2024 American Solar Eclipse – Why is it Significant?

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States, from coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918… over a hundred years.

Within less than a week afterward, the south-central states, particularly Texas, suffered one of the most destructive hurricanes in the nation’s history – Hurricane Harvey.

Seven years later, on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse to happen across the United States, crosses the path of the 2017 eclipse, forming a giant X.

The next total solar eclipse to cross the USA will not happen for over 20 years, in 2045.

Solar eclipses happen when the moon blocks any part of the sun. Total solar eclipses, however, are only possible on planet Earth because of a unique perfection of design – strong evidence of an intelligent and purposeful Creator.  The sun’s diameter is about 400 times wider than the moon’s, but it is also about 400 times farther away. The result is that the sun and the moon appear to be the same size from our perspective. When they line up just right, the moon can obscure the sun’s entire surface, every 12 to 18 months, somewhere on our planet.

The moon is directly between the Earth and the sun during an eclipse, allowing us to see and study the sun’s corona. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=12481&button=recent

Here is a diagram (not to scale) showing how the moon casts its shadow on the earth in two ways: as a total eclipse and as a partial eclipse.

 It’s important to notice that the path of the partial eclipse for both the 2017 and 2024 eclipses affects the entire continental United States of America.

How is the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Different from the 2017 Eclipse?

Every 11 years or so, the Sun’s magnetic field flips, causing a cycle of increasing then decreasing solar activity. During solar minimum, there are fewer giant eruptions from the Sun, such as spectacular solar flares and prominences. But during solar maximum, the Sun becomes more active.

 When you look at a photo of one of these dramatic solar explosions, with a superimposed diagram of the appropriately sized planet Earth, you can appreciate the huge scale of these prominences.

It makes you grateful that our earthly home is 93 million miles away from our Sun/star.  It should remind us how our Creator has specially designed our earth perfectly for human habitation.

In 2017, the Sun was nearing solar minimum. Viewers of the total eclipse could see the breathtaking corona. However, since the Sun was relatively quiet, giant hot streamers erupting into the solar atmosphere were limited to the equatorial regions of the star.

 During the 2024 eclipse, the Sun is expected to be near solar maximum. That’s when the magnetic field is more actively in flux. Geyser-like streamers will likely be visible throughout the corona. In addition, viewers will have a better chance to see gigantic prominences – which appear as bright, reddish curls or loops coming off the Sun.

Coronal mass ejection possible at 2024 Solar Maximum

For our view of the eclipse, if the timing is just right, there could be a chance for those in the path of totality to see a coronal mass ejection – which is a large eruption of solar material during the eclipse.

 See This 2-second video clip of a coronal mass ejection on 3/13/2023 captured by NASA/ESA’s Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

This website lists historical data of eclipses worldwide for 5,000 years – https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html

Prior to the 2017 event, no solar eclipse had been visible across the entire United States since June 8, 1918; not since the February 1979 eclipse had a total eclipse been visible from anywhere in the mainland United States. The path of totality in 2017 touched 14 states, and the rest of the U.S. had a partial eclipse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017

Another special feature of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is that all five of the bright planets are/were visible during the midday four-and-a-half-minute period of totality. Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Mars are all lined up close together with the Sun positioned right in the middle of the line-up.

“What do ancient biblical cultures tell us about the significance of a solar eclipse?”

On the day when Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem the sky was darkened. Was it an eclipse?

Luke 23:44-45 “It was now about the sixth hour (12-noon), and darkness came over the entire land until [3pm] the ninth hour, because the sun stopped shining; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”

What day of the Hebrew calendar did Jesus die on the cross in Jerusalem?

On the night before the crucifixion, Dr Luke’s gospel tells us…

Luke 22:15 “And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer…”

So the event of the crucifixion was on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Abib (or Nissan on the modern Hebrew calendar).

We realize that the longest natural solar eclipse can last up to about 7 minutes. So the darkness that happened for 3 hours while Jesus hung on the cross was not due to a natural solar eclipse. It was more akin to the supernatural darkening of the sun that happened when “Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days” (Exodus 10:21-22).

Solar eclipses can only happen on the day of a new moon, which is always the first day of every Hebrew calendar month. The word month comes from the word ‘moon.’

The Passover meal is always celebrated on the evening of the 14th day of the first month of the Hebrew year (Abib = Nissan = March/April). That day is always a full moon.

Num 28:16 “The LORD’S Passover shall be on the fourteenth day of the first month.”

