'I can calculate the
motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.'
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English mathematician, philosopher.
4. Notice, children, what the meaning of
"He made an end in six days" is! It means this: that the Lord will
make an end of everything in six thousand years, for a day with him means a
thousand years. And he himself is my witness when he says, "Look, the day
of the Lord shall be as a thousand years." So then, children, in six days,
that is in six thousand years, everything will be completed.
5 And he rested on the seventh day. This means, when his Son comes he will destroy the time of the lawless one, and will judge the godless, and will change the sun and the moon and the stars, and then he will truly rest on the seventh day (Barnabus 15:4,5).
The lawless one, Satan, began when he incited Adam and Eve to become lawless, on 3993Nisan14 BC. Having lost his heavenly authority and being sentenced to death, he traded his firstborn angelic rights for 6,000 calendar years of Michael's kingdom over Adam starting 3992Tishri14 BC (Nisan1 calendar). Therefore the lawless system, this world, his failed attempt at man management, ended 6,000 years later on 2009Tishri14 AD. This was all in accordance with the secular, the agricultural, the Tishri1 calendar.
But the Jews used to run two calendars in biblical times. They also had the scared, the festival, the Nisan1 calendar - instigated in 1513 BC in Nisan, the Passover month in which they left Egypt. This also has a 6,000 year period from Adam's sin and his Passover on 3993Nisan14 to the end of entrance into the 1AC which is the end of the Passover of Adam and his sons on 2008Nisan14. So there is a regnal 6,000 year week and a salvational 6,000 year week.
The first talk public that Gordon gave on the date of Armageddon on March 21st 2000, lasted for 3 hours. Half way through it, he had to throw away his notes because he was running out of time. It takes a while because we have to establish the chronology all the way back to Adam.
Firstly we look at the Maternal genealogy of Jesus painstakingly recorded by Luke:
Furthermore, Jesus himself, when he commenced [his ministry], was as if 30 years old, being the son, as the opinion was, of Joseph, [Mary’s Husband].
[son] of Heli, [Mary’s Mother’s Husband, Mary’s Father]
[son] of Matthat, [Mary’s Mother’s Mother’s Husband]
[son] of Levi, [This is the maternal line]
[son] of Melchi,
[son] of Jannai,
[son] of Joseph,
[son] of Mattathias,
[son] of Amos,
[son] of Nahum,
[son] of Esli,
[son] of Naggai,
[son] of Maath,
[son] of Mattathias,
[son] of Semein,
[son] of Josech,
[son] of Joda,
[son] of Joanan,
[son] of Rhesa,
[son] of Zerubbabel,
[son] of Shealtiel,
[son] of Neri,
[son] of Melchi,
[son] of Addi,
[son] of Cosam,
[son] of Elmadam,
[son] of Er,
[son] of Jesus,
[son] of Eliezer,
[son] of Jorim,
[son] of Matthat,
[son] of Levi,
[son] of Symeon,
[son] of Judas,
[son] of Joseph,
[son] of Jonam,
[son] of Eliakim,
[son] of Melea,
[son] of Menna,
[son] of Mattatha,
[son] of Nathan,
[son] of David,
[son] of Jesse,
[son] of Obed,
[son] of Boaz,
[son] of Salmon,
[son] of Nahshon,
[son] of Amminadab,
[son] of Arni,
[son] of Hezron,
[son] of Perez,
[son] of Judah,
[son] of Jacob,
[son] of Isaac,
[son] of Abraham,
[son] of Terah,
[son] of Nahor,
[son] of Serug,
[son] of Reu,
[son] of Peleg,
[son] of Eber,
[son] of Shelah,
[son] of Cainan,
[son] of Arpachshad,
[son] of Shem,
[son] of Noah,
[son] of Lamech,
[son] of Methuselah,
[son] of Enoch,
[son] of Jared,
[son] of Mahalaleel,
[son] of Cainan,
[son] of Enosh,
[son] of Seth,
[son] of Adam,
[son] of God (Luke 3:23-38 NWT adapted from the Greek).
This Maternal line is a list of the husbands of the female ancestors of Mary, in other words Heli was Mary's father, Matthat was Mary's maternal grandfather or Mary's mother's father, Levi was Mary's mother's maternal grandfather or Mary's mother's mother's father etc. etc. The maternal line of Luke and the Paternal line of Matthew chapter 1 merge at King David - see Matthew 1.
Now the question is: Is the genealogy above fact or is it fiction? The fundamental Christian takes it as fact, the scientist has hitherto at best had to take it as fiction or as 'somewhat symbolic' in order to reconcile it with known archaeology.
Because Luke has Jesus being the 77th in line from God, whereas the fossil record shows that homo sapiens (even in the modern variety) has been around for 100,000 years, and Homo habilis, Homo erectus, archaic Homo sapiens, Neanderthal man and Cromagnon man (who is modern Homo sapiens) have between them been around for more than a million years. However we, the Lords' Witnesses, discovered in 2000 that Adam was the first human to be born judicially alive, but he was not the first human. In fact Adam means 'man' in Hebrew - see  for the full story.
We have discovered that Adam was introduced into the prehistoric world of Homo Sapiens, as more or less an indefinitely long living God. This introduction was the Genesis of civilisation and the origin of all Mythology. In fact all that mankind had achieved prior to the advent of Adam, was the domestication of wheat, the domestication of the dog and the sheep and the manufacture of some primitive stone tools, the decoration of some caves, the making of some skin clothes and settling in small structureless farming cooperatives, living in skin tents.
But then, within 1,000 years of Adam’s sin, we had invented writing, built huge cities with temples in them, invented the wheel, domesticating everything, started forging metals (the Bronze age), doubled our population, invented intensive farming, started huge wars to establish kingdoms etc. etc. This is not a coincidence. The point is that the above lineage of Luke, no longer conflicts with Archaeology. Rather, it explains why man became civilised and ceased being prehistoric, because this occurred with Adam, around 6,000 to 5,000 years ago, i.e. between 3000 and 4000 BC. We shall discover that Adam was born in 4027 BC and he lived 930 years and died in 3097 BC, so his extraordinarily long life (to us today) covered almost the entirety of this explosive millennium for mankind. Adam truly was the small step for God but the giant leap for mankind.
So now, without fear of contradiction from archeologists, we take the genealogy of Luke as Gospel (in fact as St. Luke’s Gospel) and let us discover when some of these characters actually lived!!
Now Genesis says:
7 And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul (Genesis 2).
And Paul, quoting this scripture, says:
It is even so written: The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam
became a life-giving spirit.
46 Nevertheless, the first is, not that which is spiritual, but that which is physical, afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is out of the earth and made of dust; the second man is out of heaven (1 Corinthians 15).
From which bible scholars have hitherto deduced that Adam was the first human, and therefore the Archeologists and the Anthropologists must be wrong. But the Archaeologists and the Anthropologists are not wrong. There is overwhelming evidence in support of the existence of modern man for at least 30,000 years. Whereas 77 generations of man from Adam to Jesus obviously cover a far shorter period of time. In fact bible chronology shows that Adam was born in 4027 BC as we shall discover. This scientific evidence has really destroyed the credibility of Genesis as a literally true book to all except the fundamental Christians, who either know or believe that the bible is the infallible word of God and so their faith tells them that Genesis is correct period. The less fundamental Christians have assumed that Genesis is symbolic in some way, or that Adam represents ‘all men before a certain time’ or the likes. But the Genealogy of Luke is perfectly unambiguous. It is declaring that Adam was a real human, being the great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather of Noah, who is more readily acceptable as a real human. As mentioned above we have resolved this apparent contradiction with what could be termed the 2001 theory - .
Humans did ‘evolve’ but by the design process of angels, rather than by random chance. For chance, an unthinking statistical phenomenon, cannot logically create a thinking being. Only intelligence begets intelligence. Descartes said: I think therefore I am. But one could equally well say: I think, therefore I was created by a thinker. In fact the second law of Thermodynamics which states:
Entropy tends to a maximum
Every process increases Chaos
or dU/dt = PdV/dt - TdS/dt
(U is energy, P is pressure, V is volume, T is temperature, S is entropy - a measure of Chaos, dU/dt, dV/dt, dS/dt are the rates of change of U, V, S with respect to time)
proves that in the beginning there was more order in the universe than there is now. In some sense there was complete or perfect order and therefore there must have been an orderer, a creator. So the 2nd law of thermodynamics pretty much proves that there is a God. However this ‘law’ may only be a larger scale statistical phenomenon. For a neat Genetic proof that there is a God - see [I1].
And indeed there was a Homo habilis, created by the angels, then there was a Homo erectus, created by the angels, then there was an Archaic homo sapiens, created by the angels, then there was Neanderthal man, created by the angels and then there was Modern homo sapiens (sometimes called Homo sapiens sapiens or Cromagnon man), created by the angels and then there was Adam, created not by the angels but by God himself by a more direct involvement in the process.
26 And God went on to say: Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth (Genesis 1).
27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God's image he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1).
Adam's creation had to wait until humans had reached the point in their development when they were ready to become 'spiritual'. The bible describes the difference between the physical man and the spiritual man as follows:
But a physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are
15 However, the spiritual man examines indeed all things, but he himself is not examined by any man (1 Corinthians 2).
So the spiritual man is capable of making a wider examination of his environment. He has a higher consciousness of his surroundings, and can rationalise as to what might be the cause of them or what might be behind them. He can deduce the existence of things that he cannot detect physically (such as spiritual things - or gravity!) by applying reason to things which he can detect physically. Animals cannot do this, they only think about things which they can physically detect. Another way of putting this is that man was able to contemplate two stage thinking processes.
Once man had reached this level of perception, then as in the film 2001 a space odyssey, a new stage in our development began. This new stage was the creation directly by God himself of Adam.
Adam was created by God as described in Genesis in the Garden of Eden which is located in the North of Iran around Lake Urmia, in the region where one finds the sources of the Euphrates, the Tigris (Hiddekel), the Gihon (Araxes) and the Pishon (Uizhun) rivers, the 4 rivers of Eden as described in Genesis 2 (Legends - David Rohl) - see .
Adam was genetically different from Homo sapiens only in as much as his genes kept him going indefinitely whilst he was within the Garden. He did not age, whereas Homo sapiens in the days of Adam, pre adamic man, was ageing and falling apart slowly like we do.
And Jehovah God went on to say: Here the man has become like one of us in
knowing good and bad, and now in order that he may not put his hand out and
actually take [fruit] also from the tree of life and eat and live to time
23 With that Jehovah God put him out of the garden of Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken (Genesis 3).
He was created to introduce spirituality to mankind by a God who foreknew that he would sin. Because he said to Adam:
28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1).
Since the garden of Eden was only one small part of the earth, he would obviously have to leave the garden to obey this command! And as regards Adam’s food:
29 And God went on to say: Here I have given to you all vegetation bearing seed which is on the surface of the whole earth and every tree on which there is the fruit of a tree bearing seed. To you let it serve as food (Genesis 1).
