Monday, December 7, 2015
Revelation 21-Yahweh’s Precious Gemstones Preserved
I had been researching the 12 Tribes of Israel camp arrangement (Numbers chapter 2) in comparison to the Mazzaroth (Zodiac) and the stones in the Breastplate of Judgement and wondered if our current day birth stones were involved (I may have heard this somewhere or Yahweh was directing me). So I looked up birthstones on Wikipedia for insight and found a list of gemstones for each constellation in the Mazzaroth (Zodiac) and found that these stones were almost identical to the New Jerusalem foundation stones in Revelation 21:19 (see below). I figured since the original Hebrew solar calendar was preserved in the Zodiac that maybe the birthstones preserved the original stones in the Breastplate of Judgment. I used the birthstones and foundation stones as a guide for coming up with the original stones used for the Breastplate of Judgment. There are many different bible translations for the same stone. Below is my conclusion on what the Breastplate looked like based on reviewing these sources: Strong’s definitions of the Masoretic text, the Septuagint, Antiquities of the Judahites by Josephus, Revelation chapter 21 foundation stones and Mazzaroth stones or birth stones.
The preservation of Yahweh’s precious gemstone’s, within the European tradition of the birthstones, is more proof that the Europeans are the true Israelites of the bible.
(Note: Yahweh does not want us using the Mazzaroth to decide our personal future. The Mazzaroth is Yahweh’s story in the Heavens of his son Yehshua (Jesus).)
Below are the instructions Yahweh gave for making the Breastplate of Judgment:
“And thou shalt set in it four rows of stones: in the first row shall be a sardius stone, and a topaz, and an emerald: In the second a carbuncle, a sapphire and a jasper. In the third a ligurius, an agate, and an amethyst: In the fourth a chrysolite, an onyx, and a beryl. They shall be set in gold by their rows. And they shall have the names of the children of Israel: with twelve names shall they be engraved, each stone with the name of one according to the twelve tribes.” Exodus 28:17 (DR)
According to the book Antiquities of the Judahites by Josephus
“These are the names of the sons of Israel; Ruben, Symeon, Levi, Juda, Issachar, Zabulon, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Nephthali, Gad, Aser.” Septuagint 1 Ch 2:1-2
The pictures of each gemstone came from Wikipedia.
This is my first choice for the arrangement since the Hebrew language is written right to left. Also because when various arrangements are sited in the bible, East is listed first (i.e. the camp arrangement) – so East would be on the right. This is probably because they used the solar calendar and the sun rises in the East. Reuben's stone is odem in Hebrew, which comes from adom meaning redness.
This is my second choice since when Numbers, chapter 2, states the 12 tribes camp arrangement it states the center position first, then fills in each side.
This is my third choice and it is only here since the bible translators may have corrected the right- left order to left-right order when the bible was translated.
Below is the Number chapter 2, twelve tribe’s camp arrangement showing Yahweh’s precious stones. Note that Judah was named first on the East, then Reuben to the South in a clockwise circle.
Below are Yahweh’s precious foundation stones in the order of the Mazzaroth according to Revelation chapter 21. Notice that these stones are not in the same arrangement as the 12 tribe’s camp since Yahweh will be creating a New Jerusalem. Plus the 12 tribes camp is listed in a clockwise fashion and in the New Jerusalem the stones are in a counter clockwise direction and follow the same direction as the earth does around the sun. These are actually foundation stones and the gates will actually be pearl.
Revelation 21: And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and in the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east, three gates: and on the north, three gates: and on the south, three gates: and on the west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that spoke with me, had a measure of a reed of gold, to measure the city and the gates thereof, and the wall. And the city lieth in a foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the golden reed for twelve thousand furlongs, and the length and the height and the breadth thereof are equal. And he measured the wall thereof an hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which is of an angel. And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper stone: but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper: the second, sapphire: the third, a chalcedony: the fourth, an emerald: The fifth, sardonyx: the sixth, sardius: the seventh, chrysolite: the eighth, beryl: the ninth, a topaz: the tenth, a chrysoprasus: the eleventh, a jacinth: the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, one to each: and every several gate was of one several pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 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.
Reflected below are the traditional stones that are recognized for each constellation in the Mazzaroth. As you review these stones, you will notice that not much has changed. Some of the stones may have changed once the Israelites moved into Europe since they may have adopted a stone that was more readily available in Europe.
Josephus states that these gemstones were of immense value, therefore, the ordinary person would not be able to afford them. Wikipedia states that the tradition of wearing a single birthstone, that represents your birth month, is only a few centuries old. Previous to the birth stone tradition, it was the tradition to change the stone you wore according to the season of the Mazzaroth. For example, during Passover you would be wearing either a Bloodstone or red Jasper ring. During the fall feasts you would wear a Carnelian ring. This old gemstone tradition would have been Yahshua centered instead of today’s self-centered birthstone.
When Yahweh’s solar calendar was changed to luni-solar months, this made it necessary to change the Mazzaroth gemstones to Luni-Solar months which changed the foundation stones to birth stones. Therefore Yahweh’s precious stone arrangement was lost over time. In 1912 the National Association of Jewelers met to standardize the luni-solar month birthstones in Kansas which further drifted us away from the meaning of Yahweh’s precious stones. For example they decided that the birthstone for April is the Diamond, however, the Diamond is not included in the Mazzaroth gemstones or the foundation stones. I had heard, in the past, that the diamond should not really be considered a precious stone since most women have a wedding ring with one on it so it must not be rare or precious. I’m positive that Yahweh’s gemstones are more valuable and precious.
While I researched each stone in Wikipedia, I noticed that a synthetic version was being produced of most all of them – as usual, Satan likes to creates a counterfeit of everything Yahweh says is precious.
To see more of my research sources on Yahweh’s precious stones, please see this document.