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Birthday of Jesus Christ.

(From an article by S.Y. Kharchenko "Thirty-four prophetic years.")

…So, let's investigate this «new» period of time at thirty-four of the prophetic year. What we already know about it? This period, as we already found out in the first Chapter, is part of the 70 weeks of Daniel. A four hundred prophetic years of «the time of silence» are preceded by this period of time. This period of time is in the past, in difference from the last seventieth week of Daniel, but in the sum of these two periods of time are forty-one prophetic years (Lev.12:1-4). This period began with the moment of the birth of Jesus Christ, and completed with His solemn entrance to Jerusalem.

Can you imagine what means it? It means that we now know the exact time of the earthly life of Jesus Christ! So as the prophetic year contains 360 days, we have: 34 ∙ 360 = 12240 prophetic days.

This time has passed from the moment of His birth until His solemn entry into Jerusalem as the King of Israel, a day to a day, an hour to an hour, the second to second, it time is exactly. In the second Chapter we have identified the time, which have passed from the moment of His solemn entry into Jerusalem before His death on the cross. It is four days.

So, the time of the earthly life of Jesus Christ is: 12 240 + 4 = 12 244 of the prophetic days.

But we all further calculations will perform with the interval of time in 12 240 of the prophetic days. Pay attention to the fact that these days are still prophetic time, so as they constitute the year with a whole number of days, 360 days for a year, and these days are consistent with each prophetic year and with a month of the year. Let us transform this time, expressed at the prophetic days, in the solar Julian years, using the conditional period of the solar Julian year - 365.25 days for a year. And that's only after this transformation we will have a real time, expressed in solar Julian years, days and hours of the solar Julian year.

12240:365.25 = (12053.25+186.75):365.25 = 33 years, half of the year (186 days), and 18 hours;

Attention! I'm not saying that all further calculations shown here are absolutely correct, and this method of calculation only possible one. The results of these calculations require clarification. And yet, in spite of the possible errors and errors in the calculations, I hope that this work will serve to build you up.

So, we see that the time of His earthly life was determined with accuracy to a second. Knowing this period of time, we can determine: the hour of His birth, day of the week of His birth, the day and the month of His birth, according to the Jewish calendar. To do this, we need to know respectively: hour, day of the week, the day and the month of His solemn entry into Jerusalem. This is what we have already found in the second Chapter. His solemn entrance to Jerusalem took place on Saturday, 10 Nisan, in the third hour of the day, after noon.

Already previously we can say that our Jesus Christ our Advocate was born in the autumn, and their advocate was born in December, according to the pagan tradition. If from the date of 10 Nisan 34 years to count back 33 solar year and 186 days, we will be able to find only the desired month of the Jewish calendar, month of His birth. But why is only a month, but not and the number of month? Here it should be noted that the date of 10 Nisan refers to the Jewish calendar, but 33 the solar years does to the Julian. The Jewish calendar, depending on the year, can contain from 12 till 13 months of the year, and, accordingly, in a leap year, on average, on thirty days more, because it is a solar-lunar calendar but the Julian calendar purely Sunny. And the result we can get only in the form of the date of the Jewish calendar, but not the Julian, so as the initial date - 10 Nisan, is the date of the Jewish calendar. Despite the differences between the two calendars, we shall be entitled to execute such a countdown solar years in the Jewish calendar, in fact common to these two different calendars is Sunny period. For Julian calendar «linking» to it is performed with a period of four years, and for the Jewish one it does with a period of nineteen years. Although so to speak is not quite true, because the Jewish calendar was not periodical one, strictly speaking. On the basis of this common for the two calendars, regularities, we will talk, but, in view of these observations, it is impossible to expect a precise result, our date will be within a month. In fact, we must from the first spring month of Nisan to count back 33 years, with half (186 days). It is obvious that desired date is, approximately, between the middle of the sixth month and the middle of the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, between the second half of the month Elul and the first half of the month of Tishri.

