dimanche 23 septembre 2012


The day and the hour that no man know
Daniel ben Ya’acov Ysrael

In this midrash, I would like to approach the popular verse from Yehoshua HaMashiach from Matthew chapter 24:
Mat 24:36  “But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only.
It is well known in the messianic movement that many say that this day is Yom Teruah,  called by the Jews “Rosh HaShanah”, the “new year” (literal “head of the year).
I will try to show that not only these statements are wrong, that Yom Teruah is not the day and the hour that no man knows, and also not the “new year” Rosh HaSHanah. When reading, remember that parable are for those outside and not for believers. Yehoshua explained the parables to his talmidim.

But before let us see if in the time of Mashiach Yehoshua, people or at least some knew about the season of the coming of Mashiach.
Sha’ul writes:
1Th 5:1  Now, brothers, as to the times and the seasons, you do not need to be written to.
1Th 5:2  For you yourselves know very well that the day of יהוה comes as a thief in the night.
1Th 5:3  For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then suddenly destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape (read Matthew 24).
1Th 5:4  But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
1Th 5:5  For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
1Th 5:6  So, then, we should not sleep, as others do, but we should watch and be sober.
1Th 5:7  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
1Th 5:8  But we who are of the day should be sober, putting on the breastplate of belief and love, and as a helmet the expectation of deliverance.
1Th 5:9  Because Elohim did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain deliverance through our Master יהושע Messiah,

Sha’ul says that the day of Yehowah is known and warn the believers not to sleep. He is referring here about the time of Ya’acov’s trouble:
Jer 30:4  And these are the words יהוה spoke concerning Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah.
Jer 30:5  “For this is what יהוה said, ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
Jer 30:6  ‘Ask now, and see if a man is giving birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour, and all faces turned pale?
Jer 30:7  ‘Oh! For great is that day, there is none like it. And it is the time of Yaʽaqoḇ’s distress (troubles), but he shall be saved out of it.

I have shown in another midrash that Ya’acov’s distress has been many time during the last two thousand years, and even before starting with the sons of Ya’acov.

Jer 30:8  ‘And it shall be in that day,’ declares יהוה of hosts, ‘that I break his yoke from your neck, and tear off your bonds, and foreigners no more enslave them

Now let us go back to our text and read. At the end of this midrash you will find an interesting approach concerning the Yovel and the shemitat (Shabbat of the land). You will see that it is NOT starting at Rosh HaShanah.
Majority of believers who study end time eschatology go to Matthew chapter 24 and try to find out what could be the scenario. They forget to search what Yehoshua tell them in plain text, and not in secret, just to jump to what they want to teach. So let us see:
I will highlight some passage to get your attention:
Mat 24:23  “If anyone then says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe.
Mat 24:24  “For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.
Mat 24:25  “See, I have forewarned you ( before, question: when?).
Mat 24:26  “So if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe.
Mat 24:27  “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines to the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:28  “For wherever the dead body is, there the eagles shall be gathered together.1 Mat 24:29  “And immediately after the distress (See Yrmeyahu/Jerem.30:7) of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
Mat 24:30  “And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem.
Mat 24:31  “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet (Yom Teruah????), and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Mat 24:32  “And learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near.
Mat 24:33  “So you also (likewise), when you see all these, know that He is near, at the doors.
Mat 24:34  “Truly, I say to you, this generation shall by no means pass away until all this takes place.
Mat 24:35  “The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.
Mat 24:36  “But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only.
Mat 24:37  “And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:38  “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39  and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:40  “Then two shall be in the field, the one is taken and the one is left.
Mat 24:41  “Two shall be grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.
Mat 24:42  “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming.
Mat 24:43  “And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Mat 24:44  “Because of this, be ready too, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him (verse 36).
Mat 24:45  “Who then is a trustworthy and wise servant, whom his master set over his household, to give them food in season?
Mat 24:46  “Blessed is that servant whom his master, having come, shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47  “Truly, I say to you that he shall set him over all his possessions.
Mat 24:48  “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’
Mat 24:49  and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
Mat 24:50  the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect it, and at an hour he does not know,
Mat 24:51  and shall cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

This is not the end of the story, Yehoshua keep telling his talmidim (disciples). He goes on telling them the parable of the Ten virgins. Unfortunately, many when reading, think because of the chapter that all is finished, but let us read:
Mat 25:1  “Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom (to go to the marriage).
Mat 25:2  “And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
Mat 25:3  “Those who were foolish, having taken their lamps, took no oil with them,
Mat 25:4  but the wise took oil in their containers with their lamps.
Mat 25:5  “Now while the bridegroom took time, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat 25:6  “And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘See, the bridegroom is coming, go out to meet him!’
Mat 25:7  “Then all those maidens rose up and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8  “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
Mat 25:9  “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
Mat 25:10  “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11  “And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’
Mat 25:12  “But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
Mat 25:13  “Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Aḏam is coming,
Question: Is Yehoshua telling really that no man knows when he will come back?
Those who think that Yom Teruah the first day of the seven month IS the day that no man know, as I have also believed before (following mainstream), will tell you that it is so because Yom Teruah is the only day (Qadosh appointment) that requires the sighting of the moon and thus no man knows the day before having seen the moon. It seems to be very smart, but let see what the Torah says:
Lev 23:24  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering
It is clear from the text that Yom Teruah, the day of shouting or blowing the Shofar is declared AFTER the moon has been sighted in order to start the seventh month. Every month is declared AFTER Chodesh (new moon). Now to me this cannot be the day that no man knows, and I will demonstrate it.
Many errors have been introduced in our belief by manmade traditions. First many have read from messianic so called pastors or rabbis and swallowed their fancy and stupid explanation. I do not mock those having fall in their trap, I was among them, until I decide with prayer to search the scriptures and trusted Yehowah to send worthy brethren across my way to help to see, or to confirm what he has shown me in my research. This was the starting of great improvement in my journey. Since this time I have to face rejection, attack and all kind of “stamps” from many among the body of Mashiach, just because I don’t see things as they do.
Tradition is good IF it doesn’t go against the scriptures. Here is time to give an example. It is tradition among Judaism and has spray among messianic that Yom Teruah is known as Rosh HaShana and is the “New Year” for agricultural season. Is that really true, is that what the Torah of Moshe tells us? Let see:
Exo 23:14  “Three1 times in the year you are to observe a festival to Me (Yehowah):
Exo 23:15  “Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Aḇiḇ – for in it you came out of Mitsrayim – and do not appear before Me empty-handed;
Exo 23:16  and the Festival of the Harvest, the first-fruits of your labours which you have sown in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field.
“The outgoing of the year”. Is that the end of the year?
Exo 12:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim, saying,
Exo 12:2  “This month is the beginning of months (plural) for you, it is the first month of the year for you.
In the Hebrew calendar the year has 12 month, sometime even 13, and NOT SEVEN. So what then is the “outgoing of the year”?
The Hebrew word for “outgoing” or some translation say “end” is:
H3318 יָצָא yatsa' (yaw-tsaw') v.
1. to go out
Does this mean that the year is finished and that we start another year, even agricultural?
The harvesting is ONLY a part of the agricultural year, we have seen that Yehowah told Moshe that the FIRST is in the time of AVIV, the month when the grains are in the hear (tender, soft green) just before to be fully ripe.
Exo 9:31  And the flax and the barley were smitten, for the barley was in the head (aviv) and the flax was in bud.
Exo 9:32  But the wheat and the spelt were not smitten, for they were late crops.
There are some few weeks (2-3) between the aviv of the barley and the wheat. Please do not forget it because it is of importance.
Lev 25:3  ‘Six years you sow your field, and six years you prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit,
Lev 25:4  but in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to יהוה. Do not sow your field and do not prune your vineyard.
Lev 25:5  ‘Do not reap what grows of its own of your harvest, and do not gather the grapes of your unpruned vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.
Here it is clear that Yehowah command his children to have a Shabbat or rest for the land every 7 years, AND that during this seventh year they CANNOT sow their field and prune their vineyard
QUESTION: How can somebody be forbidden to sown and to prune, at which time the sowing and the pruning take place?
If we don’t know the answer, we cannot understand the shemitah, the Shabbat of rest and will not understand that Rosh HaShanah is just a “nice story” but false.
Just after the 7th month year once the Feast of the ingathering (Succoth) was over,  the people plow, sow in their fields and prune the vineyards during the winter time in order to have the grain in aviv for the first month of the year. Now during the Shabbat of the land (shemitah or Yovel), how is it possible that they cannot sow or prune if they have already done it in the 6th year, because without sowing and pruning there is no harvest caused by man’s work.
Concerning the Shemitah, the Shabbat of rest of the land, the farmers after having gathered the last fruits ( grapes and fruits from the fall season), STOPED to plow, to sow and to prune AFTER succoth, knowing that the next year starting at the month of aviv was the SHEMITAH and there were not to plow, sow or prune. How did they know that?
Lev 25:8  ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
Remember the Shabbat of the land is the 50th year, and every year in Yehowah mind start in the month f Aviv (Shemot/exodus 12:1-2)
Lev 25:9  ‘You shall then sound a ram’s horn to pass through on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonement cause a ram’s horn to pass through all your land.
Lev 25:10  ‘And you shall set the fiftieth year apart, and proclaim release throughout all the land to all its inhabitants, it is a Jubilee for you. And each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you return to his clan.
Lev 25:11  ‘The fiftieth year is a Jubilee to you (not the 49 and 7month). Do not sow, nor reap what grows of its own (because it was neither plowed, nor sown, nor pruned allowed during the Shabbat year), nor gather from its unpruned vine.
There is ONLY one year in the Hebrew Calendar staring with the month of Aviv. You will say and what this has to do with the day that no man knows? Let us do our home work and see why the month of Aviv is so important and why I believe that the Firstfruits offering was NOT from barley but rather WHEAT. I will not go into details, for that you can ask there is an excellent article from Avi ben Mordechai who explain the Firstfruits and its offering made of “fine flour”, which cannot be of barley.

