The early track of 40 daysA very effective method of measuring and metering out each passing solar year can be recognized from a number of early souces. Ancient writings and artifacts (including certain monuments) make it clear that a cycle of 40 days was once carefully time tracked. As the subsequently presented paragraphs will attempt to show, early astronomers appear to have once time tracked a cycle of 40 days for calendric purposes. The ancients appear to have also revered and celebrated this cycle in the practice of religion. Why track 40th days?It is most remarkable that each passing solar year can very effectively (even perfectly!) be measured and metered out by keeping track of every 40th day. Essentially, the annual transit which completes every 365.24219 days can just about EXACTLY be crossreferenced to a tally of those days that make up a 40day cycle! This respective axiom is easy to prove in the regard that 1 day in a cycle of 40 days (the 40th day) inherently comprises 2.5 percent of the time stream. This rate is also inherently equal to 9.131055 days per year (on average). 2.5 percent of all days = 9.131055 days per year For the purposes of presenting a clear analysis, the rate of a unique day in each and every cycle of 40 days (the 40th day) will be typed or classed to be a rate of those days that are accounted for apart from other days comprising the annual cycle. Through this interpretation, those days classed or typed as "40th days" should routinely be counted outside or set apart from the other dayswhich are generally classed or typed as "annual days". The rate of the solar year can quite perfectly be correlated to a fixed count of the other day units (a number of "annual days") using a calendar count of 9 yearsas is diagrammed below. This ultimately means thatthrough the time track of an unbroken cycle of 40 daysa fixed count of annual days or calendar days (356 days) can always be counted out in correspondence with each passing year cycle. The following diagram illustrates that a fixed number of solarday units can effectively be correlated to the rate of each passing solar year. This correlation or crossreference only requires that each passing 40th day (9.131055 days per year on average) always be counted apart from all of the other days (or those days counted as annual days or calendar days). _____________________________________ A PERFECT 9YEAR CALENDAR * _____________________________________ Renewal = 1 day Year 1 = 356 days Year 2 = 356 days Year 3 = 356 days Year 4 = 356 days Year 5 = 356 days Year 6 = 356 days Year 7 = 356 days Year 8 = 356 days Year 9 = 356 days *  Each 40th day (a perpetual rate) must be leaped or intercalated apart from days comprising the the cited calendar count. ____________________________________ Calendar count = 3205.00000 days 40th (uncounted rate) = 82.17949 days Average 9year rate = 3287.17949 days Annual calendar rate = 365.24217 days Actual solaryear rate = 365.24219 days Average difference = 2 seconds (!!!) A quite exact crossreference between the cycle of the solar day and the cycle of the solar year can thus be recognized in the rate of a 40day cyclewhere the rate of 1 day in 40 days is equal to 2.5 percent of time and the rate of 3205 days in 9 years is equal to 97.5 percent of time. (The combination of these two rates of dayswhen extended perpetually throughout timecan be used to effectively account for 100 percent of the passage of each annual annual circle on the average). It should be clear from the calendar diagram presented that each passing solar year can very effectively be measured and metered out in correspondence with a number of 356 days but only as long as 40th days are not counted (or leaped) among the calendar days. Note that the modern rate of solar year (which is 365.24219 days) can quite perfectly be metered out in correspondence with the cited number of calendar days (3205 days across 9 years). An annual difference of only 2.2 seconds per year is the inherent result of tracking 40th days separately from the time streamas a perpetual rate. An anciently tracked time cycleBiblical and miscellaneous sources somewhat graphically describe that a cycle of 40 days was time tracked among the ancients. The early time track of 40 days can be recited from the book of Exodus where it is shown that Moses was in the mount for 40 days and 40 nights (refer to Chapter 24: 1018). The calendar term "40 days and 40 nights" is again recorded in the book of Deuteronomy, where Moses wrote: "And I stayed in the mount ... to the rishown yowm [or to the 1st day , or the beginning day], 40 days and 40 nights... " (refer to Chapter 10:10). This respective passage shows "the 1st day" as immediately following 40 days and 40 nights. This usage of "rishown yowm" (or 1st day, or beginning day) tends to indicate the early use of a cyclical or a chronological count of 40 days. It here seems pertinent to note that the ancients would probably have understood the "epoch day" or the "beginning day" of a cycle of 40 days to be special or uniqueas is further shown below. The track of 40 days and 40 nightsas probably a cyclical countcan also be recited from the book of Genesisrefer to Chapters 7 and 8. In this respective book, a span of 