Topic: Biblical World Histories and their Timelines

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Scripture uses all literary tools to describe human history prescribed in prophecy from the beginning of man. Most notably are the pictures of Jewish Feasts, Nebuchadnezzar’s Statue, the Leviathan, and Daniel’s Visions. Added to these are Genealogies, Symbolism, Shadows, Metaphors, Parables, Types, Numbers, and God’s uses of various units of time which are not literal including “weeks” for “years” and “Times”.

Quantum Study Bible is willing to take on each with a systematic, consistent, and logical approach. All human history began with God’s knowledge of the future, therefore, all history is prophetic.

The simplest place to begin is with biblical genealogies since they are literal.

– THE LITERAL: GENEALOGIES –

1. SEE TIMELINE BC

When this project began it was not known whether or not it would be able to finish. Would each and every father have his age included at the birth of his son?

One of the miracles of scripture is that YES, the timeline goes back to Adam and Eve without discrepancy, with minor exceptions and explanations.

Year by year history is created on an excel spreadsheet adding the ages for the men on which the genealogies were based.

The next step is to add the years of each and every event to their respective historical positions and to count each year. Do they add up? Is biblical history accurate? Again the answer is YES. Such examples include: 40 years wandering in the wilderness, 70 year captivity, and others. Only one biblical unit of time gave this author, not a speed bump, but a huge wall to overcome which was finally answered during extensive research and which has been put to rest. It was answered in the Greek Septuagint for the 430 years the Jews were not just in Egypt, but in Egypt AND Canaan, revealing an AMAZING hidden treasure of scripture. It revolved around this particular scripture:

  • Exodus 12:40-41
    Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt (and Canaan) was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.

On the very same day of what? What happened 430 years earlier, on the same day, in which the Jews came out of Egypt? The easiest way to find out was to go the the BC Timeline created and count the years. It turned out it was the very year that Abraham offered to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Mariah (the place which would become the location of God’s temple). The implications are tremendous. The Jews left Egypt on Passover and it was on Passover that Isaac, in spite of being redeemed by a ram caught in a thicket, was offered as a sacrifice. Isaac, like Jesus, was the promised one and only son of Abraham. In summary, this was the first Passover. Even the days surrounding this event turns out to eerily coincide with Jesus’ crucifixion week as the Passover Lamb of God.

It is a saying “Who can write a book like this?”

One other note: I added all other events from history book and asked “Do these confirm biblical dates?” and the answer is again YES. The very few exceptions makes history books more to be questioned than biblical history.

The BC Timeline has turned “Bible Stories” into “Bible History” worthy to be included in history studies.



– PICTORIAL –

The pictorials addressing man’s timeline includes the Jewish Feasts (Spring and Autumn), the Menorah, Nebuchadnezzar’s Statue, the Leviathan, and Daniel’s Visions.

PICTURE 1: JEWISH FEASTS

Jewish Feasts are comprised of both the Spring Feasts and the Autumn Feasts. Both were given as prophecies to come.

The Spring Feasts were fulfilled at Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
The Autumn Feasts are yet unfulfilled from our present point of view.

THE SPRING FEASTS:

Note: The selection of the Passover Lamb took place on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
Jesus’ teachings were inspected for spot or blemish even as the literal Passover lamb was inspected for spot or blemish for three days prior to its being killed as a sacrifice. Jesus was crucified on the same day the Passover lamb was killed. Jesus was raised from the dead on First Fruits. With Jesus, certain saints had their tombs opened and were also raised from the dead. Together, they are the “Wave Offering”.

BELOW: For those who may have questions about how these Roman dates (which are day/evening driven) compare to Jewish dates (which are evening/day driven) see below. These clarify some seemingly inconsistent days in scripture because each day is split between Jewish days and Roman days:

Pentecost, the giving of tongues, is not shown but it fulfills the giving of the Law by Moses on Mt. Sinai 49 days after First Fruits. The inclusion of First Fruits totals 50 days.