Now that we have determine that Yom Teruah is a shout, a blowing of Shofar which herald something not clear now, even if I believe that this shout or blowing of Shofar is to make the people aware of the coming YOM KIPPUR 10 days later, which will be the coronation of the King Mashiach Yehoshua at his second coming.

We look back to another parable spoken by Yehoshua. Your remember reading that in chapter 24, verse 25, Yehoshua say:
“Mat 24:25  “See, I have forewarned you,” and the question was: When?
The answer is in another parable which will make clear WHEN this will happen and why it is the day that no man knows
But let us read:
Mat 13:24  Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field,
Mat 13:25  but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat (good seed) and went away.
Mat 13:26  “And when the blade sprouted and bore fruit, then the darnel also appeared.
Mat 13:27  “And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then does it have the darnel?’
Mat 13:28  “And he said to them, ‘A man, an enemy did this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Do you wish then, that we go and gather them up?’
Mat 13:29  “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also uproot the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30  ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to the reapers, “First gather the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary.” ’ ”

Yehoshua himself give the explanation and the timing:

Mat 13:36  Then, having sent the crowds away, יהושע went into the house. And His taught ones came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field.”
Mat 13:37  And He answering, said to them, “He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Aḏam (Yehoshua),
Mat 13:38  and the field is the world. And the good seed (wheat), these are the sons of the reign, but the darnel are the sons of the wicked one,
Mat 13:39  and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. And the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the messengers.
Mat 13:40  “As the darnel, then, is gathered and burned in the fire, so it shall be at the end of this age.

Mat 13:41  “The Son of Aḏam shall send out His messengers, and they shall gather out of His reign all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness,
Mat 13:42  and shall throw them into the furnace of fire – there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43  “Then the righteous1 shall shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him ear!

ALL is in the parable brethren, can you see? Remember chapter 24, Yehoshua explain how it will be at his coming:
Mat 24:30  “And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven (read chapter 13 again), and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem.
Mat 24:31  “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Who are the chosen one, are they not the WHEAT in the parable chapter 13?

You will say but what has this to do with the day and the hour that no man knows?
I will answer:
When is the wheat harvest celebrated, is it not at SHAVUOT?
When does the Wheat harvest start, does man knows?
The answer is: NO only the Father in heaven knows when the wheat will be AVIV and the harvest goes on for 50 days.
When was the Torah given to our fore fathers, was it not at SHAVUOT?
When was the Ruach HaQodesh poured out on the believers, was it not at SHAVUOT?
When will the WORD of Yehowah (Yehoshua the word of Yehowah) come back, will it be at Yom Teruah or at SHAVUOT?
ALL has to do with the wheat and the harvest finishing at SHAVUOT. The parable of the Ten Virgins is pointing to those who wait and watch the coming of the MASTER.
Traditionally in the night of SHAVUOT (not Yom Teruah), many JEWS do not sleep, they read the Torah waiting for the coming of MASHIACH. 

120 Years
The cycle of life, the years, the sh’mitta, the Yovel and the return of Messiah.

In this short study I will refer to an excellent article from a man whose name is Joseph Dumond (even if I don't agree with all his teaching) who wrote a long study concerning the Yovel year and how it works in the calculation of the return of Yehoshua.

