Solar Eclipse, although one occurs about every 18 months somewhere on the planet, are considered rare. This harkens back to the adage “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. That is, because NOBODY sees each eclipse. People that travel to search out eclipses are UMBRAPHILES.

As previously noted in this very blog there are those out there who believe that there is symbolism in “The Great American Eclipse”.

Some hold that there is biblical significance in this August 21, 2017 eclipse. The following is reader-submitted which I am reposting. The Sol Alliance played no part nor opines on it. This is truly an extremely well-written, documented piece that is well worth the read.

Please visit site many more reads.  Again, excellent writing accompanied by great timely research with many resourceful links.

As always, please feel free to comment.

-Pat Kelly



The Great American Eclipse of 13 June, 1257: Profound Connections to the 21 August, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the Jeremiad Babylon Prophecies, & the End of Days


Son of Seraiah, Quiet Prince: Watchman & Scribe for America Babylon’s Final Days

As you read this, brethren, please bear in mind that a few centuries is as less than a day for Yahweh, for didn’t He say a day is as 1000 years (Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8)?  The eclipse I reference in this article happened only circa 760 years ago, or in His Divine Eyes 18 hours, 14 minutes, and 24 seconds ago, approximately.

This 1257 total solar eclipse is the only such eclipse until the 2017 version, in recorded history, with a bi-coastal path of totality exclusive to United States territory.  So right off the bat I need to mention that the stunning solar eclipse of 8 June, 1918 which crossed the contiguous US states actually started in the territorial waters off of China and is therefore not eligible for this definition.  Furthermore, the point of maximum eclipse for the 1918 version occurred way out in the North Pacific south of Alaska.  This does not lessen it’s importance, as it still acted as a critical sign for the USA.  In fact, I just took a close look again at the track of the 1918 eclipse and noted that totality cut through Haskell County, Kansas.  A pig farm in that county was the possible point of origin for the Spanish Flu of 1918 which killed tens of millions of people world-wide.

The following article briefly and literally discusses the three aforementioned eclipses-

The coming 8 April, 2024 total solar eclipse will also transect our neighboring countries of Mexico and Canada, so likewise does not fit the strict definition of exclusivity.  However, I will speak more of the 2024 eclipse later, since it is very important prophetically as it falls a mere 2422 days after the 2017 eclipse and together the paths form an “X” or a “cross” through the heart of America.  Please see my previous five articles on this blog which discuss the 2017 and 2024 eclipses.  By the way, the next exclusively all-American total solar eclipse won’t occur until year 2316!  So to all you American brethren, I truly hope you will observe the 2017 and/or 2024 versions, Yahweh willing as dependent of course on His divine calendar.

Now that we’ve established a profound connection linking the 1257 and 2017 total solar eclipses, we can focus on the original version, the 1257 stunner.

760 years ago, totality exclusive to future USA

Well, obviously there was no nation called The United States of America in the Thirteenth Century AD, but there did exist a vast continental landmass which had been christened North America about twenty years earlier, and the central portion of that continent would one day be the contiguous 48 United States of America.  Ancestral, indigenous Americans were very well established by the year 1257; the Middle Mississippian mound building culture was flourishing in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys area and competing Norse/Viking explorers had already plunged into the interior of the country (the Arkansas River region) from their temporary bases in future New England and coastal Eastern Canada, by at least the preceding (twelfth) century as suggested by runestone evidence.

Mississippian Culture circa 1257, note esp. Middle Mississippian
Vikings in the American Heartland? A beautiful place I’ve had the pleasure to visit.