Deut 16:1 “Observe the month of Abib (Nissan in modern Jewish calendar) and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.”

Why Is Passover on a Full Moon?


We Christians, like the Israelites, celebrate the festival of freedom, Scripture calls Passover, on the 15th of the Jewish month of Nissan. That was after the 10th plague – the death of the firstborn! It was on the daytime after the Israelites put the blood of their Passover lamb on their doorposts. That day, the “Egyptians urged the people to send them out of the land in haste…” (Exodus 12:33). This was the daytime after the first night of the full moon in the Egyptian month of Aries, the ram.

To the Egyptians the ram, signified by the constellation of Aries, was worshipped as their chief god. The constellation of Aries was seen as the leader of the 12 major zodiac star signs. It was the first and most powerful of the stellar signs that were associated with different kingdoms. The Egyptians saw themselves as the leaders of the world, receiving their strength and fortitude from their god, the ram.

So, the greatest month for Egyptian pride would have been the month of Aries, when their god is on the rise and at its peak. And the strongest day of that month would be on the day of its full moon.

Egyptian power would reach its zenith on the 15th day of Nissan, and that is exactly the day the Israelites left Egypt. Aries was rendered impotent at the very moment of its expected strength.

But there’s more. The Israelites ate a festive meal on the night before the exodus, and the main course was lamb “roasted on a fire” spit (Exodus 12:8). They were privately eating the representation of the Egyptian deity—the ram—under the full moon of the Egyptians’ proudest month. And meanwhile, their slave masters were wailing in sorrow “for there was no home where there was not someone dead” (Exodus 12:30).

The message is unmistakable. The world is not run by the whims of unscrupulous pagan gods or the mystical forces of star signs. There is a God who rules heaven and earth, who cares for the innocent and exacts justice upon the corrupt.

Several moving parts must be perfectly in place for an eclipse to occur. Each eclipse involves a star, a planet that orbits the star, and a moon that orbits the planet. But those are only the basics. There are many factors, including distance, size, and alignment, that allow a planet to experience an eclipse.  Our Earth is the only planet known to have an eclipse where our moon so precisely covers our Sun.  Earth seems to have been designed to be an ideal observation spot!  Isn’t that a marvel?… especially since it’s the only planet with humans able to observe!

Solar Eclipses have been recorded as significant in the annals of quite a few cultural histories. You can read about some of them in reports online…  like “The 8 Most Famous Solar Eclipses in History” By Tia Ghose  published February 13, 2017 https://www.livescience.com/57865-famous-solar-eclipses.html

Since ancient times, human societies have had an awesome wonder for eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon.  Though a total eclipse of the Sun may last only minutes, the entire event of the moon’s shadow moving across the Earth, takes a couple of hours. That spectacle has quite often been construed as an omen that indicates an impending miracle, or the wrath of God, or, most frequently, the doom of a ruling dynasty.

England’s William the Conqueror fathered King Henry the First. On August 2, 1133 a solar eclipse happened over the British Isles that lasted 4 minutes and 38 seconds. Only two days after witnessing the solar eclipse King Henry the First of England died. This eclipse became known as “Henry’s Eclipse” and caused many superstitious people to believe that eclipses were bad omens for rulers. In the manuscript “Historia Novella,” William of Malmesbury recounts that the “hideous darkness” agitated the hearts of men. After William’s death, a struggle for the throne threw the kingdom into chaos and civil war.

How did ancient cultures explain eclipses?

 Helius god of the sun | Athenian red-figure krater C5th B.C. | British Museum, London

https://theconversation.com/how-ancient-cultures-explained-eclipses-79887 Published: August 16, 2017

As the Earth and Moon course through space in their annual journey around the Sun, the three magnificent orbs align in such a way that the Earth passes into the direct shadow of the moon. Earthlings can then witness our Sun, gradually being covered and then uncovered by the Moon’s disk. Humans who’ve seen it in person often exclaim this to be the most spectacular celestial event of their lives.

Until astronomers were able to explain the celestial mechanics of this phenomenon, a solar eclipse could be a terrifying event. In cultures throughout human history, the Sun was seen as a supreme god. It was central to their very existence. Rulers recognized and literally ‘feared’ the power that the Sun had over their people. You can see how that fear could be used by tyrants to control their people. The Egyptians personified it as Amun-Ra. The Greeks deified it as Helios

Humans in every era knew their crops depended on the Sun. They understood the necessity of the cycles of heaven and developed myths to explain them. So, the idea that the Sun deity could be temporarily extinguished in a total eclipse inspired a number of imaginative explanations and meanings. Most involve some sort of evil entity trying to devour the sun. Such myths undoubtedly arose from the fact that during the early stages of a solar eclipse, the sun appears to have a bite taken out of it.

