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The Flood Riddle
Bible students have long looked for the date of the Flood.
Would that it were only this simple:
__________________ | | | "second month, | | | | seventeenth day" | |____ ____________| || || __________ || | | || | 4990 BC | || |___ _____| || || || || ____||____________||_____ | | | February 17, 4990 BC | |_________________________|The success of such a casual approach seems highly unlikely... though undeniably, it has at least 1 chance in 365.
Assume for one moment, that reasons could be produced, allowing for the soundness of this hybridized Genesis-Gregorian Flood date. Then, armed with 2-17-4990 BC, we would look for and expect to see time-intervals (dayspans) of interest... confirming this date, and locking it into place.
Such intervals can in fact be demonstrated.
Moreover, certain of these dayspans seem specifically calibrated to reach prominent "boundary-dates" within our modern calendar: such as 1-1-5000 BC, the millennial marker before the Flood.
Such peculiar alignments move beyond mere endorsement of a date; the calendar itself seems to be singled out for possible approval as the correct "yardstick" to apply against the entire spectrum of time.
One example of Gregorian synchronization, taken from this book
The location of 2-17-4990 BC, which the Gregorian system defines as exactly 1,822,514 days before 1-1-01 AD, generates unique numerical results:
1-1- 2-17- 1-1- 2-17 5000 4990 2001 2011 | | | | BC----|---3700---|-----3700x3x10x23-----|---3700---|----AD | | | | Millennium Flood? Millennium Flood begins begins anniv.?
Each dayspan is inclusive. The Bible uses the number 37 (and its multiples) in association with God's wrath or judgment; the number 100 expresses completeness. Thus their product conveys the theme of complete destruction, central both to the Flood and to Judgment Day.
Catalog of spiritually significant numbers
3700 = 37 x 100 = Complete Judgment
Here we have two dates of Biblical importance, and two dates of purely Gregorian importance, connected together by multiples of 3700.
Yet because each interval is inclusive, the 3700-day pattern is valid only from one date to an adjacent date. The pattern fails when counting days from Flood to Judgment, i.e. bypassing 1-1-2001: the resulting dayspan is one too short, even when counting inclusively. The intervening dawn of this millennium (1-1-2001) is fully and specifically required to enable this 3700-day pattern between both Destructions.
The implication: 1-1-2001 is placed at deliberate intervals from Flood and from Fire... or conversely, these two Judgments are purposely located at significant intervals from such Gregorian benchmarks.
In this instance, and throughout this book, we are confronted with example after example of numerical structures linking Genesis with Gregorian... all suggesting intelligent construction over blind chance, and confirming for us what may be the answer-key for the Genesis Flood-"dates".
About the book Creation, the Flood, and Our Modern Calendar
It should be no surprise to find patterns in History, such as the one above. One would even expect to find that the same author of the Periodic Table would have also incorporated logic and order into the flow of time and events for His Creation. Indeed, such highly-ordered handiwork has already been demonstrated.
With this in mind, it became the goal of this author to construct a computer "radar", as it were, to seek date-intervals of potential Biblical interest, to add to those already discovered by the "flashlights" of men, working diligently by hand.
A date-scanning tool* was developed, examining every date based on its distance before or after January 1, 01 AD, according to the rigid framework of our current calendar extended forward and backward. This created a "numberline" of Time, flowing without seam from left-to-right.
This proleptic Gregorian approach was chosen for its ability to plot dates precisely on a well-defined matrix: there are no confusing "fractional days", nor arbitrarily inserted "correction days" to cast doubt.
The aim: easy detection of latent time-patterns. There only remained to produce a means to test for the presence of such.
A second tool* was then fashioned to automate the search for such new dates, based on known or suspected dates and years. Interestingly-composed dayspans now became open for detection, be they divisible by round numbers (100, 1000...), significant primes (23, 37...), or Biblical non-primes (153, 666...). It was given power to detect intervals containing
squares, cubes, and triangulars; or intervals divisible by any user-specified factor.
Within the space of two years, intervals and dates began to assemble like puzzle pieces, seeming to link together events of Creation, the Flood, the time of Christ, and today... all around the common thread of our modern calendar.
The studies in this book will:
Acts 5:38b ...if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
John O'Leary / Bible-calculator firstname.lastname@example.org