Bruce Baber (6
"to Marilyn Agee re 30
AD as the time of the crucifixon (menorah failed to give
light and the thread didn't turn white)"
Blessings to you. You posted a reply to Lauren regarding
30 AD as the time of Jesus' crucifixion. What follows
below may be a tie-in. I originally posted this study
quite some time ago. This study shows how the menorah failed in
30 AD and red thread did not turn white.
Interesting that the middle lamp of the menorah failed at around
30 A.D. according to Jewish sources. They don't state that it
happened when Jesus was crucified (they wouldn't go that far).
But they do state that around 30 A.D. the middle lamp failed.
History is fascinating.
"The lamps of the menorah were lit daily from fresh, consecrated
olive oil and burned from evening until morning, according to
"The Roman-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus states that three
of the seven lamps were allowed to burn during the day also;
however, according to the Talmud (Rashi, Tractate Shabbat 22b),
only the center lamp was left burning all day, into which as
much oil was put as into the others. Although all the other
lights were extinguished, that light burned oil, in spite of the
fact that it had been kindled first. This miracle according to
the Talmud (Tractate Menahot 86b) was taken as a sign that the
Shechinah rested over Israel. It was called the ner hama'aravi
(Western lamp) because of its position. This lamp was also
referred to as the ner Elohim (lamp of God), mentioned in I
"The miracle of the ner hama'aravi ended about 40 years before
the destruction of the Temple (circa 30 c.e.) according the
Talmud Tractate (Yoma 39a), "Our Rabbis taught: During the last
forty years before the destruction of the Temple(that is to say
around 30ad) the lot [‘For the Lord’] did not come up in the
right ...hand; nor did the crimson-coloured strap become white;
nor did the westernmost light shine"(wikipedia)