“Sabbath year” is at hand! Jew & Gentile “One new Man”

This article is not an attempt to predict when Christ will return. It's about the convergence of jubilees in 2025.

The two seemingly contradictory views of how and from when the jubilees (and shmitas) were run in the past converge in 2025. Moreover, Israel will be 77 years a nation in 2025.

This remarkable convergence suggests that 2025 is foreordained as the year of reconciliation and redemption, the granddaddy of all jubilees. How all this plays out is yet to be seen, but one can be sure that the next seven years will be remarkable, with 2025 the bullseye.

Expect mighty signs on earth and in heaven. Waves of ‘sevens’ are now sweeping over the earth and building towards a great crescendo. “Sevens” of days, weeks, months, years, tens of years, even thousands of years are at this time piling upon one another. God can delay, but either way, 2025 is the summit of this age.

For the importance of sevens in the Bible, please see the below six-minute video put out by The Bible Project.

(If you wish, skim over the subsequent images. They are not the main point of this post but are related.)

Click here for the full image. Fractal of the “Throne Room.” The Bible Projects illustration of circles of sevens placed around the Lord at the center is the same design as the fractals. It, too, is based upon multiples of ‘7 x 70’ and is also made up of circles sculpted by fractal mathematics. It shows that the sevens that produce this fractal are intuitively buried in the Bible, which is why the artists of the Bible Project ‘thought’ of it. (Unless they got their idea from this site, which is doubtful.) The lightning that flashes to the left and right from the foot of the throne represents AD 65, which is the 30th jubilee from 1406 BC. The entire image is lodged within the heart of God, as seen in the lower fractal image.

Especially compare this last frame in the Bible Projects video on the “Sabbath” with the below main Bible fractal. Both place the inner seven circles of the kingdom within the heart of God, with larger circles behind.

The Bible Project. Last frame in the video “Sabbath.”
Click to enlarge. The entire first fractal is contained within the center of the heart of God in this fractal. A timeline runs along the entire image. The middle of this image corresponds to 70006 BC. The foot of the throne (located here within the tiny circle at his heart) is 6 BC (70,000 years later). The huge circle over the belly of the Lord spans 96040 years (49 x 49 x 40 years). The Lord stands from 122075 AD to 262086 BC from head to foot. The center of the smaller circle at the heart (where lightning flashes to the right and left) is AD 65, the 30th jubilee (1470 years) from 1406 BC. Thus, for example, from 122075 AD to 2025 AD is 49 x 49 x 50 years — an interesting time frame related to what is discussed in this post.

The Jewish shmita begins Sept. 6th, 2021

The Jewish shmita begins about a month from now, on the evening of September 6th, 2021. It lasts one full year. The shmita is the seventh year — the Sabbath year.

A few months ago, I posted an important article called:

Reconciling time with the key of 23“.

Among other things, I demonstrate that Jewish and Gentile chronologies are reconcilable. They are like the two sides of one coin. In this discussion, we focus on the jubilees of Biblical and rabbinic jubilees.

God is a God of reconciliation

For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. Eph 2:14-16

He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. Col. 2:14

Col. 2:14 refers to “legal indebtedness.” Debts were canceled in the “shmita” year and especially in the year of jubilee.

The “shmita” is the seventh year of sabbatical rest commanded in the Bible. The jubilee is an extension of this. The jubilee occurred in the 7th cycle of the shmita (49 years).

I have already written many posts about these things. Therefore I refrain from repeating myself. Moreover, all your questions, including dates, are found in these three Wikipedia articles. They will answer your questions and verify what I say from an independent source.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_(biblical)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmita

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_years_(Jewish_calendar)

Reconciling actual and rabbinic jubilees

After reading the above two Wikipedia articles, one might think it impossible to reconcile these two conflicting views.

Is the jubilee 49 or 50 years?

Did Israel enter the Promised Land in 1406 or 1273 BC?

There is no doubt in my mind that the jubilee methodology held by most scholars is the correct one and that the rabbinic understanding is grossly wrong, both in dates and logic. It is the result of human tradition that refused to yield to the evidence.

Sadly, it also appears to have been an attempt to repoint Daniel’s prophecy of “490 years” away from Jesus Christ to, instead, the destruction of the second temple in “AD 68”. (Jerusalem actually fell in AD 70).

But what if God, because of His great love and unconditional promises made to their forefathers, has chosen to make straight that which is crooked by engrafting the Jewish chronology, even with its wrong dates, back into the genealogical “olive tree”? (Romans 11:11-24.)

Indeed, this is exactly what God has done.

As you will see, about a generation after Christ — shortly after the fall of Jerusalem — the rabbis ultimately devised a system to turn hearts away from Jesus Christ. However, providentially they chose figures and themes that reconnect to the true vine later in history, like a detour in the road that later rejoins the main path that leads home. The next seven years is that juncture.

Yes, Israel turned to crooked paths. But God has turned it around for good, “to save many souls.”

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Gen. 50:19-20.

Jubilee’s of 49 and 50 years

This will be explained simplistically. I want everyone to understand, not just those mathematically inclined. Please see the three Wikipedia articles for details.

The Jewish shmita begins about a month from now, on the evening of September 6th, 2021. It lasts one full year, which is the seventh year of rest. Observant Jews will not work the land for one year. The rabbis began their count of seven-year cycles from the fall of Jerusalem (wrongly) thought to be in AD 68 or 69. (Jerusalem actually fell in AD 70.) Jubilees were not kept during this time.

They forged a plan to redirect Daniel’s prophecy of “490 years unto Messiah” away from the Messiah (lit., “the anointed”), but instead to the anointed temple. (As said, I am simplifying this.) And in a way, they were right about the temple. After all, Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple and compared its destruction to his own death!

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” 

They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. John 2:19-20

Footnote: Jesus said this at the start of His ministry. He died three years later and rose three days later, which, therefore, equals 49 years from when Herod's temple began to be built. ("46" + 3 = 49.) It happens that "49 years" is a jubilee.

Moreover, "46" is a 23-number. It converts to 50 priestly years (336 x 50 days), which is in this sense, the jubilee of the priests. See "Reconciling time with the key of 23". Jesus' prophecy is a numeric riddle that is today explained in this post.
A crooked chronology made straight by the cross of Christ

The Rabbis adjusted dates to conform to their interpretation of Daniel 9. They said that the fall of Jerusalem (and destruction of the temple) by the Babylonians (when Jeremiah went into captivity) unto the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans is “490 years”. Because they believed the fall of Jerusalem was in AD 68, therefore 490 years before this is the summer of 423 BC. (Note: the actual dates for the fall of Jerusalem are 587/6 BC and AD 70.)

Strangely, their entire scheme was based upon a prophecy of “490 years,”, which according to the very text is divided into “49” + (49 x 9) = “490 years”, that is, ten jubilees (Dan. 9:24-27; also, see Book of Enoch and Book of Jubilees). Thus, to decree that ten jubilees are actually 500 years and not 490 is inconsistent with their own numeric foundation!

Yet, because of God’s great love, a numeric miracle happened!

By rearranging “times and laws” (Dan. 7:5) to produce the desired outcome, the rabbis faced the daunting task of reconciling their figures to true dates and earlier traditions, such as the “17 jubilees unto Ezekiel’s temple-vision” (Ezek. 40).

Their human effort to reconcile the irreconcilable had a fascinating effect, as discussed next.

The rabbinic shmita of 2021 begins the 4th and 5th cycle of “490 years” from the two times the temple was destroyed

Seder Olam Rabbah Jewish Chronology based upon the MT. For more about this chart, see  “Reconciling time with the key of 23.”
MT Chronology. Creation to Moses in the Bible. For more about this chart, see  “Reconciling time with the key of 23.”

The rabbis were by no means unanimous about the length of a jubilee. However, many believed that it repeats itself in cycles of 49 years (the correct understanding).

But according to the prevailing view, 423 BC to AD 68 are the “490 years” of Daniel 9. However, Daniel 9 assumes cycles of 490 because the entire prophecy is based upon the fulfillment of “70 years of exile”, which, therefore, must belong to a previous 490-year cycle. (The land rested “70 years” to reclaim the missed sabbath years the preceding 490 years inclusive.) Moreover, Daniel 9:24-27 tells us that the last seven years (“shmita”) of a 490-year cycle (“70 x 7”) is especially significant.

Sept. of 423 BC, plus 5 x 490 = Sept. of 2028, less one shmita (7 years) is Sept. of 2021.

Sept. of 68 AD, plus 4 x 490 = Sept. of 2028, less one shmita (7 years) is Sept. of 2021.

Moreover, “5 x 490” from the destruction of the first temple (according to the date of the rabbis) is 2450 years. As seen in the Book of Jubilees, this is a significant time frame. It means that if a jubilee is held to be 49 years, then 2450 years marks the 50th jubilee (49 x 50).

However, if a jubilee is (incorrectly) held to be “50 years”, then “2450” amounts to 49 jubilees (50 x 49). Either way, Sept. 2028 (Tishri 10th) is the 49th or 50th jubilee from the decree of Daniel 9 (in 423 BC as per the rabbis). Tishri 1oth, 2028, happens to be half-seven years from the 70th jubilee in 2025, counting from the actual year when Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC, Nisan 10th.

Thus, the last “3.5 years plus 3.5 years” of the “70 x 7” years of Daniel 9:24-27 intersect in the middle of this last seven years, counting from 1406 BC and 423 BC.

This partly reconciles the jubilees of Daniel 9 when using actual dates with rabbinic dates. Moreover, the contrary length of a jubilee is also reconciled, as discussed next.

Footnote: All this is also true of 1273 BC as well, the date used by the rabbis for when Israel entered the Promised Land. As we shall see, oddly they say that the jubilees count was delayed 14 years from 1273, that is, the jubilee count began 1259 BC, not 1273. 

Curiously, 1259 BC is three jubilees (3 x 49) from 1406 BC! Thus there are 67 x 49 to Nisan 10th, 2025! This is explained later. 

Note: "1273 BC" is the traditional Jewish date. However, some adjust it ahead a year to ultimately conform to what we now know to be the actual date for the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. The three Wikipedia articles, thus, inconsistently refer to both 1273/1259 and 1272/1258 BC.

The actual date of the Conquest versus rabbinic tradition, 1406 and 1273 BC

The date of the Exodus and Conquest of Canaan is the spring of 1446 and 1406 BC. (See the said Wikipedia articles and the above charts.) This means that the seven-year cycles (shmitas) and jubilees began in September, Tishri 1st, 1407 BC. The next shmita year, therefore, ran from Sept. 1400 to Sept. 1399 BC. (It took six years to conquer the land. In the seventh year, “the land rested from war.”)

It happens that 490 shmitas from 1406 BC is AD 2025, which is also 70 jubilees. As we shall see, this also intersects in every way with the rabbinic dates and jubilee methodology by dividing the final seven years (shmita) in half per Daniel’s prophecy. This includes the further breakdown into “a time, times, and half-a-time” (Dan. 7:25; 9:24-27).

This forms a prophetic lock and key.

49 leap months in 133 years

According to rabbinic tradition, the Exodus and Conquest occurred not in 1446 and 1406 BC but 133 years later in 1313 and 1273 BC. Thus, the shmitas and jubilees commence their count from half a year before, that is, in Sept. 1274 BC. (Some move the date forward a year to 1272 BC to adjust to AD 70, the actual year that Jerusalem fell. But the majority set the dates as 1313 and 1273 BC.)

This means a 133-year difference between 1406 BC (the actual date) and 1273 BC (the rabbinic date). This is interesting because 133 is 7 x 19. This means that the shmitas from 1406 BC run into the 1273 BC date for the conquest of the rabbis. It happens that 19 years is an important time frame in Jewish calendar keeping (and Babylonian). There are seven leap months every 19 years. Thus, in 7 x 19 years, 49 leap months are added (7 x 7) — harmonious dates considering that a jubilee is also 49 years.

To harmonize their flawed chronology, the rabbis had to add another 14 years from when Israel entered the Promised Land, and the jubilees began.

March of 1273 BC less 14 years equals 1259 BC. (Thus, also Sept. 1274 to Sept. 1260 BC.)

This is fascinating for two reasons.

133 + 14 = 147, i.e., three jubilees

Firstly, 133 + 14 years to when the jubilees really began (according to rabbinic tradition) equals exactly 147 years, which is three jubilees of 49 years!

Thus, both the shmitas and the jubilees remain in harmony no matter what date one uses, either the actual of 1406 BC or the rabbinic tradition of 1259 BC!

And like seven, “three” is a perfect number. Thus, 3 x 7 x 7 = 147 years, which was also the length of the life of Jacob/Israel, whose two names loosely mean: “The crooked one — made straight by God.”

It is hard to believe that this is a mere chance. It is far more likely that this difference of “147 years” results from the rabbis attempting to reconcile actual dates and times with their own peculiar view of Daniel 9. Moreover, 490 less 147 equals 7 x 7 x 7, and as said, there are 7 x 490 years from 1406 BC to AD 2025.

