The ‘Times of the Gentiles’ and Daniel’s Seventy Weeks Prophecy

Daniel's 70 week prophecy

24 “Seventy weeks [sevens/hebdomads] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (Dan 9:24–25)

Egyptian Background to Daniel’s Prophecy

Most people don’t realize it, but Daniel’s famous ‘seventy weeks prophesy‘ (quoted above) where he prophesies the time between the call to rebuild the Second Temple and the coming of Messiah was actually based on a larger prophetic timeline given by Moses in the Book of Leviticus. Indeed it is based on an entire cosmological & calendrical system that has been lost to history, but is preserved in bits and pieces of the Bible as well as Mayan, Aztec and Hindu calendars & prophetic cycles.

This cosmological & prophetic timeline is explained in detail in restorationists text such as The Kolbrin, and Oahspe which I will cover later in this article. I hope to explain to the reader not only how the words of Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeramiah and Moses fit together to form a cohesive prophetic cosmology, but also how this cosmology has been validated by modern archaeological, astronomical and geological evidence.

The first historical hints of this ancient system are actually found in Egyptian art motifs of Apep, the Egptian god of chaos, often depicted in numbered coils being cut or divided by the god Hor. Moses created a religious calendric system dividing celestial cycles into sevens and tens which also prophetically broke earth’s history (the symbolic “seven thousand years of biblical history) — as well as dividing the future history of Israel into seven cycles of roughly 490 years (as explained in the Book of Daniel. Dan 9-11) which were called by ancient prophets, the ‘times & seasons’ of Israel. In Lev 26, Moses explains,

18 And if [Israel] will not yet for all this hearken unto [the Lord], then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. […in the coming great cycle] 19 And I will break the pride of your power… 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries [temple] unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours [I will cease your sacrifice]. 32 And I will bring the land into desolation
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths [each one you did not keep]. 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it. (Leviticus 26:18–28)

In other words, SEVEN times God would destroy Israel as a people, along with their temple & cities and lead them into captivity. Most modern interpretations of this scripture delineate these as the seven periods of partial captivity during the period of the judges, but both Jeremiah and Daniel (see Jer 25:9–14, Dan 9:2) understood from this prophecy that there would be seven 490 YEAR PERIODS in which God would bring a ~70 year captivity to Israel. One year for each year that Israel did not keep the Sabbatical year during the 490 year period (see 2 Chronicles 36:20–21).

21 So the message of the LORD spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The land finally enjoyed its Sabbath rest, lying desolate until the seventy years were fulfilled, just as the prophet had said. (NLT 2 Chrons 36:21

It seems likely that this lost Jewish cosmology is why Daniel broke down the future 490 year period of his dispensation into 70 sevens. Because he understood that he lived at the beginning of the third 490 year cycle. And could prophetically predict one seven or week for each of the years of captivity that Israel would continually face in each 490 year period for not obeying the sabbatical years. He also understood that the True Messiah has to come in the meridian of those ‘times’, after the 4rth 490 year cycle or 70 weeks. In Israeli cosmology the alignment of 70 sevens or 10 Jubilees of 490 years also had special significance because as Moses taught, after 7 such ‘times’ or captivities the end of the full age or world would come. Seven 490 year periods equals 3430 years which as Oahspe teaches us, is just short of the period of the ‘great serpent’ or in other words the period it takes the earth to bring about an astronomical Solar cycle which brings destruction and renewal. (see both Oahsp & The Kolbrin for details on this cycle)

The above cosmology also seems to be loosely supported by Qumran/Dead sea texts dating to the late second temple period. In the Book of Enoch a similar ‘Apocalypse of Weeks’ is used as part of the cosmology supposedly taught to Enoch by the angels. The entire book revolves around motifs with periods of seven, but in Chapters 10 & 93 we see the entire history of the world from Enoch and the Flood to the end of the Millennium broken down into 7+3 or ten weeks. Obviously mistaken, this book breaks from Moses’ seven cycles after himself, and instead puts three weeks from Adam to Abraham and seven weeks from Abraham to a millennial end. The length of all but the first two of these weeks or 70 generations is shown by bible chronology to be about 500 years (and almost certainly 490 or 7×70 years given the ubiquitous Book of Enoch motif of seven and seventies.)

