The Atonement Clock

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The Atonement Clock

Post by Ged » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:14 pm

In 1859 a Jewish scholar, Benedict Zuckermann published a table of sabbatical years in ancient times. He based his conclusions on a variety of sources such as the book of Maccabees and Josephus. In one example he cites an exemption Alexander the Great granted Jews concerning payment of tax every seventh year. Apparently it occurred once at the time Alexander conquered Gaza. With examples like this Zuckermann charted the seven year cycle. (Shemitah) Like Zuckermann’s earlier work, ‘The Atonement Clock’ deals with the Sabbatic/Jubilee countdown. But new information (archaeology and astronomy) reveals a stunning convergence of data to Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. The Jubilee (Yovel) was not lost as previously supposed.

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Re: The Atonement Clock

Post by Secret Alias » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:45 pm

You are aware that Samaritans continue to calculate and live by sabbatical cycles? As such I would assume - if I was to take your work seriously - that you have consulted with the literature pertaining to the Samaritan use of Sabbatical cycles.
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Re: The Atonement Clock

Post by Ged » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Yes, I am aware. Apart from minor differences the Jews and Samaritans followed the same cycle. I found Jewish writings contained the most chronological information. However, one snippet of Samaritan history showed its sabbath on the same year as their Jewish counterparts.

In 332 BC they requested Alexander that they be exempt from taxes because it was their sabbatical year. (Josephus Ant. 11.8.6, cf. 9.14.3). 332 BC also shows on Zuckermanns charts as a Sabbatical. My calculations find the same.
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Re: The Atonement Clock

Post by Secret Alias » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:06 am

But that's one datum. Abul Fath has many more references to sabbatical years. It might complicate the issue but that's life my friend
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