The following articles are found on this website. They are presented in their read-through order.
This web site lays out an extensive and complete theory of how time works in the Bible. This page introduces the theory and provides pointers to articles across the website.
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Saying that we believe in the authority of the Bible and the divinity of Jesus is usually not enough for skeptics. Rather than write a new document, we offer as our statement of faith the Nicene Creed.
What started out as a simple study of the chronology of the Bible became more, much more. This website started after a prompt from Jesus to dig deeper into the study of time in the Bible.
I’ve been a born-again believer in Jesus since October of 1979. Because of various job changes and schooling I’ve been members of various churches, including Free Methodist, Foursquare, Presbyterian, Lutheran and non-denominational. When this project began I was an elder in a Church in the Seattle area.
This tab develops the story of time in the Bible. The articles form steps in a story that address how time works in the Bible, and finding where we are now on that Biblical system for counting time. Here is a general outline.
Modern people often use real numbers to count time intervals. This is useful in many situations but it is also prone to serious errors. This article explains counting numbers and how they differ from real numbers. The reason? The Bible was written with counting numbers.
Neither the original Hebrew nor Aramaic nor later Greek nor Roman counting systems have a digit for zero. Nothing was written nor counted using zero “0” in the Bible. The first item in lists of items is item number 1.
Obvious? Yes, but modern people don’t always count this way. Using zero based counting as an interpretive grid of time references in the Bible is a source of major errors.
The calendar day is the basic unit of time in the Bible. This unit breaks down into finer units of time, watches and hours, and those sub-day units of time become important in Passion Week.
Days are also combined to form larger units of time, called calendar time. Calendar time includes weeks, months, years, Sabbath and Jubilee year groups, as well as 10 fold jubilees and millennia.
To accurately measure time, in all of its various aspects requires a precise definition of the base unit for all time, the calendar day.
In this article we develop a definition for the Bible’s Calendar day.
Bible months are a predictable 30 days each. No exceptions. There is no attempt to make the month synchronous with the movements of the earth’s moon. It also makes time counted with months quite precise.
The purpose of this article is to show that Biblical Years are either 360 days or 390 days, 12 or 13 months. The long years fall on the Sabbath and Jubilee years within a 50 year cycle.
When Joseph interprets the cup bearer and baker’s dreams he reveals an important clue: Each time God speaks a number that number is a reference to time. Since the Bible is God’s word to us, all counts within the pages of the Bible are references to time.
"Day" and "Time" are two words that have well defined, but multiple meanings. Knowing those meanings unlocks numerous Bible passages.
Generally speaking the word "day" means a 24 hour day when applied to a person, year when applied to nations and a millennium when applied to God.
All such meanings can be recursive and applied again. Jesus uses these meanings extensively when he is giving his parables in the Gospels. There is a similar set of recursive meaning that come from time units below the hour. Those are covered better when looking at Passion Week.
There are no direct Chronologies in the Bible. This is usually overlooked when people start to use math to compute the year of Adam’s first year.
The Bible does contain genealogies which are decorated with life lengths. These genealogies must be converted into chronologies using a set of intricate grammar rules.
The first rule involves the meaning of the various words that come out as "father" or "begot" in the English used in these passages.
This article shows that these words are better translated "ancestor" (or descendant) when the time aspect of the original word is considered.
The single best place for study of Bible genealogies is Exodus chapter 6. In this chapter the time decorations that provide the raw data for chronologies are seen in their purest, and most easily learned form.
Previous articles have laid out the foundational issues for building a time line from Adam to the present. This one deals with the philosophy of how the answer should be structured.
In general the Bible’s own time system will be used in this exercise, without conversion to modern calendar dates. This allows the precision of the exercise to be matched to the Bible’s natural precision, without loss because of conversion.
The Bible was written without the use of long distance calendar epochs like we are familiar with today. Two times in Biblical history make good starting epochs. The earliest reasonable starting epoch is Adam’s 1st year. The latter reasonable starting epoch is the Exodus from Egypt. These 2 events are exactly 9500 years apart, 190 Jubilee cycles, making reconciliation between the 2 starting points easy.
More human history happened between Adam and Abraham than any other period. The time implied by this interval is captured in the geneologies of Genesis 5 and 11. The key for finding the right overall time for this interval is hidden away in Luke. That key forces most, but not all, of the life spans in Genesis to be run together end-to-end.
The period between Abraham and the Exodus from Egypt appears to be unsolvable. The Bible does not give Jacob’s age at the birth of his sons. Instead the Bible gives a reference from Jacob’s life to the Exodus directly. From that we can piece back together the years for the other events in the period.
Moses lead the people for 40 years in the wilderness. Caleb’s life marks the end of the use of genealogies which contain decorations establishing the Chronology until the time of the Kings. Even then the rules will have changed.
This period has many more years recorded about it than were lived. The key lives in Solomon’s temple construction were he says when that project was started. The result shows which year intervals are subsumed by the trunk chronology through the period.
Three kings ruled over a unified nation of Israel in ancient times. Those kings were Saul, David and Solomon. The dates for the main periods in the rule of these men can be known. At the end of Solomon’s reign the kingdom was divided by civil war and remains divided to this day.
After the civil war Israel had two thrones. The throne of the southern kingdom was located at Jerusalem, the historical capital. This throne outlives the northern throne of Samaria and establishes the chronology across this period in history.
The use of king’s reigns to establish dates ends at the fall of Jerusalem. For 70 years the city sat empty. At the end of this period a remnant of Jews returns and rebuilds the temple and wall. This chronolgy can be established using Bible time references alone and shows the second temple going up 500 years after Solomon’s temple.
Most people in the English speaking world are familiar with "the calendar." Go to any book store and a wide assortment of annual calendars are for sale. In this article we look at the purposes of calendars generally an introduce the topic of different calendars.
The return of the Jews to modern Israel caps one prophetic story in the Bible. When was it to happen? What Bible year from Adam must we be in now?
The lectures included in this section cover the time line from Adam and establish the rough alignment between modern Gregorian year numbers and Biblical years counted forward from Adam. What remains is to establish an exact, day-accurate relationship between the Bible’s 30 day calendar and the modern Gregorian calendar.
Once the Bible’s chronology is known with precision it is possible to start using that chronology to explain interesting passages.
The text of the Bible is uneven in the date references it provides. Some periods, like Noah’s flood, are elaborated day-by-day while others, like the period from there to the Exodus, find time references only every generation. These differences lead to our catagorization of Bible date references into Bands.
