ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE of the CALENDAR

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QUESTIONS: 

The planet Earth is one million miles right in front of you. Where is the sun relative to you? We know the sun is approximately 93 million miles away. But, in which direction must you point to the sun? Hint: note the light and shadows. 

What is the scientific significance of Job 26:7 as far as ancient and modern calendars go? Hint: Think of the emptiness of space without friction.

Approximately how long does it take for a given phase of the moon to repeat itself? Hint: How many days will pass before another full moon re-appears?

Would a modern clock, designed to keep time of the day, accurately keep the time of the day during the time of Christ? During the time of Noah? During the time of Adam and Eve? Explain. Hint: Think of the constancy of the heavenly bodies; the conservation of energy. Remember the significant of Job 26:7.

 

THE  ANSWERS: 

QUESTION: The planet Earth is one million miles right in front of you. Where is the sun relative to you? We know the sun is approximately 93 million miles away. But, in which direction must you point to the sun? Hint: note the light and shadows. 

ANSWER Viewing the Earth from the window of our spacecraft, looking directly in from of us, the shadows tell us that the light from the sun, a distance of nearly 93 million miles away, must be coming directly from our right. Looking straight ahead of you at the spinning Earth, one million miles away, a stretched out right arm pointing right, will point directly to the actual location of the sun. Because of the vast distance of space and the heavens, the one million miles between Earth and the spacecraft is insignificant in comparison to the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth.

QUESTION: What is the scientific significance of Job 26:7 as far as ancient and modern calendars go? Hint: Think of the emptiness of space without friction.

ANSWER The scriptures tell us, long before any modern scientific reasoning, that the Earth, Moon and other heavenly bodies will move continuously with their current orbital motions, without significant change. 

Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. 

The empty place or the empty space is synonymous with a "vacuum space" wherein there is complete emptiness and no frictional loss in the kinetic energy of the planetary motion due to the surrounding or perturbing media. Thus, the motion of all the planets and their moons of a stable planetary system would be essentially unchanging in agreement with modern astrophysical findings. The solar system of the Earth, far instance, is believe to be stable with its current form, for millions of years, determined from radioactive dating of meteorites.

QUESTION: Approximately how long does it take for a given phase of the moon to repeat itself? Hint: How many days will pass before another full moon re-appears?

ANSWER We notice for the Earth, using the sun as a reference, the moon appears to take 29.5 days to make one complete orbit about the Earth. Thus, as has been observed sense ancient times, the time required from the event of a full moon to another full moon takes exactly 29.5 days, nearly a 30 day calendar month. This period of 29.5 days is known as a synodic month {referenced to the sun}. But, remember the Earth together with its moon is in orbit about the sun. It is important to know that, to the Earth based observer, the sun actually appears to move relative to the background of the field of countless stars.  For that reason, the modern astronomers all use the stars, because of their great distances, as a reference.

It is important to know that the moon is observed to orbit the Earth in exactly 27.3 days, using the distant stars as a background reference. This period is the true orbital period of the moon and is known as a sidereal month. This period is used by modern astronomers and astrophysicists to calculate dynamic effects. Further study will reveal that the ancient Egyptian astronomers also knew of and used this very same technique of stellar referencing, as will be seen in the scientific study of The Great Pyramids.

QUESTION: Would a modern clock, designed to keep time of the day, accurately keep the time of the day during the time of Christ? During the time of Noah? During the time of Adam and Eve? Explain. Hint: Think of the constancy of the heavenly bodies; the conservation of energy. Remember the significant of Job 26:7.

ANSWER As scientifically revealed in modern studies of the dynamics of the solar system, our own galaxy, the Milky Way and distant galaxies, the rotational rate of the Earth, the orbital period of the moon and the dynamics of the solar system has not changed significantly in millions and perhaps in billions of years. The evidence for this is found in the use of the lunar cycles and the phases of the moon in the ancient calendars. 

For your information: The 30-day month is a typical period found in ancient calendars such as the Egyptian calendar, which dates back to 5000 BC. It is also interesting to note that an ancient lunar calendar dating back to 15,000 years, identified by Dr. Michael Rappenglueck, of the University of Munich, depicts a 29-days lunar cycle from a series of 29 dots on an ancient painting on the walls of the famous prehistoric caves at Lascaux in France. Reference: Sci/Tech Monday, 16 October, 2000, 22:27 GMT 23:27 UK "Oldest lunar calendar identified"

It is scientifically conceivable that a modern clock of today would keep an accurate time of the day if the same clock were used at the time of Christ; at the time of Noah and conceivably even  back to the time of Adam and Eve. According to modern Astrophysics, the Earth orbital motion and spin rate have not changed significantly in that time span. Recall:   Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. 

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