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Videos and Supporting Documents                             Preface: How God Orchestrates Time

Luke 1 'cover letter' dateline meter    Acts Dateline Meter       Luke 1 Gospel dateline meter


Bible uses a deliberate 'dateline' and 'meter' pattern of sevening syllables right in the text, to save readers time. The meter acts as 1) a concordance, 2) cross reference to related Bible passages, 3) test of memorized Writ, 4) annual calendar of Countdown to Messiah and Millennium.  BIBLE proof and related research so you can vet claims, follow.  This doc: .  Pdf: .  Main webpage address is, which has all the webpages.


Video 'channel' playlist table:  if your eyes glaze over, read the Preface, or watch the 'primer' videos (upper left cell in table).  'Scholars' have made so many Bible date errors over the centuries, there is much to explain and correct.  Video descriptions include related docs/pdfs/htms to vet claims.  For easier grasp, watch/read the material in order from left to right, per row.  Book dates are based on the authors' meters, as shown.  'FAF' = real anno mundi per Bible, 'From Adam's Fall', not creation.  Bible's own bc/ad is + or – 4106 = the originally-scheduled date for Messiah's Birth.   He was actually born in 4103, so the '4 bc' convention we follow, is actually Biblical.  All NT dateline meters baldly use it.  Shocking.


Primer, How God Orchestrates Time


Psalm 90

2706 FAF, 1400 bc, 63x7 yrs post-Entry into Egypt incl. 1st 10 years Joseph enslaved, & 84th yr post-Hatshepsut; then 70 70 70  56 = 350 syllables .  In ellipsis, Moses writes start 1051st year post-Flood, and end Psalm 90 = 'our' 1050 bc. Theme = God's Time Promise.

Isaiah 53


ca. 3390 FAF, 714-712 bc, 42 yrs post-Isa 1:1 & 35 yrs post-Samaria; next paras are 56 70 56 70 28 35 28 42; cums tagged by other writers: 42 35 77 (77=David's Death) 126 (Isa writes 126 yrs pre- Temple Down)  133 (Manasseh's recovery)  203 (Temple Down),  252 (when Daniel prays &  ellipsis betw. 52:15 & 53:1), 364 (ellipsis betw. v.10 & 11 =yrs 1st Temple stood & Intertest. Period. End 28 elided.  Incl. ellipsis = 1078 syllab=yrs.  Theme: 1st David to Last David

Dan 9   Docs


3568 FAF, Bul/Chislev, 538 bc, 49th yr Temple Down & 73x7 post-Ps90's end @ 1050 bc;  inner 'bookends' (49 69 58 58 49 42 42 69), then 182 385 434 476 742 . End Ellipsis = 56, as 750 x7 = 5250 = Psalm 90's Time Promise = Dan's prayer to finish it.

Magnificat & Zecharias

4102 FAF, Adar, 5 bc, 35 yrs post-Herod or her ruling start/birth & 42 yrs post-Caesar crossing Rubicon, +full timeline from David; then  63 98 105 133 217 (14 elided).  Theme: Haggai 2 Chanukah Prophecy of  His Birth, fulfilled.  Zech is Pentecost 4 BC, 42 84 175 217 301 (63 elided). He expands her timeline to 43 yrs post-Mill.


4136, ad 30, 427 yrs post-Malachi &  476 yrs post- Neh 6:15  (14 elided).  Theme: Messiah Has Come, left, rose. and will return.

Videos                                                      Galatians

post-Jan 4155 ad 49 =  yrs aft Lord's orig. sched. 4106 Birth, 49 years to Mill,

& 147 (= 49x3) yrs post Fake Cappodocian kings' contest causing SPQR 'support'

 = theme to parallel Judaizers converting them. No elision.


1Thess: end June 4159.5 ad 53 (age 53.5 if 4106 born), 28th & 28+1 formulae = 1Cor & 35/2 aft 4143 & to 4177 & 35 to Trib start & 42nd  aft toga virilis; to, Mill.

+ Mary's 119 175 217 +her elisions.

Theme: Abe's credit not yet paid & other Rapture criteria


2 Thess: 4160 Dec/Jan ad 53/4, formulae = 1Thess but  no 42: His real age 57,

& 119  154  203  210 so elision is at least 7.


1 Cor: 4161 Jan ad 55 28 yrs aft Lord's Ministry start (15th yr Tiberius), 28 yrs 'til Abe's 53.5 yr credit ends, Lord Age 58; & 91 yrs aft Herod beat Antigonus

& 91 yrs 'til end  Zech's count = theme. (7 added)


2 Cor:  vernal 4162 ad 56,  42nd /2 = 20.5 aft 4142, fore = 40+'43, 50+4133.  Lord age 59. 

91 = 1 Cor's formula & 133 210 Theme = rhip&pains. (7 elided)

Romans       (videos)

4162.5 ad 56, end June, 77/2 yrs pre-Mill & 119/2 yrs aft Christ Born (His Age +.5 = dateline) + lesser formulae; 77 from Herod Temple Construct. start, 77 pre Zecharias' meter end;

119 from 62 bc birth Augustus, Pompey ends in East,

Julius Caesar praetor.  & 133 & 196. Elision =21? 35? 56?

Theme:  Believers to be built but late for mill, already.

Luke videos  (this doc)

Gospel release due to Paul in jail, 4164 ad 58 March-April,

 56 yrs (fiscal switch)  post 4106 Christ Birth

& 56/2 yrs-post His Death & pre-Trib;

& 63 yrs post-Gavriel visits Zecharias; then 91 140. 

Theme:  Church as Bridge To Finish Time, same as Ephesians.

Paul, in Eph1:3-14    How Paul 'tags' OT

4164 = Luke.  56 = Luke & 21 yrs post 4143 Christ Death +7+21+28 +14=91 = 'spring';  28+56+7=91 = summer;  then v.10's  standalone 14, then 49+7+35 =91 = fall';  final lone 91 = 'winter'.  Sum? Dan9's 62 weeks = 434 syllables = yrs; final 56 elided, like Daniel.  Theme: Year of Church like Noah in Boat


4164 ad 58, released due to Paul in jail, 28 yrs after Christ died

& 112 yrs after start of Civil War ending Republic. 

End ellipsis = 28. Theme: War or Crown.

Videos for Paul's letters, in this section


4166 ad 59, pre-Chanukah 4106+59; 70/2 = 35th aft Ministry Start (66-34=32) & 'til Mill & 91 aft Actium & 45.5 aft Tiberius start, & pre 4210 to repay 4146-4136 & 105 140 203.

End elision = 7? More?  Theme: Church Ends Angelic Conflict, and will be delayed


4166 ad 60, Jan-March, 56/2 yrs aft Lord's Death & pre-Trib start & 63 aft His Birth, to 4229, & 63/2 aft start Lord's Ministry & mid-Trib. & 133 140 161 Theme: how to think under pressure.


end 4166/start 4167 ad 60, Sept-Dec, 63 yrs aft Lord's Birth & 63/2 aft His Death

& 63/2=33rd yr pre-Mill via 4200-3.5-31.5, switch fiscal & 140 aft = 79 bc? /2 aft =10bc?  & 175.

 Theme:  Paul's to be released, please free Mr. Useful.

Acts   (videos)

4168 ad 62 March-April, 'I write you' precedent, 19 33 49 64 (= '46+19th = 4164= Luke's Gospel

& the Lord died 64 yrs pre-Mill) 82 (Triumvir. end) 89 (Triumvir. begin);  fiscal switch 49/2 yrs aft 4143 & pre-Trib start & 105 aft-Herod start; 119 'tag' on Eph 1:6 (14 elided).

   Theme: Church goes Civil War wacko, even Paul


4172 Dec/Jan ad 65/66,  and He's 69; 140/2 His 70th; yrs aft Gavriel visit Zecharias, & 4172+70 = Zecharias'end &154 aft=Social War & 154/2 aft Augustus head tax to Provinces 4172+77=4249.

No elision. Theme: contend for Doctrine,  avoid contention contra doctrine.


4172 summer ad 66, 119/2 yrs aft Judaea Rom. province; 133/2 aft Lord's 4106, 66 meter @ chronwn aiwnion; 119 aft Crassus sack Temple; 133 aft Hyrcanus II  & 147 aft end Social War. Ellipsis?  Theme: Husband Rebelling House of God (Nero orders Vespasian to Jerusalem)


4173 March ad 67, same style as Acts, 42/2 +10th  yr post-1st jail & 21 yrs pre-Trib start & 56/2=28 yrs pre-Mill, 28th yr post-4146 + 27 = 4173 vern.; then 91 105 133 140 tag Eph1:5-6 (14 elided).

Theme:  Christian disaffection/polarization Civil War.


4174 summer ad 68, 84 yrs post-Herod start to rebuild Temple, 56/2 yrs post 4146, pre Mill. +full 483 yr timeline, interacts w/Eph 1:3-14.  Cums are 84 140 203 231 259 273 350 434 483.  Paras are 84 56, 63+28 (=91) 28, 14+77 (=91, =350 Ps90) 84

(= 434 = Eph1:14), 49 (7 elided).  Theme:

Peter sums up prior NT,  mostly via Ephesians.


4174 end Sept ad 68, Acts style, 16th yr of final 40 & 16+16 aft 4143.  28 yrs from (41)47 & pre-Mill & in (41)74 & 126 aft Social War (from 4146). 14 elided.   Theme: same as 2 Tim, update via Psalm 90.


4175 on or aft Chanukah 68 ad, 29 41 56/2 = Peter & 56 yrs aft toga virilis & 70th aft shoulda-been 4106 Birth then 98 112 tags = 56+56 Temple Down sequel  (14 or 28 elipsis). Theme=Peter's, update w/Gen 6.



4175 Passover ad 69,

14 aft Claudius et al. + 14 yrs aft 46 (4146+14+1+14)

= 14 into 40-yr Countdown to Mill, so also

= 40th into 53.5 Abrahamic credit from '36 (4136+54-15=4175),

& 56/2 aft 4146 & pre-Mill (vernal 4146+28.x just past so 4201.5-26.5 = 4175 vernal)

 & pre-Trib (as 4164+1+28 = end 4193), & 56 aft Tiberius co-regent;

 tags Luke Gospel writing yr 64, but as 28 + 4136, then  Mark's own writing yr 75.