Further, to determine the number of month of His birth, we need to determine the phase of the moon of day since which began the interval in 12240 days. In contrast to the first calculation, where we are using the conditional period of the solar year (365.25 days), which, of course, is stable and invariable received the exact value of the interval of time, the calculation of the phase of the moon will not have the same accuracy, because the lunar period no constant. It decreases with the passage of time, as is decreases, for example, solar period, and as the duration of the day decreases, as value of the magnetic field of the earth decreases. Therefore, at that time, two thousand years ago, it was, roughly speaking, to the thousandths of a day, more than its present value. The exact values of its, at that period of time, we do not know, and so we will install the two extreme values of this period, one clearly lower and the other more than the required number, and in that interval of time there will be true value of its at that period of time.

To understand what relationship does the phase of the moon to the day of month, it is necessary to continue the acquaintance with the device of the Jewish calendar. The peculiarity of this calendar is in that it was based on the observation of the lunar and solar cycles and their harmonization. The first day of the month should correspond to the first day of the new moon, and the month of Nisan should be the first spring month of the year (Ex.9:31-32), (Ex. 12:2). Together with the observation of the month and the year, there was automatically «tracking» of all of the changes of the lunar and solar periods for thousands of years, so the question of his error loses any sense. It had no periodicity, because any periodicity of calendar leads to errors.

So, let's take for the calculation of our modern lunar period (29.53058773 days), as one of the end value, as it is clearly understated value, we get:

12240:29.53058773 = (12225.66332+14.3366798):29.53058773 = 414 months and 14,33 day;

Take for calculation, another of the end value of the lunar period now overstated (29.54 days), do the calculation and obtain the following result:

12240:29.54 = (12229.56+10.44):29.54 = 414 months and 10. 44 days;

So, we can say just exactly what the time of the earthly life of Jesus Christ there are a total of 414 months, but here we are interested in «the rest of days,» the days of an incomplete month. Knowing its, we will define the phase of the moon the day since which the time interval in 12240 days is began. Thus, these days, of an incomplete month set interval - four days and limits: from the tenth day until the fourteenth day. Subtracting from the number of months corresponding to the value of the phase of the moon at the time of His solemn entry into Jerusalem, «the rest of days» of an incomplete month it (10 - 14) days, we will get as a result of the interval of days of the month, in which only one day will match with the phase of the moon on the day of His birth. This was the task that, with the mind is very simple, we have to decide.

In the second Chapter we have identified that the day of His solemn entry into Jerusalem, is day 10 of Nisan, and the Lord's supper took place on Tuesday, 13 Nisan. But then the question arises: «How to understand this very day 13 Nisan, referred to in (Luke 22:7) the following: “Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed” (Luke 22:7)? That is the question! From this verse, it is quite obvious the fact, that this very day, 13 Nisan the 34th year, must be the day of the Passover of the Lord, because it is written in according to ceremonial law «the passover must be killed». So this day, the 13th of Nisan, must be the day of 14 Nisan? Very true, this verse (Luke 22:7) tells us that the day of 13 Nisan 34 years, according to the phases of the moon, must be the day of 14 Nisan, so as the phase of the moon was 14 days. So where was the mistake? «Error» was in the finding of the first day of the month. The trouble was that the Jewish calendar, at that time, «overgrown with» different rules according to which was establishing the first day of the month. The first day of the month it was installed not only in accordance with the phase of the moon, when the first day of the new moon is the first day of the calendar month, but also in accordance with the rules that were in «the tradition of the elders»(Matt.15:2). These rules are an integral part of these very traditions. To understand this, it is enough to look at the existing rules and the requirements of modern calculated the Jewish calendar. The first day of the month of the new year it was installed and is set so that the result could not be, and I quote rule (Mahanaim, the Device of the Jewish calendar): «two days in a row, when banned all work, including cooking, such the order of life is recognized by Sages too heavy for the community». Note that the order of life, laws, established already by Sages! Thus, the first day of the month, could be already the second and even the third day of the new moon, but the law required a blow with the trumpets exactly on the first day of the new moon (Num.10:10) and for the burnt offerings (Num.28:11). It is obvious that this rule is contrary to the law of God, the first day of the month, thus, was not true, he was conditional, and this is already a wrong account, this is a deception.

«Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure» (Lev.19:35).

Of course, it was not easy to walk in the law of the Lord, but who trusted Him, he tried to keep His laws, as would too hard it was not. Rules like these that were in their time even the scribes and Pharisees so that, first of all for their life to facilitate, trampling on the law of God, but for this to refer to the company, in care of the society. Jesus said to such "wise men": «Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?» (Matt.15:3). «The tradition of the elders» is like unto leaven, which soaked and has penetrated all spheres of life in Israel, so that «the whole was leavened», and was so spoiled, that Israel has not accepted their Messiah, and «knewest not the time of" their visitation. (Luke 19:44). Someone really tried to make confusion not only in the understanding by the people of the law of God, but in the calendar, too. To summarize, the first day of the month of Nisan of the 34th year old, began from the second day of the new moon, therefore the solemn entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem while and was held on the 10th of Nisan, but the phase of the moon, which we need for the calculations was 11 days.

So, we are looking for the value of the phase of the moon, which corresponds to the day of His birth. Making the countdown (10-14 days) and 414 months, relative to the initial value of the phase of the moon - 11 days, we get the interval of days of the month, in which there will be the desired day. Here it is obvious that this interval of days begins with the last numbers of the old of the month and ends on the first number of a new month, if only the days of month correspond to the phase of the moon.

Now we can already sum up some results: we have two conditions that should be met by the target day - the day of His birth. Firstly, this day set, approximately, between the middle of the sixth month and the middle of the seventh month. Secondly, that day is near to the day of new moon, or even it is the first day of the new month. So, on the basis of these two conditions, our time interval acquires a specific boundary, it are the numbers of month (27 Elul - 1 Tishri.). But there is another third a condition that will finally solve this issue. This day should be a special day of the ceremonial law, of the Law of Moses. This day couldn't possibly be the day of nameless, because, as Jesus Himself said, Moses "wrote of me” (John 5:46).

« For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me» (John 5:39).

In the sixth month Elul, according to the ceremonial law, there is not any single holiday, but in the seventh month they are at once three, and one of them is in our time interval.

«Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation» (Lev.23:24).

The first day of the seventh month Tishri corresponds to the three conditions. So, the day of His birth was the first day of the new moon, but on the calendar this could be the last day of the month Elul and the first day of the month Tishri.

Thus, with the help of conditional solar period according to our calculations, we have identified a month of the desired day, with help the lunar period, we identified approximately the number of month, and the ceremonial law had finished these accounts, he showed us this very day!

What is the purpose, what is the sense to know the date of His birth? Of course, not in order to install the feast of the Nativity according to the «new style». It is the fact that this date shows His first secret coming, and it has the direct relation to the His second secret coming, in other words, to the rupturing of the Church in Christ Jesus, and we will talk about this in the sixth Chapter. As there will be shown below, this day still has a prophetic meaning.

Calculating the time of the earthly life of Jesus Christ, from the moment of His birth until His solemn entry into Jerusalem, we got value - 33 Julian years, 186 days and 18 hours. To determine the hour of His birth, we must from time to His solemn entry into Jerusalem, it is about three hours after the noon, and to count ago this same period of time. To perform the calculation, we need to know a «remnant» of the day - 18 hours. Counting from the third hours after noon (10 Nisan, 34 years) ago - 18 hours, we get - 9 o'clock of evening.

Next, we define the day of the week of His birth, knowing that His solemn entrance to Jerusalem (10 Nisan, 34 years) was on the Saturday, and to this day there was preceded by a 12240 prophetic days. First we, using the prophetic days, but not the solar Julian ones, determine the desired day of the week.

