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 26. The punishment would be that the Israelites would lose their identity;18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish* you seven times** more for your sins.
and they wouldn't remember who they were, nor would they remember that Jacob was their original forefather.
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.917 BCE the Kingdom of Israel became divided.
CE refers to 'current era' that started from years 1 CE and ascend upward to the present year of 2023.
In the year 1603 CE the Kingdom of Israel was reunited 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 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.
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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