first of all we have the scriptures which must be always the foundation of our research. Many theories are running among Messiahianity which are not based on the scriptures and therefore cannot hold with the truth. They will only bring deception.
Today Messiahians do not even know when our Master will come back. They claim the false rapture doctrine and will be deceived when the great tribulation will come upon them.
We have seen many times in our different studies that the number seven is a divine number for perfection on earth as everything was created in six days and the seven days is the perfect day of rest.
Lev 25:8 ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
Deu 15:1  “At the end of every seven years you make a release of debts.
Deu 15:2 “And this is the word of the release: Every creditor is to release what he has loaned to his neighbour, he does not require it of his neighbour or his brother, because it is called the release of יהוה.
Deu 31:10 And Mosheh commanded them, saying, “At the end of seven years, at the appointed time, the year of release, at the Festival of Booths,
Exo 21:2 “When you buy a Heḇrew servant, he serves six years, and in the seventh he goes out free, for naught.
Exo 23:10 “And for six years you are to sow your land, and shall gather its increase,
Exo 23:11 but the seventh year you are to let it rest, and shall leave it, and the poor of your people shall eat. And what they leave, the beasts of the field eat. Do the same with your vineyard and your oliveyard.
Exo 23:12 “Six days you are to do your work, and on the seventh day you rest, in order that your ox and your donkey might rest, and the son of your female servant and the sojourner be refreshed.
Lev 25:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh on Mount Sinai, saying,
Lev 25:2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall observe a Sabbath to יהוה.
Lev 25:3 ‘Six years you sow your field, and six years you prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit,
Lev 25:4 but in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to יהוה. Do not sow your field and do not prune your vineyard.
Lev 25:5 ‘Do not reap what grows of its own of your harvest, and do not gather the grapes of your unpruned vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.
Lev 25:6 ‘And the Sabbath of the land shall be to you for food, for you and your servant, and for your female servant and your hired servant, and for the stranger who sojourns with you,
Jer 34:13 “Thus said יהוה the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I Myself made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage, saying,
Jer 34:14 “At the end of seven years each one should set free his Heḇrew brother, who has been sold to him. And when he has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you.” But your fathers did not obey Me nor incline their ear.
Jer 34:15 ‘And you recently turned and did what was right in My eyes, each man proclaiming release to his neighbour. And you made a covenant before Me in the house which is called by My Name.
We see that the number seven is connected with the Torah. The time factor seven shall be also understood in the counting. For example the sh’mitta is a period of seven years. The Yovel is a period coming after seven sh’mittah. Joseph Dumond based on the research from HaQadesh publishing, that the year after the seven Sh’mittah is the 50th , the year of Yovel but also the First year of the new coming cycle of SH’mittah, also part of the Yovel cycle.
Why it is so important to understand that? The reason is simple if we count based on a cycle of fifty years we will have a different result as, if we count with a cycle of forty nine years.
My Ruach shall not strive forever with man, his life shall be 120 years. B’reshit chapter 6. We have seen that the word for “years” can also means revolution of time. The Yovel cycle is a revolution of time coming every 40 years. The 50th one being the year of Yovel and also the First of the next cycle.
If we take 50 to count as many scholars have done we are already in the Millennium of Messiah! Fifty times 120 (the revolution time) is six thousand. The first millennium  began with the counting of zero to one the first year part of the first Yovel cycle, part also of the first century, part of the first millennium.
So we know from the scriptures that Messiah shall come back to establish the Kingdom of Elohim on the seven day. Why is he not returned if we have already passed the seven days?
Because the approach has been based on a wrong counting.
If we take the cycle with 49 years we will have a different perspective.
49 X 120 = 5880. So we should write the year 5880 and not the Year 2009 plus 4000 years before Messiah = 6009, but the year 5880.
The last Yovel was celebrated in Jerusalem in 1996. This mean we are now at the end of the second Sh’mittah cycle of the 120th Yovel’s cycle. In the theory it should remain now 35 years before the last cycle is finished! This mean it should be the year 2044.
It seems very easy but, Yehoshua says in Mattitiyahu 24 that if the time were not shortened nobody would survive! He was speaking about the tribulations before his coming.(Matt.24:21-22).
How much it will be shortened, we do not know, but it will be for the elect’s sake.
Joseph Dumond goes in much detail concerning the plague coming before the coming back of Messiah. The time period of the opening of the seals from revelation is a seven years period, in which the opened seals will remain in action, while the new one will take place. Since 1996 things have begin to change on earth.
First Terrorism has taken place all around the world, since 2002 the price in the world are out of balance. We are now entering in 2009 the next Sh’mittah cycle and with it a new seal will open adding a new pressure on the world inhabitants.
Joseph Dumond says that people, even believers, followers of the Torah, have become lazy and do not make research, following what other write.
Who are the one following the Lunar calendar? Many today even messianic follow the calendar build after the computer calculation not the sighted moon calendar. They have chosen the easy way. Does Yehowah change?
Below the text from Joseph Dumond to go in depth. Take time to read it and you will discover more hen you may have found in the last years.
The Sabbath and Jubilee Cycle
This study presents the evidence from ancient biblical and secular sources for the dating of the Shabbat year and Jubilee cycle.
There has been a long standing debate over exactly which Shabbat and Jubilee cycle system represents the one actually practiced by the ancient Israelites. To the novice this dispute may at first glance seem trivial. Nevertheless, there are two reasons that its solution is extremely valuable. First, this cycle is an essential tool for any reconstruction of the chronological framework of ancient Israelite history. The strong foundation it provides, in turn, acts as a guide for other contemporary dynasties and events. (See our forthcoming books titled Israelite Chronology and Old World Chronologies.)
Second, once the correct cycle is ascertained, it allows us to “clock in” and discover which years are presently Shabbat and Jubilees. This possibility holds great significance for students of biblical eschatology. The book of Hebrews, for example, notes that, “The Law,” of which the Shabbat and Jubilee years are a part, is “a shadow of the coming good things.” (Hebrews, 10:1) The Shabbat day, to demonstrate, was reckoned as a type of the great Shabbatism and rest into which the people of Yahweh will one day enter. (Hebrews, 3:7-4:13)
Likewise, the prophetic character of the Jubilee year is strongly attested to. The ancient book of Jubilees, for instance, notes that the Shabbat and Jubilee cycle would continue “until the sanctuary of the sovereign (Yehowah) is created in Jerusalem upon Mount Zion.” The text of 11Q Melchizedek, found in the caves at Qumran, explains the Jubilee statutes of Leviticus, 25, by stating:
1. [saying to Zion] `your eloahim reigns.’ . . . [
2. [ ] . . . and where it says, `in [this] year of Jubilee you shall return, each man to his possession.’
3. [and where it says, `Let] every holder of a debt [let drop] what he loans [to his neighbour. Let him not exact payment from his neighbour nor from his brother, for there is proclaimed a] remission
4. [of el.’ Its interpretation concerns the end of days as regards `those taken captive’ who [. . . etc.].
“Those taken captive” is a reference to the future captivity of the Israelites among the nations during the end of days. The prophets foretold that out of this captivity a remnant of Israel and Judah would return to the Promised Land and eternally dwell with Yehowah. This return was symbolized by the Israelites regaining their liberty during the Jubilee year. The coming of the messiah during the end of days, at which time he will save Israel and Judah from their captivity and return them to their homeland, was, by extension, understood as occurring in one of these future Jubilee years.
In either case, whether for an accurate Israelite chronology or for eschatological purposes, a precise knowledge of this ancient cycle is required. Therefore, we must take the utmost care in uncovering the true and original Shabbat year and Jubilee cycle.
There are four possible Shemittah cycle systems we must consider. For simplification purposes, this study shall utilize the following labels for these four systems. Our “key” or “example” date will be the Shemittah year in each system which is either on or nearest to the year that Jerusalem and Herod’s Temple (the second Temple) were destroyed (the summer of 70 C.E.).
System “A”: Abib (March/April) 1, 70 C.E. until Abib 1, 71 C.E. The month of Abib was also called Nisan. System “A” is advocated by this study.
System “B”: Tishri (Sept./Oct.) 1, 68 C.E. until Tishri 1, 69 C.E. The Zuckermann-Schürer system.
System “C”: Tishri 1, 69 C.E. until Tishri 1, 70 C.E. The Marcus-Wacholder theory.
System “D”: Abib 1, 69 C.E. until Abib 1, 70 C.E. A possibility based upon the evidence of an Abib 1 beginning for the year coupled with the claim of Rabbi Jose and other Talmudic writers that the year before the fall of Jerusalem was a Shabbat year.