This involved food that was outside the garden. All of this was said in the 6th creative day of Genesis, before Adam sinned. His sin marked the beginning of the 7th creative day, the Sabbath, God’s ‘day’ of rest. These ‘days’ are epochs lasting thousands or millions of years !
As we have stated, historical evidence supports the introduction of a spiritually aware superman at around 4000 BC. But the bible too declares this parallel existence of these two types of men - see :
And God went on to say: Let us make man in our image, according to our
likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the
flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every
moving animal that is moving upon the earth.
27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God's image he created him; male and female he created them.
28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living being (hyt) that is moving upon the earth (Genesis 1).
So ‘man’ had in subjection every moving animal, but ‘the man’ had in subjection every living being (literally every living thing) including Homo sapiens, or ‘man’. Also ‘the man’ was blessed and told to fill the earth, whereas ‘man’ was not. Man did not fill the earth, there were only around 5-7 million of us at the time of Adam’s birth (McEvedy 1978 Atlas of World Population). But ‘the man’ did fill it, through his descendant Noah! So 'man' was created by a plurality of angels, in the image of all of them, but 'the man' was created by God in his image alone. This is the same distinction as one makes between ‘the God’ and ‘gods’. This distinction is very easy to see using the Repetition Principle of the bible code, and from The Omission Principle wherein ‘the man’ is not said to be in God’s likeness.
Then again in Genesis 5:
1 This is the book of Adam's history. In the day of God's creating man he made
him in the likeness of God.
2 Male and female he created them. And he blessed them and called their name Man in the day of their being created (Genesis 5).
Verse 1 refers to the creation of Adam himself by God. Adam was created in God's likeness. Pre-adamic man was created in the likeness of God and the angels. Verse 2 refers to pre-adamic man, who was called 'man' in the 6th creative day.
So now we can return to Paul’s words:
45 It is even so written: The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam
became a life-giving spirit.
46 Nevertheless, the first is, not that which is spiritual, but that which is physical, afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is out of the earth and made of dust; the second man is out of heaven (1 Corinthians 15).
Adam was not the first human being. For that which is physical, Man, Homo sapiens, pre-adamic man came first, then afterward, that which is spiritual, the man, Adam. This is classic scripture, the meanings are:
Literal: The first man Adam was out of the earth, being made of dust,
the second man Jesus was out of heaven.
Symbolic: The first Homo sapiens was out of the earth, God's heavenly organisation, made by a plurality of angels, and made of dust, the second man Adam was out of heaven being God's own son, not made by God's organisation, the Jerusalem above, the holy spirit, the mother of those born again.
In bible symbolism, the earth stands for an organisation, the sand of the sea stands for adherents to that organisation and the sea itself stands for those who do not support or follow the organisation. This symbolism is revealed in Revelation 17 - see . Remember that the earth was originally covered in seas and then the earth appeared. Symbolically this represents a group of beings forming some sort of organisation.
18 While we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting (2 Corinthians 4).
This means keeping our mind on the things unseen, the existence of which we have deduced from things that we can see. As usual Paul has summed this all up beautifully, he grasped the precise meaning of spirituality nearly 2,000 years ago:
Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident
demonstration of realities though not beheld.
2 For by means of this the men of old times had witness borne to them.
3 By faith we perceive that the systems of things were put in order by God's word, so that what is beheld has come to be out of things that do not appear (Hebrews 11).
It is the ability that Sir Isaac Newton showed in his deducing the existence of the invisible force of Gravity from its effect on visible matter, that makes us capable of having faith in the existence of an invisible God from his effect on our surroundings. Faith is seeing with your mind what you cannot see with your eyes. Newton did this with gravity. And it is that ability which makes us capable of being spiritual.
Be sure! God is as real as Gravity.
In fact God is love, the emotional bond between all humans, and gravity is galactic cohesion, or galactic physical love, the physical bond between all matter.
And do not underestimate the place that Isaac Newton has in God's plan. This deductive capability that Newton so clearly demonstrated is what made us ready for God to ‘introduce’ himself to us. The reason that God waited for us to develop this capability, or should we say for the angels to design this capability into us, before he made himself known to us, was that he did not want to appear to us physically. He did not want to appear physically because he wanted to give us the option of not accepting his existence.
He did this because he was not interested in teaching those of his children who did not want to turn up at school and thereby acknowledge the existence of their own father. He only wanted to teach those of us who can find it in our hearts to thank him for creating us. If you do not believe in God and you die at or before Armageddon and you are not resurrected into the Kingdom of God, then as far as you are concerned, what you have missed out on?
So Jehovah wanted to hide from us behind a thin wall of reason. In this way only those of us who wanted there to be true love, real gratitude, true justice, true responsibility for our actions to a perfect and fair and loving God, and only those of us who appreciated these things would actually make the effort required to break through this thin wall with our minds, and use our power of reason to see him, to detect him. Hence Jesus said:
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Matthew 5 KJV).
For a pure heart is one that can divorce the truth from any preconceived personal consequences of the thruth that one might be afraid of. In psychological terms God is playing hard to get, because he wants our love. The concept that God is complete in himself and needs nothing is false. God needs love, he needs our love. For what is the point of being omnipotent omniscient, and the very definition of love, if there is no one for you to teach your wisdom to, no one for you to protect, help and save with your power and no one for you to love? You would be superman with no Lois, you would be Batman with no Gotham City.
Now this very same ability to deduce the existence of invisible things from the arrangement of visible things, when used on the bible itself, reveals an unseen code, a hidden bible, a bible born out of faith, in addition to the one written by the prophets. Look! it is just below the surface meaning of the book! Consider this example in Genesis 36:
And this is the history of Esau, that is to say, Edom.
2 Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite,
3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.
4 And Adah proceeded to bear Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel (Genesis 36).
So Esau took up dwelling in the mountainous region of Seir. Esau is Edom.
9 And this is the history of Esau the father of Edom in the mountainous region of Seir.
10 These are the names of the sons of Esau: Eliphaz the son of Adah, Esau's wife; Reuel the son of Basemath, Esau's wife (Genesis 36).
These are the sheiks of the sons of Esau: The sons of Eliphaz, Esau's firstborn: Sheik
Teman, sheik Omar, sheik Zepho, sheik
16 sheik Korah, sheik Gatam, sheik Amalek. These are the sheiks of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons by Adah (Genesis 36).
19 These are the sons of Esau, and these are their sheiks. He is Edom (Genesis 36).
This is a ludicrously repetitive account. Information which is absolutely obvious is just restated again and again. How many times do we need to be told that Esau is in fact Edom, and the his firstborn son by Adah was Eliphaz?? Either God suffers from memory loss or this chapter is written in a code - take your pick!
This sort of thing is why Sir Isaac Newton and many before him, Paul included, knew that the bible was written in a symbolic code. St. Paul said with reference to Abraham and his two wives and Genesis chapter 16:
24 These things stand as a symbolic drama (Galatians 4).
But in truth every account in this book stands inspired by the same God, transmitted by the same son, through whom all things came into existence, and written in the same symbolic code, as the account of Abraham and his wives.
16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness (2 Timothy 3).
3 All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence (John 1).
We are saying that the spiritual man, the man who looks behind the visible realities, will see, he will deduce, that the bible is written in a code. If you do not think that humans can do this sort of thing go and see or rent or buy the movie 'The Matrix'. In that film a greater leap of (fictitious) spiritual vision is made for the purposes of entertainment than is required by God for the purposes of salvation! Now it was this very ability, to deduce the existence of the invisible from reason being applied to the visible, that triggered our God to introduce himself to us almost 6,000 years ago, through Adam.
We now deduce some dates for these three members of the royal line of 77, from the bible.
Once we have discovered the precise dates of Jesus’ birth, his death, Abraham’s birth and Adam’s birth we will be in a position to deduce the date of Armageddon by two entirely different methods, both of which give the same result.
Jesus was born in 2Tishri/Heshvan BCE
Jesus died on Good Friday, 33Nisan14 (April 1, 33AD)
ED To the now Elisabeth was fulfilled the time of the to bear her; and she brought forth a son.
KIT To the but Elizabeth was filled the time of the to give birth her, and she generated son (Luke 1:57).
ED It happened but in the to be them there, were fulfilled the days of the to bear her.
KIT It occurred but in the to be them there were fulfilled the days of the to give birth her (Luke 2:6),
ED And she brought forth the son of her the first-born, and swathed him, and laid him in the manger; because not was to them a place in the guest-chamber.
KIT and she gave birth to the son of her the firstborn, and she swaddled him and made recline him in manger, because not was to them place in the loosing-down [place] (Luke 2:7).
So Elizabeth had the due time fall upon her, so she gave birth at the due
time, i.e. 266 days after conception. But Mary had the due time fall upon
Bethlehem and she gave birth after that whilst still in Bethlehem. There might
have been quite a wait to get registered so Jesus could have been a week or two
or three late. 95% of babies are born between 2 weeks early and 3 weeks
The Quarterly Journal of Royal Astronomical Society 32, (Sept. 1991), pp 301-304 says:
Newton began by dating the baptism of Christ in AD 29 during the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar (Luke 3:1, 21). He then cited evidence for a total of five (rather than four) Passovers during the ministry, implying an AD 34 crucifixion. Then Newton did the calendrical analysis almost exactly as has been done since: determining in which years the crucifixion day, 14 Nisan on the Judean calendar, could have been a Friday (John 19:14, 42) ...
Thus, Newton first narrowed the possible years (for crucifixion) down to AD 33 and AD 34; had he preferred AD 33, his reasoning would probably have been researched sooner because that date now appears to be correct.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate
was governor of Judea, and Herod was district ruler of Galilee, but Philip his
brother was district ruler of the country of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and
Lysanias was district ruler of Abilene,
2 in the days of chief priest Annas and of Caiaphas, God's declaration came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
3 So he came into all the country around the Jordan, preaching baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins (Luke 3).
21 Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized (Luke 3).
We know that Augustus Caesar died on 19 August 14 CE (Julian calendar). Tiberius became Princeps at that time. So his first regnal year was 15 CE (he became Pontifex Maximus on March 10th 15 CE. So his 15th regnal year was 29 CE (Cambridge Ancient History). So this was the year in which John started baptising.
Now both John and Jesus were under the law of Moses, which stated as regards all priests that:
3 From 30 years old upward to 50 years old, all those going into the service group to do the work in the tent of meeting (Numbers 4).
So the Hebrew year starting Nisan 29 CE would have been John’s 30th year, since he had to start his priestly duties then. So he would have been born in the year starting Nisan 2 BCE. A Jew was considered one year old for the whole of his first year, which was the first year in which he was alive on Nisan1 - see [How Ages and Reigns are counted].
Now we can work out the precise month in which John was born as follows:
5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there happened to be a certain priest named Zechariah of the division of Abijah, and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth (Luke 1).
