Bible Prophecy Year
of 360 Days
(Also see end of this document---
"What About the Other Two Ways
of Measuring the Length of a Year?")
The supplementary information in this document
will be explained more clearly later. Consider this as a draft copy.
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and
The fact that the prophets understood a year as 360 days is well attested. God created the sun to mark the seasons and years. He made the moon to mark the days. There are 354.37 days in a lunar year (of 12
moons/months), and 365.24 days in a solar year; together they average 360 days.
365.24 (solar) + 354.37 (lunar) = 719.61 ÷ 2 = 359.8 days.
(I.e., approx. 360 of prophetic.)
THE FOLLOWING ARE EXPLICIT
OF THERE BEING 360 DAYS IN A PROPHETIC YEAR:
- "The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time.*
When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be
completed," (Daniel 12:7).
The above asterisk *
is found in the New International Version of the Bible where it reads in its
margin: "Or a year, two years and half a year." I.e., 3-½ years. This
key phrase, "time, times and half a time," is also found in Dan. 7:25, and Rev.
12:14, and further alluded to in Dan. 4:16; 5:25; 9:27.
The N.I.V.'s interpretation of "time, times and half a time"
as '3-½ years'
is obviously correct since this phrase is paralleled with the
number "1290 days," found only four verses later in the same
chapter, (1290 days equals 3-½ years):
"From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be
1290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the
1335 days," (Dan. 12:11-12).
==> 3.5 years
Or, + 30 days = 390 (if we here add the leap
Or, + 30 days = 750 (if we here add the leap
Or, + 30 days = 210 (if we here add the leap
(or 1260 +30 days)
Therefore, 1290 days is simply 1260 days with an intercalary month added.
An intercalary month (i.e., a leap month of 30 days) is added for the same
reason that leap days are added to our solar calendar---to keep up
to the exact solar orbit of 365.2422 days in a (solar) year. Notice that a leap month
may occur on any one of the above three "time" slots,
depending upon where it happens to fall during the on-going cycles of the
prophetic calendar system. (For more, see the end of this document, Supplementary
"How the Leap Months are Regulated.")
- "They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.
And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1260
clothed in sackcloth," (Rev. 11:2b,3).
This verse proves that 1260 days is synonymous with "42 months;"
in that 30-days-in-a-month, times 42-months, equals 1260
days. (For more, see Supplementary
Three: "3-½ Years
as Viewed in the Book of Revelation.")
What is more, notice the agreement of the "1260" with the phrase "a time, and times, and half a
time" (Rev. 12:6 &14), the same way in which the 1290
Dan. 12:7 & 11.
"The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for
1260 days...And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent."
(Rev. 12:6, 14).
THE FOLLOWING ARE IMPLICIT EXAMPLES
OF THERE BEING 360 DAYS IN A PROPHETIC YEAR:
- "And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of
Ararat," (Gen. 8:3,4).
We are told that the Flood covered the land from the 17th of the 2nd month to the 17th of the 7th month. This would amount to about 147 days
of the lunar calendar. Instead however, this 5-month period is said to total150
days. This implies that the median 30-day-month of the prophetic year is
here being used, (i.e., 30 x 5 = 150 days).
- Compare the following two verses (from the book of
"...when he (King Xerxes) showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for many days, one hundred and eighty days in all,"
(180 = 6 x 30 = six months. Esther 1:4).
"Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and
cosmetics," (Esther 2:12).
What About the Solar and Lunar Calendars,
---the Other Two Ways for Measuring the Length of a Year?
The lunar calendar was commonly used in ancient times. However, the ancients had to add an extra (intercalary) month every once and a while to adjust to the position of the sun
since the lunar calendar lagged behind approximately 11 days per solar year,
(365 - 354 = 11 days). The Jewish calendar today is a luni-solar one based on 28-year-solar and 19-year-lunar cycles. This complex calendar system adds a second
12th month every two or three years
(called "Second Adar"); thus there are 13 months in a modern Jewish
calendar year every second or third year, (i.e., 384 days).
The Islamic religious calendar does not adjust to the sun at all. It has a fixed 12-month lunar-year.
Hence, it lags behind our solar year about 11 days in a year with the effect
that every few decades it lags behind an entire year!
All Three Calendars Work Together as One!
God has merged the three major calendar systems into one complex clock, with
the 360-prophetic year as the average year of the lunar and the solar.
365.24 (solar) + 354.37 (lunar) = 719.61 ÷ 2 = 359.8 days.
(I.e., approx. 360 of prophetic.)
Nevertheless, the solar has the driving lead, since all other
calendars in one way or another find their bearing and orientation by it.
All three calendars---(the solar, prophetic, and lunar)---inter-work with astounding precision.
Moreover, the 360 year and the lunar year operate with and without the intercalary months
added. Likewise, the leap days of the 365-solar are optionally counted. Hence
there are four radically different calendars; the major adjusted ones
being led by the solar, and the minor unadjusted solar, lunar,
|The main calendar(s) (adjusted):|
The adjusted lunar
and adjusted 360-prophetic are themselves oriented to our
modern-day adjusted solar calendar
(i.e., 365.2422 days-per-year), therefore these three calendar-years do not diverge
from one another more than a month, even over long periods of time. Thus they
are essentially one calendar when calculating years.
|The minor calendars (unadjusted):|
The unadjusted lunar, prophetic,
and solar are only secondary clocks. Each are meant to be
studied in contrast with its parent. This indeed makes for more difficult
math, but not confusion. In other words, the unadjusted calendars
are for advanced students of bible numbers, and are only confusing to those
who are not experienced in the standard adjusted calendars.
Here is an imaginary example of all this. Notice the relationship between the three
adjusted calendars to one another, and notice these three, in turn, in relationship to the
1260,000 days, or 3,500 years of the unadjusted-prophetic.
For illustrative purposes ONLY
Suppose that God marks out the
date of the coming rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem (prophesied
of in the Bible, Dan. 9:27) by tying-in this great event with several
related events in past history. Let us say that Nisan 1,
AD 2006 is the date God chooses for this rebuilding. He chooses this
because of it's relationship to
when the tabernacle was set up, i.e., New Year's day, Nisan 1, 1445 BC, (i.e., one year after the
1445 BC + 1150 x 3 years = Nisan 1, AD 2006;
and because it is 1260,000 days and a few months.
because of it's relationship to Artaxerxes'
decree to rebuild Jerusalem's walls in 445 BC;
445 BC + 490 x 5 years (or, 49 x 50 years) = Nisan 1, 2006 BC,
(see Dan. 9:25-27).
because of it's relationship to the completion
of the second temple in spr., 516 (515?) BC;
515 BC + 1260 x 2 years = Spr., 2006 BC.
Plus other like reasons., (i.e., see AD
536, as mirror of BC 536, and 490 x 3).
Nisan 1, AD 2006, of the Three Adjusted
- ADJUSTED LUNAR:
by virtue of it being 1150 x 3
after the tabernacle; (1445 BC - 1150 x 3 = AD 2006, see the 2300
of Dan. 8:14).
- ADJUSTED SOLAR:
Nisan 1st occurs around mid March to April. The symbolic solar equivalent
of this date would therefore be either March 1, or April 1.
1150 x 3 years of the adjusted prophetic calendar = 1260,090
days. This would
mean that the prophetic New Year would fall on about Adar 27th in AD 2006
(i.e., about 3 days before the lunar Nisan 1st).
Let us say that 1260,000 days after the tabernacle was set up in Nisan 1, 1445
BC (i.e., 1260 x 1000 days, or 3,500 years of unadjusted prophetic), it is
announced to the world that construction of the temple will begin "in a few
months," it is slated to start March 1st, 2006 BC. |
However, for some reason this is put on hold for a few weeks until Adar 27th,
when it is suddenly announced that construction will commence in a few days, that is on
Nisan 1st (of the Jewish/lunar calendar) |
|Now, if an enthusiast exclaims, "Look!
Temple construction has begun on the very same anniversary of when the
tabernacle was set up in the days of Moses!" |
Many would object and say, "That's no coincidence!