But what does a Biblical view of the natural creation lead us to think about celestial events like solar eclipses?

 photo from: https://youtu.be/MUNroaaPZmA?si=RW1rShh-XJdqvzqr&t=23

What are the Creator’s designed purposes for the astronomical bodies including the Sun, the Moon, planets and stars?

The first chapter of Genesis states very plainly… ‘Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, Gen. 1:14 to make a separation between the day and the night …,    For Signs and For Seasons

In modern times, most of us have never been taught the profound historic Hebrew legacy of their early knowledge about the significance of the signposts of the starry heavens.  Yet the familiar Psalm 19 proclaims firmly that the “The heavens declare the glory of God…” (Psalm 19:1). When I began digging through the ancient scholarship about God’s word “Mazzaroth,” which equates to the pagan word zodiac, it became clear that here was yet another part of God’s creation that our demonic adversary has perverted and corrupted. You’ll want to look at my book, Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation to discover a lot more of how “the heavens declare the glory of god,” and “the real meaning of the zodiac.”

Don’t miss the Genesis fact that the second purpose for the Creator’s “luminaries in the expanse of the heavens” were for signs and for appointed seasons, called “mo-ed” – relating to fixed meeting places, feasts and festivals.

Solar eclipses were used by Bible prophets as markers to foretell the destruction of both the Ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. We’ll read about them later on in the books of the prophets Amos and Jeremiah.

Eclipses in ancient cultures are commonly understood as omens of destructions for nations, kingdoms, and peoples, both Gentile (pagan) and Semitic (Hebrews/Jews).

We know from Scripture and Hebrew written records that the prophet Daniel was the predecessor of the students of the Chaldean astronomers that we know of as the Maji. Centuries later, a renowned group of their cast of wise men, specializing in astronomical observations and natural science, are described by Mathew the apostle of Jesus. He records their encounter with Judah’s illegitimate King Herod, asking “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?” He further records that they had “…seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matt 2:2).

So, naturally we should incline our hearts and minds to seek our Heavenly Father’s insight into the meaning of His creations that He designed for our understanding. Remember how Jesus criticized his religious contemporaries, saying, “You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times” (Matt 16:3).

For those believers who are anticipating the return of our Messiah, one can’t help but recognize some remarkable coincidences.

Have you noticed some peculiar things about the 2017 solar eclipse that are significant to the Bible?

 First was the fact that the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 entered the American continent first from the northwest at the Oregon city of Salem. Of course, most Christians are familiar with the meaning of that name.  

The word Salem is the Hebrew word Shalom, meaning peace, which was the original name for Israel’s capital city called Jeru-Salem.

What’s fascinating is that of the 36 towns in America named after that Biblical city, exactly 7 of them are directly under the shadow of the path of the 2017 eclipse.  

If you remember back in 2017 when you first heard about the Great American Eclipse crossing directly across the continent, that’s when the public was also being made aware of the second Total Solar Eclipse that was coming an amazing 7 years later in 2024.

The zone of the crossing of the two eclipse shadows just happened to include the town of Salem, Kentucky! 

The time between the two total eclipses is actually 6 years & 8 months; totaling 2,422 days.  That figures out to be 1,211 days before and after Dec 14, 2020. 

On that very day there was another total solar eclipse over the Southern Cone region of South America including Argentina and Chile…

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why probably at least half the population of the world had reason to be worried when they saw what looked like God was painting a big X over a country.

 To deepen the mystery was learning that another Total Solar Eclipse over America is going to happen 21 years later, on August 12, 2045. That will be followed by another one 2,422 days after, on March 30, 2052.

Exactly in the middle is another solar eclipse on December 8, 2048. 

And remember, prior to 2017, America had not seen a total solar eclipse crossing the entire country for A HUNDRED YEARS!

Because of these things, many are wondering if there is prophetic significance regarding the signs of the times and the second coming of Jesus Christ.  

While millions are praying for revival and a spirit of repentance to invade our society, we can’t help seeing the injustice and evil that pervades the lives of millions of lost souls who seem to be blindly following the insanity of wicked forces in all the mountains of influence in this generation.

