"Behold a great red dragon," and "a beast . . . having . . . ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns . . . ." Revelation 12:3; 13:1.
One identifying mark of both the dragon and the beast are ten horns and crowns. What are these? In Revelation 12:3 the dragon has seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns are on the seven heads. In Revelation 13:1, the dragon-empowered beast also has seven heads and ten horns, but now ten crowns are on the ten horns rather than on the heads. But what does this mean?
Daniel noted after seeing the ten horns, that another horn arose and uprooted three of the ten. Then he stated that this last-to-rise "little horn" of the "fourth beast, dreadful and terrible," would "speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time." In Section I: Article 13: Seven Heads with Blasphemous Names, it is clear that these seven heads describe the governmental and legislative effort to bring about a change in Yehuveh's times which has brought us under the Gregorian calendar with its continuous seven-day week cycle. As the seven heads represented the attempt to change Yehuveh's times, so these ten horns represent the second part of the change, the attempt to change Yehuveh's laws. [Section II: Article 10: Yehuveh's Time System: Calendar clarifies from other Scriptures and the Hebrew language what Daniel meant by "time, times and half a time" in Daniel 7:25. Rather than the oft repeated conclusion that it defines a period of either three and a half years or symbolically a 1260 year period, the language identifies this as a condition which is met when the "beast has killed all who knew Yehuveh's truth, concealed and corrupted the information sources, and separated humanity from Yehuveh." We have definitely reached that time, and it is therefore time for Yehuveh to restore all that we have lost. This matter of ten horns is one of the most significant restorations. All of Section II discuss Yehuveh originally established time-keeping and how we are to escape this lie by which the dragon and beast have thought to change Yehuveh's time!] Daniel 7:25.
To understand this graphic picture it is crucial that we understand each symbol. Scripturally, what are horns? "He had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power." Horns are symbols of power, as recognized by Wycliffe in his comments on Jeremiah 48:25 and Luke 1:69 states: "Horn. A symbol of military strength and political power, probably derived from bulls, which push with their horns." "The horns of an ox were a symbol of power. Many passages in the Old Testament use this figure of speech . . . (Psalms 18:2; 89:24; 132:17; 148:14)." Habakkuk 3:4.
Symbols of what power? Power is any force capable of bringing about change. Power comes in many forms. There is, of course, physical power such as human or livestock muscle power, or mechanical power derived from fuel, electrical, water, solar, wind, steam, and atomic sources. There is social power such as political, military, mob and religious power. There is intellectual power, informational power, business power and economic power. And of course, there is the spiritual power of Yehuveh's intervention, the power of prayer, the power of His promises.
To understand what the Scriptures mean by a specific phrase, we must read and understand every detail and definition provided. Both Daniel and Revelation discuss beasts which have ten horns and both clearly define these horns. For space I have abbreviated these passages, but thorough scholarship demands that we study these verses carefully in their entirety in context:
"After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, . . . and it had ten horns." "Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast . . . and of the ten horns that were in his head. . . . . The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth. . . . And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings." Daniel 7:7, 19-24.
"And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." "And I . . . saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." Revelation 12:3; 13:1.
"I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." "I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns." "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore." Revelation 17:3, 7, 12, 16.
Twice Scriptures state that "the ten horns . . . are ten kings." A simple straight answer! But as with every translated Scripture, each word needs closer examination. Note that in Daniel the ten horns are on one head, whereas Revelation presents the dragon and the beast as having seven heads with ten horns but never states where these horns are located. Daniel 7:24; Revelation 17:12.
Daniel uses the Hebrew/Aramaic word melek, Strong's Hebrew Dictionary entry H4430, which is translated king 179 times, royal once. That would appear to close the case. But perhaps it doesn't. Melek is from the primary root verb malak [H4427], meaning "to reign; to ascend the throne; to take counsel." In any nation claiming rule by law rather than by monarch, the ruling power is in legislative decrees rather than in the mind of one man. It is as appropriate to the Hebrew language for malek to indicate decrees or laws by which a people are governed, as it is to represent men who sit on royal thrones.
