Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2020   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done  Blood Moons and Daniel’s 70th Week   Introduction (blood moon history)   A ‘blood moon tetrad’ is a series of four lunar eclipses, separated by 6-months each.  [click for scientific video]  The most recent tetrad occurred in the spring & fall - 2014, and spring & fall - 2015.  (see chart below with dates)    The phenomenon got a lot of publicity in 2014 because there was a book published that connected some past tetrads to significant events in Jewish history.  For example, a tetrad occurred near 1493, when the Jews were expelled in the Spanish Inquisition.  Then, tetrads occurred near 1948, when Israel became a nation, and 1967, when Israel united Jerusalem.  [reference article]  The tetrads were not exact, but close enough to draw a connection.  The author of the book deduced that a significant event must be due for Israel, during the 2014/2015 tetrad, but never said what that might be.    I think that major event was the start of the 70th Seven, although not exact (see chart). Of course, the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven is more important than the start because that’s when the abomination will be set up in Daniel 9:27.  Thus, that’s also when the rapture will take place in Matthew 24, so the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven is vitally important.  (below) - - Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) Full moons in the Bible   God defined the original Passover, in Egypt, as the 14th of the 1st lunar month (Exodus 12:6).  The next day, the Feast of Unleavened Bread starts on the 15th.  That’s a full moon because a lunar month averages 29.5 days, and starts on a new moon.  Before that, the flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month (Gen 7:11), and the ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat on the 17th of the 7th month, both of which are near a full moon.  Purim also falls on a full moon because the Israeli victory over the Persians, for which it represents, happened on the 13th/14th of the lunar month (Esther 9:1-19).  God also defined the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) to start on the 15th of the month (Leviticus 23:34).  Of course, Jesus was crucified and resurrected during Passover, so that also happened during a full moon, from the 14th to the 16th.  Thus, at least five major events, in the Bible, occurred on or near full moons, so the chances of the rapture happening on or near a full moon is always a little higher in my book.  586 BC 516 BC 445 BC 66 AD 4 / 5 BC 136 AD 1948 / 1949 1878      2019 / 2020 ??? 70 years 71 years 70 / 71 years 70 years 70 years 70 / 71 years Destruction of 1st Temple (2 Kings 25:8-9) 70-year Periods in Jewish History (3rd ‘pair’ possible very soon) Completion of Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 6:15) Birth of Jesus (based on Herod’s death in 4 BC) Start of 1st Jewish revolt (Begin Seal 2) End of 3rd revolt  & complete exile (End of Seal 2) 1st modern Jewish settlement in Palestine  (related to Seal 3) Israel declared a nation  / final armistice (related to Seal 4) Possible Rapture uprising & abomination  (Seal 6) Completion of 2nd Temple (Ezra 6:15) Jesus’ resurrection (Seal 1) see related page: The Seals Explained Updated: 10-18-2020 Updated: 10-18-2020 Numerous 70-year Periods in Israel’s History   There is a pattern of 70-year periods in the Bible (see chart below), two of which are associated with the Seals.  Since the rapture is the 6th Seal, it makes sense that it would happen around the 70th anniversary of Israel, making another 70-year period.  In fact, the 70-year periods seem to happen in pairs, and the 6th Seal rapture would complete another pair.  Of course, we have just gone beyond Israel’s traditional 70th anniversary (May 14th), but Israel signed their final armistice with Syria on July 20, 1949., ending their war of independence.  Thus, God could see Israel’s 70th anniversary differently than we do.  Most likely interpretation for the 70th Seven      I’ve always said that it’s more important to watch the ‘signs’ (or verses) from Daniel 11 that lead to the abomination, as Jesus said to do.  Nevertheless, God included Daniel 9:27 as a clue, which also includes the abomination, so it shouldn’t be ignored.  In other words, the events of Daniel 11 must coincide with the timing of Daniel 9:27.  I’ve been doing this for many years and the events of Daniel 11, up to the abomination in verse 31, have been satisfied, so the abomination is due at any time.  On the other hand, the abomination in Daniel 9:27 happens in the ‘middle’ (NIV) or ‘midst’ (KJV) of the 70th Seven.  Personally, I favor the NIV because it is easier to read in modern English, but in this particular case, I think the KJV is more accurate because ‘midst’ is more vague.  I mean, the word ‘midst’ means it could happen anywhere within the 70th Seven, rather than the exact middle.  