Daniel’s 490 (“seventy weeks”) in the mirror

As demonstrated over the past 30 years in various articles the entire numeric of the Bible is actually a fractal that creates images about that which it speaks. One of the ways it does this is by utilizing a mirroring effect, similar to a kaleidoscope. The main mirror is the “BC/AD Mirror”.

There are also secondary mirrors dependent upon less important datums, such as at the Exodus, Flood, or Creation.

Below is a fractal. As said before, the entire fractal has a timeline radiating out from the base of the throne (roughly located at the center of where that lightning that stretches horizontally). This image is shown here as just an illustration. It is not the focus of this post.

The timeline running through the fractal is based on units of 490 years

The Double Chiasm of 490 years

Below is an example of a mirror at BC/AD. The “490-years” of Daniel’s prophecy (Dan. 9) is doubled and intersects Christ’s ministry at the center (26,30,33 BC/AD).

The average of the four decrees is 490 BC. The four decrees that the Bible informs us of are 538, 519, 458, 445 BC. Add them and divide to arrive at 490. The 490-year average creates the below chiasm — the double X pattern.

I am aware of the alternate dates of possibly less a year, 538/7, 519, 457, 444 BC -- but this does not affect the pattern. The Book of Ezra and Nehemiah supply us with the four dates that confirm the prophecy of Dan. 9.

Note the double Chiasm “X” below when utilizing the BC/AD mirror. The one side is 490 plus 490 years to the other side.

The first decree of 538/536 BC concerns both the return to Jerusalem and the temple. The one side is 490 plus 490 years to the other side, (and less 3.5 years)

“Double trouble” (Isa. 40:2)

If you are familiar with Daniel’s prophecy about the 490 years (Dan 9), then you know that at least two 490-year periods are implied.

The angel informs us that another "490 years" will transpire until Messiah. We know this because the "490 years" is predicated upon the previous "seventy years" of Jeremiah (Dan. 9), which was the missing Sabbath years, thus implying a previous 70 x 7 years.

Moreover, the last week of seven years in the prophecy is subdivided in half, that is, 3.5 + 3.5 years. Zerubbabel’s temple also took 3.5 years (520-516 BC).  Thus count 490 + 483 + 3.5 + 3.5 years to the “AD Mirror”.

I have discussed all this and more many times over the years so forgive me for not going into great detail here. I have assumed the reader has at least basic familiarity with Daniel’s prophecy.

The above “X” pattern branches out to the rest of the Bible

I leave the reader to ponder the above chart for themselves. It is foundational for further numeric that attaches itself to it — as it indeed must do because, as said, the Bible is a fractal. One example is Jacob.

Jacob lived three jubilees, 49 x 3 (2006 to 1859 BC). 490 x 3 years later is “536 BC” of Daniel 9. (See above chart.)

Thus, there are half-4900 years to 445 AD, and so forth. 2006 BC to AD 1859 is 56 x 69 (8 x 483 years).

Why is 8 x 483 years important?

Well, if you are familiar with the prophecy of Daniel 9, then you know that many scholars believe that 490 years is composed of years of 360 days. Thus “490” is 483 years, (490 x 360 = 483 x 365.25). Thus, 2006 BC (Jacob’s birth) to AD 1859 (the mirror of his death) can be understood as 80 jubilees, and thus from 1859 BC to AD 1859, in this sense, is 77 jubilees (77 x 7 x 7 years).

This is interesting because Jacob fled from his brother to work “7 + 7 years” at the age of 77 (with 483 more years until the Exodus in 1446 BC. A year later the tabernacle was built in 1445 BC. 1445 BC plus 40 x 49 equals 516 AD, the mirror of when the Zerubabbel’s temple was built, a jubilee for every year spent in the wilderness — and so forth). There is no end to these calculations because a fractal never ends.

Be sure to skip ‘year zero’ in your calculations, which is a non-existent date.

For further explanation about “483” see, “The Key of 23“.

