As we go through Genesis it's important to understand the 2520 years of punishment for Israel. This is because in Chapter 49 we are told where the descendants of Jacob-Israel are in the final days. In other words this time frame will help to identify where the Biblical Israelites are today. Of course anyone that follows this blog should know there are volumes of proof that the Biblical Israelites of old migrated to modern day Europe. I think I may loose a few people on this explanation of the years but, I will try anyway, here goes...
There is an agreement made with Biblical Israel in Exodus 19:5-6. The Israelites were told that they are a peculiar people above all, and we are to be a Kingdom of priests, a holy nation that will teach others how they should live according to the standards of Father Yahweh. In Exodus 19:8 Israel agrees to the covenant set forth by the Father. In v 10-11 God comes to speak directly to them the words of the agreement. In V.16-20 Mt Sinai was full of smoke and fire, the people were afraid to go to physically and literally see Father Yahweh. Instead they wanted Moses to go and just let them know whatever the Father said.
The blackened peak of Mt Sinai is a living testament to the authenticity of Father Yahweh's word
With this agreement that was reached between the Father and Israel to make a kingdom of holy priests he put stipulations on this irrevocable agreement and told them what would happen if they backed out of their end of the deal. This is written in the blessings and curses chapter in Leviticus 26:3-13 the Lord also tells us in the same chapter of the wondrous blessings we would have if we follow his word.
In Deuteronomy 28:15-68 The lord tells us of the consequences of being disobedient to his word and his teachings. Of course we notice that the curses greatly outweigh the blessings of following his word. In Leviticus 26 we get the time of the punishment if we do not follow his laws and this Chapter also shows the duration.
The Fathers punishment comes in waves and does not happen all at once, this is because he is loving and merciful. He gives us a chance to correct our actions before the worse of the worse happens. Notice Leviticus 26:18 in particular he tells us that if we will not harken unto him then we can expect punishment of “seven times.” What is this seven times one may ask? “Times” is code for a unit of time in which Israel is to be punished. For example, in Daniel 12:7 this times word is used to refer to years. This can also be verified in Revelation 12:14 when it talks about the great tribulation as being a time, times, and a half, or in other words 3 ½ years or 42 months. This is also supported by Revelation 13:5 which also talks of this time as being 42 months. Some believe that these two separate 42 month time frames are not the same and believe together make 7 years instead of 3 1/2, which I plan to cover this at another date, anyway...
Back to Leviticus 26:18, in this verse it is talking about 7 times the prophetic days of 360 days. This is the exact use of prophetic years used in Daniel 9:24 to determine the exact time for the crucifixion of the Messiah. So seven prophetic years = 2520 years, or, 7 x 360 = 2520. So where I am going with this is that it's helpful to understand both history and the bible to know the beginning and outcomes of the waves of curses that have come upon Israel. The most prominent and recognized beginning is when Israel went into captivity starting 745 B.C. Then elapsing 2520 years after, remembering that there is no year zero, the deportation of Israel happened 2520 years before the founding of the United States 745 B.C.+ 2520 =1775 with no zero is 1776! This blessing of Israel of being a blessing to all was made by Father Yahweh, was made with Abraham which came directly through Isaac and Jacob; Genesis 22:16-18.
Eventually Israel be so corrupt that we were warned that Israel would be moved out of the land, and he kept his word; 1 Kings 14:15-16. When God makes a promise he always keeps it!
Below are the successive waves of major events and the years for all for those who wish to research the authenticity of the Lord's Holy Word.
Israel's 2520 years of punishment, approximate dates given.
(7 X 360 = 2520)
970-969 B.C. Israel revolted from the rule of Solomon's son. The nation instituted idolatry in the setting up the worship of golden calves.
1551-1552 A.D. England returned to pure form of worship. Images removed from the churches; transubstantiation rejected.
914-853 B.C. Israel-Syrian wars. Israel's power greatly reduced between the reign Kings Ahab and Jehu.
1607-1668 A.D. Development of puritan movement and responsible government. The increase of England's power and the beginning of the colonization of America.
745-721 B.C. Beginning of the first wave of Assyrian invasion of Israel. The Half-tribe of Manasseh carried into captivity by Tiglath-Pileser III.
1776-1800 A.D. Founding of America. Increase of spirituality. Great increase in industry and commerce. Israel divided into two nations: Ephraim and Manasseh.
721-719 B.C. The capture of Samaria is complete and the beginning of the Great Captivity. The people were placed in the cities of the Medes.
1800-1802 A.D. The defeat of Napoleon in Egypt, blocking his plans. This began a period of great expansion for both England and the United States. Louisiana purchase in 1803, etc...