That’s important because I think we are already past the middle and into the 2nd half of the 70th Seven, which is expected because the Parable of the Ten Virgins says, “the Bridegroom was a long time in coming,” which caused all 10 to fall asleep. (Matt 25:5)    So, how are we already in the 2nd half?  Note: That doesn’t mean we are in the 2nd half of tribulation.  The 70th Seven is NOT the same as tribulation.  In general, the rapture happens almost simultaneously with the abomination, as Jesus noted in Matthew 24:15-31, and since the abomination happens in the midst or ‘within’ the 70th Seven, the 70th Seven cannot possibly be the same as tribulation.  The tribulation is actually the 2300-days (78 lunar months or about 6.3 years) mentioned in Daniel 8:13-14, which starts with the abomination.  I have a chart on the left to show the offset, but it is not exactly accurate because it was developed with the NIV in mind and shows the abomination in the middle.  The two lines will still overlap, but just not as much.  The end of the 70th Seven will not coincide with the death of the two witnesses as it is drawn because the last part of the 70th Seven will be much shorter than 1260 days.  One day, I will fix the chart, but I hope that clears things up for now.    So again, how are we already in the 2nd half?  The biggest clue in the verse is the event that starts the 70th Seven, which is a ‘confirmation of a covenant with many’.  Daniel 9:27 (NIV) “He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven'  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”     First of all, the subject of the verse is Iran, not Israel as many people have been led to believe, since the one who ‘confirms a covenant with many’ is the same one who sets up the abomination and “the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”  The ‘end’ that is “poured out” is quite literally the Trumpet and Bowl plagues in Revelation, which constitute the post-rapture tribulation (after Christians are in heaven in Rev 7).  They are poured out upon the antichrist and armies of the beast, which Iran will be leading because they are featured as starting the final empire in Daniel 11:21.      Along those lines, I’m almost certain that the “covenant with many” was the JCPOA or Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, + Germany).  That would correctly make Iran the main subject of the covenant (agreement) and put the P5+1 as the ‘many’.  It makes perfect sense because the Iranian nuclear agreement (pro or con) has stood the test-of-time and remains a primary catalysis of events today.    I think the “confirmation” most likely came on ‘Implementation Day’, January 16, 2016, which is when Iran completed its requirements for the agreement, and in return, some of the sanctions were lifted.  That event ‘confirmed the covenant’.  If I’m correct, then the 70th Seven would span from Jan-2016 to Jan-2023, so as you can see, we are already in the 2nd half and Jesus could come at any time.    Note: There has been a lot of speculation about the recent agreements signed between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, but I think those ‘normalizations’ with Arab countries are just fulfilling Paul’s prophecy that people will be saying ‘peace and safety’ when destruction comes. (1 Thess 5:3)  After all, the so-called ‘peace deals’ are being signed with elements of the ‘South’ in Daniel 11 (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, GCC), but it is the North (Iran and allies) who eventually invade Israel in Daniel 11:40-43.  It makes perfect sense that Israel is becoming closer to the South because it is the South who is defeated in Daniel 11:40-43, when Israel is invaded and the two witnesses are killed, midway through tribulation.   Jewish feast time   I’m always reminded of the following verse from Amos 8. Amos 8: 7-10a 7 The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.  8 "Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn?  The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt. 9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon  and darken the earth in broad daylight.  10 I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping.   I think Amos was clearly prophesying about the 6th Seal rapture because it says the “land trembles”, which accounts for the earthquake.  Then, the land “rises like the Nile”, which describes a tsunami from that earthquake, which agrees with Luke 21:25 -“roaring and tossing of the sea.”  Then, the ‘sun is darkened’, which is also a sign in the 6th Seal.  Thus, the 6th Seal is loosely connected with God ‘turning Jewish feasts into mourning’.  I say “loosely” because I don’t think it restricts the rapture to happening directly ‘on’ a religious feast, since whenever the next one rolled around it would be sad, but I think the odds are always a little higher around Jewish feasts, due to Amos 8.   Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days