Today the most popular of these theories is system “B.” This system has been advocated since the time of the Mishnah (formed at the end of the second century C.E.). It only differs from system “D” in that system “D” would start the Shemittah year in the spring rather than in the fall. System “C” has also been advocated since the Gemara portion of written Talmudic times, but it has been the lesser sister to system “B.” It has again gained some popularity in recent years due to the work of Ralph Marcus and Zion Wacholder. System “A,” on the other hand, is the conclusion based upon the in-depth research into the ancient evidence provided in this study. In reality, system “A” has merely allowed the evidence to present its own case.
It is the contention of this study that the Jews who supported system “B,” beginning in the late second century C.E., lost touch with the accurate chronology and the true Shemittah year and Jubilee cycle. They, in turn, incorrectly calculated the Shemittah year for more ancient times so as to make it fall one year prior to the destruction of Jerusalem rather than during that event. System “D” is merely a modified form of “B.” System “D” takes notice of the fact that the earlier Israelites actually began their Shabbat year in the spring and not with the fall (the Jewish reckoning of fall as the official beginning of the Shemittah year taking place at a relatively late date). System “C” takes into account that the year Jerusalem fell (70 C.E.) was a Shabbat year but it errs in that it continues the late and, what we shall prove to be, false practice of reckoning the beginning of a Shabbat year from the fall.
All three systems (”B,” “C,” and “D”) are faced with important obstacles. Advocates of these various theories have often been forced to harshly criticize ancient records, like those from Josephus and the Maccabean books, because the historical data is inconsistent with present theory. Robert North, for example, takes Josephus to task by challenging his historical year as exhibiting “internal inconsistencies which invalidate their use for chronology.” North concludes, “It should be abundantly clear that the Shabbat (shemittah) year dates of Josephus are either palpably incommensurate, or else insolubly obscure.”
This study disagrees. It is not Josephus or any other pre-second century C.E. ancient report that is the source for the confusion. Indeed, we find them all remarkably accurate. Rather, it is the attempt to force these early records to conform with one of the three erroneous Shabbat cycle theories now prevalent which has created an illusion of historical error.
System “A,” on the other hand, does not start from the premise of an existing theory which is built upon the interpretation of one or two dates or upon a late tradition, as the three other systems do. Instead, it allows the evidence to build its own structure. The results of this method reveal that the ancient sources are in perfect harmony and reflect an entirely different Shabbat cycle than heretofore presented.
As is to be expected, the fact that system “A” is a new and radical departure from the three established theories demands that it must submit in every detail to very close scrutiny. Yet, there is no doubt in this researcher’s mind that system “A” not only survives meticulous scrutiny but its solution is compelling.
As part of our Preliminary Discussion we shall review some major flaws in the system “B” chronology. These observations will be followed by some initial comments with regard to the question about which month served as the beginning of the ancient Shabbat year during the post-exile period. These two chapters will set the stage for other numerous proofs presented throughout which shall conclusively show that the first day of the Hebrew month of Abib (later called Nisan) was the true New Year date for the Jews up and until the time of the Bar Kochba revolt (133-135 C.E.). The month of Abib, which began with the new moon whose cycle contained the first full moon after the spring equinox, therefore, finds its start sometime during the Gregorian (Roman or Julian) month-names of either March or April.
With this preliminary discussion accomplished, we shall begin a detailed look at the evidence for the Shabbat and Jubilee years. This study has divided this examination into five Sections, each representing the evidence for a specific historical period:
In Section I of our text the records for a Shemittah (Shabbat) year and a Jubilee year which occurred during the pre-exile period (before 587 B.C.E.) shall be thoroughly discussed. It shall be demonstrated that a Shemittah (Shabbat) year and a Jubilee year were observed in the fifteenth and sixteenth year of the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (701/700 and 700/699 B.C.E., spring reckoning). The complexities of this evidence demand a full investigation of the conflict between the Assyrian king Sennacherib and the Judahite king Hezekiah, as well as the important involvement of the Kushite king Tirhakah. The results of this study will in turn lay the groundwork for what will prove to be the true and correct Shabbat and Jubilee cycle, which for our study has been dubbed system “A.” This conclusion will be amply supported by the remainder of our work.
In Section II we shall examine the records of the Jewish post-exile period (538-40 B.C.E.). These documents will reveal the observance of a Shabbat year in the eighth year of the Persian king Arta-xerxes I; in the 150th Seleucid year; in the 178th Seleucid year; and, finally, in the year following the fifth consulship of Gaius Julius Caesar.
Section III will delve into the evidence for two Shabbat years observed during the reign of King Herod of Judaea (40-4 B.C.E.). In these chapters we shall provide an in-depth examination of which year and season Herod conquered Jerusalem. This conquest is very important for our study since a Shabbat year occurred around that time. Systems “B,” “C,” and “D” all make their interpretations of this Shabbat year the heart of their arguments. The evidence from Herod’s thirteenth through seventeenth years adds further definition as to which of the four possible Shabbat cycle systems can plausibly work.
Section IV will deal with the evidence for the Shabbat years in the post-Herod period, extending up until the end of the First Revolt and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. This investigation will include the proof that there could not have been a Shabbat year in 40/41 C.E.-which will verify that system “B” (Zuckermann’s view) and system “D” are inaccurate. We shall also show proof of a Shabbat year in the second year of Emperor Nero (56/57 C.E., Abib reckoning) and shall demonstrate that a Shabbat year could not have occurred in the winter of 68/69 C.E. (which again disproves systems “B” and “D”). These records will reveal that the year Jerusalem fell to the Romans (i.e. 70/71 C.E., spring reckoning) was a Shemittah (Shabbat) year.
Section V shall analyze the evidence for the Shemittah (Shabbat) year of 133/134 C.E., during the Bar Kochba revolt, and the references to an upcoming Shabbat year in 140/141 C.E. The Shabbat year of 133/134 C.E. was the last official Shabbat year observed by the Judaean state. With the traumatic defeat of the Jews by the Romans in the summer of 135 C.E., the practice of observing the Shabbat years by the Judaean state was thereafter suppressed. It was abolished altogether as a requirement for Judaism by its leaders during the third century C.E.
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But this paper is not just to show you when the Jubilee and Land rest years are. As it says in Colossians 2: 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Shabbath, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Messiah.
The Sabbath Day, each of the Holy Days, the Land Rest years and the Jubilee year are all shadow pictures of good things to come. But unless we are obedient and keep this time Holy we will miss the events that occur during these days and years, just as the Jews missed the Messiah and the events that happened during Passover, at that time.
The years we know to be Land Rest years and Jubilee Years are as follows. From Qadesh La Yahweh Press.
: A land rest year occurred in 701 BC and a Jubilee in 700 BC as written in the Bible in 2 Kings 19:29, Isaiah 37, and 2 Chronicles 32
: A Sabbath year occurred in 456 BC Nehemiah 8:18
: A Sabbath year occurred in 162 BC 1 Macc 16:14 Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 134 BC 1 Macc & Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 43 BC as issued by Gaius Julius Caeser And Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 36 BC Jos Antiq 14:16:2
: A Sabbath year occurred in 22 BC Jos Antiq 15:9:1
: A Sabbath year occurred in 42 CE Jos Antiq 18:
: A Sabbath year occurred in 56 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 70 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 133 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 140 CE
Qadesh La Yahweh Press goes to great detail to prove these dates are correct and shows how the other theories go astray. A most enjoyable read.
Qadesh La Yahweh Press also proves that the 50th year was the year after the 49th and also it was the first year in the follow count. Or in other words 49, 50, then year two would be next. I myself always believed it was 49, 50 then 1, 2 etc. But when these facts are laid out as they are, I am forced to concede my wrong thinking. my wrong theory.
This counting method is also shown to us every year at Pentecost. We count seven Shabbat and on the day after the seventh Shabbat is the fiftieth day. This day is also the first day of the week or the day one as we count to seven again.
Many of the Jubilee authors know of these dates in history. But in order for their own interpretation of the Jubilee cycle to work they must prove that the author in the bible or in history was wrong on certain occasions when recording events. And they go to elaborate explanations to prove they are right. On the other hand Qadesh La Yahweh Press shows how the original author in History used the correct calendar for the area they were talking about, and they cross reference that historian with other historians known at the same time using different calendars to pin point the accuracy of the dating of the events in question.
What does it all mean and why should I be concerned?
The first time I have been able to find any mention of the jubilee is in Genesis 6: 1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And YHWH said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

