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.
The prophet Ezekiel is unusual in that he provides quite a few dates for the times when the Lord spoke to him.
This prophet also provides clues as to when these dates may be prophetic.
The way we tackle this is to take his story and work through the suggest math from his part of the age to the present. This is how it is done.
The Lord first speaks to Ezekiel in the 5th year of the exile of King Jehoiachin, 1 in what is the 30th year of something probably himself.2 On the 5th day of the 4th month the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.3
This 5th year was also year 10403 AA and the day in question is 3794735.
After seeing visions recorded across the better part of the first three chapters of his book, he proceeds to be taken to "Tel Abib" a prophetic name for the modern city of "Tel Aviv." B and V are pronounced the same in certain cases in Hebrew. There he sits among the exiles, overwhelmed.4 At the end of 7 days, the word of the Lord comes to Ezekiel and he proceeds to prophecy about what he is being shown.5
This 7 day story reflects the 7 times punishment that the nation would soon undergo.6 In this case we are apparently being told to compute the total number of days in those 7 times forward from the given start day of 3794735, were we are to begin a start day in the modern age. The total days in 2550 years is 930240, which, using our earlier date as a start date, is 4724975, or 3453/4/5, Saturday, 2 June, 1962.
It was on May 30, 1962, that Fidel Castro accepted the Soviet offer to place nuclear missiles on Cuban soil. This decision began the process of deployment, with technical advisors arriving in July, and equipment being shipped from the Black Sea beginning around July 15, 1962. These events would reach world headlines later in the fall.
Ezekiel’s story continues, with him being told to portray the sins of Israel and Judah at the rate of 1 of his days for each of their years.7 This is early in the development of the modern nation of Israel and there is reason to believe that we should run 40 years of years of days, forward from this date. We reject the idea of running 390 years forward since this puts us well past what other evidence suggests is the end of the age of nations. There are 14550 days in 40 years, so we take our start date, 4724975 and add 14550, with the resulting day being 4739525 or 3493/3/5 FE, or April 3, 2002.
On the day for a year system, this is the year in which King Ahaziah dies at Megiddo.8 Megiddo is the Hebrew place name for the more popular Greek name Armageddon. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the last time the world was on the brink of Armageddon. April 2002 the world will be next.
IF this is a correct rendering of the date sequence, the other dates in Ezekiel’s scroll might just be prophetic as well. The process we’ll follow here is to compute the number of days away from his start date for all the other dates and run them the same distance from April 3, 2002.
The following table is the result of this operation.
|Exekiel’s Prophetic Dates|
|5/4/5:9 Four Living Creatures, fire coals, etc.|
|Wed||10403/4/5 AA||5 Jul -585 NS||4 Mar 153 AUC||AAN: 3794735|
|903/4/5 FE||11 Jul -585 OS||4 Mar 601 BC||JDN: 1507578|
|6/6/5:10 Lifted by hair to see idol that provokes to jealousy.|
|Sat||10404/6/1 AA||24 Aug -584 NS||5 Mai 154 AUC||AAN: 3795151|
|904/6/1 FE||30 Aug -584 OS||5 Mai 600 BC||JDN: 1507994|
|7/5/10:11 Can’t Enquire of YHVH, detestable practices, rebellion|
|Tue||10405/5/10 AA||29 Jul -583 NS||18 Apr 155 AUC||AAN: 3795490|
|905/5/10 FE||4 Aug -583 OS||18 Apr 599 BC||JDN: 1508333|
|9/10/10:12 King of Babylon has attacked, Jerusalem is a cooking pot.|
|Thu||10407/10/10 AA||16 Dec -581 NS||29 Sep 157 AUC||AAN: 3796360|
|907/10/10 FE||22 Dec -581 OS||29 Sep 597 BC||JDN: 1509203|
|11/1/1:13 Prophecy against Tyre, over gloating over fallen Jerusalem.|
|Sat||10409/1/1 AA||31 Mar -579 NS||27 Jan 158 AUC||AAN: 3796831|
|909/1/1 FE||6 Apr -579 OS||27 Jan 596 BC||JDN: 1509674|
|10/10/12:14Prophecy against Egypt, dead Nile, Aswan to Cush no travel 40 years15|
|Thu||10408/10/12 AA||11 Jan -579 NS||6 Nov 158 AUC||AAN: 3796752|
|908/10/12 FE||17 Jan -580 OS||6 Nov 596 BC||JDN: 1509595|
|27/1/1:16 Nebuchadnezzar’s army unsuccessful in Tyre, sent to Egypt.|
|Tue||10425/1/1 AA||7 Mar -563 NS||19 Jun 175 AUC||AAN: 3802651|
|925/1/1 FE||13 Mar -564 OS||19 Jun 579 BC||JDN: 1515494|
|11/1/7:17 Pharaoh’s arm broken, will not heal, other will be broken.|
|Fri||10409/1/7 AA||6 Apr -579 NS||4 Feb 158 AUC||AAN: 3796837|
|909/1/7 FE||12 Apr -579 OS||4 Feb 596 BC||JDN: 1509680|
|11/3/1:18 Egypt to be cut down like a tree.|
|Wed||10409/3/1 AA||30 May -579 NS||30 Mar 159 AUC||AAN: 3796891|
|909/3/1 FE||5 Jun -579 OS||30 Mar 595 BC||JDN: 1509734|
|12/12/1:19 Lament for Pharaoh.|
|Wed||10410/12/1 AA||19 Feb -577 NS||7 Jan 160 AUC||AAN: 3797521|
|910/12/1 FE||25 Feb -578 OS||7 Jan 594 BC||JDN: 1510364|
|12/1/15:20 Wail for hords of Egypt, nations with her.|
|Tue||10410/1/15 AA||9 Apr -578 NS||17 Feb 159 AUC||AAN: 3797205|
|910/1/15 FE||15 Apr -578 OS||17 Feb 595 BC||JDN: 1510048|
|12/10/5:21 Word arrives to Ezekiel that Jerusalem has fallen.|
|Wed||10410/10/5 AA||25 Dec -578 NS||9 Nov 160 AUC||AAN: 3797465|
|910/10/5 FE||31 Dec -578 OS||9 Nov 594 BC||JDN: 1510308|
|25/1/10:22 Visions of future Jerusalem.|
|Fri||10423/1/10 AA||27 Mar -565 NS||18 Jun 173 AUC||AAN: 3801940|
|923/1/10 FE||2 Apr -565 OS||18 Jun 581 BC||JDN: 1514783|
Ezekiel is strange, full of dates. What scale and what base is used by Ezekiel? Unclear.
1 Ezekiel 1:2
2 Ezekiel 1:1
3 Ezekiel 1:1
4 Ezekiel 3:15
5 Ezekiel 3:16
6 Leviticus 26:1
7 Ezekiel 4:5
8 Second Kings 9:27
9 Ezekiel 1:1
10 Ezekiel 8:1
11 Ezekiel 20:1
12 Ezekiel 24:1
13 Ezekiel 26:1
14 Ezekiel 29:1
15 Ezekiel 29:11
16 Ezekiel 22:17
17 Ezekiel 30:20
18 Ezekiel 31:1
19 Ezekiel 32:1
20 Ezekiel 32:17
21 Ezekiel 33:21
22 Ezekiel 40:1