04-19-2014, 12:45 PM

A few years ago, when I began "seeing" a pattern in the NT, it appeared to me that the Mishmarot Service Group "Immer" was on Duty at 4 BCE and should have been on Duty for the 9 CE Passover as well. I had absolutely no knowledge, tools or framework by which I could verify this one way or the other. I asked everyone, including Rabbis. One Historian in particular stated that he didn't see how it would be possible. I was irritating some people on a "Mythicist" site (See, I don't just do it here...) and a particular Poster was not just a mathematical person but had some knowledge of the subject as well. He not only told me what references I might use to compute this, he actually did the work.

In the last few days, I've been rewriting and proofing some material and I had a chance to look over his proof and understand it by "making it my own". I reproduce an E-Mail which has the proof:

To Prove: The Mishmarot Group Immer was on Duty for Passovers at 4 BCE and 9 CE:

"Priestly Courses for -3, 9 and 70

Nisan in 4BC and 9AD began soon after these New Moons:

-3 Nisan Mar 27 03:58 JD 1720048 Tuesday

9 Nisan Mar 15 10:20 JD 1724419 Friday

Passover began a couple of weeks after both dates.

Adding sufficient days to bring them to the Saturday following, when the

next priestly course would begin, produces JD 1720052 and 1724420. The

distance between them is 4368, which is a multiple of 168 (4420 - 0052 /

168 = 26). Therefore, whichever course began serving on one of those

Saturdays also began serving on the other. And, adding 14 days to both,

whichever course began Saturday 1720066 also began Saturday 1724434.

The course of Jehoiarib was on duty when the Temple was destroyed on the

ninth or tenth of Ab. Saturday, 8 Ab, 4th August, 70, 1746841, is

between multiples 133 and 134 of 168 from the second Saturday

above-mentioned (1746841 - 1724420 / 168 = 133.46). Multiple 133 begins

1746764 (133 * 168 + 1724420 = 1746764), or Saturday, 19th May 70, 11

weeks earlier (841 - 764 / 7 = 11).

Course 1746764 = Course 1724420 = Course 1720052.

Course 1746841 = beginning of Jehoiarib's Course.

The synchronicity produces the following table, which shows that Immer

began duty on Saturday Julian 1720066 and Saturday Julian 1724434, both

of them in Passover Week.

70..........9AD.........4BC.......Course

1746764 1724420 1720052 Jeshebeab

1746771 1724427 1720059 Bilgah

1746778 1724434 1720066 Immer

1746785 1724441 1720073 Hezir

1746792 1724448 1720080 Happizzez

1746799 1724455 1720087 Pethahiah

1746806 1724462 1720094 Jehezkel

1746813 1724469 1720101 Jachin

1746820 1724476 1720108 Gamul

1746827 1724483 1720115 Delaiah

1746834 1724490 1720122 Maaziah

1746841 1724497 1720129 Jehoiarib

1746848 1724504 1720136 Jedaiah

1746855 1724511 1720143 Harim

1746862 1724518 1720150 Seorim

1746869 1724525 1720157 Malchijah

1746876 1724532 1720164 Mijamin

1746883 1724539 1720171 Hakkoz

1746890 1724546 1720178 Abijah

1746897 1724553 1720185 Jeshua

1746904 1724560 1720192 Shecaniah

1746911 1724567 1720199 Eliashib

1746918 1724574 1720206 Jakim

1746925 1724581 1720213 Huppah"

I will produce a follow-up that explains the *slight* bit of shorthand used.

CW

PS: I'm trying align the Labels and it will not let me. I put in "."s - that works - and now I'm losing spaces in the data. I'll keep tryin' [[Edit.]]

In the last few days, I've been rewriting and proofing some material and I had a chance to look over his proof and understand it by "making it my own". I reproduce an E-Mail which has the proof:

To Prove: The Mishmarot Group Immer was on Duty for Passovers at 4 BCE and 9 CE:

"Priestly Courses for -3, 9 and 70

Nisan in 4BC and 9AD began soon after these New Moons:

-3 Nisan Mar 27 03:58 JD 1720048 Tuesday

9 Nisan Mar 15 10:20 JD 1724419 Friday

Passover began a couple of weeks after both dates.

Adding sufficient days to bring them to the Saturday following, when the

next priestly course would begin, produces JD 1720052 and 1724420. The

distance between them is 4368, which is a multiple of 168 (4420 - 0052 /

168 = 26). Therefore, whichever course began serving on one of those

Saturdays also began serving on the other. And, adding 14 days to both,

whichever course began Saturday 1720066 also began Saturday 1724434.

The course of Jehoiarib was on duty when the Temple was destroyed on the

ninth or tenth of Ab. Saturday, 8 Ab, 4th August, 70, 1746841, is

between multiples 133 and 134 of 168 from the second Saturday

above-mentioned (1746841 - 1724420 / 168 = 133.46). Multiple 133 begins

1746764 (133 * 168 + 1724420 = 1746764), or Saturday, 19th May 70, 11

weeks earlier (841 - 764 / 7 = 11).

Course 1746764 = Course 1724420 = Course 1720052.

Course 1746841 = beginning of Jehoiarib's Course.

The synchronicity produces the following table, which shows that Immer

began duty on Saturday Julian 1720066 and Saturday Julian 1724434, both

of them in Passover Week.

70..........9AD.........4BC.......Course

1746764 1724420 1720052 Jeshebeab

1746771 1724427 1720059 Bilgah

1746778 1724434 1720066 Immer

1746785 1724441 1720073 Hezir

1746792 1724448 1720080 Happizzez

1746799 1724455 1720087 Pethahiah

1746806 1724462 1720094 Jehezkel

1746813 1724469 1720101 Jachin

1746820 1724476 1720108 Gamul

1746827 1724483 1720115 Delaiah

1746834 1724490 1720122 Maaziah

1746841 1724497 1720129 Jehoiarib

1746848 1724504 1720136 Jedaiah

1746855 1724511 1720143 Harim

1746862 1724518 1720150 Seorim

1746869 1724525 1720157 Malchijah

1746876 1724532 1720164 Mijamin

1746883 1724539 1720171 Hakkoz

1746890 1724546 1720178 Abijah

1746897 1724553 1720185 Jeshua

1746904 1724560 1720192 Shecaniah

1746911 1724567 1720199 Eliashib

1746918 1724574 1720206 Jakim

1746925 1724581 1720213 Huppah"

I will produce a follow-up that explains the *slight* bit of shorthand used.

CW

PS: I'm trying align the Labels and it will not let me. I put in "."s - that works - and now I'm losing spaces in the data. I'll keep tryin' [[Edit.]]