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Pro and Con 1348

Posted 7-31-07

MODERN PARALLELS SUGGEST THAT THE JEWISH 5768 (OUR 2007/2008) IS THE YEAR OF THE RAPTURE

By Marilyn Agee

The Jewish 5278 (1517) was when Jerusalem was taken by the Ottoman Turks. 490 years later is 5768 (2007/2008). It starts on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 13, 2007 and ends on the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 2008. Pentecost is June 9, 2008. The first trump of the Bible sounded at Mt. Sinai on Pentecost. It stands for the first Rapture (I Thess. 4:16,17). The last trump sounds on the Feast of Trumpets. It stands for the second Rapture (I Cor. 15:51,52).

In 5278 (1517) JERUSALEM WAS TAKEN BY THE OTTOMAN TURKS.

1517 PLUS 400 YEARS

Gen. 15:13,14 says, "And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them FOUR HUNDRED YEARS; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall THEY COME OUT".

The Israelites came out of Egypt at the Exodus and went into their promised land in olden times. They have also come out of many countries in modern times and gone into the promised land. Miraculously, after 400 years, in 5678 (1917), Jerusalem was freed from the Ottoman Turks. That is a modern fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy that was fulfilled long ago. Do some other prophecies have a dual fulfillment? They sure seem to. This is not the only instance of something like this playing out on the world stage. After some of these hit the mark, it got my attention.

1517 PLUS 430 YEARS

Ex. 12:40,41 says, "Now the sojourning (in Canaan and in Egypt) of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that ALL THE HOSTS OF THE LORD WENT OUT from the land of Egypt." The 430 years began to be counted when Ishmael was born.

Do we have a parallel in modern times? Yes. 5278 (1517) + 430 yrs = 5708 (1948). That was when Israel became a nation, but Jerusalem was divided.

1517 PLUS 450 YEARS

Acts 13:20 says, "And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet." These were theocratic years.

Are the 450 years mirrored in our times? Yes. 5278 (1517) + 450 yrs = 5728 (1967). The Six-Day War started on June 5, 1967. By June 7, all of Jerusalem, including the temple area, was in Israeli hands.

1517 PLUS 490 YEARS

Dan 9:24 says, "Seventy weeks (i.e., 490 years) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and TO ANOINT THE MOST HOLY."

After the Pre-Trib Rapture takes place, Rev. 5:13,14 says, "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Christ is then given the seven-sealed Title Deed of the Earth.

5278 (1517) + 490 yrs = 5768 (2007/2008)/ Is it the year of the Pre-Trib Rapture? It seems promising.

DOUBLE CHECK: 5678 (1917) PLUS 90 YEARS = 5768 (2007/2008)

Gen 18:14 says, "Is any thing too hard for the LORD? AT THE TIME APPOINTED I WILL RETURN UNTO THEE, ACCORDING TO THE TIME OF LIFE, and Sarah shall have a son."

2 Kings 4:12,15-17 says, "And he (Elisha) said to Gehazi his servant, CALL THIS SHUNAMMITE....And when he had called her, she stood in the DOOR. And he said, About this season, ACCORDING TO THE TIME OF LIFE, thou shalt embrace a son....and the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, ACCORDING TO THE TIME OF LIFE."

5678 (1917) + 90 yrs = 5768 (2007/2008). Will it be the year of the Pre-Trib Rapture? There is a strong possibility that it will be. When is "THE TIME OF LIFE"? For the Church, it was Pentecost. That was when the Holy Spirit came down and indwelt each believer to seal him until the Day of Redemption, the day of the Rapture.

Like Jacob's Ladder, Song of Solomon 2:10-17 speaks of the Secret of the Stairs. It says, "My beloved spake, and said unto me, RISE UP, MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY. For, lo, the winter is past (i.e., it is spring), the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (lit., turtledove) is heard in our land (April to October). The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. ARISE, MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock (i.e., in Christ), in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains (plural) of Bether" (meaning separation). There are two Raptures, Pre-Trib and Pre-Wrath.

