The Temple and 1260 days of Bible Prophecy
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David fled from Saul before David became king, 480 days, (1Sam. 27:6). (Saul had reigned 40 years).
12 x 40 (480) is a calendar number.
40 is a generation, and both David, and the son of David (Solomon) reigned 40 years:
40 years is the main calendar base cycle.
Both David and Solomon had a distinct 7½-year period of great significance in their 40-year reigns. (David reigned just over Judah the first 7½-years of his reign, [2Sam.2:11]. Solomon spent 7½-years to build the temple (967-960 BC) (or, 966-959 BC)---the triumph of his career. It was built 480 years after the Exodus, (1Kgs. 6:1), and 480 x 2 years before the birth of Jesus!
12 x 40 (480) is a calendar number
480 x 3 = 4 x 360 too.
(Note: 4 times 4 more years = 5760 years --- the number of years from the Creation till Y2K.)
7½ x 8 x 8 x 8 years = 3840---i.e., the first large calendar cycle.
Similarly, the remaining two cycles of 4800 squared = 75 squared x 8 x 8 x 8 x 8.
The total figure, therefore, will do the same as 100 x 7½3 x 87
The total volume of space for the temple was 36,000 cubits, (60 x 20 x 30 cubits, 1Kgs. 6:2, 19).
360 is an obvious calendar number, but so are the 3 dimensions that made up the temple:
the holy place (24,000 cubic cubits), the most holy place (8,000 cubic cubits), the remaining space above the most holy place, (4,000 cubic cubits). Also, the brazen alter, (4,000 cubic cubits, 2Chron. 4:1). (Also see Revelation 21:16-17).
Even the number of men conscripted to work on the temple is significant: 150,000 + 3,600 foremen, a total of 153,600 men, (2Chron. 2:2, 17-18). ( All three of these numbers are very important to the calendar.)
For instance, the 40-year cycle breaks off into two branches for intercalating the month, either as the 3840-year cycle, or the 4000-year cycle. These two cycles multiplied by each other (4000 times 3840) equals 15,360,000, or 100 times the amount of men conscripted. This means that 153,600 (men) is a multiple of all possible cycles above the 40-year basic unit! For instance, the last cycle of the 3840-year branch occurs every 88 billion years, or 88,473,600,000 years to be exact. 88,473,600,000 years divided by 153,600 amounts to 576,000. You might recall that there were 5,760 years (or, one-hundredth of 576,000) from the Jewish creation unto Y2K. Hence, 576,000 is divisible by 48,000.
As a matter of fact, the 153,600 men, too, is divisible by 480, (480 x 8 x 40 = 153,600). Interestingly, only one-third this figure (51,200) was working on temple matters at any one time, (that is, 80 x 80 x 8 = 51,200), the remaining would stay at home, (that is, 320 squared), (1Kgs. 5:14). The point is that the figure 153,600 is an extremely well suited large number to harmonize with the 360 calendar. Its breakdown of 150,000 + 3,600 only highlights this the more. As does the further breakdown of the 150,000 into 70,000 + 80,000, since the accumulated leap months of both branches of calendars lines also work along the theme of 7 x 8 years. Also, the final cycle in both calendars is 153.6 trillion, which is 153,600 x one-billion!!!
Other examples, such as David's fighting men of 288,000 (144,000 x 2, or, 600 x 480) could be mentioned, but this should suffice, (1Chron. 27:1-15; Revelation 7:1-8).
David died, and Solomon rose to the throne exactly 1000 years before the Jesus' death, resurrection and exaltation to the throne of God, (971 BC to AD 30). (The 40 years of each of their reigns, in turn, fall forward 1000 years exactly onto the generation of Christ, and onto the generation after Christ that ended with the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.
Note the 4000-year calendar. It represents 4 days, ('a day for each 1000 years'). The Book of Revelation states that Jesus shall reign "1000 years," (Revelation 20:6). And then for all eternity, (Revelation 22:5). (The 4000-year cycle is divided by 1000-year units as well---not by leap month adjustments, but internally as studied elsewhere.)
David began his reign at age 30-years, as did Jesus.
There are 30 days in a month, and "a day is as a year." The 30 years of Jesus represent the leap month added at the end of every 6-year cycle of the 360 calendar. Abraham---the father of all Jews---was born 6 x 360 years before the birth of Jesus, (2166 to 6 BC). Thus, the 30 years of Jesus life forms, as days, the leap month that is added at the end of every 2160 days (6 years). (The same can be said for the Exodus, 1446 BC, which is 4 x 360 years before the birth of Jesus---if we view Jesus' birth as the end of a given 40-year cycle rather than at its beginning. Ponder the basic 40-year cycle below for further clarity.)
The 40-year Cycle of the 360 Bible-Prophecy Calendar
|at end of 6-years||6-years||6-years||6-years||6-years||6-years||4-years|
|2,190 days||2,190 days||2,190 days||2,190 days||2,190 days||2,190 days||1,470 days|
|40 years of 14,610 days|
|14,610 days = 365.25 days x 40 years|
Thus, the 6th cycle of 6 years is followed by a 7th cycle only 4 years long---for a total of 40 years, (a "generation" in the bible). (6 x 6 = 36 years, + 4 years = 40 years.) The effect is to place emphasis upon the 6th and 7th cycle since the 6th cycle of 6 years precedes the special seventh cycle of only 4 years, which in turn concludes the 40-year cycle.
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