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How the exact day and year when Israel 
became a nation was predicted in the Bible!

573 BC Nisan 10, plus 1260 + 1260  years
 = AD 1948 Pentecost



May 14, 1948
 (Midnight, Iyar 6)
(But, 'Pentecost' on 360 Calendar)


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Que. Why is there not an exact 1260 years plus 1260 years between the prophecy of Ezekiel 40 and Israel becoming a nation? Why instead is the period from 597 BC Nisan 10 to 1948 Pentecost? Should not have Israel become a nation on Nisan 10 in order to be an exact 1260-times-two days?

Ans. Firstly, we have already seen that the old and new covenants that were both given on Pentecost are major themes in relation to Ezekiel 40. This would be reason enough that Israel was born-again as a nation on Pentecost. For Israel became a nation in keeping with those covenants. However, there is another reason why Pentecost is so important and how it connects to Nisan 10th. 

Ezekiel received his vision Nisan 10th, 573 BC and importantly, "Nisan 10th" is the anniversary of when Israel entered the Promised land. And thus 1260 years times-two later Israel once again enter the Promised land (in 1948)! (Nisan 10 comes 55 days before Pentecost on the Jewish and 360 calendars.)

Joshua 4:19 The people crossed the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and camped at Gilgal, east of Jericho.

Ezekiel 40:1 (ASV) In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day, the hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me thither.


As said, Ezekiel received his vision Nisan 10th, 573 BC, and "Nisan 10th" is the anniversary of when Israel entered the Promised land. However, it was on Pentecost that God intended that Israel should enter the Promised land. God intended that Israel enter the Promised land about 40 years before they actually did. (God intended that Israel enter the Promised land one year after the covenant at Sinai, 1446-1445 BC, {Deut. 1:2}. This is discussed in detail at this link.)

Thus, in 1948 the land of Israel returned to the Jew on Pentecost, the anniversary of when God intended Israel to take the Promised Land!

Vision of new Jerusalem and temple revealed to Ezekiel in 573 BC, Nisan 10, (the anniversary on when Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC); and 573 BC plus 1260 plus 1260 years later the Promised land reverts back to Israel in 1948 as promised in Ezekiel 36-39! 

And moreover, this happened on Pentecost (1948), the anniversary on when God intended that Israel enter the Promised Land in 1445 BC!



Moreover, since God poured out His Holy Spirit on Pentecost AD 30, hence, Jesus brought a people ---the "Church" into their 'promised-land' rest that day also. The Church was 'born', just as natural Israel was born again as a nation in 1948. Both entered a "Promised Land" on Pentecost.


Pentecost is the anniversary of the Covenant on Mount Sinai,
 but it is also the day that God intended Israel to enter into the Promised Land (one year later);
however, due to disobedience they were delayed.

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Would-be events on bottom line are on the one-year anniversary of actual events on the top line.

Arrival at Sinai
(1446 BC)
 Covenant of Law made
the following morning
3rd month, 1st day 3rd month,
 4th day
morning of 5th day,
Arrival at
 Canaan border
(1445 BC)
(Journey from Sinai "11 days")
Cross Canaan border 
 the following morning


Thus, there is an exact 1260 years plus 1260 years between the measuring of the temple in Ezekiel 40 on Nisan 10th, unto when Israel became a nation in 1948 on Pentecost in the sense that both Nisan 10th and Pentecost symbolize basically the same thing.

(Note, the 1967 War that saw the rest of Jerusalem, and temple mount, fall into Israel's hands also began on Pentecost. See earlier note.)


Que. Does that fact that Israel was also circumcised Nisan 10th (1406 BC) on the very same day that they entered the Promised land in 1406 BC have any significance?

Ans. Yes! The circumcision on Nisan 10 when Joshua led Israel into the Promised land is typical and symbolic of the New Covenant, (Joshua 5:7). The name of Jesus is a variant of the name Joshua in Hebrew and it is Jesus that leads His people into the Promised land of His heavenly kingdom by virtue of the New Covenant in His blood inaugurated on Pentecost AD 30. This is when what was spoken of by the prophets was fulfilled, that is, "the circumcision of the heart."

Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

Eze 44:7a in that ye have brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to profane it...

Eze 44:9 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any foreigners that are among the children of Israel. (This combines

Jeremiah 4:4a Circumcise yourselves to Jehovah, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire,...


Therefore on Pentecost the two covenants were made and also on Pentecost God intended Israel to possess the land (1445 BC), and the two themes of 'circumcision/covenant' and 'the taking of the land' are closely related. (And keep in mind that Pentecost is also when Israel again took the land in 1948). Thus, in the bible Pentecost depicts both the entry into the Promised Land and also the Old and New Covenants, for Joshua circumcised them "the second time" on the same day they entered the Promised Land. Under the old covenant the flesh was circumcised, but under the new the heart is symbolically circumcised. Thus, Nisan 10th and Pentecost have much the same meaning and historic significance. This is why it is proper that there be 1260 years times-two between the two dates as said.


Que. The fact that Nisan 10 was also the anniversary of when the Passover lamb was selected for Passover sacrifice, does that have any bearing on this? Also, Nisan 10 is the anniversary of the "triumphal entry" of Jesus into Jerusalem as 'king' a few days before His death on Passover. How does all this play into things?


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Also see,
Why Israel a Nation in 1948?



 Abraham was born 1948 years after Adam,  

and Israel was born as a nation in AD 1948. Is this a coincidence?


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