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THREE PART SERIES ON EZEKIEL 4:4-6 – RE: ISRAEL & JUDAH

THREE PART SERIES ON EZEKIEL 4:4-6 – RE: ISRAEL & JUDAH

PART 1 – THE 390 DAYS EZEKIEL RESTED ON HIS LEFT SIDE FOR ISRAEL & THE 40 DAYS ON HIS RIGHT SIDE FOR JUDAH – EZEKIEL 4:4-6. ITS POSSIBLE MEANING . . .

Ezekiel’s text was written around the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.—Judah was going into Babylonian captivity and had been since possibly 608 B.C. whereas the 10 Northern Tribes (Ephraim/Jezreel/Samaria/Israel) had undergone deportations by the Assyrians from as early as 745 B.C. unto at least 712 B.C. with the “Fall of Samaria” (Israel’s Northern Capital) cir. 722 B.C.

Ephraim-Israel had been “swallowed up…Now they are among the Nations…For they have gone up to Assyria” (Hosea 8:7-8).

Leviticus 26 cites four times that the Hebrews would suffer retribution and/or judgment some SEVEN TIMES whatever their judgment was; therefore, 390 days are spoken of as YEARS in Ezekiel 4 – consequently 7 X 390 years = 2,730 years; whereas 7 X 40 years is equal to 280 years.

Furthermore 390 + 40 is equal to 430 which 430 is akin to the 430 years between the Promise and the Passover (Exodus 12:40-41; Galatians 3:17). Thus, embedded in Israel and Judah’s judgment was the very PROMISE made of the “S”eed through Isaac, wherein the Almighty promised Isaac at age 52 that he would have a son—and, in fact at 60 years of age Isaac had both Esau and Jacob – there is/was 430 years between the time Isaac received the promise in Genesis 26 and the first Passover in Egypt – i.e., from 1875 B.C. unto 1445 B.C.

It is my conviction that the 2,730 years commenced with Ephraim-Israel at the “complete” Fall of Samaria in 722 B.C. (a date most scholars accord to the 10 Tribes’ demise – with mopping up actions among the Israelites by the Assyrians until the defeat of the Assyrians vs. Hezekiah at Jerusalem in 712 B.C.) – so that the DEMARCATION date of 712 B.C. marks the commencement of the 2,730 years of Ephraim’s retribution.

If so, God’s judgment/retribution upon Ephraim would persist from 712 B.C. unto 2018 AD or some 2,730 years; whereas Judah’s 280 years could/should date from 1002 B.C. unto 722 B.C. wherein 1 Kings 6:1 states that some 480 years elapsed from the Exodus/Passover in Egypt unto the fourth year of the reign of King Solomon – thus, 4 years of King Solomon’s reign and 33 years of David’s reign from the City of David (Jerusalem) – 1 Kings 2:11. David’s reign from Jerusalem commenced in the year 1002 B.C. – thus, 1002 B.C. less 280 years (for Judah) = 722 B.C. – these are the 280 years (40 days/years X 7 = 280 years for Judah) related to the account found in Ezekiel 4.

Judah and Israel are intrinsically united together, though separate. The years 712/722 B.C. are pivotal years for both Judah and Israel. Now, if indeed, the “fulfillment” of the 2,730 years is upon us (712 B.C. to 2018 A.D.) – give or take 3 months into the commencement of the religious calendar year on Nisan on the Hebrew Calendar – or March/April 2019 – then TIMES UP! This appears to be a most likely start of the final Week of Daniel’s 70th.

Will the Almighty bring together the Stick of Judah and the Stick of Ephraim in the latter days, bringing this to our attention (Ezekiel 37:15-28) prior to the Gog-Magog War (Ezekiel 38:1-23; 39:1-16)?

Are we at the PROPHETIC TIPPING POINT in God’s dealings with BOTH Israel and Judah? The 70th Week is upon us all…don’t kid yourself…all signs and prophetic calculations indicate we’re VERY close, if not there!

PART 2 -WHY DO “BIBLICAL YEARS” MAKE ONE WHOLE LOT OF “BIBLICAL SENSE?”

I am aware – keenly so – that the Septuagint Version (Hebrew to Greek) of the Hebrew Scriptures provides nearly 1,600 additional years to the genealogies of the patriarchs (Genesis 5 and 11) vs. the Masoretic Text (cir. 500 to 1000 AD) of the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament) – for example: Adam begat Seth at 260 years of age (Septuagint) vs. 130 years of age (Masoretic Text).

