Category: Calendars

Exodus Date Testifies of Christ 0

Exodus Date Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt The Exodus account includes detailed patterns which testify of its precise date and that Jesus Christ was the Messiah whom Moses typified. The date of the Exodus of the Israelites from...

Defense of April Sixth 0

Defense of April Sixth

John P. Pratt Defense of April Sixth John P. Pratt To the editor: The review of John Lefgren’s April Sixth by S. Kent Brown, C. Wilfred Griggs, and H. Kimball Hansen (Summer 1982) claims...

Divine Calendars Testify of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 0

Divine Calendars Testify of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

John P. Pratt Divine calendars indicate precise birth dates for Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Rebekah, and Jacob, as well as for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, resolving the long-standing question of whether or not...

Why Does the Whole World Reckon Time from the Birth of Christ? 0

Why Does the Whole World Reckon Time from the Birth of Christ?

John P. Pratt I Have a Question: How did it come to be that our largely non-Christian world reckons years from the birth of Jesus Christ? The Gregorian calendar, which is now used worldwide,...

Venus and the Beginning of Mortality 1

Venus and the Beginning of Mortality

John P. Pratt The Venus Calendar may provide a scientific method of precisely determining the chronology in the Book of Genesis, beginning with the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The Book of Genesis...

Daniel’s Prophecy Foretells Date of Crucifixion 0

Daniel’s Prophecy Foretells Date of Crucifixion

John P. Pratt Sir Isaac Newton provided a key to understanding how Daniel prophesied the date of the Crucifixion to the very day. Are there any prophecies in the Old Testament of when the...

A Native American Easter: How the Ancient American Calendar Testifies of Christ 2

A Native American Easter: How the Ancient American Calendar Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt God commanded Moses to celebrate certain holy days on the Hebrew Calendar, and when Christ came, key events in his life occurred on those holy days. Similarly, Native American traditions claim...

Did God Write the Laws of Physics? 0

Did God Write the Laws of Physics?

John P. Pratt Last month I asked three “scientific” questions and left the challenge to find the answers in the L.D.S. scriptures. Here are the best answers of which I am aware. Laws of...

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...

The Hebrew Calendar Testifies of Latter-day Events 0

The Hebrew Calendar Testifies of Latter-day Events

John P. Pratt The Lord revealed a calendar to Moses, which has become the Hebrew Calendar, on which many sacred events occurred on holy days, such as the birth and resurrection of the Savior....

Jubilee Calendar Testifies of Christ 0

Jubilee Calendar Testifies of Christ

John P. Pratt The Jubilee Calendar is proposed as a restoration of an ancient inspired version, with evidence that it is used by the Lord for many sacred events. Many sacred calendars have been...

Religious Chronology Summary 0

Religious Chronology Summary

John P. Pratt   Dates of religious events on our modern (Gregorian) calendar, as well as on seven of the holy calendars currently known: Sacred Round, Venus, Mercury, Perpetual Hebrew, Enoch, Enoch Fixed, and...

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...

Limhi, Alma, and Passover Patterns 0

Limhi, Alma, and Passover Patterns

John P. Pratt The Book of Mormon and sacred calendars provide keys to understand the patterns of the Biblical Exodus. One of the strongest types or patterns in the Book of Mormon is that...

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...

Mapping Time 0

Mapping Time

John P. Pratt At the beginning of the year 2000, it is appropriate to consider the roots of our Gregorian calendar, and of calendars in general. Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History by...

Venus Resurrects This Easter Sunday 0

Venus Resurrects This Easter Sunday

John P. Pratt Have you noticed Venus, the Evening Star, currently blazing in the west after sunset? From Native American traditions we learn that in this phase it represents the Savior when he was...