Sunday, April 6, 2014

Prophet Daniel/Bullinger 490 Year Theory: Defense Of Josh Elsom’s Hidden Tetrad Of 1539-1540


 Friends are asking me why Josh Elsom’s Hidden Tetrad of 1539-1540 is just as significant as Mark Biltz’ Tetrads. One friend cited that Josh Elsom’s Tetrad has “three penumbral eclipses and one partial eclipse that happened on Jewish holidays.” Thus, its unimportant. From the NASA Lunar Eclipse webpage: 'When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.' http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEcat5/LE1501-1600.html


Why do I push Josh Elsom's theory? Because Ezekiel 44:1-3 tells us that the Eastern Gate must be sealed, for only THE PRINCE may enter through it. That's why this tetrad is so quiet. Sometimes one must look for the quiet spiritual connections, and not the in-your-face data that prove or disprove a theory. Like NASA, my definition of a tetrad is four eclipses on Passover-Sukkot-Passover-Sukkot, (and a biblical connection to Daniel’s Timeline doesn’t hurt).  

 
If you link history to Josh Elsom’s Tetrad, then a pattern becomes apparent: We are cascading toward the final years of four systematic 490 year judgment sequences of recent human history.

 
In 70 CE the Temple is destroyed, add 490 years and the Dark Ages begin in 560 CE, under the sign of Justinian's death. He was the Last Roman. Add 490 years and the East and West Churches split in 1050. Add 490 years and Suleiman’s troops rebuild the streets and the walls marked by Josh Elsom’s Hidden Tetrad in 1539-1540. Add 490 years and the final bone clean-up is done in 2029-2030. Thus the world is finally tahor (clean), after the Ezekiel 39:9 seven years of cleaning! 

 
EW Bullinger listed the first four sequences in his book “Numbers in Scripture.” Chuck Missler added one more sequence in his book “Cosmic Codes.” I added four more 490 year sequences by interpreting from 70 CE through to 2029-2030. There are no subtractions needed because of Diaspora. Thus, the sequential timeline is extremely linear.

Before you judge the research, ponder this: Suleiman the Magnificent was born November 6, 1494 only a few days after the 1493-1494 Blood Moon Tetrad, and he died September 7, 1566, during the Days of Awe, in the Shemitah Year, just prior to the Jubilee Year. Wisely he chose a Jew, the Duke of Naxos to be his Foreign affairs Minister. Also, you could define him as Charismatic, having biblical revelations.

 
Without the 1539-1540 Tetrad Sequence, the last eight Tetrads and 2,000 years appears to be happenstance. My research gives order to the Tetrad phenomenon. My hint is that Daniel the Prophet mentions rebuilding the streets and a wall, forever linking Nehemiah (Passover 466BCE) and Suleiman’s troops (1539-1540) with significance.

 
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. 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. Daniel 9:24-25 (KJV-emphasis added)

 
EW Bullinger’s Sequences:

 
God's dealings with His people have to do with actual duration of time rather than with specific dates ; and we find that His dealings with Israel were measured out into four periods, each consisting of 490 (70 times 7) years. Thus:—

The 1st. From Abraham to the Exodus.
The 2nd. The Exodus to the Dedication of Temple.
The 3rd. From the Temple to Nehemiah's return.
The 4th. From Nehemiah to the Second Advent.

It is clear that these are periods of duration having regard only to Israel, and to Jehovah's immediate dealings with them. For in each one there is a period of time during which He was not immediately governing them, but in which His hand was removed, and His people were without visible tokens of His presence with them.

1. From the birth of Abraham to the Exodus
Years
Total
From the birth of Abraham to the Exodus was actually (Gen 12:4, 16:3 and 21:5)*
505
 
But deducting the 15 years while Ishmael was Abram's seed, delaying the seed of promise
- 15
 
Leaving the first 70 x 7 of years
 
490

*Abraham was 75 years old when the promise (Gen 12:4) was made to him. The Law was given 430 years after (Exo 12:40; Gal 3:17). But 430 and 75 make 505 years, or 15 years over the 490. How are we to account for this gap of 15 years as forming part of the 505 years? The answer is that at Abraham's departure into Canaan (12:4) he was 75 years old, Ishmael was born 10 years after (16:3), therefore Abraham was 85 years old at Ishmael's birth. But he was 100 years old when Isaac was born (21:5). Therefore it follows that there were 15 years (100 minus 85=15) during which Ishmael was occupying and usurping the place of the "promised seed"; and 15 from 505 leaves 490. Here then we have the first of the seventy-seven of years, and the first "gap" of 15 years.

2. From the Exodus to the foundation of the Temple, according to Acts 13:20:*
Years
Total
In the Wilderness
40
 
Under the Judges
450
 
Saul
40
 
David
40
 
Solomon (1 Kings 6:1,37)
3
 
But from these we must deduct the Captivities under
 
573
Cushan (Judges 3:8)
8
 
Eglon (Judges 3:14)
18
 
Jabin (Judges 4:3)
20
 
Midianites (Judges 6:1)
7
 
Philistines (Judges 13:1)**
40
93
Leaving
 
480
To this we must add the years during which the Temple was in building, for the finishing of the house (1 Kings 6:38)
7
 
And at least for the furnishing and ending of all the work (1 Kings 7:13-51)***
3
 
Making altogether the second 70 x 7 of years
 
490

* The actual number of years was 573, according to Acts 13:20. But 1 Kings 6:1 says: "It came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of Egypt...he began to build the house of the LORD." Therefore commentators immediately conclude that the book is wrong. It never seems to dawn on them that they can be wrong. But they are, because the number is ordinal, not cardinal, and it does not say four hundred and eighty years, but "eightieth year." The 480th from or of what? Of the duration of God's dealings with His people, deducting the 93 years while He had "sold them" into the hands of others. Thus there is no discrepancy between 1 Kings 6:1 and Acts 13:20. In the Acts the actual number of years is stated in a cardinal number; while in the Kings a certain reckoning is made in an ordinal number, and a certain year in the order of God's dealings with His people is named. And yet by some, the inspiration of Acts 13:20 is impugned, and various shifts are resorted to, to make it what man thinks to be correct. The RV adopts an ancient punctuation which does not after all remove the difficulty; while in the Speaker's Commentary the words in 1 Kings 6:1 are printed within brackets, as though they were of doubtful authority.

** The 18 years of Judges 10:8 were part of the joint 40 years' oppression; on the one side Jordan by the Philistines, and on "the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites" by the Ammonites.

*** For in 1 Kings 8:2 it was dedicated in the seventh month, though it was finished in the eighth month. Therefore it could not have been the same year; and it may well have required three years for the completion of all the interior work described in 1 Kings 7:13-51.

3. From the Dedication of the Temple to Nehemiah's return in the 20th year of Artaxerxes
Years
Total
From the dedication to Nehemiah's return (Neh 2:1)
560
 
Deduct the 70 years' Captivity in Babylon (Jer 25:11,12; Dan 9:2)
70
 
Leaving the third 70 x 7 years
 
490

 

4. From Nehemiah's return to "cutting off" of "Messiah the Prince" (Dan 9:24-27)
Years
Total
The "Seven weeks" (7x7)
49
 
The "Threescore and two weeks" (62x7)
434
 
"After" this, Messiah was to be "cut off," and then comes this present interval, the longest of all, now more than 1890 years, to be followed, when God again deals with His people Israel, by "One week"*
7
 
 
 
490

Shalom!

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