Despite aggressive claims, there were 450-466 (approx) years of silence between the prophets and Y`shua. Four hundred fifty years is a long time in itself, yes? That would span 100 generations or so, the average being 45 years.
I am researching some info as to the historical span between:
Ezra 458-473 BC (15)
Nehemiah 445-486 BC (41)
Malachi 433-489 BC (56)
Mind you , all three spoke at a time when the temple and city of Jerusalem was being restored.
What transpired to end the prophecies?
I would suggest that you try useing 480 years when you do your calculations. I have found many many interesting scenarios using that number.
To name just one that I believe to be the most interesting.
Solomons Temple was completed in 960 (I think) and destroyed in 586.
The last prophet around 450 BC Jesus crucified 480 years later
I believe that 480 years is equivalent to a prophetic "TIME".
A time,times and an half is approx 1700 of our years.
so then, what happened between the last restoration via Nehemiah/Ezra/Malachi and Y`shua baptism...
It is my understanding that The restoration of the temple is said to have been completed approx 70 years before Nehemiah was inspired to finish building the walls of the city??
This was the fulfillment of the last sentence of Daniel 9:25
This entire period from 538 BC until approx 103 AD is the 70 weeks that that Hebrew nation was given to quit sinning, make restitution for those sins and anoint the most holy IF they are to stop these prophesy from being fulfilled.
I forget what year a pig was sacrificed upon the alter, and the priest were waiting for a prophet to be sent from God to tell them how to cleanse the temple. That didn't happen.
If I was correct concerning the sacrifice of the pig on the alter?? and if that wasn't the answer that you were asking for?
What was it?
Now that I'm thinking about it; When did they resume their sacrifices after the swine fiasco
That is what I am curious about. There was no other prophet to Israel or Judah until John (the baptizer).
My span may be off a bit, because converting years to Gregorian is challenging. But that particular period of silence stuck me.
Perhaps the answer is simply that God had said all He needed to say up until the point that He sent His Son into the world. Any further messages in this 450 period would only have reiterated what had been said before.
Or perhaps this period of silence could be interpreted as an enforced fasting upon Israel in order to build up a hunger in advance of John the Baptist's message.
I thought a time, times and a 1/2 was = 3yrs. Time being one year, times, plural, two years and 1/2 is well, a 1/2 yr. That also works out well in revelations. But whatever.
there is another 400 yrs silence between Joseph and Moses, the end of genesis and the begining of exodus.
And yes the prophets just quit. They had no where to be and there was nobody doing anything. They were conquered of the persians and the babylonians and then the romans. God had said he would scatter them and he did for their disobedience. The temple was destroyed for the first time and when the temple is destroyed, everything stops. The jews do not function well without a temple. Today with the destruction of the temple in 70ad they do not do a lot of things religiously. Not knowing christ and rejecting him nationally they blocked themselves from a truly great blessing of gods, the ability to worship without a temple.
I came up with this calculation from Daniel 9:26
Gabriel said it and I believe it.
In 538 BC Gabriel said that in 62 weeks they will kill the Messiah. approx. 568 years later they did.
62 weeks took approx. 568 years to be accomplished.62 weeks = approx. 568 years.
One week would them = approx approx. 9.13 of our years.
A day = approx 1.3 year
1290 days = a time, times and an half.
Hi friend Twenty One Days
You are absolutely wrong; there were Prophets right in the time of Jesus:
Zechariah under whom Mary got spiritual training and John the Baptist; with whom Jesus got baptised to declare symbolically that he was only a human being and a Prophet like many others.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
100 generations? Are you sure?
Each generation would have to have their children at about 4 and a half years old.
That is, as you will no doubt be aware, physically impossible.
woops, my typo. lol. was to be 12 generations.
40 x 12 = +/- 480 years.
there were Prophets right in the time of Jesus; it is wrong to say that there were no prophet in the time of Jesus
I thought a time, times and a 1/2 was = 3yrs. Time being one year, times, plural, two years and 1/2 is well, a 1/2 yr.
Why would there be three diferent terms used for the same period of time?
A Time, Times, and a Half = 3 1/2 of our years
42 months = 3 1/2 of our years
1260 days = 3 1/2 of our years. WHY
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