Exodus 12:1 “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be fore you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you….5th Your Lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old…” Luke 3:23. Jesus, when he began his ministry, was at least thirty years of age, add the 3.5 years of ministry and you have 33+ yrs old. Remember that the Sanctuary Year fits into a one solar year period. (30 years of age see Numbers 4:3, 35 & Luke 3:23).
Daniel 11:20 “Then shall arise in his place one who shall send an exactor of tribute through the glory of the kingdom; but within a few days he shall be broken, neither in anger nor in battle. BC on Daniel 11.20 reads: “Augustus, who succeeded Julius Caesar, is regarded as having established the Roman Empire, and after a reign of more than 40 years died peacefully in the bed in A.D. 14. (Few = more than one. Thus 33.898 years = 1 anti-type day just fits) see SDA Bible Commentary #2
Hosea 3:4 “For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or seraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God… (From Babylonian captivity) See SDA Bible Commentary #3
Hosea 5:15 - 6:2 “I will return again to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, and in their distress they seek me saying, “Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up, After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. See: Jeremiah 29:10, Daniel 9:2. The captivity lasted 70 years = 2 full 33.898 anti-type days/years and in the third or 70th year they were given permission to return to the land of Israel. See S.D.A. Bible Commentary #4, 5, & 6
Genesis 15: 13 “Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for a surety that your descendants will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be slaves there, and they will be oppressed for four hundred years; but I will bring judgment on the nation which they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
Exodus 12:40, “The time that the people of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
Acts 7:6 “And God spoke to this effect, that his posterity would be aliens in a land belonging to others, who would enslave them and ill-treat them four hundred years.
SDA Bible Commentary vol. 1 pg 557 chap. 40: The discussion of Gen 15:13 points out that Paul’s statement in Gal. 3:17 and other evidence make it clear that this 430 years includes the period from Abraham’s call to leave Haran to Jacob’s actual descent into Egypt 215 years later, and that the interval between Jacob’s entry into Egypt and the Exodus was another 215 years.
"We have Abraham as our Father" John 8:39
The Covenant with the Children of Abraham
Abraham to the Destruction of Jerusalem
Nisan 1 to Feast of Weeks = 63 days
Each day anti-type = 33.898 years
63 x 33.898 = 2,134.57 years
Passover to Feast of Weeks = 49 days
49 days anti-type = 1661 years
Exodus to Gospel to Gentiles in 34 A.D. = 1661 years
Nisan 1 to Passover = 14 days.
33.898 x 14 = 474.57
474.57-430 = 44.57 years
Abraham was 75 entering Canaan (Genesis 12:1-4) when the promise of the 430 years was given
75-44.57 = 30.57 (The age at which a Priest comes of age: Numbers 4:2-3)
Another way to calculate it: 1661 + 430 = 2,135.57
* Those who apply the 400 years to Egyptian slavery don't take into account the "4" generations. They assume that each generation was exactly 100 years. This is contrary to biblical genealogy; Caleb belonged to the fourth generation from Judah. Also one must add up the generations from Abraham to Jacob in Egypt. Please see Genesis 21:5, 25:26 and 47:9 It is therefore understood that there were 215 years with Abraham and his descendants in Canaan and 215 years in Egypt. At the time Moses wrote the account Canaan was considered part of Egypt as well. An accepted explanation of the 400 vs. 430 years is seen as the difference in time between the promise and the feast given when Isaac was weaned and Ishmael sent away, Genesis 21:8-12. Also Jochebed, Moses mother was the daughter of Levi; Numbers 26:59 and her husband, Moses' father was Amram was Levi's nephew.
Revelation 2:8-10 “And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life. ‘”I know your tribulation and your poverty but you are rich and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear what you are about to suffer, Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulations. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life”.
Why have I quoted Genesis 15:13; Exodus 12:40 and Acts 7:6 In a court of law when a case comes up there are many times when a lawyer will bring forth previous cases to set precedent. In Revelation speaking of the tribulation and trials of the church of Smyrna they were told that they would suffer for 10 days. Reading in the Bible Commentary on the subject vol. 7 pg. 747; they give several options, which would tell me that they just are not sure of the answer. It is known that the Christian faith suffered persecution until the year 313 when Constantine issued an edict that granted Christians full liberty to practice their religion.
From the time of Christ’s’ birth He suffered persecution, i.e. Herod tried to kill Him as a baby, His own town wanted to throw Him off a cliff and the Scribes and Pharisees finally succeeded in having Him crucified. But it didn’t stop there. Then came Saul of Tarsus, the stoning of Stephen, James beheaded and the list goes on and on through persecution after persecution until finally Constantine and his edict. The time line would equal 313 years + 4 = 317 years from Christ’s birth making it shy of 10yrs by .65 of 1 anti-type year. Also, remembering that God told Abraham 400 years, and later 430 years.
We are told that God does not remove all the nails in which to hang our doubts on. The Bible is a book taken by Faith.
I am so glad that our Savior has a plan!
Psalms 20:1-3 The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices!
* If you take the time to truly look into this study and search the scriptures you will find many more texts in support of the truths this study puts forth. Every day as I read not only in the books dealing with the sanctuary; Ex, Lev, Num, & Deut, but the rest of the historical scriptures and the prophets as well as the entire New Test., I’m constantly finding new texts that support this study and the truths it puts forth. Coupling this study with the study of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel and the rest of the Prophets along with Revelation is also an outstanding eye opener!