OK. This is really really cool. I looked up videos and pages explaining it away but thus far I haven’t seen anything debunking this. I will keep looking but I find this super intriguing.
Is it possible that in ancient China, at the moments of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection, the Emperor Guangwu was given supernatural signs, recorded them and interpreted them in the Royal Annals which still exist today?
“Yin and Yang have mistakenly switched, and the sun and moon were eclipsed. The sins of all the people are now on one man. Pardon is proclaimed to all under heaven.” History of Latter Han Dynasty, Volume 1, Chronicles of Emperor Guang Wu, 7th year.
“In the day of Gui Hai, the last day of the month, there was a solar eclipse. [The emperor] avoided the Throne Room, suspended all military activities and did not handle official business for five days.” History of Latter Han Dynasty, Vol. 1, Chronicles of Emperor Guang Wu, 7th year”.
Another historical record says:
“Eclipse on the day of Gui Hai, Man from Heaven died”.
May 11, 2022 at 4:36 pm
Of course we also have Africanus quoting the first century pagan authors Thallus and Phlegon, who record what they called a solar eclipse that happened during a full moon during the reign of Tiberius. They were quite confused by what they’d witnessed, because they must have known that solar eclipses are impossible during a full moon.
Ancient Irish legend also says the miraculous darkness at the moment of Christ’s death was seen in Ireland during the reign of Conchobhar, King of Ulster — but that account these days is dismissed as an invention of medieval Catholic monks. But there’s no reason to think it’s not an authentic tradition.
May 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm
This is very cool. Worth noting that even pagan sibyls were reported to have given prophecies of the coming of Christ…
The Erythræan Sibyl’s prophecy of the Christ
May 12, 2022 at 8:01 am
Perfect!!! More rabbit holes for me to jump into. Thanks
May 12, 2022 at 3:17 pm
So very cool! God let the entire world know!
May 15, 2022 at 12:41 pm
Christians really desperate to look for validation in Chinese history.
No, its a bogus explanation for Chinese history, told for Christians who has no understanding of Chinese history nor literature.
Educate yourself: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/uo5zh9/comment/i8ip9cb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
May 23, 2022 at 1:20 pm
I came here from that thread precisely because there was no debunking, and the original source was a chinese man who seems convinced the ancient chinese religion was monotheistic. That thread was unhelpful because it was just a guy who said that he cant read chinese saying I can kind of read chinese and it looks like chinese alright, I hope someone else can read it
May 24, 2023 at 12:02 am
this is from an Actual Chinese source, not just smart guys speculations who don’t even identify with the culture 👌
May 15, 2022 at 2:27 pm
Here are people giving other translations, either way appears the eclipse part stands true.