That day was likely chosen on purpose by those in charge of it's
However, the bible numbers would tell quite another story, wouldn't
Based on Past Observations
This has been a imaginary scenario for the purpose of
explaining the reason why there are several calendar systems. However, it
is logically possible based upon my own personal observation of other events in the news over the past
ten years, such events as Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. Nevertheless, I am in no way predicting the future. I wrote this off
the top of my head. Hundreds of similar scenario's could have been devised. The purpose of the bible numbers is not to predict the
future but to know that GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Thus, the three adjusted calendars
work together to mark exact days within a particular year, with their
unadjusted counterparts also at work, but as it were, in the background
behind the scenes.
When considered independently of one another,
these three adjusted calendars increase the ambiguity threefold for when a particular
anniversary event might be marked. However, when considered together they
actually narrow down the possibilities, (as I have shown in the
above scenario); they in fact establish the matter by "two or three
Furthermore, God also uses a great host of other
methods to narrow down the possibilities, say for instance if the temple
took 1150, or 1260 days to complete. See "The
Writing on the Wall".)
The purpose of the book "The
Writing on the Wall" is to demonstrate the
complexity of 'God's clock', without getting bogged down in the minor details.
For this reason, "The
Writing on the Wall" clings mostly to the simple solar (and adjusted
calendars); it is territory with which we are all familiar, (or can be
familiarized with), and so can more easily be grasped.
How the Leap Months are Regulated in the Prophetic
The 30-day leap month is added every 6th year,
with every 7th cycle being adding on the fourth year, thus concluding a
40-year cycle. Every 4000 years it is omitted. Such a system keeps up
to our solar calendar with amazingly accuracy, and divides the ages into
even bible-generations of 40-year periods (and 4000 too). This will be
detailed in a later document.
However, an exact
solar year is 365.2422 (not 365.25).
|6 x 360 + 30 = 2,190 days (2,190 ÷
365 = 6 solar years)|
|6 x 6 = 36 years (=
2,190 x 6 = 13,140 days, ÷
365 = 36 solar years)|
|6 x 6 =36 years,
+ 4 years (i.e., the 7th cycle) = 40 years (36 + 4 = 40 years)
|36 years (13,140 days) + 4 years (1,440 +30 =
1,470 days) = 40 years (14,610 days)|
|14,610 days ÷
365.25 = 40 solar years|
The difference is accounted for by omitting a leap-month (of 30 or
31) every 4000 years
|365.25 - 365.2422 = .0078 days, x 4000 years = 31.2 days |
Compare the above 40 and
4000 year-cycles (of the prophetic calendar) with
own modern-day calendar that is based on a leap day
added every 4 years, but omitted three times per 400-year cycle, except
every 4000 years! ("40" is a number often used in
relationship to time in the bible, i.e., "a generation")
Briefly, the said regulation of leap months of
the prophetic calendar, is confirmed by the Bible in the
- Bible scholars agree that the 1290 days of Dan. 12:11
represents one of the halves of the last of the
seven-year period of Daniel's 70 x 7 (490) years
, i.e., 483 + 3 ½ + 3 ½ = 490.
- There are 12 generations of 40 years
every 480 years, and
thus a total of 84 leap months added, (7 cycles x 12 =
- 84 leap-months = 2,520 accumulated days (84 x 30 = 2,520).
- 2,520 days = 1260 x 2 (or 3 ½ + 3 ½ =
7 years, cf., Rev. 11:2,3, 12:6).
- "480 years" is the same figure
given in 1Kgs. 6:1, which begins from the commencement of the
new calendar month and year given to Moses at the time of the
exodus from Egypt (Ex. 12:2). This is the only direct
reference in the bible to an official start of a new
calendar-year, and 480 years is the only definite period of
time revealed to us that declares what is the span of time
between the exodus and the kings of Israel.
- Many scholars acknowledge an obvious relationship between
the 480 of 1Kgs. 6:1 and an even 12 generations of 40 years
(12 x 40 = 480 years). For instance, note the 40 years in the
wilderness after the exodus, and the 40-year reigns of Saul,
David, and Solomon---the first three kings of Israel. Hence,
there is concord between these 12 generations and the twelve
40-year leap-month cycles.