3. And Enoch began to recount from the books and said: ‘I was born the seventh in the first week, While judgement and righteousness still endured.
4. And after me there shall arise in the second week great wickedness, And deceit shall have sprung up; And in it there shall be the first end [or Flood].
5-17 [and so on to the tenth week or end]

11. ‘Go, bind [the watchers] who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. 12. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. (Apocalypse of Weeks, Book of Enoch ch 93 & ch 10:11-12)

Although the book obviously falls flat in its prediction of a millennial age spanning from about 500-1500 AD, the Book nevertheless gives us a great understanding of the ancient Jewish cosmology. And in fact when adjust to coincide with the seven cycles of Moses from Leviticus, as we’ll see it seems to hold great merit for its predictive abilities. At very least the Book of Enoch was a known source for Jewish understanding of the 70 week cosmology, we know from the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. It it, the author explains

And now I have learned in the Book of Enoch that for seventy weeks will you go astray, and will profane the priesthood, and pollute the sacrifices, and corrupt the law, and set at nought the words of the prophets.

And because you have heard concerning the seventy weeks, hear also concerning the priesthood; for in each jubilee there shall be a priesthood… (ToWP 3:16-17. see also here)

Note the author does not say the expected “I have learned from Daniel”, but that it was learned from the Book of Enoch! This leaves us to wonder if the Book of Enoch is also one of the primary ‘books’, mentioned in Daniel 9:2 as a primary source of his cosmology (a book name possibly redacted by Masoretic Jews opposed to canonical acceptance of the Book of Enoch). In this article we’d like to speculate on the more exact dates of these 490 / 3430+ year cycles and go through some of the complexities involved in the layout of these Jewish cosmological & prophetic timeline.

With the modern Jewish revelation of the Book of Ben Kathryn we now have a great deal more light on the topic in regards to Daniel’s Seventy Weeks prophecy and its relationship to ‘end times‘ events (Dan 8:13). In the following section I’ll attempt to explain what the ‘times’ mentioned in scripture are and help us understand the sign of the arrival or the end times, and understand how it relates to Daniel and John’s apocalyptic prophesies and to the coming restoration of Israel. So to start with, lets get some definitions out of the way.

The Times of the Gentiles/Times of Israel
The Times of the Gentiles” and “fullness of the Gentiles” is a very significant phrase. It is mentioned twice in the New Testament (Luke 21:24, Romans 11:25), twice or more in the Doctrine & Covenants (D&C 45:24–30, D&C 88:84, 90:9 & JS-H 1:41), a few times in the Book of Mormon (1 Ne 15:13; 3 Ne 16:4–7) and roughly twice in the Book of Ben Kathryn (21:1, 6:2). The Times of the Gentiles is closely related to the term fullness of the Gentiles or fullness of times as well as Daniel 9’s ‘weeks’ prophesy and Revelation’s “time, times and half time” — and stands in contrast to the time of Israel. The times of Israel was the period of time spanning between Moses and Christ. Whereas after Christ, Jerusalem was to be given for a time (or cycle/period) to “a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matt. 21:43, see also Luke 21:24, Rom 11:25). In short, the Gospel was to go first to the Jew (during the dispensation or times of Israel) and then to the Gentile (during the dispensation or times of the Gentiles) and then back (during the final dispensation or fullness of times — see 1 Nephi 13:42, 2 Nephi 9, Jacob 5:63, Ether 13:8–12, D&C 90:9)

The Fullness of Time or Fullness of the Gentiles
Eccl 3:2, Daniel 7:25, Gen 15:16, Gen 1:14–18, Luke 1:57, John 7:8 and Jeremiah 5:24 (see DR translation) help us to understand the definition of the biblical term full time, as being the completion of a cyclical period—and its relationship to harvest-time or the delivery date of a pregnancy. When Elisabeth’s “full time came that she should be delivered”, it meant she was full term and ready to be delivered any day. Likewise when “the fullness of the yearly harvest” is come it referred to the “appointed weeks” of the yearly harvest arriving and harvest needing to occur as soon as ripeness & weather conditions permitted. Similarly, conquest of the Holy Land was not allowed until “the iniquity of the Amorites” was “full” or had reached its fullness. (שָׁלֵם = to be full or reach completeness or even perfectness). So then the fullness of a cycle such as the fullness of the Gentiles or fullness of times means these cycles are technically complete and now the angels are just waiting for the right circumstances to finish up the works of the cycle. In essence the period of “fulness” is like an intercalary calendar period, where extra uncounted days or months are added to fill up the cycle.