40 days is shown in the 2nd month of the year, and again a span of 40 days is listed in association with the 10th month of the year. These two spans of 40 days obviously pertain to two different time cycles. Of further significance is that the two respective cycles are listed in an order or in a sequence that could be chronological. The Jewish philosopher: Philo Judaeus (c. 25 BC  45 AD) made a reference to the cyclical 40day count of Genesisas follows: "... the overflow of the deluge took place for forty days... [thereafter] a hope of RENEWAL took place at intervals of forty days... " (Questions and Answers on Genesis, Part 2:33). Other passages in the book of Genesis do further point to the possibility that the ancients did once time track 40 days in an unbroken cycle. Of considerable significance is that the author of Genesis has the flood of Noah occurring 1656 years from the epoch of creation. This number of years (1656) happens to exactly be divisible by 9 years. Furthermore, the number of days in 1656 years happens to be divisible by 40 days (plus 1 day). Based upon the several usages of a cycle of 40 daysas they appear in the book of Genesisit can ultimately be concluded that the author of Genesis was probably knowledgeable of the cited system of tracking time across a 9year calendar. A time span of 40 days can further be recited from the book of Genesis. This instance is in reference to a formal process for embalming the Egyptian dead (refer to Genesis 50:3). Other Biblical books also contain instances of the ancient reckoning of a time cycle that was "40 days" in length. Some passages of text show "40 days and 40 nights", or more than "40 days". The additional wording (40 nights) was possibly added to distinguish that a respective instance was in reference to time tracking the rate of the solar year. Essentially, a cyclical (unbroken) count of 40 days and 40 nights would have been required so as to effectively measure and meter out each passing solar yearas previously described. The following other instances of the usage of a time cycle of "40 days", or "40 days and 40 nights", can be recited from various passages of the Bibleas follows:
Christians subsequent to the time of the 1st century appear to have likewise held a superstitious regard for this particular span of time. For example, a Lenten period of 40 days is mentioned in Christian literature of the 4th century. A very early method for computing Easter each year appears to have been predicatedat least in partupon a cyclical count of the 40th day (Greek: tessarakoste). This practice of counting a 40day cycle can perhaps most clearly be recognized among Celtic Christianswhere Passover/Easter appears to have been celebrated in association with an 84year cycle. (Note that the number of days in 84 years is exactly divisible by 40 days). The annual custom of observing Lent continues to be practiced among a large segment of modern Christians. The peculiar ancient reckoning of 9th parts of the year (40 days) can also be interpreted from various early artifacts and monuments. For example, the ruins of a secondcentury synagogue near Tiberias indicate an ancient regard for the seasons of the year. At this respective site, a floor moziac depicting a zodiac wheel and nine columns arranged in three rows of three was recently discovered. Also, in the region of Stonehenge in England, recent digs have detected the ancient placement of nine circles of wooden poles. The Nebra Sky Diskdiscovered in Germanyhas rather conclusively been dated to the time of the Bronze Age. This artifact, in particular, indicates that the ancients would have been familar with calendar count of 40 days: Information concerning the Nebra Disk is presented at a number of Internet websites. The indicated Hebrew regard for tracking time in cycles of 40 days may have grown as a result of coming into contact with Egyptian astronomers. Egyptians are on record as having reckoned each third part of the year. (This determination of third parts could conveniently and accurately have been made by tracking a cycle of 40 daysas previously has been shown). It here seems pertinent to note that the ruling aristocracy of certain ancient cultures (including Egyptian) claimed ancestry from 9 specific gods (the ennead). This reverence for the ennead (nine) points to the ultimate possibility that some among the ancients did reckon each 9th part of the year (or each term of 40 days) in reference to the dominion of a specific god (9 per year). Various flood stories from around the world can also be recited in evidence that the ancients did once track time in 9th parts. Though most of these flood stories seem preposterous, and though many of these tales tend to exceed an interpretation can be considered to be real or literal, it remains to be somewhat significant that a time track of "nine" or "nines" is rather frequently referenced. The following instances of time cycles pertaining to the number "nine" or "nines" are subsequently listed from various of the several stories that pertain to a cataclysmic flood:
Of related significance is that numerous (other) stories about the event of a cataclysmic flood have been passed down among many societies (from all around the world).