Similarly, Revelation used the Greek word basileus, Strong's Greek Dictionary entry G0935, which means "leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king." James Strong conjectures that this word "probably comes from entry G0939 through the notion of a foundation of power." Entry G0939 is the word basis from baino (to walk) and used as "a stepping, walking, or that with which one steps, the foot." Used but once in the New Testament, in Acts 3:7: ". . . immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength," it seems unconnected. However, a more closely related word, basileia, Strong's entry G0932, like the word Daniel used, carries the broader significance of "royal power, kingship, dominion, rule, not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom." Like the passage in Daniel, this application to a government ruled by law indicates legislation rather than person. From this language it becomes clear that we are looking for ten legislations rather than ten individuals who rule, but closer examination takes it a step further to that "legislation of tens" which forever changed Yehuveh's natural laws. What is "legislation of tens"? When was it brought about? By whom?What Laws of Yehuveh Deal with Tens?
From our early training we assume this is an easy answer: the ten commandments, of course. We've been taught that "He [Yehuveh] wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments [H1697: words]." "He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments [H1697: words]; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone." "He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments [H1697: words]." Most of us would stop there and consider this discussion finished. However, such a conclusion is another part of the "lies" "we have inherited." We have much more to re-discover. As noted in extensive detail by Revelation 21:14, there are twelve commandments, not ten. Furthermore, as discussed in regard to Scriptural Qabbalah, it was twelve words representing the twelve qualities of Yehuveh (His Elohim, twelve strengths) which were written on these stones, not commandments. That being said, what aspects of Yehuveh's laws are discussed in tens? Absolutely none! Yehuveh never deals in units of tens! Herein lies the deception. Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 4:13; 10:4; Jeremiah 16:19.
From ancient times Yehuveh has counted, divided, multiplied, and administered His affairs using a base-twelve or dozenal numerical system. It is for this reason twelve plays so prominent a part in all aspects of Yehuveh's communication and interaction with humanity. Take a good concordance and read every Scriptural use of the word twelve. You will find that Scriptures discuss twelve months in every year (2 Kings 25:27; 1 Chronicles 27:15; Esther 2:12; 3:7, 13; 8:12; 9:1; Ezekiel 32:1; Daniel 4:29); twelve wells (Exodus 15:27), twelve fountains (Numbers 33:9) and twelve palm trees in the wilderness (Exodus 15:27); Moses built twelve pillars in the wilderness (Exodus 24:4); twelve foundational commandments in Yehuveh's law (Revelation 21:14; and presented in Exodus 20:3-20; Deuteronomy 5:7-21) represented by the twelve stone foundations of His restored city (Revelation 21:19-20), each supported by twelve statutes (Revelation 21:17); Ishmael had twelve sons (Genesis 17:20) termed twelve princes (Genesis 25:16); Jacob had twelve sons (Genesis 35:22; 42:13, 32; or study this in full in: Genesis 35:18; 29:31-35; 30:5-24; 46:8-27; 49:1-28; Exodus 1:1-5; 6:14-16; Numbers 1:5-15; 1:20 etc.; 2:3-33; 7:12 etc.; 26:5-51, 57-62; 34:14-28; Deuteronomy 33:1-29; Joshua 13:1-21:45; 1 Chronicles 2:1, 2; 12:23-40; 27:16-22; Ezekiel 48:1-35; Revelation 21:12) which gave rise to the twelve tribes in the nation of Israel (Genesis 49:28; Exodus 24:4; 28:21; 39:14; Numbers 31:5; Judges 19:29; 1 Kings 4:7; Ezekiel 47:13), which naturally giving rise to twelve tribal leaders (Numbers 1:44; Joshua 3:12; 4:2; Ezra 8:24; 8:35), twelve spies (Numbers 13:1-20; Deuteronomy 1:23) sent to explore the promised land, twelve rods used (Numbers 17:2, 6) to reveal Yehuveh's chosen leadership, and national offerings in multiples of twelve (Numbers 7:3, 84, 86, 87; 29:17; Ezra 6:17); the high priest's breastplate was adorned with twelve stones (Exodus 28:17-20; 39:10-13) with the names of the twelve tribes (Exodus 28:21; 39:14); twelve loaves of bread (Leviticus 24:5-6) were placed on the Table of Shewbread; altars were built with twelve unhewn stones (Joahua 4:3-9, 20; 1 Kings 18:31); twelve oxen supported the water basins (seas, lavers) in Solomon's temple courtyard (1 Kings 7:25, 44; 2 Chronicles 4:4, 15; Jeremiah 52:20) and were used by Elisha for plowing (1 Kings 19:19); David's appointed musicians and temple servants were all chosen in groups of twelve (1 Chronicles 25:1-31); twelve lions flanked the approach to Solomon's throne (1 Kings 10:20; 2 Chronicles 9:19); Yehuveh used a garment torn into twelve pieces to describe the