OMG 756 total? 14 more than Daniel 9? Kill me now. Got to study it more. Of particular interest is Zeph2:1, where you broke it as 4 and 8. Zeph 1 ends at 12 BC. So 2:1 ends at 0BC. Not sure what to make of that. I wonder if the timeline starts over. Given that period covers Christ and the pivot growing out from Him, I'd expect to see it seven sooner?
LOL go look up the LXX for Zeph2:4, they use the same wordplay you do. Apparently Ekron was already a Greek word? See how the LXX covers it: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lxx/zep/2/1/s_908001
ISBE and the other dictionaries/lexicons treat the wordplay as follows:
Ekron means FIRMLY ROOTED. See here (tho what I say below comes from Bibleworks' copy of ISBE http://biblehub.com/topical/e/ekron.htm
So God is saying the FIRMLY ROOTED shall be UPROOTED, not merely transplanted, tho that idea is in there too. That's the history of the place. The ARK was uprooted and sent to Firmly Rooted, who voted to uproot the Ark and send it back to Israel, and then uprooted against Sargon II, then in 701 uprooted Sennacherib's pawn Padi, sending him to Hezekiah. Senny baby then uprooted FIRMLY ROOTED by invading it, and set siege to Jerusalem to get Padi back, Hezekiah relenting. But that means Senny came back a SECOND TIME, laid siege to Jeru again (2Kings 18ff; this is my smoking gun for Isaiah 53's timing, I've been looking for it since 2008). Hez prayed and God killed 185K of Senny's troops there (Isaiah 37, 1Kings19). Senny then goes home in shame and his own kids kill him in his own act of worship (ibid and proof extra-Biblically, too). By then, Hez had been dead about five years (compare 2Kings 19-21, Isa38).
Read this, on Ekron and Senny: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekron
Ekron is central to Isaiah 53.
Timeline, from 2Kings 18ff:
724-721BC (approx), Shalmaneser takes all of Samaria captive. Hez is said to be in his 4th year when it started, so must have been crowned while Ahaz still ruled (726-7, approx).
712 BC, Ekron revolts or taken by Sargon II, wiki link above. THIS is where Isaiah 53:1, opens. This is what I kept on wondering, 'why there'? Now, thanks to you, I know.
705BC, Senny baby finally becomes king, has some cleaning up to do, and by
701BC turns south to right the wrong of Ekron's revolt, which entailed sending Senny's boy Padi who had ruled Ekron, to Hez. Hence, now Senny faces Hez when 2Kings 19 opens (parallel is Isa 36).
What's most shocking is it agrees with Matt24-25 meter, in the sense of 1050+7 as a synonymal metaphor.
750 sevens in a 1050. The Matt meter is meant to be a RECONCILING 3150+7 (Christ dies 63 years before the current 1050 he's in, ends, so adds 63 to 'fit' the pre-Church accounting for 1050s.)
PS you can change the topic title so it doesn't end at Samex2. Won't affect the links. So just edit the 1st (title) post in this thread, k? Editing title is same as editing post. This board doesn't fix the titles, they can always be changed.