Seventy-Two & Red Moons

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

– Job 38:31-33 (KJV)

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.

– Genesis 1:14-16 (KJV)

The number 72 is a very interesting and significant number. Here are just a few entries mentioned on Wikipedia:

  • In a plane, the exterior angles of a regular pentagon measure 72 degrees each.
  • The atomic number of hafnium
  • In degrees Fahrenheit considered to be room temperature.
  • The average number of heartbeats per minute for a resting adult.
  • Percentage of water of which the human body is composed.
  • The life duration of the ovule is 72 hours.
  • The mass of the Moon is 1/72nd of that the Earth.
  • The volume of Saturn is 72 times of that the Earth.
  • The axis of the earth moves off one degree every 72 years compared to stars.
  • The 72 Paranatellons, extra-zodiacal constellations that rise and set simultaneously with zodiacal constellations.
  • Messier object M72, a magnitude 10.0 globular cluster in the constellation Aquarius.
  • The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -727 August 16 and ended on 752 January. The duration of Saros series 72 was 1478.1 years, and it contained 83 solar eclipses.
  • The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -407 June 5 and ended on 891 July. The duration of Saros series 72 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses.
  • The conventional number of scholars translating the Septuagint, according to the legendary account in the “Letter of Aristeas”.
  • The conventional number of disciples sent forth by Jesus in Luke 10 in some manuscripts (70 in others).
  • The number of names of God, according to Kabbalah (see names of God in Judaism).
  • The Shemhamphorasch related to the number of the names of God.
  • The total number of books in the Holy Bible in the Catholic version if the Book of Lamentations is considered part of the Book of Jeremiah.
  • The current distribution of the Revelation book is 22 chapters, adopted since the 13th century. But such was not always the case. The oldest known division of the text is that the Greek commentator Andrew of Cesary (6th century) in 72 chapters.
  • The number of warriors on the Muslim side at the Battle of Badr.
  • The number of people martyred along with Imam Hussain at the Battle of Karbala.
  • The number of devils according to The Lesser Key of Solomon.
  • The 72 old men of the synagogue, according to the Zohar.
  • The degrees of the Jacob’s ladder were to the number of 72, according to the Zohar.
  • The 72 disciples of Confucius.
  • The god Osiris was enclosed in a coffin by 72 evil disciples and accomplices of Set.
  • It is the number of the Immortals Taoism.
  • The number of virgins a Muslim might get as a reward in Heaven
  • The number of hours in 3 days.
  • A loud tone of 72Hz makes light objects vibrate.
  • The radio towers of HAARP are 72 feet tall.
  • There are 72 goetic demons.
  • Thoth, of Egyptian Mythology wins a 72nd of each day of the year from the Moon in a game of Draughts, as a favor to Nut, the Sky Goddess. He uses these portions to make the 5 intercalary days on which the remaining Gods and Goddesses are born.

[The Wiki Source contains even more bullet points]

Another web site called, Look Up Fellowship by Jeffery Radt has the following to say about the number:

 It is said that Psalm 72 is a prophecy of the Second Coming of Christ and the Millennium! Furthermore, many scholars point to Psalm 72 as a proof text to support the position that the Land of Israel has expanded to include the whole Earth (the true Israel of God in the New Covenant has expanded to include all Jews and Gentiles who accept Christ as their “David”).

and..

“…We have 70 elders chosen in Numbers 11:14-17 to assist Moses. These 70, plus Aaron and Moses, equal 72 — the 72 who spoke on God’s behalf to the people. Also, there were 72 ornaments on the Menorah in the Tabernacle — a symbol of Light — and the oil in it, the Holy Spirit. Also, there were said to be 72 separate pieces of the veil in the Temple which separated the Holy place from the Most Holy Place. All these speak of the transmission of God’s message. Additionally, the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, was said to have been translated by 72 Hebrew Scholars (6 from each tribe) in 72 days — again a transmission of God’s message! Something else, pertinent in our time is that the priestly garments are being remade for Temple service. The garment of the High Priest has brass bells and pomegranates woven into its hem. Interestingly, they have decided that 72 of each, alternating around the hem, will be used! Inspired? I think so!”

And this is just the beginning! You will find no shortage of interesting things to “look up” concerning the number 72. But I want to draw your attention to just a few of the above listed bullet points:

  • The mass of the Moon is 1/72nd of that the Earth.
  • The axis of the earth moves of one degree every 72 years compared to stars.
  • The number of devils according to The Lesser Key of Solomon.
  • The god Osiris was enclosed in a coffin by 72 evil disciples and accomplices of Set.
  • There re 72 goetic demons.
  • Thoth, of Egyptian Mythology wins a 72nd of each day of the year from the Moon in a game of Draughts, as a favor to Nut, the Sky Goddess. He uses these portions to make the 5 intercalary days on which the remaining Gods and Goddesses are born.

Each of these deal with Osiris, demons, the earth, the moon and the stars (Constellations). Let’s start with the stars. Scientists today and ancient astronomers of the past have observed that every 72 years, the stars in the sky appear to move one degree from their previous position on the horizon.

Originally, the Ancient Egyptian year was 360 days long. That number of course is identical to the number of degrees in a circle. In Egyptian mythology, Thoth was the “keeper of records.” He was associated with the arts, science, astronomy and writing in the form of hieroglyphs. In one legend, Thoth won a game of draughts with the moon and thus was able to gain 5 extra days for the year.   So, he encoded his knowledge of the Precession of the stars (Constellations) by multiplying 72 by the extra 5 days arriving at 360 (the number of degrees in a circle). Then, when the 72 years are multiplied by the 360 degrees of a complete, circular (star) cycle, we discover that it takes is 25,920 years for each heavenly Precession to be completed… at which time the whole thing starts all over again.

The subject of the “resetting” of the Precession has become a hot topic these days. Especially as we approach the year 2012 and all the “prophecies” supposedly written about it by the Mayans. Did they arrive at their numbers the same way as the Egyptians? I don’t know. But the concept does lead us into a discussion about December 21, 2012 – a date intimately connected to the number 72, the founding of the United States of America, and the emergence of the coming Anti-Christ.

Now I’d like to draw your attention to the Great Seal of the United States (which was placed on the U.S. one dollar bill in 1935 by the high ranking Freemasons, President FDR and V.P. Henry Wallace – after Wallace met with occultist, Nicholas Roerich). For an excellent video presentation on this subject, check out Chris Pinto’s documentary “Eye of the Phoenix” below:



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