THE AUTUMN FEASTS
The Autumn Feasts are outlined as follows with their prophetic inferences:

Sukkot, or the Feast of Booths, picturesque of God Dwelling with Man and a Marriage Ceremony, is not shown. It lasts for 7 days and begins on Tishri 15. It is prophetic for King Jesus setting up His kingdom in Jerusalem and marrying His bride. In this case it is the consummation of His “Jewish” bride of the Old Testament. What about the Bride of Christ? See the Metaphor section of “Jacob’s Two Wives”.

PICTURE TWO: THE MENORAH

The Menorah expresses the various types of prophetic “sevens”. In terms of the God-prescribed seven Jewish Feasts, it sheds Light on each one.

PICTURE THREE: NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S STATUE

The description and the years of the kingdoms:

PICTURE FOUR: THE LEVIATHAN, DRAGON WITH SEVEN HEADS, THE SEVEN HEADED BEAST THAT COMES OUT OF THE SEA OF PEOPLE.

Notice the timeline of the Gentile rulers who ruled over the Jews.



PICTURE FIVE: TWO SETS OF DANIEL’S VISIONS

The two sets are: Four beasts: the Lion, the Bear, The Leopard, and “THE Beast/Satan/Antichrist”- Two beasts: the Ram and the Goat.

a. FIRST SET OF DANIEL’S VISIONS

Daniel 7:And four great beasts came up from the sea (of people), each different from the other. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it (Babylon).

“And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’ (Medes and Persians)

“After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard (Alexander the Great), which had on its back four wings of a bird (the four wars of the successors). The beast also had four heads (the four generals), and dominion was given to it.

“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong (The kingdom of the Antichrist). It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns (ten kings who give their power to the beast). I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words (the Antichrist indwelt by Satan).

  • These four cover history from kingdom of Babylon to the Medes and Persians, to Alexander the Great and his four generals (ending with Antiochus IV and jumping over Rome, going exclusively to the kingdom of the Antichrist). These four represent Gentile Kings who ruled over the Jews. During the Roman era they were either in self rule or dispersion.

b. SECOND SET OF DANIEL’S VISIONS

  • Daniel 8:Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram (The Medes and Persians) which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one (Persian) was higher than the other (Medes), and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.
  • And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat (Alexander of Macedon) came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground (in great speed); and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes (Alexander). Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him (from all the attacks on Greece by the Persians), attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.
  • Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken (Alexander died), and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven)
  • These two focus only on the transition from the Medes and Persians (the Ram) to Alexander the Great and his generals (the goat).
  • Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter – Egypt
  •  Kingdom of Cassander – Greece
  •  Kingdom of Lysimachus– Turkey
  •  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator – Syria

PICTURE SIX: COMPARISON CHARTS BETWEEN NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S STATUE, THE LEVIATHAN/DRAGON, AND DANIEL’S VISION



– TYPES AND SHADOWS –

A “type” is someone who displays the same characteristics as another.
A “shadow” is someone who is also marked as a place holder on a timeline. A “bridge of time” connects them to someone else who is their “type”. The span of time between the two is eliminated bringing the two together in one event. The first projects their shadow to the second. (A shadow of things to come).

Type 1: HAMON: A TYPE OF THE ANTICHRIST

Hamon is the figure found in the book of Esther who attempted to annihilate the entire Jewish population from Africa to India and northward through Turkey.

Hamon is the descendant of king Agag, an Amalakite whom Saul the King refused to slay against God’s command. Other than Agag, every other Amalakite was slain, every male, woman and child. Only Agag was left.

The irony is that Samuel the prophet was forced to slay him instead of Saul. In that small amount of time, Agag was able to bear a descendant. See his lineage on The Genealogy of Jesus (but NOT part of Jesus’ lineage). Agag’s line is associated with Esau’s lineage.

Hamon was possessed with the spirit of annihilating the Jewish population. Like Hamon…also the Antichrist.

Type 2: ANTIOCHUS IV EPHIPHANES: A TYPE AND SHADOW OF THE ANTICHRIST

Antiochus IV Ephiphanes was called a “madman” because of his cruelty toward the Jews. At his end, he is racing in his chariot toward Jerusalem, to make “Jerusalem a graveyard of Jews” with intentions to annihilate every last Jew.

