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and this whole land shall be a desolation and astonishment. and these nation shall serve the king of Babylon [B]seventy years.[/B]
Originally posted by heyo
yeah there's some crazy stuff that went on. There's some things in the bible that make a lot of sense, even the prophecies, imo.
i'll give you an s'n'f cause i'm guessing you're from bc, and that's ok.
Originally posted by badgerprints
Did you dig this up yourself?
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Okay. This took me ALL night to find in the Bible to type to you folks :
The Bible predicts Israels reformation, this is widely known.. it was actually predicted twice. read Isaiah 11:11.. not typing it all out
But did you know it was predicted to the PRECISE year!?
from the second link above
86400 = 24×3600 The number of seconds in a day. In Biblical time, the number of weeks (approximately) in the time before the Flood. The Bible lists ten people during this period, of whom Adam and Noah are the 1st and 10th, and gives the ages of each when the next was born. According to the oldest known version of that account (which is in the Hebrew Torah and most Christian bibles but differs from the Septuagint and Samaratan versions) the number of years before the flood was 1656 (Genesis 5:3 to 5:29 and 7:11: Adam 130; Seth 105; Enos/Enosh 90; Cainon/Kenan 70; Mahalalel 65; Jared 162; Enoch 65; Methuselah 187; Lamech 182; Noah 600); this is almost exactly 86400 weeks (you have to fudge the math a bit: assume every 23 years has 5 leap years; then every 23 years would be exactly 1200 weeks; 1656=23×72 so there are 1200×72=86400 weeks. Regarding the link to 432000: since the Babylonian calendar had 5-day weeks, 86400 weeks would be 432000 days in the Babylonian calendar. Under 432000 there is a description of the Babylonian flood story (Gilgamesh) and a period of 432000 years, which (as in the Biblical version) is expressed in terms of ten people who lived during the period prior to the flood. The Babylonian story is older and it is generally acknowledged (by anthropologists, theologically neutral historians and such) that the Bible version is descended from it. It has been proposed that the sum was preserved and transformed, as the story traveled from the Babylonian to the Hebrew culture, in the following way: 432000 years became 432000 days, which then became 86400 5-day weeks, which was then reinterpreted as 86400 7-day weeks, which became 1656 years. This explanation works well because only the last step need be approximate, and the exact answer (86400 days = 1655.84 years) rounds up to 1656.
from the first link above
So that in the Book of Genesis two distinct theologies have been now revealed. The first is that of the usually recognized, personal Creator-God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who saw that "the wickedness of man was great in the earth . . . and was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them' " (Gen.6:5-7). Whereas the other, very different theology has been hidden all these years beneath the elaborately disguised number 86,400, which can be only a covert reference to the mathematically governed Gentile cosmology preserved to this day in the Hindu Puranas, of an unending series of cycles of world appearances and dissolutions, the latter following inevitably upon the former, not because of any god's disappointment in his creation, but as night follows day.