Short articles that examine important timeframes in the Bible.
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
Ancient civilizations share a common numeric language rooted in the fundamentals of the physical world.
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.
Along the Road of Time:
Peaks and valleys express time in the Bible
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
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