If ever there were an empire that was truly on the precipice of collapse, the decadence of America’s modern national identity would certainly qualify it for destruction.  Will a godly remnant be saved as the wicked endure judgment?

But there’s much more to this story.

When we see the graphic map of the crossing of the two Great American 21st Century Eclipses of 2017 and 2024, it reminds us of the idea that X marks the spot.

It just so happens that “The SPOT” of the crossing of the two paths is very near the geographical center of the US population, which is the town of Hartville, in Wright County Missouri. 

The sign of the X is the last character of the ancient Hebrew alphabet. It looks just like a cross tipped to the right. It’s called the letter TAV. It was also used to signify the signature of someone, even God.  Could God be signing His name on the continent of America?  But if He were to do that, we would have to wonder how did Jesus refer to His name in respect to the alphabet?

Revelation 22:12-13 says: “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

In Hebrew Jesus would be quoted saying “I am the Aleph and the Tav.” That’s the equivalent of the Alpha and the Omega.  Okay… we’ve seen the TAV – the X – over America. What about the Aleph – the Alpha?

This is where it gets interesting…

On October 14, 2023, just less than 6 months before the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, another Solar Eclipse – called an Annular Eclipse that leaves a ring of sunlight at its apex, called ‘the wedding ring – began also in Salem, Oregon… dipping down over Texas and crossing the path of the 2024 eclipse very near where it enters the state of Texas, near the highly publicized center of the foreign invasion – a place called Eagle Pass.

Two Xs over America?  Well, look a bit closer.

 When you overlay the path of the 2017 eclipse with the 2023 Annular Eclipse and the 2024 Total Eclipse, you get a sign pattern that looks exactly like the letter A turned on its side to the left.

That is exactly what the Hebrew letter ALEPH looks like.

So, now you have both the Aleph and the Tav… the Alpha and the Omega… The beginning and the ending. And they are continent-sized SIGNS painted boldly across the continent that has often been identified with the harlot empire of Babylon.

The path of the 2024 solar eclipse will cross 13 states (entering from Mexico it then passes over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Small parts of Tennessee and Michigan will also experience the total solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout all 48 contiguous U.S. states)

There are exactly 7 US towns named Ninevah. … Can you imagine why anyone would want to tag their settlement or town with that sign? All of those 7 towns will witness the 2024 Solar Eclipse. At least 2 of them will experience the total eclipse (Indiana and New York).  

USA has 7 towns named Nineveh: https://geotargit.com/citiespercountry.php?qcountry_code=US&qcity=Nineveh
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia

 What do we know about Nineveh? They had a major solar eclipse at the very time that Jonah entered the city to warn them of God’s coming judgment, unless they repented. Read the book of Jonah again, with that fact as a backdrop. Then notice the intensity of the description of their sincere repentance, and how God withdrew their certain destruction.

Perhaps God would be pleased to raise up His 21st century Jonahs to boldly proclaim the warning of judgment and repentance to the people who are living in the spirit of Nineveh.

In conclusion…

Consider Isaiah’s exhortations applying to our generation

Isa 40:1 Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God…

40:17 All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.

40:21-23 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who is enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of earth meaningless.

40:26 Lift up your eyes and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name…

Isa 42:5-9 Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth… Who gives breath to the people on it… I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, and I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who dwell in darkness from the prison. I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; before they spring forth I proclaim them to you…

42:13 The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies.

43:10b-11 Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the LORD; and there is no savior besides Me.

Discern God’s intention for His adversaries, particularly in Isaiah’s context, for the wickedness that fueled the spirit behind ancient Babylon. That spirit is clearly at work in the world at large today, through many powerful principalities which are causing the insane behavior of the human rulers of modern nations.

Isaiah speaks directly to the spirit which invigorated Babylon saying (47:10) “your wisdom and your knowledge have deluded you.”

To “the daughter of the Chaldeans” (Babylon) who did not show mercy to God’s people (47:6), the Holy One of Israel, the Lord of hosts (by name – 47:4), promised sudden destruction (47:11) for arrogantly claiming to be the only ‘I am’ (47:10) and “a queen forever” (47:7)

Isa 47:13 Let now the astrologers, those who prophesy by the stars, those who predict by new moons, stand up and save you from what will come upon you.