How long was the Creation Week of Genesis chapter 1? This article explores.
The articles under this tab show how to find the dates in Jesus' ministry. Here is a general outline of the sections.
There are a bunch of popular misconceptions about dating events in the New Testament. This articles explores some of the worst.
Jesus stayed behind at the temple when he was age 12. This is the only fixed event in his life (besides his birth) when we know his age with certainty. He explained to his mother that if she (and we) knew him we’d know he had to be in his "father’s house." This was the reason he had to stay behind in this particular year. If we can figure out the riddle we’ll know the specific year of this visit and that year will also fix the year of Jesus’ birth.
The birthday of Jesus is given in the New Testament in clear text. The problem is the clue is given as a riddle. Solve the riddle and learn why Lent lands were it does and why Herod killed the babies.
The angel Gabriel tells Daniel a story that reveals when Gabriel will be appearing in New Testament times. Those appearances precede the births of John the Baptist and Jesus.
When Jesus was 8 days old he was named, circumcised and presented to the community. Based on earlier dates, this date can be known.
When Jesus was 40 days old his mother was clean and could accompany her new son into the temple at Jerusalem. The oldest Church holiday not based on Old Testament tradition remembers Mary’s 40 days of cleansing and helps confirm when this happened.
The early Christian church bucked Roman New Years of January 1 and instead chose March 25. This messed up date calculations yet made a statement about the central event in Christianity.
The total length of Jesus’ life is given in several different ways. The day-accurate length of his life matched the number of years of his absence since Adam. The approximations given in the New Testament contain yet another puzzle.
Jesus quoted Isaiah and revealed the length of his public ministry. That quote locks into the dates of John’s call to baptize in the Jordan.
The fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD was predicted in various places in the Bible. Jesus used the Sign of Jonah to warn the people around him, linking that sign to the visit of the Queen of Sheba. Gabriel suggested the destruction as measured from his visit to Mary at Jesus’ conception. Finally Matthew provides a chronology in his introduction.
Jesus’ life was a day-for-year repetition of the chronology of the old testament. The only time mentioned as an event in Jesus’ life and in the historical chronology is the age 12 visit to the temple, this pairs with Enoch’s ascension. Together the two stories provide the date of Jesus’ visit to the temple. This article explores.
The total life length of Jesus maps to the history from Adam to Jesus. This makes the birth of Jesus equivalent to the fall of Adam. We explore in earlier articles the exact date of Jesus’ birth, here we explain how Jesus’ birthday is remembered in the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday. Dust we are and to dust we shall return.
The cup bearer and baker’s dreams. The woman healed after 18 long years. Civil War in Israel, Noah’s Ark, even Adam’s life, all point in various ways at the period of Jesus’ Resurrection.
The Christmas holiday lands at an essentially random date on the Bible Calendar. There are a few places in history where the date really has been on Jesus’ birthday. This article provides a date report showing the dates in question.
The New Testament chronicles the events in Jesus’ public ministry. Was there a schedule that drove the events? If so, the schedule would be the same schedule as the rest of the Bible, a replay of the historical chronology. This article explores the math and the dates suggested.
The Book of Mark is unraveled using... Noah’s ark. This article explains.
The story of the Demon Possessed Man happens after the desciples get out of the boat. The story links prophetically to Noah’s flood and a period in history when the same demon was cast out.
After crossing the Sea of Galilee by boat Jesus heals a woman sick 12 years and a girl age 12. The two stories are pointing into history 12 times from Noah’s flood when two women are healed. This is the period in history of the Assyrian deportation. Several parables follow explaining that period in history.
Jesus takes the disciples by boat to a private place. After a time he feeds 5000. This parable marks 5000 years from Noah’s flood where Jesus begins to feed the people. The interval is the number of years from Noah to Jesus and is only off by 126 days.
Jesus sends his disciples ahead by boat then he meets them walking on the water.
Jesus sumarized what he has been doing with a sermon to the disciples after another trip in the boat. The subject this time? Two forms of yeast.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. Jesus rebuking Peter is the first, a parable about Adam.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Noah.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Babel.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Abraham.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Egypt.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Moses.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about the childrn who crossed the Jordan.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Solomon.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about the Assyrian deportation.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Jesus’ death.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Constantine’s era.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This one is about Russia’s Christian conversion.
Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This story deals with Jesus entry into Jerusalem at the end of the age.
Both Peter and Moses explain that with God 1000 years are like 1 day. This is a key that unlocks Jesus’ time keeping as recorded in the Gospels.
God has counted mankind’s time since Adam’s fall. Various event have fallen on past millennium breaks. What were those events? When are these millennium breaks? When is the next?
The first chapter of John provides an intricate prophetic calendar for various events between the start of Mankind at Adam and the wedding supper of the Lamb.
Jesus made a deliberate point of waiting two days after he heard that lazarus was sick. When he finally got around to it, Lazarus had been dead four days.
Jesus comes out of the tomb on the 3rd day. Who else will do that and when?
Why is it important to know the pay the Innkeeper earned to help the Samaritan’s injured friend? Because it says how long the Innkeeper works for the Samaritan.
When Jesus was 12 years old he remained behind in Jerusalem After three days his family found him in the temple. If we knew him, we’d know where he had to be.
When Moses explains that 1000 years are as a day, he also includes a watch in the night. Jesus picks up on this and uses a watch in the night story to reveal the season of his return.
The woman at the well starts to believe Jesus at the 6th hour. After two days her entire town has had a visitation of Jesus and is saved.
2000th anniversaries of every date in Jesus’ life and ministry provide part of the material we need to verify that we have the ancient dates correct. The dates began landing in 1998 and run into 2028.
The Passion of Jesus, the week of his crucifixion, is the most well documented week in all of the Bible. The timing of the week can be established as a high-speed replay of his ministry and therefore of all of human history. Unlike his ministry the week continues past his era and is highly prophetic for future, including end-times, events. There are 3 key sections.
Details follow in later articles, but the principle for the Passion Week narrative is this: At the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem He began yet another replay of the historical time line of the Bible.
Finding the exact prophetic ratios for Jesus’ Passion week involves a study of Jesus’ time in the tomb. This time was a match to Jonah’s 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish. By determining the total hours, and by making a guess as to what this meant then the math can be seen. With exact math in hand it then becomes possible to study out the rest of the week and fully understand what Jesus was doing...
