Signs of the End

A Discovery of Biblical Timelines

Signs of the End

A Discovery of Biblical Timelines

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The Purim Factor of 2010

January 5, 2010
The book of Esther provides the background and reason for the celebration of Purim on Adar 14 and 15.  As a refresher, Esther replaced Queen Vashti by direction of the Medo-Persian King Ahasuerus. The king then appointed Haman who in turn despised Mordecai (Esther’s older cousin who raised her) since he will not bow before Haman.  Haman then promotes a “final solution” law for the Jews in Medo-Persia–that is to kill all of the Jews in the empire. Adar 13 is the day set for the “final solution”, but through the help of Queen Esther and Mordecai, and ultimately God, the plot of Haman and even his life are decisively ended.  Purim celebrates the Jewish victory over an anti-Semitic madman and his followers.

Now we advance a few thousand years...

Purim of 2010 will be the 2,483rd anniversary of the day the Jews triumphed over the “final solution” instigated by Haman in the days of the Medo-Persian Empire. This is based off the chronology consistent in Signs of the End where Nebuchadnezzar took Israel captive in 606 BC and the decree by Artaxerxes occurred in 445 BC that begin Daniel’s Seventy Weeks. This then puts Haman’s evil law being enacted on Nisan 13, 475 BC with Purim 474 BC being the day of Jewish victory (Esther 3:12).

What is provocative is that when the time from then to today is analyzed, there could be a possible parallel. Another man from Persia, today’s Iran, is threatening Israel with annihilation. This has been made abundantly clear.  If the conclusions found in Signs of the End are correct, then this similar plot by Iran with help from Russia, will go down within the year. This plot is revealed in Ezekiel 38-39. This is where it gets interesting.  If one converts the familiar number of 2,520 into 360-day years, as has been done numerous times before with success, the time converts to 2,483.8 solar years. Therefore, from the very time of the passage of Haman’s decree on the 13th of the first month in 475 BC to around February 2010 is this exact period of time of 2,483 solar years and 10 months.

But the story of Esther continues with the hanging of Haman and the promotion of Mordecai. After Haman is hanged Mordecai then has a law passed to counteract the law sponsored by Haman. This occurred seventy days later in the third month–Sivan 23 (Esther 8:9).  Haman had cast the lot to determine the twelfth month of Adar on the 13th to be the day the Persian people could attack all Jews to rid the land of them. Mordecai’s law allowed the Jews to legally fight back since the King’s first law could not be nullified. The Jews were victorious on the 13th and they even continued on the 14th in the capital of Shushan. So in the provinces the Jews rested on the 14th, but in the capital, rest occurred on the 15th. These days of rest, the 14th and 15th, were then decreed by Mordecai to be observed continually by the Jews (Esther 9:23-32).

Therefore, from the festival of the first Purim, 2,483.8 solar years will end about early January of 2011. Therefore, the entire period of Haman and its ordeal will span most of 2010 at 2,520 360-day years from the event. This is not to say that this predicts anything, but that the observed pattern is consistent with 2010 as being the likely year God focuses his plan on Israel again. That being that God will remove the Church and shake the powers that be to cause radical shift in global politics. It does seem to all be in place waiting for the right catalyst to start this chain reaction. So here we have 2,520 360-day years stretching from the events surrounding the first Purim to now that should be sobering when one sees all of the other connections of 2,520 360-day years to Israel’s modern history from its past. The parallels are simply amazing.

This article would not be possible without the first observance of this timeline by Willard Nernberg and sent to me by e-mail. Willard has also posted information on this at Joelstrumpet.com.