“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you like a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4
Five years ago the significance of Hezekiah’s sign on the sundial was determined and then added to Signs of the End. It honed in on how 2,729 years of calendar difference pointed the way with laser like precision to 2017, and specifically, day 1335 in the 40th extra year. But as is always surprising, though it should not be by now, there appears to be another element to the whole system—an element that adds further credence to the significance of 2010 to 2017.
The timeline that began with King Hezekiah’s sundial sign began in the year of 713 BC. The sign itself was proof of God’s intention to miraculously deliver the king and Judah from the hands of the Assyrians. In the night the Lord slew 185,000 Assyrians and it was quite the foreshadowing of what is to come for Israel’s enemies at the next great battle. However, eight years earlier in 721 BC, the Northern Kingdom of Israel was defeated and scattered by the Assyrians. This was the first dispersion.
For those not familiar with the book, many of its timelines hinge from the dates associated with Judah and its fall to the Babylonians over a century after the fall of the Northern Kingdom. Considering this, it would seem logical that the fall of the Northern Kingdom would also come into play as a significant date. Could there be a timeline that connects their fall to the time that Israel’s dispensation will be set on course again?
With Israel’s fall in 721 BC there is the prophecy in Ezekiel 4 to consider that concerns 390 years measured out for the Northern Kingdom. It is interesting that 390 years after Israel split into two kingdoms, the temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 BC. But in another twist, if the 390 years are multiplied by seven for not repenting per Leviticus 26, that would equal 2,730 years. Starting from 721 BC that would mean 2,730 years are completed sometime in 2010 (remember there is no year 0 BC or AD).
What is interesting is that working through these numbers, it was not apparent at first that there was an underlying similarity. It was not until trying to convert the 2,730 years to 360-day years that the difference of 40 appeared to then make the connection to the sundial sign of Hezekiah. The similar use of 2,729 years in that sign was not on the forefront of thought working through this analysis. It is provocative since each timeline used different methods to find roughly the same time in parallel.
Therefore, both Assyrian events concerning the two kingdoms of Israel have a different method but a similar span to the time of 2010 and 2017. It also seems a good parallel, for Israel must first return to her dispensation to then be followed by the Tribulation. Likewise, Israel will then be delivered at the end of the Tribulation, which will be a far bigger miracle than the slaying of the 185,000.
Here then may be another pointer to the year 2010. We now wait to see how this may all unfold.