October 05, 2008

Laying Groundwork

The first and foremost item we should establish is how to read the bible. Understand that scripture supports scripture. That means, if you are looking for answers to anything in any book of the bible then you will find it in another book. I have learned that there are direct correlations from the Old Testament and the New Testament.

We must also understand that the Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek. This is very important when trying to translate and decipher the prophecies throughout the Holy Bible. Being that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew then we know their calendar was the Levitical Calendar, which had 360 days in one year. The New Testament used the Greek Solar Calendar, which had 365.24 days in one year.

This is the conversion and it will be used throughout this blog.

360 / 365.24 = .9857

Here is some scripture to read pertaining to what God says about days/years in prophecy and how we should interpret them. (Note) All scriptures were extracted from BibleGateway.com, King James Version.

Numbers 14:34
After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
Ezekiel 4:6

6And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.

It is important to notice that God is the One who is giving this time conversion. He is saying that One day equals a Year.

God Bless You!