13 However, the angel said to him: Have no fear, Zechariah, because your supplication has been favourably heard, and your wife Elizabeth will become mother to a son to you, and you are to call his name John (Luke 1).
When now the days of his public service were fulfilled, he went off to his
24 But after these days Elizabeth, his wife, became pregnant (Luke 1).
Now we have been told here that Elizabeth conceived after the days of service of Zechariah at the temple. So we should be able to deduce when these days of service were, in order for this scripture to be of any use to us. Well, Zechariah was in the priestly division of Abijah, which was the 8th out of 24 priestly divisions which spanned the 12 months of the Hebrew year:
3 And David, and Zadok from the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech from the sons of Ithamar proceeded to make divisions of them for their office in their service (1 Chronicles 24).
And the lot proceeded to come out: the first for Jehoiarib; for Jedaiah the
8 for Harim the 3rd, for Seorim the 4th,
9 for Malchijah the 5th, for Mijamin the 6th,
10 for Hakkoz the 7th, for Abijah the 8th (1 Chronicles 24).
So obviously each service period was half a month long or 15 days long, so that 24 of them spanned the 360 day Biblical Lunar Calendar [BLC] year. So the 8th division would be the last half of the 4th month in the Hebrew year which was Tammuz. So Elizabeth, who conceived ‘after these days’, must have fallen pregnant early in the 5th Hebrew month of Ab. Next we read:
57 The time now became due for Elizabeth to give birth, and she became mother to a son (Luke 1).
This is really an incredible scripture. The holy spirit is telling us that John the baptist was a full term baby!! Obviously this is because the Holy Spirit wants us to use this information in a chronological calculation for the birth of John. Look! God's spirit wants us to use our heads! To serve him with our whole minds!
37 He said to him: You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind (Matthew 22).
So her pregnancy was of standard duration, i.e. 266 solar days from conception. Now 3BCE Adar 30 was 9 March 2BCE Gregorian (from the BLC program). And 2BCE Nisan1 was 3 April 2 BCE. So there was probably a intercalary month at the end of this Hebrew year which is not represented by the BLC. But Nisan was called by the high priest if the new moon was visible and if barley was headed i.e. in the ear (Abib). So it is always possible due to farming irregularities that a theoretical intercalary declared by the BLC (deduced from the first true lunar month to have its 14th day after the spring equinox) actually occurred a year later. In any event Ab1 in 3BCE started at 6pm on July 13th 3BCE (Gregorian Calendar). So 266 solar days after this was 5th April 2BCE which was Nisan3 2BCE. So Elizabeth would therefore have given birth at the beginning of Nisan in 2BC. But now we read that:
26 In her sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent forth from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth (Luke 1).
31 And, look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus (Luke 1).
And, look! Elizabeth your relative has also herself conceived a son, in her
old age, and this is the sixth month for her, the so-called barren woman;
37 because with God no declaration will be an impossibility (Luke 1).
She fell pregnant at the beginning of Ab, so her first month by Hebrew counting was Elul. So her sixth month was Shebat 3BCE. So Mary conceived in Shebat, which ran from 9th January to 7th February 2BCE. She therefore gave birth around 266 solar days later, between October 6th and November 4th 2BCE. This was between Tishri7 and Heshvan6 2BCE if there was an intercalary VeAdar in 3BC and between Heshvan7 and Chislev6 2BC if there wasn't.
Mary spent 3 months with Elizabeth and would obviously have not left her until she saw John born. These months would have been 3Adar1, (3VeAdar1 not counted), 2Nisan1 and 2Iyyar1. Mary made haste to go from Nazareth to Judah near Jerusalem after Gabriel told her she would fall pregnant. She was informed in Shebat and the journey was 2-3 days. Also she was pregnant when she arrived at Elizabeth's because she spoke about the great things God had done to her in Luke 1:49. Or lose the intercalary month in which case he could be just a few days late. However the famous scripture says:
8 And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging
in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,
9 and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared a great fear.
10 And the messenger said to them, 'Fear not, for lo, I bring you good news of great joy, that shall be to all the people --
11 because there was born to you to-day a Saviour -- who is Christ the Lord -- in the city of David (Luke 2 - YLT).
Shepherds lodged outside with their flocks in Israel in Heshvan but wintered them at the start of Chislev, when it would be too cold for both the shepherds and the sheep. So we deduce that Jesus was born between 2Tishri7 and 2Chislev7.
But during this period we find Tishri10, the festival of the atonement day. And what better day for Jesus, who was the greater atonement sacrifice to be born on?
27 However, on the 10th of this 7th month is the day of atonement. A holy convention should take place for you, and you must afflict your souls and present an offering made by fire to Jehovah (Leviticus 23).
A good argument but more relevant to the entrance of Michael into Jesus at his baptism than to the birth of Immanuel (Jesus without Michael).
The Temple Ratio Prophecy and the 1335 days of Daniel12 require Jesus to be born on 29Heshvan21. The 1335 days run from the start of the first secular year of the Kingdom on 2008Tishri1 to 2012Sivan15/16, when the sons of the ICC actually get their non adamic Abrahamic bodies by a gene zap. Then Jesus must have been born 2/3rds of the way into the period from the birth of Adam on 4027Tishri2 BC to 2012Sivan15/16 by the temple ratio prophecy for Jesus flesh was 2/3rd of the way into the temple of Adam.
4027Tishri2 to 2Heshvan21 is 4025 years and 49 days. Then we add 2025½ years
and 24½ days and get 2012Sivan15/16.
Also this puts Adam's birthday on 2NC first fruits day and Jesus' birthday on the 2NC Pentecost which is the 2NC first ripe fruits day. That is a perfect symbolism because Jesus was the first ripe fruits of mankind whereas Adam was the first fruits. Also the 2NC is for human Kings. So the 2NC Pentecost is a human Pentecost. Also this puts Jesus' circumcision on 2Heshvan29 which was 30 years to the day before the water was turned into wine at Cana on 29Heshvan29 which was the sanctification of Peter and the Jewish call into the 1NC (30, 60, 100). A spirit sanctification to sealing is a circumcision of the heart.
There is some very powerful and simple evidence today that Jesus was either born or entered Immanuel on Tishri10. We have seen in U14b that Jesus was in fact the archangel Michael (who entered into the human body of Immanuel at the baptism by John), In all the old Christian calendars of man there is what is called old Michaelmas a festival celebrated on October10/11 (New Michaelmas day is September 29). Now since Michael was Christ, Michaelmas is Christmas. Old Michaelmas falls on October 10th every year (see wikipedia - Michaelmas). But October 10th in 2BC Julian was Tishri10, if by October10th 2BC we mean that date in a true solar calendar extrapolated back until then. The Gregorian date October 10th 2BC was Tishri10 2BC (in the BLC). No other church would know this because they do not use the original calendar of man, the BLC. And people do not in general extrapolate the Gregorian Calendar back before Pope Gregory. But since it is a true solar calendar they should!
Putting this simply, October 10th/11th 2BC (true solar), which is now old Michaelmas day, was Tishri10 2BC Biblical lunar.
But also October 10th 29 AD (Julian - the calendar in use at the time) was October 8th Gregorian (true solar) which was Tishri10/11 BLC. So the argument works for the entrance of Michael, who was the greater atonement sacrifice. Immanuel was not.
Jesus too, being under law, would then have to start his priestly duties, his ministry, in his 30th year, which ran from 29Tishri1 to 30Elul30. Whereas John's ran from 28Tishri1 to 29Elul30, he being 6 months older. But how long did his ministry last?
Jesus’ ministry contained at least 3 Passover festivals, which were annual festivals held on Nisan14 (around easter). They are all mentioned in the Gospel of John:
23 However, when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, at its festival, many people put their faith in his name, viewing his signs that he was performing (John 2).
4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near (John 6).
This means it is within days because:
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem (John 2).
relates to the Passover described in John 2:23 and people went up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover just days before the Passover.
55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many people went up out of the country to Jerusalem before the Passover in order to cleanse themselves ceremonially (John 11).
This is the Passover described in John 13:1:
1 Now, because he knew before the festival of the Passover that his hour had come for him to move out of this world to the Father, Jesus, having loved his own that were in the world, loved them to the end (John 13).
But there is a further possible Passover mentioned, a fourth one:
1 After these things there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem (John 5).
This festival might have been the Passover, or it could have been one of the other two annual festivals which required a presence at the temple. So his ministry included 3 or 4 Passovers and so was between 2 and 4 years long.
So this means that Jesus died on good Friday in 31,32,33, at the outside we also consider 30, 34 AD.
Unlike Newton, we have the advantage of computers, so we can calculate with relative ease in which of the 5 cases above the Passover day Nisan14 (good Friday) was actually a Friday. The Passover on which Jesus died ran from 6pm Thursday to 6pm Friday and Jesus died at the ninth hour on Friday, which was 3pm:
When it became the 6th hour a darkness fell over the whole land
until the 9th hour.
34 And at the 9th hour Jesus called out with a loud voice: Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? which means, when translated: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15).
31 Then the Jews, since it was Preparation, in order that the bodies might not remain upon the torture stakes on the Sabbath, (for the day of that Sabbath was a great one,) requested Pilate to have their legs broken and the [bodies] taken away (John 19).
A great Sabbath, was a Sabbath as defined by a festival, which was also a Sabbath by reason of being the 7th day of a week. In this case, Nisan 15 was the first Sabbath of the festival of cakes, and the Jews have Friday 6pm to Saturday 6pm as their weekly Sabbath.
Using the BLC, we find the following:
Starts 6pm on
So 33 AD is the only candidate. So Jesus died on 33Nisan14. Now the darkness for 3 hours from 12:00 to 15:00 Jerusalem time cannot have been a solar eclipse because these never last longer than 10 minutes. But there was a partial lunar eclipse on 33Nisan14 lasting 86 minutes with it’s maximum effect at 15:01 GMT or 17:01 Friday Jerusalem time. This was April 1 Gregorian, and April 3 Julian: (http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEcat/LE0001-0100.html).
So this eclipse started just after Jesus died, and covered the period when Judas, who was possessed by Satan, committed suicide. Satan is symbolised by the moon, a dead and poor reflection of the Sun which symbolises Jesus: I am the light of the World (John 8:12). It has been suggested that a lunar eclipse could result in the moon looking blood red in colour (Joel 2:31).
In conclusion Jesus was born on Heshvan21, 2BCE, was baptised on 29Tishri10 and died on Nisan14, 33CE at 15:00 Jerusalem time. His life was therefore 33 years and 5 months long.
Do not think that we are working out anything that mankind has not known before here. Firstly, Michaelmas is another term for Christmas, and so the birth of Michael and the birth of Christ were related sometime back in the distant past. Secondly Michaelmas day is 29th September in the Catholic calendar (and used to be October 10/11 prior to that). This is September29 is Tishri10 if the Passover falls on April6 and October 10 is Tishri10 if the Passover falls on April17. So ancient traditions give very strong evidence that Jesus is Michael and that he was born/baptised on Tishri10. This means there has been a deliberate obfuscation by the church of the identity of Jesus as Michael and a deliberate changing of the day of his birth, in order to Christianize the pagan midwinter longest day of the year illumination festival - see  for more on the origins of Xmas.
