BEWARE – THE IDES OF MARCH…
Will the 70th Week of Daniel the Prophet Commence this March, 2018?
Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 BC; likewise, all debts had to be settled by this date in the Empire among Roman citizens. The conspiracy to assassinate Caesar by Brutus, et al, was memorialized in Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar.” The Ides of March has since become synonymous with a time of foreboding—ominous in its forecast.
A brother recently commented on my “6,000 years and TIME’S UP” at Tribnet 7000 and referenced my research with someone who sounded like Tim Warner—informing me that Tim’s study was superior to my own. I, of course, was deeply offended—NOT! Actually, Tim's research is approximately 10 years beyond my own calculations or 2035 AD is the terminus of the 6,000 years and not 2025 AD (Krieger's).
The Fletcher Syndrome:
I told him, at the time, that since this year, 2018 AD commences the most probable start of Daniel’s 70th and final week of human history during Passover, 2018—March 30, 2018—that I would soon be exposed as either a false prophet or celebrated akin to President Donald J. Trump’s remark: “I’m like really smart . . . a stable genius.” I “resemble” outright the accusation that I’m trying to outdo the famed date settler, my beloved brother, Steve Fletcher, whose thickness of skin surpasses even that of Harold Camping. The dear brother has undergone repeated bombasts from the Christian public and secular smears elsewhere. It’s gotten to the point that “I said in my haste, all DATE SETTERS are liars and shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone!”
The late Chris Putnam once called such prophetic prognostications concerning the Second Coming and subsequent events leading up to the time of His APPEARING benign “prophetic speculation” – whereas critics (and they are quite numerous) see Fletcher’s excitements as FAKE NEWS and indicative of what FALSE PROPHETS do—i.e., incessantly missing the mark and misleading God’s people into confusion; consequently, either we take up stones or eschew them while vociferously warning believers to affirm them as heretical at best, and, at worse, messengers of Satan himself!
First and foremost in opposition to the effort to “date set” are those who repeatedly use the remarks of Jesus:
But of that day and hour no one knows, nor even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 24:36-39)
The above is “balanced” by the theological fact that Jesus was (1) speaking to the Gentiles (i.e., the nations and/or unbelievers) in Noah’s generation who could have cared less about the day of His visitation in judgment. This is reinforced by the expansion of this parable of pending judgment by this:
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But KNOW this, that if the master of the house HAD KNOWN WHAT HOUR the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his home to be broken into. (Matthew 24:42-43).
In other words the exact opposite is encouraged by Jesus—we are to watch, be ready, and even KNOW the hour. Also, (2) Jesus was speaking this from His humanity wherein “only the Father” knew – but in His glorification we read: “In whom (Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge . . . For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:3, 9) – if Jesus does not know the day of His pending judgment (i.e., “the wrath of the Lamb is come” – Rev. 6:16-17) nor of His Coming again in glory to this earth—then ALL doesn’t mean ALL.
Finally (3) - The religious leaders of Jesus’ day missed His first coming but the wise men did not—in point of fact the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures earnestly sought to KNOW THE TIME of His sufferings and pending “glories.” To wit:
"Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation" (I Peter 2:12).
This unique expression, "in the day of visitation," based on a surprising use of the Greek word, episkope, occurs one other time in such a way, when Christ wept over Jerusalem and pronounced its coming judgment. "If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. . . . because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation" (Luke 19:42,44).
Now this word, episkope, and its derivatives, are usually translated as "bishop," "office of a bishop," or "bishopric," and it seems strange at first that it could also mean "visitation." However, its basic meaning is "overseer," or "oversight," and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is really the "Shepherd and Bishop of [our] souls" (I Peter 2:25), as well as that of nations and, indeed, every aspect of every life.
Thus, the “day of visitation” appears to have occurred in His First Coming and in Peter’s context in His Second Coming—in both cases KNOWING is critical.
The story of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12) confirms that they KNEW enough about the astronomical signs to come to Jerusalem and inquire where the “young child” was to be born – “the King of the Jews.” “Where” was just as significant as “when” in their case.
The final death nil in the coffin of those who, sorry to say, so ignorantly defend the so-called “imminent return of Christ” in rapturing His saints both secretly and “at any time” are the very prophets of the O.T. who did the exact opposite of this erroneous posture:
Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and SEARCHED CAREFULLY, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what MANNER OF TIME, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating WHEN He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow (1 Peter 1:10-11).