The process for figuring out Passion Week’s chronology is simply to catalog all the time references in Passion Week. The key word here is all. In the following chart green is used to mark time references. Using those references like puzzle pieces it is possible to put together the week’s schedule using Gospel references alone. The following chart shows the entire week, with all key events drawn.
This website sections provides a harmony of the Gospels based on the historical chronology of the Bible. Jesus replayed the historical chronology of the Bible in his life, his ministry, and his passion. Knowing that structure allows a reconstruction of the Passion Week chronology using the prophetic schedule as the key. There is an article for each timed event which includes the scripture passages as well as modern headline fulfillments when known.
I've placed this here for reference. It is sunset on Saturday night, the first hour of the Biblical Calendar day of the week.
This is the first hour of daylight on Sunday of the Triumphal Entry.
Jesus directs his disciples to fetch a donkey. This event is likely in preparation to the formal entry.
This story matches Adam’s first year.
This entry springs from an obscure reference in Mark 11 where Jesus is said to have gone into the temple, then looked around and it being dark decides to go out to Bethany with the 12.
On the way in on the second morning Jesus cursed the fig tree. The tree would come up again in further parables.
This story is a prophetic match to Enoch’s ascension into the Temple in heaven in 4270 AA. It is also a match to Jesus’ age 12 visit to the temple where he stays behind.
This small reference in two books appears to be the match to Noah’s flood. Matches 6020 AA, the year of Noah’s flood.
The parable matches the flight to Egypt. The keyword is "millstone" which is the trips to Egypt for grain that Joseph had stored up. Jesus’ additional editorial deals with the brother’s lack of forgiveness towards each other. Matches 9071 AA, the year of going to Egypt.
A prophetic match to Korah’s rebellion at the time of Moses. Matches 9481-9540 AA. Notice that it is the elders, chief priests and scribes who come to Jesus. This is a prophetic match to Aaron, Moses, Joshua (scribe) and the 70 elders who went above Mount Sinai for dinner.
Parable of the Vineyard applies generally at the time of Solomon. Solomon behaves prophetically as a type of Christ. Matches the years 9991-10020 AA and more. The parable is telling a story that stretches across the time of the kings.
The parable focuses on the issue of giving to God what he asks. The net is this: Don’t give it to God? Then give it to Caesar. The historical event is either the Assyrian Invasion (as charted here) in 10274-76 AA or perhaps the Babylonian invasion in 10390 AA.
This is a prophetic match to John the Baptist. Several features match. First, time when the true Passover Lamb was sacrificed was when Jesus was crucified. This puts it on the millennium of his sacrifice, or any time on or after 11001 AA.
James and John want to sit on Jesus’ right and left in his kingdom. They will be part of that, they are disciples who match one-on-one to the tribes. The problem is these two are a team by themselves, and do not sit on either side. The other disciples get indignant and the entire episode erupts into an argument.
Jesus took a smaller group of his disciples and then called them to "watch" this is likely a pun on "watch" as in a 3 hour period of the night. Three times, over the next three hours, will Jesus repeat his actions of returning to find these disciples asleep. This carries the time line forward to about midnight.
The passage indicates that Jesus found the disciples "sleeping." The immediate, and well timed to this hour, consequence of the Fort Hood shooting was that the shooter had been under observation even by the FBI. But nobody had taken action. The country's major law enforcement agency was basically "asleep" just like this passage indicates.
At this hour Judas arrives and betrays Jesus with a kiss. This event mimics the tribe of Judah’s conversion to Christianity around 12000 AA. Many interesting parallels between these stories and the prophetic events at the Christianization of Russia. This is also a prophetic match to Satan being bound 1000 years, which began at this era.
Jesus is taken before Annas where he makes several important comments about how everything he did was done in public. This is a prophetic reference to the time of Martin Luther and "Solo-scriptorium."
This scene of the trial finds two direct references to time. The first, mentioning the time until Jesus’ return, is the reference to the "3rd day" rebuilding of the Temple. This is the action Jesus will be part of at his return. The second is Jesus’ prophetic reference to his return in power from the sky. Both of these hit the prophetic era of 13001 AA. Jesus cannot return until the millennium, this is the earliest possible indicated year. (2010 AD)
Jewish leaders gather and decide to send Jesus to Pilot.
The following reference forces Wednesday into the picture since it cannot be before 9:00 AM on Thursday. It is also after an evening arrest which by this reference must be on Tuesday PM.
Timed here simply as sunrise.
Timed as the next hour.
This event lands prophetically at 19020 AA. It is a match to the end of the 1000 generations of 19 years. Note Jesus is "numbered with the transgressors" at this point, as the race can now be "numbered in the census" as anyone passing into their 20th year would be.
Technically, hour 92 is 1 hour past the end of historical time line symmetry about the Exodus back to Adam. Likely this hour is also symmetric, back to what was labeled at the start of this table as "hour 0."
Across the following three hours there was darkness over the land. The darkness continues until the death of Jesus.
This is the 2nd hour of darkness.
This is the 3nd hour of darkness.
At the end of the 3 hours of darkness Jesus dies on the Cross.
This is when Jesus was put in the tomb.
John makes the point that there was a special sabbath, not a normal Sabbath, that caused the quick removal of the bodies from the cross. This special Sabbath is the day that began at 6:00 PM on Thursday, instead of Friday as would be expected for a regular Sabbath.
After the weekly Sabbath the women are able to buy spices.
Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb and finds the tomb empty.
After the disciples left for home over the empty tomb, Jesus appeared to Mary.
On the evening of that first Sunday Jesus appeared.
This hour is a week later, the first day of the second week when the disciples are gathered together again. Famous doubting Thomas.
This date is 40 days after Resurrection Sunday. This is close to Jesus’ departure. It is a prophetic match to the time of the general ascension. It closely matches the end of 19,000 days since the start of the modern day-for-a-year time line. (See 18,700 in the label above.)
This was 50 days later and it is the last day in the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. This is when the power had come.
The Book of Exodus contains a schedule for an extensive set of End-Times Plagues, modeled after the narrative for the ancient plagues on Egypt. This series of prophetic dates has been known generally as the "Financial Crisis." Each of the dates in the series has generally carried a series financial system headline as that system of financial slavery is both plagued by Jesus and collapses for all the world to watch.
The modern Exodus Plagues series began in 2006 and by late 2009 had reached the point in the narrative where it expected the Plague of First Born. In August of 2011 the financial side of that plague was showing up in the headlines..