Technical note on Daniel 9
For a more in depth analysis of this great prophecy of Daniel - see .
24 There are 70 ‘sevens’ that have been determined upon your people and upon your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, and to finish off sin, and to make atonement for error, and to bring in righteousness for times indefinite, and to imprint a seal upon vision and prophet, and to anoint the Holy of Holies (Daniel 9).
25 And you should know and have the insight [that] from the going forth of [the] word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah [the] Leader, there will be 7 ‘sevens’, also 62 ‘sevens’. She will return and be actually rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in the straits of the times (Daniel 9).
27 And he must keep [the] covenant in force for the many/the great ones (br) one ‘seven’; and at the half of the ‘seven’ he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease (Daniel 9).
From this it is apparent that this one ‘seven’ of verse 27 occurs after the 69 ‘sevens’ of verse 25 making the total of 70 ‘sevens’ in verse 24. So sacrifice was ended 3½ cycles/units after the Messiah, the leader turned up. But sacrifices under law were ended by Jesus’ death:
12 But this [man] offered one sacrifice for sins perpetually and sat down at the right hand of God (Hebrews 10).
14 And blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us; and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake (Colossians 2).
So this death was in the middle of a period of 7 somethings which started with his appearance and during which a covenant was still in force. This covenant was the Land and Circumcision Covenant, wherein God promised to be God to Abraham’s physical seed, who would have Canaan as their land, and he would not be their God alone, but they would be his only official people if they became circumcised:
8 And I will give to you and to your seed after you the land of your alien residences, even the entire land of Canaan, for a possession to time indefinite; and I will prove myself God to them (Genesis 17).
This exclusive arrangement for Abraham’s physical seed, whereby God promised to be: God to them, ended when the first Gentile was admitted to be Abraham’s seed at the Conversion of Cornelius in Acts 10. The Ethiopian Eunuch who was baptised by Philip in Acts 8, was baptised in water, and had been worshipping in Jerusalem, so must have been a proselyte. What we are saying is that the poor man must have been circumcised as well as being a Eunuch!!!
So since we know that Jesus’ ministry contained 4 Passovers it is apparent that the ‘sevens’ are 7 years, and his ministry was 3½ years long. So he was baptised in 29Tishri and Cornelius was converted in 36Tishri.
Technical note on the date of Jesus’ death:
According to http://riemann.usno.navy.mil./AA/data/docs/SpringPhenom.html, the Vernal Equinox in 34 CE was on March 22nd at 9 pm Julian Calendar. So it’s 9pm, March 20th in 34 CE Gregorian Calendar. We assume that the Spring Equinox falls between 6pm March 20th and 6pm March 21st in the BLC program. So that’s OK.
There are some theologians that think that Jesus died in 30, but they base their argument on Luke 3:1 being wrong because Herod (who tried to kill Jesus) was thought to have died in 4BC. You cannot use this kind of reasoning on the holy book. Once you decide that Luke 3:1 is wrong, then why not decide that one of the 10 commandments were wrong!
But if they were right then Jesus would be born 4,000 years after 4004 BC, the date that Archbishop Ussher calculated for the birth of Adam (incorrectly), which seemed to be neat and tidy to them. His Chronology was printed in many early King James bibles. John Pratt (The Planetarian, vol. 19, no. 4, Dec. 1990, pp. 8-14) gives good evidence that Herod died in 1 AD. http://johnpratt.com/items/docs/herod/herod.html. In any event, if Luke is wrong we are wasting our time studying the bible.
Barr, James, 1985. "Why the world was created in 4004 B.C.: Archbishop Ussher and Biblical Chronology," Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 67, No. 2, 575-608.
Newton, Sir Isaac, 1733. "Of the Times of the Birth and Passion of Christ", chapter 11 in Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John (London: J. Darby and T. Browne), pp. 144-168.
First of all we deduce the date of King Solomon's last regnal year, his 40th regnal year.
The simplest way one can get to this date (that we are aware of) is by starting with the date of the fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar in the 19th year of his reign, which was 586, a date which is relatively undisputed amongst historians - see , and counting back to the first year of Jehoiakim the king of Judah, which was 607. We then use Ezekiel's prophetic 390 year siege of Jerusalem in Ezekiel chapter 4 to count back to the last year of Solomon in 997. A more complicated way is to count back from Jehoiakim's first year in 607 through all of the Kings of Judah to Solomon. This is difficult because one cannot just add up all of the reigns of the Kings of Judah, as was done by Archbishop Ussher and many after him, because many of these kings were coregent with their sons following them, and these co-regencies were sometimes full, in which case a year was counted to both the King and his son, and they were sometimes inferior in the case of the son so that only the father got the regnal year. Also there were many years where no king at all got the regnal year due to a dispute or no son being old enough etc. However we are the first group to do this accurately (in our opinion) and the precise Chronology is in section . A third way to calculate the last and 40th regnal year of Solomon is to count backwards through the Kings of Israel starting from the historically accepted date of the fall of Samaria to Shalmanezer the King of Assyria, in the year from 723Nisan (March April) to 722Nisan. This was the 9th year of King Hoshea of Israel. This calculation is as difficult as in the case of the Kings of Judah, in fact it is more or less the same calculation. Again we have done it in section .
So taking the easier route, we start with the first regnal year of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon being 604 BC - see . We then deduce that Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC from the following scriptures:
And in the 5th month on the 7th [day] of the month, that is to say, the 19th
year of King Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the chief of the
bodyguard, the servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
9 And he proceeded to burn the house of Jehovah and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; and the house of every great man he burned with fire (2 Kings 25).
And in the 5th month, on the 10th day of the month, that is, [in] the 19th
year of King Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the chief of the
bodyguard, who was standing before the king of Babylon, came into Jerusalem.
13 And he proceeded to burn the house of Jehovah and the house of the king and all the houses of Jerusalem; and every great house he burned with fire (Jeremiah 52).
Josephus, the Jewish Historian who was a contemporary of Jesus, describes 586Ab10 as the day when Solomon's temple itself was actually burnt. Nebuchadnezzar's 19th year was 586 BC. Don't worry about the Nebuchadnezzar/Nebuchadrezzar distinction, names got bent somewhat with the many dialects and languages both in Israel and in Babylon, where these accounts were written (see David Rohl - 'Legends' the Book).
1 The word that occurred to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the 4th year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, that is, the first year of Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon (Jeremiah 25:1).
3 From the 13th year of Josiah the son of Amon, the king of Judah, and down to this day, these 23 years the word of Jehovah has occurred to me, and I kept speaking to you people, rising up early and speaking, but you did not listen (Jeremiah 25).
So the 4th year of Jehoiakim was 604 BCE so the first year of Jehoiakim was 607 BCE. 23 years from the 13th year of Josiah, i.e. taking the 13th year as the first of the 23 years of the word occurring to Jeremiah, is the 35th ‘year of Josiah’ which was 604, so the first year of Josiah was 638. But Josiah only reigned for 31 years:
1 8 years old was Josiah when he began to reign, and for 31 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 34).
So Josiah’s 31st and last regnal year was 608. Rawlinson’s 'History of Ancient Egypt' has 608 as the year that Pharaoh Nechoh killed Josiah at Meggido, 'Cambridge Ancient History' has 609. The bible account says:
In his days Pharaoh Nechoh the king of Egypt came up to the king of
Assyria by the river Euphrates, and King Josiah proceeded to go to meet him; but he put him to
death at Megiddo as soon as he saw him.
30 So his servants conveyed him dead in a chariot from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his grave. Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in place of his father.
31 23 years old was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and for 3 months he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah.
32 And he began to do what was bad in Jehovah's eyes, according to all that forefathers of his had done.
33 And Pharaoh Nechoh got to put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, to keep him from reigning in Jerusalem, and then imposed a fine upon the land of a hundred silver talents and a gold talent.
34 Furthermore, Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in place of Josiah his father and changed his name to Jehoiakim; and Jehoahaz he took and then brought to Egypt, where he eventually died.
35 And the silver and the gold Jehoiakim gave to Pharaoh. Only he taxed the land, to give the silver at the order of Pharaoh.
According to each one's individual tax rate he exacted the silver and the gold from the people of the land, to give it to Pharaoh Nechoh.
36 25 years old was Jehoiakim when he began to reign, and for 11 years he reigned in Jerusalem. (2 Kings 23).
So Josiah was killed in 608, then Jehoahaz was appointed for 3 months by the people of the land, then he was stopped from reigning by Nechoh. So no one was reigning for a period and then Jehoiakim had 11 regnal years starting in 607. So Jehoiakim may have acceded in 608 or in 607. In fact Jehoiakim acceded on 608Chislev10 (which was Wednesday 13th November 608 BC) - see . He would have got 607 as his first regnal year even if his brother Jehoahaz had been reigning in it, because he was struck from the records by Nechoh who made Jehoiakim king ‘in place of Josiah’, not in place of Jehoahaz. Now Jehoiakim was not a vassal king of Jehovah because he was a vassal of Pharaoh Nechoh, being chosen by him and paying him an annual tribute. Nechoh was obviously not a vassal of Jehovah since he was not a son of David. He was not even a son of Abraham. So at this point Pharaoh was ‘Caesar’ in Jerusalem, since Jesus said:
17 Pay back Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God (Mark 12).
So if Pharaoh was getting the individual’s tax, then he was Caesar and not God. So God’s protection of Jerusalem ended with Jehoiakim. And the royal line of Davidic Kings representing him also ended then, officially on 607Nisan1.
We can count back from the abandoning of Jerusalem by God to Nechoh as manifested by the Vassal Kingship of Jehoiakim, to the reign of Solomon, without having to do the entire Chronology of the kings of Judah and of Israel, by virtue of the prophecy of Ezekiel 4:
And you, O son of man, take for yourself a brick, and you
must put it before you and engrave upon it a city, even Jerusalem.
2 And you must lay siege against it and build a siege wall against it and throw up a siege rampart against it and set encampments against it and put battering rams all around against it.
3 And as for you, take to yourself an iron griddle, and you must put it as an iron wall between you and the city, and you must fix your face against it, and it must get to be in a siege, and you must besiege it. It is a sign to the house of Israel.
4 And as for you, lie upon your left side, and you must lay the error of the house of Israel upon it. For the number of the days that you will lie upon it you will carry their error.
5 And I myself must give to you the years of their error to the number of 390 days, and you must carry the error of the house of Israel.
6 And you must complete them. And you must lie upon your right side in the second case, and you must carry the error of the house of Judah 40 days. A day for a year, a day for a year, is what I have given you (Ezekiel 4).