12240:7 = (12236+4):7=1748 weeks and 4 days;

On counting these 4 days from Saturday (10 Nisan, the 34th years) ago, we obtain Tuesday. And now we shall argue in the following way, the last 12240th prophetic day we had, like, «incomplete», as would, in the Julian count of it remnants just 18 hours (1748 weeks, 3 days, 18 hours), so we shall make the countdown not the fourth days, but the 3 days and 18 hours, from Saturday (10 Nisan, the 34th years), 3 o'clock after noon. As a result we get a 9 o'clock of evening, with Tuesday to Thursday, from the third day on the fourth day of the week, but in fact, it was already the fourth day of the week, so as the day begins with the evening (Gen. 1).

So, Jesus was born on the first day of the new moon - 1 Tishri, in the evening, approximately at 9 o'clock, on the fourth day of the week, and on the fourth thousand from the creation of the world. Note that in the fourth day of creation, God created the Sun, «to give light upon the earth» and «to divide the light from the darkness». Jesus said:

«I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life» (John 8:12).

«I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness» (John.12:46).

Next, we put before ourselves the following question: « in which year He was born?» You can hear the absurd claim that He was born in the 4th year before the birth of Christ?! Because... and then links follow to all kinds of sources, but only non to word of God. Many people believe that the zero year at count of years was not, and the count started with the 1st year, so, for example, and the beginning of the XXI century there was, for them, December 31, 2001. They do not want to see the obvious, that the count is precisely from the birth of the Person, not the notional date. Chronology began for them with some conditional, meaningless year, which is as simple a conventional point of reference on the line of count. When a man is born, his age begins to grow from zero and when, for example, his age is 30 years, these 30 years he has already «behind». Also our chronology begins with a zero year, because this is year of birth of Jesus Christ, and that it «has come into use» in the VII century it does not change anything.

Be aware that our chronology began with that year, when Person Jesus Christ was born and this year is the beginning of counting and this calculation of years is the right. God kept the chronology from the year in which Jesus was born, that's right, in order to bear witness of Him through all the land, to the truth of this was available and open for everyone. This fact is as a sign that points to Christ. It is the testimony of God, but the modern man does not believe in the truth of this testimony, because he thinks of a possible mistake of the true birth of Christ within plus, minus 4 years, and he does not pay attention to Christ himself, simply ignores His. Jesus Christ was not born neither in the 4th years before the birth of CHRIST, nor in the 4th years after the birth of CHRIST. It all is fables and tales of this world

Read 19 Chapter of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, drawing attention to the prophetic significance of the events. Read (Acts 19:9-10):

Paul «separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus».

Here, prophetically, states that for the period of two thousand prophetic years, every man in the world, "all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus", until only the sermon. And the preaching this is that every person on earth now hear about that Who was born in the same year with which begins the modern chronology. Such a preaching about Christ is not a merit of preachers and evangelists; it is the witness of the Holy Ghost. And the phrase of the wall calendar, which is hanging at the bus, at work, at home and at any public place - «the year 2012 from the Nativity of Christ», is the word of the Lord Jesus Christ, too. God takes care of it, so truth was open to all people that for every man's life there were signs pointing to Jesus Christ. Each person is responsible for the search for God, a search for truth. And therefore, any person living in our time, can't get any excuse at the judgment before the Great White Throne, saying the following: «I have not heard anything about Christ, and knew nothing about Him. In my life there were no any signs pointing to Him». No, there were signs, and of the testimony about Him.
Jesus says:

«the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me» (John 15:26);

Therefore, "all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 19:10). God "left not himself without witness" (Acts.14:17) generally. And if were not of testimony of Holy Spirit about Christ, we would now had a few calendars, aspiring to the calculation of years regarding the birth of Jesus Christ, and all of them would be, of course, is not correct and they would be at odds with each other, because the world history and chronology of this world are wrong. Take this statement: «Jesus Christ was born in the 4th year before our era». Scientists claim that He was born in this year, because He was born before the death of Herod, and Herod died, as is commonly believed, according to profane history, at the end of the 4th year before our era and etc. Such a statement has already could serve as a basis for the calculation of other calendar. There would be many more and the other wrong historical dates and events, which also claimed to be the truth and the attention from the society. But God kept chronology from the birth of Jesus Christ in order to the truth was opened to all people on the earth, so that in every man's life there were signs indicating the Lord Jesus Christ.