A great summary of this concept is given in the spurious channeled text Oashpe. Where it is suggested that just as Israel (like many societies) used their lunar calendar to measure their holy days, pregnancies and crop harvests in weeks, so also did they measure the times between their sowing and harvest of a gospel dispensation in ‘symbolic weeks’. (or in Revelation terms, the birth of the man-child and the rising of the Kingdom of Heaven or Messiah who serves as an archetype of symbol of the church/gospel or heavenly kingdom)

18/6.20. Times and half times I have given to My worlds and their heavens. In a ‘time‘ I have made a full resurrection to those who aspire to My heavens above… But in a time I manifest a new light, for such, also, are My creations. Do not think that I have given seasons to corporeal worlds only; I gave seasons to [heavens], also.
18/6.21. Is a summer on the earth not half a time? And the winter half a time? And the two, one full time? So also I created for [heaven] a Time of [about] four hundred years, and a half time of two hundred years. And in seven times and one half time I created one dan’ha. [or full dispensation of times of about 3500 years].
18/6.22. For thousands of years I sent My Gods to teach these things, so that My angels could know the times of My resurrections. Does a farmer not have knowledge of the resurrection of spring, when I cover the earth over with new growing things, which I raise up out of the earth? How much more knowledge should My angels have of My spring times, in [heaven], when My archangels come to gather in My harvests of souls?

Oahspe, Book of Osiris, ch 6.. 18/6.21

Dan’ha. The etherea [heaven], the highest place in ethereal [heavenly] worlds. Jehovih said: The sun I made as the head of a serpent, and his phalanx I made as the body of a serpent; thus I made the great corporeal serpent. To him I gave a circuit to travel in, and I numbered his time a thousand tuos and seven aka and four bi’jus, for the sun coil. [Equal to four million seven hundred thousand years –Ed.] I have placed my A’ji and my Ji’ay in many places on the circuit, but I have placed my Dan’ha only in one thousand six hundred places. (A dan’ha cycle of time is about three thousand years, sometimes more, sometimes less.)

Tangent Warning.
For Oahspe, the distinctions of time, times and half times were used by the ancients as a reference to a cosmological period averaging 3500 years which encompassed a full period of a full harvest of souls. A harvest or resurrection being a time when intergalactic conditions allow / the earth’s magnetic field drops sufficiently to allow movement between earth’s heavenly dimensions. (see my article on Time, Times and half Times for more detail concerning the prophetic cosmological calendar.) The cycle is actually caused by the helical orbit of the Solar System which perturbates the sun back and forth within the Galactic current sheet. Each time the sun changes direction in that greater field, the interaction of electrical fields wreaks havoc on the magnetic field & solar output.

The ancients called this helical motion of the Solar System’s orbit around the Galactic core, the Solar Serpent. And within its motions there were TWO related cycles which affected conditions on earth. One is the helical orbit of our solar system in the galaxy as discussed above, the second is a more minor ‘mini cycle’ created when when Jupiter/Saturn pull the sun left and right in a ~500 year cycle which has a similar effect to the greater 3500 year cycle but far less sevier.

