The Writing on the Wall

 

Ch. 2c, "How Long?"

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The Prophecy Chart and
 "A-Day-Equals-a-Year" Principle

 

For more on this subject see...
How A Day Can Equal a Year

 

 

 

(We explain these bible prophecy numbers,
 and where they are derived, after the c
hart)

 

Theme: Exile and Tribulation

From the seven-year "world-wide" famine of Joseph,
until the falls of Egypt, Israel, Assyria, Judah, and Babylonia…

1878–1871 BC
Enter Egypt 1876

 

1446 BC

722 BC

612 BC

586 BC

539 BC

Joseph’s
world-wide
seven-year 
famine

 

Fall of
Egypt

(i.e., the Exodus)

Fall of  
Israel

Fall of
Assyria

Fall of
Judah

Fall of
Babylon

Total years later from the famine -->

 

390/430
years (Ezk.4)

from famine

1150
 
years (Dan.8)

from famine

1260
years (Rev.12)

from famine

1290
years (Dan.12)

from famine

1335
years (Dan.12)

from famine

 

Chart briefly explained: From the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC, until the exodus in 1446 BC are 430 years; and from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Israel in 722 BC are 1150 years; and from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Assyria in 612 BC are 1260 years; etc.

 

 

"A Day For Each Year"

The above bible-prophecy time frames use the day-for-a-year principle. That is, the figures (such as 1260) can stand for units of days or as units of years. Theologians{6} prior to the 20th century commonly understood the Bible-Prophecy time-periods of "days" as figurative for "years." This day-for-year principle is especially evident in the Book of Ezekiel.

God told the prophet Ezekiel to lay on his side, "a day for each year," according to the pattern of when Israel came out of Egypt. (For a complete discussion, see, "A Day Can Equal a Year.") Israel had been sentenced to 40 years of wandering in the desert according to the 40 days that they had spied out the land––"a day for every year" (Numbers 14:34). Likewise, God told Ezekiel:

"I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the house of Israel…and bear the sin of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year" " (Ezekiel 4:5,6b).

Daniel 9:24-27 is another indisputable example of where a day can symbolize a year.{7} Though the text literally reads "70 weeks," yet scholars almost universally understand "weeks" here as symbolic of "70 times ‘seven’-years." I understand them as both days or years.

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For more on this subject see...

How A Day Can Equal a Year

A day equals a year  (-2-)

 

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