The Hebrew Timeclock and the last days
It is currently 2008 on the solar calendar. It is 5768 on the Hebrew Calendar. Allowing for the biblically accepted time of 4000 years before Christ, we add 4000 + 2008 and get 6008 for the solar. This is a discrepancy of 240 years between the Hebrew calendar and the solar calendar. So what time is it, and is it really time for the Messiah?
The 6 day theory of the ancient rabbis and church fathers appears to be on schedule. In this, man has the earth for 6000 years, and the Messianic kingdom brings in the 7th -1000 years for a time of world peace.
Jewish genealogical tables begin with Adam and Eve at approximate 4000 BC. Most time dating materials originate at that point – give or take a few years.
George F. Moore, in the treatise entitled “Judaism in the First Centuries of the Christian Era – the Age of the Tannaim,” proposes that mathematical and biblically provable errors indicate a 61 year (deficit) discrepancy in dating just the times of Ezra and Nehemiah.
The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar year (354.37 days, not 365) while today’s calendar is based on the solar year. The solar contains 11 additional days annually for a total of 209 days every 19 years.
In a 6000 year period, this increase constitutes an additional 66,000 days. Divide this by 365 days/solar year, plus added days for the leap years, and one arrives at a figure of 179 additional years. This, plus the 61 years George Moore uncovered in the dating error surrounding Ezra and Nehemiah, bring us to a grand total of 240 years.
6008 corrected Hebrew calendar
Have we have exceeded the 6 days (6000 years) before the final rest of the 7th day, by 8 actual years?
first of all the 4000 BC is an approximate date.
Second, clarification of this timeframe can be studied by what Jesus said regarding his return. Regarding the timing of his return, he gave certain signs, and then continues
“Jerusalem shall be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” (Luke 21:4)
And then he says something very interesting. He says,
“Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place.” (Luke 21:32).
Jesus is indicating a way to “tell time,” and to let us know more specifically how to determine the end. Jerusalem fell to the gentiles in 70 AD, and was not restored to the Israelis until June, 1967. The next clue Jesus gives that the generation that sees “this fulfillment of the Gentiles” in Jerusalem will see the end come.
Now what is a generation?
Individual generations over time have varied. People like Methusaleh have lived to 900 years old, 175 years for Abraham, 120 years old for Moses, down to to 70-80 years old for King David and for today, so there are different ways to interpret this.
1. In the Scriptures, a generation is about 40 years, but it does not represent the entire human lifespan for that time.
Usually, this generation has already been born, has been around a few years, old enough to sin, when the Lord rebukes them.
Num 32:13 And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
Deu 2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, [was] thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
Psa 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with [this] generation, and said, It [is] a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
If the number 40 is correct as an exact number, 1967 to 2007 is about 40 years. Obviously, 2007 is past, but the 40 may be an approximate number.
2. If we use today’s age standards, using the entire lifespan, this would mean 1967 + 70-80 = 2037-2047, as the time for the end times, if assumed the person was born in 1967.
3. Another way to calculate this to use the average generation from Abraham to Jesus. 2 references with different calculations
3a.. Jack Van Impe (ref: jvim.com) This I least understand, because I do not follow where the dates and the math comes from. I get different numbers, but I might be wrong.
Applying the information from Matthew 1:17, and based on a timetable of 2166 years (from Abraham to Christ, divided by 42 generations, a generation would be 51.4 years.
Using this formula, Christ’s appearing would be in the very near future, from now until 2018, since June 1967 + 51.4 years = Fall, 2018.
3b…according to the restored church of God: (http://www.thercg.org/questions/p199.a.html)
“When life span increases, so does the average length of generations. To show the extent of how life span varied over time,
1. the average life span of the pre-Flood patriarchs was 912 years.
2. The average lifespan from Shem to Peleg (contemporary of the Tower of Babel) diminished to 484 years, and
3. from Peleg to Abraham, it diminished to 195 years.
The average generation from Abraham to David (Matt. 1:17) was approximately 64 years, while the average generation for the other two groups was 38 years. The time span covered by each generation is not the emphasis, but rather the fact of the passing of the number of successive generations.”
Using 64 as a generation,
1948 + 64 = 2012 (*note: this is the date on Mayan calendar)
1967 + 64 = 2031
4. Another way to calculate is from 1948.
For someone born in 1948, when Israel became a nation (“when the fig tree sprouts its leaves”), which could be another “start time,” since this was also one of the signs Jesus mentioned, and the person is now “old enough to sin in 1967,” then 1948+ 70-80 = 2018-2028. God is then speaking to an existing generation that has matured.
***Interesting comparison to the re-birth of Israel: Abraham was born in the “Hebrew year 1948” since Adam, according to the Hebrew Tenach.
Although we will not know the day nor the hour, the general season can be estimated, if this theory is correct. My inclination is to view the 40 years as a base number, because when God used it, the people were already alive, old enough to sin and be rebuked, and old enough where, if he let them wander another 40 years in the desert, they would be dead. He therefore was dealing with adults, and giving them an extra 40 years.
To be considered an adult, old enough for military service, a boy would be about 20 years old. So 20 + 40 = 60. However, since Moses lived to be 120, while in the desert, it is hard to determine how old the people actually were when they died. Most people would not die at 60.
Following the logic of point # 1, if the people (nation) need(s) to be born already, old enough to sin, and be rebuked, then the 1948 (birthdate of Israel) is at least an indication of an approximate time when this final generation would be born. The nation would then mature, and in 1967, take back Jerusalem from the gentiles. Rather than sinning, they perform a righteous act, allowing God to start the time until the end.
Summarizing all these calculated dates, the estimate is somewhere between 2012 – 2047. That is a span of 35 years – almost another generation, or halfway into the next one, so I am favoring an earlier date. I guess time will tell what is true.
Are we all ready for this?
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References used to calculate dates: