Steve Mullin (15 Dec 2010)
"The Gestation Period and John"

Not sure who to credit for the posting of the parallels of the feasts with the gestation period, but it was fascinating. Those facts illustrate just how much God thought out His creation--amazing. Anyway, wanted to look into the part of the Bible where John "leaped" in the womb when he "heard" the greeting of Mary to Elizabeth to see if it backed up what was posted. Here's the passage from the post about the gestation period:

The next picture showed the embryo at seven months. The gynecologist said, "On the first day of the seventh month, the baby's hearing is developed. For the first time, it can hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb." Zola knew that was the date for the Jewish Festival of Trumpets.


And here is the passage from the Bible:


And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:36-45


Everything seems to line up very closely with what Zola Levitt found. One other fact I learned years ago when I was first born again is the parallel to God's requirement of circumcision on the eighth day and the fact that the blood of an infant clots ideally that day.


Steve Mullin