The Lost Rosetta Stone of Noah’s Ark

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The Bible is overflowing with agricultural allegory. As a way of preserving agricultural truths pertaining to planting and/or harvesting times that revolved around solar and lunar patterns or cycles, many cultures embedded these truths within fantastical mythical allegories so that they would be carried forward for the benefit of future generations. We have to remember that ancient cultures didn’t have any other way of preserving this knowledge other than orally or encoding them in myths and allegories that were so grandiose in nature that they would surely never be forgotten. The common person didn’t really have access to papyrus or paper, and most likely didn’t even know how to read or write. Oral story telling was the best and most efficient way they had to preserve these solar and lunar cycles as they related to agriculture. Mystery schools taught these agricultural truths as well as the esoteric interpretations but the common person was deemed ignorant and unworthy of such wisdom, and this is where the Church found a foothold in its flock that didn’t know any better. These people would unknowingly be taught that all of these fantastical stories were absolutely true and that they were not to question the Church on these matters. They would be taught that faith and obedience to God’s word was all one needed to be in “His” good graces. Well, I don’t want faith, I want to know, and that’s the catalyst for today’s article. I hope you enjoy it!

There are so many interesting takes on this ancient myth. Some believe it actually happened and some believe that it’s simply esoteric in nature, pertaining to the evolution of the mind to a higher state of consciousness, hence the ark coming to rest “on top of a mountain”. While I don’t believe this story ever actually took place and is, in fact, an obvious plagiarism of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, I do find value in the esoteric interpretation, which version I also tackled here. But what a majority of people miss when deciphering this myth is the connection to an ancient calendar called the Noachian Calendar or the Calendar of Noah. Not the Mosaic Calendar or the Calendar of Moses, also called the Jewish or Hebrew Calendar, that we use today that counts all 365 days of our observable year but an older calendar that had every month represented by 30 days and 30 days only for a total of 360 days, five days were uncounted in the Noachian Calendar. Interestingly enough, this is the same calendar used by the ancient Egyptians. That shouldn’t really be surprising since so much of the worlds knowledge pertaining to cosmology came from them.

The Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: הַלּוּחַ הָעִבְרִי, HaLuah HaIvri), also called Jewish calendar, is a lunisolar calendar used today predominantly for Jewish religious observances. It determines the dates for Jewish holidays and the appropriate public reading of Torah portionsyahrzeits (dates to commemorate the death of a relative), and daily Psalm readings, among many ceremonial uses. In Israel, it is used for religious purposes, provides a time frame for agriculture and is an official calendar for civil purposes, although the latter usage has been steadily declining in favor of the Gregorian calendar.

The present Hebrew calendar is the product of evolution, including a Babylonian influence. Until the Tannaitic period (approximately 10–220 CE), the calendar employed a new crescent moon, with an additional month normally added every two or three years to correct for the difference between twelve lunar months and the solar year. The year in which it was added was based on observation of natural agriculture-related events in ancient Israel.[1] Through the Amoraic period (200–500 CE) and into the Geonic period, this system was gradually displaced by the mathematical rules used today. The principles and rules were fully codified by Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah in the 12th century. Maimonides’ work also replaced counting “years since the destruction of the Temple” with the modern creation-era Anno Mundi.

The Hebrew lunar year is about eleven days shorter than the solar year and uses the 19-year Metonic cycle to bring it into line with the solar year, with the addition of an intercalary month every two or three years, for a total of seven times per 19 years. Even with this intercalation, the average Hebrew calendar year is longer by about 6 minutes and 40 seconds than the current mean tropical year, so that every 216 years the Hebrew calendar will fall a day behind the current mean tropical year.[2]

The era used since the Middle Ages is the Anno Mundi epoch (Latin for “in the year of the world”; Hebrew: לבריאת העולם‎, “from the creation of the world”). As with Anno Domini (A.D. or AD), the words or abbreviation for Anno Mundi (A.M. or AM) for the era should properly precede the date rather than follow it.

AM 5781 began at sunset on 18 September 2020 and will end at sunset on 6 September 2021.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar

Another quick note: the Hebrew Calendar doesn’t begin in January like our current calendar does. It actually begins at the beginning of Rosh Hashanah (meaning “head of the year”), which occurs on the first day of their month known as Tishri, which is approximate to the Autumnal/Fall Equinox. This is important information for us to use in deciphering this myth.