If this confluence of timeframes halted here, this would be striking enough. But it does not.

Footnote: Jacob lived "147 years" (literally from 2006-1859 BC). He worked for his two wives 7 + 7 years, beginning 490 (less 7 years) to the Exodus. 1470 years (3 x 490) after Jacob was born is 536 BC, the actual year that the angel gave Daniel the prophecy concerning the "490". It is also, therefore, 3x3x3 x 7x7 from Jacob's death when he prophesied concerning their future.
1274 and 1260 years to Messiah

Secondly, Sept. 1274 (when they entered the Promised Land) and Sept. 1260 BC (when the jubilees are counted) are both important for another reason.

In the Bible and the Book of Enoch, half of a seven-year period contains 1260 days (3.5 x 360). And in the Book of Enoch, this is said to be the same as 1274 days (3.5 x 364). The 360 and 364-day years are explained in detail elsewhere on 1260d.com.

This means that according to the traditional Jewish dates of 1274 and 1260 BC, Jesus Christ was born (according to tradition) in the 1274th and 1260th years from when they entered the land — two witnesses that Jesus is the Christ. (Jesus was circumcised and named on Jan. 1st, AD 1 — according to the tradition upon which our modern Gregorian calendar is based.)

Moreover, 1274 years is also 26 jubilees of 49 years. In gematria, to the rabbis, 26 is a very sacred number. The sacred covenantal name of God is YHWH יהוה, which adds up to 26 in gematria and “7 x 7” symbolizes total perfection.

However, the Jews began to view the jubilee as 50 years in succession and not 49.

It happens that “26 x 50” (1300) from 1274 Tishri 10th (Sept.) is AD 27, thereby making AD 26, Tishri 10th the 26th jubilee according to Jewish reckoning and according to their own date. Jesus began his ministry on this very day, Tishri 10th, 26 AD (according to many scholars) by quoting Isaiah the prophet from a passage that announced that He was the fulfillment of the Jubilee. (See The Bible Project video, “Sabbath.” Coincidentally, this article was posted 40 days before the eve of the Day of Atonement, the likely anniversary of when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan as per Luke 4.)

Jesus is the great יהוה “I AM,” come to pay our debt of sin and restore all things.

Jesus began His ministry after coming out of the wilderness where the devil tempted him for 40 days. 40 jubilees later (that is, 2000 years) brings us to the year 2026, Tishri 10th. This is examined next.

What happens when we calculate according to the 50-year jubilee of the rabbis?

The rabbis were not all in agreement that the counting of the jubilees should be delayed 14 years from when Israel entered the Promised Land, nor how the jubilees should be counted — as 49 or 50. Perhaps the added “14 years” was a ploy to avoid AD 26 as that eminent “26th jubilee”?

However, as per most of the rabbis, let us pretend that a jubilee is 50 years in succession. (See Wikipedia article.)

According to the rabbis, let us start from when they entered the Promised Land in the autumn of 1274 and spring of 1273 BC.

According to their method of reckoning, if the jubilees continued until this day (surely God keeps track!), then Sept. of 2025 would begin the 7th shmita cycle using the 50-year jubilee. Thus, Sept. 2026 would be the 66th jubilee (2000 years after Christ), which begins the “50th year” ending Sept. 2027.

Thus, from when they entered the Promised Land (according to the rabbinic date), there elapsed 3300 years from when they entered the Promised land in spring of 1273 BC (Nisan 1oth) until the spring of 2029, Nisan 10th, (66 x 50 = 3300 years).

Recall that there are 70 jubilees of 49 years from 1406 BC unto 2025 (and thus, 67 jubilees of 49 years from 1273 BC).

  • “66” is the number of man; man was created on the sixth day.
  • “70” is the number of completion; God rested on the seventh day.

Thus, Mankind is finished! This has both good and bad connotations.

This means that the next seven years are divided in half and then further subdivided into “A time, times, and a half a time,” as stated three times in the Bible, Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Rev. 12:14.

“A time, times, and a half a time” (One year, two years, and half-a-year)

“A time” (a year)

Sept. 2024 (Tishri 10th, Day of Atonement) begins the 70th (& 67th) jubilee of the correct 49-year cycles.

Sept. 2025 ends the year of jubilee, which is the 70th from 1406 (& 67th).

“…Times” (two years)

However, the 50-year methodology of the Jews means that the land lays fallow two full years, plus half a year more until sowing season begins early the next spring.

Sept. 2025 (Tishri 10th, Day of Atonement) begins the shmita cycle (if jubilees were kept from when they entered the Promised Land in Sept. 1274 BC).

Sept. 2026 begins the jubilee year so that the land lays fallow until Sept 2027.

Thus, the two fallow years of the 50-year jubilee system span from Sept. 2025 unto Sept. 2027.

“…and half a time” (and half a year)

In the spring of 2028, the time of sowing resumes, which on Nisan 10th is exactly 3300 (66 x 50) years from Nisan 10th when they crossed the Jordan and entered the Promised Land in 1273 BC.

Thus, from Tishri 10th, 2024 unto Nisan 10th, 2029 are exactly 3.5 years (half-seven years) and is divided precisely into “A time, times, and half-a-time” in agreement with the prophecy of Daniel 9.

And so what men meant for harm, God turned around for good.

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Dan. 7:25

Also in synchronization is the modern shmita, which dates back to AD 68

Of course, these figures assume that God is tracking the actual jubilees using the two methodologies from the two dates for when they entered the Promised Land.

However, amazingly, even using the actual shmita year that is based upon the AD 68 date as explained earlier, even it intersects with all this, as said, from Sept. of 2021 unto Sept. of 2028, which is 490 x 4 and 490 x 5 from the two times the temple was destroyed, as per the interpretation of the rabbis concerning Dan. 9.

We are witnessing a coming together of all jubilee systems to point to a specific seven-year period that is broken down into all the biblical components. And this seven-years happens to the starting in just one month from now, Sept. 6, 2021.

The date overlapped in the middle of all this is the year 2025, which is 77 years from when Israel became a nation. Both “77” and “70 x 7” are numbers that symbolize reconciliation and redemption.

The time has come to be reconciled with God!

Repent and believe the good news!

Jesus Christ is Lord!

Click on fractal to enlarge. The throne room includes the birds/angels that form an eagle/cherub. The fractal is based upon multiples of seven.
For the advanced student: Observe that the Day of Atonement this year on the Jewish calendar, 2021, can symbolize the day-year 1259 BC. 

14 day-years before this, therefore, is as 1273 BC, which corresponds to Elul 25th, 2021 (Neh. 6:14; Neh. 8) the anniversary of when Nehemiah completed the walls of Jerusalem in fulfillment of the decree prophesied in Dan. 9.

“50 billion” damage 3.5-years before 70th jubilee (& 3.5 after Hur. Harvey)

And how the catastrophic Texas blackout is timed exquisitely between the two Solar Eclipses that crisscross darkened America

We have been talking about the 70th jubilee for 30 years. In the autumn of 2024, the 70th jubilee occurs and then all that next year is the “year of jubilee’.

Quick recap about the seventy jubilees (Dan. 9)

God commanded that every 49 years “the year of jubilee” must be proclaimed.  The jubilees began when Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC. “1406 BC” is the date agreed upon by the majority of Bible-believing scholars and archeologists over the past 50 years and is the date that I have used consistently the past 30 years in literally hundreds of articles.

1407t/6n  BC to 2024t/5n = 70 x 49 years (i.e., 70 jubilees).

(This is the same as “490 seven-year periods”.)

For details, see 1260d.com/2017/06/22/shmita-solar-eclipse2017/

or, Enoch’s Prophecy of Seven 490-year Periods

“Half of seven years”

As I have often said these 30 years, the seven years before and after the 70th jubilee is very important prophetically. I said to “expect many signs and wonders” when this time comes (and now is). Moreover, I also said that these seven years are divided in half, which is 3.5  plus 3.5 years =  7 years.

“3.5 years” equals “1260 days” on the 360-calendar, but which is 1269 or 1299 days on the Jewish lunar calendar. See Rev. 12. And on the Enoch calendar, 3.5 years equals 1274 days. (I.e., 3.5 x 364 days.) God combines all three systems of measuring time as regarding Bible prophecy, as it is written, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses let everything be established,” Matt. 18:16; Gen. 1:14-19.

Over the past 30 years, I often refer the reader to the 360-calendar. It’s the prophetic hub of all calendar systems. Yesterday, February 17th, 2021, was an important day. Yesterday was “1260 days” before that Great Day of the Great Year of Jubilee. Yes, yesterday was 3.5 years exactly before the said “70th jubilee”. (And it was also “129o days” as well. See Daniel 12:11.)

3.5-years on 360-calendar

The first chart shows yesterday’s date, that is, “February 17th, 2021, which was “the 1st month, the 1st day” on the 360-calendar. All systems of measuring time are related to the 360-calendar in some way, as explained again and again these 30 years.

Feb. 17th, 2021, which is three-and-a-half years unto the 70th jubilee. Also, note that it was “Adar 5”. This is important when we look at the “3.5 years” of the lunar calendar.

The next two charts are 1260 and 1290 days later, (Dan. 12, Rev. 12).

1260 days to 70th jubilee
1290 days to 70th jubilee
Lunar 3.5 years

Not only was yesterday “1260 days” (and “1290 days”, Dan. 12) unto the 70th jubilee, but it was also BOTH 1269 and 1299 days (i.e., 3.5-year periods on the Jewish lunar calendar) to the Day of Atonement (“7th-month, tenth day”) in 2024 AD. This is the official day when the year of jubilee is announced, Lev. 25:8–13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_(biblical)

1279 and 1299 days to 70th jubilee (Adar 5th, 2021 unto Elul 5th, 2024, is 3.5 years.)
Enochian 3.5 years (of”364 days”)

Not only that, 3.5 years on the Enoch calendar is 1274 days. (The Enoch calendar always celebrates its holidays, including the New Year, on a Wednesday.)

It happens that yesterday, February 17, 2021, was also a Wednesday. This means that 126o days later, AND 1274 days later are also Wednesdays. As said, “1274 days” is an Enochian 3.5-years.)

Yesterday was not the Enoch New Year, but it was still aligned with the very important “Wednesday”. Moreover, “1274 days” later is the first day of Tabernacles on the 360-calendar! (“the 7th month, 15th day”)

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. Lev. 23:24

1274 days to the 70th jubilee. (Moreover, on occasion a leap “week” must be added, if so then we arrive at the end of Tabernacles rather than the start because Tabernacles lasts “seven days”!

Jubilees are made up of seven Sabbath-Years, that is, seven “seven-year” periods. Therefore, the seven days of Tabernacles are especially important!

Then Moses commanded them: “At the end of every seven years, in the year for canceling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles,when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing. Deut. 31:10-11.

Symbolic day-years

This is something that I have referred to for the past 25 years or so, “symbolic day years”. Just Google that phrase, “symbolic day years” in quotes and you will find numerous articles that I have written. Anyway, February 17th, 2021, is the “symbolic day-year” of 1470 BC (or 1500 BC).  And “1470” is 30 jubilees, (30 x 49 years). Technically, the day begins at sunset the previous day, thus as 1471t/1470n BC.

This is more important than you may think, but more information is not always better. Perhaps others, like David Rooke, can discuss this in the comments section at the end of this post?

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses”

As you can see, from February 17th, 2021, all calendars converge in 3.5 years on the 70th jubilee in every way imaginable. This is truly amazing to anyone who has studied the “three-and-a-half” year period of Bible prophecy.

Did anything happen on February 17th, 2021?

Yes, there have been a series of storms, culminating with “February 17th, 2021”. Ironically, it hammered the US on the  US’ President’s Day weekend, a warning to Biden and even Trump (the favorite of Texas).

AccuWeather estimates economic impact of winter storms to approach $50 billion (“Feb. 17th, 2021”)

The United States economy, already unstable from the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions, is now taking another hit from an unprecedented coast-to-coast winter storm. Since last week, at least 38 people have died and the winter storms have and left behind immense damage.

The total damage and economic loss caused by the historic storm could be between $45 and $50 billion, AccuWeather Founder and CEO Dr. Joel N. Myers estimates.

To put the economic toll of the storm into context, AccuWeather’s estimate for the entire 2020 hurricane season, the most active hurricane season on record, was $60-65 billion.

Also, see Wikipedia article: “February 13–17, 2021 North American winter storm”.

Footnote: The Weather Channel named the storm "Uri", which is ironic because of the prominence of that name in the Book of Enoch, as Uriel.

In combination with these unusual storms is the stark transition to Biden from Trump, as well as the coronavirus. It’s a sign of things to come. (Note: “the snowstorm exited the U.S. late on February 16”, Wiki, which is the New Year on the 360-calendar to the very hour.)

Also see my last post, posted on the evening of February 16th, 2021.

Plague of the ‘Donald Trump Delusion’

This “plague” upon God’s people, more than the coronavirus or the unusual storms, are a sign of what was discussed several months ago in this post:

“The saints will be handed over for a time” (Rev. 13:7)

The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months… It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Rev. 13:4-7)

Note: “42 months” is the same as “1260 days”.