  End ellipsis is 14 (on 86 Adamic). 

Theme: same as Jude, stressing midpoints.

Update lambasts Christians via Gospel parallel

with the Jews' miracle-seeking disbelief, despite signs given.


Hebrews  (revised)


4176 Chanukah ad 69 or Jan 70, 

uses Acts 'I write you' style in text and meter:

 strongly implies authorship by Mark and Luke.

So  21st  yr to mid-Trib & 70 = when Lord should have been 70 if born 4106 vs. 4103,

then  77 84 133.  End ellipsis = 7. 

Theme: why the voting 70 that shoulda been complete, instead begets  (drumroll, please)

Covenant Change To 'better' Church as Bride Bridge and Rapture Cause in Angelic Trial Royale.


Note:  John's aft datelines tag anniversaries in Israel's history. 

I didn't plot 'fore': meter after his datelines, chart the 'fore' as did Paul's.


John's Gospel

4184 Sept-Dec ad 77

 style = Acts and 2 Tim, 

7 yrs aft Temple Down & 42 yrs aft 4143

& 98 Herod Temple Rebuild 20 bc. 

He ties other values to his writing date,

by interweaving each meter:

  7 16 23 33 42 58 65 76 85 86 98

Theme:  Christ the Resurrected Light, now Indwells Believer.


1 John

4187 4 Chislev/Dec, 80 ad same style,

21 aft = 21 + 1500th yr orig Exodus, +2000th Jacob's cov.,

& to Trib midpoint, 20.5/2 + 4186.75 (full calc in doc)

&  56th yr aft Lord's Ministry start; &  98 161 182 217 224 231.

Actual meters: 10 21 39 47 56 66 74 82 98 108 117 132

149 161 169 182 193 201 209 217 224 231

No ellipsis? 231 = God's meter in Dan 9:24-27. 

Theme: Christian  Warring vs. Spiritual Maturation

(Eph 3:15-19) Impact on Angelic Trial



4195 early Dec ad 88 same style

42 aft =42 +1000th anniv 1st Temple Construction End;

+1050th anniv David's United Kingship;

& 70 aft = 70/2 +4160 = 35th yr into final 40 countdown;

& 84 126 182 189 203 252 364

Actual meters: 9 18 33 42 58 70 84 94 108 120 126 142 150 163 182

189 203 214 227 242 252 262 271 282 293 303 314 321 331 348 364

No ellipsis, or 70 ellipsis, or 119 or 126 ellipsis.  Ends the 'Year'. 

Theme: How God Wraps up History

(quadrilogy, 3 tragedies + end comedy per Aristotle's Poetics.)


Navigation:   Videos and Documents    How God Orchestrates Time      Luke 1 'cover letter' meter    Acts Dateline Meter     Luke 1 Gospel meter


Supporting Documents are listed below in ascending-date written (per book's own meter).  I've been working on this since the Year 2000, but it will take decades to finish.  All the material is public domain, and is still in draft form, and often re-edited.  You needn't credit me, as this is a report on Bible, which only God owns; but the Hebrew and Greek text is copyrighted, by Bibleworks and its licensors: please do credit them. Download their free fonts, to read Hebrew/Greek in doc or htm: .


o is the latest update on the Meter Rules.

o      Main webpage on How God Orchestrates Time: 

o      Next, brainoutFAQ:  Read it through 6b.  It shows Bible verses signifying the dates used in Mirroring.htm and GeneYrs.xls.



o      Timeline From Adam forward:  Shows how God's Rules for Time affect history both in Bible and post-Bible.  All worksheet dates are taken solely from Bible; no astrology, astronomy, or extra-Biblical 'sources'.  Just the dates as Bible gives them, in SOLAR years.  Lunar accounting is a Jewish practice; it's wrong, and many Jews know this;  Bible's years are always based on birthdays, from Adam forward.  God bid Israel use a solar year, Exodus 12.  So the xls Col G (in yellow) dates tally to Bible.


o      Timeline Explanation for GeneYrs.xls and Mirroring.htm:  It includes an explanation of scholar errors which keep everyone in the dark about Bible's extreme accuracy, i.e., Bible never claims a human king's decree in Daniel 9:25; Bible never uses lunar years; scholars ignore 1Kings 6:1's pointed advertisement of David's death at age 77, not 70.  The doc also shows the accounting relationship between 70 and 50 on its page 15, which sets precedent for 'sabbatical years' in the Law;  the same math, is crucial to seeing how Paul crafts and 'nests' his own meter.

o      How we can prove from Bible, exactly when the Lord was born and died; and how we can prove that between His Arrest and Crucifixion, there were FOUR DAYS, not one: . God designed Israel's calendar around the Christ, just as Hebrews 1:2 says, in Greek (mistranslated).  There's no excuse for our centuries of lazy disinformation.


o      Exodus, how the Bible's date (1440 bc) obviously dovetails with history we know: .


o      Noahic Flood timeline;  Bible writers use the LXX, not the BHS dates.  Daniel, Paul, John use LXX chronology, and tag their meter to pun it.  So here's that chronology:  .


o      God's 4-Act Play of History (meter integration among Psalm 90, Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:4-26 and Eph 1:3-14): ;  or,  is the pdf conversion.  It's an older piece in need of updating, but the fundamental meter patterns are well displayed there.



Psalm 90

o  .  With LXX and NASB translation as well as Bibleworks' 5 BHS text.

o  .  Meter map of Psalm 90 with explanation and notes, parsing and metered translation.

o  .  Palindromic nature of Moses' meter.

o  .  Chart showing how Judges tracks to Psalm 90's meter.


Isaiah 53

o  .  Meter parsing map, to show Isaiah's Psalm 90:15 accounting style.

o .  Meter map showing patterns and balancing, used for the pdf.

o .  Metered-to-Hebrew, English metered translation.


Daniel 9:4-19, 9:24-27

o  .  Daniel 9's Hebrew meter with massive notes.

o .   Same, used to create the pdf. .  For Video, click here.  Shocking meter in Daniel 9:24-27, no translation.  1 John's '231' meter, is based on this.  Paul and Peter previously 'tagged' it; so John tags them, to continue the same theme.


Mary's Magnificat,  Luke 1:46-55, and Zecharias' reply, Luke 1:68-79.

o  or  Penultimate page shows Zecharias' meter, which was corrected to 301 (=364-63, precedent for NT writers using the 364 analogy to Noah) in Feb 2015.


Navigation:   Videos and Documents    How God Orchestrates Time      Luke 1 'cover letter' meter    Acts Dateline Meter     Luke 1 Gospel meter


Matthew 1:1-17 (the genealogy)

o ; or , if you have Bibleworks fonts to read it (freely downloadable at ).  Matthew starts the NT dating convention: years from latest Bible book, and years from Christ's Age.  So Matthew dates his book as 427 years after Malachi, 33 years after Christ's birth, 476 years after Nehemiah went to Jerusalem.  Christ dies start of 62nd week of Dan 9:26, not at its end, as originally scheduled in Daniel 9:26.


Galatians 1:1-5: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-5: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

1 Corinthians 1: 1-3: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

2 Corinthians 1:1-3: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

Romans 1:1-7: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.


Luke 1:1-4,5-7 and Acts 1:1-3 (this doc)

o      This doc, .  Pdf: .  This doc is latest-updated, but still undergoes regular revision.


Ephesians 1:3-14.  This was released just after Paul was imprisoned.  Paul writes same style and time as Luke.  Not sure who's first, seems coterminous, as too James.

o   'Comprehensive proof of Paul's meter mapping to Ps90, Isa53, Daniel 9, plus metered translation.  I didn't yet check for variants.  All Bible writers after Ephesians came out, tag his meters.  If you want to get DETAILED understanding of  NT meter, read this first.  It will take many weeks to absorb, and after spending four years writing it, I'm still not satisfied with its explanations.  But at least it's comprehensive.

o   'Used to create the REPARSED.pdf.  You need Bibleworks fonts, to view the Greek.

o .  Just like the doc; you'll need Bibleworks fonts for it, too.


James 1:1-4.  James' datelines 'tag' Luke 1:78-79 and Ephesians 1:6; text tags 1Cor4, re 'crowns'.

o .  Greek (and English) spans Chapters 1-2; dateline meter is at the end.  James uses 28 and 112 as his dateline meters as years after Christ died.  2nd dateline is prophetic, affirms meters in Luke 1:78-79 + Eph 1:6.

o requires Bibleworks fonts for the Greek; else is the same, as the pdf.


Colossians 1:1-6: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

Philemon 1:1-3:  or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

Philippians 1:1-6: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.


Titus 1:1-4: or 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.


1 and 2Timothy 1:1-2

o      1 Timothy: or use 'doc' for the original Word doc copy.

o      2 Timothy, Paul's last letter;  its meter is still being tested, .  Videos are in .


1 Peter 1:1-12

o shows his meter.  Starting here, videos show how Peter wraps to Paul, syllable by year.

o is the 'song' with translation.  It will be reworked many times; 1John's meter will be added, to form a 'third verse'.  I'm still testing Greek antiphonal cadence, to see how the 'song' will 'play'.

2 Peter: 1:1-4

o .  The writeup is short, videos long. Shows how Peter plays on 2 Tim, 1 Peter, and how 2 Pet updates the Ephesians 1:3-14 prophecy of how bad Church becomes.  The latter topic needs a lot more elaboration.


Jude 1-3

o .  You'll need to read the 2 Timothy piece first, as Jude's dateline is based on 2 Timothy's.


Mark 1:1-3

o  shows his incredibly deft meter.  Am still editing its explanation, but the videos are extensive.


Hebrews 1:1-4

o, or revised and updated versus prior material, with revised videos.


John's Dateline meters in John 1:1-5; 1John1:1-5; Revelation 1:1-8

o      Word doc: .  This piece needs further revision, but the datelines are almost 'final'.  The htm and pdf are merely different formats.

o      Htm: . 

o      Pdf: . 

o      Also,  maps Revelation's outline.  Folks don't realize John separates each Play (dispensation) via meta tauta;  since they don't know Revelation is a Greek quadrilogy of Church Age then Trib then Mill then Eternity (3 'tragedies'=sad endings;  then a 'comedy'=happy ending, per Greek drama contest rules).. misinterpretation abounds.