He is known for entering the Holy of Holies, desecrating the altar by sacrificing a pig on the altar and declaring that he is “god”. He fulfilled Daniel’s prophecy in his “abomination of desolation”.

  • Daniel 11:31 And (military) forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

However…Jesus explains that that particular prophecy is yet to come. Therefore; there will be another like Antiochus IV Ephiphanes in the end of days during the great tribulation.

  • The Great Tribulation
  • Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Interestingly enough, Antiochus is the last “king of the north” (Syrian) in Daniel and actually overlaps the description of the coming Antichrist almost welding them together, entirely omitting all of the Roman empire and going straight to the Antichrist. Antiochus projects his shadow across time making a bridge directly to the Antichrist.



– METAPHORS –

Definition of a metaphor: As this (the one) also the other.

JACOB’S TWO WIVES

As Jacob, Also God.

Jacob first married Leah, his second love. He then married Rachel, his first love.

Leah represents God’s gentile wife, Rachel His Jewish wife.
See: Topic Comparisons: Jacobs’ Two Wives

After reading Jacob’s Two Wives, read below:

  • Genesis 29:21 Then Jacob (representing Jesus) said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.”
    (If the Jews had accepted Jesus as their Messiah then, according to Daniel’s 70 weeks, Jesus would have immediately taken His Jewish wife ie: Rachel. However;…Laban betrayed Him)
    22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast. 23 Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her.
    (The substitution of the Gentile bride of Christ: Leah)
    24 And Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.
    25 So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah.
    (Jesus was dealing with betrayers. He will get a gentile bride)
    And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel (the Jews) that I served you? Why then have you deceived me?”
  • 26 And Laban said, “It must not be done so in our culture (country), to give the younger before the firstborn.
    (Leah was the firstborn, Rachel the younger. Before there were Jews there was Gentiles)
    27 Fulfill her (wedding) week (7 DAYS), and we will give you this one (the Jews) also for the service which you will serve with me still another seven years.”
  • 28 Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also. 29 And Laban gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as a maid. 30 Then Jacob also went in to Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with Laban still another seven years.

Laban is the father of two brides; two brides who are the daughters of the “god/father” of this world: Satan.

[In the old testament God dealt with Jews only with Gentile exceptions. In the new testament God deals with Gentiles only with Jewish exceptions. These two exceptions are represented by Zilpah (Jewish exceptions) and Bilhah (Gentile exceptions)]

How does this information apply to a timeline of future prophecies and Jewish feasts?

Both weddings last 7 symbolic days or 1 “week” or 7 literal years.
The Jewish wedding is prophetic of Sukkot under the Chuppah. It lasts 7 symbolic days.
The Gentile wedding precedes the Jewish wedding. It is prophetic of the Feasts of Trumpets and lasts 7 symbolic days in heaven (during Daniel’s 70th “week”, a literal 7 year tribulation) . See the Jewish High Holy Days:

7 days of Sukkot follows Yom Kippur by four days.
(Fulfill her [the gentile wedding] week [7 days ie 7 Years], and we will give you this one [the Jews] also [At Sukkot]).

SYMBOLISM

1.The morning is symbolic of the rapture, the night is symbolic for the darkness of affliction.

Isaiah 21:12 a picture of a timeline emerges for the rapture, then the tribulation, then Jesus’ return for the High Holy Days of Jewish Feasts.

-NON-LITERAL UNITS OF TIME –

Sometimes units of time are not literal in the sense of man’s time piece. Since God is eternal and lives in the present eternally, He explains symbolically, metaphorically, and any other way that suits His purpose in order to tell His story.

1. REVELATION’S UNITS OF TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME FOR THE FUTURE

Revelation 12:14
But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

See Topic: The Symbolism of Numbers

The number three is symbolic for “It is time to separate the clean from the unclean; the holy from the common”.
A half stands for “It is broken” and means “It’s time to make a choice.”
Together 3-1/2 means “The whole is broken. It is time to separate the clean from the unclean and time to make your choice.”

“A Time” is a whole – ie: “one”, or one year.
“Times” is two which means “It is decided and it is done”, or two years.
“A half a Time” is half a year.
Totaling three and a half years.

