A Bible prophecy that predicts the End of Days is feared to come true when the first ‘red heifer’ in 2000 years was born.
On September 4, the red heifer has been born at the Temple of Israel and it is believed by religious people that this calf fulfills an apocalyptic prophecy.
According to Numbers, Chapter 19, a red heifer is believed to announce the full-blown end of days, and it is the time when both believers and non-believers will be judged accordingly.
According to the Torah, a red heifer was sacrificed by priests, and it has been mentioned as a harbinger of the apocalypse in both Judaism and Christianity.
Some people believe that the birth of red heifer means the time is near the reconstruction of the Third Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, replacing the previous temples that were destroyed.
In Orthodox Judaism, the rebuilding of the Third Temple, which requires the sacrifice of a red heifer, will cause the coming of the Jewish Messiah and the end of the world.
The red heifer is said to be the first one in 2,000 years and will continue to undergo an extensive examination to determine whether or not it is red all over and blemish free.
If the calf is found to be suitable, it can be used in a Third Temple service to bring ‘the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world.’
According to The Temple Institute, the red heifer was born on ‘the 17th day of Elul, 5778’ (August 28, 2018):
“The red heifer candidate is being raised and specially cared for under the auspices of the Temple Institute’s ‘Raise a Red Heifer’ program.
One week after its birth the heifer underwent an extensive examination by rabbinical experts, who determined that the heifer is currently a viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer (para aduma) described in Numbers, chapter 19, and will be examined again in three months time to determine whether it continues to possess the necessary qualifications for the red heifer, a necessary prerequisite for the renewal of the Divine service in the Holy Temple.
The rabbinical experts who conducted the examination stress that the heifer, while currently bearing the required qualifications could, at any time in the future, become disqualified through natural causes, and therefore the heifer will be periodically reexamined.”
The Temple Institute’s Raise a Red Heifer program started 3 years ago with the hope of breeding a perfectly red heifer, according to Breaking Israel News. It involved implanting frozen red Angus cow embryos into the traditional Israeli domestic cows’ uteruses.
There were many false alarms recently with seemingly ideal calves but deemed to be unsuitable for the ritual.
There have been nine ‘true heifers’ throughout the history, with the tenth believed to be the one that initiates the construction of the Third Temple.
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Source: Michelle Kokalj