SummaryIt is remarkable that the time track of a cycle of 40 days can be used to very effectively (almost perfectly) measure and meter out the rate of each passing solar year. Currently, the track of a cycle of 40 days can be used to determine the epoch of the annual transit to within the average limits of only 2.2 seconds per year. The cited measure of the annual transit only requires keeping a tally of one day in each cycle of 40 days. The result of subtracting 40th days from out of the time stream is a fixed calendar count of 3205 days in correspondence with every cycle of 9 years. _____________________________________ A PERFECT 9YEAR CALENDAR * _____________________________________ Renewal = 1 day Year 1 = 356 days Year 2 = 356 days Year 3 = 356 days Year 4 = 356 days Year 5 = 356 days Year 6 = 356 days Year 7 = 356 days Year 8 = 356 days Year 9 = 356 days *  Each 40th day (a perpetual rate) must be leaped or intercalated apart from days comprising the the cited calendar count. ____________________________________ Calendar count = 3205.00000 days 40th (uncounted rate) = 82.17949 days Average 9year rate = 3287.17949 days Annual calendar rate = 365.24217 days Actual solaryear rate = 365.24219 days Average difference = 2 seconds (!!!) A fixed count of 3205 days in association with the passage of 9 solar circles requires that the intercalation each 40th day be continued in perpetuity. (The cited count of 40 days must never be preempted or be broken). Essentially, the respective cycle of 40 days must here be interpreted to be primary and independent from the confines of the annual circle. Of additional significance concerning the track of 40 days is that some early cultures appear to have attributed religious significance to this respective time span. To the princes of Egypt, adherence to this respective cycle was probably believed to mirror a lifestyle that was lived by the gods. Among ancient Hebrews and early Christians, a cycle of 40 days was probably not held in the same religious regard. Even so, the passage of this respective time cycle was given a certain amount of very serious consideration. Primal or original Christians did probably routinely fast on the 40th days. By the 4th century, a 40day fast was widely practiced. This custom of fasting for 40 days (Lent) continues to be practiced by a segment of modern Christians. According to Biblical and related sources, YHVH commanded the Israelites to track and celebrate a jubilee calendar as a condition of living in the promised land. Even though early adherence to a jubilee calendar appears to be indicated, the Israelites were seemingly also aware of the cited calendar system of counting 40 days. The Genesis recordin dating the epoch of the floodis just short of being explicit in showing that a calendar predicated upon a track of 40 days did originate with the epoch of creation. Returning to more of the astronomical significance of time tracking a 40day cycle, each passing solar year can effectively (almost perfectly) be measured and metered out by simply counting solar daysas cited. In this modern era, the epoch of each passing solar year can inherently be determined to within the limits of 2.2 second (on average). Because Earth's spin appears to be slowing down by a tiny amount with each passing century, it can be recognized that the track of a 40day cycle could have been used to exactly (perfectly!) measure and meter the solaryear rate in some era of the past. The era when the solar year could have been perfectly measured and metered out using a track of 40 days was probably within very recent centuries. For additional information concerning a time track of the solar year, refer to these online publications: ________________________________________________________ APPENDIX A
