1030 AD to 2030 AD : the third watch of the night

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statue in historical center of berlinAs already explained in the « Shavuot » page, the Jewish people have sinned three times in the desert. Each of these mistakes would have led to the extermination of the Jewish people by God. These mistakes are not the sole responsibility of the Jewish people (this will not be explained on this website), so Moses was able to obtain for each of them that the extermination of the Jewish people is not effective.

On the other hand, he could not prevent the Jewish people from 147 curses, 49 of them are enacted in the book of Leviticus (part of the Pentateuch), the other 98 are evoked by Moses himself in Deuteronomy ( fifth and last book of the Pentateuch). Each curse is associated with a generation of twenty years. The 147 curses thus correspond to a duration of about 3 millennia, ie about a millennium for each series of 49 curses. This period of 3 millennia is the night of the Jewish people which includes 3 watches: one watch per series of 49 curses.

The 49 curses of Leviticus correspond to the fault of the golden calf, it sanctions the attraction of the people of Israel for paganism.

From 930 BC to 50 AD, the first forty-nine generations corresponded to the forty-nine curses of Leviticus that were ginned one by one for each generation. They are also forty-nine generations where the Jews lived in the presence of a Temple, the first or the second.

The forty-nine curses of Leviticus, those of the first guard of the night, liberated the Jewish people from the fault of the golden calf, for which Moses had symbolically sacrificed the two temples by breaking the two tables of the law.

The 98 curses of Deuteronomy correspond to two of the faults of the people of Israel in the desert: that of the Rephidim and that of the explorers. The curses associated with these two faults by their significance will affect the Jewish people as soon as they begin their exile in the nations. These curses begin to the destruction of the second Temple. This destruction is associated with the period 50-70 of our era, which corresponds to the generation 50, the first generation of the second watch of the night.

The gravity of these faults is that although the people of Israel have witnessed the divine miracles to extract them from slavery in Egypt, at the first frustrations they vow to return to Egypt and repel the promised land.

The first watch was intended to disgust the people of Israel idolatrous worship, comparable to worship of the golden calf so that it becomes a people faithful to the divine covenant. The curses of Deuteronomy that take place during the last two night watches, during the long exile of the people of Israel within the nations, are intended to build a strong national identity to this people. This so that he no longer seeks his salvation in the promised land by ceasing to be tempted to live among the nations.

The second watch of the night runs from 50 AD to 1030 AD. The forty-nine generations of this second watch of the night correspond to the first half of the 98 curses enacted in Deuteronomy.

The third watch of the night is the millennium, which starts in 1030 and ends in 2030. This third watch of the night has an exact duration of 1000 years because the generation 119 has exceptionally a duration of 40 years unlike other generations who all 20 years. The generation 147 which is part of the third watch of the night and which corresponds to the period 2010-2030 is treated separately and thus arises artificially from the third watch of the night for the present website. This generation, contrary to the other generations, does not concern only our past but also integrates our near future.

The second watch of the night, in 1030 AD, ends on a monotheistic world. Everyone known at that time indeed, whether at the ends of Europe and the Middle East, is either under the influence of Christianity or under the influence of Islam at the dawn of the third watch of the night.

During the second watch, Jews faced competition from emerging sister religions especially on the ideological level. The new millennium, which corresponds to the third watch of the night, opens with the true birth of Christian Europe, a Europe that will dominate the world culturally and politically throughout this night’s watch. The Jews will find their place in this new Europe, but they will pay dearly throughout the generations that will flow.

If Europe feared, before the initiation of the third watch of the night, the advent of the antichrist, it will play this role for the true elect of God, the Jewish people, throughout this third watch of the night.

The Jewish people, in the first phase of their exile, the second watch of the night, suffered a pariah situation with the empires that were built behind the religious unity associated with the monotheistic religions stemming from Judaism: Christianity and the Islam. However, these empires never wanted the elimination of the Jewish people.

In the third watch of the night, the Jews approach the second part of the exile, the most painful. Europe is being built by abandoning religious dogmas in favor of progress towards science. This advance towards science is incompatible with the condition of pariah imposed on the Jews. At the same time that Europe emancipates its Jews, it seeks to eliminate them definitively.

According to Jewish tradition, one day is broken down into six « watches » of four hours. Three watches for the day, three watches for the night:

  • Rabbi [1] Eliezer says: The night consists of three watches, and over each and every watch, the Holy One, Blessed be He, sits and roars like a lion in pain over the destruction of the Temple. This imagery is derived from a reference in the Bible, as it is stated: “The Lord roars [yishag] from on high, from His holy dwelling He makes His voice heard. He roars mightily [shaog yishag] over His dwelling place, He cries out like those who tread grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth” (Jeremiah 25:30). The three instances of the root shin-alef-gimmel in this verse correspond to the three watches of the night.

Three roars, one for each watch of the night.

The period 930 BC to 50 AD, which corresponds to the first watch of the night, had its center of gravity south of the promised land, symbolically in Babylon.

The period 50 AD to 1030 AD, which corresponds to the second watch of the night had its center of gravity on the Mediterranean Sea.

The period from 1030 AD to 2030 AD, which corresponds to the third watch of the night, sees its center of gravity moving further north in the heart of northern Europe.

It is from the heart of Europe that the third roar occurs, especially in Germany. The German lion attracts many Jews in his net by dazzling an accession to German culture. This in the image of the flute player Hamelin to better destroy them when the time comes as vulgar rats despite their membership and contributions.

Paul David

 

[1] TALMUD, BERAKHOT 1, 3a (included a quote of Jeremiah 25:30). Translation got form website: https://www.sefaria.org/