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
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 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
BCE the Kingdom of Israel became divided - 1603 CE the Kingdom united after 2520 years.
1056-1016 Saul's reign [no agreement yrs of reign]at least one other acts as king during this time.
1016-976 David's 40 year reign
976-936 Solomon's 40 year reign
972 Solomon starts 7 yr construction of temple
965 Solomon dedicates temple
936 Solomon dies
936 Rehoboam king of Judah - northern tribes rebel and leave the House of Judah
917 Jeroboam king of Israel (Northern tribes) there are now two separate kingdoms of Israel
719-721 Northern tribes (Israel) captured by Assyria
626 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon rules
616 Destruction of Assyria; scattering of northern tribes begins
605 Babylon invades kingdom of Judah
601 Nebuchadnezzar makes ONE 'week' covenant with King of Judah
598 Mid-week Nebuchadnezzar breaks covenant
586 Jerusalem and the temple destroyed; Royal family killed or taken captive
587 Jeremiah leads Jewish remnant and royal daughters, children to safety.
587-500 Jewish remnant on Isles, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, areas of Europe.
536 King Cyrus' decree to rebuild Jerusalem & Temple
516 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 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).


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 Jews 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 after Babylon destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BCE.

To see how Scotland became Judah, see:

Unveiling the Israelites
King James IV
Daniel's 70 Weeks