Wow-wow! "Exceedingly Rare" Solar Eclipse to Precede Passover Blood Moon
Tuly Weisz : Mar 12, 2015
Breaking Israel News
A total solar eclipse at the North Pole on the first day of spring occurs once every 100,000 years. For it to occur on the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar year is, however, entirely unprecedented …meaning that there has never been such a solar occurrence in human history. "[Therefore] if God is going to teach a lesson to humanity, to the entire world, there is no more symbolic location than the North Pole." -Bob O'Dell
(Israel)—An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next week over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning. (Simulation: Stellarium/via Universe Today)
There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nissan, the first month in the Biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has never happened before in human history.
"The concurrence and rarity of this natural event, together with the times in which we live, indicates the finger of God," Gidon Ariel, an Israeli Orthodox Jew told Breaking Israel News. Ariel serves as the co-founder and CEO of Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn "Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, to more deeply understand the roots of their faith, in an informal and loving manner" according to the group's website.
As stated in the Book of Exodus, "the first month" of Nissan is when God rescued the Nation of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Jewish tradition teaches that just as the first redemption happened in Nissan, so too the future redemption of the world will also occur in the month of Nissan.
Known by Jews as the "Holiday of Redemption," Passover takes place every year on the 15th day of Nissan, and as Hebrew months are based on a lunar cycle, the night when Jews sit down to their Passover Seder always has a full moon.
This year, much attention is being paid to Passover's full moon since it will be the third in a series of four "Blood Moons" taking place over the Jewish festivals.
Prominent Evangelical Christians such as John Hagee have noticed that a series of four blood moons, known as a "tetrad" which falls during the three Jewish festivals of Sukkot (Tabernacles) and Passover, often serves as a harbinger of major events in Jewish history. (Photo via Breaking Israel News)
"This is something that just is beyond coincidental," Hagee told CBN News.
While many articles and books have recently been written on the blood moons, the rare solar eclipse occurring two weeks before Passover's blood moon was noticed by Root Source co-founder Bob O'Dell.
"Studying world history from a Jewish perspective has caused me to perceive the Blood Moons a bit differently than I did at first," said O'Dell, an American Christian who has observed and studied lunar and solar astronomical events for more than 35 years.
Judaism teaches that God gave the Torah (Bible) to humanity in the Sinai wilderness, as opposed to inside the Land of Israel, in order to demonstrate that the Divine Word belongs to all of humanity, Jews and non-Jews. According to O'Dell, there is no place on earth that is as symbolic of wilderness as the North Pole.
"Whereas every piece and parcel of land in the world is owned by someone or some country, the North Pole is an international site and is not owned by any nation," O'Dell explained to Breaking Israel News. "If God is going to teach a lesson to humanity, to the entire world, there is no more symbolic location than the North Pole."
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