This appears to totally contradict attempts to calculate the timing of the Lord’s return in that the O.T. prophets “searched carefully” those issues directly related to “what manner of time” concerning the “sufferings of Christ” would occur; and the “glories” that would follow in His First Coming.
These Old Testament prophets most certainly wanted to know the timing of His sufferings and the glories (“unto Him be glory in the Assembly”—the EKKLESIA—Eph. 3:21) that would follow. They carefully searched the timing of both the Cross and the sundry glories that would follow beyond the Cross! Furthermore, the SPIRIT OF CHRIST was in them testifying to these matters—if Anyone was inspiring the prophets to know of His visitation—it was the very Spirit of Christ Himself!
This leads us to confront the thesis that man’s days are very much numbered—and he is measured thereby.
THE 6,000 YEARS…
It is altogether safe to say that based upon Genesis 6:3, Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:2-9; Revelation 20:4-6 – given the backdrop of man’s creation on the Sixth Day, with the Seventh Day as the day He rested from all His labors being, as well, a picture of the 1,000-year Millennium, the Sabbath Rest—that man is given 6,000 years from Adam’s creation on 1 Nisan prior to the Seventh Day of Rest, the Millennium.
Those who arrogantly deny the exactitude of these 6,000 years (orbits of the earth around her sun) and who suggest that we are NOT using the “historical-grammatical” method of exegeting the Scriptures (i.e., “not rightly dividing the Word of God” [2 Tim. 2:15]) are not deficient in throwing scores of rabbinic and Christian scholarship (anchored in Bishop James Ussher’s chronologies and the Sedar Olam Rabbah of the Jews) under the bus while they exude a vacuous pride in denying man’s days are actually these 6,000 years.
CALCULATING THE 6,000 YEARS – How close are we to the “End of the Age?”
The date of Adam’s Creation is critical to the START DATE of the 6,000 years and determines the END DATE of those 6,000 years. My thesis is straightforward: Adam was created in 3975 BC – the terminus of the 6,000 years, therefore, will be in the year 2025 AD (3975 years + 2025 years = 6,000 years). The 70th Week of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27), therefore, viewed as a final 7-year time frame (heptad) will commence this year 2018 AD (i.e., 2018 + 7 years = 2025 AD) – the precise commencement of the 70th Week will be March 30, 2018 AD, Passover; and terminating on Passover, 2025 AD wherein the calendar from the “divine perspective” will revert to the judgment “days of Noah” wherein the month of Tishrei will once again, as it was in the days of Noah, become the FIRST MONTH on the Hebrew Calendar (Passover month of Nisan was moved from the SEVENTH month to the FIRST MONTH in Exodus 12:1 at the first Passover).
Furthermore, and most critical, is the exposure of the formulated +/-130 AD calendar of the Jews [known as the Seder Olam Rabbah] in that we are NOT living in the year 5778 AM but—and since this calendar obfuscates nigh 8 of the reigns of the Persian Kings and other chronological infractions--we are now actually living in the year 6022 AM, with 6029 AM the coming of the Messiah or 29 years beyond the actual 6,000 years allotted to man. The disparities of the reign of the Persian Kings is especially egregious as far as the Seder Olam concerns.
INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS 6:3 – Man’s Days shall be 120 Years.
I have covered this topic on several articles found on Tribnet.org (See: http://www.tribnet.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi?function=display_article&article_id=3). The passage demands an interpretation that is significantly beyond the immediate English reading of the text—one must understand the Hebrew on this verse to grasp its meaning.
The verse is read as a “word problem” in that Shem lived 500 years after the Deluge and Noah lived 300 years after the Flood—therefore, “man’s days” as years of living beyond the Flood are NOT in view—but most assuredly certain years/days are!
Thus: “I’m thinking of a number which has been doubled – the original number set was multiplied by 100 with 120 years in view—what was that original number set that was doubled and eventually multiplied by 100 and to what does it allude.”
In that Moses wrote the Torah (first 5 books of the Bible as the Pentateuch), that original number set was 24.50 in that the “doubled number set” was 24.50 X 2 = 49 years which is the year of Jubilee and received priority acclaim in the Hebrew Calendar (Leviticus 25). Moses lived 120 years (Deut. 34:7). From the creation date of Adam to the birth of Moses is 2,450 years or 24.50 X 100 (the original number set is multiplied by 100) = 2,450 years. The 2,450 years provides us with 5 distinct EPICAL JUBILEE CYCLES of 490 years each (49 years X 10 = 490 years X 5 = 2,450 years or 2,450 years ÷ 49 years = 50 short-count Jubilee Cycles.
