When Are the Bible’s Millennium Breaks?
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 Bible describes the history of mankind from the fall of Adam through the prophetic events of the present. Except for the past 2000 years, most of the important events of mankind’s history is recorded within the Bible itself. By looking a Biblical events on or near the millennium breaks we can begin to get a sense of what those breaks mean in the overall calendar of God’s dealing with mankind.
When Were the Millennium Breaks?
The cross-calendar tools found on this website can be used to generate various date reports. The following report shows each millennium break since Adam.
For the purposes of the following report the 15th day of the first month of the first year of each Biblical millenium is shown. This is the day after Passover and is the usual date for measuring this sort of long-distance day-accurate time.
|Millennium Dates, Cross Calendar|
|Millennium 1: Adam’s Birth|
|Thu||1-01-01 AA||17 Nov -10975 NS||7 Apr 12312 BAUC||1 AAN|
|-9499-01-01 FE||9 Feb -10975 OS||7 Apr 13065 BC||-2287156 JDN|
|Sat||1001-01-01 AA||31 Aug -9976 NS||7 Apr 11112 BAUC||364801 AAN|
|-8499-01-01 FE||16 Nov -9976 OS||7 Apr 11865 BC||-1922356 JDN|
|Mon||2001-01-01 AA||16 Jun -8977 NS||7 Apr 9912 BAUC||729601 AAN|
|-7499-01-01 FE||24 Aug -8977 OS||7 Apr 10665 BC||-1557556 JDN|
|Wed||3001-01-01 AA||30 Mar -7978 NS||7 Apr 8712 BAUC||1094401 AAN|
|-6499-01-01 FE||31 May -7978 OS||7 Apr 9465 BC||-1192756 JDN|
|Millennium 5: Contains Enoch’s Ascension|
|Fri||4001-01-01 AA||12 Jan -6979 NS||7 Apr 7512 BAUC||1459201 AAN|
|-5499-01-01 FE||7 Mar -6980 OS||7 Apr 8265 BC||-827956 JDN|
|Sun||5001-01-01 AA||27 Oct -5981 NS||7 Apr 6312 BAUC||1824001 AAN|
|-4499-01-01 FE||13 Dec -5981 OS||7 Apr 7065 BC||-463156 JDN|
|Millennium 7: Noah’s Flood and Aftermath|
|Tue||6001-01-01 AA||11 Aug -4982 NS||7 Apr 5112 BAUC||2188801 AAN|
|-3499-01-01 FE||19 Sep -4982 OS||7 Apr 5865 BC||-98356 JDN|
|Thu||7001-01-01 AA||25 May -3983 NS||7 Apr 3912 BAUC||2553601 AAN|
|-2499-01-01 FE||26 Jun -3983 OS||7 Apr 4665 BC||266444 JDN|
|Millennium 9: Tower of Babel at start|
|Sat||8001-01-01 AA||9 Mar -2984 NS||7 Apr 2712 BAUC||2918401 AAN|
|-1499-01-01 FE||2 Apr -2984 OS||7 Apr 3465 BC||631244 JDN|
|Millennium 10: Jacob’s dream, Slavery in Egypt, Exodus, Judges|
|Mon||9001-01-01 AA||22 Dec -1986 NS||7 Apr 1512 BAUC||3283201 AAN|
|-499-01-01 FE||8 Jan -1986 OS||7 Apr 2265 BC||996044 JDN|
|Millennium 11: Solomon’s Temple at start, Split Kingdom, lost in Babylon|
|Wed||10001-01-01 AA||6 Oct -987 NS||7 Apr 312 BAUC||3648001 AAN|
|501-01-01 FE||15 Oct -987 OS||7 Apr 1065 BC||1360844 JDN|
|Millennium 12: Jesus’ visit, Church Age|
|Fri||11001-01-01 AA||20 Jul 12 NS||22 Jul 765 AUC||4012801 AAN|
|1501-01-01 FE||22 Jul 12 OS||22 Jul 12 AD||1725644 JDN|
|Millennium 13: Christianity to Russia, Christ Rules|
|Sun||12001-01-01 AA||5 May 1011 NS||29 Apr 1764 AUC||4377601 AAN|
|2501-01-01 FE||29 Apr 1011 OS||29 Apr 1011 AD||2090444 JDN|
|Millennium 14: Begins in 2010: New Jerusalem|
|Tue||13001-01-01 AA||16 Feb 2010 NS||3 Feb 2763 AUC||4742401 AAN|
|3501-01-01 FE||3 Feb 2009 OS||3 Feb 2010 AD||2455244 JDN|
The Bible records the events at some of these dates, suggesting a pattern.
The first event at the very start of this period was Adam’s fall. Though nothing is known about the precise timing of this event, it is the point where time is measured in the epoch of mankind.
Noah’s flood happened in the year 6020 from Adam and is very close to the millennium break of his day. The report above shows the millennium break at the year 6001 from Adam.
The interesting feature to note about this millennium break is that this was just in the start of God’s 7th day. God was taking a rest. The very last millennium date shown in the list above is also just inside God’s 14th day and is also a time for God to take rest.
Jacob fled from Esau, headed for his uncle’s land in the year 9000 (or very early in 9001) from Adam. In route he has a dream of a stairway to heaven. After awaking he sets up a stone to mark the place and marvels how God was in that place.
This is 3000 years since Noah’s flood and is the start of the major events recorded in the Bible’s chronology. Every 500 years from this point on, aligned with the 1000 year millennium cycle, the Bible records important headlines.
At the next 1000 year mark Solomon completes his temple building project. Solomon began work at the year 480 from the Exodus. His project took 7 years for the temple and then 13 for his palace. When the two were complete the priestly and administrative functions of David’s kingdom were in place.
Very early in God’s 12th day, in the year 11001 from Adam, Jesus stayed behind at the Temple. When is mother enquired he answered, "if you knew me surely you’d know I had to be in my father’s house."
This rather brief New Testament passage was careful to record Jesus’ age. Of course days and years are equivalent in a prophetic sense so Jesus’ age is being used to indicate the reason and timing of his visit to the temple.
The Last Millennium
So what happened on the last millennium? Much.
This date is mocked by many both within and outside of the church. Many are said to have expected the return of Jesus at this point. It didn’t happen. This is also why, many claim, we should not expect his return at the next Biblical millennium either.
Take a close look at the time table above. The actual biblical millennium break was not at the Julian calendar break, but 10 years later. The events that where happening that marked this millennium break were important indeed. Many important nations where now, finally, adopting Christianity. They were making Jesus their spiritual king. The most important of those nations is known in the Bible as Gog/Magog. That nation is known today as Russia.
The next millennium breaks early in 2010. What might Jesus be doing then?
For the record, the events of Jesus’ life, offset by 2000 years, to the day have been prophetic for events in the world today. The events at age Jesus age 12 are also prophetic on the same 2000 Biblical year offset.
If we knew him, we’d know he’d have to be in his father’s house.