The Blood Moons

(This article first appeared as a multiple-part blog by Dr. Stephen Pidgeon, April 7-10, 2015.)

The Breastplate of Judgment

Mark Biltz’s discovery of the timing of the lunar eclipses on biblical feast days is an important one.  Although the question of when and the prophecy’s applicability to modern prophecy is much discussed, the meaning of the eclipses – and in particular the sequences within the time of the restoration of the nation of Israel (ha’tikkun adamah ha’qodesh) – is not understood.  Instead, we have a great deal of speculation about the meaning of a lunar eclipse, compared to the meaning of a solar eclipse. Let us explore that meaning now. 

Yo’el (Joel) 2:28-32

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out את eth-my RUACH upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out את eth-my RUACH. 30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of YAHUAH come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YAHUAH shall be delivered: for in Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim shall be deliverance, as YAHUAH has said, and in the remnant whom YAHUAH shall call. 

As is the case with all scripture, we should take the time to see if there is a second witness, allowing those with discernment to seek sound doctrine.  In the case of this verse, we have just that.

Ma’aseh (Acts) 2:17-21

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says YAHUAH, I will pour out את eth-my RUACH upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my RUACH; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and terrible day of YAHUAH come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YAHUAH shall be saved. 

With these foundations having been laid, let us consider these eclipses called the Blood Moons. Before we look at the sequence, let us revisit the discussion of the calendar from the previous blog as set forth in the Scriptures.

Bere’shiyth (Genesis) 1:14

And ELOHIYM said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for appointed feasts, and for days, and years: 

As you can see, the lights in the heavens which divide the day from the night (i.e., the sun and the moon), are to be for signsappointed feasts, and for days and years

Do you see anything in this discourse concerning rabbis?  Is the barley being in aviv mentioned here?  The cycle of the moon is discussed in the Cepher Chanok.

Chanok (Enoch) 77:5-20

When the moon rises, it appears in heaven; and the half of a seventh portion of light is all in it. 

This means that the moon is a half-moon on the seventh day of the month.

Chanok (Enoch) 77:6-7

In fourteen the whole of its light is completed. 7 Three quintuples light is put into it, until fifteen its light is completed, according to the signs of the year; it has three quintuples. 

This verse tells us that the fifteenth of the month is the full moon, after the waxing of the moon and before the waning of the moon.  This is an important marker.  Bear in mind that the 66 book bible is almost completely silent as to the establishment of the first day of the month, or for that matter, the determination of the first month of the year.  Only Psalm 81:3 gives us a clue, and even that is the subject of wide debate.  Yet the book of Chanok reveals the completed story of the calendar.

Chanok (Enoch) 77:8-9

The moon has the half of a seventh portion. 9 During its diminution on the first day its light decreases a fourteenth part; on the second day it decreases a thirteenth part; on the third day a twelfth part; on the fourth day an eleventh part; on the fifth day a tenth part; on the sixth day a ninth part; on the seventh day it decreases an eighth part; on the eighth day it decreases a seventh part; on the ninth day it decreases a sixth part; on the tenth day it decreases a fifth part; on the eleventh day it decreases a fourth part; on the twelfth day it decreases third part; on the thirteenth day it decreases a second part; on the fourteenth day it decreases a half of its seventh part; and on the fifteenth day the whole remainder of its light is consumed. 

In the thirty-day month, the moon cycle is completed.  But Chanok is going to tell us of the difference within the cycle.

Chanok (Enoch) 77:10-20

On stated months the moon has twenty-nine days. 11 It also has a period of twenty-eight days. 12 Uriy’el likewise showed me another regulation, when light is poured into the moon, how it is poured into it from the sun. 13 All the time that the moon is in progress with its light, it is poured in the presence of the sun, until light is in fourteen days completed in heaven. 14 And when it is wholly extinguished, its light is consumed in heaven; and on the first day it is called the New Moon, for on that day light is received into it. 15 It becomes precisely completed on the day that the sun descends into the west, while the moon ascends at night from the east. 16 The moon then shines all the night, until the sun rises before it; when the moon disappears in turn before the sun. 17 Where light comes to the moon, there again it decreases, until all its light is extinguished, and the days of the moon pass away. 18 Then its orb remains solitary without light. 19 During three months it effects in thirty days its period; and during three months it effects it in twenty-nine days each, in which it effects its decrease in its first period, and in the first gate, in one hundred and seventy-seven days. 20 And at the time of its going forth during three months it appears thirty days each, and during three months it appears twenty-nine days each.  

Chanok is telling us that the first day which is called the New Moon, is marked by the moment light is received by the moon, which is to say the termination of the dark or zero moon. More importantly, this verse establishes the full moon as the fifteenth day of the month. 

