BIN: This Saturday will be the first day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, which according to the Bible is the first day of the year. This fact is only noted on the “King’s Calendar,” a new calendar specifically designed for use in the Third Temple.
The calendar was created by Reuven Prager, a tailor who makes Biblically styled clothes in Jerusalem. Prager is a Levite and takes his Biblical identity seriously, using his skills as a tailor to create the banner of the tribe of Levi. Prager based the design on a description of the banner in Midrash Rabbah, an ancient collection of homiletic teachings. For 20 years, Prager has minted silver half-shekel coins, a Biblical donation that was used for Temple expenses.
The King’s Calendar tracks all the activities that took place in the First and Second Temples and which will be performed again when the Third Temple is built. This includes the Biblical feasts that are observed today, but the calendar also has many surprises, holidays and events that are only observed when a Temple stands in Jerusalem. more …
Opinion: The third Temple, from a Biblical number perspective, is logical: there are three Persons in one God, man is (trichotomous/tripartite) made in the image of God, body, soul and spirit. There were three sections of the first two temples, outer court, inner court and holy of holies.
The third temple from a prophetic perspective is recorded:
- Ezekiel 37:26-28
- Daniel 9:27
- Micah 4:1-5
- Zechariah 6:12
- Matthew 24:15
- 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
- Revelation 11:1-2
Ezekiel chapters 40 – 46 records the description of what many Jewish scholars teach is the third temple. It is different from either Solomon’s temple or Zerubabbel’s (aka Herod’s temple).
The third temple from a preparation perspective began in 1987 with the founding of the Temple Mount Institute (here), and is in full swing:
- A training center to prepare Jewish priests has been established here
- A high Priest from the line of Aaron has been chosen here
- The High Priest vestments have been made here
- The Table of Show Breads has been prepared here
- The harps and instruments have been built here
- Possible red Heifer has been sighted here and here
- Money has been raised for architectural plans here