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So Fraser is asking regarding the 2300 day prophecy. I know someone who used a 360 day calendar, and I’m curious why they would use it.
That’s a great question, Fraser, and that makes perfect sense. Yeah. A lot of people who interpret prophecy like the 2300 days in Daniel 814, they say these days are basically two know, divided into years, because it’s a day for a year prophecy. And we see that in Ezekiel 44 in a lot of prophecies, like in the Book of Daniel seven, eight, nine, a lot of these prophecies are a day for you. Like the 70 week prophecy is the 490 days, which is literal days, but it’s prophetic days, which means it’s years. Sorry, I hope I didn’t go over your head too much there. But basically, when you look at the 2300 day prophecy, this was definitely a day for a year. And you’ll see that in Daniel, chapter ten, verse one, where he says the prophecy was long, the time was long. Because if you divide 2300 days into a 360 day year, that only is like six something, almost seven years or something like that, it’s not a very long time. So it was definitely a long prophecy. It’s the longest time prophecy in the Bible. And the reason why people say it’s based on a 360 calendar is because the Bible always used a 360 day calendar.
And you see that in the Book of Genesis. I’ll show you that in just a second. But just before I say that, you might go, well, why do we use a 365 day calendar now? And then some years, every four years we have a 366 day calendar. Well, after Moses not Moses, Noah, it seemed like time kind of started or the Earth’s spin may have slowed down a bit because when God set the Earth, the Earth was spinning. And anything, if you know physics, everything slows down and wears out. And like the Bible says that the heavens grow old, as does a garment. Our earth is winding down. It’s getting old, it’s wearing out. So our Earth’s rotation is slowly slowing down a little bit from where it used to be back at the time of creation. So because of that, people astronomers have measured the time it takes for the Earth to rotate around the sun. And now it used to be 360 around the time of creation. And you see that in the Book of Genesis, and I’ll show that again in just a second. But around, what was it, Julius Caesar’s time?
He’s actually the first one that changed it to a 365 day calendar. And I think let me see what I found. In 46 BC. That was the Julian calendar. And then eventually it was changed to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, and both of them had basically a 365 year. And then every fourth year is a leap year, which is what we hold true now. However, why are these prophecies all measured in a 360 day year. Again, that’s because in the Old Testament, in Jewish time, the year was the 360, because every month had 30 days. That was how all of the months were. There was always twelve months with 30 days. And that adds up to 360 days. So that’s where you get that kind of calendar. And that, again, was back used in the time where Daniel wrote this prophecy, because Israel had always had a 360 day calendar. And I’ll show you, based on the Bible. If you go to Genesis, chapter seven and verses eleven and 24, we’ll go ahead and read that really quick, genesis seven verses, you kind of have to add these things up. So it’s a combination of a few verses.
So Genesis 711 and 24, and then chapter eight, verses three and four. And so let’s go ahead and look at that. Genesis 711, which says in the 600th year of Noah’s life. So this is after Noah had gone through the flood. It says, in the second month, the 17th day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, the windows of heaven were opened. So this is when the flood began. So the second month, 17th day. So then you go down to verse 24 and it says, and the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days. So 150 divided by 30 is what? Five months. Now, if you go then to Genesis, chapter eight, verses three and four, it says, and the waters receded continually from the earth. And the end of the 150 days, the waters decreased. So after these five months, that’s when the water started to go down. Then in verse four, then the ark rested in the 7th month, on the 17th day of the month. So we see that it said the second month, 17th day. And then you add 155 months. It says the 7th month, 17th day.
So again, we see very clearly from the Bible that a month was only 30 days. It’s not like it was today. Like I said, twelve months, 30 days a month, 360 a year. That’s exactly how the Bible documented time. So when you say like, oh, are they making something up? Is this unbiblical? No, it’s actually more biblical than using a 365 day calendar, because this is the calendar originally used at the time of creation and throughout Jewish history. And the Jews actually, from I understand they still hold this today, if I’m not mistaken. Anywho, it’s just really interesting to see that. And so that’s why when you look at the prophecy in the 1260 prophecy in the Book of Revelation, and Daniel talks about it as well, in Daniel chapter twelve, where he says, the angels swears unto him who made heaven and earth that there shall be a time, times and dividing of time. So basically, time meaning a year times two, two years. So three years and dividing of times half a time. So three and a half years, literal years, which means 1260 prophetic days, which would be prophetic, or it would be literal years.
So again, that’s why you see those numbers. And it’s really interesting because all of the prophecies then kind of start to make sense as to, oh, that makes a lot more sense because the 360 divides into a lot more of these prophecies a little bit better. They start to actually kind of add up and make a little bit more sense. So I hope that wasn’t too complicated. But yeah, the 360 calendar is just based on the traditional Jewish calendar. And again, every month was 30 days. Twelve years, 360 days a year. And you see that again, Genesis 711 24, and then Genesis eight, three and four. I hope that answers your question. Jared wendy. Anything else?
Yeah, and I think we also have great explanation. There’s one more layer of way to back up this math. And so we’re talking about how in Daniel seven, daniel twelve seven, you have the times, times and half a times. Okay, we see that come up again in Revelation, revelation 1213 to 14, it uses the time times half a time. And then what’s interesting is if you go to Revelation 13, verses four to seven, it’s describing more events, and it talks about a period of 42 months. And then you go to Revelation twelve six, and it talks about a period of 1203 score days. And if you do the math, if you use a 360 day month, all these things work out to be the same period of time. Precisely. And it happens, this period of time happens to show up then seven times total between Daniel and Revelation. So you could then say, okay, maybe there’s a gazillion, seven different separate prophecies, they’re all separate and all that. Or it can say, maybe God is repeating the same thing seven different times, given us seven looks at it, seven different perspectives, and this is going to be a really important event or a period of time that he wants us to know about.
So I live for you to decide which one it is. But I just say, when you use the 360, a lot of math works in a lot of different ways. It’s pretty incredible.
Amen. Yeah. And historically you can look back and go, oh, it was used because that was the calendar being used at the time the prophecy was written. So it’s good to do your homework and always do your history homework when it comes to studying the Bible. So thank you so much for that, Jay. That’s really key, too, like plugging in that 1260 prophecy, because it’s like you’re saying the 42 months, it only works with the 360 calendar. It’s awesome. So thank you.
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