Sunday, November 11, 2018

Our Father’s Calendar on Playing Cards


Overview


Decks of cards were originally not just for game playing; they were also for teaching and memorizing important information.  Old newspapers state they were used for teaching children also.  Most interesting though is that the deck of cards does agree with our Father in Heaven’s solar calendar that was documented in the Book of Enoch, Book of Jubilees and the Dead Sea Scrolls. 




The European countries did use different suits.  The card deck above was produced in 1990 after Germany was reunited and it reflects an Austrian hybrid deck used to help players learn the suits.  The cards also differed in other ways; such as the King face cards changed sometimes to show local the countries historical kings.  Some countries have Queen Cards and other showed Knight Cards.  Here in America we use the French playing card version.  All cards decks with 52 cards do reflect our Father in Heaven’s calendar. 

The origin of playing cards was different depending on which old newspaper I read. Wikipedia says that playing cards arrived in Europe from Mamluk Egypt around 1370 and were already reported in France in 1377. The French suit insignia was derived from German suits around 1480. I did find one newspaper that agrees with Wikipedia that the cards were used in Egypt and that article is very interesting (shown below).


1908 news –Cards played in Egypt during Joseph’s reign.  
Column 1 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93053726/1908-11-07/ed-1/seq-9.pdf

The deck of cards was in use before Pope Gregory implemented the calendar changes in 1582.  These calendar changes would definitely helped use to forget the meaning behind the playing cards.

52 Weeks per Year & 52 Cards


A deck of cards has 52 cards and there are 52 weeks in each year.  Therefore, there is a card for every week of the calendar year.




4 Seasons per Year & 4 Suits


There are 4 seasons and 4 suits of cards in each deck.  Each season has 13 weeks with 91 day each.  Each suit has 13 cards that total 91.  The red suits represent the days after the spring equinox when the days are getting longer.  The black suits represent the days after the fall equinox when the days are getting shorter.  This proves a solar calendar also since lunar calendars are not aligned to the equinoxes and solstices.



12 Months per Year & 12 Court Cards


There are 12 months in a year and 12 Court cards (cards with faces).



364 Days in a Year & Cards Total 364


According to the Book of Enoch, Jubilees and the Dead Sea Scrolls there are 364 days in a year and if you add the values of each card together you get a sum of 364.  Our ancestor’s ancient calendar was based on a sidereal day which is a 364 day year.  Today’s calendar is based on a topical year of 365.25 days.




The Joker


The Joker was not part of the original deck of cards.  It was introduced in America during the civil war and was created as a trump card to play the game Euchre.  Other countries later added Joker cards.


Suits



Based on reading old newspapers and Wikipeda, these are the suits which represent seasons and classes of men.


Note:  I added pictures of the Greek cards suits based on dictionary descriptions.  Wikipedia does not reflect Greek suits.

1920 news –‘How Hearts & Spades Began’
column 4  https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87057262/1920-09-09/ed-1/seq-8.pdf

Hearts, Cups & Roses – Spring


The French and Germans named this suit ‘hearts’.  The Italians and Spanish called this suit ‘cups’.  The Swiss-Germans called it ‘roses’.  The Greeks called this suit κούπα (koúpa) which means a cup (drinking vessel) or liquid measure
The suit of hearts was assigned to the clergy and was the symbol for spring.  In this quarter is when Passover and the Last Super occur.  The heart might be the symbol for blood.
“And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, even that which is poured out for you.”  ASV Luke 22:20

Diamonds, Tiles, Coins & Bells - Summer


The bells used in the Swiss and Germen suits are called either Jingle Bells or Sleigh Bells and they were fastened to horse harnesses that pulled carriages or sleighs.

Bells are also associated with clocks, indicating the hour by the striking of bells. The word clock comes from the Latin word cloca which means bell. Bells in clock towers or bell towers can be heard over long distances, which was especially important in the time when clocks were too expensive for widespread use.  I’m sure the Church bells rang when the Church service was preparing to start.

This suit is associated with citizens, merchants and tradespeople in the summer months; therefore they associated it with coins, horses going to town, and trading goods.

Spades, Pike, Sword, Shield, & Leaves – Autumn or Fall



Spades was associated with nobility or military.  It occurs in the fall during the time of the final harvest and the leaves falling when they held the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and went to the Feast of Tabernacles.  This suit may represent this verse in prophecy.

“And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two edged sword; that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty.” DR Rev 19:15

Clubs, Clovers & Acorns - Winter


The Greek word is σπαθί (spathí) meaning club, sword or weapon.