Song 6:13 says, "What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of TWO ARMIES."

Incoming e-mail, Re: reply to the Jubilee of Joshua

...* In the Bible, the LORD set up the true Jubilee year at Mt. Sinai after the Exodus.

Lets look closely at the verses you base this statement on.

Leviticus 25:2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the LORD. (New American Standard Bible)

Leviticus 25:8-10 ‘You are also (When you come into the land which I shall give you) to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. 9 ‘You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. 10 ‘You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. (New American Standard Bible)

You cannot dismiss the fact that these instructions are predicated on verse two’s timing of “when you come into the land--- then,” all these verses relate to the future event of Israel entering the Promised Land. Upon this point we agree but for some reason you then change the starting point back to the Exodus. Can you supply scriptural support for this assumption; otherwise this reasoning does not stand.

These four verses preclude the possibility of the tenth year being either a Sabbatical or a Jubilee Year since the first year is a Sabbath to the Lord and they are instructed to start counting toward the next Jubilee in fifty years. By starting the count at year 1 of the 7-year sabbatical cycle, and it being a Sabbath to the Lord, it must therefore be a Jubilee year. These two conditions only occur in the first/fiftieth year of the Jubilee cycle. The verses support the interpretation that this year was a Jubilee, in that, they start counting off the 50 years to the next jubilee, and it was a year of rest i.e. A Sabbath year. Both Sabbatical years and Jubilee years were referred to as Sabbaths to the Lord. This, in addition to the verses in Deuteronomy 31:10-11, which I have already mentioned leave no reason to doubt that this year was indeed a year of Jubilee.

A Note on 1967, a Jubilee Year

In your time line (Old Testament Bible Chronology) you state:

2563 AH = 1480 BC First Jubilee Year and also the first year of the second Jubilee cycle, a 49-year cycle

This would be the tenth year after crossing the Jordan according to the theory that the year of the Exodus was a Jubilee year. It follows that every 49 years there after would be a Jubilee year. If we do the math, 1479bc + 1967ad = 3446yrs. / 49 = 70.3265, If 1967 were a Jubilee year it would evenly divide by 49 giving a whole number. You cannot say 1967 was a Jubilee year without scriptural backing, especially when your own chronology does not support it. If you have other evidence I would like to see it. Please don’t think I’m being too critical, I am giving my best effort to present my understanding of God’s word clearly, honestly, and strongly. We must avoid the temptation that in the absence of scriptural evidence we make assumptions, or worse we come up with special revelations without any scriptural evidence what so ever. If we pursue this logic we can find ourselves trapped in circular reasoning, and also making statements that contradict themselves.

I do not find any scriptures in the Bible indicating that the year of the Exodus was a Sabbath or Jubilee Year. I have found several verses that indicate the first year after crossing the Jordan was a Jubilee Year; two records found in the Dead Sea scrolls clearly state this is historically true as well. The Book of Jubilees chronology also states that this year was the Jubilee year. How much more evidence can we expect to find for an event that occurred 3450 years ago?

* have you ever read "The Book of Jubilees"? I don't trust it.

I have read it many times. I don’t trust it either, it is not sacred scripture, but it is ancient scripture of Historical value. I trust only the Word of God, the Holy Bible in its original text.

* on this WE KEPT SABBATH IN THE HEAVENS before it was made". (http://www.piney.com/ApocJubileeBook.html) Whoever that "we" is that kept sabbath in the heavens, it is enough to make me steer clear of "The Book of Jubilees" altogether.

As far as the reference to the Sabbath in heaven “on this (sacred ordinance) we (the host of heaven) kept Sabbath in the heavens before it was made known to any flesh to keep Sabbath thereon on the earth.” This statement indicates that the Sabbath Rest is a holy ordinance that exists in heaven among the heavenly host. You don’t have the best translation because your quote is cut short. I recommend the Charles translation:

http://www.ccel.org/c/charles/pseudepigrapha/jubilee/2.htm

Never the less, I agree with you that this book is not inspired sacred writ. The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire is not inspired scripture either, but it has historical value. I use the Book of Jubilees, The Book of Jasher, and The Testaments of the Patriarchs for their Chronological value if it agrees with the Bible. I see in your writings you use the Book of Jasher for its insight into scripture and History as well (Interesting excerpts from the Book of Jasher). I see you are cautious in the manner you present this material and, in that, your readers are enlightened not misled.

