The point to note regards the location of the ecliptic - it NEVER
is in the vicinity of the Southern Cross/Crux. In fact, all through
December of 2008BCE the sun is in the vicinity of the constellation
Capricornus. Four thousand years later, the sun is in the vicinity of
Saggitarius. Essentially our planet would have to either turn nearly on
its side or fall more than 40 degrees out of orbit in order for the sun
to ever reside in the vicinity of the Southern Cross.
At movie time 21:45, the following is stated:
"And by December 22nd the sun's
demise was fully realized, for the sun having moved south
continually for six months makes it to its lowest point in the sky.
Here a curious thing occurs. The sun stops moving south, at least
perceivably, for three days [caption of "December 22nd, 23rd
The logic here is terribly flawed. It is scientifically
observable that the earth follows an elliptical orbit around the sun,
as pictured below:
The winter solstice happens for the northern hemisphere when the earth
reaches the farthest point in the ellipse (technically known as the end
of the major axis) from the sun, with the north pole tilted away
from the sun. By contrast, the summer solstice occurs at the
opposite end of the ellipse (the opposite end of the major axis)
when the north pole is pointing toward the sun. The initial problem is
that the earth does not follow our calendar - the winter solstice can
occur anywhere from December 20th to December 23rd (source)
depending on your location. By way of example, the winter solstice for
the year 2008 is on December 21st at 12:04pm GMT, but was on December
22nd at 6:08am GMT in 2007.
For the sake of simplicity however, let us say that the sun always
hits its lowest point in the sky, and thus the winter solstice, on
December 22nd. The movie states that a "curious thing" happens in that
the sun perceivably stops moving for three days, namely December 22nd,
23rd and 24th. If December 22nd is when the earth reaches the end of
the major axis of the ellipse that marks the winter solstice, and the
continued movement of the earth along the ellipse is perceivably so
small that the sun appears to "stop moving" on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th,
then it would also seem to stop moving on December 20th and 21st as
well. Therefore, by the logic of the movie's creator at movie time
22:20, the Jesus death/resurrection should have been a 5-day event, not
And by the way...
At movie time 15:44, the following caption
is showed under a picture of the sun:
The sun, in moving about the Zodiac, is referred to as God's Sun.
It is later followed by a parallel drawn between "God's Sun" and "God's
Son" from movie time 20:29 to 20:42
Although this last item is not directly related to astronomy and
astrology, it does regard the sun - specifically the word "sun". The
implication (not a claim
is that the term "God's Son" is merely a small shift from "God's Sun",
and thus is shown yet another astronomical parallel. The problem is
that using a homophone in the English language to draw this parallel is
"spin" at best. Here is a comparison of the phonetic pronunciations of
these two words.
Shemesh (or hammah)
Contrary to the viewpoint of ignorant individuals or groups, King James
did not write the Bible in English. The collection of books known by
Christians as "the Bible" were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.
Any implication based on the English language is spurious.