[TO DO: Add a section on this tangent explaining: Daniel teaches us that a “time” or Dan for the present cycle is roughly 490 years (or seven hebdomads), plus the intercalary time (fullness). So from above we see 7 1/2 times equals roughly 3430/3675 yrs (490*7=3430, +1/2 or 245 yrs =  3675). Which is the time from Moses to the full end of the age. Oahspe’s timeline puts the beginning of this dan’ha at 1556 BC and Kosmon at 1855ish ( there’s a lag between Kosmon and the Carrington event of ’59 for some reason). Plus 245 will put us at ~2119.  In the midst of that “week” is crazily 1996, when the BOBK prophesy is given. My dates are slightly different, but mostly similar. The Kolbrin give a lot of information to support this general idea I should add. —- Ohaspe’s Dans start at his date for Moses at 1556 BC, So adding 490 might equal. 1. 1066 BC, 2. 576 BC, 3. 86 BC, 4. 404 AD, 5. 894 AD, 6. 1384 AD, 7. 1874 AD. 7 1/2. 2119 AD. But I think there are intercalary period between each Dan, so I think more properly they should start at 1634 BC and go 1. 1102 BC, 2. 529 BC, 3. 33 AD, 4. 529 AD, 5. 1034 AD, 6. 1524 AD, 7. 1996 AD. 7 1/2. 2241 AD. I have pages of excel spreadsheet computations and illustrations on this, but most will not be interested in the math or science.]

Understanding Daniels chapter 9’s 70 Week Prophecy

The Prophecy of Seventy Weeks is the narrative in chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel in which Daniel prays to God to act on behalf of his people and city, and receives a detailed but cryptic prophecy of “seventy weeks” by the angel Gabriel. The prophecy has been the subject of “intense exegetical activity” since the Second Temple period.

In the Book of Daniel, Daniel reads in the “books” of Torah that the desolation of Jerusalem must last for seventy years according to the prophetic words of Jeremiah (verse 2), and prays for God to act on behalf of his people and city (verses 3–19). The angel Gabriel appears and tells Daniel that he has come to give wisdom and understanding, for at the beginning of Daniel’s prayer a “word” went out and Gabriel has come to help Daniel understand the propohetic timeline of the Lord:

24 Seventy weeks [hebdomads] are decreed for your people and your holy city: to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

25 Know therefore and understand: from the time that the word went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the time of an anointed prince [or Messiah], there shall be seven weeks; and for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with streets and moat, but in a troubled time.

26 After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing to show, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary [Jerusalem & the Temple]. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.

27 He shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall make sacrifice and offering cease; and in their place shall be an abomination that desolates, until the decreed end is poured out upon the desolator. (Dan 9:24–27)

Over the years there’s been countless attempts to interpret Daniel 9, and correlate the prophecy with the history of Israel. Both Christian and Jewish scholars agree that the timeline spans somewhere from ~520 BC when Daniel lived to 70 AD when the temple was destroyed. Since this period covers at least 600 years (or even to the 2nd coming) and the prophecy calls for only 490 years, different scholars use different dates for “the time that the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem” as well as different ways of spanning the gap between the “coming of Messiah” and the destruction “of the city and sanctuary”. Most Christian authors also use a “divided week” or Gap to separate the events of Daniels “final week” into the first half when the Messiah comes & temple is destroyed verses the end of the week with the “man of sin” or anti-christ and other post-Christ aspects of the prophecy mentioned elsewhere in scripture.

In this exegesis we’ll use the Book of Ben Kathryn as an authoritative cypher to finally find the correct fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy. The Book reiterates Daniel’s prophetic calendar and gives us the cipher for solving it in chapter 21. Here the prophet lays out the typological parallel between Ezra and Martin Luther, who both served as dispensation heads to begin the final 490 years (70 weeks) of their respective dispensations. (see chart above to see the parallel of these two dispensations and how history was designed to repeat to fulfill the prophesied events). In other words, it seems to be implying that there is not a “gap” or divided week between the events of the prophecy and the final week of “tribulation” (which is also mentioned in Matthew 24 and seems to suggest a dual fulfilment in Christ’s second coming), but instead it suggests that history repeats! By clearly drawing a parallel between the prophet Ezra, who around 450 BC, led far-reaching Jewish reforms when he returned from Babylon, and Martin Luther who led the Christian reformation in 1517 AD, the prophet is clearly suggesting that the events of the 70 week prophecy are repeating in our day and that we can expect to see a dual fulfillment of the coming Messiah, and the destruction of Jerusalem!

