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 of Israel

The 'Seven Times' punishment on Israel is mentioned 4 times
in the book of Leviticus, Chapter 26. The punishment would be that the Israelites would lose their identity;
and they wouldn't remember who they were, nor would they remember that Jacob was their original forefather.

18 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 directly to all the tribes of Israel, and gives warning and duration of punishment.
**Times used is 360 days times 7 (vs 365.24 days) as 360 is God's 'perfected' biblical cycle, not an earth-based cycle. Ancient Sumerian count used '60' as a base number and worked off that base much as we use zero or ten and work from there. Also, the Astrological circle is 360°, and divisible by 12. Therefore Seven Times would be 360 X 7 = 2520. There is no way a person can accurately figure, let alone be in agreement, as to the BCE date when King David began as King over all twelve tribes. We do the best we can without prejudice one way or the other. Perhaps, myself being a person who is neither a practicing Christian or Jew,  is best suited to do the work on this subject.

2520 years less 1603 CE = 917 BCE

Note on BCE and CE for those who don't understand how it works: BCE years descend, (begin higher and come down lower in year count to year 1 BCE) / 1 CE.
CE refers to 'current era' that started from years 1 CE and ascend upward to the present year of 2023.

917 BCE the Kingdom of Israel became divided.
In the year 1603 CE the Kingdom of Israel was reunited after 2520 years.

 ISRAEL'S TIMELINE according to research by Betty Matteson Rhodes

Jewish Library
The Exodus from Egypt

1060-1020 Saul's reign [no agreement in years of reign] and
there was at least one other person who acts as king during this time.

1020-980 David's 40 year reign1055 - 1015
1010 - 970
980-940 Solomon's 40 year reign1015 - 975
970 - 930
976 Solomon starts 7 yr construction of temple

969 Solomon dedicates temple

940 Solomon dies975
940-917 Rehoboam, Solomon's son, becomes king of Judah's Southern kingdom. Dissention occurs
Northern tribes want Jeroboam as king. Israel falls into 23 years of chaos before finally two separate kingdoms were formed. Judah's King Abijah defeats Jeroboam 18 yrs later in a war. Northern kingdom of Israel goes through many kings and turn to idolatry up until their capture in 721 BCE. The Southern kingdom will follow into dispair when Athaliah murders all the royal house of Judah except Joash, and the capture of Judah's kingdom occurs in 586 BCE.

917 The Seven Times punishment now begins - 2520 years they become 'lost' within their own memory, lost to history, lost in regards to whom they were and where they came from. they lose this memory as punishment.

719-721 Northern tribes (Israel) captured by Assyria

626 King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon rules

616 Destruction of Assyria; scattering of northern tribes begins

605 Babylon invades kingdom of Judah

God makes a ONE 'week' covenant with the remnant of Judah's people:

589 Jeremiah leads the tender branches (a remnant) made up of girls from the royal family of Judah, the elderly, and young children, to safety. This was 3.5 yrs into the week (see next line)

586 Jerusalem & the temple destroyed; Royal family of Judah (men and boys) were killed or taken captive, sacrifices were stopped - cut off.

589-500 Jeremiah's Jewish remnant, incl. princesses of royal family, reach the British Isles, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England

536-37 King Cyrus' decree to rebuild Jerusalem & Temple

516-517 2nd Temple dedicated / anointed

Some Background:
    The United Kingdom of Israel, under King's Saul, David and his son, Solomon, fell apart after the death of Solomon and soon became two distinct and separate kingdoms; the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah.
    The northern kingdom set up their own throne, contrary to the House of Judah and the covenant God made with King David. After the death of King Solomon, Judah appointed Rehoboam, the son of Solomon to sit upon the throne. Rebelling against the rule of Rehoboam, the northern tribes therefore installed 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 covenant with God, would begin in 917 BCE, when Jeroboam assumed the throne as king over the bulk of Israelites minus Judah and part of Benjamin. This punishment would last for 2520 years.They became scattered in the British Isles, France, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and other western countries of Europe and the Isles.The children of northern Israel were divided, misled and lost memory of their origins, of their forefathers and Israel's history.
    In 917 BCE, since the northern tribes broke the covenant with God and 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, as God predicted.
    After 2520 years, the Israelites would once again be reunited under one king. This king would need to be already seated upon the throne of David. This occurred in 1603 with King James IV of Scotland / England, when he reunited the kingdoms of Judah & Joseph.


Israel would always have a king/queen with an inherited royal throne. This throne would be a perpetual continuation from the throne of King David, for thus saith the Lord, ‘David shall never want for a man [or woman] to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel.’ Jeremiah 33:15-17. The 'house of Israel' is found within the descendants of Joseph's sons – whom Jacob gave his name, Israel.  After all the male lineage from the royal line of Judah was killed and/or captured by Babylon’s Nebuchadnezzar, Jeremiah took the ‘tender twigs’, the king’s daughters, and the remaining remnant of Judah to the Isles. Where do we find a nation and people that have had a continuously occupied throne for over 3000 years that match all the other descriptions on this list? Evidently the northern tribes kept their 'king' after they were scattered, as we read in Deuteronomy 28:36 'The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king, which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.'


THE DECLARATION OF ARBROATH 1320 CE - English Translation
'Most Holy Father and Lord, we know and from the chronicles and books of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from Greater Scythia by way of the Tyrhenian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Spain among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today. The Britons they first drove out, the Picts they utterly destroyed, and, even though very often assailed by the Norwegians, the Danes and the English, they took possession of that home with many victories and untold efforts; and, as the historians of old time bear witness, they have held it free of all bondage ever since. In their kingdom there have reigned one hundred and thirteen kings of their own royal stock, the line unbroken a single foreigner.' portion for the Declaration of Arbroath.

The Scottish people had always suspected that they had a continuous kingship intact, however, to assume this kingship came from the Scythians is incorrect, they were in fact, descendants of the 'tender branches' of Judah and the remnant that Jeremiah took to the Isles just prior to when Babylon destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BCE.

To see how Scotland became Judah, see:

Unveiling the Israelites
King James IV
Daniel's 70 Weeks