Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.
The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.
While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day.
Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, hailed the red heifer’s birth as suggestions the time could be right for the Third Temple.
“The appearance of a red heifer in these waning end times is a forerunner of the Messiah”
Rabbi Chain Richman
The Temple Institute announced the birth of the red heifer on their YouTube page with the video “Red heifer candidate born in Israel”.
It includes a video of the red calf and its mother – revealing “a perfectly red heifer was born in the land of Israel”.
The cow went under “extensive examination by rabbinical experts” who confirmed she is a “viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer”.
They admitted however the cow could be disqualified through natural causes.
Frozen embryos of red angus cows have been imported and implanted into traditional Israeli domestic cows, reports Breaking Israel News.
The newborn red heifer was verified by a board of rabbis from the Temple Institute as fulfilling the prophesied requirements.
Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible states the cow must be red “without blemish”, must not have worked.
The Temple Institute believes a red heifer will be needed to be scarified to complete the ritual of purification for the temple – heralding the coming of the Jewish Messiah.
Red heifers have previously been found by the organisation – who have then disqualified them for not meeting prophetic standards.
One was found in 1999, but was disqualified for being male – and a second was born in 2002, which was found to have a patch of white hair.
“If there has been no red heifer for the past 2,000 years, perhaps it is because the time was not right; Israel was far from being ready.
“But now, what could it mean for the times we live in, to have the means for purification so close at hand?”
He added: “We cannot help but wonder and pray: If there are now red heifers… is ours the era that will need them?”
The prophecy has even been linked to the US President Donald Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Rabbi Hillel Weiss said he believes Trump’s decision over the embassy is the first stage of bringing about the end of days.
And then a third Rabbi, Pinchas Winston, claimed ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel is building to the Messiah.