If Adam were created in the year 3975 BC less 2,450 years = 1525 BC. Then if we deduct 80 years from that date in 1525 BC (the birth of Moses) unto the Passover (Exodus 12) we arrive at Moses being 80 years of age—for he was in the wilderness 40 years prior to his death; therefore, the first Passover occurred in the year 1525 BC less 80 years = 1445 BC.
PASSOVER 1445 BC
If, indeed, 1445 BC is the year of the First Passover in Egypt we simply need to count backwards some 430 years to the time of PROMISE made to Isaac in 1875 BC (i.e., 1445 BC + 430 years = 1875 BC). This would mean that if Adam were created in the year 3975 BC, we would, of necessity, need to account for an additional 2,100 years from 1885 BC unto 3975 BC or 3975 BC less 2,100 years = 1875 BC.
Therefore, if we need 2,100 years (1875 BC to 3975 BC) these years must be found in the genealogies of Genesis. It is here that I wish to expose a copy of my original chronological research in coming up with these 2,100 years (from Adam’s creation in 3975 BC to Isaac’s affirmation of the Promise in 1885 BC—Exodus 12:40-41; Gal. 3:17—the length of stay in accordance with the LXX in BOTH Egypt and the Land of Canaan).
The birth date of Abram (Abraham) via his father Terah found in Genesis 11:26 states that Terah “lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran) – this is reinforced by Genesis 11:27—“This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.” The seeming confusion occurs when we realize that Terah died at “two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran” (Gen. 11:32). The supposed discrepancies concerning Abram’s birth when Terah was 70 years of age is resolved in the following endnote.
Therefore, in our genealogical chronologies we ascribe the following significance to the 2,100 years between the creation of Adam in 3975 BC and the date of the promise made to Isaac in 1875 BC + 430 years of Promise (Gen. 26:1-5) = 1445 BC (the Exodus/Passover):
It is noteworthy that the 1948 years from Adam’s creation date and the birth of Abram/Abraham resembles the 1948 AD date of the rebirth of the State of Israel. The 2,100 years is derived when we add to the 1948 years unto Abram’s birth some 100 years unto Isaac’s birth in Genesis 21:5; therefore: 1948 years + 100 years = 2,048 years (the year 1927 BC). From here (See endnote 10) we add 52 years after the birth of Isaac unto Genesis 26:1-5 when Isaac received the Promise some 12 years after his marriage to Rebekah (Gen. 25:20 – Isaac being 40 years of age when he married) when he was 52 years of age or 2,048 years + 52 years = 2,100 years.
These 2,100 years in the year 1875 BC (Isaac being 52 years of age) must then be configured in subtracting the 430 years from the promise made to Isaac in Genesis 26:1-5 unto the Passover in Exodus 12/Galatians 3 or some 430 years (i.e., 1875 BC less 430 years = 1445 BC, the Exodus/Passover).
It is of supreme significance that the 2,100 years (from the Creation of Adam unto the Promise made to Isaac in Gen. 26:1-5), when Isaac was 52 years of age, that this 2,100 years or “21” is a fractal/resemblance of the 2.1-foot or 25.20-inch Hebrew Sacred Cubit (25.20 inches ÷ 12 inches = 2.1 feet). Indeed, in prophetic days/years this 2,100 years equates to 756,000 days or “756” which in turn, in hours, has some 18,144,000 hours or “18” and “144” which are the two cardinal number sets of the New Jerusalem’s 18,000-mile, 12-edge perimeter (12,000 furlongs X 12 edges of a cube = 144,000 furlongs X 660 ft. per furlong = 95,040,000 ft. ÷ 5,280 ft. per statute mile = 18,000 miles or “18”). Thus, both the “144” and the “18” can be discovered in the measurements of the New Jerusalem. Yes, these 2,100 years are exceedingly meaningful (See Revelation 21:16-17).