The Theory section of this website provides a long and intricate introduction to the process of rediscovering the 30 day/month calendar used to write the Bible. That Bible Calendar is discoverable, and still running and it is possible to establish the current date using that calendar.
This date marks the interval from the end of the .
This date is at the end of 600 days at 1 chariot / day . A large block of scripture points to Pharaoh's demise at this point.
The basic idea for how the Exodus Plagues are dated uses a mathematical riddle. Each occurrence of a "day" in the Hebrew narrative of the Book of Exodus becomes a modern month.
This is a date to watch, but without prophetic story.
This date marks the first-born plague on Egypt.
This date marks the original "selection day" story.
This date marks the end of January, 2010, and is called out as the "first month of your year".
This date identifies New Years Day, 2010 as the "Start of your year." This is part of the reason why the dates from mid 2006 through 2010 are thought to be reasonably accurate before the headlines unfold.
This date marks the opening reference to the plague on Firstborn. The date is approximate because of the word "about" in the text. The plague is expected to last around a year because of other stories. This date expects an opening headline, even if mild.
This date marks the end of the second 3 months of darkness. It includes text dealing with a meeting with Pharaoh and preparations for leaving. It includes references to leaving town, a match to the lated Passion headline for the same date.
Nearly the whole world was astounded by the unexpected death of Michael Jackson. Most media turned to nearly around the clock coverage until his funeral 3 days after the theoretical for this plague.
This date marks the modern relay of the Plague of Darkness.
This date marks the plague of Locusts. For the previous 45 days there have been winds. At this date an "East Wind" brings on the Plague of Locusts.
This date marks the time of winds at night. This follows from the literary structure of the time of winds. There is 1 day of wind, which is a modern 30 day period, followed by a night of wind. It is that night time of wind that begins on this date. Those winds last for 15 modern calendar days.
The start of the winds that bring the Locusts are not historically deemed a plague on Egypt, but the timing and the map from the Commandments suggests this should be considered a valid plague event. The matched commandment is "You shall not kill." The matched tribe is Levi.
This date is basically an administrative date squeezed in between the Plague of Hail and the start of the winds that lead to locusts.
This date marks the start of a 30 day long plague of Hail.
This date marks the prophetic replay of a meeting with Pharaoh. There is no specific sign that goes with this meeting. The timing is fuzzy, with a wide window for fulfillment. The key aspect of the timing is the next prophetic date lands exactly 30 days later, so finding this headline is key to timing the next headline.
This date marks the end of the 2 month Plague on Livestock.
This date is derived from a brief note in the Exodus series. The following is the text. It is a brief reference to land.
On this date the plague of flies ends. The date also includes a warning about the cattle.
On this date the plague of flies continues, Pharaoh grants prayer, but not far away.
This date is the second of 2 dates skipped by the plague series of dates, this date is within the 3 days covered by the plague of swarms (flies).
This date is skipped by the plague series of dates, but it is within the 3 days of the plague of swarms (flies).
This is the modern prophetic replay of the opening of the Plague of Flies. This plague runs into September, 2008. Fulfillment for this plague is properly something that begins on this date.
This is the modern prophetic replay of the warning to Pharaoh about the soon arrival plague of flies.
This is the modern prophetic replay of the end of the plague of frogs and the replay of the Plague of Gnats on Egypt. The associated Bible Text and key times are given at the bottom of this page.
This is the modern prophetic replay of the plague of frogs on Egypt. The theoretical dates and associated Bible text are these:
In the morning after meeting with Pharaoh, and after the Egyptians had to search for straw to make bricks, Moses was to take his staff, the one which had earlier become a serpent, and strike the Nile with it, triggering the plague of blood on the Nile. This was the first of a series of plagues that eventually lead to the Exodus from Egypt.
This date is driven by the story of the Israelites having to make bricks, but with no straw because Pharaoh has taken the straw away.
This prophetic event fulfilled with the shooting at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16, 2007.
This prophetic date derives from the story of the burning bush, found in the Book of Exodus.
This date derives from the Exodus story, specifically the day when Moses returned and found to Hebrews fighting. They knew he had killed an Egyptian and asked, "Who made you ruler over us?"
This prophetic date is derived from the Book of Exodus and the story where Moses kills and Egyptian.
This is the second date in a series of dates derived from the Book of Exodus. This date marks the prophetic replay of Moses being drawn from the river’s bank by Pharaoh’s daughter and called Pharaoh’s son.
July 20, 2006, is the first date in the grand series of modern dates that derive from the time line of the Exodus Plagues. This is the first such date in a series of dates. In part this date sets the tone that is likely to be seen as further dates in this series unfold.
The Deep Water Horizon disaster is continuing to unfold across the Gulf Coast as massive amounts of oil continue to leak from a damaged well. This event has been the subject of several prophetic stories so far, and may yet be the fulfillment of several more to come. This page summarizes what is known so far, and some hunches as to what may yet happen prophetically.
Ban Ki Moon is the General secretary of the United Nations. He is fulfilling the roll of a prophetic, end-times Moses.
Pope Benedict XVI is the current Pope, normally residing at Vatican City. He is fulfilling the roll of prophetic, end-times Aaron.
Barack Obama has been all over the Bible Time charts, with interesting headlines of is own even when there have been more dramatic fulfillments at the "top of the charts." When Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009, he replaced George Bush, who was the first of the end-times Pharaoh's.
Hillary Clinton has a rather impressive biography, moving from the First Lady of the United States to United States Senator from New York and now to the Secretary of State of the United States. Once sworn in she will have become the chief diplomat of the United States of America.
George Bush was elected President of the United States in the year 2000. One of his key bases of support was the religious right. His stance on issues of faith have given him a reputation as a man of faith and he has some amount of personal testimony regarding deliverance from alcohol.
The Book of Psalms contains 150 songs. Those songs replay prophetically at various times in history. The primary fulfillment of the Psalms in history began in 1579 and ended in 1991. Through the math of day-for-a-year replays, those years, and thus the Psalms, replay again across 2009 and early 2010. This tab catalogs the dates and provides the write-ups for the fulfillment headlines.
What follows is a report for each Psalm date. It includes time of day, which may matter for headlines that get reported live on the major networks. Remember, that the media often take a few days before they report headlines that seem insignificant, so reports for some of these will come in a few days late. Because these will be coming in from around the world, some of them may be reported in the national media of countries from around the world. Anyone attempting to find them all, should use a wide net for their search.