1. THUS saith the LORD thy God, in the year of the 70th hebdomad of the Gentiles set thy face to the east, and set it to the west, to the north and then to the south, and prophecy thou against them: Your times come to the full. [ie. You’ve reached the “fullness of your times” or the “fullness of the Gentiles”] The LORD God setteth ye a time to repent…
6. In the year of their 70th hebdomad, so set thy face against them and thus prophecy thou: In your probation ye shall traverse 40 miles. Your watchmen shall fall to the side of the road, the might of their camels collapse, the burden of their loads dropped aside; and ye shall leave their parched bones…
…When thy probation shall be ended I shall smash thee against the wall, for empty thou shalt be, and a vase be of no value unless it is set to the purpose to which it is intended…
8 Bend now a little; give me some time of your minds. I set thee now a sign and a riddle: Ezra [ie. Martin Luther] riseth of the nations [Gentiles], from a cold and inhospitable place, and again with nails my laws, my ways, and my fulfillment are raised up unto all nations, and my laws go forth [the reformation].
9 Upon the outer door they be, proclaiming not what is within but what is not. So understand ye the prophecy of the 70 hebdomads [weeks] of the Gentiles, for they who calleth themselves my watchmen have been of heavy ears, heavy eyes all these hebdomads since. (BOBK 21:1-7)

Continuing, in this prophecy, the LORD tells the prophet that in the beginning of the final hebdomad / prophetic “week”, John Ben Kathryn, just like John the Baptist of the ancient age should go prophesy and tell the gentiles that their time is almost up. In Nabion Chapter 23, the prophet is given some detail as to what this will entail.

SMITE thou the ground and I shall raise up prophets as the dust to afflict this generation. Look up Israel, look up, behold the latter rain as before, saith the LORD. Look up and feel the steady rain. Lift up the head of Israel, remove thou the plate. Hear the child cry from afar: The miracles of our God, the miracles of our God— a child is cleansed; a maiden is raised from the dead; a man without legs walketh. Behold again in the name of Jesus Christ this is done in Israel. Look up, O Israel, believe and greet thy redeemer as he cometh.
2 Send my knights before my face. Go, thy God cometh. I stand upon Zion and brace my scepter in the mount. I am thy great general and thy exceeding great hero.
3 And the LORD said unto me, How long did I wrest thee from the Gentiles and take thee unto thy people which thou knewest not?
4 And I said “40 years.”
5 So shall I turn Israel.
6 Yea, LORD, come. Blessed be the name of the LORD. I say ye, Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the LORD.

Some authors have interpreted the captivity of chapter 63 verse 5 of the Book of Ben Kathryn as predominately the period spanning the creation of the Israeli state in 1947 to 2017. In other words suggesting that this “captivity” is mostly in the past and will end with Israel’s spiritual awakening within a decade. As much as I would love for this to be the case I just don’t see it supported in the text or in historical types.

Read the text in chapter 63 of the Book of Ben Kathryn carefully, and notice the tense. The LORD says I appoint you captivity ‘again‘. In other words, “right now I am appointing you another seventy years captivity”. So then the question becomes which 70 year captivity was the previous one referred to here? Read it, and then lets go over the possibilities.

4 Even soon do I bring my word to pass, and ye shall part before the storm of the LORD. Give little attention to my words, ye hard-hearted? So shall the nations and peoples give little attention to it for the convulsions that shall be upon them. Each shall fear at his own fence and cast not an eye to Jerusalem.
5 Because ye sought the land to take comfort in it, and because the heathen proclaimed to you that land was the jewel of my covenant, hear ye this word from the LORD: I appoint you to 70 years of captivity again, captivity and desolation in your own land, captivity which ye expounders of false laws could not extract because of your hard hearts, and because ye sought land and not the LORD. Because ye sought a god of your creation I have given you no place to call upon. (BOBK 63:4-5)

Its easy to see how some could interpret this 70 years of captivity to be referring to the 70 years of captivity to america and the West from 1947-2017. After all in Chapter 44 & 66 we are told that this is indeed a captivity and desolation.