This suit was associated with peasants and farmers.  The old newspaper above stated is was originally a clover which is also known as a shamrock.  Saint Patrick’s Day occurs during the winter season.  Saint Patrick’s Day is the celebration of removing the snakes from Ireland.  Winter is also when the Feast of Purim was held when they purified the land with a battle.  Therefore, this might represent past battles with weapons.  This also might represent the trinity since Saint Patrick taught the trinity with a shamrock.
  

Paris Portrait Deck


Reflected below are the court cards that are also known as face cards.  This deck is called the Paris Portrait Deck and old newspaper do reflect that these cards represent the people shown below, with the exception of Rachel since one old newspaper stated it was Esther of the bible.

I do wonder if the king originally stood for Abraham since he was promised kings from his loins and the queen represents Sarah since her name means queen.  The Jacks could be Jacob Israel just like the Union Jack represents him.



The queen sentiments came from a newspaper article below.  Another newspaper stated they represented prudence, laws, liberty, and equity.


Note:  The eighth month is named after Athena in the Septuagint version of the bible. The eighth month did occur during the autumn season.


Conclusion


The deck of cards can be used to teach the calendar, seasons, bible stories, about past royalty, and about heroine events of the past.  These would be important teaching lessons for our children.  The deck of cards also proves our past calendar of 364 days as stated in Enoch, Jubilees and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

House of Cards

Sources & More Information


1890 news – A Pack of Playing Cards
1877 news – the origin of playing cards, column 5 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84031492/1877-11-10/ed-1/seq-9.pdf
1878 news – Sacred history and card playing

1882 news – the history of printing cards, last column https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015483/1882-05-02/ed-1/seq-1.pdf
1893 news – Playing Cards, Curious facts concerning their history, column 5 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94052989/1893-02-25/ed-1/seq-7.pdf
1894 news – origins of the figures on cards, column 1
1900 news – ‘Kings & Knaves’ Playing Cards concerning their origin, column 1 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1894-09-29/ed-1/seq-14.pdf
1903 news – the history of playing cards, column 3 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015679/1902-12-26/ed-1/seq-5.pdf


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Earth Centric Weekday Planet Names


Overview


The Old Testament reflects our days of the week were to be represented by numbers only; Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc.  Sometime after that the days of the weeks were all assigned names based on our solar system.  The descendants of Noah used the knowledge from their forefather Enoch to tell time based on the sun and used the moon as a sign of proper alignment.  Flavius Josephus, a first century historian, tells us that Noah and his forefathers lived many years so that they would have time to work on astronomical and geometrical discoveries:

God afforded them a longer time of life on account of their virtue, and the good use they made of it in astronomical and geometrical discoveries, which would not have afforded the time of foretelling [the periods of the stars] unless they had lived six hundred years; for the great year is completed in that interval.”

Therefore, the descendants of Noah may have discovered more about our solar system then what Enoch had documented for them.  Based on the information in our bibles and information in the book of Enoch, it would appear that they had a good understanding of our solar system.  Plus they left us monuments like Stonehenge in England and in other places in our world that proved they understood the solar system. Plus the ancient pyramids of Giza and Teotihuacan are aligned to the sun and Orion’s belt.   

The word planet is not in our bibles since the ancients called them stars.  The planets were considered ‘wondering stars’ and they may have been considered ‘morning stars’ in our bible.   Our ancestors did think that the planets orbited the earth and not the sun.  For over 2000 years our ancestors used the Geocentric (earth centric; planets orbited the earth) model based on Aristotle (b. 384BC) and Ptolemy (b. 100 AD) work and observations. The Geocentric model was known to exist priorto Socrates (b. 470 BC).  In 1543 Catholic cleric named Copernicus published a Heliocentric (sun centric:  planet orbited the sun) model which was later supported by Galileo and became the model used today.  Then 39 years later Pope Gregory changed our calendar starting in 1582 which was not accepted by all Christian countries until 1922.  The Russians did not change to the Pope’s calendar until 1918 after the October Revolution which resulted in Tsar Nicholas was forced into abdication. Greece was the last country to accept the Pope’s calendar in 1922 which did not occur until after the 11 Sept 1922 revolution.   Christians were slow to accept both the heliocentric model and the Pope’s calendar changes.  Our weekdays being named after planets occurred during the time our ancestors believed in a geocentric model.


A larger picture can be viewed at the link below. The numbers on the left side of picture represent the planets distance to the center of the earth.  Notice the meridian was located in North America back then.  The right side shows the time it takes each planet to orbit the earth.