split of David's kingdom (1 Kings 11:30); Yehuveh promises to seal twelve thousand of each of twelve of Israel's tribes (Revelation 7:5-8); the heavenly woman sign of Revelation 12:1 has a "crown of twelve stars"; the New Jerusalem has twelve gates of twelve pearls (Revelation 21:12) attended by "twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel" permitting our entrance; the Lamb-king has twelve ambassadors (apostles, Revelation 21:14); twelve qualities or strengths (words, which is what was referenced in Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 4:13; 10:4 in the previous paragraph) in Scriptural Qabbalah (the twelve fruit of the tree of life, Revelation 22:2); and twelve signs or constellations in the Zadok Circle (repeatedly referenced in association with the twelve tribes of Israel: Numbers 2:1; Psalms 74:4, 9; 80:1; 99:1; Isaiah 11:5-8; 37:16; Jeremiah 10:2; Ezekiel 1:10; 10:14; Revelation 4:7)!
Ten is used in Scriptures, but was just one of the numbers in sequence to twelve, having no significance greater than did two, three, four, or five. [In Torah, the numbers are used as follows: one/first (1369 times); two/twice/second (712 times); three/thrice/third (472 times); four/fourfold/fourth (341 times); five/fifth (287 times); six/sixth (206 times); seven(s)/sevenfold/seventh (421 times); eight/eighth (105 times); nine/ninth (67 times); ten/tenth (258 times); eleven/eleventh (34 times); and twelve/twelfth (119 times). While twelve is far from the most used number, it is used in the most significant manner of all of the numbers, usually as the final or cap number in the discussion.]
If Yehuveh never focuses with tens, why do we? Because from ancient times it has repeatedly been forced upon us by human governments and financial exchange. The Hebrew people retained Yehuveh's dozenal numerical system until they were scattered "among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known." Fragments of this system filtered down to us in marketing and measurement, but for the most part it has been removed from us. Historical evidence indicates that very early other nations, such as Egypt and Babylon, diverged, most likely a direct result of Nimrod's open rebellion against every aspect of Yehuveh's ways, echoed later by Ishmael and Esau. Thus the number symbols and mathematical system we were taught is referred to as the Hindu-Arabic numbers [both the Hindu or Indian people and the Arabic people were mixed races, the Hindu being primarily descend from Keturah, Abraham's concubine-wife (Genesis 25:1-6), the Arabic people from Hagar's son Ishmael and Isaac's son Esau]. Enter Hindu-Arabic numbers and Decimal numbers or Base-ten numbers into the internet search engine for insight into the history and import of ten. Deuteronomy 28:64.
The change from the dozenal (base-twelve) numerical system to the decimal (base-ten) system has been forced on various groups of people by their governments numerous times throughout history. Historical records from as early as 3500-2500 B.C. show that the Elamites of Iran possibly used early forms of decimal system, which would directly flow from Nimrod's rebellion against Yehuveh. Egyptian hieroglyphs show counting in powers of 10 by 2900 B.C. The system spread to the Indus Valley Civilization by about 2600 B.C., and by 1400 B.C. Chinese writers show familiarity with the concept. Study the historical evidence presented in the links footnoted at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duodecimal.
The most recent, and therefore the "legislation of tens" with which we are most familiar, was the French Revolution (1789-1799; presented quite nicely at the internet site: http://www.bonjourlafrance.net/france-history/causes-of-the-french-revolution.htm). This bloody revolt, among other things, sought to replace religion by "elevated reason" and enforce the ten-based mathematical system on an entire culture. "In 1790, in the midst of the French Revolution, the National Assembly of France requested the French Academy of Sciences to 'deduce an invariable standard for all the measures and all the weights.' The Commission appointed by the Academy created a system that was, at once, simple and scientific. The unit of length was to be a portion of the Earth's circumference. Measures for capacity (volume) and mass were to be derived from the unit of length, thus relating the basic units of the system to each other and to nature. Furthermore, larger and smaller multiples of each unit were to be created by multiplying or dividing the basic units by 10 and its powers. This feature provided a great convenience to users of the system, by eliminating the need for such calculations as dividing by 16 (to convert ounces to pounds) or by 12 (to convert inches to feet). . . . Calculations in the metric system could be performed simply by shifting the decimal point. Thus, the metric system is a decimal (base 10) system." http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/origin.html.