* I count the years from when the Lord made Nisan the first month to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai. Since Israel crossed the Jordan in the 40th year, Moses would have died in the 39th year, which wasn't a Sabbatic year.

I also use Nisan 1 as the start of the Jewish year, It is true they crossed in the 41 year and 4 days after they crossed over they celebrated the Passover of the 41st year.

Joshua 4:19 Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth of the first month and camped at Gilgal on the eastern edge of Jericho.

Joshua 5:10 While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.

There is no question to the fact that Aaron died before Moses.

Numbers 33:38 Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of the LORD, and died there in the fortieth year after the sons of Israel had come from the land of Egypt, on the first day in the fifth month. 39 Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

Moses died in the 40th year about 7 months after Aaron died. In fact Moses died on or shortly after his 120th birthday.

* That must have been on the Essene Jubilee Calendar. It wasn't the Jubilee on the Hebrew Calendar. Lev 25:9-11 (KJV) says, "Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the FIFTIETH YEAR, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: IT SHALL BE A JUBILE UNTO YOU; AND YE SHALL RETURNEVERY MAN UNTO HIS POSSESSION, AND YE SHALL RETURN EVERY MAN UNTO HIS FAMILY."

I am not familiar with the Essene calendar either, I’m not sure one even exists. The Book of Jubilees chronology does date the Jubilee years back to creation but there are many scribal errors one must be watchful for and compare to the Biblical record. The instructions for the Jubilee you comment on in the above scripture is specifically addressed to the second Jubilee after Israel has been in the Promised Land. It says this is to take place in the 49th year counting from the year they enter into the land.

* I don't think the day the walls of Jericho fell down was really in the year of Jubilee, the 50th year after they arrived at Mt. Sinai.

Please give some thought to the points I have elaborated, If the Jubilee years can be positively established we will have a wonderful new insight into Biblical history. Sincerely, in Christ

My reply

Thanks much for your email on the Jubilee Year.

You are right about the Jubilee being counted from when the Israelites entered the land. They could not sow their fields until they were in the land. Lev 25:2-4 says, "When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. SIX YEARS THOU SHALT SOW THY FIELD, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land".

The Jubilee cycle is a 49-year cycle tied to the Sabbatic Year cycles. The 50th year is both the Jubilee Year and year one of the next cycle.

In my Bible Chronology, I had 2553 AH (which was 1490 BC) for the entry into Canaan.

1490 BC - 1470 years (which is 30 x 49) = 20 BC 49 - 20 BC + 1 (because no zero year) = 30 AD (the year of the Crucifixion)

I'm glad I can switch to Hebrew years here, and check my figures. The last year must be a Sabbatic Year. 30 AD was the Hebrew 3790, which was not Sabbatic. My figures are off by 3 years, so I will make an adjustment. 27 AD was the Hebrew 3787, which is Sabbatic. It divides evenly by 7.

3787 (26/27 AD), 1st Passover of Jesus' ministry, was a Sabbatic Year
3788 (27/28 AD), 2nd Passover of Jesus' ministry, was a Jubilee Year

It looks like Scripture agrees. They were to "PROCLAIM LIBERTY" on the Day of Atonement in the 49th year. The Jubilee year started the following Nisan 1, first day of the 50th year.

Lev 25:8-10 says, "thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years (I'm counting by 49s). Then (i.e., in the 49th year that started on the previous Nisan 1) shalt thou CAUSE THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILE TO SOUND IN THE TENTH DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (Tishri 10 of the 49th year) shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year (starting the next Nisan 1), and PROCLAIM LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you".

In 3787 (26/27 AD), Luke 4:16-24 says that Jesus "came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES, and recovering of sight to the blind, to SET AT LIBERTY them that are bruised, TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS."