“Uri”, costliest storm for Texas since record-breaking Hurricane Harvey

Most damages occurred in Texas due to its blackout and frozen pipes. For Texas damages rival the previous record set exactly 3.5 years ago (on both the Jewish and Enoch calendars).

Winter storm damage may rival Hurricane Harvey’s price tag, experts say

Insurance industry executives say they anticipate the price tag for recovery could approach that of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 — which resulted in $19 billion in insured losses in Texas, primarily along the Gulf Coast, and is considered the costliest storm in the state’s history. Austin American-Statesmen 

Also, note the stress on the importance of “3.5 years” in the article posted 3.5 years ago about Hurricane Harvey!

The Sun and Moon are “two witnesses”

The massive blackout of Texas happened exactly 3.5 years after the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 that darkened parts of America.

An eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun. Exactly 3.5 years after the eclipse on the Jewish lunar calendar was Feb. 11, 2021. And 3.5 years after the eclipse on Enoch’s solar calendar (1274 days) was Feb. 15th, 2021. Compare these two dates with this quote from Wikipedia concerning the “power crisis” in Texas.

The (blackout) crisis was the result of two severe winter storms sweeping across the United States on February 10–11[4] and 13–17.[5]  Wiki

Seven years after the eclipse another will crisscross America, this time darkening Texas. It will cross Texas exactly “1150 days” from the Feb. 13, 2021, Texas blackout! (“1150” is the same as “2300 evenings and mornings”, Daniel 8:13-14.)

A string of seven total solar eclipses, each 3.5 ‘eclipse years’ apart (346*3.5). While not rare, (earth sees about six such strings per century), what is rare is where and how this series land.

Oil darkens the sea and shore of Israel

Also on Feb. 11th, 2021, (3.5 years on the Jewish calendar after the eclipse), a storm in the Mediterranean Sea caused the worst ecological disaster in Israeli history. An oil spill darkened a strip of the sea and came ashore ten days later.

The Environmental Protection Ministry secured satellite images, dated February 11, of a suspicious black patch on the sea surface some 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the coast… The Times of Israel

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The symbolic day-year for “Feb. 11, 2021” (as discussed earlier in this post) symbolizes the year “1476 BC”. This happens to be the Exodus date according to the Jewish Seder Olam Rabbah when adjusted to the true date of the fall 0f Jerusalem in 586 BC as explained a few months ago. (See Key of 23.)

Recall the first of the ten plagues on Egypt in the year of the Exodus, Ex. 7:14-24.

Hidden footnote:

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70-jubilees is the apex of the ages

2025 AD is the fulcrum and apex of the ages. But as I have repeatedly said for the past 30 years, expect signs and wonders in keeping with Bible prophecy when this time comes (and now it’s here!)

However, and this is important, this does not mean the end has come!

The culmination of the ages is upon us, with 2025 at the bullseye. But like the eye of a hurricane, do not focus just on the eye of the storm. The end times reach beyond the “eye” of the storm. In the same way, the 2025-bullseye does not mean that events around this time are unimportant. Over vast ages, plus or minus 77 years of 2025 also falls within the perimeter of the “2025-bullseye”. And even this does not guarantee the end of the age. One can never put God in a box.

We are now in a birth pang. These pangs began WW1 and WW2.

But look up!

Eventually, those pangs will yield to the birth of a new age when Jesus Christ returns to rule the nations with a rod of iron.

Reconciling time with the key of 23

About the author:

The writer of this paper put himself in the mindset of the esoteric believer of the second temple period who saw cosmology and timekeeping as an expression of divine order. Cloistered away for 30 years with this mindset allowed the author to view biblical arithmetic in unconventional ways, which nurtured rediscovery. Any overlap with others who may have discovered the same is accidental.

The author is indebted to the hard work of scholars who ascertained the Exodus to be 1446 BC and those who worked out the LXX chronology with its variant texts. (This paper keeps to the MT.)

The author views “inspiration of Scripture” as God working with frail men, even competing men, so as to guide and produce a masterpiece of synergy, in some ways similar to the scientific method. He corners them into Truth, even when they don’t like their own conclusion.

SYNOPSIS

The effects of different lengths of a year

Most numbers in the Bible have symbolic meaning.

“Twenty-three” is the number of transformation. It works in association with other numbers. It transforms other numbers when multiplied by 23.  It does this by lengthening or shortening time, (Matt 24:22; Enoch 80:2). It’s the tool God uses to multiply grace, (‘5 x 5’), John 1:17.

  • 23 lengths to 25
  • 23 x 3 lengthens to 70
  • 23 x 13 to 300

It does this by converting the solar year to a priestly year of 336 days, or to a strictly lunar year, or to a prophetic year of 360, or to the Enochian year of 364 days. What all four lengths of a year have in common is the multiplier 23. And the ancients noticed this commonality. For them, ’23’ resolved the very mystery of time. It was the common denominator that unified the sun, moon, and stars.

For information about the 336, 360, 364, and lunar year, see:

23 binds all covenants together

Twenty-three also binds sequentially the many covenants in the Bible, including demonic covenants, such as “in the days of Jarod”, (Enoch 6). (See the chart: “Covenantal thread of multiples of 23 to the Exodus in 1446 BC“.)

“23” stretches time like fabric and like bricks reshapes the biblical chronology into interlocking blocks. “23” tames irrational numbers, it rounds them like rugged rocks from a quarry.

“23 + 23 + 23, a cross between two thieves”. See, Why 666?

In the righteous hand of the scribe, the twisted serpentine 23 transforms into a straight rod of rounded numbers such as 25, 70, 300, 490, 500, and 1800. It makes sense of it all; it brings order out of chaos.

Hidden in plain sight

Because 23 was associated with an elite priesthood, it was not meant for everyone to know. It was meant for priests and scribes, initiates into the Enochian tradition. As instructed, ‘the key of 23’ was hidden and sealed.

And thou, Daniel, close the words, and seal the book to the time of the end; until many are taught, and knowledge is increased. Dan. 12:4 Brenton Septuagint Translation

But how was it to be hidden and sealed?

Apparently, priests and scribes took this command quite literally. They sealed it within the Bible itself. They veiled it within the many numeric lists and customized chronologies. It was so well hidden that after the dispersion of 70 AD it was soon forgotten altogether.

The author has concluded that those of old, both Babylonian and Hebrew, worked out the end of their era to be 6 and 1 BC. The internal evidence itself leads to this conclusion. However, most of what is said here remains true no matter what date is set for the Exodus or Christ.


Outline:

  • Chapter One: What the prophets say about “23”
  • Chapter Two: How the priestly, lunar, 360, and 364-day years convert with 23
  • Chapter Three: A brief overview of the Long and Short Chronology; and how MT/LXX/SP (Bk. of Jubilees) unanimously utilize 23
  • Chapter Four: The Great BC/AD Mirror and, What about the residue of days?
  • Endnotes

Chapter One: What the prophets say about “23”

Multiples of 23 are frequently found with the arithmetic of prophetic utterances. Some may be coincidental, but surely not all.

This was first discussed in a video about the "Abraham Accord" in August 2020.

There is only a small number of numeric prophecies in the Bible. Here is a list of numeric utterances with multiples of 23.

  • 2300 (23 x 100) of Daniel 8 (expressed as “evenings and mornings”)
  • 483 (23 x 21) of Daniel 9 (expressed as “69 weeks”)
    • Prophecy of Dan. 9 is predicated upon the previous 69 years from 605 to 536 BC but is called, “70 years”. ’69 = 70′; this is explained shortly
  • “…the 1335th day” of Dan.12. The text does not say, “1335 days”, but “touches upon the 1335th day”. In typical Book-of-Jubilees style, this means ‘1334 full days, plus part of the next‘. (1334 is 23 x 58)
  • 1260 is already converted from 1242 (69 x 18) (Rev. 11:3; 12:6)
    • Examples: from the Flood to 27/29 AD are 1242 x 2 yrs, which converts to either 2520 or 2700 yrs (= 7 and 7.5 x 360 — links the 40 days of Flood with 40 days of Christ in the wilderness? From Creation to 27 AD are 23 x 180 & 60 x 69. And, from decree/return from exile in 538/7 BC to decree/return from exile in 1947/8 is also 1242 + 1242 yrs, or expanded to 574/3 BC of Ezek. 40.)
More obscure examples:
  • ‘Seven’ with 430,  (437 = 23 x 19). (I.e., ‘7 + 390 + 40’ of Ezek. 3:16;4:4,6. See endnote.)
    • Ezekiel began his symbolic siege of Judah on the 391st day. 391 (23 x 17) is often chronologically paired with 390. Example: It took one year for earth’s destruction by water, but in one day fire destroyed Sodom, which occurred 391 and 390 years later
Note: Terah's extra 60 years. The alternative extra 60 of Terah is ignored in this article in order to see the basic To create these patterns while maintaining multiples of prime-number 23 demonstrates a mastery of math. Here is an example that illustrates both the +60 of Terah and the '7 + 390 + 40' of Ezekiel.

Arphaxad was born two years after the Flood and seven after the death of Lamech (at 777). Isaac is born 390 after Arphaxad and marries at 40. Thus,  7 + 390 + 40. With the alternative extra 60 years of Terah (Acts 7:2), 430 becomes 490 years and is thus 1274 from Lamech's birth. (364 x 3.5 = 1274 with Lamech's son Noah born at 182, that is, half-364.) 


Without this 60 there are instead 1274 years from Lamech to the marriage of Esau, son of Isaac! 3240 to 1966 BC. See chart for 3240 and 1966 (MT) = 1751 (LXX/SP/NT) BC to 1446 and 1406 BC.
  • LXX reading of Ezek. 4 instead has 150/190 and 230 days! Does he mean 150 + 190 + 40, or just 190 + 40? Either way, 230 appears. (Ezekiel is repeated called “son of Adam בֶּן־אָדָם”, and according to the LXX, the original “son of Adam” was born 230 years after creation, whereas the MT has 130, that is, 1/3rd of MT’s “390”. The LXX, therefore, may be an attempt to maintain the בֶּן־אָדָם theme. Curiously, from the Seth of LXX to the Adam of MT are 1150 of Dan.8.)

(On his “left” side) And thou shalt lie upon thy left side, and lay the iniquities of the house of Israel upon it, according to the number of the hundred and fifty days during which thou shalt lie upon it: and thou shalt bear their iniquities. For I have appointed thee their iniquities for a number of days, for a hundred and ninety days: so thou shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Israel.

(On his “right” side) And thou shalt accomplish this, and then shalt lie on thy right side, and shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Juda forty days: I have appointed thee a day for a year. Brenton LXX Translation

New Testament examples
  • “276” (23 x 12) of Acts 27:37. It appears that Paul includes this information and incidentals such as “Castor and Pollux” because he sensed that the shipwreck and deliverance was a real-life parable of the future of the world and God’s people. This is why the strange prophecy in Acts 27:31. Counting, measuring, and time often overlap in symbolism (Rev. 11:1-3)
  • The “46 years” of temple construction
    • There are exactly 100 priestly cycles in 46 years, which equals 50 priestly years

They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” (John 2:20; also see John 8:57)

John wrote the Book of Revelation and is no stranger to numeric symbolism; for example, the “153 fish” of John 21:11.

“46 years”: The evidence for an intentional connection to 23-years is strong. There are 46 years (23 x 2) from the Exodus/tabernacle to when Israel rested from war, (see chart). And from this 46 years to the 46 years of John happen to span 46 x 31 years.  (‘1446/5 BC to 1400/1399 BC‘ unto ’20/19 BC to 27/28 AD’.)

There are 1380 years from when the land rested from war unto Herod’s temple, (1400/1399 to 20/19 BC). This is an important observation when the Seder Olam Rabbah is discussed later.

Behold the Lamb of God!

Thus, the Exodus to Christ converts from 1472 to 1600 years, that’s ’40 x 40′ to when Christ went into the desert 40 days, just as Israel did, “a day for each year of their sin”, Num. 14:34; Ezek. 4. (Also, see 3680 years from Jarod; converts to 4000.)

Christ died three years after His announcement that He would raise a ruined temple in three days, (John 2:20). Therefore, Christ died 49 years from when the temple began to be built, a jubilee that culminates in the 50th year. (46 converts to 50. John 8:57.)

23000 living and dead

The “23000” of  Num. 3:39 and 1Cor. 10:8 is conspicuous. As we shall see, “23” was the priestly number that makes right a wrong and straitens that which is crooked. It’s the mathematical equivalency of animal sacrifice, so very important when captive far away from the temple. According to the census in 1445 and 1407 BC (exactly ‘half-77’ years apart), the Levities dropped from 22000 to 23000 people, (Num. 3:39; 26:62).