Metric measurements and our familiar ten-based monetary system were forced on the French people and ultimately rippled out to all Europe, to various other nations, and emphatically to the scientific community. Two years after the French pressed their base-ten system forward, the United States initiated a base-ten national currency by passing the Coinage Act of 1792. The fledgling U.S. was rebelling against everything British and the French had assisted them in their revolt; what else would we expect than alignment with France. Advocates of the decimal system insist that this is the best system for efficiency and economic advancement. Also according to the author on http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/origin.html, the United States government passed, but has not yet fully enforced, metric-conformity bills in 1968 and 1975. Do these political leaders knowingly promote this numeric system in open rebellion against everything Yehuveh established for humanity, or are they truly innocently ignorant? It appears that decimal mathematics and metric measurements, like the issued involved in promoting the theory of evolutionary origins, is a blatant effort to remove Yehuveh from men's thinking and knowledge. Would we expect less?
In their article "A Brief Introduction to Dozenal Counting," the Dozenal Society of America, on their internet website http://www.dozenal.org/index.php?u=31, states: "But not once - never - in the course of history has any society, anywhere, ever voluntarily adopted the unfortunate decimal metric system. Why is it that in every country where it is required today, it had to be forced upon an unwilling populace by law with the threat of fines and/or imprisonment? Are all of us everywhere so ignorant of what is good for us that a few Big Brothers in government must tell us how we must sell butter and rugs to one another? I don't think so. I think that common people have resisted and rejected this accident in favor of simple ordinary fractions because they know which is really more convenient.
"In the United States, every pupil in science class is taught the so-called advantages of the abominable decimal metric system. Metric measuring devices are available. Yet when given a chance to measure something for their own use, a chance to use whatever measure they prefer, they use dozenal measures because fractional parts of units are easier to handle.
"A Misconception: Some people wrongly believe that the ability to multiply and divide by powers of the base by simply moving the fraction point is an advantage special to base ten. But such is not the case. It is not 'ten-ness' that gives this property (after all it wouldn't work with ten-based Roman Numerals). No, this advantage exists in every base, for it is a property of the place value notation we use for expressing numbers along with a symbol for zero." Emphasis are mine.
The on-line encyclopedia, Wikipedia, offers the following statements at the Duodecimal (base-twelve or dozenal) article, which evidence how very early in human history humanity turned away from Yehuveh's foundations: "Languages using duodecimal number systems are uncommon. Languages in the Nigerian Middle Belt such as Janji, Gbiri-Niragu (Kahugu), the Nimbia dialect of Gwandara; the Chepang language of Nepal and the Mahl language of Minicoy Island in India are known to use duodecimal numerals. In fiction, J. R. R. Tolkien's Elvish languages used duodecimal.
"Germanic languages have special words for 11 and 12, such as eleven and twelve in English, which are often misinterpreted as vestiges of a duodecimal system. However, they are considered to come from Proto-Germanic *ainlif and *twalif (respectively one left and two left), both of which were decimal. Admittedly, the survival of such apparently unique terms may be connected with duodecimal tendencies, but their origin is not duodecimal." I entirely disagree with the conclusions drawn in this paragraph as to the origin of the words for eleven and twelve, being convinced from Scriptures that the dozenal system was the foundation of all human numerical dealings, thus believing these words have been in existence for as long as two, five, or seven.
Yehuveh's base-twelve (dozenal) system of counting and dividing came from nature and thus, being in full harmony with nature, is far more practical and efficient than the currently used base-ten (decimal) system. Twelve's even divisibility by two, three, four, and six has far more practical uses than the two-and-five divisibility of decimal numbers. A. C. Aitken [http://www.geocities.com/bajparry/doz.html] estimates that use of the base ten numerical system wastes thirty-five percent of our energy and time, essentially a third of our lives, yet this is the numerical system used for most of world trade and taught in most schools. Is it any wonder the current system exhausts us?
