Marilyn Agee (13 Aug 2011)

From: Marilyn Agee
Re: Gerry Almond (12 Aug 2011)
> > There is NO verse in the Bible that states in words that the prophetic year is 360  days.  The reasons for my believing (actually knowing) this to be true are below.

                       > > DANIEL’S PROPHECY OF THE 70 WEEKS

> > The Daniel prophecy of the 70 weeks (of years) in chapter 9 was to total 490 years. This time was to be divided between 69 weeks and then Messiah would be “cut off” and 1 week which would come later.  It was to begin, according to Daniel 9:24 “from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem”.  It is agreed by scholars that the command here stated occurred on Nisan 1, B. C. 445.  That is 14 March B. C. 445 on our calendar.  From the decree, exactly 483 years of 360 days each arrived at 6 April A. D. 32, the date of crucifixion, the day Messiah was cut off.  This represents 69 prophetic years.
I think you have the wrong year for the Crucifixion, so it skews your figures. Herod started to build the Temple in 19/20 BC. It had been under construction 46 years in 27 AD, the first Passover of Jesus' ministry. After much study, I think the Crucifixion was Thur, Nisan 13, 3790, April 6, 30 AD (Julian). What throws some people off is figuring the 15th year of Tiberius as 28 AD, when it should be 26 AD. Tiberius was Co-Rex in 12 AD. I found a coin minted in 13 AD that had Tiberius on one side and Augustus on the other side. Tiberius took care of Judea. Augustus busied himself elsewhere.
To me, there is no such thing as a prophetic year of 360 days. A 360-day year is estimated time. So is a 30-day month or a 12-month year. We still use estimated time today to enable us to give ballpark estimates quickly.
The actual days in a year on the Hebrew Calendar are 353, 354, 355, 383, 384 or 385. None are 360. The average is 369. Jewish months actually alternate between 29 and 30 days.
Think about Noah. Gen 7:24 says, "And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days." Some divide that by 30 and declare that to be five 30-day months. Noah did the same thing during the first five months in the Ark. Why? because he couldn't SEE the Moon. All he could do was count the days.
Notice that later, when he could see the Moon and figure the exact date, we are given exact dates. Gen 8:4 says, "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat."  
1260 and 1290 days are estimated time. So is "a time, and times, and half a time" (3.5 years). Rev 12:14 says, "And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place (i.e., Petra), where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent." In Mt 24:22, we are told that the last half of the Tribulation is to be shortened, or no flesh would be saved.
According to Dan 8:13,14, the Tribulation will last 2300 days. These seem to be literal days. When counting 2300 days, we have to be careful. A block of time is to be counted inclusively. The first day is counted as day 1. We would say day 1 on the next day.
It seems to me that the Tribulation, when they can sacrifice and when they can't will total 2300 days, maybe from May 29, 2009 (Pentecost) to Sept 14, 2015 (Feast of Trumpets), counted inclusively. If so, the Lord will come for us soon. I'm hoping it will be Trumpets, Sept 29, 2011. There will be three comets in the sky. Elenin will be between Earth and Sun, and its coma is huge. The body inside will be much smaller, but will be hidden from us by its coma.

Marilyn Agee