When we overlay this Noachian Calendar template with the text of Noah’s Ark, we get some remarkable similarities to the numbers referenced in the passages that leave us to conclude that Noah wasn’t actually a man but a lunisolar (moon and sun) calendar! That’s a pretty hefty claim. Can the evidence support it? Let’s find out.

Firstly, here are some relevant passages for you to digest:

Genesis 7-1

And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Genesis 7-4

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Genesis 7-6

And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Genesis 7-10 & 11

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Genesis 7-17

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

Genesis 7-24

And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 8-3, 4 & 5

And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Genesis 8-6 through 13

And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more. 13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

To begin with, the totality of time that Noah was physically on the ark is approximately one year. Noah was 600-years-old when he boarded the ark and 601-years-old when he sat foot on dry land. On a side note…600-years-old? C’mon, that should be repugnant to our common sense.

Genesis 7-6

And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

and…

Genesis 8-13

And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

Okay, our first reference to any kind of time period within this story is “seven days” and “forty days and forty nights”, as is stated in the following passage:

Genesis 7-4

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Counting forward, this brings us to the 2nd month and the 17th day. Forty seven days from the beginning with each month representing thirty days for a total of forty seven days, which is in perfect alignment with Genesis 7 – 11 & 12.

Also, remember that the number “40” relates to the transitional time between seasons. For example, when we arrive at the Vernal/Spring Equinox, the season just doesn’t automatically shift to warmer temperatures, Winter keeps clawing its way back in until approximately 40 days has passed – there is always a symbolic “tug-of-war” going on. That’s why Jesus was tempted for 40 days by the Devil – it’s all about the Sun in that allegory. Once the 40 days has passed, you can be rest assured that the warmer temperatures are here to stay. This methodology also holds true for what we know as Halloween, which falls approximately 40 days after the Fall/Autumnal Equinox, the cold is here to stay at that point – the darkness now has a firm grip on power, but that’s okay because the Winter Solstice is on its way, where the Sun will be “reborn” and begin to reassert its dominance once again. And the cycle will repeat again, and again, and again.

This power struggle between warmer and colder temperatures (agricultural, solar and lunar allegory) plays out in many ways in the Bible, just look at the numbers and use your understanding of calendars as well as lunar and solar cycles to gain the clarity needed to interpret the allegories.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

All of that correlates with the first new moon in the month known as Cheshvan, the second month in the civil year of the Hebrew calendar.

The next number we see referenced is “an hundred and fifty days”.

Genesis 7-24

And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

This is also in perfect alignment with a total of five months, especially if we are counting each month as thirty days as the Noachian Calendar is designed to do. Using this methodology, we arrive at the seventh month and the seventeenth day, which is the first full moon after the Spring or Vernal Equinox.

The next number we see is the “tenth month, on the first day of the month”. This aligns with Genesis 8-4 and 8-5.

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

The “tenth month, on the first day of the month” is the first new moon of the tenth month, and is also closely aligned with the Summer Solstice.

So, what have we uncovered? Let’s lay it out for a greater understanding:

  1. We know that Noah’s saga lasted approximately one year. That helps to cement the perspective of a calendar.
  2. The Noachian calendar begins on the 1st of Tishri, which is closely aligned the Fall/Autumnal Equinox.
  3. . The initial time period was 47 days “7 days and 40 days and nights”, which brings us to the first new moon in Cheshvan.
  4. Next, is 150 days “an hundred and fifty days – the seventh month and seventeenth day”, which correlates to the first full moon after the Spring or Vernal Equinox.
  5. Next, is the “tenth month on the first day of the month”, which aligns with the Summer Solstice.

We have identified three lunar events and three cardinal points (a Solstice or Equinox) in Noah’s text. For me, Noah is definitely a calendar, not a man. This myth was never supposed to be believed like it actually happened, but rather to preserve annual cycles that revolved around the sun and moon. It was all about how to have an abundant harvest to make it through the harshness of Winter. If you understood these cycles, you would be able to survive and do it again the next year.

That’s a wrap folks. I hope you enjoyed it!

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