Evidence of the ancient existence of the dozenal system lingers in the fact that in almost every language simple names remain for eleven and twelve, rather than the compound words which follow them [thirteen (three and ten), et cetera]. Also, from ancient times we retain use of a dozen to measure and market farm commodities (eggs, roses) and baked good (rolls, donuts); grocers still deal in dozens and grosses (dozens of dozens). Also, the British retain twelve inches per foot, twelve pence per shilling, and anciently had twelve ounces per pound, the troy pound, which is still used by pharmacists and jewelers. Clocks are faced with twelve hours, with minutes and seconds as multiples of twelve; circles are divided into 360 degrees, another multiple of twelve. The on-line encyclopedia, Wikipedia, again by the Duodecimal article, states: "Historically, units of time in many civilizations are duodecimal. There are twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve months in a year, and twelve European hours in a day or night. Traditional Chinese calendars, clocks, and compasses are based on the twelve Earthly Branches.
"Being a versatile denominator in fractions may explain why we have 12 inches in an imperial foot, 12 ounces in a troy pound, 12 old British pence in a shilling, 12 items in a dozen, 12 dozens in a gross (144, square of 12), 12 gross in a great gross (1728, cube of 12), 24 (12 * 2) hours in a day, etc. The Romans used a fraction system based on 12, including the uncia which became both the English words ounce and inch. Pre-decimalisation, Great Britain used a mixed duodecimal-vigesimal currency system (12 pence = 1 shilling, 20 shillings or 240 pence to the pound sterling), and Charlemagne established a monetary system that also had a mixed base of twelve and twenty, the remnants of which persist in many places." An invaluable website providing practical information on how the dozenal system works in society, including information on the mechanics and language of dozenal counting, is http://www.geocities.com/bajparry/doz.html.
Without a doubt, we will only fully understand the impact of enforced decimal usage when we have been restored to Yehuveh's dozenal system, but there are evidences of our loss even now.
Base-ten numerical usage has everything to do with human beings controlling each other: "In the case of the now preferred numerical-measurement system, entrenched usage is backed by it having acquired political support since it is so useful in organisational and controlling roles." Is it any surprise then, that every culture bent on controlling others has legislated the use of the decimal system and sought to destroy the dozenal system? Such systems were developed for elitism and exploitation through taxation and employment or slavery. Such was never Yehuveh's purpose. He always provided for self-government "that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour" himself, for this independent self-directing lifestyle has ever been "the gift of Elohim" to mankind as long as they would serve "Yehuveh thy Elohim with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things." When Yehuveh restores self-government to His restored people, He must restore the dozenal numerical system as well. Quoted from the eleventh paragraph of http://www.dozenalsociety.org.uk/leafletsetc/tvt.html, emphasis mine. Ecclesiastes 3:13; Deuteronomy 28:47. Also compare and study Ecclesiastes 2:24; 5:18-20; 6:2; 9:7; Deuteronomy 28:30, 31, 47-48; Judges 6:3-6; Psalms 128:2; Isaiah 65:21-23.
Decimalization of monetary systems aids an elite group in exploiting the masses: "The replacement of our flexible and user-friendly monetary system (in Britain, which was based on divisions of twelve) by a more rigid structure, for which we have to carry about a greater weight of coins, was to the sole advantage of money counters at the expense and inconvenience of money users. With its (the base-twelve monetary system) binary and ternary divisions, a handful of coins could be added up at a glance, and fewer were needed for payment and change giving. Decimalisation was, in part forced on us by inflation, when the ordinary unit of exchange, the shilling with its twelve pennies, was slipping off the lower end of the scale. This did not cause the inflationary spiral, but certainly allowed it free rein. Propaganda at the time had a refrain 'Decimals are easy, you just move the point.' And so it was - for the price raisers." Thus the transfer of monetary systems to decimal-counted denominations demanded greater amounts of "manufactured" money, which always permits and usually enhances the silent thievery of inflation - that silent tax which siphons money from the labor force to enrich the elite. Other aspects of the decimal monetary system's impact on inflation are discussed by authors at both http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s11563.htm and http://www.dozenalsociety.org.uk/leafletsetc/tvt.html. Such exploitation will come back on the heads of those who devised it: "The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined." "His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate." Psalms 10:2; 7:16.
