Bible Prophecy Numbers

1260 days, 1290 days, 1335 Days

Endnotes to the

Timeline of Events 
Surrounding the Exodus


1. The ancient lunar Israelite calendar, (like other luni-solar calendars of the time), began each month by the sighting of the first crescent moon. A leap month was added when the calendar year ended too far short of a solar year, (i.e., likely at the spring equinox). Modern Israel, however, disperses 7 leap months within a fixed 19-year cycle. Each year of the 19-year cycle has a fixed number of days to it. However, the end result is very much the same as the ancient method. It is unnecessary to speculate whether the former system was the only divinely authorized one since the New Testament teaches that all the festivals found their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Hence, the keeping of the festivals are no longer mandatory under the New Testament economy, (Rom. 14:5; Gal. 4:8-11; Col. 2:16-17). However, as for signs and symbols, I take the eclectic approach and take both methods into consideration. (Go back.)

2. The dates and patterns of events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, as revealed to Ezekiel, operate in conjunction with the above Exodus/Mount Sinai dates and patterns discussed here. They complement one another. Together they yield the whole Bible-Prophecy picture for Israel on 'the day is as a year' ratio. [If the Lord wills, we will explain the dates and patterns of the book of Ezekiel later. For a simple example, 'Day 15' of the below chart represents 'AD 15', and 'Day 60' signifies 'AD 60', etc., so that symbolic day/years intersect actually days and years throughout history; epoch events being connected at 215-year (half 430) intervals that form a gridlock! Click here for more.

Significantly, from the Exodus of 1446 BC, until the said captivity of 586 BC, are 430 x 2 years! (Also, there are 430 x 3 years from when Israel entered Egypt in 1876 BC, and 430 x 3 from when Abraham left Babylon and entered Canaan in 2091 BC; moreover, 430 x 3 is 1290 years. See Daniel 12:11. Also, the temple was destroyed by the Babylonians on the anniversary of the "evil report" of the 12 spies on day 490 as shown above, Jeremiah 52:12---and again in AD 70). See "The Writing on the Wall" for more. (Go back.)


3. The date of Moses' call is taken to be either 180 days before the New Year, or 210 days (6 + 1 months) if a leap month is meant to be inserted. Dating Moses' call is limited upon the available evidence. The plagues on Egypt must have lasted about half-a-year, (i.e., beginning around Sept. of 1447 BC, i.e., for 180 or 210 days). He is said to be 80 years old at his call, and Aaron 83, (Exodus 7:7). His brother Aaron died at age 123 in July of 1407 BC, (i.e., 40 years, less two months, after Moses' call, Numbers 20:29; 33:38-39). Hence, Aaron was at least 83 years and 8 months old at the Exodus, and Moses was approximately 80 since he was 80 at his call, and there was half-a-year of plagues until the Exodus. Since Moses died half-a-year after Aaron at age 120, (Deuteronomy 34:7), we assume that they were 3-years apart in age. Since we do not have an exact birth date, based upon the said known parameters, and the clues given in the bible, we assume that Moses was born at the autumn turn of the year, (Tishri 1st, 1527 BC), and Aaron at the spring turn of the year, (Abib [Nisan] 1st, 1530 BC). If so, Aaron turned 124 at the Exodus, while Moses was 80. It appears that before the Exodus, the beginning of the year may well have begun in the autumn (Sept./Oct., i.e., Tishri 1, Exodus 12:2), the same as it is today in Israel, (i.e., "Rosh Hashanah," see notes for Day 541). 

Whenever the bible is without an exact birth date, it is safe to assume the New-Year as the birth date since this is the precedent inferred for us in the life of Noah: "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up," (Genesis 7:11). "And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth," (Genesis 8:13). It is also important to note that the Exodus (or call of Moses) occurred 600 + 600 (1200) years after the flood, (Tishri 1st, 2647 BC, or Nisan 1st, 2646 BC until 1447 or 1446 BC). This unites the "inaugural-New-Year" theme of the Flood with the "inaugural-New-Year" of the Exodus, since each occurs after 600, or 600 x 2 years respectively. This underscores the validity of assuming the continuance of a New-Year date for Moses' birth, just as there was for Noah, either ideally or actually. Interestingly, the span from Noah's birth until Abraham's birth are 360 x 3 years; from Noah's birth till the Exodus (birth of the nation) are 5 x 360; and, from Noah's birth until the birth of Jesus are 9 x 360 years! (See Bible Numbers Web site for the [as always] normative procedures used for dating the flood.) (Go back.)


360-Bible-Prophecy Calendar
# 1 # 3 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 12 # 14 # 15 # 16 # 17 # 19 # 20 # 21
New year's
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Down mount Finish
sent out
Day of 
15 60+  64
(+ 7) 
64+ 104 106 146 361 410 413 450 490 540+ 550 554

(Click here for more on the "Day equals a consecutive year/date of time" principle.)

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