Navigation:   Videos and Documents    How God Orchestrates Time      Luke 1 'cover letter' meter    Acts Dateline Meter     Luke 1 Gospel meter


Bible in both explicit text and in meter, continually tracks the doctrine below.  Yet you wouldn't know this doctrine existed, unless you talked to Jews about their 'Ages' doctrine, or you plotted Bible's own dates, from Adam to Christ  -- NOT using lunar years, NOT using 'outside' estimates (no astronomy or astrology, no Eusebius, Ussher, or other hoary head's errant tallies). Blatant use in Daniel 9, though, should alert you to its existence.  For if there was a set time for the Temple, there must be an underlying doctrine about setting time.  So here it is, in gist.  In later sections, you'll see how John as indeed all Bible writers, applies the doctrine, via 'sevening' meter.  Basic videos orient you to the math, at .


·      Time is a LOAN.  So it must be 'paid' by someone voting for God.  Else, TIME ENDS.

·      This LOAN is in specific units, each with its own voting 'audience' and purpose.


·      First Unit, 490 years, during which at least ONE BELIEVER must spiritually SUPERMATURE.  Else, Time Ends.  Per Bible, Adam first supermatured, indicated by the 'present' of his son Seth (=Appointed-to-Carry-the-Name).  Genesis 5 is a roster of who Supermatured.  It's designed to track Time Grants Met.  Sons' births are TIMED;  when you crunch the math you learn, for example, 490 years are between Seth's birth and Enoch's;  Jared  supermatured at the last minute.  (Age rounding might cause a 1-2 year math variance.)  Another 490, between the births of Shem and Isaac.


·      Second Unit is a 70, following the 490 if it successfully completed (someone supermatured during 1st Unit).  During this 70, believers en masse Must Vote To Learn God.  The 'mass', can be as small as one (i.e., Noah or Moses, who each voted during his own 70).  Else, Time Ends for those who didn't vote.  (Hence the Flood.)


·      Third Unit, is another 490, following the 70, if the latter successfully completed.  Again, at least one believer must spiritually supermature.  Else, Time Ends.


·      Unit Four, the Sum: 1050 (490+70+490), constitutes God's basic 'House' of Time.  It 'funds' the ability of unbelievers to Vote To Be Saved.  Gospel is always the same in any time period: you BELIEVE in the Future Savior Who Will Pay For Your Sins (aka Messiah, in Hebrew):   and thus you are saved from Hell and to Heaven.. forever.


·      So notice Unit Four,  the 1050 is also constructed of 50's: there are 21 of them.  So, 1000+50 constitutes twenty 50's, plus one.  (Hence the term 'millennium' in a generic sense.  Really, 1000+50, not 1000.  But in shorthand, 1000.)


·      So Unit Five, is a special unbeliever-voting window during the last 50 years of the 1050.  Notice how it 'rides on top of' the last 490 in a 1050, thus signifying that unbeliever votes depend on believers, voting.  This is precedence for the Mosaic Law's sabbatical years,  Pentecost and Jubilee.  For the math on how the 70 'buys' the 50, see page 15 in .


·      So the 1000 is a 'civilization' unit, with a '50' at the end;  so the 'Time House' of 1050 contains both believers and unbelievers, each with a TIME promise and a TIME warning, if they don't vote for God. 


·      TIME ENDS for those who don't vote for God.  This is precedence for the sudden-death nature of the Rapture.


·      For the Millennium was predicted to arrive in the year 4200 from Adam's Fall, ever since the Exodus (and maybe prior, I can't yet prove what prior knowledge, of a 2nd 2100).  The first two units ran 2100 years, for the Gentiles.  The second 2100 was for the Jews.  Jews today even know this, but they account 2000 each, not 2100.  And they use a bad calendar, patterned after the Seder Olam Rabbah.  Google on that term.


·      Messiah was SCHEDULED to die 57 years before the end of the second 2100;  hence when the Jews rejected Him, there was no more time left. There was no more time left, because Abraham matured EARLY, so that 57 was 'owed' the Gentiles.  (Again, this was encoded into the Mosaic Law as Passover+Pentecost, Jubilee+Trib, mirrors.)


·      Technically, Abraham supermatured in the year Noah's 490-year Time Grant, ran out.  That was year 2046 from Adam.  Rounded, the value is 54 (2100-2046).  Really, it's 53.5 years.  An extra 3.5-year piece is added, probably precedented from Noah, who entered the Ark 57 days after his birthday.  I'm not yet sure why that is precedent.  Its character changes to David's being crowned at Hebron 3.5 years early, but over all Israel, 7 years later.


·      So there is No Time Left to Israel, if she doesn't accept Messiah when He comes On Time.  (This might explain the origin of preterism.  If one only looks at the fact Israel ran out of time, one can falsely conclude that the remainder 'passed on' to Church.  But Bible's promises to Abraham, Moses, David are unconditional, so are still future.  The Last David, inherited them all, Isaiah 53:12. So there is a future for Israel, which Church Bridges to Preserve, and fronts;  ergo, the unpredictable pre-Trib Rapture.)


Psalm 90's meter, recorded all this;  Isaiah 53 picked up the meter timeline where Moses left off;  Isaiah updated the Advent timeline, since David had been born and died;  now everyone knew when Messiah had to be born:

Navigation:   Videos and Documents    How God Orchestrates Time      Luke 1 'cover letter' meter    Acts Dateline Meter     Luke 1 Gospel meter


o      1000 years after David's consolidated Kingship, which was (per Bible), 1004 bc.


o      So then Messiah was SCHEDULED to have the same lifetime as David's total rulership, 40 years. 


o      So then He would have died in 37AD, had the Jews accepted Him.  That was, year 4143 from Adam's Fall.  Rule of 57 would be met.  Daniel 9's timeline of the 69 weeks, ends here.


o      So when the First Temple went down, that Schedule was now in breach.  Daniel thus metered his own prayer in Daniel 9, timing the date he prayed to the beginning of the last missed sabbatical year.


o      Daniel's metered prayer asked for the specific units of Time God grants (God replying also in meter, as well as explicit text), in Daniel 9:24-26.  (The '50' is left out, since it's not Jewish time.  So it's in ellipsis, between Dan9:26 and 9:27.)


o      So there were TWO sevens, 14 -- a subunit depicting Time In Breach, Loss of Time due to Temple Down, which Moses had warned of, metrically;  which Isaiah metrically doubled (two positives offsetting the negative).   Paul will ape both Moses' and Isaiah's usage, in a type of antiphony showing the Church will be used as the Time Bridge to fulfill the 14.


o      One seven, was embedded in the 62nd week; and the other was the Tribulation, in Daniel 9:27.  Both were to play in and due to Messiah's 'time' (front-and-back like 7-day-pre-Flood warning to Noah, Messiah's death kicking off final 57); since Israel went overbudget, so to speak, in Temple Reconstruction delay (21 years instead of seven, between 537BC and 516BC).


o      So when Christ came and Israel rejected Him, He ended up dying seven years earlier, still in the 62nd week of Daniel 9:26. So that 'week', didn't complete.  We don't notice that, because we ASSume a lunar accounting.  So the preterist thinks that Daniel 9:27 is the only 7.  So too, the Dispensationalist.  Not so!  This hanging extra 7, was yet future at the time Paul wrote, and would be 'spent' on taking down the Temple under Titus, 64-70AD.  Everyone expected that, since Daniel 9:26 is on Temple Down.


·      Christ knew that; so before He died, He Inaugurated Church, Matt16:18.  John 17:17-23 shows It's Up To Father, How Many FUTURE SOULS Christ Should 'Fund', On The Cross.  So Body Count is set, but not Time.


·   As a result, Time is in a 'bubble' of Daniel 9:26, the '62nd week':  a 434, leaving 56 to finish the 490.  We Church Are made into The Time Bridge of History; so God's Promises to CHRIST as King of the Jews, get fulfilled just as promised the Jews, in the Old Testament.  We do not replace the Jews.  We have our own covenant, theme of Book of Hebrews.


All NT Bible writers use this Doctrine to track Time from Christ's age and to the Millennium, in meter.  Thus we not only can know when they wrote; but also, their meters set their themes;  so we can better know how to read, what they wrote.

·      This Bible Hebrew meter has at least 30 characteristics, observable from Psalm 90 forward, so the rhetorical style is 1500 years old, by the time John writes.  (Click here for the htm version.)

·      Dateline styles vary, but the most common is years-to-Millennium. 

·      That style is always paired with a years-from some past person (usually Christ) or event (usually Biblically significant, definitely germane to the letter's theme).

·      Alternatively, a chatty sotto-voce style depends on you parsing syntactically, and then uses the meter counts to say 'I last wrote you x years' with 'x' being a known past date, but often NOT sevened.  You are supposed to put all the dates together like puzzle pieces to get the underlying doctrinal 'time skeleton'.

·      At least one of usually two datelines, will employ years-from-when-Christ born, died, should have been born, should have died, on one or two or all three timelines (original Abrahamic, David, actual).

·      Often a sevened number is split; and the halves, create equidistant to-Millennium or Trib and from-Christ-or-other-event is created.  This gives you a much more precise fix on when the letter was written.

·      The three fiscal years (Sept, Dec, March) are always positioned so that the date references all of them, and the actual 'fiscal' might undergo a switch, in order to 'rope in' the sevened count employed to create both datelines.  This results in counts that seem 1 or 2 over or under, until you 'switch' to the later or earlier fiscal.  This seems an NT specialty;  I haven't found splits used in the OT, so far.

·      EQUIDISTANCE is always mirrored and punned, even if in ellipsis, though not all dateline meters use ellipsis.  Usually time in ellipsis is employed in longer about-Time passages like Psalm 90, Magnificat, Zecharias, Eph 1:3-14, 1Peter1:1-12, 1 John, and Revelation.

·      All these statements are based on forensic sleuthing of the numbers as I find them.  So the actual rules might be more and different from what I've said here:  point is, there are rules, and they are predictable. Whether my description is apt, well.. you decide.