Base-ten numbers separate us from nature and from Yehuveh, for base-twelve numbers are nature's numbers. Not only are the numbers of a twelve-based system familiar to us (twelve hours in a half-day, twelve inches in a foot, a dozen eggs or a dozen roses, etc.), but they are intimately associated with numerous aspects of nature from the structure of chemical compositions to the natural arrangement oranges assume in your crisper drawer! It is no arbitrarily imposed device that Yehuveh repeatedly uses twelve in His dealings with mankind, but the natural ramification of all aspects of the natural world, from the naturally-occurring twelve months in each year to the hexagonal (six-sided) qualities of organic and crystalline chemistry. In nature most twelves are in the form of multiple threes, fours and sixes. Thus snowflakes form six-sided crystals, as also does cooling lava; bees use the space-efficient six-sided (hexagonal) cells in which to store their honey; the plates (scutes) on the center of a turtle's shell (carapace) are hexagonal; and the clouds above the north pole of Saturn form a six-sided pattern in response to gravity. Hexagons provide the most compact tessellating (repeating pattern) form in nature, showing Yehuveh's focus on efficiency. "Thus saith Yehuveh, thy redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I am Yehuveh that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself;" "He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by His understanding." Only when we fully return to harmony with Yehuveh's original purposes and natural creation, will we "find rest for your souls." This includes returning to His system of numeration. Bill Lauritzen expands on this in his excellent article, Nature's Numbers, at http://www.earth360.com/math-naturesnumbers.html. Isaiah 44:24; Jeremiah 51:15; 6:16.
Base-ten numbers are exceedingly inefficient, wasting our time and our strength. A. C. Aitken, in his outstanding article, The Case Against Decimalisation, states: "But the final quantitative advantage, in my own experience, is this: in varied and extensive calculations of an ordinary and not unduly complicated kind, carried out over many years, I come to the conclusion that the efficiency of the decimal system might be rated at about 65 or less, if we assign 100 to the duodecimal." That is a third of our lives being wasted by this false numerical system. No wonder we are weary and aging so quickly-our lives are being drained by both the exploitation of the elite and the senseless wastefulness of their systems! Yehuveh deliver us! I urge you to read Mr. Aitken's entire article at http://www.geocities.com/bajparry/doz.html. Yehuveh says His "knowledge" is our "rest" and "refreshing." Isaiah 28:9.
These few reasons hardly touch the full magnitude of distinctions between Yehuveh's original purposes and man's perversions. Read further regarding these changes in several of the articles at the Dozenal Society of Great Britain website: http://www.dozenalsociety.org.uk/sitemap.html, and the Dozenal Society of America website: http://www.dozenal.org/. Internet research is rich with argument and insight. Consider what you find by entering base twelve, dozenal and duodecimal systems and societies; also look specifically at the following websites: http://www.rattlesnake.com/notions/base-12.html;
Revelation speaks of "a beast . . . having . . . ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns." The Greek word translated crowns is Strong's Greek Dictionary entry G1238: diadema, "a diadem or a crown," from a compound of G1223: dia, a preposition meaning "through" and G1210: deo, a primary root meaning "to bind tie, fasten; put under obligation of the law, duty." These seven (Revelation 12:3) or ten (Revelation 13:1) crowns simply indicate that the dragon and beast work "through putting under obligation of law," that is, through legally binding obligations with which they "think to change times and laws." What are these bindings?
What are the powers represented first by the seven heads and seven crowns (Revelation 12:3) and later by these ten horns and the ten crowns they wear (Revelation 13:1)? First the seven heads of the dragon wear the crowns of legal obligations until they established the continuous week of the Gregorian time-keeping system and thus accomplished a change in Yehuveh's times, then "the dragon . . . gave power unto the beast," that it, with these ten (decimal numerical system) horns, might again wear the crowns of legal obligations and establish the metric system of measurement and finance, and thus bring about a change in Yehuveh's laws.
"Legislation of tens" which directly oppose Yehuveh's "twelves" is the second manifestation of this dragon and the beast it empowers.
Originally Written: 17 November 2005
Latest Update: 27 December 2008