Most English versions are taken from the Masoretic text – ipso facto, our KJV (somewhat sacrosanct) was taken from the Genesis chronologies produced by the Masoretic text, and not from those chronologies produced by the Septuagint. Thus, the creation date of Adam was given as 4004 BC by Bishop James Ussher back in the 1600s from whence most of calculations are still determined . . . with the prevailing understanding that humanity was given some 6,000 years upon the earth prior to the 1,000-year Sabbath rest known as the Millennial Reign of the Son of David—yet future.

This possesses somewhat of a conundrum in that 4004 BC + 2019 AD is now at least 22 to 23 years beyond the 6000-year allotment. Furthermore, the 6,000 years appears “distorted” by the chronologies recorded in the Septuagint Version (cir. 280 BC to 125 BC) which adds 100 years to the “begetting” of Seth (viz., Adam begat Seth at age 130 years [Masoretic Text] vs. 230 years [Septuagint] – with a grand total of “additional years” found in the Septuagint around 1,600 years in the 21 patriarchs mentioned from Adam to Isaac.

S. Douglas Woodward’s fascinating new text, REBOOTING THE BIBLE, attempts to alter our exclusive reliance upon the chronologies found in the KJV/Masoretic vs. those highlighted in the Septuagint—claiming the chronologies were tampered with by “Jewish scholars” to obfuscate the Messiahship of Jesus (Preface to Woodward’s text). A somewhat exhaustive series of “researched comments” as to why the variance in the Septuagint/Masoretic chronologies is given in this article/commentary:https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/…/why-did-the-masore…

When all the dust clears, there seems to be reasonable justification that the configurations as to the BIBLICAL YEARS conveyed in the Masoretic version of the Hebrew Bible vs. those of the Septuagint is superior. My brevity cannot justify such a sweeping statement—it is only meant to convey a quick summary on my part at this time and a somewhat odious forecast that my brother’s new text, though interesting, does not merit a “reset” of the chronologies as found in the Septuagint juxtaposed to those favored in the Masoretic.

THE HEBREW SACRED CUBIT – 25.20 inches

In my text, SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH…MAN’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED AND HE IS MEASURED – I go into historic and Biblical details in proclaiming the dimensions of the Hebrew Cubit (Royal Cubit) is akin to the royal cubits of both the Assyrians and the Persians (discovered by famed Assyriologist Julius Oppert–See measurement of the ROYAL CUBIT here), i.e., 25.20 inches and that Ezekiel 40:5 ascribes its precise dimension; to wit:

5 And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod. (New American Standard Version)

The phrase “measuring rod of six cubits” can readily be interpreted as “six LONG cubits” or “six ROYAL cubits.” Each of these 6 LONG CUBITS is configured as “a cubit and a handbreadth.” Here, the phrase “a cubit” is the STANDARD cubit which was 21.6 inches but added to it was a “handbreadth” which was one’s average palm or 3.6 inches; therefore EACH of the ROYAL CUBITS or LONG CUBITS was a Standard Cubit of 21.6 inches + one 3.6 handbreadth/palm equal to 21.6 inches + 3.6 inches = 25.20 inches or 2.1 feet (25.20”/12” = 2.1 ft.). Thus, six such ROYAL or LONG CUBITS would be 6 X 2.1 feet = 12.6 feet = the length of the measuring rod.

THE PALM – 3.5 OR 3 1/2 INCHES

Consequently, the “rod” or “reed” of Ezekiel 40:5 is akin to the British Imperial measurement of 12.6 feet (Rev. 11:1-2) which is a fractal of the 1,260 days or ½ of Daniel’s 70th Week. We can validate this by: 6 ROYAL CUBITS @ 2.1 Ft. = 12.6 Ft. = the measurement of the ROD – i.e., the “measuring reed/rod” in the hand of Ezekiel and also the “measuring reed/rod” given to John to measure the temple in Revelation 11:1 and again allusions thereto found in Revelation 21:15-17 concerning the “Golden Reed.”

All this to say that the 2,100 years from Adam’s creation unto the 52nd year of Isaac’s life (having been married to Rebecca at age 40 and “begetting” both Jacob and Esau at age 60 – Genesis 25:20, 26) at which age (52 years) Isaac was given the promise (Genesis 26:1-6). It’s this PROMISE of 430 years recorded in both Exodus 12:40 and Gal. 3:17 given IN the “S”eed/Isaac/Christ which is of profound chronological importance. Why? Because if the 2,100 “Biblical Years” as found in the Masoretic Text from Adam to Isaac, son of promise, were confirmed in Genesis 26:1-6 after 12 years of marriage, making Isaac 52 years of age when the promise was confirmed and in which 8 years later at age 60 he begat Jacob and Esau, then the measurement of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit of 2.1 feet, seen as a fractal of “21” in the 2,100 years from Adam’s creation unto Isaac at age 52 years is clearly in view.