The iron griddle is protection from God, Ezekiel is representing the enemies of Jerusalem. This protection from God for Jerusalem fails at Pharaoh Necho’s victory over Josiah at Meggido, but Jerusalem itself does not fall until Nechoh appoints Jehoiakim. The error of Israel began when Jeroboam instructed the northern kingdom people not to celebrate Booths in 997Tishri in the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem but instead to celebrate it in 997Heshvan in Samaria. They did not sin in following Jerobaom the son of Nebat, from the house of Joseph as King, since God appointed him over Israel in 1Kings 11...
30 Ahijah now took hold of the new garment that was on him and ripped it into 12 pieces.
31 And he went on to say to Jeroboam: Take for yourself 10 pieces; for this is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said, 'Here I am ripping the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and I shall certainly give you 10 tribes.
32 And the one tribe is what will continue his for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel.
33 The reason why is that they have left me and begun to bow down to Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, to Chemosh the god of Moab and to Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in my ways by doing what is right in my eyes and my statutes and my judicial decisions like David his father.
34 But I shall not take the entire kingdom out of his hand, because a chieftain I shall set him for all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes.
35 And I shall certainly take the kingship out of the hand of his son and give it to you, even 10 tribes.
36 And to his son I shall give one tribe, in order that David my servant may continue having a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself to put my name there.
37 And you are the one that I shall take, and you will indeed reign over all that your soul craves, and you will certainly become king over Israel. (1 Kings 11 NWT).
But they did sin against God and Moses by missing Booths on 997Tishri15-21.
And to the siege of Jerusalem you will fix your face, with your arm bared,
and you must prophesy against it.
8 And, look! I will put cords upon you that you may not turn yourself from your one side to your other side, until you will have completed the days of your siege (Ezekiel 4).
So the siege of Jerusalem lasts 390 days, and is completed before Ezekiel turns over for the next 40 days on his other side. So Jerusalem is besieged with iron wall protection from God for 390 years, then this protection goes at the end of this period. This entire 390 year siege period is also an error period for the house of Israel. This error started in Tishri in the year in which Solomon died, his last regnal year:
40 And Solomon began seeking to put Jeroboam to death. So Jeroboam got up and went running off to Egypt to Shishak the king of Egypt, and he continued in Egypt until Solomon's death (1 Kings 11).
And it came about that as soon as Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it while
he was yet in Egypt (because he had run off on account of King Solomon, that
Jeroboam might dwell in Egypt),
3 then they sent and called him.... (1 Kings 12).
20 And it came about that as soon as all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they at once sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. None became a follower of the house of David except the tribe of Judah by itself. (1 Kings 12).
And Jeroboam began to say in his heart: Now the kingdom will return to the
house of David.
27 If this people continues going up to render sacrifices in the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem, the heart of this people will also be bound to return to their lord, Rehoboam the king of Judah; and they will certainly kill me and return to Rehoboam the king of Judah.
28 Consequently the king took counsel and made two golden calves and said to the people: It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here is your God, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
29 Then he placed the one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
30 And this thing came to be a cause for sin, and the people began to go before the one as far as Dan.
31 And he began to make a house of high places and to make priests from the people in general, who did not happen to be of the sons of Levi.
32 And Jeroboam went on to make a festival in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, like the festival that was in Judah, that he might make offerings upon the altar that he had made in Bethel, to sacrifice to the calves that he had made; and he put in attendance at Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made. (1 Kings 12).
So Jeroboam returned immediately on Solomon’s death. And by the 7th month, Tishri, the sin of the house of Israel had started, since none of the subjects of Jeroboam would have celebrated booths on the 7th month in the face of the wonderful new improved festival arranged so conveniently for the 8th month, with the majestic golden calves. This kind of thing is typical of state run false religions. Now every 7th secular year, which ran from Tishri to Elul, was a land Sabbath under the law of Moses:
2 When you eventually come into the land that I am giving you, then you must
observe a Sabbath to Jehovah.
3 Six years you should sow your field with seed, and six years you should prune your vineyard, and you must gather the land’s produce.
4 But in the seventh year there should be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land. Your field you must now sow with seed, and your vineyard you must not prune (Leviticus 25).
The bible shows that the agricultural year, which was the fiscal year in what was an agricultural economy, started in the seventh month, Tishri:
22 And you will carry on your festival of weeks with the first ripe fruits of the wheat harvest, and the festival of ingathering, at the turn of the year (Exodus 34).
16 Also the festival of the harvest of the first ripe fruits of your labours, of what you sow in the field, and the festival of ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you gather your labour from the field (Exodus 23).
13 The festival of booths you should celebrate for yourself seven days when you make an ingathering from your threshing floor and your oil and winepress (Deuteronomy 16).
So the turn and outgoing, meaning beginning, of the agricultural year was the seventh month. The ingathering of all the crops is obviously a good end to an agricultural year. The modern Jews celebrate their new year on Tishri1. The agricultural year is rather like the tax year in the UK, which doesn't run from January1 to January1 but rather from April5 to April5.
Now we know that this 390 year error period contained land Sabbath errors, since the house of Israel was evicted from it’s land and taken prisoner to Babylon because of these errors.
20 Furthermore, he carried off those remaining from the sword captive to
Babylon, and they came to be servants to him and his sons until the royalty of
Persia began to reign;
21 to fulfill Jehovah's word by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had paid off its Sabbaths. All the days of lying desolated it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years (2 Chronicles 36).
So these 390 error years are agricultural years running from Tishri to Elul, just as the land Sabbath years did.
Now we know that the iron griddle had officially failed by Nisan1 in 607, the start of the first regnal year of Jehoiakim. So the agricultural year in which the iron griddle failed was the one from 608Tishri to 607Elul. So this was the 390th year of error for the house of Israel and so 997Tishri to 996Elul BCE was the first agricultural year of error. So Solomon’s last regnal year was from 997Nisan to 997Adar BCE - see [BLC].
So Ezekiel describes 390 years of protection for Jerusalem, during the idolatry and land Sabbath error of the Northern Kingdom, which is the entire length of the Northern kingdom until the end of the Tishri1 year in which said protection failed and so Josiah was defeated by Pharaoh Nechoh. Then 2Chronicles 36 takes us from the death of Joisah at the hand of Nechoh to the burning of the temple in the 11th year of Zedekiah which was the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar which is known to be 586.
1 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and made him king in the place of his father in Jerusalem.
2 23 years old was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and for 3 months he reigned in Jerusalem [So he did not get a regnal year].
3 However, the king of Egypt removed him in Jerusalem and fined the land 100 silver talents and a gold talent.
4 Furthermore, the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed his name to Jehoiakim; but his brother Jehoahaz, Necho took and brought to Egypt.
5 25 years old was Jehoiakim when he began to reign, and for 11 years he reigned in Jerusalem [So he had 11 regnal years] and he continued to do what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah his God.
6 Against him Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came up that he might bind him with 2 fetters of copper to carry him off to Babylon.
7 And some of the utensils of the house of Jehovah Nebuchadnezzar brought to Babylon and then put them in his palace in Babylon.
8 As for the rest of the affairs of Jehoiakim and his detestable things that he did and what was to be found against him, there they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah; and Jehoiachin his son began to reign in place of him.
9 18 years old was Jehoiachin when he began to reign, and for 3 months and 10 days he reigned in Jerusalem; and he continued to do what was bad in Jehovah's eyes [So he did not get a regnal year].
10 And at the return of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and proceeded to bring him to Babylon with desirable articles of the house of Jehovah. Further, he made Zedekiah his [father's] brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
11 21 years old was Zedekiah when he began to reign, and for 11 years he reigned in Jerusalem [So he had 11 regnal years].
12 And he continued to do what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah his God. He did not humble himself on account of Jeremiah the prophet at the order of Jehovah.
13 And even against King Nebuchadnezzar he rebelled, who had made him swear by God; and he kept stiffening his neck and hardening his heart so as not to return to Jehovah the God of Israel.
14 Even all the chiefs of the priests and the people themselves committed unfaithfulness on a large scale, according to all the detestable things of the nations, so that they defiled the house of Jehovah which he had sanctified in Jerusalem.
15 And Jehovah the God of their forefathers kept sending against them by means of his messengers, sending again and again, because he felt compassion for his people and for his dwelling.
16 But they were continually making jest at the messengers of the [true] God and despising his words and mocking at his prophets, until the rage of Jehovah came up against his people, until there was no healing.
17 So he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who proceeded to kill their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, neither did he feel compassion for young man or virgin, old or decrepit. Everything He gave into his hand.
18 And all the utensils, great and small, of the house of the [true] God and the treasures of the house of Jehovah and the treasures of the king and of his princes, everything he brought to Babylon.
19 And he proceeded to burn the house of the [true] God and pull down the wall of Jerusalem; and all its dwelling towers they burned with fire and also all its desirable articles, so as to cause ruin.
20 Furthermore, he carried off those remaining from the sword captive to Babylon, and they came to be servants to him and his sons until the royalty of Persia began to reign;
21 to fulfill Jehovah's word by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had paid off its Sabbaths. All the days of lying desolated it kept Sabbath, to fulfill 70 years.
22 And in the first year of Cyrus the king of Persia, that Jehovah's word by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah roused the spirit of Cyrus the king of Persia, so that he caused a cry to pass through all his kingdom, and also in writing, saying:
23 This is what Cyrus the king of Persia has said, 'All the kingdoms of the earth Jehovah the God of the heavens has given me, and he himself has commissioned me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all his people, Jehovah his God be with him. So let him go up.' [This decree was made in 539Tishri at the end of the 70 agricultural years of exile in Babylon starting with the Northern Kingdom in 609Tishri] (2 Chronicles 36 NWT)
1 And it came about in the 9th year of his being king, in the 10th month on the 10th day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came, yes, he and all his military force, against Jerusalem and began camping against it and building against it a siege wall all around.
2 And the city came to be under siege until the 11th year of King Zedekiah.
3 On the 9th day of the [fourth] month the famine was severe in the city, and there proved to be no bread for the people of the land.
4 And the city got to be breached, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between the double wall that is by the king's garden, while the Chaldeans were all around against the city; and [the king] began to go in the direction of the Arabah.
5 And a military force of Chaldeans went chasing after the king, and they got to overtake him in the desert plains of Jericho; and all his own military force was scattered from his side.
6 Then they seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, that they might pronounce a judicial decision upon him.
7 And Zedekiah's sons they slaughtered before his eyes, and Zedekiah's eyes he blinded, after which he bound him with copper fetters and brought him to Babylon.
8 And in the 5th month on the 7th [day] to the month, that is to say, the 19th year of King Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the chief of the bodyguard, the servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
9 And he proceeded to burn the house of Jehovah and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; and every great house he burned with fire. (2 Kings 25 NWT)
1 The word that occurred to Jeremiah from Jehovah in the 10th year of Zedekiah the king of Judah, that is, the 18th year of Nebuchadrezzar. (Jeremiah 32 NWT)
12 And in the 5th month, on the 10th [day] of the month, that is, [in] the 19th year of King Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the chief of the bodyguard, who was standing before the king of Babylon, came into Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 52 NWT)
13 And he proceeded to burn the house of Jehovah and the house of the king and all the houses of Jerusalem; and every great house he burned with fire. (Jeremiah 52 NWT).