- Thus after 486 years, there are 85 leap-months, or 1260
+ 1290 days; (see point 2 & 3).
- Thus the 1260 + 1290 accumulated
leap-months (every 486-years)
happens to be the same length of days as the 1260
+ 1290 that occurs at the point of the 486.5 years
of Daniel's divided "week"!!! (see point one.)
- The .5-year difference between the 486 years of the
leap-months, and the 486.5 of Daniel is accounted for by
reason of when each had their starting point. I.e., was the
first new year in the spring or fall? (The fine tuning of
Edwin Thiele's chronology of the period of the kings, for
instance, relies heavily on the assumption that the biblical
record is vacillating between these two new-year starting positions.)
- As said, there are 480 years between the exodus/tabernacle
(1446/5 BC) and Solomon's temple
(966 BC), which yield an accumulation of 84 leap months, or 1260
x 2 days. This sets a pattern, for from the exodus
till Christ (when God "tabernacled"
among us, Jn. 1:14, 2:19) there are 480 x 3 years (i.e., unto 6/5 BC), or 126
x 2 accumulated leap-months, etc.
The Effects (Over a 480-490 Year Period)
of There Existing Two New-Year Starting-Points 6-Months
in Relation to the 490 of Dan. 9
Of the four possible decrees that begin the terminus a quo of
Daniel's 70 x 7 (490), Cyrus' decree of spr. 458 BC (spr. 458 to
spr. 457) is the most convincing numerically. (The NIVSB
also favors this choice in it's margin, by the way.)
1) Autumn, 458 BC + 486.5 years of solar calendar =
Spr. of AD 30 (most popular date for Christ's
crucifixion among scholars, with a 3.5-year ministry preceding)
2) or, decree of Spr., 458
BC + 490 years of solar calendar = Spr. of AD 33 (2nd most popular
date for Christ's crucifixion among scholars, with a 3.5-year ministry
3) Compare with the following:
1446 BC (exodus) + 480 x 3 Years = 6 BC (c. birth of Christ), = 252
accumulated leap months, (or in other words... 126 x 2 months, or 1260
x 6 days, or 21 years of 360 days)
Therefore, spr. of 6 BC is a leap month, as is AD 1 (the "0-year"
is non-existent), AD 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, and AD 35
Therefore, if the 3 ½ years of Christ's ministry was from
Aut., 26 to Spr. of AD 30, than it would have had 1260 days in it.
If the 3 ½ years of Christ's ministry was from Aut., 2 to
Spr. of AD
33, than it would have had 1290 days in it, with that lunar cycle
being the 258th, which is 129 x 2 (or in other words, 1290 x
6 days, or 430 x 18 days, or 21.5 years of 360 days)
Hence, there is an alignment of the number of leap-months from the exodus,
with the 3 ½ years (1260/1290 days) of Christ's ministry, and with
the 490 of Dan. 9:27. Compare this with the following...
We said that every 40 years, 7 minor lunar cycles are completed, but every 4000
years the leap-month is omitted. Thus there are yet larger 4000 year-cycles
as well as the 40 year. (Note that 4000 is 40 x 100---both of these numbers can
refer to a generation in the Bible. Also note that the Israelites were
"400" years in Egypt (Gen. 15:13-16), but "430" to be exact,
Thus, 1446 BC (exodus), + 4000 years = AD 2555, which is 1260 + 1260 years
from AD 35; 1260 + 1290 years from AD 5, and 1290 x 2 from
26 BC (i.e., "mirror" of AD 26). See "A
Day can Equal a Year."