Consequently, if we add 2,100 years (Adam’s Creation to the Promise) + 430 years (Promise to the Passover) we arrive at 2,530 years from the Creation of Adam unto the first Passover. It is from here we can calculate that some 480 years elapsed from the first Passover unto the laying of the Solomonic Temple’s Foundation via King Solomon (1 Kings 6:1); thus, we continue our addition (not attempting, at the present, to determine Adam’s exact date of creation—we are simply calculating “total years” in these epic time frames):

2,100 years (patriarchs in Gen. 5 & 11) + 430 years (Promise to Passover) + 480 years (Passover to laying of the Temple’s Foundation in Solomon’s 4th year of his reign) = 3,010 years.

Even so, in our previous article we had calculated the days/years of BOTH Israel’s (390 days/years X 7 = 2,730 years) and Judah’s (40 days/years X 7 = 280 years) retribution found in Ezekiel 4:4-6 (7X is confirmed in Leviticus 26) to be as follows: 2,730 years + 280 years = 3,010 years.

Thus, regardless of Adam’s creation date, using the Masoretic chronological text, some 3,010 years transpired between Adam’s creation and the laying of the Solomonic Temple’s foundation—illustrating to us all that God’s Eternal Plan and Purpose in the creation of humanity (Adam and Eve) was for them to become His Habitation, His Temple—this is precisely what the New Testament proclaims in no uncertain terms—i.e., YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD—LIVING STONES.

Furthermore, these 3,010 years can now be added to via chronologies from antiquity either by secular or biblical history from the Fall of Samaria in the year 722 BC and the destruction by the Angel of the Lord upon the armies of Assyrian King Sennacherib vs. King Hezekiah of Judah in the year 712 BC with the ultimate Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, then the Decree of King Cyrus to rebuild the Temple being made in 537 BC (70 years Babylonian Captivity of Judah occurring between 608 BC and 537 BC—Judah’s captivity commencing 21 years before Jerusalem’s Fall on the 9th of Av in 586 BC) – the conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great in 301 BC and ultimately the very birth of Messiah in 1 BC/1 AD – thus we can add as follows:

3,010 years + the years following the 480 years of Solomon’s Temple Foundation (4th year of his reign) which gives us Solomon’s additional years being 36 years (for he reigned for 40 years or 4 years + 36 years = 40 years) + the years of the various kings of both Judah and Israel up through the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC to be that of 343 years (See Lambert Dolphin’s chronologies of the KINGS OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL ) + 586 years unto the birth of Christ or:

3,010 years + 36 years (Solomon’s additional reign) = 3,046 years + 343 years of the kings of Judah and Israel following Solomon’s Reign (unto 586 BC) = 3,389 years + 586 years unto 1 BC/1 AD and the birth of Christ (Fall of Jerusalem being in 586 BC and these 586 years extend from Jerusalem’s Fall to the birth of Messiah if calculated on the 1 BC side [6 months] of that full year of 1 BC/1 AD or its spring) = 3,975 years.

Therefore, the creation of Adam took place in the year 3975 BC – IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!

If we are to add the 2019 years (the AD side) to 3975 years (the BC side) we will arrive at 5,994 years or, depending on whether we calculate in astronomical years (1 BC = 1 year and 1 AD = 1 year) we will arrive at 5,993 years or there are now but 7 years left until we arrive at 6,000 years or 5,993 years (3975 years + 2018 years = 5,993 years) + 7 years = 6,000 years.

You may adjudge these chronologies as a useless waste of time and energy spent elsewhere to be much more beneficial; however, the Bible declares that ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD AND IS PROFITABLE … therefore, I would caution us all to be as the prophets who sought the day of His first visitation; to wit:

10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. (1 Peter 1:10-11)

Will the Bible’s chronologies be substantiated in this accounting? Are the 390 days/years (2,730 years) from 712 BC (the final days of Israel/Ephraim’s retribution or 712 BC unto 2018 AD = 2,730 years) and their bringing together in the crucible of Daniel’s 70th Week the House of Judah with the House of Israel—WILL IT FINALLY TAKE PLACE? Does this “double confirmation” of the 3,010 years give us “divine clues” as to the Divine Intention that MAN (ADAM) was destined, just as Judah and Ephraim are destined, to be that TEMPLE OF THE LORD—a HABITATION OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT? Are man’s days so numbered? Is MAN so measured? Are these 6,000 years finally coming to a conclusion? I THINK SO!! But are we ready to be His Holy Habitation, His UNITED KINGDOM?

