The Rise and Fall of Israel

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time From here we can proceed with the chronology of the kings of Israel and later Yehudah according to the records in the books of Kings and Chronicles, and also according to the annals of the Babylonian Chronicles. The Babylonian Chronicles is a set of clay tablets listing in an annalistic (year-by-year) fashion the key events of each year, such as the accession and deaths of kings, major military events, and notable religious occurrences. It...

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The Kings of Yehudah

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time 1. Rehavam (3010-3026), the First King. King Shlomo was succeeded by his son, Rehavam (1Ki_11:43) in year 3010. Upon his elevation to the throne a deputation of his countrymen waited upon him, requesting relief from oppressive taxation. He forsook the counsel of the old men and followed the counsel of the young men, and refused to grant their request (1Ki_12:1-15; 2Ch_10:1-15). His ungenerous treatment caused ten of the tribes to rebel...

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Sabbatical Year in the Reign of King Hizqiyahu

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From the Book Reckoning of Time After we have established the reigns of the kings of Israel and Yehudah, we may proceed to find any sabbatical and jubilee years in that period of time which will help us draw a conclusion whether this reckoning is correct or not. There are two key points in the chronology of the kings of Yehudah as described in the Biblical text (more specifically in the reigns of King Hizqiyahu and King Tsidqiyahu) that define the Sabbatical and Jubilee...

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The Chronology from King Yoshiyahu to King Tzidqiyahu and the Fall of Yerushalayim

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From the Book Reckoning of Time The opinion of this author is that the period from the reign of King Yoshiyahu to the reign of the last king of Yehudah, Tzidqiyahu, is the most obscured and thus challenging to decipher and because of and in order to come as close as possible to the correct chronology of the kings of Yehudah the Babylonian Chronicles will be used since they give a most detailed picture of the events surrounding the later years of the kingdom. Here is the...

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Sabbatical Year in the Reign of King Tsidqiyahu

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time As already said above, Yerushalayim was besieged in the ninth year of King Tsidqiyahu until the city was destroyed in the eleventh year of his reign, in 3357. The covenant that YHVH made him to make with the people to proclaim liberty unto them was made in the tenth year of his reign, which was year 3356, (the eighteenth year of Nevukadnetsar, Jer_32:1-2, Jer_34:6-7), that every man should let his servants go free at the end of the seventh...

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The Prophecy of Ezekiel and Dividing the Kingdom

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time And lie on your left side, and you shall put the crookedness of the house of Israel on it. As many days as you lie on it, you shall bear their crookedness. For I Myself have laid on you the years of their crookedness, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days. And you shall bear the crookedness of the house of Israel. And when you have completed them, you shall lie again on your right side and shall bear the...

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Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time Seventy years of exile had gone by and we come to the point to countdown the years to the Messiah’s coming. This chapter will deal entirely with Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 Weeks and the coming of the Messiah and the second destruction of Yerushalayim and the Temple. There is a great deal of misunderstanding and misconception as to how to count these seventy prophetic weeks or 490 years in Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 Weeks...

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The End of the Babylonian Exile and the First Return

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time The people of Elohim were not oppressed during their exile in Babylon although they wept by the rivers of Babylon (Psa_137:1-6). Many of them followed the advice of the prophet Yirmeyahu and built houses and businesses (Jer_29:3-7). Some of them even arose to positions of distinction in the empire (Dan_2:48; Neh_1:1-11). On a fateful night, the last night of King Belshazzar of Babylon, while he and his ruling company partied, Dareyavesh, the...

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The Second Return of Israel

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time Not all Jews returned to the land with Zerubavel, though. The majority decided to stay in the land of exile where they had established good businesses and social status. Let us notice again that the Babylonian exile was not oppressive to the Jews. Zerubavel went back to Babylon to ask King Dareyavesh for permission to carry on the building of the Temple because the enemies of the Yehudim had made the construction of the Temple ceased. This...

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The Third Return of Israel

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time Artahshashta, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, a perfect scribe of the law of the Elah of heaven. And now, I make a decree that all those of the people of Israel and the priests and Levites in my reign, who volunteer to go up to Yerushalayim, go with you. Since you are being sent by the king and his seven counsellors to inquire about Yehudah and Yerushalayim, with regard to the law of your Elah which is in your hand; and to bring the silver...

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The Fourth Return of Israel

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time The command to rebuild and restore Yerushalayim was issued in the month of the Aviv of year 3521, the twentieth year of the reign of King Artahshashta, (Neh_2:1-8). Nehemiah was informed that the walls had been broken down and gates burned (Neh_1:1-3), which could only mean that they had been already built in the first place, which he later examined to be true when he arrived in Yerushalayim (Neh_2:13). Nehemiah moved by reports of the...

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Astronomical Evidence of Yeshua’s Birth

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in The Book Reckoning of Time

From the Book Reckoning of Time When was the birth of the Messiah? Was He born on the 25th of December, or on a significant day in the Creator’s calendar? We will find the answer to these questions in this chapter of the Book the Reckoning of Time. The prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) made a prophetic allusion to a great sign regarding the coming of the Messiah, as it is written in Isa_7:14, Therefore Yehovah Himself gives you a sign: Look, the maiden conceives and gives...

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