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 prophesy and its relationship to ‘end times‘ events (Dan 8:13). In this article, I’d like 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” 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 (2 Ne 15:13, 3 Ne 16:4–7) and roughly twice in the Book of Ben Kathryn (21:1, 6:2). It 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 too did their God give the periods between their sowing of a gospel dispensation (or conception of their “man-child”) and their end-time harvest of souls to heaven or birth of their “son” and 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.Oahspe, Book of Osiris, ch 6.. 18/6.21
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?
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.)
So 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)[UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Add a section on this: 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. ]
God sent abundant messengers, including a ‘Messiah’ to signal to Israel that their “time” or minor cycle had come to a full. He was the messenger of the final hebdomad/week of Israel and ushered in the final week/40 years of grace before the nation, temple and religion were destroyed by Rome beginning in 70 AD. Do we expect so much less of a warning to signal the destruction of the gentile nations, church and influence?
The Book of Ben Kathryn seems to lay this out pretty clear in chapter 21
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…
So the LORD says in the beginning of the final hebdomad or prophetic “week”, go prophesy and tell the gentiles that their time is almost up. So how will we know when when this time arrives? Ben Kathryn will “prophesy against them”. 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.
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?)
Understanding The Jewish Jubilee in the 70 Weeks Prophesy
The Jewish Jubilee was a festival of alignment. It symbolized God’s judgement, justice and mercy as it was designed to celebrate the alignment of the heavens (primarily the sun) with the primarily lunar (moonth-based) calendar given to Moses by their God. A Jewish Jubilee Year was once every 49 lunar years and celebrated the alignment of the Jubilee cycle (49 years), and the Sabbatical Cycle (7 years), with an even more important Solar ‘Great Year’ cycle equaling 49×10 and 7×70 (or 490 years).
It’s important to realize how the Jewish Jubilee was astronomically based, being a drawn out version of the Metonic cycle presently used to align the modern Jewish lunar Calendar to the sun by adding 7 ‘leap-months’ to the Calendar each 19 years. (Usually 1 each 2 or 3 years). You see, the Jewish Calendar seeks to keep each month actually aligned with the moon’s lunar cycles. So instead of having 30/31 days each month like ours, they have 29/30 days which average to the 29.5 lunar days per month each year. (A lunar cycle is 29.53 days long or 7.3 days per phase: full, waxing, new, waning). This makes the Jewish year 354 days long instead of 365, and in need of ‘leap-months’ every few years to align with the sun instead of just a ‘leap-day’ every 4 years like ours.
With the ancient Jubilee however, I believe that instead of adding 7 months each 19 years as they currently do, they were brilliantly instructed to add 18 months (or 1.5 years) every 49 years instead. (Think delayed gratification.) The 1.4 years being intercalated time and a Sabbath time of rest and release. It did NOT begin every 49 solar years, but every 49 lunar ‘years‘, (which are 12×29.5306 days long which is 47.5 solar years). A full lunar Jubilee cycle therefore began on day 17,346 (or 49yrs of 12m x 29.5d). That would put it 531.55 days behind the true solar 49 year period of 17,896.87 days at the beginning of the Jubilee. So to catch up the sacred calendar to the solar one, they would need to add 531 days or 18 months each 49 lunar years. This would align with the true year within 0.55 days, which means an extra day would also need to be added every other Jubilee in addition to the 18 months.
So then if one wants to track the captivity of Israel for not keeping the Sabbath as Daniel did (because the Jubilee was considered a Sabbath). We take those 18 months accrued each Jubilee of 49 lunar/47.5 solar years and carry them to a Great Year (of 490 years) which is 180 months or 15 years each 490 lunar/475 solar years. So then 15 solar years of each 490 solar years should be a captivity for not keeping the sacred Jubilees, IN ADDITION to the captivity Moses/Jeramiah decreed for not keeping the regular sabbatical years (1 every 7 years) which equal 70 in a 490 year period. So in all, the captivity is not just 70 years, but 70+15 or 85 years each 490 year cycle.
Daniel and Israel’s elite had already been in captivity for 15 years from 606 BC to 589 BC between the first and second Babylonian destructions of Jerusalem when he prophesied. So he knew 70 years were left.
The 1290 & 1335 days
So how does the 42 months or 1260 days or 3.5 years or “time, times and an half” of Daniel & Revelations fit into this? How about the 1290 & 1335 days?