5 Ye are scattered about the Earth, to the four winds. Jerusalem is in desolation. Ye are [currently] in captivity. Was it sin or righteousness that caused this to come upon you? (BOBK 44:5)

So obviously the 70 years has dual fulfillment which mirrors the types given in the Babylonian captivity, but it would seem that the last of these captivities (and the worst of them) lies wholly in the future. This issue is clarified here in chapter 66…

1 AND the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, The LORD will not relent upon the matter, even upon his issue with Judaea… Jerusalem is in desolation and no man layeth it to heart. There is bloodguiltness, and no man considereth.
2 Ye turn aside your faces from the merchandise of Gog, and the affliction of the maidens of Magog, in that they are caused to be made harlots. Therefore I have turned my face away from thine [70 year?] indenturing to America, and thou shalt be indentured for a season [70 year?] as the harlots of Magog, the merchandise of Gog and Damascus. But thy bed shall not cause thee to earn thy redemption. I, the LORD, shall redeem thee. I shall redeem thee from the indenture… I shall smite Damascus in battle, for it is the head of a serpent that doth coil through Tyre and Zidon, Berytus, and unto Aleppo. Its tongue dangleth out, and the venom on its tip is Amman. (BOBK 70:1-2)

You see Jerusalem is currently “in desolation” because Israel has been in a 70 year spiritual captivity to America and the West since its founding. But it yet still WILL BE in physical captivity to another power. And what is that power? It is none other than the Gog & Magog of Ezekial 38 (see my Article The Book of Ben Kathryn and the Battle of Gog and Magog. This soon to emerge Islamic State seems to be a confederation of nations involving Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia which will undoubtedly be responsible for the prophesied destruction spoken of in chapter 44 verse 9 soon to be visited on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv…

8 And the LORD instructed me, Go place a caldron at Damascus Gate, for out of the north I will bring tumult on this land and on this city Jerusalem. It shall be a river. The American shall pass through this gate to Joppa way, as a river also, and he shall no more return. For I make Jerusalem a caldron and the Syrian as the boiling water seeking its stony hearth.
9 For they have provoked me in all that they have provoked, saying, The American will deliver us. I am angry with Jerusalem and discontent with Tel Aviv. I shall make Jerusalem as the handle of the caldron, and Tel Aviv a morsel in the seething therein. I moreover shall make your walls as the potsherd and Tel Aviv as the shards of its residue. Hear this word that I have spoken, O Jerusalem, and turn and repent that I shall relent.

I would guess that the afore mentioned “serpent” is closely connected with Hezbollah and ISIS, but at some point will gain full regional political control. Not a sly conspiracy of lowly rogue states, but a fully formed BEAST with wings legs and claws. Continuing the same chapter, it sounds to me that the prophecy suggests that after this conspiracy of Palestinian neighbors (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Saudi Arabia) attack Jerusalem and  Tel Aviv along with possibly an isolated attack on some central U.S. city (see BOBK ch 64 v. 23) that Egypt and Turkey will step in to stop the carnage, and in the aftermath a new Islamic Empire or confederation will emerge comparable to the Ottoman Empire challenging Western Hegemony.

…for the LORD overturneth the counsel of sly men, and bringeth to nought the pacts of those whose purpose is underhanded. Fear not Arabia or her handsome princes clad in flowing garments, for when Damascus calleth for the light of day, in the day of battle, the House of Saud shall not bear it, as a burrowing creature cannot bear the light of day. So shall the LORD God overturn the House of Saud and all the princes thereof, and bring to nought the counsel of the beautiful men of the east and the priests of Mecca.
4 The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Speak unto Israel, saying: Thou shalt not abhor the Egyptians, for I shall break the rod of Ishmael through them, and as cracks in a dam shall Islam break from Egypt, and the cracks shall spread unto Turkey. They shall rejoice in what they had before, and shall say unto the nations: Are we not a crown of the nations? Is not Greece our stepchild and Rome our admirer?
5 Shall the West brag over us? Is the West not our stepchild? We shall go to the West, to our stepchild. The desert shall teach us nothing, but we shall encroach upon the desert. Alexandria was mother and Constantinople our nanny.