I have found nowhere in history that the average age of man was 120 years. Before the flood they were up to 962 years. After the flood the bible records many patriarchs well into the hundreds. Today our average life span is about 80. So what was it that Yahweh was saying here when He said “his days shall be one hundred and twenty years”.
The word for years is Strong’s Word # 08141 spelled hnX and pronounced Shaneh (Shaw-neh). It has four meanings which are: a)as division of time ; b) as measure of time ; c) as indication of age ; d) a lifetime (of years of life).
This passage then could be read one hundred and twenty periods of time. That would be 120 Jubilee cycles. Right away many conclude this to be 120 X 50 and arrive at 6000 years. This is wrong as has been explained above. It is 120 X 49 which gives us 5880 years. On the Jewish Calendar they state this year as 5766.
This is very misleading to the average person. The Jewish calendar fails to mention that they have removed 76 years from the calendar. This was done in Mathew 1:8 where the names of Ahaziah, who reigned 1 year, and Athaliah who reigned 6, and Jehhoash who reigned 40 and Amaziah who reigned 29, are all missing from the chronology. 76 years in total. On The Jewish New year which is on September 23 in 2006 the year will be 5767. If we add the 76 years to this date we get 5843. But because the Year according to Yahweh was to start in the Spring in the month of Nisan we can go back 6 months and get 5842 as this year until the 1st of Nisan in 2007 which will then be 5843.
What was it that these kings did to anger Yehowah so? We can read in Duet. 29:20 where Yehowah threatened to blot out the names of those who served other mighty ones. And in Exodus 20:5 it says that the sins of the people will be visited to the 3rd and 4th generations of those who hate Him. What wicked King could this be? 2 Chron 24:7 For the sons of Athalyahu, that wrong woman, had broken into the house of Yehowah; and had also all the dedicated vessels of the house of Yehowah bestowed upon Baalim.
Because of this blasphemy, the city of Libnah revolted against Yeh’oram (2 Kings 8:22). Libnah was one of the cities of the Aaronic Preists (Joshua 21:13). Obviously they objected violently to Yeh’oram’s desecration of the Solomon’s temple. For Yah’oram’s blasphemy, Yahweh judged not only his wife Athaliah, but his son Ahaziah, and grandson Jehash, and great grandson Amazaih.
2 Kings 8: 24 So Yeh’oram rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
25 In the twelfth year of
Yeh’oram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Yeh’oram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of YHWH, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
2 Kings 11: 1 When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered; and they hid him and his nurse in the bedroom, from Athaliah, so that he was not killed. 3 So he was hidden with her in the house of YHWH for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
20 So all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet, for they had slain Athaliah with the sword in the king’s house. 21 Jehoash was seven years old when he became king.
2 Kings 12: 1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash* became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14: 1 In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem…….. 19 And they formed a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 Then they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David. 21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
This Azariah was also called Uzziah in 2 Kings 15:13 and is the Ozias of Mathew 1:8
Having now shown where the 76 year went missing, the question arises, ‘Are we in the year 5766 or is it really 5842 leaving us 38 years to the conclusion of the 120th Jubilee cycles? The answer is I do not know for sure. Not 100% for sure.
But as I watch the signs I see a pattern which is leading me to conclude this is the last Jubilee Cycle. Time will prove me right or wrong. But one of the proofs I have has already been stated. It was 2 kings 19:29.
The Jubilee is mentioned in the Bible
When I first read this at Qadesh La Yahweh Press I was stunned at how plainly it was stated and at how many scholars had overlooked it and or discarded it. In 2 Kings 19:29 it reads ‘This shall be a sign to you: You shall eat this year such as grows of itself, And in the second year what springs from the same; Also in the third year sow and reap, Plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
Did you get it.? Did you see what Yehowah said to Hezekiah? Read it again. It is so simply put, and so obvious. Read it again.
This shall be a sign to you” Why did Hezekiah need a sign? Isaiah 37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says YHWH Elohim of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, 22 this is the word which YHWH has spoken concerning him:
2 Kings 20:1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says YHWH: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’ ” 2 Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to YHWH, saying, 3 “Remember now, O YHWH, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of YHWH came to him, saying, 5 “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says YHWH, the Elohim of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of YHWH. 6 And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.”
It was at this same time that Sennacherib king of Assyria was attacking Jerusalem. Hezekiah was sick and on his death bed. He was about to die when the attack started. And the sign that Jerusalem was going to be saved was that Hezekiah would live to eat this year such as grows of itself, And in the second year what springs from the same; Also in the third year sow and reap, Plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. On top of that or included in that, Yehowah said he would live another 15 years.
Edwin R. Thiele renown chronologist and author of The Mysterious Numbers of The Hebrew Kings states that Hezekiah died in 686 BC. 15 years earlier was 701 BC. Qadesh La Yahweh Press proves from many historical points of reference that the year Sennacherib king of Assyria, came to attack Jerusalem was in 701BC.
So what year is 701 BC? This was when Yahweh said Hezekiah would eat this year such as grows of itself. This means they did not plant a crop. Was this a land rest year, or did they not plant because of the advancing army of Sennacherib? If it was because of the advancing army why did they not plant after the army was defeated by the plague?
No, this was a land rest year. But not just any land rest year, because Yehowah said that Hezekiah would eat in the second year what springs from the same. That is, in the second year you could not plant yet again and had to eat whatever grew of its own accord.
In the Jubilee cycle there is only one time that this occurs. It is when the 49th year or the 7th land rest year is followed by the 50th year which is the Jubilee Year. And Yahweh is showing us that in the year 701 BC it was a 49th year and a land rest year. He is also showing us that the year 700 BC is the 50th year and is also the Year of Jubilee. It is also the first year in the next cycle of 49 years. How much more plainer can it be shown to us?
If this is a correct interpretation, then those land rest years that are mentioned in Josephus and Maccabees will fit the cycles without exception.
: A Sabbath year occurred in 456 BC Nehemiah 8:18
: A Sabbath year occurred in 162 BC 1 Macc 16:14 Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 134 BC 1 Macc & Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 43 BC as issued by Gaius Julius Caeser And Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 36 BC Jos Antiq 14:16:2
: A Sabbath year occurred in 22 BC Jos Antiq 15:9:1
: A Sabbath year occurred in 42 CE Jos Antiq 18:
: A Sabbath year occurred in 56 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 70 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 133 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 140 CE
456 BC turns out to be the 49th year and a land rest year. 162 BC also turns out to be the 49th year. 134 BC would be the 4th Sabbath year of that cycle. 43 BC would be the 3rd land rest year in that cycle, and 36 BC the fourth land rest year and 22 BC the sixth land rest of this cycle.
42 CE is the 1st land rest year of this cycle. 56 CE is the third land rest year. 70 CE is the fifth land rest year and 133 CE is the 49th year in this cycle while 140 CE is the first land rest year of the next cycle.
When doing your calculations remembers there is no year ‘0’ when going from 1BC to 1 CE. 3BC, 2BC, 1BC, 1CE, 2CE, 3CE, is counted as six years not seven.
If we count by sevens from 456 BC back to Hezekiah’s time we will arrive at 701 BC. A land Rest year. Knowing this, we now know from Yehowah Himself that 700 BC was a Jubilee year.
Which Jubilee was it?
We read in 1 Kings 6:. 1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth* year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Yehowah. 1 Kings 11: 42 And the period that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
Thiele in his book states that the start of Rehoboam’s reign was 930 BC.
Time for a little math 701 BC to 930 BC is 229 Years. 480 years after the exodus, to the fourth year of Solomon to Hezekiah 480 plus 36 (36 is the number of years from the beginning to build the temple to the end of Solomon’s reign in 930 BC) plus 229. The Exodus took place 430 years after they had entered the land which was when Abraham first entered Egypt. This was about when Abraham was 70. And by adding up all those years mentioned in the bible you will arrive at the birth of Abraham 1948 years after the Creation of Adam.
So 1948 plus 70 plus 430 plus 480 plus 36 plus 229 plus 701 BC =3894 BC By this simple addition we arrive at the creation of Adam in 3894 BC. Then as a cross reference we subtract 49 from this date repeatedly, until we arrive at 709 BC. Obviously this should have worked out to be 701 BC. Another simple addition. 3894 BC plus 2006 = 5900. We have too many years. 58 Years to many. Remember I said 49 X 120 = 5880 but that this year (2006) was 5842.
If we count forward in time from 701 BC by 49 year periods we arrive at 1995 as the 49th year and 1996 as the Year of Jubilee. If we also say this is the 119th Jubilee, we can multiply 119 X 49 and get a total of 5831 years up to 1995. 5831-1995 = 3836 + 1 for year ‘0’ = 3837 BC.
When I come forward using Biblical chronology I can almost make all things fit in a logical chronology. But once again I end up out by 12 years using the existing information. If I move the whole list in the other direction I am out by 37 years. Many chronologist have a great deal of trouble from Jacob to Hezekiah due to the lack of verifiable information available.
I show you this to share the problem I have of making it known as to which Jubilee we are in. I am not 100% sure.
But if we divide 120 Jubilee Cycles by the 6 days of the week, or the six days of man, we end up with each day having 20 Jubilee periods. Or 20 X 49 = 980 Years for one day. The Messiah was to be killed, cut off, executed in the midst of the week. That was a Wednesday. This was the fourth day. Indeed the Messiah was killed on a Wednesday and the year was also the 3864th year from creation. In other words the year our Messiah was killed was 28 or 31 CE or 3864 after creation. 980 X 4 days =3920 years. 980 X 3 days = 2940. So we can see that He did indeed die on the prophetic 4th day. The temple too was destroyed in 70 CE which is 3906. 14 years before the prophetic day was to end and the prophetic 5th day was to start.
Adam too died at the age of 930. 50 years before the first prophetic day would end. In the day you eat of it you shall die.
One other note while I am on this subject. Note Isaiah 61: 1 “The Spirit of the Master God is upon Me, Because the Master has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Master, And the day of vengeance of our God;