A few technical notes:
this document was written,
it was realized that the 3840-year
calendar begins from the Exodus and not the 4000-yar
1. New-years day of Nisan (Abib) 1st (morning)
of the 360 calendar landed on March 10, 1446 BC (Gregorian calendar,
but which was March 23 Julian). (March 10th on the conventional Jewish
calendar that year was about Adar 12.) The Julian day # is 1193352. (That
day, therefore, symbolized as AD 1 as explained
The 3840-year cycle began when they entered Egypt in 1446 BC. The alternate 4000-year cycles
began in 4006 BC at the Creation. Both Creation (as in 4006 BC) and the
Exodus (1446 BC) run along the same 40-year cycles. Therefore, the 4000-year
calendar and the 3840-year calendar mesh with each other and compliment one
another. They do not conflict with each other at all.
3. You may find it interesting that the great
tsunami that killed 300,000 on Dec. 26, 2004 was 1,260,000 days (Rev. 12)
from Nisan 14 (360-calendar) of the Passover of the Exodus, and eve of the
10th plague upon Egypt. Click
here for more on that.
|The Prophetic calendar:|
All this is important on this account: On any given straight-seven-years
there can be as many as 1260 + 1290 days, or 1290 + 1290 days
(using the adjusted 360-prophetic calendar. For instance, between AD 26 and 33 there
would have been 1260 + 1290 days, but between AD 30 and 37, 1290
The only time there can be a seven-year period with 1260 x 2 years, is upon
every 4000 years, when the leap month is omitted. Thus, for instance, any seven-year period between AD 2551 and 2561 would therefore only have 1260
+ 1260 days in it. Thus, the fact that from this same
date, less 1260 + 1260 years = AD 31 to 41, is further evidence
of intentional design to point to Jesus Christ. But to make things absolutely
certain, the other two forms of the prophetic seven-year period is used too,
(i.e., as said, to AD 5 and 26 BC).
But not only is there three witnesses of the prophetic calendar, (i.e., 1260 x
2, 1260 + 1290, and 1290 x 2), but of all three major adjusted calendars as
|The Solar Calendar:|
7 years of 365 days (of the solar calendar), = 2,555 days, with 2 leap days
(2,557), thus, AD 2555 less 2,555 years = 1 BC, (the month of Christ's
conception according to tradition, upon which is based out modern BC/AD system),
less 2 more years can agree with the decree of Herod to kill all boy babies (in an
attempt to kill the baby Jesus) "two years old and under," (Matt.
|The Lunar Calendar: |
We cannot explain the
"mirror" in detail here. The "mirror"
is a consistent method in bible numbers of reinforcing Christ as the center of
time, and thus the center of God's purposes: Between AD 2555 and
2555 BC there are 5109 years. 5109 divided by 29.53059 days in a
literal lunar month = 173.007. This means that there is an exact 7
+ 7 lunar years to itself in the mirror. (14 years of the lunar calendar may have
5,138/9 or 5,109 days in it.) (By the way, the Jewish traditional date
for the exodus (not actual) is 1313 BC, which is 1290 +1335 years to AD 1313, cf., Dan. 12:11,12.)
It is more than a curiosity that 4000 years, less the 40 years spent in the
wilderness after the exodus, = 3960, which is 1290 + 1335 + 1335 days.
We have shown that a
day is as a year. The exodus of 1446 BC (and thus the start of the New
system at the birth of the nation of Israel), + 4 x 360 days-of-years = 6 BC (4
x 360 + 1,440). Interestingly, 360 x 2 years before this
was the birth of the forefather of the Jewish rave---Abraham (2166 BC).
Recall that every 6 years was a lunar cycle, with every 7th cycle being 4
years, thus ending a complete 40-year cycle. Thus, every 6 (or 4) years a 30-day
leap month is inserted to keep up to the solar clock. It is striking that
from Abraham's birth till Jesus' birth are 6 x 360 years,
and that from the birth of the nation of Israel (at the exodus) till the birth
of Christ are 4 x 360 years.
Thus, according to the "day equals a year" scale, a 30-day leap
month (i.e., of 30 day/years), should be added at the time of Christ's birth,
thus spanning until when Christ was about 30 years of age, . Amazingly,
"about 30 years of age" (Luke 3:23) is when Jesus in fact began His
ministry, at which time He became God's Son in the sense that He began His
priestly ministry (for He has ever been His Son), as it says in Heb 5:5
(which quotes Ps. 2:7,cf., Luke. 3:22), " So also Christ did not glorify Himself to be made a high priest, but He who said to Him, "You are My Son, today I have begotten You."