PART 3 – THE TWO SETS OF 3,010 YEARS – MAN WAS MADE TO BE THE “TEMPLE OF THE LORD” – THE HOUSE OF JUDAH AND THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL SHALL BE ONE STICK IN THE HAND OF THE LORD – AND DAVID SHALL UNITE THEM BOTH! (Just can’t get enough of this “stuff”.)

I am intrigued by the 10 YEARS between Israel’s 10 Northern Tribes’ Capital at Samaria (Footnote No. 1) falling in the year 722 BC (Footnote No. 2); and the siege of Judah’s capital at Jerusalem with the subsequent demise of Assyrian King Sennacherib’s 185,000 destroyed by the Angel of the Lord in 712 BC (Footnote No. 3). This 10-year gap between 722 BC and 712 BC is hotly debated; however, after extensive research (See All Footnotes No. 1 through No. 4) this author is persuaded that the dates are more than historically and biblically valid.

In our last two articles (viz., WHY DO “BIBLICAL YEARS” MAKE ONE WHOLE LOT OF “BIBLICAL SENSE?” and “THE 390 DAYS EZEKIEL RESTED ON HIS LEFT SIDE FOR ISRAEL & THE 40 DAYS ON HIS RIGHT SIDE FOR JUDAH – EZEKIEL 4:4-6. ITS POSSIBLE MEANING…”) we described from Ezekiel 4:1-8 the demarcation between Judah’s 280 years (40 days/years X 7 = 280 years) and Israel’s 2,730 years (390 days/years X 7 = 2,730 years) being these 10 years (722-712 BC). Let’s explore if these 10 years provide further clues as to why they are inserted in this most peculiar manner.

The “10 YEARS” between Ephraim’s demise in 722 BC (viz., the Fall of Samaria, the capital of the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel), and Judah’s King Hezekiah facing off with the Assyrian King Sennacherib beginning in 712 BC provides us this “10-year gap.” The final assault by the Assyrians upon Judah’s capital at Jerusalem is intertwined with the 10-Northern Tribes having a common beginning in 1002 BC.

King David reigned in the City of David for 33 years (1 Kings 2:11) which clearly commenced in the year 1002 BC—from the first Passover in 1445 BC in Egypt unto the laying of the Temple’s Foundation in the 4th Year of Solomon’s reign (1 Kings 6:1) are 480 years or 1445 BC less 480 years = 965 BC.

Therefore, counting “backwards” we calculate these 4 years (Solomon’s reign mentioned in 1 Kings 6:1) + the 33 years David ruled from the City of David in Jerusalem (1 Kings 2:11) or 4 + 33 = 37 years or 965 BC + 37 years = 1002 BC being the commencement of the 280 years relative to Judah’s dealings in relationship to Ezekiel’s prophetic elaboration or the Almighty’s dealings with Judah (i.e., 1002 BC to 722 BC = 280 years) . . . juxtaposed to that of a future Ten Northern Tribe separate dealing with Ephraim/Israel (712 BC to 2018 AD or 2,730 years) . . . in this sense Israel’s Ten Northern Tribes were loosely affiliated with Judah’s Two Tribes for they were all, at the time, Israelites. Consequently, from 1002 BC unto the demise of Samaria in 722 BC—the capital of Israel’s 10 Northern Tribes—we arrive at the following:

. . . 1002 BC less 280 years (i.e., 40 days/years X 7 [Leviticus 26:18, 24, 28 – Ezk. 4:6] = 722 BC which date is the Fall of Samaria (Israel) wherein they were “broken off” from Judah, administratively speaking—although some of them survived deportation until 712 BC unto the Siege of Jerusalem under Assyrian King Sennacherib (2 Kings 17:1-8; 18:1, 9-13 – i.e., from the commencement of the Siege of Samaria in 722-719 BC [4th year of King Hezekiah’s reign and the 7th year of King Hoshea’s reign] unto the 14th year of King Hezekiah – the 14th/15th year of King Hezekiah’s reign being in the year 712 BC – please note that Israel’s 10 Northern Tribes were previously made, as well, a “vassal state” wherein Israel paid tribute to the Assyrian King Shalmaneser (2 Kings 17:3); thus, the historic date of Samaria’s fall “composites” in the year 722 BC. wherein the from the “siege of Samaria” (722 BC) unto the attempted “siege of Jerusalem” (712 BC) are some 10 years (See: https://www.conservapedia.com/Fall_of_Samaria) – See footnote #1.) The terminus of Israel’s 10 Northern Tribes was not accomplished by the Assyrians until 712 BC (during 33 years from 745 BC until 712 BC the deportations took place—See Footnotes Nos. 2, 3, and 4).

