Brit Milah at the Temple
on the 8th Day
, part 4
by Roy A. Reinhold February 1, 2001

The events at the Temple on the 8th day following the birth of Yeshua in a succah (stable) in Bethlehem, are an important aspect to show with a high degree of certainty that the Bible code shows the correct dating for all mentioned events. We have shown that the angel visited Mary and announced that she would conceive and bear a child by the power of the Holy Spirit. This event occurred on 22 Kislev 3758 (December 10/11, 4 BC). I show the 10th and 11th, because the day ran from evening to evening rather than from midnight to midnight as we reckon time with the Gregorian calendar.

Next, Mary was a virgin, and conceived by the power of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). The conception took place at the very beginning of Kislev 25, the first day of Hanukkah, the festival of lights. In the matrix this is shown by multiple occurrences of erev 1 or evening 1. That conception took place on December 13, 4 BC in the evening, which is exactly what we pre-calculated based on the 270-271 average human gestation for a male child.

We know that there was no extra month of Adar II in the jewish year 3758, because 1 Tishri started the next year and it occurred on September 11 in 3 BC. If there had been an extra month, then 1 Tishri would have been in early October for 3 BC. This is important for showing that the conception took place on the first evening of Hanukkah. The same sequence was repeated in the jewish calendar a couple of years ago. In 1999, Rosh Hashanah occurred on September 11, 1999 (1 Tishri 5760). Any jewish calendar you look at will show that going back 270-271 days takes you to December 13, 1998, which was evening 1 of Hanukkah on Kislev 25. You don't need to look at ancient events, but just compare the jewish calendar in 1998 and 1999 and the dates were exactly the same in the civil calendar as in 4 BC and 3 BC.

Is there a Bible scripture that would lead us to believe that we have the date correct for the conception? Perhaps there is an allusion to a prophecy in Haggai 2:18-19

Do consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month (24 Kislev), from the day when the temple of the Lord was founded, consider: Is the seed yet in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree, it has not borne fruit. Yet from this day on I will bless you.

Sometimes we wonder why the scriptures were so specific in citing day and month for an event. The prophet spoke, "Is the seed yet in the barn?" Perhaps this is an allusion to a future event when the true vine, the root of the olive tree, the heavenly fig tree, would be conceived as a human being. The seed in the barn can be an allusion to pregnancy. As the 24th of Kislev was ending and the 25th of Kislev beginning, Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. The seed was in the barn, and a blessing for the world was here from that day onwards.

Let's go on to the Brit Milah matrix.

I kept the above matrix report simplistic so that you can quickly see that the people mentioned in Luke 2:21-39, were there at the Temple. Shim'on the tzaddik is there (Simeon the rightous and devout man, verse 25), along with Khannah (Hannah the prophetess, the daughter of Penuel). Brit and Milah are at the same exact ELS only 4 columns apart and crossed by meelah for circumcision. Miryam is there (Mary), and you might ask, where is Joseph? It's there but is one of those terms that crosses at a higher ELS so I left it out to make it all simpler looking. Yeshua and Messiah are there in the matrix, and most importantly the date of 8 Tishri and the year 3759 (September 18, 3 BC).

I should admit that there is probably much more in this matrix, but I hadn't spent too much time on it yet, because it already shows exactly what we need to know. The entire scenario surrounding the announcement, conception, birth, and Brit Milah at the Temple has been shown to all be in one Bible code matrix. The dates are tightly interwoven and show what occurs. Let's summarize all that we have:

1. Announcement to Mary--took place on 22 Kislev 3758, which was December 10/11, 4 BC.

2. Mary Conceived the Child by the Holy Spirit--took place on the end of 24 Kislev, beginning of 25 Kislev in the evening, in the year 3758, which was December 13, 4 BC. This was the beginning of Hanukkah.

3. Birth of Yeshua in Bethlehem--took place on 1 Tishri in 3759 (Rosh Hashanah), which was September 11, 3 BC.

4. Brit Milah at the Temple--took place on 8 Tishri in 3759, which was September 18, 3 BC.

Is there additional scholarship to support the above scenario? A friend wrote to me as I was working on the above Bible code matrixes and suggested the work by Dr. Ernest L. Martin. I ordered his book, and in the last section of this multi-part article will relate what Dr. Martin shows in his book related to signs in the sky and the real date of death of king Herod. Needless to say, Dr. Martin's work agrees 100% with the scenario above.

Part 5, Other Scholarship Proving the Exact date of Birth of Yeshua (Jesus)