The Pope gave his Christmas address, titled “From the City to the World.” This marked the start in a new Psalm series.
For the first time since the middle of 2006 war broke out in Israel. This time the Israelis attacked Gaze in retaliation for mortar fire on Israeli towns. It was the bloodiest day for the Palestinians since 1967.
There were various western calls for a ceasefire. Many Muslim countries called off their New Years fireworks in support for Gaza. There were other headlines that contributed to fulfillment.
The Israeli army began its ground invasion of Gaza Strip. Gaza was cut into 3 parts as the IDF moved in under the cover of darkness.
The ongoing ground Israel's ground invasion of Gaza Strip continued with the start of a complete siege of Gaza City.
The Israeli war in Gaza escalated to the norther border when rockets began falling in parts of Northern Israel.
The Gaza-Israel war continued with sudden focus on the smuggling tunnels providing outside access for Palestinians through Egypt. Israel set out to stop all traffic through those tunnels.
The Israel-Gaza war was now attracting world attention. UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon departed New York City for the Middle East in an attempt to stop the fighting.
Israel foreign minister Tzipi Livni was in Washington DC hours before news leaked that Israel was planning a unilateral cease fire.
Israel began pulling out of Gaza, hoping to be gone by the time Obama was sworn in as president. Meanwhile, the Arabs held a summit and Ban Ki Moon was back in the Middle East.
The Israeli leadership started holding meetings on the threat to their military leaders over the threat of war crimes trials.
The talk in the post-war Middle East began. Nearly every party began posturing. The US named George Mitchell as special envoy. Egypt began calling for a 10 year truce.
2500 leaders from around the world converged on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The Psalm suggests they will not have control over regular people much longer.
Massive swarms of people turned out across France to protest worsening economic conditions. Estimates ranged from 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 people in the protests. The Psalm suggests they were asking in the wrong place, and that none of the million or so who marched bothered to ask God to fix the problem.
Candidate for Israeli Prime Minister made a campaign stop at the Mount of Olives. He was swarmed by international journalists concerned for his position on Jerusalem, that it must remain undivided. The Psalmist suggests Netanyahu will win, that he is able to serve in the tabernacle.
The Egyptians put the pressure on Gaza in order to force Hamas to start dealing with Israel. The Psalm suggests that Egypt is in God's will and will eventually recover Gaza for themselves.
Heads of state and their deputes arrived in Munich for the 45th annual security conference. The theme of the Psalm is on security.
The Israeli Election ends with confusion and both sides declaring victory. The Psalm points at the shaking of the mountain, as seen with this result.
At essentially the exact time of this Psalm, a flight carrying at least 1 person who had just visited President Obama crashed into a house near Buffalo, New York. The Psalm takes places in the skies and deals with secret sins that cause stumblings like this Psalm.
The Arab world continued to work towards forcing Hamas into a truce with Israel. The Psalm is a prayer asking that God grant the desires of the heart, that God grant salvation.
Netanyahu began to form a new government in Israel. As the Psalm says, a crown placed on the king's head. The Psalm goes on and provides prophetic direction over Netanyahu, he will burn his enemies in an oven, damage their land, and scar them.
Rockets fell in northern Israel, and struck a very small minority in Israel, Arab Christians. The group is named in this long Psalm.
A probable fulfillment for this Psalm is the crash of a 737-800 outside Amsterdam. It came to rest in a field shy of the runway, a match to verse 2. 7 people were killed 84 injured, an echo of this famous shadow of death psalm.
The process of forming a Unity Government finally begins in earnest in Israel.
The Egyptians hosted between 40 and 87 countries to a conference on rebuilding Gaza. The Psalm discusses being destitute and being rescued, a match to this conference and its purpose.
In a very unusual address, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom came to Washington DC to address a joint session of the United States Congress. The Psalm adds considerable details mocking the entire affair.
The 2 Chief Rabbis from the state of Israel traveled to the Vatican for a reconciliation meeting with the Pope. The Psalm calls for worship in the court of his temple, the Vatican is a common fulfillment venue.
To American journalists working for Al Gore's Current TV, were arrested on the North Korean border.
This plague aligns with an Exodus Plague Date.
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This plague aligns with an Exodus Plague Date.
Media attention turned to the Maersk Alabama, taken by pirates off the east African coast.
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The following is the report for the Psalm. Note this is around 7:00 AM on April 14, 2009, on the east coast of the United States.
The following is the time and text for this Psalm.
The timing and text for this Psalm are given here.
The following is the theoretical time and text for this Psalm.
The following is the time and text for this Psalm.
The following is the expected date and text for this Psalm.
Freak storms hit central Texas. A football training building collapsed, injuring several. The storms continued to race across the South.
Date and text for this Psalm follow.
"Sundowner" winds flamed fires in Santa Barbara, while the Pope arrived in the Middle East. Time and text for this Psalm follows, with full details below.
Pope Benedict arrived in Israel. His day included a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem.
The Bilderberg group 2009 meeting begins at a Westin Hotel 20 miles outside Athens, Greece. The Psalm speaks to the evil group's intentions and says that they will be overthrown.
Obama gives the 2009 commencement speech at Notre Dame University.
Will post fulfillment as known.
Will post fulfillment as known.
About 12 hours ahead of theoretical, the North Koreans detonated a test explosion of a nuclear device. Said to be of the same strength as a Hiroshima. The United Nations called a special session in response.
Will post fulfillment as known.
A well known late term abortionist was killed while handing out bulletins in Church. This Psalm addresses the congregation and womb and explains God's perspective on what happened.
Will post fulfillment as known.
Planned since before the election, Barak Obama traveled to the middle east to deliver a major policy address to the Arab world.
Obama visited Germany on his way to World War II anniversary ceremonies at Normandy.
The world health organization raised the pandemic level for the Swine Flu to the highest level, level 6.
The world watched as a rigged election caused massive riots in Iran.
US President Obama hosted the South Korean President at a summit the White House. There was also a pair of summits in Russia.
Iran's supreme Muslim ruler gave a long winded speech and declared the election over.
Will post fulfillment as known.
Will post fulfillment as known.
President Zelaya of Honduras was forced to flee the country at gunpoint.
The UN passed a resolution in favor of ousted president Zelaya of Honduras.
A curfew was declared in Honduras, Zelaya delayed his return.