Our Messiah was born 3BC as shown in the article
Conjunction or Sighted Which? But we all have always assumed He lived until he was 33 ½ years old when He was crucified. Michael Rood ( even if I don't always agree with him) in his 70 week Prophecy series clearly shows that the Messiah preached and did all His work starting in 27 CE before the Passover. One year later he was stoned to death on a tree on the Mount of Olives. From the time He was baptized in the Jordan until His death and up to the Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was given was a total of 70 weeks. This then makes His year of death 28 CE. This year of 28 CE is also a year in which the New Sighted Moon can be seen at such a time as to allow Passover to occur on a Wednesday. This year of 28 CE is also a Land rest year.
I have shown all this to demonstrate that we are close and also to show how I am unable to show with 100% accuracy that this is the last Jubilee. I strongly suspect it is as I will show you. But to say dogmatically that it is, I cannot.
Where are We Now in Prophecy?
If 1996 (some say 1967 was) was the last Jubilee year and if it also was the 119th Jubilee cycle as I am claiming, then what happens next? To find that answer we have to return to the Bible.
We first need to understand how Yehovah thinks concerning these Land Rest Years and Jubilee years.
We read in Daniel 9: 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of YHWH came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolation’s of Jerusalem. This year was 521 BC
This revelation that Daniel has from Jeremiah is found in Jeremiah 25:8 “Therefore thus says the YHWH Zebaoth: ‘Because you have not heard My words, 9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says YHWH, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says YHWH; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.
Babylon was conquered in 537 BC. 70 years earlier was 607 BC But Jerusalem or Judah was attacked by Nebuchadnezzar, starting in 606 when Daniel was captured and the final destruction of Jerusalem taking place 586 BC on the 7th day of the fifth month.
Jeremiah again states this 70 Years in Jeremiah 29:8 For thus says the YHWH Zebaoth, the Elohim of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says YHWH. 10 For thus says YHWH: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says YHWH, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says YHWH, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says YHWH, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
So Daniel knows the 70 year period is coming to a close. He does not know exactly when that time ends, but he knows it is close. So the beginning of this new prophecy of 70 weeks or 70 shabuwa, (periods of 7 or seventy sevens) is to start when the decree is given out.
Most believe this to be 70 times 7 years. Their reasoning is based on 2 Chronicles 36: 20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: 21 To fulfil the word of YHWH by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
70 Years! That is 70 broken land rest years. To get 70 land rest years, you have to have 427 years. The assumption that you need 490 years of broken Sabbaths is wrong. One Jubilee cycle times ten. This is an assumption by unlearned men. Each Sabbatical cycle has 8 land rest in them, not 7. One on each of the 7th , 14th , 21st , 28th , 35th , 42nd and 49th years, but the 50th year is also a land rest year. When you add up these years, counting until you get to 70 broken land rest years you arrive at 427 years . In the 490 years there are 80 land rest years.
When we take the time when Jerusalem fell in 586 BC, and we add 427 year to it, we arrive at 1013 BC. This would have been the time during King David’s Rule. Chronologist say that Solomon died in 930 BC after reigning 40 years. 930 plus 40 = 970 and King David ruled 40 years bringing us to 1010 BC. Very close to our date for broken land rest years.
So, does Yehovah consider these Land Rest Years and Jubilee Years lightly? No, I think not. Nor should we. They are very important to Him. So much so that He removed Judah from the land for 70 years to give the land its rest which it had not had while Judah was on the land.
We have previously read from Leviticus 23, and 25. In Leviticus 26 we are told in the first 13 verses what Yehovah will do for us if we just obey Him. 1 ‘You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am YHWH your Elohim. 2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am Yehowah. 3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, 4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. 6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land. 7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. 9 ‘For I will look on you favourably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you. 10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new. 11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your Elohim, and you shall be My people. 13 I am Yehowah your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
Notice the condition. ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them It is not enough that we know the law. We must live by the law. We must be doers of the law.
Romans 2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified.
If we will not obey Yehowah, if we will not walk in these Statutes, if we will not keep these Commandments, and if we will not perform them, then the rest of Leviticus 26 tells us what Yehowah will do. Yehowah tells us what He will do to us if we obey and then He tells us what He will do if we will not obey. It is right there in Leviticus and is not something I am making up. You do not have to be a prophet to read His words. This is not rocket science. The simplest of men can understand. Will they though? Will you?
Leviticus 26: 14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
When we read the above text, it has little meaning to us today in the twenty-first century. Until you understand that Yehovah is talking about His commandments as contained in Leviticus 23 and 25; not just the Sabbath and the Holy Days, but also the Land Rest Years. You also need to understand that Yehovah is talking to Israel and to Judah. Combining all the information that has been spoken about up until now, we are talking about the Land Rest Years and have determined that the last Jubilee year was in 1996, with 1995 being the 49th year and the seventh land rest year.
If 1996 is the Jubilee year, it is also the 1st year of the next seven years in Yehowah’s Jubilee cycle. We read in Leviticus 26:16 Yahweh’s first punishment. I will appoint terror over you; wasting disease; fever which consume the eyes
To me the remaining of the verse seems to cover the over-all punishment. So I will focus just on these three. Again, who is this addressed too? It is addressed to Israel and to Judah. Israel is the United States, England, Australia and Canada, as well as Norway Sweden, France, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South Africa; and other countries of North Western Europe. Judah is represented by the State of Israel and the Jewish people. So this curse is applicable to these countries and these peoples.
The word ‘Terror’ used inLeviticus 26:16 is Behalah in Hebrew and is used 4 times in scriptures. Twice to denote trouble, and two for terror. The word ‘Terror’ from the Concise Oxford Dictionary states Terror as Extreme Fear. A Terror is one who favours or uses terror- inspiring methods of governing or of coercing government or community. Terrorize is to fill with terror.
From At the Western Wall today ( Mar 22, 2001)and in yeshivas and synagogues and religious schools throughout Israel the sound of shofar blasts, the singing of Hebrew Psalms and cries and tears and wails of repentance were heard in response to a declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) formally recognizing the beginning of the “time of Jacob’s trouble.”
Thursday, March 22, 2001 (the 27th of Adar, 5761), was earlier designated the time to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. Ordinarily Rosh Chodesh Nisan is designated a Yom Kippur Katan (a small Yom Kippur).
So over the past 24 hours the Jewish community here in Israel and throughout the world has united in prayer. What is unusual about this year’s Yom Kippur Katan is that in light of the 6-month-old Palestinian uprising which has claimed the lives of 57 Israelis, including more than 20 through the direct involvement and participation of Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, the rabbis have added the designation as “a time of Jacob’s trouble.”
Further it is signed by ALL 27 of the leading Orthodox and Chassidic sages, both the “maranan verabonon” (masters and teachers) and the “gedolei ha-Torah vehaChassidus (Torah sages among the Chassidut).” The declaration begins and is formally designated:
Jacob is often used to denote Israel. The title of Israel was passed down to the son of Jacob, Joseph, and to his son Manasseh and Ephraim. Manasseh’s children became known as Machir [haMahir] by the Assyrians. Later they were called Amyrgian Scyths [Amyrgio Scuthae], as well as, [Margiana, Marycaei, Maruca] during the Assyrian Captivity. As time marched on they became known as Gimirri Umurgah at around 522-486 BC by the Babylonians and after they were freed by the Babylonians and Medes. Still, later as these people migrated to north western Europe they were called Umerga - Amyrgio - Umerugi [Saxon Germany], Mercian Saxons [England], Maruka - Skati Maruka Abis Maurungani around 700 CE. Still, later on some were known as Ap-Meryk - Son of Machir- until in 1470 we have in ancient records Richard Ameryk and other records still with the title America - Land of Machir 1451-1512.
Taken from Yair Davidiy’s book The Tribes.
So this should now be very clear as to whom these blessings and curses from Leviticus apply. To the richest nation ever blessed on the face of the earth, just as Yehowah said He would to Abraham, now comes the curse that will destroy her for not following and obeying Him. These things are to be applied to the United States of America. Manasseh !
Here another thoughts concerning the Yovel Year based on different approach, only time will tells us who is right:
* Mark Blitz is a believer in Yeshua, Torah keeper.
It started for me with an April 30, 2008 World Net Daily story on Blood Moons which linked to an interview on a show called Prophecy in the News. As I listened to the interview with Mark Blitz* on the Internet I took up their offer to buy a DVD. It was recorded of Mark teaching at his Assembly three days after his discovery about eclipses on the Jewish holidays in 2015. At three days he had not yet seen how amazing and compelling these eclipses would later prove to be. Sets of lunar eclipses falling on Jewish holidays spanning 600 years from 1493 to past 2100 happened only three times. They are: in 1948 (The year of the birth of Israel as a nation again), in 1967 (When Jerusalem was captured), and they will be in 2015. (SEE THE CHARTS BELOW:)
Heavenly signs: Sabbatical Year 2014-2015
(September 25, 2014 - September 13, 2015)
Four Lunar Eclipses: NASA table of Lunar eclipses (2011-2020) | Jewish Holidays (1998-2017)
The blood-red moon signifies trouble for Israel:
Passover: April 15, 2014 | Total eclipse visible in Australia, Pacific, Americas
Tabernacles: October 9, 2014 | October 8, 2014 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Passover: April 4, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Tabernacles: September 28, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in East Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia (This is the only one visible from Jerusalem at moon-set)
Four total blood-red moons back-to-back are rare, the only time it happens on four Biblical holidays is in 2014/2015. The only times last century these occurred together was in 1967/1968 when Jerusalem was recaptured. Hebcal used to determine older Jewish holidays.

