Part One: Why Solar Eclipse of 2017 Launches 490th “Shmita-Cycle”

(Because, 70 jubilees elapse from the Conquest to AD 2025)

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(To Part Two)

Jesus said, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” (Luke 21:25)

God commanded every seventh year to be a Sabbath year –the year of the Shmita. Messianic Rabbi Johnathan Cahn has popularized the Hebrew word “Shmita” among Christians, and we will use the same word in this article. (As we shall see, the modern Shmita occurs three years before the one in 2017. We will explain. But in order to quickly get to the heart of the matter, some anticipated questions will be answered in the next blog.)

“Shmita” in Hebrew means “release”—the “release” from servitude or indebtedness, and to desist one year from field work.  (Lev 25; 26:33-43; Deut 15; Jer 25:11; 29:10; Dan 9; Ezra 1; Neh 10:31; Zech 1:12; 7:5.)

Why does the modern Shmita occur three years before the Shmita of 2017t to 2018?

There is no contradiction!

The last Shmita kept by modern Israel was 2014t to 2015. (The “t” stands for the month of Tishri, roughly our September.)

However, the modern Shemitah does not claim to be related to the original one, which began when Israel entered the Promised Land (1406 BC). The contemporary Shmita is based upon the return from Babylonian Exile. (It very likely commenced 444t BC; compare Neh 8:14-18; 10:31; with Deut 31:10 and Dan 9.)

Therefore there runs two parallel seven-year cycles, separated by three years. Jews today follow the cycle that began at the return of the exile led by Ezra (and Nehemiah), but God also still keeps track of the original one because of its eternal prophetic importance.

Why is the 70th jubilee (2024t to 2025) important?

  • Because the jubilee is comprised of sevens, (7*7).  (In the bible, seven is the number of completion.)


  • Because 70 jubilees is the same as seven cycles of 490 years, (the period mentioned in Dan. 9, which also has to do with missed Shmitas)


  • Because 70 jubilees amount to 490 missed Shmitas (70*7*7, Dan. 9)


  • Because Israel turns 77 years old from its birth as a nation in 1948 to 2025, and Jesus directly links the number “77” to “70*7” in Matt 18:22. (Because, the Greek can read either as 77 or 70*7.)


  • Because God graciously delayed judgment 15 years, from 2010 to 2025, just as He did for King Hezekiah. (I spoke about this delay in detail back in 2009.) This delay was accompanied by a sign to do with the Sun back then, too, (Isa. 38:5-8). “Five” is the number of grace. Therefore, “15 years” is 5*3, ‘grace’ ‘competed’. Hezekiah died at 55 years of age.

For example, from the Creation of Adam, 4115t BC (see note at end of article), unto AD 2010, are 5*5*5 jubilees; but because there are 70 jubilees from Creation to the death of Hezekiah, this means that from Hezekiah’s death in 686 BC, to 2010 are 55 jubilees. (5*5*5 = 125 and 125 = 70+55.) Also, from when Israel entered Egypt in 1876 BC to 2010 are 555*7 yrs, which is the same as 1260+1290+1335 yrs. This 15-year delay was explained back in 2009. Moreover, on the Jewish calendar, 2010-2017 are the years 5770-5777, etc.

That’s why the Stock Market did not completely crash in 2015! That’s why Trump!

It’s all about ‘delay’ – until the cup of the Amorites is full. (Gen 15:16) And whose to say that He won’t delay again?

“… and [he] swore by him who lives forever and ever… that there would be no more delay, but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, (Rev. 10:6-7).

The eclipse of 2017 marks the last seven-year cycle before the 70th jubilee


  • God has used solar eclipses as signs before. The following is lengthy — but extremely important. It shows that God has used eclipses in the past to communicate His plans and can be expected to do so again. Jesus said, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” (Luke 21:25). Around July of 1406 BC, the same year the jubilee count begins, Joshua commanded the sun and moon to stand still while Israel defeated the Amorites, (Josh 10:12). However, there was another celestial sign left unrecorded that occurred about the same time.

On July 14, 1406 BC, at the front paws of the constellation (stars) of Leo, an actual total solar eclipse occurred. Compare the similarity of location of the two eclipses. (Click to enlarge.)

1406 BC, July 14. Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Rome .
Aug 21, 2017. Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Salem, US.

Thus, the 1406 BC eclipse is the same location as our 2017 eclipse. To understand the eclipse at the start of the jubilees is to understand the 2017 eclipse at the end, nearly 70 jubilees later. Therefore, ponder the following carefully!