The initial “756” is of immense significance for “In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border [lit. GIZA]” (Isaiah 19:18-25). It has been repeatedly confirmed through Sir William Flinders Petrie, the great metrologist and first Egyptologist of the British Museum, that the base edge of the Great Pyramid of Giza is 756 feet or in Hebrew Cubits 360 HSC (756 feet ÷ 2.1 feet = 360 HSC) X 4 base edges of the Great Pyramid of Giza = 1,440 HSC or the “144” of the New Jerusalem. Thus, the “earthly” reflection of the New Jerusalem’s “heavenly” reflection are joined and/or expressed in ONE.
FROM PASSOVER 1445 BC UNTO I KINGS 6:1
Having established this initial amazement; it is of relative ease that we, based on the 480 years committed from 1445 BC unto 965 BC and the fourth year of King Solomon’s reign when the foundation of the Temple of the Lord was laid (1445 BC less 480 years = 965 BC).
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel…that he began to build the house of the Lord (See also 2 Chron. 3:1-2 - 1 Kings 6:1).
There are actually four sets of “400s” which are delineated in Scripture:
EZEKIEL’S 390 DAYS/YEARS & 40 DAYS/YEARS…ISRAEL & JUDAH
Therefore, from 3975 BC (Adam’s Creation) unto 965 BC (the laying of the foundation of Solomon’s Temple in the fourth year of his reign) are some 3,010 years. This is precisely the number of years in which Ezekiel 4:4-6 is told to lay on his sides for both Israel (10 northern tribes) for 390 days X 7 (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, 28) = 2,730 years and Judah (2 southern tribes) for 40 days X 7 = 280 years; therefore, 2,730 years + 280 years = 3,010 years. Can we say that God’s intention for the creation of Man (Adam) was to call out from among them a people that would constitute His dwelling place forever? Why not—that’s what, I affirm, the 3,010 years is all about!
THE 42 KINGS OF ISRAEL – 3 as THE UNITED KINGDOM; 20 of JUDAH; 19 of ISRAEL = 42 KINGS
At this juncture I would submit to you that the commencement of the reign of King Saul who reigned for 40 years; David who reigned for 40 years and 6 months; and Solomon who reigned for 40 years – did so as the UNITED KINGDOM. The additional 39 kings of Judah/Israel are clearly delineated (chronologically) throughout their reigns in Scripture. I bring this out in Lambert Dolphins excellent accounting and my own which relatively complement one another.
I would just say that from 965 BC (the fourth year of Solomon’s reign), counting back, we must take 4 years of Solomon’s reign and add to it 40 years and 6 months of David’s reign, and 40 years of King Saul or some 84 years and 6 months, bringing us to the year +/-1049/1050 BC (965 – 84 years, 6 months [added] = 1049/59 BC, commencement of the reign of King Saul.
There are some 450 years of the Judges from Joshua unto Samuel during the reign of David or from 1445 less 40 years = 1405 BC (Crossing of the Jordan River under Joshua) less 450 years of the Judges (Acts 13:16-23—Exodus/Passover to the end of the Judges). This is 30 years less from the 480 years mentioned in 1 Kings 6:1; therefore, if Solomon’s foundation was laid in 965 BC + 30 years (subtracted from 480 years unto 450 years of the Judges) = 995 BC, the year that the prophet Samuel’s year as a judge in Israel terminated or said another way: If the crossing of the Jordan River occurred 1405 BC we simply subtract 450 years of the Judges to arrive at the year of 955 BC which is NOT the year 995 BC as aforementioned—unless we add back in the 40 years between 1445 BC and 1405 BC—which, according to the New American Standard Version of the Scripture is precisely what happened:
18 For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness. 19 When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance—all of which took about four hundred and fifty years. 20 After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
These 42 kings over the United Kingdom of Israel (3 kings) + the 20 kings of Judah and the 19 over Israel (10 Northern Tribes, aka, Ephraim, Samaria, Jezreel, Israel) are, once again, elaborately calculated by Lambert Dolphin, with minor differences by yours truly; however, several MARKERS are in sync wherein the “Fall of Samaria” is determined in the year 720 BC with the subsequent demise of the Assyrian army under King Sennacherib (2 Chron. 32:20-22) in the year 712 BC during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah—whereupon King Hezekiah inquired of the Lord for a “life-extension” and so received it in 2 Chronicles 32:24-26.
