The Prophecy of Jubilees by Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel
January 1, 2010 with updates March 8, 2011
In June of 2009 an e-mail was sent to subscribers concerning a little known Rabbinic prophesy according to Israel Today. According to this article, Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel was a top Talmudic scholar in Germany. Just before he died in the year 1217 he prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight jubilees. That is 400 years (8 x 50). The Ottoman Turks did take control of Jerusalem 300 years after the Rabbi’s death in 1517 and as according to the prophecy, the Ottoman Turks then lost Jerusalem 400 years later in 1917. It was during WWI that British General Edmund Allenby walked into Jerusalem on Hanukkah without firing a shot in 1917. The timing of this with the holiday and the ease at which it occurred indeed make this moment of history extremely significant. In the book, Signs of the End, the significance of this date and its events helped launch the book. This was without even knowing of the Rabbi’s prophecy. They key was Allenby’s entrance into Jerusalem during Hanukkah. With the first world war underway with nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom there was added importance. By the year 1917 all nations that were involved in the war had become involved. But the kickoff day for WWI was the 9th of Av 1914, when Russia and Germany entered the war establishing the plurality of nations involved in the war. In doing a study on the day counts found in Daniel, these two days came up on the radar screen at the same spacing and these days were the second day of Hanukkah (Kislev 26) and the 9th of Av. With these days occurring in 1914 and 1917, it was found that 100 years later that the same day counts of Daniel will occur. This was hypothesized with 100 years being the limit of a generation found in the Bible (as defined by Abraham’s 4 generations of a total of 400 years-–is it a coincidence that the Rabbi’s prophesy of 400 years also ends in 1917?). The Rabbi then went on to say that after the eight jubilees, the ninth jubilee would have Jerusalem being a no-man’s-land, which it was from 1917 to 1967 until the Six-Day-War. The Rabbi’s prophecy then stated that in the tenth Jubilee that Jerusalem would be controlled by Israel and then the Messianic end times would begin. That would then bring the time to 2017. Update However, the 2010 to 2017 time for the 70th Week of Daniel, as previously proposed, is no longer possible since it is now the year 2011. Though this prophecy of Judah Ben Samuel ends in 2017, it may allow the new conclusion being worked that 2017 is the beginning of the End, meaning that 2024 is the conclusion of the 70th Week. According to Judah, Israel will control all of Jerusalem in the tenth jubilee and that is when the Messianic end times begin. Is it possible that the Day of the Lord has until the end of this tenth jubilee to begin? Of course, this prophecy is not a biblical one, but it has so far hit every mark. That it points to 2017 like so many other timelines makes this an important one to consider. If the Rapture does indeed occur in 2017, then it would seem that the prophecy of Judah Ben Samuel would remain at 100% accuracy. It is difficult to ascertain, since the original documents of Judah Ben Samuel have not been viewed, but only what is reported on the below article. Based on the article, it only speaks of the Messianic end times beginning during the period of the tenth jubilee. That period is viable until 2017... The article concerning the Rabbi is linked below: Israel: Between Mysticism and Reality Also: Just 5 years till 'end times' commence?