And, importantly, the ancient Puebloan peoples in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest were reaching their cultural apex.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Amazing place, fascinating and mysterious culture, cliff dwellings from circa 1257

A basic but very nice article which touches upon 1257 and Missouri follows-

So what a spectacle these peoples, both native and transplant, would behold on the early afternoon of Wednesday, 13 June, 1257- the ominous darkness of a total solar eclipse! Those northern Anasazi or “ancient ones” would have observed the eclipse from outside their cliff dwellings.  We know today that their culture was very much occupied with celestial matters so surely this event had a profound impact on the Anasazi.  In the article Is the Moon House an American Stonehenge author Mark Boslough paints a picture of how these people might have felt and reacted on that late Spring day in 1257 as the invisible moon began to eat the sun.  Here is a link-

I’ll directly quote the author in due time, but first a quote from his article ascribed to Annie Dillard from “Total Eclipse”, albeit a rather modern perspective-

From all the hills came screams. A piece of sky beside the crescent sun was detaching. It was a loosened circle of evening sky, suddenly lighted from the back. It was an abrupt black body out of nowhere; it was a flat disk; it was almost over the sun. That is when there were screams. At once this disk of sky slid over the sun like a lid. The sky snapped over the sun like a lens cover. The hatch in the brain slammed. Abruptly it was dark night, on the land and in the sky. In the night sky was a tiny ring of light. The hole where the sun belongs is very small. A thin ring of light marked its place. There was no sound. The eyes dried, the arteries drained, the lungs hushed. There was no world. We were the world’s dead people rotating and orbiting around and around, embedded in the planet’s crust, while the earth rolled down. Our minds were light-years distant, forgetful of almost everything. Only an extraordinary act of will could recall to us our former, living selves and our contexts in matter and time. We had, it seems, loved the planet and loved our lives, but could no longer remember the way of them. We got the light wrong. In the sky was something that should not be there. In the black sky was a ring of light. It was a thin ring, an old, thin silver wedding band, an old, worn ring. It was an old wedding band in the sky, or a morsel of bone. There were stars. It was all over.

Wow, that’s quite an avid description.

And the potential Anasazi perspective of the event, by author Boslough himself-

And then one day, something odd began to happen.  Something they had never witnessed before.  In the middle of the day, the light began to fade and it got a little cooler.  It was almost imperceptible at first, but then it became obvious.  Something was wrong with the Sun.  Imagine the emotions people felt as they saw the golden orb, bit by bit, disappear.

Sadly, and rather ironically, for the Anasazi in particular this 1257 eclipse perhaps portended the demise of their civilization about 40 years later as they were to, like the sun, mysteriously disappear . . . as a culture.  In fact, what became of the Anasazi civilization is one of the great mysteries of American history.

Of course, there was more going on in the world outside of North America in 1257 AD.  Back in Europe and the Middle East, we discover that the final Crusade was reaching an end, and the third Muslim caliphate was being birthed.  An important time period, for certain, almost a “changing of the guard” as it were.  The repercussions continue until today.

Digging further, we note that the “mirror” date to 1257 AD is 1257 BC, so it is interesting to see what may have occurred that year.  This, brethren, is not a mere interesting exercise, as indeed the birth of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Christ marks the center of time in a very profound sense (as does, obviously, His resurrection thirty-three years later).  So, investigating 1257 BC we indeed discover that there was a total eclipse of the sun on 16 July.  And, interestingly, it also had an American connection.  The totality band of this 1257 BC eclipse touched the upper northeastern extremity of Alaska, continued through parts of Canada and into what are now the US states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, terminating at Lake Michigan-

Also, in 1257 BC Ramses II was Pharaoh of Egypt, and his Egyptian astronomers were busy calculating and understanding sun and moon cycles themselves as Pharaoh oversaw great pyramid-building projects.  And in southernmost North America/Central America, amongst the Mayans, a new Tzolkin, multiyear 260-day Calendar happened to begin on the year we know now as 1257 BC.  Back in the Promised Land, there was trouble brewing.  The Hebrews under Shampar were being oppressed by the Jabin-led Canaanites; this occurred just prior to the judgeship of Deborah and the 40 years of peace.  To the north, in nearby modern-day Lebanon, the city of Tyre was being rebuilt yet again.  Prophet Isaiah would have much to say about Tyre’s eventual fall, Tyre being a prophetic shadow and type of America, in his 23rd Chapter.

