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After Two Days

11 Tammuz, 5764
June 30, 2004

Hosea 6:2 "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."

2 Peter 3:8 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

While putting together a file on Nissan, 5764 I came across the following that I thought should probably have a file of its own. It has to do with the culmination of two days (2,000 years) since the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The projected date is July 17, 2004:

May 8, 2003

Two Romanian astronomers say their research shows Christ died at 3pm on a Friday, and rose again at 4am on a Sunday.

Liviu Mircea and Tiberiu Oproiu claim to have pinpointed the exact time and date of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

The pair, from the Astronomic Observatory Institute in Cluj, Romania, say Jesus died at 3pm on Friday, April 3, 33 AD, and rose again at 4am on Sunday, April 5.

They used a computer programme to check biblical references against historical astronomical data.

They said the New Testament stated that Jesus died the day after the first night with a full moon, after the vernal equinox.

Using data gathered on the stars between 26 and 35 AD they established that in those nine years, the first full moon after the vernal equinox was registered twice -- on Friday, April 7, 30 AD, and on Friday, April 3, 33 AD.

They were convinced the date of the crucifixion was 33 AD, and not 30 AD, because records showed a solar eclipse, as depicted in the Bible at the time of Jesus' crucifixion, occurred in Jerusalem that year.



(In October 1582 Pope Gregory chopped off 10 days of the calendar; October 4th was followed by October 15th. This was done to keep pace with the seasons.)

Calculate dates for yourself.

I don't know if the above calculator takes into account the 10 days Pope Gregory chopped off in October 1582 (October 4th was followed by October 15th) to get the calendar back in line with equinoxes? Anyway, around the date of July 17, 2004 is the Fast of 17th of Tammuz (July 6, 2004) and Tisha B'Av (July 27, 2004 [July 17, 2004 plus those missing 10 days?]) on the Jewish calendar. (see file Fast of Tammuz 17/Tisha B'Av)

Fast of 17th Tammuz commemorates: (The following is from

(Following info on Tisha B'Av from

"Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that date throughout Jewish History."

July 17, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Crucifixion
July 28, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Crucifixion adding 10 days for calendar reform (day after Tisha B'Av)

July 19, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Resurrection Day
July 30, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Resurrection Day adding 10 days for calendar reform

August 28, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Ascension Day
September 8, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Ascension Day adding 10 days for calendar reform (2 days after Labor Day)

September 7, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Shavuot/Pentecost (day after Labor Day)
September 18, 2004 - 2,000th anniversary of Shavuot/Pentecost adding 10 days for calendar reform (Shabbat Shuvah/Sabbath of Return] & day after Second Day of Rosh HaShanah)


Shabbat Shuvah (Sabbath of Return): [whose return?]

  • The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat of Return because its special haftarah reading begins with the words Shuvah Yisrael "Return O Israel", from the prophecy of Hoshea. It is also referred to as Shabbat Shuvah because it falls during the Ten Days of Repentance. (
  • Hosea 14:2-10 (KJV 14:1-9); Joel 2:11-27 (some sources say 2:15-27) and Micah 7:18-20 are read on this day:
    Hosea 14:1,2,7: O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. 2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips...7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

    Joel 2:11,13,15,16,26,27: And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?..13...turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil...15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

    Micah 7:18-20: 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

  • Hosea begins: "Shuvah Yisrael ad Adonai Elohecha" (Return, O Israel, unto Adonai your God). Although Hosea was speaking to the geopolitical and historical realities of his time (e.g., the fall of the northern kingdom), his existential message of hope for both return and reconciliation transcends history. Surely, that's the reason it is assigned to this Shabbat during the 10 Days of Repentance.

    In a play on the Hebrew of this first verse, we can read not, "Shuvah Yisrael AD Adonai Elohecha" but rather "Shuvah Yisrael, EID Adonai Elohecha." Because Biblical Hebrew is written without vowels, we can reinterpret the text by reassigning the vowels. Thus reinterpreted, Hosea's message is either: "Return, O Israel, for Adonai Your God is Witness (to all you do)" or "Return, O Israel, as a witness for Adonai your God."

    In the first case, Hosea reminds us to repent in the spirit of "Know before Whom you stand"--that is, the One who sees all our deeds and knows all our thoughts. Some will read this in the ominous, "Big Brother is watching" sense of God as witness. However, the Chasidic teacher, Sefat Emet, following Midrash Pesikta, finds comfort in this idea. A modern commentary on Sefat Emet puts it this way: "Even if your intentions are thwarted and your thoughts of remorse are not translated into action, God will still testify (witness) to the internal teshuvah that takes place." In other words, return, for even if you are not successful, God will still be witness to the genuine effort you make.

    In the second case, we understand the goal of teshuvah as becoming God's witnesses in the world--witnesses who testify through our actions. In doing teshuvah, we testify to the possibility of repentance, the necessity of goodness, our responsibility to continue hoping. Return, O Israel, and by virtue of your efforts at self-reflection and spiritual renewal, become a witness whose actions testifies to the reality of God in the universe. (

    Rosh HaShanah:

      The following are all the different names used to describe Rosh HaShanah:
    1. Rosh HaShanah (New Year)
    2. Yom Teruah (The Day of the Awakening Blast or The Day of the Awakening Shout)
      [For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thes 4:15-18)]
    3. Feast of Trumpets Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment)
    4. Yom HaZikkaron (Day of Remembrance)
    5. Yom HaKeseh (Day of the Hiding or Hidden Day)

  • We will have to wait to see exactly how these calculations are interpreted after the dates have passed.


    Other links of interest regarding the date for the crucifixion:

    Listen to these two intriguing mp3s on "The Solomon Concept" by Charles Capps that explain how the history of the Bible repeats itself. If the date of July 17, 2004 finishes up 2,000 years since the Lord Jesus Christ's crucifixion, then there are going to be some very interesting things set in motion. Listen to this sermon and rejoice!

    (I have never heard of nor listened/read anything else re: Charles Capps. I'm just giving a gentle reminder that adding the link to his sermon here does not necessarily endorse everything his ministry teaches.)

    July 17, 2004 projected end of 2,000 years.
    July 17, 2004 plus 10 days for calendar reform = July 28, 2004.

    Lambert Dolphin in his Ezekiel series states that Ezekiel 1:1 occurred on July 27, 593.

    Eze 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
    Please read through chapters 1-3.

    Modern Jewish observance of Shavuot/Pentecost includes the reading of Ezekiel 1 (does this have a special meaning to the church?).

    Ezekiel 3:14,15 has some Revelation type language in it. It speaks of Ezekiel being raptured and a period of 7 days (not to mention earlier chapters that talk of the same four beasts as in Revelation and the parallel of the man eating a scroll):

    3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

    Is it time for the Men in Black to make their appearance? the 144,000 Jewish men to be sealed and sent on the last great push to get the Gospel preached to the ends of the earth? Will they be walking through hell on earth to complete their ministry? Sounds like Jesus.


    But we preach Christ crucified,
    unto the Jews a stumblingblock,
    and unto the Greeks foolishness.

    (1 Cor 1:23)


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