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Note: Textual variants found in Bibleworks 9's CNTTS and Tischendorf apparati were mere spelling changes or abbreviations, don't alter syllable counts.







ἐπειδήπερ πολλοὶ ἐπεχείρησαν ἀνατάξασθαι διήγησιν




περὶ τῶν πεπληροφορημένων ἐν ἡμῖν πραγμάτων,




καθὼς παρέδοσαν ἡμῖν οἱ ἀπ᾽ ἀρχῆς αὐτόπται καὶ ὑπηρέται




γενόμενοι τοῦ λόγου,




ἔδοξε κἀμοὶ παρηκολουθηκότι




ἄνωθεν πᾶσιν ἀκριβῶς καθεξῆς σοι γράψαι,




κράτιστε Θεόφιλε,




ἵνα ἐπιγνῷς περὶ ὧν κατηχήθης  λόγων τὴν ἀσφάλειαν.





Meter Import


Luke sends 'Theophilus' the Gospel at 4164 vernal, March-April ad 58, Lord age 61 (last birthday, Bible standard) = 4164.5 Adamic. (Whether it's a real name or just a God-lover nickname like 'Dear Valued Customer', you decide.)  Ironic: Luke formulates a Gospel writing date in the first dateline, as 56 years after Christ should have been born = 4106.  (Paul did that for Eph1:3-14; hence his meter = our bc/ad.  NOW I see why I could always 'match' our bc/ad by - or + 4106!)  So to 'cover' all fiscals but start at the time of his story, Luke inserts .5 and 1 at endpoints, just as Church is 'inserted' at Pentecost.  start 4106 sacred (vernal equinox) = 4106.5 Adamic;  so + 56 = 4162.5 Adamic +1 (plays on Noahic/Pentecostal 57 years, spans fiscal 'bridge') = 4163.5  +.5 = 4164 vernal, ties to Ziv 4101 when Luke's Gospel opens.  Get the pun on 63?


Why 'spread' both fiscals?  The Lord's Birth was potential; could occur in any month, so long as the deadline was met.  Luke employs a '57th year' accounting; calling the spread, '56' (57th year begins on 56th birthday).  So 4107.5 + 57 = 4164.5, when he actually writes.  Else the math (and split 56 shown below), wouldn't be so cute.


56 = Time in Jeopardy, the most prominent Bible meter, due to its Time out of Sync origin.  First re Noah, who enters boat on 57th day after his birthday, Gen 7:11 (Greek is right, Hebrew wrong;  so his birthday = 1st day Passover, and entry =Pentecost).  He leaves boat 57th day after his birthday, Gen 8:14.  Total time in boat?  364 days (= Moses' Psalm 90 +14, Isaiah's 2nd ellipsis, = Daniel 9 and Paul's Eph 1:3-14 meter 'divisions', = John's Revelation).  Switching fiscals, nattily stresses Church as Time Bridge = theme of Ephesians, released in tandem. (2 Tim and John, also straddle fiscals.)  Church exists, because Time is Out of Sync;  she is 'sent' to redeem it (Col 4:5, Eph 5:16), to answer the Lord's John 17 prayer, 'filling all in all', Eph1:10, 15-23, all of its Chapter 2.  Cute.


Next, Abraham's too-early maturation due to Noah's 490 ending at vernal equinox so really 53.5 = 54.  Next, 54+3 (really 53.5+3.5), due to David's too-late crowning.  Mosaic Law thus prophetically memorialized Christ's schedule, 50+7 (new day begins at sundown).  Finally, as missed-sabbatical Time In Jeopardy prophesied since Psalm 90:16-17, 49+7, metrically in Daniel's prayer & God's reply, Dan9.  Writers 'tag' 56, or add 1 or even 2 (Luke adds 1.5; Daniel and John add 2).


Luke makes 56 his theme:  how God uses Church to reconcile Time.  Magnificat meter raised the issue: how god reconciles time in christ, 231 = God's meter in Dan 9:24-27; so Mary subtracts 14 to = 217, 'cliffhanger' like Ps90:17's 56 meter; she ends with Christ age 56, 40 years left on countdown to Millennium; Zecharias, continues her timeline another 84 years (plays on Ps90:1-4):  Israel's Time can be halted; yes will still complete. (From Moses forward, all dateline meters account backward, but also forward as Years-From-The-Millennium, originally scheduled for Adamic 4200: literally, Rosh HaShanah begins 4201, so it's '4200' during the first two quarters of 'our' year 4200, three quarters of the sacred year 4200.)  So Luke crafts his Gospel's outline/flow, on Magnificat meter benchmarks.  Luke thus splits the 56 in a Janus-style 28, mimics Isa53:9 & 11 (9, rebuild walls of Stone & Wood, (Neh6:15);  v.11, flayed with stone-and-bone then Hangs On Wood).


o    Aft, 4136.04 vernal start, His actual Death on Passover = 4136.54 Adamic, when Matthew wrote his Gospel.  (For Luke's textual interleave with Matthew,  see my Synoptics videos .) +28 = 4164.54 Adamic.

o    Fore, latest Trib start,  4200 - 7 = 4193 - 28 = 4165 = 4164.5 sacred, cute (so no double counting).


Since Christ died at sacred year's start, Luke must be writing near vernal equinox, to play on Gospel opening last week of Ziv, Course of Abiyah when Gavriel visits Zecharias.  Luke's text plays on six months too: Luke 1:26 (official double-article 6th month on autumnal/civil = Adar) & Luke 1:36 (counting back to 6th month on vernal/sacred, Elul).  Kill me now.


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Originally, 54 is the number of years early that Abraham supermatured (see GeneYrs.xls at yow 2046: 2100 deadline for 'Age of Desolation' aka 'Times of the Gentiles' – 53.5 = 2046, the year of Abraham's supermaturity).  The 3 (really 3.5), is the number of years' net delay due to David being crowned late over all Israel, owing to her civil war, and/or delay in Temple Construction Start, 1Kings 6:1.  Sum becomes 57 (since you can't split a syllable) in the meters.  It's rounded to 58 in Dan9:11-12, to stress reimbursement out of sync.  So NT writers sometimes repeat that 58 meter, too.  Point is, 56, 57, 58 all signify Time In Jeopardy,  Out Of Sync.


56 = days between 50+7, Passover start to Pentecost end (Numb28:26 says begin count at sundown on last day of Passover week, unless the new day is a sabbath, in which case begin counting after that sabbath ends, hence sometimes it's 57, not 56 between).  Theme?  Christ's Death HARVESTS.


49+7, is due to Israel's missed sabbaticals from Rehoboam forward (430/7=49).  But due to that, another 7 years are due as new sabbatical years; so 49+7, two of four reconciling accounting pieces God uses in Dan9:24-27.  Note the other two, 364+70=62 weeks, include an extra seven for that reason (63+7=70);  Israel is 14 short, not 7 (490 years allotted to Temple, but it dies 126 years later, and takes 140 years to rebuild including Jerusalem's walls, so 70+49+7 was back-time credit; but she runs 14 years' late, to restore).  So that last week is only made up if Messiah lives out his full 40 years.  But He didn't.  So Time is Out of Sync when Luke writes, by 14 years.


Matthew does the same calculation, 'tagging' Malachi, so we know Matthew wrote in 30 ad.  His meters were 427 (years-from-Malachi, tagging the last Bible book to say Matthew's writing the next Bible book); and 476,  years-from-Nehemiah-rebuilding only the walls (Neh 6:15); and, the 476 remains 14 years short of 490 (but also 14 years into the last historical 70-year voting period prior to Christ, when Nehemiah went to Jerusalem), for that reason.


So when Christ actually dies, 14 years are out of sync.  So Matthew cues off Isaiah 52:13-14, crafts his genealogy in sets of legitimate heirs as 42's (David's first 42 years of life, in Isaiah 52:13-14).  Matthew's 427 meter = 490-49-14.  Clever.


Christ was supposed to die 37 ad on the Dan9 timeline;  a fact 'scholars' miss, as they shoehorn Dan9:26's 483 years as if lunar, to get rid of the obvious 'discrepancy'. Bible only uses birthdays, hence solar accounting.  Daniel talks in Nov. 538 bc just after Babylon taken by Cyrus (via Gobyras).  586 -70 -70 = 446 which scholars routinely call 444, when Nehemiah returns;  they mistake his return as a human king's decree; but God Decrees in Daniel 9:24, citing what Daniel had just been reading (per Dan 9:2, in Jer. 25:11f; 29:10).  Bible never records any decree about rebuilding Temple, except Cyrus in 538 bc to show Isaiah 45 was fulfilled. (2 Chr. 36:22f; Ezr. 1:1f, 7ff; 3:7; 4:3, 5; 5:13f, 17; 6:3, 14; Isa. 44:28; 45:1f, 13; 48:14f; Dan. 1:20f; 6:28; 10:1; 11:1). and Darius 'the Great', grand nephew(?) of Cyrus, in 522 (Ezr. 4:5, 24; 5:5ff; 6:1, 6, 12ff; Neh. 12:22; Dan. 5:31; 6:1, 6, 9, 25, 28; 9:1; 11:1; Hag. 1:1, 15; 2:1, 10f; Zech. 1:1, 7; 7:1).  Ooops.  


Of course, you can't subtract the 483 from either of those kings, and get even to ad, let alone to Christ's death.  Scholars fancy a decree was issued by another, much later Darius during Nehemiah.  But Bible only recorded decrees from the first two, not from the Darius of Nehemiah!  Even so:  446 – 483 = 37 ad, not 30.  But look: if I pretend 483 as lunar years, 483 * 360 / 365.25 = 476 solar, aha!  So that extra seven goes undetected.  Even my fellow Dispies, make this mistake!!


Bible to the rescue: Matthew clearly and simply shows all the right chronology, via his 2nd dateline, a solar 476 meter -- it also ties back to Nehemiah in the right year (446, not 444) – stressing that, Christ died seven years too early.  So there are two sevens left to play, just as you'd know from the Daniel 9 meter (and explicit text, if you used the 'normal' way to measure Time, solar).  It's a pointed 'discrepancy' Bible means to stress as the raison d' etre, for Church.  (Sigh: well-meaning but incompetent people attempt to 'fix' the Bible in teaching, translation, or dates.  Yet isn't the Gospel jarring?  Isn't the CROSS, jarring???  Why? So we will ask why; not, cover up!  Billions of dollars wasted, millions of folks' faith lost, ouai: for we don't ask why God says such jarring stuff?!)


