Seven Times Prophecy (360* x 7 'times') is 2520 years
by Betty Matteson Rhodes - from the book, "Sounding the Shofar"
|Leviticus chapter 26: The Lord speaks
to Moses regarding the children
The 'Seven Times' punishment on Israel is mentioned 4 times
in the book of Leviticus, Chapter 2618 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Punish = #3256 yacar yaw-sar' a primitive root; to chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively (with words); hence, to instruct; to bind, chasten, chastise, correct, instruct, punish, reform, reprove, sore, teach.
'Seven Times' prophecy' speaks to the people of Israel and gives warning and duration of punishment.
* The 'times' used is 360 days rather than 365.24 as 360 is the 'perfected' biblical cycle, not an earth-based cycle. Ancient Sumerian count used '60' as a base number. Also, the Astrological circle is 360°, divisible by 12.
2520 years less 1603 CE = 917 BCE
917 BCE the Kingdom of Israel became divided - 1603 CE the Kingdom united after 2520 years.
The United Kingdom of Israel, under King's Saul, David and his son, Solomon, fell apart after the death of Solomon and became two distinct and separate kingdoms; the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The original United Kingdom of Israel ruled for c.120 years before it fell apart.
The northern kingdom set up their own throne, contrary to the House of Judah and Judah's anointed king, Rehoboam, the son of Solomon. Rebelling against the rule of Rehoboam, the northern tribes therefore set Jeroboam from the tribe of Ephraim in the role of King over the northern tribes. Doing so meant that Jeroboam was diverting the throne of David from Judah to Joseph. The punishment for the northern kingdom of Israel's leaving the law and allegiance to God would begin in 917 BCE, when Jeroboam assumed the throne as king over the bulk of Israelites. This punishment would last for 2520 years. They would become 'lost' and eventually would not even remember their true identity. For 2520 years, the children of Israel were divided, misled and lost to themselves and history.
In 917 BCE, the northern tribes left the ordinance and laws of God, discontinued their loyalty and obedience to Him and went on a long and arduous journey that led them into Assyrian captivity. After release from captivity, they became a disorganized scattered people known as 'the lost tribes of Israel'. They essentially no longer remembered their original identity.
After 2520 years, the Israelites once again were reunited under one king, who was seated upon the throne of David. This occurred in 1603 with King James IV of Scotland / England (Judah & Ephraim).
DECLARATION OF ARBROATH 1320 CE - English Translation
To see how Scotland became Judah, see: http://www.the-red-thread.net/Judah-by-Betmatrho.html
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