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Appendix VI. Retracing 1994 H. Camping's starting point 1994 AD: This seems to have been our starting point in assembling the timeline of the End. ... Yet what, in particular, led Mr. Camping to suspect that exact year? ...And allowed us, in turn, to accept it as the cornerstone which it has become? 1. Several decades ago, Bible student Harold Camping determined the BC and AD years for key Biblical events, using clues within the Bible itself. 2. Mr. Camping then noticed three of these events  each related in theme  were set apart in a pattern... of 430 years, and then twice times 430 years. All three events seemed to mark turning points* during a period of tribulation for God's people.
event 1 event 2 event 3       430 years430 years430 years    3. It is true we know the exact years for these three events... but what we are interested in now, is the vacant time in between... the time it took for the next interesting event to arrive, and repeat the theme at hand: Turning points during tribulation.
The gaps we are looking at are (in years):
4. Mr. Camping noticed the increasingly widening nature of this pattern.
Could one take this pattern, extend it into the future, and predict the location of subsequent, similar events Such as the final, great tribulation at the end of the world?
Seeking a pattern But just what is the shape of this pattern? With only three events and two gaps to suggest a pattern, we are faced with at least three different choices. ( 430's are replaced with 1's to simplify )
a. Linear growth nth gap = n entirety = nth triangular number events: E E E E E E       gap sizes: 1 2 3  4  5        running totals: 0 1 3 6 10 15
b. Base2 exponential growth of gap nth gap = 2^(n1) entirety = (2^n)  1 events: E E E E E      gap sizes: 1 2 4  8       running totals: 0 1 3 7 15
c. Base3 exponential growth of running total nth gap = 3^(n1)  3^(n2) entirety = 3^(n1) events: E E E E E      gap sizes: 1 2 6  18       running totals: 0 1 3 9 27
Apply models a., b., & c. to the 430(year) pattern: i. Linear. gap_{n} = n 430 * {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} ==> 430860129017202150
ii. Exponential. gap_{n} = 2^{n1} 430 * {1, 2, 4, 8} ==> 43086017203440
iii. Exponential. gap_{n} = 3^{n1} 430 * {1, 2, 6} ==> 4308602580
Plot results as BC  AD years i. Linear model 1877 BC 1447 BC 587 BC 704 AD* 2150 AD** ii. Exponential 2^{n} model 1877 BC 1447 BC 587 BC 1134 AD* 4574 AD** iii. Exponential 3^{n} model 1877 BC 1447 BC 587 BC 1994 AD * No tribulation is recorded
for 704 AD or 1134 AD.
We began with a pattern of 430's (430 years, 860 years) filling the gaps between three ancient tribulations. We found three mathematical explanations which fit this pattern. We tested whether any of the three could produce a fourth possible tribulation point in our day.
Of the three likely patterns, we found that only Exponential, with base 3 is suitable. This was the only pattern to reach directly from the last recorded tribulation point (587 BC) to our current era (1994), with no intermediate "landingpoints".
In the above study, we see how "1994", the very first puzzle piece, was first spotted. Given the context of "tribulation turning points", this discovery suggested 1994 AD as the likely the center of a fourth tribulation phase in an ancient pattern. Subsequent dates, years, and daycounts have been addded to the puzzle; each seeming to instill certainty we are being led to a correct understanding of "the Biblical timeline of the End". Summary of tribulation patterns Mr. Camping hails the following as transition points in Biblical tribulation periods. This chart outlines substantial similarities in the dynamics of these changes.
Spacing of the four tribulations
H. Camping's next pieces in the puzzle 1994: A milestone Jubilee
"The miraculous crossing of the Jordan River took place in the year 1407 B.C., exactly 1,400 years before Christ was born, in the year 7 B.C., and exactly 1,440 years inclusive from A.D. 33 when Christ ... [demonstrated His] ... complete payment for the sins of all His true eternal people. See Time Has an End, chapter 6 , for more about 1994 and the Jubilee. Important notice for readers of "Time Has An End" 1988: Framed by Creation and 1994
→Appendix VII. One Date's Passage Through the Time Zones
John O'Leary / Biblecalculator developer@biblecalculator.com