Of the seven feasts of YAHUAH, Pecach (Passover), Matstsah (Unleavened Bread), Bikoor (First Fruits), Sheva’oth (Pentecost), Yom Teruah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Atonement), Sukka’oth (Tabernacles), only two are scheduled on the 15th day of the month: the first day of Matstsah is set on the 15th day of the first month, the month of Aviv (Nisan); and the first day of Sukka’oth, which is set on the 15th day of the seventh month, the month of Ethaniym (Tishrei). Given the terms of Chanok, the first day of Matstsah and the first day of Sukka’oth will always be on a full moon.  From time to time, when a total eclipse occurs over the moon, these eclipsed full moons will be blood moons. 

Since the creation of the modern state of Israel, there are several years when there have been blood moons on the first day of Matstsah, and the first day of Sukka’oth for two years in a row.  A sequence of two blood moons for two years in a row is called a tetrad.  Let’s consider the tetrads which fall on feast days during the tenure of Israel:

Bear in mind that there have been other Tetrads during the tenure of Israel, but these tetrads did not appear on Appointed Times; the feasts of YAH as set forth in Scripture. If you count these blood moons, you will find that there are twelve of these, or three sets of four, which fall on these feast days during the first seventy years of the rebirth of Israel.  This will become important as we discuss the meaning of these moons.

Why should we limit our review to just seventy years?

Daniye’l (Daniel) 9:24

For seventy Shavua, cut off are the people from the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.

Which people are cut off from the holy city?  The answer is: the whole of the house of Yisra’el.  There is an exception to this, which is the repatriation of the house of Yahudah (the Yahudiym, or Jews).  The return of the Yahudiym first is critical to that which is predicted at the end of this passage; namely the anointing of the Holy of Holies. 

Tsephanyahu (Zephaniah) 2:6-7

And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. 7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Yahudah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashqelon shall they lie down in the evening: for YAHUAH ELOHAYHEM shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.  


Zakaryahu (Zechariah) 12:7-8

YAHUAH also shall save את eth-the tents of Yahudah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Yerushalayim do not magnify themselves against Yahudah. 8 In that day shall YAHUAH defend the inhabitants of Yerushalayim; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as ELOHIYM, as the angel of YAHUAH before them.  

Let’s unfold the rest of this story, shall we? 

Shemot (Exodus) 28:4-5

And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a turban, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aharon your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. 5 And they shall take את eth-gold, and את eth-blue, and את eth-purple, and את eth-scarlet, and את eth-fine linen. 

So, the instruction is, to make a breastplate.  Let’s see if there is anything more to these instructions.

Shemot (Exodus) 28:15-21

And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shall you make it. 16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof. 17 And you shall set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. 18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 19 And the third row a ligure, an agote, and an amethyst. 20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. 21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Yisra’el, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; everyone with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.  

So this was the instruction, and in Chapter 39 of the same book, we find that the breastplate was made:

Shemot (Exodus) 39:8-14

And he made את eth-the breastplate of cunning work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 9 It was foursquare; they made את eth-the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled. 10 And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row. 11 And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 12 And the third row, a ligure, an agote, and an amethyst. 13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings. 14 And the stones were according to the names of the children of Yisra’el, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, everyone with his name, according to the twelve tribes. 

The Twelve Stones of Fire

Now again, we have the instruction concerning the gathering of twelve stones.

Devariym (Deuteronomy) 27:1-4

And Mosheh with the elders of Yisra’el commanded את eth-the people, saying, Guard את eth-all the commandments which I command you this day. 2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over את eth-Yarden unto the land which YAHUAH ELOHAYKA gives you, that you shall set up great stones, and plaister them with plaister: 3 And you shall write upon them את eth-all the words of this Torah, when you are passed over, that you may go in unto the land which YAHUAH ELOHAYKA gives you, a land that flows with milk and honey; as YAHUAH ELOHIYM of your fathers has promised you. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over את eth-Yarden, that ye shall set up את eth-these stones, which I command you this day, in Mount Eyval, and you shall plaister them with plaister. 

And as time came to pass, it was Yahusha (Joshua) and not Mosheh, who led the whole of the house of Yisra’el out from the wilderness into the land of the Covenant, the Promised Land, the inheritance of Avraham, Yitshaq, and Ya’aqov. 

The timing of this arrival is so very important.  The summary is here.  Ya’aqov was the 22nd generation from Adam – reflecting the 22 letters of the Hebrew aleph-beit.  The entry of the house of Yisra’el into the land took place on the first day of the first year at the end of the fiftieth jubilee from the breath of life in the nostrils of Adam.  The timing of YAH is perfect and specific, even unto the very minute.  Let’s take a look at how and when the instruction was followed.