Secular history puts the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar at 586. His first year was 604 - see U99. So the temple was burnt on 586Ab10. This was the 11th of Zedekiah. So his first was 596. So the 11th of Jehoiakim was 597 so his first was 607. So Josiah was defeated in 608. In fact we can deduce that he was defeated on 608Chislev10 from the terrible food he ate 20 shekels per day for 390 days making 7800 shekels then take these a shekel for a day of famine from his defeat until the burning of the temple on 586Ab10 - see U97. So the last agricultural year of God's protection was 608Tishri to 607Tishri, with said protection ending in that year. So the 390 years of protection of Jerusalem during the error of Israel began in 997Tishri. So 997 was the 40th regnal year of Solomon.
42 And the days that Solomon had reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel were 40 years (1 Kings 11).
So since his 40th year was 997, his first was 1036.
1 And it came about in the 480th year after the sons of Israel came out from the land of Egypt, in the 4th year, in the month of Ziv, that is, the second month, after Solomon became king over Israel, that he proceeded to build the house to Jehovah (1 Kings 6).
The 4th year of Solomon was 1033. If this was the 480th after the Exodus, then the zeroth after the exodus was 1513. So the Exodus from Egypt was in 1513 during the festival of cakes from Nisan15 to Nisan21. The Jews actually crossed the Red Sea on 1513Nisan21, which is when they stopped having to eat half cooked cakes in a hurry.
And the dwelling of the sons of Israel, who had dwelt in Egypt, was 430
41 And it came about at the end of the 430 years, it even came about on this very day that all the armies of Jehovah went out of the land of Egypt (Exodus 12).
17 Further, I say this: As to the covenant previously validated by God, the Law that has come into being 430 years later does not invalidate it, so as to abolish the promise (Galatians 3).
So all the armies of Jehovah entered Egypt 430 years before they left. But we know from Paul, that Abraham crossed over the Euphrates from Haran entering Canaan which was under Egyptian control, inaugurating his covenant with God, 430 years before the first part of the Law of Moses, the Passover festival, was held on Nisan14 in 1513:
And Jehovah proceeded to say to Abram: Go your way out of your country and from your relatives and from the house of your father to the country that I shall show you; and I shall make a great nation out of you and I shall bless you and I will make your name great; and prove yourself a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and him that calls down evil upon you I shall curse, and all the families of the ground will certainly bless themselves by means of you.
At that Abram went just as Jehovah had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was 75 years old when he went out from Haran.
5 So Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot the son of his brother and all the goods that they had accumulated and the souls whom they had acquired in Haran, and they got on their way out to go to the land of Canaan. Finally they came to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12).
Now Canaan, the promised land is defined by:
To your seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates (Genesis 15:17,18).
So when Abraham crossed the Euphrates, then he had finished obeying the commandment of God, and the covenant was inaugurated. This occurred 430 years before 1513Nisan14, the Passover day, the day before the sons of Israel started the Exodus from Egypt. So Abraham crossed into the Promised land, which was under Egyptian control in 1943Nisan.
Josephus, the Jewish historian from Jesus’ time states:
They left Egypt in the month of Xanthicus (Nisan) on the 15th day of the month, 430 years after our forefather Abraham cane into Canaan, but 215 years only after Jacob removed into Egypt. It was the 80th year of the age of Moses (Book 2 Chapter 15 Antiquities of the Jews).
Stephen the Martyr stated before he was stoned to death:
He said: Men, brothers and fathers, hear. The God of glory
appeared to our forefather Abraham while he was in Mesopotamia, before he took up residence in
3 and he said to him:
'Go out from your land and from your relatives and come on into the land I shall show you.'
4 Then he went out from the land of the Chaldeans and took up residence in Haran. And from there, after his father died, [God] caused him to change his residence to this land in which you now dwell (Acts 7).
Joshua informs us:
And Joshua went on to say to all the people: This is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said,
It was on the other side of the River that your forefathers dwelt a long time ago, Terah the
father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they used to serve other gods.
3 In time I took your forefather Abraham from the other side of the River and had him walk through all the land of Canaan and made his seed many. So I gave him Isaac (Joshua 24).
So putting this all together: Abraham crossed the Euphrates, coming from Haran (North of that River, in Mesopotamia) and going into Canaan, which was an Egyptian dependency, in 1943Nisan. This action actually inaugurated but did not validate the 1AC - see . We know that he crossed the river after his father died and we know that we was told to cross the river by God before his father died. So it is apparent that he crossed it fairly soon after his father died in Haran, since the family were on the way to Canaan (modulo a mourning period).
31 After that Terah took Abram his son and Lot, the son of
Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, the wife of Abram his son, and they went with
him out of Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. In time they came to
Haran and took up dwelling there.
32 And the days of Terah came to be 205 years. Then Terah died in Haran (Genesis 11).
So Abram was 75 years old when his dad was 205 years old and in this year in
Nisan he crossed over the Euphrates. It is not possible that he crossed the
Euphates in the year after his father died (when he would have been 76) because
he crossed it in the month of Nisan, the 7th month of the pre-exodus year and
Haran was only a few days journey from the Euphrates and he had been instructed
by God to cross the river before he reached Haran with his father.
A calendar year is a year starting on the first calendar day of the year. For us this is January 1, for the Jews it was Tishri 1 before they left Egypt and Nisan 1 after they left Egypt. To the Jew a boy became 12 years old on the first day of the 12th whole calendar year of his life. Such a 'boy' could have actually been, in today's terms, anything from 11 years and 1 day old, if he was born on Adar 30, to 12 years old less 1 day, if he was born on Nisan 2. Similarly a king's first regnal year was the first calendar year in which he was reigning on the first day of that year. This gives rise to the accession year, this being the Jewish calendar year preceding the first regnal year, during which the king ruled for a period starting after Nisan 1. In fact the middle east even today thinks of men's ages and king's reigns in terms of actual calendar years, not years from their date of birth or from the date of their investiture. Even in Britain, the Jubilee was the same Gordon thinks. With this method of determining age, a one year old lamb is a lamb in its first whole year, which is apparent from the legal requirements for sacrificing animals. For more on this - see [BLC] and [How Ages and Reigns are counted].
This understanding transforms Genesis into a book of exact Chronology as we shall see:
For simplicity we will define the Hebrew year of Adam's birth as year 0, these years ran from Tishri to Elul. The typical wording of a verse in Genesis 5 is:
13 And he lived, Kenan 70 year and he fathered namely Mahalalel (Genesis 5 NIVHEOT interlinear bible).
This means that Mahalalel was born in the 70th whole calendar year of Kenan's life. Kenan was 70 years old all through this year. Knowing this we can construct the whole chronology of the ancestors of mankind up to the inauguration of the Abrahamic covenant from Genesis 5 & Genesis 11. We have already seen that this covenant was inaugurated in 1943Nisan which was in the Hebrew year starting 1944Tishri, the year in which Abraham was 75 years old. We could, if we were so inclined, count the whole thing backwards and deduce, from the crossing of the Euphrates in the year starting 1944Tishri, that Adam was born in the year starting 4027Tishri. But we prefer to count forwards, because it’s easier that way! Doing this, we find that Abraham was 75, 2083 years after the year in which Adam was born.
|Son||Father's Age||Creation Year||BLC Year start|
|Adam's first whole calendar year||1||1||4026Tishri|
|Seth's first whole calendar year||1||131||3896Tishri|
|Enosh's first whole calendar year||1||236||3791Tishri|
|Kenan's first whole calendar year||1||326||3701Tishri|
|Mahalalel's first whole calendar year||1||396||3631Tishri|
|Jared's first whole calendar year||1||461||3566Tishri|
|Enoch's first whole calendar year||1||623||3404Tishri|
|Methusaleh's 1st whole calendar year||1||688||3339Tishri|
|Lamech's first whole calendar year||1||875||3152Tishri|
|Noah's first whole calendar year||1||1057||2970Tishri|
|Noah's 600th whole calendar year||600||1656||2371Tishri|
6 And Noah son of 600 year and the flood he was waters upon the earth (Genesis 7: NIVHEOT).
11 In year of 600 year to life of Noah, in the month the second, in 17th day to the month in the day the that, they burst all of springs of great deep and floodgates of the heavens, they were opened (Genesis 7: NIVHEOT).
In other words in the 600th year of Noah's life, when he was 600 years old, the flood occurred, on Heshvan 17. It is an impossible thing to be 600 years old in your 600th year of life by modern day reckoning of age, but the two statements are identical by the Jewish reckoning.
|Event||Father's Age||Creation Year||BLC Year start|
|Flood starts - Noah||600||1656||2371Tishri|
|Waters had drained off - Noah||601||1657||2370Tishri|
|Earth had dried off||601||1657||2370Tishri|
13 And he was in 601
year in first [month] in first [day] to the month, they dried up, the waters,
from upon the earth, and he removed Noah namely covering of the ark and he
looked and Look! they were dry faces of the ground.
14 And in the month the second on 17 day to the month, she was dry the earth (Genesis 8 NIVHEOT).
So the flood was entirely contained in the Creation year 1656, which ran from 2371T to 2370E, although 1657 was a bit muddy!
10 These lines of Shem, Shem son of 100 year and he fathered Arpachshad, two after the flood (Genesis 11 NIVHEOT).
One year after the flood was the year 1657, so two years after the flood was the year 1658.
|Son||Father's Age||Calendar Year||BLC year start|
|Arpachshad's first whole calendar year||1||1659||2368Tishri|
|Shelah's first whole calendar year||1||1694||2333Tishri|
|Eber's first whole calendar year||1||1724||2303Tishri|
|Peleg's first whole calendar year||1||1758||2269Tishri|
|Reu's first whole calendar year||1||1788||2239Tishri|
|Serug's first whole calendar year||1||1820||2207Tishri|
|Nahor's first whole calendar year||1||1850||2177Tishri|
|Terah's first whole calendar year||1||1879||2148Tishri|
|Terah dies, 205th whole calendar year||205||2083||1944Tishri|
We have already deduced that Abraham crossed the Euphrates when he was 75 years old in the same year that his father died aged 205. So now we have identified the year 2083 with the Jewish year from Tishri 1944BCE to Elul 1943BCE, the one containing 1943Nisan, when we know that the crossing occurred. With this as a starting point the above chronology proves that Adam was born in the Jewish year starting 4027Tishri. The flood is therefore put as starting on 2371Heshvan17.
Nebuchadnezzar's first regnal year is known to be 604 BC - see
Solomon's temple was burned in the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar which was the 11th of Zedekiah which was 586 BC (2Chronicles36).
So the first of Zedekiah was 596 BC.