Weekday Names are Planets


The table below is from the 1903 Encyclopedia Biblica, Volume 4, page5291, and it shows how the Babylon planet names transitioned into our current day English names:


This bible encyclopedia goes on to state that the planet that resided over the first hour of the day presided over the whole day.



Our bibles do mention the morning and evening stars in these verses:

Or did I order the morning light in thy time; and did the morning star then first see his appointed place; to lay hold of the extremities of the earth, to cast out the ungodly out of it?” Sep Job 38:12-13 

And dost thou understand the band of Pleias, and hast thou opened the barrier of Orion? Or wilt thou reveal Mazuroth (Zodiac) in his season, and the evening star with his rays? Wilt thou guide them? And knowest thou the changes of heaven, or the events which take place together under heaven?” Sep Job 38:31-33

He [Simon the high priest] shone in his days as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full.” DR Sirach 50:6

As I also have received of my Father: and I will give him the morning star.” Rev 2:28

I Jesus have sent my angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.” DR Rev 22:16

This Wright’s Almanac published in 1880 shows the morning and evening stars for that year on the last page.


Planet Weekday Name Progression


Reflected below is my study of the weekday name transitioning to planet names.  I do believe that observing each planet’s orbit is not an issue.  The bible issue regarding Marduk and others was that they made graven images that they worshiped to represent these planets on earth which was against the laws of Moses (Exodus 20:4).

Below is further proof that the days of the week have not changed and that the 7th day called Saturday is the Sabbath day (see more info here).

Planet Weekday Name Progression
Laws of Moses
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7, Sabbath
Babylon Planet Names

(Babylon captivity 586BC to 522BC)
Sin (Moon) or Nanna
Nergal (Mars)
Nabu (Mercury)
Marduk, Bel or Baal (Jupiter)
Istar or Beltis (Venus)
(see below)
Ninib (Saturn)
Ancient Greek in our Bible
ΚυριακήKyriakí
(Lord’s day κύριος ,kýrios)
Δευτέρα -Deftéra (2nd)
Τρίτη - Tríti
(3rd)
Τετάρτη -Tetárti
(4th)
Πέμπτη -Pémpti
(5th)
ΠαρασκευήParaskeví
Σάββατο -Sávvato (sábbaton, Sabbath)
Ancient
Latin Vulgate
Dominica





(Sabbath day)
Latin
(Sun)
(Moon)
(Mars)
(Mercury)
(Jovis, Jupiter, father Jove or Zeus)
(Saturn, ‘to sow’)
French
Dimanche
Lundi
Mardi
Mercredi
Jeudi
Vendredi
Samedi
German
Sonntag
Montag
Diens (Zivis) tag
Mittwoch (middle of week) or Wodanstag
Donners (Thors) tag
Frei (Freias) tag
Samstag
Current
English
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Note:  The German’s called our Father in Heaven Odin and the Latin Vulgate calls our Father Adonai in verses Exodus 6:3 and Judith 16:16.  I’m sure they are one of the same.  Wednesday represents our Father in Heaven’s Feasts of Joy as I documentedon this page.


Reflected below is Venus above the horizon on the spring equinox just like the Babylonians would see.  Some years though Venus is below the horizon and they would not have seen it.  I believe that they knew the timing of when Venus would appear on the Spring Equinox above the horizon.


Geocentric verses Heliocentric


The picture and table below is shown so that the differences between the two models can be identified.  The main difference is that the earth and sun trade places.


from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Geocentric_model#/media/File:Ptolemaic_system_(PSF).png

The table below reflects the Geocentric orbit days from Ptolemy’s diagram above.  The Heliocentric orbit days come from Wikipedia.




The Seven Pointed Star & our Weekday Names


Below is a 7 pointed star that reflects how the weekdays were named and ordered based on the planets in our solar system according to Ptolemy’s Geocentric order.  This is further proof that they used a Geocentric model in ancient times.



Notice that the blue outer circle order is in the earth centric order and not the sun centric order.

The days of the week order and the seven pointed star is well documented from many sources, here is a couple:

https://joedubs.com/seven-alchemical-planets-week/

There are lots of Pagan versions, of the days of the week on the 7 pointed star, also on the internet, here is a couple:


Geocentric - is it Biblical?


