Category: Calendars

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The Timing of David and Solomon’s Reigns 0

The Timing of David and Solomon’s Reigns

John P. Pratt Sacred calendars provide precise dates for King David, his son Solomon, and the dedication of Solomon’s temple, completing the chain of interlocking dates from Adam to Jesus, the son of David....

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...

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...

Joshua’s Seventieth Jubilee 0

Joshua’s Seventieth Jubilee

John P. Pratt Soon we can celebrate seventy jubilees since Joshua crossed the River Jordan. Joshua led the children of Israel into the promised land of Canaan after the Lord divided the waters of...

When Was Judah’s 70-Year Babylonian Captivity? 0

When Was Judah’s 70-Year Babylonian Captivity?

John P. Pratt Jeremiah prophesied that Judah’s captivity in Babylon would last 70 years, and the scriptures testify that his prophecy was fulfilled. Many people have wondered just exactly how those years were to...

Seven Sacred Calendars Testify of Christ 0

Seven Sacred Calendars Testify of Christ

John P. Pratt The priest cycle of temple service appears to be the seventh sacred calendar to testify of key dates in the life of Christ, including the day of his presentation at 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...