Next, Luke's 56 plays on Mary's Magnificat, in Luke 1:46-55;  she ended her meter at Christ 'age' 56 because that left 40 years on the clock to the Millennium.  So this is a cute way to remind 'Theophilus' how to track Luke's Gospel outline.  For his Gospel outline is based on Mary's meter.  So was Ephesians: 56 for the same reason;  Ephesians, like Luke's Gospel, is designed to show how the Magnificat prophecy, gets fulfilled.  Luke thus uses meter in Magnificat and Zecharias' reply, both of which he quotes and everyone long knew, to craft the outline of his Gospel.  Once you see that structure, you're no longer vexed at seemingly arcane data like the fact Anna was 84 (that benchmarks Sulla in Mary's meter, an important turning point in Israel's being set free by a later Caesar).  James tagged Luke 1:78-79 for his 2nd  dateline, Zecharias' elongation prophecy re Millennium, which added 84 years to Mary's timeline. 


The 63 is bald:  Hi, I write 63 years after the opening event in the Gospel.  Which was 5 BC, since 4163 – 63 = 4101 sacred year, month of Ziv aka Iyyar, last week of that month = Abijah per 1 Chron 24, when Gavriel visits Zecharias;  four months later in Elul (Luke 1:36 'the sixth month' play on Luke 1:26's using official Greek OT chronicler's two-article style, so you know Gavriel visits Mary in Adar)Elizabet(h) is pregnant!  Yeah, and nine months after that is sacred year 4102 Sivan, aka Pentecost.  Heh.  And six months after that is 4103 Adamic end first quarter, Chanukah.  Can't miss it.  Wow, centuries of debates over when Jesus is born, all resolved by a clever '63' plus Luke 1:26 definite articles in the Chronicles and Kings official-date styles in LXX.  (Wow, and I too missed that '63' for over a year, too slipshod in doing my meter!  Ouch.)

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Note: Textual variants found in Bibleworks 9's CNTTS and Tischendorf apparati were mere spelling changes or abbreviations, don't alter syllable counts, except: Verse 5, extra tou fronting basilews and a he fronting gune, in mss Aland Category II re-inked and lower.  Yet Luke, like James, uses article omissions to contrast quality:  here, of usurper king Herod with legitimate daughter of Aaron.







Ἐγένετο ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Ἡρῴδου βασιλέως




τῆς Ἰουδαίας ἱερεύς τις ὀνόματι Ζαχαρίας ἐξ ἐφημερίας Ἀβιά,




καὶ γυνὴ αὐτῷ ἐκ τῶν θυγατέρων Ἀαρὼν




καὶ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτῆς Ἐλισάβετ.




ἦσαν δὲ δίκαιοι ἀμφότεροι ἐναντίον τοῦ θεοῦ,




πορευόμενοι ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ἐντολαῖς




καὶ δικαιώμασιν τοῦ κυρίου ἄμεμπτοι.




καὶ οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τέκνον,




καθότι ἦν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ στεῖρα,




καὶ ἀμφότεροι προβεβηκότες ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτῶν ἦσαν.





Meter Import


Our copy of Luke's Gospel has two ways of phrasing its dateline of 4164 aka 58 ad, March-April: 1st,  a cover letter to 'Theophilus', 56 years after Christ should have been born under the initial Abrahamic schedule, Luke 1:1-2.


2nd dateline, end verse 2 is 63, with the same cutely bald meaning here in verse 5:  63 years after 4101 sacred aka vernal equinox fiscal, aka Iyyar/Ziv 5 BC, last week – which of course, is when the story opens!  (4101 Elul when she gets pregnant + 9 months equals 4102 John's (Pentecost) Sivan birth, + six months = 4103 Lord's Birth on Chanukah due to Adamic autumnal equinox fiscal.  Cute:  due to Sanhedrin wrongly adopting a solilunar year, and not intercalating except every three years or so: the two holidays then likely 'balanced' against each other!) 


Luke thus writes in the 28th year after Matthew 1.  56/2, get it? Cute way to tag Matthew; as well as by means of, the surgical 'wrap-to-Matthew' nature of the text itself, demonstrated in the Synoptics videos.  Magnificat ends at 40 years prior to the Millennium, at the Lord's age 56.  That her speech would be Canon, everyone long knew. (Most NT meters I've seen, tag Magnificat.)  Magnificat tacked on 73 years from the endpoint in Dan9's meter (which ended at 238 BC Rise of Rome), to continue that timeline, down to Christ's birth.


Next, 91, is a killer.  It 'tags' Isaiah 53's palindromic use of 56 (as two 28's) and 35, to parallel Temple Down and Rebuilt, now the underlying rhetorical framework of Luke's Gospel: how the 'new' prophetical, antiphonal dialogue between Magnificat and Zecharias' reply, gets done.. via Church.  Additionally, the 91 tags Paul's 'Year of Church' (playing on Noah's Year in the Boat) meter framework in Ephesians 1:3-14. (For more on the '91', see the Luke Revisited and Jim videos in the vimeo lukemeter channel.)  For Church, is the extra 'seven' of history (Moses used 84 in Psalm 90:1-4, so Church wasn't on the original schedule).


Luke's 140 is also a killer.  Luke primarily tags Paul's Eph 1:6, which prophetically covers Bar Kochba rebellion; for Luke's theme is Why Transition to Church.  See: an already-known story is retold, to stress current application of that same story in the time written;  so he must set a linking theme.  So you'll closely follow what he writes, not gloss over history too long familiar.  For past, is prologue.


So he also tags Psalm 90:17 to show hands established to carry Jewish history to Messiah's Birth: Zakar-Yah, God-Remembers and Eli-sheba, God-Promises or God is Rest.  For these folks are 'firstfruits': a paltry 'handful' waved before the Lord, harvested.  Then you count 49!  So oh how apt, God sends Gavriel to herald a boy who'll be born on Pentecost!  to sterile Elishabet.  Cute play on Isaiah 54:1, sterile bearing kids:  wa ts'hali lo hala!  Ki rabbim beni shomema, me beni baulah, amar YeHWaH!  For Moses in Psalm 90, left 140 years on Israel's 490 clock: 70+70 for rebuilding Temple (586-516) and Jerusalem (516-446) so Time May Continue (even before there was a 1st Temple).  Here vindicated, in two sets of hands.  So God gives those hands, a Time's Up! herald for The Succeeding Hand in Isa 53:10b: Messiah Who becomes Our Firstfruits (Exo 23:16, 19, 34:22, 26, Lev 2:12, 23:10, 17, 20, Num 18:12-13, 28:26, Deut 18:4, 2 Ki 4:42, 2 Chr 31:5, Neh 10:35, 12:44, 13:31, Ps 105:36, Ezek 44:30, Rom 8:23, 1 Co. 15:20, 23, 16:15, Jas 1:18, 3:17, Rev. 14:4).  First Fruits is, of course, the proper name for the Day He Rose; but we call it East-Star aka Dawn Star aka Morning Star, aka Easter.




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140 also benchmarks 4243, the 100th anniversary of the Lord's Davidic-scheduled Death, due to  Zecharias' metered speech.  Starting at gar enopion kuriou in Luke 1:76, Zecharias counts to 43 after the Millennium: gar marks the Davidic deadline for the Lord's scheduled Death (clever, since Christ was scheduled hence before the Father, and John already would be).  Zecharias mimics Mary's style; for she stopped her count at 40 before the Mill; so he continues prophecy to the start of 44 syllables = years after it.


Luke thus reconciles Bible's timeline shifts on both Abraham and David, and for the actual year Christ died:  2090 years after Abraham matured, vs. the original 2100.  (Abraham matured back in Abib/Nisan, 2046 from Adam's Fall.)


Zecharias thus tagged the Lord's Dan9:26 scheduled Death of the 69th week at age 40 = 'our' 37 ad. (= 1000 years after David died at age 77.  Count the solar years in Daniel 9:24-27, then compare with the bald math in 1Kings 6:1 showing David died at age 77, not 70.)  For when Zecharias talked, Christ hadn't yet been born; so maybe He'd live the full 40 years.  But when Luke writes, the Lord had already died at age 33.  So instead of the scheduled Davidic death deadline of 4143 vs. the original Abrahamic deadline of 2046 + 2100 = 4146, Christ died in 4136.  (Adjustments are covered in JohnDatelineMeters.)


(Mary ended her meter at 217, Christ age 56, last-birthday; Zecharias takes the meter to 301. Psalm 90:13, how long?  Well, 301-217 = 84, as Moses voted YES during the historical 70-year voting period preceding the Exodus, so as his 81st birthday present God granted the Exodus.  So, in his 81st year to beget Exodus, he was returned, 40+40 (left Egypt at 40, then returned); next, 14 years are subtracted from Mary's 217 based on Davidic deadline of start 4143 for Christ's death: sum is 95, then +1 to count that year.  So add 4143 = start of 4240.  So Luke, writing in 4164, also adds 81, = 4245 sacred end, hence start 4246 Adamic.  Cute.)


'140' also tags Temple Down Decree in Isaiah 53.  Isaiah 53:2, covered in this video, marks Manasseh's capture in 649 bc (details are in the Daniel Chronology Footnote E); as a result Manasseh repented, cleaned the Temple; yet as 2 Kings 21:11ff, 23:26ff, 24:3-4, Jer 15:4 show, God nonetheless decreed Temple fall due to Manasseh --- and by extension, Israel's apostasy (2 Kings 21:9).


1st Temple falls at syllable 203 = 586 bc in Isaiah 53:4's God, Violated!  in literal English.  Now you know the origin of God's twinned, equidistant Decree of 70 (x 2) years in Jeremiah 25:11-12, 29:10, in the meter and numbers of Daniel 9.  (Those verses are the Decree To Rebuild, not some human king's.  GOD decrees in Daniel 9:24, not any human!  Took months of tailchasing why scholar numbers never balance, before I realized that I too should heed BIBLE TEXT rather than Mr./Dr. Respectable's errant opinion, about that verse!)