I find it somewhat peculiar in Ezekiel that the “House of Israel’s” retributions/dealings of 2,730 years (Ezk. 4:5 or 390 days/years X 7 = 2,730 years) precedes that of Judah’s retribution forecast; whereas, in the chronologies Judah’s connection to King David we notice the “messianic” import in its 33-year rule from the City of David/Jerusalem. Jesus is said to have been crucified in the year 33 AD at the full age, I affirm, having died on His 33rd birthday, again, Judah’s actual chronology comes first (viz., 1002 BC to 722 BC or 280 years); yet, the prophecy regarding Israel’s-10-tribe retribution is chronologically set in the latter years between 712 BC to 2018 AD or 2,730 years).

If we are to “view” Ezekiel’s two sets of numbered years (2,730 years for Israel and 280 years for Judah) as God’s “dealings” with them in light of Leviticus 26 (i.e., seven times retribution), then this “10-year gap” between 722 BC to 712 BC has prophetic implications, as well as “double meanings” confirmed throughout the Scripture.

From Jeremiah 3:8 we realize that YHVH divorced Israel (aka, Ephraim) – “I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear but went and played the harlot also” (Notwithstanding, the Almighty did NOT give Judah a certificate of divorce!). Furthermore, this same DIVORCED ISRAEL was taken away from 745 BC unto 712 BC (33 years – See Footnote No. 4) in Assyrian deportations and, therefore, it was said of Samaria:

Aliens would swallow it up, Israel is swallowed up; now they are among the NATIONS like a vessel in which is no pleasure. For they have gone up to Assyria; like a wild donkey alone by itself; Ephraim has hired lovers. Yes, though they have hired among the nations, now I will gather them; and they shall sorrow a little, because of the burden of the king of princes” (Hosea 8:6-10).

Ephraim’s scattering among the nations (aka, the Gentiles) from 712 BC (Israel’s final date of deportations) unto the present in 2018 AD is some 2,730 years (712 + 2018 = 2,730 years). Embedded in the prophecy found in Hosea 8:6-10 is not only the retribution of dispersion/assimilation but also of a promised restoration of Israel! During this time the Almighty has dealt with His “Prodigal Son” (10 Northern Tribes) who left the Father’s House (Luke 15:11-32) via the 10 Tribes scattered among the nations but who, would someday be gathered/restored.

We know this to be through our Lord and Savior, as our Deliverer, Yeshua Hamashiach. Indeed, the Father has gone out to embrace us, the Prodigal. How could YHVH remarry such a harlot? For her to remarry, the first husband must DIE! Dr. Doug Hamp’s commentary on this is outstanding (Footnote 6) . . . depicting the death and resurrection of “her first husband.”

Ephraim’s “remarriage” is validated by the Apostle Paul and James; to wit:

“Even us whom He called, not of the Jews (Judah) only, but also of the Nations (lit. ETHNOS)? As He says also in HOSEA: ‘I will call them My people, who were not My people, and her beloved, who was not beloved.’ ‘And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they shall be called sons of the living God.’” (Romans 9:24-26; Hos. 2:23 and 1:10)

Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Nations (aka, Gentiles) to take out of them a people for His name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: ‘After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David (lit., THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ISRAEL – where Judah and the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel were under ONE KING and his kingdom), which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind (lit., EDOM or ADAM) may seek the LORD, even all the NATIONS (“ethnos” or Gentiles) who are called by My name. Says the LORD who does all these things” (Acts 15:14-17).

The transference/integration of Ephraim/Israel into the Nations/Gentiles is a most profound truth—no, Ephraim was NOT swallowed up by Judah in the Babylonian Captivity some 160 years after their deportations commenced (745 BC to 608 BC was nigh 150 years; and from 745 BC to 586 BC or the initial invasion of Israel territory by the Assyrians unto the Fall of Jerusalem, under the Neo-Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, was certainly over 150 years).

