Zecheriah: Coming Events and Astronomical Signs

Zechariah 1:7-11 Overview, a
Zechariah 1, Page 13

Re-evaluation Translation
1:7  On
12 February 2006 the word of Yehuveh came to those who remembered Him, who have come from obedience born of advancing in His ways, saying, 


1:8  On that night at sunset [those who remembered Yehuveh] observed that Mars was between the sun and moon below the horizon [only to be visible early the next morning just before sunrise], that Venus and Mercury were about to set in the western sky, and that far to the east Saturn was rising.
1:9  Then Yehuveh-remembered asked, O my guide, what are these? And the messenger that talked with them said to them, I will show you what these are.
1:10  And messenger which stood between the sun and moon (Mars) communicated, These are they whom Yehuveh sent to wander above the earth.
1:11  And the planets answered the messenger of Yehuveh that stood between the sun and moon, and said, We have wandered above the earth, and, behold, all the earth is under judgment, and their case is settled.

Bible, KJV Translation
1:7  Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
1:8  I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.


1:9  Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
1:10  And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
1:11  And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

Yehuveh’s First Sign in the Heavens: Commentary on Zechariah 1:7-11 (10 November 2008): 

Significant Words and Comments:

Significant Words: 1:7-11 (10 November 2008):
        The KJV translation of this passage is inaccurate, for the meanings of several of these Hebrew words were not clear to the translators, nor later to James Strong when he compiled his
Hebrew Dictionary. On this stated date, 12 February 2006, Zechariah (those who remember Yehuveh, thus those who are remembered by Yehuveh) is given eight detailed revelations which pertain to the immediate future of Israel.
        The words,
“I saw by night,” clearly indicate that this revelation involves Astronomical and Scriptural-Astrological information. Breaking down Zechariah 1:8 we have three significant insights:


               
“A man riding upon a red horse”: The Hebrew word rakab [riding, H7392], simply indicates a
       
message vehicle that speaks to man, not that a man is riding something. Red [’adom, “rosy,” H0122] is
        also used in
Zechariah 6:2 to signify the red planet, Mars, the astronomical harbinger of war.

               
“He stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom”: According to a footnote in the
       
Tanakh, the Hebrew Scriptures, hadac [H1918], here translated myrtle trees, is rendered “between the
        mountains”
in the Septuagint. Furthermore, metsullah [H4699], rendered “in the bottom” in the KJV
        and
“in the deep” in the Tanakh, simply means “in the shade or shadow.” Astronomically that is
        simply
“on the dark side of the earth.” If the mountains here represent the sun and moon, as they
        do in
Zechariah 6 [see the discussion in notes on Zechariah 6:1-3 regarding 4 August 2008], this
        description is exceedingly accurate for
12 February 2007. Only Mars is positioned between the sun
        and moon
on this date, and it is below the horizon [in the shadow] in the evening [rising only a little
        over an hour before sunrise], while
Mercury, Venus, and Saturn [see on next page] are visible at
        that time.


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               10 November 2008
Latest Update:                     12 November 2008


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