The Mathematics of Daniel’s Amazing 70 Weeks Vision of Governance (Christianity has never understood the Book of Daniel)

The Mathematics of Daniel’s Amazing 70 Weeks Vision of Governance (Christianity has never understood the Book of Daniel)

Here is the mathematics of Daniel’s amazing vision of 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24-27.  This vision is broken into 483 years (49 years + 434 years) and a final 7 years period (49 + 434 + 7 = 490 after applying the well-recognized day-for- a-year principle).  Daniel was writing after the downfall of Antiochus Epiphanes and had two witnesses of Jewish governance, having been plundered, the nation mourning and reconstituting itself.  The first was in Ceremonial times ((Pre-exilic times, pre-Babylonian captivity, pre-chronological) and the second in Chronological time (Post-exilic, post-Babylonian captivity).  Daniel brings these two traumatic experiences together into 70 weeks (three score and ten) representing each individual’s chance to develop their full sentient potential and be in likeness.

This 70 symbol follows on from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image of Babylon (Head), Media-Persia (Belly and Thighs), Legs (Ptolemaic), Feet (Antiochus Epiphanes) and Rock (Judas Maccabees) of Daniel 2.  And it also follows the images of the kingly beasts Saul (Lion), David (Leopard), Solomon (Leopard) and the diverse beast (kingdoms of Israel and Judah) of Daniel 7.  The 70 weeks was a culminating image and a major transition, using human form, to explain governance’s animalistic characteristics. It is very a very realistic colorful and numerical transitional pedagogical philosophy far beyond the surreal and especially Grecian mysticism.  It was the first governmental philosophy contrasted to the cosmological evolutionary creativeness from which consciousness had been drawn and nurtured.

Daniel’s vision is really the epitome, a stepping stone, of Jewish philosophy and distinguished the Hebrew community from the barbarity of surrounding nations and their chaotic attempts at waffle philosophies singing of numerous gods of all kinds. It also defined democracy in terms of freedom from being bonded from ritualistic ceremonial.  It is the first attempt to synchronize logos and mythos, object to subject (the very real and at times abstract), to figuratively use numbers to portray governance that oscillated from encouraging empowerment of the human spirit to regressing back to bonding and enslavement.   Reality of ceremonial times was being orally recalled and recorded in chronological time – objective recall projecting an abstract for the subjective application.

So let’s examine Daniel’s amazing confluence of numbers, governance and distinguished insight.

Pre-exilic Ceremonial Time

The record of Kings and Chronicles is in the texts of King and Chronicles. The 483 years of Daniel’s vision is as below.

Let’s count the years of kings recorded from David decree to construct the Temple: 49 ( -5) + 17 + 3 + 41 + 25 + 8 + 1 + 6 + 40 + 29 +52 + 16 + 16 + 29 + 55 + 2 + 31 +1/4 + 11 +1/4 + 11 years + 50 years of captivity = 483

The (-5) is because Shishak pillage the Temple 5 years into Rehoboam’s 17 year reign. And the 49 years (first break of Daniel 9:24-27) occurred at that time of the pillage as the first failure in governance following David’s decree.

1021 – 483 = 538 Ceremonial Years (not Chronological) when form against the warrior classes was being established in written word as a combative pedagogical weapon of an evolving society.

69 weeks = 483 years (69 X 7).

The book of Daniel is not a prophecy but a recording of the 1st Temple and 2nd Temple eras. The final 1 week of Daniel 9:24-27 is 2520 days over a seven year period  (360 X 7) made up of 2300 + 10 + 210 – outline below.

Here is the absolute proof from the Testament – the Word.

Ceremonial Years and Dates of Kings of Judah from KJV
Pre-exilic: First Testament of Old Testament

69 Weeks = 483 years (Day/Year Principle)

483 Ceremonial Years (Not Chronological time)

1021 David’s command to restore and build Jerusalem 49 years (D/Y principle) 7 weeks = 49 days 1021 BC to 972 BC according to Daniel 9:24.  David was said to have reigned 40 years.

