Ancient Jewish Zodiacs demonstrate advanced knowledge

Dec 2012
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It is a largely unknown fact that the primary symbol of early Judaism was the zodiac. Yet these zodiacs display a remarkable knowledge of our world and the cosmos.

Here is the Hamat Teverya Zodiac, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee just south of Tiberias, which lies within a 3rd century synagogue (although the zodiac itself is probably 1st century). This Jewish zodiac is remarkable in many respects, because it:

a. Contains idolatrous images of animals.**
b. It depicts the Greek Helios as the Sun-god
c. It is a precessional zodiac (it runs backwards).
d. It depicts the beginning of the 1st century AD.
e. Helios the Sun holds a blue-green spherical Earth in his gravitational grasp. (Thus the Heliocentric solar system was known in this early era, as well as the form and shape of the Earth.)

The Hammat Teverya zodiac - a typical (Nazarene) Jewish zodiac:
https://i1.wp.com/i45.tinypic.com/2zf6783.jpg

Ralph

** Josephus Flavius, the Jewish historian, was sent to destroy this idolatrous zodiac, in the AD60s.

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