Message in the Math!

From the upcoming Chukkat parsha, here is a special teaching about the deep links between the Eternal Torah Calendar, Moshe and Yeshua the Messiah! The math patters derive from a 1447 BCE Exodus, that being 480 years before Solomon’s 4th year, when he began building the Temple on the 2nd day of the 2nd month of Ziv/Iyar (1 Kings 6:1, 2 Chronicles 3:1-2). Solomon’s 4th year is derived as 967 BCE by three different dating methods: 1) Counting backwards from Hezekiah’s 14th year which is marked by a solar eclipse that happened February 25th Gregorian in 702 BCE (2 Kings 20:9-11); 2) According to Pharaoh Shishak’s tomb walls his invasion of Judah was in his 20th year or 926 BCE (Dr. Ian Shaw, Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, p. 481) so we count 41 years back from that time of Rehoboam’s 5th year, which brings us also back to 967 BCE; and 3) The excellent chronological research of Edwin Thiele and Leslie McPhall (The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings), which accounts to co-regencies and the different time keeping methods in Kings and Chronicles. The main topics are:

*Working 9 to 5: The first pattern suggests that when arranging the one biblical age of 4,000 years (3901 BCE to 100 CE), that is from the creation of Adam to the death of the Apostle Yochanan on Patmos, it is helpful to divide that age by 10 into 400 year long eras. From there each 400 year long era can be divided into 10 40 year generations.

*Among those 400 year long eras, the 5th (2301-1901 BCE) and the 9th (701-301 BCE) represent times of hardship and severe judgment, regarding Noah’s Flood (2245-2244 BCE) and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple (586 BCE) respectively. This suggests that neither 9 nor 5 by themselves are problematic but we need to beware when the two numbers come together for a particular event.

*Judgment Comes in Sixes: Whenever Father YHWH has decided that His grace has run out, the next Shemittah group will not reach its seventh year but will instead face judgment in Year 6, so the very next spring the land can get her sabbaths back. We track three such occasions of Year 6 judgments: The Assyrian invasion and captivity of the Northern Tribes (722 BCE), the Great Purge of King Josiah against paganism in Judah (622 BCE) and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple (586 BCE) were all sixth years according to the Eternal Torah Calendar[1].

*Sometimes Time is Zeroed Out: This concept has two applications. First, when it comes to math calculations, the last day of any cycle (generation, era or age) always resets to zero on the last day of that cycle at sunset. The math does not continue, so the error never builds up to throw off the timing. The second application is that when you have lost time because of wickedness, when that time is put back through punishment, the math cancels out. So when seventy land sabbaths were missed over a 500 year period, once the seventy years of Babylonian captivity were over, time resumes as if there was no violation.

*Nativity Timing and the Destruction of the Second Temple: Yeshua is born a year after the completion of the 28th Jubilee (7 x 4, or perfection times foundation) or Year 1 at the start of #29. The 29th Jubilee runs from 6 BCE to 45 CE spring to spring, so in 45 CE 29 is completed. From that time to the destruction of the Second Temple on day 9 of month 5 which is 29 days long (Av) gives us a remainder 5.31 months. If we treat the passage of all the Jubilees then from the entrance to Canaan to 45 CE as a whole number (29) and add 50% completion of 25 years (spring of 45-spring of 70 CE) plus the remainder of 4 months and 9 days of the 29 day month of Av in 70 CE (126 days of 365), .34, the total comes out to 29.53, which is the precise average length of a lunar month (29 days, 12 hours 44 minutes and half a second). So thinking about how Father Yah’s time is different for Him than for us such as in Psalm 90, the entire period from 1406 BCE to 70 CE is experienced as a single lunar month.

[1] Also, not mentioned on the video, there was a shemittah (or would have been if the Temple had not been destroyed) in 137 CE, making 136 CE a a year 6. This corresponds to the final crushing defeat of the Bar Kochba Revolt which ended in January of 136, and the aftermath dragged on well past that spring, the start of Year 6.

WRITTEN BY: Andrew Gabriel Roth

“Founder of One Faith One People Ministries, author of the Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) translation, Wheel of Stars, and Ruach Qadim.”