Prior to him from we have 11 years of Jehoiakim from 607 to 507 (2Chronicles36).
So the last year of Josiah was 608Nisan to 607Nisan (2Chronicles36:1).
In fact Josiah was defeated by Necho of 608Chislev10 - see U97.
So the last agricultural (land Sabbath system) year of God's protection of Jerusalem during the 390 error years of Israel represented by the iron griddle in Ezekiel's symbolic siege was 608Tishri to 607Tishri (when said protection failed) (Ezekiel 4)
So the first year of protection for Jerusalem during the 390 error years of Israel started 997Tishri when Jeroboam the King of Israel decided that he people should not go to the house of Jehovah and celebrate Booths.
So the last of the 40 regnal years of Solomon started 997Nisan1
So his first regnal year started 1036Nisan1.
1Kings6:1 tells us that the 4th year of Solomon (starting 1033Nisan) was the 480th year after the exodus. So the exodus occurred in the year starting 1513Nisan.
But all the armies of Israel came out of Egypt after 430 years. So Abraham went into Canaan, which was controlled by Egypt in 1943Nisan crossing the Euphrates (Exodus 12 and Genesis 12). He was aged 75 and his father died in that year aged 205 (Genesis 11).
So Terah, Abraham's father was 205 in the Tishri1 year containing 1943Nisan. So he was born in the year starting 2148Tishri (Genesis 11).
We then count back through Genesis11 to Arpachshad being born in the year starting 2369Tishri which was 2 years after the flood which therefore occurred in the year starting 2371Tishri with the deluge running from 2371Heshvan17 to 2371Chislev27.
So the year starting 2371Tishri was the 600th year of Noah's life (Genesis 7:11).
We now count back through Genesis5 to get Adam born in the year starting 4027Tishri.
Jesus died on 33Nisan14 (April 1)
Jesus was born on 2Tishri/Heshvan (October/November)
The First Abrahamic covenant was inaugurated in 1943Nisan BC
The Flood started on 2371Heshvan17
Adam was born in the year from 4027 Tishri to 4026 Elul
Now we can deduce the date of Armageddon by two different methods both of which give the same answer from these dates.
We shall find out that just as God worked creatively for 6 'days' and then rested from creating anything new on the 7th creative day of Genesis 1,2, so man works for six 1,000 year working 'days' and then rests on his 7th 1,000 year day, his Sabbath, the Kingdom of God. The spiritual work that we do whilst in this system is that we attempt to discover the truth about God and his is kingdom in the face of a sea of lies and deception and we attempt to resist sin in the face of a sea of desire and temptation. We have been swimming against the stream in both respects for nearly 6,000 years now. However in the next system, we will just be told the truth about God and his righteousness, and although still having our sinful desires, the system will be designed to help us to conquer them. So we will be swimming downstream in both respects for the next 1,000 years. We shall discover that the 7,000 year 'week' of man starts at the beginning of the 7th creative day of God.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth and all their army came to their
2 And by the seventh day God came to the completion of his work that he had made, and he proceeded to rest on the seventh day from all his work that he had made.
3 And God proceeded to bless the seventh day and make it sacred, because on it he has been resting from all his work that God has created for the purpose of making (Genesis 2).
17 But he answered them: My Father has kept working until now, and I keep working (John 5).
So God rested from his creative works only in the 7th creative day of Genesis. This being the ' day' when he did not create anything. But he carried on performing other great non creative works.
For if Joshua had led them into a place of rest, [God] would
not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 So there remains a Sabbath resting for the people of God [This being the real promised land, the Kingdom of God, which we all pray for in the Lord’s prayer, which the greater Joshua of Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Sabbath, leads them into].
10 For the man that has entered into [God's] rest has also himself rested from his own works, just as God did from his own.
11 Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest, for fear anyone should fall in the same pattern of disobedience (Hebrews 4).
So the Kingdom of God is a Sabbath. It is a rest from man’s work. Hence we read:
8 For Lord of the Sabbath is what the son of man is (Matthew 12).
But it is a Sabbath that lasts for 1,000 years:
4 And I
saw thrones, and there were those who sat down on them, and power of judging was
given them [1NC and 2NC kings].
Yes, I saw the souls of those beheaded [not
beheaded souls!] due to the
witness of/to Jesus and due to the word of God [beheaded
by being denied their head which is the LW church appointed over the saints],
and those who had worshiped neither the wild-beast nor its image and who had not
received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand. And they came to life
[not necessarily prior to their reign.
This is all of the kings, not all of the saints]
and reigned [as kings, not as Lords]
with the Christ for 1,000 years [reigning
as a group not over man but over the angels from 2008Nisan22 to 3008Nisan14].
5 The rest of the dead [no one in the Kingdom is first dead. There is no adamic death in the Kingdom. But those resurrected from Hades and those resurrected from Gehenna are second dead, in the sense that they have no angels. All those who survive through the end of this system will have angels either through the 1NC, the 2NC or the 3NC, for the mechanism of escape from the lava flood is angelic] did not come to life [get born again as both humans and angels] until the 1,000 years [of the Kingdom of God] were ended. This [the coming to life of the kings of verse 4] [is] the resurrection, the first.
6 Happy and holy is anyone having part in the resurrection, the first, over these the second death has no authority but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will reign with him for the 1,000 years [of the Kingdom from 2008Nisan22 to 3008Nisan14. They are sealed in holy spirit, they cannot ever be put into Gehenna, the second death, a soul-less existence as a spirit - this is the 1NC Kings and the 2NC Kings only. Lords do not reign, they rule subject to the reign of their king] (Revelation 20).
But it is also a ‘day’, being the last 'day' and the 'day' of judgment:
40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone that beholds the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him at the last day (John 6).
24 Martha said to him: I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day (John 11).
48 He that disregards me and does not receive my sayings has one to judge him. The word that I have spoken is what will judge him in the last day (John 12).
7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgement and of destruction of the ungodly men (2 Peter 3).
17 This is how love has been made perfect with us, that we may have freeness of speech in the day of judgment, because, just as that one is, so are we ourselves in this world (1 John 4).
So it is a 1,000 year Sabbath day of judgement. But a Sabbath is the 7th of 7 equal periods. So there must be a 6,000 year working week preceding this Sabbath. But this is what Peter is referring to when he says in the context of the destruction at Armageddon:
5 For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were
heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the
midst of water by the word of God;
6 and by those [means] the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water.
7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men.
8 However, let this one fact not be escaping your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with the Lord as 1,000 years and 1,000 years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.
10 Yet the Lord’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a hissing noise, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be discovered.
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion,
12 awaiting and keeping close in mind the presence of the day of the God, through which [the] heavens being on fire will be dissolved and [the] elements being intensely hot will melt!
13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell (2 Peter 3).
Quite obviously this taking 1,000 years for a day must not escape our notice in respect of a promise of destruction and of a new heavens and a new earth, i.e. a promise of the kingdom of God. A 'day' which we know is 1,000 years long. In fact the 'day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly men' of verse 7 is one of the 1,000 year days of verse 8. So Peter is saying that one should take 1,000 years for one day in our calculations as regards this promise. So the kingdom of God is a 1,000 year Sabbath day, or judgement day, and being a Sabbath it is preceeded by 6 other 1,000 years days making a 6,000 year working week.
What then are man’s own works ?
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, and they are fornication,
uncleanness, loose conduct,
20 idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects,
21 envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning you, the same way as I did forewarn you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God's kingdom (Galatians 5).
19 In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return (Genesis 3).
So we have to work to eat both physically and spiritually, and we have our fleshly works to try and conquer in the face of opposition and corruption from Satan, this being our spiritual work in this system. So man’s working week started when Adam sinned and was evicted from Eden, and started having to work for a living. This was coincident with God starting his rest, since his last creative act was when he made long garments of skin for Adam and Eve:
21 And Jehovah God proceeded to make long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them (Genesis 3).
So much more becoming than fig leaf loin coverings! As we have seen the literal meaning of this is that God made them some clothes. The greater meaning is that he encoded 4 new ageing bodies into Adam's DNA - see I15. To build a car that slowly deteriorates in an uncontrolled way is easy. But, to build one that deteriorates according to plan and maintains all of its faculties during this whole degradation process requires complete understanding of all things mechanical. Likewise to build a man that slowly deteriorates whilst rebuilding itself daily without actually coming to a grinding halt requires a complete understanding of all things biomechanical.
So God created two new creations between 3993Nisan14 and 3993Nisan17, namely the ageing versions of Adam and Eve.
In any event, the bible itself describes the new corrupting bodies of Adam and Eve as something that God himself 'proceeded to make'. And the corruption in the bodies is of course a result of and a physical declaration of the corruption in their spirits. But now the very same one, out of his undeserved kindness, as a result of the courage and love of Jesus Christ, is prepared to make a judicial declaration concerning their sons and their daughters and finally concerning both Adam and Eve themselves, that they are righteous in spirit, through the blood of the Christ. And just as the man's and the woman's bodies became corrupt as they left Eden, so we will become incorruptible, though still mortal in many cases, when we enter into the next system, the second Eden at Armageddon.
Those who sin in the Kingdom of God, do not start ageing, but lose their bodies and enter Gehenna, the second death if they remain unrepentant.
20 No more will there come to be a suckling a few days old from that place, neither an old man that does not fulfill his days; for one will die as a mere boy, although 100 years of age; and as for the sinner, although 100 years of age he will have evil called down upon him (Isaiah 65).
Scientifically, God would presumably have changed the genes of Adam and Eve, from permanently renewable copies, to slowly degrading copies, and this would have certainly been a divine act of creation, albeit a destructive act of creation. Therefore the seventh creative day began when Adam was thrown out of the Garden on 3993Nisan17, the 3rd day after he sinned and after God had remade their bodies, this being God’s Sabbath from his creative works. But when God stopped working at creation, man started working at cultivation:
23 God put him out of the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken (Genesis 3).
In the garden there was no cultivation, God planted the trees himself:
9 Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree desirable to one’s sight and good for food (Genesis 2).
So man’s working week started at his eviction from Eden. So whilst Adam was resting in the garden, God was working. And as soon as Adam starting working God started resting from his creative works.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth and all their army came to their
2 And by the seventh day God came to the completion of his work that he had made, and he proceeded to rest on the seventh day from all his work that he had made.
3 And God proceeded to bless the seventh day and make it sacred, because on it he has been resting from all his work that God has created for the purpose of making (Genesis 2).
So mankind in this world, since the founding of the world, at his sin, has not been able to enter into God’s rest (i.e. have a Sabbath from our works which is coincident with a Sabbath from his works). But in the Kingdom of God we do, at last, for it is the second Eden.
7 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations: To him that conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God (Revelation 2).
So the Kingdom of God, at least in heaven, starts 6,000 years after Adam’s sin, which was the founding of the world and the start of the 7th creative day. The 'world', is this system of things, the post edenic system of things. The system of things which has Satan as its ruler. His rulership began on 3992Tishri14 (Tishri1 years) as a result of the firstborn rights swap for kingdom deal agreed between Michael and Satan sometime after Adam's sin - see U17. Adam ate from the tree of knowledge of good and bad. Knowledge of Bad comes from Satan.