25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25)
6 “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” 7 “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” 11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days (Daniel 12:11–12)
2 “But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. 3 And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Rev 11:2–3)
(I think its the difference between the tropical month and sidereal month over a span of x time. (back check?)
|days/month||x12||x47.5 yr||x49 yr||x50 yr|
|Tropical Lunar Month||27.321582 days||327.86||–||–||–|
|Synodic/faze Lunar Month||29.530588 days||354.37||–||–||–|
|Difference between the two||26.5 days||318 d||1258.90||1298.66||1325.16|
The sidereal month is the time needed for the Moon to return to the same place against the background of the stars, and is 27.321661 days (i.e., 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes 12 seconds). The tropical month is the time needed for the moon to return to the same place against the backdrop of the sun, and is 27.321582 days (i.e., 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes 5 seconds), only 7 seconds shorter than the sidereal month. The draconic, or nodical, month of 27.212220 days (i.e., 27 days 5 hours 5 minutes 35.8 seconds) is the time between the Moon’s passages through the same node, or intersection of its orbit with the ecliptic, the apparent pathway of the Sun. (not as important)
So: Synodic= 29.530 days, Tropical= 27.321 days, Sideral= 27.321 days, Draconian= 27.212 days, Anomalistic= 27.554 days.
As seen in the ‘Tropical vs Synodic Month Table‘ above, the difference between Tropical Months and Synodic/faze Months over a 49 year period is ~1290 days (1298.657). Coincidence? The difference between the two in 50 years is 1325 days (1325.16). Coincidence? The difference between the two in 47.5 years (a Jubilee before we add the 18 intercalary months/1.5 years = 1258 days (1258.91). Coincidence? So again, that’s 1258 vs. 1260, 1298 vs. 1290, and 1325 vs. 1335 days. Off by only 2-10 days. And if we simplify the offset between the lunar tropical & Sideral years to 26.5 days, all the differences become even closer (1.25, 8.5, 10 days different from the 1260,1290,1325).
So does it not seem that the significance of the above verses is saying that the punishment of Israel during the Times of the Gentiles (Time, Times & half Time) is somehow equal to the time between Tropical and Synodic Months? Doesn’t it seem that Israel had multiple calendars?! One Solar. One with twelve 29.5 day months (like they use now), And ANOTHER that tracked the Tropical Moonth (perhaps with thirteen months of 27 days each? Note that 13×27.3=354.9 almost exactly the Synodic Moonth Year)
To recap. There is 26.5 days difference per year between Tropical & Synodic months. That difference could easily be made up by adding a 13th tropical month each year. But if we track that difference over 47.5,49 & 50 years, it becomes ~1260,1290,1325 days.
Now… what if we track that out to 490 years instead of 49 years? We just times by 10 making 12600,12900,13250 days. Which in years is 34.5,35.3,36.3 years. Are these significant? They are all about half of 70, which could certainly be something… since Daniel’s vision seems to suggest ‘In the midst of the week/hedomad, the sacrifice will cease, and most Christendom believe this “week or hebdomad” is a period of seven… but this logic seems to suggest it’s a “week or hebdomad” of 70 years. And the ‘midst’ is 34.5,35.3,36.3 years! (which is right when Christ died, and Pentecost ended and such)
Note, these would be important because they “should” equate to the amount of time needed for the moon phases to return to the same spot in the sky against the backdrop of the stars? Since this is what the difference between Tropical and Synodic months is measuring? Right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_cycle#Periodicity
This helps prophesy eclipses.. since they happen EVERY 54.093 years in the same region. Check to see if a special one happens around every 490 years. (54.093×9=486.8). So basically 3.5 years (or 1260 days) before 490 there is an eclipse!
THAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THOSE NUMBERS! IT’S ECLIPSES ON THE GREAT YEAR (Try it on Stelarium)
DOES THIS HAVE ANY BEARING ON MESOAMERICAN 13 MONTH CYCLES? (13X20=260 x73=52yrs). I think it has to do with Venus somehow. So then there’s 3 calendars
All sink with the Solar
1. Synodic Month (12 months + Jubilee 18 months to catch up)
2. Tropical Month (13 months keeps in sink with Synodic Calendar above)
3. Venus Month. (this is the only one preserved, since it was Egyptian/Austronesian it wasn’t eradicated w/Nephites)
Put it all together..