Yahusha (Joshua) 4:1-9

And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over את eth-Yarden, that YAHUAH spoke unto El-Yahusha, saying, 2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, 3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Yarden, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night. 4 Then Yahusha called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Yisra’el, out of every tribe a man: 5 And Yahusha said unto them, Pass over before the Ark of YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM into the midst of Yarden, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Yisra’el: 6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? 7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Yarden were cut off before the Ark of the Covenant of YAHUAH; when it passed over Yarden, the waters of Yarden were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Yisra’el forever. 8 And the children of Yisra’el did so as Yahusha commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Yarden, as YAHUAH spoke unto El-Yahusha, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Yisra’el, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. 9 And Yahusha set up twelve stones in the midst of Yarden, in the place where the feet of the priests which bore the Ark of the Covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.  

Where are the twelve stones?  Are they still there?  Consider the last of this:

Yahusha (Joshua) 4:19-24

And the people came up out of Yarden on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Yeriycho. 20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Yarden, did Yahusha pitch in Gilgal. 21 And he spoke unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, When your children shall ask את eth-their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? 22 Then ye shall let את eth-your children know, saying, Yisra’el came over את eth-this Yarden on dry land. 23 For YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM dried up את eth-the waters of Yarden from before you, until ye were passed over, as YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: 24 That all the people of the earth might know את eth-the hand of YAHUAH, that it is mighty: that ye might fear את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM forever.  

Let us not forget the meaning of these stones.

As we consider a few more verses on this subject of the stones, let’s take a moment to consider the hewn stones discussed in the now famous prophecy of Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 9:

Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 9:8-10

ADONAI sent a word into Ya`aqov, and it has lighted upon Yisra’el. 9 And all the people shall know, even Ephrayim and the in-habitant of Shomeron, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.  

The crafting of a stone is contrary to the instruction concerning the sacred altar, which must not be cut with tools (unhewn).  The replacing of the bricks with hewn stones is also the call for the replacing of that which is sacred with that which is man-crafted and profane, namely, hewn stones.  It is this replacement which brings judgment; the judgment of the remainder of Yesha’yahu 9 and 10. 

There are further prophecies found in Yesha’yahu that are worthy of consideration.

Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-17

O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colours, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make your windows of agotes [Asher], and your gates of carbuncles [Leviy], and all your borders of pleasant stones [the tribes if Yisra’el]. 13 And all your children shall be taught of YAHUAH; and great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you. 15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of YAHUAH, and their righteousness is of me, says YAHUAH.  

The Counterfeiter

Enter the counterfeiter – he clusters himself with some of the stones in an imitation of the priesthood, yet it is incomplete.

Yekhezq’el (Ezekiel) 28:11-19

Moreover the Word of YAHUAH came unto me, saying, 12 son of Adam, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tsor, and say unto him, Thus says ADONAI YAHUAH; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 You have been in Eden the garden of ELOHIYM; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were created. 14 You are the anointed Keruv that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of ELOHIYM; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you. 16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of ELOHIYM: and I will destroy you, O covering Keruv, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you. 18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you. 19 All they that know you among the people shall be astonished at you: you shall be a terror, and never shall you be anymore. 

Take a look at the breastplate here as described:

As we consider this, I will, with all caution, present to you a paragraph prepared by an author who discusses a curious creature that is central to the religion of Islam.  This paragraph reveals a creature that is at the heart of the Islamic claim to the city of Yerushalayim, called al Buraq.  Here is what is said:

I intended to exit the sacred enclosure when suddenly I found myself with Buraq, whom Gabriel had tied. Buraq was a mount smaller than a mule and larger than a donkey.  Its face was as the face of a human, and its hindquarters was as the hindquarters of a horse.  Its hair was braided just like a string of pearls and emeralds.  Its eyes were as brilliant stars, aflame.  They sent out rays like the rays of the sun.  It was gray, dappled, and snowy white on its legs.  Its right side was of pearl strung upon pearl and coral.  Its left side was covered with two stripes, one of gold and the other of silver, arranged with gems.  Its soul was as the soul of a human.  Its reins were a chain of red gold. Its backside was of emerald.  It had two wings like those of an eagle, woven as a brocade of silk.  Green of body, it had been formed out of light, a creation of God, the all-forgiving king.  Its saddle was of gleaming gold, brilliant like a lamp, with two stirrups of pure gold.  Its face was that of a person.  Its step reached to the limit of its sight.  Its bridle was of ruby.  Muhammad said, “Gabriel, what is this mount?” He replied, “Muhammad, this is Buraq. Ride it, and pass on to see the wondrous command of God.” Then Gabriel took its bridle and Michael its stirrup.