Immediately before the second census, a plague kills “24000”, (but which Paul says was “23000”, 1Cor. 10:8). It was the last plague on that doomed “generation”, (Deut. 2:14: Num. 26:62-65). Phinehas, a Levite, stops the plague. God then makes a “covenant of peace” with the Levite, Phinehas, “a lasting priesthood”, (Num. 25).

The Joining of the three ‘Joinings’, לָּוֶה ,דָּבַק ,צָמַד

Let us calculate the dead and the living.

“22000 dead” Levites (Num. 26:62-65) joined with the “24000 dead” at Peor, plus the “23000 living” Levites equals 69000. (46000 + 23000 = 23000 x 3).

With that numeric in mind, ponder the “joining צָמַד” of the two adulters by the spear of Phinehas, Num. 25:5-9. Keep in mind that most who died that day were from the tribe of Simeon, Levi’s closest brother. Simeon was joined with Levi under a curse that involved the rape of their sister 460 years (MT) before the Exodus. But here the curse is reversed. The Simeonites die joined in sexual sin in contradistinction to Levi, who is released from the curse by an act of righteousness.

Moreover, the name Levi means “joined לָּוֶה”!  According to the LXX/SP/NT, the joining/conception of Simeon and Levi occurred 299 (23 x 13) years before the joining with the Midianites women and conquest of Canaan, (1706,5 BC to 1407,6 BC).

And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi. Gen. 29:34

Is the average of these numbers, (22000 and 24000), and 23000 why Paul said: “23000 died” rather than 24000?

Was it an acknowledged midrash מִדְרָשׁ at the time?

As said, “460 years” is linked to sexual perversion in the biblical chronology, such as the sins of the watchers in the days of Jarod, and here again with the Midianite women, (Enoch 6; Num. 25). There are 460 years from this incident unto Solomon’s palace. It was constructed both for himself and the foreign women whom he “joined דָּבַק himself to in love”, (1Kings 7:8; 9:10; 11:1-25). (Enoch 10:10 appears to mean that the life span of the 200 watchers will be cut short from “500 years” to presumably 460.)

This is now the third Hebrew word that means “to join”, דָּבַק ,צָמַד ,לָּוֶה, and all three join by multiples of 23, that is, “23 x 13” and “23 x 20” just like Solomon’s construction period of ‘7 + 13 = 20 years’. Moreover, both censuses and Solomon’s construction begin and end ‘in the 2nd and 8th month’, (1Kings 6:37-7:1). (The Levities were numbered “30-days and older”, thus tying the two censuses to the 2nd and 8th month, Num. 1:18; 3:39).

Double brackets around a doomed generation

Paul’s “23000” likely involved two incidents of idolatry merged as one, but that is outside the scope of this study. But briefly, the 3000 killed by the Levites in Exodus 32 and the 22000 Levites of the Census commence the generation under God’s wrath and concludes it with the 24000 of Peor and 23000 of the second census of Levites. Phinehas reverses the damage his grandfather Aaron did when the 3000 died. The priesthood and highpriesthood are justified to continue as a lasting priesthood. The resulting numeric is telling.

  • 3000 + 22000 = 25000, (the expansion of 23000. 25 is 5 x 5)
  • This total (25000) plus the 24000 at Peor equals 49000, (an important sacred number. 49 ix 7 x 7)
  • 49000 + 23000 = 72000. (Another sacred number; half-144000. 72000 is also 200 x 360 and may hint at the sexual sin of the 200 watchers-angels that fell according to Enoch 6; Gen. 6. Note the ‘144000 redeemed undefiled virgins’ of Rev. 7:4.)
    • Or counted in reverse are 69000 + 3000 = 72000
    • Paul’s helper, Luke, records 3000 saved at Pentecost (Acts 2:41), and the “Royal Priesthood” began. This is an obvious parallel to Ex. 32. 72000 + 3000 = 75000. (Recall that 69000 can convert to 70000 or 75000). Acts 4:4 makes 77000
      • Luke’s genealogy also has 75 generations to Christ, and 77 including Christ and “God”, (Luke 3:23-27)
The “4600 Levites” of Davids census at Hebron (1Chron. 12:26)

The “4600 Levites” were counted about 400 years after 1407 BC when the Levites were numbered at “23000”.

  • “23000” is 4600 x 5

One might even say that the “4600 Levites” here can be added to the previous “23000 Levites” to total the very symbolic number of 27600, (’10 x 2300′ + ‘2 x 2300′ = ’12 x 2300′, like the ’10 + 2’ tribes of Israel and Judah, 1Kings 13:30,31).

Next, after listing the Levites at 4600 is 3700 of the family of Aaron so that the grand total in the Census thus far is 22200. Next comes the “22” of the faithful highpriest Zadok that conspicuously now totals 22222. This signals that “22” is the priestly variable in the list.

And added up to Benjamine are 25200 (70 x 360), and to Ephraim is 46000.

“Men of Issachar” were initiates into the Enochian tradition

Then there is Issachar, “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do”. They numbered “200”, (1Chron. 12:32).

Traditionally, they were timekeepers. They understood the motions of the sun, moon, and stars. Evidently, they saw themselves as replacements of the “200” that rebelled in the days of Jarod, (Enoch 6). Furthermore, they memorialized this fact in the previous list. There, Isshacar happens to number ‘145600’, which is 364 x 400 — thus connecting themselves to the 364-day year of the Enoch scribal tradition, (1Chron. 6-7).

We do not have time to go through the lists in the Bible, but clearly, they were rounded in favor of mathematical patterns. It was a puzzle for the initiated. They told a story, not merely dry facts.

From these lists and other clues, David’s infamous census occurred 25-years into his reign ‘when Satan rose up against Israel”, 1Chron. 21. This was 986 BC, 460 years after the Exodus, either literally or idealistically. The most obvious clue to this is 1Chron. 23:24. It implies that they began to build the temple “20 years” later (986 to 966 BC).

From Satan, in the garden of Eden (LXX 5494 BC Creation) to 986 BC is 4508 years, which converts to 4900. This is the same length of time that the rest of the ‘Satans’ (Accusers) would be bound, Enoch 10:12. And another 490 + 490 to the birth of Christ and his census (Luke 2) for a total of 120 jubilees.

Note: The Book of 1Chronicles nearly always rounds into even numbers, of which 22222 is one example.

Key of 23: Known, yet unknown

It appears likely that the key of 23 was well known within the elite inner circle of scholars from at least the time of Daniel unto the Apostle Paul. The Babylonians were also aware of it.

Both groups considered the key of 23 as recovered knowledge that existed before the Flood, from the days of Enoch. (Enoch was known by another name in Babylon.)

New Age, New Datum

Moreover, both Jews and Babylonian scholars apparently had the same terminus post quem for the end of their age. The end of that age was determined long ago by both groups to be 6 BC and 1 BC, (although at times expressed as -5 and 0). No wonder the Magi knew the importance of so small a sign as a star appearing at that time.

Mathematical Language predates Babel and the Flood

The various chronologies of Biblical scholars and Babylonian scholars follow the same rules and because of this are compatible. They interweave with one another.

The key of 23 is the cryptic framework upon which every verse in the Bible hangs, as flesh does on bone.

Chapter Two: How the priestly, lunar, 360, and 364-day years convert with 23

Note: It cannot be stressed enough that it is the specific multiples of 23 that are important. For example, a burial place is purchased for Sarah for "400 shekels" (Gen. 23:15) -- indicative of the prophesied "400 years in Egypt".  1814 to 1446 BC is 368 and converts to 400 years -- as explained next.
Click here for the best quality image. To maintain the primal chronology, this article ignores the alternative extra 60 of Terah of Acts 7:2. At any rate, the date of Creation less the LXX/SP/NT of 215, plus the 60 of Terah as opted by some chronologers such as Bishop Usher, instead puts the Conquest 2553 years after Creation. 2553 is 23 x 111 (69 x 37). And from Jarod, 23 x 91, from Lamech 23 x 73, and from the Flood, 23 x 39 (299 x 3). Thus, the 2303/1-BC-Flood can convert to 2306 BC according to the rules explained shortly. That’s 2300 to 6 and 1 BC. Moreover, this does not alter the 1380-year difference from LXX Creation that moves in tandem with MT, which in this case would be 5339 BC instead of 5494, and is (69 x 57) to Conquest with the birth of Seth 23 x 23 x 7

Covenants from Adam to Sinai thread together with multiples of 23 (Masoretic Text)

In the below chart calculate the number of internal combinations of multiples of 23-squared (excluding the LXX). (“23 x 23” and “23 x 23 x 2” both occurs twice, and “23 x 23  x 3” occur once.)

Also, observe how many times multiples of 13, 15, 17, and 19 occur internally. (We discuss the importance of these combinations later.) This underscores the fact that the appearance of multiples of 23 is not what’s important, but rather the specific multiples of 23, and where.

Naturally, multiples of 23 will appear randomly. However, obtaining the probability is difficult because it’s the specific multiple that’s important. For example, 1656 to the Flood converts to 1800, thus 2300 to Shem’s death. It’s the weaving of specific 23’s with other cycles such as generations of 40, 70, and 100, or with jubilees, etc., that’s ingenious.

Note: Then there is the residual 23 that is discussed later. 460 to Jarod equals 500, and 69 x 6 to Lamech equals 420. However, '500 + 420' in combination is 920, which in turn equals 1000 years -- an important timespan in that it stems from Creation! 

From Lamech to when Israel rested from war is 80 x 23, which converts to 2000. Thus, 1000 + 2000 years from when God rested on the 7th day to when Israel rested from war! "A day is as a thousand years", 2Pet. 3:8.

1446 BC is a pillar date -- a new datum. 1446 BC less 46 years (46 = 50) becomes as 1396 BC, and thus 2990 (23 x 130) to 1406 BC, which converts again to 3000. (299 = 300). Residual 23's take on a life of their own.
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Creating order out of chaos

What if unruly numbers such as “276” (Acts 27:37) could transform into something identifiable such as ‘seven generations of 40 years’, or ‘four generations of 70’, or ‘three generations of 100 years’? Numbers like 280 and 300, in turn, might form still larger blocks of time with acknowledged symbolic value — a code — a language.

The ancients knew the language. Their lists and chronologies are the ancient equivalents of computer code.

  • 23 regular solar years equal 8400 days with 23/40th of a day remaining (or rounded to 7/12th of a day). And there are 8400 days in 25 priestly years
    • Therefore 23 solar years can convert to 25 priestly years
      • The small remainder of 23/40th (or 7/12th) of a day in accounted for within the conversion — as we shall demonstrate
      • Example: “276” becomes 7 x 40 with exactly 7 days remaining
      • Example: 460 yrs from Creation to Jarod (when the angels transgressed) equals 1000 priestly cycles of 168 days, which is 500 Priestly years, (Enoch 6:6)

Their solar year was the same as our modern Gregorian of 365.2425 (See, Part One: How the solar 360 and 364-day calendar works)

The logical outcomes of “23 = 25”

360-Calendar and “23 x 3

Because three-times “8400” equals 25200 days, this means that ‘3 x 23’ (69 years) is the same as 70 years on the 360 calendar (without leap months).

25200/360 = 70

  • Therefore 69 solar years can convert to 70 prophetic years on the 360-day calendar without its leap months, (as well as the said 25 x 3 priestly years)
    • The remainder, therefore, is 23/40th (or 7/12th) of a day times three
    • Daniel 9:24-27 demonstrates this best and explains Ezra’s 12-day delay, (Ezra 7:8;8:31)
      • 23/40 x 21 (cycles of 23) = 12.075 days

The Enoch year of 364 days also converts a multiple of 23 into a symbolic number.

364-Calendar and “23 x 13″(299)

The Enoch calendar has a year of 364 days, with four seasons s of 13 weeks. Seven and thirteen have come to symbolize perfection and imperfection/curse respectively. Found in combination it depicts reconciliation. The 23 in combination with 13 maintains the symbolism.

Unlike “23” and “60”,  299 is not the closest integer to a full-year difference to a solar year. 294 years is.

294 is six jubilees and every 294 solar years there is a surprisingly near-perfect integer of 293 (292.9999). This is likely why the Book of Jubilees (4:21) has Enoch in heaven 294 years rather than just one as per the Book of Enoch, (Enoch 81:6). Both books knew the rules but approached it differently.

Example in MT: from Creation to the Exodus is 2668 years (4114 to 1446 BC). 2668/23 = 116. Because 23 converts to 25 Priestly years, thus 116 x 25 = 2900. 2900 plus the 40 years to the Conquest in 1406 BC equals 2940 years, which is 60 jubilees.

  • 23 x 13 solar years (299) converts to 300 prophetic years on the 364-day calendar (without its leap-weeks)
    • The remainder is 23/40th (or 7/12th) of a day times 13. This equals the 7.5-days of Creation. (The switch from evening to morning in the calendar of Enoch creates the extra half-day)
    • This explains why Enoch lived 365 instead of 364 years. 365 years of 364 days are 364 solar years. Thus, Enoch lived 300 (299) years after the birth of his son; 65 + 299 (300) = 364 (365), Gen. 5:21-23. The Book of Enoch also implies this, Enoch 81:6
    • It explains the two-year chronological oddity at the Flood with the 600 of both Noah and Shem: It allows the code to also read 299 x 2
    • And the 299 x 6 from Lamech to the Exodus becomes as 5 x 360 years (with “437 x 2 more to Creation, and “391 x 2 to the Flood. We look at 391 and 437 next

So far, the uneven numbers 23, 69, and 299 can be converted to the even and rounded numbers of 25, 70, and 300. (The “300” appears often, a flexible number within the Babylonian base 60 system.)