Some demographers calculate that from 745 BC to 712 BC (33 years) some 15,000,000 to 18,000,000 Israelites were deported to the nations of the Assyrian Empire which stretched from deep into Africa’s Ethiopia to virtually all the Middle East, Turkey, and vast stretches of the Persian Empire of later years (Footnote No. 5).


Those Israelites “scattered among the nations” became in sum and substance that “MULTITUDE OF NATIONS” referred to in the Septuagint; while reappearing in Romans 11:25 as “THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES has come in” (cf. Gen. 12:2; 17:4-5; 35:11; 48:4, 19; Hos. 7:8). This FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES is that MULTITUDE OF NATIONS which speaks directly to the issue of ONENESS in the Body of Messiah—of Ephraim’s scattering and gathering into the Father’s ONE HOUSE so that Paul can boldly declare:

“And so ALL ISRAEL [both houses of Israel: Judah and Israel] will be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliver will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins’” (Romans 11:26-27).

Are we at the singular dealing of Ephraim’s retribution and dealings with them? Have we completed the 2,730 years (712 BC unto 2018 AD)? Will today the prophecy regarding the TWO STICKS – The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph, which is the Stick of Ephraim, be joined as ONE STICK IN THE HAND OF THE LORD (Ezekiel 37:15-28)? Are we approaching the era whereof we read:

“David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them . . . I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore . . . they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms . . . Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God” (Excerpts from Ezk. 37)?

Yes, the “10 years” bespeaks of the 10 TRIBES; bespeaks of the 10 DAYS OF AWE between Tishrei 1 and Tishrei 10 (between the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement) wherein the call to repentance is given until the blood is sprinkled by the High Priest upon the Mercy Seat within the Holiest of All. Yes, so it has been done through His Atoning Sacrifice—but now the Worthy Lamb shall come as the “Wrath of the Lamb” for the “devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation TEN DAYS (Rev. 2:10) . . . and the Beast with 10 HORNS and 10 CROWNS (Rev. 13:1) is all the more enraged against the saints of the Most High but Babylon the Great is destined for judgment in that ONE-TENTH OF THE CITY is destroyed by the greatest of earthquakes (Rev. 11:13—JUDGMENT DAY).

We know, once again, from Adam’s Creation (3975 BC) unto the laying of the Temple’s Foundation in the Fourth Year of Solomon’s Reign (1 Kings 6:1) some 3,010 years transpired (3975 BC less 965 BC = 3,010 years). Indeed, the 3,010 years of Judah (280 years) and Israel (2,730 years) together align with these initial 3,010 years (i.e., 280 years + 2,730 years = 3,010 years) displaying God’s intention for man’s creation (Adam) was to have a habitation, a Temple, a House, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens (3975 BC to 965 BC = 3,010 years – see 2 Cor. 5:1) in which the Almighty would DWELL WITH MAN (Ezk. 37:27 – “My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed, I will be their God, and they shall be My people” . . . “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God” (Rev. 21:3).

He substantiated that vision and “divine longing” by calling out a people for His Name (Israel) which under divine decree was split into Judah and Ephraim—notwithstanding it was Joshua and Caleb, the two affirmative spies who entered the PROMISED LAND; for Joshua whose name is foreseen in Yeshua was of the Tribe of Ephraim; and Caleb was of the Tribe of Judah—the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (King David) – from Israel’s crossing of the Jordan in 1405 BC (or 1445 BC the Passover/Exodus/Law minus 40 years in the Wilderness = 1405 BC) unto 2025 AD are some 3,430 years or 3430 ÷ 490 Epical Jubilee cycles or 49 years X 10 = 490 years = 7 or 7 X 490 years = 3,430 years.

Thus, the COMPLETE prophetic history of Joshua and Caleb, of Ephraim and Judah, from the Conquest of Canaan/the Promised Land unto the Millennium are 7 Epical Jubilee Cycles – their UNITED DESTINY seems evident from that date of 10 Nisan, 1405 BC (Joshua 4:19 – the same date that Jesus on that Palm Sunday, 33 AD entered Jerusalem as “Messiah the Prince” [Daniel 9:26; Zech. 9:9; Matt. 21:5; Mark 11:7,9; Luke 19:38; John 12:15] and the same day that Ezekiel saw the Holy District [Ezk. 40:1]) unto 2025/26 AD that these 7 sets of 490 years would be fulfilled for BOTH Joshua and Caleb – for both Houses of Israel – for both the Jews of Judah and the Israelites scattered among the nations!

