The 50th year (which was the same as the 1st year) of the 49 year jubilee cycle was also a Sabbatical Year during which again no farming was to be done. People were to return to their ancestral homelands, and all land was to be returned to the original titleholders as determined at the time of entrance into the Promised land of Canaan. line up perfectly, being consistent with the fact that the Orthodox Jews had maintained a knowledge of where the Sabbatical years were in the ancient past. Each of the dates of this prophecy are shown as green dots in the chart, along with the 1844 ending date for the 2300 year prophecy mentioned next. -12 On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. Now that we have established a fairly accurate date for the Exodus, we turn to the ages of the patriarchs as recorded in Scripture, and more specifically, Genesis chapters 5 and 11.
Jubilee or freedom for the land was declared on the Day of Atonement in the 49th year (Lev. "The soldiers of the king's army went up to Jerusalem against them and the king encamped in Judea and at Mount Zion. C.) on a graph of 49 year cycles, then we should expect these two sets of dates to line up. The importance of this will become apparent shortly. D.) The date for the decree to "restore the walls of Jerusalem" by Artaxerxes which began the 70 sevens of Daniel and Ezra's journey to Jerusalem was accurately determined to be entirely in 457 B. The solidification of power of the little horn power, the Papacy or Holy Roman Empire (538 A. Symbolized in prophecy as the little horn power finishing uprooting the three other horns (Dan. When I first plotted out these dates and saw the precision with which the dates for these prophetic events fell on Sabbatical Years, I was filled with a greater sense of awe of God. The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. At this point, we are faced with two more questions.
Beside the above date pairs, ALL prophecies containing prophetic dates interpreted using the "day for a year" principle (see Num. 4:5, 6) have either a beginning or end point on a Sabbatical Year! The son of a patriarch would rarely be born during the same month or on the same day as his father's birthday.
These include the:70 sevens or 490 year prophecy of Dan. In fact, the father could be anywhere from 1 day to nearly 12 months older than the age given in the Bible states.
The solution is that Noah gave birth to his firstborn when he was 500, but this was Japheth not Shem, for in Genesis he is called ‘Japheth, the elder.’ Ham was the youngest son (Genesis ), and so Shem was the middle son, born two years after Japheth.