But now back to the 1257 AD eclipse, for there is a stunning revelation to come. Interestingly, 13 June, 1257 was 30 Sivan, 5017 on the Hebrew calendar, perhaps a nod to 2017 and the approaching eclipse!  By performing some basic calculations, and realizing that solar eclipses occur only on New Moons, we derive the following-

13 June, 1257 – 21 August, 2017 = 277,646* days & 9402 moon phases

21 August, 2017 – 8 April, 2024 = 2422 days & 82 moon phases

So the time from first to second eclipse by moon phases is 114.66** times greater than the time from second to third eclipse; we can herein envision (as it were) a speeding up of time.  Analyzing the number 11466 we identify that the only verse in the entire Bible with this gematria is Revelation 3:16, in which the Laodicean Church of the end times, which I contend is headquartered in America, is featured front-and-center in the Letter; Revelation 3:16-

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

The above, brethren, is to a large degree an American verse.  Let it be known that previously I wrote extensively of the 2009 American Spelling Bee in which the winning word was “Laodicean”; 2009 was the very year Yahweh awakened me with The-Dream-That-Changed-My-Life, in fact my dream awakening was 99 days after the Spelling Bee although He had for about a year prior been revealing to me America’s identity through stunning means which involved a huge wall map of the USA.

Following are some good reads on the upcoming 21 August, 2017 eclipse-

Now as for a connection between 1257 and 2017 eclipses, the path of totality does not start over land on August 21 of this year.  Rather, it starts at sunrise in the North Pacific Ocean about halfway between Hawaii and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a seemingly innocuous factoid which I suggest is actually profoundly important, as this location acts to prophetically “connect” these final two American states to the eclipse as well.  So the eclipse starts in-between the final two states, which are not connected physically to the American mainland, and then cuts across a dozen (12 = Yahweh’s governmental perfection) of the states within the contiguous group of forty-eight!

21 August, 2017, the second All-American total solar eclipse

More basic math-

2017 – 1257 = 760

This would seem to be a nod to The Spirit of 76, as 76 is an American number (vis-à-vis year 1776) much like 13 is also.  Not to mention that 7 + 6 = 13, the Biblical number of rebellion.  Let us recall that America was birthed, in rebellion, as thirteen colonies. Here is the first usage of the number 760 (by gematria) in the Bible (specifically in Genesis 14:5), a definition which reminds me of modern Babylon, America, whose judgment will be “doubled”-

שוה קריתים Shaveh Qiryathayim {shaw-vay’ kir-yaw-thah’-yim} Shaveh Kiriathaim = “plain of the double or two city” 1) the place attacked by Chedorlaomer

Total moon phases between the three eclipses (1257, 2017, 2024) = 9484 = 2371 (spiritually) x 4 (world).  The number 9484 is also 8000*** + 1484.  There are precisely 1484 words in Hebrew encompassed within the Jeremiad prophecies of Babylon which are contained on the sunken millstone-laden scroll which perpetually resides at the bottom of the Mississippi River between the states of Missouri and Illinois.  Now for the stunning revelation, observe the area near the image center-

1257 eclipse- maximum totality (red line), note Mississippi River near image center

No single geographic feature defines the United States of America as does the Mississippi River.  The Great River also essentially divides the nation into two parts, stunningly at a point adjacent to the population center of the entire country as I’ve discussed in a previous article.  The meandering river is located where it is due to geo-morphological conditions related to underlying plate structure (tectonics).  So no wonder that the Mississippi River trends along the New Madrid fault line, as this is not coincidence but something easily explained scientifically.  With the River’s key stature in mind, let’s see where the total solar eclipse of 13 June, 1257 crossed the Father of Waters.  As you observe in the above image, the center of totality dissected the River at what today is Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a most interesting large town/small city which has had a colorful history back through the late 1700’s, western expansion, Civil War days, and ever since.  Now, not only was future Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the line of totality for the 1257 eclipse, but it will be such for both modern eclipses (2017, 2024) as well, probably at odds of one in tens of thousands.  Only two other significant towns in America can make the same claim; Carbondale, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky, though neither of these towns is situated on the Great River.  Cape Girardeau****, Missouri is therefore the only major Riverside town in the nation which will have been in totality for all three historic eclipses.