US President Obama began a multi-nation tour with his first stop in Moscow for a summit on reducing nuclear weapons.
The G8 summit opened in Italy.
After the close of the G8 Summit, and a brief visit with the Pope at the Vatican, US President Obama traveled to Ghana.
One of the glass plates on Obama's teleprompter fell off during a speech.
NASA released newly restored footage of the original moon landing. A pair of hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, were also bombed.
Netanyahu rejected a US request to stop building houses in Jerusalem. The Pope made his first public appearance with a broken wrist. Cronkite's death marked the end of "how it was."
The Main Stream Media surprised the Christian underground by flaunting a supposedly 48 year old Birth Certificate. It was a wonderful fulfillment There was also a major eclipse in parts of Asia and Noctilucent Clouds stretched across parts of Europe.
In a parable, a miniature replay of Obama's own presidency, a professor at Harvard, known personally to Obama is arrested after abusing a policeman. Because of his race, and political connections, he gets public support from President Obama, which then erupts as a major news event.
Outside of Netanyahu's residence was a large protest over US intervention in Jerusalem. This at the start of a week with a stream of US visitors to Jerusalem who were demanding the Jews stop building houses in Jerusalem.
Obama invited a cop and a professor to the Rose Garden for a beer.
A Country Music Festival near Edmonton, The Big Valley Jamboree, saw its main stage destroyed by a storm while a performance was going on.
Former President Bill Clinton won the release of a pair of American journalists who had crossed the border into North Korea.
Obama called out union members to disrupt protests against his Health Care reforms.
A pair of Typhoons struck Taiwan, China and Japan.
Reports from France, especially, indicate that France and Germany have technically ended recession.
Obama and his family visited Yellowstone National Park. Perhaps the most amazing natural location in the United States. Then Obama continued to a town hall in Grand Junction Colorado.
Egyptian President Mubarak visits the White House.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi arrived in Tripoli after being released by Scottish Officials earlier in the day.
Fires burned over 30,000 acres near Athens. Thousands were evacuated.
US Senator Edward Kennedy died at age 77.
1500 invited guests, including US President Barack Obama, gathered in Boston for a funeral for Ted Kennedy.
The Project on Government Oversight sent a letter involving issues involving US embassy guards in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A pair of hijacked fuel tankers were bombed in Afghanistan. The incident killed perhaps 100 and lead to an international investigation.
One of Obama's Presidential Czars resigned in controversy.
Early on the morning of this Psalm, the White House called the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians to a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 22, 2009.
Upwards of 2,000,000 people marched in protest on the mall in Washington DC. They were protesting Obama's health care and general fiscal irresponsibility.
Obama Traveled to New York City and Federal Hall to give a speech to top leaders on Wall Street.
US President Obama announced he was halting work on missile defense systems located in Poland and the Czech Republic.
The Psalm marked day 99 of a 100 day count down for world peace issued by Ban Ki Moon, General Secretary of the United Nations.
The United Nations hosted a conference, 100 heads of state arrive.
At the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, United States President Obama accused Iran of hiding another nuclear weapons plant at Qom.
On the second day of war-games the Iranian military test fired long range missiles, capable of striking Israel and parts of Europe.
A 7.6 Magnitude quake struck Indonesia, thousands were expected killed. At the date of this Psalm the world began sending relief.
200 African Bishops from 53 countries descended on Rome for the opening of a 3 week Synod.
The morning of the day of this Psalm the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 was awarded to 3 men. The primary scientist behind fibre optic cable, and the inventors of CCDs.
Barack Obama, despite having done nothing in office, was given the Nobel Peace Prize. This the 106th year of Nobels, a match to Psalm 106.
Finishing a 3 Psalm run, the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to 2 Americans.
Ousted Honduras leader Manuel Zelaya appeared to reach agreement on returning to Honduras. The Psalm suggests only God will set the time.
News came this date that the Balloon Boy incident from the previous day had been a hoax. The Psalm suggests the father will be going to jail.
The Obama administration cut pay to the top executives of companies receiving bailout funds.
A large blast rocked a refinery in Puerto Rico.
There was a pair of large bombings in Baghdad and 2 pair of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan. Both match details from this Psalm.
From the land, into the sky and then into the sea, following the pattern laid out in the Psalm, NASA launched a rocket.
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. She then departed for Jerusalem. Her travel timing and itinerary match that of the ancient Israelites as they left Egypt. Her arrival in Jerusalem is the arrival of the Sovereign, as mentioned in this Psalm.
About 1 hour after this Psalm, most public transportation around Philadelphia ground to a halt. The drivers were seeking after silver and gold, not God.
A Muslim, about to be deployed to the Middle East decided to attach US soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. As the Psalm says, death has surrounded me.
Leaders from 27 countries gathered in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. They fulfilled the Psalm's admonition to praise God for what he has done.
Estimates ranged upwards to 190,000,000 people impacted by a massive power outage that occurred within minutes of theoretical for this Psalm.
US President Obama began an 8 day journey to Asia, including stops in Japan, China and Korea. At this point he departs Japan for Singapore.
US President Obama arrived in Beijing for closed-door meetings with China's leaders.
A massive amount, 160 Megs, of data related to fraudulent science behind global warming was released to the public.
The deputy general-secretary of NATO, Claudio Bisogniero, arrived in Jerusalem for high-level talks. The Psalm deals with Jerusalem, and a visit there.
In an after hours announcement, Dubai World announced its intention to seek rescheduling of debt due December 14. This roiled stock markets around the planet the next day.
The wealthiest man in all of sports was involved in a single vehicle crash near his house at 2:30 AM. He escaped like from a net, as per the Psalm.
Announced in a series of phone calls to international leaders, the Obama administration decided to up US troop strength in Afghanistan by 30,000.
Putin gave a televised address with the most pressing question on the subject of running again. The Psalm suggests he will.
An estimated 6000 riot police were called in to Athens as students rioted, marking the first anniversary of a student's death at the hands of police. Young people were rioting across the country. The Psalm says it is a blessing to have a quiver full of students.
A very strange light show was spotted over Norway.
Crowds estimated between 30,000 and 100,000 descended on Copenhagen to protest.
In a confused day, the doors were locked at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Note: The US Senate Moved towards the 60 votes needed to pass a sweeping health care bill.
The US Senate moved another step towards a 1 sided, 1 party vote for passage of sweeping health care changes.
A woman jumped the barricade and knocked down Pope Benedict during Christmas Eve mass.
