(a) Passover Haggadah (for Christians)
6th Digression The Cross, I AM, Why the Sun was darkened.
Ok, so in our passion play Haggadah those JEWS have gotten Jesus Christ crucified.
- The world’s attitude is that because of this they are cut off from God-
Jesus has been beaten and is nailed to the cross.
Then, suddenly everything went dark:
Matthew 27:45 But from (the) sixth hour darkness came-to-pass over all the land till (the) ninth hour.
Mark 15:33 But (as) (the) sixth hour (was) having-come-to-pass, darkness came-to-pass upon the total land, till (the) ninth hour;
Luke 23:44 But it-was about (the) sixth hour, and darkness came-to-pass over the total land till (the) ninth hour; v45 And the sun was-made-dark:
Luke (Luke is a Jew) says "And the sun was-made-dark"
Why does it get dark?
This is not a solar eclipse because they only fall on the precise new moon, and the Passover occurs at a full moon. This was a miracle....
So why the darkness? So they could see the stars!
Here is a quote from Jesus on the cross (his first statement on the cross) concerning those that crucified him (which included Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Gentiles, along with the Jews see Acts 4:27):
Luke 23:34 "But the Jesus was-saying: Father, you-forgive them, for they-are not knowing-absolutely what they-are-doing.."
Who is Jesus to tell God what to do?
Mark 14:62 But the Jesus said, I myself-am. And YOU-will-see the son of-the MAN sitting out-of (the) right[s] of-the power, and coming with the clouds of-the heaven.
"I myself am" is from the Greek: ego eimi
Greek transliterated; ego ami, translated: "I myself am" Same thing he told Moses!
Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Compare the LXX (Septuagint - the Greek translation of the Old Testament written about 200-250 B.C.):
- the same words that the Holy Spirit provides in the N.T. Greek Text.
This same thing as he said to Pilate, he said to Moses.
That same "I AM" is Jehovah/YHVH God/Elohim.
Exodus 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
Jesus is Jehovah.
Again: Why the darkened sky? So they could see the stars.
Why the stars? The stars were created as signs.
Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
A sign for whom? The Jews request signs:
1 Corinthians 1:22 Since-indeed also Jews (are) requesting signs and Greeks (are) seeking wisdom,
What does this sign say to the Jews...that are accused of crucifying Jesus, whom Jesus petitioned the Father to forgive?
Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith Jehovah, who giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, who stirreth up the sea, so that the waves thereof roar; Jehovah of hosts is his name:
vs36 If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
Sign One, it shows the constellations are still there, and this shows that even after the Jews crucified Jesus they are not cut off from God. So you have the Lamb of God, on the cross, telling God to forgive the Jews, the sun is darkended, and - ta-da! - the constellations are still there. Forever. Here's an outline again of the sequence:
1. Jews crucify Jesus.
2. Jesus on the Cross says "Father forgive them"
3. God’s (The Father) response: Sky is darkened, constellations are there.
4. God's covenants with Israel still stand; The Jew remains God's chosen people.
5. God's propitiatory offering for our sins, his Son Jesus Christ, also provides redemption-back to the Jew, even the Jew that does not recognize Jesus as The Messiah of Israel.
Now that’s some serious passion, as in a real passion play.
Sign Two, the stars were visible. the constellation Aries, the Ram, was over the cross.
And there they saw the primary star names in the constellation Aries:
Al sheratan – means the bruised.
El Natik – means wounded. (pierced his side Jn 19:34)
Mesartim – means the bound. (they nailed him to the cross Psalms 22:16 & John 20:24-27)
Joseph Seiss (The Gospel In The Stars, p91) has these as:
El-Nath = the wounded
El Natik = the bruised
Al Sharetan = the slain
Jesus was lashed at Matt, 27:26, KJV "scourged" – GK φραγελλόω phragelloō (G5417) – Arndt & Gingrich say "a punishment inflicted on slaves after a sentence of death has been pronounced." Note that this is different than the Greek word at John 19:1 - μαστιγόω mastigoō mä-stē-go'-ō (G3146)- C.T. "whipped", but also translated by KJV as "scourge", which Pilate also did to Jesus prior to the lashing. The meaning of mastigoō is closer to "train". Thayer Lexicon "of God, as a father chastising and training men as a child". Compare its use in Heb. 12:6 For whom Jehovah is-cherishing he-is-disciplining, but he-is-whipping (μαστιγοῖ) every son whom he-is-receiving-alongside.
Related article from the website: https://ensignmessage.com/articles/the-heavens-declare-the-glory-of-god-2/
"The Ram or Lamb. The picture shows a Ram or Lamb alive and seemingly well. The Hebrew name is TALEH the lamb. The Arabic name is AL HAMAL the sheep; gentle; merciful. The Syriac name is AMROO meaning lamb. St. John 1-29 quotes John the Baptists words: Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
An old Akkadian name was BARRAZIGGAR ‘the sacrifice of righteousness’. The brightest star is EL NATH or EL NATIK, meaning ‘wounded, slain’. The next star in the left horn, ALSHERATANG meaning ‘the bruised or wounded’. A star near Al Sheratang is MESARTIM (H) meaning ‘the bound’. The divine message is about the lamb of God who was slain, but is raised up from the dead and lives for evermore. Revelation 5:12 eloquently relates:
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing".
At the time of the crucifixion the Sun in its journeyings was over a place marked by the stars EL NATH and AL SHERATAN, the names of which mean ‘wounded, slain', and 'the bruised or wounded’."
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Recall from Digression 2, pp2; The sun is a picture of a bridegroom running his course through the circuit (Zodiac):
Psalm 19:4 their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he SET A TABERNACLE FOR THE SUN,
vs 5 Which is as a BRIDEGROOM coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to RUN HIS COURSE.
vs6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, And his CIRCUIT unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The sky was darkened so that the Jews and the world would know that God answered Yeshua's request on the cross. God has not cast off the Jews (Romans 11:1). Additionally, the Gospel in the Stars was revealed to still be in operation, and Israel is still God's chosen people (Jeremiah 31:36). In this both Jews and Gentiles have much hope.
There is much more interesting material that could be included in the Passover Haggadah because Passover is what the bible is all about.
(a) Passover Haggadah (for Christians)
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