Looking again at the above two images of the 1257 eclipse (i.e. both the first image in this article and the latest one), NASA notes that the accuracy of the northern and southern edges of the eclipse path, and presumably therefore the path of centrality, are limited to approximately 1-2 kilometers due to the lunar limb profile.  And NASA further notes that for older eclipses the largest uncertainty in the predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth’s rotation due primarily to the tidal friction of the Moon.  I would suggest furthermore that the three massive New Madrid earthquakes in the early nineteenth century significantly affected both the route and positioning of the Great River, at least locally.

Now I will inform you that the sunken millstone-laden scroll containing the Jeremiad Babylon prophecies resides less than 1/4 mi. from site of maximum eclipse according to the NASA maps.  Based on the above information, for all intents and purposes the scroll now resides at the exact center spot of maximum totality for the harbinger 1257 total solar eclipse!  In other words, centuries ago Yahweh Himself decreed and marked the spot precisely where Serayah would one day cast the scroll into the Great River.  This happened on 5 January of 2015 at 8:49am, which was sundown in Jerusalem 15 Tevet at the precise midpoint of the Blood Moons tetrad.  Inexplicably, as only Yahweh could orchestrate, the total solar eclipse of 2017 will “revisit” this very site near Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Totality at the site of the sunken millstone-laden scroll will be approximately 104 seconds, one second for each of the 104 verses***** at the bottom of the Great River.  As I’ve explained in previous articles, it was only through Yahweh’s divine interference that the scroll ended up near Cape Girardeau instead of in the vicinity of Hannibal, where carnal Serayah “thought” it should be cast based on his research.  It turns out that Yahweh had to send snow and ice to block the roads further North so that the scroll ultimately was cast precisely where He had ordained that it would be, as He predestined centuries ago and indeed from time immemorial!  Carnal Serayah learned a valuable lesson that day in his ongoing transition into spiritual Serayah.  For one thing, he’s nobody special, brethren, just so happens to have a particular urgent end times calling for Babylon America, one which he did not ask for nor expect, and even now is hesitant to fully embrace.  Indeed, all of us as the Body of Christ must face carnal man in the mirror each morning, but hopefully we become more and more spiritual man as the days pass on their relentless march to Tribulation, and as we take on more of the character of our Savior Yeshua. We must be the overcomers of Revelation!  Don’t count on a pre-Tribulation rapture, brethren, for it’s but a false hope that is never going to happen.  My job as a watchman for America is not only to alert you to what is coming, but to help prepare you spiritually.

Now, for some numerical speculation, starting with the following result which is quite stunning.  Taking the time of totality at the Mississippi River for the 1257 eclipse, then adding 6,666,666.66 hours we arrive at 31 December (New Year’s Eve), 2017, 8:49 am.  As a “Beast” empire we can expect America to be prophetically connected by multiple sixes, as indeed she is, in this case 3 groups of “666”.  Again, it so happens that 8:49 am is the exact time that Serayah cast the millstone-laden scroll into the Great River back on 5 January, 2015, only and precisely 1091 days earlier.  The chance of this landing on the very minute is but 1 in 1440.  Could this connection to New Year’s Eve 2017 suggest that the sun is going down on this nation shortly after this current year concludes?  Perhaps, but as always time will tell.

Regarding the 1091 day duration, we see that the first occurrence of a word with gematria 1091 is from Exodus 8:29 and means prayer or supplication; Strong’s H-6279-

עתר `athar {aw-thar’} a primitive root [rather denominative from 06281]; TWOT – 1722; v AV – intreat 18, pray 1, prayer 1; 20 1) to pray, entreat, supplicate 1a) (Qal) to pray, entreat 1b) (Niphal) to be supplicated, be entreated 1c) (Hiphil) to make supplication, plead

This, in turn, brings to my remembrance Daniel’s long, beautiful prayer in Chapter 9 which I encourage you all to read.  And it reminds me as well that we should all be, spiritually if not literally, in sackcloth and ashes as we make supplication to Yahweh on behalf of this backslidden nation which once knew and honored Him.