So far we have looked at the solar calendars.

But what about the purely lunar year?

The lunar year, unadjusted by leap months, is still used throughout the Arab world today.

391 solar years equals “23 x 31” lunar years

It happens that 23 x 17 (391 solar years) equals almost exactly 403 (13 x 31) lunar years (without leap months) This astonishing fact did not escape the notice of the ancients. This will be explained in future documents, (Gen. 11:13, 15.)

But for now, note that “17” is a sacred compound number. It is 7 + 10. (Moreover, 17 years has exactly  230 x 3³ days, less 7²/20² of a day.) And “13 x 31” of the lunar calendar is a cursed number. As said before, whenever 13 and 7 come together it signifies redemption, a perfecting of the imperfect. And “23” is the priestly power that transforms chaos into order, the serpent into a rod –an important function when in Exile away from temple sacrifices.

  • 23 x 17 solar years (391) can convert to 403 lunar years (or the other way around). (And ’23 x 17′ also converts to the Priestly year as explained.)
    • 403 strictly lunar years = 142,809.93 days, which is almost exactly 391 solar years
      • 365.2425 x 391 = 142,809.8175 days
        • Actual difference between the two was nearly nil at around 4206 BC
    • 142,800 days is also 17 x 8400 days, with ten days remaining — which as we shall see is linked to the Day of Atonement on the 10th day, Lev. 16:29
    • Therefore, because 17 x 8400 converts to 17 x 25 priestly years (i.e., 425 priestly years), the accursed lunar number of 403 (13 x 31) is tamed into 425
    • Example: From the Flood to destruction of Sodom, 391 years
    • For “403 years”, see Gen. 11:13, 15
    • 391 is usually paired with 390 of Ezek. 4, (13 x 30), and for 437 (‘7 + 390 + 40’ of Ezek. 3:16;4:4,6), see endnote.
The Great Year of Precession is “49 x 23 x 23”

The ancients, including the Bible, recognized that ‘a day was as a year and a year as a day’, (Ezek. 4). In a similar vein of thinking, every 72 years equaled a day of Precession. Thus, the Precession of the Equinox was rounded to 72 x 360 years, which is 25920 years. The entire span of 25920 years was considered a “Golden Year”, or a “Great Year”.

Now, a jubilee in the Bible is 49 years (7 x 7). Like the jubilees of the Israelites, the Year of Jubilee is also the first year of the next cycle. It happens that 25921 years is 49 x 23 x 23, or 161-squared — a most powerful number indeed! And without the “7/12th-of-a-day” remainder, 8400 x 49 x 23 days equals the 25920th year anyway, (9466800/365.2425=25919.22 years.) The Great Year is most clearly seen in the Sumer Tablets of Babylon and intersects with the Biblical chronology at numerous junctures.

The miracle of the 4th day of Creation

The fact that one number — number 23 — so wonderfully converts all awkward numbers into tame straightened numbers, like a serpent into a rod, is surprising.

All five convert from the solar year of 365.2425 days into the Priestly year, but 69, 299, 345, 391 and 25920 also convert into the “—— year”:

  • 23 (23 x 1) years of the 336 Priestly-year
  • 69  (23 x 3) of the 360 Prophetic-year
  • 299 (23 x 13) of the 364 Enochian-year
    • 345 (23 x 15) of Eclipse-year. Converts to almost 364. See endnote
  • 391 (23 x 17) of the Lunar-year of 354.367066
    • 437 (23 x 19) cycle of Metonic lunar cal. Doesn’t convert other than Priestly year, but cycle occurs in Bible. See endnote
  • 25920/1 (23² years of precession converts to “The Great Year”

The key of 23 is the elephant in the room, and the ancients noticed.

Observations: All of these cycles show up independently in the Biblical chronology from Creation to the Exodus at least twice each. (This includes 25920/1 years from the Babylonian Flood date of 27366 BC to the Exodus/tabernacle in 1446/5 BC, and thus 70 x 360 to Abraham in 2166 BC.)

Interestingly, all seven multiples of 23 are odd numbers and most are 46 years apart.

All this is the product of the constraints of the sun, moon, and stars at Creation.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.

God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. Gen. 1:14-19

Residual 23

The favored position is when the conversion of 23 recreates another 23 — at times taking on a life of its own. This may seem absurd by today’s standards until one realizes that good code is flexible.

  • Example: From the covenant reiterated to Jacob when he fled from his brother unto the Exodus are 483 years (1929 BC to 1446 BC)
    • 69 x 7 (483) becomes 490
    • Because this added seven years, there are now 483 to Jacob’s wedding (1922 BC), which then becomes 490 again
    • And with another seven years for his second wife (1915 BC) creates yet another 483, etc.
From 1406 BC to Christ

The 23’s continue to predominate after the Conquest.

Example: the Kingdom of Judah after the division between North and South lasted 345 (23 x 15) years, 931 BC to 586 BC. Moreover, 586 BC was actually a 115-year extension (23 x 5) from 701 BC when God delivered King Hezekiah from the Assyrian army. At that time God also extended the life of Hezekiah “15 years” so that he died 100 years before 586 BC. Notice the multiples of five.

A literal calculation of the Kings of Judah adds exactly 49.5 years and ten days (a jubilee) to the traditional 931 BC for Solomon’s death. But this, too, is accounted for. It’s simply a sub-chronology. 931 BC is then 981 BC, and thus ‘966 BC’ when temple construction began becomes as 1016 BC with 430 years to the Exodus (1446 BC) thereby producing three sets of 430-years for a total of 1290 years, 1876 to 1446 to 1016 to 586 BC, (Ezek. 4; Dan. 12).

The same is true with the Book of Judges, such as Jephthah’s “300 years”, that is, 299 (23 x 13) from 1406 BC, (Judges 11:26). This “300” also joins the Long Chronology of 12600 years to make 12900 years, (Dan. 12).

We have already mentioned the 483 years (69 x 7) of Daniel 9, to Christ.

Chapter Three: A brief overview of the Long and Short Chronology and, How MT/LXX/SP (Bk. of Jubilees) unanimously utilize 23

The most obvious patterns to do with “23” are in the long chronology. The MT, LXX, and SP maintain two chronologies — long and short. The short we know — the age of each patriarch at the birth of their son is counted consecutively. This is the intuitive way of counting years. This is the “short” chronology.

But the Biblical chronology can be viewed generationally. There are 26 patriarchs from Adam to Moses (27 with the Kenan of Luke 3:36,37). The age of each at death is added consecutively, “generational”. This is the “long” chronology.

Example: “Adam lived 930 years and died”. His son, Seth, “lived 912 years and died”. This totals 1842 years. Therefore, the creation of Adam to the death of his son is 1842 years according to the long chronology. As shall be demonstrated in future articles, 1842 is simply 1840 plus the effect of the two-years at the Flood. 1840 is 230 x 8. (The effect of the two years at the Flood is important. It will be explained in another article.)

The long chronology is less subtle about twenty-three, or rather, 230. Everything in the long chronology is ten-times larger thereby producing repetition and connectivity between the short and long.

The SP is blatant. Its Long Creation date is exactly 9200 to its short. (13400/13998 unto 4200 /3998 BC.) 9200 converts to 10,000 years. SP also has 1842 to Enosh, and thus Long-Enosh to Short-Adam is 7360, which converts to 8000 years, and thus to 9800 to death of Short-Noah (SP).

From Adam to the death of Moses and Aaron (MT), therefore, are 12600 years according to the long chronology, that is, 14006 BC to 1406 BC. (This is “10-times” Rev. 12:6). Or, with the 460 of Kenan, Creation is 14466 BC.

Enosh, the son of Shem, is therefore born 12624 (or 13084) BC. (Like the Sumer tablets, Enosh אֱנוֹשׁ‎ represents a second ‘man’. This the meaning of both names, Adam and Enosh, the tenth and eighth patriarchs before the Flood. This parallels the two principal Sumer chronological traditions that have either ten or eight names from their first Man to their Noah.) From Enosh 12624 and 13084 BC to Creation 4114 BC are 230 and x 37 and 39, etc.

Footnote: More importantly, there are 23 x 390 and 430 of Moses and Ezekiel 4, from Adam and Enosh to 4114 BC, but this is just a brief overview. 

The line can be traced through the brother of Moses as well. Aaron was 3.5 years older than his brother. These three years, plus the two-year anomaly at the Flood puts the date of the Flood when Arphaxad was born at 4836/1 BC. This equals 70 jubilees to the Conquest in 1406 BC and converts to 4900 (100 jubilees) to 6 and 1 BC (-5 and 0). (Or add to this the 460 of Kenan and is 230 x 23 to 6 and 1 BC, or 460 x 23 back around to itself in the "BC/AD Mirror", etc. 

Birth of Abraham, long chon. 2435 BC, is seven generations before Moses. Abraham is, therefore, 21 x 49 to 1406 BC and 49 x 49 to the 4836 BC Flood and 4600 in the Mirror back to his own birth in the short chon. of 2166 BC. And so forth.) 2435 BC is also 23 x 43 to 1446 BC, which creates 2.5 x 430 years, or 430 to the call of Abraham in Short Chronology!

There are always ground-rules when competing, otherwise who knows who won?

Septuagint (LXX)

It appears that the LXX and SP branched out from the MT (or vice versa ?) and is why they are all compatible. Example: LXX Creation is 1380 years before MT.

1380 is 230 x 60. Moreover, in the LXX Seth is born 230 years after Creation.

For the LXX chronology see THE CASE FOR THE SEPTUAGINT’S CHRONOLOGY IN GENESIS 5 AND 11, by Henry B. Smith Jr (Associates for Biblical Research ), 2018. His excellent work takes into account the relatively new (re)discovery of the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum.

Henry Smith includes the 60 extra years of Terah, but this does not change the said “1380 years” difference at Creation. (LXX 5554 or 5494 BC to MT 4174 or 4114 BC is still 1380 years apart.)

This 60 years and the 215 difference as to the time spent in Egypt are simply variations within the chronology.

An example that uses the 460 years in parallel to the 460 of Jarod: From the Abram covenant of the pieces just before Ishamael was born (less the 215-variant) are 460 years to the Phinehas covenant (1407 BC) and conquest (1406 BC), Gen. 15. However, the MT has 460 years from Jacob’s death and prophecy about their future inheritance unto when the inheritance was allotted, which was in the 7th year when the “land rested from war”, 1400-1399, BC. This was 46 years from 1446/5 BC, (Joshua 14). (The LXX instead has 23 x 8 to 1407/6 BC from his prophecy over his two sons.) See chart: “Major Threads of Covenant-Related 23’s”. The Book of Jubilees has 460 from when Abraham was called out of Haran (and Ur).

Hebrew poetry is written like a mirror, and in the New Testament, a “Chiasm”. Even prose are often arranged with one side the mirror of the other. The lengths of events during the Flood year are also arranged like a mirror. The entire Bible does this: It begins with Creation, Christ in the middle, and ends with the New Creation as recorded in the last two chapters of the Bible. The chronology and “23” is no different.

Samaritan Pentateuch and Book of Jubilees

SP Creation is 4415 BC with 460 to Jarod. It takes advantage of the 2-year Flood anomaly.

The Book of Jubilees Creation (3856 BC) is 50 jubilees to 1406 BC.

The Book of Jubilees utilizes cycles of 23 extensively, along with 49.

  • Example: From the call of Abram out of (Ur) and Haran unto the Exodus are 460 years and create a residual effect because the life of Moses is broken into three sets of 40 years, (Jub. 12). This may have been the authors starting point from which he worked forward and backward in time. He, thus, contrasts the 460 of Jarod that marks disobedience with the 460 of Abraham, God’s obedient servant.

The Book of Jubilees from Abraham to the Exodus appears to be an extension of the SP (and LXX) due to the 23-conversion.

Footnote: Deconstructing the Book of Jubilees

Perhaps, Jubilees utilized the 115 years that span the death of Abraham to the wedding of Jacob (69 years) to when Jacob and family entered Egypt (46 years), a total of 115 (MT, LXX, SP). 