Jesus (the YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, Isa. 44:6) was announcing the following year (3788; 28/29 AD) as the Jubilee Year. The day of his announcement was probably Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement.

In Lev. 25:10, the LORD (YHWH) said, "PROCLAIM LIBERTY" (i.e., the Jubilee).

Isaiah 61:1,2 says, "PROCLAIM LIBERTY" (the Jubilee).

When Jesus read Isaiah 61:1,2, he said, "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to PROCLAIM LIBERTY (i.e., the Jubilee Year) to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."

It looks like the year 3788 (27/28 AD) was the Jubilee Year. Jesus was crucified in 3790 (29/30 AD).

3787 (26/27 AD) was a Sabbatic Year and the 1st Passover of Jesus' ministry.
3788 (27/28 AD) was a Jubilee Year and the 2nd Passover of Jesus' ministry.
3789 (28/29 AD) was the 3rd Passover of Jesus' ministry.
3790 (29/30 AD) was the Crucifixion on the Eve of Passover.

The year 3787 (26/27 AD) + 1960 (40 x 49) is 5747 (1986/1987) a Sabbatic Year (divides evenly by 7). Then the Jubilee would have been 5748 (1987/1988)

Therefore, there doesn't seem to be a Jubilee Year starting at the Second Advent. I think I know why. He fulfilled it at the First Advent. He came to set men free. That is what the Jubilee is all about.

John 8:31-36 says, "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. IF THE SON THEREFORE SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED."

"Jews believe the Son of David will come on the last Jubilee" (http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/holy-days/jubilee-and-the-sabbath-year.html).

HE DID. Jesus was present in Israel during the Sabbatic Year of 27 AD (the first Passover of his ministry) and the Jubilee Year of 28 AD (the second Passover of his ministry). I think he announced the coming Jubilee Year on the Day of Atonement in the Sabbatic Year.

De. 15:1,2 says, "At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called THE LORD'S RELEASE." John 8:36 says, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."

I am not the only one that thinks 27 AD was a Sabbatical Year and 28 AD was a Jubilee Year. "According to William Whiston's footnotes to Josephus, 24 B.C. was a Sabbatical year, and 23 B.C. was a Jubilee year. THIS WOULD MEAN THAT AD 27 WAS A SABBATICAL YEAR, AND AD 28 WAS A JUBILEE." (http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/holy-days/jubilee-and-the-sabbath-year.html). Agape
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www.giveshare.org/HolyDay/jubilee.html
"Yet Jews believe the Son of David will come on the last Jubilee. "The precept of the Jubilee is often regarded as one of the basic precepts of the Torah! There are seven basic precepts: offerings, tithes, shemittot, Jubilees, circumcision, honor of father and mother, and study of the Torah (Judaica, page 582)."

His reply, Re: Jubilee of Joshua

The type: Ten years after Israel went into the promised land was the Year of Jubilee, the 50th year after the Exodus. By the Jubilee, the war was over, and the men went home to their families.

...here is some information I have discovered about the Jubilee of Joshua at the crossing of Jordan.

Together with the books of the Bible discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls were two fragments of books not found in our Bible. These two remarkable relics contain important historical information regarding the time when Joshua crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land:

In cave 4, artifact 243, line 13, we find the following information: “the day they cross the Jordan is the (an unreadable #) Jubilee.” And,

In cave 4, artifact 379, fragment 12, we find this statement: “In the first month, in the 41st year of their exodus from Egypt. That was the Jubilee year."

Does the Bible indicate this year was a year of Jubilee? It does; These are the words of Moses:

Deuteronomy 31:10-11 (Young’s Literal Translation): “and Moses commandeth them, saying, At the end of seven years (This was the Sabbatical year, Moses died in the 7th year a “Sabbatical year” one month before Israel crossed the Jordan River ), in the appointed time ( Qets, the end of time i.e. the end of the 49 years), in the year of release ( the Jubilee year ), in the feast of booths ( this coming year! ), in the coming in of all Israel to see the face of Jehovah in the place which He chooseth, thou dost proclaim this law before all Israel, in their ears.”

