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(Akzent 8: The Numbers In The Book Of Numbers: Levi's Secret – Sidereal Moon Astronomy)
For quite some time I tried to find an astronomical meaning in the census numbers, building on the statistical information I retrieved and discarding the gematrical parts that I wrote about in 'Akzent' 7. In this 'Akzent' 8, I try to shortly summarize the most interesting pieces that I have got so far, leaving out quite some details because of increasing time constraints. There is no exact proof for the following hypotheses. However, I claim this model to be more convincing than any similarly detailed model that has been put forward. -
The sequence of the middle digits of the sum 603550 contains the length of a sidereal lunar year = 355 days. This additive construction is similar to 22273 = 22000 + 273, which contains the digits of 27.3 days, the length of the sidereal month. 765 is a sidereal cycle number of the moon. The census numbers of the soldiers, divided by 10, have the time unit 'day' and correspond approx. to 170 lunar years:
60355 days = 170 *355 days +5 days
60173 days = 170 *354 days –7 days.
The time unit for the firstborn and for the Levites 'a month old or more' is the sidereal month. The Levites and the soldiers stand in relation to each other:
600000 days /22000 sidereal month = 27.3 days/sidereal month.
Having different time units, the Levites should not be included in the 'census' of the others. Counting the tribes of Israel, we get at least 12 and 13 as result, depending on the inclusion of Levi, Ephraim and Manasseh. There are 12 months in a synodical, and 13 months in a sidereal lunar year, resp..
Some material given in footnotes is intended for 'young guns' who may want to try their hand at this stuff. I am sure there is still much to be done on this subject.
© seit 2008 Rüdiger Heinzerling