Bible writers use meter as 'time bookends'; hence they furnish doctrine in the text, with trenchant historical or prophetic underframes, supplied by the meter.  So notice: Luke used '56', to show why Church; given that '56' in meter, was always about Israel's apostasy (14 short), reason for her Diaspora and 1st Temple fall (49 + 7 sabbatical years' due ON the 49, generates the second seven).  This meter was made famous in Psalm 90:16-17 (which closes at '56' and stops at the then-future point of Nehemiah's arrival to rebuild the walls; but the entire Psalm is full of palindromic 56's).  Isaiah 53 played off this same meter three times, with two 56's and a pair of 28's.


So Luke now closes the equidistance bookend with '140' tag (70 x 2), to stress his theme, Transition To Church Age;  thus he deftly parallels the reason for upcoming fall of 2nd Temple in 70 ad, by tagging Manasseh via Isaiah's prophetical meter timeline; and thereby, all related Bible verses.


Okay, but what does the 140's placement, have to do with Zecharias and Elisabet?  For the 140 is 'matched' to the text of Luke 1:7, Elisabet is sterile, and both of them were advanced in years (Zecharias was likely age 58, so Elisabet though always sterile anyway, had to be in menopause).  Since they are of Aaron, they represent Israel, right?  So get this meaning:   Israel too, is advanced in years and sterile.  That's Mark's Gospel theme: his oft-repeated keyword euthus, is absent from Chapters 12 and 13, which cover the Lord's Last visit To Jerusalem (euthus last occurs in 11:3, resurfaces at 14:43);  due to, cursing the fig tree (=Israel, in both Chapter 11 and in OT).  So God Remembers Zecharias and God gives His Promise to Elisabet, so she must Rest in confinement; for Israel, is advanced in years and sterile; so Israel, needs to be re-seeded with Herald and Heir.  Thus God establishes the work of their hands as Moses had prayed in Psalm 90:17, and God-Son agreed to Succeed by Taking On Hands, Isaiah 53:10b.  Because, the 490 must complete:  in Him.


Cute, huh.  When Moses wrote Psalm 90, he left 140 years in ellipsis because Israel's vote-short 56, would cause the remaining 14 to be 'held' until Messiah arrives.  So Moses did that, 'moving' the 14 into the first four verses of Psalm 90.  Now, here in Luke, Messiah IS arriving, 7 Years Ensconced In His Lifetime: so to reduce the 14, back to that lone 7 Tribulation long since memorialized by Passover = Passion Week God gave in Daniel 9:27. The '0' got cut off, with 14 not 140 remaining.  So Luke cagily restores that '0', to remind readers why the 14 is in ellipsis, when the story opens with  God Remembers (aka Zecharias) and God Promises (aka Elizabeth)Israel needs to bear kids, but isn't.  So now you know why Mark's first dateline = 14, playing on the cover letter 56 meter in Luke.


So that's why Luke uses 140.  He must establish the precis of Israel being sterile, so a sterile priestly-aka-representatives-of-Israel couple get the herald of Messiah, to fulfill Isaiah 53:2's wa ka shoresh, m'eretz tsiyyah: He sprang up in the parched Promised Land, hence Isaiah 54:1's theme of sterile bearing kids.  We Church are grafted-in 'kids', ya'arik yamim in Isaiah 53:10, only because they were sterile.  Had the fig tree borne fruit when the Lord visited, we'd not be here; and the Mill would have begun back in ad 94...


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So, as Paul noted in Romans 9-11, Israel's loss is our gain; so we Church are to return the favor, Bridge Time back to her; so her complement of believers (Ephesians 2) can be completed (Hebrews 11:39-40, without us they will not be completed).  See: once that 7 against Temple plays, the overlapping transitional end of the 'age of Israel' completes. Church might mature meanwhile, so Rapture might happen too; ergo, Luke, Ephesians and James, are written (or disseminated) in the same year, probably as a result of Paul's arrest.  Which arrest, would be a trigger.  For depending on how you count upcoming years, 7 + 7 = 14 remain.  Of course, 10 years later Paul dies, which triggers the Year of the Four Emperors.  With the result that, Peter Jude Mark Hebrews all come out, to update the Eph1:3-14' timeline.


Luke's 140 astonishingly tacks onto Matthew's own 4136 Gospel dateline, to connect Daniel and Isaiah.  Astonishing, as that's also how Daniel himself connected to Isaiah, at Daniel 9 syllable 182, Isaiah syllable 133 (see the 'Chrono Chart' section of that Daniel link).  Next: Matthew's datelines were 427 and 476; those formulas were simple years-from the year he writes;  those years were 397/6 bc (427-30 in our math), tagging the last prior Bible book (Malachi); and 446 bc, when Nehemiah rebuilt the walls (Neh 6:15).  Doctrinal theme? end-Malachi is fulfilled in John the Baptist and in Christ Himself, so now Temple Time is up (versus Jerusalem Temple yet under renovation by Herod, since 16-18 years prior to Christ's own Birth).  So Luke handily piggybacks the 140 on Matthew's meter, to advertise the following trenchant dates: 427 + 140 -30 (ad) = 537 bc start, when Daniel was praying, 49th year of Temple Down;  and, 476 + 140 -30 (ad) = 586 bc, Temple Down!  Could you ask for more proof, Matthew is 1st Gospel?  Balancing Dates, Theme and Text?!


For Dan9:7:11-12 meters 58+58 re Manasseh (play on his age and his being 'late'), the proximate juridical cause for the 140 'time cost' to rebuild;  Mary's Magnificat (Luke 1:51d at her syllable 133, see context), spoken in Adar, 5 BC, 'mapped' from first Chanukah (defiled Temple rededicated theme), to parallel the indictment.  Notice how the extra seven (140-133) here, is an incisive way to piggyback on both Mary and Daniel: that extra seven had to be spent rebuilding Temple, so now must be 'reimbursed' by Temple takedown. For the Lord died 7 years early, and the extra seven was allotted for building Him; since as a result of Israel's rejection He 'left the building', then Church has to be built;  so the Building can be taken down.


(To be fair, this is where 'Replacement Theology' gets its steam.  But that steam is quickly turned to vanished vapor, when you read Ephesians and Hebrews, which make it quite clear that Church has its OWN 'covenant' based on Psalm 110 for a new grafted-in kingdom, to 'bridge' to the New Covenant so Israel too will still get her 'time' and promises to all those OT saints, fulfilled.  Pity the Replacement aka anti-semitic 'theologians' their convenient inability to take ALL Bible into account.  Israel's vested in CHRIST, and no one will replace her.  She turned down an extra 'covenant ' of Brideship, so we get that one.  Brideship is MATURATION and MARRIAGE conditional contract;  it was separate from the promises to Abraham and Moses and David.  Those who lump all these promises together as if one, well.. they will never mature.)


So when Luke writes, the 70+70 Daniel 9 accounting Isaiah 53 metered, is due; for Christ died end 61st week.  So clock ticks equidistantly: 7 until 33 years equidistant from the Lord's age at death, as Paul mapped in Eph1:4's 66th syllable=year ad ;  including that seven, when Luke writes, it's still 28 years to the remaining seven.. the Tribulation (end 58 ad + 28 = end 86 ad = start 4194, first year of pre-Church, scheduled Trib).  Aft, it's also 28 years since the Lord actually died (58-30), again tagging Matthew.  In each case, minus a 'seven' (35 + 35 = 70).  Convergence.  Complicated.  Cute.


James too ended his dateline meter as 112 (= 56 + 56); plus, in ellipsis, the Lord's death 28 years prior. (James writes 28 years after the Lord died too, his first meter).  That's 140-142, depending on how you round the three interlocking fiscal years (autumnal, Roman calendar, or sacred; 140, if counting backward as did Luke) from Sulla's retirement (benchmark in Luke 1:49 Magnificat kai hagion to onoma autou, Mary still counting forward from initial Chanukah, when the most famous of past Roman civil wars ended, get Luke and James' pun on 140).  Paul used 140, in Eph 1:6, deftly prophesying yet another parallel 70 years after the 2nd Temple falls: the Bar Kochba revolt in 'our' 132-135 ad, which resulted (by seventh year later!) in Jerusalem being razed, a pig temple standing on the ruins of the 2nd Temple.


Today, that same spot is 'topped' by the Muslim 'Dome of the Rock'; for Muslims also claim that same Holy of Holies, as the 'rock' from which Muhammed allegedly 'ascended'.  Rather bald billboards, both Wailing Wall and Dumb Dome, Two Stone Witnesses until the human ones arrive in Rev 11 to proclaim Trib Started.  So oh lookie: we have a pair of mute heralds, yelling: Messiah Left The Building, Dan9:26c is 'on'!  Groundhog Day Time Bubble of Church. Matthew 24 is thus tagged via Luke 21, updating it for 'times' of the Gentiles!  Time, times, and half a time:  Time1, Adam to Abraham;  Time 2, now Church, which is really two times, the Harvesting of the Gentiles on the original pre-Church schedule, but now extended as Church (including the overlapping 40).  Then half a time, Trib.  (Folks construe 'time' as only one year, yet where is that the SOLE meaning, in Bible?  Sure, it's got a literal application, but Dan7:25 isn't only 3.5 years, but the entire Trib; nor is Dan12:7.  The Lord didn't mean only two years, when He spoke Luke 21:24;  He seems to tag Daniel 12:7.  Rev12:14 is 3.5 years.  Tell me: what in Bible isn't double- or even triple-entendre, layered meanings fitting like a well-constructed, brick building?)


For when Luke writes, everyone knew Temple would fall 40 years after Christ died.  Luke Paul James all write in the same year, and Paul even plotted it as a what-if, in a mid-Trib pattern like Daniel 9:27 (syllables equal ad years 66-73, Temple actually falling at hagious in Eph 1:4).  Mary's meter stopped at 40 years to Millennium, for that reason.  She tried to assess how Daniel 9:26-27, would 'play', if He was rejected.  As 1Peter 1:10-12 explains, OT prophets tried to ascertain that, too; so Zecharias prophesied through Adamic 4243, speaking Luke 1:78-79 on Pentecost 5/4 bc, re 2nd Advent = scheduled Millennium + 43.  Zecharias' text had one use if Millennium occurred, but another if it didn't, as shown in the Jim7 and later videos.