On July 14, 1406 BC, as Israel fought the Amorites, the path of the moon’s narrow shadow ominously crossed key demonic high places in one long curved line. It began near the place Columbus would later sail home after discovering America, passed through Spain, then over the seven hills of Rome, then the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus, Island of Patmos along with the seven churches of the Book of Revelation, Tarsus, then along the southern side of the northern border of Israel (thus visible by warring Israel, Josh 10). This includes Mt. Hermon of Bashan where the watcher-angels rebelled. It then continued along the Euphrates river to Babylon, Ur and Eridu (Tower of Babel), then out the mouth of the Euphrates (the eastern-most border that God promised to Israel), and Susa (of Persia), and then finally ends at Bombay India, the great Hindu metropolis.

(Click to enlarge.) Path of total solar eclipse likely just days after the miracle of the sun and moon standing still by Joshua. 1406 BC, July 14. (Note: My Starry Night program places the path of this eclipse further north about 70 miles — closer to the actual northern boundary. The further back in time, the greater the uncertainty regarding the exact path of an eclipse, but the above map is the mean location.)
(Click to enlarge.) NASA 20-years of eclipses from 1420 to 1401 BC
More about the Fallen Angels:

Moses prophesied the day he died “at 120 years of age” (i.e., 120.5) concerning the future of the 12 tribes of Israel. That day happened to have been exactly six months before the July 14, 1406 eclipse, (Deut 1:3; 34:7-8). Moreover, there just happened to have been an annular eclipse occurring elsewhere in the world on this very day! On this same day, Moses prophesied about two tribes in particular that when overlapped like the sun and moon foretold the eclipse of July 14, 1406 BC… The tribes of Dan and Manasseh (Joseph).

(Manasseh inherited Mt Hermon of Bashan, the land of the Giants, [Deut 3:11; Jos 12:4; 13:12; Num 32:33]. Dan leaped toward that direction and later relocated near there. The book of Enoch [and other sources] inform us that Mt Hermon is where the angels “sons of God” descended from “heaven”, Gen 6:2, but were judged and sent to the “deep”. Recall that this eclipse occurred in the heavens where the crouching lion (Leo) leaps upon the prey of the “sun” and “moon” overlapped by the eclipse. Compare all this to the key elements of the prophecy to Joseph and Dan.

“And of Joseph he said, Blessed of Jehovah be his land, For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that crouches [like a lion] beneath, And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, And for the precious things of the growth of the moons…”
“And of Dan he said, “Dan is a lion’s cub that leaps from Bashan.”(Deut 33:14,22).

Yet another total solar eclipse occurred 40 years earlier on the very day that God said, “This month to you will be the first of the month”. This was the very New Year inaugurated by Moses at the Exodus (1446n). (As with the 360- calendar, there may have been a leap-month that year, if so, then the eclipse fell on 2Adar). This total solar eclipse passed over the source of the Nile River (recall the first plague), at Lake Victoria, and was thus visible from Upper Egypt.

(Click to enlarge.) NASA 20-years of  eclipses from 1460 to 1441 BC

Moreover, the Exodus eclipse occurred at the bands of Pisces (Fishes), next to the women in chains (Andromeda).  The bands of Pisces have long symbolized the slavery of Israel in Egypt.

This eclipse on the New Year of the Exodus was also likely at, or very near the same time God that supernaturally brought “darkness over all the land of Egypt three days”, (Ex 10:21-23). (It was the 9th plague, and thus about two weeks before the Exodus, Ex 11:8-12:3).

Six months before this total solar eclipse, which is when the plagues upon Egypt began, there was an annular solar eclipse over southern Africa. Thus, the six (or 7) months of the ten plagues began and ended with a solar eclipse in Africa; the first one upon the former autumn New Year, and the second one upon the newly commanded spring New Year!

“I’ll execute judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD,” (Exod 12:12).

Thus, God marked His territory with eclipses! (God marks the southern border about 70 jubilees later, as discussed in Part Two.)

(Click to enlarge.) God marks an “X” over the southern boundary promised to Abraham that reaches along the Nile River to the Euphrates, while blotting out Mecca and Medina.


  • The 2017 total solar eclipse over America has similar meaning. To many, North America is the equivalent of the Promised Land. As a matter of fact, the very day Columbus left port and discovered America, Jews were exiled from Spain. God claims America as His.