So, our calendar is correct, because the numbering of years from the birth of Jesus Christ bare witness of Him, and preach about Him. And that is the work of the Holy Spirit…

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This prophetic frame of Daniel 9:24-27 ought to be interepreted on a double manner. Both ways starting on the same point in History: The destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE.

Both facets of the frame belong to two different visions of Daniel. First, the angel is commanded to make Daniel understand about the end of the exile in Babylon, whose 70 years of Jeremiah 25:11 are referred to as 70 weeks in that vision; being one week equal to one year. Historically, the exile lasted 70 years and not 490 years, as Christians wish it had been. (Dan. 9:23)

The second vision concerns with events that befall God's People in the days to follow. (Dan. 10:14) The computation of the time on this second vision follows the method of days as years

The 70 week/years of the exile started officially in 586 BCE with the destruction of the Temple. I say officially because Jews were being exiled even before the final destructon. As an evidence of the fact, Daniel and Ezekiel had been taken to Babylon ten years prior to the destruction of the Temple. Verse 24 is read as a preface to the frame which starts properly with verse 25.

So, "From the utterance of the 'word' that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt until one who is anointed and a leader, there shall be 7 weeks." Utterance of the word, not commandment or decree as KJV translates. The original in Hebrew brings "Davar" which means prophetic word and not decree or edit. And that prophetic word was uttered by Jeremiah according to chapters 30 and 31, and 33:7,8. And the text does not say after but from. From the utterance of the word.

Jerusalem is used as a synonym for Israel, the People, the Community, the nation. It was to be rebuilt as we have from Jeremiah 31:4 and 33:7. And in a letter from Jeremiah to the exiles in Babylon, he explains when and where the rebuilding of Jerusalem should proceed: Right there and then. (Jer. 29:4-10)

"Until one who is anointed and a leader" according to the original and not as KJV brings: "Unto the Messiah, the Prince." That's quite another matter. So, until this anointed and leader, there will be 7 weeks or 49 years. From 586 BCE down through 49 years, we will be in 537 BCE when Cyrus, that anointed and leader, according to Isaiah 45:1-4, tried to effect the fulfilment of Jeremiah's prophectic word. (Ezra 1:1-4) But 70 years must be fulfilled according to Daniel 9:2, and in 537, we have only 49 years. How to account for the 21 years left?

It was familiar to Daniel that Judaism, symbolically, would apply protecting angels to various groups of human society or countries. Such angels would be represented not only as guardians of a country respectively, but also to guide them in wars according to Divine will.

So, Persia started the conquest of Babylon in 538 BCE. In 537 BCE, Cyrus prematurely, tried to force the fulfilment of the prophecy of Jeremiah by proclaiming the end of the exile. However, according to Jeremiah 29:10, "Only after 70 years have elapsed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill for you my promise to bring you back to this place." So, the injunction that 70 years had to be fulfilled of Daniel 9:2 is solved by another vision that Daniel had in chapter 10.

The war between Persia and Babylon was not really over in 537 BCE. The fight continued until 516, as we can see by the words in Daniel 10:13. "The Prince or angel of the Kingdom of Persia stood in my way. (Here speaks the angel of Babylon) for 21 days/years until finally Michael (the angel of Israel) came to help me." It was then that actually, the exile was over and the 70 years had been fulfilled. Remember that Michael had not come until the 70 years were over. Then, neither of the angels or princes of Persia and Babylon stood on each other's way. Israel was finaly free to return. The first part of Daniel's prophetic frame ends here.

