Judeo-Christianity – Day-Year Principle – Wrong Interpretations from Wikipedia
Correcting Wrong Interpretations of King James Bible
After the 3rd Century taken over by Pagan Rome in the name of Christianity we have the following from Wikipedia:
The day-year principle was first used in Christian exposition in 380 AD by Tychonius
In c. 550 Primasius also gave the same interpretation, writing ‘it is possible to understand the three days and a half as three years and six months’
In the 5th century Faustus of Riez gave the same interpretation of Revelation 11:9, writing ‘three and a half days which correspond to three years and six months.
The same interpretation of Revelation 11:9 was given by the later Christian expositors Bede (730 AD), as well as Anspert, , Arethas, Haymo, and Berengaud (all of the ninth century).
Haymo and Bruno Astensis “justify it by the parallel case of Ezekiel lying on his side 390 days, to signify 390 years ; — i. e. a day for a year. — “.
Protestant Reformers were well established on the day/year principle and it was also accepted by many Christian groups, ministers, and theologians. Others who expounded the Historicist interpretation are John Wycliffe, John Knox, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, Phillip Melanchthon, Sir Isaac Newton, Jan Huss, John Foxe, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Finney, C. H. Spurgeon, Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke, Albert Barnes, and Bishop Thomas Newton as exponents of this school.
These time periods occur seven times in scripture so they cover all periods from alpha to omega:
• Daniel 7:25, “time, times and a half”.
• Daniel 12:7, “time, times and a half”.
• Revelation 11:2, “42 months”.
• Revelation 11:3, “1260 days”.
• Revelation 12:6, “1260 days”.
• Revelation 12:14, “time, times and a half”.
• Revelation 13:5, “42 months”.
The majority of historicists throughout history have identified the “1,260 days” as being fulfilled by one or more of the following time spans and identify the Papal Office as the Antichrist and culmination of the Great Apostasy:
• 312 AD to 1572: Battle of the Milvian Bridge/Vision of Constantine to St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre
• 606 AD to 1866
• 538 AD to 1798: Siege of Rome to Napoleon’s Roman Republic.
• 756 AD to 2016: Donation of Pepin to (presumed) fall of Papacy.
The 1290 days is understood as a reference to the 1290 years from the open declaration of Muhammad to the open declaration of Baha’u’llah.
Now let’s correct this symbol.
Jewish Origins – A Brief Introduction
Unique to the Jewish race was the equal sacred-civil year division. Symbolically, six months of the year were known as the sacred year of 180 days, and six months made up the civil year, also of 180 days.
The sacred year allowed prominence of mankind’s natural characteristics to be detailed, enabling them to produce sentience, to reach our full potential. To be remembered was the escape from bondage. The civil year recognized the achievements of that free potential once free, whether it was to build, construct, or make in any field, raising humanity to a higher elevation. The Jewish writers were adamant that bondage had restricted their unity between sacred and civil and that this schism would become more apparent as civilization progressed from a local to a national and to a global culmination.
The Jewish insight of the civil-sacred year was very different from neighboring philosophical endeavors. Together with its personification of Ecce Homo in type-antitype portrayal, the Hebrew race founded a form that would become a perennial schism in Western life – as relvealed by Wikipedia and seen in the daily toing and froing between say NT advocates and Atheists.
In Jewish governance, the two symbols were to be in strict synchronization, thus two composed half-year periods, each part of a whole. The civil year confirmed that God was at rest, that humankind held the baton. The sacred year confirmed that man had come from dust and would return to dust. Both periods were equally recognized over a seven-year period, and after seven sevens, the Year of Jubilee was celebrated. Other nations looked to their heroic warriors, like Nimrod, Cyclops and Achilles, to lead their nations onward and establish symbols like Mother and Child in India, Persian, Egyptian, Greek and other Mediterrean cultures.
