Clay Cantrell (19 Nov 2010)
"Chanukah, Olives and the Descent"

Readers -

Chanukah approaches. here is an article (one of many out there) that discusses the connection between Olives and Chanukah.

many of my articles over the years have been focused on Jared, Patriarch Six, Enoch's father,and his number 527. Jared means Descend, and that is what begins the much anticipated event of 1 Thessalonians 4:16; the Descent of the Lord Himself. Jared embodies this concept. the Descent (Jared # 6) precedes the Rapture (Enoch #7).

I've posted about this before but it is so accurate it never ceases to both amaze and puzzle me.

first mention of Jared is:

Genesis 5:15
"And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared (Descend): ...

go here -

for a word by word breakdown.

the total gematria value of the verse =  2600

crossing number systems reveals God's design, imho.

Strong's greek word # 2600 =
katabasis {kat-ab'-as-is} from 2597;; n f AV - DESCENT 1; 1 1) descent 1a) the act of DESCENDING 1b) the place of descent 1b1) that part of the mountain where the descent is made

this word appears once in

Luke 19:37
"And when he was come nigh, even now at the DESCENT (2600g) of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; ..."

I hadn't really paid attention to the context of the verse, being always amazed at the accuracy of the numbers. I have conjectured that the Lord will descend on a 'flight path' over the Mount of Olives. that seems reasonable.

there may actually be a deliberate connection to Chanukah, since it as a festival is connected to the Olive Oil in the temple and the Olive Harvest in Israel.