The second part of that frame starts with Daniel 9:25, and at the same time of the first part: 586 BCE. The text does not say that the 62 weeks proceeds from the 7 weeks mentioned in the same verse. It simply says that "During 62 weeks it shall be rebuilt." Let's not forget that what is to be rebuilt since the beginning of the exile is the nation of Israel, whose process the author extends to his time. "In times of afflction" because of the captivity and difficulties to resettle the Land. Physically, Jerusalem, the city, or the walls, or the Temple, did not take so long to be rebuilt. In fact, the walls of Jerusalem took only 52 literal days, according to Nehemiah 6:15.

So, 62 weeks or 434 years will take us to 152 BCE when the High Priest Onias the Third was murdered. (II Mac. 4:30-38) The text says, "After 62 weeks an anointed shall be cut down when he does not possess the city." The High Priest is an anointed; and how about the statement, "when he does not possess the city?"

During the Hasmonian period, the High Priest would accumulate both the Pristhood and the Kingship offices. Onias the Third did not possess the Government of Israel, which was already at the hands of Antiochus Epiphanes, the leader whose people had come to desecrate the sanctity of the Sanctuary when they put up the horrible abomination. To finish verse 26, we have, "Then the end shall come like a torrent; and till the end there shall be war, the desolation that is decreed." This last sentence of verse 26 referss to the escalation of the Maccabean wars which culminated with the end of the Hellenistic oppression in Israel.

Having understood about the 62 weeks or 434 years which ended in 152 BCE with the beginning of the Antiocus persecutions of the Jewish People, triggered by the assassination of the High Priest Onias the Third, we now proceed with the description of the events of that one week or 7 years intercepted half-way by the abolition of sacrifices and oblations. In verse 27 we see that for one week or 7 years, he shall make a covenant with the many. This week starts right after the 62 weeks or 152 BCE.

So, the leader of that people who had come to desecrate the Sanctuary succeeded to make a covenant with the majority of Jews, because Israel was in fact in danger of becoming totally Hellenistic. (I Mac. 1:43) The upper class had practically adopted the Greek customs and style of life. Those who had not bowed to Baal would be the ones to bring the decreed ruin upon the terror. They were the Maccabees.

The Country was in a literal desolaton during that week or 7 years. Those who would not submit to the deliberations of Antiocus were constantly on the run, driving into hiding, wherever places of refuge they could find. (I Mac. 1:36-53; II Mac. 5:11-20)

Roughly after three years, in 148 BCE, the horrible abomination was erected upon the altar of holocausts, besides all the pagan altars built in the surrounding cities of Judah; and the sacrifices and oblations were abolished. (I Mac. 1:45,54)

During that week or 7 years, chaos had fallen upon Israel. Especially Jerusalem was completely ravaged. Massacres of young and old was the order of the day. One occasion, in the span of three days "80,000 were lost; 40,000 met violent death, and the same number were sold into slavery." (II Mac. 5:13,14) At the end of that week, those who later became known as the Maccabees, who remained loyal to the Covenant, took strong action despite all odds. (Dan. 11:32)

"A time, times, and a half," literally, a year, two years and a half year, had also to be fulfilled according to Daniel 12:7. These are all references to that same week of Daniel 9:27. All to be counted from the day the horrible abomination was set up on the altar of holocausts till 145 when the altar was restored and the Temple rededicated. In a word Hanukkah.

The reference to the blessing on those who, patiently persevered until 1,335 days, means survival during that week of human devastation to see again the nation of Israel in full fledge. In fact, the restoration began in 145 BCE with the reconsecration of the Temple. (I Mac. 4:52,54)

The difference between 1,290 and 1,335 can be taken in terms of a year/day just to use commonsense. Therefore, 45 years from 145 BCE will take us to 100 BCE, roughly the time when the author of both books of Maccabees and Daniel finished writing them. That was just about after the death of John Hircanus in 104 BCE, who had been rulling since 134 BCE.