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23 Sept. 2017

John the Baptist:
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Jesus Christ:

Ministry start
Feast: Simchat Torah = Rejoicing the Torah
This is the day He preached in Capernaum  Luke  4:17-21.
Those verses are about setting people (slaves) free (from sin). There was a certain reading pattern of the Torah and this verse being read gives a fair chance it was a Jubilee year

Luke 4:17 And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Only on Simchat Torah the people in the audience  were allowed to read from the scroll.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Personally I think this is quite significant He stopped reading. Verses 18 and 19 are the perfect start of His ministry. They also perfectly describe what His ministry was all about.

Luke 4:21 And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

With His delay He implied two things. He declared He’s the one the verses are about. He declared that ‘today’ is when those things start.

Feast: Passover, 14 Nisan, (is it relevant that John the Baptist was born on that date?)

Feast: First Fruits

Not really about timing but still interesting I think. Some argue His ministry was about 1 year long. The verses below seem to indicate His ministry was at least 3 years + 1 day in duration, because that was when the fourth year started.

Leviticus 19:23 And when ye come in unto the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then ye have reckoned as uncircumcised its fruit, three years it is to you uncircumcised, it is not eaten,
Leviticus 19:24 and in the fourth year all its fruit is holy--praises for Jehovah.


266 - Conception of a year
The Jewish civil new year, Rosh Hashana, starts at Tishri 1 (Sept/Oct)
The Jewish religious year starts 6 lunar months earlier at 1 Nisan. 14 days before Passover. If we add 266 to Nisan 1, we end on the fifth day of ‘Festival of the Lights’. The exact middle of 8 days is 4 ½ days. That’s halfway between the fourth and fifth candle. → 1234 ½ 5678
So the fifth day is pretty accurate. What’s more, in the very middle is a ninth candle. The Servant Candle.

So that’s another hint pointing to Jesus

Below I summarize the presented calculations plus a few extra. For me personally it’s impossible to see that as random luck. It must have a design. It must have a purpose. While the 266 and 280 are found in medical science the Bible seems to confirm the correctness of those numbers because feasts are spaced along those numbers.