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Bonus Segment

On April 8, 2024, over 31 million people in North America will witness a total solar eclipse. About a third of them are in just 10 cities. Could that be significant

A great resource for information about the Great American Solar Eclipses is https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

 Note – Hebrew alphabet       – final letter is tav    

Note – the Paleo (ancient – time of Moses) TAV is similar to a cross, which was tipped in Middle Hebrew, to resemble our letter X. It signifies the Creator’s signature.

 This website is loaded with graphics and factoids: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

Experience nature’s greatest sight — a total eclipse of the Sun! On April 8, 2024, the shadow of the Moon will cross Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This spectacular total solar eclipse will amaze many millions of people. This is sure to be a record-setting astronomical event.   

In 2017, The Washington Post, published what some believed about the two eclipses that will mark an X across the nation. They wrote that the eclipse across the United States in 2017 crossing the one that happens in 2024, could be the starting and ending signs bookmarking a seven-year period of awful tribulations that are in store for nonbelievers who are left behind when the rapture occurs. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Scripture has other things to say about God’s plans for the future, but could there be other types of significance?

In the Bible, Jesus said that there will be signs in the sun, and in the moon and in the stars prior to His return. Many prophecy teachers are speculating what the solar eclipse in 2024 might mean. In light of the many unique facts about this eclipse, especially in the context of what has been happening with the politics, economy and morality of our culture, it will no doubt foster much opportunity in our nation to talk with people about eternal and spiritual topics.

The 2024 Solar Eclipse on the Jewish Calendar – note on what day April 8th falls – Adar 29… this is Biblical New Years Eve.

Purim begins at sundown – Sunday March 24th… Adar 14… 14 days before the eclipse on April 8th.

Passover begins at sundown – Monday April 22nd… Nissan 14… 14 days after the eclipse.

Jewish calendar source: https://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/month.asp?tdate=4/21/2024&mode=j

Something else to watch.

Besides the constant scientific attention given to the possibility of the Yellowstone Caldera erupting and causing massive catastrophe across North America, another disaster zone centers at virtually the crosshairs of the two historic Solar Eclipses.

Have you ever heard of the New Madrid mega-earthquakes of 1811 & 1812?

See a map showing the Damage-range comparison between a moderate New Madrid zone earthquake in 1895 (magnitude 6.8), compared with the historic quakes of 1811 & 1812.

Read about the New Madrid earthquakes named for the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, then part of the Louisiana Territory, and now within the U.S. state of Missouri. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1811%E2%80%931812_New_Madrid_earthquakes

1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes

The 1811–1812 the New Madrid earthquakes (/ˈmædrɪd/) were a series of intense intraplate earthquakes beginning with an initial earthquake of moment magnitude 7.2–8.2 on December 16, 1811, followed by a moment magnitude 7.4 aftershock on the same day. Two additional earthquakes of similar magnitude followed in January and February 1812. They remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the contiguous United States east of the Rocky Mountains in recorded history.[10][11][12] The earthquake seismic zone  where they occurred is still considered active.

Read Eyewitness accounts

John Bradbury, a fellow of the Linnean Society, was on the Mississippi on the night of December 15, 1811, and describes the tremors in great detail in his Travels in the Interior of America in the Years 1809, 1810 and 1811, published in 1817:[17]

After supper, we went to sleep as usual: about ten o’clock, and in the night, I was awakened by the most tremendous noise, accompanied by an agitation of the boat so violent, that it appeared in danger of upsetting … I could distinctly see the river as if agitated by a storm; and although the noise was inconceivably loud and terrific, I could distinctly hear the crash of falling trees, and the screaming of the wild fowl on the river, but found that the boat was still safe at her moorings. By the time we could get to our fire, which was on a large flag in the stern of the boat, the shock had ceased; but immediately the perpendicular banks, both above and below us, began to fall into the river in such vast masses, as nearly to sink our boat by the swell they occasioned … At day-light we had counted twenty-seven shocks.

Eliza Bryan[18] in New Madrid, Territory of Missouri, wrote the following eyewitness account in March 1812:

On the 16th of December, 1811, about two o’clock, a.m., we were visited by a violent shock of an earthquake, accompanied by a very awful noise resembling loud but distant thunder, but more hoarse and vibrating, which was followed in a few minutes by the complete saturation of the atmosphere, with sulphurious vapor, causing total darkness. The screams of the affrighted inhabitants running to and fro, not knowing where to go, or what to do—the cries of the fowls and beasts of every species—the cracking of trees falling, and the roaring of the Mississippi— the current of which was retrograde for a few minutes, owing as is supposed, to an irruption in its bed— formed a scene truly horrible.