  • This eclipse divides America in half, and symbolizes a divided nation. (Isn’t this what America has become politically?)“Mene, Mene, Tekel, Uparsin”, “…your kingdom is divided…” (Dan 5). (From the fall of Babylon in 539t BC, unto 2017t are 2555 years. (A solar year is 365 days, and “2555” equals 7 x 365, and therefore is also in alignment with the Shmitas).


  • The first major city that the eclipse passes through is Salem, Oregon, which is another name for Jerusalem, meaning “Peace”. Peace is removed from America.“In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion… At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep… Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven”, (Psalm 76:2,6,8). Salem is therefore symbolic of Jerusalem.


  • Salem was visited by another total solar eclipse exactly 38.5 years ago. It is very rare for a city to be visited by two total solar eclipses within 40 years. But the 39 years between these two eclipses means that 1979 (Feb.) was 70 jubilees (less seven years) from when God intended Israel to enter the Promised Land, that is, from when they left Mt Sinai one year after the Exodus, (1446/5 BC).

Thus God highlights Salem as a simply play on words to remind us that North America was dedicated to God just as Jeru’salem’ and the real Promised Land was back in 1406 BC.

I will explain everything soon, but as a sneak preview:

(In the following, I have condensed the information for the sake of simplicity and brevity. But we are talking exact years in every way.)

Both 1492-3 (when America was discovered, i.e., “The New Promised Land”), and 1947-8 (when Israel returned to the actual Promised Land) are Shmita years (65*7 apart). And from 1492 to the Salem eclipse of 1979-1986 is one-seventh of the full 490*7 from the Exodus, accounting for the missed Shimitas. And from 1492t to 2024t are 76 missed Shmitas, which in turn span from 1948-2024. And from 1948 to 2025 are 77 years, and thus 11 missed Sabbaths back to 2014t. This creates a narrowing residual effect like birth pangs, thereby reversing the effects of Leviticus 26:18. Thus, 1492, 1948 and 2014 are all starting points for birth pangs — counting down to the final two years of jubilee (2024t-2026t). Moreover, each of these starting points were marked by rare Passover/Tabernacles Tetrad Lunar Eclipses.

(Click to enlarge.) All Tetrad Lunar Eclipses that land on Passover and Tabernacles up to the present time.

In other words, God is counting missed Shmitas from 1492, just as He did for Israel of old from 1445/1406 BC, (Lev 26:34; 2Chr 36:21; Jer 34:17). The two “Promised Lands” (1406 BC and 1492 AD) are synchronized by one-seventh in the same way that the 1000-year reign of Christ’s (Sabbath-Rest) on earth when He returns will be one-seventh the total years from Creation. (Rounded: 6000 + 1000 = 7000 years. Notice that 3430/3500 yrs are also in synchronicity.) Thus, just as Israel went into captivity according to the years they missed their Sabbaths, so will North America. (We will explain all this in detail later.) Like Babylon of old (539 BC), the fall of the one will mark the restoration of the other.

All numeric patterns in the bible are self-similar because they are a fractal. The first image on the home page of is a small part of this massive fractal, created by these jubilees. It is my joy to eventually explain all this in future blogs.

(Click to enlarge.) The same math that creates patterns throughout the bible and history also creates this language: a pictograph image of God’s throne room. (It’s one of those images that’s hard to make out until someone explains it; then it’s easy! Also, the colors shift so as to emphasize different aspects of the image, but here it is static.)

  • Every year, all Israel was commanded to go to (Jeru)Salem to celebrate the feast of Tabernacles. However, during the Shmita year they also had the book of Deuteronomy read to them, (Deut 31:10). It happens that just two days before the eclipse (Aug 19-21), as part of the assigned reading to Jews throughout the world, the passage to be read happens to be from Deut 11:26-16:17. It concerns the Shmita and the feast of Tabernacles! Some Messianic synagogues include with this portion John 9-10 that begins with Jesus stating that He is “the light of the world”, and that we should ‘walk while you have the light’. Therefore, to Christians God says, “Make use of the time you have now. Judgement will not delay forever. Unnatural darkness is coming.Jesus said:

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light (Sun) of the world,” (John 9:4-5).


  • God keeps track of the regular Jewish (luni-solar) calendar, our Gregorian Solar calendar, and the prophetic 360 calendar. On the 360 calendar of the prophets, “the 7th month, 15th day” (i.e., Tabernacles) falls on the exact day of the eclipse. The 360 calendar facilitated predictions about world events far in advance, such as the date that Saddam Hussein, king of Babylon/Iraq, would hang, and the exact minute of the great Joplin tornado of 2011 that divided their city. Moreover, the Shmita Lunar Eclipse of 2014 fell on Tishri 14th, but which on the 360 calendar that year was the 17th of the seventh month. Therefore, on the 360 calendar, both the Shmita lunar eclipse of 2014 and the Shmita solar eclipse of 2017 occurred on Tabernacles. Recall the scripture:

“At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, …read this law before all Israel,” (Deut 31:10-11).