The book of Enoch and the bible tend to reflect the earth’s relationships to the sun, plants and stars using the earth centric model.  There are many old diagrams showing that many Israelites in the past thought the center of the universe was earth and the sun and other stars rotated around the earth (see links below).  Below are a few verses that show the sun moves, therefore confirming their belief in an earth centric model:

And I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed and whither they come again, and their glorious return, and how one is superior to the other, and their stately orbit, and how they do not leave their orbit, and they add nothing to their orbit and they take nothing from it, and they keep faith with each other, in accordance with the oath by which they are bound together. And first the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to the commandment of the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name for ever and ever. And after that I saw the hidden and the visible path of the moon, and she accomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and by night-the one holding a position opposite to the other before the Lord of Spirits.” Enoch 41:5-7

The sun was risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into Segor.” Sep Gen 19:23 

And he hanged the king of Gai on a gallows; and he remained on the tree till evening: and when the sun went down, Joshua gave charge, and they took down his body from the tree, and cast it into a pit, and they set over him a heap of stones until this day.” Sep Jos 8:29 

Who commands the sun, and it rises not; and he seals up the stars.” Sep Job 9:7 

In the sun he has set his tabernacle; and he comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber: he will exult as a giant to run his course. His going forth is from the extremity of heaven, and his circuit to the other end of heaven: and no one shall be hidden from his heat.” Sep Psa 19:5-6

And the sun and the moon stood still, until God executed vengeance on their enemies; and the sun stood still in the midst of heaven; it did not proceed to set till the end of one day.” Sep Jos 10:13 

And this is the law and the course of the sun, and his return as often as he returns sixty times and rises, i.e. the great luminary which is named the sun, for ever and ever. And that which (thus) rises is the great luminary, and is so named according to its appearance, according as the Lord commanded. As he rises, so he sets and decreases not, and rests not, but runs day and night, and his light is sevenfold brighter than that of the moon; but as regards size they are both equal.” Enoch 72:36-37

Here are verses stating the earth does not move.  I could not find a verse that states the earth has a course or circuit like the sun does in the verses above.

Who establishes the earth on her sure foundation: it shall not be moved for ever.” Sep Psa 104:5 

Let the whole earth fear before him; let the earth be established, and not be moved.” Sep 1Ch 16:30 

Say among the heathen, The Lord reigns: for he has established the world so that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people in righteousness.” Sep Psa 96:10 

Let the whole earth fear before him; let the earth be established, and not be moved.” Sep 1Ch 16:30 

For the day before the Sabbath, when the land was first inhabited, the praise of a Song by David. The Lord reigns; he has clothed himself with honour: the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength; for he has established the world, which shall not be moved.” Sep Psa 93:1 

Just another interesting fact is that the earth was created on day one; therefore it was made without the requirement of having a sun to orbit.  The sun and moon were not created until the fourth day.  We are also told on day one of creation that light was also created; therefore, there was light prior to the creation of the sun.

In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. But the earth was unsightly and unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the water. And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good, and God divided between the light and the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night, and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” Sep Gen 1:1-5 

The Revelation to John also shows the sun and moon will not be required when Jesus returns:

And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.” DR Rev 21:22-23

And night shall be no more: and they shall not need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall enlighten them, and they shall reign for ever and ever.” DR Rev 22:5

Flavius Josephus, a first century historian, tells us that the lampstand’s (candlestick) branches represented the planets and the sun was included.  Therefore, this would represent an earth centric model like the seven pointed star.

Over against this table, near the southern wall, was set a candlestick of cast gold, hollow within, being of the weight of one hundred pounds, which the Hebrews call Chinchares; if it be turned into the Greek language, it denotes a talent.  It was made with its knops, and lilies, and pomegranates, and bowls (which ornaments amounted to seventy in all); by which means the shaft elevated itself on high from a single base, and spread itself into as many branches as there are planets, including the sun among them.  It terminated in seven heads, in one row, all standing parallel to one another; and these branches carried seven lamps, one by one, in imitation of the number of the planets. These lamps looked to the east and to the south, the candlestick being situate obliquely.” Antiquities.3.6.7:144-146


When any person entered into the temple, its floor received them. This part of the temple therefore was in height sixty cubits, and its length the same; whereas its breadth was but twenty cubits: but still that sixty cubits in length was divided again, and the first part of it cut off at forty cubits, and had in it three things that were very wonderful and famous among all mankind; the candlestick, the table [OF SHEW BREAD], and the altar of incense. Now, the seven lamps signified the seven planets; for so many there were springing out of the candlestick. Now, the twelve loaves that were upon the table signified the circle of the zodiac and the year.” War.5.5.5:215-217

More information and sources:

Conclusion


I’m not an astronomer so I really do not know what orbits what. I posted this so that I may learn more from others. I just know that our ancestor did believe in an earth centric model and the way our weekdays are named is proof of this.  Many things were changed on our calendar since the time of Christ.  Below is a summary of the changes.  More information about Enoch’s calendar can be found here.