John Reynolds, the fourth governor of Illinois, among other political posts, mentions the earthquake in his biography My Own Times: Embracing Also the History of My Life (1855):[19]

On the night of the 15th of December, 1811, an earthquake occurred, that produced great consternation amongst the people. The centre of the violence was in New Madrid, Missouri, but the whole valley of the Mississippi was violently agitated. Our family all were sleeping in a log cabin, and my father leaped out of bed crying aloud “the Indians are on the house” … We laughed at the mistake of my father, but soon found out it was worse than the Indians. Not one in the family knew at the time that it was an earthquake. The next morning another shock made us acquainted with it, so we decided it was an earthquake. The cattle came running home bellowing with fear, and all animals were terribly alarmed on the occasion. Our house cracked and quivered, so we were fearful it would fall to the ground. In the American Bottom many chimneys were thrown down, and the church bell in Cahokia sounded by the agitation of the building. It is said the shock of an earthquake was felt in Kaskaskia in 1804, but I did not perceive it. The shocks continued for years in Illinois, and some have experienced it this year, 1855.

Steve Ciocollanti showed all 3 eclipse paths in DECODED: 2024 SOLAR ECLIPSE (April 8) & PROPHETIC SIGNS linking Obama, Harari, TRUMP, General Flynn  https://youtu.be/7UCfgXyfiV8?si=Z1UOiKGLASuOVpvD&t=128

7-Year Eclipse Prophecy REVEALED with Lorenzo Garay [Aleph Tav Omen for America] Abraham – Overcome  https://www.youtube.com/live/Wtuu8Gz5E_8?si=HfPHQ2lQDaqlMhwT

This interview will be of interest for students of Hebraic roots regarding Scripture and history.

What do Aleph & Tav together in Scriptures mean as a sign?

Check www.alephtavscriptures.com

  • Aleph-Tav signs appear throughout the Hebrew Scriptures (Torah)
  • King James translators assume they were simply direct object pointers in Hebrew grammar, so they were never translated into English, or other languages.
  • William Sanford did a thorough study of the use of AlephTav signs in the Scriptures and came to the conclusion that they have specific meanings as a divine mark or sign, identifying Jesus/Yeshua’s presence and divinity. There are also many examples of the AlephTav sign being placed where it pertains to the importance of ‘subject matter’ regarding covenant relationship with the Father, regarding people, persons, places, or things, and even rendering judgments concerning curses or blessings.
  • William published the Messianic Aleph Tav Interlinear Scriptures documents. He has a website explaining in detail the meaning of these covenant markers: https://alephtavscriptures.com
  • Videos on AlephTav https://youtu.be/pBV1cql-Zk0?si=DQigfCfn-79nvtjA ; https://youtu.be/yG-E0nH9qms?si=yGR2XxUoues3HSUm

Solar Eclipses marked the destruction of Ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel AND the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

Amos 8:2,3&9 prophesied to the Northern Kingdom of Israel: ‘And He said, “Amos, what do you see?” So I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me: ​​“The end has come upon My people Israel; ​​I will not pass by them anymore. 3 ​​And the songs of the temple shall be wailing in that day,” says the Lord GOD—​​“Many dead bodies everywhere, ​they shall be thrown out in silence.” … 9 ​​“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord GOD, ​​“That I will make the sun go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight;

Jeremiah 15:4,8&9 prophesied to the southern Kingdom of Judah: ‘I will hand them over to trouble, to all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.​  8 ​​Their widows will be increased to Me more than the sand of the seas; ​​I will bring against them, against the mother of the young men, a plunderer at noonday; ​​I will cause anguish and terror to fall on them suddenly. 9 ​​“She languishes who has borne seven; she has breathed her last; her sun has gone down while it was yet day; she has been ashamed and confounded. ​​And the remnant of them I will deliver to the sword before their enemies,” says the LORD.’

Why would God be marking Hebrew signs across the United States of America?

The Nation of Israel’s History – see https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-two-kingdoms-of-israel

. God gave the name “Israel” to Abraham’s grandson Jacob (Genesis 32:28; 35:10). Jacob had 12 sons: Reuben, Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Judah, Levi, Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin.

. The name of Israel and birthright were passed on by Jacob only to Joseph’s sons Ephraim & Manasseh, who Jacob adopted as his own and moved them ahead of Reuben and Simeon (Genesis 48::5, 16).

