of Jeremiah is concatenation of yarum
(exalted) and Yah
so I'd translated that God is Exalted
(see Isaiah 52:13).Zeph
meaning to hide a treasure
, so God is Hidden Treasure.Jos
is supposed to be help/support
, but I don't know what root. Seems to me it should really be shua of yasha
, but I can't prove that. The lexicons are HORRIBLE at not parsing names.
Josiah was predicted to Jeroboam in 1Kings13:2. So there is probably a timing meter connected somewhere. 1Kings 12:12 records the Jeroboam rebellion, which had to be in 930BC when Rehoboam first took over. So maybe there is a dateline in 1Kings 13 to tell you when that prediction was made (or wherever 1Kings 13 really starts, going by the samex or feh markers). Just going by the text, it looks like Chapter 12 continues in 13, no break, and the year of the prophecy is still 930BC or so.
Josiah prophecy is fulfilled in 2Kings 23:15ff. Looks like still in his 18th year so about age 26-27 (counting from age 8 when Amon/Manasseh die). So that year would be 640-18, 622. Jeremiah was then ministering to him for five years, and in the same year LOL Jer FOUND BIBLE which no one knew of (you know, the 'book' even Jer's dad, HiIGH PRIEST Hilkiah didn't know what it was, so he had to ask cleaning-lady Huldah, 2Kings 22).
So 930-622, is 308. Kinda meaningful, in your Zeph meter!
Passages on Manasseh et al. are 2Kings21ff and 2Chron33ff.So God-Hidden-Treasure ministers to God-My-Help and is later helped (pun intended) by God-Is-Exalted.. .The chrono is tricky.
Manasseh born 698BC, crowned at birth by Hez. That date is 3 years after
Hez prayer to be healed (he was childless at the time). Hez dies 686 BC, 12 years later; Manasseh thus has 55 total years -12, so 33 to go. But when Hez dies, Manasseh is almost 13, cuz when 56 in the timeline, Amon takes over; so Manasseh is STILL ALIVE, at age 56.. .
So Amon kept alive only while Manasseh is; when the latter dies, Amon is assassinated, then the people repent, kill assassins and put Josiah in place; who by then is 8 years old, so is 6 or maybe 5 years old when Amon crowned.. .
Jeremiah comes in 13th year when Josiah is newly age of accountability, age 20 or 21. The prior year, of his own accord
he started cleaning out the Temple, which implies he was 21 when Jer came to him.. .
Zeph comes in Josiah's FIRST year, when he was only 5/6; the REGENT was impacted by Zeph ministry, with child king Josiah, listening. Amon didn't like it, undoing what his dad Manasseh did. Note this means Amon sired Josiah when Amon only age 15/16, so we have a Nero (teenager) problem.. .
When did Manasseh get captured by the Assyrians? I thought age 49, but now not sure. Maybe your Zeph 35 also refers that capture year, with the 21 dateline. Seriously need to parse Kings and Chronicles cuz they HAVE to be metered. Kill me now.
Text says Josiah ruled 31 years net of Amon, so Josiah must have been crowned when Amon was. So 642BC is Amon w Josiah co-ruling.
Then all the datelines fit, including the weird stress in Daniel 9:11-12 on the paired 58 meters (i.e., snub that too late for Passover or Pentecost
), which must reference Manasseh at death.But now hear this! The 35 and 21 Zeph1 datelines are.. PALINDROMES!!!
'How?' you ask.
USING ISAIAH 53 AS TIME MAP (teeheehee Zeph like Daniel, uses Isaiah 53 as a time map, yes!)
- 56 is Manasseh's AGE when Zeph1 written;
- if you count back 35, you get.. 21, which is when he reached age of accountability.
- And when you count back 21 from 56, you get.. Amon's own birth,
- so Amon age 21-accountable which accounts for the text on him (note some few months later in same year, he gets crowned and he's then 22).
- PALINDROME 21 in either direction!
But that's not all (now I sound like a Ginzu knives infomercial)...
- 56 years LATER is Temple Down.
- So it's clearly DELIBERATELY 642 BC writing date.
- M baby is not dead yet (when the 56 palindrome begins),
- Amon AND Josiah are newly crowned TOGETHER,
- so that pairing of 58's in Daniel 9:11-12 references THEM hahahahahaha
Whew. I've been agonizing over those paired 58's for YEARS.(Sneaky palindrome Daniel inserted, so clearly DANIEL is looking at Zeph AND Isaiah 53 AND Kings AND Chronicles AND Jeremiah all at the same time!)35 years later
(after 642), is.. 607, the FIRST DEPORTATION, the one DANIEL will be in!
Someone please kill me. I shouldn't get to see this and live.
Okay, so matching up to Isaiah 53, which Zeph1 TRACKS:
- Isaiah 53:1's uzeroah yehwah is FOUR syllables,
- at the end of which it's 698BC and M is born.
- 56 syllables later is Isa53:3's ish makhovot widua -- at 'wi', it's 642BC, and notice the DUA is TWO syllables for the TWO years of KNOWING (GRIEF, holi, and of course he dies at the beginning of holi).
Please someone kill me. The precision. The pain and yet grace (good ending report card on Manasseh who did go faithful in the end). Reminds one of Revelation 3.
Finally, when calculating one keeps on having to round up or down 1. Mid-year stuff. Or flipping fiscals. I can't tell for sure which fiscal year Isaiah is using, and whether he keeps using the same one. The regnal year is based on vernal equinox, but the civil year on the autumnal. (Same problem when dating Roman Emperors or rulers.)