This particular string of 23 actually began at the death of Noah (2108- 2106 BC, MT or 1891-1889 LXX) as 115 to the death of Abraham and another 115 to the first two years of Famine when Jacob symbolically died, Gen. 42:38; 45:26, (1878-1876 BC,  MT or 1663-1661 LXX). Consequently, the 2-year anomaly at the Flood perfectly synchronizes with the peculiar two-year delay at the entering into Egypt, Gen. 11:10; 45:6. The birth of Jacob in the LXX/SP/NT is 345 years before the Exodus, (23 x 15, which is 115 x 3). The 345 (converts to 375) and thereby add 30 years to the 430 in 1876 BC creating residual-460 of Jubilees so that 1876 converts to 1906 BC for when Abraham was called out of Haran (and Ur), Jub. 12. (Birth of Isaac to death of Jacob are 69 x 3, with another 69 x 6 to 1445 BC, MT). Somewhere in all this the author of Jubilees likely extended the timeline utilizing the effects of the 345 and 115 in combination.

For example, 115 converts to 125, and justifies Isaac born when Abraham is both 100 and 111 according to Jubilees! Jubilees add the extra year to make 111 which, in turn, allows both 59 and 69 to Jacob's birth. "69" is 23 x 3.

Moreover, Jacob is '69 years old' when he fled to Haran, that's conspicuously '69 + 69' for a man whose life is wrapped in multiples of seven years. Recall that 69 converts to 70. Then Jacob returns to Canaan 276 years before the Exodus (1446/1445 BC) and later enters Egypt with his household (1685 and 1681 BC, two dates!) around 276 years before the Phinehas Covenant and Conquest of 1407/6 BC. Hence, in 1685 and 1681 BC, Jacob is simultaneously 126 and 130, perhaps intentionally combining a perfect and imperfect number. 

From Abraham's birth unto the first time that Jacob's sons entered Egypt is 299 years, and therefore 300 until they all entered Egypt, (299 can convert to 300). This, too, is perhaps a part of the author's thinking.

The Flood in the SP is 276 years (23 x 72) longer than the MT but 504 (7 x 72) shorter than the LXX. (“72 years” is just one day of the “Great Year, 25920 years). Moreover, the spread at the Flood between the MT and LXX and SP is 780 (13 x 60) and 650 (13 x 50), stressing the accursed number. Both the SP and Book of Jubilees deserve more credit than is commonly given for mathematical ingenuity.

The span from Creation to the Flood in the Book of Jubilees and the SP is the same, 1307 years. The key to understanding this span is thankfully clarified in the Book of Jubilees. A day is as a year. There are  1260 + 47 years from Creation to the 47th day of the year when the Floods came, (Jub. 3:17;5:23; Rev. 12:6; Enoch 75:1). Furthermore, the Book of Jubilees puts the fall of Adam seven years after Creation and from then, 700 years to Noah, and 1300 to the Flood to the very day, thus combining the perfect and imperfect number again.

The Flood year (2549/8 BC) in the Book of Jubilees curiously works out to ‘seven times 364 years’ unto 1 BC, 1 AD.

Chapter Four: The Great BC/AD Mirror and, What about the residue of days?

The dates prior to the Flood and after form a mirror, as does the Exodus, but we are after the big picture. As said earlier, the ancients, even the Babylonians, understood the end of their age to be 6 and 1 BC. This was the location of the Great Mirror – -where the old is repeated in reverse order.

A host of examples can be given. Already we have observed another type of mirror, the Long Chronology of 14006 and 14466 BC shadow 1446 BC and 1406 BC of the Exodus and Conquest.

Moses was 120.5 years old when he died. This can add an extra half-year that goes back all the way to Creation. Was the Flood and Creation in the Spring or Autumn? Scholars are divided and should be because the text leaves it intentionally ambiguous.

Example: Creation 4114 BC Spring or 4115 BC Autumn. 4114/5 BC to 1407/6 AD equals 5520 years. 5520 = 23 x 24, which is 2760 + 2760, which can convert to 6000 years. Therefore, LXX Creation of 5494/5 BC to 1406/5 BC is 6900 years, which converts to 7000 years (or 7500). Given the fact that God created in six days and rested on the 7th, and that, “A day is as a thousand years”, the meaning of the 6000 and 7000 years is obvious, (2Peter 3:8).

(This is why there are 60 and 75 generations to Christ in Matthew and Lukes genealogies, respectively. It was a well-known pattern back then. Actually, Matthew begins at Abraham and Luke ends at Adam, two different linearly directions thereby imitating the mirror with 115 {23 x 5} generations between them. “-4000 to +7500” = 11500, “115 generations”, etc.)

Or take the Long Chronology 14472t/1n – 14465t/4n BC (i.e., the 7 or 7.5-yr max spread, symbolic of the seven days of Creation, to be explained later). 23 x 690 yrs later equals 1399t/1400n – 1406t/7n AD, which is the mirror of the 7 & 7.5 yrs of Conquest with its first Sabbatical year of “rest”. “23 x 690” converts to 7 & 7.5 times 2300! (Therefore, from Enosh, 6 x 2300.)

Another example: The Flood, 2458/9 BC to AD 1406/7, equals 23 x 168 — 168 is a Priestly cycle. 23 x 168 (69 x 56) coverts to 4200 years or as 80 jubilees!

Note that Shem was born exactly 1150 years (23 x 50) before the Conquest of 1406 BC, (Dan. 8). Shem was understood by many in biblical days to be none other than Melchizedek. We now have massive interconnecting blocks of time ready to intersect with the still larger timespans of the Sumer tablets.

Example of accounting for the residue of the “23”: From Creation to the Flood

There are 1656 years from Creation to the birth, death, and Flood of Noah in the SP, LXX, and MT respectively. However, in this example, we focus on the MT (of your Bible!).

Click to enlarge. MT, LXX, SP, and Bk. of Jubilees all have 1656 years from Creation to Noah. Obviously this at the heart of why the manuscripts differ. (Note: All dates in the Book of Jubilees are inclusive; the ‘1657th year’ is 1656 and a day. ) The Bk. of Jubilees, (which is based upon SP) is also 1800 years from the fall of Adam to the death of Shem, (the High Priest Melchizedek?) Recall that 1656 converts to 1800.
From Creation to the Flood are 23 x 72 years in the MT

The Genesis chronology has exactly 1656 years from Creation to the Flood.

1656 is 23 x 72 years. (“1656” is also six times “276” of Paul’s shipwreck by that storm, Acts 27:37.)

Therefore:
  • 23 converts to 25 priestly years, thus 1656 = as 1680 years (and 1680 years, in turn, is 336 x 5 years of years)
  • 69 also converts to 70 prophetic years (of 360 days), thus 1656 = 1800 year,
  • (and 1800 years, in turn, is 360 x 5 years of years)
  • And 1656 is 23 ‘days’ of Precession because each day equals 72 years, (1656 = 23 x 72 years)

These, in turn, form fundamental building blocks. Thus, the numbers are tamed so that they easily connect with all others — as we shall later demonstrate again and again.

Or take the SP. SP Long to Short Creations is 9200 years which converts to 10000 years (adds 800 years). SP counts the zero at Christ as if a year. 13400 to 4200 BC causes 13400 to expand 800 years to read as 14200 BC, which is 27600 back to its self in the mirror to AD 13400! 27600 (23 x 1200), in turn, expands to 28000 or 30000 by adding 400 or 2400 more years. That means 4200 BC can now read 4600, etc.

The Book of Enoch is the original source-chronology

To the esoteric mind of the ancients, all this is but the inevitable outgrowth, like a seed at Creation that “produces after its own kind”. It became a competition as to who could create the most lively and meaningful chronology. As discussed in Chapter Five, the chronology of the Book of Enoch appears to be the rudimentary source of all other chronologies. The others branched out from it with a view to compress or expand the original.

The Babylonians, Egyptians, Hindus, Aztecs, and others expanded it, whereas the Jews both compressed and expanded it using their Short and Long chronologies wound together like a string of DNA. The MT particularly sought to compress — compression of chronology is more difficult and thus of greater value, at least in their eyes.

The Seder Olam (“traditional Jewish chronology”) especially viewed compression as excellence.

In discussing Biblical chronology the Seder Olam followed three principles:

  1. To assume that the intention of the Biblical author was, wherever possible, to give exact dates
  2. To assign to each of a series of events the shortest possible duration of time, where necessary, in order to secure agreement with the Biblical text
  3. To adopt the lesser of two possible numbers. (SEDER ‘OLAM RABBAH: Jewish Encyclopedia.com)
Pharisaic Seder Olam Rabbah (Traditional Jewish Chronology)

The Seder Olam was authored around 160 AD — shortly after the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 AD, which is 2300 years after the birth of Abraham, and 1150 after David was anointed to be king, (2166 BC to 1016 BC to AD 135).

Bar Kochba was a failed Messiah. The author likely wrote Seder Olam in dispersion to a disillusioned audience. Further, surrounded by the perceived Christian threat the true date for the Conquest years (1406-1400 BC) with its obvious implications (1400 years to Messiah) demanded readjustment, (cf., Matt. 1:17). But this had to be changed in good conscience, at least before peers. A ‘righteous’ justification to drop the date of the conquest by 165 years was required, (586 BC dropped to 421 BC).

Wrongly motivated, Seder Olam demonstrates too much compression at the cost of coherence. Daniel 9 with its prophecy of 490 years to the Messiah became a threat. By changing dates, both the 1400 and the 490 was obliterated. Instead, now “490-years” merely heralded the destruction of Herod’s temple as starting at the destruction of Solomon’s temple (423/421 BC to AD 68/70). This compressed the era of Greek rule into a ridiculously small span contrary to true history.

But it had a strange outcome — perhaps intentional? Perhaps inspirational — inspired by the God of all grace.

The Road of Departure is the Road of Return

Seder Olam’s Creation to Exodus spans 3761 BC to 1313/1311 BC. Now it happens that 3761 BC is 138 years short of the actual Creation of 3899 BC. (LXX/SP/NT “215” in Egypt. MT Creation 4114 BC less 215 equals 3899 BC.)

3899 BC to the Seder Olam Creation of 3761 BC is 138 years (23 x 6). And from the Exodus as 1313/1311 BC to AD 68/70 is 1380 years (23 x 60)!

138 yrs from MT Creation to Seder Olam (SO) Creation

Because 138 is 69 x 2, it can therefore add two years to convert to 140. This may account for the two-year anomaly carried forward within SO chronology from its Creation all the way to the fall of the second temple in AD 68/70. 3761 BC thus becomes 3759 BC with the desired effect that there are both 2450 (50 jubilees) and 2448 years unto the SO Exodus in 1311 BC. Moreover, from 3899 BC to SO date for Jarod are 598 years, which also can add two years to become 600. (299 converts to 300).

The author of the Seder Olam probably designed the work for calendrical purposes with the Book of Enoch in mind because by placing their Creation as commencing six days inclusive before the New Year (Elul 25th), it connects the lunar year of 354 (or 355) to the 360 days of the 360-calendar to land correctly upon the New Year, and likewise 364 to when the Enoch calendar starts, i.e., ‘on the 4th day of the New Year’. The perfect fit seems more than a coincidence and demonstrates that the Seder Olam did not ignore other calendars, but incorporated them where possible — perhaps including an awareness regarding 138 and 1380 years.

“1380 years to AD 68/70” is compressed from 1500 years

The Seder Olam Exodus as 1313/1311 BC was perhaps compressed from 1500 into 1380 years (-120 years) so that 423/421 BC is actually 543/541 BC, and their Exodus is actually 1431/3 BC? 543/541 BC is about the time of the return from Exile and of Daniel’s prophecy of 490 years. (More likely it was originally exactly 539/537 BC by using 23 x 58 years instead, and the Exodus exactly 1446 BC. See note.)

Moreover, the 1380 years from the Exodus to the fall of Jerusalem (890 + 490 = 1380) is repeated in reverse. Sarah was born upon the 40th jubilee. From the birth of Sarah unto the Exodus are 490 years and thus 1380 to 432/1 BC, when Jerusalem fell the first time! Thus, 490 + 890 + 490 from Sarah produces two 1380’s by overlapping 890 in the middle, and 890 can condense to 888. (See important note on “Mirror Overlap”.) This links Sarah twice allegorically with Jerusalem. (Paul was trained as a Pharisee, Phi 3:5-5. The “430” of Gal. 3:17 favors Seder Olam including Gal. 4:21-31. Recall the symbolic “276” of Paul’s shipwreck as a likely portent of “the end of days”, consummated at the horrific fall of Jerusalem, 276 x 5 = 1380.)

“The land rested from war” in 1400 BC (1267/5 Seder Olam). Is it just a coincidence that 1380 years later construction on Herod’s temple began? Moreover, after another “46 years” (23 +23) Jesus prophesied its destruction, (John 2:13-22; cf. Mark 14:58). Consequently, there are 1380 years both to its construction and destruction (Seder Olam). Also, from Creation to the “46 years” of John 2:20 are 1380 x 3 AND 1380 x 4! (4114 BC MT and 5494 LXX unto AD 27.)

The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. (John 2:18-21; also see John 8:57)

Also, there are 1400 yrs from 1406 to 6 BC, (1400 is 1380 expanded), thus numerically associating the birth of Herod’s temple with Christ’s. (See conjectural note.)