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Note:  CNTTS apparatus variants (in Bibleworks 9) are mere spellings, don't alter syllable counts.  Bible writers never title their books, so LUKE didn't call it 'Acts'; copyists did the titling.  Their variants are at the start of each book in the CNTTS apparatus.








Τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην




περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε,




ὧν ἤρξατοἸησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν,




ἄχρι ἧς ἡμέρας ἐντειλάμενος τοῖς ἀποστόλοις




διὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου οὓς ἐξελέξατο ἀνελήμφθη.




οἷς καὶ παρέστησεν ἑαυτὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τὸ παθεῖν αὐτὸν




ἐν πολλοῖς τεκμηρίοις,




δι᾽ ἡμερῶν τεσσεράκοντα ὀπτανόμενος αὐτοῖς




καὶ λέγων τὰ περὶ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ·





Meter Import


PRECEDENCE FOR JOHN'S GOSPEL METER STYLE!  Look at the sotto-voce, legal preamble* meaning of the meter:


I, Luke, last wrote to you in the 19th year

after the Lord's Abrahamic 4146 deadline;

instead, He died 10 years prior, at age 33;

 so now I write, 24.5 years into the '49'

 after His Davidic 4143 deadline;

for the latest Trib start is 24.5 years from now;

 yet I write, in the 33rd year before the scheduled Millennium.

For I last wrote you at start of  '64 and He died 64 years prior to Mill:

 82 years after the First Triumvirate died, 89 years after its birth.  Sic transit gloria mundi.

Thus I also write, in the 105th year after SPQR had officially ratified Herod [the Great], King.


Luke writes, March-April of 'our' 62 ad = 4168 Abrahamic/Noahic/vernal start, 4168.5 Adamic.  The Lord is age 65, in His 66th year, so it's the 33rd year until Millennium.  Since the 33rd year starts on the 32nd's anniversary (here, of Christ's Actual Death), Luke uses 33 equidistantly: since Paul used 66 as earliest Trib Start date in Eph 1:3-14, Luke pads his text to repeat that meter 'message'.  His theme: firstness.  Starts.  (Christ is born start Adamic 4103, on Chanukah, end 1st quarter; Adamic year begins on autumnal equinox.  Christ dies start Noahic/Abrahamic/sacred year, Exodus 12, on what should have been Passover, but the Sanhedrin didn't intercalate that year, so Passover ran 'fast' four days, hence He could eat and then BE the Passover, 1Cor 5:7, John 19:31 vs. Chapter 14.  So His Birth and Death were scheduled in the start of both fiscal years.)  Luke thus stresses His Pre-eminence, and first in sequence, clever play on Rapture Is First To Happen Next, so King gets His Kingdom.  Now I see why Mark's Gospel uses engus and euthus so much.


Trinity and even non-Trinity meters are used as auxiliaries, to aid analysis of the doctrinal precis.  This rhetorical style of non-sevened meter goes back to Daniel (maybe earlier, I've not parsed all the datelines in the OT), who used '73' as his 2nd dateline: it stood for 73 sevens from Moses' Psalm 90 endpoint (511 years prior;  Psalm 90's timeline ended at what we call 1050 bc.  Daniel recaps Isaiah re that timeline, showing fulfillment up to his prayer's date, at Isaiah 53:6's hiphghi).  Mary's Magnificat 'tagged' that 73, added it to his prayer's prophetic-accounting-reconciliation timeline end, of 238 bc rise of Rome (reconciling the Man of Time since Dan Chap2ff, feet of clay).  +73 = 165 bc (end), 1st Chanukah.  Mary starts her meter there, tracks prophetic fulfillment to her Son's future Chanukah birthday, even quoting its Haggai 2 prediction (Luke 1:51-52, see pages 21-23 of the Magnificat pdf).


49 = apostasy so bad, Temple Went Down; here, means Christians first go apostate. Quickly. We're like Israel during her 49 missed sabbaticals (Rehoboam forward).  Our 'Acts' (not Luke's own title), are appalling: even Paul fails (my pastor did a free recorded mp3 series called 'Paul's Fall', re Acts 18-22, coupled with Rom15ff, Series 376, 1992 Spiritual Dynamics Lesson #s 1541-1641 or so). Of course, everyone's wacko in this wry Book, starting with snippy mathetes aka disciples drooling over Rapture in Acts 1 (their term for it, was 'kingdom');  next, Peter's bad hair day, dictating to God via lots!  Then ooh, a commune experiment in Acts 5 (emulating Athens) which communed only jealousy and death; followed by, a 'council', James makes up his own law, Acts 15:13;  but worst of all – despite warners God sent, like Agabus – Paul gets self righteous over how he'll die for Christ (like a later Ignatius) in Acts 18-22, finally fessing up!  So 49 is appropriate!


* Each legal document employs a preamble, to explain its impetus, raison d'etre.  The preamble is key to document interpretation, how you are to construe the words.  So, a corporate resolution will have fronting clauses: 'WHEREAS, the Company needed X in order to complete Y, and WHEREAS the Board must approve X;  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that X is approved".  The preamble is split into clauses but no intervening period, as one legal unit.  So you cannot divorce the resolution from the purpose behind it.  So you cannot construe the resolution apart from the purpose behind it.  Since Bible is a legal document, it has preambular dates and explanations.  That God chose a commonly used, years-from metric to convey that preamble, is convenient:  for readers had to memorize the text, anyway.

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Yet how does 49 tie to date written?  It measures from the year He was supposed to die per the Abrahamic schedule (start  4146), to last-scheduled start of Trib under the pre-Church schedule (start 4194):  4201 start, is Mill (Rosh Hashanah).  Cute.  Always 56 and 40 play off each other (58 if counting from year starts; 56 means 'between'). So to 'cover' all fiscals but start on the time of his story, Luke skips the valuation year, as is common even today, to avoid double counting Year x of someone prior, with someone current: as Church is 'inserted' at Pentecost. 


Luke writes between the Lord's Death and Millennium = His Age: 4201-4136=65.  We're halfway there.  Math: 4168 or 4168.5 + or - 24.5, and + or - 33. (To stress Church Bridges Time, Luke split 56 in his Gospel dateline; so he does it here with a trenchant 33 and 49.)


o      Aft, 4143 Davidic deadline for His Death, endpoint in Daniel 9:26 aka 62nd 'week', on Passover.  4143 +1+ 24.5 (since sacred fiscal starts six months later, 4143 Noahic/ Abrahamic/ sacred = 4143.5, Adamic) = 4168.5 Adamic.


o      Wash, rinse, Repeat: 4168.5 + 24.5 = 4193 Adamic end, = 4194 Trib start. 


o      Aft, 4168.5 – 33 = 4136.5 Adamic, when the Lord Died at Passover (= 4136 vernal start).  He died 7 years prior to the 4143 deadline (4143.5 Adamic), so the 62nd week hasn't played.  Enter, Church;  ergo Luke employs split 49 accounting =  Time Bridge is 'out'.


o      Fore,  4168.5 + 33 = 4201.5 = 4201 vernal Mill start, 4200 completed.  Mill begins when both fiscals close, for  2100+2100 was promised.  (So Tribulation is yet future: Jewish Time was put on hold when Israel played Vashti and rejected Him;  so Father goes out to highways and byways to collect Esther=Church to save hence rescue Israel's Time that vested in Messiah When He Won at Cross, Psalm 110, theme of Book of Hebrews.)


So Luke sent 'Theophilus' this book of (Appalling) Acts, start 4168 Noahic/Abrahamic/sacred/vernal.  Christians falling all over themselves, sent during the 57 Harvesting Days. How's that precision?  1John's dateline meters use the same midpoint convention.


Bear in mind, 'Theophilus' (aka any believer interested in the Word) well knew, when he got the letter.  The issue for him is not when did Luke write, but what doctrine is conveyed by when Luke writes.  We don't know when Luke wrote; but we derive the date, as here shown.  For dateline meters convey a doctrinal precis of the book/letter/chapter written.


Here's why.  There were supposed to be 50 days = years for harvesting the Gentiles, signified by Jubilee and Pentecost.  Thus his story opens: that first Pentecost. 49 is days between.  With ominous overtones: Israel was so apostate, she missed 49 sabbatical years (from Rehoboam forward, 430/7).  49 is also the number of days between His Arrest and Ascension:

o         40 days on earth with them (text),

o           3 days and three nights in the grave (Matthew 12:40-41), having died on Wednesday not Friday; He rose on Firstfruits, just after sundown Saturday (first day of the week, Matt. 28:1, Mk. 16:9, Lk. 24:1, Jn. 20:1, 19; new day begins at sundown, ever since Genesis 1). 

o           7 days = Passover week. He was arrested on official Passover, four days prior to real Passover, so arrested on Lamb Set Aside date in Exo12.  (Sanhedrin hadn't intercalated the year.)  So He died four days later on what should have been real Passover, also Exod12.  God Kept His Promise On Time.  So He could eat yet be 'our Passover'. (1 Cor 5:7, + wry four-day skipping in John 18-19.)


That's another equidistance, did you get it?  Firstfruits is piggybacked onto the last day of Passover week, Numbers 28:26 (not the day after Passover started, which is a Jewish and Bible scholar misreading).  Firstfruits is the name we should give to the Resurrection (instead of East-Star, aka Easter, the all-night vigil Germans kept in honor of His Resurrection).  So now count 50 days, and you're at Pentecost.  So He rises in His Ascension, 40 not 50 days, from His Resurrection (on the 40th day).  10 days later (Passover week +3 mirrored), Pentecost occurs. 


Equidistance, from the four-days-too-early-observed official Passover to the end of the real one; so He rises on the last day of the 'official' one, which under the Law was Firstfruits, as the timing goes by when Passover observed;  but actually, He rises in the middle of the real one.  See why Luke adopts a midpoint dateline formula, for Acts?  See why he picks 'early harvest' of October aka FALL fail need to try again sheni.. since we already missed spring harvest?