Ever since Christianity arose in the third and fourth centuries, we have lived under a perennial schismatic between sacred and civil. The church became the state, and then the state wanted to rule the church. Concurrently, there is a kind of mutual truce, with each believing itself to be self-sufficient and self-important, accommodating the other. Adjustments of this divide are not contemplated. But John of Patmos, “had a few things against” (Rev. 2:14) the churches to come saying they would fail to understand the sacredness of the Ancient philosophy. Civil beasts of the earth would likewise deceive and brutalize, and nations would clash. And John foresaw a final apocalypse, a great global upheaval of the pseudo milieu before the final cleansing marriage.
The Sacred-Civil Year Divide in the Old Testament
In revealing the sophistication of the ancients, it is necessary to traverse the remembrance of the sacred and civil year. It is enumerated in the OT time and time again. It is one of the pivotal recollections from times immemorial. Form without remembrance would be like a duck without water. All students of the OT give great credence to the below phrases. They stand out, ingrained in our very hearts and souls. The story of being set free and having liberty, democracy, freedom to build and set sail, freedom to create, be risen shewbread, and the transcendent soul are most treasured. There is nothing more pertinent than remembering the negative side, the enslavement of sentience:
• “made their lives bitter with hard bondage” (Exod. 1:14)
• “Israel sighed by reason of the bondage” (Exod. 2:23)
• “I will rid you out of their bondage” (Exod. 6:6; see also Exod. 6:9, 6:11, 13:3, 13:14, 20:2)
• “brought thee … from the house of bondage” (Deut. 5:6, 6:12, 8:14, 13:5)
• “they shall not be sold as bondmen” (Lev. 25:42)
• “thy bondmen and thy bondmaids” (Lev. 25:44)
• “that ye should not be their bondmen” (Lev. 26:13)
• “none of you … freed from being bondmen” (Josh. 9:23)
• “of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen” (1 Kings 9:22)
• “to keep … for bondmen and bondwomen” (2 Chron. 28:10)
• “For we (were) bondmen; yet our God” (Ezra 9:9)
• “But if ye had been sold for bondmen” (Esther 7:4)
• “forth … out of the house of bondmen” (Jer. 34:13)
The writers highlighted the predominant early message of commemoration:
• “I remembered my covenant” (Exod. 6:5)
• “Remember this day, in which ye came out” (Exod. 13:3)
• “remember thou was a servant” (Deut. 5:15)
• “Remember, (and) forget not, how thou …” (Deut. 9:7)
• “thou shalt remember that thou wast a …” (Duet. 15:15)
• “thou mayest remember the day when thou …” (Deut. 16:3)
• “Thou shalt remember that thou wast a …” (Deut. 16:12)
• “Remember the days of old, consider thee …” (Deut. 32:7)
The KJV clearly defines the sacred six months of each year. The sacred year starts in Egypt while in bondage. Preparing for the exodus, the congregation of Israel was to select the Paschal Lamb on the tenth day of Abib, keep it until the fourteenth day, and then kill it in the evening of the fifteenth day (see Exodus 12:1–7).
This was the beginning of Passover and the eating of unleavened bread. This sacred year continued for six months, ending on the fifteenth day of Tishri, the Feast of Tabernacles. There were 180 days in each year for 7 years, a total of 1,260 days. The number 7 always represented fulfillment, a brilliant collation, a permanent reminder. Time was determined by content. Man had stewardship. We do remember this responsibility.
Daniel distinctively included this symbol in the very fabric of his book — “time, and times and the dividing of time” (Dan. 7:25), a reference to 1,260 days — when narrating the pre-exilic era. He did the same when giving the second witness in the post-exilic in symbolic terms with the 2,520 days (two periods of 1,260 combined) — the final week of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24, 2,300 days for cleansing, 10 for mourning, and 210 for reconstitution.
So Wikipedia’s summation negates the original and Christianity is blind to the whole concept of Daniel’s 70 weeks or 490 years of Dan. 9:24-27, Dan. 12:12-13 1335 days incorporating the 1260 symbol (5 +1260 + 70) and why the synchronizing in carried right through from Exodus to Revelation. Society is so jarred between the Sacred and Civil and has never brought the oneness of the cosmology and its development of consciousness and its ability to hold the baton.