Passover: April 25, 1967 | Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Tabernacles: October 19, 1967 | October 18, 1967 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Passover: April 13, 1968 | Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa
Tabernacles: October 7, 1968 | October 8, 1968 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
Four total lunar eclipses also happened before these listed above just after Israel became a nation in 1949/1950 as well. Hebcal used to determine older Jewish holidays.

Passover: April 14, 1949 | April 13, 1949 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa
Tabernacles: October 8, 1949 | October 7, 1949 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia
Passover: April 2, 1950 | Total eclipse visible in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
Tabernacles: September 26, 1950 Total eclipse visible in Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia
The next previous time this happened again was in 1493/1494 just after the Jews were kicked out of Spain on the 9th of Av, 1492.

Solar Eclipses: NASA table of Solar eclipses (2011-2020) | Jewish Holidays (1998-2017)
The solar eclipse signals judgment for the nations:
Tamuz 29/Av 1: August 2, 2008 | August 1, 2008 Total eclipse visible in North America, Europe, Asia
Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 21-22, 2009 | July 22, 2009 Total eclipse visible in East Asia, Pacific Ocean, Hawaii
Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 11-12, 2010 | July 11, 2010 Total eclipse visible in Southern South America
Adar 29/Nisan 1 (Beginning of the religious calendar): March 20-21, 2015 Total eclipse visible in Iceland, Europe, North Africa, North Asia
Rosh Hashanah: September 14, 2015 | September 13, 2015 Partial eclipse visible in South Africa, South Indian, Antarctica