So we shouldn't be too surprised, that his second dateline meter is 105, which is 56 more than 49.  The 56 was Luke's Gospel first 'cover letter' dateline: same year as Paul wrote Ephesians, and James wrote.  Luke's Gospel appears to have been written first that year, followed by Ephesians and then James: due to, Paul being in jail. So this deft embedded 56, incorporates their books by reference.  Paul mapped future apostate history of Church; now Luke charts how that prophecy began fulfillment a scant 4 years later, including Paul's own bad hair days (realizing his Nazirite vow was a sham) at Kenchreia, Acts 18: 18.  (My pastor had a field day with that verse, when covering Paul's fall.  Paul reverted to Judaism pre-Christ, forgetting his own ministry; while waiting on the docks, he realized how foolish he was, so instead of waiting until he got to Jerusalem – where per the vow, you're supposed to cut your hair at the altar fronting the Temple – he just cut it at the docks.  Luke loves to 'finesse', as my pastor put it.  Just mention the point, don't bang the drum, let the reader figure it out.. and smile.)


Theme? Past is prologue.  Church started out wacko.  So 105 tags Ephesians at the same syllable = year, 'our' 105 ad.  That's when the 'sons' pervert Scripture wholesale, reverse all Bible says: whether Jewish sons, who rebel all over Roman empire starting then (ending with Bar Kochba rebellion); or Christian sons aka the bilious 'church fathers', who glorify themselves by slapping God's name on what obvious lies and power grabs they enjoin on their readers (i.e., Clement, Justin Martyr and Ignatius).  Anti-semitism blooms, schisms multiply, everyone cannibalizes everyone else.  Not a pretty future, now our sadly-provable, past.  So Acts tells you that future, warns you to avoid repeating what he recounts;  just as, Judges was written to show what Moses warned Psalm 90, was sadly fulfilled.


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All that bad future was seeded, in Acts.  So today's seedling Christians reading it, themselves apostate, mistake its content as glorifying the apostles;  so today's Christians often try to 'revive' those dippy 1st-century et seq. fastings, claims of apostleship, even calling James' abuse of Scripture 'Noahide laws' (which Noah never knew, he was a GENTILE), etc.  Oh well.


Next, just for fun, using the Lord's year of Death, Luke counts 82 backwards to the death of the First Triumvirate (4136-82-4106 = 52 bc), and backwards 89 to benchmark its birth (=59 bc).  For Mary had benchmarked Caesar, so Luke does too.  Why?  Compromise and Cannibalism go hand in hand: that's what Acts shows.  Just as the First Triumvirate with all its hypocritical smiles and everyone compromising his position ended up with everyone killing each other, so too the contents of this book:


o         little meetings dictating to God who HE should appoint as HIS next apostle (Acts 1),

o         little public givings making everyone jealous (Acts 5), or

o         meetings over whether you keep the Law between James and Peter and the Jerusalem congregation (Acts 10-11),

o         followed by Paul compromising (Acts 15) then rejecting (rightly),

o         then the Judaizers sent by James to get the new converts to go back to the Law (pre-prison Pauline epistles),

o         then finally Paul has his bad Nazirite vow hair day but wakes up in time to cut his hair before finishing the vow in Jerusalem (Acts 18),

o         but alas, decides to compromise with James going back to Jerusalem shortly after writing Romans, which ends up in a riot and Paul being jailed (Acts 21-22).


See: no one's looking at Bible.  Sound familiar?


Next: as a dateline, the 105th  year before Luke writes, Herod was ratified King of the Jews by the Roman Senate, as Mary had tracked Herod and the prior Maccabean usurper kings, in her Magnificat meter.  So 105, is deft; there will be other usurpers of The Christ's mantle, chiefly among those who profess Him as Lord.  But they too, only get their election by people, same error as Peter made, end Acts 1.  Clever metric reminder: Mary's text (Luke 1:50, last clause) said (benchmarking Caesar):  tois phoboumenois auton, 'among those revering him'.  So if you instead elect to learn God, you'll revere Him, and HE will 'usurp' (sarcastic, since you're consenting) all your other desires in life, First Commandment.  Heh.


The pity of it is, by ad 105 believers were gutting the Word wholesale, fulfilling all the Lord warned against, in Revelation.  The 'niko-laus' (conquerors-of-the-people, not a religious sect) had taken hold.  When you read Clement, Justin Martyr, Ignatius and how awful are their twistings against John, Scripture, and the Jews, you just face-palm.  So if you didn't know Luke's theme of Appalling Acts in his book, well.. you've plenty of appalling evidence, in the 'church father' writings!


Finally, Bible writers since Moses have used that dateline function: peg a doctrinally-significant event which bears on the writing 'now'.  105 is also shorthand for 4205, which will be the 2100th year of Jacob's birthday. You are getting that pun, right?  Jacob the 'usurper' finagler, supposed to be born second, but ends up being firstborn?  Hence his name, 'supplanter' which covers up the negative connotation, manipulator, as in the guy who tried to give such a deal to God after giving such a deal to Esau that the latter sold his birthright? [Verses on his bio with yellow highlight, are relevant to his name and this 105 benchmark (or just search on 'Jacob'): Gen. 25:26ff, 33f; 27:6, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21f, 30, 36, 41f, 46; 28:1, 5ff, 10, 16, 18, 20; 29:1, 4, 7, 10ff, 15, 18, 20f, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32f; 30:1ff, 7, 9f, 12, 16f, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 36f, 40f; 31:1ff, 11, 17, 20, 22, 24ff, 29, 31ff, 36, 43, 45ff, 51, 53f; 32:1ff, 6ff, 18, 20, 24, 27ff, 32; 33:1, 10, 17f; 34:1, 3, 5ff, 13, 25, 27, 30; 35:1f, 4ff, 8ff, 14ff, 20, 22f, 26f, 29; 36:6; 37:1ff, 34; 42:1, 4, 29, 36, 38; 45:25ff; 46:2, 5f, 8, 15, 18f, 22, 25ff; 47:4, 7ff, 28; 48:1ff, 9; 49:1f, 7, 24, 28, 33; 50:24]


Jacob was born 2106 from Adam's Fall.  So now you know a) why our timeline shift occurs, b) why we really have a 3-year discrepancy in our dates (due to David), c) why Christ initially had to be born 4106, so that 2000 deadline would be met.  Abraham supermatured in 2046, so the outer limit of Messiah's time became 2046+2100, 4146.  Subsumed beneath that outer limit, was a birth deadline, 2000+2106.  4200-54=4146, so Messiah was allotted 40 years. (Which Talmud notes, in Sanhedrin 97-99.)  So 105 is a doctrinal testimony that the original deadline will be met, as well.


119 is a tag on Magnificat (Luke 1:51, 'by His Arm,  He exerts Authority', ends at the Luke-padded syllable 119);  she had benchmarked Caesar crossing the Rubicon;  119 years after that, the Temple was scheduled to fall, which of course is due to rejection, Israel crossing her own Rubicon.. without which, there'd be no Church.  Trenchant, huh.  (He also tags the same meter in 1 and 2 Thess and Romans, but I don't yet know why.)


All dateline passages must end in a sevening.  They divide syntactically, so a 'paragraph' of some kind must be completed, as well.  Here, the preamble terminates with an attestation that Christ told them about the Kingdom before He left.  Thus Luke sets up the awkward arena for, ahem.. what the subjects in that Kingdom, doo (Phili 3:20 politeuma metaphor).


119 + a possible 14 in ellipsis, may also tag the yet-future Bar Kochba rebellion, just as Paul had done prophetically; sum is ad 133.  James did that too, with his ending 112 ('implies James wrote just after Ephesians).


Ellipses tell you what doctrine is stressed.  Moses elided 1050 at both ends, Isaiah elided 252+364, and ended with a 28 elision. ('At two different points in Isaiah 53, the former being 56+56 in ellipsis, addressed here with 112 or 119 if the Trib included (252+56+56=364);  and the latter, Temple reimbursement for Standing Time from 950-586 which Daniel relies on in crafting his prayer, hence the '62' weeks are that reimbursement, 364+70;  his ending 462 count leaves 28 in ellipsis = doubled 14, reimbursement of lost Temple rebuilding Time culminating in Israel being overbudget 14 years, hence Trib and extra seven having to occur during and after Messiah's arrival, Dan9 meter recaps it.)  Daniel elided 56 at the end, so did Paul (434+56=490).  '14' elisions are also popular (i.e., 56+14=70), and here Luke uses 14.  Meaning?  The two 'sevens' have yet to play, so let's grow up.


Pan-Bible, '133' stands for rebellion against God.  It was first explained by Moses ending Psalm 90:7 at syllable 133 with 'bahal', which in colorful modern Yidenglish is called 'tumult'.  As in, tearing your hair out with anger, hatred, consternation.  As in, jumping up and down with joy, screaming, violently happy.  Vehemence is key to both conditions.  Greek usually uses tarassw (translation of bahal in Ps90:7 and in Matthew 2:3 describing Herod's reaction to the magi), and thaumazw (Luke 4:22, see BDAG meaning #1).  Isaiah famously played on that, pegging Manasseh at 133, which Daniel 9:7 tags.  Mary (end Luke 1:51) then tags Daniel, and Paul tags Mary, whose meter Luke had already tagged wholly to create, his Gospel outline.


In 66 ad Vespasian would be tagged by Nero to quell rebellion in Judaea; when Luke wrote, that rebellion was to about to begin (66*2=132, get the joke).  It began in part, because Nero blamed the burning of Rome in 64 ad on Christians; frankly most regarded Christians and Jews as merely competing sects, for their leaders, were Jews.  Wash, rinse, repeat: Luke would end up in jail with Paul, then finally freed or executed with him, who knows.  Believers will be scattered, and their Jerusalem conqueror will write his memoir of the Temple Down siege.. for that same Vespasian becomes Emperor, before the decade ends.  Sic transit gloria mundi.  So the Appalling Acts of the Apostles, are the impetus for appalling acts, pan-Empire.  Just as God had Paul forewarn, with below-radar, Greek Drama rhetoric, in Eph1:3-14. (When rulers can charge anyone with maiestas, sarcasm travels on top of or beneath a panegyric).  For as goes the believer, so goes human history.  Yikes.