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# Hiram’s gift of 120 Talents of Gold to Solomon

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.

## Background

The following is the relavant text:

10 First Kings 9:10-14
10And it came to pass at the end of 20 years, when Solomon had built the 2 houses, the house of Yahvah and the king's house,
11(Now Hiram, the king of Tyre, had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees and gold, according to all his desire), that then King Solomon gave Hiram 20 towns in the land of Galilee.
12And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they did not please him.
13And he said, What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.
14And King Hiram sent to King Solomon 120 talents of gold.

Hiram gave Solomon a gift of 120 Talents of Gold. The math works like this: Talents are groups of 3000 shekels, so the total gift is 120 * 3000 = 360,000 shekels of gold. A shekel is a day’s wage, so the time refered to by this gift is 360,000 days of labor.

This is one "Creation week year" and can be seen by inspection on the printed charts to link the period after the completion of Solomon’s Temple and Palace to the birth of Jesus. What is odd about this story is the precision indicated by the story: 360,000 days.

Without a start date at the beginning of the interval we cannot use the interval as a day-accurate predictor. Since the dates in Solomon’s reign are not given with precision we’ll work the story backwards here, and establish the exact date of the gift using the Magi visit as a reference.

## Magi Visit to Joseph and Mary

The earliest date the Magi could have visited Jesus, Joseph, and Mary was the 8th day after Jesus was born. We’ve established this date through other means and recount that date here:

Report on Jesus’ 8th Day
Jesus’ Birthday
Fri10989/8/29 AA16 Feb 1 NS17 Feb 754 AUCAAN: 4008629
1489/8/29 FE 18 Feb 0 OS17 Feb 1 ADJDN: 1721472
Jesus’ 8th Day
Fri10989/9/6 AA23 Feb 1 NS24 Feb 754 AUCAAN: 4008636
1489/9/6 FE 25 Feb 0 OS24 Feb 1 ADJDN: 1721479

To figure out the date of the gift, 360,000 days earlier, we simply subtract 360,000 from the day number, the AA Number, given in the report above for Jesus’ 8th day.

Lastest Hiram’s Gift to Solomon Date
Jesus’ 8th day
Fri10989/9/6 AA23 Feb 1 NS24 Feb 754 AUCAAN: 4008636
1489/9/6 FE 25 Feb 0 OS24 Feb 1 ADJDN: 1721479
Mon10002/10/6 AA3 Jul -985 NS4 Mai 310 BAUCAAN: 3648636
502/10/6 FE 12 Jul -985 OS4 Mai 1063 BCJDN: 1361479

## Back another 70 weeks

For the curious, we run the previous date back another 490 days. This is the earliest predicted date surrounding the time of Jesus.

This math is based on the idea that the gift may be pointing at Zechariah and his visit with Gabriel instead. If this is so, then the start date for the gift must be earlier by 490 days. (70 weeks.)

Earliest Hiram Gift to Solomon Date