976 Rehoboam – 17 years: 1 Kings 14:21 Rehoboam “reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem”

972 Rehoboam (Shishak, King of Egypt, against Jeroboam of Israel in 972, in fifth year of Rehoboam) Shishak pillages Temple
959 Abijah – 3 years:   2 Chron. 13:2 Abijah “reigned three years in Jerusalem”
956 Asa – 41 years:   2 Chron. 16:13 Asa “died in the one and fortieth year of his reign”
915 Jehoshaphat – 25 years:   2 Chron. 20:31 Jehoshaphat “reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem”
889 Jehoram – 8 years:  2 Chron. 21:5 Jehoram “reigned eight years in Jerusalem”
885 Ahaziah – 1 years:   2 Chron. 22:2 Ahaziah “reigned one year in Jerusalem”
883 Athaliah – 6 years:   2 Kings 11:3, 21 Athaliah reigned for two years in Jerusalem
877 Johoash – 40 years:   2 Kings 12:1 Joash “forty years reigned he in Jerusalem”
838 Amaziah – 29 years:  2 Kings 14:2 Amaziah “reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem”
808 Uzziah – 52 years:  2 Chron. 26.3 Uzziah “reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem”
756 Jotham – 16 years:  2 Kings 15:33 Jotham “ reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”
742 Ahaz – 16 years:  2 Chron. 27:8 Ahaz “reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”
726 Hezekiah – 29 years:  2 Chron. 29:1 Hezekiah “he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem”
697 Manasseh – 55 years:  2 Chron. 33:1 Manasseh “reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem”
642 Amon – 2 years:  2 Chron. 33:21 Amon “reigned two years in Jerusalem”
640 Josiah – 31 years:  2 Chron. 34:1 Josiah “reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years
Josiah’s good reforms, 625 BC
609 Jehoahaz – ¼ year 2 Chron. 36:2 Jehoahaz “he reigned three months in Jerusalem”
609 Jehoiakim – 11 years:   2 Chron. 36:5 Jehoiakim “he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem”
606 Captivity 70
599 Jehoiachin – ¼ year 2 Chron. 36:9 Jehoiakim “reigned three months and ten days”
599 Zedekiah – 11 years:   years:  2 Chron. 36:11 Zedekiah “and he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem”
588 Partial captivity
585 Captivity, completed by 585 BC Starting point to work backward with dating of kings’ reigns
538 Jews commence return under Zerubbabel 434 (62 X 7) years – 62 weeks = 434 days, 972 BC to 538 BC
538 Darius took the kingdom (Dan. 5:31) Total 483 Ceremonial Years according to Bible 483 (69 X 7) years – 69 weeks = 483 days (D/Y principle) 1021 BC – 538 BC
535–536 Cyrus’s (the anointed) decree (Ezra 1:1)

The book was open in the time of Daniel – Dan. 9:22, thanks to Gabriel. Daniel portrayed the transposition of natural evolvement from local, to national, but he had to complete a 1 week 7 days = 7 years according to day-for-a-year principle = 7 X 360 = 2520 days.  Daniel knew that the world was round and that the original Ancient philosophy was based on 30 days a month or 360 days a year with intercalary adjustment necessary to fully synchronize with the cosmology.  5 months of Gen. 8 had 150 days and twelve represented the diversity of life.  Dividing the year into two equal proportions of 1260 days was stating the civil had to be synchronized with the cosmological, the divine sacred that was beyond comprehension, and unnamable.  It is up to us to hold the baton from sunrise to sunset.

Post-exilic Chronological Time – Daniel’s Masterpiece Completion

So let’s finalize Daniel’s amazing confluence of numbers, governance and distinguished insight into an open book.

Daniel second recollection, of Jewish governance and the aggression of surrounding nations, was contemporary with his time.   He had the books of Maccabees and Ezekiel’s vision of the destruction of Gog and Magog, where he foresaw Israel’s enemies destroyed and a new age of peace eventually established. Ezekiel saw Israel going astray in the second Temple era when many of the Jews joined with the forces of Alexander as recorded in the books of Maccabees.  Gymnasiums were built and Greeks occupied the Temple with the consensus of many Jews.  Such compromise let to the victorious battles of Antiochus Epiphanes and not until the greater victories of Judas Maccabees could old men sit in the street and sing again.  Daniel knew all this history and had 2520 days to complete his 70 weeks or 490 years vision of life.  He had 10 days of intense persecution recorded in Maccabees, 210 days in Ezekiel’s future vision and the balance was 8,300 that he labelled “in the midst of the week”. This completed the 70 weeks of Dan.9:24 and covered plunder, mourning and exchange.  Daniel had compiled an amazing colorful histogram in numerical form and entwined it to complete his 70 weeks symbol of Dan. 9:24:

1. 2,300 days — “in the midst of the week” — plunder (Dan. 8:14, 9:27)
2.      10 days — of intense persecution — mourning (1 Macc. 1:54–64)
3.     210 days — of burying dead — reconstitution (Ezek. 39:12)
Total 2,520 days (2,300 + 10 +210)

As stated some content of this type comes from two books in existence when Daniel was written. It also is proof beyond all doubt that the center of focus of the OT was on the events of the two temple eras — and no later era. Daniel 8:14 recorded the 2,300 days of Dan. 9:27 stating it was in the “midst of the week.” Daniel 8 was speaking about the period initially of Media-Persia (the ram; Dan. 8:3) and then, in Dan. 8:5, Greece (the he goat), and Gabriel was to tell the interpretation (Dan. 8:16). Daniel had been told that the message had been understood in the time of Hezekiah (Dan. 7:10) when “judgment was set, and the book were opened.”  Daniel was supplementing with numerical accuracy, the three score and ten years of opportunity, each individual’s indispensable gift.

