Nearly everyone in the Historicist world is familiar with this Round Chart. If you have not seen the chart, we have provided it and the chapter it came from, Here.
Initially this chart made little since to me it was just a bunch of boxes in a circle. However several years ago I began to play with this chart and started to see things that I am not sure Mr. Guinness understood.
One of the problems I had with the chart is that I just don’t identify the Hebrew months by their numbers. As a Messianic I am used to using their names, Nissan, Iyar, Sivan , etc. So I made a photo copy I could write on and wrote the names of the months in. Then I saw the first WOW. The crucifixion was early in Av on this scale. If you are not Jewish or Messianic /Hebrew Roots you probably have never heard of Av, or the Ninth of Av.
Tisha B’Av i.e. the ninth of Av (July or August on the Gregorian calendar). Is one of the most solemn days on the calendar. It is a fast. According to the Mishnah [Taanit 4:6] there are five great calamities have all fallen on this day.
1. The return of the 12 spies, [Num 13–14]
2. The destruction of Solomon’s Temple, [2 Kings 25:8 -12]
3. The destruction of Herod’s temple, in 69 A.D. [Matt 24]
4. The razing of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D.
5. The failure of The Second Jewish revolt, or The Bar Kochba Rebellion.
So on the scale of this round chart Messiah went to the cross around Tisha B’Av. The same day that both Nebuchadnezzar and Titus destroyed the temple.
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:19
The first thing everybody notices is that Mr. Guinness thought was that the Return of the Lord would be in 1920, where Rosh Hashana i.e. Feast of Trumpets appears on the chart. We now know the event that happened was the Allied forces under British general Allenby liberated Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks in Dec 9, 1919. (Three weeks early is not a real problem on a chart of this length.)
This naturally made me look at the other holy days and special days of the Hebrew calendar on this scale.
Passover would have been about the time of Noah.
Pentecost/Shavuot would have been about the time of Abraham.
We already mentioned Tisha B’Av.
So the next Holy Day is Yom Kippur and that should be the year 2256.
Tabernacle/Sukkot in 2391
Simchat Torah in 2655
Do I have a point? No, not really, I just thought that it was interesting that all the past holy days can be placed on the chart, at significant points. So the ones that are still future probably have an event as well.
See Also: The Cycle of Levitical Feasts