The creature that is described here is a chimera, a being which is part human, part animal, and even the animal is distinct being something less than a mule but more than a donkey.  As a horselike creature, it is both gray and dappled in accord with one of the horses described in Zakaryahu (Zechariah):

Zakaryahu (Zechariah) 1:8

I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.  

Given the description, you as the reader may reach your own conclusion in regard to this passage.  Consider, however, that a part human, part animal creature with the soul of a human is consistent with the creation of Raphayim and Nepheliym.  It is in the book of Chanok (Enoch) where Chanok tells us that the fallen watchers not only had relations with women, but also with beasts as well, creating such hybrids and chimeras, Nepheliym and Raphayim, giants of such stature that all of mankind became threatened by their carnivorous appetites, and a blending of DNA which caused an endemic corruption throughout the species worthy of the condemnation of YAH in regard to its furtherance and bringing on a destructive wrath by water over the whole earth.

It is this very concept that sits at the source of the discussion in Chanok, and it is an important point in contradiction to the Sitchen’s notion that mankind (Adam) was created by the inter-breeding of the Watchers and a humanoid sub-species that resulted in man.  Chanok establishes that man was created by YAHUAH, and his DNA corrupted by the Watchers, not the other way around.

Let us return now to the blood moons, the subject of this discourse.  Twelve in total are set to occur in three groups of four (three tetrads) between the time when the modern nation of Israel was formed in 1948, and before the seventy shevua are completed in the year 2017.

Suddenly, the blood moons have new meaning.  The signs and wonders in the heavens are declaring the names of all of the twelve tribes of Yisra’el over the 70 years that will occur before those things prophesized in Daniye’l 9:24.  Let’s see again what those are:

Daniye’l (Daniel) 9:24

For seventy Shavua, cut off are the people from the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.  

On June 4, 2017 (according to the calendar as set forth in the Yom Qodesh), the seventieth feast of Sheva’oth will occur from the date of the formation of Israel on Sheva’oth in 1948 when the whole of the house of Yisra’el was cut off from the Holy City, being denied access to the place where the Holy of Holies will be placed.  Following this date, the transgression will be finished, there will be a making of an end of sins, a making of reconciliation for iniquity, and the bringing in of everlasting righteousness, the sealing up of the vision and of prophecy, and the anointing of the Holy of Holies. 

[1] Frederick S. Colby, Narrating Muhammad’s Night Journey, Tracing the Development of the Ibn Abbas Ascension Discourse, State University of New York Press, 2008, page 197.

The Words of Mashiach

Let’s finish this discussion about the stones of fire to see if we can reveal the meaning of the words of Mashiach:

Mattithyahu (Matthew) 3:7-9

But when he saw many of the Parashiym and Tsadoqiym come to his immersion, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: 9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Avraham to our father: for I say unto you, that YAH is able of these stones to raise up children unto Avraham. 

Which stones? The stones of fire! The twelve stones which signify the whole of the house of Yisra’el!  Is there a second witness within scripture?

Lucas (Luke) 3:4-8

As it is written in the cepher of the words of Yesha`yahu the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the Way of YAHUAH, make his paths straight. 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the את eth the YAHUSHA of YAHUAH. 7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be immersed of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Avraham to our father: for I say unto you, That YAHUAH is able of these stones to raise up children unto Avraham. 

This teaching becomes beautiful in the scope of its meaning when we arrive at the following verse:

Lucas (Luke) 19:28-40

And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Yerushalayim. 29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Beyt Pag and Bethany, at the mount called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his Talmidiym, 30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because ADONAI has need of him. 32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said, ADONAI has need of him. 35 And they brought him to YAHUSHA: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set YAHUSHA thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the Talmidiym began to rejoice and praise YAH with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of YAHUAH: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Parashiym from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke your Talmidiym. 40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. 

Kepha discusses this and tells us a bit more about these stones, and one stone in particular.

Kepha Ri'shon (1 Peter) 2:2-10

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that YAHUAH is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of YAH, and precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YAHUAH by YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of YAHUAH: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 

With this passage, it can be seen that the twelve stones – the stones of fire – are known in the Hebrew as the word eben.  Yet, Mashiach is the chief corner stone, elect and precious.  Oh, yes! Beautiful!  In the Hebrew, this chief corner stone is the eben rosh pinna

One last passage:

Chizayon (Revelation) 21:19-20

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.