Yes, Moses’ years of 120 terminated in 1405 BC, for Moses did not cross over the Jordan River with the Israelites—but his 120 years (born in 1525 BC and lived for 120 years until 1405 BC) separates the rest of the 6,000 years from these 7 Epical Jubilee Cycles of 3,430 years or 3,430 years + 120 years = 3,550 years . . . therefore 6,000 years less 3,550 years = 2,450 years (the birth of Moses from Adam’s Creation in 3975 BC unto the year 1525 BC are some 2,450 years or 5 sets of 490 years or 490 X 5 = 2,450 years + 120 years + 3,430 years = 6,000 years . . . the SIX DAYS OF MAN (Gen. 6:3).

Satan sought to destroy the ONENESS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF DAVID . . . by dividing Joshua from Caleb – by separating Ephraim from Judah – but God had other plans . . . plans which called for that MULTITUDE OF NATIONS to be DELIVERED with JUDAH awaiting until ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE DELIVERED!

Allow me to “go devotional” here. Are we aligned with God’s eternal plan and purpose for MAN? To be His Holy People, His Holy Temple? Shall we say AMEN in bringing both the Stick of Judah and the Stick of Ephraim together under Jeremiah’s end-time admonition:

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will perform the good things which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah . . . For behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the LORD. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’” . . . IN THE LATTER DAYS YOU WILL CONSIDER IT” (Jeremiah 30:3, 24)?

May the Lord continue to open our eyes . . . Doug Krieger

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Footnote #1:

Shechem was the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel.[14] Afterwards it was Tirzah.[15] King Omri built his capital in Samaria (1 Kings 16:24), which continued as such until the destruction of the Kingdom by the Assyrians (2 Kings 17:5). During the three-year siege of Samaria by the Assyrians, Shalmaneser V died and was succeeded by Sargon II of Assyria, who himself records the capture of that city thus: “Samaria I looked at, I captured; 27,280 men who dwelt in it I carried away” into Assyria. Thus, around 720 BCE, after two centuries, the kingdom of the ten tribes came to an end. (Source: Wikipedia)

Footnote #2:

The Conquest of Israel

In 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered Israel. The Assyrians were aggressive and effective; the history of their dominance over the Middle East is a history of constant warfare. In order to assure that conquered territories would remain pacified, the Assyrians would force many of the native inhabitants to relocate to other parts of their empire. They almost always chose the upper and more powerful classes, for they had no reason to fear the general mass of a population. They would then send Assyrians to relocate in the conquered territory.

When they conquered Israel, they forced the ten tribes to scatter throughout their empire. For all practical purposes, you might consider this a proto-Diaspora (“diaspora”=”scattering”), except that these Israelites disappear from history permanently; they are called “the ten lost tribes of Israel.” Why this happened is difficult to assess. The Assyrians did not settle the Israelites in one place, but scattered them in small populations all over the Middle East. When the Babylonians later conquered Judah, they, too, relocate[d] a massive amount of the population. However, they move[d] that population to a single location so that the Jews can set up a separate community and still retain their religion and identity. The Israelites deported by the Assyrians, however, do not live in separate communities and soon drop their Yahweh religion and their Hebrew names and identities. (Source: Ancient Jewish History – The Two Kingdoms – The Jewish Virtual Library, a Project of AICE – Ancient Jewish History)

Footnote #3:

Dating the Sennacherib’s Campaign to Judah – 712 BCE

Abstract:

The traditional date of 701 BCE for Sennacherib’s campaign to Judah, with the siege of Lachish and Jerusalem and the Battle of Eltekeh, is accepted by historians for many years without notable controversy. However, the inscription of Sargon II, found at Tang-i Var in 1968, requires to date this famous campaign during his 10th campaign, in 712 BCE, implying a coregency with Sennacherib from 714 BCE. A thorough analysis of the annals and the reliefs of Sargon and Sennacherib shows that there was only one campaign in Judah and not two. The Assyrian assault involved the presence of at least six kings (or similar):

1) taking of Ashdod by the Assyrian king Sargon II in his 10th campaign,

2) taking of Lachish by Sennacherib during his 3rd campaign,

3) siege of Jerusalem dated 14th year of Judean King Hezekiah;

4) battle of Eltekeh led by Nubian coregent Taharqa;

5) under the leadership of King Shabataka during his 1st year of reign;

6) probable disappearance of the Egyptian king Osorkon IV in his 33rd year of reign. This conclusion agrees exactly with the biblical account that states all these events occurred during the 14th year of Judean King Hezekiah dated 712 BCE (2 Kings 18:13-17, 19:9; 2 Chronicles 32:9; Isaiah 20:1, 36:1, 37:9).

