 90ш each.
The obvious truth will become more conspicuous if we recall that the ancient papers of the Persians reveal the existence of "Four Brilliant
Stars" indicating the true North, South, East, and West. It is a delight
to discover that there are four beautiful radiant stars in the sky, and that
all of them lie in the constellations referred to, namely:
Regulus in Leo
Fomalhaut in Aquarius
Aldebaran in Taurus
Antares in Scorpio (Eagle of the Hebrews).
It is also interesting because some 3000 years before our era, the position
of Fomalhaut indicated the true North, Regulus-the true South;
Aldebaran-the true East; and Antares-true West. It is also significant
that the author of the Apocalypse uses the names of the "beasts" in
a definite order: South, East, North, and West-i.e., in perfect rotation.
Perhaps it would be of interest to note that this analysis incidentally reveals
grave errors of punctuation in the translation of the text of Ezekiel
1:10. If, instead, the above text taken from the Bible (I used The Holy
Bible, Hardings' Royal Quarto Edition 1859), it were punctuated in the
manner suggested below, then its clear sense will be seen, while it certainly
is self-contradictory with its present punctuation.
The present punctuation:
As to the likeness of their faces,
they four had the face of a man and the
face of a lion on the right side;
And they four had the face of an ox on the left side;
they four had also the face of an eagle.
The suggested punctuation:
As to the likeness of their faces, they four had:
The face of a man, and the face of a lion ;
On the right side they four had the face of an ox;
On the left side they four also had the face of an eagle.
And that is exactly what Figure 1 represents. While with the former
punctuation, South is shown to the right; East is shown to the left; and
the position of the West (the Eagle) is not shown at all. As a matter
of fact, it appears that I have a perfect right to place the punctuation in
this manner, or in any other manner, for the reason that (as it was explained
to me by Mr. G. L. Rubin of the Semitic Division of the Library
of Congress) in the original Hebrew text of the Bible, there was no such
thing as punctuation whatsoever. Even the words were not separated
from each other; and each translator inserted all the punctuation signs,
following no rules whatsoever, but made them "just the way he felt
It appears that in Rev. 4:7 and Ezekiel 1:10 both authors emphasize
their reverence for the Four Cardinal Points. The significance of this
reverential regard toward four cardinal points is not known to me; however,
years ago I personally observed an old custom (of unknown origin)
which is practiced among Russian peasants, viz., making a sign of
the cross and bowing "towards all four sides" as a solemn proof that the
following speech is "Truth and only the Truth." The eighth verse of
Chapter 4, unexpectedly offers further proof of the correctness of our
theory, Rev. 4:8-
. . . and the four beasts had each of them six wings about him;
and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night,
saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and
is to come.
It follows, that each beast had six wings (most naturally three on the
left and three on the right). Inasmuch as an ordinary wing is more or
less of triangular form tapering towards its end and is slightly convex,
they do resemble spherical triangles (of the sky) tapering towards the
pole. Could we interpret the meaning of this verse as :
And each of the four cardinal points had six strips of the sky abort r
(hours of Right Ascension) which were filled with stars: They never
interrupted their mysterious rotation Admiring the Omnipotence of
the Deity, manifested in His creation . . .
Кстати, если придерживаться Морозовской планетной идентификации, нашлось еще одно "решение" - воскресенье 11 сентября 158 г.
Sure about this? Details? (Cannot any longer remember where I put the program, but I actually rechecked this a couple of years ago and did not see any new solutions.)