Charles D Landis (6 Oct 2011)
"The "Shattering" of Israel and Judah"

The current Jewish New Year is 5772.  It is significant that 57720/65 = 888 = Jesus (Greek), because the Bible number 65 represents "shattering".  It appears to me that the calendar year 5772 will hold ominous “shattering” possibilities for Israel (Ephraim and Judah) and surrounding nations.  Jesus will be intimately involved in doing the “shattering”.

Isaiah 7:8 says, “For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people”.  The Hebrew word for “broken” in this verse is:

חתת chathath {khaw-thath'} a primitive root; TWOT - 784; v AV - dismayed 27, afraid 6, break in pieces 6, broken 3, break down 2, abolished 1, affrighted 1, amazed 1, chapt 1, confound 1, discouraged 1, go down 1, beaten down 1, scarest 1, terrify 1; 54 1) to be shattered, be dismayed, be broken, be abolished, be afraid 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to be shattered, be broken 1a2) to be dismayed 1b) (Niphal) to be broken, be dismayed 1c) (Piel) to be shattered, be dismayed, be scared 1d) (Hiphil) 1d1) to cause to be dismayed 1d2) to dismay, terrify 1d3) to shatter (Thanks to the Bible Wheel).

According to this website:

The number "65"

The number 130 is also 65 x 2, and "65" is the number of "shattering," (Isaiah 7:8, cf., vs. 4-6, "let us divide [in half], and vs. 16, "before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings will be laid waste;" i.e., 13 years of age is when a Jewish boy had his bar- mitzvah and was held accountable to the Law. Also, the Law was given to Moses on Pentecost, which was the 65th day of the year.)

The above period prophesied by Isaiah ran from 735 to 670 BC, with the first 13 years of the prediction ending at the destruction of Israel (the northern kingdom, "Ephraim" in 722 BC), and the full 65 years referring to the importation of pagans to occupy the land of Israel (i.e., the later "Samaritans"). The effect of this was that the nation of Israel forever lost her identity. Thus, Israel was "shattered" after "65 years". (Note too,13 x 5 = 65).

Amazingly, the Northern Kingdom of Israel was a nation from 930 to 735 (65 x 3) to Isaiah's prophecy of the "65 years", plus the 65 more years to 670 BC, a total of 65 x 4 years, (or 130 x 2 years).

However, 65-more years later (65 x 2 = 130 years from 735 BC to 605 BC), Southern Kingdom of Judah was overcome by the Babylonians in 605 BC, thus fulfilling this remarkable prophecy in a multiple of ways.

And 66 years later, Babylon in turn fell, (539 BC). Hence, from the divided kingdom of 930 BC, till the fall of Babylon and return of Judah from captivity are 390 years (930/929 to 539 BC), fulfilling the prophecy of Ezekiel 4 about the 390 day/years on his side to bear the sins of the house of Israel, (and 390 is therefore, 6 x 65, meaning, "the shattered man/nation." The 390 is therefore also divided in half at 735 BC (i.e., the prophecy of Isaiah and start of Israel's demise), (930 BC, less 3 x 65 years = 735 BC, less 3 x 65 = 539 BC).
Charles D Landis