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1. Jeremiah
chs. 45 to 48
2. Megaliths:
Velikovsky and Calendar Change
3. Biblical Significance of Calendar Change.


1. Jeremiah chs. 45 to 48
Ch.45: Jeremiah delivers a prophecy to Baruch who writes it down. Jeremiah speeks of the branch from the top of a cedar being plucked by an eagle and replanted in the city of merchants. This has been interpreted to refer to the Royal House of David which in the person of Princess Tea Tephi was to be replanted in the British Isles.

Ch.46: Jermiah predicts that Pharoah Necho with all the forces of Egypt and her African allies will wage war against Babylon and be defeated.

Ch.47: The Philisitines will be separated from their Phoenician allies (Tyre, Sidon) and defeated.

Ch.48: Moab will be destroyed and its people exiled. In the latter Times the exiles of Moab will return.

2. Megaliths: Velikovsky and Calendar Change
As you should remember Jeremiah predicted that the Migratory Path of Lost Israelites to the west
would be reconstructed by their descendants using the evidence of Megalithic monuments.
This path exists.
The conventional dating of these monuments does not allow them to be associated with the Lost Ten Tribes who came much later.
There is archaeological evidence proving the conventional dating to be wrong.
In addition, the Megalithic Monuments are aligned in accordance with the present solar calendar.
This calendar has only been valid according to Immanuel Velikovsky since 700 BCE.
If  Velikovsky is correct this proves that the megalithic monuments were set up when Brit-Am says they were..

The URL below criticize Velikovsky but to our mind is not convincing.
From our perspective, there are two aspects to the arguments of Velikovsky:
a. The change in the length of the year around 700 BCE.
b. What caused this change and the events accompanying it.
We are interested in whether the change in the length of year (i.e. no.a) took place.
Everything else is subsidiary tot his question but it is to be expected that the arguments of Velikovsky
will be discounted on other counts, i.e. no.b

The URL below appears to be UNRELIABLE concerning the Hebrew calendar and relies on
conventional references. Nevertheless it is useful for an overall historical view
 and a summary of Velikovsky

<<A look at the various ancient civilizations reveals the following, as outlined by Immanuel Velikovsky in a work well-footnoted and entitled Worlds in Collision: The old Babylonian year was composed of 360 days, a fact which was understood by scholars even before the cuneiform script was deciphered. The old Babylonian year consisted of twelve months of thirty days each. The Assyrian year consisted of 360 days; a decade consisted of 3,600 days. Assyrian documents refer to months of thirty days, counted from crescent to crescent. The ancient Persian year was made up of 360 days of twelve months of thirty days each. The Egyptian year was made up of 360 days before it was changed to 365 by the addition of five days. The calendar of the Eber Papyrus, a document of the New Kingdom, has a year of twelve months with thirty days each. The new moon festivals were very important in the days of the Eighteenth Dynasty, observed at thirty day intervals. There is a statement found as a gloss on a manuscript of Timaeus that the calendar of a solar year of 360 days was introduced by the Hyksos after the fall of the Middle Kingdom. The Book of Sothis, erroneously credited to the Egyptian priest Manetho, as well as Georgius Syncellus, the Byzantine chronologist, both maintain that originally the additional five days did not follow the 360 days of the calendar but were introduced at a later time. The Mayan year consisted of 360 days; later five days were added, and every fourth year another day was added. In ancient South America the year consisted of 360 days, divided into twelve months. In China the year consisted of 360 days divided into twelve months of thirty days each. When the year changed from 360 to 3653, the Chinese added five and one-quarter days to their year. Plutarch wrote that in the time of Romulus, the Roman year was made up of 360 days only, and various Latin authors say the ancient month was thirty days in length (Velikovsky, pp. 124, 332?340).