See Topic: How We Know the Tribulation Lasts Seven Years – for biblical confirmation on the math of Times, Time, and Half a Time.

The seven years of tribulation is a sacred number broken by the Antichrist in the middle of the Tribulation when he betrays the Jews. The number seven means “It is Finished”; the same words Jesus said on the cross. When Jesus returns at the end of the tribulation, the Antichrist and the False Prophet are indeed finished and the suffering of the Jews has not only come to an end but fulfill the final promises given to Abraham.

2. DANIEL’S SEVENTY “WEEKS”: Beginning with the city of Jerusalem being restored to the end of the tribulation.

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined For your people (the Jews) and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.”
25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks (69 weeks); The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.
“(first the seven weeks then the sixty two weeks) And at the end of the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off (Suffer the death penalty), but not for Himself.

To convert a symbolic 70 weeks to Jewish literal years we know the first 69 weeks have been confirmed as 483 “years” by their actual fulfilled historic events. (69 x 7 “years”) or (69 x 1 “week”). The last 7 years have not yet occurred.

One could say “Seventy Sevens” instead of weeks, but to do so would omit we are speaking of time. The other way would be to just say 490 years.

There are two reasons the word “weeks” is used instead of “years”: One to announce that this time period is broken down into “sevens” and the other is to prophetically proclaim the last 7 years match the 7 “days” (one week) of affliction between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement of the High Holy Days during the Jewish Feasts.

Furthermore, Ezekiel 4:6 confirms God uses one symbolic, prophetic day to equal one literal year.

  • Ezekiel 4:6d I have laid on you a (symbolic) day for each (literal) year.

One week of days is 7 years x 360 days per year equaling 2,520 literal Jewish days. [These are the biblical numbers given for the seven year tribulation, the last of Daniel’s 70 weeks]. For the entire 70 ” weeks” multiply 2,520 days by 70 to equal 176,400 days, or … divide by 360 days to get 490 years.

2,520 days are the used in Revelation, From the beginning of the tribulation to the end of the tribulation are 1,260 days plus 1,260 days.

Daniel’s 70 symbolic weeks are 490 literal Jewish years (broken down into sets of sevens, or 70 sevens). 69 weeks are all consecutive, interrupted by the hidden “mystery” which Paul addresses known as “The Age of Grace” followed by Daniel’s last week, the 70th week.

The number of days for 69 “weeks” is 2,520 literal Jewish days x 69 years to culminate in 173,880 days. (2,520 days less than 70 “weeks”)


The command went out to rebuilt the walls and streets on March 31, 446 BC when Nehemiah approached the king as his cup bearer and the king agreed to his request. Then, Jesus the Prince was “cut off” on April 21, 31 AD.

There is one more “week” in the future, the tribulation. It occurs when the Age of Grace is over and the command not to take the mark of the beast begins.

The primary reason the word “week” is used is that Daniel’s 70th “week” is tied to the symbolic 7 days of affliction between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement in the High Holy Days: The “Yomim Noraim” literally means “Days of Awe”. Preparation for the Day of Atonement always start a week prior. During this time, the High Priest lived in the Temple, in a special chamber (Jesus is in a wedding chamber in heaven with His Gentile Bride). Historically, it is exceedingly appropriate for Jews to practice repentance for sins and to afflict their souls.

Daniel’s 70th “Week” IS the seven year tribulation in the book of Revelation. It is also the prophetic, symbolic “week” in the High Holy Days.

THIS 70TH PROPHETIC “WEEK” EXPLAINS WHY GOD USES THE WORD “WEEKS” TO DANIEL INSTEAD OF LITERAL YEARS. THE LAST “WEEK” IS SYMBOLIC OF THE “WEEK” IN THE HIGH HOLY DAYS.

The tribulation lasts seven years. The last “week” of Daniel is seven years. The 7 days of affliction in the High Holy days are symbolic of these 7 years.

This explains why Daniel’s seventy weeks are not literal but symbolic while the 70 years of captivity are literal.
The Jewish calendar is 360 days a year. 2,520 literal Jewish days is 7 years.

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