. the 13 tribes (Ephraim replaced Joseph, & Manasseh became the 13th tribe (Rev 7:6,8) were a United Kingdom of Israel under Kings Saul, David & Solomon (2 Samuel 5:1-5; 1 Chronicles 29:23).

. After King Solomon’s death, the United Kingdom split into 2 kingdoms: 1) The Southern Kingdom (House) of Judah, headed by King Rehoboam of the House of David, which included the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levites (plus a small remnant of Israelites that left the Northern Kingdom) were known as the Judean “Jews,” and 2) the Northern Kingdom (House) of Israel, headed by King Jeroboam, which consisted of the remaining 10 tribes, led by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (1 Kings 12; 2 Chronicles 11:12-14.

. God sent the Assyrians to destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 722 BC, because of their idolatry. Amos describes their worship of Baal, immorality, sorceries, divination, lawlessness and child sacrifice to Moloch in his book. The House of Israel was scattered throughout the world (2 Kings 17:5-6; 10-18, Jeremiah 31:9), never to be restored. The Region was later reinhabited by Assyrians who adapted a modified Yahweh worship as the people called Samaritans.

. The Kingdom of Judah also forsook Yahweh in idolatry, immorality, and lawlessness. It was destroyed in 586 by God through Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar. Jerusalem was conquered and its walls and palaces, as well as the temple, were destroyed, and the inhabitant were carried away into exile for 70 years (2 Kings 24:18; 24:1-27; 2 Chronicles 36:11-23; Jeremiah 29:10, 52:1-11).

Does the city name of Salem have significance to America’s history or future?

. The August 2017 total solar eclipse started in Salem, Oregon.

. The October 2023 Annular solar eclipse started in Salem, Oregon.

. Salem is the ancient name for JeruSALEM, the city God established for the home of his Tabernacle when He chose to have His glory dwell in the place that became identified as Zion (Psalm 76:2) “In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.”

. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was ruled from Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 11:5).

. 36 cities are named Salem in the USA https://geotargit.com/citiespercountry.php?qcountry_code=US&qcity=Salem

There is no other country in the world with nearly as many place names that are named after places in the little land of what was the historic nation of Israel. The reason for this is the fact that no other nation on earth has been so consciously identified by Christian pioneers as a sort of modern era “Promised Land” with deep spiritual roots in the history of the Holy Land of the Bible.

Interestingly, 33 of the 36 US cities named Salem lie in or near the totality paths of the 3 solar eclipses.

Samaria was the capital of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel (1 Kings 16:24, 28).

There are 9 cities named Samaria in the United States. All 9 of them are in the path of at least 60% of the totality of both the 2017 and 2024 eclipses.

3 GREAT AMERICAN Solar ECLIPSES 2023-2024 ⚠️ Spell a WARNING Across USA  Steve Cioccolanti & Discover Ministries Steve Cioccolanti & Discover Ministries  57,665 views Jul 16, 2023 https://youtu.be/c3Db07CaPPE?si=76A5CtwzTbNWEzNP

How Lunar and Solar Eclipses Shed Light on Biblical Events


Although there are two to five solar eclipses visible from some place on Earth in any given year, the total solar eclipse that happened on August 21, 2017 attracted more attention than any eclipse in recent history, with good reason. When the announcement of the coming eclipse was spreading publicly, the map showing the path of the eclipse across the United States ALSO include the path of a second total solar eclipse that was scheduled to happen almost exactly 7 YEARS LATER IN 2024. During the 2017 event, the moon’s umbra (complete shadow), first fell on the Pacific Ocean as it made landfall in Oregon. It then traversed the North American continent before darkening the ocean off South Carolina one and one-half hours later. During that time, virtually all of North America was partially darkened by the penumbra (partial shadow) of the eclipse.

Highlight “How the coming eclipse may mean trouble is ahead” Pastor Mark Biltz talks about the history of solar eclipses over USA. https://youtu.be/HPpgrdych4M?si=jyG-h_5E5kjR4Gu2

Coronal mass ejections – from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp_SdD2PN8c

The Biggest Solar Storm in 100 years Will Hit Earth in Early 2024!

 Space Fintricity  https://youtu.be/dp_SdD2PN8c?si=mANvrcCpuxOADobc&t=464

What becomes visible during the total solar eclipse of 2024?

Jonah 3:10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.