When Mark Blitz first went looking for eclipses on NASA’s website, which lists them, it seems he ONLY went to see if there were any in 2015. The reason blew my mind. It was something as amazing as the eclipses. You can hear the audio of this DVD on his Assembly’s web site from 3-1-08,
I’ve been doing some hunting around to see if any other Messianic believers have taken note of the 4 upcoming eclipses that Mark Blitz has outlined for us. A gentleman, Greg Killian, who knows a lot about astronomy and the Bible with a vast web site with all kinds of very detailed Biblical studies has recently posted something very interesting on the eclipses and the possible Jubilee year, 2015. The article I am quoting from can be found here.
Regarding the Jubilee (Yovel) year, Greg Killian says:
“One of the most interesting Yovel calculations comes from those who combine the opinion of the Rabbanan and Hakham Yehoshua. This novel idea[9] suggests that we count fifty years for the Yovel up until the destruction of the Temple. After the destruction of the Temple we revert to counting forty-nine years with the first year of the next cycle being the Yovel year. By combining Rabannan’s count and R. Yehuda’s count:
We find that the last Yovel (Jubilee) year was 5727 (1967), the year of the 6-Day War.
This was the 48th Yovel year starting from the time of Ezra in 3416.
The Yovel year which is 49 years later is 5776 (2015)
“This novel calculation shows the following Jubilees and their significance:

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Yovel Year 46 - 5678 (1917)
Shortly after the beginning of the 46th Yovel, the Balfour Declaration was ratified. Dated November 2, 1917 (17th Marcheshvan 5678), the Balfour Declaration is one of the biggest steps towards gaining international recognition for the Return to Eretz Israel.”
Yovel Year 47 - 5727(1967)
“The next Yovel year, according to this calculation, was in 5727. In Iyar 5727 (June of 1967), Yerushalayim, Yehuda, Shomron, the Golan, and Gaza came under Jewish control for the first time in centuries, and the move back to these areas, of eretz Israel, began.”
Yovel Year 48 - 5776 ( 2015)
“This coming Yovel, and its events, are yet to be seen. Never the less, we can learn what kinds of events to expect. Perhaps the year following would be a fitting time for the Sanhedrin to assume or rather to resume its role in counting of Shmita and Yovel and to assume its role of leadership of Am Israel.
This next Yovel would start the 49th Yovel period. Rather fitting that the Sanhedrin would count the last Yovel before the 50th Yovel, a Yovel of Yovels. Remember that only the Sanhedrin can count and sanctify the Yovel year.”
From Mark’s notes:

June 7th 1967 Jerusalem was restored to Israel and began to be built up in troublous times! 49 prophetic years x 360 days = 17,640 days. So, let’s count from June 7th 1967 forward, to the day, 17,640 days and see where it takes us! It puts you on Sep 23rd 2015, which is YOM KIPPUR!!!
Why 2015?
Is it because of Isaac Newton?
Newton wrote over a million words of commentary on the books of Daniel and Revelation. They were released in reprint only in the past few years. He thought God had given us a way to see His “End Time” timetable. Newton thought the Second Coming of Yeshua would be the start of a Jubilee year. The keeping of when these fifty year cycles called Jubilee years is to take place has been lost in time. They start after a count of 49 years on a Jewish Holiday, the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. That 50th year called a Jubilee Year would be a time of returning land to the original owners and freeing of slaves.
Leviticus 25:8-10
8 The Year of Jubilee
And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
Here is where it gets exciting, Mark Blitz wanted to see if there were any eclipses in 2015 because he had heard about some other person’s calculations. Here is a link I found when I Google searched June 7, 1967 and Daniel 9:25 it seems to follow along with what Marl Blitz was saying. I know nothing else about this site but I will put some quotes from it below. First Daniel 9:24,25,& 26 then “Newton’s Riddle”:
Dan 9:24-26
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
“Newton’s Riddle” - Jim Bramlett - Feb 27, 2008
Newton was a devout believer in Messiah and Bible scholar, fluent in ancient languages, and who translated directly from the Hebrew and Greek. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at age 12 and continued until he died at age 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, “At the end of his days he spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens.” Apparently, God Himself put in Newton’s heart this burning desire to study Daniel, then gave him the key to the timing of Messiah’s return.
Could this be the final profound secret the Master revealed to this godly genius near the end of his life — a secret “accidentally” discovered in the Library of Congress and republished just in the last few years — a secret so simple that most have missed it?
If Newton was correct in his interpretation of Daniel, the prophet to whom God gave specific timing, then the return of the Master Yeshua Messiah will be very, very soon, indeed!
Newton’s understanding of one key passage in Daniel chapter 9 is fundamentally different from that of most common interpretations. In about 550 B.C., God gave the prophet Daniel a view of history to the end. From Daniel 9:25, scholars usually add the “seven weeks (of years, or 49 years) and 62 weeks (434 years)” to get 483 years and calculate the time of Messiah’s First Coming. However, Newton says there is no linguistic basis for adding those two numbers (49 and 434), and to do so is “doing violence to the language of Daniel.” Newton says the two numbers separately speak of both the First and Second Coming, both being counted from the “going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem.” Some commentators agree.
Newton says the “62 weeks,” or 434-year part was fulfilled at the First Coming, and the “seven weeks,” or 49-year part will apply to the Second Coming. And three centuries ago he saw in the Scriptures and wrote about the rebirth of Israel at a time when such a thought was preposterous. Amazingly by faith and understanding of the Scriptures, he foresaw a “friendly kingdom” someday again issuing the “commandment to restore and build Jerusalem.” Now, centuries later, that “friendly kingdom” may have been the United Nations, which decreed Israel’s rebirth in November, 1947, causing Israel to be reborn in May, 1948.
The Master revealed to Newton, that Yeshua would return 49 years from the date that Israel once again has control of Jerusalem (This occurred on June 7, 1967 when the Temple Mount was recaptured). Newton was also shown that the Second Coming of Yeshua would be at the start of a Jubilee year on the Day of Atonement!
...if you use exactly 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, The Day of Atonement 2015 and is the start of a new Jubilee year!
In the Old Testament, the prophet Joel states, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the MASTER come.” (Joel 2:31)
In the New Testament, Yeshua is quoted as saying, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light ... And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:29-30)
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Now back to this email. Remember Newton thought the second coming would start a Jubilee year, which starts on a Day of Atonement. Adding a 49 biblical 360-day years to one of the most significant dates in Bible prophecy and coming up to a Day of Atonement are 17,640 to 1 odds (360 days x 49 years)! Yet there it is 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement 2015!
Now you know why Mark Blitz looked to see if there were any eclipses in 2015 and as he said it blew his mind. By going to the NASA’s website, you can look into the eclipses on your own.
The reason to subtract seven years from 2015 is to account for the time named the Tribulation, the events in the book of Revelation. Most of us think the Rapture, the taking away of Believers happens just before the Tribulation starts. Another Newton site:
May Yehovah bless you and keep you as you follow the path of life, follwoing our master Yehoshua HaMashiach.

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