THE 2,730 YEARS OF EZEKIEL 4
I find it very significant, as well, that there are, therefore, in reference to the disbursement of Ephraim (the 10 Northern Tribes) in accordance with Hosea’s accounting some 33 years (Messiah’s Age at being “cut off”) when the deportations of the 10 Northern Tribes commenced under King of Assyria, Tiglath-Pileser III in the year 745 BC and lasted until the defeat of King Sennacherib in 712 BC (33 years).
If, indeed, 2018 is the year in which the 70th Week of Daniel shall commence—then the year 712 BC unto 2018 AD includes these 2,730 years (390 days/years X 7 = 2,730 years (712 BC unto 1 BC/1 AD = 712 years + 2,018 years unto the year 2018 AD = 2,730 years or 390 days/years for Israel’s 10 Northern Tribes X 7 for retribution = 2,730 years unto the year 2018 AD from the year 712 BC.
Furthermore, another substantial marker is the year 586 BC and the fall/destruction of the Solomonic Temple in King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. As Viceroy of Babylon in 608 BC this same King Nebuchadnezzar made his initial incursion into Judah; at which time he took the prophet Daniel into Babylon—thus, the official date of the 70-year captivity of Judah began in the approximate year of 608/607 BC and lasted until the Decree of King Cyrus in the year 537 BC (607 BC less 70 years = 537 BC).
The reign of the Kings of Persia can be seen in endnote #8. The conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great 331 BC is an undisputed historical fact; with mopping up operations persisting until the death of the false king, Artaxerxes in 329 BC.
History’s chronologies are ironclad from this date forward unto the crucifixion of Christ in 33 AD (Passover) up through unto 2018 AD; therefore, is man’s time up?
I think so—for the dates simply are overwhelmingly convincing that some 5,993 years have transpired since Adam’s creation in 3975 BC unto 2018 AD or 3975 years unto 1 BC/1 AD + 2,018 years unto 2018 AD = 5,993 years. Consequently, there are but 7 more years in the chronologies of humankind unto the year 2025 AD (3975 BC unto 2025 AD = 6,000 years).
Likewise, I am assuredly convinced that March 30, 2018, Passover is the most probable commencement of both the “Treaty of Hell and Death” as foretold by the prophets Isaiah and Daniel and that this date within 40 days shall commence the infamous Gog-Magog War of Ezekiel 38-39 and Daniel 11:40-45. Then after these 40 years of “testing of the nations” there shall be an additional 210 days unto the Feast of Dedication (for there are 250 total days between any Passover on 14 Nisan and any Feast of Dedication on 24/25 Kislev).
Then there shall be 1010 days of “sacrifice” until the Abomination of Desolation which shall take place at the Feast of Tabernacles in the fall of the year 2021 AD and the commencement of the reign of the Beast for 3 ½ years until his demise some 1,290 days later (Ref. Daniel 8:13-14; 12:11; 9:27); seen as:
Are we close? Is the 6,000 years of Man’s Days ready to climax in the 70th Week of Daniel. Are these calculations not the most reasonable you may have seen of late? What prophetical items must be fulfilled, if any, prior to the commencement of Daniel’s 70th Week. Are we to be accused of “date setting” – ipso facto, a false prophet akin to the accusations leveled against our brother, Steve Fletcher? Well, we shall see, won’t we? “Searching carefully, what or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow’ (1 Pet 1:11).
If so—then what “manner of men and women ought we to be” in all godliness – sold out for the Lord and for His purposes on this earth. Doesn’t it change one’s “earthly perspective” slightly? I think so.
 “Beware the ides of March” was famously scribbled by William Shakespeare in his play “Julius Caesar” as the ominous warning given by a soothsayer to the soon-to-be ex-Roman emperor as he made his way to the Capitol that fateful day in 44 BC. And although good old Bill probably thought it was far from a throwaway line, even the great poet and playwright could not have imagined the life it’s taken on the 500 years since.
Not only did Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase with a dark and gloomy connotation that will forever make people uncomfortable. It’s probable that many people who use the phrase today don’t know it’s true origin. In fact, just about every pop culture reference to the Ides—save for those appearing in actual history-based books, movies or television specials—makes it seem like the day itself is cursed. (Source: History Stories: Beware the Ides of March. But Why? By Martin Stezano…March 13, 2017 @ http://www.history.com/news/beware-the-ides-of-march-but-why
 Tim Warner’s THE TIME OF THE END, copyright 2012 by Tim Warner
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 “The Day of Visitation” – Dr. Henry M. Morris @ http://www.icr.org/article/day-visitation/
 The chronology [i.e., man’s days being 6,000 years] is sometimes called the Ussher-Lightfoot chronology because John Lightfoot published a similar chronology in 1642–1644. This, however, is a misnomer, as the chronology is based on Ussher's work alone and not that of Lightfoot. Ussher deduced that the first day of creation fell upon, October 23, 4004 BC, in the proleptic Julian calendar, near the autumnal equinox. Lightfoot similarly deduced that Creation began at nightfall near the autumnal equinox, but in the year 3929 BC.
