Cyrus - 539 BC

On this day in day (29 October) in 539 BC, Cyrus conquered Babylon.  

Cyrus is mentioned 19 times tin the Bible.  (wait... I'm counting 22... recount please... :)

2 Chronicles 36:22, 23
Ezra 1:1, 2; 1:7, 8 ; 3:7, 8; 4:3; 4:5; 5:13, 14; 5:17; 6:3 ; 6:14
Isaiah 44:28 ; 45:1
Daniel 1:21 ; 2:1 ; 6:28 ; 7:1 ; 10:1

THE DATES RECORDED MAKE THIS EVEN MORE INTERESTING:

2 Chronicles was written in 450-425 BC
Ezra was written in 456-444 BC
Isaiah was written in 740-640 BC
Daniel was written 537 BC

750 700 650 600 550 500 450 500 450 400 350 300
 Isaiah (740-640).... ^CYRUS (539)   (that's 101 to 201 years EARLIER)
                              ^Daniel (537) ^Ezra (456-444)
                                                     ^2 Chronicles (450-425)

NOTICE... ISAIAH was written BEFORE CYRUS... 

Isaiah was written between  740-640 BC...  
     CYRUS conquered Bablyon on this day in 539 BC.   29 October 539 BC.

Isaiah prophesied by NAME Cyrus 100 to 200 YEARS before Cyrus, 
	that Cyrus would rebuild Jerusalem!!!!!

Isaiah 44:28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd!
And he will perform all My desire.’
And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’
And of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’”

Isaiah 45:1  Thus says the Lord to Cyrus His anointed,
Whom I have taken by the right hand,
To subdue nations before him
And to loose the loins of kings;
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
 
God's prophetic Word is amazing... 

	1st, Jeremiah foretold that the captivity would be 70 years... 
	to give the land its Sabbath as required in Leviticus 23 and 26(see v34).

On 29 October 536 BC Cyrus conquered Babylon and fulfilled prophecy...  
	foretold by Isaiah between 100 and 200 years prior!


2 Chronicles 36:20 Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; 
and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 
21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had 
enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.

22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the 
Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah—the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so 
that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, 
23 “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the 
kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, 
which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, 
may the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!’”


But wait, there's more... did you know that in Leviticus 26 it tells us why Israel was 
taken captive for 70 years in Babylon... but that in the same chapter is let's Israel 
know that after that if they mess up again it'll be 7x7x7x7... 
and if you do the math it puts their exile out to something like 1948... 
and by some counts considering the various tribes and their dispersement, 
also 1967 becomes a number of interest.

But nothing much interesting happened to Israel in either 1948 or 1967, right?

After all, the Bible is just a bunch of made up stories created by men.  Really?

Then explain why Israel is back in its land, and why the entire world is mostly against it 
in one form or another?  Why would a country (Israel: 20,770 sq km) barely the size of  
New Jersey even get the attention of anyone?  

How many people do you know that knows anyone from, say, Chile (756,102 sq km)?  
Read much about Chile lately?  Hmm... WHY is that?  

And why does everyone hate the Jews, especially the Muslims?  

Doesn't that seem to validate the accuracy of the Bible, the prophetic Word and Christianity and Judaism?   

time line from the Gospels and the Old Testament showing a Thursday crucifixion


more diagrams showing Thursday

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