It is this beast which I believe will not only hold Israel captive for one more 70 year period, but will also nearly bring down the power of the West. They will cut off our oil supply (“the American shall walk on foot” ch. 45:12), and most likely nail the coffin of the slowly decline and fall of the dollar and Euro as the world’s reserve currency (ch. 65:1-8). Alliances between this new empire, China and Russia will bring to pass many of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation concerning “buying and selling”. In short, the hegemony the west has held over the world since the Colonial era will be returned onto our own heads. But the difficult economic times brought about to both Israel and the West during this period will serve as God’s way of humbling us. Islam will surge, Gentile Christianity will continue to wain, but this new religious movement of Restored Israel and Restorationalist Christianity will explode as God sends prophets “like flies to afflict this generation”. And out of the newly plowed field, will grow a movement which will eventually encompass the globe to an extent more impressive than the wholesale conversion of Roman & Sassinid provinces to Christianity in the centuries after Christ.

14 Awake! Let thy reason return. Riyadh grinneth as a fat cat behind his shomahg. He careth not for the Palestinian. He seeth a plump canary. Damascus thinketh of battle, and Amman by reason of gain again longeth for thee, and Cairo forever waiteth as a maiden to greet them as one greeteth the merchants of Bosrah.
15 Thus saith the LORD, this shall not be. They are beasts about thee, and as a man leadeth beasts to water so shall they come at my beckoning, but not drink. Their counsel will not stand, nor their conspiracy triumph….
17 Though I chastise her, it is to correct her and not to destroy her. I the LORD declare unto you before it shall happen. Send your armies back to the sun, ye of Arabia, hung shoulders and with sorrow on their faces. Damascus rebuild and fill thy time with contemplation. Riyadh, see a princeling become a king; a crown to come forth from Medina. Baghdad cast off thy brutish heads. I have declared: Israel is my chosen, saith the LORD. See Amman repent and Egypt seek peace, and make ye peace. Come and worship all ye nations. Grind your weapons into medicine, and your pride, transform it into humility. I declare unto you before it happeneth that ye may seek me and know that I have spoken and that there is no God but me, saith the LORD.

According to the mystic traditions of several of the worlds largest religions, in our solar system’s corkscrew orbit around the galactic core, we weave through a series of peculiar pattern of gravity & electromagnetic waves on a helical periodicity of about once every ~3000 years. I explain the particular physics principles of this transit and how it creates the armed structure of the Milky Way and its accompanying electromagnetic reversal and destruction cycle in my article here. The effects of this cycle are unpredictable and often overblown by dooms-dayers, but past stories of the spectrum of global perturbances can be found in books like The Kolbrin, Oahspe, the Bible and of course the mythologies of essentially every ancient culture on earth. The last time the sun reversed direction in its helical orbit was at the time of the biblical Exodus of Moses. This event brought about the technological retrenchment of the then, Globalized Egyptian empire as much of its religious knowledge was preserved only among Israeli elites. It was parts of this advanced knowledge of astronomy that led Moses’ revelation & creation of the Jewish calendar with its accompanying prophetic cosmology of the events of the current cycle and prediction of the coming global perturbations which always accompany our the passing of the Galactic wave-front.


Outline (I still  need to add some of these concepts to this article)

-rewrite much of this.  Make an outline at the beginning that sums it up. Edit out overspiritualistic mumbo jumbo.

-add a quote to the actual Daniel 7 70 weeks prophecy to the beginning for context.
-note that daniels’ “midst of the week” is the same as LDS phrase “meridian of time”, which fits into the whole 3.5 out of 7 in Daniel and Revelation.  This is a key to comparing the week of Christ’s death, to the final “week” spoken of in Daniel & Revelation, which is a type of Oahspe’s Dan. The Dan lasts from Moses to the coming Solar Event. But REMEMBER, you don’t “measure” or count the Times of the Gentiles in the type (Rev 11:2). So even though this Dan is like 3600 – 3800 years long, you don’t ever include 2000 years of that in the symbolism.  So

