When I first heard of Mark Biltz's tetrad theory, it was about at this time six years ago. The prevailing thought then was that the tetrad of 2014-2015 possibly pointed to the 70th Week ending in 2015. This is now clearly not the case. Even now the significance of the tetrad of 2014-2015 is still somewhat of a mystery in its application. Previously, I had not given the tetrads much time because I did not see any direct connection to the events of Israel. The events of Israel's independence (1947-1949) preceded the tetrad of (1949-1950). The tetrad of 1967-1968 also seemed ambiguous and not directly connected to the Six-Day-War. It was just close, as in hand grenades, so it seemed. The theory was also ignored for the most part since it did not fit the various scenarios developed here that pointed to the significance of 2017. No connection stood out as being exactly significant. The fact that many of the eclipses could not even be seen from Israel (when presented as such) also did not help. Now that the first eclipse has occurred, we still wonder if there will be a significant event concerning Israel at around this time. It is now time to revisit the tetrads with more openness as to what their significance may be. The first lunar eclipse of the current tetrad of 2014-2015 just occurred on April 15th. For those who do not know, a tetrad is four total lunar eclipses on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles spanning two years. April 15, 2014 was Passover, so the next eclipse is on the next Feast of Tabernacles and then it repeats. Many people have been wondering what the prophetic significance may be. The tetrad has even captured the attention of the mainstream media. What causes people to wonder about the significance of the tetrads is for the fact that the last two tetrads came near the time Israel was reestablished in 1948 and then also the time Israel won Jerusalem in the Six-Day-War in 1967. Going further back in history, the next nearest tetrad occurred in 1493-1494 and at about the time of the Spanish Inquisition. After 2015, the next tetrad is over 500 years away. The issue with the tetrads of 1949-1950 and 1967-1968 is that they are claimed to be significant to the events concerning Israel, though they did not directly coincide on the days of those events. However, are there any indirect coincidences between the eclipses and the events? None have been demonstrated seemingly to date. With that in mind, let us take a closer look at the rebirth of Israel. On November 29, 1947 the UN passed the Partition Plan making the way for the foundation of Israel. On May 14, 1948 Israel was declared an independent nation. War immediately ensued with its Arab neighbors for exactly 300 days until the raising of the Ink Flag on March 10, 1949 and the end of the war. This day was found to be very significant in the new book, Israel: The Handwriting on the World. However, are not signs there to show a coming event and not follow the events themselves? This had been a problem with accepting the whole tetrad theory. Not only do the eclipses not coincide, but the eclipses of 1949-1950 came after the events. Before the tetrad even began, Israel gained their independence and won the war. But maybe there is something more here than meets the eye–and usually there is. Let us look again at November 29, 1947 when the UN voted in the Partition Plan to allow for the establishment of Israel. Between this date and the first lunar eclipse of the 1949-1950 tetrad is 500 days or a duration of 501 days. This is intriguing, but there is more. When Israel gained its independence on May 14, 1948, 333 days later was this same lunar eclipse. And remember, 300 days later, the war ended on March 10, 1949--33 days before that eclipse. This is all intriguing and similar to other discoveries that have been made with regards to peculiar day counts. These day counts then provide an important pattern for the remaining tetrads. As we consider these day counts of 501, 333, and 33 days, it had previously been discovered that from the raising of the Ink Flag on March 10, 1949 until the end of the Six-Day-War on June 10, 1967 was 6,666 days. That is 6,666 days from the end of one war to the end of another. Peculiar indeed! The time frame of the three tetrads is also 66 years. This then brings us to the next tetrad of 1967-1968. The first eclipse on Passover of 1967 was on April 24. This eclipse came exactly six weeks before the start of the Six-Day-War. From the start of the Six-Day-War until the last eclipse of the tetrad is exactly 70 weeks or 490 days. This is also another provocative number of days between an eclipse and an event of Israel. However, there is also another interesting coincidence to this tetrad. As far as the tetrads are concerned, each period of four eclipses covers 532 days. From eclipse to eclipse it is usually 177 days. On April 1, 1969 another significant event occurred when Israel established the Jerusalem Quarter Development Company to rebuild war torn Jerusalem. This year it was the first Passover after the completion of the 1967-1968 tetrad. If we count the days from the start of the Six-Day-War until Passover of 1969, it will equal 666 days. April 1, 1969 was also significant as it was also 62 weeks of years (434 years) from the decree given by Suleiman the Magnificent in AD 1535 to rebuild Jerusalem. Seven more weeks of years (49 years) from 1969 until the last seven would mean 2017’s fall festivals may likely be the beginning of the 70th Week, if we are following a similar pattern of Daniel 9. So the tetrad of 1967-1968 and its 490 days seems to bear witness of this connection to the future 70th