Category: Astronomy

Seven Trumpets 0

Seven Trumpets

John P. Pratt Research indicates that this is the year for the millennial Feast of Trumpets on the Enoch Calendar. What is the significance of that feast, and who are the angels who sound...

Abraham’s Three Truths of Astronomy 0

Abraham’s Three Truths of Astronomy

John P. Pratt Abraham’s great vision on astronomy revealed the design of the heavens and can be summarized as three truths. Is the universe ruled by intelligence or chance? Modern science is currently enamored...

The Lion and Unicorn Testify of Christ Part II: The Four Royal Stars 0

The Lion and Unicorn Testify of Christ Part II: The Four Royal Stars

John P. Pratt The four “royal stars” are the bright stars in the four cornerstone constellations discussed in Part I. The Book of Enoch explains that the stars are named for the Lord’s most...

Comet Holmes: “Once in a Lifetime” 0

Comet Holmes: “Once in a Lifetime”

John P. Pratt Comet Holmes, which is totally puzzling to astronomers, is currently visible to the unaided eye. Sky and Telescope opens their article saying, “Amateur astronomers the world over have been stunned and...

Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations 0

Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations

John P. Pratt Relating the twelve tribes of Israel to the twelve zodiac constellations helps unravel the mystery of the Lord’s sacred calendars. There is a strong Hebrew tradition that each of the twelve...

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...

The Prophetic Dream That Saved Martin Luther 2

The Prophetic Dream That Saved Martin Luther

John P. Pratt Associated Locations: Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire – Martin Luther’s Birthplace Luther Home (Lutherhaus) Altstadt, Wittenberg, Germany All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, Germany – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses” Associated Dates:...

The Constellations Testify of Christ 1

The Constellations Testify of Christ

John P. Pratt The Book of Enoch declares that an angel revealed to Enoch how to draw the constellations and scientific research confirms that the figures are old enough for that to be true....

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...

Scientifically Dating the Constellations 0

Scientifically Dating the Constellations

John P. Pratt There has been much speculation as to the origin of the constellations. Until recently it has usually been assumed that they evolved from the fancies of primitive imaginations, but research now...

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...

Review of Gospel in the Stars 0

Review of Gospel in the Stars

John P. Pratt It has been proposed that the constellation figures which we inherited from the Greeks originally were drawn to depict the entire story of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is a...

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.”...

Coordinates for the Constellations 0

Coordinates for the Constellations

John P. Pratt In order to produce permanent star maps which do not suffer from precession, it is proposed that “sidereal coordinates” be defined similarly to ecliptic coordinates, but with the origin of longitude...

The Star of Bethlehem’s Forerunner 0

The Star of Bethlehem’s Forerunner

John P. Pratt While the exact nature of the Star of Bethlehem still eludes astronomers, the sign in the heavens of the conception of the Savior has now apparently been discovered. Throughout the centuries,...

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...

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...

Astronomical Witnesses of the Great Flood 0

Astronomical Witnesses of the Great Flood

John P. Pratt A precise date for Noah’s Deluge is indicated by sacred astronomical calendars and confirmed by witnesses of Enoch, his father Jared, and even the Savior. In last month’s article, “Venus and...