           <<Numerous evidences are preserved, Velikovsky tells us, which prove that prior to the year of 3653 days the year was only 360 days long. The texts of the Veda period, for example, refer to a year of 360 days. Passages of the length of the year are found in all the Brahmanas. The Vedas nowhere mention an intercalary period while repeatedly stating that the year consisted of 360 days. There is no mention of the five or six days associated with the solar year. This Hindu year was divided into twelve months with thirty days each. In their astronomical works, the Brahmans used very ingenious geometric methods and their failure to discern that the year of 360 days was five and one-quarter days short seems baffling. In all their historical computations Hindu chronology utilized a month of thirty days and a year of 360 days. All over the world we find at some time the calendar of 360 days, and that at some later time, about the seventh century before the present era, five days were added to the end of the year (Velikovsky, pp. 330?331, 341).

<<In the seventh or eighth centuries bc five additional days were added to the year under conditions which caused them to be regarded as unfavorable. From about the seventh century bc, the length of the Hindu year became 365? days, even though the older system was not discarded. The reason for the worldwide identity of time reckoning between the fifteenth and eighth centuries bc was due to the movement of the Earth along its orbit, and the revolutions of the moon during that historical period. The length of the lunar month must have been exactly thirty days and the length of the year apparently did not vary more than a few hours from 360 days. Then something happened. A series of catastrophes occurred that changed both the axis and orbit of both the Earth and the moon as well as the length of the ancient year. As a result of repeated disturbances, the Earth changed from an orbit of 360 days to one of 3653 days and the month changed from thirty days to twenty-nine and one-half (Velikovsky, pp. 338, 332, 342).

For More on the Megalithic Path of Migration see:
Biblical Proofs: Dolmens and the Bible

Answer to Queries on Archaeology Question no.3:
What do
 Dolmens and other megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge tell us?

Dolmens by Yair Davidiy


Dolmens in Biblical Codes

3. Biblical Significance of Calendar Change.
Q. Does the idea that the length of the year has changed
affect our relationship to the Hebrew Calendar?
Answer: No. The Elders were commanded to so arrange the Calendar every year so
that the feast of Passover would fall in the Springtime.
<<ABIB>: In Hebrew ABIB (pronounced "Aviv") means "springtime".
They had to keep the Passover in the Springtime.
Springtime is determined by the sun , i.e. by the solar
Months were determined by the moon by the lunar calendar.
The solar and lunar calendars overlap but do not coincide.
In order to make the two coincide the lunar calendar had to be regularly "juggled" with.
The Date of each New Month was fixed by witnesses who had seen the New Moon
and came to testify before the Sages.
The Sages could put off accepting this testimony for a day if they thought it necessary.
If there was a chance of  Passover not coinciding with Springtime an extra day
could be added to some of the  months and when necessary an extra month to the year.
This was all done in accordance with astronomical observations of great accuracy.
[A similar or identical system was employed by the Druids in Britain and Ireland].
After the Jews were exiled from the Land of Israel in the time of the Romans
it was no longer feasible due to persecution and harassment for the necessary consultations to be made on an ongoing basis.
A permanent calendar that determined the length of each year in advance was necessary.
The Calendar was henceforth therefore to be determined by mathematical calculations
that were intended to be valid until such time as a recognized authority (such as a Sanhedrin)
should decide otherwise.
In other words up until the time of the Later Roman Empire the Hebrew Calendar
The accuracy of the present Hebrew Calendar may be seen from the following example:
The Hebrew Calendar says that the average length of a lunar month is:
29.530590 days.
Care Sagan the chief scientist of NASA computed the average length of a lunar month as
29.530588 days.
A German study (Loudolt Boernstein Group, vol.1 2.2.4, 1965) put it at: 29.530589
the difference between this later calculation and the Hebrew one being    0.000001 days.
(source: Zamir Cohen).
More refined calculations may yet show the one of the Hebrew Calendar to be the most reliable.
Nevertheless, some people for religious or ideological reasons do not accept the present Hebrew Calendar.
It is not our task or desire to argue with them.
We are just saying that from a Biblical and Jewish point of view there is nothing the matter with considering the
possibility that the length of the year has changed.

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