Research Report on Second Chronicles 13
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.
Huge counts, typically census counts, are prophetic for large intervals in world history.
17Abijah and his men inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel's able men. 18The men of Israel were subdued on that occasion, and the men of Judah were victorious because they relied on the LORD, the God of their fathers. S. Chronicles 13:17-18 NIV
17And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. 18Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers. S. Chronicles 13:17-18 KJV
Abijah’s reign is likely the starting point for this prophetic interval. The following is the report.
|Prophetic Dates from Second Chronicles 13|
|Start of Abijah’s Reign|
|Fri||10034-01-01 AA||14 Aug -954 NS||29 Six 273 BAUC||3660001 AAN|
|534-01-01 FE||23 Aug -954 OS||29 Six 1026 BC||1372844 JDN|
|Forward 500,000 days|
|Tue||11404-07-21 AA||28 Jul 415 NS||27 Jul 1168 AUC||4160001 AAN|
|1904-07-21 FE||27 Jul 415 OS||27 Jul 415 AD||1872844 JDN|
Tolerance on this is the number of years of Abijah’s reign, in this case 3 years forward from this day.
This period in the early 400s is prophetic of the attacks on Rome by the Visigoths. Rome is the Northerning Kingdom in Gentile country. The prophetic stories are a match.