One could ask is 2,300 days “in the midst” of 2520 days.  To have an inkling of the meaning of “in the midst”, in Jewish language, other earlier statements of the phrase cast light:

  • “in the midst of the Red sea” – Exd. 14:29 – this never meant right in the middle
  • “in the midst of the seventh day” – Exd. 33:3 – this never meant right in the middle
  • “in the midst of Egypt” – Exd. 24:16-18 – this was a generalized descriptive
  • “midst of the land”- Deut. 19:2 – genalized descriptive
  • “in the midst of Jordan” – Josh. 4:3 – another generalized descriptive

All of these books interlock even if blocks are moved around. The universe was holistic; the writers were in unison. The ten days of mourning symbol (15th -25th of Casleu) is given in 1 Maccabees 1:54. The book of 1 Maccabees concerns the reign of Alexander, son of Philip, the Macedonian, who reigned after the Persians and Medes and who was the first to reign over Greece. The final portion, the 210 days (30 X 7), or 7 months, of reconstitution, was a symbol of restitution, redemption or release, as recorded in Ezekiel 39. The writers never were going to spell out this mystery in one book alone. “Seek and find” was the message they conveyed. Detail is the key for a complete vision. It has eluded our Christian brothers and sisters, and was never in the same orbit with our fathers who establish content for the void of barbarity.

To see the disgraceful interpretation of Christianity go to Wikipedia who project this vision only forward to their adorable Christ and abnegate the Ancient’s construction.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_Seventy_Weeks

And Google’s images are hilarious:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Daniel+70+weeks&client=firefox-b&biw=1920&bih=971&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUra6_uqTQAhXCUZQKHdDHAnEQsAQINg

Embalming of Israel – Literal and/or Figurative – Logos and/or Mythos

In Gen. 50:2-3 we are told, “and physicians embalmed Israel (Jacob)” and “forty days were fulfilled…the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him three score and ten days.” Now how should we interpret this profoundness?
I’ve always taken 40 to mean our years of maturity where we have the chance to produce the fruits of the earth (our learning). And 70, I’ve taken as the days each individual has to be in likeness having been passed the baton to run our race of life.
The symbol 40 is carried right throughout the Testaments and here are a few examples of the daily bread:

• “And he (Eli) judged Israel forty years” (1 Sam. 4:18)

• “the Philistine … presented himself forty days” (1 Sam. 17:16)

• “to rain forty days and forty nights” (Gen. 7:4, 12)

• “children of Israel did eat manna forty years” (Exod. 16:35)

• “in the mount forty days and forty nights” (Exod. 24:18)

• “iniquity of the house of Judah forty days … each day for a year”

(Ezek. 4:6)
• other examples Deut. 2:7, 8:2, 29:5 (years in wilderness), 9:11 (days and nights), 25:3 (stripes).

And in the NT, forty years is also constantly symbolic of our prime years, our sacrificial years:

• “he had fasted forty days and forty nights” (Matt. 4:2)

• “he was there in the wilderness forty days” (Mark 1:13)

• “Being forty days tempted of the devil” (Luke 4:2)

• “being seen of them forty days, and speak …” (Acts 1:3)

• “when forty years were expired, there appeared” (Acts 7:30)
Similarly the symbol 70 has a ring of finality:
• “And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls” (Exd. 1:5)

• “came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees” (Exd. 15:27)

• “The days are threescore and ten” Ps. 90:10

• “Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his” Jud. 8:30”

• “that rode on threescore and ten colts” Jud. 12:14
• “kept Sabbath, to fulfill three score and ten” 2 Chr. 36:21
• “Cainan lived seventy years” Gen. 5:12
• ”that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations” Dan. 9:2
• “seventy weeks are determined upon thy people” Dan. 9:24

Now let’s examine to determine are these symbols literal and/or figurative as the Jewish language is ever completing, ever transient, daily. We know seven is a prime number, indivisible, pure, and the Joseph mourned “his father seven days” after the Egyptians had mourned for him threescore and ten days after the embalmment of forty days. And, Joseph said unto his brethren, “Fear not: for I am in the place of God” – Gen. 50:19. There is a time for everything. Now the word “place” is very revealing. What does it mean, has the scepter been passed to humankind and/or are we standing on holy ground?

