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Coincidences in my life – Part 1

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COINCIDENCES IN MY LIFE – PART 1©

ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit

 

All the names below—Aristaeus, Artemis, Apollo, and Echo—are names in Greek mythology which have been associated with me.  Those in parentheses are quoted from The World Book Dictionary.

  1.  Aristaeus – “the son of Apollo and the water nymph Cyrene, famous as a keeper of bees”.   He received instruction from the Muses in the arts of healing and prophecy.  He is the guardian of herds and fields and was represented as a young man dressed like a shepherd and sometimes carrying a sheep.

My name is Aristeo.  It came from the Hispanized Greek god Aristaeus which may be from the Greek word aristo meaning ‘best’.

  1.  Artemis – “the goddess of the hunt, of the forests, of wild animals, and of the moon.  She was the twin sister of Apollo and was called Diana by the Romans.” 

This is the name of the computer fourth generation database program that I used when I worked in Saudi Arabia (1985-1988) and at BHP Steel in Australia (1989-1992).

  1. Apollo – “the god of the sun, poetry, music, prophecy, healing, and archery.  The Greeks and Romans considered Apollo the highest type of youthful, manly beauty.”  He is the son of Leto and twin brother of Artemis.

This is the name of the model of the family’s second car in Australia (1994 to present, 2012).  It is made by Holden (General Motors) and is a rebadged Toyota Camry.

  1. Echo – “a nymph who pined away with love for Narcissus until only her voice was left”.

This is the name of the model of the second-hand Toyota economy car that I used in commuting between home and work at the Department of Defence at Bulimba in Brisbane (2006-2008), a distance of about 40 km each way.  It is still running and has been lent to my daughter in Melbourne in 2011. 

After I bought the car in 1986, I realized that I am just echoing the Holy Spirit, that is why from then on, I say that I am the ‘Echo of the Holy Spirit’.  I recommended the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) by our team in the Department of Defence in Sydney (2004-2006) for correct spelling of purchase order number, names of people, streets and suburbs, etc.  Echo is IPA’s code name of the letter E.

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The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

THE INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET (IPA)©

ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo

 

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents all the letters of the English language into simple, accurate phonetic transcriptions.

A – Alpha
B – Bravo
C – Charlie
D – Delta
E – Echo
F – Foxtrot
G – Golf
H – Hotel
I – India
J – Juliett
K – Kilo
L – Lima
M – Mike
N – November
O – Oscar
P – Papa
Q – Quebec
R – Romeo
S – Sierra
T – Tango
U – Uniform
V – Victor
W – Whiskey
X – X-ray
Y – Yankee
Z – Zulu

The phonetic alphabet is used by mariners at sea, air controllers, airline companies, international telegraphy, short-wave radio users (such as the police and taxi firms).  Those people working in Call Centers should learn this phonetic alphabet, especially in a multicultural society like in Australia, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom where names of people and street are not common and oftentimes, have to be spelled out.  The alphabet is also used in spelling reservation numbers, purchase order number, registration number, etc.

I first promoted the use of the phonetic alphabet to my colleagues when I was working at Department of Defence in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 2004-04 to 2006-08.  I did not know that when I moved back to Brisbane, Queensland, I would buy a Toyota economy car model Echo on 2006-08-31.  The registration number of the car is 462 IDE.  IDE stands for “I Thee echo”.

 

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Bible stories indicate crucifixion in summer

BIBLE STORIES INDICATE CRUCIFIXION IN SUMMER

ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit

August, a summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, is when the Holy Spirit said Jesus Christ was crucified and died.  Two stories in the Bible indicate that crucifixion happened in August and not in March or April.  They are:

1.  Cursed fig tree
Mark 11:12-14, 20-21 (see also Matthew 21:18-20) tells us the story of the fruitless figtree that Jesus cursed:
12  And on the morrow (the day following His entry to Jerusalem riding on a colt), when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13  And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14  And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.  And his disciples heard it.
20  And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

2.  Young man in linen cloth
Mark 14:50-52 tells us the story of the young man in linen cloth after the arrest of Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemani:
50  And they [the disciples] all forsook him, and fled.
51  And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
52  And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

I have read on 2009-07-18 that the author Desmond Stewart (1924-1981) in his book, “The Foreigner –A Search for the First Century Jesus” questioned that both these stories must have happened during summer and not during spring, in the month of Av (July/August) and not in Nisan (March/April) when the annual  Jewish Passover occurs.  He argues that the fig tree is a summer-fruiting tree and as such, is not expected to bear fruit in early spring.  He also argues that a light garment like a linen cloth the young man had on would “hardly fit the overcoat chill of early spring.”

These puzzles are solved by my discovery that the Israelites were using two kinds of calendars during the time of Jesus: a lunar calendar and a lunisolar calendar.  The lunar calendar had the Passover Festival and the Feast of the Dedication in it.  As such, the festivals were retrogressing through the seasons.  During the crucifixion of Jesus, the Passover Festival was in the month of Av.  In the lunisolar calendar, on the other hand, New Year’s Day (Tishri 1), Day of Atonement (Tishri 10), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Tishri 15-22) were fixed.  Hence, they were held in the same season every year.  Hillel II reformed the Jewish calendar and merged these two calendars as one in AD 358/359 which form remains in use until today.