(Source:
Dating the Sennacherib’s Campaign to Judah by Gerhard Gertoux, author at the University Press of America)

Footnote No. 4:

The relative calm ended in the middle eighth century BC. In 745 BC, Tiglath-Pileser III (called Pul in biblical traditions; 2 Kings 15:19) took the throne of Assyria. A shrewd and capable ruler, he quickly managed to forge the warring Assyrian factions into a formidable nation. Soon, Assyria ruthlessly began building an empire, extending control over Babylon and the Medes to the East, defeating the Kingdom of Urartu to the North, and extending control to the West into Eastern Asia Minor, Phoenicia (Tyre), Syria (Damascus), and into northern Israelite territory. The nations of Israel and Judah, for the first time in their history, would now have to deal with a serious military threat to their very existence. (Source: Old Testament History Assyrian Dominance (745 BC-640 BC) by Dennis Batcher, THE VOICE, Biblical and Theological Resources for Growing Christians

ALSO:

THE FALL OF ISRAEL, b. c. 780-721. The decline of Israel after the reign of Jeroboam II, was rapid. A succession of usurpers seized the throne, the foreign conquests melted away, and anarchy prevailed. The cause of these sudden changes was the growth of the Assyrian power under a succession of warlike kings, who made Nineveh the capital of the Eastern world. Syria fell before their arms, and Israel soon followed. In the reign of Menahem, Israel became tributary to Assyria; and in that of Pekah, B. C. 745, the portion of Israel on the north, including the tribe of Naphtali, was carried into captivity by Tiglath-pileser. (2 Kings 15:29). In the reign of Hoshea, Samaria itself was taken (B. C. 721) by Sargon (having been besieged by Shalmaneser); and the Ten Tribes were finally carried into captivity to Halah and Habor. (2 Kings 17). (Source: – Manual of Biblical Geography: A Text book on Bible History – By Jesse Lyman Hurlburt, , 1887, by Rand, McNally & Company, Washington, D.C.

Footnote No. 5:

“The number of these Israelites must be very great [deported into Assyrian lands], if the account be at all correct, as to the proportion which they bear to the whole population, this being stated by the most accurately-informed writers to be from 15,000,000 to 18,000,000. But this information is confirmed in a very satisfactory manner from other sources. With regard to the country of Bokhara, it is worthy of remark that certain Jewish writers have regarded it as the Hara into which some of the Israelites were exiled by the King of Assyria. This country appears to have been known in India at an early period by the name of Hara; the addition Bok, or Buck, only distinguishes it from some other notable Hara (mountain range). As Hara is Hebrew, so is Bok, signifying mixed or confused. At an early period of history the dominion of Bokhara extended from the Caspian Sea into Khorasan; and when Seleucus, after Alexander’s death, took possession of these regions, many Jews (Israelites) went there as colonists, and they progeny have ever since continued there, but kept distinct from the Beni-Israel, also resident there in large numbers. Yahoodeyah, in Merv, was probably one of their early cities. It is not unlikely that the seats of early Jewish/Israelite colonization amongst people to whom the name of the Beni-Israel was familiar, were always known as Yahoodeyah, and this is precisely the name by which Oude was first known. . ..” (Source: THE DESTINY OF NATIONS INDICATED IN PROPHECY by the Rev. John Cumming, D.D., F.R.S.E., London, Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1864. UK, p. 159)

Footnote No. 6:

God’s Divorce and Remarriage And The Restoration of Israel Through the New Covenant . . . A Study of God’s Marriage to Israel under the First Covenant, at Sinai, Their Divorce Due to Israel’s Adultery, And their Restoration Under the New Covenant Established by Yeshua/Jesus” by Dr. Douglas Hamp

Debate: Is the New Covenant Jesus Instituted the Same as Jeremiah 31:31?

Debate: Is the New Covenant Jesus Instituted the Same as Jeremiah 31:31?

In this episode of the Awakening Report, Dr. Doug Hamp contends that the New Covenant Jesus instituted is the same New Covenant foretold in Jeremiah 31:31; while Morgan Sorensen argues that they are not the same. Listen and let the evidence be the judge.

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah” (Jer. 31:31).

“Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD” (Jer. 31:32).

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (Jer. 31:33).

“For this is My blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28).