Here, Gen. 50:19, the world “place”, from Strong’s Concordance, has the ref. 3653 meaning from ken, kane, the same as 3651, used as noun; a stand, i.e. pedestal or station:- base, estate, foot, office, place, well. From 3651; prop. set upright; hence (figurative as adj.), just, but usually (as adv. or conj.) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation. 3651 is from 3559 kuwn a prim. Root; prop. to be (causat.) to set up, in a great variety of applications whether lit. (establish, fix, prepare, apply) or figuratively (appoint, render, sure, proper or prosperous):- certain (-ty), confirm, direct faithfulness (not faith) fashion, fasten, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set, (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-) stablish, stand, tarry, X very deed). Wow. Time to make daily bread.

So today, today from sunrise to sunset.

Two Sides – Literal and Figurative – Logos and Mythos

Are we round of flat? Are we on this planet? In Gen. 8:3 we are told that the waters abated after 150 days. Wow. We know however that today the Hebrew or Jewish calendar (הַלּוּחַ הָעִבְרִי, Ha-Luah ha-Ivri) is a linisolar calendar with days of the month alternating between 30 days and 29 days. And we know that the book of Revelation recalls the same five months type – Rev. 9:5 “they should be tormented five months” and Rev. 9:10 “their power (was) to hurt men five months”. But you cannot have 5 consecutive months of 30 days and be in accordance with the lunar calendar. We also have the example of half a year being civil and half being ceremonial and over a seven year period. This becomes the great symbol of release, redemption, liberty and freedom – and noted as 1260 days (180 * 7 = 1260) – recognizing each month had 30 days – 30*12 = 360 *7 = 2520 days. In ceremonial times twelve represented diversity and this was carried through to the apostles who became one in the Christ, the Written Word, not a literal person. Of course the 360 days of the ceremonial/civic harmony symbolized the roundness that one possesses through diversity on each consciousness and likeness. But the western world had to awake the enlightenment to realize the world was round and still has not recognized the insight of the Ancient recording. Of course we then have the each day representing a year – so Daniel’s 70 weeks becomes 490 years, and as this looked backward from Antiochus Epiphanes defeat we can distinguish the breakdown of this number into Pre-exilic ( 49 + 434) and Post-exilic (2300 days of plunder, +10 days of mourning, + 210 days of reconstitution, release or redemption). But of course 1260 or 2520 are both divisible by 30. In Judaism, an hour is defined as 1/12 of the time from sunrise to sunset – each hour again representing diversity. The Jewish day is of no fixed length. And the Jewish day is transient and is ever completing -the Jewish day is of no fixed length. The Jewish day is modeled on the reference to “…there was evening and there was morning…” in the creation account in the first chapter of Genesis. And each day we have to treat as a thousand years as we only have 70 years and 40 years of activity. I am that I am.

Why Christ is the Written Word – Never Solely a Literal Person of History – What is the Written Word ?

The western world is burdened by a fabricated story of a literal Christ two thousand years back. Yet the Ancient writers foresaw a long dark age that would engulf humanity and stifle consciousness. Within the Testaments they devised a system of numbers that would record the negativity of instituted literal bondage of the mind and spirit. By the time the book of Revelation was being devised they had experienced three eras of decline and recession – Pre-exilic (pre-Babylonian), Post-exilic (from Babylonian captivity to Judas Maccabees victory) and the era of the Hasmoneans and Pharisees and Sadducees. The book of Revelation was the response to the brutality and enslavement by their Jewish governance and resurrection or redemption was out of the question with the restrictive administration of James and Peter becoming prominent and the appointment of Roman governors in the 40’s. Catastrophe was foreseen of the impending imperialism of Rome. But 70 AD was not the subject of the later gospels that substantiated the overbearing rule of the Pharisees and Sadducees. John’s fourth gospel re-established the spirituality evident in Paul’s writings of the 40’s and John of Patmos of the spirit and diversity of the Messianic oneness evidenced when the population challenged the harsh rule of the Pharisees and Sadducees from before the turn of the century.
To understand this philosophy of numbers with recollection of governance we need to start right back at Genesis and work our way through Daniel to the book of Revelation and then into the gospels. The Ancient’s were using the written word to substantiate the craving of humankind for an elevated level as life evolved from the local (judges), to state (kings and kingdoms) to the universal vision (nations). Early life involved ritual, ceremonial and conformity but with the evolution of consciousness mankind had been passed the baton, likeness, God was at rest for all time. Decline and regression had to be combated by the conscious skill that developed the written word of story-telling as the combative weapon, as sharp as a sword. It became a science of writing reflecting both good and bad elements and the revelation of Jesus Christ is the revelation of the message of numbers and history within the “Written Word”, not a literal being. It was the message of the “Written Word” that has been crucified, meaning persecuted, and it is our task to re-interpret the “Written Word” and expose the scarlet woman who has deceived and is the greatest abomination of all time – and will be cast into the lake of brimstone. The time is now, continuous and never ending. Follow at https://maxburnett.com.au – new articles weekly.