Category: Astronomy

The Hebrew Calendar Testifies of the Creator 0

The Hebrew Calendar Testifies of the Creator

John P. Pratt The precise lengths of the solar year and lunar month were apparently designed to fit the day-year pattern of the Hebrew calendar. The length of the year of four seasons of...

Sacred Calendars Q/A 1

Sacred Calendars Q/A

John P. Pratt The following questions were received concerning the two recent articles in Meridian Magazine by Dr. John P. Pratt, “Venus and the Beginning of Mortality” and “Astronomical Witnesses of the Great Flood.”...

April 6 Celebration of the Planets 0

April 6 Celebration of the Planets

John P. Pratt Thursday, April 6, 2000 marks exactly 2000 years since the Savior’s birth during the night preceding Thursday, April 6, 1 BC. In a sight worth seeing, the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and...

Dead Sea Scrolls May Solve Mystery 0

Dead Sea Scrolls May Solve Mystery

John P. Pratt Using the moon to determine Qumran calendar dates in the Dead Sea Scrolls sheds light on the longstanding enigma of when the priestly temple courses served. The Dead Sea Scrolls have...

Decision Days Ahead? 0

Decision Days Ahead?

John P. Pratt With every passing day, we are being more pressured to choose whether or not we will serve the true and living God. The days of fence-sitting seem to be swiftly drawing...

What Every Mormon Should Know About Astronomy 0

What Every Mormon Should Know About Astronomy

John P. Pratt Enoch, Abraham, and Moses all had revelations on astronomy, and Joseph Smith called the first newspaper of the Church The Evening and the Morning Star. Why this preoccupation with the heavens?...

The Zodiac Testifies of Christ 0

The Zodiac Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt The zodiac constellation figures may symbolize the twelve key roles of Jesus Christ. The Book of Enoch records that the angel Uriel revealed the figures in the stars called the constellations...

The Planet Uranus Testifies of Christ 0

The Planet Uranus Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt The planet Uranus (Chronos) not only tracks the earth’s millennia, but also testifies of precise dates for Adam and Jesus Christ. In a recent Meridian article it was pointed out that...

The Lion and Unicorn Testify of Christ Part I: The Cornerstone Constellations 0

The Lion and Unicorn Testify of Christ Part I: The Cornerstone Constellations

John P. Pratt The four “cornerstone” constellations, which date back to the Prophet Enoch, correspond to the four faces of the cherubim and the four principal tribes of Israel. Their symbols of the lion,...

Celestial Witnesses of Christ Breaking the Bands of Death 0

Celestial Witnesses of Christ Breaking the Bands of Death

John P. Pratt Celestial witnesses testify of the accuracy of the New Testament account that Christ broke the bands of death on Easter Sunday, 3 April, AD 33. The two morning stars, Venus and...

Enoch Calendar: Another Witness of the Restoration 0

Enoch Calendar: Another Witness of the Restoration

John P. Pratt Several key dates during the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints occurred on significant dates on the Hebrew Calendar. Now it has been discovered that the Enoch...

Constellations Testify of Seven Angels 0

Constellations Testify of Seven Angels

John P. Pratt Scripture, constellations and myth combine to tell the deeds of the seven chief angels in heaven, earth and the underworld. Last month’s article summarized how 48 constellations testify of the twelve...

The Restoration of Priesthood Keys on Easter 1836 Part 1: Dating the First Easter 1

The Restoration of Priesthood Keys on Easter 1836 Part 1: Dating the First Easter

John P. Pratt On Easter Sunday, 3 April 1836, the Savior, Moses, Elias, and Elijah appeared in succession in the Kirtland Temple and restored priesthood keys required for the dispensation of the fulness of...

Enoch’s Constellations Testify of Christ 1

Enoch’s Constellations Testify of Christ

John P. Pratt All 48 constellation figures from Enoch depict the gospel of Jesus Christ. The star figures in the sky form a very precise map of the heavens and display many allegories which...

Enoch Calendar Testifies of Christ 0

Enoch Calendar Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt Jesus Christ quoted often from the Book of Enoch, indirectly testifying of its authenticity. Now it has been discovered that Enoch returns the favor because the key dates in the life...

Newton’s Date For The Crucifixion 0

Newton’s Date For The Crucifixion

John P. Pratt Schaefer (1990) and other modern researchers are apparently not aware that Sir Isaac Newton (1733) was the first to derive a date for the crucifixion of Christ by calculating when the...

Venus Testifies of Christ 0

Venus Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt The evening and morning star has eight key orbital places, and each corresponds to one major event in the life of Jesus Christ. Many precise dates have been proposed in my...

Yet Another Eclipse for Herod 0

Yet Another Eclipse for Herod

John P. Pratt The date of the reported lunar eclipse shortly before the death of King Herod has long been recognized to be important for delimiting possible dates for the birth of Christ. For...