Do you love to watch God’s sky?
Do lunar and solar eclipses interest you?
Then you may be aware there will be a lunar eclipse tomorrow, coinciding with a “super-bright” Jupiter.
Which brings me to today’s topic: the recent eclipse phenomena.
For those who aren’t aware, we recently experienced an unusual, perhaps Biblical, phenomenon. In the years 2014 and 2015, a lunar eclipse coincided with two major Jewish holy days – Passover and Tabernacles.
Passover is in the spring; Tabernacles is in the Fall.
So, there were lunar eclipses on both the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in the year 2014. Then, the next year in 2015, there were lunar eclipses again on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles.
Additionally, there was a solar eclipse on the Jewish New Year, between the two sets of lunar eclipses.
When this happens, it’s called a “Tetrad.”
What makes it a phenomenon is that the Tetrad coincided with major Jewish holidays.
The reason solar and lunar eclipses are significant to Bible students is because of several verses that indicate the sun and moon were given to us as a sign to mark the seasons and times in which we live (Genesis 1:14; Luke 21:25.)
This was the first Tetrad to coincide with major Jewish Feasts in 46 years. The last one was in 1967 and 1968.
For those aware of Israeli history, you’ll recognize this as the date the Holy City of Jerusalem was regained by Israel in the Six-Day War.
The last Tetrad to coincide with Jewish Feasts prior to 1967 was 1949 and 1950. Ironically, Israel became a nation in 1948.
There will not be another event like this in the next century.
Obviously, the Tetrads paired with the major Jewish Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles means something. We’ve yet to find out what they mean, but I’ve got my eyes open.
I hope you do too!
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