Called the Ashura Riots, they broke out across Iran at this Psalm.
President Obama, vacationing in Hawaii, began to activate his otherwise vacationing heads of security related departments. It had finally dawned on everyone that the Christmas Day bombing of a flight into Detroit had narrowly risked destruction.
After nearly a year of silence, the IDF bombed several targets in Gaza, mostly smuggling tunnels.
Pope Benedict announced his intension to visit a Jewish Synagogue.
Continuing a pattern from 6 days before, the IDF dropped several bombs on Gaza after mortar fire landed in southern Israel from Gaza.
The $270m (US) project is expected to take 2 years to complete.
Haiti was struck with a massive, 7.0M quake. 200,000 or more were killed.
The relief effort in Haiti picks up steam.
Polls were indicating what would happen the next morning, deliverance from the Democrats tight grip on the US Senate.
The state of California, and the LA basin in particular, was subject to a series of strong storms. Flooding was seen across the region.
Obama began to focus on the 2010 elections, still many months off, by reconstituting is campaign staff from 2008.
2,500 people gather in Davos for World Economic Forum conference.
Thousands turned out to protest the American presence in Japan.
Using the Bible Calendar as a modern instrument for understanding time is the purpose of the articles found under this tab. These articles are broken down into 2 sections, the first with background information, the second with details on each holiday.
There is an amazing design to the holidays found on the Bible Calendar. Each holiday maps to both a New Month and a tribe. Knowing the map helps considerably with understanding the purpose of each holiday.
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Looking at just about any interesting problem requires specialized tooling. In the case of Bible Time, the tooling is mostly software. This tab provides a full range of software tooling for understanding time as described in the Bible.
This page provides a cross-calendar tool for querying modern dates. These dates are also called "New Style" or NS dates for short.
Query dates when you already know an "Old Style" Julian date.
Query dates when you already know a Bible date.
Use this page to look up a day by AA day number.
Use this page to look up a day by JD day number.
This form displays how many days are possible when a certain number of Biblical years are known. The number of days in a year average 364.8 days/year. But, exact years are never this length. This variance is because of leap year constraints.
Given someone's birthday, we can infer some rather stunning things about someone's life. This page provides the tool for finding someone's "Life Diary" and "Birthday" story.
The modern calendar in use throughout most of the world today is the Gregorian calendar, named after the Pope who introduced it in 1585. It was not adopted in the United States until an act of the English Parliament made it law throughout the English Empire in 1752. Since that time most other countries have adopted the Gregorian calendar.
The Julian name for calendar structure is ambiguous. Technically is applies to the Roman calendar introduced in 45 BC. The name is popularly applied to the Christian Era calendar with New Years on March 25.
At the founding of the city of Rome the calendar had a 10 month calendar with 304 days per year. It underwent successive revisions until 5 AD when it stabelized around a structure that remained in use in some places into the 1900s.
The Bible was written using a specific calendar. That calendar is not used anywhere in the world today. Its structure defines how God counts days, months, years and larger quantities of time. When God says 1000 years are as a day, he means 1000 years on this calendar.
The day of the week has been stable across the entire era. Validation that the calculations are done correctly rests in part on finding events that fell on known days. A good example is the ancient fall of Jerusalem.
After the invention of the computer it became important to number days by individual numbers. Astronomers use Julian Day Numbers. This website uses AA Numbers. Both show up in all date reports. What are they, how do they count?
Throughout the articles on the Bible Time website a standard format of date report is used. That format usually contains 9 fields, though a short form is also used with 5 fields. The values of those fields are different ways that the individual day in question is known. This article explains the meaning of each field.
Ancients had no zero digit. They counted time using strictly 1 based counting numbers. Modern Astronomers have introduced a year zero between 1 BC and 1 AD that historians would not have acknowledged. This introduces errors.
By changing to a new calendar Pope Gregory began a process that has obscured when events in history actually happened. This is known as "drift" error.
The calendar stability that we are familiary with today does not go back indefinitely into the past. Before 5 AD it was very unstable. Use of historical dates from before this point has problems.
Use of precise dates in otherwise imprecise periods of history is one clue that someone is cooking the books. What tolerance should be applied to events?
Issues on measuring days when a day is given prophetically.
On august 4, 2011, there was a report of a shooter carrying a gun on the campus of Virginia Tech. Several of us seeing this headline realized that this could be a time fold back to the April 16, 2007, shooting at the same campus.
The Bible Time Theory was built on several ideas:
In Second Samuel chapter 24 the Lord’s anger against Israel and Judah causes the Lord to incite David against Israel and Judah by causing David to conduct a census. This brought the country under wrath as the king was not to do this without collecting a tax. This chapter contains a set of numbers that predict a series of events in the future history of the world. We look at the math here.
There are various times when the 30 day Bible calendar has month and day numbers that are the same as a current Gregorian Calendar.
There are a variety of ways that the creation week chronology can be charted. This article explores one such way. Where each "day" or age, in the creation story is a year of days where each day is 1000 years.
The kings of ancient Judah were under David’s covenant. Covenants are usually measured with their own calendar, starting at the day the covenant starts. It may be that the king’s reigns are given as covenant time, rather than calendar time. This report indicates this is quite possible with Judah’s kings but not with Israel’s. The math for Judah’s kings works out correctly to the day across more than 400 years.
The future history of the people of ancient Israel is occasionally seen chronologically in the counts found in the Bible. Once such place is the counts at the Exodus. These counts map to the number of days in 3500 years, a match to the 70 jubilees the world is now finishing. There are some detailed issues. This page explains and provides interactive tool for exploring.
Solomon sacrificed a very large number of animals at his temple dedication. Those counts seem to point across the age. This report shows the math.
Hiram gave Solomon 120 Talents of Gold. That gift points at the timing of the gift of gold in the New Testament, the gift of the Magi to Joseph and Mary. This report explores the math.
Elijah’s offering on mount Carmel suggests a chronological story. This article explores.
There are various counts of things buried in the Bible’s story. One such story is in 1 Kings 19, where God reserves 7000 for himself. One such placement is as 7000 modern days, as shown here. Note: 7000 Historical days is more likely than this rendering.
1 Kings 20 is another chapter with large counts given in the story. This report suggests a possible modern placement. Since being written my sense of the starting epochs has changed. Left here as an example of how this might be done.