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ 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
- From Command to restore to Anointed one = 7*62 or 68 sevens (483 yrs)
- After the 62 sevens, Anointed put to death.
- Confirm covenant for 1 seven. (70 yr period)
- In middle it, sacrifice ends, abomination set up, end comes as a flood (34.5,35.3,36.3 years)
SUMMARY OF CELESTIAL TIME KEEPING:
Day started: At sundown when 3 first stars are visible (evening and then morning [and then day] are the [first] day)
Daily Sacrifices were offered: The daily sacrifices consisted of two burnt offerings: one lamb … in the morning [9:00 AM], the other lamb … in the evening [3:00 PM] (Numbers 28:4,8). This last phrase, in the evening, is literally ‘between the evenings’ or twilight. Evening one would be for the next day, since day starts at sundown.
Festival Sacrifices were offered: Numbers 28:23 suggests they were presented immediately after the morning sacrifice.
Passover Sacrifices were offered: initially slain “in the evening” or twilight (cf. Numbers 9:3. Leviticus 23:5) until the temple was built and then offered at approximately 3:00 P.M
Month Started: The END of the new moon (when the tiniest crescent appeared. (Rosh Chodesh) Full Moon falls in center of month.
Year Ended: Either after 12 lunations (354 days) or 13 lunations
The Jewish Calendar as a Cipher to Celestial Cycles
It appears that the Jewish Calendar was created as a sort of type, key or microcosm of larger scale celestial cycles. The 490 year cycle for instance is undoubtedly based on a well understood Venus transit cycle. A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and earth thus becoming visible as a black dot against the solar disk. Much like a solar eclipse of the moon, these transits last several hours and generally occur in a pattern of ‘pairs’ that repeat every 243 years with a pair of transits eight years apart in December (Gregorian calendar) followed by a gap of 121.5 years, then another pair eight years apart in June, followed by another gap, of 105.5 years.
This Venus ‘Great Year’ is notable itself for being a macrocosm for Venus’s 263 day “yearly” orbit as an evening and morning star. It’s called this because Venus spends exactly 265 days as a morning star (brightly preceding the sun’s rise each morning), then it seems dead, disappearing for 8 days below the horizon, before appearing/resurrecting again as an evening star (trailing the setting sun each night) before catching the sun and spending ~46 days hidden in its light. This gives us 4 important ‘sacred’ numbers. 265, 8, 265 & 46 (=584 days).
Some of these numbers are quite similar to those of it’s great year of 243 years and 8 years. And the number 8 fits nicely with the number 7 which is universally used to trace the phases of the moon. (The moon has 4 fazes of 7 days each ‘moonth’ and if we create a festival which lasts from Sunday to Sunday it equals 8 days). Furthermore, Venus transits or crosses between the earth and the sun 5 times every 8 years. In 52 years (the number of weeks per year), it crosses 32.5 times. And if we’d rather use whole numbers we just double that to track it’s 65 (13×5) transits every 104 years. Which if we times by 5 yet again (104×5) gives us 520 years. (and note that 8×5 = 40, they clearly counted by 5s!)
So why are these numbers important? Likely because the most important parts of any good calendar are tracking the tracking the solar year, and telling you when to plant & harvest by tracking the Spring & Fall equinoxes. (with moon cycles thrown in). Well it just so happens that if we want to include a 7/8 week festival (tracking the moon) twice a year with the equinoxes. Then the 8 day & 8 year Venus cycles are a GREAT thing to throw in to help us know where we are in a cycle. (Because Venus is probably the most visible star in the sky after the sun & moon!). So it makes sense to start our calendar where Venus’ 8 DAY cycle matches with our spring equinox as well as our 8 year Venus transit. And how often does this happen?! finish this…[The match is in using the 243 year Venus transit as a macrocosm of the Jewish year. The two 8 year periods of transits matching with the two 8 day festivals of Israel. So 121.5yrs / 8yrs / 105.5yrs / 8yrs is roughly equal to = 177d / 8 day / 153d / 8 day. And note that tons of past transits match almost perfectly with my 490 year cycles. See Nasa’s list here. 243×2=486]
List of Micro/Macrocosms (see here)
-8 day festivals, twice a year. = Venus transit
-Festival of weeks = Jubilee
-49 year Jubilee =