Now, if we add  777 prophetic years to the 1257 eclipse we wind up at 26 April, 2023, or if we add 777.777 prophetic years (280,000 days) we end up at 31 January, 2024 which is 68 days before the second eclipse on 8 April.  We see that 68 is double 34, the gematria of “Babylon” in Hebrew, and also know that Babylon’s judgment will be “doubled”.  Just an observation, brethren.  The number 68 likewise factored into the stock market fall back on 29 September, 2008 when the drop was 777.68 points, the greatest ever Dow single day loss.

Another note of interest regarding the 2017 and 2024 USA eclipses; there are 2422 days in-between.  This number is interesting to me for two reasons.  First, that 2422 is (7+7) x 7 days less than 2520, the number of The Writing on the Wall (Daniel 5), but also because 24 is the number of letters in the Greek alphabet and 22 is the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, which numerically seems to suggest an “ending” of sorts, as the 24th (Greek) and 22nd (Hebrew) letters are the Omega and Tav, respectively.

In the Book of Isaiah we see several Chapters which contain prophecies about end times Babylon, America.  One of these is Chapter 13, though we must always keep in mind that America will suffer two falls, one at the beginning of the Tribulation and one at the end during the Day of the LORD.  Regardless, the entirety of Chapter 13 is applicable, as that Day is not far off and this 2017 event is a definite harbinger-

1The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:

And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.

15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.

19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

It must be noted that for the eclipses of 2017 and 2024, the moon phases will be “perfect” New Moons with 0% illumination-

Again, although I’ve described this in five previous articles, here is the 2017 eclipse path courtesy of NASA-

TSE2017_USA_poster copy
2017 Great American Eclipse- a spectacular sight, yet a most urgent message from Yahweh

Brethren, again please re-read my previous five articles on this topic, for in the last one especially I go into the spiritual meaning of the upcoming 21 August, 2017 total solar eclipse.  This eclipse is not being “over-hyped”, although don’t expect to understand the message of the eclipse by listening to the mainstream media or even to your average lukewarm Christian analysis.  Here is the truth- the message is repentance prior to upcoming judgment as America is end times Babylon and her tenure as the glory of kingdoms is soon to come to an abrupt end. During prayer, seek Yahweh for His confirmation that what I have just stated is in fact true.

Today is 29 days away from the total solar eclipse, and as moon cycles are 29.53 days there is a New Moon over America right now, our last one before 21 August of 2017, the second Great American Eclipse.

Repent now, for surely America is numbered, numbered, weighed, divided,



*Added individually, these numbers total 32, stunning as this is the foundational number for The Mississippi River Code of which I’ve written extensively . . .

**Looking at this number instead rounded off to 115, it is interesting to note that the 1257 eclipse was part of Saros Cycle 115 . . .

***There is but a single verse in the Holy Bible with a gematria of 8000, and it is II Chronicles 7:20-

“Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.”

****Incredibly, Cape Girardeau was in totality (near southern limit) for a fourth total solar eclipse, although this one was not America-specific . . . it happened on 7 July of 1442!

*****For those of you unfamiliar with my blog- these 104 verses are Jeremiah 50:1 through Jeremiah 51:58 inclusive which together encompass the “Jeremiad Babylon prophecies” for America . . .


Here are my 5 previous articles on the topic of the 2017 total solar eclipse-



2 thoughts on “The Great American Eclipse of 13 June, 1257: Profound Connections to the 21 August, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the Jeremiad Babylon Prophecies, & the End of Days”

  1. What a great job! Well worth the wait :). Would the reference to a “double city” not mean Sodom
    and Gamorrah?

    • Hi Karen;

      Thanks for the comment and kind words. Yes, it certainly could; another connection. Though four cities were destroyed (and a fifth, number five = grace, was spared) it is Sodom and Gomorrah which are easiest to recall, and the reason for this is Biblical: these are the two cities we see featured again in the end times as Babylon’s (America’s) fate (and that of other nations) is discussed. The Babylon-specific relevant verses are:
      Isaiah 13:19-
      And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
      And Jeremiah 50:40-
      As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
      Perhaps both are being spiritually revealed here- the connection to a fate similar to that of S. and G., as well as a judgment which will be “doubled”.






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