This passage helps identify important points in world history. The three indicated here are the rise of the Christian Church at Rome, the Rise of Christianity in Russia and first war after Israel’s independence in 1956.
The sacrifice given by Solomon at the dedication of the temple appears to indicate the length of time the temple would stand. Since the exact date of his dedication is unknown, we start at the end of Solomon’s temple and work backwards to suggest the dedication date. The math suggests this works.
The wars between Israel, Judah, and surrounding peoples generate a form of census count that appears prophetic for events in future time. This page explores an Egyptian attack against Judah.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when the Northern Kingdom lost 500,000 men. The prophetic interval points at the early 400s when Rome was attacked.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when Judah defended itself from Ethiopians.
The large counts of people found in the Bible are often prophetic for large intervals of time. This report looks at a time when Judah grew strong under the reign of Jehoshaphat.
Josiah’s year 18 Passover animals suggest a prophetic offset to a full sacrifice. This report runs the math.
Revelation Chapter 7 contains one of the most difficult passages in the Bible. Someone, or something, of a count of 144,000 are sealed. What does that mean? Something to do with time, of course. In this case 144,000 days. It also provides the foundation for finding each of the tribes named in the chapter. This report provides the dates indicated by the story.
There are different ways to track the specific dates given by the prophet Ezekiel. One way is to assume they all offset from their historical period to the modern era. If so the stories indicate dates beginning in April, 2002. This report explains and reveals the modern dates indicated.
Is history described with a fractal? Day-for-a-year repetition, seen now in the headlines and in ancient times with the life of Jesus, might be the evidence of fractal math behind the story. This article explores. This is a big report.
Each of the ancient Judean Kings appears prophetic as an indicator for some event in the history of one of the ancient tribes. This article introduces the topic.
King David was exceptional in the story of the ancient Kings. He is the only king who reigned over all Israel who’s life length is given in the Bible. The other kings, who’s life length is given, reigned over Judah or Israel alone. David is prophetic for Jesus’ reign.
The ratio of 30 historical years to 1 day is the ratio that reveals Jesus’s schedule across his ministry year. The schedule revealed by this ratio appeared to give the dates for the important events across Jesus’ year of ministry.
This page is built on a hunch. Does the 150 psalms match the 144,000 at 1 psalm per thousand? The 144,000 have a 6,000 day "halo" that extends another 6000 days. This sums to 150,000 days and suggests strongly that Psalms is an overlay to the tribes, with a lot more coverage. This page explores the details, and gives enough evidence to support the thought.
This report is based on the Revelation 7 report that establishes the dates for the seals of Revelation chapter 7.
Birthdays are interesting. If they are time as a "bond man" would could them, then the date of birth begins a new calendar. The following report does that for the nation of Israel.
At the time of Jesus’ Passion week he replayed, in quick order, the entire time of his ministry, That replay extended beyond his return such that he was able to make editorial about the timing of his return within that week.
This article covers the math for a possible 4th tier. It is inconclusive and has not yet made it onto the charts.
12989/1/1 counting forward at 12 days "on the ground" for 1 prophetic day.
The Bible is written using a standard set of prophetic time ratios. Knowing those ratios is important because it allows readers to unpack the prophetic meaning of various passages in the bible. This article summarizes the ratios and provides links to supporting articles that define the various ratios.
This tab does not tell a particular story. It deals with questions I'm often asked. Broken down here in 3 sections.
I’ve been working on documenting this Bible Time Theory since January of 1998. As Bible studies go this study is larger than all other Bible related studies except for those dealing with the original language grammars and vocabulary. It encompasses all direct (and many indirect) references to time spread throughout the entire Bible. The printed Bible Time charts have roughly 6000 end notes, if that helps establish scale.
A frequent question leveled against the Bible Time project involves asking when something happened in history. Usually the answer is rejected out of hand because it seems different than something someone has learned before. In this FAQ we tour some of the common historical dates and then look at Jesus’ dates suggested by the same system. What we show here is a thin slice of potentially thousands of dates that all work together consistently. On the witness of Jesus and his life we assert the system is trustworthy.
Rapture is a keyword with certain special meanings ascribed to it in various end-times theories. If it means the departure from planet earth of the human race, then we can find the date: 4000 years from the birth of the Patriarchs, 2000 years from Jesus’ own ascension and 7000 years from Noah’s flood. Instead of dating the event relative to the tribulation, we date it relative to the general resurrection, a much more fruitful approach.
Does the day for-a-year story just hit random headlines? A common question.
Objections are often raised that this period in history will surprise everyone like a thief in the night. This thief motif occurs often in scripture. It applies to non-believers. The Bible passages that use the thief motif teach that followers of Jesus, paying attention to him, will know the timing of his return.
Acts chapter 1 is often used as a reason why we cannot know the dates surrounding the return of Jesus. Jesus told the disciples it wasn’t for them to know the times. This charge does not exclude a later generation from knowing. Jesus also included one of the signs that would identify his soon return.
Jesus told his disciples that nobody but the father knows the date of Jesus’ return. This is a problem since Jesus is God. Jesus limited himself to a human form while here 2000 years ago. He was one with the father, and still is, and knowledge was not withheld. The problem was one of significant time distance from the question and the structure of the answer based on a specific sign. This article explores.
The most frequently asked questions here at Bible Time is about Daniel’s 70 weeks. Even when not asked as a question, we do get preached at over how this supposedly works. This article reviews the original prophecy, provides the questions we usually ask when debunking pop Christians, then provides exact timing for the 4 known major fulfillments of Daniel’s 70 Weeks.
Many things in the creation wear out and die. Time, though, is not one of these. A clear reference in the Psalms explains that time does not end.
The Bible Time project is often compared to the Left Behind Series. Are they similar? No. Bible Time actually calls out real-world headlines. It has been doing so for more than a quarter century. This article explores why Left Behind is what has happened to people who follow that series.
Michael Drosnin wrote a book, The Bible Code, that purports to show how the Bible can be used to uncover details about headlines passing now.
Many folks sit around waiting for a special period of 7 terrible years. Funny, Revelation doesn’t mention 7 years even 1 time.
One of my favorite Bible study subjects is actually a simple game. The group is asked, "What does it mean to be a Christian?" Each person, in turn, is free to answer the question. They must be complete, and they must state the answer for everyone else to hear.
This article explains our history and current understanding surrounding the Christian practice of "casting lots." It started in the late 1990s as a game. It grew into a indispensable part of our regular walk with Jesus.