Ussher's [Bishop James Ussher] proposed date of 4004 BC [Adam’s creation date] differed little from other Biblically-based estimates, such as those of Jose ben Halafta (3761 BC), Bede (3952 BC), Ussher's near-contemporary Scaliger (3949 BC), Johannes Kepler (3992 BC) or Sir Isaac Newton (c. 4000 BC).[dubious – discuss] Ussher was influenced by the same data as Jasher locking in 2349 BC Flood to 2127 BC birth of Terah. (Ussher's 2349 BC is year 1656 AM from 4004 BC as 1 AM, but Jasher uses Jare's 62 years not 162 and so his same 2349 BC Flood is 1556 AM. Likewise Jasher and Ussher diverts beyond 2127 BC Terah which means writings existed advocating 2127 BC for some event.- see Talk discussion)
The 4000 BC Adam was influenced by the belief (then widely held) that the Earth's potential duration was 6000 years (2000 to Abram, 2000 before the birth of Christ and 2000 after), corresponding to the six days of Creation, on the grounds that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8). This tradition was held until failure in AD 2000, more than six thousand years after 4004 BC…
[Note: Doug Krieger disputes this absurd thesis that the coming of 2000 AD demands the FAILURE of one day is equal to 1,000 years. The 6,000 year countdown did in fact commence around 4000+/- BC—the commencement of Adam’s creation demands an adjustment from Ussher’s 4004 BC to at least 3975 BC.]
 “The vast majority of classical Rabbis hold that God created the world close to 6,000 years ago, and created Adam and Eve from clay. This view is based on a chronology developed in a midrash, Seder Olam, which was based on a literal reading of the book of Genesis. It is considered to have been written by the Tanna Yose ben Halafta, and cover history from the creation of the universe to the construction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. This chronology is widely accepted among most of Orthodox Judaism today. (Source: Jewish Virtual Library)
 J. R. Church’s DANIEL REVEALS THE BLOODLINE OF THE ANTICHRIST, J. R. Church, Prophecy Publications, Oklahoma City, OK 2010, 330 pp. J.R. bases his work upon the 4004 BC creation date of Adam; therefore, we are now living in the year 4004 BC to 2018 BC (4,004 years + 2,018 years = 6,022 years) or 6022 AM. The difference between 5778 AM and 6022 AM is 244/243 years. These 243 years, says J.R. Church, are either inadvertently or purposefully excluded from the record by the Jewish authorities to conceal the coming of the Messiah in accordance with Daniel’s 70 Week prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27)—See Church’s book: pp. 244-250. It is an historical fact that following the immediate reign of Darius 1, Cyrus the Great decreed that the Jews should return to Jerusalem to rebuild their Temple (aka, the Second Temple) in the year 537 BC. It is likewise a prove historical fact that Alexander the Great overthrew the final and legitimate King of Persia (also known as Darius) in 331 BC – thus from 537 BC to 331 BC are some 236 years. The Seder Olam lists but 5 Persian Kings, not the 13/14 between these years (537 BC to 329 BC) giving Darius the Mede (1 year); Cyrus the Great (3 years); Artaxerxes (Cambyses) ½ years; Ahasuerus (14 years) and Darius the Persian (35 years) or 1 + 3 + ½ year + 14 + 35 = 53 ½ years; when in historical fact the time frame from 537 BC to 329 BC was 208 years. These and other discrepancies utterly discredit the Seder Olam’s chronologies.
In sum, J. R. Church contends that some 243 years were omitted from the Seder Olam—and elaborately accounts for these omissions as in the example of the Persian Kings; however, that said, if indeed the Seder Olam (which it does) says we’re living in the year 5778 AM + 243 years = 60216022 AM. This would mean we are 21 years beyond the time allotment and approximately now 6021/6022 AM (the year 2018 AD) + 7 years (the 70th Week of Daniel. Ultimately, 6022 + 7 years = 6029 AM would be the year of Messiah’s coming or 29 years beyond the year 6000 AM which 29 years is the age of Messiah at His first coming when He commenced His ministry in accordance with Luke 3:23.