Moses conveys the exact time in terms of Sabbatical and Jubilee years indicating that the next year was the year of release i.e. The Jubilee. We note that a Sabbatical year always precedes a Jubilee year and that only after Joshua crossed the Jordan did He celebrate the Feast of Passover. The year Moses died was 1444 BC; the year 1443 BC is the 51st Jubilee from creation. On this Jubilee, who did Joshua meet, none other than the Lord! Joshua fell down and worshiped the Lord of Hosts. This was the visitation God had promised in Genesis at the Appointed Time, the year of Jubilee.

Joshua 5:13 (Young’s Literal Translation): “and it cometh to pass in Joshua’s being by Jericho, that he lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, one standing over-against him, and his drawn sword in his hand, and Joshua goeth unto him, and saith to him, ‘Art thou for us or for our adversaries?’”

Joshua 5:14 (Young’s Literal Translation): “and He saith, ‘No, for I am Prince of Jehovah’s host; now I have come;’ and Joshua falleth on his face to the earth, and doth obeisance, and saith to Him, ‘What is my Lord speaking unto His servant?’”

And what did the children of Israel do?

Joshua 6:4 (Young’s Literal Translation): “and seven priests do bear seven trumpets of the jubilee before the ark, and on the seventh day ye compass the city seven times, and the priests blow with the trumpets.”

The priests of Israel sounded the trumpet of Jubilee in the year of return to their promised land, in the year of freedom, and the year of visitation. After the destruction of Jericho and Ai, later in that same year, Joshua gathers all Israel together at the Feast of Booths and reads the law just as Moses had instructed. The land was returned to Abraham's children, as God had promised. Abraham's seed was free of bondage and slavery. They had arrived at the Promised Land, in the year of Jubilee ... Oliver

My reply

Thanks. I love learning new things.

> > Joshua 6:4 (Young’s Literal Translation): “and seven priests do bear seven trumpets of the jubilee before the ark, and on the seventh day ye compass the city seven times, and the priests blow with the trumpets.”

> > The priests of Israel sounded the trumpet of Jubilee in the year of return to their promised land, in the year of freedom, and the year of visitation. After the destruction of Jericho and Ai, later in that same year, Joshua gathers all Israel together at the Feast of Booths and reads the law just as Moses had instructed. The land was returned to Abraham's children, as God had promised. Abraham's seed was free of bondage and slavery. They had arrived at the Promised Land, in the year of Jubilee

I understand that the first Jubilee kept by the Israelites was 50 years after they entered the promised land. However, beause year one would also be the Jubilee year in the next 49-year cycle, the Lord caused them to act out a type of the Jubilee year when they took Jericho in the first year. This cinches the fact that the 1st year and the 50th year of the Jubilee cycle are the same year, that the Jubile cycle really is a 49-year cycle not a 50-year cycle. Agape

More of my thoughts about the Jubilee Year in 28 AD

Luke listed things in order. In 1:3, he said, "It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order".

Luke 3:1 says, "Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar". That was 26 AD, because Tiberius became Co-Rex with Augustus in 12 AD.

Luke 3:21-23 says, "Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age".

It was probably 30 days before Jesus' birthday, which was Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets. Then Luke 4:1,2 says, "Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil."

Going forward forty days lands right on Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement, the perfect day for Jesus to announce the coming Jubilee Year.

Luk 4:14-21 says, "Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS. "

That day was probably Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement. Jesus announced the coming Jubilee Year, which began on Nisan 1 in 28 AD.

Lev 25:8-11 says, "number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou CAUSE THE TRUMPET OF THE JUBILE TO SOUND ON THE TENTH DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall HALLOW THE FIFTIETH YEAR, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A JUBILE SHALL THAT FIFTIETH YEAR BE UNTO YOU".

There wasn't supposed to be any harvesting in the Sabbatic Year or the Jubilee Year. Therefore, there was standing grain in the fields, as we can see in Luke 6:1. It says, "he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands."

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