Exactly one month after the 2017 eclipse is the regular Jewish New Year – the official start of the 490th seven-year cycle.

(Note: Providentially, this article was  published July 23-24 (incorrectly shows as June 22), 2017, with one  month left to the eclipse. This is the exact anniversary of the same day and month that Israel mourned for their first high-priest, Aaron, when he died exactly-to-the-day 70-jubilees ago, less  the seven years. [Aaron died 70 days before the Day of Atonement, the day when the jubilee was proclaimed retroactively, Lev 25:8-10. A day for each jubilee till now -- 30 of mourning until Christ, plus 40 till now. Moses repeats the same pattern six months later -- except 70 days to when Israel crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land). The death of the high priest has a similar meaning as the jubilee, for on the day that he dies those who had fled to a city of refuge could return home. Josh 20:6; Num 20:29; 33:39.)

Next, Part Two of the Solar Eclipse of 2017  (And Mecca and Medina)

Below is a sample of the things we will discuss.

(Click to enlarge.) How God marked an “X” over the southern boundary promised to Abraham that reaches along the Nile River to the Euphrates, while blotting out Mecca and Medina.


8 Replies to “Part One: Why Solar Eclipse of 2017 Launches 490th “Shmita-Cycle””

  1. Wait !!! We have The Wrong Years/Numbers , because The Jesus’s Birth Was about cca 6 years Earlyer !!! ! !!! Now, please recalculate again . Thank you. Peace with you until His Second Arrival in the Next Decade.

    1. A little hasty friend. For nearly 30 years I have been an unrelenting voice for the six-years earlier position. producing hundreds of articles. Visit any of my websites. It’s just that God is Lord of men’s traditions too!

  2. We have entered the “End Times” , and the Sign will be shown probably in 2018 with the monetary system falling … But it will last until the 2027,5 ( +/-5) . Peace with you until than.

    1. No. I know that every year people make that the jubilee year (or so it seems). The confusion comes in because we speak of a wedding or something like that after 50 years as a jubilee. But in the Bible, jubilees run along cycles of 49 years from a specific point in the past.

      In the case of our discussion, we are dating from when the first jubilee occurred as ordered by God to Moses, ‘When they entered the Promised Land’. This happened in 1406 BC.

      In Israel today, these Jubilees are not kept, instead some Jews keep the seven-year Sabbath cycles. These cycles are based upon when Israel returned to the Promised Land long ago, but it is different from the 1406 BC starting point. However, they do harmonize, as explained in the articles.

      What is significant about the autumn of 2017 is that it marks the last seven-year cycle (with its Sabbath [Shmita] year running from 2017 to 2018 autumn) before the final 490th one that ends in 2024 to 2025 autumn, which is also 70 jubilees (to 2025). I have been speaking about this for many years now, and the first initial stage is upon us. The Bible speaks about seven years of tribulation, etc., and so maybe this occurs before or after the 70th jubilee? Or as I pointed out in the Mecca/Medina article, there is good grounds to think that even this can be pushed forward another two years (2027 to 2034), etc.

      Therefore, there are no certainties, but once God gives the word, things will SNAP into one of these scenarios, or some other like it, and run along that track, ordained from before the world began.

      And so, 2017 is the 50th year from 1967, when Jerusalem was taken, but that is only significant in a very general sense, in the same way that it would be a jubilee if someone got married that same year and we said that it was their jubilee wedding anniversary. But it has no basis in any ongoing pattern before or after, as far as true jubilee cycles are concerned. And Israel today does not keep jubilees, although some fringe groups now and again talk about it.

      The 1406 BC jubilee is what God keeps track of for prophetic purposes.

    1. El means “God”, while Elohim means “Gods” plural, so you can’t say “God” singular when referring to “Elohim”. The “tribulation” period of “Revelation” is seven years long. Just saying…

      1. The problem with what you are saying is that there is not a Hebrew scholar on planet earth that would agree with you! Just ask anyone who knows Hebrew, and now-a-days, that’s a lot of people.

        Elohim can mean gods, but when referring to the Almighty it is always singular, “God”, as evident by the context and grammar. In Hebrew, like English, for example, you can’t say, “He is my gods!” You would instead say: “They are my gods.”

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