Amy VanGerpen (14 Dec 2011)
"75 days between Atonement and Channukah"

From my post from yesterday:

"Don't forget that the 1335 count in Daniel 12 suggests that the official end of Daniel's 70th week comes on the third day of Chanukkah, or 75 days after Jesus' returns."

I was reading Ron Reese's post, where he stated the following:

"The book of Daniel refers to an additional 75 days.  By adding these 75 days to Feast of Atonement (not Feast of Trumpets), Sept. 23, 2015, you arrive PRECISELY, EXACTLY, AND PERFECTLY, on Dec. 6--7, 2015.  The reason that this date is the perfect fit, is that it is another KISLEV 24, HANUKKAH EVE, DATE, THE HISTORIC DAY OF THE YEAR WHEN JERUSALEM RE-DEDICATED THEIR NEW TEMPLE. "

This prompted me to recheck how I came to the third day of the Feast.  The month of Cheshvan can have either 29 or 30 days.  When plugging in 75 days after Atonement it lands on either the 24th or the 25th day of Kislev, or around the 1st day of Channukah.  If you don't include the last day in the count then you would end up on the 24th as Ron stated for those years that have 30 days in Cheshvan (those years coming up are 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019).  This would make more sense than the third day of the feast.  Maybe I was thinking the third candle if the last day is inclusive when I made the calculation.  Anyway, sorry if I caused any confusion.

Amy Van Gerpen