The title of this article and similar ones can be found on the internet and from time to time have used verses such as 1 kings 2,3 to ridicule the accuracy of the bible, by claiming that if one uses the figures stated that the circumference of the vessel divided by its diameter gives 3,0 instead of the value PI (3,1416).
Before I will reveal the truth let us look at 1 kings 2,3: “And he (Hiram on behalf of king Solomon) made a molten sea ten cubits from one brim to the other(diameter)it was round all about, and its height was 5 cubits, and a line of 30 cubits did compass it round about”. A similar account is given in the parallel passage in Chronicles 4,2.
Then there is this: The rebirth of the Sanhedrin By Dr David R Reagan.
Secondly, on 13 Oct 2004, the Sanhedrin Counsel of the Jewish nation was reconstituted for the first time in 1,600 years, while largely ignored by the press it is a step towards the construction of a Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
The concept of a Jewish tribunal originated with Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 18:17-26). The Sanhedrin was officially founded when G-d ordered Moses to choose 70 men from among the elders of Israel and bring them before the Tabernacle where they would receive the anointing of the spirit to judge the children of Israel.
The Sanhedrin consisted of 71 members (Moses plus the 70 judges).
It served as both the supreme court and legislative body in all matters of Torah law. The head of the council was given the title ‘Rosh Ha Yeshiva’ meaning Head of the Sitting.
Every Member of the Sanhedrin had to be distinguished in Thora knowledge and had to be characterized by wisdom, humility, fear of G-d, indifference to monetary gain, love of truth, and love of fellow man.
Exodus 18:21 exhorts: “You shall select out of all the people able men who fear G-d, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain, and you shall place these over (people)”
Likewise, Deuteronomy 1:13 commands that wise, discerning and experienced men, be selected.
The Sanhedrin started growing greatly in its power and influence during the Babylonian captivity. By the time of Jesus, when the Jews were back in their homeland, the council was serving effectively as the nation’s supreme court of justice. In 7 AD the Romans abolished the power of the Sanhedrin to carry out the death penalty, fulfilling a prophecy in Genesis 49:10 that stated the Messiah would not come until the sceptre departs from Judah. Thus when the Sanhedrin decided that Jesus deserved the death penalty, they had to send him to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, in order to get the verdict carried out (Matthew 27:1-2).
In the middle ages, the greatest of all Torah sages, Maimonides (known also as Rambam) wrote a summary of all the steps that would be necessary to reconstitute the Sanhedrin.
And here it comes; those involved in reviving the Sanhedrin today have been following the prescription of Maimonides, according to the Israel National News, Rabbi Yeshai Ba’avad (one of the leaders of the initiative) said that the 71 rabbis from across the spectrum received a special ordination, in accordance with Maimonides rulings. He further added: “the goal is to have one rabbinic body in Jerusalem that will convene monthly and issue rulings on central issues. This is the need of the generation and the hour.”
Rabbi Josef Elyashir is considered to be a spiritual heir of Moses, and thus he was the one who performed the special ordination of the 70 rabbis selected to serve on the new Sanhedrin. He is also the prime candidate to serve as high priest should the temple be rebuild and animal sacrifices be reinstituted.
Rabbi Halevi told the press: “The first members(of the Sanhedrin) requested that their names not be published so as to allow it to grow without public criticism of individuals. We want to give it time to develop and strengthen”. He added that each of the current members had agreed to be a conditional member until more knowledgeable rabbis decide to enter the ranks and take their place.
So now look at their first action: significantly, one of the first actions taken by the new Sanhedrin was an attempt to ascent the Temple Mount in Jerusalem where they hoped to pray and investigate clues pertaining to the location of the second Temple, the one destroyed by the Romans.
Now let’s look at the other issues to be considered in the future:
-Determining the council’s decision-making procedures
-Renewing the annual Passover sacrifice
-Determining the PRECISE LENGTH OF THE BIBLICAL CUBIT
-Determining the precise location of the temple
-Ruling on the legality of the proposed disengagement from Gaza and Samaria
-Considering the status of ‘lost Jewish tribes’
-Unifying Sephardic and Ashkenazi religious practices
-Restoring the Davidic monarchy
It should be clear that such tasks could only be fulfilled when there is someone knowledgeable in the Sanhedrin, not self-appointed but instructed and appointed by g-d himself.
Without both the knowledge of the measure by which G-d made his laws and the very structure of the temple, all efforts to rebuild or find the foundations of the second temple would be in vain, as would all other preparations such as the making of the manufacturing of the priestly clothes and implements.
I now wish to move on to the very verse that is used to ridicule the accuracy of the bible again; a line of 30 cubits did compass it round about and from brim to brim (diameter) 10 cubits
As I have told you the cubit being ,5236 means that 30 times ,5236 =15,708 divided by 3,1416 = 5
5 being half the diameter or radius, twice radius is the 10 cubits.
The cubit being based on two cycles mentioned in the bible that of 52
And of 36 or also known as 360
And there is the trinity as yet unrecognized: there are 39 books of old and 27 new (together 66) 3927 thus a unity based on trinity; so divide 3927 by 3 it will give you 1309 multiply by 4 and it will reveal the cubit 5236.
The cubit being the outer measure, and its multiplication will give you all the tools you will need in this world, such as 5×52,36=golden ratio 2618
6 x ,5236 = PI 3,1416 and 8 x ,5236 = formula volume globe 4,1888
but much more which can be read by those who wish to know more about the truth.
This is the cubit with which Noah built his ark, but not the one used to build the Ark of Covenant! This too can be found in the bible for those who have eyes to see.
Moshiya van den Broek