Moreover, 2006 BC to AD 1859 is 23 x 168 years and “168” is a priestly cycle. Jacob lived 70 years after Bethel where he anointed the pillar, a prophecy, and portent of the temple to come. By the way, Jacob worked 7 + 7 years for his two wives — from 1929 – 1915 BC. 1915 BC plus 3 x 490 = 445 BC, and 5 x 490 to AD 536 and 8 x 490 to AD 2006 — the mirror of his birth. I thought I would add that lest something think the earlier mention of this same pattern as “483” was somehow ‘fudged’!

Thus, the life of Jacob is intertwined with Daniel’s decree at 3, 5, and 8 cycles of 490 years, Fibonacci numbers.

We can go on like this infinitely, because why? Fractals by definition are infinite and they also contain Fibonacci sequences.


The Biblical narrative and the math therein are intertwined throughout the text and both are fractals — the very same fractal. This is what produces the fractals displayed on this website.

Even the very letters of the Bible are fractals, which is why the Picture Bible Codes. God is greater than scribal blunders and is able to transform your life into His masterpiece, woven together with the rest of the Body, prepared in advance for good works, and for heaven eternal.

All events in the Bible use the mirror

As explained in an article I wrote more than 20 years ago, all events in the Bible reflect in the mirror just like the 490 does. Indeed it must if it’s a fractal — which indeed it is. You may go back and look at that article for other examples if you wish.

I have reposted part of that article below. It will answer more thoroughly the question, “What is the mirror?”

What is the BC/AD mirror?

Bible time frames behave as in a mirror! That is BC and AD act like a mirror. For example, the mirror of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC becomes AD 586 in the mirror, and so forth.

This does not mean that an equal event of significance occurs in its AD counterpart. It simply means that in order for the following patterns to occur, God had already predetermined before Christ’s birth that Christ would commence the new era for counting years, even as it is today.

Why is it important?

In the past, men usually counted years commencing from when a king began his rule (“a datum”)  and this was also true of Christ, for the wise men said at Jesus’ birth, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews?” (Matt. 2:2, John 18:37, Rev. 21:5.)

Thus, the mirror is an important prophecy given before Jesus Christ foretelling when Christ would be born this king, because in order for these awesome patterns to exist Jesus had to be born on the very year and day and hour that he was.

The mirror occurs at the traditional birth date of AD 1, Dec. 25, (the darkest day of the year and likely also at the darkest hour, Luke 2:8). Or, to be exact, the mirror is located on the day that He was named and circumcised, that is, “on the 8th day” (Luke 2:21). This 8th day, according to Jewish reckoning, began in the evening of Dec. 31, 1 BC, and lasted unto the evening of Jan. 1, AD 1. And thus, the midnight of this day is the exact moment where the BC/AD mirror stands.

(NOTE: ‘Zero’ is not calculated between BC and AD; therefore, subtract one year when counting the number of years that span between BC to AD — a commonly known fact. For example, the number of years that elapse between 10 BC and AD 10 is 19 years, not 20.)

Why is the Mirror on the Eighth Day?

Significantly, Jesus not only was named on the 8th day, the number that symbolizes “a new beginning”, but His very name numerically also adds up to 888. (Contrast Rev. 13:8 with the next verse.) It is obvious, then, why the 8th day from his birth is the timing of the mirror and not the first day. The first day represented the old creation, but the 8th day signified the new creation and is, therefore, the mirror for “the new era”, “the beginning of the creation of God”, (Rev. 3:14).

Please note that the actual birth-year of Jesus was about four years earlier, but this, too, is extremely significant; however, this is not where the mirror is located. This is a good thing, for we do not know with certainty when the actual birth date was, but rather in the providence of God, men unwittingly choose the exact day numerically prophesied. 

Therefore, there are two reference points for the birth of Christ, the literal and the traditional, which only increase the breadth and scope of its numeric significance when studied closely. For example, see the maximum and minimum dates for the Creation of Adam.