Week and completion of the 490 years. It must also be noted that from the last eclipse of 1968 on Tabernacles October 6th that the Yom Kippur War started exactly five solar years later on October 6, 1973. So the tetrad of 1967-1968 links all of the significant dates of that time in an observable non-coincidental pattern. But again, none of the events occurred directly on the days of the eclipses themselves. This may be important to note as we consider the possibilities of the next tetrad. We then advance 47 years from the start of the last tetrad until the current year of 2014. Are there or will there be any coincidences with the current tetrad? The next tetrad landing on the feast days will not occur again for hundreds of years, so any further significance comes down to the one we are presently witnessing. It must be interjected here that while the tetrads demonstrate significance of a divine order, that is not to say that these are a fulfillment of Joel 2:31 or Revelation 6:12. That future event is one of a cataclysmic nature during the Tribulation. The tetrads have shown significance and it should be safe to say that there will be future significant events, but until then, we only have speculation until another pattern can be proven after the event has occurred. However, some interesting finds may be significant. In the tetrad of 1949-1950, the day counts of 501 and 333 seemed significant. If 501 days are used from the last eclipse of 2015, it will arrive on Shevat 15 (February 11) in 2017 and this is the day known as Rosh Hashanah for Trees–Tu B’Shevat. This day may become even more significant in 2017 when one considers the following concerning the meaning of the holiday with regards to the almond tree. "The almond tree has special significance for Tu B'Shevat. The word for "almond" is shakeid, which comes from a root that means to "watch" or "wake" (i.e., shakad). The almond tree is the among the first trees to "awaken" from its winter sleep... We therefore eat almonds on Tu B'Shevat to celebrate the return of spring. In the Scriptures there is a play on words regarding the use of "almond" and God's "watchfulness" (i.e., faithfulness): "And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Jeremiah, what do you see?' And I said, 'I see an almond branch.' Then the LORD said to me, ' You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it'" (Jer. 1:11-12)." Link Even if no event occurs on this date, it is still significant in its timing. If Daniel's 70th Week does begin 40 weeks later, hopefully the watchful see what is soon coming. But even if many are still not awake, God is ultimately watchful and faithful to His own word and will soon perform it. As Israel was partitioned 501 days before the first eclipse of 1949-1950's tetrad, a day of watchfulness comes 501 days after the last eclipse of 2014-2015's tetrad. However, there is more to this final eclipse of 2015 and the only one to be seen from Israel. On November 3, 1878 Petah Tikva was established. The shocking thing is that this day has 50,001 days between it and the last lunar eclipse of 2015. Is this purely coincidence? One may dismiss this at his or her own peril. The establishment of Israel and their return is a work of God. The eclipses are miraculously timed and spaced from such events. There is then another day stemming from this Tabernacles eclipse of 2015. As we have seen 501 or 50,001 days come into play, we have also seen 33 and 333. What about 3,333? Is it possible to find another day of significance? If we count 3,333 days from the Tabernacles eclipse of September 28, 2015 we will arrive at November 11, 2024--the anniversary of the end of World War 1. This day comes 30 days after the Day of Atonement in 2024 and is therefore Day 1290, if 2024 is the ending year of Daniel's 70th Week. There is then a final number not on the below diagram. If we count the days from the 66th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan of 1947, we will find that it is 666 days between 2013’s anniversary until the Tabernacles eclipse of 2015. It can be counted also as 4,000 days until Day 1290 in 2024. These are but a few examples of coincidences being found with regards to the Tetrads. Stay posted... Update - June 3, 2014 It was also found that 3,333 days back from 2015’s Tabernacle eclipse came to August 14, 2006. August 14 is the anniversary day of the end of World War 2, but in 2006 it was the day that the Hezbollah-Israeli War ended. That war lasted 33 days. This find helped complete the other finds that have been found here concerning the war of 2006. All of the other finds hinged off of that war’s start date of July 12, 2006. However, here we have the only lunar eclipse of the 2014-2015 tetrad that can be seen from Israel exactly between Israel’s end of their last big war and the end date of 1290 days and therefore the end of the last war. By the way, between May 14, 2014 (66th anniversary) and the Tabernacles Eclipse of 2015 is also 501 days. The pattern repeats. The below diagram incorporates all of the linkages plus an additional showing another relationship of 6,666 days, which was broken down to 3,333 days. From the time of the end of the Hezbollah War until Day 1290, that period times pi equals the time from the first eclipse of the trio of tetrads until the end of the Hezbollah War. This similar timeline was also demonstrated previously to exist between the raising of the Ink Flag, the start of the Hezbollah War, and the Day of Atonement 2024. Essentially it is an equation where the radius of the circle that is used is 3,333. (2pr) + 2r. There is another linkage to the final tetrad, but that will continue here.