Bible Prophecy Numbers:
The Writing on the Wall


Ch. 2k


  "How Long?"

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Endnotes (12-23) for Chapter Two

{12} The intercalary month or "leap-month" is inserted periodically as a 13th month in the year. The procedure is necessary in order to catch up with the seasons of our solar calendar. The leap month is inserted after every two or three years of the lunar calendar, and six years (normally) for the Bible-Prophecy ("360"). For the fascinating procedure of how leap months are added regularly to the Bible-Prophecy calendar, see "360 Bible Prophecy Calendar."

{13} It is error to suppose that the patterns derived from these implicit forms (of 3½ years) are the mere result of an increase in chance combinations: (I.e., the more numbers, the greater the odds of producing patterns). On the contrary, since the solar and lunar are only used in conjunction with and parallel to the primary forms of 3½ years, the minor forms of ' 3½ years' simply reinforce the primary, rather than originating some new design on its own. Furthermore, as general rule, these secondary numbers align with secondary dates just as the primary numbers do with primary dates.

By "secondary dates" I mean the minor exile in Israel (734-732 BC) before the final (major) one in 722 BC, and the minor exiles in Judah (605, 597, and 581 BC), other than the final (major) one in 586 BC. The 701 BC exile can be taken either way; though it was a major catastrophe, yet the nation itself did not then lose its independence.

{14} This "42 months" (Revelation 11:2), corresponds to the "1260 days" of the very next verse (11:3) wherein the leap month is likewise excluded; (i.e., "42" x 30 = "1260 days").

{15} Genesis 47:18 favors the spr. of 1875 BC for this event, whereas verse 23 seems to favor just before the time of sowing––i.e., aut. in the Middle East. Either way it is still 3½ years into the famine at this point since the first failed-harvest of the 7-year famine would have been spr. of 1878, whereas the failed-rains would have been up to half- a- year earlier, (i.e., aut. of 1879).

{16} In later chapters, the simplicity and exactness (almost to the very hour) of the 7 years that elapsed between the siege of Ezekiel and the actual is addressed. Essentially, the night of Tammuz 9th, 586 BC (when Jerusalem fell) divides the week (seven days) of Ezekiel's call (Tammuz  5 to 12, 593 BC) when forwarded exactly the seven years. (Jews reckon a day from evening to evening; hence, the day of Tam. 9th, when the city fell, was still young. Ezekiel began his symbolic siege upon the heels of his seven-day call. Hence, the seven days represented the seven years, with the seven years divided in half, "A day for every year," [Ezekiel 4].)

{17} This chart is further developed in the chapter, "The Dividing of Time."

{18} See the 150 days of the flood and the 180 days of the Book of Esther for other examples of an idealist calculation of a year as an even 360 days in true historical narrative, (Genesis 7:24; 8:3 ; Est. 1:4; cf. 2:12). (See endnote {22}.)

{19} Please excuse my frequent repetition. For many, the numbers in the Bible are unfamiliar territory, for whose sake repetition is necessary.

{20} To be exact, there is a 1,258 day-gap in-between the two sieges Bible-Prophecyally calculated, or 1,262 days actual. Hence, we have a curious margin of plus and minus 2-days. The 2-day (or year) margin appears frequently in the numbers, as explained later in this book.

{21} If one objects to using the possible date of 587 BC for the fall of Jerusalem idealistically in company at once at once with the preferred 586 BC date, it makes little difference. There remains 1290 years from 1876 (i.e., the entry) to 586 BC, and still 1,289 years from 1875 (mid-famine) till this same 586 BC; (with both 1290 and 1,289 years intersecting the same in days!).

{22} The "decree" of 538 BC marks the first count down of the prophecy of the 490 years of Daniel 9:24, (i.e., "from the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem," cf. Ezra 6:14 with Isaiah 44:28). This was the first of four such decrees to rebuild: For as there were four exiles of Judah (605, 597, 586, 581 BC), so also there were four decrees of restoration (538, 520, 458, and 445 BC). The "490" will be discussed in a later chapter.

How fitting it is that the 1335 years should end at this first decree––the very date(s) when the prophecy of the 490 and the 1335 came to Daniel in the first place, (i.e., 538 and 536 BC respectively)! Remember, the 1335 has its origin in the last 'week' of the 490.


The "930 days," tallied using the bible prophecy calendar till the fall of the temple, though not the actual total of 945 days, is nevertheless equally valid. As already explained, the "390" of Ezekiel’s siege is rooted is the Bible-Prophecy calendar; therefore, since God used the Bible-Prophecy calendar for Ezekiel’s siege of Jerusalem, why would it not also be used in ascertaining the actual siege too? In the numbers, we want to know the rhyme and reason of things as well as the bare facts. (See endnote {17}. Besides, 390 is the inverse of 930---a coincidence!---except for the fact that such examples are too numerous to be chance.)

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