Hitomi about Jesus Christ / The Christ-Concept

Equal if you believe in Jesus or not, there are things in the Torakosmos that relate to him. More than you expect.

It starts with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that is depicted in Hitomi 231, as shown and described in the Introduction. Perhaps the date fixated with that conjunction, the 30 September in 7 BC, is Jesus' true birthday? It is clear that Jupiter and Saturn together were no star of Bethlehem, at least not like mentioned in the Bible. But why is that date so important?

I do not want to prove here whether Jesus lived or not. That question is preserved for those who believe in him or not. I claim that the Torakosmos deals with a spiritual concept that uses the words and exegetic levels of the Bible as a language to transport hidden truth. Well, for a spiritual concept, what is so important about the mentioned date?

The situation becomes even more intriguing when we see how the picture Hitomi 678 implies a time of day and a location: The exact time of the mentioned conjunction as seen from Bethlehem (31.42 North and 35.12 East). At that time and viewed from that place the real Big Dipper and the one shown in the Hitomi-picture 678 have the same declination:

picture: Dipper over Bethlehem

The star constellations seem to wander around the celestial pole, one round within a day. So their declinations vary from hour to hour. And the time at which the picture and the real stars match is 8:30 PM.

A date, a place and an exact time of day is exactly what we need to generate a horoscope. Well, I do not think of a fortune telling horoscope here. I think of a message to mankind attired in the form of astrological language and symbols. I think it is a part of a spiritual concept: the Christ-Concept.

The allegoric meaning of the depicted Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is often mentioned this way: Saturn, the Greek Chronos (Χρόνος), the name means time, rules the borders of the lifespan, thus birth and death. In the Torah-context Saturn represents Israel as being its guardian or protector. Jupiter applied as the star-of-the-king already to the Babylonians and later to the Israelites. In this setup the meeting of the two planets signifies the birth and/or death of a king.

This birth happens in the sign of Pisces, while the fish is a distinctive mark of Christians:

picture: ichthys fish

The word in the fish reads “I-ch-th-y-s”, greek for “fish” and the letters mean Iēsous Christós Theoú Hyiós Sōtér, which is the central Christian confession of faith: Jesus Christ God's Son Redeemer.

In the conjunction picture Hitomi 231 the word of the Sun-dot, of course with the value 231, is והטהרו meaning “and be CLEAN”. So if we take the conjunction as a symbol for a birth in a spiritual concept, personified by Jesus, then this birth is a birth of purity and clarity.

The number 231 is also the value of the Greek word ονομα (onoma) meaning NAME, as it first appears in Matthew 1:21, where the person meant with that name is Jesus:

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

And it comes even closer to Jesus when we observe Hitomi 666 more closely:

picture: Hitomi 666

The tip of that equilateral triangle is the word בסדם (be'sodom), translatable as SECRET, and is the first word in verse number 1480. That again is the numerical value of the Greek word Χριστός meaning CHRIST. The reverse value, the so called Athbash value (see “What is Gematria?”) of בסדם (secret) is 418 and that is also the value of חטאת meaning SIN.

Briefly: a word meaning secret is in verse 1480 (Christ), and has the reverse value of sin. In other words, there is a secret in Christ that is the reversal from sin.

So what we have here in the Torakosmos reflects the central belief and doctrine of the Christians. Or do the Torakosmos and the core components of the Christian belief system somehow build upon each other?

Here are some more occurences of the word value 231 in the New Testament. The next occurence after the word NAME is twice the word ειρηνην (eirene) meaning PEACE in Matthew 10:34, where Jesus does not send peace but a sword:

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

And one further occurence of 231 is the word ιασθαι meaning HEAL in Luke 5:17. This word can also mean to make whole, to free from errors and from sins and to bring about (one's) salvation.

(c) 2012 Andreas G. Szabó