Examples of the Mirror

(Also see a detailed list of these
dates after this table)

Ten Epoch Events {1}

  1. Abraham enters Canaan (2091 BC)
  2. Israel enters Egypt (1876 BC)
  3. Israel leaves Egypt (1446 BC)
  4. Fall of Israel (725-721 BC)
  5. Near fall of Judah (701 BC)
  6. Fall of Assyria (614-612 BC)
  7. Fall of Judah (589-586 BC)
  8. Fall of Babylon (539-536 BC)
  9. Birth of Christ (5 BC or 1 BC)
  10. Death of Christ (AD 30)

In the following examples, we do not merely see one date connected to another by the mirror, but rather one entire event connected to another by the mirror, with each event lasting a few years. This increases the accuracy of the mirror considerably because now a timeframe must begin within a short margin of two related events and end within a similar margin of two related events, and not just one. (Example: 614 – 612 BC unto AD 537 – 539 are 1150 years, rather than just 612 BC to AD 539 only.)

Moreover, the following timeframes are part of a much larger pattern that both precedes it and continues on after it up until our present day. Only God could create such a wonderful display of divine sovereignty.

Large Timeframes in the Mirror

(Bible numbers that form a half-a-seven-year period, as explained elsewhere.)

1150 years

From 614-612 BC unto AD 537-539 are 1150 years!
(AD 539 is the mirror of 539 BC, the fall of Babylon.)


From 539-537 BC unto AD 612-614 are 1150 years!
(AD 612 is the mirror of 612 BC, the fall of Assyria.)

(Thus, the sieges of Assyria and Babylon are numerically linked.)

1260 years

From 724- 722 BC unto AD 539-537 are 1260 years!
(AD 539 is the mirror of 539 BC, the fall of Babylon.)


From 539-537 BC unto AD 722-724 are also 1260 years!
(AD 722 is the mirror of 722 BC, the fall of Israel.)

(Thus, the sieges of Israel and of Babylon {and Israel’s restoration} are numerically linked.)

1290 years

Beginning from the seven years that elapsed between Ezekiel’s symbolic siege to that of the literal one by the Babylonians (593-586 BC) … until the famous unsuccessful siege of Jerusalem by Babylon in 701 BC are 1290 years in the mirror.

From 593-586 BC unto AD 698-705 are 1290 years, with AD 701 dividing the seven years in half.
(AD 701 is the mirror of 701 BC, the celebrated siege of Jerusalem when Hezekiah was king.)


From 705-698 BC unto AD 586-593 are also 1290 years.
(AD 586 is the mirror of 586 BC, the fall of Jerusalem.) (Keep in mind that 1290 days is itself half seven-years. Thus, days are intersecting years of equal value.)

(Thus, the two famous sieges of Judah are linked.)

(This 1290 years is very complex, being itself 430 x 3. The siege of 701 BC is fully documented in three different Old Testament books, signifying its importance, 2Kings 18-20; 2Chron. 32; Isa. 36-39.)

1335 years

From 724-722 BC unto AD 612-614 are 1335 years!
(AD 612 is the mirror of 612 BC, the fall of Assyria.)


From 614-612 BC unto AD 722-724 are also 1335 years!
(AD 722 is the mirror of 722 BC, the fall of Israel.)

(Thus, the sieges of Israel and Assyria are numerically linked.)

Therefore, all the above timeframes return back to where they first began — at the seven-year famine of Joseph in the mirror (AD/BC 1871-1878)!

Main Chart

Theme: Exile and Tribulation

From the seven-year “worldwide” famine of Joseph
until the falls of Egypt, Israel, Assyria, Judah, and Babylonia…

Joseph’s seven-year famine chart
Chart Explained

From the seven-year famine of Joseph (1878-1871 BC) until the exodus in 1446 BC are 430 years, and again from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Israel in 722 BC are 1150 years; and again from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Assyria in 612 BC are 1260 years, etc…

In this article, I proceed to give other examples, such as the 490 years as discussed in this post.