The Myth of 1914 in Prophecy


Mistaken Beliefs that Jerusalem fell in 607BCE

Gentile Times Actually Ended in 1935

1914 This year has been used by some to argue that the world entered the end times in that year.

It is impossible to get to 1914 using any of the arguments used by religions today. Jerusalem was destroyed in 587-586BCE. FACT.

2520 years does not appear in the Bible. However it is possible to calculate the period using proven Bible rules which demonstrate that 2520 years is a period called the times of the nations or the gentile times.

Bible students have long understood that there is a period of time lasting 2520 years that ended in the modern era. And that this 2520 years starts with the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians. That is significant.

A very simple prophecy given by Daniel explained that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, would suffer madness for 7 years and then regain the throne afterwards. Daniel both gave the prophecy and records its fulfillment. But the wording indicates a greater fulfillment involving ‘7 times’ or seven longer periods.

Nebuchadnezzar Conquered Jerusalem in 587-586 BCE

Prophecy states that this period began with the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Armies. And some mistaken calculations argue that if you count forward 2520 years from then you get to AD 1914.

The Babylonians conquered Jerusalem in 587-586 BCE. But if you count forward 2520 years you get to 1934/1935. So to make the figures work out at 1914 they have to change history and argue that Babylon conquered Jerusalem in 607 BCE.

The Bible is very accurate in regard to history. It states that the King of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar when Jerusalem was destroyed. Nebuchadnezzar in fact became king of Babylon after 607BCE so wasn’t on the throne in that year. In fact he was some years into his rulership, his 18th year on the throne, when he conquered Jerusalem. It is physically impossible to get to 1914 from these events using the number of 2520 years. Further the book of Zechariah chapter 1 shows that the 70 years were still running in 518 BCE which clearly shows scripturally that the 70 years could not have ended in 537 BCE.

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