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587 versus 607 BCE

In secular chronology, the destruction of Solomon's temple was placed in 587 BCE. This is an error, the correct is 607.

The strongest evidence that confirmed the accuracy of 607 BCE is its connection to Israel's restoration on 1948 CE. Concerning this, the law of God recorded in Deuteronomy 15:1 says to Israel, "At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release." "if thou buy an Hebrew servant, 6 years he shall serve: and in the 7th he shall go out free for nothing." (Exodus 21:1,2) Since this law did not involve the land (in contrast to 'Sabbath for the Land' which has to be observed upon Israel's entry to Promised Land [Exodus 25:2-4]), this takes effect immediately after Israel leave Egypt. Bible chronology points to Nisan 14, 1513 BCE as the date when Israel departs Egypt, thus if numbered beginning on that year, then the first year of the 'week of years' will be on 1512. The first 'year of release' (7th year) on 1505, while the 129th to 609. (7x129=903-1512=609)

On that year, 609 BCE, the record in 2 Kings 25:1 states that Nebuchadnezzar came to Jerusalem to destroy the city. Upon knowing that the said year fell on the 'year of release,' Zedekiah (the then reigning king in God's people) in the hope that God will save them from their enemy issued a decree calling all his people to release their servants in obedience to God's will. (Jeremiah 34:8-10)

True to Zedekiah's expectation, God' caused the Babylonian to depart from Jerusalem by sending against them an army of the Egyptians who came to rescue Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 37:5) But afterwards, seeing the Babylonians already left, Zedekiah and his princes "caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free to return and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids," to provoke God to anger. (Jeremiah 34:14-16)

In so doing, God declared a punitive liberty to his people: "Therefore thus saith the LORD, Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth." (Jeremiah 34:13-17,21,22)

The declaration of God signifies that Israel will suffer domination from the hands of the Gentiles. And the only way out is when God proclaimed a liberty for them, this, after the payment for their sin is remunerated.

The payment for Israel's sin according to Leviticus 26:18 is '7 times.' The phrase 'times' means years, so 7 times is 7 years. 1 year is 365 days, so 7 years are 2555 days. But in reckoning the sin of his people God often used 'a day for a year' basis. (Ezekiel 4:6) So 2,555 days means 2,555 years. If these length of years were reckoned starting from the day when the 'week of years' they defiled has expired (609 608*) then the first year of the accounting will fall to 607 BCE while the completion to 1948 CE, (2,555-607=1948) the year when Israel was restored thus confirmed 607.




Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. --James 1:17