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Jesus resurrected on Sunday evening

JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY EVENING

ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit



The Holy Spirit revealed that Jesus was crucified and died on August 17, 1 BC.  This date was a Thursday and is a propleptic Gregorian date.  I have proven that the revelation is true and correct.  If we take into consideration what Jesus said that the Son of man shall be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”, when would He then resurrected?

Herewith is a table showing what transpired from Thursday afternoon when Jesus was crucified:

Period

Jewish calendar

Proleptic Gregorian calendar

 

Date

Day of week

Date

Day of week

Event

NN-SS Av 30 Thu August 17 Thu Crucifixon and burial of Jesus
SS-MN Elul 1 Fri August 17 Thu 1st night in sepulcher, New Moon Festival
MN-SR Elul 1 Fri August 18 Fri 1st night in sepulcher, New Moon Festival
SR-NN Elul 1 Fri August 18 Fri 1st day in sepulcher, New Moon Festival
NN-SS Elul 1 Fri August 18 Fri 1st day in sepulcher, New Moon Festival
SS-MN Elul 2 Sat August 18 Fri 2nd night in sepulcher, Saturday Sabbath
MN-SR Elul 2 Sat August 19 Sat 2nd night in sepulcher, Saturday Sabbath
SR-NN Elul 2 Sat August 19 Sat 2nd day in sepulcher, Saturday Sabbath
NN-SS Elul 2 Sat August 19 Sat 2nd day in sepulcher, Saturday Sabbath
SS-MN Elul 3 Sun August 19 Sat 3rd night in sepulcher, Sabbath of The Way
MN-SR Elul 3 Sun August 20 Sun 3rd night in sepulcher, Sabbath of The Way
SR-NN Elul 3 Sun August 20 Sun 3rd day in sepulcher, Sabbath of The Way
NN-SS Elul 3 Sun August 20 Sun 3rd day in sepulcher, Sabbath of The Way
SS-MN Elul 4 Mon August 20 Sun Resurrection of Jesus, buying of sweet spices just after sunset
MN-SR Elul 4 Mon August 21 Mon Discovery that body of Jesus was not in the sepulcher at about sunrise
SR-NN Elul 4 Mon August 21 Mon
NN-SS Elul 4 Mon August 21 Mon Walk to Emmaus
SS-MN Elul 5 Tue August 21 Mon Appearance of Jesus to His followers in Jerusalem
MN-SR Elul 5 Tue August 22 Tue
SR-NN Elul 5 Tue August 22 Tue
NN-SS Elul 5 Tue August 22 Tue

 

Legend:  SS – sunset
MN – midnight
SR – sunrise
NN – noon

Jesus would have resurrected on the evening of the Sunday  (as per Julian or proleptic Gregorian calendar reckoning) or Monday (as per Jewish calendar reckoning) between sunset and midnight completing the three days and three nights that Jesus said in Matthew 12:40, to wit: “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”  Then the body of Jesus was not found in the sepulcher on Monday at about sunrise (Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, Luke 24:1, John 20:1).

The sweet spices were bought from the market after the followers of Jesus called “The Way” had finished their Sabbath (Mark 16:1).

The two who walked to Emmaus were Cleopas and Simon to whom Jesus appeared (Luke 24:13-49).

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Day of week of Nisan 14 sometime in AD 30

DAY OF WEEK OF NISAN 14 SOMETIME IN A.D. 30©

ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo

Many believe that Jesus was crucified and died on Passover, Nisan 14.  They say that it was sometime in A.D. 30.  The following table shows the equivalent date of the Jewish calendar date of Nisan 14 in the proleptic Gregorian calendar and the day of the week:

Jewish date

Proleptic Gregorian date

Day of the week

Nisan 14, 3780 A.M. March 25, 20 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3781 A.M. April 12, 21 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3782 A.M. April 2, 22 A.D. Saturday
Nisan 14, 3783 A.M. March 22, 23 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3784 A.M. April 10, 24 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3785 A.M. March 31, 25 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3786 A.M. March 20, 26 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3787 A.M. April 7, 27 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3788 A.M. March 27, 28 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3789 A.M. April 14, 29 A.D. Saturday
Nisan 14, 3790 A.M. April 3, 30 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3791 A.M. March 24, 31 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3792 A.M. April 12, 32 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3793 A.M. April 1, 33 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3794 A.M. March 20, 34 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3795 A.M. April 9, 35 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3796 A.M. March 28, 36 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3797 A.M. March 18, 37 A.D. Wednesday
Nisan 14, 3798 A.M. April  5, 38 A.D. Monday
Nisan 14, 3799 A.M. March 25, 39 A.D. Friday
Nisan 14, 3800 A.M. April 13, 40 A.D. Friday

A.M. means anno mundi reckoned from the creation of the world used in the Jewish lunisolar calendar.
A.D. means anno Domini reckoned from the birth of Jesus Christ used in the Gregorian solar calendar.

This is using the calendar converter at http://www.hebrewcalendar.net/htdocs/main.en.html.  Yet Another Calendar Converter may also be used.  Its URL is http://the-light.com/cal/converter.

As I have illustrated in https://peacecrusader.wordpress.com/2009/04/04/which-day-of-the-week-did-the-crucifixion-occur/ , Jesus could not had been crucified and died on any day of the week except on a Thursday.  None of those Nisan 14 dates from 20 A.D. to 40 A.D. was a Thursday.

 

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First uploaded:  2009-07-19      Last updated:  2013-02-22     Rev. No. 4   

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