A Span of Time

Short articles that examine important timeframes in the Bible.

Time spans
Time Slices.” My AI-generated image using Midjourney, then enhanced

Bible numbers plus chronology are a language

Biblical chronology is not just events plotted along a straight line. Bible numbers coupled with chronology are a language. How old they were at their son’s birth and their age at death is a code. Even their names are a code! And chronological ambiguity is intentional.

A common language
Only math rooted in the cosmos was unaffected at Babel

Ancient civilizations share a common numeric language rooted in the fundamentals of the physical world.

God created the complex cycles of the sun, moon, and stars and formed man (Gen. 1:14,17). Calculating celestial cycles and measuring body parts gradually produced this universal numeric language.

Both the numbers and narratives in the Bible point to Christ.

Why website is called 490d.com

For example, this series “A Span of Time” is named after the width of your hand, called a span.

Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. ISV Psa. 39:5, cf., Ps. 90:10.

As explained in “Temple of Time,” a span denotes 70 years. Thus a Royal Cubit is 70 x 7 years long, that is, 490 years. Dan. 9:24-27 refers to “70 x 7 days” (490 days), hence 490d.com. The “d” in 490d.com and 1260d.com signifies days (or years).

Genesis is like a Seed and DNA

The Book of Genesis is true history; however, it is condensed the further one looks back. The earliest chapters are like a seed that slowly grows into a tree. By the end of the Bible, it is fully matured, “bearing 12 fruits for each month of the year”, Rev. 22:2.

The Genesis chronology is especially dense with information, like DNA itself.

Moreover, the chronology of the Bible is a fractal: Ever repeating, but never quite the same, ever larger, ever smaller, complex, yet simple, leading to and flowing from Christ.

Click to enlarge. Fractal of the Throne Room of God. Events in the Bible link to each other like a wheel within a wheel. The Bible presents history as a fractal and produces this image.

Along the Road of Time:

Peaks and valleys express time in the Bible

A winding path is longer than a straight line

Time in the Bible is not always a straight line. It can be curved, folded, even reversed.

When you think of time, picture a mountain, valley, or winding path. The curvature of a hill or valley is longer to cross than a flat highway.

We now know that all creation is curved. Both space and time (“space-time”) is curved depending on speed and mass, so why not the chronology of the Bible?

Is not God the author of both the Bible and the heavens?

Should not the Bible reflect its Creator?

1. From the Promised Land to Christ

Each article will be under a thousand words (excluding footnotes).

From when Israel entered the Promised Land unto Christ’s death, and resurrection are exactly 30 jubilees
There are 1438 years from when Israel entered the Promised Land (1406 BC, Nisan 10, 14, 16) until the Triumphal Entry, death, and resurrection of Christ (AD 33, Nisan 10, 14, 16). However, with the extra 32 years of the kings of Israel, this increases to 1470 years, which is 30 jubilees. The curved golden line is longer than the straight line. It symbolizes the added 32 years without changing the actual date of the Conquest in 1406 BC.

The above will be posted soon.