A priest began his service at age 30, (Num. 4:3; cf., 1:1, 3:15, the theme of
"30" is striking: The Levites were to be numbered above 30 days
old, and again above 30 years old (but below 50). They were
numbered exactly 1 year and 1 month after the first New Year of the exodus.
We can can conclude but one reason why Christ would be born at the end of a
fourth year cycle ---It is to imply that Jesus is the both the end of the forty-year
cycle (since the forty-years cycle ends with the four-year), and thus He is the
start of the new. Nevertheless, since He is 6 x 360 (years) from Abraham, this
also implies that He is part of an ongoing cycle too. But it may better to see
the birth of Abraham and Sarah as being set in the mirror as AD 2156 & 2166
so that they signify the next leap cycle after the major 40th.
Distant past ==> to the exodus (1446 BC), plus another 4 years (of years), =
6 BC (birth of Christ), which then completes a larger 40 years cycle, plus
another 6 years (of the next minor cycle), = AD 2155, (i.e., approx. mirror of
AD 2156 & 2166 birth of Abraham and Sarah).
Can you think of any better possible date for the first New Year (1446 BC
exodus), other then that which most scholars say is indeed the actual date
(i.e., 1446 BC), that produces such a consistent array of patterns that
points to Jesus Christ as the center of God's purposes in time? Certainly, this
must be that calendar revealed to (but not understood by) Daniel, created by the
Almighty that synthesizes the rhythms of those great heavenly clocks, that is,
the sun and the moon. Nor have we even begun to scratch the surface of the
patterns emerging from the understanding of how the prophetic clock works.
The arrangement of these dates of epoch events in perfect harmonious working
order are too perfect to be coincidental. One might as well believe that his
wristwatch is the product of time and chance, if he cannot discern complex
arrangement when he sees it! We have yet to mention the fact that there are 480
years from Noah's flood until the birth of Abraham, and hence 1,200 till the
exodus! or that Noah was 480 years old when he began to build the Ark, which
took 120 years (3 x 40); or that the siege and fall of the Northern tribe of
Israel was in 725-2 BC (hence see plus and minus 360 x 2 years
with 126 leap months accumulated, or 1260 x 3 days); or
that from 725-2 BC plus another 1260 years = AD 536 to 539
(the mirror of the fall of Babylon, and return of the Jews from captivity). But
for the rest see, "The
Writing on the Wall".
Let me urge any who have not surrendered their life to Yeshua (Jesus) the
Messiah, to do so now. He is the One foretold by the prophets to be the Savior
of the world. Like the snake on the pole that was hung up during Moses' time, so
that whoever looked at it was healed, even so, Jesus, the substitutionary
Lamb, was hung upon a cross for you---a curse---that whosoever looks to Him is
saved from their sins, and instantly receives eternal life. Upon receiving this
eternal salvation, like a new born child you will have the joy of getting to
know and please Him more and more, for He sees you even now, and awaits your
The following expressions for
"3-½ years" are all variations of that original phrase found in Dan.
9:27 "the dividing of seven days/years." The literal term
"3-½ years" is found in Luke 4:25, James 5:17; compare with Rev.
11:3-6. The fact that the this 3-½ year period is expressed in at least 6
different ways is clear proof of it's importance, and hence worthy of study.
Years" as Viewed in the Book of Revelation
for "3-½ years"
Book of Rev.
In general, what might this imply?
Holy City trampled and saints conquered
Defeat for 42 x 2 months
= 7 years
11:3 and 12:6
Saints overcome, and are preserved
Victory for 1260 x 2 days
= 7 years
"Time, times, and half a time"
But there are two references in Daniel, both
Preservation for 3.5 years.
negative in Daniel
= 7 years of tribulation too
11:9 and 11:11
Death and Resurrection
A day is as a year; Daniel's 70th
"week" divided as in Dan. 9:27. Hence, 7 days and/or