The below came to me in a pretty strong revealed insight while sick.
-The 70 week prophecy is a fractal.  It not only represents the 490 years between Ezra & Christ (457 BC – 34AD), but also the 490 years between Luther and Ben Kathryn (1517 – 2006 AD). [note the historical Ezra date is probably a bit wrong/unknown].
-More importantly the 70 weeks refers to the Cosmological Dan’s of Oahspe. (based on interference patterns in the galaxy which affect our sun)  A Dan for this cycle is about ~1260 years (1260,1290 of Daniel & revelation).
Time, Times and 1/2 time equates to;
-Time ~1260 years from Moses to Babylon/Ezra
-Times ~1260×2 or 2520 from Babylon/Ezra to Ben Kathryn/rebuilding of temple.
-1/2 Time ~1260/2 or 630 from Ben Kathryn/temple to end of age/Dan when gravity wave hits us (end of 3rd density mentioned in law of one).
-So going with Oahspe’s system of Dan’s, this cycle’s Dan is ~1260+2520+630 or 4410 long. (could actually be closer to 4000, and ‘Time’ closer to 1000)
-The ‘Times’ or 2520 of the Gentiles is not measured, (probably because polarity is reversed during it.)
-The 1/2 Times and ‘midst of the week of Daniel has lots of fulfillment. (obviously the fact that Christ was killed 3.5 years into his ministry and Ben Kathryn will prophesy the last 3.5 years of that week).  But more importantly CHRIST CAME HALF WAY BETWEEN EZRA AND THE END (minus the times of the gentiles). Get what I mean?
The final ‘week’ is Ezra to the End (2630AD).  There was a 1/2 week (600 yrs) from Ezra to Christ–then when Israel is restored around 2046-2088AD the week will resume and there will be another 1/2 week (600 yrs) until the end of time or end of 3rd density earth. The ‘abomination which maketh desolate’ is ‘set up’ in the ‘midst of the week’, in one dualistic reading, it’s the gentile church.
-Note that the Bible takes the ~4000 to 4600 years of this age and turns it into 7000 years. That’s how 40 relates to 70.  40 is real years, and 33 years is usually added to that just to fill up the time. (it’s kind of an intercalary time that’s not counted, and probably relates to some sophisticated astronomical measurement. Like where the prophetic calendar and sun calendar overlap).
-Note the 70 year patterns such as from Christ’s Birth to the Temple’s destruction and another 70 years until Israel is COMPLETELY wiped out around 140 AD. As well as the 40 years Herods temple (false gentile temple) is under construction till Christ.  Note the same patterns are reversing right now.  There’s a 70 year period from Israel’s creation (1949AD) to Trump making Jerusalem the official capitol contrary to the UN resolution in 2018 (setting up the abomination which makes desolate, where republicans begin to be turn religion into something that hurts people).  Note the 55 years mentioned in Ben Kathryn chap xx spanning from 2004ish to 1949. Note the 40 years of ‘peace’ from 2006 to 2046ish where God shall ‘still the waters’. It’s quite possible that the ’70 more years of captivity is from 2018 to 2088, or 2046ish to 2116AD or something.
-NOTE that it’s possible that there REALLY WAS A HUGE CATACLYSMS in the western Hemisphere at the time of Christ, that was caused by a switching magnetic field, and there might be another one around 2046, when the pole shifts (or it could have been at Ezra, and not happening again until the end of time 2600AD.
-Note that the Book of Ben Kathryn 45, is likely taking about TWO events. One around 2046 and the other at the end of the time 4600AD. It says, “that ye may know the prophecy cometh and tarrieth not, cometh even unto your gates and unto your desolate mount, and extendeth even beyond the days of your rejoicing and recovery”. So it’s hard to tell if there will be any significant earth changes at 2046 (but just a big regional war and political change of battle of gog and magog).
-It’s quite likely there will be two sets of cataclysms. One coming soon which is mostly just a mag field reversal/excursion with some minor earth changes & satellite crash downs and WWIII (all events pretty minor). But a end time one around 2300AD that is HUGE and brings us fully into 4rth density space/time..
-Note that it’s possible a minor Dan is closer to 1000 than 1260 so it fits into the 7 days thing more and puts the end closer to 2500AD (does the BOBK/Nabion say something about 1000 years from Moses to Ezra they kept not the feasts?)