14 Nevertheless, death [who is Satan] ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come (Romans 5).
31 Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out (John 12).
In fact Hebrews tells us, as regards God, that:
3 For we who have exercised faith do enter into the rest, just as
he has said: So I swore in my anger, 'They shall not enter into my rest, although
his works were finished from the founding of the world.
4 For in one place he has said of the seventh day as follows: And God rested on the 7th day from all his works
5 and again in this place: They shall not enter into my rest.
6 Since, therefore, it remains for some to enter into it, and those to whom the good news was first declared did not enter in because of disobedience (Hebrews 4).
So that the blood of all the prophets spilled from the
founding of the world may be required from this generation
51 from the blood of Abel down to the blood of Zechariah, who was slain between the altar and the house. Yes, I tell you, it will be required from this generation (Luke 11).
24 Father, as to what you have given me, I wish that, where I am, they also may be with me, in order to behold my glory that you have given me, because you loved me before the founding of the world (John 17).
The next question therefore is:
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ
6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all -- [this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times (1 Timothy 2).
5 For One God [there is], one [who is] also a mediator
of God and of men, a man Christ Jesus
6 The [one] having given himself a corresponding ransom, over all [ones], the witness to appointed times own (1 Timothy 2 - Interlinear translation).
45 It is even so written: 'The first man Adam became a living soul.' The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15).
The ransom of Jesus did not correspond with 'all ones' for a ransom is soul for soul. So it corresponded with Adam. But how Jesus Jesus' ransom correspond with Adam?
Certainly the ransom did not correspond in sacrificial value, for Adam did not have everlasting life before he sinned, whereas Jesus did have everlasting life before he paid for that sin...
14 how much more will the blood of the Christ, who through an everlasting spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works that we may render sacred service to [the] living God? (Hebrews 9).
14 For it is quite plain that our Lord has sprung up out of
Judah, a tribe about which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.
15 And it is still more abundantly clear that with a similarity to Melchizedek there arises another priest,
16 who has become such, not according to the law of a commandment depending upon the flesh, but according to the power of an indestructible life,
17 for in witness it is said: You are a priest forever according to the manner of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7).
So the correspondence is not judicial, because the ransomer had more to give than the ransomee had to lose. We used to think that in some way Jesus had to resist sin for the same period of time that Adam lived before he sinned but there is no judicial significance to the length of time Jesus resisted sin fir at all. He could have ransomed Adam on the first day of his ministry or 1,000 years later, a payment is a payment and a ransom is a ransom.
But 1 Timothy 2 tells us that this correspondence involved particular times, and therefore was a temporal correspondence. Furthermore it says that it is a witness to appointed times. So the ransomer and the ransomee have a temporal correspondence which is witnessed to repeatedly at various appointed times. What is this temporal correspondence? Well the significant dates in Jesus life are...
Jesus died on 33Nisan14 (April 1) was baptised 29Tishri10 BC and was 30 years old by Hebrew reckoning on 29Tishri1, having been born in 2Heshvan21 BC.
So really is Adam is going to correspond to Jesus temporally he must have had a corresponding life course. So Jesus’ life up to his ransom corresponded temporally with Adam's up to his sin requiring a ransom modulo the 2NC Pentecost between their two birthdays. Now Jesus died 33½ years less 37 days of the 2NC.Human Pentecost after he was born. Whereas Adam sinned 33½ years + 12 days of the 2NC/Human Pentecost after he was born. It is as simple as that. The testing of Jesus from his baptism to his sacrifice corresponds exactly to the day with the testing of Adam in the Garden - we think. And both Jesus and Adam were 30 years old by Hebrew reckoning when their respective tests (do not eat from the tree and obey the law of Moses) began. But they were not the same age to the day or to the month when they started these tests we now understand (Adam was a Pentecost older!) This temporal correspondence acts as a witness to Jesus' life being a ransom for Adam. This we shall see gives us another way to calculate the date of the end of Satan's 6,000 year lease.
Now the Watchtower society have Adam as being born in '4026 BC'. But before the calendar was changed at the Passover in the days of Moses, the year ran from Tishri to Tishri, not Nisan to Nisan. We know this because the ancient bible calendar (before the flood and before the Exodus) started then, and in fact all very ancient calendars started in Tishri because this was when Adam was born - see Ancient Calendars - U90.
Now if you count back very carefully from Noah to Adam you find that Adam was born in the Old Hebrew Year, the BLC year from 4027Tishi to 4026Elul - see U96. So actually since he was born in Tishri, he was born in 4027Tishri. So he sinned 33½ years later in 3993Nisan. So 6,000 years after that is 2008Nisan.
To sum up, here are some of the reasons why Adam was born in Tishri and sinned in Nisan
 Early human calendars began in Tishri
 Adam was actually passed over when he sinned. His associated angel was killed yet his fleshly body was preserved albeit on death row.
 Adam's sin was an archetype for Jesus' death which occurred on the Passover.
So he was born in 4027Tishri, so he sinned in 3993Nisan, 33½ years later, in the same month that Jesus paid for his sin, Nisan. Now 6,000 years after 3993Nisan is 2008 Nisan (there was no 0 BC, it went 1BC then 1AD). So the Kingdom of God began in heaven in 2008Nisan actually with the marriage of Jesus to the 1NC Kings on 2008Nisan16.
One can also deduce that the date of Adam's sin was 3993Nisan (March/April) BC from the Exedenic Times , using the Times Principle [code] of the code. In pictorial terms we have:
Adam Born Adam Sins Jesus
Born Jesus Pays for Sin
Kingdom begins Kingdom
4027Tishri 3993Nisan 2 Heshvan BC 33 Nisan 14 2008Nisan 3008Nisan
X_________X X___________X X_______________X
33½ years 33½ years 1,000 years
For several other ways of deducing the date of end of Satan's lease, which we worked out in 1993/1994 see - letter to the Elders [F] (It takes a long time to load!). We thought it ended in 2008Nisan back then. In fact it ends in 2008Tishri.
The correspondence between Adam's life and Jesus' life is a part of the pattern of wisdom and beauty that Satan has been sealing up...
12 Son of man, lift up a dirge concerning the king of
Tyre [Satan, the king of commercialism - rule
by self interest], and you must say to him, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has
said: You are sealing up a pattern, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 In Eden, the garden of God, you proved to be. Every precious stone was your covering, ruby, topaz and jasper; chrysolite, onyx and jade; sapphire, turquoise and emerald; and of gold was the workmanship of your settings and your sockets in you. In the day of your being created they were made ready.
14 You are the anointed cherub that is covering, and I have set you. On the holy mountain of God you proved to be. In the midst of fiery stones you walked about.
15 You were faultless in your ways from the day of your being created until unrighteousness was found in you (Ezekiel 28).
If you wish to see what Satan has been keeping from you please visit U41 and U42.
2008Nisan14, The last day of the 6,000 year adamic Passover fell on the Vernal Equinox 2008March21 (when day overtakes night) and Adam was born on 4027Tishri2, the Autumnal Equinox (when night overtakes day).
So now we see why the rock (not the rock mass who is the Christ but the rock - Peter), for that is what his name means, the one with the keys to the kingdom, has asked us to keep this in mind. For what would be the point of keeping in mind that there is this week in which every day is 1,000 years long if we were never to know when this week began?? Truly that would be a waste of time. There is no point in knowing that the Kingdom begins 6,000 years after 'x'! There is no point in keeping this in mind unless at some stage one is made aware of the value of 'x'!
Well, in fact, x is Nisan14, 3993BCE, for this was the first ever Passover, the original Passover. For really the angel should have killed Adam physically, but he did not, in the kindness of God, he passed over him. And the same angel then gave his life as a ransom for him, having spared him at the instruction of his father. But 6,000 years after the first Passover, is the last Passover, the greatest Passover.
In fact from the temple ratio prophecy we now understand that Adam was born on 4027Tishri2, which is when all ancient calendars started. The BLC does not go that far back because Fred Espinak of NASA only gives moon data back to 1999 BC. However we can use the metonic cycle (which states that every 19 years the solar and lunar cycles coincide) to extrapolate from 1937BC a further 19x107= 2033 back from 1994Tishri2 BC to 4027Tishri2 BC and deduce that 4027Tishri2 was September 19/20 true solar + 2 days. But this period contained the autumnal equinox when the moon starts to dominate over the sun. So the world ending judicially on 2008Nisan14 which is March 21, 2008, the vernal equinox when the sun begins to dominate over the moon, is the antithesis of Adam's birth on 4027Tishri1 which was more than likely on the autumnal equinox around September 21 4027.
In the sort of irony that this world is full of, we are going to have over 7 billion people on this earth celebrating the Sabbath every week (by not working), right up to and in fact beyond, the very day of Nisan16, 2008 CE (March 24th 2008), which is the first day of the greater Sabbath which all of their seventh day celebrations have been symbolising. It being the first day of the Kingdom of God.
And nearly all of these people who celebrate these festivals are not going to accept the existence of the greater festival which their actions have been prophesying 52 times a year for the last 3500 years. It will be just as it was with the Jews. Why are we so blind ??? Why is Satan so successful ??? Men will actually celebrate the Sabbath many times in the kingdom of God, before the son of man is revealed! How can they be that stupid ??? Truly spiritual things are more powerful than physical things. And truly men's hearts destroy their minds.
Truly the courage to reason out the existence of the invisible from one's perception of the visible is what is lacking in mankind. A race of beings who took 5,000 years after they had started killing each other in wars (in the city states of Mesopotamia in 3500 BC) to deduce that the reason why their fellow man just fell to the ground when he was chopped to pieces was Gravity.
Say to those who are anxious at heart: Be strong! Do not
be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance itself. God [will come]
even with a repayment. He himself will come and save you people.
5 At that time the eyes of the blind ones will be opened, and the very ears of the deaf ones will be unstopped (Isaiah 35).
Be aware too of Satan. He has the name 'death', being the cause of it. He is the 4th horseman of the apocalypse - the one called 'death' - not a pretty name. He starts riding after famine who starts riding in 2018 we currently believe - see . He rules and has been ruling as king over most of mankind for 5,000 thousand of the 6,000 years:
14 Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come (Romans 5).
God became king of the Jews when they agreed to obey his law, for the king is the law maker. At that time, i.e. 1513Nisan14, when they celebrated the Passover, God became king of some of mankind (the ones who were descendants of Jacob).
17 For if by the trespass of the one [man] death ruled as king through that one, much more will those who receive the abundance of the undeserved kindness and of the free gift of righteousness rule as kings in life through the one [person], Jesus Christ (Romans 5).
Satan, death, has been ruling as king now over the whole world physically. But there was one 1,000 year period in the last 6,000 years during which he was locked up.
Please see U100.