Likewise, please view the REIGN OF THE PERSIAN KINGS and the KINGS OF ISRAEL/JUDAH @ http://www.tribnet.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi?function=display_article&article_id=162 (By Doug Krieger)
 The 490-year Epical Jubilee Cycles can be illustrated in this chart:
 Numerous evangelical scholars accord 1444/1445 BC as the year of the first Passover. Carl Laney, O.T. scholar at Western Seminary in Portland Oregon, in particular, accords such chronological significance to this year (See my article at Tribnet.org @ http://www.tribnet.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi?function=display_article&article_id=175 ).
PROBLEM: Genesis 11:26 states, “Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.” In Acts 7:4 Stephen states that Abraham did not leave Haran until after Terah, his father, died. Genesis 11:32 says that Terah died at 205 years of age. If Abraham was born when Terah was 70, and did not leave for Canaan until Terah died at 205, that would make Abraham 135 years old when he left Haran to travel to Canaan. However, Genesis 12:4 states, “And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.” How old was Abraham when he left Haran? Was he 75 or was he 135?
SOLUTION: Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran. Although it was customary to list the names of sons from the oldest to the youngest, this practice was not always followed. Genesis 11:26 does not say that Terah was 70 years old when Abraham was born. Rather it states that Terah lived for 70 years before he had any sons, then he had three sons, Abraham, Nahor, and Haran. Haran was probably the oldest son of Terah, indicated by the fact that he was the first to die (Gen. 11:28). Nahor was probably the middle son, and Abraham was the youngest. Abraham was listed first because he was the most prominent of Terah’s sons. Since Abraham was 75 when he left Haran, this would mean that he was born when Terah was 130 years old.
This “problem and solution” presupposes that Abram did not leave Haran until after the death of Terah some 135 years later; however, Abram’s calling into the Land of Canaan could readily have been BEFORE the death of Terah at 205 years of age. Meaning, that at 70 years of age + Abram’s age at 75, Terah would have been 145 years of age and would have lived in Haran an additional 60 years without Abram’s presence. The “solution” to the chronology is NOT found in syncing the 75 years of Abram’s age and the death of Terah at 205 years of age, demanding that Terah had Abram at 135 years of age and NOT at 70 years of age; but instead it is found in Abram’s departure from Haran when Terah was 145 years of age—Terah having stayed and died in Haran some 60 years later.
Regardless, the prominence of the “70 years” accorded to the birth of Abram in Genesis appears to be under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in that “70 years” within the context of the Hebrew chronologies is of prime importance. In that this “70” is accorded to Abraham is most significant; therefore, we are enjoined to accept this “70” as the age of Terah when Abraham was born. Therefore, it was in the year 2027 BC in which Abraham was born or some 1,948 years from the creation of Adam in 3975 BC (3975 BC less 1948 = 2027 BC). Then Abraham was 100 years of age and begot Isaac (Genesis 21:5) some 25 years after his journey to the Land of Canaan. Therefore, this would have been in the year 1927 BC (2027 BC less 100 years = 1927 BC).
Consequently, Isaac would have been 52 years of age when he received the PROMISE Genesis 26:1-5. Why? Because Rebekah did not give birth to Jacob and Esau until Isaac was 60 years of age (Gen. 25:26); meaning, in the year 1927 BC [birth of Isaac] less 60 years of age when he begot Jacob/Esau = 1867 BC; however, if the Passover occurred in the year 1445 BC we must add 430 years unto the “promise” in the year 1875 BC—this means we must calculate the difference between 1875 BC and 1867 BC to be 8 years. Thus, the birth of Jacob/Esau occurred when Isaac was 60 years of age or in 1867 BC + an additional 8 years to the age of Isaac at 52 years in 1875 BC.
Abram/Abraham was born some 1948 years from the creation of Adam or 3975 BC less 1948 years = 2027 BC. Abraham begot Isaac at the age of 100 years or in 1927 BC. Some 52 years later Isaac received the Promise in Genesis 26:1-5 in the year 1875 BC less 430 years of Promise = 1445 BC (the year of the Passover).