Note: It's hard to know for sure, but perhaps to a Pharisaic scribe, 890 can reverse to 980? Thus we have '490 + (490 + 490) + 490' to Sarah's birth that in turn is 490 x 4 from Creation.
Note: "Mirror Overlap" is another technique of compression found frequently in the Bible. Example: Abraham's life is composed of three main parts, 75 + 25 +75 years so that a generation of 100 years overlaps in the middle. The same for Noah and Shem's "600 years" at the Flood, 500 + 100 + 500; or the 390/290 from Shem/Flood to Abraham/Isaac, 100 + 290 + 100; or Isaac's wedding and death that overlap "four generations of 40 years" from Abraham to Jacob 120 + 40 + 120; or the 80-yr overlap at Moses that also produces 160 years, 40 + 40 + 40; and numerous others. 

The MT "430" versus LXX/SP/NT "215" of the stay in Egypt is just another Mirror Overlap, compressed instead of expanded and recognized as such by competing parties. But that's a subject for another time.

Recall that the distance from the LXX to the MT Creation is also 1380 years.

Conjectural note: The original terminus a quo likely was 539/537 BC exactly. 1380 less the 46 years (when "the land rested" in 1267/1265 BC, Seder Olam, John 2:20), unto the "1335th" year (i.e., 1334 full years, Daniel 12) comes to the terminus ad quem of AD 68/70, and consequently instead expands to precisely 539/537 BC rather than 543/541. (The fall of Babylon, return from Exile, and the prophecy of Daniel 9 are all dated to 539/537 BC.) 

The Seder Olam is largely an attempt to place the Covenant of Pieces "430 years" before the Exodus. Therefore, observe that 1290 years before the terminus a quo 543/1 BC is the birth of Isaac, according to Seder Olam. (1290 equals 430 x 3.) Thus the "1290" and "1335" of Daniel 12 are both incorporated within the sacred timeline along with the "490" of Daniel 9, with a bonus of 430 x 4 from Jacob to AD 68/70 of Ezekiel 4. Moreover, Sarah was born 490 x 4 from Creation and thus 490 years before the Exodus and 1380 before 543/1 BC! 

Thus, it appears that the jubilee of the exile was simply omitted (compressed) by the Seder Olam (exile of 586 overlaps the return of 537 BC), with the remaining 1500 years compressed to 1380.

The omission of the 49 years is justified because this is exactly how many years the kings of Judah have in excess of the actual span when literally calculated, (i.e., not allowing for overlaps in reigns), (cf. Dan. 9:25). The 49 years can thus be recovered by simply calculating time by adding the reigns of the kings of Judah consecutively (537 to 931 BC) and thereby reach the original 1446 BC for the Exodus via 1Kings 6:1.

Moreover, the difference of 135 years between the Conquests in 1406 and 1271 BC might simply be the 116 (of 1334) and 19 of 605 to 586 BC. Thus, the 19 years that span the three exiles were compressed to one event to collectively become the terminus a quo of Daniel 9? 

I speculate that the 23 was akin to uttering "the Name" out loud and thus was left unspoken and only inferred. This would explain why the original use of 1380 & 1334 was forgotten -- it was only verbally transmitted.

It's time for Israel to be engrafted again into their own geological tree, (Rom. 11:11-31). Return the way you came. Take the King's Highway home!
“Let nothing be leftover” John 6:12,18

The 23 and 69 do not convert to 25 and 70 evenly. What about the extra days when 1656 is converted to 1680 or 1800 years?

We said earlier:

  • 23 solar years can convert to 25 priestly years
    • The small remainder of 23/40th (or 7/12th) of a day in accounted for within the conversion

This means that in 1656 years there are exactly 42 days remaining, (six weeks). (1656 / 72 = 23. That’s 8400 days times 72, with 7/12th remaining — that is, 7/12 x 72, which equals exactly 42 days, (7 x 6).

Events in the Bible are dated from the first day of the month on the lunar and 360 calendars, but from the 4th day of the week (when the sun and moon were created) on the Enoch Calendar. And these two calendars are separated by 3.5 days (not 3) because the lunar runs from evening to evening, but the solar from morning to morning.

Creation to the Flood is 8400 x 72 days with 42 remaining

God separated the waters from the waters on the “2nd day” of Creation.

Now, God told Noah to enter the Ark 40 days after the New Year, (Gen. 7:6-12). Seven days later the Floods began so that the 2nd day of the Creation was undone.

As we shall see, from the 2nd day of Creation when God separated the waters from the waters, and also from the 5th day of Creation when God filled that which he separated — the sky and waters — from these two days until when Noah entered the Ark and also unto the day when the rains fell —  are exactly 1656 years and 42 days — exactly.

The Flood dated according to the 364-calendar of Enoch that began Wednesday morning from Creation

Therefore, from the 2nd day of Creation (Monday) when “God separated the waters from the waters” unto the day that Noah and his family entered the ark are exactly 1656 years and 42 days according to the Enoch calendar.

The “2nd day” of Creation plus 42 days equals the 44th day, but which on the Enoch calendar is the 40th day, Monday, because his calendar begins on the morning of the fourth day, Wednesday.

The Flood dated according to the 360-Prophetic Calendar that began Saturday just after sunset from Creation

However, from the perspective of the 360-calendar calendar (and lunar), from the 5th day of Creation (Thursday) when God filled the sky and the sea (in parallel to the separation of the sky and sea on the 2nd day), exactly 1656 years and 42 days land exactly on the day that the Flood began! (The 5th day plus 42 days equals the 47th day when the rains began, “the 17th day of the 2nd month”.)

Footnote: Moreover, from the 40th day of Creation to the 47th of the Flood are 1661.5 x 364 days. And because we do not know what New Year was used at the Flood (was it in spring or autumn?) this also aligns as if to condense the entire period from Creation to the Flood into seven symbolic days.

The Book of Jubilees places signification to 40 days after Creation (plus seven years), reflecting the tradition of the creation/birth of a male and the 40 days of cleansing according to the law.

Think of the convergence of properties that must come perfectly together to achieve such precision!

And so the totality of all Biblical numbers, timeframes, and chronologies synchronize just like this. In future posts, we will take one brick at a time, and there are thousands of examples! We will reveal it block by block — “1656 years” was a large block, but there are larger!

Eventually, we put them all together as a holy temple in the Lord.

Quick addendum: The Flood was in 2458/6 BC (with 290/292 years to Abraham's birth in 2166 BC, plus 760 more to when Israel entered Egypt in 1406 BC. This puts the Creation at 4114/2 BC. But 1656 equals as 1680 on the 336-calendar, thus 2456 BC plus 1680 years equals as 4136 BC. 

From 4136 BC to 1406 BC are 2730 years, which is like 2730 days, which is like the '7.5 x 364 days' of the Enoch calendar, which, in turn, the full Creation of Enoch lasted 7.5 days. Recall that Solomon's temple took 7.5 years to build and the temple is a pattern of the Creation, etc.

Other posts about Enoch and his Calendar

Bible Fractal: Angel of the Lord is "Raising the Bar"!
Fractal of the Rod of God and Pi. Click here for full image

Endnotes:

The importance of “23 years” is also detected in the Metonic cycles and again in Eclipse years.

  • To improve the Metonic cycle, add two days every 23 cycles (23 x 19 = 437 years

The most accurate correction of the 19-year Metonic cycle is to add two days every 23 cycles. (Of note, after seven days, God commanded Ezekiel to lay on his side 430 days, which is 437 days in total, “a day for each year” Ezek 1-4. The LXX instead has 190 days, which as years are ten Metonic cycles.)

Below is quoted from Wikipedia concerning the Hipparchic cycle. Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer best known for his (re)-discovery of the Precession of the Equinox.

 In fact, an even better correction would be to correcting by two days every 437 years, rather than one day every 228 years. The length of 437=23*19 tropical years, about 159610.837 days, is shorter than that of 23*235 synodic months, about 159612.833 days, by almost exactly two days, up to only six minutes.

  • The 345-year eclipse cycle (23 x 15) equals 363.531 Eclipse years (i.e., the ‘364th’ year of Enoch)
    • Note: Another name for an Eclipse year is a Draconian year

Hipparchus also studied the motion of the Moon and confirmed the accurate values for two periods of its motion that Chaldean astronomers are widely presumed[24] to have possessed before him, whatever their ultimate origin. The traditional value (from Babylonian System B) for the mean synodic month is 29 days; 31,50,8,20 (sexagesimal) = 29.5305941… days. Expressed as 29 days + 12 hours + 793/1080 hours this value has been used later in the Hebrew calendar. The Chaldeans also knew that 251 synodic months ≈ 269 anomalistic months. Hipparchus used the multiple of this period by a factor of 17, because that interval is also an eclipse period, and is also close to an integer number of years (4267 moons : 4573 anomalistic periods : 4630.53 nodal periods : 4611.98 lunar orbits : 344.996 years : 344.982 solar orbits : 126,007.003 days : 126,351.985 rotations).[note 1]

What was so exceptional and useful about the cycle was that all 345-year-interval eclipse pairs occur slightly over 126,007 days apart within a tight range of only about ±​12 hour, guaranteeing (after division by 4267) an estimate of the synodic month correct to one part in order of magnitude 10 million. The 345-year periodicity is why[25] the ancients could conceive of a mean month and quantify it so accurately that it is even today correct to a fraction of a second of time.

Hipparchus could confirm his computations by comparing eclipses from his own time (presumably 27 January 141 bc and 26 November 139 bc according to [Toomer 1980]), with eclipses from Babylonian records 345 years earlier (Almagest IV.2; [A.Jones, 2001]). Already al-Biruni (Qanun VII.2.II) and Copernicus (de revolutionibus IV.4) noted that the period of 4,267 moons is actually about 5 minutes longer than the value for the eclipse period that Ptolemy attributes to Hipparchus. However, the timing methods of the Babylonians had an error of no less than 8 minutes.[26]

Modern scholars agree that Hipparchus rounded the eclipse period to the nearest hour, and used it to confirm the validity of the traditional values, rather than try to derive an improved value from his own observations. From modern ephemerides[27] and taking account of the change in the length of the day (see ΔT) we estimate that the error in the assumed length of the synodic month was less than 0.2 seconds in the 4th century bc and less than 0.1 seconds in Hipparchus’s time. (Wiki)

It is noteworthy that “126007 days” is 8400 and 7/15th days times 15. Perhaps this is the fraction used in the Book of Jubilees. That book was arranged in cycles of 23 as much as it was 49.

The most striking example of the conversion of 345 to 364 Eclipse years is found from Creation to Christ using both the MT and LXX. (4114 and 5494 BC), comes to 27 AD and 32/34 AD, with the Ascension/Pentecost in AD 33 the average of both at 7 x 2 x 345/364, like ONE nailed between two fallen Creations.

Leap months and weeks of the 360 and 364-day years

The 336-year cycles are never adjusted.

This is the simplest and most consistent way to intercalate the 360 and 364 to the true solar year of 365.2425. It is patterned after the six days of Creation and the seventh day when “God rested”. Cycles of 4, 40, 400, and 4000 dominate. This works very well with the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Recall that God created the sun and moon on Wednesday morning, the 4th day of Creation, the start of the 364-day weekly calendar.

Begins 4006 BC
Seven cycles of 400-years span from 4206 BC to 1406 BC. The 23-conversion can create the date of 4206 BC for Creation. Moreover, 4206 BC is itself 23 x 4 to the actual Creation date of 4114 BC and 2760 to 1446 BC!

For more information see, How all calendars harmonize in cycles of 40 years. Also, see the proposed New Years for the Enoch calendar from 1915 to 2075.

The Lunar calendar is similar. It uses the Metonic cycles that also have seven leap-months per cycle; however, it’s cycles are 19 years long. As said earlier, by adding two days every 437 years the Metonic calendar is extremely accurate over long periods of time.

Earlier we noted that the 2668 years from Creation to the Exodus convert to 2900 years, and thus 60 jubilees to 1406 BC. Therefore it is worth noting that according to the rules of the “residual 23”, every 2900 solar years on the lunar calendar equals exactly 61 lunar jubilees, (with no intercalations)

Chapter Five is still in the works!

See, Enoch’s Prophecy of 7 cycles of 490

Click here for best quality image. The Book of Enoch presents Enoch as both scribe and priest over generations of 70-year cycles. Notice the overlap at Arphaxad (Flood) with the actual MT date. Both are 2456 BC, which is 50 jubilees to 6 BC. This is one of many clues that the biblical chronology over time was built around this chart, by the will of God. This simple chart gave rise to all else, (with the extra Kenan optional).

Also, see Trump, 23, and the Book of Jubilees

The below section is rough. It will be integrated with the rest of the document when time allows!

 

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These two charts will be explained later. It is part of the “Key of 23“.

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See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumerian_King_List

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Also, see the below articles that explain “The Pillars of Time“, and more.

