I was going through my file of Hebrew Dates, seeing if there was anything significant there about the date of April 12 (there isn’t) but I ran across something that sent a shiver down my spine. I’m copying my notes directly here:
UN Resolution establishing Israel (BTW, the resolution also established an Arab state of Palestine, but the Arab states rejected it and attacked Israel the day after the British left.)
(NB: 1 Macc 1:54 15 Kislev is the date “…the king erected the desolating abomination upon the altar of burnt offerings, and in the surrounding cities of Judah they built pagan altars.”)
. 17 Kislev 5708 – 29 Nov 1947 (NOTE: the vote happened on 29 Nov. 1947 (16 Kislev); however, since it was after sundown in both New York and Jerusalem, it occurred on 17 Kislev in the Hebrew Calendar.)
. 17 Kislev 5778 – 04/05 Dec 2017
This Dec. 5th is the 70th anniversary of the UN vote establishing the Modern State of Israel.
So now, read this excerpt from Zechariah 1:7-17: (NABRE)
In the second year of Darius, on the twenty-fourth day of Shevat, the eleventh month, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo:
I looked out in the night, and there was a man mounted on a red horse standing in the shadows among myrtle trees; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. Then the angel who spoke with me answered, “I will show you what these are. who was standing among the myrtle trees: “We have been patrolling the earth, and now the whole earth rests quietly.” Then the angel of the LORD replied, “LORD of hosts, how long will you be without mercy for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah that have felt your anger these seventy years?” To the angel who spoke with me, the LORD replied favorably, with comforting words.
The angel who spoke with me then said to me, Proclaim: Thus says the LORD of hosts:
I am jealous for Jerusalem
I am consumed with anger
toward the complacent nations;
When I was only a little angry,
they compounded the disaster.
Therefore, thus says the LORD:
I return to Jerusalem in mercy;
my house will be rebuilt there—oracle of the LORD of hosts—
and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.
Proclaim further: Thus says the LORD of hosts:
My cities will again overflow with prosperity;
the LORD will again comfort Zion,
and will again choose Jerusalem.
I’ve emphasized the “70 years” and the dates. Now, the “70 years” may refer to the upcoming anniversary on Dec. 5, or it may be on 9 April 2019, which is the 70th anniversary of Jordan signing an armistice with Israel and establishing the Green Line dividing the city. I guess we’ll have to see.