Moses’ Rod Swallows up the Sumerian King List

Blood-Moon Tetrads on Passover & Tabernacles

The 23 of Seder Olam Rabbah (“SOR” Jewish Chronology)

The actual Exodus was 1446 BC, not 1313/1311. However, 1476/4 BC is the SOR Exodus if the correct date for the fall of Jerusalem (586/7 BC) is applied and SOR chronology maintained. Therefore, the SOR Creation is really 3924/2 BC when this irrefutable correction is made. Thus there are “850 years”, i.e., “17 x 50”, SOR) from the Conquest by Joshua as 1436/4 BC (corrected SOR) unto the actual fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC (or 587 inclusive).

Both SOR charts will be presented: The traditional and the corrected versions, along with the regular A.M. count from Creation.

Long Chronology SOR

Therefore, the SOR long chronology is 1436 BC for the Conquest, plus 12600 years of the long chronology to Adam equals 14036 BC for Creation (or 14039 BC if through the line of Aaron instead of Moses: they were born three or three-and-a-half years apart). There is also the ‘plus two years’ possible at the Flood (and minus two of SOR). This leaves us with Spring 14041 to Spring 14034 BC. 

The original long chronological date for Creation from the actual Conquest in 1406 BC is consequently 14011 to 14004 BC. It happens that 14036 & 14006 BC to Christ at “30 years of age” is 23 x 610 to 6 BC & AD 25, or 23 x 630 if the 460 years of Kenan is included, Luke 3:23,36,37.

23 x 630 is the same as 69 x 210, which converts to 14700 years, that is, 300 jubilees to 6 BC and AD 25. And similarly, from the “short” Exodus dates 1476/1446 BC, there are 1470 years to 6 BC and AD 30. Therefore there are “300” and yet again, “30” jubilees to Christ at “30 years of age”, Luke 3:23. Marvelous symmetry. Also, note that 23 x 630 when converted to 25 x 630 adds exactly 1260 years. Cf., Rev. 11-12.

Note: If for argument sake we stick with just the "23 x 610", this yields 25 x 610, that is, as 15256 BC, which is 10000 years to 5256 BC, the Creation date of Luke with its 75 generations from Adam to the birth of Christ! Compare 15266 BC with the actual birth of Moses in 1526 BC.

Of course, 15256 BC as from the actual Conquest of 1406 BC is 30 years less, that is, 15226 BC. It happens that 15226 BC to the Creation according to the Book of Enoch is 12000 years. 15226 to 3226 BC. (1406 BC plus the 26 generations of 70 years each to Adam of the Book of Enoch equals "3226 BC".)

At any rate, 14006 to 3226 BC are 220 jubilees (230 to Enoch), but which is 230 x 49 if you add the 460 of Kenan to the SOR's "14496 BC"! Also observe 15256/15226 BC as in the mirror, i.e., 15256/15226 AD, and 340 jubilees to 1406/1436 BC, etc.

The 75 generations of Luke to Adam holds the key to what is happening here. 75 generations of 70 years make 5256 BC. 5256 BC to 1406 AD is 6660 years, but which to 14066 AD is 19320 years (69 x 280 = 400 jubilees), thus redeeming 6660. According to Luke, the 76th generation is symbolically God himself, and thus 5326 BC to 13995 AD is also 69 x 280. Altogether then, 5326-5256 BC unto AD 14066-13996 are 69 x 280, which converts to 400 jubilees. The Short and Long chronologies are derivatives of this simple pattern.

Ponder this great mystery:

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:8)

What is the "Book of Life" if not what incorporates "the root and offspring" and all that is between? In this sense, the Book of Life is the geological record of Christ, and all who branch out from Him, including those engrafted in.

Christ was slain ("cut off") before the foundation of the world.

Mathematically this means that Christ lived out only half-a-generation, that is, 35 + 35 years, (Daniel 9:24-27; Isaiah 53:8). This means that symbolically Christ was slain 35 years before the foundation of the earth. According to Luke and Revelation, therefore Christ was slain in 5291 BC and AD 30. (5291 BC is the same as -5290).

His death mirrors the Great Resurrection and New Creation described at the end of the Book of Revelation. Thus, 5291 BC to AD 5290 is (23 x 230) plus (23 x 230), which converts to 11500 of Daniel 8. Christ is the beginning, middle, and end of the cleansing of all Creation. He was cut off from the tree of life but engrafted in again in resurrection power, taking in his train all that are alive in Him.
As said before, The Long Chronology is ten-times larger than the Short. The MT Long Chronology for the Flood/Arphaxad is 4831 BC (or 5291 BC with the extra 460 of Kenan). 4830 converts to 4900 (70 x 70), and as already shown, 5290 x 2 converts to 11500. (Observe that 4831 BC to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 are exactly 4900 years, with the dividing of the last 70 years at AD 30 as per Daniel 9 and Enoch 91-92).

If we add the 3 years when calculated through Aaron instead of Moses, along with the "plus two years" at the Flood, then we have 4836 and 5296 BC. 4836 BC is exactly 3430 to the conquest of 1406 BC (or SOR 4866 to 1436), which is 70 jubilees -- an extremely important amount of time. Moreover, the full spectrum for the Flood date is 4836-4829 BC, which exactly 70 jubilees to the seven years of Conquest! 

4836 BC is also 70 times 23 to Enoch's Creation in 3226 BC, which in turn is 70 x 2 x 23 to 6 BC. Also note that the actual "Short" MT Flood date is 2458/6 BC, that is, 50 jubilees to 6 BC, and is the same as the Flood date of the Book of Enoch! Both overlap at 2456 BC at the Flood/Arphaxad and are obviously coordinated. 35 years later (half 70) Selah is born to Arphaxad, but which is 11.5 generations of 70 years from Enoch's Creation (23 x 35). Selah (meaning "sent") is a type of Christ, "the One Sent" into the world. And 23 generations from Adam is Levi. And 350 years after the Flood, Noah died.

It's hard to believe that these are mere random overlaps. Enoch's simple generations of 70 years are the original template of both Short and Long Chronologies and their variations in the LXX/SP/NT/SOR and Sumerian Tablets. They all can be traced back to it, including optional Kenan. (When Kenan is included in the genealogy of the Book of Enoch like Luke, the two are exactly 40 jubilees apart, 1960 years:  5226 to 3296 BC. Like all the rest, Luke built his off of the Book of Enoch. This means that Luke knew that 1406 BC was the actual date of the Conquest.

Matthew's divisions of three sets of "14 generations" also suggest that he had 1406 BC in mind. Matthew begins at Abraham and ends at Christ -- 40 generations in all, that is, 2806 BC, (40 x 70). This is half-way to 1406 BC! (1400 years are 20 generations of 70 years, but which is also 14 gen. of 100 years each. "1400" is the lowest common multiple of the three biblical lengths of a generation, 40, 70, and 100. Plus the 40 years in the wilderness make 360 x 4. Therefore, 1406 BC is the only logical outcome of the biblical numeric and the Book of Enoch. It also happens to be actual!

As for "23", in their genealogies, Luke counts in one direction and Matthew the other. Laid out on a line, that's 75 + 40 = 115 generations -- 23 x 5. In generations of 100 years, that's 11500 years.

Someone may say, "But you are switching the length of a generation!" Observe, 75.5 generations of 100 years to when Christ was "slain before the foundation of the world" makes 7556 BC, less 2300 years (Dan. 8) is 5256 BC when Adam was created and fell into a deep sleep to make Eve. ("5256 BC" is the Creation with generations of 70 years).

The same can be shown with 4600 years, or as from all eternity, 5326 to 3026 BC -- 2300 years. And 2300 converts to 2500. "2500" plus the other half of a generation of 40 years is 1260 + 1260 to the "seven-day" Creation. Etc. Each of these will work with the 1406 BC date because 1400 years is the lowest common multiple of 40, 70, and 100. (I..e, 75 gen. of 40-years makes 3006 BC, which is '40 x 40' to 1406 BC.)

SOR Chronological Charts

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The below chart is the same as the above except expressed in BC and AD.

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Engrafting the Jewish chronology (SOR) back into its family tree

The below chart is adjusted to the correct date for the fall of Jerusalem (586/7 BC rather than 423/421). The chart remains true to the SOR at every point other than the obviously false notion that from the first fall of Jerusalem unto the second fulfills the “490 years” of Dan. 9. Historicists are in complete agreement that the fall of Jerusalem was 587/6 BC and not 423/1.

To keep in harmony with Seder Olam requires an earlier Exodus date. The SOR Exodus date is 1476 BC instead of the actual 1446 BC. Thus SOR is 30 years longer from the Exodus to the fall of Jerusalem, 890 instead of the actual 860 years.

The extra 30 years is expected of SOR chronologists. The modern new norm of 1446 BC for the Exodus is based upon astronomical evidence not known the past 1900 years when the SOR was finetuned and standardized. “890 years” from the Exodus to the fall of Jerusalem is about right for chronologists of their period in the attempt to unravel the actual length of the kings of Judah, with its complex overlaps. Bishop Usher, for example, placed the Exodus at 1491 BC. Still, it is not wrong to begin the SOR from 1446 BC instead of 1476, that is, if one is interested only in the SOR from Creation to the first temple but ignores the rest.

In the below chart, the alternative 2-years less is included. (Creation as 3922 instead of 3924 BC.) Keep in mind that 3922 BC is not consistent with points of the SOR, but it does allow the 2450 years from Creation to the Exodus so commonly expressed in Jewish chronology, as if from 3761 to 1311 BC instead of the exact 3761 to 1313. Therefore, consider 3924 BC as actual and 3922 figurative.

Click this link to enlarge and for best quality Notice that from the Flood to Christ are 2300 years, and Creation to the Exodus are 50 jubilees and 80 to Christ’s birth. With the “23 = 25” conversion, there are 4300 to Christ’s death in AD 33. (Compare with Exodus 12:2-6)

The use of 23 is also apparent in SOR

There are numerous examples of significant (and likely intentional) multiples of 23 within Seder Olam.

The SOR appears to be written in opposition to the SP (and Book of Jubilees). Therefore it is significant that there are 276 years (23 x 12) between the two at Creation, (SP 4200 to SOR corrected 3924 BC).

Furthermore, from MT (with the short 215 yrs in Egypt) to the SOR are 23 x 8, (3899 to 3761 BC).

And from LXX to SOR are 23 x 66, (5279 to 3761).

Luke has 75 generations from Adam to Christ’s birth. Its structure appears tied to the Book of Enoch with its generations of 70 years. Luke has 69 (23 x 3) & 70 generations from Enoch to Christ, (Luke 3:23-38, Enoch 92). 75 x 70 from 6 BC is 5256 BC, which is 23 x 65 to 3761.

Now calculate using the mirror the interactions between ALL of the above, keeping in mind both 3924 & 3922 as well as 3761 & 3759, and the 460 to Jarod.

Significant multiples of 23 within SOR
  • Creation to Flood, 23 x 72
    • Creation to Jarod, 23 x 20
    • Creation to Lamech, 23 x 38
  • Abraham’s birth to when Moses fled to Midian, 23 x 20
    • “Coincidentally”, 23 x 80 and 23 x 60 to death of Christ, AD 30
  • Sarah to Fall of Jerusalem, 23 x 60
  • Exodus to fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD,  23 x 60
  • Israel and sons enter Egypt to the return from Babylonian captivity, 1150 yrs (23 x 50)
"Coincidentally?" Israel and sons enter Egypt in LXX/SP/NT in 1661 BC, and thus 1290 years to the SOR return from Babylonian captivity in 371 BC. 1150 and 1290 are the two figures in the Bible associated with "the abomination that causes desolation", (Dan. 8:12;12:11).

Also, SOR is 1290 from Isaac to SOR fall of Jerusalem.
  • Conquest of Promised Land to Zerubbabel’s temple, 23 x 40
  • Call of Abraham to birth of Moses, 23 x 15
  • Ishmael to Exodus, 23 x 18. (Residual ultimately produces both 490 and 500 to the Conquest)
  • Isaac’s birth to death of Joshua 460 years
  • Levi & Judah, (priestly and kingly lines), from birth and death, 23 x 5 and 23 x 11 to Mt.Sinai. (Plus residual)
  • Terah to Jacob, 230
  • Wedding of Jacob and the 7 years that sons were born to him unto the 7 years of Solomon’s temple are 23 x 32. Curiously, Solomon’s temple began on the 32nd day of the religious year and ended on the 23rd of the civil year, which is (23 x 116) plus 23 days apart (360-calendar)
    • Conquest of Promised Land to completion of Solomon’s palace, 23 x 20
  • Death of Adam to Job’s sufferings, 23 x 60. And 23 x 25 more to David anointed as king by Samuel. (These three are specifically correlated by the chronicle within Seder Olam itself.)
  • If with the ‘plus 60’ of Terah, numerous other 23’s occur, most notably, from Creation to when Israel entered Egypt is 2300 years, plus the 250 years to the Conquest equals 2550 (or 2448) years, that is, ‘1260 + 1290’ or ‘364 x 7’ years, with the seven years of Conquest that followed, makes ‘365 x 7’.
    • Thus, ‘1150 x 2’ to the Entry into Egypt and ‘1150 x 3′ to Zerubabbel’s temple